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Videos of the Day

Spoiling you with five excellent videos this morning. I don’t know where you are, but we’ve got yet another day of dank, dreary, drizzly rain and I need something to brighten up my Friday.

So, contrast and compare scrappy indie jangle from Such Hounds, gentle intricate harmonies from The Sea The Sea, tough, catchy garage from The Coathangers, fevered, intense pop from Rare Monks, and the classic country-punk rock’n’roll of Reverend Horton Heat.

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Videos of the Day

Top notch videos to round off, and round up, the working week from Beach Fossils (trippy lo-fi), Such Hounds (ramshackle, punky Americana), Dark Bells (ethereal psychedelia), and The Head And The Heart (indie folk).

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Round Up Time Again

Too many good songs, too little time to do them justice. Accept this offering as the best compromise we can muster, but explore these tunes – they are well worth it – even if we are a bit slow getting some of them to your attention!

Kicking us off are indie duo Big Deal and a new single from their much acclaimed album of dark, intoxicating, occasionally grungy delights,  June Gloom. Download Swapping Spit here, which is possibly our favourite track from the album.


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Next up are Such Hounds and the title track from their new I Hate Summer EP, an excellent collection of raucous, ragged Americana with touch-points as diverse as Neil Young, the Misfits and The Replacements.

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Sweden’s Great Hare are offering up a free download of Like Flowers, an engaging excursion into dreamy, indie-pop.

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Lo Fine have been around for 15 years or so, playing their own brand of literate, thoughtful, slowcore tinged Americana and have a new album of the same called Want Is A Great Need due in November. Check out Lie In White from it.

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Beautiful Fools is an indie rock three piece band from Adelaide, influenced by bands like Radiohead, Band Of Horses, and Bon Iver. The sound they create is quite big and moody and featured single Small Town tackles the classic themes of being stuck in a rut and fading dreams.

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Sun Club deal in what they term, “dirty sunshine pop”, and new single Beauty Meat is well worth picking up on a pay-what-you-want offer via their Bandcamp page here.

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12 Dirty Lovers recent EP Eyeball Madness is a collection of feral sounding, outsider’s indie rock and art-punk – think Pavement, Sonic Youth and Devo fighting to the death in a sack.

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We’re rather late to the delights of September Girls who released this excellent slice of post-punk, noise pop for Cassette Store Day earlier in the month. However, the two tracks, Ships and Flesh are just too good not to post, and precede a new single in October and a debut album in January.

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The experimental feel to the ‘neo-Americana’ of Arrison Kirby is prominent on forthcoming new three track release, The Micro Jackson EP. Lead track Action features features Dustin Milotte (Star Mountain, Hypenkrunk) on guitar and the mysterious Brite Flowers on bass.

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Weird Owl are long standing residents of the New York psych-rock scene and have a new five track release Healing out on the 15th October. Try the cosmic karma and ambient trippiness of the title track.

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We’ve featured the punkish, sleazy blues of Burning Condors in the past and have been enjoying their most recent release Polka Dot Girl backed with Judgement – and available digitally or as a limited edition cassette.

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The dark, blistered lullaby that is Colonies by Battle Lines, is an intense soundscape of stark melodies and brittle, fractured guitars.

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Maths and the Moon are an alt-psyche three piece who release their debut album Night Train Daydream today. Mixing drone, shoegaze and good old fashioned space-rock, try the motorik euphoria of Polychrome.

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Miraculous Mule make rock ‘n’ roll infused spirituals, immersed in gothic Americana and this is their excellent single Dangerous Blues, released last week, and taken from forthcoming long player Deep Fried.

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We have surf-infused indie rock from LA based Hills, and a free download of their new track of garage-meets-beach-pop, Would You Love Me.

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It is another case of better late than never with Wake Up Lucid’s new 7″ I Want, which saw a release earlier this month as a part of a split with the Dead Ships. Scuzzy, grimy, garage blues of the very best kind.

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Cloud Person’s Monochrome Places long player is a haunting, sometimes whimsical, blend of folk, rock, gospel and psychedelia. Available from their Bandcamp page, this is a free download of Robber Barons.

