Our in-box is once again sinking slowly in a deluge of new music and videos, and even once we’ve deleted all the e-mails about house bangers, dance remixes, and other such nonsense we’re still left with an unfathomably large number of songs to listen to… However, listen we do, and here is a short selection… Read More MM’s Monday Morning Round Up
Ohioan have featured sporadically on MM over the years, their brand of desert baked experimental Americana sitting somewhere between Giant Sand, Tinariwen and the expansive grandeur of Other Lives. They will release a new album titled EMPTY / EVERY MT in early 2016 and you can stream / download the epic almost-seven minutes of Pissing At Will, the… Read More MM Shorts 730: Ohioan
Fine Points, a new project featuring members of San Francisco psych band, and regular MM alumni, Sleepy Sun, will release their debut album, Hover, on July 17th via Dine Alone Records. For now, make do with a first taste of the record in the shape of the hazy, psych-tinged, cosmic fuzz of lead single Astral Season. .
Following the release of her critically acclaimed album The Innocents, Pennsylvanian artist Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) will play two UK shows in February, on Saturday 21st at the Old Blue Last in London (free show), and the day after at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow To mark the dates, their is a new video for album track… Read More New Video: Weyes Blood – Bad Magic
The new album from Diagrams (aka ex-Tunng member Sam Genders), titled Chromatics was officially released today on Full Time Hobby. A blend of folk, electronica, synths and melodic pop that combine to deliver a calmer, warmer whole than his previous record Black Light. Check out one of the standout tracks, the lovely Gentle Morning Song below. .
It appears Winston Yellen, the creative force behind Nightbeds, has taken a slightly different sonic direction from 2013’s excellent Country Sleep album. The first new track in a good while is Me Liquor And God and emphasises even further the more ambient electronic side that was always present, without sacrificing any of his unique vocal delivery. Intrigued? Have… Read More New From Nightbeds
Tragically it has been announced that Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst has passed away aged just 37. His record label Warp said, “We are shocked and saddened to share the news that Nick Talbot aka Gravenhurst has passed away aged 37. An immensely talented singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and journalist, he will be hugely missed. Nick’s family… Read More RIP Nick Talbot AKA Gravenhurst
We’ve posted Halloween mixes in the past (see here) and here are a few random Halloween related tunes, streams and videos linked by nothing other than the time of the year and the fact they’re all pretty damn good. . . . . . . .
1. Justin Townes Earle – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover) 2. Grouper – Holding 3. Andrew Bird & Nora O’Connor – I’ll Trade You Money For Wine (Robbie Fulks cover) 4. Chumped – Name That Thing 5. John Moore – Smoking On The Cancer Ward . . [Click through for free download] . . . .
Weyes Blood is the work of Natalie Mering, one time member of experimental troupe Jackie-O Motherfucker and guest on Ariel Pink’s Mature Themes. The sound of Weyes Blood is one of folk (with elements of psych and pop) set against electronics and tape effects, multi-part harmonies, collages and melodic qualities of delay. With vocals, often… Read More Weyes Blood – Some Winters