Here's a new one from the Austin-based psych outfit Holy Wave, who we told you about in November of last year. The band just released a two-sided cassette single their new start up label Fungal Hunger, reveling in the same melodic and hazy psychedelia that has recently earned them a nod from the Austin Chronicle as one of ten Austin bands to watch in 2011. The cassette's stand-out track is the A-side "Best Friends," which sounds like it was lifted directly from a home movie of Syd Barrett on beach vacation.
I'm not sure what it is about this song, but I've listened to it like ten times already. After digging on the debut Holy Wave EP, and now this, I'm very much looking forward to hearing what these guys do next. And wouldn't you know it? Holy Wave will be performing at Austin Psych Fest this year. Rock and roll.