This Virginia band know their 60s records - their first single is a bit 13th Floor Elevators flavoured.
This is the real deal. Wayne Gordon, engineer whiz behind Black Lips and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Ar-Kaics. The title of their new single is immediately intriguing, it’s called ‘She’s Obsessed With Herself’. See what you think - it's streaming below.
The American state of Virginia might make you think of the Dave Matthews Band, but turns out they have some great garage bands too, it seems. This sun-bleached American psych tune is just the first from their second album In This Time, due 23 November on Wick Records.
What’s going on with this home made album cover? I have so many questions about that Jacobean ruff. This Richmond, VA band clearly know what they like, and it’s got to be 60s big beat and The Stooges without a doubt.
‘She’s Obsessed With Herself’ harks back to a time when American indie bands were going through all the old British Invasion albums for inspiration, and looks like The Ar-Kaics are up to the same thing.
You know John Peel would have been a fan of The Ar-Kaic’s home-grown sound - I mean, they’ve managed to resurrect the insult “square”.
Gordon might have been working away behind the scenes for Daptone (a big funk and soul label in New York) in the past, but sounds like he’s making a record to fry your mind with this new band.
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