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Lastly, for now, we have The Deep Red Sky and their introspective reworking of the MGMT classic Kids. It will be released as a digital single on the 7th October.

A Few We Missed...

Here are a few tracks that we’d meant to post, but for some inexplicable reason (well, time mostly…) we never got round to putting up at the time when they were new. Yet running through the long list we keep of mp3s, streams and videos, these were all in the “should post” category. They go back a couple of months (for some of them anyway), but what the heck, we figured you might easily have missed one or two of these too.

The TV Buddhas, currently based in Germany, but originally from Tel Aviv, have been playing their own blend of alienation drenched garage-punk for the past five years. This is the title track from their Band In The Modern World EP.

Download The TV Buddhas – Band In The Modern World mp3 (from Band In The Modern World EP)

A while ago we received an e-mail from dusty Country rockers Ox about their outstanding album Tuco. Technical problems meant we lost the e-mail when we upgraded our computer, so we’re not sure which song we could have posted. It would have been the stunning Midnight On The Island if we’d had carte blanche to choose, but their cover of Neil Young’s Out On The Weekend seems to be the one up on Hype Machine. Marvellous.

Download Ox – Out On The Weekend mp3 (from Tuco)

Rural Ghosts were another band we had every good intention of posting about, but it was only when we saw Slowcoustic had posted about them recently that we were reminded. So definitely worth a repost of their sparse, eerie folk ballad Bright Side from their self-titled EP (available here). Check out Slowcoustic too – a great blog.

Download Rural Ghosts – Bright Side mp3 (from Rural Ghosts EP)

A few days ago The Leg released their album An Eagle To Saturn via Song By Toad Records (buy here). Taster track Bake Yourself Silly is everything you imagine it might be and more – unhinged and experimental in the very best way! Like they say about the song, “I can’t think of many more creepy lyrics, than “There are no stitches ’cause there was no operation”…”

Download The Leg – Bake Yourself Silly mp3 (from An Eagle To Saturn)

Payroll Union are an Americana/southern gothic band from Sheffield and have just released their second 6-track EP, Your Obedient Servant. This is Mary Lanson from the EP.

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Indie Folker is about as clear a name as you could wish for in terms of knowing what kind of music you’ll be getting. Why? performed with new band The Wonder Fools is a prime example of their prowess in the, er, indie-folk arena!

Download Indie Folker & The Wonder Fools – Why? mp3 (from Why?)

Such Hounds are a Brooklyn band who caught our ears with this wistfully upbeat track of Americana tinged indie-folk from their self-titled EP. If you like it, you can get the whole thing for free from their Bandcamp page here.

Download Such Hounds – Drink The Moon mp3 (from Such Hounds EP)

Born With Stripes are an indie-rock two-piece now residing in Leeds and this sprightly number clocks in at little over 2 minutes, which is just enough time to convince you it’s summer time (despite the incessant rain!)

Download Born With Stripes – … You Stole The Laces From My Shoes mp3

Mostly No, Milk Maid’s second album released via FatCat on 9th July will follow within a year of last year’s debut record Yucca and finds the band expertly straddling the line between noise and pop whilst also expanding their sonic terrain. Adding swirls of psychedelia to the debut albums crafted fuzz, the home-recorded Mostly  No explores a trans-Atlantic sound that at times simultaneously recalls the grand traditions of Manchester indie and Californian acid rock but which also sits alongside contemporaries such as Ty Segall, White Fence, and The War on Drugs. Download the brilliant Do Right.

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The Tiny Birds have made a double A-side digital single available for free download from their website here. Lead track, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger is a catchy, raucous slice of indie folk that is a real keeper. Available from their Bandcamp page.

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Lastly, for now, we have Jess Williamson. She plays the banjo and sings, and the songs on her debut solo EP Medicine Wheel/Death Songs  are fleshed out with synthesizer, electric guitar, percussion, strings, and organ. The result is a minimal, dreamy, sparse, and feminine folk sound.

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