ARTIST PROFILE: Plastic Crimewave Syndicate

Now’s the time to drink deeply from the grail of psych, for its bearers Plastic Crimewave Syndicate are among us once more. From the splatter vinyl to the extra-heavy cardboard sleeve, Crimewave leader Steve Krakow knows how to recast the spell of psych’s golden hour. Such obsessive detail is behind his Galactic Zoo Dossier magazine and in every fuzz-fierce and echo-soaked riff on this new self-titled LP. The music, however, is far from being revivalist or a mere pastiche of past glories. These six heavy and transcendental compositions channel inspiration in a way akin to Loop, Terminal Cheesecake or even Skullflower on a track like “Void 0f Eternity”. lt’s a double pleasure of the old and new. Now, are you ready to dream the dream – or ride the nightmare.”

-Wire

Website: plasticcrimewave.com

Music: pcwsyndicate.bandcamp.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARTIST PROFILE: Vanishing Kids

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VK formed in 2000 by Nikki Drohomyreky and Jason Hartman. Brought together by similar weird music taste. The early years leaned towards post punk, shoegaze and progressive rock. The later years and currently see a more heavy, psychedelic influence. Through the years they have released albums through Failed Experiment records/ Underground Inc. (Chicago) and Bright as Night. They have been on many national tours and played countless regional shows. The band has been based out of Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and Madison, WI. They’re ’05 album “The Selfish Mirror” was produced by Martin Atkins (PIL/ Killing Joke/ Ministry etc). It was nationally and internationally distributed by Rykodisc. They have worked with Larry Crane (Jackpot! studios/ Elliot Smith/ Sleater Kinney), Steven Wray Lobdell (Faust/ Lords of Falconry), Mike Lastra (Smegma) and Steven Siebold (Damage Manuel) among others.
VK is working on their 5th full length album “Heavy Dreamer” due out in 2017.

Music: vanishingkids.bandcamp.com/