Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit has just unveiled a new animated video for their song Master Pretender, from their excellent album Stay Gold. And here it is…. .
Following our countdown of favourite songs of the year, here is part one of MM’s selection of the forty albums we most enjoyed throughout 2014. 40 The Orwells – Disgraceland . 39 Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love 38 The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Second Bardo . 37 Mark Lanegan Band… Read More Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)
Day three of our countdown – tracks 60 through to 41 of our favourite songs of the year. 60 Cate Le Bon – He’s Leaving . 59 Jamie T – The Prophet . 58 Mark Lanegan Band – Sad Lover . 57 The Districts – Funeral Beds . 56 The Amazing Snakeheads – Here It… Read More Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 60-41
Five cool new videos to enjoy from sweet folk sisters First Aid Kit, dream-popsters Beverly, indie rockers Virginia Wing and Allo Darlin’, and Darlia. Press play and enjoy… . . . . .
The longest day has come and gone, and halfway through the year we are. It seemed a good point to reflect and share thirty of our favourite albums of 2014 so far, and so here they are, in strictly alphabetical order of course… . The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads . Amen Dunes – Love .… Read More Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)
1. First Aid Kit – Cedar Lane 2. Rose Windows – There Is A Light 3. The Antlers – Hotel 4. Hamilton Leithauser – In The Shallows 5. Vomitface – Sloppy Joes . . . . . .
My Silver Lining is the first taste from First Aid Kit’s forthcoming album Stay Gold, which is out on the 10th June. It is another brilliant example of their rootsy, twangy Americana shot through with just enough orchestral grandeur and strings to give the song a rich beauty that is impossible to resist. “I’ve woken up… Read More First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining
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
For the second year in a row, Paste joined forces with Sennheiser at the legendary Newport Folk Festival to record unique performances with some of their favourite artists. NoiseTrade is partnering with Paste Magazine to offer up a free fifteen track download including MM faves Dawes, First Aid Kit, Deep Dark Woods and Trampled By… Read More Free Newport Festival Download From Paste
The final post about our favourites of the year, here are numbers fifteen down to top spot of the albums we have most enjoyed in 2012. Don’t forget to check back for our 100 Favourite Tunes and the MM contributor’s best of lists too. 15 Shearwater – Animal Joy a 14 Patterson Hood – Heat… Read More Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2012 Part 2: 15 – 1