Psych is not dead.
No, really. It’s funny how people tend to nostalgically listen to their old psychedelic records without ever catching on to the present-day psych trend. I’m not judging, because I’m definitely one of them. Yet every time I hear a young psych band playing, or a psychedelic approach to a song, I’m transposed to a euphoric state of mind and am immediately sold on the sound. I can’t but feel the hipness and calm and out of body experience of being stoned.
I recently fell upon a band called B-17. Formed in Toronto, by well-known members of the psych music scene in the city, they are exactly what you’d expect a psychedelic band to sound like: trippy as hell, guitar infused, and a voice that echoes into nothingness. B-17’s music is the exact definition of the impression 60’s psych has left on modern culture.
For Toronto music lovers, B-17 will be featured at this year’s NXNE on June 19th.
About Isabelle Royer
Has only been in Montreal for a few years now, but has learned the few important lessons of never biking behind a delivery truck, never flashing loose change on a street corner, never thinking a pigeon will move for you, and never taking the metro while in a hurry. Writing is a great way to share deep and life-changing experiences like these.