Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The Babe Rainbow.






The Babe Rainbow, a very classy independent Australian psychedelic rock group, really caught our attention recently.

            To begin with, their music is all unbelievably authenthic. Though bands like Tame Impala and Triptides do manage to catch the 60s vibe at times, all ( three) of The Babe Rainbow’s compositions sound like they’re from 1964- literally 1964 (the title of their second released single). Perhaps it is their recording equipment, or maybe even the way they tune their guitars, but The Babe Rainbow really pulls off the 60s psychedelic rock feel in all of their tracks.

            The second thing that struck us about The Babe Rainbow was the oddity of track names and the beauty of their album artwork. One particular track that really hooked us was Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest. Yes, you read that correctly. Even cooler than the track’s name (arguably) is its artwork.






The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators (1966)


            Notice the similarities between The 13th Floor Elevators' album work and the track image for “Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest””. See what we mean? The Babe Rainbow is literally an awesome reincarnation of the typical, absurdly catchy 60s psychedelic rock group. Be sure to check out their other tracks (sadly there’s only two more) below!


1964




Love Forever



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