US cult Americana-rockers, and very long-standing MM faves, Blitzen Trapper are releasing new three-track EP titled Mystery And Wonder today ahead of their February European tour including UK dates in London and Brighton. They have just unveiled the video for the EP’s title track which we think you’ll agree is neither short of either of those… Read More New Video: Blitzen Trapper – Mystery And Wonder
In recognition of the season of giving, Blitzen Trapper have shared a song off their debut self-titled release, Christmas Is Coming Soon, as a pay-what-you-wish download. All proceeds will go directly to Mercy Corps, who’s mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping to build secure, productive and just communities in some of the… Read More Festive Fayre (24): Blitzen Trapper
Here are a few more new videos that we’ve been enjoying ready for your viewing pleasure. Dive into new offerings from J Fernandez, Eskimeaux, Blitzen Trapper, Drenge, Destruction Unit, The Hanging Stars, Bully and Valley Maker. . . . . . . . . .
After last week’s bonanza collection we’re back to an altogether more manageable collection of nine songs gathered up from the past seven days just for you. Calexico – Tapping On The Line Blitzen Trapper – Love Grow Cold Alex Chilltown – Cwtch Lucero – Can’t You Hear Them Howl Sun Kil Moon – The Weeping Song (live)… Read More Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week
Blitzen Trapper, one of our favourite and most enduring bands on MM, are set to release All Across This Land on October 2 via Lojinx in Europe and on Vagrant in the US. By incorporating a vast array of influences, they have released albums in the past that touch on a myriad of genres: indie, folk,… Read More Blitzen Trapper Announce All Across This Land
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)