Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekHere they are, all wrapped and presented in a tidy bow for you. Ten new songs from the past week including Screaming Females, Goat, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, of Montreal, a gorgeous new song from Alex Bleeker and an excellent cover of Gun Club’s classic Sex Beat by Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan.

Good stuff indeed. Happy weekend.

  1. Screaming Females – Skeleton
  2. Jeff The Brotherhood – Punishment
  3. Virginia Wing – Grapefruit
  4. Goat – Try My Robe
  5. of Montreal – My Fair Lady
  6. Slothrust – Horseshoe Crab
  7. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – A 1000 Times
  8. Alex Bleeker – Bet Your Ass
  9. Magic Trick – More
  10. Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Sex Beat  (Gun Club cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kings Of Lowertown – Quebec Roulette

Kings of Lowertown

Kings Of Lowertown are from Pembroke, Ontario. Their new single Quebec Roulette is a gritty blues track written in the vein of Captain Beefheart and Tom Waits.

The song was inspired by the rough and tumble of Chapeau, Quebec – just across the mighty Ottawa River from Pembroke.

Stream it below.

 

MM Shorts 858: Ian Francis

Ian Francis

Gun Is Coming is a wonderful slice of swampy folk with radical gospel roots and more than just a whiff of the blues.

It is taken from the upcoming debut from Baltimore singer-songwriter Ian Francis and can be grabbed for a pay-what-you-want deal from Bandcamp here.

 

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekYou know the score – a sweep up of some of the week’s best new releases, new tunes and new artists.

This week we have no less than eleven tracks for you including The Avett Brothers, Left Lane Cruiser, The Devil Makes Three, Deerhoof and plenty more.

Dive in…

  1. The Avett Brothers – Satan Pulls The Strings
  2. Band Of Horses – Barrel House
  3. Holly Miranda – Mary Won’t You Call My Name (live)  (Morphine cover)
  4. Wye Oak – Watching The Waiting
  5. The Parrots – Jane Gumb
  6. Left Lane Cruiser – The Pusher
  7. Freedom Fry – Shaky Ground
  8. Morgan Delt – I Don’t Wanna See What’s Happening Outside
  9. The Devil Makes Three – Drunken Hearted Man
  10. GØGGS – Needle Trade Off
  11. Deerhoof – Acceptance Speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Oil Brothers – Talk To Me

The Black Oil Brothers are one of those bands that effortlessly manage to evoke both classic, authentic Delta blues and rootsy, rolling Americana – combining them in a way that suggest campfire singalong as much as liquor fuelled Mississippi roadhouses.

Talk To Me, with its bluesy slide guitar, is the perfect case in point, and comes from forthcoming long player Mean Business which is out on the 8th July.

Have a listen.

 

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 19)

Nickel In The Jukebox

Another day, another dollar. Or nickel in this case. Check out Volume 19 of our virtual jukebox with another ten tunes of all shapes and sizes taken from our bulging in-box.

 

The Van T’s – 35mm  [RIYL: Surf-rock, Hinds, The B-52s]

 

Wonky Tonk – Suitors  [RIYL: Independent Country,  Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton]

 

NARCS – Bullingdon Boys  [RIYL: Post-punk, Future Of The Left, Pulled Apart By Horses]

 

Consolers – Harry  [RIYL: Indie rock, Velvet Underground, Mac DeMarco]

 

Pure Joy – O’Sullivan  [RIYL: Psych rock, The Kinks, Kurt Vile]

 

BD Harrington – Black Waves  [RIYL: Singer-songwriters, Bill Callahan, Leonard Cohen]

 

Blind Pets – Big Kids  [RIYL: Garage grunge, The Cramps, Southern Culture On The Skids ]

 

Supermoon – Witching Hour!  [RIYL: Moody pop, The Chills, Beach Boys]

 

Arrows of Love – Toad  [RIYL: Hardcore, Fugazi, McClusky]

 

Doby Watson – Natural Ice  [RIYL: Confessional Americana, Songs: Ohia, Sun Kil Moon]

 

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 18)

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Still wading through a massive backlog of high calibre new tunes. Here are ten more of all shapes and sizes for you to check up on and decide hit or miss…

 

Mud Howlers – Magic Place  [RIYL: Desert-Blues, Led Zeppelin, Richie Valens ]

 

Mark McGowan – Fugazi  [RIYL: Soulful country, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding]

 

