Posts Tagged ‘Fear Of Men’

best of the weekHere are eight new songs to end the week, including two from the mighty Ty Segall – a track from his forthcoming self-titled album and a cover of a Harry Nilsson track that was released as a split seven inch with Loch Lomond.

We also have an appropriately apocalyptic track (in every sense) from POND, a re-worked version of an album track from Fear Of Men and new songs from Julie Bryne, Gang, and The Trouble With Templeton. Finally another cover for you with Braid’s take on Alvvays’ Next Of Kin.

As always. Enjoy.

  1. Ty Segall – Orange Color Queen
  2. Ty Segall – Gotta Get Up  (Harry Nilsson cover)
  3. POND – 30000 Megatons
  4. Julie Byrne – Natural Blue
  5. Fear Of Men – Change Me
  6. The Trouble With Templeton – Vernon
  7. Braid – Next Of Kin  (Alvvays Cover)
  8. Gang – Enough Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekNo less than ten more new tracks compiled for your listening pleasure including three covers by Mountain Goats (taking on War’s Summer), Fidlar’s version of the Beastie Boys stone cold classic Sabotage and Yuck’s tribute to Elliott Smith. Not only that, but newly discovered and reissued tracks from garage punks The Hunches and cult 70s folkie Bob Brown, and of course the return of Radiohead plus plenty more besides.

  1. Radiohead – Daydreaming
  2. Marissa Nadler – Katie I Know
  3. Mountain Goats – Summer (War cover)
  4. Fidlar – Sabotage  (Beastie Boys cover)
  5. Yuck – Bled White (Elliott Smith cover)
  6. Bob Brown – It Takes The World To Make A Feather Fall
  7. The Hunches – Watcha Gonna Do
  8. Fear Of Men – Sane
  9. Boys – All My Friends
  10. The Virginmarys – I Wanna Take You Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the week

Here are this week’s careful selections for you dear reader/listener.

No less than ten new tunes, all released, blinking and dewy eyed into the spring sunshine over the past seven days. They include Spray Paint, Flat Worms and Diarrhea Planet for those who like the needle in the red and Money and Andy Shauf for those who prefer the more sedate, maudlin side of life.

Whichever side of the fence you sit, as always, enjoy.

  1. Primal Scream – Mantra For A State Of Mind (S Express cover)
  2. Spray Paint – Burn Barrel
  3. Andy Shauf – The Worst In You
  4. Diarrhea Planet – Let It Out
  5. Flat Worms – Sovereignty
  6. Magic Potion – Cola Boys
  7. Broncho – Señora Borealis
  8. Money – Three Days Drinking And As Many Lovers Too
  9. Fear Of Men – Trauma
  10. Nai Harvest – Jelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekAnother bumper round-up of new releases for you this morning. From the return of The Kills to Sturgill Simpson to the always brilliant Black Mountain by way of BEAK>. Ten new tracks – enjoy!

  1. Sturgill Simpson – Brace For Impact (Live A Little)
  2. Black Mountain – Florian Saucer Attack
  3. BEAK> – Timeshare
  4. Mitski – Your Best American Girl
  5. The Kills – Doing It To Death
  6. Fear Of Men – Island
  7. Eskimeaux – WTF
  8. Littler – Phantom Limb
  9. Yung – Pills
  10. Greys – No Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Caitlin Rose – Gemini Moon
2. Fear Of Men – Sleeper (Ty Segall cover)
3. Allo Darlin’ – Bright Eyes
4. Iceage – How Many
5. Lower Plenty – On The Beach

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Fear Of Men – Outrun Me

Posted: March 10, 2014 in Indie, Music, Pop
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Fear Of Men - Outrun Me

We’ve already posted Luna, the first single from Fear Of Men’s debut album Loom (out 21st April).

Now we have the B-side to the single, the Kafka inspired, delicately sorrowful indie-pop of Outrun Me. Unbearably sad, unbearably lovely.

Luna and Outrun Me will be released as a flexi disc single with a 20 page zine on DIY label Art is Hard on April 7th.  Pre-order it here.

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Round Up

Following our Best of February mix post earlier, we have now rounded up a few tunes for the start of March for you too.

We can offer you ten cracking new tracks to listen to including post-folkies Peggy Sue, the heavy, slow burnin’ garage punk of Twin Berlin, some rootsy soul from Greyhounds, the first single of gritty Americana from Turchi’s forthcoming long-player, and a fabulous cover of Jason Molina’s Alone With The Owl by Sarah Jaffe from the forthcoming Molina tribute album Farewell Transmission.

There is also Fear Of Men’s excellent new single Luna, Dawn Landes’ heart-wrenching new single Try To Make A Fire Burn Again, some shoegazing style sludgy indie from Weed, and catchy pop-punk from BRONCHO. Lastly, we have another cover to finish, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper’s version of Kurt Vile’s Girl Called Alex.

