Primal Scream’s career could in many ways be read as a microcosm of British indie rock in the ’80s and ’90s. Bobby Gillespie formed the band in the mid-’80s while drumming for goth-tinged noise rockers the Jesus and Mary Chain, who were the exact opposite of Primal Scream — the latter specialized in infectious, jangly pop on its early records. After a brief detour to punky hard rock, the group reinvented itself as a dance band in the early ’90s, following through on the pop and acid house fusions of the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays. With the assistance of producers Andrew Weatherall and Hugo Nicholson, Primal Scream created the ultimate indie pop and dance fusion album, Screamadelica, in 1991. Screamadelica broke down boundaries and changed the face of British pop music in the ’90s, helping to make dance and techno acceptable to the rock mainstream. Instead of following through on the promise of the album, Primal Scream retreated to Stonesy boogie for their 1994 follow-up, Give Out but Don’t Give Up. When that record was greeted with indifference, they returned to dance-rock fusions with 1997’s Vanishing Point, which re-established the group as a major force in British rock.

Primal Scream Announce 2014 US Tour. Primal Scream also released the album "More Light" Released on the band’s own First label through Ignition Records.

Primal Scream Announce 2014 US Tour

After a run of West Coast tour dates this fall and the release of More Light earlier this year, Primal Scream have announced a North American tour in April and May of 2014, including a headlining set at Austin Psych Fest.

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Primal Scream "More Light" reviewed by Northern Transmissions

Review Of Primal Scream’s “More Light”

More Light can be seen as a modern take on psychedelia with huge portions of freewheeling bass rumbles, random blasts of brass parps and cosmic guitar riffs beamed in from God knows where. At times it’s a job to know what instrument is producing which otherworldly noise.

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Primal Scream announce new album for U.S

Primal Scream Announce New Album for U.S.

Primal Scream return on June 18 with ‘More Light’, out on the band’s own First International label through Ignition Records.

The 13-track collection of new songs – and the band’s first LP in five years – ‘More Light’ was written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes and produced by David Holmes

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