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MM Shorts 922: Saint Pé

Posted: February 20, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Rock
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Fixed Focus is the debut album from Saint Pé (Ian Saint Pé, longtime Black Lips and Diamond Rugs guitarist).

After moving to Nashville, he settled down in a log cabin formerly owned by country legend Roy Acuff, which is where the record was born. it maintains all the hooks and pop sensibilities of his previous acts, while refining them with a bit of Nashville class and a hint of the darkness that ten long years on the road imbues upon the soul.

The first track is singalong stomper Kiss It Goodbye. Have a listen.

 

ShitKid – Sugartown

Posted: February 18, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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With a distinctly lo-fi sound and DIY aesthetic that starkly contrasts with the regular image of Scandinavian music, Sweden’s ShitKid, aka 24-year-old Stockholm based Åsa Söderqvist, returns with a new release EP 2, and a new single Sugar Town.

Probably the best thing she’s done to date with its garage pop swagger and catchy refrain, you can listen to the single below, and pre-order the EP here.

 

best of the weekHere is Part 2 of our round up of the best of the week’s releases.

In this batch of gems we have a new single from prolific garage-punk Ty Segall, another taster from the Jesus & Mary Chain’s long awaited new record and a brilliant track from Mark Lanegan’s recently announced album Gargoyle. The Tablets offer up an excellent new wave inspired single and there is a first taste from effervescent indie rockers Charly Bliss’ forthcoming debut album Guppy.

We’re also eagerly awaiting Annie Hardy’s upcoming long player and Want shows why, and lastly Tom Williams is back with a rousing new single of orchestral Americana.

Enjoy, and check out Part 1 of the post from yesterday here.

  1. Ty Segall – Pan
  2. Mark Lanegan Band – Nocturne
  3. Jesus & Mary Chain – Always Sad
  4. Annie Hardy – Want
  5. Charly Bliss – Glitter
  6. The Tablets – Not A Sign
  7. Tom Williams – Everyone Needs A Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

Here is volume 27 of Nickel in the Jukebox – a semi regular roundup of new (and some not so new) tunes for your listening pleasure. Within these ten tunes we have frantic noise punk, classic country, slow-burning folk, indie guitars and fuzzy pastoral psychedelia and plenty more besides. Listen and decide… hit or miss?

 

Tangerines – Peckham Boys  [RIYL: Art-punk, Television, Modern Lovers]

 

Steady Sun – Life At One Twenty Two  [RIYL: Psych-rock, Jefferson Airplane, Tame Impala]

 

Wild Pink – Broke On  [RIYL: Introspective indie rock, Dr. Dog, Tom Petty]

 

Fast Friends – I Don’t Wanna Die  [RIYL: Punk, Prawn, Into it. Over It]

 

Hayes Peebles – Home  [RIYL: Country-rock, Johnny Cash, The Sadies]

 

Wolf Girl – Moody  [RIYL: Garage pop, Speedy Ortiz, Tacocat]

 

Unveig Aas – What Hurts The Most (Is Knowing You Want To Leave)  [RIYL: Classic country, Caitlin Rose, Samantha Crain]

 

Tinnedfruit – Tattoo  [RIYL: Proto-punk, MC5, Devo]

 

 

Mara Simpson – Ghosts  [RIYL: Folk, Marissa Nadler, Beth Orton]

 

BOYTOY – Want  [RIYL: Fuzzy rock, Throwing Muses, Belly]

 

Here is a slightly chaotic pop song by Tin Can Telescope about being a tourist in New York. It is inspired by a classic Strokes-esque New Yorker sound and infused with the slacker mentality of Pavement and the psychotic vocals by Black Francis of Pixies.

Tin Can Telescope is a Danish garage rock band from Grenaa. Their latest EP is Winding up the Reeling Sensation, released in November – get it here.

 

Meat Wave

We are eagerly anticipating Chicago trio Meat Wave’s forthcoming album The Incessant out on 17th February on Big Scary Monsters here in the UK and EU, and via Side One Dummy in the States.

