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We’ve decided to do things a bit differently this year – too many times in the past we’ve posted our favourite songs of the year and then discovered late releases we wished we’d added! And also 2019 was a shit year for the world – Brexit, Johnson, Trump, the world burning… at least there is music.

So, way after everyone else has done theirs, here is MM’s countdown of top 100 tunes for 2019 – part 1!

 

100 Chupa Cabra – Violent Urges

 

99 Metz – Dry Up

 

98 Youth Sector – Renting Spaces In My World

 

97 Some Bodies – TV Show

 

96 Tummyache – Median

 

95 Dr. Dog – Can’t Catch Me

 

94 Amyl & The Snifters – Monsoon Rock

 

93 DITZ – Gayboy

 

92 Phobophobes – Blind Muscle

 

91 B Boys – I Want

 

90 Big Thief – Not

 

89 Matt Shapiro – Rockaway Girl

 

88 Pile – The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller

 

87 Port Juvee – Hope to Lose

 

86 The Murder Capital – Green & Blue

 

85 Better Oblivion Community Center – Dylan Thomas

 

84 Oh Sees – Heart Worm

 

83 Spectator – Weight

 

82 Fat White Family – Feet

 

81 Hurt Valley – Apartment Houses

 

80 Bambara – Serafina

 

79 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – At The Back Of The Pit

 

78 Crows – Chain of Being

 

77 WIVES – Hit Me Up

 

76 Cate le Bon – Daylight Matters

 

75 Slaves – One More Day Won’t Hurt

 

74 B Boys – Instant Pace

 

73 LIFE – Moral Fibre

 

72 Catholic Action – People Don’t Protest Enough

 

71 Black Adidas – Be Cool

 

70 Panik Attaks – Terror

 

69 FEET – Outer Rim

 

68 The Dream Syndicate – Put Some Miles On

 

67 Purple Mountains – Margaritas At The Mall

 

66 Lightning Dust – Competitive Depression

 

65 Comet Gain – We’re All Fucking Morons

 

64 LIFE – Excites Me

 

63 Hotel Lux – Tabloid Newspaper

 

62 Sunflowers – Dreamweaver

 

61 Sleep Eaters – Bad Love

 

60 Frog – Black Friday

 

59 Patio – Boy Scout

 

58 Working Men’s Club – Teeth

 

57 The Stroppies – Cellophane Car

 

56 Brooke Bentham – All My Friends Are Drunk

 

55 IDLES – Mercedes Marxist

 

54 Bee Bee Sea – Be Bop Palooza

 

53 Sleep Eaters – Life of Sin

 

52 Field Medic – The Bottle’s My Lover, She’s Just My Friend

 

51 Squid – Match Bet

 

 

Bambara – Heat Lightning

Posted: January 11, 2020 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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Bambara’s new album Stray was announced in October ahead of a February 14th release on the always reliable Brooklyn indie Wharf Cat. The album is structured like a collection of short stories about a group of loosely-related characters living in a fictionalized Georgia community.

Beginning with lead single Serafina, and followed by Sing Me To The Street, the band have shared the third single from the album Heat Lightning. It is a driving punk song with almost western-style guitar leads undercut by ominous synth swells, frontman Reid Bateh turns the spotlight on one of the album’s lead characters, the personified figure of Death.

Stream it here. Pre-order the album here.

 

New Tunes On Monday

A new week, some new tunes to soften the blow.

We have a taste (if that’s the right word) from Diarrhea Planet’s new album I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams in the shape of the sleazy, roiling Babyhead. By way of contrast we have Frankie Rose’s new track Sorrow from her scheduled new long player Herein Wild, a deceptively simple and sweetly melancholic pop track that is hard to resist.

We have a second track from surf loving, garage popsters La Vega and their track Jackie from new album Wave, and (by way of contrast) we have Bambara’s snarling, fragmented, aural desolation in the shape of Hawk Bones from their Dreamviolence album.

We have the gorgeous, rural folk-pop of The Great American Canyon Band’s Lost At Sea from their four-track EP of the same name (watch the excellent video here), and lastly Mrs M’s faves The Keston Cobblers’ Club have a new single of quintessentially English pastoral folk, A Scene Of Plenty is a pure and simple delight.

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[Image via Channelate.com]

Athens, Georgia trio Bambara are a noisy band, which we mean as a compliment.  They conjure up a nice line in rhythmic aggression with ethereal walls of sound, delay loops, feedback and distortion. Crucially however, at the heart of each track there is a nice little pop song beaten and buried.

Tomorrow they release their new EP Dog Ear Days via Emerald Weapon, and we have a taster for you in the form of Stay Gray. In parts ambient, in parts shoegaze and with a nice flourish of post-rock psychedelia the band somehow manage to come up with something that is fresh and interesting. Enjoy.

Visit their MySpace here. You can also get the EP for a ‘name your own price’ offer at their Bandcamp page here.

Download Bambara – Stay Gray mp3 (from Dog Ear Days EP)