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This excellent cut of scrappy garage tinged indie rock is the first taste we’ve had for a while from Leland Sundries. Frontman Nick Loss-Eaton wrote Radiator Sabotage in response to the maximum-temp heating blast common through winter in NYC’s old apartment blocks.

It is taken from forthcoming debt long-player Music For Outcasts which is due in early February next year. The bones of ​the record​ ​actually ​came together whilst​ ​Nick was recovering from alcohol dependency- with half the tracks written prior to his sobriety (‘time capsules to a time of desperation’ as Nick himself puts it), and the other half written whilst – incredibly – he ​prepared for​ ​open-​heart surgery (he is barely 30 years old).

The album meanders from the tongue-in-cheek power pop of Apocalypse Love Song, about reviving romance at the end of the world; the grunge-derived Greyhound From Reno; dreamy indie rock of Studebaker, replete with a psychedelic bridge; the ominous rockabilly of Wallace, ID, partly written in the namesake town; pure turn-it-up garage rock on Bad Hair Day; and an epic road trip song on Maps of the West with synth hooks.

Spin the single below.


New Releases Round Up.

Here are some ‘hot outta the in-box‘ new releases that are well worth exploring.

First up is a new track from the Forty Nineteens forthcoming debut No Expiration Date. Truckers Song is another slice of garage inflected pop-punk that sounds as though it were forged in the underground scene of late 80s Los Angeles.

Download The Forty Nineteens – Truckers Song mp3 (from No Expiration Date)

We have featured both Ty Segall and White Fence on more than one occasion on MM and so it is a treat to find them collaborating on new album Hair. This is the rather promising taster, I Am Not A Game.

Download Ty Segall & White Fence – I Am Not A Game mp3 (from Hair)

The Fresh & Onlys have also been MM regulars and Tim Cohen’s new side project is Magic Trick. The forthcoming album is called Ruler of the Night and if this track, Torture is anything to go by, we are (in directly inverse proportions to the song’s title and pained despairing delivery) in for a real treat.

Download Magic Trick – Torture mp3 (from Ruler Of The Night)

Back after a four year hiatus and still delivering trademark bittersweet pop jangle is Gentleman Jesse. This is Take It Easy On Me from scheduled new album Leaving Atlanta.

Download Gentleman Jesse – Take It Easy on Me mp3 (from Leaving Atlanta)

We’ve also featured folksinger Leland Sundries before when we were rather taken with his EP The Apothecary. He is back with a new EP titled The Foundry and this slow-paced cut is called Monitor Arms.

Download Leland Sundries – Monitor Arms mp3 (from The Foundry)

The Home of Easy Credit is the provocative eponymous debut recording from husband and wife team Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen and Tom Blancarte. It uses electronics to blend vocals, saxophone and flute with furious bass playing to create sonic soundscapes that are as bleak as they are screwed up!


Finally, Sweden’s Theo Berndt is new to us, but new single Supersized is a bit of a distorted indie-pop monster with rolling bass lines and joyfully catchy guitar lines that can’t quite mask the song’s undertone of sadness.

Download Theo Berndt – Supersized mp3 (from Supersized Single)

New video from Leland Sundries

Posted: November 29, 2010 in Country, Folk, Indie, Music

A short while ago we posted about folky Brooklyn troubadour Leland Sundries and his debut EP The Apothecary.

Here is a video for one of the tracks, Elegy, that was filmed at the Staten Island tugboat graveyard, in a canoe among the rusted, half-sunken boats.

Visit his MySpace here.

Download Leland Sundries – Elegy mp3 (from The Apothecary EP)

Yesterday saw the release of The Apothecary EP by Leland Sundries.

At first you might think it is just another in a long line of “find and replace” folk, but led by Nick Loss-Eaton, Leland Sundries’ take on Americana sits comfortably alongside contemporaries like Elvis Perkins, Jay Farrar, and A.A. Bondy, yet is informed by decades of history, too.

Like many great folk songs and traditional tunes, there is an immediacy to the melodies and chord progressions of their music that easily ensnares the listener. Those hooks encourage repeated spins and, subsequently, closer inspection. Time Out New York has already favourably described Leland Sundries as “oddball storytelling with a lo-fi country sensibility,” and we can see what they mean. Hooks aside, suitably world-weary vocals deliver lyrics that are rife with images of bowling shoes, cinderblock villages, decaying houses, and oddball tourist attractions, elevating the everyday beyond the ordinary.

The songs of Leland Sundries don’t just sketch scenes, but map out curious universes that the listener can inhabit, explore and expand upon as the imagination dictates.

One to keep a close eye on, that’s for sure.

Visit MySpace here.

Download Leland Sundries – Elegy mp3 (from The Apothecary EP)