Elephant Micah – Return To The Abandoned Observatory

Elephant Micah, the project of songwriter-producer Joseph O’Connell, has shared the new song Return To The Abandoned Observatory, the final advance single from the band’s new album, Vague Tidings, due out on the 9th April, via Western Vinyl. Of the track—a captivating, gently crooked waltz—O’Connell says, “In this song, a group of astronomers are having their last glimpse at the night sky. It’s bittersweet. The … Continue reading Elephant Micah – Return To The Abandoned Observatory

Painted Shrines – Heaven And Holy

We recently shared the lovely, wistful track Gone from Painted Shrines new album Heaven And Holy. The record is a collaboration between Jeremy Earl (Woods) & Glenn Donaldson (Skygreen Leopards, The Reds, Pinks & Purples) who met sometime in the mid-aughts and bonded over a love of tambourines and DIY sounds. Back in 2018 over a week together they emerged with nearly an album’s worth of hazy … Continue reading Painted Shrines – Heaven And Holy

Elephant Micah – Vague Tidings

Elephant Micah has shared a new song, the spellbinding and fiddle-laced Eastern Callers, taken from his new album, Vague Tidings, due out on the 9th April via Western Vinyl. It follows on from the gorgeous, slow-burning first single Glacier Advisors. Vague Tidings is an album of stark uncanny Americana. In style, its eight songs follow a switchback path between foggy incantations and mountain anthems. Made with … Continue reading Elephant Micah – Vague Tidings

New Album From Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado has shared details of his third album in the past 12 months, The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, along with the news that he is also embarking on his first foray into label running with the aptly named Maraqopa Records. It will be out on the 14th May. The new album contains ten intense stories of people determined not to be broken by dire … Continue reading New Album From Damien Jurado

Minor Moon – Tethers

Minor Moon, the Chicago-based cosmic Americana group led by multi-instrumentalist Sam Cantor, have an upcoming third full length album Tethers, out March 26 via Ruination Record Co. & Whatever’s Clever. Having previously shared the unhurried No Lightning Fix, the band have now offered up a second taste from the album in the shape of the simmering Under An Ocean Of Holes. So, if a healthy amount of Midwestern … Continue reading Minor Moon – Tethers

Jimmyjack Toth – Toth’s Law Volume 4

Though it pains me to say it, I was unaware that longstanding MM favourite Wooden Wand had permanently given up the moniker and is now simply Jimmyjack Toth. Even more so when I realised that he had just released a fourth volume of Toth’s Law – after a gap of just over three years. The digital liner notes (if such a thing can exist) on … Continue reading Jimmyjack Toth – Toth’s Law Volume 4

Shovels & Rope Cover The Beach Boys

Busted Jukebox, Volume 3 from MM faves Shovels & Rope came out  digitally at the end of last weekend via Dualtone. Physical copies will see a release on the 30th April. Amongst the covers on the record is this beauty – the Beach Boys’ In My Room, for which the duo are joined by the wonderful Sharon Van Etten. Absolute gem of a cover. You … Continue reading Shovels & Rope Cover The Beach Boys

Joe Pug – Crescent Bridge

Singer-songwriter and all round good egg, Joe Pug will release a new album, The Diving Sun on the 19th March. The record began as a process of collecting archived session files for a B-sides album which morphed into an obsessive remix and finally became a full-on album process with entirely new songs. The Diving Sun brings together some lost gems from various studio sessions along … Continue reading Joe Pug – Crescent Bridge

Ohtis featuring Stef Chura – Schatze

Absolutely loving this new track from Ohtis featuring Stef Chura. It is the latest in Saddle Creek’s ongoing Document series, which has already shared releases from the likes of Hovvdy, Palehound, and Hand Habits. Schatze follows the release of the trio’s excellent 2019 debut album Curve of Earth and is a character study of the Selfish Antisocial Male, told primarily through the lens of band member Sam … Continue reading Ohtis featuring Stef Chura – Schatze

Cool Ghouls New Album: At George’s Zoo

The Cool Ghouls are marking their tenth anniversary with the release of a new album At George’s Zoo. A heady brew of garage jangle, psychedelia and Americana, listen to the first taste in the shape of Helpless Circumstance. The album is out on the 12th March and you can click through on the Bandcamp link to pre-order.   Continue reading Cool Ghouls New Album: At George’s Zoo