Shrouded Strangers – Locust Heart

It’s been seven years since our last Shrouded Strangers post, but good things come to he who waits… And so it is with their new album Night Prancing, which according to them is “the soundtrack to an unrealised film script chronicling the adventures of a late-1950s surfer gang (the “Night Prancers”) in the sleepy coastal hamlet of Seaview, Washington.” Watch the video for opening track Locust … Continue reading Shrouded Strangers – Locust Heart

Shrouded Strangers Release Lost Forever

We’ve posted a couple of times recently about The Shrouded Strangers following our discovery of Featherbed, one of our favourite tracks of the year so far. They formed in 1999 in Harrisonburg, Virginia and promptly dropped their debut LP, Yes, We Are the Shrouded Strangers, a convoluted concept album about nature vs. technology. Then they got sidetracked. Resurrecting the band in 2008, they released a EP … Continue reading Shrouded Strangers Release Lost Forever

More From The Shrouded Strangers

We’ve already posted a couple of times about The Shrouded Strangers following our discovery of Featherbed, a skuzzy slacker anthem that is nothing less than a glorious amalgam of surf guitars, krautrock rhythms and fuzzed up hillbilly stomp. It comes from new album Lost Forever, a sputtering fever-dream of disembodied pop tunes and psych sing-alongs that comes out a mere 13 years after their debut – apparently … Continue reading More From The Shrouded Strangers

MM Shorts 86: Shrouded Strangers Video

Shrouded Strangers have just leapt to the top of our New Discoveries Most Anticipated List (if we actually had one that is), but no matter, this is the video to skuzzy slacker anthem Featherbed, a glorious amalgam of surf guitars, krautrock rhythms and fuzzed up hillbilly stomp. Just brilliant. It comes from new album Forever Lost which is described as a collection of disembodied pop … Continue reading MM Shorts 86: Shrouded Strangers Video

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2012

Another crackerjack month of new tunes on MM, all lovingly compiled and packaged up for you in one sweet playlist ready to download. Here are 33 of our favourite tracks from our May postings and 6 new songs too. No need to thank us. Download Virals – Gloria mp3 (from Coming Up With The Sun EP) Shines bright with an insanely hooky vocal and charged guitar riffs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2012

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2012

Musically, the year is starting to really kick into gear now and February saw lots of top quality tunes hit the web. Here is our pick of the best of last month’s posts along with four brand, spanking new tracks for you to download, sample and treasure. All in all over thirty great songs in one great mix. Download Hoots & Hellmouth – Why Would You … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2012

Sunday Means Eight Of The Best

Time for another swift round-up of some of the best tunes into our in-box and from around our favourite music blogs. A little while ago we posted the video for Shrouded Strangers excellent track Featherbed, and now we have the mp3 for you as well. We also have the full-on power pop of Fort Lean and their new single Sunsick, some Swedish punk from new … Continue reading Sunday Means Eight Of The Best