Archive for the ‘Americana’ Category

  1. Terry – Oh Helen
  2. The Dodos – Forum
  3. Colleen Green – Let Go
  4. Marissa Nadler – Blue Vapor
  5. Art Brut – Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out
  6. Tiny Ruins – How Much
  7. Dilly Dally – Sober Motel
  8. DeVotchKa – Angels
  9. Mitski – Two Slow Dancers










Long standing MM fave Micah P. Hinson will release a new album with the Musicians of the Apocalypse titled, When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You through Full Time Hobby on 26th October.

There have been several times in Micah P. Hinson’s life where the idea of an Apocalypse has occurred- a death and rebirth- whether that was a severe back injury, a violent road accident, the temporary death of his arms, a love for drugs, a hate of drugs, time spent behind bars or within rooms containing mentally-challenged people, time spent behind closed doors with bizarre characters of all shapes and sizes.

All this and more combine in the new record which was recorded in 24 hours somewhere in East Texas. It iis the follow-up to last year’s excellent Micah P. Hinson Presents the Holy Strangers, and the first track from it is Small Spaces.

Have a listen.


Yowler – WTFK

Posted: August 10, 2018 in Alternative, Americana, Indie, Music, Rock

Yowler, the solo project of Maryn Jones, has announced a new album titled Black Dog In My Path, the follow-up to her much praised 2015 debut The Offer.

The introspective and heavy WTFK is the first taste from it, a song that packs an emotional punch, she describes it as “about sin, self-harm, being truly human, and a person’s connection with themselves“.

Listen to it here.


We’ve already shared the excellent I’m Not Scared, and now Tomberlin, the rising Louisville, KY-based artist, has released a video for Any Other Way, the opener from her much anticipated Saddle Creek debut album, At Weddings.

Check it out below and also (the equally good) previous tracks Self-Help and Seventeen.




Justin Sullivan aka Night Shop, is the former Kevin Morby band/The Babies drummer and he has shared the second single from his forthcoming debut album In The Break.

The Ship Has Sailed is a slow burner of reflective, dreamy Americana and is a lovely mellow follow up to the excellent lead single The One I Love.

Check them both out below.



Peddling a nice line in folky Americana, with a plaintive, yearning undertone, New York four-piece Yankee Longstraw have just released a new digital single via Bandcamp titled Barbota Gatote / Ann Marie.

We have the ‘A’ side for you to stream below. Just click through to purchase for $2.


Ah, the wait is over.

After five long years, Phosphorescent (who topped our Best of the Past Ten Years listings earlier this year) are back with details of a new album C’est La Vie (out on Dead Oceans on the 5th October), and a new single New Birth in New England. There will also be three live dates in the UK in October.

The record chronicles a life-altering period which saw Matthew Houck fall in love, start a family, leave New York, build a studio from the ground up, and battle serious illness. The single is a deceptively breezy snapshot survey of some of those events and is currently on repeat here at MM Towers.

Stream it below. You can pre-order the album here.


Catch Phosphorescent live

26 Oct – Liverpool @ Grand Central Hall
28 Oct – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
30 Oct – London @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire


A round up of some sweet new videos.

Shimmering psych-pop from Whyte Horses, some charming Syd Barrett inspired bedroom lo-fi from Tiny Eyes, gentle pastoral folk from Queen of the Meadow, rambling, soulful Americana from Valley Maker, vintage outlaw bluegrass country from the Tennessee Stiffs, rural fuzz-folk from Stray Owls, classic indie-pop from Doe, anthemic, heavy duty indie from Tired All The Time, and last, but not least, punk rock fury from Glitoris,











  1. Protomartyr & Spray Paint – Corinthian Leather
  2. Mass Gothic – How I Love You
  3. Houndmouth – Golden Age
  4. Iron & Wine – What Hurts Worse
  5. Kevin Devine – Prehistoric  (Now Now cover)
  6. Swearin’ – Grow Into A Ghost
  7. The Molochs – Too Lost In Love










  1. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Blueberry Jam
  2. Phobophobes – Child Star
  3. Tomberlin – I’m Not Scared
  4. Torres – Gracious Day
  5. Waxahatchee – Chapel Of Pines
  6. Menace Beach – Crawl In Love
  7. Harlan T. Bobo – Nadine
  8. The Goon Sax – Make Time 4 Love