Five Questions With… Psychic Bloom

Band: Psychic Bloom
Country of Origin: Iran

The music scene in Iran is sparse, especially given the restrictions on live music performance; fortunately Psychic Bloom has been able to release some fantastic garage psych out into the world. The band captures the warm sounds of surf, western, and, as with “Mystic Shadow.” spy music in a way that will sooth any classic 60s psych garage cravings. The band’s second album is set to be released, soon, on Burger Records. Here at Global Garage we’ll be keeping an ear out for the upcoming release as we are very eager to spin some tracks on an upcoming show.

Five Questions

1. What is your desert island disc (the one album you couldn’t live without?)

The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th floor Elevators

2. How did the band members meet (or, for a solo musician, how did you get started)?

I banded up with an old friend of mine who I hooked up again in college around 10 years ago. In the beginning, we covered different styles like indie, post punk and shoegaze. After a while, as we got more professional, it all led to the debut album, Psychic Bloom.

3. What is the underground music scene like in your home country?

We are not able to perform legal live shows and if we do it underground, there is always the fear of getting arrested which we witnessed happening to our friends. So we do not take the risk, though our sound is also unknown for people but there are some small communities consisting of electronic artists and indie.

4. What are some of your biggest influences outside of music?

Iranian poetry, Mysticism, Bruce Lee, …

5. Tell us about your favorite show you ever played.

Unfortunately I’ve never had a live show but still trying to find a way outside of Iran and it’s happening soon.


Ryan first discovered his love of radio at WSOE FM, where he spent all 4 years of college as a DJ, 2 as program director, and 1 as general manager. While his musical tastes are fairly broad, he has a big nerdy spot in his heart for prog rock.