Believe it or not, cool shit comes out of Indianapolis. I know, it sounds crazy. I wasn't ready to accept it either. I've played in the city twice on tour with absolutely the lowest expectations you could imagine, and was greeted with a small but energetic underground scene. One of Indianapolis's standouts is Learner Dancer
, a spacey psych band that blends flowery 60s tones with the mellowed-out-Sabbath vibe of contemporary psych giants Dead Meadow. Droney and repetitive yet uplifting, these guys have been an excellent experience the couple of times I've been able to catch them live. Unfortunately, they went on indefinite hiatus after a gig last Friday—but don't worry, if you find yourself in Indianapolis looking for a cool show, every member of Learner Dancer plays in other great (and like-minded) bands around town.
Today's 12 O'Clock Track is "Fortune Teller," which falls at the poppier end of the psychedelic spectrum.