New Releases Round Up

It’s that time again. A few gems gathered from some of our favourite blogs and a couple of the blogosphere’s favourite big hitters with some new material.

Pick ‘n’ mix time!

The Black Lips follow the rather splendid Modern Art with another slice of premium garage rock from their new album Arabia Mountain, with New Direction.

Thee Oh Sees also mine a rich seam of 60s infused garage-psych and I Need Seed comes from new album Castlemania.

Ty Segall also has a new album forthcoming, one that is supposed to be mellower and more thoughtful. Hmmm, not sure the strangely titled You Make The Sun Fry is that different and not sure we mind at all.

We’re loving the catchy country and horns rumble of Train Is Gone by Dirty Bourbon River Show that comes via the ever reliable – they call it essential listening. They are right.

Rollo & Grady provide a steady stream of great new music and also share our love of the Kills – so at least two good reasons to like them. Our latest discovery is the Stripminers and their acerbic, punky take on Americana with the tense and terse No Luck. Marvellous.

Equally good is the single minded furrow ploughed by the phenomenally knowledgeable Raven Sings The Blues – recent gems from them include Nodzzz’s latest take on nerd rock, power pop and indie jangle.

We love Folk Hive, especially their 6am feature. We picked up the Rosebuds from them. You should grab it too.

Elsewhere Chad VanGaalen’s track Sara (from new album Diaper Island) has quietly crept up on us and dragged us away to another, better place. Wonderful.

Metal Mother’s Billy Cruz is one of those trance-like songs that defy description – the work of singer-songwriter Tara Tati, it is inspired by her travels in the deserts of Mexico and is both exotic and experimental and quite mesmerising.

Lastly, K N E S S E T have caught our ear with their shoegaze leanings mixed with crystaline pop hooks that are more than good enough to set them apart from the norm.

Should be more than enough to keep you happy here.

Download Black Lips – New Direction mp3 (from Arabia Mountain)

Download The Black Lips – Modern Art mp3 (from Arabia Mountain)

Download Thee Oh Sees – I Need Seed mp3 (from Castlemania)

Download Ty Segall – You Make The Sun Fry mp3 (from Goodbye Bread)

Download Dirty Bourbon River Show – Train Is Gone mp3 (from Volume 2)

Download The Stripminers – No Luck mp3

Download The Stripminers – Better Than A Song mp3

Download Nodzzz – Heyday Past Heyday Due mp3 (from Innings)

Download The Rosebuds – Woods mp3 (from Loud Planes Fly Low)

Download Chad VanGaalen – Sara mp3 (from Diaper Island)

Download Metal Mother – Billy Cruz mp3 (from Bonfire Diaries)

Download K N E S S E T – Bitter Hearts mp3 (from Coming Of Age)

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