Posts Tagged ‘Heaters’

It’s been ages since we’ve posted a round up of some of the new music videos we’ve liked. Here then is a Sunday treat for you…eight of the best.

Kevin Morby’s title track off his forthcoming record, City Music nearly hits the 7-minute mark and challenges what fans may have come to expect from him. The song builds like a slowly accelerating subway train, as does this deeply impressionistic video.

 

During a UK tour early last year, Grand Rapids four-piece Heaters spent a day off in a South London studio to lay down a live album – the result is the band’s excellent and totally debauched addition to the Fuzz Club Session series. This video from the session – a scuzzy rendition of Cap Gun is just under five minutes of lethargic, sun-soaked garage-rock that oozes with a hopeful, lysergic goodness. The reverb-coated vocals float effortlessly over jangling surf rock guitars and a spaced out psychedelic groove, like an utterly cosmic take on Nuggets-era 60s garage.

 

Yungblud, aka 19 year old Dominic Harrison has been surrounded by music all his life. Born and raised in a family in love with music; Harrison’s father was a vintage guitar dealer and his grandfather played with T-Rex in the 70s. Spoon fed music like The Clash, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan since birth – he’s been playing guitar and singing since he can remember. Blending superbly catchy lyrical quips, with explosive pop rock-tinged instrumentation, King Charles is a massively confident, and finely executed first offering.

 

How quickly do you think you could eat 1kg of hummus? Ethan and Skinny from Sail On! Sail On! set to find out if they could get through it in the 2:50 running time of their latest single, Hobart.

 

Following the release of their excellent album You’re Welcome, Wavves have shared a new video for Stupid in Love, a tongue in cheek statement on the state of romance in the 21st century.

 

Los Angeles based Prism Tats (the project of South African transplant Garett van der Spek) has released a new single, the fuzzed-out rocker The Liar and the video is a surprisingly disturbing visual metaphor about the themes of the song.

 

Andy Shauf’s The Party was a concept album of sorts, the story of all the different unsavoury characters that come and go at a small town gathering… full of humour and melancholy, it’s a great record and we have a new video for Early To The Party.

 

Finally, up and coming death-gospel female artist Louise Lemón hails from Sweden and intertwines the dark, windy and cold Scandi ambiance into her music. Having recorded her debut EP Purge in a haunted cabin, the setting is eerie and many light years away from the current pop landscape. The single Appalacherna is airy, dreamy, dusty, nostalgic and melancholic, but the official video, shot in the Californian desert  is… airy, nightmarish, dusty, nostalgic and… mysterious on the verge of disturbing…

 

best of the weekA bumper week for new tunes, many with an Americana flavour,  including songs from The Head & The Heart, Lydia Loveless, Frankie Lee, The Low Anthem and Band Of Horses. We have a tasty REM cover from The Districts as well, and the return of Beck and of Montreal amongst twelve new tracks for you to delve into.

Enjoy!

  1. Band Of Horses – Whatever, Wherever
  2. The Head & The Heart – All We Ever Knew
  3. The Low Anthem – Ozzie
  4. Of Montreal – It’s Different For Girls
  5. Lydia Loveless – Longer
  6. Beck – Wow
  7. The Districts – Nightswimming (REM cover)
  8. Frankie Lee – High And Dry
  9. Heaters – Garden Eater
  10. The Veils – Axolotl
  11. Rafi Bookstaber – We Can Find A Way
  12. Wymond Miles – Divided In Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heaters

Here is some new music from Grand Rapids, MI psych/garage rock band Heaters who released an excellent debut album Holy Water Pool last September, and who also featured in our best tracks of 2015.

They will release new album Baptistina on the 5th August via the Beyond Beyond is Beyond label, and the first taste from it comes in the shape of the looping lunacy of Centennial.

Listen below. Pre-order from Bandcamp here.

 

MM BEST OF 2015

And so begins the second quarter of our annual countdown of our favourite tracks of the year.

75 Joe Ely – Wounded Creek

 

74 Great American Canyon Band – Crash

 

73 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

 

72 The Quite Hollers – Mont Blanc

 

71 Heaters – Mean Green

 

70 Tough Age – New Orleans Square

 

69 Chris Staples – Dark Side Of The Moon

 

68 Telegraph Canyon – Why Let It Go

 

67 The Tulips – Winter Winds

 

66 H. Hawkline – Spooky Dog

 

65 Ex-Cult – Stick The Knife In

 

64 Screaming Females – Ripe

 

63 Courtney Barnett – Depreston

 

62 Amason – The Moon As A Kite

 

61 Grandparents – Kids In The Alley

 

60 Songhoy Blues – Soubour

 

59 Faith Healer – No Car

 

58 Haunted Hearts – Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good

 

57 Futurekids – White Girl In A Wu Tang T-Shirt

 

56 Bueno – Assed Out

 

55 Jamie T – Marilyn Monroe

 

54 Creepoid – American Smile

 

53 Woolen Men – Life In Hell

 

52 John Grant – Disappointing

 

51 Tallest Man On Earth – Sagres

 

Check back on Monday for numbers 50 through to 26, and click here for numbers 100 – 76.

A day late, but surely none the worse for all that, our collection of some of the best tracks from last week.

  1. Low – Lies
  2. The Mantles – Doorframe
  3. Laura Stevenson – Torch Song
  4. Lanterns On The Lake – Faultiness
  5. Heaters – Gum Drop
  6. Nai Harvest – Ain’t That Enough (Teenage Fanclub cover)
  7. Alien Hand Syndrome – Something In The Way (Nirvana cover)
  8. Moses Sumney – Pleas

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Heaters – Propane

Posted: July 12, 2015 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Psychedelic, Punk, Rock
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Heaters - Propane

Channelling the best of Bo Diddley rhythms with the expansive twang of Duane Eddy and the explosive amplifier blasts of the Warlocks, we’ve made no secret of our love for the Heaters, and we are hugely looking forward to their debut long player Holy Water Pool.

They have shared a new album track Propane, another broiling surf-meets-psych-rock jam with reverb-soaked vocals and driving guitars that sizzles, spits and crackles with the very best of them.

Have a listen…Pre-order the album here.

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Heaters will release their debut LP, Holy Water Pool, on 25th September via Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. It is fair to say it is one of our most anticipated releases of the autumn, and comes as a follow-up to a handful of self-released EPs and the band’s recent Mean Green 7″(one of our favourite tracks of the year so far).

It features more of the trio’s driving psych-meets-surf-rock jams – a high-energy dose of fuzzed-out, hook-filled tracks that are soaked in reverb and topped off with psych-tinged vocals.

Stream first single – the fabulous Kamikaze below.

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Time for a collection of some of the great videos and songs we’ve had through lately. They range from the Cheatah’s excellent Murasaki video and Heater’s brilliant Mean Green through to the raw, fizzing noise rock of Reporters’ stripped back video by way of the tripped out campfire haze of Zuli’s Better All The Time.

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Heaters are a Grand Rapids-based trio peddling a highly addictive line of psych-meets-surf-rock.

Latest single will be Mean Green backed with Levitate Thigh and it is released as a 7″ for Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records (pre-order here).

Stream yourself some sonic mayhem below…

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