“Rivera” is the second single from Los Alcos, a brand new jam band out of Austin, Texas. The track is a psychedelic Latin waltz through both space and time that we think you’ll really enjoy (particularly the catatonic vibrations of a motherly moonlit nature).
The project blends rhythmic Latin funk with tasty indie psych-rock vibrations and rolls them into a heavenly reverberating energy of existential glory. We feel that the track is a true slow dance through the cosmic skies of dark hues of both purple and red. Now, listen and lose yourself in the noxious vibrations of Los Alcos’ “Rivera”.
“Rivera” is Los Alcos’ “Icaro” or medicine song, “the guitar has this haunting sway that lulls you into a trance. It is an ode to the moon because of its hypnotizing light that illuminates our shadows. It doesn’t eliminate them, we have to recognize our own shadows and do the inner work. Letting go of what no longer serves you can be painful. Yet there is freedom in the healing.” Said Vanessa Burden, lead singer of the outfit. “For me, “Rivera” is like my own Icaro, or medicine song, where I am constantly shedding layers of an old self and mourning that part of self, while finding beauty in the process.”
The project was Recorded, Engineered, and Produced by Mike Machinist at Sound Machine Studios. Keep up with the outfit on Instagram and be sure to give our Spotify playlist a follow. Here, you will find a ton of similar music.
In wake of the subreddit r/wallstreetbets pumping Gamestop (GME) to unthinkable heights, many of us have come to realize that the game is rigged (and it has been for a long time).
We’ve known it subconsciously along the way, but only now are we beginning to wake up and truly realize that the dice are loaded.
Hedge funds, who have long preyed upon publicly traded companies and the common trader alike, are now the ones who are getting bullied for once. Elon Musk is leading the way. And let’s just say that the SEC and pundits, or glorified talking heads over at CNBC, are not happy at all.
As Julius Caesar embarked upon his conquest, his credo was to “divide and conquer”. And just as Caesar fragmented and conquered the Celtic world, the modern day system has divided us in a similar fashion.
No longer do we fight the oppressor, instead we fight each other and entertain ourselves with imported goods and a screen that hangs upon our walls.
Nonetheless, we’re all the same in the eyes of the cosmos. But we must come together if we are to survive. And nothing brings people together quite like music.
Outlaw country brought together the hippies and cowboys, Reggae brought together two races, and now we must all come together under the umbrella of music.
John Adams stated that “a division of the republic into two great parties…is to be dreaded as the great political evil.” And that’s exactly what has happened. Our country (and the world) has been split down the middle.
But a new day has dawned, and signs of a true revolution, a revolution where the people unite and conceive the abstract spectrum of relativity and our interconnected nature, is upon us.
This movement is larger than a subreddit, and it’s larger than any single individual or entity. After all, things have never not ended in revolution. It’s inevitable, a symptom of the vicious cycle. It transcends both space and time, and even these hollow words.
You hear it in music, you see it in film, and you can smell it in the air when the oppressor tightens his grip.
Divided we fall, but together we can do anything we dream up.
And now, here is a radical jam to lighten the mood and bring us a little bit closer together, it’s by Royalty Mains, a psychedelic country artist out of Texas, and features a beautiful slide guitar and an infectious melody of both heartbreak and hope in a laidback manner, and in low fidelity mind you. Enjoy.
Keep up with Royalty Mains on Instagram, and stay tuned. We have a new podcast on the horizon. And as we pivot a bit here at Santa Rosa Records, know that we’ll be writing more posts related to this matter, and will also be bringing aboard a few new writers in the near future.
Thank you so much to all of you who have been following Santa Rosa Records and have sent in music. If we haven’t gotten back to you, just know that we appreciate all of you from the bottom of our hearts. Long live the revolution.
For the past three years, we’ve added all the best underground music featured on Santa Rosa Records to a playlist on Spotify. Check it out and follow the playlist, here. We promise that all your friends will be impressed with your new eclectic taste in obscure indie music.
The latest jam from an L.A. band who goes by the name of the Triptides “It Won’t Hurt You” is a sonic facade of psychedelic glory that probes the intricate vibrational possibilities of the space and time continuum, while still also embracing the 12 string-driven power trio format that has been the staple of the project’s sound since the early days.
Speaking of sound, the vibration is a throwback to the greats who are all but dead and gone, and in low fidelity mind you. Listen and dig my fellow brutes.
The West Coast natives have blossomed into the role of elegant adventurers. Led by guitarist, keyboardist and singer Glenn Brigman, with drummer Brendan Peleo-Lazar and bassist Stephen Burns.
The trio is continually discovering their sound through a complex formula of bold choices in texture. Follow the band on Spotify and don’t forget to give them a follow you filthy animals. The full LP, Alter Echoes, is out March 19 via Alive Naturalsound Records.
Psych-O-Positive is a bonafide cosmic benefactor of sonic vibrations dripping with psychedelia. The project seems to pull upon the heart strings until they’re so tight they feel like they’re about to snap, but they never do.
Instead, they just continue to vibrate at a higher frequency, that is until they burst with iridescent sparks of psychedelic euphoria.
The song “75” is an uptempo and gritty reflection upon life, back in the year of 1975. And seems to harken back to a time when things were simpler, and life, just a little bit funkier, and fuzzier.
If one didn’t know any better, you’d think that this project stepped right out of the 70s and into the limelight of 2021. They’re that damn good by golly. Now keep up with the Psycho-O-Positives on Spotify, and give them a follow you filthy animals!
Award winning composer Emile Mosseri is scoring the critically acclaimed A24 film Minari, out 2/12 on Milan Records. The film’s music is an emotionally evocative body of alternative folk music with psychedelic undertones that seem to encapsulate the film’s intimate storytelling.
