I’m familiar with the psych music scene that emerged in the 1960s-1970s in some Latin American countries like Brazil, Chile, and Argentina, thanks to fantastic reissues of rare LPs on labels like Luaka Bop, Goma Gringa, Now Again, and Mr Bongo. Now, the esteemed diggers at Mr Bongo have brought us a stunningly spacey psych record from Mexico: Luis Pérez’s “Ipan In Xiktli Metztli, México Mágico Cósmico, El Ombligo de la Luna.”
In the 1970s, Pérez studied the pre-Columbian instruments and musical traditions across Mexico, from the Maya and Nahuatl to Raramuri and Wixarika. He channeled those influences into his own deeply original and gorgeous electronic and experimental psychedelic songs that make up this record first released in 1981. Listen below.
As Mr Bongo writes, Pérez “delves deep into the past but also exists entirely outside of time.”
Far fucking out.
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Please enjoy the premiere of this new Dawes music video “Living in the Future,” the first single off the Indie roots rockers’s forthcoming album Passwords, out June 22. Grant James directed the clip.
According to the band, Passwords is “for and about the modern age: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, and the small victories and big losses that give it shape.”
“We’re living in such a unique moment in history,” says Dawes lead singer Taylor Goldsmith. “Many of these songs are an attempt to come to terms with the modern world, while always trying to consider both sides of the story…
“Songs can be passwords because they’re a means of giving access to someone else’s perspective, thereby elaborating your own.”
Tour dates here.
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TIL two things:
1. YouTube is home to the world’s only heavy metal-themed talk show. It’s called Two Minutes to Late Night.
2. Vocalists of all metal subgenres often shriek and squawk like birds. To prove it, the Two Minutes to Late Night host recently asked ornithologist Tom Stephenson of BirdGenie (an app that identifies birds by their sounds), “What Birds Do Metal Singers Sound Like?” He had no problem matching birds to their metal equivalent.
For instance, the (most-non-metal) bird expert (ever) identified the Northern Potoo as a close match to the screeching vocals of Converge’s 2001 metalcore song “Concubine.” Ok, sure.