Posts Tagged ‘Menace Beach’

best of the weekWe’ve already had a pretty good week of new releases (Ty SegallTimber Timbre, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Surfer Blood, Adam Torres, Cloud Nothings,Ha Ha Tonka and Hurray for the Riff Raff amongst others, but to kick off the weekend we’ve gathered up a few (ten!) more tunes that have been shared over the past seven days.

So, check out new offerings from Angel Olsen who kicks off the anti-Trump Our First 100 Days campaign with all profits raised going directly to organisations working on the front lines of climate, women’s rights, immigration and fairness. On a similar theme we have case/lang/veirs’ live cover of Patti Smith’s classic People Have The Power and new singles from Seattle’s indie-rock trio Dude York, Swedish indie band Hater, punk rockers Grim Streakers and Damaged Bug’s mind-melting psych-rock. Also new songs from forthcoming albums from Conor Oberst, Strand of Oaks, Ryan Adams and Menace Beach.

I know, we spoil you. Dive in.

  1. Angel Olsen – Fly On Your Wall
  2. Damaged Bug – Bog Dash
  3. Ryan Adams – Doomsday
  4. Hater – Had It All
  5. case/lang/veirs – People Have The Power  (Patti Smith cover)
  6. Menace Beach – Maybe We’ll Drown
  7. Conor Oberst – Napalm
  8. Grim Streaker – Guts
  9. Strand Of Oaks – Rest Of It
  10. Dude York – Tonight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekDespite already sharing a host of new tracks from the likes of Diet Cig, Pissed Jeans and Laura Marling earlier in the week, we still have nine more new tunes gathered from the past seven days for you.

Lots of female voices this week, which is never a bad thing – check out tracks from Allison Crutchfield, Hand Habits, a gem from Phoebe Bridgers, Cleo Tucker and a nice Violent Femmes cover from BETS. We also have new songs from Cherry Glazerr and Menace Beach, a brand new single from Penelope Isles and another new track from Mark Eitzel.

Enjoy.

  1. Allison Crutchfield – I Don’t Ever Wanna Leave California
  2. Hand Habits – Sun Beholds Me
  3. Cherry Glazerr – Nuclear Bomb
  4. Menace Beach – Suck It Out
  5. Mark Eitzel – An Answer
  6. Phoebe Bridgers – Smoke Signals
  7. Penelope Isles – Cut Your Hair
  8. Cleo Tucker – Minute In Your Mind
  9. BETS – Gone Daddy Gone  (Violent Femmes cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leeds duo Menace Beach recently announced details of a new album Lemon Memory (due 20th January, on Memphis Industries – pre-order here).

They will release a new single, Give Blood, on the same day. It harnesses their raucous and scuzzy energy, but in perhaps their most “pop” moment to date.

It’s good. Have a listen.

 

See them live

31 Jan – Sheffield, The Picture House
01 Feb – Leicester, The Cookie
02 Feb – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
03 Feb – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
04 Feb – Southampton, The Joiners
06 Feb – Oxford, Bullingdon Arms
07 Feb – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
08 Feb – London, Moth Club
09 Feb – Cambridge, The Portland Arms
10 Feb – Liverpool, The Magnet
11 Feb – Manchester, Deaf Institute
14 Feb – Glasgow, Broadcast
15 Feb – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
16 Feb – Newcastle, The Cluny
17 Feb – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

 

best of the weekYou know the score by now.

This week we have new tunes from Thee Oh Sees, Potty Mouth, Menace Beach, Mutual Benefit, Honeyblood, Crystal Fairy, Jacuzzi Boys, Hazel English, Teen Suicide and some vintage 60s garage rock from Film Jacket 35.

Enjoy the weekend.

  1. Thee Oh Sees – The Poem
  2. Menace Beach – Maybe We’ll Drown
  3. Hazel English – Control
  4. Potty Mouth – Smash Hit
  5. Teen Suicide – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  6. Honeyblood – Babes Never Die
  7. Mutual Benefit – Getting Gone
  8. Film Jacket 35 – Waiting For A Way Out
  9. Jacuzzi Boys – Lucky Blade
  10. Crystal Fairy – Drugs On The Bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekA perfect ten (count ’em) rounded up for you this week, all fresh and emerging blinking into the daylight. Or something like that…

  1. Menace Beach – Holidays Are Heavy
  2. The Big Pink – High Times
  3. So Pitted – Rot In Hell
  4. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Hell
  5. Pretty Vicious – Are You Ready For Me
  6. Rare Monk – California
  7. Sunflower Bean – Wall Watcher
  8. Lanterns On The Lake – Through The Cellar Door
  9. The Bernard Lakes – Motorway
  10. The Tindersticks – Hey Lucinda

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We really don’t post as many videos as we should… so as usual here is our rather feeble attempt to clear the backlog of some of the excellent musical films we’ve seen recently.

