Sounds of SXSW 2015 #10: Bipolaroid

It's getting to be that time of year again, y'all. That time in March when spring is tantalizingly close, and when bands from just about every corner of the earth (and the music press who loves them) gathers in Austin for SXSW. I know some folks think it's just a big industry schmooze-fest, but I still get a thrill out of checking out the (massive) list of bands and finding someone new to fall in smit with. The bands I'm profiling this year are bands that I would definitely seek out were I going to SXSW this year. If you're going to Austin, or even if you're not, give them a listen.

Y'all know that if there's good psych to be had, I want to have it. And lo and behold, here's Bipolaroid. Sticking true to the path hewn by psych forefathers Syd Barrett and the mighty 13th Floor Elevators (among others), Bipolaroid churns out a rollicking, rambling jumble of splendid psychedelic tomfoolery with pixie dustings of pop nuances. It's a little messy at times, but definitely a good time.

[posted 3.7.15]


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