Posts Tagged ‘Soft Fangs’

100 Anna St. Louis – Fire

 

99 Deep State – No Idea Pt. II

 

98 Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys

 

97 Wooden Wand – Aurora

 

96 Diet Cig – Sixteen

 

95 Prism Tats – The Liar

 

94 Julie & The Wrong Guys – Love And Leaving

 

93 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast

 

92 Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks

 

91 The Venisons – Heart

 

90 Cigarette Bums – Death In Texas

 

89 Chest Pains – Shame

 

88 Micah P Hinson – Lovers Lane

 

87 The Mind Spiders – Outside

 

86 The Americans – Hooky

 

85 Soft Fangs – Honey Colony

 

84 Muertos – Spin

 

83 Eat Fast – Immortal Kombat

 

82 L.A. Witch – Untitled

 

81 Laura Marling – Wild Fire

 

80 Spectres – Neck

 

79 Big Thief – Mary

 

78 Drahla – Silk Spirit

 

77 W.H. Lung – Want

 

76 Dumb Things – Drivin’ Home

 

Soft Fangs is the musical project of Brooklyn-based songwriter, John Lutkevich. We’ve featured him a couple of times, but never with a tune as good as this one. Honey Colony drips around the ears in a completely beguiling and seductive manner, melding the story of a bee with that of a workaholic.

It is taken from forthcoming album Fractures (out on the 1st September). Influences like Sparklehorse, Leonard Cohen and Pavement melt together to form a scuzzy tangle – while literary inspiration comes from the magical realism of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez and avant-garde poet Robert Creeley.

Wonderful stuff. Have a listen.

 

We’ve had a recent influx of videos for some excellent new tunes and thought it was high time we shared some of them…

We’ve got TERRY’s line-dancing vid for Hot Heads, dancers from Ballet Austin in Adam Torres’ new video for Juniper Arms, Julie Ruin’s video for their excellent track I’m Done, the return of MM faves Loch Lomond and their video for Pens From Spain, and Metronomy’s new video for Night Owl.

Then there is Diane & The Gentle Men’s tongue-in-cheek video for Motorcycle, a classic tale of teenage rebellion, and finally Soft Fang’s excellent musical film for The Wilderness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekWe’re a bit late to the party this weekend with our round-up of the best of the new releases of the past seven days.

No matter – consider it a nice late finish to Sunday or a nice new start to the new week.

  1. Courtney Barnett – Three Packs A Day
  2. Woods – Sun City Creeps
  3. Soft Fangs – Birthday
  4. Matthew And The Atlas – Elijah
  5. Dilly Dally – Know Yourself (Drake cover)
  6. Charlie Hilton – Funny Anyway
  7. Yuck – Hearts In Motion
  8. Murals – Watching In The Dark
  9. Beach Baby – Sleeperhead
  10. Gun Outfit – Expansion Pact
  11. Quilt – Roller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MM Shorts 807: Soft Fangs

Posted: December 30, 2015 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Rock
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It has been more than a year since we featured Soft Fangs, and now the Brooklyn-via Boston singer/songwriter will release his new album The Light on February 19th via Exploding In Sound and Disposable America Records.

The first single is The Air, a perfect mixture of the fragile and the muscular as a haunting melody and introspective, poetic vocals collide and combine with crashing drums and tumultuous, distorted guitars.

Have a listen.

 

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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