Aquarian-Time wrote:Good Psych I'm all over, just not enough of it currently
Not quite the same, but i do feel its become saturated with too wide a scope. Its like "psych" has become the new "indie" pigeonhole.
Personally, i can't keep up with all that falls under the "psych" label. I try to at least listen to things on bandcamp to see if it catches my attention but there is just so much out there its hard to give things the time they deserve.
It is a genre that i have loved over the years, but there is a lot of it now which is just rubbish to my ears and is released on Fuzzclub/etc. that they somehow think they can demand my attention, but a lot of it i just don't get anything from. At least bands like Hookworms and The Lucid Dream are not scared of changing their direction to keep things different/fresh, even if they are going to divide opinion or potentially lose fans over it - can't fault them for doing what THEY want to do, and not just sticcking with the same tried and tested output.
My budget too dictates that i need to be really rather picky when it comes to releases and its often too easy to get swept away with a label or what every one is screaming is the latest big thing, so i'm have to be extra fussy. This is hard, especially when friends are in bands or are putting out records that i really want to help support. i WANT to be able to support them in what they are doing as i admire them for doing it... just not possible to throw money at everyone.
I've found that i've become tired of the same-old-same-old by some bands too. Far too much style over substance in a lot of it too. I find some can be a bit guitar-noodly, bit too-near-metal-ly and that just doesn't do it for me. Each to their own obviously, but i think its inevitable with a scene which has such a broad spectrum of content.
Maybe my taste is evolving again, maybe i just need someone like The Myrrors, Kikagaku Moyo, Carlton Melton to come along and remind me what proper psych still can be. Maybe i'm just getting old and grumpy.
Sorry, been bugging me for a while. Needed to get that off my chest.
"For the times they are a-changin..."