Spoilers made our end of year best of lists and are back with a new self-released single on the band’s own label Vibe/Anti-Vibe label, available on limited edition orange cassette and 7″ lathe cut especially for Record Store Day.
Nothing is another cracker – sharp, catchy punk rock reminiscent of early Wire, Parquet Courts and Uranium Club.
Have a listen. Order here.
Posted: April 22, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
Brooklyn punks Sharkmuffin have featured a few times on MM, and will release new album Tsuki on the 5th May.
They have shared the first taste from it – an ode to The X Files, Scully is a Sharkmuffin is a droney, echoing dive into the unknown.
Stream it here.
Posted: April 21, 2017 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
Tags: Mount Song
With influences that range from the psychedelia of The Flaming Lips and MGMT to the more sombre likes of Jose Gonzalez, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Jeff Buckley, Swedish singer-songwriter Jacob Johansson aka Mount Song has shared the second single from his new self-titled album.
Incorporating an absorbing mix of traditional folk-indie tropes with tentative descents into psychedelia and more prog-inspired sounds, Here It Goes merges dark, hazy atmospherics to create a moving reaction to loss and change.
Stream it below.
Wooden Wand has shared another single off his upcoming album, Clipper Ship.
Of School’s Out, James Jackson Toth says it “uses summer vacation as a metaphor for a lifetime spent on Earth: existence as a brief event occurring between one unknown darkness (the end of one school year, birth) and another (the beginning of a new school year, death). Present throughout are the themes that run through the rest of the album: sacrifice, accountability, and the preciousness of time.”
It is yet another fine example of his beautifully contemplative and bittersweet songwriting. An absolute gem.
Watch the video, stream the song and Clipper Ship is out on the 5th May, so you can order it from Bandcamp here.
Australian pysch-rockers Stonefield, who recently wrapped up a US tour with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, have released their new LP, As Above So Below, via Rebel Union Recordings/Mushroom.
The band also has a new 7″ out on Greenway Records, which features confrontational single Changes backed with the gloomier Sister. Stream them both below.
Posted: April 20, 2017 in Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Rock
Tags: Dream Club
Hailing from Los Angeles, and evoking the spirits of the canyons, beaches, hills, valleys and alleys, Dream Club are a group of friends who celebrate the spirit of their hometown and it’s rich musical history by playing California Rock thick with three-part harmonies, sun drenched melodies, psychedelic jams and haunting lyrics.
Check out California Dreams Or The Head Trip Scene, the first track released off of the bands debut album out in May!
US Americana singer-songwriter Marie Danielle has released her debut UK single Soldier.
The track is taken from her recent album Hustler (which features long standing MM faves The Felice Brothers and Fleet Foxes’ Christian Wargo on backing band duties).
She had always played her songs in private until a brush with death in a violent domestic relationship lent her the courage to reach out to an artist she greatly admired, Simone Felice. Impressed by her track Tinseltown, Felice began a cross country collaboration that eventually led to recording sessions with his production partner David Baron in Woodstock. NY.
What started out as an EP soon grew into a full-length record of timeless country and folk-influenced Americana songs shot through with a naked honesty about love, loss and addiction.
Have a listen to the single and to Tinseltown below.
Nashville trio The Bad Signs are vocalist Samantha Harlow and brothers Nat and Rob Rufus. Rob is also the author of the book Die Young With Me (Simon & Schuster) about his own battle with cancer. Together they create a wonderfully seedy tribute to the fringe culture of 1960s America – the beatniks, the beehives, the bikers, the whole scene.
New EP, Black Magic Moments, will be an “official release” of Record Store Day 2017, and you can listen to Love Lock from it below.
Posted: April 19, 2017 in Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
Tags: Lucky Shivers
Wrinkle Pillow is the DIY, lo-fi, bedroom recorded B-side to Lucky Shivers’ debut single, Human By Night. A catchy slacker indie track that is accompanied by a homemade phone video made for just £10, a green screen and some tinfoil.
Watch / stream them both below.