Psychic Blood’s debut EP is comprised of six tracks of lush beauty and noise marred by shredding guitar whose reverb drips down the walls like expired glue before coalescing in dark corners. Conceived from lost causes, sleepless nights, and a mysterious brush with death which landed guitarist/vocalist Jason Vachula in the hospital, Alien is less about extraterrestrial beings than it is about alienation from one’s own self and the surrounding world. However, at its core this is not a downer record, but rather a burst of energy; a celebration of the lost, the truly free.
Psychic Blood is a Western Mass trio that took its name in 2011. The band has released multiple cassettes with the last being Nightmare Beaches, a limited tape on the Sonoran Desert-based Ascetic House label. The trio has played shows across the US and toured with the likes of Nü Sensae, Naomi Punk, and Cottaging.