Posts Tagged ‘Whigs’

Video: The Whigs – Hit Me

Posted: April 22, 2014 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Rock
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We’re very much looking forward to hearing the new Whigs album Modern Creation that is released today. Hit Me is the first single from it and is a suitably fun packed offering from the Georgia power-rockers.

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Videos of the Day

Videos today from Starlight Girls with 7×3 and Hey Ocean!‘s latest video for album track Change is set in an alternate world where zombies and humans attempt to coexist peacefully. We have the dubby psych-pop of Loved Ones and their video for Paper Crown, and lastly the raucous video for Staying Alive, a track from the forthcoming new album from The Whigs.

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MM Shorts 171: New Album From The Whigs.

We’ve long been admirers of Georgia’s no nonsense, full on rockers The Whigs who have announced a new album Enjoy The Company, which will see a release on September 18th. With more than a nod to the Ramones on the one hand and the Walkmen on the other, the band play tight, melodic, driving rock songs that is summed up perfectly with this taster track Summer Heat.

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Here are a few of the better/more interesting videos that have found our way into the in-box recently.

First up are The Whigs, a band we’ve posted about a few times. This is the band keeping it simple in their self-directed video for So Lonely from current album In The Dark.

Rodeo Massacre are a Swedish/French band in thrall to the sixties garage scene and playing their own twisted take on psychedelic blues. This is the slightly off-kilter puppeteering video for exhilarating new single Mama Told Me So (which precedes debut album If You Can’t Smoke ‘Em, Sell ‘Em). The single is out next week on Smoky Carrot Records.

This, from The Suckers, for their track It Gets Your Body Moving from their Wild Smile album hovers on the fence between compelling and disturbing – although we’ve still to decide which side we’re on.

And lastly we have a non-threatening portrait of teen delinquency and rebellion for the hazy, soft-focus shoegazing song 105, the new single by Banjo Or Freakout from his debut album due in early 2011.

Here is our regular monthly round up of 25 of the best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel in the past month, and three new gems too. That’s a more than decent mixtape sorted even if we were crap in the World Cup!

The FuturebirdsBattle For Rome mp3

Glorious, up-tempo alt-country gem that recalls Neil Young at his finest

Puro InstinctCalifornia Shakedown mp3

Dreamily seductive slice of icy pop

Burnt OnesBury Me In Smoke mp3

Sleazy, dirty, hook-laden surf rock and heavy doses of 7os glam

Mississippi ManMountain mp3

Superb blend of Americana and country-folk

The Vitamin Sees Illumanati Mind Control mp3

Mesmerising and hypnotic, with repetitive guitar riff and laconic vocals. Our discovery of the month!

Black Mountain – Old Fangs mp3

Scorched, driving, desert blues

HollowbellyLong Road mp3

Raw, stomping, hellfire and brimstone blues

Sharon Van EttenI Couldn’t Save You mp3

Languid, lonely and desolate. As stark and as stunning a heartbreaker as you could imagine

Ferocious FewKathleen mp3

Joyous raiding of the rock’n’roll cupboard to produce a two-minute classic

Elf PowerStranger In The Window mp3

Gentle, pensive, country-tinged, psych-pop. Gorgeous

Mathew Sawyer & The Ghosts – Mynah Birds Call mp3

Fragile, Syd Barrett influenced unorthodox folk whimsy

All Saints DayYou Can’t Be Alone mp3

Pop overdosing on distortion and reverb

Lail AradEveryone Is Moving To Berlin mp3

Wonderful blend of sharp-tongued pop and lovely folk overtones

The WhigsDying mp3

Visceral, slow burn of a track, builds into crescendo of guitars, drums and feedback

Tame ImpalaSolitude Is Bliss mp3

Bold, fuzzed up blues standout from recent album Innerspeaker

Karen ElsonThe Ghost Who Walks mp3

Gothic-tinged, country murder ballad

TennisMarathon mp3

Sweet and catchy pop gem

Tweak BirdA Sun Ahh Ahh mp3

Brilliant mix of full-on old-school metal riffing and psychedelic overtones

The MinksFuneral Song mp3

Vintage Cure bassline, icy synths and shadowy, sombre lyrics

The Black LipsBefore You Judge Me mp3

Typically swaggering boozy cut of garage rock

We Are Country MiceFestival mp3

Garage goodness, awash with reverb, duelling guitars and a tinge of psychedelia

The Local NativesCareful mp3

Chiming cover of Television album track

SalemKing Night mp3

Ghostly leanings and haunting, desolate beats

CrocodilesSleep Forever mp3

Full on indie rocker in the spirit of the Bunnymen

Emily ReoWitch Mtn Pt. 2 mp3

Dreamily seductive and captivating fuzzy Beach House style pop

And  three new ones for you to finish off:

The Vitamin SeesEvil Eye mp3

More tripped out, pulsing krautrock from our new band discovery of the month

Port O’BrienMy Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes To Bitburg) mp3

From the wonderful Buffetlibre/Amnesty Peace project (180 tracks for $5 minimum) comes this brilliant Ramones cover by MM faves Port O’Brien. Buy this compilation here now!

Wild NothingYour Rabbit Feet mp3

Latest chilled (and chilly) dream pop from new indie-wunderkind

New track from The Whigs

Posted: June 3, 2010 in Alternative, Music, Rock
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We’re liking this, the latest track to be given away by The Whigs from their album In The Dark.

Dying is a visceral, slow burn of a track, gradually building into an explosive crescendo of guitars, drums and feedback.

Pulsating is probably the best word for it.

Visit their MySpace here.

Buy In The Dark from Amazon here.

Download The Whigs – Dying mp3 (from In The Dark)

See them live in the UK in June

21 June at the Junction (with We Are Scientists), Cambridge

22 June at the Wulfrun Hall (with We Are Scientists & Chew Lips), Wolverhampton

24 June at the Leadmill (with We Are Scientists & Chew Lips), Sheffield

25 June at the O2 Academy, Oxford

30 June at Hyde Park (supporting Kings of Leon), London