Last week The Survivalists released their first album, Counting Down The Days Until Aliens Ride In On A Comet Destroying Most Things On The Planet But Hopefully Not Me. They have been described as an apocalyptic folk-punk duo and hail from Oshawa, Ontario. Have a listen to the excellent Learning To Lose Interest and I Can’t Wait To… Read More MM Shorts 817: The Survivalists
Dreaming Heart is another track from We/Or/Me’s recently released album Everything Behind Us Is A Dream. It is a simply gorgeous slice of gently swirling Americana – dark and serene, this track takes listeners to Chicago’s Rogers Park, on the coast of Lake Michigan, where a weary traveler stares over the water, talking to someone… Read More More From We/Or/Me
Andy Ferro is the lead guitarist in Nashville’s retro garage outfit Ranch Ghost, but Muirhead is his debut solo album. A wonderful collection of dusty, folk-pop songs which harken back to the golden era of the 1950s and 60s, they have already garnered him comparisons to Syd Barrett, Buddy Holly, and even Sgt. Pepper’s-era Beatles. Listen to… Read More MM Shorts 815: Andy Ferro
Been a busy week away from the blog so we’ve not been able to post as much as we would like. Here then is our usual round-up of tunes released in the past week. The Coathangers – Make It Right Cat’s Eyes – Chameleon Queen Mary Chapin Carpenter – Something Tamed Something Wild Elephant Stone… Read More Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
We’ve already posted a couple of tracks of the slow, roiling, psychedelic folk that The Murals specialise in, and which fills their debut album Violet City Lantern with a breathtaking ease. Now we have a third – listen to I Live Here below, and order the album, which is out in a couple of weeks… Read More Another From Murals
Crippled Shining Blues is the excellently named new single to be taken from London-based psych-folk outfit The Hanging Stars’ new album Over the Silvery Lake (due out on 11 March via The Great Pop Supplement and Crimson Crow). The track is wonderfully rhythmical, replete with a wandering bassline and complimentary riffs from both guitar and… Read More New Single From The Hanging Stars
New Zealand duo The Renderers play languid, seeping music with its guitar swells and swirls, menacing vocal delivery and a loose structure that threatens dissemblance at every turn. New album In The Sodium Light is out on the 26th February and we have the excellent pastoral psych of Seaworthy from it to share with you.
Well here we go again with another collection of ten top notch new tunes picked from the past seven days, purely for your edification and enjoyment. Father John Misty – Maybe, Sweet One, You Won’t Have Nightmares Tonight Rats On Rafts – Some Velvet Morning (Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood cover) The Raveonettes – The… Read More Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
Dogs is the latest track to be revealed from emerging LA-based band Bird Dog’s forthcoming debut EP Misty Shrub. Give it a spin below, it is another fine example of their warm, synth-tinged Americana that feels like it has just time-travelled from the canyons of early 70’s country-rock.
Mount Moriah have shared Baby Blue, a gorgeous alt-country slow-burner, and it comes accompanied by a beautiful new video that aims to depict the quiet dignity in everyday life through a series of extended shots: including a man sharing a t-shirt with his newborn child, a woman sat on a doorstep eating pizza in the small… Read More New Video: Mount Moriah – Baby Blue