The Night Beats are an American Psychedelic, Garage and Soul group based out of Seattle, Washington.
"Any number of bands cite 60ís Texas psych as an influence, but rarely does a group actually capture what made those bands special. Following their debut EP also on Trouble In Mind, The Night Beats have expanded on the bedroom immediacy of their first recordings to create an LP that perfectly captures and modernizes the hallucinogenic and exhilaratingly demonic aura of bands like The 13th Floor Elevators and Golden Dawn. With blazing guitar work and a razor sharp rhythm section Danny Lee Blackwell and company mutate conventional chords & progressions into a mind-blowing sonic sprawl." --Trouble In Mind
Hailing from the sleepy suburban sprawl of Orange County, California, Cosmonauts forge malcontent drone-pop melodies, delivered with a clangy laser-fuzz backbone. Formed in Summer 2009 by Alexander Ahmadi & Derek Cowart, Cosmonauts offer a glimpse of drug-addled Southern Californian rock n roll in the 21st century. Inspired in equal parts by polo-shirts and MDMA, this four-piece garage-trance outfit has garnered a reputation of amps dialed to ten and lullaby meltdowns with both audiences and contemporaries.
"Swirling, distorted psych, bulldozed along by pounding primitive drums, fuzzed out vocals, all glued together with a heavy spaced out guitar drone. If that ain't the ingredients for record of the month my name is Prince Bloody William. Imagine if you will the best of THEE OH SEES jamming deep with MOON DUO, with the aid of some sort of retro type drug that only Brace Belden knows the name of and you would almost be right on the money." --Maximum Rock N Roll
"Burnt Ones have become an integral part of this creative patchwork quilt, turning our heads last year with You'll Never Walk Alone for Burger Records, and also a few years back with the Roaring Colonel album Black Teeth, Golden Tongue, and an appearance on the Castle Face Records comp Flex II: Son of Flex with "Strawberry Tomb". ... The forthcoming album Gift ... casts spells and summons as quick as they are broken. The result is less Dungeons & Dragons, and more of a plugged-in and switched-on alchemy audio erosion that explodes the time stamps and signifiers to somewhere perhaps akin to Mark's double entendre refrain of, "out of time, out of time". Cosmic occurrences happen everywhere with a free associated ease in Burnt Ones' sound mix that plays about in San Francisco's hovering fog-hungover skies with a host of Mark's star struck utterances like, "planets in my hair, you know I don't care..." Combined with a volatile mix of squelched and howling guitar, organ rides, occasional piano punctuation; Amy, Brian, and Landon engage in a mystique understood best as a kind of bewitched brew of sound sorcery richer than the chemistry of methodological Merlin wizardry." --Impose