Six Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. She Keeps Bees (featuring Sharon Van Etten) – Owl
2. Slaves – Hey
3. Mazes – Salford
4. Itasca – Nature’s Gift
5. Allo Darlin’ – Romance And Adventure
6. Ausmuteants – Fed Through A Tube

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Introducing >>> John Southworth

Introducing >>> John Southworth

With the release of Niagara (out late September on Tin Angel Records), Toronto-based singer-songwriter John Southworth has delivered an audacious, double record featuring nine rich, expansive songs on the Canadian side, with eleven mirrored counterparts on the American.

The result is a multi-faceted, one-of-a-kind album – a collection of gorgeously crafted songs blending a vast and distinct selection of popular song and folk styles – while unveiling revelatory insights into both American and Canadian psyches.

He describes the Canadian side songs as “spacious, numinous, Scorpion and evergreen” and the American as, “unhinged, noir, mythical and metallic”.

The first taste is the hypnotically simple, yet affecting Hey I Got News For You. We’ll leave you to guess which ‘side’ it comes from…

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Video: Lera Lynn – La Di Da

We were big fans of Lera Lynn’s 2011 long player and she is back with a new album in September called Avenues. Watch the video for La Di Da below.

“Like a flag on a crane, in the wind and the rain, I’m gonna tear you up
As the world’s flowin’ by, we’ll be high in the sky, on a lie that is love
We will sing we will dance, we can bank on the chance, that it’s more than just lust.”

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New EP From Kyle Adem

New EP From Kyle Adem

We were big fans of Kyle Adem’s 2012 release Armour, and he has returned with a new single from his forthcoming EP Beautiful Dreamer (due on October 14th via Ghost Motel Records).

With a signature guitar-driven narrative, Good Morning, August conjures imagery of leaves changing, the end of a season, and with it, an uplifting change in attitude that finds the indie/folk musician exploring greater pop-sensibilities than previously.

Have a listen, really lovely stuff.

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Maggie Bjorklund To Release Shaken

Maggie Bjorkland To Release Shaken

Maggie Bjorklund is a pedal steel guitarist/singer/composer from Copenhagen, Denmark. She has made a name for herself as a stylistically unique musician, combining the tastes and techniques a wide variety of music – country, indie rock, film scores, psychedelia, pop – into a seamless blend of roots music.

Her new album Shaken was written while Bjorklund was recently tending to her mother in the hospital, just before she passed away. The album is full of potent memories and emotional outpouring, as translated into the warm but dark sonic textures. Much of the music here – whether instrumental or with vocals – flows like lucid dreams with the subtly dominant and defining touches of Bjorklund’s pedal steel melody lines at their core.

Have a listen to Missing At Sea below.

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MM Shorts 595: Roadkill Ghost Choir

Emerging from the desolate heart of Central Florida, Roadkill Ghost Choir make unsettling, powerful American rock – Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy.

The band have shared Down & Out, another new song, from the band’s upcoming album In Tongues.

Listen here.

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