Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine new, and excellent, songs from the past seven days neatly packaged for your listening pleasure.

1. Jeffrey Lewis – Train Song
2. The Sandwitches – Our Toast
3. Ultimate Painting – Break The Chain
4. John Vanderslice – Midnight Blue
5. Destroyer – Dream Lover
6. Heather Woods Broderick – Wyoming
7. DRINKS – Hermits On Holiday
8. Spoon – TV Set (Cramps cover)
9. Nots – Virgin Mary

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New Video: The Pack A.D. – Animal

The Pack A.D. have released a 4-song EP called Meta Animal. The EP (available here) features previously unreleased tracks, including a cover of Thee Oh Sees’ Night Crawler.

The duo have also shared the official music video for Animal, which appears on the EP and their 2013 album, Do Not Engage. It was filmed in Vancouver and comes complete with all the makings of a classic horror film: creepy scientists in extra white lab coats, chains and fangs, and even some Thriller-inspired dance moves.

Watch it here.

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New Single From Sunflower Bean

Brooklyn-based psychedelic trio Sunflower Bean’s  new single I Hear Voices will be released on Fat Possum on the 24th July.

They have taken their garage-rock and psych sounds, spiced them up with some sweetly melodic riffs and smothered it all in hazy vocals. It is a more than worthy follow up to their self-released debut EP, Show Me Your Seven Secrets, at the end of 2014 (see our previous band post here).

I Hear Voices will be available on limited 7” and download, and features The Stalker on the flip side.

Give it a spin.

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MM Shorts 711: Melt Dunes

Any band able to describe their sound as “like wandering alone in a desolate circus at night with the impending doom of being hunted by psychopathic clowns“, gets our ears.

This then is Melt Dunes, almost eight minutes of malevolent, eerie, tortured psychedelia shot through with a garage savagery that makes Epicaricacy a compelling listen.

Try it here.

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New From Young Romance

We posted about the catchy noise pop of London based duo Young Romance back in March and new single Never Learn looks set to enhance their reputation even further.

Swathed in a fuzzy exterior, it is a adrenalin fuelled rush of sugar-coated hooks and harmonies that rushes to a giddy climax in just over two perfect minutes.

Stream it. Hit repeat.

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MM Shorts 709: Night Dials

Night Dials manage to take squalid, sexy pyschedelia and combine it with rock and garage to create a heady stew of primitive beats and pop hooks, all infused with the tripped out vibrations of the 60s West Coast scene.

They will shortly release a new double A Side Single I’ve Done More Things and I’ll Sleep When I Die.

Give it a spin.

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Introducing >>> Surfin’ Mutants Pizza Party

Surfin’ Mutants Pizza Party is the one-man bedroom punk project of 21 year old Quebecker, Julien Maltais. After fronting various black metal bands, Maltais decided to lock himself up in a bedroom and create music inspired by his love of DIY punk, California surf punk, horror, sci-fi flicks, comics, video games, and skateboarding. The end result is a colorful blend of throaty pop vocals, gritty instrumentation, and California punk aesthetics old and new.

Clocking in at just over a minute and a half, The Kraken is taken from his forthcoming debut The Death Of Cool and is a buzzy and addictive rollicking romp through ‘Lovecraftian Horror Punk‘ as Maltais pens an ode to the legendary sea monster that has terrorized ships and sailors since the 18th century.

Listen / download it here.

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Video Round Up Time

Time for a collection of some of the great videos and songs we’ve had through lately. They range from the Cheatah’s excellent Murasaki video and Heater’s brilliant Mean Green through to the raw, fizzing noise rock of Reporters’ stripped back video by way of the tripped out campfire haze of Zuli’s Better All The Time.

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New Video: Courtney Barnett – Dead Fox

Courtney Barnett’s new single is Dead Fox, ostensibly one of the brightest and poppiest tracks on her brilliant recent long player Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, but also one of the most politically weighted. With this track, she uses vivid, nightmarish imagery of trucks criss-crossing the country, taxidermied kangaroos and “a possum Jackson Pollock…painted in the tar” as a powerful argument against the destructive powers of big business, raging against the death and destruction caused by corporations, simply to “bring us the best price”.

It comes complete with a sharply subversive animated video that features animals taking bloody revenge on humans, with foxes, emus and sharks driving over pedestrians with glee. Barnett’s concept for the clip was animated and directed by Rory Kerr and Paul Ruttledge as a grisly twist on the imagery of a children’s story book.

Wonderful stuff.

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