Posts Tagged ‘Father John Misty’

best of the weekA slightly quieter week due I suspect to Thanksgiving, but still we have eight new songs from you.

Check out tracks from Father John Misty, Cate Le Bon, Howe Gelb and Tim Cohen (of the Fresh & Onlys), another taste from the Lower Plenty’s album Sister Sister, as well as excellent new singles from  Proper Ornaments, Beachheads and Matthew Squires & The Learning Disorders.

Over to you…

  1. Father John Misty – Holy Hell
  2. Cate Le Bon – Rock Pool
  3. Proper Ornaments – Blown Away
  4. Howe Gelb – Impossible Thing
  5. Lower Plenty – Glory Rats
  6. Tim Cohen – John Hughes
  7. Matthew Squires & The Learning Disorders – Shape Of Your Heart
  8. Beachheads – Your Highness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekIt can never be seen as a bad week when you have brand new songs from Okkervil River and the Low Anthem to share.

And not only that, we have seven other new tunes for you as well from the likes of Father John MistyPsychic Ills and The Gotobeds.

Dig in.

  1. Okkervil River – Okkervil River R.I.P.
  2. The Low Anthem – The Pepsi Moon
  3. Father John Misty – Real Love Baby
  4. Psychic Ills – Baby
  5. Andy Shauf – Twist Your Ankle
  6. Esme Patterson – Wantin Ain’t Getting
  7. C.W. Stoneking – The Thing I Done
  8. Odonis Odonis – Vanta Black
  9. The Gotobeds – Bodies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekWell here we go again with another collection of ten top notch new tunes picked from the past seven days, purely for your edification and enjoyment.

  1. Father John Misty – Maybe, Sweet One, You Won’t Have Nightmares Tonight
  2. Rats On Rafts – Some Velvet Morning (Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood cover)
  3. The Raveonettes – The World Is Empty (Without You)
  4. Frankie Cosmos – Sinister
  5. Summer Flake – Shoot And Score
  6. Sioux Falls – Dinosaur Dying
  7. The Joy Formidable – The Last Thing On My Mind
  8. So So Glos – A.D.D. Life
  9. Yuck – Cashout (Fugazi cover)
  10. Wavves – Dreams Of Grandeur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MM Best of 2015 no guitarIt is a warm welcome back into the fold for Barry-Sean, and he kicks off our individual contributors personal favourites of the year.

Take it away maestro…

 

10. Slaves – The Hunter 

So, they’re not the most mature lyrics ever. In fact they make a lot of the old punk stuff I listened to as a teenager sound quite sophisticated. But there’s a rawness about Slaves that I really enjoy and who doesn’t love the sound of drums having the living daylights beaten out of them with some cold, hard axe-bashing as an accompaniment? Great track.

 

9. Curtin – I’m a Ghost

And from the loud, tortured sound of Slaves to the softly tortured and slightly menacing sound of this track. I couldn’t make up my mind if I liked it or not when I first head it, but it gradually grew on me and permeated the musical side of my brain.

 

8. Crocodiles – Crybaby Demon

Being a big fan of Echo and the Bunnymen, I’m probably biased towards Crocodiles but this track really does bring to mind the Mighty Macca and his band of not-so-merry men. I’m sure a lot of unkind music critics would call Crocodiles some sort of Bunnymen tribute band but who cares? This is a cracking tune.

 

7. Wave Pictures – I Could Hear the Telephone (3 Floors Above Me)

Another quirky tune from Wave Pictures that never fails to put a smile on my face. It all just sounds a bit daft really but I love these witty little story-ettes. They remind me a lot of 80s bards, The Brilliant Corners, but brought bang-up-to-date. Catchy as you like …

 

6.  Fat White Family – Whitest Boy on the Beach

For some reason, I really enjoy listening to The Fat White Family but always walk away feeling a bit guilty and like I’ll never be clean again. I came across this track late in the year and get the very same feeling with it. Deliciously grimy and sleazy. Top work chaps!

 

5. Modest Mouse – Lampshades on Fire

Whilst Lampshades on Fire is one of my favourite tracks of 2015, it’s still nowhere near my favourite Modest Mouse song ever. That just shows how high they’ve set the bar. Another brilliant tune from a truly great band.

