Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 here we come!

Gonna be a good one. Hope to see all of your Nashville faces there.

Wow! We had us a banner year in 2013 and a lot of awesome memories. Hope we have an even better one in 2014. A lot of great plans are in store. Stay tuned for all those happenings. We are just going to keep rolling and doing what we do. Spreading our sounds, sense of community and friendship to every open heart and person in the world. Hope to see everyone in the coming year and thank you to all our good friends. The list grows each year. We are a really lucky couple of guys.

Saturday, December 21, 2013


Happy Winter Solstice Ya'll. Time for reflection and looking forward to warmer times and a lot of activity in the months ahead.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

infinite eight

some of ya'll know we are record hounds and go out of way to shop at really great record stores around the country. we really love supporting record stores and buying records. it is sort of like job security in a way. anyway... so, here is brian's infinite eight of 2013. these are just his humble opinions and you should take them with a grain of salt. there are so many great records and bands in the world and these are the sounds that have caught his ear this year. we try really hard to turn people on to good records and sounds. sometimes you just can't tell a motherfucker anything. do not be that person, okay? open your heart and ears and you might just find something you like.
1. hookworms - pearl mystic (lp) this record has not wandered far from my turntable since i got it. wow, this beauty just haunts and bangs my brain so good that i flip it back over and put the arm down and start from the beginning time after time. i always hear something different ever time i hear this piece of wax and indulge in the the grooves.
2. roky erickson - the evil one (reissue lp) this is a reissue, but some of us were not lucky enough to be of age and/or record bin savy enough to get it the first time around. these songs have stood the test of time. killer in 1981 and still killer today. rocky even still performs these really great live. i feel he is way more comfortable with his solo stuff then the elevators songs these days. just the mention of a few songs will just put everything in to perspective; two-headed dog, walk like a zombie and don't slander me. you get the picture.
3.destruction unit - deep trip (lp) these guys are from arizona? bullshit! well they are. how does something this good come out of the deserts of arizona? these dudes must have some awesome blaze and not only from the sun, if you know what i'm sayin.
4. night beats - sonic bloom (lp)
when i first saw this record i thought it was called sonic boom. which i was like, whoa, kick ass! when it came in the mail. i met my mailman with open arms, ran inside, stuck it on the ole kenwood and quickly discovered it was called sonic bloom. which makes it so much better and made a lot more since. good to see these seattle boys branching out with some fender rhodes and sax. a little black lips and stooges vibe here, very nice.
5. brujas del sol - moonliner (download) just got turned onto this band via pat of creepoid and the sisters of your sunshine vapor guys. real killer band from columbus, ohio. deep grooves abound. sit back and let the sounds wash over you. real awesome late night driving vibes. gonna be a hit in the van this coming year. turn it up!
6. moonrises - frozen altars (download) steven krakow's new group. if you've never heard of this gent. you need to familiarize yourself pretty quick. fronts plasticcrimewave in all it's different incarnations and does the killer galactic zoo dossier zine. moonrises reminds me of a linda bruner fronted can or lighter, ether filled acid mothers. if this statement doesn't entice you to listen, well, you are reading the wrong list. damn good.
7. cosmonauts - persona non grata (download) was not quick enough for the lp(sold out). diggin the bell like guitar tones here on this 2013 offering from these califonia sons all the same. don't get me wrong i dig the super garage fuzz of their early outings, but this is killer. sounds like they have matured a little in my humble opinion. and let the golden sun's rays drip through them guitars and amps. this one makes me feel all warm inside and yearn for summer's sun.
8. nest egg - demonstrational cassette volume 1 (download) psych and krautrock deep grooves from asheville, nc. formed out of the ashes or is it a side project of a couple of soft opening guys. hope its not the end of soft opening, but if it is. this is the right place to pick up from and lock into and push forward even more. hope to hear more from 'em.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Eating our Cake

