Posts Tagged ‘Cosmonauts’

Time for some new vids methinks.

So sit back and enjoy ten musical films from the likes of Slowcoaches, Freakwater, Dead Heavens, The Two Tracks, Dawes, Dan Michelson & The Coastguards, Hans Chew and Ed Harcourt amongst others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Music Round Up

It is getting to that time when we’re feeling like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland – so many tunes to share, so little time! So at the risk of doing somewhat of a disservice in terms of the prose to describe these, here are a collection of tunes that have landed in our in-box or mailbox and that really deserve some ear-time from you.

Kicking us off, Sydney’s Liam Gale & The Ponytails are an eight-piece collective blending blues, folk and elements of psychedelic rock. Try Antipodean Honour, which walks a strange line between old country and early 70s rock.

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Chad Kichula is a singer-songwriter and the title track from his forthcoming new album The Whale’s Back (available Sept 10) is a shambling, ragged ditty, with dueling electric guitar, harmonica, and upbeat spirit lifting the track far above standard, melancholy alt-country fare.

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The debut single from London trio Polterghost is Beast, a guitar driven garage rocker with more than a nod to the heavy metal heroes of yesteryear.

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Chastity Belt have featured on MM recently and they are now sharing their single Black Sail from forhcoming long-player No Regerts (not a spelling error we promise), and it is another gem of quirky, indie rock carried along on the back of a great vocal.

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Shoegazers Tape Deck Mountain’s sophomore album Sway will be released on the 1st October. Check out the MBV comparisons for yourself with the first two tracks from the record.

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California’s noisiest surf-punks Cosmonauts are streaming the lead track, Shaker, from imminent new album Persona Non Grata. It is a triumph of feedback, chaos, and drone-pop!

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Cloud are the latest signings to the wonderful Audio Anti-hero and as might be expected it is a off kilter mix of shimmering psychedelia and off-kilter bedroom pop. Check out Mother Sea, a free taster from the album Comfort Songs.

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The Violet May return with their new EP release Strange Lives on August 19th. We have a couple of tracks for you – the barbed guitar hooks of opener Letters Of Love and punk-edged closer Long Fall.

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The Oyster Murders are another band to have regularly featured on MM in the past and they are back with a new single Disaster Flower Bloom. It is typically disquieting and moody with some brooding synths and eerie vocals.

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King of Cats is sometimes just Max Levy and is sometimes Max Levy and his all-star backing band. Either way, shrill and sweet vocals flicker from a scream to a whisper in a second, while distortion and guitar freak-outs give way to lyrics that are equal parts funny, surreal, pissed off and downright sad. Bright Lightbulbs come from a split single release with Ides, who is in fact the Joanna Gruesome / A Grave With No Name vocalist Alanna McArdle.

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Hex Maneuvers is the fourth single from Feels Weird, the debut album from Boston indie-pop trio, Bent Shapes. It is as caustic and sharp-tongued as you could wish for…

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A Mad Affair is an acoustic trio out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, who offer a warm, and poetic experience of classic backporch Americana melding elements of blugrass, folk, pop, jazz and country into a sweetly melodic whole.

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Melbourne’s Magic Bones new single Fire Song is a blisteringly raw, driving, 70s rock duet with a knowing nod to new wave punk and 60s garage thrown in for good measure.

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The Holy Orders have just released their debut album For the Ears of Dogs to Come, and Paper/Scissors/Stone is a pretty good introduction to their brand of energetic, sweeping indie rock. One to play loud.

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Lastly Americana trio The RhineTones have released their new EP Over The Hills. Take a listen to the rather good title track.

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