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Arborist Share Dark Stream

Posted: October 12, 2016 in Acoustic, Folk, Indie, Music
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Dark Stream is the new single from Northern Ireland’s Arborist. Beginning with a stark, quasi-funeral horn it launches in to a haunting and affecting lament, awash with typically gorgeous melodies and arrangements that showcase Mark McCambridge’s rich vocals and thoughtful songwriting.

We’ve already shared the six minute ramble of A Man Of My Age and the subtly melancholic I Heard Him Leaving, but this may well be the best of them all so far. All come from forthcoming album Home Burial, due out on 11 November via Kirkinrola Records.

Have a listen.

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

Here is the latest instalment in our Nickel In The Jukebox series – simple proposition – ten songs, you decide… hit or miss.

Have at it.

Rue Snider – Blue Skies And Telephone Poles  [RIYL: Americana, Bright Eyes, Billy Bragg]

 

The Persian Leaps – See Me Unaware  [RIYL: Power-pop, Bob Mould, The Ramones]

 

Naked Giants – Ya Ya  [RIYL: Garage Rock, The Sonics, Ty Segall]

 

Lina Tullgren – Grace  [RIYL: Singer-Songwriters, Julien Baker, Eskimeaux]

 

Conquerors – Turned Me To Stone  [RIYL: Vintage Psych-pop, Kinks, Beatles]

 

Coot Wilson – 5 a.m. Fog  [RIYL: Folk, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt]

 

Cigarette Bums – Strange  [RIYL: Garage-punk, The Stooges, The Black Lips]

 

Sat. Nite Duets – TAFKA Salieri  [RIYL: Indie Rock, Guided By Voices, Violent Femmes]

 

BJ Barham – Rockingham  [RIYL: Country-Folk, James McMurtry, Sturgill Simpson]

 

Bonfire Nights – Easy Touch  [RIYL: Post-punk, Jesus & Mary Chain, Lola Colts]

 

Here is a second track from Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster (of the Water Liars) upcoming solo release Constant Stranger which is out on the last day of September via Big Legal Mess.

Laid Low is another exquisitely presented slice of folky Americana from an album of eleven songs that feel more like snapshots documented, processed, and archived, filled with stories and images of how the small and often overlooked everyday moments affect the larger ones.

Stream it here. Check out previous track Headed South here.

 

best of the weekHaving spent a mighty fine week soaking up the sunshine in Crete we are feeling pretty good about life. And if that wasn’t enough here are ten of the best of the week’s new releases (as judged by us of course).

They Include the very welcome return of fire and brimstone gothic folkies Wovenhand and Argentinian garage-posters Las Kellies, cracking tracks from Bueno and Okkervil River, a pretty sweet cover from the Devil Makes Three, and plenty more besides.

Soak it up…

  1. The Devil Makes Three – Champagne and Reefer  (Muddy Waters cover)
  2. Bueno – Blown Out
  3. Wovenhand – Come Brave
  4. Billie Marten – Lionhearted
  5. Las Kellies – Summer Breeze
  6. Vomitface – Dramamine
  7. JEFF The Brotherhood – Idiot
  8. Raveonettes – Where Are You Wild Horses?
  9. Pfarmers – Red Vermin
  10. Okkervil River – The Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

It has been a good while since we last shared a Nickel In The Jukebox post, but here are ten tracks making up for lost time. You decide… hit or miss?

My Son Bison – Two Faces And A Vase  [RIYL: Psych-pop, The Beach Boys, The Shins] 

 

The Blind Owls – All Day And Night  [RIYL: 60s Pop, Little Richard , The Kinks]

 

Bess Atwell – Cobbled Streets  [RIYL: Folk, Agnes Obel, Sharon Van Etten]

 

The Begowatts – Lawmaker  [RIYL: Garage Rock, Rolling Stones, Futurebirds]

 

Coates – Grin And Tonic  [RIYL: Urban-folk, Frank Turner, Jamie T]

 

Luke Bell – Bullfighter  [RIYL: Outlaw Country, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard]

 

Ghost Camp – Ganymede  [RIYL: Arty post-punk, New Order, Talking Heads]

 

Boys Forever – Cold Is The Colour  [RIYL: Woozy garage-pop, Mac DeMarco, Kurt Vile]

 

Honey Bucket – Unexplainable Phenomenon  [RIYL: Mutant pop, The Clean, Television Personalities]

 

Blurred Moon – Far  [RIYL: Melancholic Folk, Sufjan Stevens, Fanfarlo]

 

We first posted about New Orleans singer-songwriter Daniel Amedee as part of our 100 Posts in 100 Hours marathon at the beginning of the year.

Now he has just released Life, the title track off of his upcoming EP of the same name that sees the light of day on the 16th August.

With a hypnotic, meditative backbeat and beautifully earnest vocals, Life pulls you into its rhythm, lyrically delving into the concept that we each create our own reality.

Have a listen.

 

Molly Parden

Ease into Monday morning with the gorgeous Kentucky I by Georgia singer-songwriter Molly Parden.

It comes from her new EP With Me In The Summer and with her effortlessy swooning vocals  becomes a beautifully reflective, sweetly melancholic track that begs to be played on repeat.

Have a listen.

We’ve had a recent influx of videos for some excellent new tunes and thought it was high time we shared some of them…

We’ve got TERRY’s line-dancing vid for Hot Heads, dancers from Ballet Austin in Adam Torres’ new video for Juniper Arms, Julie Ruin’s video for their excellent track I’m Done, the return of MM faves Loch Lomond and their video for Pens From Spain, and Metronomy’s new video for Night Owl.

Then there is Diane & The Gentle Men’s tongue-in-cheek video for Motorcycle, a classic tale of teenage rebellion, and finally Soft Fang’s excellent musical film for The Wilderness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

Here is the twentieth instalment of our Nickel In The Jukebox series, collecting ten new (and sometimes not quite so new) tunes from our inbox and sharing them for you to decide – hot or miss?

Cheena – Car  [RIYL: NY Punk, Gun Club, Lou Reed ]

 

King Courgette – Courgette Boys  [RIYL: Hoedown folk, Earl Scruggs, Holy Modal Rounders]

 

Twin River – Knife  [RIYL: Indie-rock, Yo La Tengo, Jesus & Mary Chain]

 

Ralegh Long – Morning (We Are In The Fields)  [RIYL: Restrained folk, Bill Fay, Whiskeytown]

 

DaDa – Black Horse  [RIYL: Psych-rock, Can, Sonic Youth]

 

Losers Way Home – In The Shadows  [RIYL:  Indie-folk, The Lumineers, Sufjan Stevens]

 

Cool Ghouls – Sundial  [RIYL: Psych-jangle, The Byrds, Allah-Lahs]

 

The By Gods – Phone Calls  [RIYL: Garage Pop, The Strokes, The Fuzztones]

 

Harry Pane – Changing  [RIYL: Singer-Songwriters, Ben Howard, John Martyn]

 

Dahmers – Blood On My Hands  [RIYL: Garage Punk, Fidlar, The Hives]

 

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Twenty one today!