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The experimental, ghostly, haunting and sometimes-countryish croon of singer-songwriter Daughn Gibson has been a regular on MM in more recent times, yet somehow we totally missed this Bandcamp release of a new EP, titled Vas 1.

It came out back in October apparently and is four songs about friendship. Listen to 31, ’16 in which a young boy confesses love to the ghost of his dead babysitter.

 

You know the drill. SO many songs this week. Dive in. Enjoy. More tomorrow.

1. Chelsea Wolfe – Iron Moon
2. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Trevor Forever
3. Teleman – Strange Combinations
4. Marissa Nadler – Carnival
5. Daughn Gibson – It Wants Everything
6. Rose Windows – The Wanton Song
7. Cayucas – Moony Eyed Walrus
8. Yukon Blonde – Como
9. JAWS – Bad Company
10. Mishka Shubaly – The Last Lost Weekend

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Here is our regular gathering up of some of this week’s best new releases for you. Enjoy.

1. Daughn Gibson – Shatter You Through
2. Laura Marling – Strange
3. This Is The Kit – Silver John
4. Bully – I Remember
5. Tame Impala – Let It Happen
6. Adam Torres – Dusty Wing Spirit
7. Lower Dens – Ondine
8. Mikal Cronin – ii) Gold

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PS – Phil, I hope that’s better! 😉

Perhaps unusually, this year seemed a better one for albums rather than individual tracks with some fabulous releases over the past twelve months. There were many contenders for our end of year list, but here, after much deliberation, is Part One of our favourites of 2013.

50 Daughn Gibson – Me Moan

More From Daughn Gibson

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49 The Men – New Moon

MM Shorts 331: The Men - New Moon

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48 Pissed Jeans – Honeys

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47 The Dodos – Confidence

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46 Holograms – Forever

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45 Colleen Green – Sock It To Me

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44 Blank Realm – Go Easy

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43 Night Beds – Country Sleep

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42 Agnes Obel – Aventine

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41 Grass House – A Sun Full And Drowning

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40 The Oblivians – Desperation

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39 Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Any Port In A Storm

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38 No Age – An Object

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37 Public Service Broadcasting – Inform – Educate – Entertain

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36 Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum

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35 Okkervil River – The Silver Gymnasium

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34 John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts

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33 Fuzz – Fuzz

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32 I See Hawks In L.A. – Mystery Drug

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31 Savages – Silence Yourself

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Wednesday Means Six Of The Best!

Time for a round up of six more excellent bands and their tunes that have been spinning regularly on the MM virtual turntable.

First out of the blocks are Manchester’s Temple Songs, a 4 piece outfit smashing out brilliantly crafted psychedelic pop tunes – the kind of tracks that you might stumble across on a carefully selected LA Nuggets compilation and wonder how it is of the now. Blending sounds of The Beatles and The Stooges with the likes of Pavement and Deerhunter; their single Passed Caring, backed with Dinosaur Alley is due to be released digitally and on 7″ Vinyl on the 4th July.

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Bailout is the new EP from MM faves Little Legend, and paints a picture of the lowly dirtbag with all the embedded grit and garage-rock small town America has to offer. The title track is even based on a time frontman Brandy Tudor was bailed out of jail in Laramie, WY by a girlfriend, though he might have embellished it a little bit…

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We previously posted about Detroit Rebellion’s debut EP Fork In The Road, the follow up is more uncompromising, gritty dirt-blues of the very best kind. Some of the Time (Some Other Time) comes from The Detroit Rebellion of ’67 EP and is another slice of classic old-school riffing, distortion and tribal percussion.

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Fourth up is Daughn Gibson and a track from his new album Me Moan, which is already picking up plenty of accolades and good press. Our personal favourite from the record (so far) will also be the first proper single from it – Kissin On The Blacktop, which is a slice of freak’s rockabilly underpinned by Gibson’s ominously drawled baritone. Marvellous stuff.

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Diarrhea Planet might, quite literally, have a shit name, but fortunately the music is far from fecal. Kids is the latest track to get an airing from their imminent second long-player, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams. It is their most considered and melodic offering yet.

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Lastly, Toronto’s punk/hardcore hybrid METZ are the latest contributors to the free Adult Swim Singles Series with the pulverising Can’t Understand.

Download Metz – Can’t Understand mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series)

New Daughn Gibson Album

Anyone who read our post on Daughn Gibson’s album All Hell, back in the summer last year will know just what an impact it had on us, as we first laid ears on what was possibly the most twisted Americana record of 2012. Since then we’ve been following the fella pretty closely as he signed to the big hitting Subpop label.

