With one delightfully warped chord on album opener "Early Morning Riser," Rudy Stone
opens a door to his colorfully introspective mind-mirage on The Blinking Light/Peace on Earth
(Moderate Fidelity), the latest album from the New Orleans-based songwriter.
Stone celebrates its release with a record release show
June 16 alongside two other new New Orleans artists — Shame
— also releasing new records this week, each swirling in similarly neo-psychedelic pop circles.
The Blinking Light/Peace on Earth
's Side A collects Stone's classically psychedelic-inspired pop, broadcast with a lush assortment of guitars, keyboards and strings, all seamlessly trasitioning from one song to the next. Side B is a 15-minute, meditative instrumental built around a droning organ and decaying echoes. Stream the album below.
Second Hand Shame
is the debut EP from Shame
, featuring prolific New Orleans songwriter Tyler Scurlock, joined by Spencer Darr, Zachary Meredith and Phil Stafford.
The band centers itself in drowsy, hallucinogenic fuzz-and-reverb pop, fittingly released ahead of a long and humid summer.
Listen to EP opener "Twice" below.
Wrapped up in John Hughes synthesizer sweeps and a Beta Band-sized coda, "Houston, TX" is the first single from New Orleans songwriter dusty_tupelo
's upcoming EP One Liners & Bad Advice,
due August 17.
Stream the single below.
The bands perform at 9 p.m. Friday, June 16 at Sidney's Saloon (1200 St. Bernard Ave.). Admission $5.