Rushing Through My Mind (Mang Dynasty extended version) (8:03)
Rushing Through My Mind (Mang Dynasty instrumental version) (7:00)
Rushing Through My Mind (Mang Dynasty radio edit) (3:56)
Review: Ray Mang's slick disco stable Mangled calls upon a new pair of provocateurs to lay down a sun-kissed steamer to blow away those winter blues. The agents in question are Josefin Ohrn and The Liberation, and their "Mang Dynasty" is every inch the Balearic idyll rendered in a long form discoid jam. The extended version on the A side fully floats out into gently psychedelic waters guided by Ohrn's infectious hook, "I've got you rushing through my mind." For those who just want the groove there's the instrumental mix available as well, or you can always plump for the radio edit if time is short.
Review: Many Of Montreal fans, long bewitched by mainman Kevin Barnes gender and genre-warping way with psychedelic pop, may be tempted, on hearing that his latest record dabbles with EDM, to run away from 'Innocence Reaches' as if their hair were on fire. Yet this would expressly be a mistake - after at least two records that seemed to confuse their audience by tying the more direct and seductive aspects of Barnes' songwriting in ornate knots, 'Innocence Reaches' - which is in actuality close to some celestial collision between Prince and Crystal Castles - shows him both venturing beyond his comfort zone and getting back to what he does best, resulting in the most satisfying Of Montreal record since 'Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer'.
Review: Cutesy Australian duo Oh Pep! celebrate the release of their second album, scoring a bolstered release on American label ATO Records, home to the likes of Ben Kweller, Kaiser Chiefs and Alabama Shakes. It sees the pair continue to playfully enjoy their time in the indie-pop and alt-folk sun, with an album dedicated to the sweet themes of relationships; the ups, downs and middles. Highlights include the atmospheric and hushed tones of "Hurt Nobody" to the more full and chorus heavy "What's The Deal With David?" - a song for highway driving - to the melodious "Your Nail & Your Hammer". A record that will appeal to fans of Lana Del Ray and First Aid Kit.
Review: Olden Yolk are fresh psychedelic pop-rock-folk and downbeat-pop duo Shane Butler and Caity Shaffer outta New York. Bringing together stomp boxing guitar rhythms with synthesized sounds, space echoes and other trippy textures, the band's work finds itself in a middle ground that's somewhere in the midst of The Go-Betweens or Yo La Tengo. "Living Theatre" presents the pair with their second album and it follows last year's self-titled LP, this time delivering hypnagogic folk and kosmische rhythms, expanding and refining Butler's work with former band Quilt. Our picks being the dreamy episode in "Meadowlands" and the shoegazing surf folk of "Grand Palais".