Posts Tagged ‘Tough Age’

New Orleans Square was one of our favourite tunes of last year and now Tough Age have shared a new video of expertly compiled retro footage of Disneyland that looks more unsettling/borderline creepy than anything else.

It suits the surf-punk riffing perfectly.

Watch it here.

 

 

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MM BEST OF 2015

And so begins the second quarter of our annual countdown of our favourite tracks of the year.

75 Joe Ely – Wounded Creek

 

74 Great American Canyon Band – Crash

 

73 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

 

72 The Quite Hollers – Mont Blanc

 

71 Heaters – Mean Green

 

70 Tough Age – New Orleans Square

 

69 Chris Staples – Dark Side Of The Moon

 

68 Telegraph Canyon – Why Let It Go

 

67 The Tulips – Winter Winds

 

66 H. Hawkline – Spooky Dog

 

65 Ex-Cult – Stick The Knife In

 

64 Screaming Females – Ripe

 

63 Courtney Barnett – Depreston

 

62 Amason – The Moon As A Kite

 

61 Grandparents – Kids In The Alley

 

60 Songhoy Blues – Soubour

 

59 Faith Healer – No Car

 

58 Haunted Hearts – Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good

 

57 Futurekids – White Girl In A Wu Tang T-Shirt

 

56 Bueno – Assed Out

 

55 Jamie T – Marilyn Monroe

 

54 Creepoid – American Smile

 

53 Woolen Men – Life In Hell

 

52 John Grant – Disappointing

 

51 Tallest Man On Earth – Sagres

 

Check back on Monday for numbers 50 through to 26, and click here for numbers 100 – 76.

Friday Round Up

Following on from our Monday Morning Round Up post, here is a second instalment of another eight fine tunes that we have uncovered whilst trying to catch up with our in-box.

All starting with some easy going country rock from Americana band The Afternoon Edition. The solid harmonies and laid back approach on their debut single Canyon Lights recalls such greats as The Band and Crosby Stills Nash and Young.

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Having drawn comparisons to everyone from Syd Barrett, to Robyn Hitchcock and Ennio Morricone, Between the Channels is the brilliant second single of gently pulsating psychedelia and motorik rhythms taken from J Fernandez’s new album Many Levels Of Laughter.

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Apache Sun are a psych-rock band from Glasgow and new single Silhouettes is a undeniably groovy, blissed out paean to the tripped out sixties – all kaftans, kaleidoscopes and lava lamps.

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Tough Age released their new album I Get The Feeling Central last week. Twelve songs of incendiary garage punk with none better than the scuzzed up twang and ferocious surf licks of New Orleans Square.

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Goodcat are an indie folk band from Des Moines and Time & Space is taken from recent album release Keep Sinking In. It is a lovely slice of pastorally tinged orchestral folk that is somewhat reminiscent of Loch Lomond. Lovely stuff.

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In a similar vein, Ash & Iron is a band from southern Sweden, that expertly fuse nordic melancholy and Americana to create sharp and distinct songwriting with a sound that reminds us of bards like Neil Young and James Taylor. Listen to the lovely Wolves.

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Abandoned Delta have just released their self-titled debut album and it is a unhurried, reflective collection of alt-country that gets better with every listen. Try album opener Black Car.

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Lastly FANS take dark and brooding indie rock to new heights (or should that be lows) with gothic tinged new single If God Is Real, all driving guitars and metronome percussion to create an almost palpable sense of isolation and suffocation.

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Videos of the Day

Brighten the start of the week with no less than five top notch videos (and excellent tunes) from Ages and Ages’ uplifting melodic anthem, the classic slacker-indie of Blonde Summer, the incendiary guitars of Young Romance, Tough Age’s snarling, garage-scuzz, and lastly from Norway Mayflower Madame’s dark post-punk psychedelia.

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