Posts Tagged ‘Hunters’

MM Shorts 726: Hunters

Posted: June 15, 2015 in Americana, Country, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock

MM Shorts 726: Hunters

Hunters are a six piece band from San Francisco that have just released their third album, We All Go Up the Mountain Alone Together.

Have a listen to the rolling, countrified rock of Ghost Town Blues with its touch points of Death Cab For Cutie and Wilco, but distinguished by Rosa del Duca’s crystal clear vocals.

Buy from Bandcamp here.


Thursday Means Six of the Best!

We’re currently away for a few days so apologies for the paucity of detail with this post, but here are six tunes that tip the scales on the noisy side for you to enjoy (and scare the cat with).

First up we have the full-on stoner onslaught of psych-rockers White Hills with a taste from forthcoming album Frying On This Rock and a perfect companion piece in the Ketamines fuzzed-up psych freakout of Kill Me Now from their new album Spaced Out.

Next up is the uncompromising riffage of Acid Head from current Kills and Jeff the Brotherhood touring mates, The Hunters, and we also have the garage jangle of Each Other and the b-side to their new single Traces To Nowhere.

Back across the water and home to London for punk 5-piece Zulu who are set for their debut release, Way Of The Zulu, on 5th March. The mini album will be available on limited cassette through Stroll On Records, but for now clear the cobwebs with the brilliant tribal rumble of Sistine Chapel. Finally Batwings Catwings have made the urgent, new wave inspired Early Exit b-side to recent single Radio available for free.

Download White Hills – Pads Of Light mp3 (from Frying On This Rock)

Download Ketamines – Kill Me Now mp3 (from Spaced Out)

Download The Hunters – Acid Head mp3 (from )

Download Each Other – Sit Still mp3 (from Taking Trips EP)

Download Zulu – Sistine Chapel mp3 (from Wa Of The Zulu)

Download Batwings Catwings – Early Exit mp3 (from Radio 7″)

More from Hunters

Posted: April 2, 2011 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

We posted the excellent single release Deadbeat by Brooklyn’s Hunters back in early February. A song we described as “The Vaselines making music with The Ruts on a chaotic acid binge.”

Now we have a track from their self-titled, name your price EP, which is available here on Bandcamp.

Visceral, tribal, and anthemic. Start your weekend with a bang!

Download Hunters – Brat Mouth mp3 (from Hunters EP)

Here we are again. A mix of the best tracks we posted in February and a few new ones too. Twenty seven cracking songs to immerse yourself in!

Download O’Death – Bugs mp3 (from Outside)

Echoes of their ramshackle and punkish best, but this time it is cocooned in something more subtle and thoughtful too.

Download The Whalers – That Rabbit mp3 (from How The Ship Goes Down)

Playing a wonderfully straightforward blend of thudding, bass-heavy rock that makes us think of QotSA melded with the Black Angels and then given some 60s style reverb treatment.

Download Middle Brother – Me Me Me mp3 (from Middle Brother)

Classic rootsy Americana show indie supergroup can live up to the hype.

Download The Barettas – Touche mp3 (from Touche 7″)

An energy filled, rough edged pop number – like bubblegum wrapped around a six inch nail.

Download Creepoid – Grave Blanket mp3 (from Horse Heaven)

Top quality psych-rock and creeping reverb laden malevolence.

Download The Paperhead – Back To Those Days mp3 (from The Paperhead)

Shimmering, orchestrated pop layers, eastern influence and the groovy instrumentals of a classic British Psych record.

Download Hunters – Deadbeat mp3 (from Hunters / Dead Wife split 7″)

The tribal beat and brilliant riff is a perfect combination of the heavy and the accessible. Imagine The Vaselines making music with The Ruts on a chaotic acid binge.

Download Moon Duo – Mazes mp3 (from Mazes)

A must for any fans of psychedelia, drone-rock, stoner riffage or anything similar.

