Wilderness of Manitoba – Hermit mp3
Intimate and gorgeous, with haunting guitar lines and beautiful harmonies.
Buffalo Moon – Beach Boy mp3
Summery pop, beach references, breezy beats and sweet lounge vocals.
Sun Kil Moon – Australian Winter mp3
Sparse, bleak and mesmerising.
Lille – Tall Shoulders mp3
Elegant and aching acoustic folk
Mountain Man – Soft Skin mp3
Ghostly, Appalachian folk with an old-timey feel
Boy & Bear – Mexican Mavis mp3
A glorious cacophony of joyous harmonies and devil-may-care attitude, like the Fleet Foxes on speed
Wooden Wand – The Fly mp3
MM fave delivers downbeat standout from limited edition new CD-R about buzzards, annoying flies, and baseball diamonds.
The Diamond Center – WTT mp3
Psychedelic folk-rockers who pair a wall of reverb and noise with an eerie gothic country creeper
Howling Owls – My World mp3
Ominous, forbidding, baleful, another standout track from our favourite discoveries of 2010 so far
Futurebirds – Johnnny Utah mp3
Off-kilter, psychedelic and slightly ramshackle country rock
Wild Nothing – Chinatown mp3
From Cure-like synths to the catchy ultra-hip rhythms of The Drums. Blissed out pop and classic indie melody
Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues mp3
An anthemic stomper that brilliantly showcases their country rock roots and ear for a tasty lyric
Alejandro Escovedo – Street Songs mp3
Snake-hipped swagger and groove
The Streets On Fire – No Ones Fucking To The Radio mp3
Dirty riffs, pounding drums and howling vocals – furious and raw raggedy-assed rock and roll
Hearts And Daggers – Convict Blues mp3
Drips dust, sweat, blood and whiskey in equal measure
Wooden Shjips – Drunk Girls mp3
LCD Soundsystem given a truly cosmic makeover by the Californian stoners
The War Crimes – Stillness Beckons mp3
Wilfully down-tempo, unnerving, chamber pop
Felt Letters – 600,000 Bands mp3
Fall-like diatribe propelled by electro-Kraut repetition.
Le Sang Song – Gingerella mp3
Oppressive and skittery – underpinned by a hypnotic groove and a frugal, tense guitar line that determinedly burrows its way into your head.
And a couple of new ones for you to finish off:
Pontiak – Young mp3 (from Living)
Spare stripped back stoner groove and one mighty, mighty riff!
Julian Lynch – Just Enough mp3 (from Mare)
Psych pop with breezy sixties feel and sunshine instrumentation