We posted the title track  recently and Incessant was brilliant, but the rollicking, self-referential Bad Man, might be even better – one of the most cathartic, bile-ridden songs in a catalogue littered with them.

Listen below, pre-order the album here, and check out their upcoming UK tour dates too.

 

See them live

Apr 21st | Brighton – The Joker
Apr 22nd | Nottingham – Stuck On A Name
Apr 24th | Cardiff – Club Ifor Bach
Apr 25th | Birmingham – The Flapper
Apr 26th | Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (Games Room)
Apr 27th | Glasgow – Hug & Pint
Apr 28th | Newcastle – Hit The North
Apr 29th | Liverpool – Studio 2
Apr 30th | Leicester – Handmade Festival
May 1st | Guildford – Boileroom
May 2nd | London – Birthdays

Another From Mind Rays

Posted: February 6, 2017 in Alternative, Garage, Music, Punk, Rock
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Back in November we shared Still & All from Belgian garage punks Mind Rays.

Now we can share a new single from their upcoming long player Nerve Endings, which sees the light of day on the 24th March.

Demuie is equally energetic, equally furious, equally chaotic, equally good. Just a minute longer…

Listen below. Order the album via Bandcamp here.

 

best of the weekNine songs for your listening pleasure gathered from the week’s new releases.

We have Mountain Goats showing that even with a throwaway song, composed off the back of a jokey Twitter conversation, John Darnielle can better 95% of what is out there, whilst Molly Burch and Tara Jane O’Neil’s beautifully composed songs are at the other end of the pendulum’s swing.

We also have some brilliant fuzzy, indie rock from Snail Mail, Okkervil River’s cover of a Roky Erikson gem especially for Amazon’s Valentines playlist, and another cover (this time it is the Jesus & Mary Chain) from Beach Slang. Some catchy, but caustic punk from Bleached, and some equally catchy garage-punk from The Courtneys. We finish off with a wonderful 60s psych-freak-folk inspired track from Shadow Band.

Enjoy.

  1. Snail Mail – Thinning
  2. Okkervil River – You Don’t Love Me Yet  (Roky Erikson cover)
  3. Mountain Goats – The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All The Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones
  4. Molly Burch – Wrong For You
  5. Bleached – Can You Deal?
  6. Tara Jane O’Neil – Sand
  7. The Courtneys – Minnesota
  8. Beach Slang – Sometimes Always  (Jesus & Mary Chain cover)
  9. Shadow Band – Daylight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekAnother seven days have come and gone, although these felt infinitely more dangerous than any others. Hats off to Ewan McGregor at least this week!

If nothing else it means new songs from those horrified by the new leader of the free world – so to kick us off we have offerings from Suuns, Meat Wave, Father John Misty and an update on a protest song classic from Billy Bragg. Elsewhere a raw articulation of grief from Mount Eerie, and some sparkling new releases from none others than Real Estate’s Byrds-ian jangle, Promised Land Sound’s space-country, FEWS’ post-punk motorik squall, some sunny indie from Tim Darcy (of Ought), garage-grunge from Meatbodies, a brilliant slab of shoegazey beach-punk from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and to round it all off a new song from power-pop-punks White Reaper.

Twelve songs – a perfect playlist to kick off the weekend.

Enjoy

  1. Suuns – Native Tongue
  2. Billy Bragg – The Times They Are A-Changing Back
  3. Meat Wave – Dogs At Night
  4. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
  5. Meatbodies – Haunted History
  6. Real Estate – Darling
  7. Tim Darcy – Still Waking Up
  8. Promised Land Sound – By The Rain
  9. Mount Eerie – Real Death
  10. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press
  11. FEWS – LaGuardia
  12. White Reaper – Judy French

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking their cues from 60s artists such as the Beach Boys and modern indie groups like the Allah Las and Cool GhoulsThe Captain’s Son combine indie fuzz, beautiful layered harmonies and classic garage rock n’ roll. ,

Walking Around Purposely from an upcoming EP release in March, captures the three-piece’s signature sound with jangling guitars, catchy melodies and upbeat, driving drums reminiscent of early California surf pop.