Archive for the ‘Country’ Category

Inspired by artists like Leonard Cohen, Ane Brun, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Alela Diane, and Joni Mitchell amongst others, Vilma Flood is a songwriter from the northern part of Sweden.

She has shared a track called Green Eyed Moron (great title) and her powerful, dark and vibrating voice is combined with big marching drums, acoustic guitars and pedal steel to deliver a really compelling and intoxicating slab of melancholic, bluesy Americana. It reminds us of Jolie Holland or Gretchen Peters no less.

Liking this one a lot. Give it a spin below.

 

We never quite finished off our regular weekend post and already we have had new songs from the wonderful Felice Brothers, Mountain Goats and Mac DeMarco amongst others this week. So what the heck, why not mash ’em all into one (lazy) post of some great new tunes from the last 10 days.

So we have.

  1. Cabbage – Torture
  2. Felice Brothers – Poor Blind Birds
  3. Big Thief – UFOF
  4. Mac DeMarco – Nobody
  5. Stella Donnelly – Tricks
  6. The Mountain Goats – Cadaver Sniffing Dog
  7. Mountain Man – Take Me Home, Country Roads  (John Denver cover)
  8. Kevin Morby – No Halo
  9. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – In The Capital
  10. Strand Of Oaks – Keys
  11. The Tough Shits – Late Bloomer
  12. Sam Evian – Cherry Tree
  13. Wand – Thin Air
  14. Frog – God Once Loved A Woman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few tasty videos and new songs for you. From the meditative melancholy of The Tallest Man On Earth, the biting psych-pop of She Drew The Gun and Steve Earle’s latest tribute to Guy Clark to the more raucous end of the spectrum and the pummelling post punk of Crows, Taco Mouth’s fiery take down of Trump, some brilliant Stooges style rumblings from Black Futures, experimental electronic punk from Sistertalk’s debut single and irresistible garage pop from Honeymilk.

Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Townes Earle is set to return with The Saint of Lost Causes on May 24th. It is the follow up to his excellent 2017 album Kids In The Street, and spans everything from traditional country, blues and folk to western swing, roots-rock and boogie-woogie.

The first taste is Ain’t Got no Money, a pared back, uptempo Country rocker that has a touch of the Choctaw Bingo’s about the riff and some mighty fine wailing harmonica to boot.

Loving this…

 

Renee Wahl – Cut To The Bone

Posted: February 14, 2019 in Americana, Country, Music
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We’re a sucker for some outlaw country and southern gothic and Renee Wahl delivers in spades on her new album Cut To The Bone, which is out on the 15th March.

We have a couple of tracks to share from it – To The Bone is a swampy, swaggering rocker that almost has a touch of Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus about it, and the bittersweet From Here To There is more poignant and reflective and has echoes of artists like Jolie Holland and Mary Gauthier.

It’s mighty good stuff. Check it out below.

 

 

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  1. Flat Worms – Surreal New Year
  2. The Uranium Club – Man Is The Loneliest Animal
  3. Ånge Teenage Angst – Ånge Teenage Angst
  4. A Merge Group Plays “Heroes” – V-2 Schneider  (David Bowie cover)
  5. Esther Rose – Don’t Blame It On The Moon
  6. W.H. Lung – Simpatico People
  7. MELTS – Echoes
  8. Wand – Scarecrow
  9. Sharon Van Etten – Never Grow Old  (James Cleveland Moore, Sr cover)
  10. Laura Stevenson – Living Room, NY
  11. Steve Earle & The Dukes – L.A. Freeway  (Guy Clarke cover)
  12. Adia Victoria – The Needle’s Eye
  13. Flying Fish Cove – Johnny Paper
  14. Charly Bliss – Capacity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The day just keeps on getting better.

No sooner did we have the details of the new Felice Brothers album, than we discover a new single release from another long, long standing MM favourite, Dr. Dog in our Soundcloud feed.

Titled Critical, it consists of two tracks, Can’t Catch Me and Can She Dance. The former is an uptempo country tinged psych rocker that they are so damn good at, and the latter imbues itself with a big dash of hometown Philly soul groove.

Both are cracking tunes, and you can hear them below.

 

 

Happy days!

After three long years, we have an announcement of a new album from the Felice Brothers.

Undress was recorded in the late summer of 2018 in Germantown, New York. “Many of the songs on the new album are motivated by a shift from private to public concerns,” says songwriter Ian Felice. “It isn’t hard to find worthwhile things to write about these days, there are a lot of storms blooming on the horizon and a lot of chaos that permeates our lives. The hard part is finding simple and direct ways to address them.

Undress follows the band’s 2016 album Life In The Dark, and finds the group in a very different place three years later. Between personnel changes, families growing and the political landscape, the result is a tighter, more-paired down release. “Every song is a story,” said James Felice. “On this album everything was a bit more thoughtful, including the arrangements, the sonic quality and the harmonies.”

The Felice Brothers are long standing MM faves. Their wonderful blend of storytelling, lyrical genius and ramshackle Americana began in 2006, playing subway platforms and sidewalks in NYC and they have gone on to release nine albums of original songs and to tour extensively throughout the world. The new album is out on Yep Roc Records on the 3rd May.

For now, listen to the fabulous title track below.

 

 

 

  1. Deer Tick – White City  (Pogues cover)
  2. Mekons – Lawrence of California
  3. Bear’s Den – Fuel On The Fire
  4. Ritual Howls – Alone Together
  5. JAWS – Do You Remember
  6. The Mountain Goats – Younger
  7. Interpol – Fine Mess
  8. Lucy Dacus – La Vie En Rose  (Edith Piaf cover)
  9. Sophie Morgan – Bloodbuzz Ohio  (The National cover)
  10. Martha – Love Keeps Kicking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Spiral Stairs – HYP-NO-TIZED
  2. Lady Lamb – Even In The Tremor
  3. Keston Cobblers’ Club – Esta
  4. Mercury Rev featuring Lucinda Williams – Ode To Billie Joe  (Bobbie Gentry cover)
  5. John Vanderslice – I’ll Wait For You
  6. Rat Boy – Don’t Hesitate
  7. Frankie & The Witch Fingers – Pleasure
  8. BAILEN – I WAs Wrong
  9. Ohmme – Give Me back My Man  (B52’s cover)
  10. Marry Waterson & Emily Barker – Twister