Introducing >>> Cherry Glazerr

The world of LA garage rock trio Cherry Glazerr is filled with teenage crushes, grilled cheese sandwiches and social anxieties, but spiked with venom as well. Beneath the bubblegum melodies and throwaway lyrics, is a jagged, sinister undertow, filled with pummelling guitars and barebones drums.

Latest single is the sleekly vicious Had Ten Dollaz backed with sweet and sour punk shredder Nurse Ratched.

Listen to both below.

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Video Round Up

A plethora of excellent videos have hit our in-box recently and here is a small selection which are well worth hitting play on – from stoned out psychedelia to bleak nihilistic punk rock by way of traditional British folk, classic Americana and infectious indie rock.

So dive into musical films from Side Saddle, The Wands, Caddywhompus, WATERS, The Unthanks and Bad Breeding.

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Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The latest instalment of our pick of the excellent tracks you should really have made time to hear this week…

1. Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea
2. Fugazi – Waiting Room (First Demo)
3. Ex-Cult – Cigarette Machine
4. Screaming Females – Ripe
5. King of Cats – Ulcers
6. Velveteens – Loneliness
7. Andy Shauf – I’m Not Falling Asleep

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MM succumbs to Xmas Already…All DZ Deathrays Fault

As you’ll see from previous years, we like a good festive tune as much as the next fish, but were determined to not post anything of this nature until at least December.

But then along come DZ Deathrays and their version of Lonely This Christmas…and (no pun intended) blew that resolution out of the water!

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Start Of The Week Round Up

Monday Morning Round Up

The e-mails have piled up like never before in our in-box, and having started to trawl through them for a few hours last night, here are a few gems we came across to make Monday more bearable – some old(er), some new, some borrowed, and some blue(s).

Or something like that…check them for yourself.

Let’s kick off with the brilliant Total Sunflower by Chimes is a masterpiece of propulsive slacker-punk that sounds like Pavement and the Wooden Shjips in a food processor – a free download too!

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Canadian alt/drone/folk rock band Slow Down Molasses first featured on MM in 2011, and have recently released their latest single, Summer Sun.

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Better known as Terry Malts guitarist, Corey has turned Do They Owe Us a Living? originally recorded by the godfathers of anarcho-punk Crass in 1978, into a sweetly lo-fi piece of indie pop. Weird. It is the 10th issue of the Mutt Singles Series.

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Featherweights are an off-kilter folk-pop from Malmö, Sweden singing songs that are funny and sad, stories about their life and things that enter their minds. They both love a catchy melody and singing about ice cream, or, as with this track, Sandwich Babies. Download the album for free from Bandcamp here.

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Keeping the strange baby titles going are Sunshine Riot whose soulful take on Southern-flavored blues and roots rock is showcased to good effect on Dead Baby Cocaine Blues from forthcoming album Black Coffee Sigh.

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Ongakubaka Records first release is a cassette, limited to 100 copies, coming later this month from Portland’s Wett Nurse – a six track EP of West Coast garage jams. Thee Oh Sees is their most obvious comparison, but their playful organ gives them a sound of their own. The first track and lead single is called Hissy Fit. Order from Bandcamp here.

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Opening with an orchestral arrangement laden with swirling strings, delicately plucked guitars, and chimed bells, I’ve Got You from seven-piece Nordic urban-folk act, Billy Momo, takes little time in shifting straight into gear.

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Indie rockers The Little Deaths’ name comes from the French term ‘le petite mort’- a euphemism for the feeling of melancholy post-orgasm. Most recent single is the slow swirl of Distant Action.

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Londoners Horsefight are set to release their blistering new single Derren Brown on November 24th. With no room for bass in the three-piece, instead frenzied Death From Above 1979 guttural guitars fuse with McLusky machine-gun vocal mayhem to achieve an iron-clad sound that’ll knock your teeth out. Think yourcodenameismilo meets Australian punk bravado and you’re getting close.

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And finally, new garage-guitar mastery comes in the shape of Scotland’s Jim Valentine and their sleazy, and altogether excellent, double A-side single Hello / Tripetta, released on November 28th.

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Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The latest instalment of our regular feature of songs you really should have wrapped your ears around in the past seven days…this week has a bumper crop of eight cracking new tunes.

1. Father John Misty – Bored In The USA
2. The Decemberists – Make You Better
3. The Dodos – Competition
4. Emmy The Great – Swimming Pool
5. The Districts – 4th And Roebling
6. September Girls – Black Oil
7. Terrible Truths – False Hope
8. Jessica Pratt – Back, Baby

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New Riverboat Gamblers 7″

New Riverboat Gamblers 7"

Texas garage skate-punks Riverboat Gamblers will release the first in a new series of 7″ records and digital singles for End Sounds on December 2nd.

The single, entitled Dead Roach also features a cover of the Big Boys’ Sound on Sound. A likely first for any band, a limited version (100 available) of the vinyl (download code and digital booklet included) will be available only for purchase with Bitcoin (order here or non-Bitcoin order here).

Stream the b-side cover below.

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Stream Parkay Quarts Content Nausea

Parkay Quarts (Andrew and Austin from Parquet Courts) are streaming their new release Content Nausea online in full. The “in between albums album” is now due out on November 17th November

After the release of this year’s excellent Sunbathing Animal, the addition of this record adds an extra level of heft to an already banner year for Parquet Courts.

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New Video: Naomi Punk – Television Man

The new video for Naomi Punk’s Television Man was created by Robin Stein, who “found inspiration in 1970s imagery of body building and the Philip Lorca Dicorcia photography series “Lucky 13”.

I know what 1970s bodybuilding looked like, but didn’t have a clue about Philip Lorca. Still, it’s a good video for a good song.

Watch it here.

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