Archive for the ‘Folk’ Category

Ben Littlejohn and Denis Sager, otherwise known as Bent Denim, make glitchy, lush, Americana and dream-indie for the defeated – the kind that envelopes you whole and talks to you like an old friend. They have shared the brief, but exquisitely insular Chasing Catherine, the first track from their forthcoming new album Town and Country.

Have a listen.


New Album From Bonny Doon

Posted: March 20, 2018 in Americana, Country, Folk, Music, Rock


The hazy melancholy and summery guitar swirls of Boony Doon’s self-titled debut album, released early last year, was a delightful discovery.

Now the band are back with its follow-up Longwave, a conscious about-face from the sonic experimentation of the first album, and a journey inward. Delicate and spartan, we have the earnest and compassionate title track for you as well as the churning lope of A Lotta Things.

Listen to both below, and pre-order the album here.



Kevin Devine – Kuala Lumpur

Posted: March 20, 2018 in Americana, Folk, Music

Singer songwriter Kevin Devine has shared his new song Kuala Lumpur, which comes off of his split with Craig Finn & The Uptown Controllers.

Inspired by a daydream, the energetic strum of the upbeat track reveals a darker side through the lyrics.

Stream it below. Devinyl Splits No. 7, is set to be released on March 30th on Bad Timing Records.


We are muchly looking forward to Simone Felice’s new album The Projector, described as “a handcrafted album of lone guitars echoing in the twilight, nocturnal electronics and woodsy vocals.”

The second track from it is The Fawn, and it certainly seems to be living up to the hype – intense, mesmeric and building to an undeniably powerful coda.

Listen below.


  1. The Decemberists – Once In My Life
  2. The Black Lips & The Khan Family – Too Much In Love
  3. The Hold Steady – Eureka
  4. Flasher – Skim Milk
  5. Jess Williamson – I See The White
  6. Hinds – The Club
  7. Forth Wanderers – Nevermine
  8. Gang Of Four – Lucky
  9. Courtney Marie Andrews – I’ve Hurt Worse
  10. Half Waif – Torches
  11. Iron & Wine – Tomorrow On The Runway  (Innocence Mission cover)
  12. Neko Case – Hell-On















Here is the third track from Dr. Dog’s upcoming, much anticipated, upcoming record Critical Equation.

The hazy psychedelia and slow burn of Buzzing In The Light boasts some beautifully layered harmonies and is another massive appetite whetter for the album!

Dive in.


Damien Jurado is an oft-featured, well loved fave on MM, so news of new music from him is always cause to celebrate.

The Horizon Just Laughed, is the title of his new record due out May 4th, via Secretly Canadian (pre-order here). An early preview can be heard in the scenic video for warmly elegant first single, Over Rainbows and Rainier.



Portland based band Horse Feathers have announced the release of their forthcoming album Appreciation, out on the 4th May via Kill Rock Stars.

It is a mixture of strutting ‘70s-style country-pop, supple soul and folk ballads. The first single from the album is Without Applause. It is a singularly upbeat song which shows off their Northern Soul sensibilities in a swirl of Hammond organ, strings, and horns, while the lyrics show off a darker, far bleaker side. “It’s not the drinking, but the worry that does you in

Listen below.


The final entry in our MM Shorts series (which started with Bleached back in September 2011) comes in the shape of the wonderful Cold Spell, the first taste from RF Shannon’s upcoming long player Trickster Blues.

It is an exquisite blend of dusky Western and spectral psychedelia and you can stream it below. You can also order the album here.


Among Horses is a wonderful collaborative project from the Son Canciones label.

They put two musicians who do not know each other in a horse farm in the middle of nowhere in the north of Spain (the label is based in Barcelona), and they get one week to get to know each other, become pals, write six songs and record them, surrounded only by pine woods and 60 old horses.

The first Among Horses was released last year, a collaboration between Withered Hand & a Singer of Songs. The second features singer-songwriters Zoe Boekbinder (New Orleans) and Dustin Hamman (Portland), along with a bunch of instruments.  The fabulous result is Among Horses II, recorded using solar power – six songs of staggering beauty. About old horses. About death and hope and love. About relaxing your fist to hold the other person’s hand.

Listen to opening track Sixty Horses, and purchase via Bandcamp here.

I want sixty Spanish horses to carry me home
My heart is settled but still I roam
I found paradise but I don’t wanna stay
I want sixty Spanish horses to carry me away