Archive for the ‘Americana’ Category

 

50 Sleaford Mods – O.B.C.T 

 

49 Deliluh – Freeloader Feast

 

48 The Paranoyds – Hungry Sam

 

47 Cherry Pickles – Lily Is A Spy

 

46 The Warlocks – Disfigured Figure

 

45 Silverbacks – Pink Tide

 

44 Marika Hackman – The One

 

43 Lonesome Shack – Too Bad

 

42 FEWS – Anything Else

 

41 Darrin Bradbury – So Many Ways To Die (Frozen Pizza)

 

40 Drahla – Stimulus For Living

 

39 The Mountain Goats – Cadaver Sniffing Dog

 

38 Purple Mountains – All My Happiness Is Gone

 

37 Iguana Death Cult – Nude Casino

 

36 WIVES – Waving Past Nirvana

 

35 DZ Deathrays – Year Of The Dog

 

34 Black Futures – Me.TV

 

33 Siskiyou – Unreal Erections /// Severed Heads

 

32 Guru – Suntrap

 

31 Spray Paint – Squeaker’s Theme

 

30 Guru – Don’t Talk

 

29 The Murder Capital – Don’t Cling To Life

 

28 Squid – Houseplants

 

27 JOHN – Future Thinker

 

26 Working Men’s Club – Bad Blood

 

We’ve decided to do things a bit differently this year – too many times in the past we’ve posted our favourite songs of the year and then discovered late releases we wished we’d added! And also 2019 was a shit year for the world – Brexit, Johnson, Trump, the world burning… at least there is music.

So, way after everyone else has done theirs, here is MM’s countdown of top 100 tunes for 2019 – part 1!

 

100 Chupa Cabra – Violent Urges

 

99 Metz – Dry Up

 

98 Youth Sector – Renting Spaces In My World

 

97 Some Bodies – TV Show

 

96 Tummyache – Median

 

95 Dr. Dog – Can’t Catch Me

 

94 Amyl & The Snifters – Monsoon Rock

 

93 DITZ – Gayboy

 

92 Phobophobes – Blind Muscle

 

91 B Boys – I Want

 

90 Big Thief – Not

 

89 Matt Shapiro – Rockaway Girl

 

88 Pile – The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller

 

87 Port Juvee – Hope to Lose

 

86 The Murder Capital – Green & Blue

 

85 Better Oblivion Community Center – Dylan Thomas

 

84 Oh Sees – Heart Worm

 

83 Spectator – Weight

 

82 Fat White Family – Feet

 

81 Hurt Valley – Apartment Houses

 

80 Bambara – Serafina

 

79 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – At The Back Of The Pit

 

78 Crows – Chain of Being

 

77 WIVES – Hit Me Up

 

76 Cate le Bon – Daylight Matters

 

75 Slaves – One More Day Won’t Hurt

 

74 B Boys – Instant Pace

 

73 LIFE – Moral Fibre

 

72 Catholic Action – People Don’t Protest Enough

 

71 Black Adidas – Be Cool

 

70 Panik Attaks – Terror

 

69 FEET – Outer Rim

 

68 The Dream Syndicate – Put Some Miles On

 

67 Purple Mountains – Margaritas At The Mall

 

66 Lightning Dust – Competitive Depression

 

65 Comet Gain – We’re All Fucking Morons

 

64 LIFE – Excites Me

 

63 Hotel Lux – Tabloid Newspaper

 

62 Sunflowers – Dreamweaver

 

61 Sleep Eaters – Bad Love

 

60 Frog – Black Friday

 

59 Patio – Boy Scout

 

58 Working Men’s Club – Teeth

 

57 The Stroppies – Cellophane Car

 

56 Brooke Bentham – All My Friends Are Drunk

 

55 IDLES – Mercedes Marxist

 

54 Bee Bee Sea – Be Bop Palooza

 

53 Sleep Eaters – Life of Sin

 

52 Field Medic – The Bottle’s My Lover, She’s Just My Friend

 

51 Squid – Match Bet

 

 

Happy New Year! Our top 100 tunes of 2019 will be coming shortly, but in the meantime the Lost Brothers have unveiled the second single and video from their forthcoming album After The Fire After The Rain (out on the 7th February).

