SONG PREMIERE: LA Psych Rockers Triptides Explore Sonic Terrain on “It Won’t Hurt You”

With a sound oscillating between psychedelic pop and space rock, Triptides’ upcoming album Alter Echoes (due out March 19th via Alive Naturalsound Records) channels both The Byrds at their most hallucinogenic and Floyd at their most cosmically composed while creating something immediate and new.

The band has established itself as a preeminent part of the new wave of L.A. psych music. With Alter Echoes they pull away from the pack, thanks to the quality of their songwriting, performance and production.

Triptides is led by multi-instrumentalist Glenn Brigman, and with drummer Brendan Peleo-Lazar and bassist/guitarist Stephen Burns.

Today Glide is excited to premiere the band’s new video for their song “It Won’t Hurt You,” one of the standouts on the new album. With its jangly 12-string guitar, steady groove and airy harmonies, the song definitely brings to mind 60s psych rock with a sunny California vibe. Incorporating fine guitar solos that veer from surf rock to more far out, acid-soaked sounds, the band gives us a time capsule of a tune that still feels fresh. Listening to the track makes it clear that the band members have done their homework when it comes to rock and roll history, and they proudly wear their influences on the sleeves of their paisley shirts. 

Band leader Glenn Brigman describes the inspiration behind the tune:

“’It Won’t Hurt You’ is our love letter to the golden era of Los Angeles psychedelic rock. We wanted to explore the sonic possibilities of the studio while embracing the 12 string-driven, power trio format that has been a staple of our live shows.”


Triptides’ Alter Echoes will be released on limited vinyl and digital/streaming platforms on March 19, 2021 via Alive Naturalsound Records.

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