Songs You Should Have Heard This Weekend (Part 2)

Here is the second part of our weekly round up of cracking new tunes – another nine from a bumper collection from the past seven days! See Part 1 here.

1. Titus Andronicus – Dimed Out
2. Angelic Milk – IDK How
3. Pet Symmetry – Gone Gone Gone (Even Further Gone)
4. God Damn – Vultures
5. Communions – Summer Oath
6. Guantanamo Baywatch – Corey Baum’s Theme
7. Mates Of State – Staring Contest
8. Battle Ave. – Solar Queen
9. Young Jesus – Dirt

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More From Flesh World

More From Flesh World

Having already shared Just To Tear Me Down earlier this month, we are loving Poolside Boys, another new tune from Flesh World. It too is taken from their upcoming album, The Wild Animals In My Life, out via Iron Lung Records on the 2nd June.

As with the previous track, the post-punk influences ranging from Felt to the Cramps are there, but there is a brooding, fatalistic air that contrasts brilliantly with the inexorable, hypnotic patterns woven by the guitars. It somehow manages to be simultaneously catchy and darkly ominous, and it is putting the album high on our ‘must-have’ list for the summer.

New Video: The Teen Age – Low Cunning

Brooklyn’s The Teen Age released their new two-track digital single earlier this month on Old Flame Records, and now the band has shared a video for title track Low Cunning.

What starts out as a typical night in with the essentials quickly turns strange for the foursome, who develop injuries and black eyes over the course of the three-minute track. You can watch the booze-fueled, bruise-filled film below.

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New From Meat Wave

Chicago’s Meat Wave have unveiled a brand new track, Erased, their first new material since January’s excellent Brother EP.

Released on Brace Yourself Records, Erased bristles with spiky, mutant chord sequences, flaming guitars and vocals that stay just about on the good side of snot-nosed.

Take it on below.

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Introducing >>> Flamingo Bay

MM Shorts 703: Flamingo Bay

Flamingo Bay have just released Steak & Eggs, a ten track album of punky power-pop flecked with garage, grunge and even dare we say it some 80s hair-metal.

Luckily a strong sense of the irreverent is also present as is a willingness to experiment and step outside the typical genre boxes and see what else might be fun to play with. Watch the video for Killer Flamingo Báy below and stream the title track too.

Buy from Bandcamp here.

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Video Premiere: Trance Farmers – Garbage Night

We’re not usually ones for premieres and all that stuff, but when the song is this good then we can sometimes be persuaded to rouse our lazy carcass off the sofa and head for the keyboard.

Trance Farmers (great name) specialise in psychobilly blues. Six track release Garbage Night is out April 28 on LEAVING Records with Stones Throw. You can also buy from Bandcamp here.

Watch the video for the title track, a fluorescent, garish animation with a slight Monty Python feel that fits this blast of unstoppable, distorted proto-garage punk perfectly. It’s like having a feral dog snapping at your genitals whilst an Elvis lookalike stomps on your face – and that in musical terms is a very good thing indeed.

Absolutely love this. Watch the video. Watch it again. Go mental.

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Introducing >>> Ranchus

Introducing >>> Ranchus

Ranchus is a four piece indie rock band from the Faroe Islands, formed more or less by accident in the fall of 2013.

Rather bizarrely named after the king of goldfish, Ranchus still seems to be a fitting name for a band hailing from a fisher-nation. Their sound ranges from raw, slightly lo-fi angular rock to something softer and more melancholic – imagine something between The Violent Femmes and the Chameleons.

Their debut album is titled Feeling Like A Caged Lion Pacing Behind One Way Glass. Take a listen to a couple of tracks from it below; the propulsive, dynamic Cuz Of U, and the brooding, ominous post-punk of Promises.

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Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Another day, another week, another collection of ten excellent tunes from the past seven days collected for your listening pleasure and gratification.

1. Torres – Cowboy Guilt
2. Creepoid – Dried Out
3. Loop – Precession
4. Sweet Spirit & Britt Daniel – Have Mercy
5. Left Lane Cruiser – Tres Borrachos
6. Little Wings – Where
7. Thee Oh Sees – Withered Hand
8. PINS – Young Girls
9. Courtney Barnett – Close Watch (John Cale cover)
10. Father John Misty – Never Been A Woman

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Sleaford Mods & The Pop Group Announce Split 7″

The Pop Group and Sleaford Mods will release a split 7” on Monday June 18th through Freaks R Us.

The single features Face To Faces a raw alternate version of a vitriolic track featured on the forthcoming Sleaford Mods new album, and Nations, a track taken from Citizen Zombie, The Pop Group’s recently acclaimed album.

Listen to both here.

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Introducing >>> The Doctorates

Introducing >>> The Doctorates

It can’t be anything other than a good day when a new indie-guitar band turns up in your in-box with just enough bravado and swagger matched with the necessary grit and urgency to carry things off.

So it is with The Doctorates, a Kent three-piece boasting influences from The Ramones to The Vaccines, and their new single Make For An Exit which boasts plenty of ’70s punk influences allied to some infectious melodies and enough of a contemporary feel to deliver a most satisfying (and crunchy) indie-anthem cocktail.

Stream it below, together with the b-side Why Not. Cracking cover art too!

 

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