Every week, Hype Monitor wades through the most buzzed-about bands all across the Internet to find the ones you need to hear now.
The Band: Ape School
The Buzz: Ex-member of the Lilys goes even deeper into the psych-left-field, lighting up songs with bright bands of sound, like one man singing beneath the auroroa borealis.
Listen If: You want the sonic equivalent of peyote-eating in the desert — arid, expansive and full of shape and color.
Key Track: The merry singalong "Did What I Did," where group vocals unify campfire style over great, ghostly synths.
The Band: A Camp
The Buzz: Cardigan Nina Persson roams even further away from "Lovefool," delivering china-delicate songs well-suited to her beautifully worn alto.
Listen If: Simple and sad save the day for you, time and time again.
Key Track: "Stronger than Jesus," whose bright brass and triumphant chorus bespeaks a simple message: love trumps religion any day of the week.
The Band: Harappian Night Recordings
The Buzz: British one-man band makes enthralling ritual music comprised of bending sitars, bubbling percussion and dead-eyed, trance-like vocals.
Listen If: You've always wanted to spend a year living among some far-flung desert tribe, but lack the funds, the means or the guts.
Key Track: The hypnotic "Bare Cairo," where sitars and pipes pitch and roll like a cargo ship on the high seas.