Archive for the ‘Americana’ Category

  1. Justin Townes Earle – Graceland
  2. Hazel English – Love Is Dead
  3. Kevin Morby – Bag Of Rats
  4. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap
  5. Waxahatchee – Silver (Demo)
  6. ShitKid – Alright
  7. Big Thief – Breathe In My Lungs
  8. Trevor Sensor – High Beams
  9. Danny & The Champions Of The World – Swift Street
  10. Mac DeMarco – One More Love Song
  11. David Bazan – The Devil In His Youth  (Protomartyr cover)
  12. Tangerines – 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More From Mount Song

Posted: April 21, 2017 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
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With influences that range from the psychedelia of The Flaming Lips and MGMT to the more sombre likes of Jose Gonzalez, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Jeff Buckley, Swedish singer-songwriter Jacob Johansson aka Mount Song has shared the second single from his new self-titled album.

Incorporating an absorbing mix of traditional folk-indie tropes with tentative descents into psychedelia and more prog-inspired sounds, Here It Goes merges dark, hazy atmospherics to create a moving reaction to loss and change.

Stream it below.

 

Wooden Wand has shared another single off his upcoming album, Clipper Ship.

Of School’s Out, James Jackson Toth says it “uses summer vacation as a metaphor for a lifetime spent on Earth: existence as a brief event occurring between one unknown darkness (the end of one school year, birth) and another (the beginning of a new school year, death). Present throughout are the themes that run through the rest of the album: sacrifice, accountability, and the preciousness of time.

It is yet another fine example of his beautifully contemplative and bittersweet songwriting. An absolute gem.

Watch the video, stream the song and Clipper Ship is out on the 5th May, so you can order it from Bandcamp here.

 

 

US Americana singer-songwriter Marie Danielle has released her debut UK single Soldier.

The track is taken from her recent album Hustler (which features long standing MM faves The Felice Brothers and Fleet Foxes’ Christian Wargo on backing band duties).

She had always played her songs in private until a brush with death in a violent domestic relationship lent her the courage to reach out to an artist she greatly admired, Simone Felice. Impressed by her track Tinseltown, Felice began a cross country collaboration that eventually led to recording sessions with his production partner David Baron in Woodstock. NY.

What started out as an EP soon grew into a full-length record of timeless country and folk-influenced Americana songs shot through with a naked honesty about love, loss and addiction.

Have a listen to the single and to Tinseltown below.

 

 

Nashville trio The Bad Signs are vocalist Samantha Harlow and brothers Nat and Rob Rufus. Rob is also the author of the book Die Young With Me (Simon & Schuster) about his own battle with cancer. Together they create a wonderfully seedy tribute to the fringe culture of 1960s America – the beatniks, the beehives, the bikers, the whole scene. 

New EP, Black Magic Moments, will be an “official release” of Record Store Day 2017, and you can listen to Love Lock from it below.

 

  1. Car Seat Headrest – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore  (Smiths cover)
  2. Royal Blood – Lights Out
  3. Iggy Pop – Asshole Blues
  4. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Be My Baby  (Ronettes cover)
  5. YAWN – Hum
  6. Land Of Talk – Loving (featuring Sharon Van Etten)
  7. Kevin Morby – Aboard My Train
  8. Wavves – Million Enemies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week has seen a few MM faves all share some top-notch new tunes via YouTube, and so here is a quick video collection from garage rockers Black Lips, psych-juggernauts Black Angels, psych-freaks King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, hazy troubadour Mac DeMArco, some classic old-time Americana from The Deslondes and some amphetamine filled blues boogie from Left Lane Cruiser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re loving this track from Jeff Tweedy’s upcoming record Together At Last.

The album contains reworked material from his back catalogue – new solo recordings of Wilco classics and Smog and Loose Fur rarities. Laminated Cat is the latter of these, a gentle, acoustic croon that feels like days spent doing not much more than watching sunlight on water.

Listen to the track below and pre-order the album here.

 

Justin Townes Earle will release his New West Records debut Kids In The Street on 26th May. It is one of our most anticipated albums for the first half of the year.

We’ve already shared lead track Champagne Corolla, and now we have the compassionate, yearning ballad Faded Valentine for you – it is classic country with a touch of honky tonk and an absolute gem of a tune.

Listen below.

 

The Right Stuff is the new single to be released by latest signings to the marvellous Loose label, The Americans.

Hailing from Los Angeles, the quartet blend country and blues with a fiery blue collar rock’n’roll attitude, absorbing and reconfiguring the history of American music from Chuck Berry and Tom Waits to Bruce Springsteen. The band named themselves after the controversial photo series by Robert Frank, which was first published in 1958. Like Frank’s photos, The Americans’ songs are miniature biographies, intimate and empathic portraits of individuals that leave much unsaid.

They are releasing the single as part of a four-track EP this month, with a one-off show at Sebright Arms in London on 3 May and a full-length album, I’ll Be Yours, due later in the year, also via Loose. Stream it below.