Posts Tagged ‘Baptist Generals’

More From Shearwater

It seems to be a day for covers!

Following on from the Eagulls taking on Killing Joke, you can now download Fucked Up Life, the second single from Shearwater’s Fellow Travelers album, a new collection of reinventions and collaborations with artists they’ve toured with over the years.

Fucked Up Life is Shearwater’s rendering of the song written by beloved Denton, TX band (and labelmates) The Baptist Generals, and also features additional instrumentation from the UK’s very own Clinic.

Fellow Travelers sees a release on the 25th and 26th November (Europe and USA). Pre-order here.


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Videos of the Day

Much to enjoy with these excellent videos from Brazos with the woozily sinister Charm, and from the Baptist Generals and their surealistic flimic triumph of man vs. wild for Dog That Bit You.

From Catfish & The Bottlemen we have a live performance for debut single Homesick, and lastly from Split Screens comes their dreamy collage for the gorgeous Born – melded together using footage from the local Prelinger Film Archives, the video centers around the 1948 educational clip “The Nature of Light” and pairs the film against ads from long lost cigarette companies and “state of the art” 1960’s projectors.

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The Baptist Generals: Album Stream

We recently posted a couple of tracks from the new Baptist Generals album, Jackleg Devotional To The Heart (out next week via Sub Pop), and they have continued to grow on us exponentially, so it seemed only reasonable to offer up a stream of the whole album now.

A brilliant blend of left-field Americana, twisted, drunken folk and a whole lot more. You can order it here.

Mad Mackerel's Best of April 2013

Better late than never, here is our monthly round-up of the best of our April downloads together with a handful of brand new tracks. More than twenty songs especially prepared for you to put together an eclectic and appealing mix to impress all your friends and bore your boring work colleagues.

Enjoy!

Wild Wild Wets – Criminal Blue
Tripped out, freaked out, psych pop.

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Hey Anna – Tiny Kiss
Intimate vocal harmonies perched atop poppy folkish melodies that meet soaring, atmospheric alt-rock.

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The Lost Souls Club – Son, You Look Like You Need Jesus
Taking its cue from the darker end of the psych-blues spectrum, this track gleefully careers off the road into the verge, happily making a home in the margins of mainstream rock’n’roll and spitting sly malevolence at anyone who comes too close.

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Owls Of The Swamp – Hypnotist
A masterpiece of elegiac fingerpicked folk, softly spun melody, and ghostly backing vocals.

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Young Hunting – Baby’s First Steps
Lush, woozy and seductive evoking a sense of back porch bonhomie and marijuana enhanced well being.

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Belle Mare – The Boat Of The Fragile Mind
Dreamspace of acoustic and synth textures, weaving folk with dream pop.

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Sunjacket – Alligator
Indie rock with a laconic, hazy chug and sweet falsetto chorus.

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Download Brass Bed – Please Don’t Go mp3 (from The Secret Will Keep You)
Three minutes of infectious indie-rock perfection with a soupçon of garage rock attitude.

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Amanda Jo Williams – 2000Hell
Idiosyncratic mix of twangy rockabilly and weird Americana

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The Baptist Generals – Broken Glass
Haunted, claustrophobic take on drunken folk.


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Torches – When You Gonna?
Opens with a tasty riff and settles into a nice, easy-going melodic groove that calls to mind The Shins or Spoon.

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Georgia’s Horse – Ginger
Dusty Americana shot through with a melancholy and sadness that is almost real enough to touch.

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Paperhaus – Helicopters
Perfectly judged psych-pop.

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Shawn Mrazek Lives! – Man In The Grass
A tale of self-discovery and freedom that snaps, snarls and sparkles in equal measure.

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Download Shannon and the Clams – Into a Dream mp3 (from Dreams in the Rat House)
Slow-dance-ready instrumental with darkly bucolic lyrics.

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The Builders & The Butchers – Dirt In The Ground
Sonically heavier perhaps, but just as distinctive dark-hearted folk as always. Wonderful.

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And new tracks to dive into from Morningbell’s experimental psych-tinged art rock to Honeymilk’s infectious indie, and two tracks of gorgeous stripped back folk from Dark For Dark. Finally, try the simplicity and honesty from Young Readers indie-folk, shot through with a dreamy, imaginary quality that (whisper it) calls to mind Sparklehorse or Jason Molina.

MM Shorts 358: The Baptist Generals

Long renowned for their “haunted, claustrophobic take on drunken folk, The Baptist Generals have just released a free download of Broken Glass, the second single from their long-awaited new LP, Jackleg Devotional To The Heart.

It is a cracker. Due for release on Sub Pop on 20th May over here and a day later in the USA.

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