Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 2 (75-51)

The second instalment of our favourite tracks of 2018. Enjoy… 75 Holly Miranda – Golden Spiral   This wonky, horn-led track taken from her excellent Mutual Horse album, dips its toes into the swirling whirlpools of off-kilter indie pop with a buoyant rhythmic pulse and nods to glam rock and funk.   74 Ezra Furman – Suck The Blood From My Wound   Suck The … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 2 (75-51)

More From Amen Dunes

Amen Dunes (aka the project of New York-based Damon McMahon) has shared the video for his new single Blue Rose, taken from upcoming long player Freedom which is out on the 30th March. The song is a teenage clarion call born from McMahon’s growing up with an unpredictable father, his fighting back with music, drugs and fantasy, and his eventual escape from it all via one of … Continue reading More From Amen Dunes

Amen Dunes – Miki Dora

Amen Dunes (aka the project of New York-based Damon McMahon) will release his fifth album, Freedom, on 30 March via Sacred Bones. On the surface, Freedom is a reflection on growing up, childhood friends who ended up in prison or worse, male identity, McMahon’s father, and his mother, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the beginning of recording. The characters that populate the musical … Continue reading Amen Dunes – Miki Dora

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Following our countdown of favourite songs of the year, here is part one of MM’s selection of the forty albums we most enjoyed throughout 2014. 40 The Orwells – Disgraceland . 39 Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love   38 The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Second Bardo .  37 Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio . 36 Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Amen Dunes New EP & Song To The Siren Cover

Amen Dunes will release a new EP on January 20th. Cowboy Worship features expanded editions of four tracks from Love, a new version of Lezzy Head from 2011’s Through Donkey Jaw, and a stunning cover of This Mortal Coil’s rendition of Song to the Siren played as a duet with virtuoso guitarist Ben Greenberg (aka Hubble & alumni member of The Men). Sound good? Od … Continue reading Amen Dunes New EP & Song To The Siren Cover

Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)

The longest day has come and gone, and halfway through the year we are. It seemed a good point to reflect and share thirty of our favourite albums of 2014 so far, and so here they are, in strictly alphabetical order of course… . The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads . Amen Dunes – Love . Avers – Empty Light . Dan Baker – Pistol In … Continue reading Favourite Albums of 2014 (So Far)

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: March – May (Part 1)

Previously we’ve just offered Best of the Month postings with downloads, but that excludes so many quality songs we’ve decided to just post our favourite tracks – irrespective of whether they are free to download or not. If you like them add them to your Spotify playlists or do the old fashioned thing and download them from iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever. Anyway, with a bit … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: March – May (Part 1)

Amen Dunes – Love

Damon McMahon’s folk project Amen Dunes will soon release a new album, Love, on the Sacred Bones label in May. Having forsaken their usual approach of  spontaneous improvisation and experimental recordings to spend around eighteen months in the studio working on songs that were originally never meant for public release, but which due to their personal nature offer a hitherto unseen intimacy and warmth to them. The first track … Continue reading Amen Dunes – Love

Round Up Time

Time to catch up with all that’s new, good, interesting, oddball, and plain strange. You can sift for the nuggets of gold yourself, or take our advice and try them all…after all it is the weekend. We have a new track from longstanding favourite Amen Dunes, Sixteen comes from the forthcoming arts and literary project The Unified Field, and we also have a second taste of Why?’s … Continue reading Round Up Time

MM Shorts 10: Another Free Mix From Insound

Hot on the heels of their monthly free mix, Insound have put another one together for the CMJ Festival. This one features Chad Valley, Dum Dum Girls, EMA, Gauntlet Hair, Gross Relations, Jacuzzi Boys, Small Black, Trash Talk, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Widowspeak amongst others. As usual only around for a week, so head here to grab it now. Download Amen Dunes – Christopher mp3 (from … Continue reading MM Shorts 10: Another Free Mix From Insound