New Video: Pink Mountaintops – Shakedown

Pink Mountaintops’ brilliant Get Back is one of our favourite records of the year and the band have released a new video for album track Shakedown.

It tells the story of a not-so-typical commute through Los Angeles. The video floats through a headphone fueled dreamland full of arcade video games, roller skating, mixed drinks and kiddie pools. It stars Mandy-Lyn Antoniou and features a guest appearance by J. Mascis.

Watch it here.

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The Shivas – Manson Girls

The Shivas - Manson GirlsPortland’s The Shivas have announced the release of their fourth LP, You Know What To Do, out October 28th on Olympia-based label K and on cassette via Burger Records.

Having drawn comparisons to bands like Thee Oh Sees and Black Lips, The Shivas blend elements of surf-pop, garage-rock, and good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, dousing their hook-filled melodies with a healthy dose of reverb. There are fuzzy, frenetic jams and hazy slower tunes, and the sub-90 second crackle of Manson Girls is one of the former.

Have a listen.

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MM Shorts 602: The Tills

MM Shorts 602: The Tills

Asheville-based garage rockers The Tills release their new six-track EP today, capturing smoldering definitive versions of songs upon which the band have built their raucously fun reputation. The vinyl 7” features 4 songs as well as a digital download card offering two additional tracks.

Check out the catchy, garage-pop classic-in-waiting Gee Golly below.

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Thurston Moore – The Best Day
2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Mahogany Dread
3. Wampire – Wizard Staff
4. Twilight Sad – There’s A Girl In The Corner
5. Dinosaur Feathers – Zeitgeist
6. Terror Pigeon! – Girl!
7. Tyrannosaurus Dead – Local Bullies
8. King Tuff – Black Moon Spell

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New Single From Wild Smiles

Wild Smiles will release their debut album, Always Tomorrow, on Sunday Best Recordings on 27th October. The fast-rising trio, comprising brothers Chris and Joe Peden with drummer Ben Cook, have also released their new single, Never Wanted This, today.

Taking in elements of Beach Boys surf pop, Velvet Underground drones, Jesus & Mary Chain low-fi garage clatter and Nirvana filth, they manage to concoct a dazzling stew of sound.

Watch the video and stream the single below.

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May McDonough & Company – bullyboywithaglasseye

May McDonough & Company - bullyboywithaglasseye

Neo-psychedelic-sex-punk band May McDonough & Company from Orange, CA, recently released their new full length album Bullyboywithaglasseye. They describe themselves as “kinda like Thee Oh Sees - meets- The Growlers - meets- Jefferson Airplane“. Sounds mighty fine to us.

Take a listen to Wrap Around Porch… they might even have sold themselves a little short!

Buy from Bandcamp here.

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MM Shorts 597: The Highway Hymnal

The Highway Hymnal are a brooding psych rock four-piece from Boston. Their experimental sound has been influenced by artists coming from a variety of genres such as the 60s pop of The Beatles, the 70s garage rock of The Stooges, and the late 80s/early 90s shoegaze of The Jesus and Mary Chain and Spacemen 3.

Listen to the intense noise-rock of Television below.

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