Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Grouper – Call Across Rooms
2. Bass Drum Of Death – For Blood
3. Girlpool – Jane
4. The Hussy – EZ/PZ
5. Kevin Morby – Parade
6. Parquet Courts – This Is Happening Now
7. King Tuff – Headbanger

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Mighty Oaks – Brother

Mighty Oaks - Brother

Three-part vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars, and mandolins are the core of Mighty Oaks songs. Smooth bass lines and simple drums are the heartbeat of its sound with driving electric guitars adding depth as front-man Ian Hooper layers lyrics both melancholy and hopeful atop rustic refrains that call to mind the Pacific Northwest of the Seattle native’s birthplace.

Stream/download the band’s debut single Brother.


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Wooden Wand – Uneasy Peace

More From Wooden Wand's Farmer's Corner

Wooden Wand hits the road on the back of his recent album Farmer’s Corner, another outstanding release, which came out in May on Fire Records. For most of these shows, he’ll be headlinging and playing solo, performing songs from the new album as well as from his extensive back catalogue. He has also announced a couple of shows with Jolie Holland, one is a sold out date at The Water Rats in London on 25 September and the other is at the Soup Kitchen in Manchester the day before.

Listen to the excellent Uneasy Peace from the album and then buy a ticket for one of the dates below.

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Tour Dates:

September 11th – UK, LONDON, FIRE SHOWCASE (with The Saints and Sterling Roswell)
September 12th – PT, VALADA, REVERENCE FESTIVAL
September 13th – SP, SANTIAGO COMPOSTELA, WORKONSUNDAY
September 14th – PT, VILA REAL, COVILHETE NA MAO
September 15th – PT, PORTO, PASSOS MANUEL
September 16th – PT, COIMBRA, SALAO BRASIL
September 17th – FR, PARIS, POINT EPHEMERE
September 18th – NL, DEN HAAG, PAARD VON TROJE
September 20th – NL, TILBURG, INCUBATE FESTIVAL
September 22th – DE, MUNCHEN, GLOCKENBACHWERKSTATT
September 24th – UK, MANCHESTER, SOUP KITCHEN (with Jolie Holland)
September 25th – UK, LONDON, WATER RATS (with Jolie Holland)
September 26th – UK, WINCHESTER, THE RAILWAY
September 27th – UK, HEBDEN BRIDGE, MASONIC HALL
September 28th – UK, GLASGOW, BROADCAST
September 29th – IE, DUBLIN, WORKMAN’S CLUB
September 30th – IE, CORK, BLACK DOG SALOON & MEZCALARIA
October 2nd – IE, LIMERICK, KASBAH SOCIAL CLUB
October 3rd – NL, UTRECHT, DB’S
October 4th – BE, GHENT, VOORUIT

MM Shorts 601: Elijah Ocean

Finish the weekend by submerging yourself in the lovely, warm Americana of Elijah Ocean’s Ride It Out, a sweetly evocative and plaintive track that recalls such luminaries as Neil Young, Gram Parsons and The Band.

It is taken from his forthcoming album Bring It All In, released on October 8th via New Wheel.

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Quiet Life – Housebroken Man

Quiet Life - Housebroken Man

Here are a couple of tracks from Quiet Life’s recent, excellent EP Housebroken Man.

The first, the title track, features a rollicking cameo from Cary Ann Hearst from Shovels & Rope, and the second, a mesmerising and poignant cover of Townes Van Zandt’s Waiting Around To Die features Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

Buy it here.

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Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Thurston Moore – The Best Day
2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Mahogany Dread
3. Wampire – Wizard Staff
4. Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner
5. Dinosaur Feathers – Zeitgeist
6. Terror Pigeon! – Girl!
7. Tyrannosaurus Dead – Local Bullies
8. King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

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The Futurebirds & Jittery Joe’s…

Like yesterday’s post about Elliott Brood, The Futurebirds are another long-term staple of MM. Their brand of southern-fried psych-jams and gothic tinged Americana has resulted in a whole series of excellent releases, and they remain one of the bands we would most like to see live.

From Athens in Georgia, the band have teamed up with Jittery Joe’s Coffee to create the new Baba Java blend of coffee and they are also releasing a new four track EP to commemorate the occasion. The closing song is this rollicking cover of REM’s (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville.

Download it below.

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Video: Christian Lee Hutson – Ghost To Coast

Christian Lee Hutson, 24-year-old Nashville-via-Los Angeles singer-songwriter rooted in country tradition and vibrating with youthful energy (think a drunk and sedentary George Jones being channeled through a drunk and animated Conor Oberst), is spending the summer on tour in support of his forthcoming sophomore album Yeah Okay, I Know.

The album is being released digitally in installments throughout the year with one new song and video revealed per month, culminating in a physical release at the end of the year on vinyl and CD formats.

Ghost To Coast is Hutson’s most recent offering, and the video features a preponderance of blow-up pools, fish tanks, confetti-filled dance floors, vigorous paddle-based competition and a snuggly pit bull. The song manages to perfectly capture Hutson’s tendency to be the death of the party…

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