And now we have the news we were waiting for – a new album delightfully titled Me Moan (out in July), and a first taste in the shape of opening track The Sound Of Law, which they rather promisingly describe as “like a huge, but somehow cordially invited, punch to the gut“.

You can listen to it via the Youtube video below. You can pre-order the album here.

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And a reminder from All Hell

To finish off our favourites of the year, here are numbers thirty to sixteen of the albums we have most enjoyed in 2012.

Don’t forget to check back for our 100 Favourite Tunes and the MM contributor’s best of lists too.

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30 Joe Pug – The Great Despiser

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29 David Cronenberg’s Wife – Don’t Wait To Be Hunted To Hide

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28 Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock

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27 Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams

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26 JBM – Stray Ashes

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25 Mama Rosin – Bye Bye Bayou

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24 Red River Dialect – Awellupontheway

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23 Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – Lungs, Dirt, & Dreams

Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – Lungs, Dirt, & Dreams mp3 (from Lungs, Dirt, & Dreams)

Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – Loose Ends mp3 (from Lungs, Dirt, & Dreams)

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22 Diamond Rugs – Diamond Rugs

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21 Gravenhurst – The Ghost In Daylight

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20 Daughn Gibson – All Hell

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19 Waves Of Fury – Thirst

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18 The Felice Brothers – God Bless You Amigo

Download The Felice Brothers – Lincoln Continental mp3 (from God Bless You Amigo)

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17 Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny – Yours Truly Cellophane Nose

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16 Simone Felice – Simone Felice

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15 The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now

MM's Best of 2012 (100-81)

So the waiting is over, and here are the first twenty entries in our Top 100 of 2012, part of MM’s much expanded Best of the Year review. Over the next five days we will reveal our favourite songs and those of our contributors: Mrs Mackerel, Christy Popper, Barry-Sean, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Middle Sprat, Starbie, and Toy Steve. These are not the most “popular” songs of the year, nor do they lay any subjective claim to being the “best”, but they are without doubt the favourites of all those who have written for MM one way or another this year.

So without further ado…

100 GRASSFIGHT – NASSAU
With shades of Interpol in the hypnotic, propulsive percussion, echoes of Dinosaur Jr in the swirling guitar, and a classic indie deep, monotone vocal, Nassau successfully ticks all the necessary boxes for a post-punk extravaganza.

Download Grassfight – Nassau mp3

99 FUTURE OF THE LEFT – CITY OF EXPLODED CHILDREN
Humming, hypnotic , menacing krautrock rumble over which Andy Falkous intones possibly the best opening lyric of the year:  “Chicken tikka bathsalts found at bus stops

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98 WELL HUNG HEART – DEVIL
Like the feral lovechild of Howling Wolf, Mick Jagger, Joan Jett and Suzi Quattro fronting a hybrid of Nirvana and the Black Keys. All in a good way. A very good way.

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97 FIELD REPORT – I AM NOT WAITING ANYMORE
Haunting, poignant and fragile first single that heralded a stunning debut album of more than five years in the making.

Download Field Report – I Am Not Waiting Anymore mp3

96 THE WAVE PICTURES – SEAGULLS
With an infectious guitar jangle and clever lyrics – reminiscent of classic 80s UK indie bands like The Brilliant Corners – this year The Wave Pictures finally became the UK’s answer to the brilliant Mountain Goats. (BSF)

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95 JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE – LOWER EAST SIDE
In the Spring of 2012 Justin Townes Earle released Nothing’s Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now. His best record to date, this song, tucked away in the middle of the album perfectly captured how it feels to be in a city of millions yet to be completely alone.

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94 BECK – I JUST STARTED HATING SOME PEOPLE TODAY
A track of three very distinctive parts. The first to the twang of country guitar and cowboy vocals telling us that he’s seen the light and that people really aren’t very nice at all. He hates them all. Then ears are suddenly assaulted by a volley of Jack White’s fury reminiscent of late 70s punk before finishing on smooth, jazzy notes as Karen Elson,with silky tones, lets a bloke called Randy know that he is “Sooooooooooo dead“. Insane but brilliant. (BSF)

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93 DAUGHN GIBSON – ALL HELL
Rarely can the opening “insane preacher monologue” approach been used as effectively as this. Yet 45 seconds of spittle-flecked insanity is taken far, far deeper into black, murky waters as over  a humming bassline and fragmented crackles and loops, Gibson’s unflinching baritone reminds us over and over again “its a long way down“.

