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Declan McKenna: What Happened to the Beach? review – a genuinely psychedelic experience | Declan McKenna

“I got a boring apartment, and all of the drugs / I’m fucking dangerous,” Declan McKenna sings on his third album, and you can well believe him – few recent major-label albums have sounded this authentically psychedelic.The artwork for Declan McKenna’s What Happened to the Beach? Photograph: APThe 25-year-old Brit broke through in 2015 with debut single Brazil – which had a second flush of TikTok’d fame in 2022 – and he scaled up to maximalist glam on second album Zeroes, which, for all McKenna’s natural melodic gifts,…

How ‘DIG! XX’ Explodes and Reimagines a 20-Year-Old Cult Rock Doc

Once upon a time on the West Coast, two bands were plotting a revolution. Well, really, it was one musician concocting a grand plan to dismantle the record industry, bring back a massive revival of 1960s psychedelic rock, and achieve total world domination. His name was Anton Newcombe, and this singer/multi-instrumentalist fronted a San Francisco group blessed with one of the greatest names of any 1990s band: The Brian Jonestown Massacre. The only thing better than their moniker was the music itself, which…

‘No kinky saucepot shenanigans!’: Liam Gallagher and John Squire on their psychedelic resurrection | Liam Gallagher

When Liam Gallagher first heard the songs John Squire had written for their new collaborative album, he had two thoughts: that they were “banging”, and that he instinctively knew how to sing them. After all, he’s been singing Squire’s songs since his early teens.“You’ve got to remember, I’m a massive Stone Roses fan,” Gallagher announces from across the table at a studio in Kentish Town, north London. “They were the ones who got me into a band, so I know the rhythms. It’s not like I’m singing Trent Reznor out of the…

A Single Dose of Psychedelic Ibogaine Might Help People With Traumatic Brain Injuries

The psychedelic drug ibogaine may be able to give brain injury sufferers some much needed help. A new, small study found that military veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury experienced a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression, anxiety, and PTSD following treatment with ibogaine and magnesium. The findings merit larger clinical trials of the drug for these injuries and other brain conditions, the researchers say.Will You Click Windows’ New Copilot Button?Ibogaine is derived from the root of…

This Powerful Psychedelic Could Help Relieve Traumatic Brain Injury

Nolan Williams, now a psychiatrist and a neurologist at Stanford University, first developed an interest in the psychedelic drug ibogaine during his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He was blown away by accounts he read about a single dose of the powerful drug, derived from a Central African plant, being able to free some people from substance use disorders. This was back in 2010, however, “way before the psychedelic renaissance,” Williams says. Given that ibogaine is a strictly banned substance in…

Why Psychedelic ‘Designer Shrooms’ Could Be The Future : ScienceAlert

Magic mushrooms can do some amazing things, from triggering vivid hallucinations to temporarily "dissolving" a person's ego and potentially even relieving treatment-resistant depression.Humans have long marveled at these seemingly supernatural fungi, but thanks to modern genomics, we are gaining new insights about where their magic really comes from – and how we might harness it more effectively.A new study compiled genomic data for 124 different isolates and cultivars of the psilocybin-producing fungus Psilocybe…

Mind-Bending Medicine: The Psychedelic Depression Breakthrough

Research indicates that psychedelics like psilocybin could be effective in treating mental health conditions, particularly depression. Clinical trials incorporating psychotherapy show promise, but the complex regulatory environment and need for more scientific evidence pose challenges.Journal of Psychiatric Practice presents review and update on psychedelics for mental disorders.A growing body of evidence suggests that psychedelic drugs may be useful in treating various mental health conditions. However, many challenges…

To Understand the Human Brain, Give an Octopus MDMA

Gideon Lichfield: I'm sure it will be if it isn't already. No, totally, I think we're gonna get a hydroponic organic psilocybin encased in artisanal, ethically sourced chocolate harvested from the Western-facing slopes of some mountain in Nicaragua, and it's gonna be very expensive. And somebody with a very snooty head, who's gonna be standing there at the shop explaining to you which kind of psilocybin you should be using—I have no question any of this will happen. It's basically inevitability.Lauren Goode: OK, and then…

Here’s the Deal With Las Vegas’ Psychedelic Orb, the MSG Sphere

A giant shape-shifting orb has invaded the Las Vegas metropolitan area. If you’ve seen pictures, you’d be forgiven for being alarmed because it sorta resembles something that might land on Earth during an alien invasion. A pulsating ball that likes to change its color and appearance, the orb sometimes looks vaguely like a bomb going off. In other cases, it’s resembleda giant eyeball. Or the moon. Or, a gateway to another dimension...Top 5 Shopping Tips for Amazon Prime DaySo, yeah...wtf is that thing? Unfortunately, it

Meet the Psychedelic Boom’s First Responders

That first year, Fireside trained more than 100 volunteers and conducted some 2,550 conversations with callers—including Greenberg. Within months of reaching Jasmine, he had walked away from his job (and psychedelically high salary) to focus on work “that adds value to the universe.” Eventually he got on the phone with Fireside again—this time not to ask for help but to offer it. By the time we spoke, he'd donated $100,000 and was poised to start as the organization's CTO, working for free.There's a fairly obvious point I…