Pretty killer shots of us at Cake Shop on our last time through NYC. Had an awesome time with Rudy Stoned Band and Lead Stones. Much thanks goes out to our friends Andy Plovnick for setting up this great show. And Micheal Kiefer for being our awesome label boss and taking these fine photos of us. Love to you guys and our tour buddies Mark Gibson/Lord Candydish and Megan Petty aka Fuzzy Logic. We miss you all. Here's to next year and our next tour. Good vibes to long and lengthy tours in 2014 and a killer new LP. Starting on that very soon out at Zero Art Studio with Tate. Stay tuned for updates.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

RevYo on the TermBo

Got us a nice little review for "Spectrums of Light" over on the Terminal Boredom site. Not our usual crowd to get a like from, but seems they dig it. Despite a few overlooked things in our opinion. We ain't gonna complain. A thumbs up is a thumbs up. Thanks ya'll, much appreciated. We do try hard and play rock n' roll. Here's what they had to say:
“Sometimes Just As You Are” is a slow burner/dick swinger that melds abrasive sonic shards onto some dank stylized noir. The quiet to loud dynamics are pushed to the limits as sparse thump and atmospheric creep gets pulverized under the abrasive chorus noise. Ttotals sounds as if they’re working out woes in an actual alleyway drenched in reverb and not just shut in a studio filled with cheap digital gear. Simple and effective. “Tricks Of The Light” rollicks in a moody batcave blues that really crawls on ya’. Imagine taking the drink away from Gallon Drunk or stripping The Flaming Stars down to their bare gristly essentials and you’d get something like this. Funny, I learned just minutes ago those two acts were related. Well, Ttotals might dangle from their hanging tree…Haunting shit that still ain’t afraid to rock. Released on Twin Lakes, which is also home to Michael Beach and Electric Jellyfish. That all makes a hell of a lot of sense too. Dead cool. (RSF)
In other news we have a show coming up this weekend at Elberta House. Gonna be a good one! We will be hosting our friends from RVA, Canary Oh Canary and finally playing with our new friends Onri. Hope to see all your faces there. This is our last one for the year, so we hope it will be a good. Cause we start work on our tentatively named "Let Everything Come Through" full length in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more news on that subject soon.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Just around the corner

Tour kicks off this coming Wednesday. Gonna be a killer time. Here is the Link for the Facebook event page. Hope to see all our friends and hope to make some new ones as well. We are all about growing our community of friends. And speaking of that community. We got us a shout out by our friend Sonic Boom in the Guardian last week. Here is the LINK to the article on the new faces of Psych Rock. Thanks so much Pete for the shout out. Much Appreciated!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Tour 2013

Ttotals east coast tour dates as follows;
10/9 - Asheville, NC at Apothocary
10/10 - Richmond, VA at The Well with The Diamond Center
10/11 - Washington D.C. at Velvet Lounge
with Dangerosa and More Humans
10/12 - Kingsport, NY at O+ Festival
10/13 - NYC at Cake Shop
with Lead Stones, No Kill and Rudy Stoned Band
10/14 - Philadelphia, PA at Kung Fu Necktie
with Creepoid and Harsh Vibes
10/15 - Harrisonburg, VA
Hope to see everybody at one of these. They are all gonna be killer and we are super excited to be out on the road and bringing our sounds to you all again. Much love!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Guardians of the Fatmo's

Apparently we are going to appear, who knows if we actually will, in an article about Psych Rock in the Guardian. Who knew we garnered this kind of attention. Stay tuned for said article. And Stay tuned for tour dates. They are just around the corner.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It's Psychedelic Baby

Have us a nice little interview over on It's Psychedelic Baby. Hope you enjoy it. We have a few out of town shows coming up, so stay tuned for those. We also have one last local show for the year coming in September at the Other Basement. Keep an eye out for those show details. They should be finalized very soon.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Some more 7" review pleasure

New review over on 7 inches. Check it on the click through. Also have a couple of local Nashville shows coming up. First one is going to be on Aug. 10th over at the Owl Farm with Chicago psychsters Crown Larks and locals T.G. Olson and Droneroom. Then on Aug.15th we make a return to the infamous Betty's for a night with Florida's own Sons of Hippies and local champs Cry Baby. We have a slew of out of town shows coming up, so stay tuned for those.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Electric Levitation

The Spin dropped by our show over the weekend. Check the killer pics and review. And thank you to Churchyard, Electric Citizen, The Other Basement and all the good people who came out. Much love and appreciation.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Words from the Wire

Killer review from Byron Coley in the Wire. Damn fine words in our humble opinion. Thanks so much!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WRIR LP Richmond

Gonna be on The Lotus Land Show today at around 5. So tune in to WRIR 97.3 Richmond.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Records thus far.

