Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

  1. Dr Dog – Go Out Fighting
  2. Simone Felice – The Projector
  3. Vintage Crop – Gerald Part 2
  4. Drinks – Real Outside
  5. The Low Anthem – Give My Body Back
  6. Bonny Doon – A Lotta Things
  7. Dan Michaelson – Sand
  8. Beach House – Lemon Glow
  9. Swampmeat Family Band – Needle & Thread
  10. Eleanor Friedberger – In Between Stars
  11. Holly Miranda – To Be Loved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtney Barnett will release her follow-up to her acclaimed debut album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit on the 18th May.

Titled Tell Me How You Feel, the first single from it, Nameless, Faceless is an infectious indie anthem that simmers with indignation and sarcasm. It examines the phenomenon of incessant and anonymous internet trolls, and every lyric is memorable as Barnett quotes one of the more creative burns she’s received in a comments section, “I could eat a bowl of alphabet soup and spit out better words than you”.

In fact, it would be pure comedy if it didn’t invariably and insidiously cross over into anxiety about ones safety in the real world… illustrated perfectly by the chorus which borrows from a famous Margaret Atwood quote “I want to walk through the park in the dark / Men are scared that women will laugh at them / I want to walk through the park in the dark / Women are scared that men will kill them / I hold my keys between my fingers”.

Typically strong, and unflinching stuff. Watch it below.

 

If, like us, you have a thing for dystopian folk, abstract poeticism and motorik rhythms then Olden Yolk can happily tick those boxes for you.

The New York-based group led by songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists Shane Butler (of Quilt) and Caity Shaffer, are set to release their self-titled debut album on 23rd February via Trouble In Mind.

We previously shared tracks Takes One To Know One and Vital Sign, and now we have latest single, Cut To The Quick, which the band describe as being, “about reclaiming oneself when the pressures of the outside world seem to close in around you. The video was largely shot in NYC and Austin, TX; two places that have been homes to us at one time or another. It plays with abstraction, memory, and the simple acts we go through on a daily basis to construct some semblance of identity.”

Watch it here.

 

Irish duo The Lost Brothers recently released new album Halfway Towards A Healing has been rightly picking up some great reviews, and new single Come Tomorrow may be our favourite track from the record.

It is a gently insistent folk song complete with their trademark tender harmonies and sense of bruised heartache and is a absolute gem of a tune.

Stream it here.

 

More From Amen Dunes

Posted: February 14, 2018 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
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Amen Dunes (aka the project of New York-based Damon McMahon) has shared the video for his new single Blue Rose, taken from upcoming long player Freedom which is out on the 30th March.

The song is a teenage clarion call born from McMahon’s growing up with an unpredictable father, his fighting back with music, drugs and fantasy, and his eventual escape from it all via one of the many identities, that of a musician.

Watch it below.

 

We’re absolutely loving the new single from Dublin’s Fontaines D.C.

Channelling past masters like the Modern Lovers, The Fall and Iggy Pop, as well as contemporaries like Idles and ShameChequeless Reckless is built on a great hypnotic, kraut-rock infused cyclical riff, and some scalpel sharp lyrics. We’re pretty damn sure it is going to end up in our end of year best of lists…

A sellout is someone who becomes a hypocrite in the name of money,
An idiot is someone who lets their education do all of the thinking
A phony is someone who demands respect for the principles they affect
A dilettante is someone who can’t tell the difference between fashion and style

Check it out below, along with previous singles, the almost equally as good Hurricane Laughter and Liberty Belle.

 

 

 

Iceage – Catch It

Posted: February 13, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Catch It is Iceage’s first new material since 2014’s Plowing Into The Field of Love.

Recalling the Bad Seeds or a more brutal version of the Cure, the song thrums with barely restrained tension, teetering on the verge of collapse for the first three and a half minutes while Elias Bender Rønnenfelt’s lyrics plumb the deepest corners of human emotion – intimacy, betrayal, and contemplation, before exploding into a thunderstorm of crashing percussion and visceral guitars.

Listen below.

 

We recently shared Russian Baths’ excellent What’s Your Basement, a marvellously queasy slab of noise rock, and now we have the follow-up for your listening pleasure.

Poolhouse is a slightly more restrained affair, with a woozily elegant yet sweetly off-kilter middle bookended by rushes of swelling, noisy guitars and thunderous percussion.

Good stuff. Dive in here.

 

Okkervil River’s new record is called In The Rainbow Rain, and is released on the 27th April.

Described as a buoyant and playful record spattered with starbursts of electric guitar, big blooms of synth, and a chorus of backing vocals, the first taste is Don’t Move Back To LA, the light-hearted midpoint of the album. Bandleader Will Sheff says the song “had a very straightforward impulse behind it: a bunch of my best friends all moved to LA and I was really sad about it so I wrote a song about how I didn’t want them to leave…I think the song is also kind of about my own deep and long-held desire to get the hell out of New York City.

Listen below.

 

  1. PJ Harvey & Harry Escott – An Acre Of Land
  2. Goat Girl – The Man
  3. Screaming Females – No More I Love You’s  (Annie Lennox cover)
  4. EELS – Today Is The Day
  5. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Middle America
  6. King Tuff – Psycho Star
  7. Say Sue Me – Old Town
  8. Shakey Graves – Counting Sheep
  9. Plain Dog – Reptile Boy