Archive for the ‘Folk’ Category

Our final weekly round-up of the year…

  1. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – All Is Known
  2. Decemberists – Ben Franklin’s Song
  3. Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys
  4. Van William – Before I Found You
  5. A Savage – Linger  (Cranberries cover)
  6. Purling Hiss – My Dreams
  7. S. Carey – Still, Still, Still.
  8. NØMADS – Xenophobia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Sufjan Stevens – Tonya Harding
  2. Jim White – Silver Threads
  3. Strand of Oaks – Passing Out
  4. Ty Segall – Every 1’s A Winner  (Hot Chocolate cover)
  5. Kal Marks – Loosed
  6. Windhand – Old Evil
  7. Long Neck – Mine/Yours
  8. Lionlimb – Maria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our sixth Festive offering is a cracking version of Wham’s Last Christmas by Sera Cahoone.

Top banana.

 

Kevin Morby has offered up his moody take on Blue Christmas for Amazon’s Indie for the Holidays playlist.

It is sparse and longing, anchored by a slow-moving bass line, the kick beat of the drum, and Morby’s signature croon. Listen below.

 

  1. First Aid Kit – Fireworks
  2. No Age – Drippy
  3. Alela Diane – Émigré’
  4. Calexico – Voices In The Field
  5. Olden Yolk – Takes One To Know One
  6. Craig Finn – Fault Lines  (Mountain Goats cover)
  7. Ty Segall – The Main Pretender
  8. The Orwells – Vanilla
  9. The Soft Moon – It Kills
  10. Graham Coxon – Falling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MM Shorts 987: Lauran Hibberd

Posted: November 28, 2017 in Folk, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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Lauran Hibberd hails from the Isle of Wight, a place that us mackerels have many, many happy memories of, and so it is a pleasure to share her utterly charming new single Hunny, Is This What Adults Do?

It is a brilliant slice of outsider, indie-pop with just the right amount of fuzz and shot through with a touch of Ingrid Michaelson or even Courtney Barnett.

Stream it below. Purchase here.

 

  1. Martha – The Winter Fuel Allowance Ineligibility Blues
  2. Sufjan Stevens – The Greatest Gift
  3. W.H. Lung – Want
  4. Jim James – The World Is Falling Down (Abbey Lincoln cover)
  5. Madeline Kenney – Medusa’s Outhouse (Cass McCombs cover)
  6. Robert Earl Thomas – Another Age
  7. White Room – Twisted Celebration
  8. Jane Weaver & Virginia Wing – I Feel It Starts Again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Screaming Females – Deeply
  2. Dan Michaelson – Careless
  3. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland
  4. Blitzen Trapper – Joanna
  5. Camp Cope – The Opener
  6. Palehound – Sea Of Blood
  7. Loma – Black Willow
  8. Saintseneca – Moon Barks At The Dog
  9. S. Carey – Fools Gold
  10. Spice Boys – I Don’t Get Around
  11. Pansies – Green Apple Eyes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve been remiss in sharing details of Wooden Wand’s Toth’s Law recordings. Volume 1 came out back in June, which we did cover, but Volumes 2 and 3 have followed since then.

They are collections of outtakes, demos and songs that never, for one reason or another, made it onto his other recording output. Nevertheless the collection contains songs that frankly, other singer-songwriters would be giving their right arms for, or at least looking to do a deal similar to that of Robert Johnson’s mythical crossroads.

Here are a couple of top notch tasters from them with JJT’s description. Head over to Bandcamp to purchase the albums.

Drug Sniffing Dogs is about conflicts of interest and cognitive dissonance. I was probably also thinking about Fugazi’s Great Cop.

It’s A Lie – a song about the toxic mythology of rock and roll, and a condemnation of the rock demigod’s sense of entitlement.

 

 

Broken Stay Open Sky is the fourth full-length album by Red River Dialect, and their first for Paradise of Bachelors, due out 2nd February.

The band have shared the album’s lead single, Kukkuripa, a gently meandering, contemplative folk tale that has a sweeping, cinematic grandeur to it.