New Video: Ruby Fray – Barbara

Ruby Fray is the moniker of Austin-via-Olympia songwriter Emily Beanblossom, who released her sophomore album Grackle this fall on K Records. Dubbed “psychedelic witch wave,” her sound is dark & dissonant, with haunting vocals that have been likened to Nancy Sinatra, Lana Del Rey, Hope Sandoval and PJ Harvey.

Watch the chilling video for Barbara

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Alex Calder – Lola

Lola is the latest track to be shared from Alex Calder’s upcoming debut album Strange Dreams (out via Captured Tracks on the 20th January).

Artfully pitched somewhere between indie jangle and drowsy, hazy psych-pop, Lola offers a dark enchantment all of its own, like reaching for the stars whilst wading through the silt at the bottom of a pond.

Watch/stream it here.

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Joyce Manor & Toys That Kill Split EP

Joyce Manor and Toys That Kill will be embarking on a West Coast tour together and have an upcoming split EP to promote at the same time.

Here are a couple of tracks from it, Joyce Manor deliver up their trademark power punk whilst Toys That Kill head down more of a bubblegum punk route that is as sweet as it is spiky.

The EP is out on the 9th December.

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Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Dear friends, here is our weekly selection of fine new tunes you really should have already heard by now…

…but if not!

1. Steve Earle & The Dukes – You’re The Best Lover I Ever Had
2. Colleen Green – Pay Attention
3. A Place To Bury Strangers – Straight
4. Elvis Perkins – Hogus Pogus
5. Marissa Nadler – Pitseleh (Elliott Smith cover)
6. Mourn – Otitis
7. Sonny & The Sunsets – Cheap Extensions
8. Wilco – Blasting Fonda

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MM Shorts 634: American Wrestlers

American Wrestlers is a new signing to the excellent Fat Possum label, and his debut single is titled I Can Do No Wrong.

Born near Glasgow and now residing in Missouri he sits in a world similar to Kurt Vile and Granddaddy, and has that classic American lo-fi indie sound.

The single is a gorgeous slice of jaunty psych-pop and we recommend wrapping your ears around it immediately.

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Slaves – The Hunter

Slaves are rapidly cementing their place as one of our favourite discoveries of the year. Following the release of the excellent Hey, and confirmation they will be opening the NME Awards Tour 2015, the brilliantly bruising duo have followed up with new single The Hunter, a ninety second, visceral wall of noise.

Awesome.

Listen below. Pre-order the single here.

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Party Of One – Watch While The Heads Roll

After an eleven year hiatus Eric Fifteen’s Party of One is back with a new album, Streetside Surprise, the follow up to their lone long-player Caught The Blast.

The first track from it is the darkly subdued, and slightly menacing post-punk of Watch While The Heads Roll.

Download it below – not too sure when the album will see the light of day….

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MM Shorts 633: Honeymilk

Hailing from Sweden Honeymilk are a band that we’ve posted about a couple of times on MM, their spiky and boisterous indie-rock sitting somewhere between The Strokes, The Kinks, Ty Segall, Wilco and Velvets.

Their second single A Scene In Between, taken from their upcoming EP Sanguine Skies, is richly layered with soaring electric guitars and a heavy kick drumbeat that comes together in an energetic sonic combination.

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