GENRE: Psychedelic Rock
SOUNDS LIKE: Tame Impala, Melody's Echo Chamber, Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Agouti is a psychedelic rock band that surfaced from songwriter and producer Carmen Caruso after a trip to Costa Rica’s cloud forests. Escaping from chronic fatigue and dysfunctional routine, she ruminated on what to do next. Caruso realized many of her musical facets - early experiences in choir, infatuation with 60s and 70s rock, forays into building new instruments, and making experimental music - all oscillated around psychedelic rock.
When Caruso returned home to San Francisco, she started down a path to produce her own brand of psychedelic music. She created a recording studio in her basement, gutting the entire room and rebuilding it into a soundproof space. She fixed up a 70s bass amp, a 4-track reel-to-reel, and a vintage mixer. Finally, she began writing a new set of songs. The end results, "Summertime" and "Chameleon", have been featured in The Bay Bridged, Deli Magazine, and included in KQED's Mixtape of up-and-coming psychedelic bands.
Brightest Young Things - “Agouti ‘Dragons’ Song Premiere”
Fresh on the Net - Fresh Faves 310
American Pancake - ”Agouti stir up proggy psyche rock on ‘Dragons’”
comeherefloyd - “Slide // Agouti // Light Wheel // Lucille Furs // Paul Jacks”
Skope Mag - “Agouti - ‘Dragons’ single”
Week in Pop - “Cities, scenes, skies & dreams”
The Bay Bridged - "Capybara release first single, Summertime"
KQED/The Bay Bridged - Mixtape: San Francisco’s Modern Psychedelic Sounds