Posts Tagged ‘Viking Moses’

Here is a second taste from the upcoming album Cruel Child from Viking Moses.

The dusty, wistful Kid For The Cattle can be filed under your Electro-Freak-Folk tab in iTunes… stream it here.

 

 

Nearly 13 years since his proper debut as Viking Moses, Baltimore musician Brendon Massei is slated to release his fifth album, Cruel Child. The record offers a dozen dusty and deep and wistful explorations of the soul, and Massei sings with a deep and haunted voice reminiscent of Mark Lanegan, Will Oldham, and David Eugene Edwards, but like those masters, Massei is just as adept at hiding beautiful, tender, and positive messages that are shrouded in mystery and melancholy.

Check out the video for Fool For The Flame and we’ve reposted the stripped-down, rawness of dark-yet-lovey-dovey pop song Headstrong which featured in our end of year round up at Christmas.

 

 

Having been very focused on our Best of Year tracks recently, we’ve built up a bit of a backlog of new tunes to share, so thought we’d spend a couple of posts catching up and try to slip them in before the end of 2018.

First up, it has been nearly 13 years since his proper debut as Viking Moses, and Baltimore musician Brendon Massei is soon to release his fifth album, Cruel Child. New single Headstrong is stripped back, dark Americana for fans of Cat Power, Will Oldham, and Smog.

 

Keeping the dark Americana theme going, Old Nobodaddy has shared the rootsy, driving rhythm of new single Read ’em and Weep.

 

With a sound that is raw, expressive, and strange, Lonesome Shack’s music is part hill country blues, part urban folk rock, and owes as much to Alan Wilson’s Canned Heat as it does to Junior Kimbrough. The trio have featured a few times on MM and this is new single Past The Ditch taken from upcoming album Desert Dreams.

 

Just shy of two minutes of sonic mayhem from Cowgirl’s debut single She Picks Me Up. The raucous duo mix the Jesus & Mary Chain and the Ramones with the Ronettes, and a soupçon of Beach Boys to thrilling effect.

 

Recalling the early ragged glory of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the Black Angels, Black Doldrums deal a nicely malevolent combination of heavy drums and sonic ferocious riffs. Listen to the relentless euphoric swirl of People’s Temple.

 

Reverend Beat-Man & Izobel Garcia have announced the release of Baile Bruja Muerto (out in January 2019), this is the video for their blues trash rework of Venom’s Black Metal.