New Freedom Fry Single

New Single From Freedom Fry

It doesn’t matter when you’re 21 …

By our reckoning no one does infectious, feelgood indie-pop like Freedom Fry, the combination of French songstress Marie Seyrat and Michigan-born musical chameleon Bruce Driscoll (also of Blondfire).

With each release they up the ante and on irresistible new single 21 they have added in audience vocals and claps from their recent residency at the Echo in LA.

Listen below, and let some sunshine in.

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Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine new, and excellent, songs from the past seven days neatly packaged for your listening pleasure.

1. Jeffrey Lewis – Train Song
2. The Sandwitches – Our Toast
3. Ultimate Painting – Break The Chain
4. John Vanderslice – Midnight Blue
5. Destroyer – Dream Lover
6. Heather Woods Broderick – Wyoming
7. DRINKS – Hermits On Holiday
8. Spoon – TV Set (Cramps cover)
9. Nots – Virgin Mary

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New Video: Magic Potion – Booored

Stockholm trio Magic Potion trade in warped out, slacker pop of the best kind, recorded on an old reel-to-reel and produced by the band itself.

Their debut EP Melt is due on 1st June, via Beech Coma. Preceding the EP is lead single Booored which received much praise when it premiered earlier this month, and it’s now also gotten the video treatment in the form a home-made 2D animated VHS cartoon movie.

Watch it below. Stream the song, and its excellent preceding debut track Deep Web.

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MM Shorts 713: Steady Sun

Steady Sun, the five-piece psychedelic outfit who have featured a number of times on MM, has returned with their first single in two years, Lover Knows.

It is taken from forthcoming album Flora and kicks off as a gently pastoral excursion into the dreamier end of the psych-spectrum. Midway through it flexes its muscles briefly before settling back down to meander to a sweetly hazy conclusion.

Groovy stuff, and a perfect companion piece to our earlier Old Baby post.

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Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our weekly round up for you of some of the best songs shared in the past seven days…

1. Barna Howard – Bitter Side Of Blue
2. Theo Verney – Brain Disease
3. Spray Paint – Country Singer
4. The Wooden Sky – Our Hearts Were Young
5. Jacco Gardner – Find Yourself
6. White Reaper – I Don’t Think She Cares
7. Telegram – Aeons
8. Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles – Holy Rollers
9. Heartless Bastards – Gates Of Dawn
10. Sea Of Bees – Test Yourself
11. Mac DeMarco – The Way You’d Love Her

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New From Young Romance

We posted about the catchy noise pop of London based duo Young Romance back in March and new single Never Learn looks set to enhance their reputation even further.

Swathed in a fuzzy exterior, it is a adrenalin fuelled rush of sugar-coated hooks and harmonies that rushes to a giddy climax in just over two perfect minutes.

Stream it. Hit repeat.

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New Single From The Deadline Shakes

New Single From The Deadline Shakes

Phonecalls In The Bath is the new single from Deadline Shakes, out on the 28th June via Flowers In The Dustbin records.

It starts as sweetly yearning, meandering indie-folk before shaking off the shackles half way through and galloping into country-tinged power-pop territory with infectious harmonies that nod to Phil Spector and the Beach Boys.

Pretty sure you won’t hear anything more charming or smarter today…Pre-order via Bandcamp here.

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Introducing >>> Black River Bell

Introducing >>> Black River Bell

Since 2011, Black River Bell (aka Sydney singer-songwriter Timothy Bray) has been writing dark folk songs that explore the mystery and melancholy of love, loneliness and the indefinable strangeness of the human condition.

His songs cover a wide range of subjects including: the tale of the spirit of a boy trapped in limbo, impending apocalypse, the Salem witch trials, wayward friends, a breakup and a wedding. Now he is about to release his debut single The Blackbirds a haunting ballad, which blurs the lines between folk, dream pop and classical minimalism.

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Introducing >>> Surfin’ Mutants Pizza Party

Surfin’ Mutants Pizza Party is the one-man bedroom punk project of 21 year old Quebecker, Julien Maltais. After fronting various black metal bands, Maltais decided to lock himself up in a bedroom and create music inspired by his love of DIY punk, California surf punk, horror, sci-fi flicks, comics, video games, and skateboarding. The end result is a colorful blend of throaty pop vocals, gritty instrumentation, and California punk aesthetics old and new.

Clocking in at just over a minute and a half, The Kraken is taken from his forthcoming debut The Death Of Cool and is a buzzy and addictive rollicking romp through ‘Lovecraftian Horror Punk‘ as Maltais pens an ode to the legendary sea monster that has terrorized ships and sailors since the 18th century.

Listen / download it here.

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New Video: Courtney Barnett – Dead Fox

Courtney Barnett’s new single is Dead Fox, ostensibly one of the brightest and poppiest tracks on her brilliant recent long player Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, but also one of the most politically weighted. With this track, she uses vivid, nightmarish imagery of trucks criss-crossing the country, taxidermied kangaroos and “a possum Jackson Pollock…painted in the tar” as a powerful argument against the destructive powers of big business, raging against the death and destruction caused by corporations, simply to “bring us the best price”.

It comes complete with a sharply subversive animated video that features animals taking bloody revenge on humans, with foxes, emus and sharks driving over pedestrians with glee. Barnett’s concept for the clip was animated and directed by Rory Kerr and Paul Ruttledge as a grisly twist on the imagery of a children’s story book.

Wonderful stuff.

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