To Be comes from Ancient Whales’ new album Vestiges Of Tails Appear In All Of Us and is a satisfyingly crunchy slab of grungy, garage inflected indie rock.
Stream it here. Order the album from Wiener Records here.
Despite boasting a moniker than suggests some kind of hardcore thrash punk outfit, Organised Scum are altogether more subtle than that. Instead they deal in off-beat, melodic arrangements more akin to Pavement, Lambchop, or XTC.
The duo’s debut double-A-side single, Insane Making Behaviour/Who’s the Prick? officially came out yesterday and is a top quality combo of stoner-folk, slacker melancholy and svelte indie-pop.
Listen below or download both tracks for free here.
Here they are, all wrapped and presented in a tidy bow for you. Ten new songs from the past week including Screaming Females, Goat, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, of Montreal, a gorgeous new song from Alex Bleeker and an excellent cover of Gun Club’s classic Sex Beat by Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan.
Good stuff indeed. Happy weekend.
Woozy Australian PJ Orr’s new album out Foggy Notion hashes together acoustic folk and blues forms with a healthy doses of psychedelia, all underpinned by a cathartic story telling quality.
Taking his cues from influences as disparate as Marc Bolan, Primal Scream and Ariel Pink, we suggest you could do a lot worse than check out the smoky beat of Mona Lisa below.
Ritual Howls are industrial, cinematic deathrock creating sounds and words that shift from the violent expression of fear to an obsession with baptism and cleansing. Their combination of drum machines, synths, fuzz bass and twang guitar produce a Skinny Puppy meets Lee Hazlewood soundtrack that embraces both paranoia and tranquility – like a love song to the devil.
These are macabre tales with lyrics that Poe or Lovecraft would have been proud of… listen below to new single Park Around The Corner, from their forthcoming album Into The Water (out on felte) next month.
It has been a good while since we last shared a Nickel In The Jukebox post, but here are ten tracks making up for lost time. You decide… hit or miss?
My Son Bison – Two Faces And A Vase [RIYL: Psych-pop, The Beach Boys, The Shins]
The Blind Owls – All Day And Night [RIYL: 60s Pop, Little Richard , The Kinks]
Bess Atwell – Cobbled Streets [RIYL: Folk, Agnes Obel, Sharon Van Etten]
The Begowatts – Lawmaker [RIYL: Garage Rock, Rolling Stones, Futurebirds]
Coates – Grin And Tonic [RIYL: Urban-folk, Frank Turner, Jamie T]
Luke Bell – Bullfighter [RIYL: Outlaw Country, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard]
Ghost Camp – Ganymede [RIYL: Arty post-punk, New Order, Talking Heads]
Boys Forever – Cold Is The Colour [RIYL: Woozy garage-pop, Mac DeMarco, Kurt Vile]
Honey Bucket – Unexplainable Phenomenon [RIYL: Mutant pop, The Clean, Television Personalities]
Blurred Moon – Far [RIYL: Melancholic Folk, Sufjan Stevens, Fanfarlo]
We first posted about New Orleans singer-songwriter Daniel Amedee as part of our 100 Posts in 100 Hours marathon at the beginning of the year.
Now he has just released Life, the title track off of his upcoming EP of the same name that sees the light of day on the 16th August.
With a hypnotic, meditative backbeat and beautifully earnest vocals, Life pulls you into its rhythm, lyrically delving into the concept that we each create our own reality.
Have a listen.
Ease into Monday morning with the gorgeous Kentucky I by Georgia singer-songwriter Molly Parden.
It comes from her new EP With Me In The Summer and with her effortlessy swooning vocals becomes a beautifully reflective, sweetly melancholic track that begs to be played on repeat.
Have a listen.Follow @madmackerel
Kings Of Lowertown are from Pembroke, Ontario. Their new single Quebec Roulette is a gritty blues track written in the vein of Captain Beefheart and Tom Waits.
The song was inspired by the rough and tumble of Chapeau, Quebec – just across the mighty Ottawa River from Pembroke.
Stream it below.