PARTHIAN SHOTS – EPISODE 2

Mixes highlighting the utter greatness of new, vital and way-out sounds of modern combos from thee year 2000 up to the present day. Introducing in order of appearance: The Kumari, The Higher State, Walter Ghoul & the Lavender Brigade, Graham Day & the Gaolers, Bobkat \’65, The Deltonics, The Thanes, Thee Vicars, The Hoodwinks, Thee […]

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THE HIGHER STATE – S/T

THE HIGHER STATE – \’Same Title\’ (13 O\’Clock Records 015) November 2013 This was England\’s very own The Higher State\’s fourth album and third for Austin, Texas label, 13 O\’Clock Records. I\’m uncertain as to any reason why the group decided not to give the album a title, maybe they just didn\’t want to, after […]

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THE HIGHER STATE – TRANSPARENT DAY

THE HIGHER STATE – \’I\’ll Always Be Around\’/\’Transparent Day\’ (Get Hip Records GH-252) May 2011 Groups like The Higher State should be cherished in this day and age of bland corporate rock music. Not that many purist 60s influenced combos exist anymore, especially those treading the folk-rock steps of greats like WCPAEB and Merrell Fankhauser […]

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PAUL MESSIS – Lost And Found

Paul Messis is a young songwriter from Billingshurst, a small town in West Sussex, England. His vision is to re-create the jangle punk sounds of obscure American groups from 1966.He writes angst ridden, loner type songs and uses vintage instruments. Fortunately for him and everyone who digs this type of music he\’s currently being guided by […]

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THE HIGHER STATE – Automatic Motion

  THE HIGHER STATE – \’Automatic Motion\’ / Trip On High\’ (13 O\’Clock Records 002) 2008 Just in at Renaissance Fair HQ is the brand new single from The Higher State. Both sides are quite amazing psych with a distinct acid-jangle attack. Here\’s the promo video for \’Automatic Motion\’ ….check it out for yourselves and […]

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