An aging Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, channels his anxieties about approaching middle age into his latest album, "Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper." Without ditching his already well-established psychedelic electronic sound, Lennox has crafted a beautifully mature album full of meditations on home life.
It is, in the cheesiest way possible, quite fitting that Temples played the Old Rock House on this visit to St. Louis. The Kettering, UK-based band quite literally play old rock -- glam-acid psychedelia straight out of 1960, down to the leather and charm.
The colossal, ambient wall of shoegaze guitars and droning rhythmic track defines the sound of the latest from Denver band A Shoreline Dream. "The Heart Never Recovered" -- and progressive-psychedelic music lovers might not either.
The War on Drugs truly creates a genre of its own, combining the electricity of psychedelia with the craftsmanship of veteran songwriters. It may be hard to fathom, but worry less about categorizing and temporarily drift away via "Lost in the Dream."
You may know Dean Wareham from his work with influential bands Galaxie 500 and Luna, but with his first solo work, the songwriter and guitarist enlisted producer Jim James of My Morning Jacket to find a easy-flowing, contemplative sound. New track "The Dancer Disappears" is about as good as psychedelic pop gets.