Psychic Ills One Track Mind on LP + Download
When it comes to following the beat of their own drum, New York’s Psychic Ills have exemplified the phrase since their beginnings in 2003. Initially spawned from electronic-centered home recording experiments, they progressed into all-night full-band exploration in a neighborhood where noise wasn't a problem. They soon after evolved into a live band seemingly at home within the extended jam, exploring a variety of musical terrain.
The early years saw several releases for Social Registry, tons of time on the road, and collaborations with artists as diverse as Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) and Sonic Boom (Spaceman Three/Spectrum). In 2011, their first effort for Sacred Bones, Hazed Dream traded in the synthesizer space-outs and raga rumbles, and delivered a record of sunburned psych pop, awash in warm tones and blues damaged songwriting.
In 2012, they did two full U.S. tours including a stop at Austin Psych Fest, and had their first trip to China. In August of 2012, they released the song "Take Me With You" as a split 7" with Moon Duo. They then recorded One Track Mind, their fourth full length, in the fall, a 10-song set which is perhaps the most straight-forward rock record the Psychic Ills have ever made. The album features collaborations with and some production by Neil Michael Hagert of Royal Trux/The Howling Hex as well as artwork by former 13th Floor Elevators songwriter and artist Powell St. John.
Psychic Ills One Track Mind Track Listing:
1. One More Time
2. See You There
3. Might Take A While
5. Tried To Find It
7. I Get By
8. City Sun
9. Western Metaphor
10. Drop Out