Allah Las – Polar Onion

The rain continues to come and go, Boris Johnson is still PM, we’re now planning for food shortages post Brexit… life in summer in the UK is pretty bloody grim sometimes. Then along come the Allah Las – new single Polar Onion fits the downbeat theme (“the creeping paranoia that comes along with creating something that is inevitably valued based on the opinions of others.“, they … Continue reading Allah Las – Polar Onion

Allah-Las – In The Air

So the day after the UK decide to follow the US and put a monumental idiot in charge of the country we definitely need some feel-good sunshine vibes from somewhere. Happily the Allah-Las are back with a new album Lahs, and a new track In The Air that ticks all the right boxes from its persistent shuffle to the way electric guitar and mellotron trade … Continue reading Allah-Las – In The Air

New Covers From Weyes Blood & Allah Las

A couple of interesting releases coming up, both from longstanding MM faves, on the excellent Mexican Summer label. The first recorded Weyes Blood music since her 2016 breakthrough album Front Row Seat To Earth, Natalie Mering will release a 7″ of cover songs that have helped define her sound over the years. It contains versions of Soft Machines’ A Certain Kind b/w Fred Neil’s Everybody’s Talkin’, as … Continue reading New Covers From Weyes Blood & Allah Las

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

After last week’s bonanza of new tunes, we’re back with eleven more tracks gathered up from the past seven days. No reduction in quality either with another (and the best yet) taste from Laura Marling’s new record Semper Femina, a brand new instrumental track from pastoral psych rockers Allah Las and another ominous slice of brooding Americana from Timber Timbre. We also have new singles from … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

A cracking collection of nine brand new tunes gathered from this week for you. We have the return of Grandaddy, a reverential cover of the Modern Lovers by Sunflower Bean, and tastes from new records by Weyes Blood, Howe Gelb, Marissa Nadler and TOY and, as they always say, much more besides. All yours… Grandaddy – Way We Won’t Allah-Las – Terra Ignota TOY – I’m … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Video: Allah-Lahs – Famous Phone Figure

Long standing MM faves, L.A. based Allah-Las will be releasing their new album Calico Review on September 9 via Mexican Summer. The band has also shared a video for the first single Famous Phone Figure. The track cradles character sketches over delicate strains of viola, organ, and Mellotron. Drummer Matthew Correia carefully underlining a three-note theme that casts a phantom sadness over the proceedings, as bassist Spencer … Continue reading New Video: Allah-Lahs – Famous Phone Figure

The Allah-Las To Release 501-415

On our last visit to SxSW in 2013, the laid back, vintage jangle and classic pastoral psychedelia of the Allah-Las was a real treat to catch live and made us big fans in an instant. So from our perspective a new album (September) and a new single (August) are great news. The former will be titled Worship The Sun and the latter is the first track to … Continue reading The Allah-Las To Release 501-415

The Twenty Best Things We Heard, Saw, And Discovered At The Green Man Festival

Our first visit to the brilliant Green Man Festival. Here are the twenty best things we heard, saw and discovered over the weekend. 1. The Parquet Courts live up to the hype Like the Ramones on speed, the four-piece transcended all the hype with the set of the weekend – a thrilling, occasionally ramshackle, breakneck excursion into punk, slacker pop and moshpit heaven, and in … Continue reading The Twenty Best Things We Heard, Saw, And Discovered At The Green Man Festival

Videos of the Day: Pickwick || Turnstile Junkpile || Allah-Las || Ski Lodge

Short films of the musical variety today come from Pickwick and their genre bending video for the brilliant Lady Luck, and some classic Americana from Turnstile Junkpile. A European jaunt is the scenic backdrop for one of our new favourite bands Allah-Las and their video for Sacred Sands, which is another brilliant slice of West Coast inspired psych-rock. Lastly, some classic jangle-pop from Ski Lodge and … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Pickwick || Turnstile Junkpile || Allah-Las || Ski Lodge