Laser Background // Laser Background EP
James Batsford is a really cool guy. He runs the London-based label Stroll On Records and I got to know him through a few releases that he did with Acid Glasses. Since then James has kept me up to date with everything the label has done (and has even sent me some cool stuff in the mail, too). His most recent release comes from Philadelphia native Andy Moholt’s weirdo pop project Laser Background. The self-titled EP contains five tracks of brilliant and somewhat paranoid psych pop. In many ways it reminds me of the weird transitional phase that pop music went through as it moved from the 1970’s to the 1980’s.
The best description for what’s going on here comes from Andy himself. As he puts it:
“The Concept Of Laser Background Centers Around Childhood. The EP’s Artwork Is In Fact A Picture From My Second Grade School Photo. A Lot Of The Ideas Laser Background Tries To Invoke Focus On How Confusing And Crazy And In A Lot Of Ways How Psychedelic It Feels To Be A Child Trying To Make Sense Of A Fucking Crazy Adult World.”
The EP is limited to and edition of 100 cassettes, so make sure you grab one from the label’s store if you dig it!
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Acid Glasses // “My Pale Garden”
Here is the brand new video for Acid Glasses excellent “My Pale Garden.” The track made quite a splash in the blog rounds and for good reason. I know that for me the track is easily one of my favorites of the year. Nick Burk is one crazy dude who mixes the weird and the catchy in a way that is totally befitting of the name Acid Glasses. So expect that sort of bizarre yet irresistible aesthetic to carry over into the Ouija Allin directed video.
You can still order the 7” on Stroll On Records, so don’t hesitate to grab one because they are limited.
(via Get Off the Coast ♥)
Title: My Pale Garden
Artist: Acid Glasses
Acid Glasses // “My Pale Garden”
The rather gracious James Batsford of London-based label Stroll On Records sent me this new single from an upcoming Acid Glasses 7” that Stroll On is putting out in September. After listening to it a few times I have the biggest, most stupid grin painted across my face. I guess that is the sort of reaction I’ve come to expect from listening to Acid Glasses.
The product of really just one Memphis dude named Nick Burk, Acid Glasses has really become one of my favorite acts because it’s always fun and it’s always in flux. He is never content to just keep his sound confined to anything and whatever changes he makes are always for the best. His wonky pop music will literally keep you guessing from track to track. This new track “My Pale Garden” is definitely my favorite though. It has this joyful, childlike quality to it with it’s shimmering chimes and the chipmunked vocals laying underneath the sing-along chorus. It’s just such a great track.
*Oh and Acid Glasses did a cover for Tears On My Pillow: Part II awhile back, so if you didn’t catch that make sure you grab it.*
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Acid Glasses // “Polnara Setera”
If Tears On My Pillow: Part II was your introduction to Acid Glasses, then you are in luck, my friend. Today on Stroll On Records, they are releasing the band’s newest single, Polnara Setera for the world to hear. You can catch the video for the single up there.
It’s funny, the video’s imagery as well as the band’s music all fit this sort of drugged-out, wobbly thinking sort of aesthetic. I mean, come on, they are called Acid Glasses after all. By listening to the music you put on these “glasses” and get swept away in a tidal wave of fuzzy, warm vibes and swirling psychedelic colors. But don’t confuse the drug notions for a slacker’s approach. Acid Glasses know what they are doing, they are just having a ton of fun doing it.
Hit up Stroll On Records soundcloud to stream both tracks, and then hit up the label’s site for further instructions.
Acid Glasses // Happy Accident 7”
Acid Glasses (formerly known as 3d Acid Glasses) are a spastic group who really refuse to be pinned down. After listening to the tracks off their upcoming 7” it confirms that their sound is anything but predictable.
While listening to “Happy Accident” I’m picturing a strange circus. There are alot of swirling colors, some crazy-looking clowns, and maybe even some popcorn flying through the air. But the song has such a dreamy quality going for it that any mental image I try to conjure up is shrouded in a thick cloud of dream fuzz, keeping it just out of reach. And like any good dream, this one is worth remembering.
The 7” will be out on a new label out of London called Stroll On. And keep your eyes peeled because Acid Glasses is also preparing to release a cassette sometime this early summer. Oh, and to hear/download more tunes from the guys check out their site.
i have to sneeze: “Happy Accident”