Posts Tagged ‘Naked Giants’

Halfway through. Here are tracks 100-91

100 Cabbage – Celebration Of A Disease (2017)

Simply the ultimate mix of mutated groove and indie rock. With a lineage that stretches back to the Fall and takes in The Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, it is the latest addition to a long line of infectious, sing-along Manchester anthems.

 

99 Felice Brothers – Lincoln Continental (2012)

The school run anthem of 2012: a fine country drawl, a fine country band. Learn the words, sing it loud; altogether now: I been missing you so listen / I liked to ask you can we drive through town.

 

98 Man Of Moon – The Road (2015)

 

Brilliantly insistent, pulsating psychedelia that ebbs and flows and mesmerises.

 

97 Naked Giants – Ya Ya (2016)

 

Slightly distorted but mighty catchy riff, heightened by a pounding backbeat and a relentlessly repetitive chorus.

 

96 The National – Think You Can Wait (2011)

With echoing strings and piano, it is the sparingly used backing vocal of Sharon Van Etten (whose shared harmonies with Matt Berninger sound as if they were always meant to be together), that elevates this track into solemn, understated brilliance.

 

95 Phosphorescent – Ride On / Right On (2013)

A little bit of funky rhythm and a whole lot of country grit combined to make one of the the most compelling and enduring songs of 2013.

 

94 The Bones Of J.R Jones – Hammer And Nails (2016)

 

An infectious blues stomp telling ancient tales from the deep south, ritualistic dance routines around bonfires (well, in our head at least) and unnerving dark secrets.

 

93 Wooden Wand – DNR Waltz (2011)

 

 

Simmering, southern-fried country rocker complete with Toth’s wry and wonderfully weary vocal drawl.

 

92 Elijah Ocean  Ride It Out (2014)

 

The melody is simple enough, gently building throughout with the message of just getting through it, which is fairly universal. It actually becomes quite inspirational by the end with its catchy chorus infecting your brain. Life can sometimes feel like it’s on a continual loop of making you ride something or other out – good to have Elijah there to sing the soundtrack.

 

91 The Decemberists – Carolina Low (2015)

Spare, simple, and undeniably menacing song. Something dark and intriguing accompanied by a sound which is evocative of American tales from old times.

 

Remember to check out tracks 200-181, 180-161, 160-141140-121 and 120-101.

Naked Giants – TV

Posted: January 22, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Rock
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Already members of Car Seat Headrest’s newly expanded 7-piece live band, Naked Giants have signed to New West Records and are set to release their debut album SLUFF on March 30th.

With 1960s harmonies sharing space with 1970s riffs, while at the same time battling an undercurrent of punk rock and modern indie influences, the first taste from the album, TV, is a kaleidoscope of sound that seems to take in the whole history of rock’n’roll, but reframes it in a more contemporary context within it’s six and a half minutes.

Listen/watch below.

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

Here is the latest instalment in our Nickel In The Jukebox series – simple proposition – ten songs, you decide… hit or miss.

Have at it.

Rue Snider – Blue Skies And Telephone Poles  [RIYL: Americana, Bright Eyes, Billy Bragg]

 

The Persian Leaps – See Me Unaware  [RIYL: Power-pop, Bob Mould, The Ramones]

 

Naked Giants – Ya Ya  [RIYL: Garage Rock, The Sonics, Ty Segall]

 

Lina Tullgren – Grace  [RIYL: Singer-Songwriters, Julien Baker, Eskimeaux]

 

Conquerors – Turned Me To Stone  [RIYL: Vintage Psych-pop, Kinks, Beatles]

 

Coot Wilson – 5 a.m. Fog  [RIYL: Folk, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt]

 

Cigarette Bums – Strange  [RIYL: Garage-punk, The Stooges, The Black Lips]

 

Sat. Nite Duets – TAFKA Salieri  [RIYL: Indie Rock, Guided By Voices, Violent Femmes]

 

BJ Barham – Rockingham  [RIYL: Country-Folk, James McMurtry, Sturgill Simpson]

 

Bonfire Nights – Easy Touch  [RIYL: Post-punk, Jesus & Mary Chain, Lola Colts]

 

jukebox

It has been a month since the last Nickel in the Jukebox, so here are another collection of ten tunes to put before our most discerning jury… you.

So give them a spin and decide, hot or not…

The Vryll Society – La Jetee  [RIYL: Space-rock, the Horrors, the Brian Jonestown Massacre ]

 

Reddening West – The River  [RIYL: Americana, Hiss Golden Messenger, Andrew Bird]

 

VHS – Art Decay  [RIYL: Post-punk, Killing Joke, Eagulls]

 

Etches – Love Is  [RIYL: Indie-rock, Interpol, Torches]

 

Esme Patterson – Feel Right  [RIYL: Indie-pop, Holly Golightly, Neko Case]

 

Naked Giants – Pyramids  [RIYL: Garage rock, Ty Segall, Diarrhea Planet]

 

Grayling – Empath  [RIYL: Singer-songwriters, Torres, Petal]

 

Oliver Wilde – Blit Scratch  [RIYL: Fuzzy-psych pop, Eels, Sparklehorse]

 

Heaven’s Jail – Heart To Love  [RIYL: Rock, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan]

 

Sego – Where I Belong  [RIYL: Slacker-pop, Pavement, Mac DeMarco]