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Get Lost in the Noisy Post Punk of PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD “Your Smile is a Hoax”

PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD makes the kind of noisy post punk I can grind to. The driving fuzzy bassline makes me feel like I’m walking a thousand miles through a desert and enjoying the hell out of it. Maybe it’s the peyote-like hallucinations by jxrvll in their new video for “Your Smile is a Hoax” that are distorting my urban reality into some kind of spirit quest. It’s off their new record Wilting that’s out on June 7th via Artoffact Records — get it here. Right now, check out Psychic Graveyard’s “Your Smile is a Hoax” here:

‘This Butthole Surfers bass guitar sounds awesome! Let’s put some synth and bass guitar together.’

That was the main impetus for creating this song—the craving for a fuzzed-out bass guitar. Over the years, we’ve realized that our songs are birthed in pairs. “Your Smile is a Hoax” is the sister to another Psychic Graveyard track off this upcoming album called “Haunted By Your Bloodline.” Both feature the use of two low-register instruments playing off of each other, with a higher synth note popping obnoxiously out of the mix. We feel as though it helps keep the chaos grounded. Those higher swirl elements come from a forgotten field recording of an ambulance passing by Nate’s house in San Diego.

Lyrically, it fills in the listener on some of our experiences as an afflicted band in today’s world, traveling all over the place while we’re wounded, but somehow having a blast while we’re out there—bleeding everywhere.

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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