Whitney share John Denver and SWV cover versions

  Whitney are back with a loving tribute to songs that have been formative and lasting to the entire band, in new singles Take Me Home, Country Roads and SWV’s 90s R&B track Rain, out on 28th May via Secretly Canadian. The songs are the band’s first output since the release of their excellent second album, last year’s Forever Turned Around. Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee joins … Continue reading Whitney share John Denver and SWV cover versions

Roadside Graves Release That’s Why We’re Running Away

In advance of the release of That’s Why We’re Running Away, the new album from the Roadside Graves, their first new music for five years, we recently shared the excellent album opener Sit So Close. Last Friday, the record was officially released and so that seems more than enough reason to share two more tracks from the record, which on first few listens, is just another … Continue reading Roadside Graves Release That’s Why We’re Running Away

Emma Swift – Blonde On The Tracks

Australian born songwriter Emma Swift, is set to release her new album Blonde On The Tracks – a reimagining of some of her favourite Bob Dylan songs on 14th August on Tiny Ghost Records. The album features a few guest appearances including from Robyn Hitchcock, Thayer Serrano, and Jon Estes. The record was born out of crisis, a fact Swift doesn’t deny: “The idea for the album … Continue reading Emma Swift – Blonde On The Tracks

The Cave Singers – Demos & B-Sides

Last month, with what seems very little fanfare, longstanding MM faves The Cave Singers released a new collection of Demos & B-Sides via Bandcamp. To our shame we also noticed they’d released a new EP at the tail end of 2019 too. So better late than never here is the backwoods campfire singalong of At The Rig and the yearning country of Katydid from the Demos … Continue reading The Cave Singers – Demos & B-Sides

Ben de la Cour – Shadow Land

It has been four years since we last featured the noirish Americana of Ben de la Cour, and eight years since we first featured him. He has a new album just out, Shadow Land which we’re enjoying a hell of a lot. The record is jam-packed with soul-bearing songs about loss, danger, addiction and longing. It is a darkly beautiful meditation on what it means to … Continue reading Ben de la Cour – Shadow Land

Corb Lund – Grizzly Bear Blues

I love Grizzly Bears, ergo I love songs about Grizzly Bears. And any song that adds ‘Blues’ to the end of its title is automatically improved by at least 10% – minimum. So here is Corb Lund’s lyrically deft Grizzly Bear Blues to take you into the weekend. An all round excellent Country style rocker that didn’t even need improving by 10%. It is full of sage … Continue reading Corb Lund – Grizzly Bear Blues

New Video: Dan Brodie – We’ll Never Drink (Again)

Last year Australian singer-songwriter Dan Brodie released an excellent album titled Funerária do Vale which created its own heady, musical stew from blues, country, folk and even some rockabilly influences. One of the tracks, We’ll Never Drink (Again) is a gently mournful reflection on a relationship breakdown, and a standout on the album for us. There is a new video for the song, which uses footage taken … Continue reading New Video: Dan Brodie – We’ll Never Drink (Again)

Blitzen Trapper Announce Holy Smokes Future Jokes & Share Magical Thinking

Turning into quite a day for new music… following tunes from Fontaines D.C., The Murder Capital and Cass McCombs, we’re delighted to discover news of a new album, Holy Smokes Future Jokes, and single, Magical Thinking, from longstanding MM stalwarts Blitzen Trapper. The track is a lovely slice of gentle Americana, a ruminative and lyrical meander around life and death that is deftly, and delicately, … Continue reading Blitzen Trapper Announce Holy Smokes Future Jokes & Share Magical Thinking

The Lowest Pair – The Perfect Plan

For a few years Americana duo The Lowest Pair were regular features on MM, but to our shame this is the first music we’ve shared of theirs since 2015. Our bad undoubtedly, but their new album (released last week) The Perfect Plan is a great reminder of what we’ve been missing. Clawhammer banjo and acoustic guitar are still at the heart of a subtly more fleshed out … Continue reading The Lowest Pair – The Perfect Plan

New Video: Jess Williamson – Smoke

Smoke is the latest single shared from Jess Williamson’s forthcoming record Sorceress. It is a brilliant song. A deep country rock ‘n roll burner, Smoke describes a relationship that’s falling apart. From a delicate finger-picked opening, the song rises with flourishes of muted percussion, lilting pedal steel, and piercing electric guitar. And as always the song is held together by her incredible vocals. Watch the … Continue reading New Video: Jess Williamson – Smoke