Posts Tagged ‘Holly Miranda’

Holly Miranda will release a new album in February next year, her first new material since 2015.

The first taste is in the form of the hazy, slow burn of Exquisite that also features Kyp Malone from TV On The Radio.

Stream it below.

 

best of the weekYou know the score – a sweep up of some of the week’s best new releases, new tunes and new artists.

This week we have no less than eleven tracks for you including The Avett Brothers, Left Lane Cruiser, The Devil Makes Three, Deerhoof and plenty more.

Dive in…

  1. The Avett Brothers – Satan Pulls The Strings
  2. Band Of Horses – Barrel House
  3. Holly Miranda – Mary Won’t You Call My Name (live)  (Morphine cover)
  4. Wye Oak – Watching The Waiting
  5. The Parrots – Jane Gumb
  6. Left Lane Cruiser – The Pusher
  7. Freedom Fry – Shaky Ground
  8. Morgan Delt – I Don’t Wanna See What’s Happening Outside
  9. The Devil Makes Three – Drunken Hearted Man
  10. GØGGS – Needle Trade Off
  11. Deerhoof – Acceptance Speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are no less than five fabulous, wildly different covers for you to sink your teeth, or ears, into.

We have Night Beats taking on the Beach Boys’ classic Sloop John B and giving it the full psych treatment (it comes from the upcoming A Tribute to Pet Sounds compilation).

Next up is Julien Baker’s striking cover of Elliott Smith’s Ballad Of Big Nothing which can be found (alongside 15 others), on the forthcoming compilation Say Yes! A Tribute To Elliott Smith, out October 14th via American Laundromat Records (pre-order here).

Another MM fave, Holly Miranda has shared a stunning, minimalistic cover of Drake’s Hold On, We’re Going Home, taken from a new covers EP called Party Trick (out next month).

Fourth, we have Porches who stopped by at Sirius XM to play some songs from the debut album Pool. As well as playing several album highlights the band dropped this version of The Strokes song Trying Your Luck from their iconic album Is This It.

Lastly, listen to This Will Destroy You’s “slow and low” version of Paper Cuts from the third Nirvana tribute album released via Robotic Empire entitled Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

videoIt has been far too long since we posted any videos. We’re righting that wrong today with an excellent collection culled from our in-box – some old(er), some new, some borrowed and some blue(s).

So sit back, relax and enjoy musical films from Big Thief, Great American Canyon Band, Fidlar, M.Ward, On Dead Waves, All Them Witches, Impulsive Hearts, Bleached, Traams, and Holly Miranda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following yesterday’s collection of ten excellent new tracks from the past week, here are another ten for your listening pleasure including three more cracking cover versions.

  1. Kurt Vile – Life Like This
  2. Holly Miranda – Fourth Of July (Sufjan Stevens cover)
  3. White Fang – Bong Rip
  4. The Dead Weather – Cop And Go
  5. Wavves – My Head Hurts
  6. Radkey – Personal Jesus (Depeche Mode cover)
  7. Lucern Raze – Happy & Astray
  8. Frankie Lee – Buffalo
  9. Indian Handcrafts – The Divider
  10. Ezra Furman – Androgynous (Replacements cover)

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Here is our regular weekend feature highlighting the songs that you really should have made time to hear this week. Enjoy offerings from Laura Marling through to Thee Oh Sees by way of Vetiver and Joanna Gruesome amongst others, as well as the very welcome return of Holly Miranda.

1. Laura Marling – I Feel Your Love
2. Mexican Slang – Fever
3. Chastity Belt – Joke
4. Joanna Gruesome – Honestly Do Yr Worst
5. Tom Williams – Oh Boy
6. Vetiver – Loose Ends
7. Thee Oh Sees – Web
8. Creepoid – American Smile
9. Holly Miranda – All I Want Is To Be Your Girl

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Mad Mackerel's Monday Morning Threesome. Here’s a good way to start the working week – with a triple helping of top notch, indie goodness.

First up is the return of alt-Country pioneers Lambchop who will release their first album since 2008 in the form of Mr. M, which is a tribute to the great Vic Chesnutt. If Not I’ll Just Die is a smooth, almost jazz inflected cut that is shot through with the typical lyrical scalpel of Kurt Wagner.

We also have the reflective I’ve Been Thinking, the b-side to the new single (a cover of Edie Brickell’s Circle) from J Mascis. It was a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Several Shades of Why.

And lastly, Lissy Trullie will release her long awaited, self-titled debut album in March next year. As a taster, this is the slow-burning Madeleine that also features another MM fave, Holly Miranda on backing vocals. There are echoes of the Velvets, even a bit of shoegaze maybe, but all is anchored by a brilliant distorted groove and her brilliant voice. This bodes very well indeed…

Download Lambchop – If Not I’ll Just Die mp3 (from Mr. M)

Download J Mascis – I’ve Been Thinking mp3 (from Circle)

Download Lissy Trullie – Madeleine mp3 (from Lissy Trullie)

Following most excellent Top Ten submissions from Starbar, Polly Pocket, Dr Roddy, Barry-Sean and Mr Popper come MM’s top ten covers of 2010.

Now, we’ve said on many occasions that we’re not great lovers of covers. However, some of the cover versions we heard in 2010 may well have done enough to change our minds permanently.

So without further ado…

10 Holly Miranda – Nobody Sees Me Like You Do mp3 (Yoko Ono cover)

9 First Aid Kit – When I Grow Up mp3 (Fever Ray cover) Link removed by DMCA – no reason given…

8 Emily Reo – On The Beach mp3 (Neil Young cover)

7 Fever Ray – Mercy Street mp3 (Peter Gabriel cover)

6 Dead Luke – Ghost Rider mp3 (Suicide cover)

5 Mumford & Sons – Unfinished Business mp3 (White Lies cover)

4 Morning Benders – Outlaw Blues mp3 (Bob Dylan cover)

3 Wooden Shjips – Drunk Girls mp3 (LCD Soundsystem cover)

2 Japandroids – Racer X mp3 (Big Black cover)

1 Port O’Brien – My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down(Bonzo Goes To Bitburg) mp3 (Ramones cover)

And an honourable mention for this 2009 cover that we only first heard this year.

Download Phosphorescent – Big Red Sun Blues mp3 (Lucinda Williams cover)

And finally, we don’t post remixes because by and large we can’t be bothered with them. This was one exception to prove our rule. The Mystery Jets given the classic spacerock treatment by The Wooden Shjips.

Download The Mystery Jets – Dreaming Of Another World (Wooden Shjips remix) mp3

This weekend was our first visit to Truck, an intimate and friendly music festival held on a farm near Oxford. This was their 13th such event and was blessed with sunshine throughout. Mrs Mackerel and I took the three Mackerel sprats along on both days and had a thoroughly good time whether it was learning the Poyes(? – top left) , sampling the Rotary Club’s top-notch lentil dahl, or singing along to Stornoway as the sun set over the horizon.

The line-up was full and varied offering Blood Red Shoes, MewTeenage Fanclub and Bellowhead on the main stage or Chapel Club, Pulled Apart By Horses and local ‘next big thing’ retro blues rockers Little Fish in the cowshed. Highlights were many (despite some occasional muddy sound in aforesaid cowshed), especially Holly Miranda’s set which was truly superb.

I think we will be back. Some samplers below.

Download Holly Miranda – Nobody Sees Me Like You Do mp3 (from Choose To See EP)

Download Little Fish – Darling Dear mp3 (from Darling Dear Maxi Single)

Download Chapel Club – O Maybe I mp3 (from O Maybe I 7″)

Download Common Prayer – Us vs Them mp3 (from There Is A Mountain)