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Hurray for the Riff Raff has unveiled a new track and the first music video from new album The Navigator (out on 10th March 10 on ATO Records).

The video for Hungry Ghost was filmed in New Orleans and pays tribute to safe venues and parties offering sanctuary for the LGBTQ community. The song itself is quite a departure from previous work –  a searing, introspective rock anthem about the story’s main character, Navita, trying to find her own voice and identity.

Watch / listen below.

 

Durham, North Carolina singer and guitarist Jake Xerxes Fussell has announced his second full-length album, What in the Natural World, to be released on the 31st March via Paradise of Bachelors.

The debut single from it is a beautifully rollicking version of the traditional song Have You Ever Seen Peaches Growing on a Sweet Potato Vine?

It is lovely stuff. Listen below.

It has been nearly five years since Ha Ha Tonka appeared on MM and even longer since The Usual Suspects featured in our Best of Year listings.

They will be releasing a new album Heart-Shaped Mountain via Bloodshot Records on the 10th March and the first track from it is the upbeat, jaunty folk-rock of Race To The Bottom – a veritable toe-tapper if ever there was one…

Listen.

 

Cloud Nothings have shared one more taste of their forthcoming album Life Without Sound before its release on January 27th.

New track Enter Entirely, starts as a slow-burner before bursting into a classic Dylan Baldi chorus.

Give it a spin.

 

Another From Ty Segall

Posted: January 19, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Rock
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The ballad Orange Color Queen announced Ty Segall’s upcoming self-titled album, but the second track to be shared  is a far more typical example of his raw, primal guitar riffage.

Break A Guitar is a noisy, crunchy slice of distorted garage rock shot through with a flavour of 70s glam rock arrogance.

Listen below.

 

Bundled up three cracking new tunes for you this morning in a hear one, get two free kind of deal.

First up an irrepressibly brilliant new track from prolific psychedelic warriors King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Sleep Drifter is the latest track to be lifted from their forthcoming new album, Flying Microtonal Banana, which is released on Heavenly Recordings on 24th February (pre-order here).

Second off the rank is Surfer Blood’s new song, a jaunty slice of indie rock, Frozen is taken from forthcoming album Snowdonia (pre-order here).

Last, but by no means least, Adam Torres will release a new EP, I Came To Sing The Song (also on 24th February via Fat Possum). The title track is a gorgeous folk ballad with a simply stunning vocal performance over gently plucked guitar and violin (pre-order here).

Listen and enjoy!

 

 

On the 7th April, Timber Timbre will release their new album Sincerely, Future Pollution.

The first single, Sewer Blues, is an ironclad groove marked by plodding, heavy rhythm, cavernous delay, and a backdrop of starry synthesizers. Taylor Kirk’s nearly spoken words seem to emit from the underbelly of urban decay, carried on the ominous air of these troubled days.

It’s powerful stuff – watch / listen below.

 

MM Shorts 908: The Mites

Posted: January 17, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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The Mites play the kind of girl-fronted alternative rock that seamlessly blends power pop, lo-fi, and elements of shoegaze into muscular slabs of pop perfection that harken back to the golden years of MTV.

Their new EP, Asphalt Ocean, takes the band’s tried-and-true marriage of pop melodies and heavy guitars and puts them on full display on the title track, while the B-side Brianna blends the marred beauty of Medicine with the enchanting harmonies of Cosmic Thing-era B-52s into a hypnotic art-pop lullaby.

Have a listen.

 

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The experimental, ghostly, haunting and sometimes-countryish croon of singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson has been a regular on MM in more recent times, yet somehow we totally missed this Bandcamp release of a new EP, titled Vas 1.

It came out back in October apparently and is four songs about friendship. Listen to 31, ’16 in which a young boy confesses love to the ghost of his dead babysitter.

 

Eureka California

Athens, Georgia duo Eureka California are back with a new three track single, two brand new songs, Wigwam and Only Birds (No Feathers), and a cover of Superchunk’s Slack Motherfucker. It is out on the 24th February.

Listen to the fuzzy, agitated slacker-pop of the lead track below.