The Hours – Miss Emerald Green

The Hours say they play “spacey and shimmering psychedelic dreampop” and it does what it says on the tin. It’s possible to get pleasantly lost in this aural Canadian Arctic, although defiance of a steady tempo will unsettle some travelers.

The Dead Weather – Buzzkill(er)

Sawtoothed guitars and pounding natural drums underlay a sneering, sassy, Shirley Bassey-esque vocal. Jack White and his illustrious friends have compiled a psychedelic garage band with smarts. Tres cool.