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New From Menace Beach

There cannot be many better ways to start the day than with a new song about a pocket-size alien ghoul who soaks up your darkness and anxieties.

So it is with Ghoul Power, the latest track from Menace Beach’s new Super Transporterreum EP which cranks up the ante a notch or two with some off kilter psychedelics, woozy hallucinogens and good old fashioned speed buzz.

Don’t worry – it ends up a sweaty pale wreck after the band take him to too many parties and it shows…I hope they do a video for it!

Listen below. Order the EP here.

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Despite it being the summer months, the quality and quantity of new releases coming our way shows no signs of slowing – quite the opposite in fact. Here then is part one of our round up of fifteen picks from the past seven days.

1. Mac DeMarco – I’ve Been Waiting For Her
2. Lowest Pair – Shortning Bread
3. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez
4. PINS – Live And Let Go
5. Radkey – Love Spills
6. Menace Beach – Super Transporterreum
7. Sharon Van Etten – Remembering Mountains (demo) (Karen Dalton cover)
8. Leftfield feat. Sleaford Mods – Head And Shoulders

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Part Two coming up later…

Our final entry of the year highlighting the songs you really should have wrapped your earbuds around already this week.

1. Male Bonding – Falling
2. Menace Beach – Tastes Like Medicine
3. The Decemberists – The Wrong Year
4. Meat Wave – Mystery (Wipers cover)
5. Evans The Death – Don’t Laugh At My Angry Face
6. Modest Mouse – Lampshades On Fire

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Mad Mackerel's Best Of October 2014

After a too long hiatus, we’ve resurrected our best of the month mix capturing our favourite tunes from October’s posts, plus a couple of new tracks too. So more than 25 songs to discover…dive in!

The September Girls – Veneer
Dark-hearted pop smothered in drenched feedback

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God Damn – Horus
A red-hot burning molten pot of pop hooks and grinding, bludgeoning riffs and rhythms.

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The Voyeurs – Stunners
Indie-psych rockers new single with nods to the tribal stomp of the Glitter Band and Iggy Pop to the colder, starker vignettes of Berlin era Lou Reed.

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Dirt Dress – Revelations
Cultivated racket of guitars, horns, and drums that mixes surf rock with synths in a curiously beguiling way.

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Amazing Snakeheads – Can’t Let You Go
More trashcan voodoo punk blues without parallel.

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Ultimate Painting – Ten Street
Excellent retro style, casually lacksadasical, take on jangly indie rock with echoes of Pavement and Lou Reed.

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The Wharves – The Grip
Gracefully minimal psych-rock with fuzzed out folk invoking the reverberated spook of 60s girl groups topped with crunchy guitar and thunderous drumming.

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Maggie Bjorklund – Fro Fro Heart
Brooding, profound and unforgettable standout from Danish pedal steeliest and singer’s new album.

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Gwyneth Moreland – Slaughterhouse Gulch
Perfect blend of authentic, classic country that feels as genuine as it does timeless.

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Menace Beach – Come On Give Up
Fuzzily insistent indie rock.

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Elijah Ocean – Bring It All In
Particularly fine example of classic backwoods, porch-rocking folk.

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Heat
Eastern tinged, gritty psychedelia.

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The Wave Pictures – Pea Green Boat
Dr Feelgood style blues riffs melded with typically quirky and literate vocals.

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Eaves – As Old As The Grave
Rich, tender, melancholia from new singer-songwriter.

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Elliott Brood – Nothing Left
Rollicking, infectious Americana cut through with bluegrass, folk-rock and a definite glam-rock flavour.

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Daddy Issues – Ugly When I Cry
Wonderful slab of downbeat grungy pop that drips with acerbic irony and a healthy dose of cynicism.

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The Don Darlings – If You Can’t Be Good
Masterpiece of southern gothic Americana

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Parkay Quarts – Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth
Townes Van Zandt, Warren Zevon, and Dylan are evident points of departure this lonesome tale about “two men tragically colliding in the deep south“.

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Viet Cong – Continental Shelf
Gloomy, brooding, ghostly, dissonant post-punk.

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Diarrhoea Planet – Bamboo Curtain
Catchy old-school style punk.

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Saint Agnes – Where The Lightning Strikes
Blues stomping, dirty rock n roll number with psychedelic organs, screaming guitars and haunting harmonica.

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Justin Townes Earle – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Classic take on a classic track.

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Kyle Adem – I Go On
Haunting, satirical autobiography of loss and the person one becomes in solitude, sung with convincing desperation.

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Curtin – Big Blue Crown
Hazy track that creates a slow-burning and hypnotic soundscape.

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To finish we have new tracks from brilliant psych-rockers Pontiak, the burrowing, ominous Underneath Us Like A Snake, and Soft Fangs stunningly gorgeous and woozy Dog Park.

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