Dig into the latest episode of Al Lover’s ELEVATED TRANSMISSIONS, exploring the psychedelic underground of the past, present and future.
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Froth – Laurel
One of L.A.’s best is back with the slappin’ first single from their upcoming album “Duress”. Loving the opening guitar lick on this one!
Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Bindle
Coming out of the gate with a heavy yet breezy back beat, Tess Parks delivers beautiful vocals that float over the track like a cloud.
Mikal Cronin – Undertow
Cronin has made the the full tilt towards 90s college rock on this one and I love it. Fuzzy, overdriven riffs make way for stellar song writing verging on neo americana.
Sonny & The Sunsets – Drug Lake
Sonny will forever be one of my favorite San Francisco artists. Maybe it’s from a time and place, but he continues to deliver hit after hit as well as holding it down for the ever disolving city on the bay.
Juan Wauters – Letter
JW is back reppin’ Queens to the fullest. A whimsical romp perfect for the first day of spring in NYC when the sundresses come out.
Gloria – Hey Gyp
A great version of the Soul Searchers garage classic from Lyon, France.
The Woodchucks – Angry Generation
An amazing Link Wray-esque surf ripper from the Lee Hazelwood vaults. Big ups to Christian Bland for putting me up on this one.
Love – Singing Cowboy
Arthur Lee and “Love” take it to the wild west on this one.
Michael Chapman – Soulful Lady
Heavy country funk vibes from the Yorkshire folk staple featuring lead by Mick Ronson!
John Lennon – Meat City
One of Lennon’s heaviest from his solo / Yoko years. Yolo years?
Deodato – Whistle Bump
The groove doesn’t stop on this one from one of the heaviest of the jazz funk giants. You know it’s popping’ when the whistle come in half way through a song.
Demis Roussos – I Dig You
A deep Greek disco dive from former Aphrodite’s Child Vocalist.
Zombie Zombie – Looose
If James Chance and Giogio Morodor had stay up all night on mescaline and coke in 1982, this is the type of track they would have come up with.
Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Sports Spootnicks
French mutant disco mama, Lizzy Mercier Descloux takes a vacation to the Bahamas on this one.
YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA – Seoul Music
Japanese Synth wizards
Tom Ze – Deflect 5: O Olho do Lago – Sean Lennon Remix
The God of Tropicalia remixed by the Jesus of rock.
Cymande – One More
The soundtrack for a mellow ride down the coast in a yellow low rider with bae. Stop and have some oysters and champagne why don’t ya?
The Du-Rites – Go Down Swinging
Underground hip hop legend J-Zone’s current project of b-side funk and Blacksploitation soundtrack work.
Eddie Holman – Four Walls
Somber soul recalling the confusion and anxiety of lost love.
El Michaels Affair w/ Lee Fields – Never Be Another You (Reggae Remix Dub)
Lee Fields and EMA get a light rub a dub dub in a sun drenched tub.
Tommy Guerrero – Los Padres
A new one from legendary skateboarder, guitar wizard and fellow worshiper at the alter of Morricone.
Etoile De Dakar – Andado
Senegalese grooves with a cuban flair. Loving the call and response on this one.
Shana Cleveland – Night of the Worm Moon
La Luz boss lady, Shana Clevaland going full freak folk americana on a lonesome and existential cosmic ride.
Mercury Rev w/ Lucinda Williams – Ode to Billie Joe
A blissful yet earthy version of the many classic country tracks originally penned by the unsung queen of country, Bobbie Gentry.
Cigarettes After Sex – Neon Moon
One of the most poignant songs ever written by the crybaby cowboys, Brooks and Dunn introduced to the melancholy hipsters by sad boy extraordinaire CAS.
– Al Lover