Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year

  30 Meat Wave – The Incessant   29 L.A. Witch – L.A. Witch   28 Oh Sees – Orc   27 Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now   26 Deer Tick – Deer Tick Vol. 1   25 Ty Segall – Ty Segall   24 Public Service Broadcasting – Public Service Broadcasting   23 Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps   22 Alvvays … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year

Mad Mackerel’s Tracks of the Year 100 – 76

100 Anna St. Louis – Fire   99 Deep State – No Idea Pt. II   98 Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys   97 Wooden Wand – Aurora   96 Diet Cig – Sixteen   95 Prism Tats – The Liar   94 Julie & The Wrong Guys – Love And Leaving   93 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast   92 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks of the Year 100 – 76

New Videos Round Up

Some musical films and lyric videos. They’re good. Offa My Hands is the third song unveiled from Jessica Lea Mayfield’s anticipated new album, Sorry Is Gone.   Phoebe Bridgers has shared Funeral, another haunting and introspective track from her upcoming debut album Stranger In The Alps.   Norwegian chanteuse Ane Brun’s new record consists of fourteen covers of tracks by Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, Nick Cave, Bob Dylan … Continue reading New Videos Round Up

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts – Soul & Cigarette Protomartyr – My Children Wilco – All Lives, You Say? Alvvays – Plimsoll Punks Quilt – Black Night Woman  (F.J. McMahon cover) Duds – Elastic Feel Spray Paint – Cussin’ (Live at Third Man Records) Silver Torches – If I Reach Reptaliens – If You Want Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions – Sleep Julien Baker … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ty Segall – Big Man Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sorry Is Gone Hamilton Leithauser – The Song With No Name  (Shane MacGowan & The Popes cover) Hinds – Holograma (Los Nastys cover) Beaches – When You’re Gone Alvvays – Dreams Tonite The Districts – Violet Elliott Brood – Til The Sun Comes Up Again Shannon Lay – The Moons Detriment Jack Cooper – Gynn Square   … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Alvvays Announce Second Album, Share In Undertow

Alvvays will release their second full-length, Antisocialites, this September on Polyvinyl. The album is the much-anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album which received critical accolades at every turn and was a much-loved fave of Mrs Mackerel. On the new record the Toronto-based group dive back into the deep-end of reckless romance and altered dates. Ice cream truck jangle collides with prismatic noise pop while Molly … Continue reading Alvvays Announce Second Album, Share In Undertow

Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Our penultimate offering comes in the shape of Mrs Mackerel’s favourite songs of 2014… …I think, being a fish of some advancing years now, I know what I like – but at least that ranges quite widely (she says, defiantly). As usual, though, I’m late to deadline, so without further pontification or procrastination, here are my favourite songs of 2014. 20. War On Drugs – … Continue reading Best of the Year: Mrs Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty

So here we are, the favourite twenty tunes of 2014 as voted for by the MM contributors. Enjoy! 20 Sharon Van Etten – Tarifa . 19 Dan Amor – Sister Anne . 18 Sleaford Mods – Tied Up In Nottz . 17 Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me . 16 Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves . 15 Elijah Ocean – Ride It Out . 14 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014 – The Top Twenty