Mad Mackerel Recommends… Raccoon Fighter

Raccoon Fighter

Queens, NY-based trio Raccoon Fighter has shared a second single, Adderall, marking the release of their new EP Hover Craft.

A blend of polished punk, psychedelia and lo-fi, fuzzy, garage bliss, it is a follow up to the excellent LVLR.

Listen to both below.

 

 

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekAfter a week’s break, we’re back with our regular round up of the best new tunes of the past seven days.

It includes the return of a number of MM regulars too: No Age, The Growlers and Pop. 1280 as well a stunning new track from Annie Hardy (ex of Giant Drag) and plenty more besides.

So then, ten cracking songs – dive in.

  1. Pop. 1280 – Pulse
  2. Hiss Golden Messenger – Tell Her I’m Just Dancing
  3. The Growlers – City Club
  4. Angel Olsen – Sister
  5. Magic Trick – First Thought
  6. Shilpa Ray – Paisley
  7. The Raveonettes – A Good Fight
  8. Annie Hardy – Go Hey Raku Sake
  9. No Age – Separation
  10. Cory Hanson – Ordinary People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Time

Time for some new vids methinks.

So sit back and enjoy ten musical films from the likes of Slowcoaches, Freakwater, Dead Heavens, The Two Tracks, Dawes, Dan Michelson & The Coastguards, Hans Chew and Ed Harcourt amongst others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another From GOAT

Alarms is the latest offering from GOAT’s forthcoming album, Requiem, which is out on the 7th October.

This new track highlights the folk influence that runs through the album, with acoustic guitars and hand-percussion instruments driving the song, while retaining the hypnotic vocals and fuzz-drenched guitar leads the band is known for.

Stream it here.

 

MM Shorts 870: Forth Wanderers

Forth Wanderers are a teen based New Jersey band who have a new EP Slop, due out shortly.

The EP is an Alvvays / Pavement / Mac Demarco hybrid, and the title track is a definite keeper. Very impressive stuff.

Have a listen.

 

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 22)

Nickel In The Jukebox

Here is the latest instalment in our Nickel In The Jukebox series – simple proposition – ten songs, you decide… hit or miss.

Have at it.

Rue Snider – Blue Skies And Telephone Poles  [RIYL: Americana, Bright Eyes, Billy Bragg]

 

The Persian Leaps – See Me Unaware  [RIYL: Power-pop, Bob Mould, The Ramones]

 

Naked Giants – Ya Ya  [RIYL: Garage Rock, The Sonics, Ty Segall]

 

Lina Tullgren – Grace  [RIYL: Singer-Songwriters, Julien Baker, Eskimeaux]

 

Conquerors – Turned Me To Stone  [RIYL: Vintage Psych-pop, Kinks, Beatles]

 

Coot Wilson – 5 a.m. Fog  [RIYL: Folk, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt]

 

Cigarette Bums – Strange  [RIYL: Garage-punk, The Stooges, The Black Lips]

 

Sat. Nite Duets – TAFKA Salieri  [RIYL: Indie Rock, Guided By Voices, Violent Femmes]

 

BJ Barham – Rockingham  [RIYL: Country-Folk, James McMurtry, Sturgill Simpson]

 

Bonfire Nights – Easy Touch  [RIYL: Post-punk, Jesus & Mary Chain, Lola Colts]

 

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekHere are our selections from the week’s new releases. Tracks from UK indie royalty such as Jamie T, Slaves, and TOY, some brilliant Dylan-esque protest folk from Kyle Craft, three very different covers from Sam Beam & Jesca HoopSt. Vincent, and Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan, jerky, infectious punk rock from Sex Stains, and more raw country from Lydia Loveless.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  1. Jamie T – Power Over Men
  2. TOY– Fast Silver
  3. Slaves – Spit It Out
  4. Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Where Eagles Dare  (Misfits cover)
  5. Kyle Craft – Before The Wall
  6. St. Vincent – Something On Your Mind  (Karen Dalton cover)
  7. Sex Stains – Land Of La LA
  8. Lydia Loveless – Same To You
  9. Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – Love Is A Stranger  (Eurythmics cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MM Shorts 867: Wild Raccoon

wild racoon

Wild Raccoon is a one man garage band from Lille, France, who plays a lo-fi mix of fuzzed up garage rock  and psych rock, influenced by King Khan, Ty Segall and Mikal Cronin among others.

His new album Half Pine Cone is out now on Bandcamp. Check out Corn Cob from it below.

 

The Wytches – C-Side

The Wytches_C-Side_Packshot

The Wytches have shared a new single, C-Side, taken from their forthcoming second album, All Your Happy Life (out on the 30th September).

The album is touted to be a black-hearted set combination of heavy comedown psychedelia and bilious, nihilistic baroque ‘n’ roll.

On the evidence of this that might well be true. Stream the single below.

 

The band have also announced a headline UK tour in November which includes a night at London’s Electric Ballroom, this will be proceeded by a handful of shows this Summer and appearances at Bestival and Liverpool’s Psych Fest. The full list of shows is as follows:

9th September,The Ritz, Manchester
11th September, Bestival, Isle Of Wight
24th September, Psych Fest, Liverpool
2nd November, Oxford 02 Academy2
3rd November,  Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms
4th November, Brighton Concorde 2
5th November, Bristol Thekla
7th November, Leeds Brudenell Social Club
8th November Glasgow Oran Mor
9th November Nottingham Rescue Rooms
10th November, Birmingham 02 Institute2
11th November, London Electric Ballroom

 

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

best of the weekDespite it being the height of the holiday season we’ve still collected together ten new songs for you from the past week.

They include the return of Warpaint as well as more new tracks from Cass McCombs, Cheena, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, and JEFF The Brotherhood, and some lovely folk from Lisa / Liza.

Explore away…

  1. Cass McCombs – Medusa’s Outhouse
  2. of Montreal – Let’s Relate
  3. Morgan Delt – Some Sunsick Day
  4. Lisa / Liza – Century Woods
  5. Cheena – Lost My Way
  6. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – In a Black Out
  7. Pill – Fetish Queen
  8. JEFF The Brotherhood – Raochin’
  9. Ex-Cult – Attention Ritual
  10. Warpaint – New Song