 

4. Low – Lies

Another dark and mellow tune from the band that brought us Plastic Cup. I really liked this track on first hearing and have since grown to love it since.

 

3. Houndmouth – Gasoline

I know most people would have opted for Sedona if they were to choose a Houndmouth song from this year. But I just love these vocals. I could listen to this song several times a day.

 

2. Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)

It’s all about the vocals again isn’t it. I’ve deliberately not looked up the lyrics or listened to them too hard for fear of ruining the Father John Misty singing experience. This song is a bit of a drift away for me.

 

1. Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator

So I’m sat in a café, or a bar or walking along and this girl is telling me a story. And that’s pretty much how I listen to Courtney Barnett songs. She’s got such a conversational, easy going voice and such detailed lyrics (that’s detailed about the small things like vegemite crumbs) that the story Ms Barnett sings is really convincing. She brings a character in a song to life and makes me want to carry on listening. This, and indeed Courtney Barnett, won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. But I’d be happy to listen to one of her stories over a cup of tea. Top song!

 

You can see our countdown of our favourite 100 Tracks of the year here (100-76), (75-51), (50-26), (25-1) and favourite 30 Albums here (30-16), (15-1).

 

MM BEST OF 2015

As we’re halfway through our tracks of the year (see 100-76 here, and 75-51 here) which resume on Monday, it felt like a good time to break things up with our choices of our favourite albums of 2015. Here then are numbers 30 through to 16.

30 Sarah Cracknell – Red Kite

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29 Desaparecidos – Payola

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28 Kodiak Deathbeds – Kodiak Deathbeds

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27 Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

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26 Lord Huron – Strange Trails

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25 Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

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24 Torres – Sprinter

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23 Wavves – V

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22 Woolen Men – Temporary Monument

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21 Laura Marling – Short Movie

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20 Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

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19 Samantha Crain – Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

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18 Rats On Rafts – Tape Hiss

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17 Traams – Modern Dancing

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16 Wilco – Star Wars

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You can get our top fifteen album list tomorrow. For our favourite tracks of the year click here for numbers 100-76 and here for 75-51.

This weekend, why not relax with our regular pick of the best new releases and tunes of the past seven days.

  1. Father John Misty – The Memo
  2. Israel Nash – The Fire & The Flood
  3. Joanna Newsom – Leaving The City
  4. Bruising – Emo Friends
  5. Mount Moriah – Calvander
  6. Wytches – Darker
  7. Waters – Up Up Up
  8. Jacuzzi Boys – Wildflower
  9. Hazel English – Fix

 

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It’s that time again. Ten more new tracks rounded up and herded into one convenient place for you…

1. Father John Misty – The Suburbs (Arcade Fire cover)
2. La Luz – Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere
3. Blank Realm – River Of Longing
4. Bully – Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying (Belle & Sebastian cover)
5. Diagrams – You Can Talk To Me
6. Jesse Payne – Ravens
7. Air Waves – Milky Way
8. Mainland – Outcast
9. Beach House – Sparks
10. White Reaper – Last 4th Of July

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Another day, another week, another collection of ten excellent tunes from the past seven days collected for your listening pleasure and gratification.

1. Torres – Cowboy Guilt
2. Creepoid – Dried Out
3. Loop – Precession
4. Sweet Spirit & Britt Daniel – Have Mercy
5. Left Lane Cruiser – Tres Borrachos
6. Little Wings – Where
7. Thee Oh Sees – Withered Hand
8. PINS – Young Girls
9. Courtney Barnett – Close Watch (John Cale cover)
10. Father John Misty – Never Been A Woman

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As a Valentine’s Day gift Father John Misty has offered a sparse, slow moving cover of Nirvana’s desperate love song Heart Shaped Box.

It is just as good as you would imagine it would be.

Have a listen.

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For the penultimate time this year, here is our weekly round up of songs that you really should have wrapped your ears around by now.

1. Male Bonding – A Kick To The Face
2. Girlpool – Alone At The Show
3. Of Montreal – Bassem Sabry
4. Lady Lamb The Beekeeper – Billions Of Eyes
5. Dirty Dishes – Red Roulette
6. Gorgeous Bully – Doing As I Do (Beets cover)
7. Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)

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