White Lung – Snake Jaw

White Lung - Snake Jaw

Uncompromising and confrontational punk rockers White Lung have offered up Snake Jaw, the b-side to forthcoming 7″ single Drown With The Monster. It will also appear on their forthcoming third album Deep Fantasy (which you can pre-order here from Domino Records).

It is a typically provocative offering, as hard hitting and as hardcore as ever, but with a nod to a more melodic approach that we are very much looking forward to seeing and hearing live at the Great Escape next month.

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Video: Jolie Holland – Dark Days

How good it is to have Jolie Holland back with a new record, and especially when the first taste is as good as this…Watch the video for Dark Days, a stunning song of blistering rock and roll, and taken from forthcoming long player Wine Dark Sea, out on the 20th May via Anti-.

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Joseph LeMay – Seventeen Acres

Joseph LeMay - Trailer Trash EP

Described as “stories of desolation and commitment from a singlewide trailer on seventeen acres in Tennessee“, Americana artist Joseph LeMay’s debut full length release Seventeen Acres, is out on May 20th.

Filled with tales dissecting the nuances of tenderness and uncertainty, Seventeen Acres aches with missed expectations and hope, yet is driven by love and all the desperation, fear and commitment that comes with it.

He has also made a live EP available for free via NoiseTrade, containing barebones versions of three of the album’s tracks – to go get the Trailer Trash EP just click here.

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New From Blessed Feathers

New From Blessed Feathers

Blessed Feathers are one of our favourite bands who regularly appear on MM, so we’re delighted to share their new track Huaycan Song #2, released by Honeytone Records as part of their ‘Singles Series‘ project. The song was written partly on a concrete rooftop outside of Lima, Peru, and partly in the various bedrooms and basements of their friends across Wisconsin.

Needless to say it is a winner – have a listen.

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Video: Baby Baby – You Can’t Spell Conch Without The Ch

Channeling the Beastie Boyʼs silly irreverence and party-rockinʼ spirit, Atlanta’s Baby Baby blend pop punk songwriting with a hip-hop swagger. Watch their new Lord of the Flies-esque video for You Can’t Spell Conch Without The Ch. Download it below too.

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Introducing >>> 5J Barrow

Introducing >>> 5J Barrow

Having already shared the campfire Americana of Big Sycamore today, we now have New York’s “Earth folk/rock” 5J Barrow for your listening pleasure. A band who has taken their hometown by storm and who is gearing up to release their first LP, From the Dim, Sweet Light on 24th June.

Influenced by the band members’ individual and diverse backgrounds and relationships with the city and nature, 5J Barrow creates a sound reminiscent of The Civil Wars, Of Monsters and Men, The Avett Brothers, and Ani DiFranco. The ensemble also brings a theatricality born from the core members time in theater – lead vocalist Eryn Murman spent over a year on Broadway in Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening, playing every female character, including the leads, and guitarist Jason Hite starred in Bare, off-broadway.

Grab yourself Talking My Soul from the album.

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Introducing >>> Big Sycamore

Introducing >>> Big Sycamore

In the style of the Avett Brothers or the Tallest Man On Earth, Big Sycamore’s self-titled four track EP is a lovely collection of folky Americana that sounds as though it were made to be song on the back-porch.

Listen/download Fall Asleep and our favourite from the EP, Green Fire below.

In my sights I found the oldest in the pack
Hot hell fire bursting from my gun
The old wolf limped away into the rocks
Oh my God what have I done.

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Video: Wytches – Robe For Juda

The Wytches have shared their new video for Robe For Juda.

The trio had a £200 budget for the video, so they rented the local town hall in their Peterborough hometown and shot it on a VHS camera with their mates. The results - a kind of middle-school-talent-show-meets-Clockwork-Orange tone somehow works for their raucous and unruly sound, decorated with vivid wordplay and Egyptian-esque harmonic-minor scales.

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