[Music] Various Artists: The Blog That Celebrates Itself: Girl Groups – The Underground Versions

The Blog That Celebrates Itself (TBTCI) has become one of my go-to labels for great covers of indie and post-punk music done in a style not unlike shoegaze music. This one is a gem because the theme is girl groups, and each of these Brazilian unknowns does a stand-up job reworking the originals into something quite modern-sounding,

[Music] Kikagaku Moyo – Forest of Lost Children (2018 Reissue Pre​-​Order)

Japanese band Kikagaku Moyo have become my favorite modern psych band.  Though this particular release came out in 2014, it has now been reissued on vinyl.  The band carry the tradition of bands like Ghost and and perhaps The Flower Travellin’ Band.

[Music] King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland

Australia’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard cross all sorts of genres so heavily that they are nearly impossible to categorize. The band move around easily in alternative music, psychedelic rock, prog, surf (not as weird as it sounds, to be honest) and garage rock.

This album is a freebie, and, as it turns out, one of their best works. Give it a listen and be converted.

[Music] The Rich History—and Present—of Latin American Prog

Pervuian psych-rockers Laghonia.

Noah Berlatsky of Bandcamp Daily gives a decent retrospective on some of the great progressive and psychedelic bands which came out of South America during the 1970s, though, sadly, the Mellow Records contributions seem to be permanently deleted, which is a shame.