RIYL: Skip Spence, Syd Barrett, Red Krayola, Spacemen 3, Beckâ€™s 'One Foot in The Grave' era
Label: Bongo Joe Records
A new year. Â A new music label. Â The Geneva-based Bongo Joe Records has a real treat for you psych folk fans. Â Vinyl lovers, meet the Swiss trio known as Augenwasser.
Augenwasser boasts a vast knowledge of guitar-based genres, blending simple folk music with twee-infused indie rock and drone-tinged psych. Â Sweet Defeat could pass for a long lost Velvet Underground demo, Happy Warm Playful drifts along an organ with the stoned finesse of early Spacemen 3 and What’s On Your Mind just shimmers with crazed Syd Barrett splendor.
They also remind me why I love bands ledÂ by frontmen with low register vocals. Â Think Jonathan Richman of The Modern Lovers, Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields, Brad Hargett of Crystal Stilts or Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening. Â It’s that mellow melancholia that adds the extra touch of humanity to Drones & Love Songs and makes it so easily listenable.
300 copies await your consumption with your choice of a red, blue or purpleÂ risograph printed inlays. Â Give the album a test drive below.
Limited LP vinyl limited to 300 copies / Silk-screened cover / Risograph printed Inlay (3 colors variant)
Includes unlimited streaming of Drones & Love Songs via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive