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.


New EP From Birdskulls

Posted: March 7, 2018 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Rock

The unfailingly reliable Art Is Hard record label have a bunch of tasty looking releases coming up in the next few weeks or so, and amongst them is a new self-titled four-track EP by Birdskulls.

Why not listen to the grungy, hook-filled Sleep Walking below, and order the EP via Bandcamp here.


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…


Damien Jurado is an oft-featured, well loved fave on MM, so news of new music from him is always cause to celebrate.

The Horizon Just Laughed, is the title of his new record due out May 4th, via Secretly Canadian (pre-order here). An early preview can be heard in the scenic video for warmly elegant first single, Over Rainbows and Rainier.



Introducing >>> Wing Defence

Posted: March 6, 2018 in Indie, Music, Pop, Rock

Not much information available about Aussie duo Wing Defence. Aside from the netball connotations, they have delivered a sublime single of indie pop with Stuck.

An infectious melody of major earworm quality is shot through with a core of wonderfully bitter lyrics.

Ones to watch. Stream it below.


Dead Meadow have shared Nobody Home, a new track from their forthcoming album, The Nothing They Need.

It is a classic, riffed up, behemoth of fuzzed up psych rock.

Stream it here.


Portland based band Horse Feathers have announced the release of their forthcoming album Appreciation, out on the 4th May via Kill Rock Stars.

It is a mixture of strutting ‘70s-style country-pop, supple soul and folk ballads. The first single from the album is Without Applause. It is a singularly upbeat song which shows off their Northern Soul sensibilities in a swirl of Hammond organ, strings, and horns, while the lyrics show off a darker, far bleaker side. “It’s not the drinking, but the worry that does you in

Listen below.


  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












New Jersey maverick four-piece The Nectars have landed with their brand new single I Want It. It’s a sub-two minute succulent slice of indie-punk, topped with a heavy dose of rock attitude and sweet pop sass.

Give it a whirl…


Downey To Lubbock, is a collaboration between Dave Alvin (the founder of seminal punk roots band The Blasters) and Jimmie Dale Gilmore (of the pioneering country-folk trio The Flatlanders).

It is a twelve-song collection that takes on a diverse range of American music spanning nearly one hundred years. Along with ten covers, Alvin wrote two originals for the record: the autobiographical title track and the fantastical Billy The Kid and Geronimo – about an imagined meeting between the two 19th century outlaws whose lives became the stuff of legend in the American West. Gilmore, who is part Native American, voices the thoughts Alvin wrote for Geronimo, the Chiricahua Apache chief who was one of the last Native American leaders to abandon his resistance against white colonization of the American Southwest.

Listen to it here.