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w-h-lung

With foundations in Manchester, W. H. Lung is a three piece that have just shared a first single that is a quite spectacular, breathtaking near-eight minute epic.

Inspiration! speaks to the ideas of eternity, belonging and meaninglessness, it takes the shape of a pulsing, kraut-psych journey. The motorik nature of the track stems from W. H. Lung’s writing ethic which, with an Alesis drum machine at its core, aims to create a surrounding maelstrom of ethereal circuits and hypnotic rhythms.

We love this. Listen below.

 

Happyness will  release the successor to 2014’s excellent long player Weird Little Birthday next Spring and they have shared the first taste of what the album will sound like in the form of new single Falling Down.

It has echoes of early Fleetwood Mac, a touch of Interpol perhaps, even a synth outdo, but essentially it remains as resolutely and defiantly true to their laid-back melancholia as always.

Have a listen

 

best of the weekHere is the latest round up of our favourite new releases of the past week gathered from our in-box and the internet.

We have the return of psych-rock heavyweights Moon Duo, a Beatles cover from Yuck and new offerings from Foxygen, Methyl Ethel, Duke Garwood and Surfer Blood. Breast Massage is a Nashville supergroup of sorts featuring members of JEFF The BrotherhoodDiarrhea Planet and King Karl and there are MM debuts for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and The Sloppy Heads.

  1. Moon Duo – Cold Fear
  2. Yuck – Because (Beatles cover)
  3. Breast Massage – Bathing The Dog
  4. Methyl Ethel – No. 28
  5. Surfer Blood – Six Flags In F Or G
  6. The Sloppy Heads – Always Running
  7. Foxygen – Follow The Leader
  8. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Julie’s Place
  9. Duke Garwood – Coldblooded The Return

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

halloween

We love Halloween. Love the film (and some of the sequels), love the dressing up, the scares, and frightening the bejesus out of the little ones who knock on our door…

In previous years we’ve posted downloadable Halloween mixes, and this year there has been no shortage of bands making halloween themed videos and sending them our way, so it seemed churlish not to share a few…

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Inspired & The Sleep’s new single is an upbeat mix of psych flecked dream pop in the vein of Foster the People or Metronomy.

Listen to the insistent, bouncy  fizz of Getting Through below.

 

We have too many good videos for too many good songs in our inbox and it would not be right not to share. So we will be dedicating the rest of today to video only posts…

Second off the blocks are fuzzy drone experimentalists Collapsing Scenery with the video for Common Cause, from recently released EP God’s Least Favorite.


best of the weekIt’s a big week of new releases in the Mad Mackerel world – new tunes from Foxygen, Cloud Nothings, the wonderful Traams and Blossoms to name but four.

Add to that songs from James McMurtryWeyes Blood, TOY, and long standing MM faves Trance Farmers and Estrons and we’ve had a bonanza seven days.

Nine songs for you. Enjoy.

  1. Cloud Nothings – Modern Act
  2. Foxygen – America
  3. Traams – Slipping
  4. Blossoms – Blown Rose
  5. James McMurtry – Screen Door  (Adam Carroll cover)
  6. Estrons – I’m Not Your Girl
  7. Trance Farmers – The Show
  8. Weyes Blood – Generation Why
  9. TOY – Clouds That Cover The Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nickel In The Jukebox

The in-box overfloweth with new tunes, videos and music of every variety. Even once we’ve deleted the electro-trance-house-mash-up-rave-bangers and all the shitty remixes there are still far too many good tracks to share with you.

Here are ten of them – from baroque pop to slacker indie rock and from pastoral Americana to garage punk. An eclectic digital jukebox and something for anyone with a modicum of taste and an enquiring mind. You decide, hit or miss.

 

Jay Leo Phillips – (Do The) 20th Century  [RIYL: Post-punk, Wire, Elvis Costello]

 

Luke De-Sciscio – Vivid Love  [RIYL: Singer-songwriters, Jeff Buckley, Ben Howard]

 

Lower Plenty – Bondi’s Dead  [RIYL: Psych-folk, Blank Realm, Timber Timbre]

 

Michigan Rattlers – Last Week  [RIYL: Alt-country, Whiskeytown, Old 97’s]

 

Sam Kogon – Something’s Wrong  [RIYL: Baroque pop, Beach Boys, Coke Weed]

 

Magana – Inches Apart  [RIYL: Alternative pop, St Vincent, Scout Niblett]

 

Catch Prichard – Hometown  [RIYL: Pastoral Americana, Townes Van Zandt, A.A. Bondy]

 

Drakulas – Neon Town  [RIYL: Garage punk, Marked Men, Dickies]

 

Girl Ray – Trouble  [RIYL: Lo-fi pop, Cate le Bon, Veronica Falls ]

 

Golden Suits – Don’t Let Love Go By  [RIYL: Indie folk, Department of Eagles, Randy Newman]

 

Following her recent collaboration with Katy Goodman of La Sera on an excellent covers album Take It, It’s Yours, LA singer/songwriter Greta Morgan aka Springtime Carnivore released her own second album Midnight Room last week.

It is a record borne of a relationship breakup and subsequent insomnia, and is in equal parts reflective, questioning, tender and heartbreaking.

There are echoes of Neko Case and Jenny Lewis, and excursions into folk, indie pop and electronica, but more than anything else, this is an assured and self-possessed record with a clear identity of its own.

Listen to the beautifully melancholic title track, the jaunty yet delicate  Raised By Wolves and the arrestingly cryptic Double Infinity.

 

 

 

Introducing >>> Hello Shark

Posted: September 30, 2016 in Electronic, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock
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Hello Shark began when a teenage Lincoln Halloran moved from his home of Massachusetts to Vermont in 2006. He quickly recorded an amateur but heartfelt debut called Book Lungs and began touring the Northeast, slowly building a community web that would stretch to include Owen Ashworth (of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and Advance Base), Rochester’s Attic Abasement, and the members of Brooklyn collective the Epoch.

In July 2011 he released the album Break Arms – a confessional classic that manages to be melancholy, self-critical, and hopelessly sentimental without hardly ever rising above a quiet murmur. 2013’s follow up HS forgoes the folky fragility of its predecessor for a bolder, more electric sound.

With a knack for making the most crushing verses feel heartwarming, now we are fortunate enough to have his new album Delicate, which recalls both Nick Drake and Leon Russell.

Have a listen to Danny and New Jersey.