Posts Tagged ‘Beach Slang’

best of the weekNine songs for your listening pleasure gathered from the week’s new releases.

We have Mountain Goats showing that even with a throwaway song, composed off the back of a jokey Twitter conversation, John Darnielle can better 95% of what is out there, whilst Molly Burch and Tara Jane O’Neil’s beautifully composed songs are at the other end of the pendulum’s swing.

We also have some brilliant fuzzy, indie rock from Snail Mail, Okkervil River’s cover of a Roky Erikson gem especially for Amazon’s Valentines playlist, and another cover (this time it is the Jesus & Mary Chain) from Beach Slang. Some catchy, but caustic punk from Bleached, and some equally catchy garage-punk from The Courtneys. We finish off with a wonderful 60s psych-freak-folk inspired track from Shadow Band.

Enjoy.

  1. Snail Mail – Thinning
  2. Okkervil River – You Don’t Love Me Yet  (Roky Erikson cover)
  3. Mountain Goats – The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All The Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones
  4. Molly Burch – Wrong For You
  5. Bleached – Can You Deal?
  6. Tara Jane O’Neil – Sand
  7. The Courtneys – Minnesota
  8. Beach Slang – Sometimes Always  (Jesus & Mary Chain cover)
  9. Shadow Band – Daylight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MM BEST OF 2015

Time for the MM countdown of our favourite tracks of the year to begin. Over the next few days we’ll be revealing our top 100 tracks and top 30 albums of 2015, with contributions from Mrs Mackerel, Chris T Popper, Polly Pocket and Franca. We’ll also share their personal choices with you next week.

So without further ado, here are numbers 100 through to 76.

100 Ultimate Painting – Woken By Noises

 

99 Samantha Crain – Elk City

 

98 Diet Cig – Dinner Date

 

97 Cruising – Safe Corridor

 

96 Gold Class – Life As A Gun

 

95 Beach Slang – Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas

 

94 Arborist – Twisted Arrow

 

93 Kodiak Deathbeds – Borderline

 

92 Summer Twins – Demons

 

91 Together PANGEA – Blue Mirror

 

90 Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

 

89 Wilco – Random Name Generator

 

88 James McMurtry – South Dakota

 

87 J Fernandez – Between The Channels

 

86 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & The Cairo Gang – I’ve Been A Long Time Leaving

 

85 Drenge – We Can Do What We Want

 

84 Spray Paint – Thrash Master

 

83 Bueno – Babyface

 

82 Slaves – Despair And Traffic

 

81 Ezra Furman – Ordinary Life

 

80 Table Scraps – Motorcycle (Straight To Hell)

 

79 Trance Farmers – Garbage Night

 

78 The Felice Brothers – Carriage

 

77 Wavves – My Head Hurts

 

76 Titus Andronicus – Into The Void (Filler)

 

Check back tomorrow for numbers 75 – 51.

The weekend is imminent, the working week thankfully drawing to a close and here are some nice new videos of some nice new songs to kick off the break…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

A day late, but none the worse for all that. Here is this week’s jukebox jury selection for your listening edification. Hit or miss? You pick…

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Jake McMullen – Always Single  [RIYL: Singer-songwriters, James Vincent McMorrow, Ryan Adams]

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Grassfight – Breaking Up Pigeons  [RIYL: Psych-rock, Spacemen 3, Spoon]

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Boys – Believe Anything  [RIYL: Garage pop, The Strokes, The Legends]

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PROM – Touch Me  [RIYL: Sludge-punk, Girl Band, Jesus Lizard]

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Pinemen – Essence Of Easy Going  [RIYL: Slacker-indie, Beck, Pavement]

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Dumb Numbers – I Dreamed I Saw Jack Nance Last Night  [RIYL: Doom-pop, Julee Cruise, Chris Isaak]

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Beach Slang – Anything Anything (Dramarama cover)  [RIYL: Pop-punk, The Replacements, Jawbreaker]

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Big Harp – Diev  [RIYL: Fuzzy pop, Best Coast, Colleen Green]

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The Dirty Blonde – Bottom Feeder  [RIYL: Alt-rock, Neutral Milk Hotel, Husker Du]

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The Orange Revival – Saturation  [RIYL: Psych-rock, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Warlocks]

 

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New From Beach Slang

Posted: September 21, 2015 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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Like many others we were big fans of Bad Art And Weirdo Ideas, the first single from Beach Slang’s forthcoming debut long player The Things We Do To Find People Like Us (out 30th October).

Here is the follow-up, check out the equally intense and fiery riffing of Young & Alive, another song that bleeds raw energy from the speakers…

Try it.

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Time once again for the weekly collection of new releases in one convenient package for you. This week it is lucky eleven…

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1. Ezra Furman – I Can Change (LCD Soundsystem cover)
2. Potty Mouth – Cherry Picking
3. Israel Nash – Strangers
4. Beach Slang – Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
5. Widowspeak – Dead Love (so Still)
6. The Ukiah Drag – Open Room In Hell
7. Yung – Blue Uniforms
8. Elijah Ocean – The Ice Machine
9. Martin Courtney – Vestiges
10. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – The Ballad Of Joe Buck
11. Mercury Rev – Are You Ready

 

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