A bit of shameless self-promotion today, since I’ve spent the past month or so selecting a bunch of tracks for a new CD which comes free with the new issue of Uncut, out this Thursday or thereabouts. Ostensibly, “Interstellar Overdrive” is a compilation of newish psych to coincide with our Pink Floyd cover story. Alternatively, though, it’s a bit like a Wild Mercury Sound playlist.

A bit of shameless self-promotion today, since I’ve spent the past month or so selecting a bunch of tracks for a new CD which comes free with the new issue of Uncut, out this Thursday or thereabouts. Ostensibly, “Interstellar Overdrive” is a compilation of newish psych to coincide with our Pink Floyd cover story. Alternatively, though, it’s a bit like a Wild Mercury Sound playlist.

I envisaged it as something of a sequel to the “Comets, Ghosts & Sunburned Hands” CD I put together a couple of years ago, and to that end, I think that only Black Mountain recur from that selection of bands. Stephen Malkmus and Espers have been on other Uncut CDs, but mostly this lot are pretty fresh – albeit, in the case of James Blackshaw especially, some might say hideously overexposed at Wild Mercury Sound.

Obviously, I can imagine some gripes about the notional psychedelic content of some of these tracks: Endless Boogie, for instance, though the temptation to start a CD with “Smoking Figs In The Yard” was too great to resist. Apologies, while I’m at it, to the mighty Sumatran band Suarasama, who appear to have had their name misspelt on the sleeve. And sorry, too, to the equally fine Sinoia Caves, who we couldn’t squeeze onto the tracklisting.

Here is the tracklisting, to whet your appetites or otherwise. I’ve added links to previous posts about the artists. Let me know what you think when you’ve got a copy.

1 Endless Boogie – Smoking Figs In The Yard (No Quarter)

2 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Elmo Delmo (Domino album)

3 Black Mountain – Wucan (Jagjaguwar)

4 Wooden Shjips – We Ask You To Ride (Holy Mountain)

5 Brightblack Morning Light – Hologram Buffalo (Matador)

6 White Rainbow – Mystic Prism (Kranky)

7 Animal Collective – #1 (Domino)

8 Caribou – Eli (City Slang)

9 Mike Wexler – Pneuma (Amish)

10 Yeasayer – Ah, Weir (We Are Free)

11 Suarasama – Fajar di Atas Awan (Drag City)

12 James Blackshaw – Spiralling Skeleton Memorial (Important)

13 Espers – Widow’s Weeds (Wichita)

14 Voice Of the Seven Woods – Second Transition (Twisted Nerve)

15 Sic Alps – Co/Ca (Siltbreeze)