Archive for the ‘Post Punk’ Category

Nest Egg are a three-piece from Asheville, North Carolina who describe their head-heavy and kosmische psych-rock wig-outs as ‘mood music for nihilists’.

That was always likely to be a good match for MM, and so it proves with the minimalist kraut-punk of lead-single Long Night Outside, which comes from their sophomore album Nothingness Is Not A Curse.

Permission to wig out is granted. Enjoy…


Here is the second track from Courtney Barnett’s upcoming long player Tell Me How You Really Feel.

Need A Little Time is a more fragile, tender beast than we are perhaps used to and hints at further depths while its plaintive tone and floating arrangement makes it just as memorable as the fizzing punk tones of first single Nameless Faceless.

Watch the excellent video for it here.


  1. The Decemberists – Once In My Life
  2. The Black Lips & The Khan Family – Too Much In Love
  3. The Hold Steady – Eureka
  4. Flasher – Skim Milk
  5. Jess Williamson – I See The White
  6. Hinds – The Club
  7. Forth Wanderers – Nevermine
  8. Gang Of Four – Lucky
  9. Courtney Marie Andrews – I’ve Hurt Worse
  10. Half Waif – Torches
  11. Iron & Wine – Tomorrow On The Runway  (Innocence Mission cover)
  12. Neko Case – Hell-On















Here is the title track from Parquet Courts’ upcoming new album, out on 18th May via Rough Trade.

Wide Awake! is a shout along anthem propelled on something akin to tropical percussion and a sparse, funky and naggingly insistent guitar refrain.

Watch the video.


It is fair to say that Cabbage’s ‘proper’ debut album, the upcoming, marvellously titled Nihilistic Glamour Shots is high on our most anticipated releases list.

We’ve already shared first single Arms Of Pleonexia and now we have the sneering, urgent, and, quite frankly, queasily brilliant album opener Preach To The Converted for your listening pleasure.

Roll on the album…


  1. The Moondoggies – Sick In Bed
  2. Margaret Glaspy – Before We Were Together
  3. Spielbergs – We Are All Going To Die
  4. Yo La Tengo – For You Too
  5. Iceage – Pain Killer (feat. Sky Ferreira)
  6. Wand – The Gift
  7. Laura Veirs – Watch Fire (feat. Sufjan Stevens)
  8. The Voidz – All Words Are Made Up
  9. A Place To Bury Strangers – There’s Only One Of Us
  10. Ryley Walker – Telluride Speed












The Holy Knives is the sonic vision of brothers Kyle and Kody Valentine, a band that infuses the sultry sounds of rock’n’roll with a tinge of desert psychedelia.

To Be Me is a first taste from the duo’s upcoming debut EP, due later this spring, and provides a tantalising glimpse into their sonic possibilities. Drawing inspiration from acts like Morphine, The Afghan Whigs, and Sun Kil Moon, the band hones a collection of hypnotic, introspective anthems over dark, groovy dreamscapes.

Have a listen.


Friday Round Up

Time for a quick and dirty round-up from our unkempt and overflowing in-box, looking back over the past month or so.

We have fuzzy art-rock from Sego who mix together warped psych rock and indie pop to create bleak pop songs that soar into big hooks and brilliant melodic noise. Opting for a slower tempo on Cigarette Kids, their most recent single is less skronk and more groove, a song that captures the mood of early shoegaze and post-punk.


Brooklyn three-piece Big Bliss deliver shimmering, jangling, energetic post punk, Override is the b-side to latest single Contact.


The Monster from Bird Concerns features gritty guitars, tight vocal harmonies and driving drum beats. Fueled by early musical influences of punk and garage artists, this is an excellent three and a half minute surf rock confessional.


Not much known about the excellently named The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness, but they have a lovely line in sugary, jangle pop of C86 vintage. Listen to Nervous Man.


We’ve featured Falmouth based Tinnedfruit a couple of times and new single Oh Matron is another tasty slice of fuzzed up garage psych.


Vancouver trip Bad Pop shared the gentle On Your Own, a sweetly melancholic slacker-pop song.


Ricky Hell & The Voidboys take their name and influences from obvious sources, but their self-styled Cleveland gutter-pop works brilliantly on the buzzsaw riff and nihilistic lyrics of The Feeling Is Alright. It comes from their Hell Is Real album available on Bandcamp.


Taking inspiration from the likes of  The Velvet Underground, Wilco, Tom Petty, and Serge Gainsbourg, LA based indie band American Pets’ Forgetting from new release Doing The Best We Can is a quietly strummed mix of suburban nostalgia and nightmare.


The Tillers’ are a country string band capable of seamlessly moving from hard-tackle thump to tender graceful melody – lightening-fast banjo to intricate guitar flat picking, plaintive fiddle, deep anchoring bass and clear tenor harmonies. Revolution Row comes from their new self-titled record, which is out next month.


Lastly we have some more snotty, psych-surf rock ‘n’ roll sound in the vein of The Cramps or Ty Segall, from Brighton’s Strange Cages. They’ve appeared on MM a few times and excellent new single Hypothalamus Blues combines elements of krautrock and post-punk with a paranoid, schizophrenic vocal.


  1. Screaming Females – I’ll Make You Sorry
  2. Car Seat Headrest – Fallen Horses  (Smash Mouth cover)
  3. Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo
  4. Wavves & Culture Abuse – Big Cloud
  5. Mount Eerie – Tintin In Tibet
  6. Speedy Ortiz – Lucky 88
  7. Wye Oak – It Was Not Natural
  8. Rixe – La Cle
  9. Melvins – Stop Moving To Florida
  10. Table Scraps – Lyin’ Thru Yer Teeth
  11. Father John Misty – Mr. Tillman
  12. Freedom Fry – Classic













Ah, how we’ve missed the marvellous Parquet Courts

They’re back with a new album, Wide Awake!, and a track of two halves, Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience. The first typically frenetic and jerky, the second half a classic Courts’ indie-punk anthem.

Watch the lyric video below.