Alex, from the chilled-out psych group The Frequency, sent me a couple of tracks a while back that I’ve only just now gotten around to listening to. Hailing from Los Angeles, arguably the capital of the burgeoning fuzzed-out pop-rock movement, The Frequency creates similar “relaxed vibes” through smooth guitar rifts and soft vocals rather than masking catchy tunes in a sea of hazy distortion like their fellow West Coast lo-fi brethren.
Below are two of my favorite tracks of theirs — both featured on their upcoming Absence of Giants LP — that are sure to help you unwind this Tuesday afternoon. The first, entitled “The Stir”, is the beginning half of an 8-minute track that bounces around all over the place. From spacey whirls to twangy guitar, the song guarantees to have some snippet that is sure to pique your interest. Similarly, “Love is One” is a multi-part, 11+ minute piece that better exhibits the psychedelic tendencies of the band. If you dig the tunes, check out the band’s website for info on shows, free downloads, and videos.