Radio Muerte: Friday 8th July

Mitski

‘Your Best American Girl’ from Japanese-American New Yorker Mitski Miyawaki’s new album and follow-up to 2014’s ‘Bury me at Makeout Creek’ Puberty 2, which already looks set to be one of the must-have albums of 2016. Out now.

More info: Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter and Mitski.com.

Gum Takes Tooth

Dramatic post-rock instrumentalism from London. Their Bandcamp bio says it better than I ever could:

“Two man everything machine endlessly seeking what-the-fuck aural mesmerism in a maze like arrangement of sound system culture, riffs and pan-cultural psychedelics. Dark primal frequencies are felt and not heard, unremitting circular drums shatter and rebirth whilst a cast of vocal characters provide an astral guide through these dizzying new sound worlds.”

More info: Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and gumtakestooth.com.

The Pixies

Without question, one of the most influential guitar bands ever. Black Francis and friends have released some of the greatest guitar noise over the years. Playing a one-off gig in the UK at Brixton Academy next week ahead of a new album Head Carrier, this is the newly released track.

More info: Facebook, Soundcloud and pixiesmusic.com.

Courtney Barnett

Although it seems to have been around forever, Courtney Barnett is only just releasing Elevator Operator from the album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’. She’s also shared a star studded video for the single too featuring Wilco singer Jeff Tweedy, Kath And Kim actress Magda Szubanski, Sleater Kinney, The Drones and Australian musicians Tim Rogers and Paul Kelly.

More info: Soundcloud, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Courtney Barnett’s website.

Graveltones

In the current crop of hot two-piece bands (White Miles, Picturebooks, Royal Blood, Deap Vally) Graveltones are among the finest. Jimmy and Mikey can rock any room with their sweaty, energetic live performances and they have just released their first live album Live at The Lexington and are currently on tour with the Brooklyn Brewery delivering the free beer.

More info: Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and thegraveltones.com.

Vodun

Described as ‘Aretha Franklin fronting Royal Blood’, Vodun are a shot in the arm to rock music. Playing african-influenced psych-doom-blues, they will be visiting Nottingham next week for a gig with local space-glam outfit Abracadabra.

More info: Facebook, Bandcamp, Twitter and vodunband.com.

Novadriver

More awesome seventies-style rock from Small Stone records in the shape of The Stooges and MC5 meeting Ted Nugent and ZZ Top at the drive-in. Proper solid vintage rock and roll.

More information can be found on their section of the Small Stone Records website.

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