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We’ve been remiss in sharing details of Wooden Wand’s Toth’s Law recordings. Volume 1 came out back in June, which we did cover, but Volumes 2 and 3 have followed since then.

They are collections of outtakes, demos and songs that never, for one reason or another, made it onto his other recording output. Nevertheless the collection contains songs that frankly, other singer-songwriters would be giving their right arms for, or at least looking to do a deal similar to that of Robert Johnson’s mythical crossroads.

Here are a couple of top notch tasters from them with JJT’s description. Head over to Bandcamp to purchase the albums.

Drug Sniffing Dogs is about conflicts of interest and cognitive dissonance. I was probably also thinking about Fugazi’s Great Cop.

It’s A Lie – a song about the toxic mythology of rock and roll, and a condemnation of the rock demigod’s sense of entitlement.

 

 

Broken Stay Open Sky is the fourth full-length album by Red River Dialect, and their first for Paradise of Bachelors, due out 2nd February.

The band have shared the album’s lead single, Kukkuripa, a gently meandering, contemplative folk tale that has a sweeping, cinematic grandeur to it.

 

  1. Widowspeak – Harvest Moon  (Neil Young cover)
  2. Wilco – Dynamite My Soul
  3. Kal Marks – Adventure
  4. The Staves & yMusic – The Way Is Read
  5. Ty Segall – My Lady’s On Fire
  6. Drive-By Truckers – The Perilous Night
  7. Johanna Warren – Here To Tell
  8. Angel Olsen – Sans
  9. Dama Scout – Toothache
  10. The Liminanas – Shadow People (featuring Emmanuelle Seigner)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gestures – Nervous

Posted: November 10, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk, Rock
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We’ve previously shared Kicks and now we’re thoroughly enjoying cranking out this new track from lo-fi garage punks Gestures.

Nervous is also taken from the Stockholm band’s new EP Bad Taste that is due out a week today, and if anything is even better than the previous single.

Enjoy…

 

London band Calva Louise gleefully mix squalling guitars with the sweetest of pop melodies to create quirky, outsider punk rock that has nods to Pere Ubu, Talking Heads and the Sugarcubes.

Listen to their blistering new track Getting Closer below.

 

Over the years, we’ve heard many (usually crap) covers of the Buzzcocks’ classic Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve), but this slow moving version by folk duo The Honey Ants bucks the trend. Not only that, it may just be the most melancholic and arresting we’ve heard.

Give it a spin…there will be new music from The Honey Ants next year.

 

Kentucky based newcomer Willie Breeding will release his debut album of beguiling, off-kilter Americana Big Sky in early 2018.  With influences ranging from Lee Hazlewood to The Strokes, Marty Robbins to A Tribe Called Quest, Big Sky is first and foremost an album of well-crafted tunes. The melodies are rich and wavy, complementing well the lyrics of someone torn between their years in New York City, and their generations in Kentucky.

The first single from the album is the excellent Prague Spring featuring guest vocal from MM fave Caitlin Rose.

 

MM Shorts 985: SHINERS

Posted: November 9, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Rock
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East London fourpiece SHINERS have announced the release of their debut EP Now with lead single Generation Y, both released via AWAL on 24thNovember.

The upbeat single has a chorus reminiscent of 90s Supergrass and a spacey alt outro which could easily be from Zenyatta Mondatta era Police. Lyrically it reflects the disquiet felt by the band’s peers in 2017; a tale of festival-going youths watching the same headline acts from yesteryear set against a backdrop of being skint and bored.

Stream it here.

 

Since discovering Country Sleaze about a year after everyone else, we’ve eagerly been catching up with all things Goat Girl. Taking their name from a classic Bill Hicks sketch meant they would be pretty much a shoo-in for us here at MM.

Out on 7″ in December, their latest single, Cracker Drool is another twangy, hypnotic excursion into the indie underworld.

Matching the song perfectly, watch the monochrome road trip video as it gradually morphs from a dash of unease and suspense to a full on noirish nightmare.

 

Holly Miranda will release a new album in February next year, her first new material since 2015.

The first taste is in the form of the hazy, slow burn of Exquisite that also features Kyp Malone from TV On The Radio.

Stream it below.