And now to cool things down a bit, here is our next track, entitled “Rain Song”, a hauntingly beautiful piece featuring the graceful vocals of actress Yeri Han, who also stars in the film as Monica. Now, take a listen.
Performed by Yeri Han as a simple lullaby, “Rain Song” came together as a collaborative effort between Mosseri and Korean translator and lyricist Stefanie Hong, who worked with Mosseri to adapt his original English lyrics into the Korean language.
In conclusion, the track is an evocative piece that seems to encapsulate the delicate emotion of a broken heart, but a heart that sees the light at the end of the tunnel. Now follow Emmile Mosseri on Spotify, here. Also, if you’re having trouble playing the YouTube video above, then stream the track right here on Spotify.
We knew next to nothing about juno roome before we heard “capitol”. And, it’s safe to say that we still know very little, but what we do now know is that juno roome is a meteor preparing to take flight.
The overarching sound of juno’s latest release is an ethereal semblance of harmonic artistry intertwined with a mournful illusion of a faded dream. And while the ornate collection of guitars and drums drive the track forward, the ethereal vocals float atop a hazy soundscape littered with pure emotion.
As the track’s finale culminates in pure sonic ecstasy, our hearts here in the studio fluttered with butterflies. We feel that this sound is truly a vision of the near-future of outsider indie.
While still maintaining a reflection of a nostalgic mood from the past, it’s music like this that makes the journey bearable, and even enjoyable if one attains the outlook of abundance, and begins to envision the path of the surreal.
Appreciate the journey and try not to look back. It will all be over before we know it. The ride is long, and it will be hard at times, but it will all be worth it in the end.
Keep up with juno on Spotify and be sure to give the project a follow on Instagram. Also, stream Juno’s music from other platforms and check out his radical shirts, here.
Well, 2021 is finally here, and it’s crazier than ever out there. At least that’s what they’re telling us on our T.V. screens.
To soothe the manic intrusion upon all our weary minds, we have for you today an eclectic set of tracks ranging from primitive bedroom folk to psychedelic songs of harmonic semblance. Now just sit back, light one up or crack one open, and get lost in the obscure vibrations straight from the dark depths of the underground well of independent music.
And now, here are our exclusive picks for the freshest indie tracks of 2021, so far. But please stay tuned for more! We’re only 11 days in!
Three years ago, Sophia Fitch left New York and drove across the width of the country while six months pregnant. Upon her return to her hometown of Berkeley, California, she had her baby, and embarked upon a musical journey of enchantment.
“Where Do I Go From Here” was written about a time when Sophia felt lost and had little sense of direction. Though the struggle was hard, she found solace in the unfolding of the journey.
Sophia concocts her catatonic vibrations of sorcery using atmospheric vocals, tantalizing synthesizers, and a curious persona that explores the journey in discovering how to dance with your shadow.
The sound is a modern dose of dream pop infused with elements of bedroom psychedelia. Sophia has future projects on the horizon, so give her a follow on Spotify to keep up with all her new releases!
Duglo is a lo-fi artist out of Brooklyn who makes music on his computer. Duglo draws from a diverse range of influences, but is always striving to shape his own sound and unique flavor of authentic artistry by acting outside the box.
The title track from Duglo’s new album is a colorfully faded tapestry of delicate dimensions and intricate sounds intertwined with a subtle yearning filled with an emotional desire of solitude and naive remorse.
The track starts off slow, flirting with dissonance, but then starts to slowly build and evolve until its final note of delicate emotion.
Ambient electronic soundscapes with an explicit emphasis on ornate textures and a delicate emotion are what makes Duglo stand apart from the herd. Now give the project a follow on Spotify!
Emma Paunil is a pianist and dancer who focuses on improvisational art forms, and loves to create compositions from the heart for the sole purpose of healing and personal transformation.
Emma’s mission as an artist is to comprehend the complex emotional release and regenerative properties that music & other artistic forms can have upon practicing individuals.
“Water Snake” is a grounding and ethereal track that invokes a melancholy and nostalgic vibration. Emma’s love for snakes stems from their hyper-awareness and essential part in a well-balanced ecosystem. Furthermore, water snakes are smooth in movement, and unquestionably unique.
As you might’ve guessed, Emma Paunil is an animal lover and her entire album of instrumental music was developed by envisioning symbolic forms of animals, and allowing the creative natural flow to take control. Now follow Emma on Spotify all you filthy animals.
Oracle Sisters are a Paris-based project featuring Lewis Lazar, Christopher Willatt and Julia Johansen.
Lewis Lazar is a painter and Christopher Willatt is a mathematician (they have both been making music since they were childhood friends in Brussels) and Julia Johansen is an artist from Finland who backs up the boys with her beautiful harmonies and secret skills on the drum set.
“The Dandelion” pushes the Oracle Sisters’ sonic evolution forward by fusing elements of rock, psychedelia, and disco into a sound that is truly original and second to few.
The project’s influences are broad in spectrum, and also quite unconventional. Indeed it’s this ability (the ability to immerse themselves into any subject) that sets the Oracle Sisters apart from their contemporaries of mockingbirds. The band members find meaning within cinema, philosophy, paintings, and music – resulting in a message that is both warm and familiar, and cryptic yet paradoxically nostalgic. Follow the project on Spotify.
For the past three years, we’ve added all the best underground music featured on Santa Rosa Records to a playlist on Spotify. Check it out and follow the playlist, here. We promise that all your friends will be impressed with your eclectic taste in obscure indie music.