Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
A mix of sprawling, exploratory, psych-pop, prog rock, and heavy garage riffs, Australia’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets rose out of Perth’s indie underground, earning a devoted fan base through hard touring and releases like 2016’s High Visceral, Pt. 1 and 2019’s more muscular And Now for the Whatchamacallit. Formed in 2014, the band grew out of the solo endeavors of singer/guitarist Jack McEwan. Working out of an old horse barn in rural Leederville, he and fellow guitarist Luke Parish, bassist Luke Reynolds, and drummer Danny Caddy pooled their collective consciousness in massive all-night jam sessions, developing the musical conversations that were honed into 2016’s High Visceral, Pt. 1. A sequel, High Visceral, Pt. 2, appeared a year later and doubled down on the band’s fusion of bluesy riffs and experimental yet melodic guitar rock. With their profile increased thanks to international touring, the Crumpets took a harder-edged approach on their 2019 outing, And Now for the Whatchamacallit, an album which also featured some of their most intricately structured psych-pop to date.
Acid Dad first appeared in the New York scene at the onset of 2016. After spending the year self-releasing demos recorded at their studio in upstate New York, the band garnered local praise from the likes of Oh My Rockness, Consequence of Sound, BrooklynVegan, Stereogum and more. After releasing their debut EP "Let’s Plan a Robbery" in February 2016, followed by their first sold-out show at Baby’s All Right, Acid Dad embarked upon a two month tour of the United States. Fresh off their first tour, which included numerous SXSW performances as well as appearances on Daytrotter, Audiotree and Jam in the Van, the band started writing their debut LP. At the outset of 2017, the band began recording what would become their first full length. Now part of the Greenway Records family, their Self-Titiled debut LP was released March 9th to rave reviews from the likes of The New York Times, Consequence of Sound and Brooklyn Vegan. The release of Acid Dad was followed by a US tour which again included SXSW & sold out shows in New York, LA & San Francisco. On the tail of that success, the band crossed the Atlantic for their first European tour which included riotous shows in Amsterdam, London and Paris. Now back home in NYC, the band has transitioned into creation-mode. Acid Dad is hard at work on LP 2 with new singles slated for release and a Greenway Records full length expected soon after!