It’s tough these days to stand out in the technicolored sea of psychedelic rock that is the Bay Area. But San Francisco producer Al Lover does it well. He’s remixed the likes of Ty Segall, King Tuff, and Thee Oh Sees, but is now taking a stab at the ol’ original recording game. Last week, Noisey premiered a track from his 250-pressed 7″ single and impending LP Space Magick – both out sometime this fall on PNKSLM Recordings, date TBA. Featuring Tim Presley of White Fence on guitar and vox, the new song “Snake Hands” is slightly creepy and certainly trippy.
Al Lover tells The Bay Bridged that DMT is a key ingredient in the making of the new record, and “Snake Hands” in particular attempts to reach unknown spirit realms – at whatever cost. “To me this song is the part a bad trip that gets really heavy to the point where you think it wont end, and then you break through it and feel cleansed and reborn, kinda. If that makes any sense.” We get you, Al. Listen to the hallucinogenically-cleansing track below.
Al Lover is keeping busy with a few other projects – namely, the monthly mixtape Elevated Trasmissions for Austin Psych Fest, and another original mix for the Swedish Festivalrykten, featuring psych and garage greats like Dead Skeletons and FIDLAR. He also has a San Francisco gig approaching; catch his live beat set at Bottom of the Hill on July 31st, alongside Coo Coo Birds, Face Tat, and Bubblegum Crisis.
Coo Coo Birds, Al Lover, Face Tat, Bubblegum Crisis
Bottom of the Hill
July 31st, 2013
9pm, $8, 21+