The Haiduks

Christian Richer is one busy dude with several musical guises to his name (check his excellent collaboration with Norm Chambers a.k.a. Panabrite as Soft Mirage) and running the recently minted Kinnta Records, who co-released a fabulous 1960s psych-tinged compilation earlier this year. Now he’s already elevating the label to new heights with a vinyl offering, the debut LP from his own project, The Haiduks. 1968 makes for the perfect follow-up to The Lemon Tape, a set of tie-dye janglers that run the gamut from sun-streaked to overcast, bringing all the greats to mind without ever sounding like a knockoff of anything specific. Replete with full arrangements (including some nice sections of woodwinds), this is simply an excellent debut, finally 100% grip-able in the vinyl format after months of preparation.

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Chocolate Grinder

CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.