Picked up some great records yesterday at Steady Sounds. Such a great store. Thanks again Marty for having us. We always have a great time.

RVA and more

Us throwing down at Steady Sounds. Thanks so much Kyle for snapping a couple of pics. Looking forward to Diamond Center's show on Friday. So good to see them back in action.  We are playing at Strange Matter on July 17th. Hope all our Richmond friends will be there. We also have a show in D.C. at Comet Ping Pong on the 18th and then on the 20th a show in Baltimore at Club K. Good to be out spreading our sounds around and expanding our community of friends. See ya'll soon.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Let us bring the Light...

We have a few shows coming up. Playing with Lorelle Meets the Obsolete June 22nd down in Memphis at Spottswood House. Gonna be a great time! Then we will be in Cincinnati at the Comet playing with Homemade Drugs. Then the next night in Chicago at the Ottoman Empire playing with our awesome friends Moonrises. Both of those shows are on June 28th and 29th. Dig Deep Light show will be in full effect for the Cincy and Windy City shows. Hope to see all our friends out.
 In other news our Twin Lakes 7" has been selling pretty damn well. Not tooting our own horn just stating the truth. We have just a few of them left as a band, so you better get yours soon before they are gone. Speaking of Spectrums of Light. Its been getting so many great reviews and we really appreciate all those people who have been kind enough to say something about it. Special thanks goes out to Aquarius Records, Styrofoam Drone, Permanent Records and Slyvinyl. Much thanks!  Stay tuned for our happenings in July. We will see you all soon. And Happy Solstice Everyone!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The West Texas Burn

We had a great show in Lubbock on our way to Austin. We had such a fun time at The Meat Locker. Thanks so much to Jess, Dan and Rocky for making it happen.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Elevation to Levitation

Just a few pics from our Psych Fest show. We are having just an awesome experience. Seen and met a lot of incredible bands and people. Much love in and for Austin.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Sidewinder and KC

A few pics from our shows in KC and Denver. Much love for Denver. The Mile High City treats us so well. Keep checking back for more pics and my record store day finds. Had an excellent time at Wax Trax.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mixes abound!

We are making some waves on some mix-tapes this past week. Keeping with some real heavy company on both. Check 'em.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Heapz on the Horizonz

Check out the new cover (printed by our good friends at Kinship Press ) of our new 7" coming out on Twin Lakes Records ! Tate invited us back out to Zero Art to lay down the tracks. The tunes, needing mastering, found their way over to the hands of our very favorite spaceman, Sonic Boom. Where he put his special graces on 'em and sent them back to us with his blessing. We just turned them in at United Record Press. And are hoping to have the wax back by the time we hit the road to Austin Psych Fest. Speaking of the road. Here are our tour dates thus far;
April 19th - Kansas City, KS Art Closet
April 20th - Denver, CO Sidewinder
April 21st - Denver, CO In-store Wax Trax
April 24th - Albuquerque, NM Gold House
April 25th - Lubbock, TX The Meat Locker
April, 26th,27th & 28th - Austin Psych Fest
April, 29th - New Orleans, LA NOLA Art House
April 30th - Memphis, TN Murphy's
Everyone stay tuned for updates.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Glasses Reveal...

Check out the sick art work for our Sonic Cathedral 7". To bad it's already sold out. Hope you got your copy. You can get a digital copy over on itunes. We do believe it will be available there on February 21st. And don't fret we will have another 7" out very soon. This time out on Twin Lakes Records . You might recall us playing their showcase at STPP-fest this past October. We seemed to hit it off and a new friendship began. And the fruits of that friendship will see the light of day right before we hit the road for Psych-fest. Awesome times ahead!