Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. Justin Townes Earle – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)
2. Grouper – Holding
3. Andrew Bird & Nora O’Connor – I’ll Trade You Money For Wine (Robbie Fulks cover)
4. Chumped – Name That Thing
5. John Moore – Smoking On The Cancer Ward

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Introducing >>> Mini Mansions

Gathering comparisons from 80s New Wave to dreamy psychedelic pop, Mini Mansions’ forthcoming new album, The Great Pretenders, is due in early 2015.

The fast-paced first single, Death Is A Girl plays out with a sense of urgency, daring you to stand still, while the reverse sees the band take on a cover of Sherlock Holmes originally by Sparks.

Have a listen to both below. You can also catch them supporting Royal Blood on a big European tour, also early next year.

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Tour Dates with Royal Blood

February 22 Glasgow Barrowlands
February 27 Plymouth Pavilions
February 28 Bridlington Spa
March 2 Portsmouth Guildhall
March 3 Newport Centre
March 5 Norwich UEA
March 6 Blackpool Empress Ballroom
March 8 Belfast Ulster Hall
March 9 Dublin, Ireland Olympia
March 11 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
March 13 London Brixton
March 14 Nottingham Rock City

 

MM Shorts 624: Magic Castles

Magic Castles’ new album Sky Sounds, was released yesterday through A Recordings Ltd, Anton Newcombe’s UK-based imprint. The Minneapolis 5-piece combine the hazy, hypnotic atmospherics of bands like Spacemen 3 and Galaxie 500 with the organ-drenched psych sound of the mid/late ’60s outfits – particularly American West Coast folk-rock -for an altogether otherworldly sound.

Have a listen to the laid back, reverb laden, title track.

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MM Shorts 623: Saint Agnes

A short while ago we posted the new single from cinematic psych outfit Saint Agnes, titled A Beautiful Day For Murder. Now we have the b-side Where The Lightning Strikes - a blues stomping, dirty rock n roll number with psychedelic organs, screaming guitars and haunting harmonica.

And we have the video for you, with a stream of both the a and the b-side for you.

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MM Recommends…Christian Bland & The Revelators

MM Recommends... Christian Bland & The Revelators

Christian Bland & The Revelators are led by the guitarist for longstanding MM faves, US psych-warriors The Black Angels.

New album The Unseen Green Obscene is a masterpiece of rolling, hypnotic, guitars that throughout manage to create a lovingly authentic homage to the classic kaleidoscopic psychedelia of the 60s.

Check out CB160 below, and order the record here.

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