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92 CALEXICO – FORTUNE TELLER
Gorgeous standout from the Algiers album with the ghostliest of vocals.

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91 THE MARK LANEGAN BAND – GRAY GOES BLACK
Gravel voiced soul-searching carried out over a motorik rhythm.

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90 THE MAGNETIC FIELDS – ANDREW IN DRAG
This song is really a bit of fun and it makes me smile every time I hear it. A guy turns up to see his mate, Andrew, dress up in drag. He does it on a whim for a laugh but ends up fancying him. An amusing story that bobs along with a catchy, but low-key tune. (BSF)

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89 BEN HOWARD – ESMERELDA
Murkier, darker waters abound for this highlight from this year’s Burgh Island EP. Howard’s lonely voice struggles to break free from a claustrophobic and ominous backdrop.

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88 SHOVELS & ROPE – BIRMINGHAM
Much like The Lumineers, Shovels & Rope deal in unashamed folk anthems whose harmonies effortlessly evoke good-time, back porch sing-a-longs amongst the fireflies and the moonshine.

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87 LAST AMERICAN BUFFALO – BREAK MY HEART
At the turn of the year, Last American Buffalo released a short series of free-to-download digital signals that were uniformly brilliant. The first of two entries in our Best Of listing, Break My Heart is exquisitely blended folk, blues and classic country rock with a bitter edge that spits and snarls its discontent with the world.

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86 FATHER JOHN MISTY – ONLY SON OF THE LADIESMAN
What a voice. This song is worth a listen just for Father John Misty’s delivery. It’s like bubble bath without the bathwater – a hymn to the dead ladies man. Try sitting back with a cup of coffee, closing your eyes and letting this track soothe away your mental aches and pains (BSF)

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85 S T E A K H O U S E – SPIDER BITE
Somehow crossing 70s krautrock with desert blues and a stoned rockabilly twang to create a mesmerising journey through a venom-induced surreal otherworld.

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84 THE LUMINEERS – HO-HEY
As winning a combination of catchy folk-stomp and hollered vocals as it is possible to imagine. A deserved break-out hit for one of the most heartwarming success stories of the year.

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83 THE WALKMEN – HEARTBREAKER
The first of four entries from one of the finest albums of the year. Heartbreaker is the sound of a band in complete control of their own destiny, who know their destination and exactly how they’re going to get there. Thrilling, urgent and vital. It’s not the singer, it’s the song.

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82 FREEDOM FRY – SUMMER IN THE CITY
If there was any justice, Summer In The City would have been the soundtrack of barbecues and bakeouts the world over. It was as perfect as indie-pop is able to get, it made you want to pop the top off a cold one and party on the rooftops all day long.

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81 KESTON COBBLER’S CLUB – FOR WORDS
A truly beautiful folk composition, light of touch and sure of foot.

Download Keston Cobblers’ Club – For Words mp3

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CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR TRACKS 80 – 61

MM Shorts 212: New From Daughn Gibson.

We’ve already picked Daughn Gibson’s debut, All Hell, as one of our albums of the year so far (keep scrolling down the side bar on the left for our full list) and it has resulted in him signing with Sub Pop. Here is the first taste of his labours with new song Reach Into The Fire.

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Mad Mackerel's Free Mix - Best of June 2012.

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A cracking month for new releases. Here is the some of the best of our posts from June, together with a couple of newbies for the perfect June mixtape. Check out some of the other ‘Best ofs’ in the sidebar too.

The Hunting Accident – Aubergine
Angular, compulsive, propulsive thump.

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Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – The Fool mp3 (from Lungs, Dirt & Dreams)
Distorted and dishevelled Americana with solitary slow wind and sparse picking.

Download Efren – The Woods And The Wild mp3 (from Write A New Song)
Guitars throw out crunchy muscular riffs, drums pound and gruff vocals spit and snarl over the top of it all – a maelstrom of sonic destruction.

Speedy Ortiz – Silver Spring
Another fine example of their infectious and intelligent songwriting craft, a hook-laden, lyrically sharp slice of twitchy indie rock

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Download The Chorderoys – No Prayin Man mp3 (from No Man’s Land)
Twangy, upbeat Country rock with a pounding rhythm and muscular guitar lines.

The Great American Desert – Carson City
Exquisite, compelling songs made for a campfire; made for a backporch and a bottle of whiskey; and made for the long, dark nights when no one but you seems awake in the world.

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Ned Collette & Wirewalker – Long You Lie
Mix of experimental pop songwriting, musique concrete and dark folky soundscapes.

