Imagine The Carter Family and Daniel Johnston are emigrating to Europe, taking with them only their instruments, their songs, and an old tape recorder. They end up in Northern Norway. That’s how you have to imagine C. Strøm’s music: American folk in low-fidelity!
Listen / download I Have Heard Of A Land, the title track from his new album below, and When We Go A-Hunting. Order the cassette from Bandcamp here.
Boasting one of our favourite new band names with the descriptively short and to the point, Slug, together with one of our favourite song titles of the year, the surreal Cockeyed Rabbit Wrapped in Plastic.
Thankfully they live up to both names. Listen below or get it as a limited time free download here.
Here is the latest single from Blackpool three piece Darlia, titled Stars Are Aligned and it may well be their best release to date. While it sacrifices none of the heaviness of earlier releases and the rumbling, bruising riffs are in place, there is a more refined, more confident touch with the melody that elevates it from the merely good into a whole new league altogether.
Jersey City’s Vomitface have released their debut music video for the track Sloppy Joes, from their self-titled EP released this summer!
Shot in the backroom of Revival Vintage in Hoboken, NJ, the video is both an homage and incisive send-up of the traditional performance video—the band wanted to be “completely reverent and irreverent simultaneously.”
1. Mark Lanegan Band – Harvest Home
2. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Everybody Knows
3. Hollis Brown – Wait For Me Virginia
4. Diarrhea Planet – Heatwave
5. Blitzen Trapper – To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) (Ryan Adams Cover)
6. Field Report – Marigolden
Algernon Doll has released the reflective, chiming Candy-Striped as a free download. The video for the poignant track is a sight to behold, with stock footage and surreal imagery edited together to perfectly capture the tone of the song. The track is taken from their third album Omphalic, released via Struggletown Records.
The Deadline Shakes will release their new single Slipping From Your Heart on the 10th November.
It is an indie showstopper that somehow seems to steal, magpie like, from every preceding decade of rock’n’roll and every single mainstream genre from bombastic rock to disco via glam, and still manage to come up with something as fresh sounding as it is retro.
We like it more with each play, but it is a weird old mix! Have a listen.