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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New Video: Rivertairs – Jack

Rivertairs are on a voyage of musical discovery, channeling influences from rock n’ roll through to psychedelia to create what they describe as “a soundscape of many colours”.

Latest single is Jack, a tongue in cheek look at the imagery around the infamous Victorian serial killer, who is now firmly embedded in pop culture as well the history books.

Watch it here.

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Burning Palms – Thorns

With aesthetic roots in American gothic literature, post punk, and 60s garage Tucson’s Burning Palms cites influences ranging from Nick Cave to Bauhaus to Patti Smith and even more contemporary punk stalwarts in the late Jay Reatard.

Confidently tiptoeing on the threshold of punchy psych-rock and seductive whimsy, they create music shot through with an expansive moody melancholia.

Check out/download Thorns below and order their self-titled debut via Lolipop Records here.

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MM Shorts 632: Bruiser Queen

Bruiser Queen is a male/female guitar & drums duo whose catchy, fuzzy brand of garage-rock is driven by lead singer Morgan Nusbaum’s powerful vocals. On the band’s new album, Sweet Static, Nusbaum’s style ranges from sweet and soulful to fierce and fiery, falling somewhere between the dreamy pop of ’60s girl groups and the ferocity of the ’90s riot grrrl.

Download On The Radio and hear for yourself.

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