December 2, 2013
WILD EYES S.F. – “Get Into It!” LP out now !!!
“Disaster! Blue Cheer kidnaps Tina Turner and ties her to the tracks of the Grand Funk Railroad. The WILD EYES express bears down from San Francisco, wheels churning. In the tender, drummer Ben Richardson and bassist Carson Binks (Dzjenghis Khan, Saviours) fuel the engine with syncopated clatter and incendiary rumble. Whirling riffs and searing, psychedelic solos by guitarist Chris Corona (Floating Goat, Hazzard’s Cure) soar from the smokestack. Just before the crash, a soulful siren: singer Janiece Gonzalez, whose warning comes too late. Carnage! Then, from the wreckage – twisted metal, pulverized rock, burning soul – comes “Get Into It!” a new album on Who Can You Trust? Records. Celebration! The WILD EYES express thunders on!”
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September 10, 2013
ZIG ZAGS – “Scavenger/Monster Wizard” 7 Inch OUT NOW !!!
“Since their inception two years ago ZIG ZAGS have released three singles, played dozens of shows ranging from house parties to the Filmore West and collaborated with Iggy Pop on a cover of Betty Davis’ funk monster “If I’m in Luck I might get picked up” (for Light In The Attic Records). Their most recent releases include a cassette tape entitled “10-12” via the hard working and hard smoking dudes at Burger Records, as well as a split 7” with local shred heads The Shrine (on Volcom Entertainment) that got released for Record Store Day.
This release marks ZIG ZAGS’ debut in Europe and is a collection of both A-sides of the band’s first two US 7” releases that sold out in a very short time. They never made it out of the country in big numbers and were mostly sold at shows of the band. With completely new artwork and packaging by the demented artist Butt Coffin, this should be a treasure even for people in the US who already got their hands on one of the earlier releases.”
6.00 € + shipping
September 7, 2013
ORANGE SUNSHINE – “Burnout At Roadburn” Cassette OUT NOW !!!
“ORANGE SUNSHINE: catching the very soul of motorblues and psychedelic garage, that grand, yet darkest era of the acid-drenched fuzz rock from the latest 60′s and the earliest 70′s! Once concocted in a squat in The Hague late ’98 as a traditional power trio blues band to play a mix of covers, traditionals and originals, yet in a rather explosive way, perhaps even quite the same way intense, with quite the same sound raw and same volume high as the much inspiring hardrockin’ proto-punks of Blue Cheer, MC5 and Stack Waddy once managed to perform in the silver age of rock, rendering (or should we say screaming out?) the very same pain once battled with the very same drugs of war, with LSD, with opiates, with speed, to fight the very same tension, the very same grand, yet darkest lost soul victorious…
The first Orange Sunshine live-release ever. Pumped up to the max by Guy Tavares himself in his hot tubes’ three by three no-nonsense tape master laboratory, and dare we say it’s quite a blast! As if you were standing right there in front of the mainstage of Holland’s Roadburn Festival 2007…
This release marks the first out of four cassette releases, followed by Orange Sunshine’s three studio albums “Homo Erectus”, “Love=Acid, Space=Hell” and “Bullseye Of Being”, to be released back to back in the coming months!”
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September 2, 2013
(Taken from Hot Lunch’s debut LP, out on Who Can You Trust? Records!)
*Filmed, directed, edited, and artwork by Doug Avery who’s also responsible for the green goo’d space teeth on the very first Hot Lunch 7″ (Alakazam/She Wants More) which included an earlier take of the track that has been re-recorded for the self-titled full-length.
April 23, 2013
KATLA – “I Will Hunt You / Foaming Waters” OUT NOW !!!
“In much the same way as the police use dogs to sniff out drugs, the folk at Who Can You Trust Records have an uncanny knack for sniffing out some great raw talent. Anyone who has been blown away by the recent releases by Hot Lunch will attest to this. Here with Swedish band Katla they come up trumps yet again.
This 4 piece from Gothenburg draw heavily from the heavy psych rock from the late 60’s and early 70’s and have an unnerving ability to replicate those sounds with pinpoint accuracy. The Katla sound on this release is at once stripped down yet expansive thanks to a lively, heavily reverb drenched production. Of the two tracks on offer here, the A side “I Will Hunt You” is the more direct and hard hitting. Don’t be fooled into thinking that Katla follow their fellow countrymen bands such us Graveyard and Witchcraft into the realms of proto metal. No, Katla are a far more esoteric proposition as psychedelia features heavily in their raw blues sound and the exquisite vocals of Lisa soar over the band with a power and passion that evokes Grace Slick at her finest. “I Will Hunt You” belies its pastoral opening by driving along on a sinister tribal drum figure over layed with some biting yet spacey lead guitar with an arrangement that builds the tension then drops it back again only to build once more.
On the B side “Foaming Waters” is a far more sedate affair. Less overtly psychedelic than “I Will Hunt You” and more traditional in its verse/chorus structure but no less indebted to the sounds of a halcyon era. Again Lisa shows great depth in her vocals and the guitar is tasteful and restrained here. When a violin appears to take the solo it’s a welcome surprise as it seems to force the band to pull themselves back and gives them room to build the song once more into a splendid guitar solo.
Over the space of two tracks Katla have managed to evoke more moods and cover more musical territory than a lot of bands manage over the course of an album…something which must surely follow. Turn down the lights, stick on the lava lamp, light the incense and enjoy this all too brief but fantastic piece of plastic.”
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March 23, 2013
IN ZAIRE – “White Sun Black Sun” OUT NOW !!!
