Ok, so it does sound remarkably like Beach House and no doubt in a few months 6music are going to be all over this band like a rash and I'll get sick through exposure, but right now, with the sun beating down on Alex towers, this is pretty hard to beat.
i'm a fan of vocal melodies that mimic the guitar line, sort of a more cosmic double track. Anyways here's a pretty cool example from Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The album's a must for fans of the lo-fi psychedelia al a Elephant 6
Talking of Elephant 6 artists, Olivia Tremor Control - wheres't art though now? i remember their first album came on a double CD, claiming that if they were played at the same time would produce quadraphonic sound.
However this song was a fixture around the time ('96) and is a lot more fun than their more 'celebrated' label-mates
Actually, think i may now have more psychedelic revival records in my collection than ones from the original period. Think this is the first (revival) one i bought
I have a hangover for playing on www.turntable.fm too late and too drunkenly, however am finding this very soothing. Like if Broadcast had tried to write a song to get on Radio 1. (NB the video is NOT soothing)
Beachwood Sparks are the best country-rock revivalist band ever. Fact. When i saw them live back in 2001 (i was their press officer in the UK) i had to wipe away a tear, worried that somebody might see and think i was a softie.
If you get a chance dig out any of their 3 highly underrated albums, 'Once We Were Trees' especially, is astonishing.
Hotel Mexico, confusingly enough are from Japan. So, listening to this I immediately found myself pining to listen to Cornelius, but stopped myself long enough to listen to this. And i'm glad i did. This new single sounds like Pinky & Perky jamming with Stereolab produced by Caribou. Lazy, journalistic references ahoy!
Guess what? I liked a new band so much i actually asked if i could work with them. Thankfully, they said yes.
Live they remind me of, variously Big Star, Peter Gabriel, Beechwood Sparks and Mercury Rev, although this song is a bit like if Buffalo Springfield had come back and discovered grunge.
Last weekend i had to go to London which meant for about the third time now i missed Thee Oh Sees perform in Manchester. By the time i do get to see them, i think my excitement for seeing them may lead to me being slightly let down. Or they could just rock me to the motherfucking ground.
There's a new album out (now?) soon, but in the meantime, this is always worth a watch.