Weyes Blood – Some Winters

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 compared to Nico and of a rare purity and ethereal quality, weaved throughout the songs.

Her album The Innocents is released on 20th October via Mexican Summer and the six minute, haunting, melancholic Some Winters is the latest track to be shared from it.

Download it here.

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MM Shorts 618: Dirt Dress

Post-punk three piece, Dirt Dress have been a fixture of the LA scene since their conception in 2007. Taking influence from bands like Wire and the Fall, they compose a cultivated racket of guitars, horns, synths, and drums that mixes surf rock with synths in a curiously beguiling way.

Revelations is the  the title track from their new EP. Check it out below.

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New From Communions

Communions spawn from the same four-wall rehearsal spot as Iceage and Lower – and from under the same roof as most of the local new punk, industrial and synth scene in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This track, So Long Sun, is the A side to a 7″ coming Nov 10th on Tough Love and it’s a keeper.

Have a listen.

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Six Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Mark Lanegan Band – Harvest Home
2. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Everybody Knows
3. Hollis Brown – Wait For Me Virginia
4. Diarrhea Planet – Heatwave
5. Blitzen Trapper – To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) (Ryan Adams Cover)
6. Field Report – Marigolden

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Virginia Wing To Release Measures Of Joy

Virginia Wing to release Measures Of Joy

We’ve featured South London’s Virginia Wing a few times on MM and Measures Of Joy will be their long-awaited debut album, due to be released on Fire Records in November.

Retaining the psychedelic majesty that marked them out in the first place, Measures Of Joy encompasses spoken-word passages, brooding electronics, avant pop, and plenty of sonic experimentation to create a collection both immediate and strange – imagine Mr Benn visiting the Wicker Man if you can…

Stream/download World Contact here.

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Introducing >>> Dream Police

Introducing >>> Dream Police

Having recently announced their debut LP, via Sacred Bones, as Dream Police, Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi (best known as the founding members of The Men) have shared the title track from Hypnotized with us today.

Hypnotized finds the duo delivering the psychedelic, and fuzzed out guitars that they are best known for. Perro’s monotone vocals lay even with the instrumentation in the mix so that the entire track washes over you in a cloud of future primitive psychedelia bursting with glimmering electronics and cinematic, vibrato storytelling.

Have a listen.

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Introducing >>> Alpha Maid

Introducing >>> Alpha Maid

London three piece Alpha Maid merge angular grunge and dominant grooves with raw sample heavy electronics. An explorational genre hybrid based around repetition, rhythms and punk vocals.

Quoting Radiohead, Micachu & The Shapes, Tune Yards, Deerhoof, Bjork and Nirvana as prominent influencers Alpha Maid’s Body Chores is a prime example of a band without restriction.

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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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The Ukiah Drag – Final Prayer

Ukiah Drag - Final Prayer

The Ukiah Drag probably make perfect bedfellows for our earlier post from The Girl Band.

Their debut long player In The Reaper’s Quarters will drop on the 9th September via Wharf Cat Records, an unholy alliance of drone, pummelling riffs, creepy gothica, and sinful piano that takes in everything from Link Wray to The Fall by way of the Stooges.

We’ve previously posted Her Royal Grip and now we have the eight unforgiving minutes of Final Prayer, a destructive one-way journey to musical ruination.

Marvellous.

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Girl Band Stream I Love You (Beat Happening Cover)

Girl Band Stream I Love You

Taking influences as disparate as Bad Brains, Neu, The Birthday Party and minimal techno, the visceral Girl Band were one of the best live shows from our trip to The Great Escape. We’ve already posted their new single De Bom Bom, and now we have the B-side for you, a crushing cover of Beat Happening’s I Love You.

Released on 7″ by Dublin’s Any Other City Records, De Bom Bom will be limited to 500 copies, each 100 wrapped in a different colour of card from Dark Blue to Dark Green. Pre-order from their Bandcamp page here.

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Catch them live in the UK and Europe

29th Aug – Electric Picnic Festival – Ireland
30th Aug – Shipping Forecast – Liverpool
31st Aug – The Dome (Raw Power Fest) – London

3rd Sep – Lilla Hotellbaren – Stockholm,
5th Sep – Bakken – Copenhagen
6th Sep – ACUD Macht Neu – Berlin
9th Sep – Dr Setltsam – Leipzig
10th Sep – Astra-Stube – Hamburg
11th Sep – Stroomhuisje – Eindhoven
12th Sep – Zeester Boat – Nijmegen
18th Sep – Clonakilty Int Guitar Fest – Ireland
19th Sep – Joe Lees – Tullamore, Ireland
26th Sep – Kasbah Social Club – Limerick, Ireland
27th Sep – The Button Factory – Dublin

2nd Oct – Waves Festival Vienna
3rd Oct – Waves Festival Bratislava
4th Oct – Final Club – Praha
5th Oct – Kino Šiška – Ljubljana
9th Oct – Roisin Dubh – Galway
10th Oct – Spirit Store – Dundalk
16th Oct – Shapes – London
17th Oct – Night and Day Café
18th Oct – Triskel Arts Centre