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
  • Justin Burkett - bass
  • Jason Roxas - bass, keyboards



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