Archive for the ‘Indie’ Category

Droneflower is the new collaboration between MM regular Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky (of Mutoid Man, Cave In). It will be released by Sacred Bones on the 26th April.

As might be imagined, it is a sprawling and expansive exercise in contrasts – the sound of the war between the brutal and the ethereal, the depths of darkness and piercing light, and the real and imagined.

The ten tracks include eight originals and two covers – the epic Guns n’ Roses power ballad Estranged, and Morphine’s beguiling In Spite of Me.

For now though we have For The Sun for your listening pleasure.  You can pre-order the album via Bandcamp here.

 

Having made our Best Of lists for last year with the brilliant Twelve Divisions Of The Day, Leeds based Drahla have announced the release of Useless Coordinates, a debut ten track album that will see a release via Captured Tracks on the 3rd May.

Stimulus for Living is the queasily brilliant first taste from the record. All their wiry, naggingly insistent post-punk credentials are firmly in place for a writhing, sinuous track that is equal parts hypnotic and unsettling.

Bodes well for the full album – listen below.

 

Nots Announce 3

Posted: March 7, 2019 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Nots have announced details of their new album, 3. It is (perhaps unsurprisingly) the Memphis band’s third full-length, but also their first as a trio.

Half Painted House, is the lead single and manages to be both hypnotic and seductive at the same time, without sacrificing any of their queasy post-punk goodness, squally guitars or reverb drenched vocals.

Listen to the single below. The album is out on the 10th May via Goner Records. You can order a copy from Bandcamp here.

 

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Another cracking track from Fontaines D.C.’s upcoming album Dogrel.

This is Roy’s Tune, it showcases a more reflective side to the Dublin foursome, but it is no less powerful for all that.

Watch the video here.

 

We never quite finished off our regular weekend post and already we have had new songs from the wonderful Felice Brothers, Mountain Goats and Mac DeMarco amongst others this week. So what the heck, why not mash ’em all into one (lazy) post of some great new tunes from the last 10 days.

So we have.

  1. Cabbage – Torture
  2. Felice Brothers – Poor Blind Birds
  3. Big Thief – UFOF
  4. Mac DeMarco – Nobody
  5. Stella Donnelly – Tricks
  6. The Mountain Goats – Cadaver Sniffing Dog
  7. Mountain Man – Take Me Home, Country Roads  (John Denver cover)
  8. Kevin Morby – No Halo
  9. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – In The Capital
  10. Strand Of Oaks – Keys
  11. The Tough Shits – Late Bloomer
  12. Sam Evian – Cherry Tree
  13. Wand – Thin Air
  14. Frog – God Once Loved A Woman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few tasty videos and new songs for you. From the meditative melancholy of The Tallest Man On Earth, the biting psych-pop of She Drew The Gun and Steve Earle’s latest tribute to Guy Clark to the more raucous end of the spectrum and the pummelling post punk of Crows, Taco Mouth’s fiery take down of Trump, some brilliant Stooges style rumblings from Black Futures, experimental electronic punk from Sistertalk’s debut single and irresistible garage pop from Honeymilk.

Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle group Versing will release their Hardly Art full-length debut, 10000 on the 3rd May.

Taking cues from bands as diverse as Wire, The Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine, it is a record that fuses lustrous noise and ebullient melody. The band’s first offering, Tethered, is a sprawling, Daydream Nation-esque anthem with plenty of rhythm, dissonance and surging, distorted guitars. Frontman Daniel Salas explains that it’s “about how people are tied together,” figuratively. “It’s a reminder of the interconnectedness of humans, to people who make excuses for not doing the right thing” for the greater good of humanity.

You can watch the video / stream Tethered below.

 

 

Los Angeles’s The Dream Syndicate have announced the release of These Times, their second album of new music since their 2012 reunion nearly thirty years after they first influenced California’s Paisley Underground scene.

We’re (sadly) old enough to have known and loved them the first time round and so we’re happy to share the first single from the record. It is the kaleidoscopic late night psychedelics of Black Light.

 

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Formed in 2017, four schoolmates became The Gallery.

They dipped into their collections of genre defining albums by Joy Division, Nirvana, Jeff Buckley and David Bowie to formulate a musical vocabulary with which to express their discontent with the music, politics and social issues of our times. Their manifesto is driven by their love for inventive guitar, distorted bass hooks and the injection of energetic social commentary.

You can check out their latest release below. Pesticide get straight to the point with snarling, anti-authoritarian lyrics and a vicious, brash chorus, happily conflicted by its spaced out, reverb licked verse. All in all it takes some heavy, post-punk nihilism and sticks an entirely new form of indie-fuzz directly into its veins.

Good stuff!

 

  1. Pet Shimmers – Feels Hz (featuring Goat Girl)
  2. Sleaford Mods – O.B.C.T.
  3. William The Conqueror – Thank Me Later
  4. Wye Oak – Evergreen
  5. The Regrettes – Pumpkin
  6. Weyes Blood – Everyday
  7. Sparrow Steeple – Roll Baby
  8. Tacocoat – Grains Of Salt
  9. Bench Press – Respite
  10. Hand Habits – what lovers do