Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Morby’


30 Meat Wave – The Incessant


29 L.A. Witch – L.A. Witch


28 Oh Sees – Orc


27 Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now


26 Deer Tick – Deer Tick Vol. 1


25 Ty Segall – Ty Segall


24 Public Service Broadcasting – Public Service Broadcasting


23 Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps


22 Alvvays – Antisocialites


21 Sleaford Mods – English Tapas


20 Spectres – Condition


19 Whispertown – I’m A Man


18 The Americans – I’ll Be Yours


17 King Krule – The Ooz


16 Ron Gallo – Heavy Meta


15 Flat Worms – Flat Worms


14 Micah P. Hinson – Micah P Hinson Presents: The Holy Strangers


13 The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding


12 Kevin Morby – City Music


11 Mark Lanegan – Gargoyle


10 LIFE – Popular Music


9 Protomartyr – Relatives In Descent


8 Laura Marling – Semper Femina


7  Terry – Remember Terry


6 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana


5 Black Angels – Death Song


4 Cabbage – Young, Dumb & Full Of…


3 Big Thief – Capacity


2 The Moonlandingz – Interplanetary Class Classic


1 IDLES – Brutalism


75 Sleaford Mods – Moptop


74 Silver Torches – If I Reach


73 Idles – Divide And Conquer


72 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake


71 King Krule – Dum Surfer


70 Naomi Punk – Chapter II


69 The Reptaliens – If You Want


68 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press


67 Ron Gallo – All The Punks Are Domesticated


66 The Black Angels – Currency


65 B Boys – Energy


64 The Moonlandingz – Dirty Red Rose


63 No Age – Drippy


62 The Lovely Eggs – I Shouldn’t Have Said That


61 The Staves – Tired As Fuck


60 Wavves – You’re Welcome


59 Phobophobes – Where Is My Owner?


58 Thurston Moore – Cease Fire


57 Bad Dreems – Mob Rule


56 Kevin Morby – Bag Of Rats


55 Goat Girl – Cracker Drool


54 Cabbage – A Network Betrayal


53 Flat Worms – Motorbike


52 Dream Wife – Somebody


51 Cabbage – Fraudulent Artist



Best of 2017: 100 – 76

Kevin Morby has offered up his moody take on Blue Christmas for Amazon’s Indie for the Holidays playlist.

It is sparse and longing, anchored by a slow-moving bass line, the kick beat of the drum, and Morby’s signature croon. Listen below.


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…


  1. Justin Townes Earle – Graceland
  2. Hazel English – Love Is Dead
  3. Kevin Morby – Bag Of Rats
  4. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap
  5. Waxahatchee – Silver (Demo)
  6. ShitKid – Alright
  7. Big Thief – Breathe In My Lungs
  8. Trevor Sensor – High Beams
  9. Danny & The Champions Of The World – Swift Street
  10. Mac DeMarco – One More Love Song
  11. David Bazan – The Devil In His Youth  (Protomartyr cover)
  12. Tangerines – 1945














  1. Car Seat Headrest – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore  (Smiths cover)
  2. Royal Blood – Lights Out
  3. Iggy Pop – Asshole Blues
  4. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Be My Baby  (Ronettes cover)
  5. YAWN – Hum
  6. Land Of Talk – Loving (featuring Sharon Van Etten)
  7. Kevin Morby – Aboard My Train
  8. Wavves – Million Enemies










  1. Julien Baker – Good News (Piano Version)
  2. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Hope The High Road
  3. BNQT – Unlikely Force
  4. Bonnie Prince Billy & Nathan Salsburg – Wallin Creek Girls
  5. Kevin Morby – Come To Me Now
  6. Diet Cig – Link In Bio
  7. The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions
  8. Marissa Nadler – Rosemary
  9. W.H. Lung – Nothing Is
  10. Soccer Mommy – Be Seeing You













Here are our favourite albums of 2016. We have to go against the flow a bit and say up front there is no place for David Bowie. Great though he was, and tragic that he died two days after the release of a good album, for us that was what it was, a good album, but not a great one. And besides he is topping damn near every other list.

30 Adam Torres – Pearls To Swine



29 BRONCHO – Double Vanity



28 Communist Daughter – The Cracks That Built The Wall



27 Cold Pumas – The Hanging Valley



26 Hooded Fang – Venus On Edge



25 Jamie T – Trick



24 The Julie Ruin – Hit Reset



23 Goat – Requiem



22 Kevin Morby – Singing Saw



21 The Cave Singers – Banshee



20 Conor Oberst – Ruminations



19 Black Mountain – IV



18 Pixies – Head Carrier



17 Big Thief – Masterpiece



16 Wilco – Shmilco



15 Velcro Hooks – Velcro Hooks



14 Terry Malts – Lost At The Party



13 Terry – Terry HQ



12 PJ Harvey – Hope Six Demolition Project



11 Mind Spiders – Prosthesis



10 Angel Olsen – My Woman



9 Lucy Dacus – No Burden



8 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity



7 Cass McCombs – Mangy Love



6 Damien Jurado – Vision Of Us On The Land


5 Dr. Dog – Psychedelic Swamp


4 The Felice Brothers – Life In The Dark



3 Great American Canyon Band – Only You Remain



2 Parquet Courts – Human Performance



1 Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial



Check out our favourite 100 tracks of the year here (100-76, 75-51, 50-26, 25-1) and look out tomorrow for the start of our individual lists…


Part 2 of our rundown of our favourite tracks of the year. Today we have tracks 75 through to 51.


75 The Julie Ruin – Mr. So And So


74 Beach – Donuts


73 exmagician – Job Done


72 W.H. Lung – Inspiration


71 Wilco – If I Ever Was A Child


70 Dune Rats – Bullshit


69 Meatbodies – Valley Girl


68 Conor Oberst – Gossamer Thin


67 Big Thief – Masterpiece


66 Elizabeth Cook – Tabitha Tuders’ Mama


65 Goat – Union Of Mind And Soul


64 Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me


63 Lucy Dacus – Strange Torpedo


62 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – People Vultures


61 Golden Suits – Is It Wrong


60 Cass McCombs – In A Chinese Alley


59 Wooden Indian Burial Ground – Spazz Pony


58 Kevin Morby – Dorothy


57 Las Kellies – Celebrate Life


56 Cold Pumas – Severed Estates


55 BRONCHO – Fantasy Boys


54 Parquet Courts – Berlin Got Blurry


53 The Felice Brothers – Triumph ’73


52 Gooch Palms – Ask Me Why


51  M. Ward – Girl From Conejo Valley


Check out tracks 100-76 here.

best of the weekNo less than ten songs for you this week including the return of The Shins, a brilliant new protest song from Kevin Morby as well as new tunes from The Orwells, Futurebirds,  Thee Oh Sees, Horse Thief and a tasty cover from Hinds. We also have our first official seasonal posting – slightly dubiously as it is still October – but it is She & Him so we’ll forgive them…

  1. The Shins – Dead Alive
  2. Kevin Morby – Stranger Things
  3. Hinds – Holograma  (Los Nastys cover)
  4. The Orwells – They Put A Body In The Bayou
  5. Thee Oh Sees – You Will Find It Here
  6. Futurebirds – Only Here For Your Love
  7. Corey Hanson – Replica
  8. Horse Thief – Another Youth
  9. Half Japanese – Attack Of The Giant Leeches
  10. She & Him – Happy Holiday