Bloodshot Records Pandemophenia Compilation

New Bloodshot Records compilation album Pandemophenia, is only available for download or stream on Bandcamp. It’s a collection of 17 limited or never-before-released tracks by the likes of Murder By Death, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, William Elliott Whitmore, Cory Branan, Ruby Boots, Ramblin’ Deano & Jon Langford, Ha Ha Tonka, Scott H. Biram, and plenty more. Featuring original songs, b-sides, alternate versions, … Continue reading Bloodshot Records Pandemophenia Compilation

Introducing >>> Mrs. Piss

Mrs. Piss is an excellently named new collaboration between Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie. Drawing on their collective rock, metal, and industrial influences, the project began while the two were touring around together during Wolfe’s Hiss Spun album in 2017. They’ve announced details of their debut, Self-Surgery, which sees its release on the 29th May on Sargent House, and have shared two of its singles, … Continue reading Introducing >>> Mrs. Piss

Introducing >>> Cinder Well

A member of anarchist folk project Blackbird Raum, American songwriter Amelia Baker’s time on the circuit with Irish trad-punk group Lankum eventually led her to a small settlement in County Clare, and to her music as Cinder Well, where echoes of quarantine, isolation, and madness in small town Ireland inform her upcoming album No Summer. Original songs boldly rub shoulders with careful reworkings of those of … Continue reading Introducing >>> Cinder Well

Sci-Fi Romance Cover Led Zep

Sci-Fi Romance is an alt-folk band from Los Angeles led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Vance Kotrla. Their dark, percussive take on folk, made haunting by the lyrical cello work of Jody Stark, offers a sonically apocalyptic version of folk music for uncertain times. We last posted about them seven years ago, but their latest EP The Rain Becomes A River is a collective suite of songs seeking peace … Continue reading Sci-Fi Romance Cover Led Zep

Deathlist – You Won’t Be Here For Long

Deathlist is the lo-fi solo project of Portland-based multi-instrumentalist Jenny Logan, exploring themes of loss, grief, survival, love, and dreams in the vein of Mazzy Star, Suicide, and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Her new album You Won’t Be Here For Long is out on the 29th May and we have a couple of tracks for you: a stream of the woozy and sinister title … Continue reading Deathlist – You Won’t Be Here For Long

Clwb Fuzz – No Heaven

Cardiff’s post punk / grunge four piece Clwb Fuzz are a new discovery for us – we were trawling back through some old emails listening to stuff we’d not had a chance to check out and were very struck by the brooding intensity and menace of recently released single No Heaven, their first release on Libertino Records. Built on a darkly brooding bass line, purposive motorik … Continue reading Clwb Fuzz – No Heaven

Ezra Furman – Sex Education OST

Following the success of last year’s excellent Twelve Nudes long player,, Ezra Furman is back with Sex Education OST, songs from season 1 and 2 of the hit Netflix TV show. The 19-track LP will be released via Bella Union and is available to stream or download from today, with a physical release on CD and vinyl to follow on 10th April (order here). The … Continue reading Ezra Furman – Sex Education OST

Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

We’ve decided to do things a bit differently this year – too many times in the past we’ve posted our favourite songs of the year and then discovered late releases we wished we’d added! And also 2019 was a shit year for the world – Brexit, Johnson, Trump, the world burning… at least there is music. So, way after everyone else has done theirs, here … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Songs of 2019 (Part 1)

Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky Announce Two Covers

Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky, who released a critically acclaimed collaborative album Droneflower on Sacred Bones earlier this year have shared two cover songs that make up a new single via Sacred Bones – Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight and Extreme’s More Than Words. Being unfortunately old enough to be of an age where I can remember the original, it must be said that I absolutely loathed In the Air … Continue reading Marissa Nadler & Stephen Brodsky Announce Two Covers

The Handsome Family – Capitol City (Wilco cover)

A few weeks ago we shared some tracks from Uncut magazine’s Wilco covers CD. Longstanding MM faves The Handsome Family also contributed a cover – of Capitol City – from 2011’s The Whole Love. Like pretty much everything they do, it is wonderful and Loose have now released it as a single. Enjoy.   And the original…   Continue reading The Handsome Family – Capitol City (Wilco cover)