There’s usually something about psych-rock bands that freaking annoys me, mostly the fact that they can’t seem to get away from a time in which they didn’t even exist. All alternative kids have that phase where all you want to do is read everything Andy Warhol wrote and start collecting everything Lou Reed and Jimi Hendrix ever touched — maybe not with those specifics, but for many of us these youthful obsessions are what lead us into the music that we love later on. For some, these obsessions make them that annoying guy who will forever ridicule anything released after 1985. I am happy to say Methyl Ethel from Australia is a psych-band that does not freaking annoy me, because instead of attempting mimic what has already been done, they are actually creating something new, mixing synth-pop, chill-wave and classic psych riffs to create original, and at times, poppy hits.
On Friday (March 25) of next week, Methyl Ethel, who has toured with bands like Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett, will be headlining at Rickshaw Stop. Bringing along multi-instrumentalist, Bayonne of Austin, Texas (where everyone you love is right now).