Thursday, January 16

Mystery of Revival -- NOW SHIPPING



Troun Records is pleased to announce a new cassette-only release from Magic Hero vs. Rock People, Mystery of Revival.

Donny Lang has been making vintage-sounding 'Thrift Shop Psych-Pop' since 2007 with his group of revolving minstrels, Magic Hero vs. Rock People. The Magic Hero sound relies heavily on a unique sort of lo-fi vision -- through the soundscape of late '60s-early '70s soft-psych, calling to mind long-lost would-be outsider classics.
Mystery of Revival is a compilation featuring songs culled from all of the group's albums: Oak of the Golden DreamSecret EnemiesMagic Hero vs. Rock PeopleBegin Thee AgainOdd Zen Ends, and Great Gondolas Calling, along with previously unreleased outtakes.

These recordings were made in an old-fashioned manner: tapes, tubes, transformers, and transistors. The original 1/4" 2-track and mono masters were used for this collection. This is a limited pressing of 100 tapes.
Side One: 1 I Live in a World / Treat It Like Your First / 3 Black Magic / Astro-Turf / 5 Letters in the Sun / 6 A Grand Stop in the Best Direction / 7 Only Road You're Gonna Find / He's Gone / 9 Begin Thee Again (Movements) /10 Oklahoma Rain -- Side Two: 1 It All Depends On Everything / 2 Hole in Time / You Must Stand On Your Own / 41978 / Who Are the People in Your Neighborhood? / 6 Contraband / Pretty As Can Be / Beware the Young / 9 A Season in Time / 10 You Must Stand On Your Own (Reprise)

Wednesday, May 1




"Treat It Like Your First" Promo Clip



"Summer Is a Place in My Mind" Promo Clip



"It All Depends On Everything" Promo Clip



Tuesday, April 30





Rock People live in the shadows and run from the shadows. They are permanently stoned on false promises. We must avoid the television, that is one of the ways that they are programmed (how easy it is to fall into that trap). Light a candle in the evening instead, prepare a good meal. Create something. Enhance your environment. Avoid gratification and decide instead to contribute. You will find that your spirit is lifted and the insecurities of your body are no longer the boss. Find allies. Watch out for devils that may follow you around. These can be disguised as harmless consumer products which are presented in attractive packaging. They will follow you. Once you have recognized what is bad for you and what is good for you, it becomes very clear how very strong the bad will hold on to and entice you. Don't give in. 
This is not outsider philosophy, it is real. This is not conspiracy, it is human nature and the end result of a brand of capitalism so extreme it will stop at nothing. It needs more, it is never satisfied, nothing is ever good enough, no amount or speed or growth is as large and fast as they want it to be. The machine never stops, there is no humanity. To rock people, there is nothing wrong with any of this, they don't even see or hear what is there. There are some that recognize truth, or acknowledge small pieces of reality, but they push it away and continue to play along. Realize what's real and don't give up. Would you prefer your eyes to be glowing or stoned dead? Would you prefer your ears to hear beautiful sounds or machines pumping waste? Do you wish for your heart to be open? And your will free?

One of their main goals is to keep everyone content and comfortable. It is when people are uncomfortable that they begin to think, they begin to challenge things. Allow yourself to become uncomfortable. Involve yourself in strange situations. Become a Magic Hero. Only then will the truth reveal itself.

- Magic Hero vs. Rock People
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