Casper Skulls – Mink Coats  [RIYL: Noise-punk, Screaming Females, the Dirty Nil]

 

Gallery Circus – Holland On Fire  [RIYL: Abrasive garage rock, Drenge, Royal Blood]

 

The Hairs – Barbarians!  [RIYL: Freak-pop, Cloud Nothings, Happy Flowers]

 

Crepes – Hidden Star  [RIYL: Cosmic surf-pop, Oxygen, Ariel Pink]

 

Proto Idiot – Idiot Blues  [RIYL: Garage rock, Soft Boys, TV Personalties]

 

Posture – I Just Can’t Wait To See My Girl  [RIYL: Surf-Pop, Girls, Beach Boys]

 

Traitrs – Witch Trials  [RIYL: Gothic Post Punk, Bauhaus, The Cure]

 

Psychic Heat – In Two  [RIYL: Fuzz punk, Thee Oh Sees, The Zombies]

 

 

Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekWe seem to have posted a lot of tunes this week with three Nickel In The Jukebox round ups and here are twelve more – all newly minted this week.

From the return of the Stone Roses to the gothic blues of Adia Victoria and the indie rock of Catfish & The Bottlemen and taking in songs about Bob Dylan, God and a cover of the easy listening classic Moon River.

Enjoy.

  1. Stone Roses – All For One
  2. Mark Kozlek – Moon River (Henry Mancini / Johnny Mercer cover)
  3. Diarrhea Planet – Bob Dylan’s Grandma
  4. Amy Klein – American City
  5. Case/Lang/Veirs – Delirium
  6. Speedy Ortiz – Death Note
  7. Slow Club – Ancient Rolling Sea
  8. Adia Victoria – Mexico Blues
  9. Catfish & The Bottlemen – Glasgow
  10. The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Broken Arm Of God
  11. Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Commandment 4
  12. Broncho – Speed Demon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 15)

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We have been wading through an enormous backlog of tunes. Too many, and too many that are too good.

Nice problem to have. Here are some of them – you decide hot or not…

Ronjo V – Dying Wish  [RIYL: Alt-rock, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Modest Mouse]

 

The Myrrors – No Clear Light  [RIYL: Slow burning psych, Moody Blues, Blue Oyster Cult]

 

Egyptian Blue – This Is My Rot  [RIYL: Lysergic indie, CAN, Isaac Hayes]

 

Lady Bones – Weight  [RIYL: Sludgy indie, Titus Andronicus, Pixies]

 

Strange Majik – Raised On Rock ’N’ Roll [RIYL: Backwater Blues, Leon Russell, Derek & The Dominoes]

 

avoid!avoid! – Drones  [RIYL: Motorik drone, The Fall, High Dependency Unit]

 

Scott Yoder – Looking Back In Blue  [RIYL:  Acid-folk, Wooden Wand, Hiss Golden Messenger]

 

Savak – Drop The Pieces  [RIYL: Television, Buzzcocks ]

 

Colonial Blue – My Treason [RIYL: Southern rock, Kings of Leon, Alabama Shakes]

 

Baron & Byrne – Silver Beetle [RIYL: Breezy psych, The Chills, Super Furry Animals]

 

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 14 – the Americana edition)

Nickel In The Jukebox

Time for ten more tunes for you to check out and decide if they cut the mustard or not? This time, we’ve kept the selection to a (broadly) Americana feel so kick back and immerse yourself in these – some lovely stuff here…

Josiah & The Bonnevilles – Cold Blood  [RIYL: Father John Misty, Ryan Adams]

 

J Burn – Moonshine  [RIYL: Tom Petty, The Grateful Dead]

 

Stan Simon & The Hotel Bible – The Desert Line  [RIYL: Timber Timbre, The Sadies]

 

Chief Ghoul – Let Me In  [RIYL: Black Keys, Johnny Cash]

 

Handsome and the Humbles – The Ballad of Rose Thompson  [RIYL: Drive-By Truckers, Houndmouth]

 

The Westies – If I Had A Gun  [RIYL: Townes Van Zandt, Leonard Cohen]

 

Frances Luke Accord – Something Moving  [RIYL: Iron & Wine, Milk Carton Kids]

 

Hestina – Big Blue  [RIYL: Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley]

 

Chaim Tannenbaum – London Longing For Home  [RIYL: Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger]

 

Erin Tobey – I’m Young  [RIYL: Bill Callahan, Juliana Hatfield]