Archive for the ‘Indie’ Category

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…

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our latest festive offering is from Elouise with their menacing ‘Blackgrass’ rendition of the holiday classic Silent Night.

Listen below and click for a free download for the month of December!

 

MM Shorts 902: The Velveteins

Posted: December 5, 2016 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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Hailing from sunny Edmonton, Canadian trio The Velveteins are a rock n’ roll band dealing in raucous, heavyweight guitar pop that takes its cues from surf-pop and garage rock as well as such luminaries as the Kinks, and the Libertines.

New single is Don’t Yah Feel Better? and comes with a sweet guitar melody inspired by classic Indian influences.

Well worth a listen. Stream it 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.

 

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.

 

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.