Six Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Delta Spirit – From Now On
2. She Keeps Bees (featuring Sharon Van Etten) – Is What It Is
3. Lilac Daze – Knives
4. Woods – Tomorrow’s Only Yesterday
5. Destruction Unit – Dust
6. The Cambodian Space Project – Here Comes The Rain

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New Album From Tweak Bird

New Album From Tweak Bird

Much under-rated psych-rockers Tweak Bird are back with a new album Any Ol’ Way.

The two brothers from southern Illinois have put together another top notch collection of heavy, hooky riffs, distortion, and thunderous percussion mixed with blessed out psychedelia and sludgy stoner anthems.

Take a listen to the excellent Greens below.

Order the vinyl or grab a digital copy via their Bandcamp page here.

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Here is a bonus download of Upside Down Frankenstein taken from their recent Scion AV Rock Show series.

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DZ Deathrays – Reflective Skull

DZ Deathrays - Reflective Skull

Starting with drums that could have sprung from a South London ghetto blaster, Reflective Skull, the new single from Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays quickly launches into a gut wrenching riff, cathartic half-howls and a rhythm section that both spirals and swaggers – all capped off in just three and a half destructive minutes.

Let sonic mayhem ensue…

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Mad Mackerel Recommends… Brown Sabbath

Mad Mackerel Recommends... Brown Sabbath

Brown Sabbath is the alter ego of Austin-based psych-funk collective Brownout who delve deep into reinterpreting the catalogue of metal godfathers, Black Sabbath.

They remain true to the darkness, bombast and fuzz of Sabbath’s sound, while re-imagining the music with greasy Afro-Latin horns, hypnotic percussion and psyched-out, rare-groove improvisation.

Their debut single Hand Of Doom, featuring The Black Angels’ Alex Maas on vocals, is set to be released May 27 as limited edition, colored splattered 10-inch vinyl with The Wizard as the b-side on Ubiquity Records. The full-length album, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, is set to follow on June 24.

Have a listen.

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Round Up Time

Round Up Time Again

Once again it is time to hurl in the lifesaving post of a Round Up, thrown boldly into the rising tide of cracking new tunes that are lapping against the very top of our inbox. Ten bands, thirteen tracks…dip in!

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First up is the raw, take-no-prisoners rock’n’roll of Scary People’s tracks Crush The Bug and Chicago – pure, unadulterated foot-stomping noise.

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Slow Club release their much anticipated new album Complete Surrender in July. The first single from it is the title track, utilizing sweeping strings, a galloping beat and the band’s rich and soaring vocals.

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The wonderful Timber Timbre will release their new album imminently and the insistent groove and disquieting Americana of Curtains?! is a real gem.

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Creepoid is one of our favourite names for a band and their planned Record Store Day release, an EP titled Wet is their debut on Graveface Records. A one sided 12”, it features 4 new songs and a B side etching. Check out the slow burn sonics of Wet Bread.

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The Los Angeles, via Detroit duo The Singles have given us a couple of singles of glammed-up, garage-pop from their upcoming full length Look How Fast A Heart Can Break, that crackle and hum with energy and

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The irrepresible jangling guitars of The Shilohs are showcased perfectly on their new track Palm Readers that comes from their forthcoming self-titled album.

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Fresh from supporting Cate Le Bon on her recent UK tour, Sweden’s Sea Lion is giving away a free download of the haunting Sanna’s Song, a mesmerising, slow-burning ballad built on finger-picked guitar and warm, analogue organ.

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The mighty Ming City Rockers are also back with a new single, the swaggering, primal rock’n’roll of Twist It.

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Powder Blue have just shared their track Run, and have been described as “a perfect storm of psychedelic rock, shoegaze and drone”. We’ll be catching them at the Great Escape in May!

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Lastly we have the spacey, mind melting electronica infused psychedelia of Hypnotized – listen to a couple of suitably sonically adventurous tracks from their new five track EP Telesto.

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