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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The Cerny Brothers – Sleeping Giant

Sleeping Giant (out May 12th) is the upcoming album from Americana/folk band The Cerny Brothers. 

The record signifies a new direction for the band, as the music has turned from an acoustic, folk element to a more electric, American rock sound while still keeping the folk spirit from their earlier work. The songs deal with becoming a man and finding identity in a constantly changing world, and realizing that we all have a sleeping giant inside of us waiting to be set free.

Listen to album opener Porch Lights.

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MM Shorts 701: Total Babes

It has been nearly four years since we posted about Total Babes, who were formed in Medina, Ohio, by Jayson Gerycz of Cloud Nothings and his friend Christopher Brown as an outlet for pop songs that could not be played in their noise-rock band Swindlella.

Now their sophomore album, Heydays, is set for release on May 18th through Wichita Recordings worldwide.

Blurred Time is the most appetising first track from it. Give it a spin.

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New Video: Elvis Depressedly – Thou Shalt Not Murder

Until recently, we were unaware of the lo-fi bedroom charms of Elvis Depressedly, that was until we heard the brilliant Bruises (Amethyst) (taken from forthcoming long player New Alhambra), which has become a firm fave here at MM Towers.

The duo have now released a beautiful new video for latest single, and album opener, Thou Shalt Not Murder. It showcases perfectly their brightly melancholic noise-pop inspired by heroes such as The Waterboys, Prefab Sprout and Emperor X, and in more conventional instances, Elliott Smith and Mac DeMarco.

Watch it here.

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Love L.U.V. Cover Buddy Holly

It has been more than a couple of years since we featured London based garage-popsters Love L.U.V.

They have shared a new track, a cover of Buddy Holly’s Maybe Baby, released exclusively for Record Store Day as part of the Don’t Try compilation (a title borrowed from Bukowski’s headstone) for American indie label Worker Bee Records.

Borrowing their name from the immortal spoken word intro to The Shangri-Las classic Give Him A Great Big Kiss, the band give this track all the fuzzed-up ’60s, doo-wop girl-band harmonies you could possibly want.

Dive in.

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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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Hollis Brown – 3 Shots

As you might expect from a band named after a Dylan song, New York’s Hollis Brown mix gritty Americana, rootsy twang and classic country rock into a seductive simmering whole.

Have a listen to 3 Shots the title track from their forthcoming album out on May 5th on Jullian Records.

Pre-order from Amazon here.

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