Salt As Wolves, the title of the new album from Jeffrey Foucault is a line from Othello describing boldness; a fitting title to frame a record of blues played bold and loosely, without rehearsal or cant. With his fifth collection of original songs Foucault continues to quietly build a deep, resonant catalogue of songs about love,… Read More New Album From Jeffrey Foucault
Kalle Mattson’s video for Avalanche was filmed in one day on a sound stage in Toronto. The video features Mattson faithfully recreating the iconic covers of 35 classic albums that influenced his work including Ramones’ Ramones, Jay Z’s The Blueprint, Elliott Smith’s Figure 8, The Clash’s London Calling and many more. Watch it below. . .
Three of our favourite bands have, by happy coincidence, all offered up new tracks so we thought we’d stick them altogether in one neat package for you. First up are indie legends and slowcore stalwarts Low with another excellent tune from their forthcoming album Ones and Sixes, which is out in September. What Part Of Me,… Read More Three’s Company: New Tunes From Low, Coke Weed & Traams
The Honey Ants have shared the video for their third release of 2015 – The Sound Of You. Shot at Dungeness in Kent, the landscape is a perfect fit with the haunting and powerful track. Watch it here. . .
Along with a couple of other bands like Blitzen Trapper, Wooden Wand and the Felice Brothers, we have a particular fondness for the Roadside Graves, a band whose brilliant 2009 album My Son’s Home was an early MM staple and from which Far And Wide was high in our favourite tracks of that particular year.… Read More The (Very Welcome) Return Of The Roadside Graves
Brisbane collective Golden Age of Ballooning have announced the release of their sophomore EP We Will Never Let You Go, the follow up to debut release Don The Winter Coats. Narrative vocals, lush harmonies and evocative arrangements drive through bursts of tempo and psychedelia. Duelling ebow solos, sea-sick guitars, pitch shifted drums and swirling organs recall influences such… Read More Introducing >>> Golden Age Of Ballooning
You know the score. Seven new songs rounded up from the best of the week’s releases… Enjoy. 1. Melissa Nadler – Solitude (Black Sabbath cover) 2. Wavves – Flamezesz 3. Hazel English – It’s Not Real 4. Ought – Men For Miles 5. Patty Griffin – Rider Of Days 6. Doubting Thomas Cruise Control – Lenny Bruce… Read More Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
When writing the follow up to 2012’s The Crow Mother and 2013’s The Westering, Wickerbird (aka Blake Cowan) secluded himself in a trailer on Washington’s Mount Rainier and found inspiration in the forest and even recorded some of nature’s own notes, recording them and featuring them on his new album, The Leaf Maker, out September… Read More New Album From Wickerbird
Time for one of our sporadic video round up posts. Lots of new musical films and songs to enjoy – here are a selection of some of our favourites from Fidlar and the Sewer Rats to Samantha Crain and Ruby The Rabbitfoot via Du Blonde and all stops inbetween. . . . . . . .… Read More Video Round Up
On July 31, Amazon Music will release Amazon Acoustics, a playlist of cover songs and original music from more than 30 artists. The latest song to be shared from it is Deer Tick’s Grandfather Song, which was was originally a demo for 2013 album Negativity. While it didn’t make the final cut for the record, John McCauley… Read More Deer Tick – Grandfather Song