We haven't heard anything from the Brian Jonestown Massacre since God is My Girlfriend, the last track from their 2005 We are the Radio EP, faded out.
The Brian Jonestown Massacre- God Is My Girlfriend
Well, that isn't *entirely* true. Ex-BJM member Brian Glaze released his first solo album last year, Let's Go to the Sea. That kind of counts, right? It isn't a bad album at all. Jangly, guitar driven, 60's sounding psychedelic pop that earned inevitable comparisons to Roky Erickson, Syd Barrett, and Sky Saxon.
Brian Glaze- Don't Believe in Love
You're probably wondering what made me think of Brian Jonestown Massacre, yes?
A few weeks ago I came across the 5-track debut self-titled EP of a band called LSD and the Search for God. You should know, I am a sucker for cool band names. The ridiculously awesome band name, coupled with the EP's cover, had me expecting the greatest album in the history of the world.
After a quick listen I realized that it was probably not the greatest album in the history of the world. It is, however, a very cool album. Think My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain, or, more recently, the Brian Jonestown Massacre on a shoegazing day.
LSD and the Search for God- This Time
LSD and the Search for God- Starting Over
LSD and the Search for God's debut EP released officially on January 16th. Go buy it... You won't regret it.
Ah, but this is only the beginning.
A couple days ago I elected to continue my journey down into the proverbial rabbit hole when I picked up a copy of an album called "A Purple Journey into the Mod Machine," by a band called the Dolly Rocker Movement.
Hmmm, the Dolly Rocker Movement... Syd Barrett?
Syd Barrett- Dolly Rocker
The band's myspace describes their sound as "What would happen if Bolan,Barrett & Donovan went flying high on the west coast with Saxon & Bonniwell. An aural assault of psychedelic splendour and garage rock with the occasional splash of folk/country."
A more fitting description there never was. Although, they could have also just said "Sounds like: the Brian Jonestown Massacre."
Jokes aside, I'm really digging this album.
The Dolly Rocker Movement- My Friend
The Dolly Rocker Movement- Hers and Mine
A Purple Journey Into the Mod Machine released sometime at the end of 2006. I really don't know the official date.
So go ahead and drop some acid, give these two bands a listen, and let me know what you think.