Posts Tagged ‘Lonesome Shack’

Having been very focused on our Best of Year tracks recently, we’ve built up a bit of a backlog of new tunes to share, so thought we’d spend a couple of posts catching up and try to slip them in before the end of 2018.

First up, it has been nearly 13 years since his proper debut as Viking Moses, and Baltimore musician Brendon Massei is soon to release his fifth album, Cruel Child. New single Headstrong is stripped back, dark Americana for fans of Cat Power, Will Oldham, and Smog.

 

Keeping the dark Americana theme going, Old Nobodaddy has shared the rootsy, driving rhythm of new single Read ’em and Weep.

 

With a sound that is raw, expressive, and strange, Lonesome Shack’s music is part hill country blues, part urban folk rock, and owes as much to Alan Wilson’s Canned Heat as it does to Junior Kimbrough. The trio have featured a few times on MM and this is new single Past The Ditch taken from upcoming album Desert Dreams.

 

Just shy of two minutes of sonic mayhem from Cowgirl’s debut single She Picks Me Up. The raucous duo mix the Jesus & Mary Chain and the Ramones with the Ronettes, and a soupçon of Beach Boys to thrilling effect.

 

Recalling the early ragged glory of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the Black Angels, Black Doldrums deal a nicely malevolent combination of heavy drums and sonic ferocious riffs. Listen to the relentless euphoric swirl of People’s Temple.

 

Reverend Beat-Man & Izobel Garcia have announced the release of Baile Bruja Muerto (out in January 2019), this is the video for their blues trash rework of Venom’s Black Metal.

 

Lonesome Shack’s More Primitive album is about as good a set of boogie-blues and countrified rock as you’re likely to hear this year. Here is a “letting off steam on a golf-course” inspired video for the title track.

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Easter Round Up

While we’ve started each weekend to pick out five (good) tracks that have been setting the internet ablaze during the week, there are still lots of tunes that are not getting the attention their quality deserves.

Here for a Sunday morning is a few that we’ve picked out…the spectral, desert folk of Jess Williamson, from the ashes of Abe Vigoda comes the new-wavey Roses, we have warped, wonky folk from General Sherman, the hypnotic punk of Greys, the slow blues drawl of Lonesome Shack, the haunting singer-songwriter Redvers, and the panicky, wired punk rock of The Man.

A pick ‘n’ mix! Enjoy.

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More Primitive the new album from Seattle’s Lonesome Shack finds them exploring the depths of boogie and country blues. The trio’s sound is raw and immediate with finger-picked guitar lines, soulful crooning and big danceable grooves.

Watch the rather yucky video for Wrecks – a song about lost love.

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