1. Willard Grant Conspiracy – Untethered
  2. Preoccupations – Pontiac 87  (Protomartyr cover)
  3. Mercury Rev – Sermon (featuring Margo Price)  (Bobbie Gentry cover)
  4. Avett Brothers – Roses And Sacrifice
  5. Girlpool – Hire
  6. FEELS – Car
  7. Willie Watson & Tim Blake Nelson – When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings
  8. D.B. Rouse – About The Bite Missing From Your Sandwich

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Kyle Field of Little Wings, and Kramies have decided to release the first ‘Split- Trio’ or Tri-Single’ as some might put it.

The unique concept sees the three musicians each writing and recording an original song using only one instrument, their voice, and one microphone. Intentionally lo-fi, the recordings use no frills or studio tricks, making for an intimate release of home recordings.

The lathe-cut vinyl are sold out (although more are coming soon) but the album can be streamed or downloaded via Bandcamp.

Hear them all below.

 

 

 

Introducing >>> Anemone

Posted: November 16, 2018 in Electronic, Indie, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Rock
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Rebelling against her classical upbringing, Anemone band leader Chloe Soldevila traveled the globe, where she immersed herself into the psychedelic traditions of Southern California and the punk/new wave scene from France, to which she returned home to Montreal with a clear vision of wanting to form her own band.

The band’s debut album Beat My Distance (out in Feb) is a blast of ’60s-tinged dream pop wrapped around woozy psych via Melody’s Echo Chamber, Gwenno and Jacco Gardner.

Check out the latest track from it, She’s the One.

 

FEWS – Paradiso

Posted: November 16, 2018 in Alternative, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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The brilliant Anglo/US/Swedish noiseniks FEWS have announced details of the follow-up to their debut album (2016’s Means) with Into Red, which will be released through Play It Again Sam on 1st March next year.

They’ve also shared the video for their excellent new track Paradiso. It is another example of their slashing, incandescent guitars and ferocious, pummelling percussion.

 

 

Catch them live next March:

26 – Green Door Store, Brighton
27 – The Lexington, London
28 – Gullivers, Manchester

De Facto is the title of the new record from Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, it is the Mexican duo’s fifth album and was recorded at their home studio in Ensenada, Baja California.

It sits somewhere between the brave experimentation of the new Low album, Double Negative, and Tender Buttons-era Broadcast put through a psych filter. There are pure pop songs that come across like lost ’60s nuggets (Linéas En Hojas), blistering white noise jams (Unificado) and meditative incantations (La Maga) – and best of all, we have the video for the record’s ominously excellent, and disconcerting, opening track Ana below.

You can order the album here.

 

The urgent, compulsive punk of Dublin’s mighty Fontaines D.C. might well be our favourite new band discovery of the year.

Following on from the brilliant Chequeless Reckless single they have shared new track Too Real. Another storming single of undeniable power and swagger that just begs to be played loud, and on repeat.

Watch the video below – director Hugh Mulhern, says it is made up of “low-brow visuals inspired by Buster Keaton, James Joyce, The Dubliners and Jim Henson to discuss high- brow ramblings of some stout swilling stereotypes.

Cracking track.

 

 

Chorusgirl – Demon Baby

Posted: November 12, 2018 in Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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With their sound rooted in shimmering indiepop with an undercurrent of darkness, Chorusgirl blend the sparkle of 80s bands like The Cure and the Cocteau Twins, with the close harmonies and surf-inspired indie of Dum Dum Girls and La Luz. The lyrics run from the abstract to the personal, are delicate and angry, but layered underneath a measured dose of noise and happy fizz.

We first featured them more than three years ago, but now ahead of the release of their second album Shimmer and Spin (out on 16 November via Reckless Yes), they have shared a new single Demon Baby. It is the first song that new member, Faith Taylor (of Suggested Friends), wrote for the band and also sings main vocals. It’s a soul baring song about a recurring nightmare and anxiety dream.

Have a listen.

 

  1. Conor Oberst – No One Changes
  2. Deer Tick – White City  (Pogues cover)
  3. Deer Tick – Strange, Awful Feeling
  4. Sufjan Stevens – Lonely Man Of Winter
  5. The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Gun To The Head
  6. Drenge – Bonfire Of The City Boys
  7. Cherry Glazerr – Daddi
  8. J Mascis – Elastic Days
  9. Iceage – Balm Of Gilead
  10. Nancy – I’m Not Getting Sober, I’m Just Getting Older (Helluva Guy)
  11. Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore – Painter of Tygers
  12. Lydia Loveless – Do What You Have To Do  (Sarah McLachlan cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slumdogs – Monsters

Posted: November 9, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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Blackpool four-piece The Slumdogs are about to release their debut 6-track EP Where’s Your Sanity? on November 16th, and have previewed this excellent track Monsters ahead of the release.

Painting a picture of modern British life and its dark tendencies through poetic lyrics and a gritty punk accompaniment, it is well worth three minutes of your time.

Give it a spin.

 

Norwich based quintet and self-styled doo-wop psych-rockers Gladboy have released their debut EP Egopushin’ via Trip-Sit Records.

There are some clear art-rock influences such as Talking Heads, early Pulp and of course, Bowie to the fore, but fans of Pavement, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, or the Fat White Family will also find much to like here. The five tracks delve into brown acid psychedelia, wobbly space-rock, Brit-pop whimsy and kosmiche Motorik rhythms to create a many layered, experimental sound that somehow retains a winning accessibility throughout.

Check out the excellent Sauer Kraut and Who Loves You, Mrs Parsons? from the EP below. Order from Bandcamp here.