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The Wasp is the latest buzzing track from Brooklyn’s no-wave, noise-punk supergroup Ice Balloons from their upcoming LP Fiesta, out August 11th on Volar Records.

As much a cult as a band, helmed by a giant golden fly, Ice Balloons celebrates chaos as fizzles and lasers pop from every broken corner of their tumbled offerings. The Wasp is no exception – the track, like most of the record, was inspired by insects after a hallucination caused by altitude sickness during a trip to Colorado.

Stream it here.

 

Another From METZ

Posted: August 4, 2017 in Alternative, Industrial, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Here’s another track from METZ’s forthcoming new record Strange Peace.

This time around it’s the angular, ear-piercing Drained Lake: one of the boldest and most daring METZ tracks to date. Imagine the clatter of early Sonic Youth brought up to terrifying speed or Preoccupations on a hardcore 7”s binge and you wouldn’t be a million miles from the pace…

Listen.

 

Fresh after taking a year off, Australian duo DZ Deathrays have returned with a new single.

Shred For Summer sees them mark their return in typically ferocious style, crafting one of their most visceral yet catchy songs to date.

Listen below. The single is out today via Alcopop!

 

Brooklyn band Monograms is the project of Ian Jacobs, who has been releasing music under the moniker for the past couple of years. What started out as a solo bedroom project has since grown into a four-piece live band, and they now have two upcoming releases: a split 7″ with Pink Mexico, due out tomorrow, and a new EP, Silencer, due out April 21st.

Both feature the fuzzed-out guitars, psych-tinged vocals, and catchy hooks of new single OK Promises, which you can stream below.

 

best of the weekWe’re back with our regular weekly round-up of the best new releases of the past seven days.

As might be expected a slightly slow start being our first of the year, but still seven tracks for your listening pleasure including tasty covers from Flo Morrisey with Matthew E White and Gooch Palms, some brutal, hardcore noise from Uniform, another taster from their new albums from RainbrotherThe Shins and Boss Hog and a MM debut for Gold Connections.

Enjoy…

  1. Flo Morrisey & Matthew E White – Sunday Morning  (Velvet Underground cover)
  2. The Shins – Name For You
  3. Gooch Palms – Tomorrow  (Silverchair cover)
  4. Uniform – The Killing Of America
  5. Gold Connections – New Religion
  6. Rainbrother – Blue
  7. Boss Hog – 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our third festive offering comes from hardcore rocking stalwarts Melvins and their version of Carol Of The Bells, which is part of Amazon’s Indie for the Holidays playlist, released at the end of last month on Amazon Music.

The band simply say, “the song has scared us since we were children, that’s why we wanted to do it.

Good enough for us!

 

Pissed Jeans

We will always have a soft spot for Philadelphia’s wonderfully named Pissed Jeans ever since their brilliant Boring Girls was adopted as an anthem by our gentle, sweet middle sprat a few years back.

She is sixteen next week and will be just as delighted as me to learn they will release their new album Why Love Now? via Sub Pop on 24th February. It is produced by no wave legend Lydia Lunch, along with Arthur Rizk, and is a gutter-scraped amalgamation of sludge, punk, noise, and bracing wit.

The first taste comes with the snarling, grinding rave-up of The Bar Is Low, written about “how every guy seems to be revealing themselves as a shithead“.

Welcome back boys! Check it out below.

 

Man we loved the Amazing Snakeheads – watching their show with Chris T Popper at the Great Escape was one of the most captivating, uncompromising and downright threatening live performances we’ve ever witnessed – due in no small part to frontman Dale Barclay. Their ultimate disintegration was as sad as it was seemingly inevitable.

And now after two years away, he is back with a new six piece band – And Yet It Moves.

They are a band with raw and simple ambitions – namely: saving music from mediocrity. Connecting human beings with music. No bullshit. No prisoners.

And all being done through expansive, songs of sorrow mixed with themes of the heart.

Listen to a live recording of the ever evolving behemoth of a track No Way Back To Lunch – over twelve minutes of seething, churning post-punk blues underpinned by a sneering junkyard-dog mentality. It may be the longest track we’ve ever posted on MM. It may also be the most intense.

Welcome back DB. Enjoy.

 

Tour Dates:
November
3 – Dundee – Buskers
4 – Edinburgh – Mash House
10 – York – Fulford Arms
10 – York – Fulford Arms
11 – London – The Shacklewell Arms
12 – Ramsgate – Ramsgate Music Hall
13 – Brighton – Hope & Ruin
15 – North York Moors – The Lion Inn, Blaley Ridge
16 – Leeds – Brundenell Social Club
18 – Manchester – Night & Day
19 – Leicester – Roundhouse
20 – Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge

December
16 – Glasgow – Kinning Park Complex (w/ Sweaty Palms, The Leather Corridor, Natalie Pryce)

best of the weekAfter a week’s break, we’re back with our regular round up of the best new tunes of the past seven days.

It includes the return of a number of MM regulars too: No Age, The Growlers and Pop. 1280 as well a stunning new track from Annie Hardy (ex of Giant Drag) and plenty more besides.

So then, ten cracking songs – dive in.

  1. Pop. 1280 – Pulse
  2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Tell Her I’m Just Dancing
  3. The Growlers – City Club
  4. Angel Olsen – Sister
  5. Magic Trick – First Thought
  6. Shilpa Ray – Paisley
  7. The Raveonettes – A Good Fight
  8. Annie Hardy – Go Hey Raku Sake
  9. No Age – Separation
  10. Cory Hanson – Ordinary People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ritual Howls are industrial, cinematic deathrock creating sounds and words that shift from the violent expression of fear to an obsession with baptism and cleansing. Their combination of drum machines, synths, fuzz bass and twang guitar produce a Skinny Puppy meets Lee Hazlewood soundtrack that embraces both paranoia and tranquility – like a love song to the devil.

These are macabre tales with lyrics that Poe or Lovecraft would have been proud of… listen below to new single Park Around The Corner, from their forthcoming album Into The Water (out on felte) next month.