Archive for the ‘Blues’ Category

Some musical films and lyric videos. They’re good.

Offa My Hands is the third song unveiled from Jessica Lea Mayfield’s anticipated new album, Sorry Is Gone.

 

Phoebe Bridgers has shared Funeral, another haunting and introspective track from her upcoming debut album Stranger In The Alps.

 

Norwegian chanteuse Ane Brun’s new record consists of fourteen covers of tracks by Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Nick Cave, Bob Dylan and even Foreigner amongst others. This is her stunning version of Radiohead’s How To Disappear Completely.

 

Equally haunting and beautiful is Julien Baker’s video for Appointments taken from forthcoming long player Turn Out The Lights.

 

Montreal, QC-based trio Timber Timbre have revealed new track Les Egouts. The song comes after the recent release of their sixth studio album Sincerely, Future Pollution.

 

Meadowlark have shared a striking video for their new single Sunlight. The track is the latest to be lifted from the Bristol based boy-girl duo’s debut album Postcards, which is out now.

 

Jangly indie-pop maestros Alvvays have shared their fun new video for current single Dreams Tonite.

 

David Lynch enthusiasts 68creep have unveiled the video for Stone Cold Kiss which should find favour with fans of BRMC, J&MC and the Kills.

 

Lastly Chastity Belt take off on a surreally silly road-trip in their video for Stuck taken from their latest album I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone. 

 

We are completing a trio of Americana themed posts today with Bay Area bluesman Blind Lemon Pledge whose love of pre-WWII Country Blues imbues his compositions with an whimsical, old-time flavour.

Haunting, sombre tracks like The Hills Of West Virginia feel like a precursor to freewheeling-era Dylan / stripped down Springsteen.

Have a listen.

 

Full of wild west thrills and chills, new EP The Phantom and The Black Crow is the journey of Wild the Coyote, a dark, folk-rock storyteller and performer from the small country town of Templeton, on California’s coast.

Check out a couple of tracks from it, The River and The Hollow Woods.

 

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

After a too long hiatus, we’re back with another collection of tunes (some newer than others, but hey we didn’t want them to slip through the net entirely) that we’ve rounded up from our in-box from the past few weeks. Something for everyone as the saying goes.

Queen Moo – Come Through  [RIYL: Raucous indie, Pixies, Wolf Parade]

 

Frankie & The Witch Fingers – Learnings Of The Light  [RIYL: Trippy psych, Roky Erikson, The Kinks]

 

Nelson Can – Break Down Your Walls  [RIYL: Stripped back garage, White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs]

 

The Max Tribe – Yellow Pages  [RIYL: Psych-blues, The Doors, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard]

 

Lunar Hand – Smoke And Chandeliers  [RIYL: Vintage garage pop, Roy Orbison, Arctic Monkeys]

 

Tombstones In Their Eyes – I Want To Fly  [RIYL: Space psych, Spacemen 3, Elephant Stone]

 

The Novel Ideas – I’ll Try  [RIYL: Country-folk, The Avett Brothers, The Head & The Heart]

 

Chernobyl Sunshine Club – When Death Was A Boy  [RIYL: Spaghetti Indie, Ennio Morricone, Two Wounded Birds]

 

Birds– See It All  [RIYL: Fuzzy psych, Allah Las, Mercury Rev]

 

Lenore. – Ether’s Arms  [RIYL: Witch-folk, Fleetwood Mac, Simon & Garfunkel]

 

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Founding member of the wonderful Mekons and also the Waco Brothers, Jon Langford’s new album Four Lost Souls was recorded in The Shoals, Alabama with members of the Swampers in just four dark days following the U.S. election.

It is a record of pure Americana, not just because of where it was recorded or who played on it, but because it is beyond the news of the day. It is a travelogue of sorts; it goes to a place where the differences between country, soul, blues, and rock-and-roll are blown aside by the warm languid breezes and we’re looking forward to it immensely – it is out on September 22nd via Bloodshot Records.

For now though, the first taste comes with Fish Out Of Water, listen below.

 

We first posted about L.A. Witch back in March last year and now the threesome have signed to Suicide Squeeze Records for the release of their eponymous debut album.

Reverb-drenched guitar jangle and sultry vocals conjure the analogue sound of a collector’s prized 45 from some short-lived footnote cult band. The melodies forgo the bubblegum pop for a druggy haze that straddles the line between seedy glory and ominous balladry.

Check out Untitled from the record below.

 

Glassmaps is the solo project of Joel Stein, lead guitarist in the much-loved Howling Bells. After four successful albums with the band, the UK-based Australian has embarked on a new endeavour with the result, an album titled Strangely Addicted, due out later this year.

The record delivers melodic, punchy, pretty, infectious tunes coupled with fascinating psychedelic soundscapes. Autobiographical lyrics speak of universal themes of life, love and loss. The first taste comes in the shape of Summer Rain, a pugilistic blues-rock stomp with the sunny psych harmonics of its dreamy chorus and the insouciant twang of surf guitar. Stein’s swooping vocals muse on the concept of wanting to be saved from oneself, of blaming others for one’s own demons. “It’s about the voice in your head that tells you the things you don’t wanna hear,” says Joel, “a necessary evil without which we wouldn’t really know who we are.

Stream it here.

  1. Offa Rex – The Queen of Hearts
  2. Lydia Loveless – Desire
  3. The Deslondes – Muddy Water
  4. Black Lips – Occidental Front
  5. Hunx & His Punx – Baby Of The Band
  6. Left Lane Cruiser – The Point Is Over Flowing
  7. The Geraldine Fibbers – Thank You For Giving Me Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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.