Archive for the ‘Folk’ Category

Stanley Brinks – aka André Herman Düne – returns with the new double album Vieilles Canieques / Nouvelles Caniques, the follow up to 2016’s Record Store Day Release Turtle Dove.

Once again he is joined by the Norwegian folk collective The Kaniks, this time stripped back to a two piece of fiddle and banjo, hence The Old Time Kaniks. This double album of modern day folk tales of love, loss and mischief was recorded on a remote island outside the small town of Egersund in south west Norway. Over the course of a week of midnight sun, midnight swims and midnight beers on their isolated rocky island, they lived and worked in the only building there, the now-unmanned mid 19th century Vibberodden lighthouse.

Listen to Monique below – a classic piece of Brinks storytelling: two and a half minutes of tales of drinking, smoking and heartbreak.

 

She & Him have shared the music video for their Everly Brothers-influenced rendition of Winter Wonderland, which also features vocals by Jenny Lewis.

Watch the pug filled music video below…

 

Introducing >>> Antenna Man

Posted: December 8, 2016 in Americana, Country, Folk, Music, Rock
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Antenna Man make music about dysfunctional love, weirdness, meaninglessness, hopefulness, and just about any other twisted little thing you could imagine.

The Indianapolis quartet’s catchy, quirky songs feel like a defunct greatest hits skipping around through rock n roll, grunge, golden oldies, southern rock, bar blues, country and Americana. Imagine if you can the music George Jones might have dreamt about after spending an evening in the company of In Utero and Led Zeppelin II.

Listen to the lovely Guitarless Man below, which opens their debut album Elaine Jr., out on the 17th February.

 

Christmas In The Asylum by Big Top Heartbreak is a part fiction/part biographical tale. It explores, in a kitsch and darkly twisted way, the downs and the ups of a decadent and ultimately sordid existence… It comes from the album Deadbeat Ballads which can be bought from Bandcamp.

Watch it here.

 

Time for our latest selection of tasty musical films.

Sit back and check out no less than ten new videos from TOY, Gazebos, Desert Planes, Howe Gelb, Chambers, OhBoy!, Einar Stray Orchestra, Underground Youth, The Orwells and Spectres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longstanding MM faves, Hurray For The Riff Raff have announced details of their new album The Navigator. It will be released on March 10th via ATO Records and tells an interwoven, cinematic story of a wandering soul; a street kid named Navita traversing a perpetually burning city in search of herself.

It also finds Alynda Segarra and her band at their own musical intersection, delving deep into the worlds of Latin rhythms, searing rock, and incisive ballads.

Watch the lyric video for  the first track, Rican Beach below.

 

best of the weekAs the year draws to a close and the best of lists start to appear, here is our pick from a surprisingly good week of new releases.

We have the first taste from Laura Marling’s new album, Besnard Lakes’ new 12′, and Milo Greene’s new EP as well new tracks from Grandaddy’s, Las Kellies and Syd Arthur’s recent releases and a track from indie rockers Sloppy Heads’ debut long player Useless Smile.

Over to you.

  1. Laura Marling – Soothing
  2. Milo Greene – We Kept The Lights On
  3. Grandaddy – A Lost Machine
  4. Allo Darlin’ – Hymn On The 45
  5. The Besnard Lakes – Laura Lee
  6. Syd Arthur – Monsters
  7. Las Kellies – Sugar Beat
  8. The Sloppy Heads – Suck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our second festive offering comes from Grammy nominated folk troubadours The Lumineers.

A reworking of the Elvis Presley festive classic, the band craft their own sweetly-tinged take on Blue Christmas, one of the holiday’s most endearing anthems.

Listen below.

 

MM Shorts 901: Wilderado

Posted: December 2, 2016 in Americana, Country, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
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Following this year’s earlier two EP releases, Latigo and Misty Shrub, which both garnered much critical acclaim, LA band Wilderado have shared a new track, Talking About Love To A Cigarette.

It is lovely, unhurried, rolling Americana tinged with just the right amount of pathos and longing.

Stream it below.

 

New Album From Dr. Dog

Posted: November 30, 2016 in Americana, Country, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
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Dr. Dog have given us an early Christmas present with a surprise new album, Abandoned Mansion released yesterday via Bandcamp.

The band did a song a day for two weeks and almost everything was tracked live – the results are classic soulful, Americana that the band are so good at and you can stream the record’s opening and closing tracks below.

As an added incentive, if you buy a download of the album between now and the end of January, 100% of proceeds will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center.