Another From Howard Enyon’s So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam

The upcoming Fire Records reissue of the frazzled, bejewelled, uniquely madcap tall tales of  Howard Enyon’s 1970s acid-folk masterpiece So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam is certain to be one of our favourites of the year.

Until then, here is another track to treasure, the six minute album closer Shadows & Riff.

Out on the 17th November, you can pre-order the album here. Check our previous post here.

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New Album From Steakhouse

New Album From Steakhouse

A couple of years back we waxed lyrical about the drifter rock of San Francisco’s Steakhouse, which somehow managed to merge dusty country inflected Americana with krautrock influences to create something that was as hypnotic as it was eerie.

We’re pleased to report that they have a first “proper” full length album coming out soon, and here are a couple of tracks from it for your listening pleasure: the expressive Downcountry Blues and album closer Sleeper.

Check their website for more details here.

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Weyes Blood – Some Winters

Weyes Blood is the work of Natalie Mering, one time member of experimental troupe Jackie-O Motherfucker and guest on Ariel Pink’s Mature Themes.

The sound of Weyes Blood is one of folk (with elements of psych and pop) set against electronics and tape effects, multi-part harmonies, collages and melodic qualities of delay. With vocals, often compared to Nico and of a rare purity and ethereal quality, weaved throughout the songs.

Her album The Innocents is released on 20th October via Mexican Summer and the six minute, haunting, melancholic Some Winters is the latest track to be shared from it.

Download it here.

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Another From Elijah Ocean

We’ve already posted the lovely warm Americana of Elijah Ocean’s Ride It Out, and now we have a second track to share with you.

Bring It All In is another fine example of classic backwoods, porch-rocking folk, and is the title track of his new album released yesterday and available to buy via Bandcamp here.

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Mad Mackerel Premiere: Gwyneth Moreland’s Slaughterhouse Gulch

MM Premiere Gwyneth Moreland

We are proud to be able to bring you the premiere of Gwyneth Moreland’s brilliant new single Slaughterhouse Gulch, taken from her forthcoming album Ceilings, Floors, and Open Doors, which is out on November 18th.

It is a perfect blend of authentic, classic country that feels as genuine as it does timeless, with songs that are steeped in the rural landscapes and the rugged coastline of Northern California. Boldly eschewing the unnecessary and the superfluous to strip things back to the essence of genuinely intimate songwriting means she has created a record of stunning simplicity and feeling, which is undeniably moving and affecting.

Slight jazzy undertones, rich, warm vocals and subtle instrumentation help deliver something of rare and fragile beauty. So, download and immerse yourself in the single below. Gorgeous.

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