Psychedelic Horseshit

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Psychedelic Horseshit is an American band from Columbus, Ohio, that plays a genre of lo-fi noise pop that they christened "shitgaze".


The group was founded by Matt Whitehurst in 2005; he claims the band's name was coined off-the-cuff by Sarah Asher when he and a few musician friends landed a slot playing a jam band festival.[1] The group's lo-fi sound, recorded with inexpensive equipment, was solidified over the recording of several CD-R releases in 2006 and 2007.[1] The group's first 7" arrived in 2007 on Columbus Discount, followed by an EP; Siltbreeze picked the band up for a full-length, Magic Flowers Droned, in 2007. In 2009 the group re-released some of the old CD-R material as Golden Oldies, along with new songs as Shitgaze Anthems. Golden Oldies received a 5.2/10 rating on Pitchfork, and was called "tough to recommend", though Pitchfork says of Shitgaze Anthems, "never before have so many of their good ideas worked out quite so well." [2] They also released the double seven-inch EP Too Many Hits as the final installment of the Columbus Discount Records Year One Singles Club in 2009. In 2011 the group released the album Laced, which received a 7.3/10 rating on Pitchfork. The album was called "more immediately enjoyable" than its prior releases. [3]


  • Matt Whitehurst - guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Rich Johnston - percussion
  • Ryan Jewell - keyboards, percussion
  • David Radosevic - bass, guitar
  • Jason Roxas - bass, keyboards
  • Justin Burkett - bass


  • Blown Speaker Standards (CD-R, 2006)
  • King Tubby's Badness Dub (CD-R, 2006)
  • "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (Columbus Discount Records, 2007)
  • New Wave Hippies EP (Half Machine Records) (2007)
  • Magic Flowers Droned (Siltbreeze, 2007)
  • Golden Oldies (LP, 2009)
  • Shitgaze Anthems (Woodsist Records, 2009)
  • "Magic Flowers Dubbed" (EP, 2009)
  • "Live At Pompeii" (EP, 2009)
  • Too Many Hits (2x7" Columbus Discount Records, 2009)
  • Acid Tape (Fan Death Records, 2010)
  • Laced (Fatcat Records, 2011)


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