I'd rather tell you about......Psychic Ills

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I'd rather tell you about......Psychic Ills

Post by spzretent » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:23 pm

Their new Lp. Inner Journey Out, is out and while not one to blow you away it is a rather gorgeous affair. Loads of easy going psych with a pedal steel guitar thrown in for good measure. Hope Sandoval makes an appearance as well.
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Post by angelsighs » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:07 pm

I love me some pedal steel (one of my favourite sounds). will check this out.

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Post by spunder » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:52 am

this is quite good. http://livebootlegconcert.blogspot.co.u ... hic%20Ills

haven't heard the new album will check it out, they are guilty of one or 2 very dull albums though!

I still think Dins is their best.

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Post by johnnyboy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:59 pm

I picked it up on the limited 'desert haze' vinyl edition over the weekend after streaming it, and loving it, on Friday. Sides 3 and 4 have a couple of really great 5min+ songs. Overall it's a very good summery psych album with touches of country and gospel. My first purchase of theirs so can't vouch for previous efforts but this one is really enjoyable, lovely vibe throughout.

Still streaming here amongst other places http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/05/s ... urney-out/

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Post by spzretent » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:50 pm

spunder wrote:
haven't heard the new album will check it out, they are guilty of one or 2 very dull albums though!

I still think Dins is their best.
One mans dull is another mans pleasant aural experience. Psychic Ills are not a band who will blow you away. The songs kind of float along in this hazy sort of psych.
Hazed Dream is pretty excellent imho.
I love them.
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Post by stegraham » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:52 pm

Must admit I don't know the Psychic Ills, but listening to the latest album via that stream I'm going to check them out! Really like it!

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Post by Shinesalight » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:38 pm

johnnyboy wrote:I picked it up on the limited 'desert haze' vinyl edition over the weekend after streaming it, and loving it, on Friday.
Hey johnnyboy, may I ask where you picked up the "desert haze" vinyl edition? I've tried Resident, Piccadilly and Norman and missed the boat in all 3 :(
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Post by spunder » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:10 pm

spzretent wrote: One mans dull is another mans pleasant aural experience. Psychic Ills are not a band who will blow you away. The songs kind of float along in this hazy sort of psych.
Hazed Dream is pretty excellent imho.
I love them.
indeed, i don't disagree. I have a few live gigs which i enjoy better than their studio stuff . 'Mirror Eye' was particularly disappointing. do you like 'Dins'?

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Post by niamhm » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:21 pm

Big fan of One Track Mind & Hazed Dream, not heard the 1st two albums, seem to have picked up the impression they`re a touch different? From what I`ve heard so far of the new one I`m going to be a fan of that as well, I can see how some might find them kinda one dimensional or something, but it works for me, and they seem to have introduced some new shades and moves this time round, cool band.

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Post by johnnyboy » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:02 am

Shinesalight wrote:
Hey johnnyboy, may I ask where you picked up the "desert haze" vinyl edition? I've tried Resident, Piccadilly and Norman and missed the boat in all 3 :(
Hi, I picked mine up in person from a local record shop where I live and they only had the one copy.

See if it's still here http://www.recordstore.co.uk/recordstor ... 53B04CC000

Or here on Discogs for £20 https://www.discogs.com/sell/item/352637455

It's a nice colour vinyl but does have a bit of surface noise going on, but then most vinyl I buy seems to have some crackles and noise going on. May give it a clean up along with some other recent purchases too (black and coloured vinyl) if I can get my arse in gear.

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Post by spzretent » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:31 pm

Sacred Bones still had some of the limited packages as of last week. Shipping is crazy to the UK. I ordered Runcible one and am bringing it over in October. Just sent his d/l code which will suffice for a few months.

Also, a big shout out to whomever mentioned Juleah. I have been listening to those two records a lot the last week or two.
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Post by Aquarian-Time » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:43 pm

Juleah

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Post by shalloboi » Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:53 pm

I've been listening to them off and on since 'Dins' came out. For anyone who's enjoyed any of their last few albums I'd say 'Dins' is definitely worth checking out. There was also a singles collection that came out on the Social Registry that might be worth checking out as well, as there were a few really good songs on that that were similar to 'Dins'- there's a Sonic Boom remix floating around of one of those songs too. Most of that early stuff is a bit repetitious, but song-based and the type of psych that's easy to get lost in.

