Pharmacy To Release Spells
Seattle’s The Pharmacy is gearing up to release Spells, an album that favours the mellow, more subdued side of garage rock with hazy reverb and hypnotic psych-tinged melodies.
The band have shared album closer, Strange, a fuzzy, blessed out track propelled by lead singer’s Scottie Yoder’s effortless croon.
Spells is out on the 12th August via Old Flame Records(and on cassette via Burger Records).
New Videos: The Black Angels || Axxa/Abraxas || Rett Smith
Here are some brand spanking new videos to enjoy from the Black Angels, Axxa/Abraxas and Rett Smith.
New Album From The Pine Hill Haints
The Pine Hill Haintsare a group of troubadours and kindred spirits that mix elements of folk, rockabilly, bluegrass and Americana, with just a hint of punk. With the help of a rotating cast of friends and storytellers, the band has travelled the world, sporadically releasing records that have mostly been self-recorded and sold from the back of their van. Their sound has grown and evolved with…
Video: Cloud Nothings - Psychic Trauma
MM Shorts 592: Elephants And Castles
The sobering story of professional footballer Justin Fashanu is one that many football fans will know well – the first million pound black footballer, the first openly gay pro footballer in the UK, and a tragic suicide in May 1998, aged only 37.
Released yesterday, Fashanu is the debut single from South London’s elephants and castles, and it is appropriately described as a gem of bruising,…
More From The Barr Brothers
Canadian folkies, The Barr Brothers have unveiled another new track from their forthcoming album as well as details of a UK tour for the Autumn.
The new track is Half-Crazy, also taken from their new album Sleeping Operator, released on the 6th October through Secret City Records.
The band describe the song as “the tenacious offspring of the North African desert music of Mali/Morocco, and the…
Video: Emily Capell - Who Killed Smiley Culture?
We are loving this track, Who Killed Smiley Culture? by Emily Capell, a moody acoustic musing over the suspicious death of the pivotal rapper. Delivered with a memorably witty vocal line and matched perfectly with this curiously compelling monochrome video.
The single is out via Blang! tomorrow and can be downloaded via iTunes.
Mad Mackerel Recommends… Martyr Privates
Martyr Privates are another fine example of the murky, outsider psych influenced indie and post punk currently spewing from down under.
Something to Sell takes a heavy base of percussion and ramshackle guitar, heaps a few ladles of fuzzy goodness into the pot, adds a dash of drone and couldn’t-give-a-shit vocals and stirs the whole lot into a throughly enjoyable serving that left us wanting more…
Five Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
The Story of Smoke Dawson
George “Smoke” Dawson played banjo in MacGrundy’s Old-Timey Wool Thumpers with Peter Stampfel (later of Holy Modal Rounders) in 1960, lived for years at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY, and roamed around the US as an itinerant bagpipe and fiddle player for decades. His life is laced with small triumphs, and lots of tragedy. But he’s still with us.
Tompkins Square will reissue his only album,