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MM Shorts 339: Graceful Slicks Demo

Well, not that new actually as we’ve been sat on it for a while – since February in fact. However, better late than ever, this latest three track demo from the Graceful Slicks is available from the band’s Bandcamp page here as a free download. It is another set of fine spacey, psychedelia and lovers of the Wooden Shjips, Moon Duo and similar will find much to enjoy here.

Light the incense, turn down the lights, and enjoy!


Freak Out With The Graceful Slicks.

The Graceful Slicks are Oxford’s very own psych-rock warriors pumping out swirling, stoned, krautrock inspired grooves with a tasty side order of blues inflected garage and shoegaze.

They have made a few demo EPs available via their Bandcamp pages and the latest (Demo 4) has three excellent tracks to sample.

So seeing as it is Friday, why not turn down the lights, stick on the lava lamp, spark up a fat one, and wallow in the hazy reverb and sonic somersaults of The Graceful Slicks.

Grab the whole EP (and others) from their Bandcamp page here for free.

Download The Graceful Slicks – Railroad mp3 (from Demo 4)

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)

The Graceful Slicks make a perfect follow-on from today’s Night Beats post being the meandering jam (pun intended) in the Night Beat’s rumbling sonic sandwich.

They are a relatively new band and hail from our own home town of Oxford. We received a cool looking demo CD in the post and having seen some nice words about them from our friend Ronan (who runs Oxford’s brilliant Nightshift magazine), and knows all things musical locally, good and bad, we were keen to give them a listen.

On the CD shelves they would happily find a place between Ride, Spacemen 3 and the Brian Jonestown Massacre and with that name a sense of humour is clearly involved too. While heavy on the psych and drone there are pleasing surf twangs and some shoegaze to keep everyone happy.

Well worth a listen and more stuff is available for free from visiting their MySpace here.

Download The Graceful Slicks – Jalapeno mp3 (Demo)

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