New Music Monday – 5/15/17

For this latest installment of newly released work, we’ve got songs from:

  • Whores.
  • (the) Melvins
  • Single Mothers
  • Now, Now
  • Matt Eckstine

“Flag Day” from the Amphetamine Reptile Bash ’17 compilation

First and foremost: Turn it up. LOUD. Whores. have been one of the most talked about bands in heavy music circles for the last few years. Burners like this song and their crushing, cathartic live shows are the reason for that. Good gawd….that guitar tone. RIYL: Melvins, Unsane, Jesus Lizard, things that rule. – tom

(the) Melvins
Pacific North West, USA
“Christ Hammer” from A Walk With Love and Death coming out July 7 via Ipecac Records.

I’m pretty sure that after the apocalypse, The Melvins will still be steadily releasing an album or two of heavy rock/not really metal/grunge/noise a year, and touring incessantly. The current incarnation is a three piece with Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover doing their thing backed by Steve Mcdonald of Redd Kross/OFF on bass, and seems to be firing on all cylinders. I’m digging this one. – tom

Single Mothers
London, Ontario, Canada
“Long Distance” off of the upcoming Our Pleasure due out on June 6

Single Mothers is a band that’s truly made it’s dichotomy work for it in the best way. Combining the abrasiveness of post-punk bands like mclusky or The St. Pierre Snake Invasion with poetic lyricism that one would expect from the likes of The Hold Steady, they’ve made some major changes in the way that the Canadian punk scene is viewed internationally. ~ Petee

Now, Now
Blaine, MN

Now, Now’s Threads was not only one best indie rock albums of 2012, but also arguably one of the best albums of that year. In a time that was filled with highlights of the indie rock genre, the duo seemingly came out of nowhere with a classic album and then simply disappeared leaving fans begging for more. Now, 5 years later, they’ve re-emerged, more polished than ever and seemingly not having missed a beat. ~ Petee

Matt Eckstine
Savannah, Ga.
“Fly on a Pie” solo video

This is a popular early tune from Matt’s band The Accomplices, but Eckstine released this wonderfully mellow video this week in announcing that his solo album will be coming out soon. – bill