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Download Edmund II – Golden Lung mp3 (from Floating Monk)
Starts with an orchestral flourish and gently insistent guitar lines, over which warm vocals gracefully swirl and hover to create three minutes of exquisite, honeyed pop music.

Download Deap Vally – Gonna Make My Own Money mp3 (from Gonna Make my Own Money single)
Rock-hard grit and all-girl soul.

Download Magic Trick – Invisible At Midnight mp3 (from Ruler Of The Night)
Poignant, offbeat folk-pop, with an eclectic menagerie of instrumentation.

Download Buffalo Killers – Get It mp3 (from Dig. Sow. Love. Grow.)
Intoxicating mix of ferocious blues psychedelia and good old fashioned rock and roll.

Download K-Holes – Rats mp3 (from Dismania)
Joyful and raucous gutterball punk.

Download Two Gallants – Broken Eyes mp3 (from The Bloom And The Blight)
Lovely slice of indie-folk – one of the songs of the month!

Download Sonnet Cottage – Most Unlikely mp3 (from Another Time)
Pastoral folk charmer, all whimsical mystery.

Download Shovels & Rope – Hollowpoint Blues mp3 (from NoiseTrade Sampler)
Catchy-as-hell junkyard folk-blues. Another contender for song of the month!

Download Rah Rah – Little Poems mp3 (from Little Poems 7″)
Dwells in the heavy complexity of relationships and being “poor, drunk and scared of being alone” told through a poetically skewed lens of life on the road, playing in a band.

Download Salesman – Ella mp3 (from Wasp EP)
Off kilter, somewhat warped take on Americana and desert country folk flavoured with a healthy dollop of psychedelia.

Download Waters – If Only mp3 (from If Only Single)
Another quality slice of psych-pop with added fuzz.

Download Fires – Blackout mp3 (from Echo Sounds EP)
Meaty, angular riffs, occasional discordant tones, and a nihilistic world view.

Download Ivan & Alyosha – All The Times We Had mp3 (from All The Times We Had)
Beautifully simple and melodic and tells a bittersweet tale of goodbye.

Screen Gems – Jazz Records
Just under two minutes of the best, catchiest, woozy, off-kilter, hazy, messed up screwball psych-pop that we’ve heard all year

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Download Zachary CaleLove Everlasting mp3 (from Love Everlasting 7″)
Top notch fare from folky singer-songwriter.

Savaging Spires – Tell Me
Fine example of their Wicker-Man style pagan-folk stylings and eerie electronic collages.

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Suburban Living – Float In Clouds
Supremely assured mix of lo-fi garage riffs and shimmering dream pop which combine to produce an infectiously catchy summery track.

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O’Captain – Eyes Like Anchors
Starts with a sweetly catchy guitar strum and some heartfelt harmonies before throwing off the shackles two thirds of the way through and galloping full pelt to the end of the song.

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Coastal – Black Stars / Flash Cars
A deceptively vicious tale referencing Jeremy Kyle, Starbucks and handfuls of pills amongst other things.

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Download Daughn Gibson – In The Beginning mp3 (from All Hell)
Could be a classic down-on-their-luck country, could be creepy southern gothic, could be dark folk, but then there are the looped, eerie electronics and over it all is a rich baritone croon every bit the equal of Lee Hazlewood or Nick Cave.

Download Ormonde – Can’t Imagine mp3 (from Machine)
As devastating as it is gentle – warm, organic, glistening in half-light and shadow, slowly revealing highlight after highlight.

Download The Boombox Hearts – 100 (The Latest Flame) mp3 (from 100 (The Latest Flame) single)
Very much pop the 60s way with some noisy indie-style guitars (and yes, the title’s a reference to Elvis!).

And to finish off we have a new track from Tilly And The Wall, the stomping first single from their new album is called Love Riot, some glam tinged rock-pop from Foxygen with Waitin’ 4 U and Total Slacker’s cover of Oblivion by Grimes. Lastly we have the title track from Australian indie-darlings Skipping Girl Vinegar’s Chase The Sun EP, it is hi-fi swagger meets low-fi sway carving out their own heart warming, hobo-pop aesthetic.

Download Tilly And The Wall – Love Riot mp3 (from

Download Foxygen – Waitin’ 4 U mp3 (from Take The Kids Off Broadway)

Download Total Slacker – Oblivion mp3 (Grimes cover)

Download Skipping Girl Vinegar – Chase The Sun mp3 (from Chase The Sun EP)

And don’t forget to check our post about the Best of the Year so far – MM contributors pick their favourites of the first six months of 2012.