Top Ten Modern Psychedelic Music ArtistsPetSounds The groovy sounds of the '60s have experienced a resurgence in the past decade and a half, and new technology allows artists to create even more mind-blowing sounds. In my opinion, it's the best musical trend since Paisley Underground.
Below are ten bands who formed in the 21st century--proof that quality music is still being produced in quantity.
The Top Ten
Supremely dreamy psychedelia at it's best with catchy electronic sounds that uplift the spirit.
The perfect combination between harmonious melodies and strange thoughts, bass, drums, and electrical sounds
Personally I like "Elephant" - BeatlesFan1964
Between Innerspeaker, Lonerism, and some parts of Currents no one in this day and age can touch Tame Impala in psychedelic music. Great bandV 5 Comments
They've compiled an incredible discography, both as a band and as solo artists. Each one of their albums is experimental in a different way.
Recommended listening: "In the Flowers" - PetSounds
This list could help me expand my musical tastes. - muffinkid
All top tenners should read carefully, and sample a couple of PetSounds' excellent recommendations.
SLOW LIFE is a good song
They're like Pink Floyd with folk vibes.
Recommended listening: "Knife" - PetSounds
They seamlessly blend psych and electronica. Highly recommended for you, PositronWildhawk.
Recommended listening: "Sun Lips" - PetSounds
They give me Jefferson Airplane vibes.
Recommended listening: "Erkanoplan" - PetSounds
This guys have been around for about 5 years and they already have 8 studio albums. And whats the most impressive is that all of them are great solid psychedelic garage rock albums. Their latest album (Nonagon Infinity) is also a testament to how creative this guys can be, since the album consist of nine songs that all transition seamlessly into the other, and the last song of the album loops back to the first song, which creates this album that you could technically listen to infinity, hence the name.
Very underrated group. "Rattlesnake" is awesome. - NvGNick
They're really experimental and not afraid to try new things
This band will be remembered.
If you like the Velvet Underground or 13th Floor Elevators, I can guarantee you will love these guys. They've also done a pretty cool cover of The Doors' "Soul Kitchen".
Recommended listening: "Young Men Dead" - PetSounds
Great American band playing some amazing heavy and trippy psych...
One of the most pure Psychedelic/Acid Rock band in this century awante el yon miranda
Their lyrics are just so insightful and meaningful. Love it
A band with 3 albums (and an ep) that are all such different listening experiences, they are truly creative and not afraid to be uncommercial when it means making art that sticks out
Tame Impala sold out, MGMT is honest and about as unpretentious as it gets
MGMT should be #1!V 3 Comments
These chaps have some of the most beautiful melodies in modern music. Amazing 60's vibes, with trippy modern synths and great musicianship overall. Would recommend to anyone who likes psychedelic rock, especially fans of the Beatles and Tame Impala.
Their lo-fi sound is reminiscent of mid-late '60s psychedelic pop.
Recommended listening: "Shelter Song" - PetSounds
All of their songs are one and the same
Recommended : shelter song
Their eponymous debut is one of my all-time favourite albums. It's the perfect blend of garage rock and neo-psychedelia. I highly recommend listening to the whole thing. - PetSounds
Every one of their albums is a worthy listen...
A recent discovery for me though they have been round for a long time and have many albums. Great live show. Trippy,droning, loud and beautiful sound
Ambitious modern psychedelic indie rock, beautifully constructed pop melodies still spacious and distorted with a solid core of dark and pervasive melancholy.
For those who like to add a little psych to their surf...
I love Tame Impala but these guys need more love too - LizardKing99
They're like surf-garage-psych rock. Kudos to LizardKing99 for introducing me to them.
Recommended listening: "Digsaw" - PetSounds
For when you want to chill out and listen to a musical God, put on 2 by Mac.
Dreamy and AMAZING!
Diverse discography, experimental from the start, they are constantly recreating themselves in unanticipated directions. Though each album and song might not be for everyone they belong in the discussion for best modern psychedelic band without any doubt.
They're not strictly psychedelic. In fact, they're more folky than anything else, but I'm including them because they're simply delightful.
Recommended listening: "Mykonos" - PetSounds
New Humanz album displays top quality psychedelia songs like "Sleeping powder"
The Genre may change every song but the skill is always there.
They cranked out brilliant psychedelic albums at a pace and quality that mimicks one of their huge influences: The Beatles.
Such great music
One of the best alternatives to Tame Impala's music.
Good variation between new and old sounds
One of our times best bands
Favorite band wicked tunes
Zaba album is a neo psychedelic masterpiece.
Recommended songs: Abyss, Shambala, Bubblegum
The loveable screwballs of the Aussie psych scene...with The Weather they came within a hair (and one slightly throwaway, but still very solid, track) of making one of the best rock albums of the past 20 years bar none! Immensely talented dudes.
I Love The Pharmacist one of the great heavy psych tracks
Best modern psych band around today, very Pink Floyd
Released mega rare vinyl LP called 'Bloodguilt' that was a Psych masterpiece, it was then banned due to sleeve images - well worth a listen Sabbath Meets Hawkwind
Check out their latest (4th Album) "Blown Into Another Man's Sky" on Garden Records GCD 10, very underrated UK Psych band!
Loved them in the 90's still enjoying them now
This band really cool!
Fantastic first album (Tomorrow is Yesterday) with incredible lyrics and music that The Beatles would have been proud of.
You should try Lemon Freddy Phantom Of The Sky. This is a colossal album.
I have known about these guys for about a year now, and I love them. They sound like a psychedelic garage rock band straight out of the 60s! - ryanrimmel
This should be on here sense it is a modern psychedelic rock band. I don't want my review up so Don't you dare put my review up sense other bands don't have reviews here and they presion did not have to put his up. I giving you one so yo put the band up and you did not put mine up before without no reviews.
The best psychedelic band right now
Fantastic band from Sweden...not a single weak moment in their discography though I lean toward the earlier stuff.
I discovered this band two months ago when they played at Glastonbury - good band! - IronSabbathPriest
SOARING BRITISH SCYCH
Outstanding psychedelia from Brooklyn, NY
Timmy Vulgar front man song writter for HUMAN EYE and CLONE DEFECTS. Detroit Acid Heavy Glam paych punk.
These guys have been making fuzzed out landscapes, lysergic freak outs and acid gothic post punk neo-psych since the early 2000s and have left a trail of amazing albums, EPs and singles.
Quality psyche from Chile. Getting more exposure but need more.
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