Sounds Of Austin Psych Fest #5: Holy Wave

If I could dream up my absolute ideal festival in my head, it would probably end up looking a little bit like Austin Psych Fest. The Black Angels beat me to it, and that’s alright with me. They know what they're doing. For the fifth time, TBA and the Reverberation Appreciation Society are putting on one heck of a party down in Austin featuring the best and brightest of the psych rock scene. I’m not going (heartbreak), but if I was, this is who I’d be checking out for damn sure.

Holy Wave. O, Holy Wave. I don't know why it took until now for me to get myself familiar with this Texas foursome. I guess that whole better late than never thing applies here. Fans of Darker My love might enjoy Holy Wave, as they're full of the sprawling, yet so very harmonic and melodic early 60s noise that the boys of Darker My Love have been so fine at over the past few years. The jangle is fierce, the end result is addiction. You've been warned.


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