Introducing >>> Cherry Glazerr

The world of LA garage rock trio Cherry Glazerr is filled with teenage crushes, grilled cheese sandwiches and social anxieties, but spiked with venom as well. Beneath the bubblegum melodies and throwaway lyrics, is a jagged, sinister undertow, filled with pummelling guitars and barebones drums.

Latest single is the sleekly vicious Had Ten Dollaz backed with sweet and sour punk shredder Nurse Ratched.

Listen to both below.

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Owsley Brothers Ready Release Of TOB

Owsley Brothers Release TOB

The new Owsley Brothers album TOB sees a release on the 2nd December.

They have just posted a new video for lead track, the brilliant Diamond In The Raw, a two minute sonic assault of heavy psych-blues and garage rock that is up there with anything else we’ve posted from them in the past.

You can pre-order the album from their Bandcamp page here.

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MM Shorts 632: Bruiser Queen

Bruiser Queen is a male/female guitar & drums duo whose catchy, fuzzy brand of garage-rock is driven by lead singer Morgan Nusbaum’s powerful vocals. On the band’s new album, Sweet Static, Nusbaum’s style ranges from sweet and soulful to fierce and fiery, falling somewhere between the dreamy pop of ’60s girl groups and the ferocity of the ’90s riot grrrl.

Download On The Radio and hear for yourself.

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Start Of The Week Round Up

Monday Morning Round Up

The e-mails have piled up like never before in our in-box, and having started to trawl through them for a few hours last night, here are a few gems we came across to make Monday more bearable – some old(er), some new, some borrowed, and some blue(s).

Or something like that…check them for yourself.

Let’s kick off with the brilliant Total Sunflower by Chimes is a masterpiece of propulsive slacker-punk that sounds like Pavement and the Wooden Shjips in a food processor – a free download too!

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Canadian alt/drone/folk rock band Slow Down Molasses first featured on MM in 2011, and have recently released their latest single, Summer Sun.

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Better known as Terry Malts guitarist, Corey has turned Do They Owe Us a Living? originally recorded by the godfathers of anarcho-punk Crass in 1978, into a sweetly lo-fi piece of indie pop. Weird. It is the 10th issue of the Mutt Singles Series.

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Featherweights are an off-kilter folk-pop from Malmö, Sweden singing songs that are funny and sad, stories about their life and things that enter their minds. They both love a catchy melody and singing about ice cream, or, as with this track, Sandwich Babies. Download the album for free from Bandcamp here.

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Keeping the strange baby titles going are Sunshine Riot whose soulful take on Southern-flavored blues and roots rock is showcased to good effect on Dead Baby Cocaine Blues from forthcoming album Black Coffee Sigh.

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Ongakubaka Records first release is a cassette, limited to 100 copies, coming later this month from Portland’s Wett Nurse – a six track EP of West Coast garage jams. Thee Oh Sees is their most obvious comparison, but their playful organ gives them a sound of their own. The first track and lead single is called Hissy Fit. Order from Bandcamp here.

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Opening with an orchestral arrangement laden with swirling strings, delicately plucked guitars, and chimed bells, I’ve Got You from seven-piece Nordic urban-folk act, Billy Momo, takes little time in shifting straight into gear.

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Indie rockers The Little Deaths’ name comes from the French term ‘le petite mort’- a euphemism for the feeling of melancholy post-orgasm. Most recent single is the slow swirl of Distant Action.

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Londoners Horsefight are set to release their blistering new single Derren Brown on November 24th. With no room for bass in the three-piece, instead frenzied Death From Above 1979 guttural guitars fuse with McLusky machine-gun vocal mayhem to achieve an iron-clad sound that’ll knock your teeth out. Think yourcodenameismilo meets Australian punk bravado and you’re getting close.

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And finally, new garage-guitar mastery comes in the shape of Scotland’s Jim Valentine and their sleazy, and altogether excellent, double A-side single Hello / Tripetta, released on November 28th.

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New Video: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Satan Speeds Up

Australia’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have revealed the video to their album track, Satan Speeds Up.

It is taken from their debut release for Heavenly Recordings, I’m In Your Mind Fuzz released on December 1, a skeleton of propulsive kraut-beat fleshed out with a liberal dose of citric sweetness, flutes and harmonicas, a ton of wah, and many lovely left turns of delicate psych.

Watch below.

