Posts Tagged ‘Moon King’

Monday Morning Round-Up

We’ve been clearing up (or down, or out, or whatever the term is) our in-box over the weekend and from the plethora of remixes, ‘bangers’, and electro-pop that went straight into the trash we have picked these gems for you to set your working week off on the right foot…

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Goldishack’s Devil Can Dance is a dark, fuzzed-out dirge, a tale of moral conflict and decay. It is the lead single off Devil’s Road (out this month), a collection of gritty, folk-infused rock from the Go Rogue Records roster that resonates with eerie intimations of the end times.

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Charles Howl are a London-based brit psych-pop group with a brilliantly infectious and melodic sound. This track, Going Down With A Hi comes from forthcoming album Sir Vices and is one of our favourite tracks of the year so far.

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Trent Halliday is a musician currently releasing material under the recording alias Three Days Dark. The second single from his forthcoming second album due in April is Some Days, a slow burning psych-rock sound, seeped in reverb and phase, with solid grooves, motoric rhythms and crafted noise. The B-side Violet Sunrise is a sprawling, almost freak beat track, with an uplifting kind of eclecticism inspired by 60s cuts from Os Mutantes, Pretty Things and the like.

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Moon King have shared a second track from their forthcoming debut album Secret Life, which will be released on Last Gang Records on April 14th. A regular live opener, Apocalypse embodies the brittle emotional landscape and fraught, combustible energy which threads through the album. Beginning with the confession “Somehow I feel no release when I’m alone with anyone else / somehow I fall to pieces when I wake up to nothing where you should be“, the song builds in intensity and speed until overflowing in a rush of cathartic noise.

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We’ve already posted the warm, engrossing fuzz of Best Friends’ single Shred Til You’re Dead. Next up is new single Fake Spit, to be released March 9th, showing that despite a seemingly effortless ability to kick things up through absorbing, head-shaking rhythm; a more melodic-wrapped approach also rests in their arsenal.

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For contrast try the blue-collar cross-dressing boogie of Shake It Little Tina, it comes from Low Cut Connie’s new album Hi Honey, to be released on April 21 on Contender Records.

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And lastly we have the first taste from the soul-searching new album from singer-songwriter Matthew The Oxx. Beyond The Gates is taken from the long player First Aid For The Drowning.

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Our regular round up of the songs you really should have heard already this week, chief among them a brand new song from MM fave Sharon Van Etten, a couple of cracking covers and a newly discovered Jason Molina song with Will Oldham and Alasdhair Roberts.

Enjoy.

1. Sharon Van Etten – I Don’t Want To Let You Down
2. The Smoke Fairies – Steal Softly Through The Snow (Captain Beefheart cover)
3. Jason Molina featuring Will Oldham & Alasdhair Roberts – September 11, 2001
4. Cheatahs – Sunne
5. JEFF The Brotherhood – Coat Check Girl
6. Happyness – Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones cover)
7. Moon King – Roswell
8. The Decemberists – A Beginning Song

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