Posts Tagged ‘Besnard Lakes’

best of the weekAs the year draws to a close and the best of lists start to appear, here is our pick from a surprisingly good week of new releases.

We have the first taste from Laura Marling’s new album, Besnard Lakes’ new 12′, and Milo Greene’s new EP as well new tracks from Grandaddy’s, Las Kellies and Syd Arthur’s recent releases and a track from indie rockers Sloppy Heads’ debut long player Useless Smile.

Over to you.

  1. Laura Marling – Soothing
  2. Milo Greene – We Kept The Lights On
  3. Grandaddy – A Lost Machine
  4. Allo Darlin’ – Hymn On The 45
  5. The Besnard Lakes – Laura Lee
  6. Syd Arthur – Monsters
  7. Las Kellies – Sugar Beat
  8. The Sloppy Heads – Suck










Seven days, nine new songs, all winners.

  1. Courtney Barnett – Boxing Days Blues Revisited
  2. JEFF The Brotherhood – Radiating Fiber Plane
  3. Besnard Lakes – Golden Lion
  4. Cass McCombs – Evangeline
  5. William Elliott Whitmore – Civilisations
  6. Hiccup – Whatevs, Its Cool
  7. Powderburns – Not Right (Stooges cover)
  8. Cheatahs – Su-Pra
  9. Mothers – It Hurts Until It Doesn’t











No less than four new videos for you to immerse yourself in this morning.

We have Besnard Lakes depicting the life of a man struggling to retain his grip on reality in Colour Yr Lights In and from Swearin’ we have their bedroom rehearsal video for Dust In The Gold Sack.

Fuzzy, blissed out indie rockers Forest have released a new video for lead single Coaster ahead of their Caramel Arms EP release on October 28th via Indelabel. The footage was shot on a farm in their home town of Cambridge by the band themselves. Lastly LA duo Pyyramids have given us this fan funded crowd-surfing video for Invisible Scream from their newly released EP of the same name.





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Mojo's Free Cover Disc - Fleetwood Mac's Rumours Revisited.

Mojo’s revisiting of classic Fleetwood Mac album Rumours has gathered up a lot of screen inches over the internet and music blogs. We have already given you the Liars, Yeasayer and the Staves on our original post, but over the past week or so, the Besnard Lakes version of You Make Loving Fun has grown to become perhaps our favourite on the cover disk.

Have a listen below. Buy Mojo at any decent newsagents.

Valentine's Day Covers Mix.

It’s Valentines Day. Love it or hate it, you can’t deny it. I will, of course, effortlessly be showing Mrs M just what a lucky catch I was.

And for the rest of you, by way of a massively contrived link, let us cover you with love too. Here is a tasty little mix of covers we’ve picked up to follow on from yesterday’s Bad Moon Rising post, just don’t expect them to be all loved-up now will you.

First up is a sublime cover of Neil Young’s classic Hey Hey My My (Into The Black) by the Chromatics (who have also done great versions of I’m On Fire and Running Up That Hill), simply titled Into The Black it is from forthcoming album Kill For Love.

Download The Chromatics – Into The Black mp3 (from Kill For Love)

Download The Chromatics – I’m On Fire mp3 (from Studio Sketches)

Wicked Game by Chris Isaak is an enormously popular song to cover – the latest is by melodic indie-popsters the Exlovers.

Download Exlovers – Wicked Game mp3 (Chris Isaak cover)

We also have Besnard Lakes taking on Syd Barrett’s Love You and John Grant’s version of the Beatles Two Of Us from the Let It Be album. We have another from the recent Mojo cover disc of Leonard Cohen reworkings – this time Field Music’s Suzanne. We have more Neil Young in the shape of Alabama from the Smoke Fairies and we have George Harrison’s Long Long Long by Lanterns On The Lake and Floyd’s Wish You Were Here by Lia Ices.

Download Besnard Lakes – Love You mp3 (Syd Barrett Cover)

Download John Grant – Two Of Us mp3 (Beatles Cover)

Download Field Music – Suzanne mp3 (Leonard Cohen Cover)

Download The Smoke Fairies – Alabama mp3 (Neil Young Cover)

Download Lanterns On The Lake – Long Long Long mp3 (George Harrison Cover)

Download Lia Ices – Wish You Were Here mp3 (Pink Floyd Cover)

Our third Neil Young cover comes courtesy of Deer Tick’s John McCauley (via Rollo & Grady) and is his typically gruff take on Out On The Weekend.

Download John McCauley – Out On The Weekend mp3 (Neil Young Cover, Rollo & Grady Session)

Conversations with our friend Ronan of Oxford’s local music paper Nightshift this weekend bought to mind the gone, but not forgotten, krautrock inspired indie of the wonderful Th’ Faith Healers. This is their suitably noisy cover of Abba’s S.O.S. from one of their many Peel Sessions.

Download Th’ Faith Healers – S.O.S. mp3 (from The Peel Sessions)

And finally on this day of love and romance we leave you to your candlelight and roses, or to your tissues and bitterness with Ingrid Michaelson’s cover of Radiohead’s Creep!

Download Ingrid Michaelson – Creep mp3 (Radiohead Cover)