Coming in typical fashion from a band soon to release a 90+ minute, 29-track indie-rock odyssey of an album, New York’s Titus Andronicus have shared video’s for not one but six tracks (including a brilliant Daniel Johnston cover), or as the band call it “the album’s second act”, known as The Magic Morning/Beside Himself. Clocking… Read More New Six Track Titus Andronicus Video
Singer/songwriter (and longtime MM fave) Alela Diane and guitarist Ryan Francesconi have uniquely collaborated to create Cold Moon. The two musicians talked at a friend’s show in October 2014, chatting about how they were both experiencing creative standstills. Ryan was lacking inspiration to make more instrumental music, and Alela was at a loss for how to… Read More Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi Collaborate On Cold Moon
The Woolly Bushmen are a three-piece garage outfit from Orlando. They use vintage gear and record on reel to reel. This is the new single and title track from their LP Sky Bosses, just released through their own Chesterwick Recording Laboratories. Have a listen. .
It’s that time again. Ten more new tracks rounded up and herded into one convenient place for you… 1. Father John Misty – The Suburbs (Arcade Fire cover) 2. La Luz – Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere 3. Blank Realm – River Of Longing 4. Bully – Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying (Belle &… Read More Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
Paris of America, the new album by The Payroll Union, continues the band’s fascination with America’s dark past. These eight songs explore the violence of the ‘riot era’ in Philadelphia during the 1830s and 1840s. Inhabiting the stories of radical writers, anti-Catholic brawlers, firebrand preachers, and violent ward bosses, the album imagines a city in… Read More Mad Mackerel Recommends… The Payroll Union
To complement our Johnny Stewart post earlier, long standing MM faves and raucous dirt blues rockers Kings of Lowertown are back with a new three track release, Nowhere Road, due for release on Halloween! Stream the title track below, or grab it on a pay-what-you-want deal from Bandcamp here. .
Johnny Stewart doesn’t so much introduce himself as tear the door off the hinges with Flesh, Blood, Skin & Bone, an electrifying single steeped in the power and fire of traditional blues. Stewart’s distorted vocals rush in accompanied only by weighty foot stomps and handclaps, barely hinting at the powerful force that follows. Exploding into… Read More Introducing >>> Johnny Stewart
Following on from our Monday Morning Round Up post, here is a second instalment of another eight fine tunes that we have uncovered whilst trying to catch up with our in-box. All starting with some easy going country rock from Americana band The Afternoon Edition. The solid harmonies and laid back approach on their debut… Read More MM’s Wednesday Morning Round Up
Milwaukee psych-punks The Rashita Joneses have a new 7″ release to share that show the trio in a light of a developing sound, this time, thicker, nastier, yet catchier than ever. The title track My Finger throws down a gauntlet of grunge-inspired riffs. And in true Joneses fashion, it features catchy vocal melodies…screaming “Fuck the system…fuck the man.… Read More The Rashita Joneses – My Finger 7″
Have to confess to being somewhat ignorant of the Membranes and their place in punk history despite the presence of John Robb in their ranks. Having formed in 1977 and released six studio albums, the last being in 1989, they reformed for a festival appearance in 2009 and now have a new long player Dark… Read More Membranes – Do The Supernova