Here is the best of our November posts, a perfect mix tape to kick off the festive seasons and a nice reminder before we all get immersed in all those end-of-year top tens/twenties/fifties etc. And as always a couple of new ones too. Twenty five great tracks. Enjoy.
Download Outer Minds – Until You’re Dead mp3
Pristine nugget of 60s inspired garage rock, twangy rough-cut harmonies, a perfect hook and wall of sound noise.
Download Secret Colours – In The Absence mp3
Chiming guitars, hypnotic percussion and spaced out vocals.
Download Derek Pritzl – His Words mp3
Unhurried, thoughtful, raggedy old country soul.
Download Whole Sky Monitor – Freakshow mp3
Brilliantly discordant, energetic rock ‘n’ roll blast.
Download The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know mp3
Twangy, country infused singalong.
Download Loch Lomond – Elephants & Little Girls mp3
Chamber folk gem that ebbs and flows beautifully.
Download My Teenage Stride – Message mp3
Knocks the spots off most post-punk / garage rock we’ve heard this year.
Download – Joe Pug – To Ohio (Live)
Excellent version of the Low Anthem classic.
Download Popstrangers – Happy Accidents mp3
Chiming guitar, frantic drumming, great vocals.
Download Glass Owls – Griffin Boy mp3
Well crafted, intelligent indie pop with swaggering attitude and studied nonchalance.
Download The War Crimes – The Cost mp3
An insistent low-key refrain overlaid with lyrics as good, and as dark, as any we’ve heard in 2010.
Download Sea of Bees – The Woods mp3
Hypnotic, wistful and otherwordly. Freak-folk at its finest.
Download White Buffalo – Oh Darlin’ What Have I Done mp3
Fingerpicked guitar and sparse percussion soundtrack searingly honest and sometimes uncomfortable folk tale.
Download Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Rejected mp3
High octane garage rock ‘n’ roll.
Download Airwaves featuring Sharon Van Etten – Waters mp3
Warm, inviting and a little bittersweet folk.
Download Emily Reo – On The Beach mp3
Classic Neil Young given a gossamer coating and let loose on the wind – a swirling, hazy gem.
Download Iowa – Lose Yourself mp3
Sleazy, grimy, fuzzed up delight – so cool it could wear sunglasses indoors.
Download My Disco – Closer mp3
Dark, pummelling tribal noise with a repetitive intro riff, rumbling drums and sonic interference.
Download Wade Williamson – Uncle Sam Don’t Give No Damn (‘Bout Me) mp3
Foot stomping, anti-war folk protest song, like being in 1968.
Download And The Wires – Lines mp3
The gothic deep South combined with the rhythms of South America, barroom jazz and avant pop.
Download Wayter – Cheese Sandwich mp3
Repetitive, melancholic guitar licks and strained poignant vocals.
Download The Moviegoers – Avalanche mp3
Understated and coolly elegant indie-pop.
Download The Luyas – Tiny Head mp3
Echo-drenched space-age pop song.
Download School of Seven Bells – I L U Mp3
Our favourite track from the electro pysch-popsters album.
And a couple of new ones. We love the ferocious garage jangle of the Jacuzzi Boys and their new single Coral Girls, while the Secret Sisters offer a lovely blend of traditional and timeless harmonious country heartbreak.
Download The Jacuzzi Boys – Coral Girls mp3 (from Jacuzzi Boys / Nobunny Split 7″)
Download The Secret Sisters – Tennessee Me mp3 (from The Secret Sisters)