Posts Tagged ‘Gun Outfit’

  1. Mountain Goats – Shirtless In Hamburg
  2. OCS – The Fool
  3. U.S. Girls – Mad As Hell
  4. Patsy – Tommy, Bobby, Johnny
  5. Gun Outfit – Landscape Painter
  6. Nots – Anxious Trend
  7. Evan Stephens Hall – Burnout  (Green Day cover)
  8. Adults – MSN
  9. Silver Torches – Bartender

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ten new songs for you collected from the week’s new releases. Lots to discover including two stunning covers by The Tallest Man On Earth and Marie Danielle, snotty punk done to perfection by Amyl & The Sniffers, tracks from Americana heavyweights Deer Tick and Blitzen Trapper and classic country from Margo Price. Plenty more besides… enjoy.

  1. The Tallest Man On Earth – Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell cover)
  2. Deer Tick – Card House
  3. Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts featuring Karen O – Talisa
  4. Margo Price – A Little Pain
  5. Gun Outfit – Strange Insistence
  6. The Dream Syndicate – Filter Me Through You
  7. Amyl & The Sniffers – I’m Not A Loser
  8. Marie Danielle – White Shoes  (Conor Oberst cover)
  9. Blitzen Trapper – Rebel
  10. Acid Tongue – Humpty Dumpty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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best of the weekBeen a busy week away from the blog so we’ve not been able to post as much as we would like. Here then is our usual round-up of tunes released in the past week.

  1. The Coathangers – Make It Right
  2. Cat’s Eyes – Chameleon Queen
  3. Mary Chapin Carpenter – Something Tamed Something Wild
  4. Elephant Stone – Where I’m Going
  5. Gun Outfit – King Of Hearts
  6. Eagulls – Lemontrees
  7. Sun Seeker – Georgia Dust
  8. Tiny Deaths – The Gardener

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekWe’re a bit late to the party this weekend with our round-up of the best of the new releases of the past seven days.

No matter – consider it a nice late finish to Sunday or a nice new start to the new week.

  1. Courtney Barnett – Three Packs A Day
  2. Woods – Sun City Creeps
  3. Soft Fangs – Birthday
  4. Matthew And The Atlas – Elijah
  5. Dilly Dally – Know Yourself (Drake cover)
  6. Charlie Hilton – Funny Anyway
  7. Yuck – Hearts In Motion
  8. Murals – Watching In The Dark
  9. Beach Baby – Sleeperhead
  10. Gun Outfit – Expansion Pact
  11. Quilt – Roller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MM Best of 2015 no guitarAnd so here is the final personal Top Twenty of the year. This time it is my turn!

Another twelve months neatly wrapped up and delivered for your listening pleasure and here’s to 2016…

20. Quiet Hollers – Mont Blanc

An apocalyptic, “end-is-nigh” rolling, country rock anthem. Pure poetry with the best coda to a song I heard all year, “shed a tear for the books I shoulda read“.

 

19. H. Hawkline – Spooky Dog

Melodic, haunting, weird. Perfect psych-pop with added twisted electronics.

 

18. Arborist – Twisted Arrow

Brilliant debut single of lilting folk-rock concealing a bleak heart and featuring the hushed vocals of none other than Kim Deal of the Pixies.

 

17. Courtney Barnett – Depreston

With her forensic eye for lyrical detail and the ability to capture emotional turmoil in the sparest of sentences, Depreston is the sombre standout from her brilliant debut album proper. A tale of house hunting in Melbourne suburbia that travels from the mundane to the tender to the revealing.

 

16. Grandparents – Kids In The Alley

Take the most infectiously catchy refrain, add jangly guitars, carefree percussion and bubblegum melodies. This is what you get. A hallucinatory classic.

 

15. Futurekids – White Girl In A Wu Tang T-Shirt

Irresistible foot-tapping indie rock, the like of which you just don’t hear very much anymore.

 

14. Woolen Men – Life In Hell

A clattering, staccato burst of tense, nervy post-punk that recalls the best of Wire and The Wipers. The aural equivalent of being jabbed in the throat by a stray elbow in the mosh pit.

 

13. Rats On Rafts – Last Day On Earth

A mini masterpiece of epic, circling, incessant grooves. Far, far, far out man.

