To celebrate Record Store Day, Blitzen Trapper are releasing a note-perfect live cover of Neil Young’s seminal Harvest album. This is their faithful, and reverent, cover of Heart of Gold. .
1. Mark Lanegan Band – Harvest Home 2. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Everybody Knows 3. Hollis Brown – Wait For Me Virginia 4. Diarrhea Planet – Heatwave 5. Blitzen Trapper – To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High) (Ryan Adams Cover) 6. Field Report – Marigolden . . . .… Read More Six Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
Another month, another free mix of the best of our downloads from February. As always the mix includes some new tunes too from the retro 60s swagger of The Rebel Light, quirky bedroom pop from Copenhagen’s Eerie Glue, the excellent Lou Reed inspired, slacker rock of Posse, and King of Prussia’s literate, indie pop jangle.… Read More Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2014
Coming Home is an outtake from Blitzen Trappers new album VII. They describe it as “good old-fashioned country funk, with horns and banjos side by side“. It sounds good. Download it below. [Click through for free download] .
Here is the second instalment of our favourite albums of 2013, counting down from 30 to 11. 30 Nick Cave – Push The Sky Away . 29 Caitlin Rose – The Stand-In . 28 Coke Weed – Back To Soft . 27 Georgia’s Horse – Weather Codes . 26 Alela Diane – About Farewell .… Read More Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2013 (Part 2: 30 -11)
As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year that we’ve posted over the past few days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. The fifth and final instalment is our own. 20. Colleen Green – Heavy Shit Totally infectious, stoned punk. . 19. Harmed Brothers – Love Song For… Read More Mad Mackerel’s Top Songs Of 2013
The countdown of our one hundred favourite tracks of 2013 continues…today we reach halfway as we bring you 75 down to 51. 75 GRMLN – Summer Days Thrashy, catchy, singalong rock’n’roll with platform shoes and ridiculous flares. Download GRMLN – Summer Days mp3 . 74 Sisters – Clearhead Here are my shoes. See how I gaze at… Read More MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 75 – 51
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Blitzen Trapper are one of the reasons we started the Mad Mackerel blog. Having become enthralled with their 2008 release Furr, it was shortly after that we began posting and tracks from that album were some of the earliest we shared. In fact the sublime Black River Killer from that album… Read More MM’s 5:1 Interview No 13: Blitzen Trapper
Following on from a new track from Deer Tick yesterday comes a first taste of Blitzen Trapper’s forthcoming album VII, which will be released on the 1st October. This is Ever Loved Once, packed with banjo, pedal steel and harmonica. Listen below.
Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s (godawful) blogspot… Read More Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites