Archive for the ‘Indie’ Category

  1. Justin Townes Earle – Graceland
  2. Hazel English – Love Is Dead
  3. Kevin Morby – Bag Of Rats
  4. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap
  5. Waxahatchee – Silver (Demo)
  6. ShitKid – Alright
  7. Big Thief – Breathe In My Lungs
  8. Trevor Sensor – High Beams
  9. Danny & The Champions Of The World – Swift Street
  10. Mac DeMarco – One More Love Song
  11. David Bazan – The Devil In His Youth  (Protomartyr cover)
  12. Tangerines – 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At just 20 singer-songwriter Rosie Carney has already experienced more of the tumult of life than most her age. Having struggled with depression and anorexia half her life, music has been one of the only releases from some terribly difficult times (read her blog here).

She writes gorgeous songs that are as fragile as they are powerful. New single Your Moon is a beauty, one of those rare songs that manages to combine being gently poetic and understated with a compelling and sometimes raw emotional payoff.

You don’t want to miss this one. Stream it below.

 

London quintet Chemtrails have shared the third and final single from their upcoming second EP Headless Pin Up Girl. 

Forever Watching The Skies is a gem of hazy, hypnotic indie-psych that adds a contemporary twist to the halcyon days of bands like The Jesus & Mary Chain and Primal Scream.

Listen below and buy the EP via Bandcamp here.

 

BAIT’s New Single

Posted: April 27, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Here is Waspy, the excellently titled new single, and latest sample of the unrelenting sound, of Southend-On-Sea newcomers BAIT, who will release their self-titled debut later this year.

The track is nothing less than an unholy science experiment that has spliced the genes of The Fall, Death In Vegas, Killing Joke and Sleaford Mods.

Listen below.

 

New From Sharkmuffin

Posted: April 22, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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Brooklyn punks Sharkmuffin have featured a few times on MM, and will release new album Tsuki on the 5th May.

They have shared the first taste from it –  an ode to The X Files, Scully is a Sharkmuffin is a droney, echoing dive into the unknown.

Stream it here.

 

More From Mount Song

Posted: April 21, 2017 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
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With influences that range from the psychedelia of The Flaming Lips and MGMT to the more sombre likes of Jose Gonzalez, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Jeff Buckley, Swedish singer-songwriter Jacob Johansson aka Mount Song has shared the second single from his new self-titled album.

Incorporating an absorbing mix of traditional folk-indie tropes with tentative descents into psychedelia and more prog-inspired sounds, Here It Goes merges dark, hazy atmospherics to create a moving reaction to loss and change.

Stream it below.

 

Wooden Wand has shared another single off his upcoming album, Clipper Ship.

Of School’s Out, James Jackson Toth says it “uses summer vacation as a metaphor for a lifetime spent on Earth: existence as a brief event occurring between one unknown darkness (the end of one school year, birth) and another (the beginning of a new school year, death). Present throughout are the themes that run through the rest of the album: sacrifice, accountability, and the preciousness of time.

It is yet another fine example of his beautifully contemplative and bittersweet songwriting. An absolute gem.

Watch the video, stream the song and Clipper Ship is out on the 5th May, so you can order it from Bandcamp here.

 

 

Australian pysch-rockers Stonefield, who recently wrapped up a US tour with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, have released their new LP, As Above So Below, via Rebel Union Recordings/Mushroom.

The band also has a new 7″ out on Greenway Records, which features confrontational single Changes backed with the gloomier Sister. Stream them both below.

 

 

Nashville trio The Bad Signs are vocalist Samantha Harlow and brothers Nat and Rob Rufus. Rob is also the author of the book Die Young With Me (Simon & Schuster) about his own battle with cancer. Together they create a wonderfully seedy tribute to the fringe culture of 1960s America – the beatniks, the beehives, the bikers, the whole scene. 

New EP, Black Magic Moments, will be an “official release” of Record Store Day 2017, and you can listen to Love Lock from it below.

 

MM Shorts 935: Lucky Shivers

Posted: April 19, 2017 in Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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Wrinkle Pillow is the DIY, lo-fi, bedroom recorded B-side to Lucky Shivers’ debut single, Human By Night. A catchy slacker indie track that is accompanied by a homemade phone video made for just £10, a green screen and some tinfoil.

Watch / stream them both below.