This new video from Tijuana Panthers looks and sounds like it was made in the 1980s. Front Window Down will appear on the album Poster, which is due for release at the end of August.
The intersection of hard country and hard rock produced great results over the years (think Steve Earle, Uncle Tupelo, Drive By Truckers). If that’s a sound that gets your engine running, check out T. Hardy Morris‘ new album, Drownin’ On a Mountaintop.
This album isn’t all twang. There’s a real punk-garage spirit — much like an early Replacements‘ album. Chock full of great songs, Drownin‘ is the second solo album for Morris, who also fronts the band Dead Confederate. The Athens, Georgia-based Morris also plays with members of Deer Tick, Black Lips and others in the side project Diamond Rugs.
While his first solo album, Audition Tapes in 2013, was a fine effort, Drownin‘ (out this week) is a smoking rocker. Among the many highlights: My Me, Painted on Attitude, Starting Gun, Likes of Me.
Painted on Attitude:
Dutch multi-instrumentalist Jacco Gardner describes his music as neo-psych/baroque pop. His influences date to the early stages of psychedelic music in the 1960s, though there is a hint of modern sound on his latest album Hypnophobia. The album is worth checking out.
You can also see him live Saturday night at Beat Kitchen.
The collaboration of Suuns and fellow Montreal artist Radwan Ghazi Moumneh’s Jerusalem In My Heart turned out to be a really interesting and complementary project.
With the project’s recent album release, these guys are now touring. Check them out at Beat Kitchen Monday.
Having been a fan of Canada’s No Joy for the past few years, I was struck by how commercial the band’s new album, More Faithful, sounded compared with the earlier, grittier releases. In place of some of the edginess is a more accessible pop sound, which, as it turns out, is a nice addition to this summer’s batch of new releases.
There’s more musical range on More Faithful, No Joy’s third full-length album. At first blush, it’s almost jarring to go from the My Bloody Valentine-inspired sound of earlier releases to an easier going, light song such as the single Moon in my Mouth. But the songs here are good and there are still uptempo tracks like Hollywood Teeth.
Out today, More Faithful is recommended.
Check out the video for the album track Everything New:
Here’s Moon in my Mouth:
Sydney-based Royal Headache shares this catchy title track, High, ahead of the band’s new album.
High is due out in August.
Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. just released this poppy new song, Losing Touch, from his forthcoming album, Momentary Masters, which is out at the end of July.
Hammond is scheduled to play Chicago’s Bottom Lounge in September as part of a North American tour.
The great Richard Thompson has a new album coming out this month. What makes that news even more intriguing is that the album is produced by Jeff Tweedy. It was recorded in Chicago in just nine days.
Give this song, Broken Doll, a listen. The new album, Still, is out June 23.
Check out White Reaper’s song, Sheila. The song appears on the band’s debut album, White Reaper Does It Again, which is set for a July 17 release.
The new album follows an excellent self-titled EP from last year.