 

12. Decemberists – Carolina Low

This was one of those stopped-in-your-tracks moments that music gives you sometimes. Watching the Decemberists live in Bristol at the start of the year and Colin Meloy transfixing the whole audience into rapt attention with just guitar and voice. Also spent much of the year repeating “You’ve got an ugly little mouth boy” in a poor imitation of an American accent.

 

11. Low – What Part Of Me

Classic Low – haunting, spectral, fuzzy and quietly, poignantly devastating.

 

10. Spray Paint – Signal Master

Like Chris T Popper, Spray Paint are my favourite discovery of 2015. Easily the sleaziest, seediest offering of the year – caustic, dead-eyed junkie punk, bleak, repetitive, and crushingly brilliant. “It’s time to put the dog down“.

 

9. Protomartyr – Why Does It Shake

The Agent Intellect was unexpectedly my favourite record of 2015 and any number of tracks could legitimately have gatecrashed my favourite songs of the year. In the end I had to limit myself to two. This one, Why Does It Shake is described by the band as a “back-handed ode to humanity’s resilient self regard in the face of inevitable oblivion. Then the trap door opens.” and is equally exasperated and eloquent. It sets the tone with the doom-laden “False happiness is on the rise, See the victims pile high” and concludes in a stunning climax of clatter and squall.

 

8. Quiet Hollers – Côte d’Azur

A hit man, a traffic jam. A sparkling ocean. Another extraordinary track of ominous, foreboding beauty from the Quiet Hollers.

 

7. Gun Outfit – Gotta Wanna

I’m a sucker for dusty, sun-parched rock and expansive widescreen Americana and Gotta Wanna combines the two in perfect unison. This is humming road-weary, dusty desert blues of the finest vintage.

 

6. Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts – Scowling Crackhead Ian

The latecomers entry to the list. Over the course of a few short weeks Jeffrey Lewis’s wryly told tale of growing up with the evil anti-hero of his school days, until they are the only two left in the neighbourhood has firmly embedded itself in to my psyche. It effortlessly helps you to recall your own equivalent of Ian, someone you actively tried to avoid and whose unpredictability could be shocking and whose meanness was legendary (mine was Robert Beckett). “Forever you’ve been Crackhead Ian, It was your kid nickname if we spoke it, You were an insane human being, Whether you ever did or didn’t really smoke it“. Says it all really.

 

5. Girl Band – Pears For Lunch

Girl Band’s Holding Hands With Jamie was a criminally underrated release this year. A band that manages to take the most discordant, contradictory noise and meld it into something magnetically compelling that grips like a vice. Pears For Lunch combines a manic energy with Dara Kiely’s lethargic, disinterested vocals as he intones, “Spend my time watching Top Gear with my trousers down, Covered in Sudocrem and talking to myself, Garlic Curry Cheese Chips“. Exactly!

 

4. Traams – Succulent Thunder Anthem

Just shy of three minutes of propulsive, throbbing bass, skimming guitars and urgent vocals. This is Traams at their rollicking, ferocious best.

 

3. Protomartyr – Pontiac 87

The finest riff of the year, and a brilliantly hypnotic reflection on a dispiriting Papal visit to Pontiac, Michigan in the late eighties.

 

2. Houndmouth – Sedona

The best sing-a-long chorus of the year bar none. Altogether now, “Hey little Hollywood, You’re gone but you’re not forgot, You got the cash but your credit’s no good, You flipped the script and you shot the plot, And I remember I remember when your neon used to burn so bright and pink, A Saturday night kinda pink“.

 

1 Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin’

Probably the most overwhelming choice for number one song of the year that we’ve had in seven years of voting. A fingerpicked earworm, a sprawl of twangy guitar and surreal, laconic lyrics combine to create the perfect ode to stoned self-reflection.

 

And some other random choices..

Favourite cover of the year: Kinky Friedman – My Shit’s Fucked Up (Warren Zevon cover)

 

Gigs of the year: Fat White Family (Oxford) and The Decemberists (Bristol)

 

Song I wished I’d heard earlier in the year: Robert Chaney – The Ballad Of Edward And Lisa

 

Best Songs Heard For The First Time, But Not From This Year: Justin Townes Earle – Yuma & Sleaford Mods – Chop Chop Chop

 

 

You can see our full 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

It’s the third instalment of our end of year list of our favourite tracks of 2015. Today we enter the top half of the chart with numbers 50 through to 26.

