It would be overly simplistic to imagine a chasm between the haves and have-nots in today's psych-rock landscape, even between the ones with huge production values and the ones sticking it out with streamers and bubblegum. The reason: All the best bands these days carry some degree of scrappiness, no matter how gigantic their approach. Reigning acid champions The Flaming Lips still hold on to some aspects of their early jerry-rigged live shows (including having random audience members come onstage to dance in animal costumes), but their Zeppelin-infused bubble-psych sound continues to expand right along with their... More >>>