New Track From Joe Pug

With his upcoming full-length record Windfall, to be released on the 10th March, Joe Pug has shared the debut single from the album.

If Still It Can’t Be Found, which features Pat Sansone from Wilco on mellotron, is a yearning, sweetly strummed ballad that perhaps captures some of the hard times and question marks over his future as he struggled with writers block and, as he says, “fell out of love with music“.

If it’s not around this corner it’s around the next
If it’s not beyond this river it’s beyond the next
And if still it can’t be found
It’s prob’ly for the best

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Joe Pug & Vandaveer Covers

Joe Pug / Vandaveer CoversWell, seeing as our last posts were covers by Eagulls and Shearwater, and seeing as they say good things come in threes, here is long standing favourite of our blog, Joe Pug covering another long standing favourite of our blog, Vandaveer and vice versa. It comes courtesy of the excellent I Am Fuel, You Are Friends blog.

The two are touring together throughout October and the dates (and tickets) can be found here – sounds like it will be pretty much the perfect show to us.

Download Joe’s version of Waking Hour and Vandaveer’s take on Call It What You Will below.

Videos of the Day: Joe Pug || The Young Knives || Soledad Velez || Hookworms

Videos of the Day

An excellent set of videos/tunes today from the outstanding Joe Pug with a lyric video with a slight difference and the song itself, a cover of Harvey “Tex” Thomas Young’s Deep Dark Wells is a stunner. We have the Young Knives continuing their welcome return with their new musical film for Maureen, and Soledad Velez’s video for Black Light In The Forest. Lastly, we have MM faves, Hookworms and their new video for On Returning.

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Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2012 Part 1: 30-16

To finish off our favourites of the year, here are numbers thirty to sixteen 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.

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30 Joe Pug – The Great Despiser

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29 David Cronenberg’s Wife – Don’t Wait To Be Hunted To Hide

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28 Band Of Horses – Mirage Rock

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27 Lord Huron – Lonesome Dreams

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26 JBM – Stray Ashes

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25 Mama Rosin – Bye Bye Bayou

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24 Red River Dialect – Awellupontheway

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23 Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – Lungs, Dirt, & Dreams

Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – Lungs, Dirt, & Dreams mp3 (from Lungs, Dirt, & Dreams)

Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – Loose Ends mp3 (from Lungs, Dirt, & Dreams)

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22 Diamond Rugs – Diamond Rugs

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21 Gravenhurst – The Ghost In Daylight

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20 Daughn Gibson – All Hell

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19 Waves Of Fury – Thirst

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18 The Felice Brothers – God Bless You Amigo

Download The Felice Brothers – Lincoln Continental mp3 (from God Bless You Amigo)

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17 Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny – Yours Truly Cellophane Nose

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16 Simone Felice – Simone Felice

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15 The Tallest Man On Earth – There’s No Leaving Now

Joe Pug & Timber Timbre on Daytrotter

Joe Pug & Timber Timbre On Daytrotter. Every so often we highlight the Daytrotter Studio session downloads that can be yours for a mere $2 per month. Often three sessions per day handpicked from the very best of both the up and coming and well established artists across a whole range of musical genres – there are treats and delights galore to be found.

Just in the past few days there have been sessions from Dinosaur Feathers, Luke Roberts and Twin Shadow. However, two of our favourites have been from the wonderful Joe Pug and the spooky, swamp folk of Timber Timbre.

Check out a couple of tracks below and sign up for your own Daytrotter account here.

Download Joe Pug – Hymn #76 mp3 (from Daytrotter Session)

Download Timber Timbre – Bad Ritual/Obelisk mp3 (from Daytrotter Session)

MM Shorts 110: First Taste of Joe Pug’s New Album

MM Shorts 110: First taste of Joe Pug's new album.

A new album from Joe Pug is just cause for celebration round these parts and The Great Despiser will be released on April 24th.

The first taste and following on from Hymn numbers 35 and 101, which have already seen daylight on his Nation of Heat EP, is Hymn #76. It features in this preview video for the album and provides plenty of reasons to look forward to April.

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Nice Free Sampler From Noisetrade

 

Nice Free Sampler From Noisetrade.

Noisetrade are offering a very nice free sampler featuring the Best of The American Songwriter sessions. It has thirty tracks including such MM faves as Joe Pug, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Vetiver, Justin Townes Earle and The White Buffalo amongst many others.

There are a couple of choice tracks from it below, but just visit their Facebook page here and click on the Like button to get the whole thing for free.

Download Joe Pug – Speak Plainly, Diana mp3 (from Noisetrade Best Of American Songwriters)

Download Josh Rouse – Oh Look What The Sun Did mp3 (from Noisetrade Best Of American Songwriters)

One Thousand Posts – A Celebratory Mix!

One Thousand Posts - A Celebratory Mix. We moved MM to WordPress in April 2010, after being one of the many blogs to get screwed by Google Blogspot. We noticed that this is our one thousandth post since that time and so we have marked the occasion (for such that it is for us) with an appropriately themed mix for your enjoyment.

So, from the classic sound of Tenpole Tudor’s new wave power-pop via The Men They Couldn’t Hang’s protest cow punk to the folk of Joe Pug and the Floydian prog-rock of The Silver Machines, there should be something for everyone to get their teeth, and ears, into.

Dig in! Here’s to the next thousand.

Download Pariah Beat – 1000 Songs mp3 (from Bury Me Not)

Download Secret Machines – 1,000 Seconds mp3 (from Ten Silver Drops)

Download Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men mp3 (from Eddie, Old Bob, Dick & Gary)

Download Giant Sand – Curse Of A Thousand Flames mp3 (from Valley Of Rain)

Download Joe Pug – A Thousand Men mp3 (from In The Meantime EP)

Download Detroit Social Club – Thousand Kings mp3 (from Kiss The Sun Single)

Download Antic Clay – Thousand Star Hotel mp3 (from Hilarious Dead Blues)

Download Shellac – Prayer To God mp3 (from 1000 Hurts)

Download The Men They Couldn’t Hang – Ironmasters mp3 (from Night Of A Thousand Candles)

Download Richard Thompson – Oops I Did It Again mp3 (from 1000 Years Of Popular Music)