Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 21)

Nickel In The Jukebox

It has been a good while since we last shared a Nickel In The Jukebox post, but here are ten tracks making up for lost time. You decide… hit or miss?

My Son Bison – Two Faces And A Vase  [RIYL: Psych-pop, The Beach Boys, The Shins] 


The Blind Owls – All Day And Night  [RIYL: 60s Pop, Little Richard , The Kinks]


Bess Atwell – Cobbled Streets  [RIYL: Folk, Agnes Obel, Sharon Van Etten]


The Begowatts – Lawmaker  [RIYL: Garage Rock, Rolling Stones, Futurebirds]


Coates – Grin And Tonic  [RIYL: Urban-folk, Frank Turner, Jamie T]


Luke Bell – Bullfighter  [RIYL: Outlaw Country, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard]


Ghost Camp – Ganymede  [RIYL: Arty post-punk, New Order, Talking Heads]


Boys Forever – Cold Is The Colour  [RIYL: Woozy garage-pop, Mac DeMarco, Kurt Vile]


Honey Bucket – Unexplainable Phenomenon  [RIYL: Mutant pop, The Clean, Television Personalities]


Blurred Moon – Far  [RIYL: Melancholic Folk, Sufjan Stevens, Fanfarlo]


MM Shorts 860: Daniel Amedee

We first posted about New Orleans singer-songwriter Daniel Amedee as part of our 100 Posts in 100 Hours marathon at the beginning of the year.

Now he has just released Life, the title track off of his upcoming EP of the same name that sees the light of day on the 16th August.

With a hypnotic, meditative backbeat and beautifully earnest vocals, Life pulls you into its rhythm, lyrically delving into the concept that we each create our own reality.

Have a listen.


More From Allah-Las


Here’s a second track from the Allah-Las much anticipated new album Calico Review  out via Mexican Summer on the 9th September.

This is Could Be You, and it is another gem from their collection of classic, psych-infused, pop jangles.

Pre-order the album here.


MM Shorts 859: Molly Parden

Molly Parden

Ease into Monday morning with the gorgeous Kentucky I by Georgia singer-songwriter Molly Parden.

It comes from her new EP With Me In The Summer and with her effortlessy swooning vocals  becomes a beautifully reflective, sweetly melancholic track that begs to be played on repeat.

Have a listen.

Kings Of Lowertown – Quebec Roulette

Kings of Lowertown

Kings Of Lowertown are from Pembroke, Ontario. Their new single Quebec Roulette is a gritty blues track written in the vein of Captain Beefheart and Tom Waits.

The song was inspired by the rough and tumble of Chapeau, Quebec – just across the mighty Ottawa River from Pembroke.

Stream it below.


Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Don’t Bother Me

Following the upcoming release of new EP Delivered, Scott And Charlene’s Wedding return with new single Don’t Bother Me, out 8th July on Fire Records.

Don’t Bother Me is another in the band’s collection of irresistible pumped up slacker pop anthems, one which recalls The Lemonheads at their best. Dysfunctional and disenchanted, our care-free but knowing protagonist ain’t growing up and doesn’t give a damn what you think about it.

Have a listen.


Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekIt 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.

Have fun.

  1. Hiss Golden Messenger – Biloxi
  2. The Avett Brothers – What A Wonderful World  (Louis Armstrong cover)
  3. Sharon Van Etten – Do You Realise?  (Flaming Lips cover)
  4. Beach Slang – Punks In A Disco Bar
  5. Cool Ghouls – Days
  6. Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – La Distinciôn
  7. Pill – Vagabond
  8. Flock Of Dimes – Semaphore
  9. Toby Coke – Time Negator
  10. Gringo Star – Magic












More From Happy Diving

Happy DiversWe 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.

Listen below.


New From Honeyblood

Honeyblood the Glasgow two-piece, have shared their incendiary new single and video Ready For Magic.

Detuned doom riffage and disco-punk rhythms make space for a tornado of a chorus ode to “the explosive nature of infatuation“. It is a perfect match for the video which is set in post-apocalyptic Scottish countryside, and follows a tribe of young feral girls who’ve been abandoned and left to fend for themselves in a dystopian world. We won’t completely spoil its ending, but safe to say that there is a grizzly fate.

It comes from their upcoming second album, the emphatically titled Babes Never Die, out on Fat Cat Records October 28th.

Watch / stream it here.


Grant Earl Lavalley – Let The Light Shine In

To understand Grant Earl Lavalley, with his deep country moan and hints of Appalachian yodel, you must read his tweets…”Just like my van, my new shack also has no windows.” For his byline, he writes, “…as a child I used to enjoy finding fleas and ticks in dog hair.

His ‘shack’ is a cabin on the dirt backroads of Joshua Tree, in the Mojave desert, California. He’s an artist straight from the school of the runaway – the dropout, a hermetic and hardworking, psychedelic warrior.

Originally from Ohio, Lavalley spent his formative years in San Francisco, making art and playing in punk bands before retreating to tend an emerald crop of future doobage on a Northern California mountaintop. It was alone on that mountain that he began writing his darkly poetic, pensive campfire songs.

A haunting otherworldly combination of Townes Van Zandt, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen, comes to mind. Watch the video for the brilliant Let The Light Shine In, the B-side of his debut 7″ single titled Dark Love and released via Exit Stencil.