2013 Recap - Rich Mystics

this year brought not one but two EP's from Philly's own Rich Mystics. We've been in touch with rock star Nick Bockrath since his Bodega days, and were thrilled to hear these tracks from the mind and pen of Barney Cortez. Rich Mystics is sort of a side project from the ever popular Nico's Gun, and the sound is completely unique and retro all at once. Big things are happening for these cats, from writing and jamming with a host of major acts to TV and tour spots with Cage The Elephant. Check out the sounds right here.


Universal Drug



Out Of Body



Rich Mystics Releases TWO EPs

Next Tuesday marks the release of not one but two Rich Mystics EP's - Loverdose and Pastiche Soul Machine. Ethereal proto-psychedelic rock drifts from your speakers to your mind, as if Marc Bolan, Syd Barrett, David Bowie, and Prince are all floating by. Good music gets better every time you listen, and these records do exactly that. Get it, put it in your playlist, and you'll find yourself noticing every time a track comes up. 


Pastiche soul machine

Philly natives Barney Cortez and Nick Bockrath are Rich Mystics, and they're dropping two EP's on October 29th. WXPN says 'It's got a very serious Bowie/Space Oddity-meets-Dukes Of Straosphear vibe to it'. Take a trip from the past to the futre with these cats, and their special guests Eric Slick and Tom Hamilton. Dig in right here and support the home team.


New Site is up

Our new site is up and running right over here - check in for tour dates, new videos (coming soon), and all the news we can find. Our first seven tracks are streaming now - listen in and share the love. Sevene more are on the way.


Rich Mystics

The hardest working Star kids in Philly and beyond - Rich Mystics is the new project from Barney Cortez and Nick Bockrath. Subterranean Psychedelic pop that connects the dots from Syd Barrett to Prince. Barney and Nick have a slew of credits, but we'll just let the music do the talking.


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Get ready Philly town, Rich Mystics are landing at The Barbary on Thursday night with a sound that spans the psychedelia from Syd to The revolution. Who are Rich Mystics you say? Barney Cortez and Nick Bockrath in their most transcendent state of musical exploration. 


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