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Modern Psychedelic Rock: Playlist

Thanks to new technology which allows artists to create face-melting sounds more easily, an increased number of bands are creating modern psychedelic rock. Over the last 15 years, this ’60s and ’70s inspired emergence has begun to really take fold. Cities such as Los Angeles and even entire countries like Australia have become epicenters of modern psychedelic rock.

’60s Psychedelic Music

Looking back to the ’60s, the arrival and the following explosion of psychedelic music defined the “swinging sixties” decade. Previously, no such genre of music had ruled the airwaves and been at the forefront of pop culture simultaneously.

This created a huge wide-spread audience with many different characters of society becoming involved. Forming a full-blown movement more commonly known as the “hippie movement”. Genres such as psychedelic folk, psychedelic rock, and acid rock began popping up daily.

Pioneering bands from this time period such as The 13th Floor Elevators, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Cream, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix and more are still influential today.

’70s Psychedelic Music

The psychedelic sounds of the ’60s didn’t end with the decade. Instead, the tunes flowed through into the ’70s, with neo-psychedelia becoming the descendant of the original psychedelic movement. Artists such as Echo & the Bunnymen, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Prince carried on the movement. And let us not forget about the Paisley Underground movement in California which peaked in the mid-’80s.

Modern Psychedelic Rock

Thankfully, the psychedelic and neo-psychedelia genre is alive and kicking in the form of modern psychedelic rock. The advancements in technology have only benefited modern psychedelic rock. You and I can now enjoy various elements of music combined under one roof! Enjoy the playlist.

Further Listening: Sounds of the 70s Playlist

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