New Video: Justin Townes Earle – Time Shows Fools

Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say he has quite the story to tell. His fifth album, Single Mothers serves as the perfect platform for such narrations.

It is a proper country music record. Watch the video for Time Shows Fools from it below.

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Introducing >>> Alpha Maid

Introducing >>> Alpha Maid

London three piece Alpha Maid merge angular grunge and dominant grooves with raw sample heavy electronics. An explorational genre hybrid based around repetition, rhythms and punk vocals.

Quoting Radiohead, Micachu & The Shapes, Tune Yards, Deerhoof, Bjork and Nirvana as prominent influencers Alpha Maid’s Body Chores is a prime example of a band without restriction.

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MM Shorts 612: The Shanks

Founded in 2005 on a farm in Mono, Ontario, Canada, The Shanks are a blistering rock duo comprised of bass and drums. A combination of 1970s album oriented rock and proto-punk, they belt-out melodic chordal arrangements amidst a sea of low end and pounding rhythms. It’s haunting, tribal arena-rock played on a basement floor.

Their latest full-length offering is titled Surfing The Lexicon and can be ordered from Bandcamp here.

Stream a couple of tracks below.

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So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam…

The only album from virtually unknown Australian singer Howard Enyon is being be reissued by Earth Recordings 40 years after it’s original release. So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam (the lack of apostrophe is deliberate) is a bizarre and wonderful acid folk treasure in the vein of wild-eyed geniuses such as Syd Barret, Kevin Ayers, Neil Innes or Nick Drake, although perhaps even more beautiful and mysterious.

This daffy folksy psychedelic ramble full of tall tales, delightfully quirky melodies, marvellous wordplay, risqué irreverence and beguiling lapses into musical frippery, has not only stood the test of time, but completely and utterly blown it away.

It was originally released in 1974 by Basket/Candle Records but has been out of print ever since. The record ranks amongst the rarest and most sought after acid folk private pressings.

Have a listen to Good Time Songs.

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Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Grouper – Call Across Rooms
2. Bass Drum Of Death – For Blood
3. Girlpool – Jane
4. The Hussy – EZ/PZ
5. Kevin Morby – Parade
6. Parquet Courts – This Is Happening Now
7. King Tuff – Headbanger

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Introducing >>> Institute

Introducing >>> Institute

Institute are another excellent addition to the Sacred Bones roster of punk bands.

Hailing from Austin, Texas, their new EP Salt has echoes of classic anarcho-punk bands so beloved of our own heyday (Crass, Flux of Pink Indians, Zounds etc.) and allied to sinewy, naggingly insistent guitar lines, the title track had us hitting repeat immediately.

Have a listen. Pre-order from the label here.

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