Posts Tagged ‘Shannon & The Clams’

Here we are, a day late, but no compromise on quality. Nine new tunes from the past week for your listening consumption.

  1. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Paper Mache Dream Balloon
  2. Elyse Weinberg – Houses
  3. Destruction Unit – The Upper Hand
  4. Avers – Come To Me Now
  5. Shannon & The Clams – It’s Too Late
  6. Childbirth – Let’s Be Bad
  7. Saintseneca – Sleeper Hold
  8. Sea Lion – If My Baby
  9. Psychic Blood – Blur World

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Here we go again, another collection of eight handpicked tunes released this week, including the return of the wonderful Mercury Rev, that are more than worth a few minutes of your time.

1. Mercury Rev – The Queen Of Swans
2. Wolf Alice – Freazy
3. Shannon And The Clams – Corvette
4. Weaves – Tick
5. No Age – It’s Oh So Quiet (Bjork cover)
6. Hyde & Beast – Hard Times Good Times
7. Eagles Of Death Metal – Complexity
8. David Ramirez – Harder To Lie

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Videos of the Day

Last day of the working week, so celebrate with some new videos. We have the twisted, gnarly rock’n’roll of Shannon & The Clams, some sweetly dissonant pop from Tancred, Swedish lo-fi psych from No Coda, country-psych from Immigrant Union, and slacker rock from Charleston’s Elim Bolt.

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Mad Mackerel's Best of April 2013

Better late than never, here is our monthly round-up of the best of our April downloads together with a handful of brand new tracks. More than twenty songs especially prepared for you to put together an eclectic and appealing mix to impress all your friends and bore your boring work colleagues.

Enjoy!

Wild Wild Wets – Criminal Blue
Tripped out, freaked out, psych pop.

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Hey Anna – Tiny Kiss
Intimate vocal harmonies perched atop poppy folkish melodies that meet soaring, atmospheric alt-rock.

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The Lost Souls Club – Son, You Look Like You Need Jesus
Taking its cue from the darker end of the psych-blues spectrum, this track gleefully careers off the road into the verge, happily making a home in the margins of mainstream rock’n’roll and spitting sly malevolence at anyone who comes too close.

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Owls Of The Swamp – Hypnotist
A masterpiece of elegiac fingerpicked folk, softly spun melody, and ghostly backing vocals.

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Young Hunting – Baby’s First Steps
Lush, woozy and seductive evoking a sense of back porch bonhomie and marijuana enhanced well being.

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Belle Mare – The Boat Of The Fragile Mind
Dreamspace of acoustic and synth textures, weaving folk with dream pop.

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Sunjacket – Alligator
Indie rock with a laconic, hazy chug and sweet falsetto chorus.

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Download Brass Bed – Please Don’t Go mp3 (from The Secret Will Keep You)
Three minutes of infectious indie-rock perfection with a soupçon of garage rock attitude.

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Amanda Jo Williams – 2000Hell
Idiosyncratic mix of twangy rockabilly and weird Americana

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The Baptist Generals – Broken Glass
Haunted, claustrophobic take on drunken folk.


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Torches – When You Gonna?
Opens with a tasty riff and settles into a nice, easy-going melodic groove that calls to mind The Shins or Spoon.

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Georgia’s Horse – Ginger
Dusty Americana shot through with a melancholy and sadness that is almost real enough to touch.

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Paperhaus – Helicopters
Perfectly judged psych-pop.

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Shawn Mrazek Lives! – Man In The Grass
A tale of self-discovery and freedom that snaps, snarls and sparkles in equal measure.

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Download Shannon and the Clams – Into a Dream mp3 (from Dreams in the Rat House)
Slow-dance-ready instrumental with darkly bucolic lyrics.

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The Builders & The Butchers – Dirt In The Ground
Sonically heavier perhaps, but just as distinctive dark-hearted folk as always. Wonderful.

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And new tracks to dive into from Morningbell’s experimental psych-tinged art rock to Honeymilk’s infectious indie, and two tracks of gorgeous stripped back folk from Dark For Dark. Finally, try the simplicity and honesty from Young Readers indie-folk, shot through with a dreamy, imaginary quality that (whisper it) calls to mind Sparklehorse or Jason Molina.

Shannon & The Clams - free download

Into A Dream is the second free download from Dreams in the Rat House, the rollicking new full-length record from Shannon and the Clams.

The song, which combines a slow-dance-ready instrumental with darkly bucolic lyrics, follows on from the earlier, and much heralded, giveaway of Rip Van Winkle, and the signs are looking increasingly good for a big year for the band.

Like the record label says, “from pop ballads to doo woppers, bomp stompers and punk rippers, country clippers and some psych-o trippers, it’s all R’n’R and it’s all right there in the Clams’ hooded velvet trick bag.” Damn right.

Later this month they head out on tour with Mikal Cronin, which sounds like a pretty good combination to us.

Download Shannon and the Clams – Into a Dream mp3 (from Dreams in the Rat House)

Download Shannon and the Clams – Rip Van Winkle mp3 (from Dreams in the Rat House)