Psychedelic Gems From The Underground Ft. Acid Smoker and Brandon Michael

Acid Smoker

Portland, Maine-based musician — Brian Hanson — formed Acid Smoker around the year 2013, and has since been on a nomadic quest across the country — residing in Austin, Olympia, and Portland, Oregon along the way.

His latest track “Freakout” is a frenetic frenzy filled with the iconoclastic images of a spiritual wanderer — traversing the plains of a rugged landscape. It’s beautiful to say the least.

The sound lies somewhere between a freak folk melody and the darker, underbelly of psychedelia. We hope to hear more from Acid Smoker, very soon.

Brandon Michael

Brandon Michael is an eclectic Toronto based multi-instrumental songwriter, and producer. Michael combines bedroom music and indie elements from the underground with sincere, emotional driven vocals and lyrics.

The radiating soundscape of “We’re Not Young” reminds us of an iridescent acid trip from a simpler time. A time filled with love, nostalgia, and a sense of beauty. But a time, that’s swiftly fleeting, and melting away like a snowman on a sunny day in late March. A sad beauty of sorts.

In closing, although the track is a dark mood, reflecting on thoughts and feelings surrounding the aging process, we can’t help but notice the light and beauty emanating from the soundscape. It’s a gem.

All tracks and instruments were performed, recorded, and produced by Brandon Michael.


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Ellis Walker

Poet and freelance journalist.

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