Lately, it seems as there are some excellent psychedelic pop finding its way through the mist. Perhaps not that unexpected considering Tame Impala’s worldwide success of Lonerism. Still, we wouldn’t have expected to come across anything like this from Chile. The Holydrug Couple is not a new band, they’ve been doing what they’re doing for a couple of years, but we guess the rainbow colored aesthetics of “Follow Your Way” is getting a lot of attention since Lonerism got people starving for more. But to be fair, this is a song that can carry its own weight. It’s beautifully executed, occupying some essential middle ground between Tame Impala’s expansive psych rock and Toro y Moi’s Anything In Return.
“Follow Your Way” is a timeless piece of hazy hallucinogenic harmonies with elements of funk and soul, cleverly embedded in phased guitars and tactile drum rolls. The Santiago duo of Ives Sepulveda and Manual Parra has created one trippy experience, vigorously anchored by attentive details. They are clearly masters of this sort of music, manifested throughout their sophomore LP Noctuary, out now via Sacred Bone (home of The Men, Zola Jesus).
- Video: The Holydrug Couple “Follow Your Way” (doggoneblog.com)
- The Holydrug Couple release new video; NYC shows this week (brooklynvegan.com)
- The Holydrug Couple – “Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus” (stereogum.com)
- The Holydrug Couple – “Je t’aime Non Plus” (doggoneblog.com)
- The Money Go Round – Endless Sun (ifoundmusic.com)
- Watch: Tame Impala’s Awesome Cover of Outkast’s “Prototype” (musicalchairsdaily.wordpress.com)
- Tame Impala covers OutKast (mitng.org)
- Tame Impala – Prototype (Outkast Cover) (thisistheraccoon.com)