Another bonanza month of top tunes, all rounded up for you in one perfect download mix. Here are the September highlights together, as always, with a couple of top-notch new tracks too.
Download The Migrant – The Hurricane mp3 (from Amerika)
Distinguished by a slow blues refrain, handclaps and a mournful vocal, it is one of those tunes that sounds like it has been around forever.
Download Diarrhea Planet – Warm Ridin’ mp3 (from Loose Jewels)
A magnificent cacophony of guitars, pounding bass, thundering drums and begs for an open road, a booming car stereo and a warm night.
Download Black Pussy – Marijuana mp3 (from On Blonde)
Another track crying out for the open road, beer, and a bag of weed. This one comes barrelling down the road a whoopin’ and a hollerin’, wearing a shit-eatin’ grin and its anthemic heart firmly on its sleeve.
Download Vanish Valley – The Bottom mp3 (from Get Good)
Perfectly blending elements of folk, country and psychedelia into a roll-your-window-down backcountry cruise.
Download Kurt Vile & The Violators – The Creature mp3 (from So Outta Reach EP)
Another cracking slice of woozy, indie rock.
Download Ha Ha Tonka – Made Example Of mp3 (from Death Of A Decade)
Country rock par excellence.
Download Brown Bird – Thunder And Lightning mp3 (from Salt for Salt)
Darkly dramatic folk.
Download Acid Baby Jesus – Oh, Aurelia mp3
Full throttle, scuzzy garage rock.
Download Sic Alps – Breadhead mp3 (from Breadhead 7″)
A lo-fi, garage gem of tambourine, guitar squall and hippy vocals.
Download Icarus Himself – On Your Side mp3 (from Career Culture)
Built on a loop of a drum machine hi-hat and a fuzzed-out Casio synth and recalling artists like Kurt Vile, Deerhunter, and David Bowie.
Download Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Dog Scratched Ear mp3 (from Donkey Jacket)
Raw blues boogie, and song of the month for us!
Download Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler mp3 (from Carrion Crawler / The Dream)
Loose, rattly garage with sneering vocals and a sinewy riff.
Download The Soft Moon – Total Decay mp3 (from Total Decay EP)
Ominous, swirling, bleak and nihilistic.
Download Acid Glasses – My Pale Garden mp3 (from My Pale Garden 7″)
Tripped out psychedelia in an outlandlishly hallucinogenic world.
Download Wooden Wand – Nails And Spikes mp3 (from Archives Vol 3)
Another gem of lo-fi folk genius from the most underrated lyricist around.
Download The Skeleton Dead – Keep Your Eyes To The Ground mp3 (from The Skeleton Dead)
Pure, mesmerising folk melancholia.
Download Woodsman – Specdrum mp3 (from Mystic Places EP)
Another cut of sublime spacey, psychedelia from their forthcoming Mystic Places EP.
Download The Felice Brothers – Behind That Locked Door mp3 (from Mojo Tribute To George Harrison)
The ramshackle Americana of The Felice Brothers take on George Harrison. Win.
Download Real Estate – Green Aisles mp3 (from Days)
Spacious, fluid, psych-tinged pop from the new album.
Download Sick Figures – Whiskey Song mp3 (from Two Ghosts)
Military beat, chaotic sounds and chanted lyrics that calls to mind a nursery rhyme composed by Charles Bukowski at his most pissed (and pissed off).
Download A.A. Bondy – Surfer King mp3 (from Believers)
First cut from folk troubadour’s eagerly awaited new album.
Download Bleached – You Take Time mp3 (from Carter 7″)
Ultra-catchy garage goodness.
And the new ones: we have a taste from Giant Sand’s Chore of Enchantment anniversary reissue in the shape of Music Arcade (which originally appeared on the tour only CD The Rock Opera Years), an epic slice of alternative rock Aussie style from Eddy Current Suppression Ring, a new one from unusual Welsh folkie Cate Le Bon, and punk rock ‘supergroup’ Wild Flag’s single Romance.
Download Giant Sand – Music Arcade mp3 (from Chore Of Enchantment 25th Anniversary Edition)
Download Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Walking In Unison mp3 (from Walking In Unison)
Download Cate Le Bon – Puts Me To Work mp3 (from CYRK)
Download Wild Flag – Romance mp3 (from Romance single)