Did you miss Olivia Tremor Control at Vera Project earlier this month? Well, NPR has partially made up for that oversight by making OTC’s show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City last night available for streaming.
Even if you did catch the Athens, Georgia psych-pop nonet’s Vera set, you might want to tune in. These guys didn’t lose any of their fiery inventiveness or whimsical charm during their lengthy hiatus. OTC’s pyschedelia has the rare ability to flirt with madness and also to plunge headlong into shaggy amiability—and sound equally adept at both modes.