Appropriately enough the new song is the title track and was recorded in Brooklyn New York – long standing MM faves, M.Ward and Howe Gelb feature on electric guitars.

Watch the new video here. Pre-order the album on limited edition signed Vinyl, CD and Download by clicking here.

And in case you missed it, here is the excellent first single, Fugitive Moon, also featuring M.Ward.

 

Sam Doores – Let It Roll

Posted: December 12, 2019 in Americana, Folk, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Soul
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Sam Doores, formerly of The Deslondes and Hurray for the Riff Raff will release his self-titled solo debut on 13th March via New West Records.

The thirteen song set blends traditional southern roots, New Orleans R&B, and psychedelic landscapes into a cinematic and infectious whole that reckons with heartache and loss, love and gratitude, fresh starts and, ultimately, a whole lotta change.

For now we have the video for the album track Let It Roll. Sounding like a soulful lost classic from the 60s, it is simply gorgeous.

Watch it below.

 

We’ve not posted any festive tunes as yet, and so we’re putting that right as of now with Birmingham based Americana band Swampmeat Family Band’s A Present For You.

All profits from sales with go to benefit homeless charities in Birmingham, so click through on the Bandcamp link below to purchase.

 

Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky, who released a critically acclaimed collaborative album Droneflower on Sacred Bones earlier this year have shared two cover songs that make up a new single via Sacred Bones – Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight and Extreme’s More Than Words.

Being unfortunately old enough to be of an age where I can remember the original, it must be said that I absolutely loathed In the Air Tonight, and still do, but when Marissa Nadler says “We wanted to make a creepy, sexy version...”, then I’m prepared to give it a listen. This should have been the original is all I can say…

Listen to both here.

 

 

A few weeks ago we shared some tracks from Uncut magazine’s Wilco covers CD.

Longstanding MM faves The Handsome Family also contributed a cover – of Capitol City – from 2011’s The Whole Love.

Like pretty much everything they do, it is wonderful and Loose have now released it as a single.

Enjoy.

 

And the original…

 

Drive-By Truckers’ first new LP in more than three years – THE UNRAVELING – will be released at the end of January.

The songs that have eventually emerged for the new record are shaped by our troubled times and number among the band’s most direct and pointedly provocative, tackling head-on the myriad horrors of our new normal.

The first track to be shared illustrates this perfectly, Armageddon’s Back in Town takes a whirlwind joyride through the whiplash of events we collectively deal with each day, diving headfirst into the despair and pain roiled up by consistently plumbing new depths of intolerance and hate – wherever you are in the world.

Watch it here and check out a couple of live dates for summer next year.

 

Live Dates 2020

June 3 – Dublin – Vicar Street
June 5 – Leeds – Irish Centre
June 6 – London – O2 Forum

 

More From Hurt Valley

Posted: November 19, 2019 in Americana, Folk, Music, Pop
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Hurt Valley, the enigmatic folk-pop project of Los Angeles’ Brian Collins, has shared a new single from his forthcoming debut album Glacial Pace.

Due out on the 6th December, the record is inspired by Death Valley and also features the previously shared single Apartment Houses. It is available for pre-order from Bandcamp here.

But for now, the pastoral twang of opening track Geology Dreamer is a delight – stream it here.

 

Wounded Bird – Fall In Line

Posted: November 13, 2019 in Americana, Country, Folk, Music
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Wounded Bird is a male/female harmony-focused duo from Denver, Colorado (and not to be confused with (sadly) long gone MM indie-surf faves Two Wounded Birds).

Latest single Fall in Line is a sweetly stripped back affair of classic Americana, featuring acoustic guitar, fiddle and pedal steel along with their signature vocal harmonies.

Stream it here.