Here is the second instalment of our countdown of our favourite 100 tunes of the year. Enjoy and check back tomorrow for numbers 60 down to 41. 80 Greylag – Yours To Shake . 79 Ty Segall – Feel . 78 The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure . 77 Jessica Lea Mayfield –… Read More Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61
To celebrate their undying bromance, as well as their co-headline tour that began last night in Boston, Deer Tick and The Hold Steady have decided to cover each others songs… Deer Tick are covering The Hold Steady’s Constructive Summer (off 2008’s Stay Positive), and The Hold Steady are taking on Deer Tick’s Easy (off 2009’s Born On Flag Day). Have… Read More Deer Tick & The Hold Steady Cover Each Other
It’s Friday. Time for videos featuring a gently heartfelt confrontation of a friend’s heroin addiction from Deer Tick, gorgeous baroque folk from rising star Jordan Lee aka Mutual Benefit, the reverb drenched sound of the excellent new single from September Girls, and to finish a mournful tear-jerker with spine-chilling lyrics from Carousels & Limousines. . .… Read More Videos of the Day: Deer Tick || Mutual Benefit || September Girls || Carousels & Limousines
A treat in store today with new videos from Deer Tick and a brilliant tap-dancing film from Waxahatchee, from excellent experimental folksters Bird Courage and to finish Hooded Fang’s video for Wasteland featuring Dim Sum and a donkey. . . . .
A welcome second taste from Deer Tick’s forthcoming new album Negativity. This new single is The Dream’s In The Ditch, a resigned, mid-tempo rock song that speaks to the rigours and travails of relentless touring. Listen below.
Cracking videos today from Deer Tick, the whiskey-drenched folk of Jesse Woods, the menacing buzzsaw punk of the Riverboat Gamblers and the sharp-as-a-tack suited and booted garage rock of The Vitamins. . . .
One of our favourite bands, Deer Tick will return with a new album Negativity in September this year. Preceding it by a month will be this single and first taste from the album, the brilliant The Rock. It is another in their ever-growing collection of guitar-heavy, heart-on-sleeve Americana gems, but this time includes blasts of brass and… Read More Deer Tick Return
In conjunction with their March/April issue, American Songwriter have offered up The Billy Reid Shindig Sampler for free download. It is a SXSW promo for their event being held March 13-14 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Weather Up, and features many MM faves like Dawes, Jason Isbell, Johnny Fritz and Deer Tick’s John McCauley… Read More American Songwriter’s Free SXSW Download
Christmas is coming and the cat is getting fatter. Once again, copious amounts of music listened to, more Christmas cooking, and more trees knitted. On the tree front, I nearly have the requisite four for the sprats plus goddaughter. They will treasure my hand-made gifts, goddamit. By next Christmas, there will be a forest –… Read More Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (14th December)
Daytrotter have posted up some absolutely top-notch sessions recently – although to be fair this is what they generally do pretty much 100% of the time – however, the last few days have seen some real gems. Our friends at Rollo & Grady have already beaten us to the post with their Deer Tick session… Read More Daytrotter Delights