Posts Tagged ‘Gardens’

Here are some recent music videos we’ve enjoyed. You might too.

Marissa Nadler will soon be on tour with Timber Timbre which is a double bill well worth catching. This is the video for Baby, I Will Leave You In The Morning.

Download Marissa Nadler – Baby I Will Leave You In The Morning mp3 (from Marissa Nadler)

MM faves Two Wounded Birds have this to accompany their song The Midnight Wave.

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This is the Death Notes with their video for new single Obsession.

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Likewise with the somewhat mental Trails and their debut single All The Other Humans.

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Somewhat calmer indie-pop from Overlord with their video for Keep It From The Baby, which comes from latest album In Soviet Russia My Heart Breaks You.

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Download Overlord – Keep It From The Baby mp3 (from Soviet Russia My Heart Breaks You)

Garage rockers Gardens have this offering for their song Teachers.

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Download Gardens – Maze Time mp3 (from Gardens)

And finally the glorious oddball-ness of Fishboy and their tune Alyson Revere from Classic Creeps.

Download Fishboy – Alyson Revere mp3 (from Classic Creeps)

Another month, another mix. A collection of twenty or so of the best tunes we posted in April plus a couple of tasty new ones. Download, hit play, relax.

Download Ha Ha Tonka – Usual Suspects mp3 (from Death Of A Decade)

Soulful, catchy, country rock.

Download Sweet Lights – The Shortest Man On Earth mp3 (from Digital Single)

Beautifully judged excursion into the world of classic sunshine and psych rock.

Download Races – Big Broom mp3 (from Big Broom 7″)

Lush, brooding, with orchestral flourishes and a strong sense of melody.

Download Parlours – I Dream Of Chicago mp3 (from Parlours EP)

Indie / folk / pop of the very best kind.

Download Girlfriends – Cave Kids mp3 (from Cave Kids 7″)

Brilliant slab of psych infused, rumbling, garage rock.

Download Half Past Sun – Himalaya mp3 (from Trying To Reach Out EP)

Swirling, kaleidoscopic mix of psychedelia, indie rock and electronica with a naggingly insistent edge that burrows in through your ears and then settles in your brain.

Download Declan de Barra – Watch It Burn mp3 (from Fragments, Footprints & The Forgotten)

Sparse, haunting vocals, weary, deadpan and occasionally caustic lyrics, a genuine troubadour’s folk strum and a powerful sense of right and wrong.

Download The Antlers – Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out mp3 (from Burst Apart)

Eerie, mesmeric indie rock with spectral loops and electronics.

Download Sun Araw – December mp3 (from Houston Abstros 7″)

Cover of Teenage Fanclub’s December, bent and warped into a whole new blissed-out incarnation in the hands of the spaced out swamp cowboys.

Download Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray – Baby Blue mp3 (from Snake Oil Songs EP)

Standout from recent EP with a twangy, irrepressible, under-your-skin guitar lick.

Download Becca Stevens Band – My Girls mp3 (from Weightless)

Excellent smooth-as-velvet reinterpreting of Animal Collective.

Download The Great American Canyon Band – A Song For The Rest mp3 (from Wild Heart EP)

Folky and ambient with a bit of dream pop and rock and roll.

Download The Graceful Slicks – Bul Bul Tarang mp3 (Demo)

While heavy on the psych and drone there are pleasing surf twangs and some shoegaze to keep everyone happy.

Download Gardens – Maze Time mp3 (from Gardens)

A bluesy feel and swirling chorus line, with traces of early 70s punk attitude and even a soupçon of Motown style sweetness as well.

Download Zachary Cale – Hello Oblivion mp3 (from Noise Of Welcome)

Reflective, poignant and emotive, a true troubadour’s tale.

Download The Ganglians – Jungle mp3 (from Still Living)

Slice of dark claustrophobic psych rock.

Download Other Lives – For 12 mp3 (from Tamer Animals)

Galloping rhythms and Morricone-esque guitar conjures a feeling of uneasy expansiveness.

Download The Keys – The Colour Red mp3 (from Bitten By Wolves)

60s inspired psych rock and crunchy guitars with some more modern style jangle pop and some tasty reverb.

Download My Goodness – C’mon Doll mp3 (from My Goodness)

Reverb, greasy blues riffs, distortion, impassioned lyrics and attitude.

Download Okkervil River – Wake And Be Fine mp3 (from I Am Very Far)

Typically sinewy in composition but at its heart lays something bruised and fragile.

Download The Dark Mean – Happy Banjo mp3 (from The Dark Mean)

Contagious indie folk.

And to round things off we have the first track from An Horse’s forthcoming album Walls titled Trains And Tracks, some brilliant garage punk from Mexico in the shape of Le Butcherettes and the brilliantly intense and menacing Ashley’s Song by Des Ark.

Download An Horse – Trains And Tracks mp3 (from Walls)

Download Le Butcherettes – I’m Getting Sick Of You mp3 (from Sin, Sin, Sin)

Download Des Ark – Ashley’s Song mp3 (from Don’t Rock The Boat, Sink The Fucker)

Gardens are the latest in the long line of garage bands to come swaggering out of Detroit – and they don’t let the side down.

Maze Time is the advance track from their forthcoming self-titled debut album and it is a cracker. While in some ways it feels like it could easily have been plucked from the halcyon days of 60s psychedelia with its bluesy feel and swirling chorus lines, there are also traces of early 70s punk attitude and even a soupçon of Motown style sweetness as well. Put those ingredients all together with wit and imagination as the band most certainly have done and the final result gives the song enough identity to stand-up and snarl all on its own.

Gardens are an unexpected treat and we are looking forward to the album which will be in-stores from the 10th May via Alive Records on CD, limited edition green vinyl with digital download and, of course, digital formats.

Visit their MySpace here.

Download Gardens – Maze Time mp3 (from Gardens)