All the weird psych rock that came out of California in the ’60s was awesome, but whenever new bands try to approximate that it usually comes off all watered down and dated. Crystal Antlers aren’t really about making some shit we’ve heard before, but they do take notice of some important touchstones: powerful organ runs, ragged vocals and an ability to turn even relatively short songs into something that sounds beyond epic. In fact, we probably shouldn’t be sitting in front of a computer while listening to this. Where’s the nearest canyon for our vision quest?
Download: Crystal Antlers, “Andrew”