Terry Malts – Let You In

Terry Malts are releasing their first new material in almost a year!

The Insides EP might be their most “pop” record yet, but don’t let that make you believe that they’ve given up on the blazing, verge-of-feedback guitars or pummeling rhythms. Let You In is classic power-pop revved up and played loud – a pogo party in under two minutes.

The Insides EP is out on the 23rd September on 7″ and digitally.

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New Video: T. Hardy Morris – My Me

T. Hardy Morris has been taking time this spring to record what will be his forthcoming sophomore album. The grungy-punk-meets-southern-rock-twang of the new material is a distinct departure from the laidback arrangements divinely dripping with summer humidity and heat found on Audition Tapes.

Watch a live performance in Austin this spring featuring the new song My Me.

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Pissed Jeans Remaster Shallow

Pissed Jeans to Reissue Shallow

For the first time in years, Pissed Jeans’ debut long player Shallow is getting reissued on vinyl, and it’s also been completely remastered. Out on 7th October via SubPop, it now includes a bonus 7” reproduction of their first single included in the LP sleeve (a download code for those songs is included in the CD version). Pre-order here.

What better excuse then to post the wonderfully simple, unrelenting riff of Boring Girls, which sounds something akin to the Beastie Boys and the Butthole Surfers trapped in the cellar of a crumbling 50s insane asylum trying to write a love song.

And failing. Brilliantly.

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Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires – Born In The USA
2. DZ Deathrays – Less Out Of Sync
3. Bat For Lashes – Skin Song
4. The Rural Alberta Advantage – Terrified
5. Speedy Ortiz – Bigger Party

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RIP Tommy Ramone

RIP Tommy Ramone

Tommy Ramone, the last surviving founding member of seminal US punk band The Ramones, has died aged 62 in New York, the group has announced.

Tommy Ramone

Loved The Ramones.

Download The Ramones – Blitzkreig Bop mp3 (from The Ramones)

Download The Ramones – Beat On The Brat mp3 (from The Ramones)

Download The Ramones – Sheena Is A Punk Rocker mp3 (from Rocket To Russia)

Another From Autobahn

We’ve previously posted about Autobahn’s 12″ EP 2, which was officially released today via Tough Love Records.

To celebrate the band are streaming another new track, this is Pale Skin, and it is our favourite yet: a nervy, propulsive, feral excursion into krautrock inspired punk.

Have a listen.

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Tour dates below, including a stint on the road with Eagulls in October.

July
10 Leeds Brudenell Social Club (EP launch show)
11 London The Victoria (EP launch show)
12 Brighton The Hope
26 Sheffield Tramlines (The Harley)
August
9 Skipton Beacons Festival
18 Manchester The Ruby Lounge w/ Protomartyr
20 Leeds Brudenell Social Club w/ Protomartyr
October
7 Cambridge Portland Arms w/ Eagulls
8 Hull Fruit w/ Eagulls
9 Newcastle The Cluny w/Eagulls
10 Edinburgh Sneaky Petes w/Eagulls
29 Nottingham Bodega Social w/Eagulls
30 London Scala w/Eagulls
31 Leeds Brudenell Social Club w/ Eagulls
November
1 Manchester Sound Control w/ Eagulls

Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)

MM's Best of 2014 So Far

The longest day has come and gone, and halfway through the year we are. It seemed a good point to reflect and share thirty of our favourite albums of 2014 so far, and so here they are, in strictly alphabetical order of course…

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The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads

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Amen Dunes – Love

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Avers – Empty Light

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Dan Baker – Pistol In My Pocket

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Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

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The Drive-By Truckers – English Oceans

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Dune Rats – Dune Rats

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Simone Felice – Strangers

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The Felice Brothers – Favorite Waitress

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First Aid Kit – Stay Gold

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Emil Friis – Sand In Your Eyes

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Micah P. Hinson & The Nothing – Micah P. Hinson & The Nothing

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Hurray For The Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes

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Damien Jurado – Brothers & Sisters Of The Eternal Mind

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Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours

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Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – Chambers

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Jessica Lea Mayfield – Make My Head Sing

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Natural Child – Dancin With Wolves

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Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

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Orwells – Disgraceland

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Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

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Pink Mountaintops – Get Back

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Strand Of Oaks – Heal

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Sun Kil Moon – Benji

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Together Pangea – Badillac

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Vacant Lots – Departure

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Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

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The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream

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Water Liars – Water Liars

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Wooden Wand – Farmers Corner

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