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Posted: September 14, 2017 in Alternative, Country, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock
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We were big fans of the countrified punk of Those Darlins and they graced the virtual pages of MM on many an occasion.

So, we were very sad to hear of the passing of singer Jessi Zazu on Tuesday at just 28 years old, after a long struggle with cervical cancer.

Those Darlins’ first EP Wild One was released in 2008 followed by their self-titled debut LP the following year. They went onto record two more albums, Screws Get Loose (2011) and Blur The Line (2013), along with several EPs and singles. The band’s music spanned many genres, often sounding on early recordings like a punk rock version of the Carter Family.

As the band’s drummer and close friend Linwood Regensburg eloquently says…

Shout-out to your contagious spirit that inspired all who crossed it. Shout-out to the creative dynamo who continued to flourish even against insurmountable odds. Shout-out to all the little triumphs over the last 16 months. Shout-out to the ridiculous van rides and the fights and to the fact that we never turned our backs on one another over the last decade. Shout-out to the dreams we made and the ones left to come. And shout-out to all of you who have supported her until the end.

 

 

 

 

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best of the weekOur final round up in 2015 of all those newly fresh and minted tracks that we’ve gathered up from the past week is one of the best of the whole year. Here are twelve songs which you really need to hear..

  1. Kurt Vile – Pretty Boy
  2. Ezra Furman – The Prisoner
  3. Those Darlins – Female Trouble (Divine cover)
  4. Cian Nugent – Lost Your Way
  5. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Nobody Dies
  6. The Dirty Nil – Zombie Eyed
  7. Hiss Golden Messenger – Wish I Had Not Said That
  8. Fraser A. Gorman – Skyscraper Skyline Blues
  9. John Murry – Holocaust (Big Star cover)
  10. Jaill – Port Of Call
  11. Kal Marks – Dorothy
  12. Jehnny Beth + Julian Casablancas – Boy/Girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos of the Day

It’s been a little while since we’ve had a Videos of the Day post, so we’re putting that right with some excellent musical films and tunes from Those Darlins, Eliza And The Bear, We Are Hex, and Suburban Living.

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Round Up Time Again

A few very choice tunes have come our way recently and which for one reason or another we’ve been slow to post them.

So here is a quick and dirty round up of some of them!

First up the very welcome return of the wonderful Pink Mountaintops and the first taste from their forthcoming album Get Back. We also have the brilliant Bass Drum Of Death and new single Black Don’t Glow, and very much in a similar vein we have more sonic mayhem from NØMADS.

We also have new tracks from two of our favourite songwriters; Richard Buckner in the form of Gauzy Dress In The Sun from the forthcoming expanded reissue of Bloomed and Chad VanGaalen’s Where Are You? from his new long player Shrink Dust. We have the spaced out punk of The Ketamines and the much anticipated new single from The Men, and Magic Bones’ excellent ode to Aussie punk rock, Round The Block.

Rounding off our rounding up are a track from the Woolen Men’s latest EP Quick Trips, and from Those Darlins, Why Can’t I,  one of the standout tracks from last year’s excellent Blur The Line album. Finally Let’s Wrestle’s new album is garnering lots of positive column inches and you can hear just why with Rain Ruins Revolution – witty, sarcastic indie rock at its best.

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New Songs From Those Darlins

Those Darlins will release their much anticipated new album Blur The Line on the 1st October. In anticipation of the big day, they have shared two new tracks from the record, following on from the free download of Oh God they have been offering on their website.

Western Sky dabbles its toes in Sonic Youth territory, whilst Ain’t Afraid nods to soulful country over a classic slowed down rockabilly rhythm that soon throws off the shackles and hits the accelerator – it is as good as anything we’ve heard from the band.

Very much looking forward to this one – pre-order the album here.

Videos of the Day

Today we have (another) excellent Willy Mason video, this time for Talk Me Down, an appropriately woozy and kaleidoscopic video for Spectral Park’s Nausea, a revealing video for Those Darlins new track Oh God (free download available here), and finally Alela Diane’s video for the superb title track single for her new album About Farewell.

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Some Tasty Noisetrade Samplers

There have been a few choice selections up on Noisetrade recently that are well worth checking out.

Limited Fanfare have made a fourteen track label sampler available that includes Ex Norwegian, Jem Cohen (of The Ettes/The Parting Gifts), PLAINS, featherweight, Sunday Driver, Lil Daggers, Denney and The Jets and more. Get it here.

The Honeycutters have shared some tracks of sweet Americana from their most recent album When Bitter Met Sweet as well as unreleased live and studio recordings. Get it here.

Those Darlins have provided a sampler of their best songs to date with three 7″ singles and an extended studio version of Screws Get Loose. Get it here.

Lastly, the Milk Carton Kids have offered up a sampler titled Untitled that contains six tracks of their classic folk revival sound of twin acoustic guitars and matching harmonies. Get it here.

Download Ex-Norwegian – Bibi Kan Werk It mp3 (from Limited Fanfare 2013 Spring/Summer Sampler)

Download The Honeycutters – Little Bird mp3 (from Noisetrade Mixtape)

Download Those Darlins – Red Light Love mp3 (from Stick It In)

Download The Milk Carton Kids – Honey, Honey mp3 (from Untitled)

Streaming Round Up: New Releases.

Here are a stack more of cracking new releases that you need to hear!

Marching Church is another new project from Iceage’s Elias Bender Rønnenfelt – this time the music is nothing short of spectral – glacial goth anyone?

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Flock of Dimes is the solo project of Wye Oaks Jenn Wasner, (This Is Why) I Can’t Wear White is the new single and pretty good it is sounding too.

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King Tuff are releasing a new 7″ of staccato garage rock on Sub Pop, Screaming Skull is a club-ready, guitar-driven dance hit that doesn’t feature on the much heralded recent self-titled album.

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Those Darlins deliver a new song just in time to celebrate the end of summer fun. The backyard barbecues, swimming holes, and bikini lined lovers are gone and they’re not coming back. Carrying on the grand tradition and spirit of the recently passed Charlie Louvin, Summer’s Dead is Those Darlins’ offering to the pantheon of the American murder ballad. Summer’s Dead is a rock n roll ride through an unruly banquet of deadly seduction.

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The Beardy Durfs create their unique brand of somehow pleasant cacophonic noise through modified guitar pedals, homemade amplifiers, broken guitars and a seriously trashed drum kit built in the former East Germany. On their latest release Lunch Box / Ponce they continue their quest for lo-fi perfection, stripping back the psychedelic chaos that characterized their first release by taking an even more sparse approach.

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Eddi Front sees her self-titled EP get a release early next month, and among the five tracks are a cover of Nick Cave’s Into My Arms as well as this beguiling new song Superhero Style.

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We caught this beauty on Steve Lamacq’s Radio 6 show yesterday, the Tall Ships have echoes of the Smiths in the lyrics and back it up with a propulsive guitar riff. Gallop comes from the forthcoming album Everything Touching which is out next week.

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Oxford born singer-songwriter Richard Walters has announced the first single to be taken from his forthcoming album as Walk Softly Stranger. Released on the 8th October it is, perhaps aptly, a song about beginnings and the natural trepidation that people feel at the start of something new.

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Finally, Beach Arabs single, On The Beach, is all high tension wire treble guitar twangs on a surf wave, while tempos start and stop in a quirky cadence all their own – it comes from the Brooklyn trio’s scheduled sophomore album Wild Movement, tentatively due out this autumn.

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