Having spent a mighty fine week soaking up the sunshine in Crete we are feeling pretty good about life. And if that wasn’t enough here are ten of the best of the week’s new releases (as judged by us of course).
They Include the very welcome return of fire and brimstone gothic folkies Wovenhand and Argentinian garage-posters Las Kellies, cracking tracks from Bueno and Okkervil River, a pretty sweet cover from the Devil Makes Three, and plenty more besides.
Soak it up…
- The Devil Makes Three – Champagne and Reefer (Muddy Waters cover)
- Bueno – Blown Out
- Wovenhand – Come Brave
- Billie Marten – Lionhearted
- Las Kellies – Summer Breeze
- Vomitface – Dramamine
- JEFF The Brotherhood – Idiot
- Raveonettes – Where Are You Wild Horses?
- Pfarmers – Red Vermin
- Okkervil River – The Industry
As we’ve mentioned previously, we loved NOTS aural assault at the Great Escape – a fabulous brew of punk rock, garage, and krautrock, topped with a genuine screw you attitude that has been conspicuously absent from most ‘punk’ bands we’ve come across in latter times.
Their new album Cosmetic is out on the 9th September, and Inherently Low, a song about depression and loss and lack of control, is the latest track to be shared.
Try it. You know you want to…
Here they are, all wrapped and presented in a tidy bow for you. Ten new songs from the past week including Screaming Females, Goat, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, of Montreal, a gorgeous new song from Alex Bleeker and an excellent cover of Gun Club’s classic Sex Beat by Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan.
Good stuff indeed. Happy weekend.
- Screaming Females – Skeleton
- Jeff The Brotherhood – Punishment
- Virginia Wing – Grapefruit
- Goat – Try My Robe
- of Montreal – My Fair Lady
- Slothrust – Horseshoe Crab
- Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – A 1000 Times
- Alex Bleeker – Bet Your Ass
- Magic Trick – More
- Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Sex Beat (Gun Club cover)
It is that time again. Ten more of the week’s best new releases rounded up for your listening pleasure.
This week we have new songs from the likes of Hiss Golden Messenger, Beach Slang, Gringo Star and Lorelle Meets The Obsolete, as well as tasty covers from The Avett Brothers and Sharon Van Etten.
- Hiss Golden Messenger – Biloxi
- The Avett Brothers – What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong cover)
- Sharon Van Etten – Do You Realise? (Flaming Lips cover)
- Beach Slang – Punks In A Disco Bar
- Cool Ghouls – Days
- Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – La Distinciôn
- Pill – Vagabond
- Flock Of Dimes – Semaphore
- Toby Coke – Time Negator
- Gringo Star – Magic
We shared a couple of tracks from sludgy West Coast punk rockers Happy Diving last month, and now we have a third for you.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Love might be the best of the lot though. Taken from upcoming long player Electric Soul Unity, it opens with a classic ’70s rock riff a la Thin Lizzy and hurtles through three and a half minutes of scorching rock’n’roll.
Joanna Gruesome are releasing their first material since the departure of vocalist Alanna McArdle.
Following a chance meeting in an occult bookshop, the band’s new line up features Kate Stonestreet (formerly of queer punks Pennycress) on melodic vocals/shouting/screaming and Roxy Brennan (of Two White Cranes and Grubs) on melodic vocals/keyboards.
The single is the fairly self explanatory Pretty Fucking Sick Of It All and is backed by Occult Bookshop…
Here’s the A-side.
We’ve had a recent influx of videos for some excellent new tunes and thought it was high time we shared some of them…
We’ve got TERRY’s line-dancing vid for Hot Heads, dancers from Ballet Austin in Adam Torres’ new video for Juniper Arms, Julie Ruin’s video for their excellent track I’m Done, the return of MM faves Loch Lomond and their video for Pens From Spain, and Metronomy’s new video for Night Owl.
Then there is Diane & The Gentle Men’s tongue-in-cheek video for Motorcycle, a classic tale of teenage rebellion, and finally Soft Fang’s excellent musical film for The Wilderness.
Here we are again. This week we have selected 10 new songs from the week’s releases all for your expert consideration.
They include fresh tracks from Gringo Star and Crocodiles, brilliant rolling Americana from Golden Suits, the return of Batwings Catwings and plenty more besides.
- Gringo Star – Heading South
- Golden Suits – Is It Wrong
- Crocodiles – Telepathic Lover
- Vomitface – Chew Toy
- Emily Jane White – The Black Dove
- Cheena – Stupor
- Ryley Walker – The Roundabout
- Batwings Catwings – Totally Outrageous
- The Parrots – No Me Gustas, Te Quiero
- Joseph Coward – Peanut Girl
Having already posted the excellent Don’t Say Sorry and Third War from hectic, Aussie art-punks TERRY, we now have another tune to share with you from their debut album Terry HQ.
This time it is Chitter Chatter, a perfectly judged mish-mash of 70s influenced NY punk and some twisted, bittersweet glam-pop.
Marvellous stuff – listen below.
Here is this week’s round up of new tunes.
We have nine tracks for you from the kaleidoscopic pop of Ezra Furman to the fuzzy shambling pop of Fireworks by way of the infectious hooks of Dogbreth and the Mercury Rev inspired psych of Avers.
- Cass McCombs – Run Sister Run
- Ezra Furman – Teddy I’m Ready
- Tacocat – I Live For The Sun (Sunrays cover)
- Tim Presley – Clue
- Public Access T.V. – Sudden Emotion
- Dogbreth – Hoarder House
- BLUSH – Wrng
- Fireworks – Bury Me
- Avers – Insects