Archive for the ‘Alternative’ Category

  1. Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts – Soul & Cigarette
  2. Protomartyr – My Children
  3. Wilco – All Lives, You Say?
  4. Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks
  5. Quilt – Black Night Woman  (F.J. McMahon cover)
  6. Duds – Elastic Feel
  7. Spray Paint – Cussin’ (Live at Third Man Records)
  8. Silver Torches – If I Reach
  9. Reptaliens – If You Want
  10. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions – Sleep
  11. Julien Baker – Intentions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie & The Wrong Guys, who recently announced their self-titled LP, have shared the album’s excellent second single, Love And Leaving.

The band, which is fronted by Julie Doiron of Eric’s Trip, and features Eamon McGrath and members of the Toronto hardcore band Cancer Bats, will be releasing their album on September 8th on Dine Alone Records.

The new single is the album’s leadoff track, and provides a propulsive example of the way Doiron and her collaborators pull each other into exciting new shapes, with the rhythm section offering a ferocious contrast to Doiron’s precise vocal before taking the reigns in the song’s explosive third act.

Great track. Have a listen.

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

After a too long hiatus, we’re back with another collection of tunes (some newer than others, but hey we didn’t want them to slip through the net entirely) that we’ve rounded up from our in-box from the past few weeks. Something for everyone as the saying goes.

Queen Moo – Come Through  [RIYL: Raucous indie, Pixies, Wolf Parade]

 

Frankie & The Witch Fingers – Learnings Of The Light  [RIYL: Trippy psych, Roky Erikson, The Kinks]

 

Nelson Can – Break Down Your Walls  [RIYL: Stripped back garage, White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs]

 

The Max Tribe – Yellow Pages  [RIYL: Psych-blues, The Doors, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard]

 

Lunar Hand – Smoke And Chandeliers  [RIYL: Vintage garage pop, Roy Orbison, Arctic Monkeys]

 

Tombstones In Their Eyes – I Want To Fly  [RIYL: Space psych, Spacemen 3, Elephant Stone]

 

The Novel Ideas – I’ll Try  [RIYL: Country-folk, The Avett Brothers, The Head & The Heart]

 

Chernobyl Sunshine Club – When Death Was A Boy  [RIYL: Spaghetti Indie, Ennio Morricone, Two Wounded Birds]

 

Birds– See It All  [RIYL: Fuzzy psych, Allah Las, Mercury Rev]

 

Lenore. – Ether’s Arms  [RIYL: Witch-folk, Fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel]

 

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New EP From Dream Wife

Posted: August 16, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Post Punk, Rock
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Dream Wife played one of our favourite sets at the swampy Truck Festival last month and have now announced a new limited EP Fire.

You can stream the title track below, a typically infectious, needling slab of post-punk that further cements their reputation as ones to watch.

Play it loud… Pre-order the vinyl from Bandcamp here.

 

 

 

War Is Coming (If You Want It) is a new track from Car Seat Headrest.

A different version was previously available briefly in demo form for one day on Bandcamp with all proceeds going to the Transgender Law Center. The proceeds from this version via Bandcamp sales will also go the same cause.

As Will Toledo says, it is a song about not murdering people… amen to that!

Now is the time to cast the screenplay aside
And try to create some space between the lines
To lift up your voice
And change someone’s mind
Because war is coming
If you want it

 

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  1. Queens of the Stone Age – The Evil Has Landed
  2. Wand – Bee Karma
  3. The National – Carin’ At The Liquor Store
  4. Destroyer – Sky’s Grey
  5. Prophets Of Rage – Radical Eyes
  6. Trance Farmers – Speed Racer
  7. Beachtape – Slow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wasp is the latest buzzing track from Brooklyn’s no-wave, noise-punk supergroup Ice Balloons from their upcoming LP Fiesta, out August 11th on Volar Records.

As much a cult as a band, helmed by a giant golden fly, Ice Balloons celebrates chaos as fizzles and lasers pop from every broken corner of their tumbled offerings. The Wasp is no exception – the track, like most of the record, was inspired by insects after a hallucination caused by altitude sickness during a trip to Colorado.

Stream it here.

 

Umm, the LA husband-and-wife duo of bassist Stef Drootin and guitarist Chris Senseney, have shared another track from upcoming release Double Worshipper.

Yeah I Want It is a slice of grungy Americana with echoes of Low and some sweet harmony interplay.

Listen below and order the album from Bandcamp here.

 

MM Shorts 964: The Yorks

Posted: August 8, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Psychedelic
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The debut self-titled EP from the Yorks is a sweeping mixture of indie rock beats and acid-induced grooves wrapped together with a charming psychedelic bow. It is due out on August 18.

Stream or download the rolling drum beats and fuzzy ethereal guitar licks of first single, Liaison below.

 

  1. The War On Drugs Pain
  2. Dream Syndicate Glide
  3. Flat Worms – Motorbike
  4. Weaves – #53
  5. Elijah Ocean – Bad Dreams
  6. Billy Bragg – King Tide And The Sunny Day Flood
  7. Hamilton Leithauser – Road To Nowhere  (Talking Heads cover)
  8. Hand Habits – Yr Heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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