 

50 Mutual Benefit – Not For Nothing

 

49 Rats On Rafts – Last Day On Earth

 

48 Slaves – Ninety Nine

 

47 Diet Cig – Harvard

 

46 Decemberists – The Harrow And The Haunted

 

45 Laura Marling – I Feel Your Love

 

44 Elephant Stone – The Devil’s Shelter

 

43 Harrison Storm – Sense Of Home

 

42 Protomartyr – Dope Cloud

 

41 Noah Gundersen – Slow Dancer

 

40 Karen Meat & The Players – Pizza & Beer

 

39 Du Blonde – Chips To Go

 

38 Bjork – Stonemilker

 

37 Chaika – The Mirror

 

36 Marika Hackman – Drown

 

35 Gun Outfit – Gotta Wanna

 

34 Traams – Silver Lining

 

33 Fat White Family – Whitest Boy On The Beach

 

32 Abandoned Delta – I Never Lived In New Orleans

 

31 Jeffrey Lewis + The Bolts – Scowling Crackhead Ian

 

30 Fritjof Norrmo – Set Me On Fire

 

29 James McMurtry – Copper Canteen

 

28 Tow’rs – The Kitchen

 

27 Hanni El Khatib – Moonlight

 

26 Gaz Coombes – 20/20

 

Check in tomorrow for the final countdown to our number one choice of the year. Click here for numbers 100-76 and here for 75-51.

Once again our list of admirable musically inspired films to watch has grown exponentially and here is an initial selection of some of our favourites…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new Gun Outfit album Dream All Over (out next month) has been one of our most enjoyable new discoveries. A dusky, canyon-cult blues fueled by melodic dual-guitar weaving and seductive male/female incantations. It’s the nocturnal sound of desert-damaged L.A. burnout, soured American surrealism, white line fever, paint fume flashbacks, a stranger wading out alone into the black surf.

They have shared a new video for their third single, Legends of My Own, directed by the band’s own Carrie Keith (guitar, vocals, slide). He says, “I shot the L.A. scenes on Super 8 under the influence of the black sun. Late fall I was in Washington and went for a ride out to the coast in a friend’s Cadillac, where we shot the color Super 8; some details I took from Melville, like the hat and overcoat against a cold background. The Camaro came back from Wyoming – my brother had suped it up – and my dad was running it around town, so we shot the two cars on a bridge over where the deal goes down.

Watch it here.

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More From Gun Outfit

Posted: September 18, 2015 in Americana, Country, Music, Psychedelic, Rock
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More From Gun Outfit

We loved the weary, parched country of Gotta Wanna, the first single Gun Outfit shared from their forthcoming long player Dream All Over.

Now we have Only Ever Over, a seductively elegant track that swirls and smothers in a blanket of dusky, slow moving, desert blues

Wonderful. Order from Bandcamp here.

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Nickel In The Jukebox

New regular feature (maybe). Ten tunes. Hit or miss? You choose…

Animal Omen – Dirty Air (RIYL: Psych-rock, Blue Oyster Cult, Modest Mouse)

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Pony Time – Really Nice Guys (RIYL: Garage rock, Fleetwood Mac)

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Gun Outfit – Gotta Wanna (RIYL: Desert blues, Giant Sand, Other Lives)

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The Folk Today Project – The Reason For Living (RIYL: Protest songs, Pete Seeger, Joni Mitchell)

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Art Contest – Wall Ball (RIYL: Math-rock, Foals, Talking Heads)

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Moving Panoramas – One (RIYL: Indie rock, Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls)

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Raccoon Bandit – You Got Into It (RIYL: Folk-rock, Okkervil River, Sloan)

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This Other Kingdom – The Day, Your Day (RIYL: Psychedelia, The Doors, Joy Division)

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Beach Fatigue – Drunken Grrrls (RIYL: Surf rock, The Cramps, The Raveonettes)

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Dommel Mosel – I Don’t Know What I’m Going To Do (RIYL: Garage rock, Jay Reatard, Parquet Courts)

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