Download Left Lane Cruiser – Giving Tree mp3 (from Junkyard Speed Ball)

An effortless mix of southern-fried blues, garage, and brutal punk riffs into one glorious whiskey and gasoline soaked whole.

Download Trent Fox & The Tenants – Mess Around mp3 (from Mess Around EP)

Garage infused rock n roll with added swagger and a whole bunch of attitude.

Download Wolf Ram Heart – Viewgirls mp3 (from Betrayal of Hearts)

Ominous and brooding – a perfect example of dark hearted, pop psychedelia.

Download Jones Street Station – The Understanding mp3

A wonderful sense of melody and intricate rhythms played with a joyous abandon and sense of fun.

Download The Raveonettes – Forget That You’re Young mp3 (from Raven In The Grave)

Ghostly synths and chillingly beautiful riffs that leave you feeling simultaneously unsettled and enchanted.

Download Slug Guts – Hangin’ In The Pisser mp3 (from Howlin’ Gang)

Seething primal punk-blues holler with a twisted take on everything from goth to garage.

Download Brother Gruesome – Tubes mp3 (from For The Morphine Makes You Comfortable 7″)

Mixing a sound that has evolved from their dark folk roots with a full on Sabbath-esque interlude.

Download J Mascis – Not Enough mp3 (from Several Shades Of Why)

Acoustically tinged pop par excellence.

Download Hunx & His Punx – Lovers Lane mp3 (from Too Young To Be In Love)

Tongue-in-cheek homage to the Shangri-Las, doo-wop, bubblegum pop, beach cruising and prom night teenage angst and finishes with the obligatory spoken word denouement – this time with flamboyantly camp overtones.

Download Bored Man Overboard – Abigail mp3 (from Rogue)

Vibrant, dark and reserved, they tell stories about forgotten people, of resignation and subdued wine buzzes. The music sounds like it has been dragged screaming from being immersed in six months of darkness – a wonderful antidote to the empty pop fluff that abounds.

Download Wavves – Horse Shoes mp3

His finest moment since So Bored…?

Download Fosdyk Well – First Gravity mp3 (from Slumber And Stark Lots)

Off-kilter acoustic strum and a queasy feel combine in this brilliantly disorientating mix of uneasy folk and ambient experiment

Download Silver Shampoo – Streaks Of Satan mp3 (from Higher & Higher)

Top quality fuzzed out, reverbed up, psychotic blast of glamorous garage rock.

Download The Heavenly States – Model Son mp3 (from Oui Camera Oui EP)

A foot-stomper with added rasp, rhythm and groove.

And to finish off we have two excellent covers for you, Loch Lomond’s reverential take on a Fleetwood Mac classic and Bat for Lashes tackling Depeche Mode, as well as the first tastes from new albums by Summer Camp and Julian Lynch, and finally a brand new song from folkies Romany Rye.

Download Loch Lomond – The Chain mp3 (Fleetwood Mac cover)

Download Bat For Lashes – Strangelove mp3 (Depeche Mode cover)

Download Julian Lynch – Terra mp3 (from Terra)

Download Summer Camp – I Want You mp3

Download Romany Rye – I Hate Myself (For Loving You) mp3


Posted: February 8, 2011 in Alternative, Garage, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

The label Swill Children sent us a couple of releases recently. One, a 7″ split between Brooklyn based Hunters and Montreal based Dead Wife is proving increasingly popular here at MM.

Hunters are charged with wild energy, hailing from Brooklyn, NY and led by the duo singers/guitarists, Derek Watson and Isabel Ibsen. The tribal beat and brilliant riff on Deadbeat is a perfect combination of the heavy and the accessible. It simultaneously calls to mind the punk heyday of yesteryear (without being derivative), and the lo-fi, DIY ethic of the c86 brigade. Imagine The Vaselines making music with The Ruts on a chaotic acid binge.

This is their first release, and an EP is planned soon. It’s certainly a great start and we’re hoping to hear more from them sooner rather than later.

You can order the 7″ here.

Download Hunters – Deadbeat mp3 (from Hunters / Dead Wife split 7″)