MM Shorts 602: The Tills

MM Shorts 602: The Tills

Asheville-based garage rockers The Tills release their new six-track EP today, capturing smoldering definitive versions of songs upon which the band have built their raucously fun reputation. The vinyl 7” features 4 songs as well as a digital download card offering two additional tracks.

Check out the catchy, garage-pop classic-in-waiting Gee Golly below.

Mad Mackerel Recommends… Backwords

Brooklyn’s Backwords blends modern psychedelics with folk-rock, 60s-pop and a myriad other sonic surprises.

Gentle, lazy melodies that cannot be forgotten, and a swooping darker underside mean nothing can be taken for granted – be it in lyrical cynicism, primal growl, or feed backing improvisations – in between the sun-drenched, flowery pop melodies, freak-outs are always welcomed.

New album Nest is released on September 16th, check out, and download, Gloria from it below.


New Video: Saint Saviour – I Remember

Saint Saviour releases her new album of layered, lush, pastoral folk, In The Seams, on November 4th through Surface Area.

The lead single is the achingly beautiful I Remember, watch the video below.

“I remember when we would hang about in hollow trees
New sounds, sitting smoking leaves
Walking past boarded up windows gets you down
Shit town, knew you couldn’t breathe”


Introducing >>> Chumped

Introducing >>> ChumpedWe’re loving the punk-pop of Hot 97 Summer Jam, the lead track from a new EP from Chumped called That’s The Thing Is Like. It precedes a debut full length, Teenage Retirement later in the autumn.

Describing themselves as “bummer punk”, the track has an opening salvo which just about sums up their expectations of the classic girl-meets-boy scenario.

“We’re reading books
We’re drinking coffee
I’m looking at you
You’re looking through me
I would wait for you all summer long
You would turn me away”

A winning combination of fatalism, brashness and studied indifference, it is available from Anchorless Records.


MM Shorts 601: Elijah Ocean

Finish the weekend by submerging yourself in the lovely, warm Americana of Elijah Ocean’s Ride It Out, a sweetly evocative and plaintive track that recalls such luminaries as Neil Young, Gram Parsons and The Band.

It is taken from his forthcoming album Bring It All In, released on October 8th via New Wheel.


New From Asteroid No. 4

New From Asteroid No. 4

Long standing psych-rockers Asteroid No.4 have announced they will be releasing their eighth full-length album this autumn. The band have shared a couple of tracks already from the record, the transcendent, fuzzed-out first track, Rukma Vimana and the pulsating, hypnotic Back Of Your Mind.

Mixing krautrock, shoegaze, folk and some cosmic country whilst employing sitars, eastern-tinged sparsity, and space-rock fueled anthems, the results are a heady and gratifying stew of mind-altering jams that traverse the psychedelia continum from Hawkwind to the Wooden Shjips via Spacemen 3.

Stream both below. The album is out on the 23rd September on UK label Bad Vibrations Records.



Quiet Life – Housebroken Man

Quiet Life - Housebroken Man

Here are a couple of tracks from Quiet Life’s recent, excellent EP Housebroken Man.

The first, the title track, features a rollicking cameo from Cary Ann Hearst from Shovels & Rope, and the second, a mesmerising and poignant cover of Townes Van Zandt’s Waiting Around To Die features Jim James of My Morning Jacket.

Buy it here.