Balmorhea – Heir 1

In conjunction with the reissue of their 2007 self-titled debut (out on the 14th October on Western Vinyl), Balmorhea the six-piece instrumental group from Austin, TX., are releasing two new songs on a limited edition 7″ titled HEIR. With the songs created for the 7”, the band brings everything full circle, returning to the simple structures and melancholic tone that colored their first recordings. Listen below to … Continue reading Balmorhea – Heir 1

Saturday Means Six of the Best

We’re still catching up on a huge backlog of e-mails and submissions since our excursion in search of the sun. Here then is a quick round-up of some notable and noteworthy releases. We have skate-punks Fidlar and their latest homage to the joys of alcohol with the two and a half minutes of Cheap Beer and we have Brooklyn’s latest buzz band (justified for once), … Continue reading Saturday Means Six of the Best

MM Shorts 200: Insound & Uncut Freebies

We thought we’d bundle these two together – the latest free Vinyl mix download from Insound and Uncut magazine’s latest free cover disk. Both offering a mighty enticing slice of new music of all shapes and sizes. The Insound mix can be got for free for a limited time, and features The Family Band, Niki & The Dove, Hot Panda, and Chain & The Gang amongst … Continue reading MM Shorts 200: Insound & Uncut Freebies

A Massive Friday Mix

The number of new releases has cranked back into top gear recently with a whole host of tasty ear ticklers coming our way. So what could be even better than an Olympic opening ceremony than a massive Mad Mackerel Friday mix – twenty four tracks handpicked especially for you. We light the flame with buzzworthy punked-up noiseniks Fidlar and in the same vein another from … Continue reading A Massive Friday Mix

Balmorhea release new 7″

After several tours stateside and abroad, a new full-length, (Constellations), and a lauded Austin City Limits performance, Balmorhea is keeping up the momentum to finish 2010 with the release of Candor/Clamor.  This 7″ will see a physical release on December 7, 2010 via Western Vinyl. Put simply, Clamor is ecstatic with its persistent piano propulsion, electrifying bass, and bombastic drums – a heart-pounding shamanistic wake-up call. … Continue reading Balmorhea release new 7″