MM Shorts 624: Magic Castles

Magic Castles’ new album Sky Sounds, was released yesterday through A Recordings Ltd, Anton Newcombe’s UK-based imprint. The Minneapolis 5-piece combine the hazy, hypnotic atmospherics of bands like Spacemen 3 and Galaxie 500 with the organ-drenched psych sound of the mid/late ’60s outfits – particularly American West Coast folk-rock -for an altogether otherworldly sound.

Have a listen to the laid back, reverb laden, title track.

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New Videos: Lola Colt || The Franklys || September Girls || Meat Wave

Four videos to set pulses racing from Lola Colt, The Franklys, September Girls and finishing with Meat Wave’s insanely catchy punk rock.

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(Download the whole album on a pay-what-you-want deal from Bandcamp).

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Introducing >>> Daddy Issues

Introducing >>> Daddy Issues

The excellently named Daddy Issues are an all girl trio producing a twisted, distorted take on garage-pop that drips with acerbic irony and a healthy dose of cynicism.

Ugly When I Cry is a wonderful slab of downbeat grungy pop that we’ve had on repeat ever since we heard it!

Stream it below, or grab it for a buy-now deal at Bandcamp.

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Menace Beach Announce Ratworld

Menace Beach Announce Ratworld

Leeds’ Menace Beach have confirmed details of their debut album. Ratworld will be released on the 19th January (UK /Europe) and 27th January (North America) on CD, heavy splatter colour vinyl, and good old-fashioned download.

Recorded across the summer, heavy melody abounds on Ratworld with the band forging a triumphant collection of loose-limbed noise pop. The first taste of which, the fuzzily insistent Come on Give Up, is available to stream below or as a free download from the band’s website here, where you can also pre-order the album too.

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Little Person – Sommeria

Little Person was formed by twin brothers Nicky and Max Weinbach. Both of them started their careers writing and producing musical theatre, but their deep love of classic 1960s pop records soon led them to set aside their staff paper, pick up electric guitars, and begin hitting the legendary clubs of San Francisco.

Their debut, Little Person EP comes out tomorrow. Check out the vintage patchwork of 60s rhythms and sing-along melodies of Sommeria.

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MM Shorts 620: Hannah Lou Clarke

Silent Type is the title track from Hannah Lou Clarkes’ debut EP, which will be released on the 24th November. The EP has been written and recorded whilst living above a Quaker meeting house, taking inspiration from the bizarre intensity of the silent worship happening below.

Fond of writers like Charles Bukowski and Billy Childish, the lyrics – much like their soundtrack – can be confrontational, and raw, with occasional intent to cause discomfort.

Have a listen.

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Fossil Cliffs – Wake Me Up

All the way from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Fossil Cliffs is the new solo project from Mike D’Eon.

His debut, self-titled EP is an inspired collection of tracks from the jittery start-stops of opener Summer Sun, to the pop-rock stoner sludge of In My Eyes, and the jangly washed out guitars of Cold, it is an eclectic opening statement tinged with reverb and honesty.

Check out Wake Me Up below.

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