Archive for the ‘Electronic’ Category

  1. Julien Baker – Good News (Piano Version)
  2. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Hope The High Road
  3. BNQT – Unlikely Force
  4. Bonnie Prince Billy & Nathan Salsburg – Wallin Creek Girls
  5. Kevin Morby – Come To Me Now
  6. Diet Cig – Link In Bio
  7. The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
  8. Marissa Nadler – Rosemary
  9. W.H. Lung – Nothing Is
  10. Soccer Mommy – Be Seeing You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress is taken from Public Service Broadcasting’s upcoming third album (the subject of which remains a closely-guarded secret).

Guest vocals from Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura adds a new dimension to the music. Her keening, affecting and decidedly human performance combines and contrasts with samples hinting at a world of mechanisation and automation, as Kraftwerk-like vocoders, driving guitars, propulsive drums and melodic synths all fight for prominence.

Have a listen.

 

best of the weekHere we are again, but with lighter nights, spring flowers beginning to bloom and eight songs from the past week rounded up for your listening pleasure.

From a new benefit single for the Southern Poverty Law Center, we have wonderfully spectral folk from Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and some equally wonderful psych-folk from a re-issue of a long-lost 70s classic by Philip Lewin. There is a excellent video for Conor Oberst’s muzzy new drinking song and some rousing, full-on punk rock from Whips. We also have Speedy Ortiz’s contribution to the Our First 100 Days project, a blast of classic power-pop from veteran indie royalty Robyn Hitchcock, and classic indie rock from The New Pornographers. Rounding us off is a chugging new Bleached track with some enjoyably hefty power chords.

All yours.

  1. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Treasure Map
  2. Conor Oberst – Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
  3. The New Pornographers – This Is The World Of The Theater
  4. Whips – Goldmine
  5. Philip Lewin – Watercolours
  6. Speedy Ortiz – In My Way
  7. Robyn Hitchcock – Mad Shelley’s Letterbox
  8. Bleached – Flipside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through Windows is the excellent new single from Happyness’ second album Write In.

With a chorus that started out as kind of a purposeful mishearing of the Velvet Underground’s Ride Into The Sun, the single has a undercurrent of psych-infused, blissful euphoria that reminds us of prime-time Pink Floyd.

Have a listen and check out UK tour dates below.

 

April Tour Dates:

11 Fulford Arms, York
12 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
13 Picture House Social Club, Sheffield
14 The Cellar, Oxford
15 Olby’s Cafe, Margate (Moshi Moshi Easter Show)
18 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
19 The Louisiana, Bristol
20 Buyer’s Club, Liverpool
21 Whelan’s, Dublin
22 The Hug & Pint, Glasgow,
24 Think Tank, Newcastle
25 Gullivers, Manchester
26 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
28 The Dome, Tufnell Park, London
30 Handmade Festival (Academy 2), Leicester

 

South London’s Phobophobes share the same DIY aesthetic and healthy cynicism for the commercial world as contemporaries like Fat White Family, Meatraffle, and Goat Girl.

And never more so on latest single The Never Never, an ode to the precarious survivalism of society’s most disenfranchised. Swirling through repetitive slogans, rubbishing the adverts that promise a life we can’t really afford as pastiche, and asking earnestly, “what separates those treading water to survive from the religious idols who struggled so similarly?

It is a cracking track. Listen below. Pre-order the vinyl here.

 

BAIT’s brilliant debut track I’m Still Here was so good it made it into our end of year best of lists.

Now, with an insistent hybrid of wonky electronics and angular post-punk (that tips the hat to Killing Joke, Death in Vegas, and The Fall), we get to hear Push The Elephant, the debut single proper from the anonymous audio/visual artist.

Great stuff – stream it here.

 

best of the weekHere is Part 2 of our round up of the best of the week’s releases.

In this batch of gems we have a new single from prolific garage-punk Ty Segall, another taster from the Jesus & Mary Chain’s long awaited new record and a brilliant track from Mark Lanegan’s recently announced album Gargoyle. The Tablets offer up an excellent new wave inspired single and there is a first taste from effervescent indie rockers Charly Bliss’ forthcoming debut album Guppy.

We’re also eagerly awaiting Annie Hardy’s upcoming long player and Want shows why, and lastly Tom Williams is back with a rousing new single of orchestral Americana.

Enjoy, and check out Part 1 of the post from yesterday here.

  1. Ty Segall – Pan
  2. Mark Lanegan Band – Nocturne
  3. Jesus & Mary Chain – Always Sad
  4. Annie Hardy – Want
  5. Charly Bliss – Glitter
  6. The Tablets – Not A Sign
  7. Tom Williams – Everyone Needs A Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MM Shorts 917: Retail Space

Posted: February 7, 2017 in Electronic, Folk, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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Retail Space

We are willing to bet that You Can Catch A Lobster With Eggs But Not Egg Salad will be one of the year’s more unusual album titles. It comes from indie folk duo Retail Space and will be self-released this week (order here).

Blue Jeans is the second single from it, a charming blend of folk, synth pop, and indie rock that’s as ethereal as it is emotional.

Listen below.

 

Mr. Elevator eschews guitars for vintage synthesizers, organs, and electric pianos, setting themselves apart somewhat within the fuzzy, distorted contemporary psych-pop scene.

Their new album When The Morning Greets You is out next week via Rad Cat Records (order here), and you can listen to Ending from it below.

 

Not only did we have the return of Wooden Wand earlier, but Mac DeMarco has also announced his first full-length album since 2014’s Salad Days. Titled This Old Dog, he has shared two songs from it, the sweetly bucolic title track, and the jauntier, acoustic psych-pop of My Old Man.

Both bode well for the new record, which he describes thus, “the majority of this album is acoustic guitar, synthesizer, some drum machine, and one song is electric guitar. So this is a new thing for me. This is my acoustic album, but it’s not really an acoustic album at all. That’s just what it feels like, mostly. I’m Italian, so I guess this is an Italian rock record.

This Old Dog is out on the 5th May via Captured Tracks.