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pangbianr interviews psychic ills

interview by josh.

Some of New York’s finest and furthest out sound explorers are bringing their psychedelic inversions to China this November. PSYCHIC ILLS have been burnishing their particular brand of Bushwick Babel for nigh on a decade, most recently teaming up with Brooklyn tastemakers Sacred Bones to release 2011 LP Hazed Dream. An ostensible departure from their previous long-form free jams — captured on so many spooled miles of practice room tape — Hazed Dream is all about “putting some words to some chords”, “keeping it simple” and “Shaking off that NY brain boil.”

Well, I’m not sure if Beijing is any less of a brain boiler, but I’m certainly psyched! I asked Ills guitarist Tres Warren and bassist Elizabeth Hart a few questions about the core and evolution of their sound, and what they’re expecting to encounter as they face this next frontier. Read on and see them on tour with Chui Wan this November (tour dates here).

Put Chinese people and pillows together and joke writes itself #china #notsoaccidentalchinesehipsters (Taken with Instagram at Sanlitun Village 三里屯Village)

Put Chinese people and pillows together and joke writes itself #china #notsoaccidentalchinesehipsters (Taken with Instagram at Sanlitun Village 三里屯Village)