New York City is widely known as a hub of musical prowess. People travel far and wide for the sole purpose of playing music in the City that Never Sleeps. Of course, with such a high volume of musical output coming out of NYC, the sounds and styles are diverse, to say the least. And that holds especially true for the NYC psychedelic artists.
Here are four of my favorite rising NYC psychedelic artists coming out of the Big Apple.
Four NYC Psychedelic Artists You Should Follow
Before forming Blac Rabbit, twin brothers Amiri and Rahiem Taylor were known for playing Beatles covers on the NYC subway. Heavily inspired by the Beatles and other psychedelic bands of the 60s, Blac Rabbit features hazy fuzz guitar riffs, dancing basslines, and dreamlike vocals. Their sound smoothly balances driving rhythms and floaty melodies.
Formed in 2003, NYC’s White Hills is a psychedelic rock band that weaves in elements of stoner rock and heavy metal to craft a wild, experimental sound. Their long-form jams, often delving into heavy distortion, along with their ominous imagery and abrasive personality make White Hills a true specimen of artistic expression coming out of NYC.
While not neatly fitting into the category of psychedelic music, Sungazer’s artistic experimentation and overall themes are certainly aligned with the nature of psychedelia. Comprised of YouTuber Adam Neely and drummer Shawn Crowder, Sungazer “explores the human element of improvisation within the context of modern electronic music”. By fusing 8-bit, glitch, and EDM with jazz, to say Sungazer’s music is unique would be an understatement.
Formed in Brooklyn, psychedelic rock band Endless Boogie employs repetitive, bluesy riffs to create a hypnotizing atmosphere. Sometimes utilizing spoken word, Endless Boogie is a refreshing and modern take on the roots of the psychedelic genre.
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