New Madrid

"Don't Hold Me Now" - New Madrid

"Don't Hold Me Now" - New Madrid

SOUNDS LIKE:

The Police on acid; cosmic spaz; slow burn punk

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:

For their latest outing, this Athen's, GA based quartet has shed some of the clean lines and jangle of their 2014 debut Sunswimmer in favor of a more...enlightened sound. magnetkingmagnetqueen gets pretty far out (see the 11 minute + track "Guay Lo") but tracks like "Don't Hold Me Now" find the band striking a perfect balance between slacker indie-pop and some seriously heady sonic explorations. 


Daily Listen: Uncle Tupelo - New Madrid

EARTHQUAKE!!!!!!!
RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!
IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD!!!


Ok. So maybe it wasn't that bad. I wouldn't know, as we're still working at thinning out the lobster population up here in Maine. But I hear that yesterday was a wild ride for our folks back home in DC. And today, it has been confirmed that the Washington Monument has, in fact, been cracked. So....fun?

Either way, the band Uncle Tupelo (featuring Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy), who were arguably the progenitors of alt-country, were singing about earthquakes way back in the 90's. In fact, by name checking Iben Browning's prediction of a quake in the song, they sent some people into sort of a frenzy over the whole thing. 

But that quake never came, Uncle Tupelo eventualy broke up, and now the Washington Monument is cracked. Coincidence?

Wait. What the hell am I even talking about.

Oh yea.

This is great song. About an earthquake. 

We're prepping our hurricane song for this weekend's fun.


Uncle Tupelo - New Madrid