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New Riverboat Gamblers 7″

New Riverboat Gamblers 7"

Texas garage skate-punks Riverboat Gamblers will release the first in a new series of 7″ records and digital singles for End Sounds on December 2nd.

The single, entitled Dead Roach also features a cover of the Big Boys’ Sound on Sound. A likely first for any band, a limited version (100 available) of the vinyl (download code and digital booklet included) will be available only for purchase with Bitcoin (order here or non-Bitcoin order here).

Stream the b-side cover below.

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Stream Parkay Quarts Content Nausea

Parkay Quarts (Andrew and Austin from Parquet Courts) are streaming their new release Content Nausea online in full. The “in between albums album” is now due out on November 17th November

After the release of this year’s excellent Sunbathing Animal, the addition of this record adds an extra level of heft to an already banner year for Parquet Courts.

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New Solo Album From T Hardy Morris

T. Hardy Morris is following up last year’s wonderful solo debut The Audition Tapes with a new album, as yet untitled, that will see a release in 2015 on Dangerbird Records.

The first single from it is the twangy, and fierce, Painted On Attitude, which fair bristles with country-grunge and garage rock swagger. It augers mighty well for the full release.

Have a listen.

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Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

Mad Mackerel's Best Of October 2014

After a too long hiatus, we’ve resurrected our best of the month mix capturing our favourite tunes from October’s posts, plus a couple of new tracks too. So more than 25 songs to discover…dive in!

The September Girls – Veneer
Dark-hearted pop smothered in drenched feedback

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God Damn – Horus
A red-hot burning molten pot of pop hooks and grinding, bludgeoning riffs and rhythms.

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The Voyeurs – Stunners
Indie-psych rockers new single with nods to the tribal stomp of the Glitter Band and Iggy Pop to the colder, starker vignettes of Berlin era Lou Reed.

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Dirt Dress – Revelations
Cultivated racket of guitars, horns, and drums that mixes surf rock with synths in a curiously beguiling way.

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Amazing Snakeheads – Can’t Let You Go
More trashcan voodoo punk blues without parallel.

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Ultimate Painting – Ten Street
Excellent retro style, casually lacksadasical, take on jangly indie rock with echoes of Pavement and Lou Reed.

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The Wharves – The Grip
Gracefully minimal psych-rock with fuzzed out folk invoking the reverberated spook of 60s girl groups topped with crunchy guitar and thunderous drumming.

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Maggie Bjorklund – Fro Fro Heart
Brooding, profound and unforgettable standout from Danish pedal steeliest and singer’s new album.

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Gwyneth Moreland – Slaughterhouse Gulch
Perfect blend of authentic, classic country that feels as genuine as it does timeless.

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Menace Beach – Come On Give Up
Fuzzily insistent indie rock.

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Elijah Ocean – Bring It All In
Particularly fine example of classic backwoods, porch-rocking folk.

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The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Heat
Eastern tinged, gritty psychedelia.

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The Wave Pictures – Pea Green Boat
Dr Feelgood style blues riffs melded with typically quirky and literate vocals.

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Eaves – As Old As The Grave
Rich, tender, melancholia from new singer-songwriter.

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Elliott Brood – Nothing Left
Rollicking, infectious Americana cut through with bluegrass, folk-rock and a definite glam-rock flavour.

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Daddy Issues – Ugly When I Cry
Wonderful slab of downbeat grungy pop that drips with acerbic irony and a healthy dose of cynicism.

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The Don Darlings – If You Can’t Be Good
Masterpiece of southern gothic Americana

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Parkay Quarts – Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth
Townes Van Zandt, Warren Zevon, and Dylan are evident points of departure this lonesome tale about “two men tragically colliding in the deep south“.

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Viet Cong – Continental Shelf
Gloomy, brooding, ghostly, dissonant post-punk.

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Diarrhoea Planet – Bamboo Curtain
Catchy old-school style punk.

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Saint Agnes – Where The Lightning Strikes
Blues stomping, dirty rock n roll number with psychedelic organs, screaming guitars and haunting harmonica.

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Justin Townes Earle – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)
Classic take on a classic track.

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Kyle Adem – I Go On
Haunting, satirical autobiography of loss and the person one becomes in solitude, sung with convincing desperation.

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Curtin – Big Blue Crown
Hazy track that creates a slow-burning and hypnotic soundscape.

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To finish we have new tracks from brilliant psych-rockers Pontiak, the burrowing, ominous Underneath Us Like A Snake, and Soft Fangs stunningly gorgeous and woozy Dog Park.

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