MM Shorts 613: The Hanged Man
Stockholm’s Rebecka Rolfart’s solo project The Hanged Man promises some aural gems with her creepy, Sonic Youth inflected track First Time Dreaming, which provides a head-trip through space, down a careening oceanic trench and into the dark woods, illuminated only by the stars.http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F167397397&auto_play=false&hide_related=f…
Wild Leaves - Hello Sunlight EP
Hello Sunlight is the newest release from Brooklyn psych-folk band, Wild Leaves. This collection of four songs is a follow-up to last year’s excellent debut, Wind & Rain.
Here, the band’s characteristic sun-drenched harmonies and kaleidoscopic guitar lines take centre stage, ringing out with a sense of urgency. The soaring harmonies, assertive rhythm section, and shimmering electric guitars have…
Introducing »> Dream Police
Having recently announced their debut LP, via Sacred Bones, as Dream Police, Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi (best known as the founding members of The Men) have shared the title track from Hypnotized with us today.
Hypnotizedfinds the duo delivering the psychedelic, and fuzzed out guitars that they are best known for. Perro’s monotone vocals lay even with the instrumentation in the mix so that…
Free Download From Pond
Australian psych-rock outfit Pond are offering a free download of a brand-new song, Waiting Around For Grace, off their forthcoming sixth LP Man It Feels Like Space Again, in anticipation of their upcoming North American tour.
Stream it below, or go here to get a free download.
New Video: Justin Townes Earle - Time Shows Fools
Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’sson, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say he has quite the…
New Single From Maz O’Connor
English folk singer Maz O’Connor follows up her critically-acclaimed summer album This Willowed Light with a double A-side single featuring two beautiful album tracks, London Lights and Nightcap, and a previously-unreleased recording of a new song – A Winter’s Blues.
Have a listen.
Introducing »> Alpha Maid
London three piece Alpha Maid merge angular grunge and dominant grooves with raw sample heavy electronics. An explorational genre hybrid based around repetition, rhythms and punk vocals.
Quoting Radiohead, Micachu & The Shapes, Tune Yards, Deerhoof, Bjork and Nirvana as prominent influencers Alpha Maid’s Body Chores is a prime example of a band without restriction.
MM Shorts 612: The Shanks
Founded in 2005 on a farm in Mono, Ontario, Canada, The Shanks are a blistering rock duo comprised of bass and drums. A combination of 1970s album oriented rock and proto-punk, they belt-out melodic chordal arrangements amidst a sea of low end and pounding rhythms. It’s haunting, tribal arena-rock played on a basement floor.
Their latest full-length offering is titled Surfing The Lexicon and can…
So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam…
The only album from virtually unknown Australian singer Howard Enyon is being be reissued by Earth Recordings 40 years after it’s original release. So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam (the lack of apostrophe is deliberate) is a bizarre and wonderful acid folk treasure in the vein of wild-eyed geniuses such as Syd Barret, Kevin Ayers, Neil Innes or Nick Drake, although perhaps even more…
Video: AK - Circles
Watch the video for chamber-pop artist AK’s song Circles shot in the Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
With anthemic vocal harmonies and upbeat rhythms AK sings about aimless post-college summer days spent with a close knit group of friends riding bikes, swimming in lakes, and hiding out on porches during thunderstorms.