Introducing >>> Ladada

Introducing >>> Ladada

Comets is the first taste from Ladada’s forthcoming debut EP.

It is a blissful slice of languid yet sunny, psych-drenched atmospheric pop that carries at its heart the good natured optimism of classic Motown. Take a ride and float away on the back of its slow-moving melodies.

Download it below.

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MM Shorts 590: Eureka California

Eureka California is a skuzz-pop, indie-rock duo from Athens, Georgia.

Crunch marks their second long player in eighteen months; eleven eminently hummable tracks that recall the Replacements, early Jam and a scrappier Ramones. 

Check out Twin Cities. The album is out now via HHBTM Records.

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Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires – Born In The USA
2. DZ Deathrays – Less Out Of Sync
3. Bat For Lashes – Skin Song
4. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Terrified
5. Speedy Ortiz – Bigger Party

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More From The Hawks (Of Holy Rosary)

More From The Hawks (of Holy Rosary)

Here is another track from San Antonio garage-pop outfit The Hawks (of Holy Rosary).

It’s Just Work is another infectious power-pop jam from upcoming long player What Team Am I On? It is two and a half minutes of exuberant energy, sing-along hooks, joyous three-part harmonies, and catchy keyboard riffs.

Have a listen. What Team Am I On? will be out July 22nd via Texas Is Funny Records (pre-order here).

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Green Man Rising

Green Man Rising

We were lucky enough to be invited to be part of the voting panel for the Green Man Rising event, a “competition” to find a new band to open the wonderful Green Man Festival on the Mountain Stage.

From a final short list of 31 artists, we picked our favourite six and we thought it would be good to share our choices with you as the standard was uniformly high, and making our choices became a highly fraught and difficult exercise.

The final is on Wednesday 23rd July at The Dublin Castle in Camden.

Here were our six picks…

Cherryshoes
There is something hypnotic and slightly eerie about Cherryshoes which we found utterly mesmerising – we could imagine Lisa M. casting a woozy spell over any audience that would be hard to shake off, and her off-kilter uniqueness seems a perfect fit for a Green man crowd.

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Velvet Morning
We’ve long been fans of Velvet Morning’s heady swirl of barely concealed unease and chemically induced delusions. They sound like a collision between one of Warhol’s 60s New York art parties and moody krautrock from the 70s German underground. Delighted they made the list.

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Charles Howl
May have been the most infectious track we heard – insistent, nagging riff over motorik percussion.

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Pastel Colours
Intriguing mix of pastel led psychedelia, indie and twangy surf rock that they meld into a unique concoction that had us hitting repeat immediately after the first listen to Hands Like Silk.

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Erin K
Brilliant contradiction of sweetly upbeat folk often underpinned with explicit lyrical detail, irreverent observation and black humour that recalls everything from Moldy Peaches to Syd Barrett by way of The Lovely Eggs. If she wins we personally request she open with the wonderful Jiggy Miggy!

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Fenne Lily
Gorgeous, fragile acoustics that have a rare purity and recall the very best of the 60s coffee-shop culture

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MM Shorts 587: The Dead Heir

We’re thoroughly enjoying the new single from Aussie six-piece psych-garage groovers Dead Heir.

Cooked is layered with jangly guitars, subtle organ lines and a rolling rhythm section, draws its brooding pop flavour from a string of sordid affairs with late 60s tunes and the neo-psychedelica of the 90s alternative scene.

Far out man.

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Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)

MM's Best of 2014 So Far

The longest day has come and gone, and halfway through the year we are. It seemed a good point to reflect and share thirty of our favourite albums of 2014 so far, and so here they are, in strictly alphabetical order of course…

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The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads

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Amen Dunes – Love

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Avers – Empty Light

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Dan Baker – Pistol In My Pocket

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Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

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The Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans

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Dune Rats – Dune Rats

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Simone Felice - Strangers

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The Felice Brothers – Favorite Waitress

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First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

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Emil Friis – Sand In Your Eyes

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Micah P. Hinson & The Nothing – Micah P. Hinson & The Nothing

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Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes

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Damien Jurado – Brothers & Sisters Of The Eternal Mind

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Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours

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Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – Chambers

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Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing

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Natural Child – Dancin With Wolves

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Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

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Orwells – Disgraceland

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Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

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Pink Mountaintops – Get Back

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Strand Of Oaks – Heal

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Sun Kil Moon – Benji

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Together Pangea – Badillac

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Vacant Lots – Departure

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Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

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The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

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Water Liars – Water Liars

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Wooden Wand – Farmers Corner

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