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"Sugar Candy Mountain gallops seamlessly from tripped out Tropicália, Shuggie Otis inspired grooves, kaleidoscopic psych jams, classic 70's reverie, and nods to krautrock without ever skipping a beat. Along the way Ash Reiter's honeyed voice hovers seductively between breaking and beauty, taking us on a sensational ride through the ups and downs of apocalyptic visions, tender sunlit musings on love, and deep gazes of self reflection."
If Brian Wilson had dropped acid on the beach in Brazil and decided to record an album with Os Mutantes and The Flaming Lips, it would sound like this.
THE BLANK TAPES (US)
...is the moniker of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired surf-pop, folk-rock & soul on
Burger Records, Volcom, Antenna Farm, Royal Oakie, White Noise, and others. Along with his band mates, The Blank Tapes have toured throughout America, Brazil, Europe, & Japan. Matt is also
the artist behind his band’s posters & album covers and has done poster artwork for bands as well, most notably The Grateful Dead and Country Joe McDonald.
After experiences in various bands over the last twenty years and numerous records, formations and concerts (Le Roi Angus, The Rebels of Tijuana...), KACIMI released his first solo album "Cookies & Motoriders" in 2015 followed by "Gyrophare" in 2020. Two albums that have received wide critical acclaim (Rock & Folk, Rolling Stone, playlists RTS, Couleur3, Option Musique, FIP, France Inter, Ferarock, Campus...). Albums that plunged us into the heart of French sixties pop that was at once cinematic, yéyé and poetic. Having signed various songs for TV series and commercials during the last few years, KACIMI started to manage the label Le Pop Club Records with which he has published about fifty releases by now. Recently, he has specialized in reissues of French vintage film music such as "Coup de Tête", "Les Tontons Flingueurs" or "Un Singe en Hiver".
THE ROARING 420s (DE)
For years, German psych-rock outfit The Roaring 420s have been touring all over Europe and beyond, reaching out to the US with appearances at SXSW, Treefort Fest and others, as well as performing at Ye'Arot Menashe Festival in Israel. They played alongside acts suchs as White Fence, Strange Boys or most notably The Blank Tapes with whom they went on several tours throughout the past years.
In 2015 they have founded It's a Gas! Records and went on to release several recordings for international artists such as The Blank Tapes (US), Bigfoot (ISR) or Sugar Candy Mountain (US).
TINTED HOUSE (DE)
Tinted House is a five-piece band with members from the US, UK and Germany. The sound is one that is both psychedelic and dreamy, with a sly narrative voice paving out a dark, yet tender world. Yet, they crank out psychedelic pop like from an abandoned GDR ballroom deep in the heart of East Germany. Murky keyboards, wobbling guitar lines and lurching grooves paired with dreamy vocals create the vast mind and soundscape that is stretching out over their debut LP "Heavens".
LOS DOS CERRADOS (DE)
Minimalist, reverb-drenched surf rock from Dortmund! Guitar, drums, that's it, who needs a bass when you got drip? New album "Nikita" coming out soon on It's a Gas! Records!
DOC FLIPPERS (DE)
Anarchic Voodoo Hypno Surf rock from Leipzig with a fetish for trash and a real beef with the real Flippers! Make sure you don't miss out!