I adore The Apples In Stereo, seen them live multiple times. Will admit I’m less of a fan of their psychedelic stuff though, but will check out some of the recommendations here since I’m definitely less familiar with it.
Here’s my AiS anecdote…
Back when I was working in my first proper job since moving to London around 2007, I managed to find some common ground with one of my workmates in that we both liked the band. I hadn’t seen them live at that point but my workmate said he saw them not so long ago at 93 Feet East bit it was awful. The sound was horrendously mixed and it was so loud you could barely hear anything through the feedback.
About two weeks after this, they released their new album New Magnetic Wonder and as the opening track Can You Feel It? came to an end, the feedback sounds are mixed into audience from a live performance where you can hear a bunch of people shouting “turn it down!” at them a lot. Then, in one of those moments which properly jolted my brain, I heard my workmates voice shouting “EVERYTHING’S FEEDBACKING, CAN’T YOU HEAR IT!?”.
My mind was blown, I told him right away with a level of excitement that was ridiculous. He thought it was quite funny, and confirmed that was the gig and that was him but didn’t quite have the same level of excitement. I mean, we were talking about them, that gig just a couple of weeks before, and then the exact incident appears on the opening track of their new album, focusing on the person who told me the story!? Still does my nut in to this day.