Marika Hackman – Covers

Marika Hackman will return with a new album, Covers, a self-produced new album which showcases a more vulnerable side. It will be out on the 13th November via Sub Pop in North and South America and via Transgressive everywhere else. Covers features Hackman’s emotive voice set against sparse arrangements of guitars and strings with the occasional synth or scattered drum groove as she works through interpretations of … Continue reading Marika Hackman – Covers

Bill Callahan – Another Song

Another Song, for that is its title, is the next to be shared from Bill Callahan’s upcoming release Gold Record. A working man’s blues that are lightened by a little love in the afternoon. In the middle of the day, uninspired and back at his homestead for lunch, the narrator decides to take the rest of the day off for some afternoon delight with his partner. … Continue reading Bill Callahan – Another Song

Bill Callahan Announces Gold Record

Pigeons is the first taste from Bill Callahan’s newly announced long player Gold Record (out via Drag City on the 4th September – pre-order here) The track is set in the heart of Texas, where from the wheel of his long white limousine, a man gently advises a pair of newly weds with reflections from his own experience. As always it is a lyrical treasure … Continue reading Bill Callahan Announces Gold Record

Mossy Kilcher – Coyote’s Cry

Mossy Kilcher’s 1977 Private Press Double-LP Northwind Calling will get a digital re-release on the 10th July via Tompkins Square. Originally recorded for family and friends, the record is a love letter to the land outside Homer in Alaska, where her family lived as pioneers beginning in the late 1930’s and where she still resides to this day. It is a gorgeous folk record. The gentle … Continue reading Mossy Kilcher – Coyote’s Cry

Steve Earle – Times Like These

Steve Earle has released a brand new song, Times Like These (Acoustic Version) on the heels of his recently released, and excellent, Ghosts of West Virginia album. Times Like These was originally written at the beginning of the Trump Presidency with Earle intending it for his next studio album. He was then approached by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, a playwright team who would create Coal … Continue reading Steve Earle – Times Like These

New Video: Skullcrusher – Day Of Show

We’ve already shared Skullcrusher’s gorgeous Places/Plans just a few days back, taken from her upcoming self-titled EP from Secretly Canadian. Now we have the video for the equally stunning Day of Show, a melancholic masterpiece that hovers and sways with eerie, fragmented yearning and is just divine in its fragile haziness. Watch it here.     Continue reading New Video: Skullcrusher – Day Of Show

Roadside Graves Release That’s Why We’re Running Away

In advance of the release of That’s Why We’re Running Away, the new album from the Roadside Graves, their first new music for five years, we recently shared the excellent album opener Sit So Close. Last Friday, the record was officially released and so that seems more than enough reason to share two more tracks from the record, which on first few listens, is just another … Continue reading Roadside Graves Release That’s Why We’re Running Away

Mad Mackerel Recommends… Skullcrusher

Skullcrusher is not, as you might expect, some black metal band from Scandinavia, but instead LA-based songwriter Helen Ballentine. She will release her debut four track EP via Secretly Canadian on the 26th June and the stunning Places/Plans is the lead from it, a sparse and gorgeously intimate song that is all the more powerful and compelling for its minimalist arrangement. Listen below and you can … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends… Skullcrusher

Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh Announce All The Ways You Sing In The Dark EP

Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh have announced details of their EP All The Ways You Sing In The Dark, out August 28 on Nettwerk, and released lead single Call Me When You Land. Despite being friends for just three years and this being their first collaboration, Nashville-based Old Sea Brigade – aka Atlanta native Ben Cramer – and LA-based Londoner Luke Sital-Singh wrote most of … Continue reading Old Sea Brigade & Luke Sital-Singh Announce All The Ways You Sing In The Dark EP