We’re pretty glad to see the back of 2017, and looking forward to our ten year anniversary this year as well as lots of new music to post and share. However, before that, and as is traditional for MM, we’re going to round up some tunes from the past two or three months that should have made it on to the blog, but for whatever reason never quite got there.
Without further ado, let’s kick off with PLAZA’s blistering, grunge-pop anthem Speak It.
Mining a similar vein are Durham’s Yada Yada Yada’s and single Oceans, which should find favour with fans of Wavves and Yuck.
Next up is some LA indie punk from Black Adidas and the gravelly vocals and crunchy guitars of the uncompromisingly titled Free Shit.
Father Mountain’s Friends is a cracking slice of punchy, intense indie rock.
The Cohen-esque Ballad of the Quiet Citizen is a beautifully poetic and haunting track from Amsterdam based singer-songwriter Van Wyck.
By contrast, the infectious Mott-like piano romp Dominoes in Drag from The Paranoid Style is a rollicking, toe-tapping mash of glam and jangle-rock.
The brilliant Next To Nothing by Swedish psych-rockers Sekel is a propulsive, pulsating track that blurs the lines between repetitive, hypnotic krautrock rhythms and biting, angular post-punk.
Gun Outfit offer some perfect cosmic country vibes with the gorgeous Landscape Painter.
In a more honky-tonk vein is Jacob Thomas Jr.’s Whiskey Roller Coaster, a rock-infused, alt-country journey that finds him reflecting on his favorite vice.
Finally The Orielles came up with another slice of sublime, jangly indie pop with their single Let Your Dogtooth Grow.