Blitzen Trapper – Dead Billie Jean

The third song to be shared from Blitzen Trapper’s upcoming long player Holy Smokes Future Jokes is Dead Billie Jean. It is another marvellous example of their surreal, psychedelic take on Americana with frontman Eric Earley saying, “Pulling together Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo and MJ’s Billie Jean wherein the real Billie Jean has indeed killed herself as she promised Michael she would and now … Continue reading Blitzen Trapper – Dead Billie Jean

Introducing >>> Francis Of Delirium

All Change is the debut EP by the Luxembourg-based, Canadian-American duo Francis Of Delirium. First appearing back in January with the instantaneous track Quit Fucking Around, they have caught attention by making a powerful sound where 90’s grunge collides with indie folk and millennial DIY; different generations of rock explained in part by 18 year-old songwriter Jana Bahrich being thirty years junior to her collaborator … Continue reading Introducing >>> Francis Of Delirium

Native Harrow – Shake

Pennsylvania folk/rock duo Native Harrow are back with a new song, Shake, the first to be taken from new long-player Closeness (out on the 4th September via Loose). Taking cues from classic Laurel Canyon folk, pastoral psychedelia and baroque pop, the band expertly craft a kind of timeless, vintage Americana that entwines nostalgia with immediacy creating a classic cocoon of sound and melody that you can … Continue reading Native Harrow – Shake

Bill Callahan – Another Song

Another Song, for that is its title, is the next to be shared from Bill Callahan’s upcoming release Gold Record. A working man’s blues that are lightened by a little love in the afternoon. In the middle of the day, uninspired and back at his homestead for lunch, the narrator decides to take the rest of the day off for some afternoon delight with his partner. … Continue reading Bill Callahan – Another Song

Immigrant Union – Judas

We first posted about Melbourne’s Immigrant Union back in 2013 or so, and to be honest they had kind of slipped off our radar somewhat. By happy chance, we came across new album Judas and very quickly got ourselves reacquainted with their heady brew of country-psych, garage rock and power pop. It is an excellent album. I mean a properly excellent album, full of twangy … Continue reading Immigrant Union – Judas

Bill Callahan Announces Gold Record

Pigeons is the first taste from Bill Callahan’s newly announced long player Gold Record (out via Drag City on the 4th September – pre-order here) The track is set in the heart of Texas, where from the wheel of his long white limousine, a man gently advises a pair of newly weds with reflections from his own experience. As always it is a lyrical treasure … Continue reading Bill Callahan Announces Gold Record

Cass McCombs & Steve Gunn Collaboration

  Songwriters Cass McCombs and Steve Gunn have collaborated on a new single. They present a lilting, laid-back take on Michael Hurley’s psychedelic folk classic Sweet Lucy as well as a beautiful rendition of traditional Scottish tune Wild Mountain Thyme. This two-song single is also available as a 7” via Bandcamp, with all profits being donated to the NAACP legal defense fund as well as … Continue reading Cass McCombs & Steve Gunn Collaboration

Bright Eyes – Mariana Trench

Down In The Weeds Where The World Once Was is the new, long, long awaited album from Bright Eyes and will be released on the 21st August via Dead Oceans. It is nine years since the release of The People’s Key. Here is the hand-painted, animated video for new track Mariana Trench which fair rattles with anxiety, its epic sprawl exploding with the forward-chugging momentum of syncopated … Continue reading Bright Eyes – Mariana Trench

New Video: The Dead Tongues – Deja Vu

The Dead Tongues, the moniker of North Carolina based songwriter Ryan Gustafson, has released a new single off of his upcoming album, Transmigration Blues (out on the 26th June). Deja Vu, which features backup vocals from MM faves Mountain Man, is Gustafson’s light in the darkness song, a wistful track that serves as both a lamentation and a way forward, which culminates in the joyous, … Continue reading New Video: The Dead Tongues – Deja Vu

Mossy Kilcher – Coyote’s Cry

Mossy Kilcher’s 1977 Private Press Double-LP Northwind Calling will get a digital re-release on the 10th July via Tompkins Square. Originally recorded for family and friends, the record is a love letter to the land outside Homer in Alaska, where her family lived as pioneers beginning in the late 1930’s and where she still resides to this day. It is a gorgeous folk record. The gentle … Continue reading Mossy Kilcher – Coyote’s Cry