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.


  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













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…


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



New From Beach Slang

Posted: September 21, 2015 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

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.


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

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