New Video: Ruby Fray – Barbara

Ruby Fray is the moniker of Austin-via-Olympia songwriter Emily Beanblossom, who released her sophomore album Grackle this fall on K Records. Dubbed “psychedelic witch wave,” her sound is dark & dissonant, with haunting vocals that have been likened to Nancy Sinatra, Lana Del Rey, Hope Sandoval and PJ Harvey.

Watch the chilling video for Barbara

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Alex Calder – Lola

Lola is the latest track to be shared from Alex Calder’s upcoming debut album Strange Dreams (out via Captured Tracks on the 20th January).

Artfully pitched somewhere between indie jangle and drowsy, hazy psych-pop, Lola offers a dark enchantment all of its own, like reaching for the stars whilst wading through the silt at the bottom of a pond.

Watch/stream it here.

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Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Dear friends, here is our weekly selection of fine new tunes you really should have already heard by now…

…but if not!

1. Steve Earle & The Dukes – You’re The Best Lover I Ever Had
2. Colleen Green – Pay Attention
3. A Place To Bury Strangers – Straight
4. Elvis Perkins – Hogus Pogus
5. Marissa Nadler – Pitseleh (Elliott Smith cover)
6. Mourn – Otitis
7. Sonny & The Sunsets – Cheap Extensions
8. Wilco – Blasting Fonda

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MM Shorts 634: American Wrestlers

American Wrestlers is a new signing to the excellent Fat Possum label, and his debut single is titled I Can Do No Wrong.

Born near Glasgow and now residing in Missouri he sits in a world similar to Kurt Vile and Granddaddy, and has that classic American lo-fi indie sound.

The single is a gorgeous slice of jaunty psych-pop and we recommend wrapping your ears around it immediately.

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Party Of One – Watch While The Heads Roll

After an eleven year hiatus Eric Fifteen’s Party of One is back with a new album, Streetside Surprise, the follow up to their lone long-player Caught The Blast.

The first track from it is the darkly subdued, and slightly menacing post-punk of Watch While The Heads Roll.

Download it below – not too sure when the album will see the light of day….

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Introducing >>> Cherry Glazerr

The world of LA garage rock trio Cherry Glazerr is filled with teenage crushes, grilled cheese sandwiches and social anxieties, but spiked with venom as well. Beneath the bubblegum melodies and throwaway lyrics, is a jagged, sinister undertow, filled with pummelling guitars and barebones drums.

Latest single is the sleekly vicious Had Ten Dollaz backed with sweet and sour punk shredder Nurse Ratched.

Listen to both below.

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New Video: Viet Cong – Continental Shelf

Viet Cong have released their new video for their savagely jagged track Continental Shelf, the first song from their self titled debut record out on the 20th January via Jagjaguwar.

Uncanny and foreboding, the video draws inspiration from a wide range of sources, directly referencing moments from classic horror films, arthouse cinema and the work of painter Michaël Borremans.

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Video Round Up

A plethora of excellent videos have hit our in-box recently and here is a small selection which are well worth hitting play on – from stoned out psychedelia to bleak nihilistic punk rock by way of traditional British folk, classic Americana and infectious indie rock.

So dive into musical films from Side Saddle, The Wands, Caddywhompus, WATERS, The Unthanks and Bad Breeding.

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