Neo-psychedelia is a diverse genre of psychedelic music that draws inspiration from the sounds of 1960s psychedelia, either updating or copying the approaches from that era.[1] Originating in the 1970s, it has occasionally seen mainstream pop success but is typically explored within alternative rock scenes.[5] It initially developed as an outgrowth of the British post-punk scene, where it was also known as acid punk. After post-punk, neo-psychedelia flourished into a more widespread and international movement of artists who applied the spirit of psychedelic rock to new sounds and techniques.[6]

Neo-psychedelia may also include forays into psychedelic pop, jangly guitar rock, heavily distorted free-form jams, or recording experiments.[1] A wave of British alternative rock in the 1980s spawned the subgenres dream pop and shoegazing.[4]

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