Psychedelic rock is a torch that’s passed among generations, and DAIISTAR is the latest to take it up. In a nice generational hand off, the Austin band’s debut album, Good Time, was produced by the Black Angels’ Alex Maas and engineered by James Petralli of White Denim. Good Time takes its inspiration from the ’80s and ’90s psychedelic moment when fuzzed-out guitars and dance floor beats started joining forces. I hear a lot of Spacemen 3 in the band’s droning pop, and DAIISTAR has already earned touring partners in psych rock elders the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre. You can also catch them at Levitation on October 28 sharing the stage with both of those bands, along with the Black Angels and more.
This week on My KUTX, bassist Misti Hamrick and synth player Derek Strahan are the guest DJs. Their set is full of DAIISTAR’s inspirations, meant to be played at a maximum volume for the full psych-rock experience. Hear DAIISTAR’s My KUTX on Saturday, October 21 or listen anytime right here.
[intro music: DAIISTAR – “Tracemaker”]
- Clinic – “Distortions”
- The Velvet Underground & Nico – “I’m Waiting For The Man”
- The Stooges – “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
- The Jesus & Mary Chain – “Cracking Up”
- Oasis – “Shakermaker”
- The Stone Roses – “Begging You”
- The Black Angels – “Black Grease”
- The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Vad Hände Med Dem?”
- Crayola Eyes – “Spectrum (for Sonic Boom)”
- The Dandy Warhols – “Bohemian Like You”