Psychic Ills bridges the gap between the sunbaked, wind-swept desert of its Texas roots and the experimental leanings of New York City guitar bands. The band calls to mind the tamer, later eras of both the Jesus and Mary Chain and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, two bands whose frequently laconic guitar rock belied a great deal of interesting songcraft below the surface. The band's latest is Inner Journey Out, which features tighter songwriting coupled with some sweet guitar atmospherics. (Safe bet)

Psychic Ills bridges the gap between the sunbaked, wind-swept desert of its Texas roots and the experimental leanings of New York City guitar bands. The band calls to mind the tamer, later eras of both the Jesus and Mary Chain and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, two bands whose frequently laconic guitar rock belied a great deal of interesting songcraft below the surface. The band's latest is Inner Journey Out, which features tighter songwriting coupled with some sweet guitar atmospherics. (Safe bet)