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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Justin Townes Earle – Call Ya Momma

Having already released one excellent album this year with Single Mothers, Justin Townes Earle is clearly not resting on his laurels as he will follow it up with another new release in early 2015 with the associated title Absent Fathers.

The first taste comes in the shape of the wonderful Call Ya Momma.

The album is out on the 13th January via Vagrant. You can pre-order here.

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Video Round Up

A plethora of excellent videos have hit our in-box recently and here is a small selection which are well worth hitting play on – from stoned out psychedelia to bleak nihilistic punk rock by way of traditional British folk, classic Americana and infectious indie rock.

So dive into musical films from Side Saddle, The Wands, Caddywhompus, WATERS, The Unthanks and Bad Breeding.

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New Album From The Lowest Pair

Introducing >>> The Lowest Pair

The Lowest Pair features the duel banjo picking of Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Draped in Kendl’s high lonesome harmonies and Palmer’s Midwest croon, we featured their debut 36¢ back in February.

Team Love will release their sophomore album, The Sacred Heart Sessions in February. Check out the gorgeous harmonies and sweet picking of Rosie.

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Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The latest instalment of our pick of the excellent tracks you should really have made time to hear this week…

1. Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea
2. Fugazi – Waiting Room (First Demo)
3. Ex-Cult – Cigarette Machine
4. Screaming Females – Ripe
5. King of Cats – Ulcers
6. Velveteens – Loneliness
7. Andy Shauf – I’m Not Falling Asleep

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New Album From Matthew Squires & The Learning Disorders

New Album From Matthew Squires & The Learning Disorders

Founded in Austin in 2012, Matthew Squires and the Learning Disorders is an ever-evolving project, centered around the penetrating songs of young singer-songwriter Matthew Squires.

Their new album, titled Where The Music Goes To Die, is certainly a step up from anything that has gone before. Vocals are much calmer and controlled and a fuller range of (still off-kilter and unique) songwriting is on full display as well, with lines that are often as funny as they are heartbreaking. The styles and influences of the arrangements vary from track to track, always surprising you with an idiosyncratic twist on an old standard. The psychedelic breakdown in the middle of the honkey-tonk inspired titular track is a perfect example of this.

Listen/download Echo which might be the best thing he’s done to date. The album is out on the 2nd December. See our previous Matthew Squires post here.

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New From Houndmouth

We’ve loved Houndmouth from the moment we heard their brilliant track Penitentiary back in July 2012.

It was followed by an excellent debut album From The Hills Below The City last year and now they are back with For No One, the first preview of their new Rough Trade album set for release next year.

The track showcases a new sparse and epic side of the Indiana four-piece, and features frontman Matt Myers playing a striking solo on acoustic guitar.

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