This is the front cover of the best-looking record you will see next year. It’s the ‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ EP, it is coming out on February 18, 2013 and it contains six tracks of modern psychedelia, all mastered by Sonic Boom.
We have been painstakingly putting together this audio-visual delight for months now, with the help of the good folk at Heretic (who have previously designed posters for our shows with Damo Suzuki and Spectrum). We don’t want to spoil the surprise as all will be revealed nearer the time – and to be honest mere words do not do justice to it – but the EP will come on two slabs of 7″ vinyl, one red, one green. Like 3D glasses. This is handy, because the sleeve that houses the two records folds out into a giant, screen printed 3D poster of mind-melting proportions. There will also be a pair of real 3D glasses in there as well, just in case you need to add a few extra dimensions.
And that’s just the sleeve. The music’s not bad either – exclusive tracks from six of our favourite new bands:
Hookworms ‘The Correspondent’
Ttotals ‘Life Thus Far-Out’
The Vacant Lots ’6 AM’
White Manna ‘Kingdom Come’
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete ‘Medicine To Cure Medicine Sickness’
The Band In Heaven ‘High Low’
Anyone pre-ordering the EP on either format will get a free invite to the launch party, which takes place at the
Red Gallery, Rivington Street, London EC1 on Thursday, February 21, 2013. It will feature live sets from Hookworms and some very special guests. More info on that soon. To whet your appetite you will also receive a free MP3 of The Band In Heaven’s wonderful closing track, ‘High Low’, which you can get a sneak preview of below.