Posts Tagged ‘Daddy Lion’

Yep, the good stuff from last year keeps on coming…

This time, we begin with Flesh from post-punk duo Chastity, a chaotic, antagonistic and downright eerie single released way back in October.


Cut Worms (a.k.a. Max Clarke) shared Song of the Highest Tower, a seven minute track that combines a poignant, nostalgic Americana with classic Roy Orbison style licks.


At the other end of the musical spectrum is the violent, post-hardcore squall of Big Heet’s slow burning anthem Failure At Work.


Taking their influences from NEU and Faust, as well as the space rock of Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized, Swedish Kraut-Rock three-piece Norma released a timely ode to seasonal affective disorder and inner demons of all kinds on their new single S.A.D.


Feed is a rock band from Seattle, WA. With fuzz pedals set to melted, phasers are wide and slimey, and amps that are cookin’, listen to blistering first single, Different Life.


Apparently Neko Case’s track Deep Red Bells is about a about a serial killer that stalked the Northwest. On his version of the track Mark Erelli gives the vocal a appropriately sinister edge…


The Good Graces is an indie-folk collective based in Atlanta, GA formed in 2007 by singer-songwriter Kim Ware, whose plaintive, utterly appealing drawl of a voice grounds each song with raw honesty and homespun warmth. Listen to The First Girl from The Hummingbird EP.


Oklahoma band, Helen Kelter Skelter release their sophomore full-length, Melter next week. With vintage organ flourishes over frenetic bass lines, vocals delivered with glam rock swagger over subtle and intricate guitar work, deep in the mix, droning loops, and pulsing beats it promises to be a cracker. Listen to lead-off single Minding.


We loved Breakfast Muff’s track R U A Feminist which almost made it into our end of year lists. Clam is another excellent track from the uncompromising Glasgow DIY pop trio, who all switch between guitar, bass and drums in a cacophony of anxiety, celebration and creativity.


Lastly we have Future Tense from Daddy Lion. It nods its head to the classic new wave and the indie rock sound of the 90s,  a la REM and Bob Mould.


Videos of the Day

Our five music films come today from Ruby the RabbitFoot and her beguiling track Ways, from Daddy Lion and their new video for No Solution But Resolution. Then we turn it up a bit with Hounds’ cover of the classic Ministry track Stigmata, the Strokes style swagger of Made Violent’s anthem of youthful decadence Wasted Days and lastly together PANGEA’s give us a glimpse into their world with the video for Offer.








Videos of the Day

Videos today from the most promising Drenge and their incendiary new single Bloodsports, some melancholic Americana from Moses Luster, swooning indie rock from Daddy Lion, and the intense, and gorgeous, folk acoustics of Norway’s Moddi.








Free Halloween Mix 2012.

Following on from our mixes from 2010 and 2011, here is another set of freakishly macabre tunes for you to download and scare off the trick or treaters…

Download Little Wings – Halloween 2020 mp3 (from PIAPTK Sampler Fall 2011)

Download Deer Tick – The Ghost mp3 (from Daytrotter Session)

Download Royal Trux – The Spectre mp3 (from Cats And Dogs)

Download The Low Anthem – To The Ghosts Who Write History Books mp3 (from Daytrotter Session)

Download The Priscillas – All My Friends Are Zombies mp3 (from All my Friends Are Zombies)

Download Elliott Brood – Graveyard (Feist Cover) mp3 (from The 2012 Loss Leader)

Download Ghoultown – Return Of The Living Dead mp3 (from Rue Morgue Radio’s Hymns from the House of Horror)

Download Hallelujah The Hills – Hungry Ghost Extraordinaire mp3 (from No One Knows What Happens Next)

Download Gross Ghost – Architect mp3 (from Insound Vinyl Mixtape 4-26-12)

Download GravelRoad – Devil’s Eyes mp3 (from Psychedelta)

Download The Builders & The Butchers – Vampire Lake mp3 (from Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well)

Download The Gunslingers – The Spectre’s Sinister Commandment mp3 (from Manifesto Zero)

Download Creepoid – Grave Blanket mp3 (from Horse Heaven)

Download Mark O’Connor featuring Charlie Daniels & Johnny Cash – The Devil Comes Back To Georgia mp3 (from Heroes)


Daddy Lion Releases Habitat

Posted: August 27, 2012 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock

Daddy Lion Releases Habitat.

We’ve featured Daddy Lion a couple of times in the past and we’ve been spinning his debut album Habitat more and more over the past few weeks since we first got hold of a copy.

Dabbling in genres from 80s synth pop to indie rock to spaghetti western, the record is intimately lo-fi, packed with warm guitar strings, crafted melodies, and sophisticated textures.

The album has a limited CD release on American label 24 Hour Service Station (get it here) and is currently available for free digital download via his Bandcamp page here.

Or just tryout a couple of standout tracks from the record here first.



Daddy Lion’s New Track

Posted: August 27, 2011 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Rock

Daddy Lion's New Track. We’ve posted the catchy, uncomplicated indie goodness of Daddy Lion a couple of times in the past. Electric Malaise is a new track, and comes from forthcoming debut full-length Habitat.

Download Daddy Lion – Electric Malaise mp3 (from Habitat)

Here’s the latest offering from Daddy Lion taken from his self-titled EP, together with an appropriately nostalgic feeling video.

Falling to Pieces (Through With You) is a broodier, darker song with psychedelic swirls giving the song a sepia tinged edge.

It’s a keeper.


Visit his Bandcamp page here.

Download Daddy Lion – Falling To Pieces (Through With You) mp3 (from Daddy Lion EP)

New from Daddy Lion

Posted: February 4, 2011 in Indie, Music, Rock

A good while ago we posted a track from Daddy Lion’s self-titled debut EP. A little while ago a new track, The Scientists Lament, arrived in our in-box, but for some inexplicable reason it took us until this morning to play it.

Now we’ve corrected that oversight, we’re more than happy to share it. An uptempo indie rocker in the classic vein that has enough originality and cheerful guitar strum to elevate it above the usual angst-ridden affairs that proliferate in the genre. Well worth of three and a half minutes of your time.

Visit MySpace here. Visit website here.

Download Daddy Lion – The Scientist’s Lament mp3 (from The Scientist’s Lament)


Introducing…Daddy Lion

Posted: May 28, 2010 in Alternative, Music, Rock

Washington DC trio Daddy Lion dropped us a line to recommend their fuzzy indie rock and we’re glad they did. Having given their self-titled EP a few plays while stuck in bed, I’m pleased to report it has more to it than the all too common indie-by-numbers approach that we are often exposed to.

No we’re pleased to confirm there’s meat on these bones. The EP, featuring the single (and advance taster) Divine, is being released by 24 Hour Service Station on June 8th digitally, and on August 10th on CD

Visit their MySpace here.

Download Daddy Lion –  Divine mp3 (from Daddy Lion EP)