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MM Shorts 515: Fear Of Men Debut Album

Fear of Men will release their debut album Loom on April 21st.

First listen comes in the shape of the opening two tracks Alta and Waterfall – melodic, dreamy indie pop underpinned by scalpel sharp lyrics wreaking melancholy, self-doubt and listless subversion. A perfect counterbalance of pristine pop and warped disconnection.

Pre-order here.

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It has to be said that despite one or two hiccups, the second official day of SXSW turned out to be a whole lot more fun. It got off to a good start when we found there was actually a shuttle that came near to our hotel and meant late night night time returns were no longer a problem.

We headed off to the Pitchfork party, queued in the broiling heat for 30 minutes and gave that up as a bad job and trudged another 8 blocks out of town to American Songwriter’s Billy Reid Shindig Day. It seemed to be held in someone’s big backyard with a few benches, a couple of food vans and two drinks – beer and water. This was much more like it! We settled down in the sun and watched barnstorming performances by The Devil Makes Three and Heartless Bastards. The former created the perfect hoedown with plenty a whoopin’ and a hollerin’ and the barroom boogie of the latter was much appreciated too. They were followed by Wild Cub, who has the whole tropical tinged Americana thing going on (see Lord Huron from yesterday’s post) and so we headed up the hill to Hotel Vegas for some mind-bending rock at the Austin Psych Fest party.

Strangely the Akron Family were on when we arrived with the same set I think as the day before, or maybe a continuation? It still could have been two songs or ten, but the main attraction for us was the hypnotic Suuns who did not disappoint with a set of pulsing keyboards and guitar grooves and shamanistic intoned vocals.

Realising I’d spent the whole day outside and had singularly failed to find a pharmacy and sun cream I felt a bit hot. The folly of my situation was brought home as I headed back to the chaos of Sixth Street determined to sort this out, I passed two amused girls who were laughing about someone called “Rooster Guy”.  About twenty feet further on I suddenly realised that yep, they meant me.

Getting back to Sixth Street meant passing through the underpass of the Interstate route 35. Halfway through, a man with his few belongings surrounding him, was shouting and wailing at the top of his voice. Not at anything or anyone, just shouting. He had a piece of cardboard next to him with a few coins on it and having a dollar bill in my pocket I put it down on the cardboard. The man carried on shouting, at the same time snatching the dollar and instantly tearing into lots of pieces. Around him, oblivious to this little drama, hordes of partygoers streamed both ways through the underpass.

On Sixth more people were screaming everywhere. Screaming for attention, screaming offers of free beers or phone charging, one couple screaming at each other, a baby screamed in a buggy and everywhere the thousands upon thousands of people ignored it all.

As did I.

I found some cream and food and went to see Pyyramids who played a surprisingly powerful set of indie rock with needling guitars and tribal percussion, and then dropped into the Valhalla bar to see Fear of Men play a set of jangly, dreamlike pop that was littered with literary references and thankfully never overbalanced and fell into a pit of tweeness. An excellent uptempo cover of The Chills Pink Frost which thrummed with barely restrained tension and the Phillip Larkin inspired Green Sea were closing highlights.

Then it was time for Ray Wylie Hubbard, and a chance to see a true legend of the outlaw country movement. Introducing live favourite Snake Farm as an early audience singalong and following it up with the brilliant Drunken Poet’s Dream it was the consumate example of an entertainer knowing exactly how to draw in and build the expectations of his audience. Plenty of between song banter and a set list that included Down Home Country Blues, Name Droppin, Mother’s Blues, Redneck Mother, Count My Blessings and a storming Wanna Rock And Roll left everyone more than happy.

The queues for Phosphorescent were (once again) enormous, and the same for Caitlin Rose, so it was to the Hype Hotel for free beer and tacos and a chance to see the Specials some thirty two years since theirs was the first “proper” album I ever bought. I was ready to be disappointed (as most band reunions are), but this was the glorious exception that proved the rule. Lively, vibrant, tight, and sounding crystal clear in a vast space of fantastic acoustics they ripped through their classics that got everybody in the venue moving: Monkey Man, Nite Klub, Do Nothing, Gangsters, Doesn’t Make It Alright, Man At C&A, Concrete Jungle and closing with an incendiary Too Much Too Young.

This was the SXSW I was hoping for, still crazy, but tonight eclectic and brilliant too.

Videos of the Day

More musical goodies in film form for you today from Wake Owl and their gorgeous track Wild Country, and from Fear of Men with the video to their top tune Seer.

Franc Cinelli has a five track EP inspired by Alcatraz and its inhabitants, watch the video for the achingly beautiful Birdman, and lastly the brilliant Do You Think You’re Enough from the Pyyramids gets the video treatment.

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