Archive for the ‘Americana’ Category

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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Here is a second taste from Whispertown’s upcoming long player I’m A Man.

Born To Ride opens the record and is a gently rolling, understated slice of Americana infused with a tinge of psych and twang. It is a gem of a tune.

Immerse yourself below.

 

MM Shorts 965: Ruby Force

Posted: August 11, 2017 in Americana, Country, Music, Rock
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Ruby Force is the musical brainchild of Erin McLaughlin, and her debut album of country and roots rock Evolutionary War is an invitation to listen and engage in her twisted tales of life and love, lost and gained.

For fans of Rilo Kiley, Neko Case or even Cat Power, check out Church And State and Ode to Vic Chesnutt below. Buy from Bandcamp here.

 

 

White Castle Creek Mother is the second single from the self-titled sophomore album by Joseph Childress.

We’ve already shared Virginia Bound and on the new single his acoustic guitar and vocals hang in the air with such intimacy that you feel that he’s playing in a small room just for you.

Have a listen. The album is out on the 10th October via Empty Cellar Records – order here.

 

The beguiling I’m A Man marks the return of Morgan Nagler’s Whispertown – it is the title track from her upcoming record out at the start of September, and the follow-up to 2012’s Parallel. It is a stripped back acoustic album, set in a naturally psychedelic world.

Whispertown is the latest iteration of the unique vision of Nagler. What was once The Whispertown 2000 has morphed into a less structured version of itself, with Nagler’s unmistakable vocals leading a revolving cast of musicians and artists. After being diagnosed with a polyp on her vocal cord, and faced with the possibility of never singing again, Nagler discovered she is without a doubt a “lifer”, and married to song writing, for better and for worse.

Listen below.

 

RIP Glenn Campbell

Posted: August 9, 2017 in Americana, Country, Music, Rock
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One of the true greats…

 

 

 

 

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.

 

  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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Founding member of the wonderful Mekons and also the Waco Brothers, Jon Langford’s new album Four Lost Souls was recorded in The Shoals, Alabama with members of the Swampers in just four dark days following the U.S. election.

It is a record of pure Americana, not just because of where it was recorded or who played on it, but because it is beyond the news of the day. It is a travelogue of sorts; it goes to a place where the differences between country, soul, blues, and rock-and-roll are blown aside by the warm languid breezes and we’re looking forward to it immensely – it is out on September 22nd via Bloodshot Records.

For now though, the first taste comes with Fish Out Of Water, listen below.

 

Just came across this on our Soundcloud feed – the woozily marvellous Coke Weed covering The Band’s Tears Of Rage from the 1967 classic Basement Tapes.

Enjoy. Good article about the song here as well.