Psychedelic

Interviews

If You Haven’t Been Listening to Unknown Mortal Orchestra This Summer, You’ve Been Fuckin’ Up

'Sex & Food' is one of the year's best psychedelic records, so we talked to Ruban Nielson about what's coming next.
Eric Sundermann
7.28.18
psychedelics

Ayahuasca Shows Promise as a Treatment for Severe Depression

The Amazonian psychedelic is also known as "the vine of spirits."
Dráulio Barros de Araújo
Fernanda Palhano-Fontes
Luís Fernando Tófoli
7.1.18
New music

Elevate Yourself with Two Uplifting New Spiritualized Songs

"A Perfect Miracle" and "I'm Your Man" herald the arrival of the UK band's new album 'And Nothing Hurt,' out this summer.
Phil Witmer
6.12.18
New music

Unknown Mortal Orchestra Get Down and Dirty on "American Guilt"

On their new single, ahead of an upcoming tour, the New Zealand psych-rockers are mad as hell and they're not going to take it anymore.
Phil Witmer
1.23.18
VICE TONIC

LSD's Health Benefits Convince Norway to Relax Punishment For Possession

While the rest of the world continues to resist.
Zachary Siegel
10.10.17
climate change

Reporting on Climate Change Is Harmful if You're Not Offering Solutions

Once-celebrated author and thinker Daniel Pinchbeck can't find an audience for his new book. He has a few ideas why.
Katie Bain
8.8.17
sculpture

These Sad Clown Sculptures Are Way Too Realistic Not to Feel You

In ‘The World Just Makes Me Laugh,' sculptor Ugo Rondinone brings his trippy, sad clowns to UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
DJ Pangburn
6.19.17
interactive sculptures

You Can Play These Giant Sculptures Like Musical Instruments

The Seattle-based art trio Let’s creates giant psychedelic multimedia sculptures.
DJ Pangburn
4.17.17
Illustration

[NSFW] Vintage Porn Bursts with Flowers in Dromsjel's Psychedelic Erotic Collages

Found porn and psychedelia merge in Pierre Schmidt, a.k.a., Dromsjel's warped collage-illustrations.
DJ Pangburn
4.14.17
painting

Journey to 'Lost Olympus,' Where Greek Idols Become Kaleidoscopic Modern Paintings

Ancient myths and contemporary icons become one in multicolored paintings by Spanish street artist and muralist Okuda San Miguel.
DJ Pangburn
3.2.17
.gif art

[NFSW] Erotic GIFs Celebrate Psychedelics, Sci-Fi, and Sex

Inside the hella PLUR world of artist Jean Francois Painchaud, a.k.a., Phazed.
DJ Pangburn
2.28.17
Art

A Trippy Desert Mirage Emerges in a New Animated Music Video

Miami-based musician and animator Niko Javan animated a psychedelic desert trip-out for his own song, "Mental" feat. Michelle Wylen.
Nathaniel Ainley
2.8.17
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