Introducing >>> The Toothe

Introducing >>> The Toothe

The Toothe share a musical chemistry born of a lifetime of collaboration and experimentation. Raised in the same small Piedmont town, they relocated to the mountains of Asheville to explore and develop their mutual love of song.

Their most recent effort is the Talons EP (out on 10th June), a six-song foray into a hook-laden and intensely engaging sound they call Apocalyptic Americana. The EP draws from a deep well of American musical tradition while simultaneously reveling in a jubilant pop energy and outlandishly off-kilter lyrical musings. The songs range from up-beat and lively pop delights to contemplative and intricately-crafted ballads, but united by an aim to take the listener on a psychedelic journey across mesmerizing musical and emotional landscapes.

Listen/download Mustard from the EP below and stream Earthworms.

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Friday Round Up

New Release Round Up.

So many tunes to share – time for another Round Up just in time for the weekend. All pre-screened for your guaranteed listening pleasure.

So away we go…

Easing us in gently is some ethereal folk from Owls of the Swamp and the gentle Shapeshifter is a perfect introduction to forthcoming album Atlas.

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At the other end of the noise spectrum we have aggressive post-punk from Total Control’s Flesh War, taken from upcoming long player Typical System.

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The Honey Trees debut LP Bright Fire has just been released, this is the lovely By The River.

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Kristy And The Kraks new self-titled release is a glamorous 4-track masterpiece of snotty girls-in-the-garage stomp & 60s-girl group-punk raunch. Check out No No No No No from it.

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Derek Luttrell’s debut album Tired Dogs, Old Trees is to get lost in the pensive pitter-patter of an unpretentious folk ballad before being thrust upright for the thump-thump-thumping of a soil-scattering Americana jam. Try on Wayside for size…

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Old Smokey is an Athens, Georgia folk collaboration that is a little hard to pin down: there are traces of Ennio Morricone spaghetti-western, east Indian psychedelia, and Appalachian stomp. Dead Man’s Pose, is an upbeat scorcher with rolling, brushed drums, chanted group vocals, and a clarinet that brings to mind a New Orleans second line. Their upcoming full-length, Wester Easter, will be released on April 29 via Cloud Recordings.

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The Lottery Winners just might be making some of the most gloriously british guitar-pop we’ve heard in years – bright, infectious, sweeping verses and stick-in-your-head choruses. This is Heavy Heart.

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Finally, some orchestral folk from Cajita’s new album Tiny Ghosts. Three tracks starting with Broken Glass, an observation on romantic love with proud horns and wandering guitars that speckle a reminiscent groove playing well with the songs smart lyrical content. Swooping vocals and shining synth sounds are brought to bear on love and memory in The Stars is and Shake is a crisp acoustic number with intimate up-close vocals.

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MM Shorts 543: More From Let’s Wrestle

MM Shorts 363: Let's Wrestle

I Am Fond Of You is the latest stream taken from Let’s Wrestle’s excellent self-titled third album of bold, imaginative indie rock that expertly straddles the divide between classic psych-pop and Seventies cowboy rock – it is out now on Fortuna POP! (order here).

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Divino Niño – Pool Jealousy

Divino Nino - Pool Jealousy

Divino Niño is an psych pop band who often mix in washed out reverb, world percussion, dreamy guitar riffs, and beautiful and lush vocal harmonies in the vein of Tame Impala and Thee Oh Sees.

Check out three tracks from their new record below ranging from gently flickering campfire ballads to sinewy garage-psych and all undercut with a tinge of romantic optimism, even amongst the darker moments.

Pool Jealousy will be released April 8th, on limited edition vinyl variants, and your choice of digital download formats. You can order a copy here.

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Faux Real RSD Compilation

Faux Real RSD Compilation

One of the more intriguing and interesting RSD releases looks to be the Faux Real compilation from Father/Daughter Records.

Faux Real is a collection of fake songs by real bands. The nine track 12” Record Store Day exclusive will only be available from participating stores on April 19th, pressed on yellow vinyl and limited to just 500 copies. It includes Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz), Potty Mouth, Levek, The Everywheres, and Bent Shapes amongst others.

One for the shortlist when you go searching for gems on the 19th…

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