Archive for the ‘Indie’ Category

It has been nearly five years since Ha Ha Tonka appeared on MM and even longer since The Usual Suspects featured in our Best of Year listings.

They will be releasing a new album Heart-Shaped Mountain via Bloodshot Records on the 10th March and the first track from it is the upbeat, jaunty folk-rock of Race To The Bottom – a veritable toe-tapper if ever there was one…

Listen.

 

Cloud Nothings have shared one more taste of their forthcoming album Life Without Sound before its release on January 27th.

New track Enter Entirely, starts as a slow-burner before bursting into a classic Dylan Baldi chorus.

Give it a spin.

 

Bundled up three cracking new tunes for you this morning in a hear one, get two free kind of deal.

First up an irrepressibly brilliant new track from prolific psychedelic warriors King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Sleep Drifter is the latest track to be lifted from their forthcoming new album, Flying Microtonal Banana, which is released on Heavenly Recordings on 24th February (pre-order here).

Second off the rank is Surfer Blood’s new song, a jaunty slice of indie rock, Frozen is taken from forthcoming album Snowdonia (pre-order here).

Last, but by no means least, Adam Torres will release a new EP, I Came To Sing The Song (also on 24th February via Fat Possum). The title track is a gorgeous folk ballad with a simply stunning vocal performance over gently plucked guitar and violin (pre-order here).

Listen and enjoy!

 

 

On the 7th April, Timber Timbre will release their new album Sincerely, Future Pollution.

The first single, Sewer Blues, is an ironclad groove marked by plodding, heavy rhythm, cavernous delay, and a backdrop of starry synthesizers. Taylor Kirk’s nearly spoken words seem to emit from the underbelly of urban decay, carried on the ominous air of these troubled days.

It’s powerful stuff – watch / listen below.

 

MM Shorts 908: The Mites

Posted: January 17, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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The Mites play the kind of girl-fronted alternative rock that seamlessly blends power pop, lo-fi, and elements of shoegaze into muscular slabs of pop perfection that harken back to the golden years of MTV.

Their new EP, Asphalt Ocean, takes the band’s tried-and-true marriage of pop melodies and heavy guitars and puts them on full display on the title track, while the B-side Brianna blends the marred beauty of Medicine with the enchanting harmonies of Cosmic Thing-era B-52s into a hypnotic art-pop lullaby.

Have a listen.

 

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The experimental, ghostly, haunting and sometimes-countryish croon of singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson has been a regular on MM in more recent times, yet somehow we totally missed this Bandcamp release of a new EP, titled Vas 1.

It came out back in October apparently and is four songs about friendship. Listen to 31, ’16 in which a young boy confesses love to the ghost of his dead babysitter.

 

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Athens, Georgia duo Eureka California are back with a new three track single, two brand new songs, Wigwam and Only Birds (No Feathers), and a cover of Superchunk’s Slack Motherfucker. It is out on the 24th February.

Listen to the fuzzy, agitated slacker-pop of the lead track below.

 

best of the weekDespite already sharing a host of new tracks from the likes of Diet Cig, Pissed Jeans and Laura Marling earlier in the week, we still have nine more new tunes gathered from the past seven days for you.

Lots of female voices this week, which is never a bad thing – check out tracks from Allison Crutchfield, Hand Habits, a gem from Phoebe Bridgers, Cleo Tucker and a nice Violent Femmes cover from BETS. We also have new songs from Cherry Glazerr and Menace Beach, a brand new single from Penelope Isles and another new track from Mark Eitzel.

Enjoy.

  1. Allison Crutchfield – I Don’t Ever Wanna Leave California
  2. Hand Habits – Sun Beholds Me
  3. Cherry Glazerr – Nuclear Bomb
  4. Menace Beach – Suck It Out
  5. Mark Eitzel – An Answer
  6. Phoebe Bridgers – Smoke Signals
  7. Penelope Isles – Cut Your Hair
  8. Cleo Tucker – Minute In Your Mind
  9. BETS – Gone Daddy Gone  (Violent Femmes cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is another (excellent) taste of Tobin Sprout’s upcoming sixth solo album The Universe And Me (out via Burger Records next month).

A Walk Across The Human Bridge is two and a half heavy-hitting minutes of shredding guitars and lyrics describing the decline of humanity.

Stream it below and play it loud.

 

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Countryside from Charlotte, North Carolina psych-rockers Shadowgraphs expertly weaves 60s flower-power with swirling organs to create a nostalgic headrush of hazy escapism.

Imagine The Doors and the Beach Boys colliding with Tame Impala and the Allah Las.

Stream it below. It comes from their debut album Venomous Blossoms, out on the 7th April.