Mad Mackerel Recommends… Brown Sabbath

Mad Mackerel Recommends... Brown Sabbath

Brown Sabbath is the alter ego of Austin-based psych-funk collective Brownout who delve deep into reinterpreting the catalogue of metal godfathers, Black Sabbath.

They remain true to the darkness, bombast and fuzz of Sabbath’s sound, while re-imagining the music with greasy Afro-Latin horns, hypnotic percussion and psyched-out, rare-groove improvisation.

Their debut single Hand Of Doom, featuring The Black Angels’ Alex Maas on vocals, is set to be released May 27 as limited edition, colored splattered 10-inch vinyl with The Wizard as the b-side on Ubiquity Records. The full-length album, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, is set to follow on June 24.

Have a listen.


Video: Baby Baby – You Can’t Spell Conch Without The Ch

Channeling the Beastie Boyʼs silly irreverence and party-rockinʼ spirit, Atlanta’s Baby Baby blend pop punk songwriting with a hip-hop swagger. Watch their new Lord of the Flies-esque video for You Can’t Spell Conch Without The Ch. Download it below too.



Introducing >>> 5J Barrow

Introducing >>> 5J Barrow

Having already shared the campfire Americana of Big Sycamore today, we now have New York’s “Earth folk/rock” 5J Barrow for your listening pleasure. A band who has taken their hometown by storm and who is gearing up to release their first LP, From the Dim, Sweet Light on 24th June.

Influenced by the band members’ individual and diverse backgrounds and relationships with the city and nature, 5J Barrow creates a sound reminiscent of The Civil Wars, Of Monsters and Men, The Avett Brothers, and Ani DiFranco. The ensemble also brings a theatricality born from the core members time in theater – lead vocalist Eryn Murman spent over a year on Broadway in Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening, playing every female character, including the leads, and guitarist Jason Hite starred in Bare, off-broadway.

Grab yourself Talking My Soul from the album.


Video: Wytches – Robe For Juda

The Wytches have shared their new video for Robe For Juda.

The trio had a £200 budget for the video, so they rented the local town hall in their Peterborough hometown and shot it on a VHS camera with their mates. The results - a kind of middle-school-talent-show-meets-Clockwork-Orange tone somehow works for their raucous and unruly sound, decorated with vivid wordplay and Egyptian-esque harmonic-minor scales.



Black Lips & Boy George Cover T.Rex

Atlanta’s Black Lips were joined by none other than Boy George on Friday to perform a cover of T.Rex’s classic single Bang A Gong (Get it On). Both artists were performing their own individual sessions at WXPN’s Free At Noon concert and joined forces for a one-off performance.

Never thought we’d be posting about Boy George on MM….