Archive for the ‘Garage’ Category

Hailing from Pennsylvania, the marvellously monikered Jellyspine Jenkins makes homemade lo-fi indie-rock that has a dash of garage, a splash of glam, some nuggets of psych and a flavouring of folk.

All these and more are contained in his latest release titled it’s gonna be ok/lets hide for a while – which reminds us of a more aggressive Mac DeMarco crossed with Ezra Furman and Lou Reed.

Listen to album opener Maybe She Knows below, and grab the album for a pay-what-you-want deal on Bandcamp.

 

San Antonio’s We Leave At Midnight recently announced their new album The Holy Rolling Flower Band will be released on December 9th via Texas Is Funny Records.

Mixing together swirls of vivid psych, shimmering pop, indie rock, folk, upbeat power-pop, garage rock and alt-country, the band have created a sound that resides somewhere sonically between The Beach Boys and Of Montreal. It’s a headtrip with delicate melodies and soulful wonder.

Do You Get The Joke is one of the album’s undeniable stand out moments, a gorgeous psych pop nugget of lush orchestration, harmonized beauty, and avant folk charm. The song’s vibrant instrumentation and gentle vocals swirl together with a joyous wonder – have a listen.

 

MM Shorts 896: Mind Rays

Posted: November 23, 2016 in Alternative, Garage, Punk, Rock
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Mind Rays

Mind Rays have shared the furious lead single, Still & All, from their debut album Nerve Endings.

On this evidence it is easy to see why the Belgian garage punk quartet have quickly emerged as one of the most exciting new garage acts in mainland Europe. The single is out now and the full-length will be arriving on March 24 via PNKSLM Recordings.

Have a listen… play loud. Buy from Bandcamp here.

 

best of the weekHere are eight new songs to end the week, including two from the mighty Ty Segall – a track from his forthcoming self-titled album and a cover of a Harry Nilsson track that was released as a split seven inch with Loch Lomond.

We also have an appropriately apocalyptic track (in every sense) from POND, a re-worked version of an album track from Fear Of Men and new songs from Julie Bryne, Gang, and The Trouble With Templeton. Finally another cover for you with Braid’s take on Alvvays’ Next Of Kin.

As always. Enjoy.

  1. Ty Segall – Orange Color Queen
  2. Ty Segall – Gotta Get Up  (Harry Nilsson cover)
  3. POND – 30000 Megatons
  4. Julie Byrne – Natural Blue
  5. Fear Of Men – Change Me
  6. The Trouble With Templeton – Vernon
  7. Braid – Next Of Kin  (Alvvays Cover)
  8. Gang – Enough Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle R&B/garage-rock trio Night Beats have shared another track from their recent Fuzz Club Session, a brilliant white-knuckle cover of Bo Diddley’s blues classic Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut.

The Fuzz Club Sessions are a new series from the London label, the idea is to take the best names in rock and roll, bring them to a studio to lay down some tracks, recorded live in one take and straight to tape. The result is then to be released as a 12″ and a series of videos.

Watch / listen below.

 

 

best of the weekHere are nine tunes that may hopefully bring at least a glimmer of light in a bad, bad week.

New releases from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Little Barrie, Shy Girls and Luxury Death, a cover from Of Montreal and some anti-Trump sentiment from Black Lips and Charly Bliss. Jamie T has released a video for our favourite song from his latest album and Australian singer-songwriter Holly Throsby has Mark Kozelek guesting on a gorgeous, soothing ballad.

It is all relative…Enjoy.

  1. Jamie T – Tescoland
  2. Little Barrie – Love or Love
  3. Of Montreal – Find Yourself  (Jacco Gardner cover)
  4. Charly Bliss – Turd
  5. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake
  6. Holly Throsby (feat. Mark Kozelek) – What Do You Say?
  7. Black Lips – Deaf Dumb And Blind
  8. Luxury Death – Painkiller
  9. Shy Girls – Trivial Motion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Garage-indie, Chicago four-piece Dogs At Large have just released a new tape called it’s nothing I’d wear.

The eight songs are notable for pummeling bass and drums, dagger-like guitar stabs, psychedelic flangers, and proggy song structures that often end far from where they began. Tying it all together is the howling croon of Sam Pirruccello, the rhythm guitarist and songwriter for the band.

Listen to opening track Berlin Is Falling below, and click through to buy the cassette for $5 or a digital copy on a pay-what-you-want deal.

 

So the full horror of yesterday hasn’t sunk in yet. I thought Brexit was bad enough…

In these pretty miserable times here is a topical ditty from Dale Barclay’s new band And Yet It Moves.

 

MM Shorts 890: Chemtrails

Posted: November 8, 2016 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Pop, Rock
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London quintet Chemtrails return with a new single Burnt Shadows, the second taken from their upcoming debut EP Love In Toxic Wasteland (due on the 9th December, via PNKSLM Recordings).

It is an addictive three and a half minute blast of garage pop about dealing with the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust.

Stream it below. Pre-order the EP here.

 

swampmeat

Swampmeat is the project of Dan Finnemore, former co-frontman of US rock & roll act Low Cut Connie and the drummer from The Castillians, as well as a former member of Birmingham cult act Black Mekon.

Swampmeat’s official debut release Gin & Tonic is out on the 25th November 25 via PNKSLM Recordings (pre-order here or digital here). It is a collection of countrified rock and roll, straddling the edge between country, punk and rock and roll, but with nods to the Clash as much as Johnny Cash.

We’ve already shared the great Brand New Cadillac and now we have a second single, the equally good Sister Mary ready for your undoubted listening pleasure below.