“At first it may seem like a sonic foray into well known territory: a guitar, drums and bass driven ride into psychedelic landscapes – colorful and mind-expanding. And if you’re looking for some lysergic adventures this is your ticket! But even though “White Sun Black Sun” is obviously and deeply rooted in the ongoing history of electrified rock-n-roll-to-blow-your-head-off (i.e. from Ash Ra Temple and Hawkwind to Up-Tight) In Zaire reach way beyond this admirable approach and successfully aim for more. The music’s taking cues from electric Blues, the aforementioned LSD-drenched Psychedelia, high-octane Japrock and edgy Post-Punk – there’s even some Funk thrown in for good measurement. So, turn it on and tune in and find yourself immersed in a universe of sound that consists of bizarre tones and beautiful noises circling around like planets – each one unique, different and magnificent.”
6.00 € + shipping
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January 2, 2013
Hope you all had a great start into the new year! The last month was more than quiet in the WCYT? camp, but that doesn’t mean nothing happened in the meanwhile …
What better start than having TWO new releases out at the same time?! YES, IT’S TRUE !!!
First, there’s the eagerly awaited and almost-too-late HOT LUNCH debut LP that is already discussed as THE rock ‘n’ roll testament of the year! (What month is it again?! …) Then, there’s the brand new AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR 7-inch that is a whole different beast of pure acid-drenched underground psych!
Both records can be ordered in the new WCYT? shop: http://whocanyoutrustrec.bigcartel.com/
October 2, 2012
French psych rock band Aqua Nebula Oscillator are going to release a new 7″ on WCYT? Records!
Official release announcement with pre-order information will follow shortly!
Aqua Nebula Oscillator may be the most obscure of all psych bands to ever emerge from the french underground. Who’s familiar with these parisians will know that there’s nothing to expect but pure acid!
This is loud, tripped-out and hypnotic psych rock of the highest order. What you get on this vinyl-only release are two archival recordings dating back to 2004 and 2009 with each having a slightly different line-up and unique musical approach. While “Om Na Mio” is a mantra-like 60s psych jam on Side A, the B-Side simply called “Freak Out” shows the reverse face of the coin with it’s downright in-the-red intensity that crawls and meanders in the loudest and most seething way.
This may be the last ever release of archival material from the vaults of the ANO caves, but what you get here is a living and pulsating document of the authenticity this band is known for.
Listen to the A-side “Om Na Mio” here:
August 24, 2012
LECHEROUS GAZE – “Bagagazo” 7-inch vinyl OUT NOW!!!
Like the prow of a mighty ship cutting through a sea of turd, Lecherous Gaze carry on the legacy of bands like the MC5 and Black Flag to bring dangerously heavy rock back to the masses. These dudes are serious. Former and current members of bands such as: Annihilation Time, Witch, Saviours, and CharMan, with the combined experience points of over half a century of rocking, you knows these dudes aren’t some flash in the pan, pussy-shit fad band. This is the heavy shit, start saving for rehab, loser.
“If I was still in school, I’d skip the shit out of it to listen to Lecherous Gaze.”
- BROKEN BEARD
“A mess of ripping punk guitars that will leave you cringing in fear.”
- THE STYROFOAM DRONE
“If not apparent by now, Lecherous Gaze has successfully made the dangerous transition of singer replacement. Remaining the same band with a new twist, it appears nothing will stand in their way from kicking ass.”
- THE SILVER TONGUE
6.00 € + shipping
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July 14, 2012
HOT LUNCH – “Killer Smile” 7-inch vinyl OUT NOW!!!
Following the sudden implosion of Parchman Farm, singer Eric Shea knew that he had two options; start a Firefall tribute band named High On Firefall or build a heavy punk ‘n’ roll quartet by sandwiching members from his favorite San Francisco bands. Following his gut, he pursued the sandwich.
Shea assembled a quartet comprising guitarist Aaron Nudelman (Mensclub), drummer Rob Alper (SLA, The Sermon, The Fells) and bass player Charlie Karr (The Hostiliteens, Harold Ray Live In Concert). With vintage tube amps the size of refrigerators and Rob’s double-kick setup, these four men were soon channeling their love for Grand Funk Railroad, early Hawkwind, Lobby Loyde, Misfits, Crushed Butler, The Who, Blue Cheer, that very first Rush album, early 1980s skate punk, UFO, Ace Frehley, CCR, Chuck Berry, Gedo, Amon Düül II, Black Sabbath and Groundhogs. But the group also shared a lusty hunger for noontime meals served piping hot, which led them to one of the most clever, well thought-out and originally conceptualized monikers in the entire history of all music: Hot Lunch.
Now with a 45 single out on Germany’s Who Can You Trust? Records, Hot Lunch is getting ready to release their debut album on the same label in cassette and vinyl LP formats. Their new 45 single and full-length both come fresh off-the-grill from Tim Green’s Louder Studios. Recorded on two-inch tape and mastered by John Golden, the band has allowed Thrasher Magazine to exclusively leak a few songs on their latest “King Of The Road” video – but they’re keeping the rest (and best) of the album under wraps until its official 2012 release.
“A blast of 60′s acid rock seemingly unearthed after decades of rock ‘n’ roll mediocrity necessitated its rebirth”
- THRASHER SKATEBOARD MAGAZINE
“Already on top of best tracks of the year list”
- GET BENT
“If it’s like anything that has graced our ears here today with Killer Smile, then the upcoming LP is sure to be a hell of a party.”
- THE STYROFOAM DRONE
“This shit is old school…fucked up, rocking, righteous and old school…it feels good to be alive!!!”
- THE SLEEPING SHAMAN
“A glorious tangle of sixties style psych, eighties punk rock, hairy fuzzy proto-metal and seriously shredding guitar mastery”
- AQUARIUS RECORDS, SAN FRANCISCO
* The first 100 copies include a free Killer Smile patch!
6.00 € + shipping
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