'Mirror Eye' (I think that's what it's called) is the one to avoid- it's a bit too abstract and unfocused.

I didn't realize that the newest record was out- I pre-ordered it from Sacred Bones based on hearing that collaboration with Hope Sandoval and it still hasn't arrived. When I input the tracking number it says it still hasn't shipped and now it's starting to make me nervous. I also have a copy of the first Lovesliescrushing record in the mail that I backed on kickstarter a year ago and was told that was supposed to arrive two days ago. It would be a shame to have two special edition records that I've been anticipating for a long time get lost in the mail.

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Post by D. » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:24 pm

definitely want to plug Mirror Eye.

i loved this band (my favourite at the time) up until Hazed Dream where they started doing a 2nd rate BJM/Spacemen thing. more "pop" if you like. DIns was song-based but really psychedelic and after that (with Mirror Eye and the eps Astral Occurrence and Catoptric) they went full on mindfuck psych. if that sounds like your thing, definitely explore them. i was pretty disappointed when they did a 180 after that stuff

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Post by good dope/good fun » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:42 pm

They're playing here in NYC this weekend.
Considering checking them out.

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Post by sunray » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:09 pm

Astronauts report it feels good.

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Post by niamhm » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:01 pm

Cheers Sunray, I shall have a listen to Dins later.

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Post by niamhm » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:21 pm

Finally got this on vinyl, woah, looks and sounds amazing, so lush sounding for something so stripped down, and great songs too. Does New Mantra sound like Sun Araw? Eventually settled for the black vinyl, Johhnyboys talk of surface noise on the coloured vinyl settled it for me, way too many recent vinyl purchases coming with surface noise, popping and shit.

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Post by sublow » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:46 pm

Gotta say that i just saw them in Tel Aviv 2 weeks ago, and they work so much better live than on the album.
Nothing new musically, but the influences are clear and very well played :)

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Post by Shinesalight » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:26 pm

Someone picked up the "desert haze" version of this the other day and, after a couple of listens, I must say I am rather impressed. Can't say I've noticed anything wrong with the sound quality on my copy either. Particularly enjoying the long drawn-out instrumental track with the saxophone which starts side D 8)
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Post by runcible » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:36 pm

Got to say this new Psychic Ills album is absolutely fantastic. I was initially hesitant but now I'm a tad obsessed with it.

For the unconverted check this out:


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Post by BVCP206 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:12 pm

Coca Cola Blues is a stand out for me :D
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Post by runaway » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:34 am

It's really good. Derivative, but good.

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Post by runcible » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:05 am

sunray wrote:You can get the early stuff here: https://wearethelastbeatniks.com/2011/1 ... chic-ills/
These downloads worked for me a week ago but something seems to have gone wrong with them now...

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Post by BVCP206 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:17 pm

Desert Haze sounding good on first listen :D
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Post by johnnyboy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:36 am

I put my copy of the desert haze vinyl on again last night and the surface noise is definitely audible during the quieter spaced out songs. Having a re-read through this thread again it seems like I'm the only one having problems. May have to exchange it somehow but am well out of date on the receipt front. Not as bad as the surface noise on the new Weyes Blood album I got on Friday, blue splatter vinyl, sounds really bad. Such a shame vinyl can be like this, kind of pushes me back towards buying cd's again I must say, at least you know there'll be know crackles and pops.

Anyways, Psychic Ills are playing London Moth Club on 1st Dec. I have a ticket but can't go as I'm moving flat the same day. It's an e-ticket and I can switch the name on it if anyone would like it? Cost a tenner. Give a shout if you fancy it.

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Post by bambam » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:19 pm

I had some noise on mine too, in fact the second disc was just about unlistenable. I had the limited pressing from the label and let them know and they were kind enough to send me a replacement. it's better but not a great pressing overall. I don't know who sacred bones is using for a pressing plant, but if they get enough complaints, maybe they'll find someone better

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Post by johnnyboy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:06 pm

bambam wrote:I had some noise on mine too, in fact the second disc was just about unlistenable. I had the limited pressing from the label and let them know and they were kind enough to send me a replacement. it's better but not a great pressing overall. I don't know who sacred bones is using for a pressing plant, but if they get enough complaints, maybe they'll find someone better
Interesting, I'll drop them a line via their Bandcamp page and the Sacred Bones one too, see what they say. They still have desert haze editions on there but might be worth requesting a black one. Cheers.

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