ATO Records – Silence Is Not An Option Compilation

Reprinted in full: ATO Records, an independent record label out of New York City, has been reflecting deeply on the injustices and inequality in our world. We recognize that music is not just an agent for change, but a space of solace. As we approach our 20th anniversary as a label, we remain proud to represent a diverse range of artists whose music imparts messages … Continue reading ATO Records – Silence Is Not An Option Compilation

Sam Doores – Let It Roll

Sam Doores, formerly of The Deslondes and Hurray for the Riff Raff will release his self-titled solo debut on 13th March via New West Records. The thirteen song set blends traditional southern roots, New Orleans R&B, and psychedelic landscapes into a cinematic and infectious whole that reckons with heartache and loss, love and gratitude, fresh starts and, ultimately, a whole lotta change. For now we … Continue reading Sam Doores – Let It Roll

Fifteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Back with a bang – no less than fifteen corking new tunes to check out from last week… Sleaford Mods – Kebab Spider The Coathangers – Bimbo Mercury Rev featuring Norah Jones – Okolona River Bottom Band Ryan Adams – Manchester FIDLAR – By Myself Meat Puppets – Nine Pins Stella Donnelly – Old Man Beirut – Landslide PRIESTS – The Seduction Of Kansas Cherry … Continue reading Fifteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM Shorts 1000: RF Shannon

The final entry in our MM Shorts series (which started with Bleached back in September 2011) comes in the shape of the wonderful Cold Spell, the first taste from RF Shannon’s upcoming long player Trickster Blues. It is an exquisite blend of dusky Western and spectral psychedelia and you can stream it below. You can also order the album here.   Continue reading MM Shorts 1000: RF Shannon

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 50 – 26

50 Hiccup – Teasin’   49 Nervous Dater – Bad Spanish   48 Sun Abduction – Acid Pyramid   47 Roadhouses – Drinkin’   46 Dream Police – Revenge   45 BAIT – Push The Elephant   44 Meat Wave – The Incessant   43 Young Fathers – Only God Knows   42 Ty Segall – Big Man   41 The Sugarmen – Our Gallows … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks Of The Year 50 – 26

New Album From Jon Langford

Founding member of the wonderful Mekons and also the Waco Brothers, Jon Langford’s new album Four Lost Souls was recorded in The Shoals, Alabama with members of the Swampers in just four dark days following the U.S. election. It is a record of pure Americana, not just because of where it was recorded or who played on it, but because it is beyond the news … Continue reading New Album From Jon Langford

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Chad VanGaalen – Old Heads Mutual Benefit – Diamond Day (Vashti Bunyan cover) Jen Cloher – Forgot Myself Lo Tom – Covered Wagon The Deslondes – (This Ain’t A) Sad Song NØMADS – Dementophobia Winter – Jaded Offa Rex – The Old Churchyard The Yawpers – Mon Dieu                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 26)

Welcome to our first Nickel in the Jukebox feature of 2017. Ten recent, and not-so-recent, tunes scooped up over the past couple of months from our bulging in-box. We have everything from noisy punk to swamp-blues and mellow folk and all points in-between. Something for everyone as the cliche goes – and you decide hit or miss!   EAT FAST – Sand Drone  [RIYL: Fuzz … Continue reading Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 26)

Introducing >>> A Valley Son

Much like their home base of New York City, A Valley Son (who take their name from the title of a Grandaddy song) is an anomaly, comprised of three Southern transplants that grew up on Stax and Motown, and one Yonkers-born Gospel drummer turned bassist. Their debut EP Sunset Park is Southern gothic-inspired, harmony-laden, soulful rock & roll and is well worth checking out. This is … Continue reading Introducing >>> A Valley Son

Introducing >>> Bloody Death Skull

Despite the ominous name, Los Angeles band Bloody Death Skull is not scary, not in the traditional sense. Swirling together electrified ukulele with toys and whatever sounds and instruments they like over the classic chord structures that launched early rock and soul, BDS makes fun music rooted in the ’50s & ’60s with a garage-punk mentality and lyrics that sweetly break some taboos. Just in … Continue reading Introducing >>> Bloody Death Skull