Archive for the ‘Country’ Category

Here is a round-up of some new songs and videos from the likes of Kevin Morby, Fat White Family, Eels, The Cadillac Three, Honeyblood, Justin Townes Earle and plenty more.

Some damn good stuff. Dive in…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Felice Brothers have shared Special Announcement from their upcoming long player Undress.

From the opening bars and lyrics “I’m saving up my money to be President, I can promise more berries on Blueberry Hill, I can promise you this, Charlie Parker on a ten dollar bill”,  it is a classic Felice Brothers tune – a rolling folk shuffle, a singalong chorus and those acerbic, surreal lyrics that express all the frustration and exasperation with our crooked financial ways just keep coming throughout, “all the Corporate goons, all the mobsters eating lobsters in dim lit rooms“.

Brilliant stuff – have a listen.

 

Loving these two tracks from Spectator.

The band consists of wife and husband duo, Megan Rooney and Jeffrey Albert, who first met in 2006 in Saint Louis, Missouri. After years of playing each other’s songs, they began to cultivate their individual ideas that naturally blended together to form Spectator. Apparently the duo draws comparisons to the dream-pop sensibilities of Mazzy Star and early Tennis, which can definitely be heard in latest single The Only One, but the previous single, Weight, is a far more muscular affair that calls to mind the folk-rock of Lord Huron and the guitar wig-outs of Wye Oak.

Both tracks come from their second full length album Charlie, Baby, which is released on April 12th. Stream them below.

 

 

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.