Posts Tagged ‘Beach House’

  1. Neil Young – Campaigner (Live, acoustic)
  2. Ty Segall – Class War (The Dils cover)
  3. Beach House – Alien
  4. Public Service Broadcasting – White Star Liner
  5. The Growlers – Problems III
  6. Matthew E. White – No Future In Our Frontman
  7. Tiny Ruins – Olympic Girls
  8. Drug Church – Unlicensed Hall Monitor
  9. J Mascis – Web So Dense
  10. Keston Cobblers’ Club – Siren












The countdown of our Favourite 200 songs of the past 10 years has taken over everything over the last two weeks, so here is our (belated) round-up of some of the best new songs of the past 14 days.

  1. Parquet Courts – Mardi Gras Beads
  2. Protomartyr (featuring Kelley Deal) – Wheel Of Fortune
  3. Lumerians – Silver Trash
  4. The Plainviews – Bladerunner
  5. The Lovely Eggs – Big Sea
  6. LUMP – Late To The Flight
  7. Jess Williamson – Wild Rain
  8. Rayland Baxter – Casanova
  9. Damien Jurado – Percy Faith
  10. The Goon Sax – She Knows
  11. Beach House – Black Car
  12. Wand – Pure Romance
  13. Milo Greene – Move















  1. Dr Dog – Go Out Fighting
  2. Simone Felice – The Projector
  3. Vintage Crop – Gerald Part 2
  4. Drinks – Real Outside
  5. The Low Anthem – Give My Body Back
  6. Bonny Doon – A Lotta Things
  7. Dan Michaelson – Sand
  8. Beach House – Lemon Glow
  9. Swampmeat Family Band – Needle & Thread
  10. Eleanor Friedberger – In Between Stars
  11. Holly Miranda – To Be Loved













Our regular weekend collection… this week seven new releases gathered for your edification and listening pleasure. Enjoy.

  1. Beach House – Elegy To The Void
  2. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Laid (James cover)
  3. Soldiers of Fortune – Campus Swagger
  4. Coromandelles – New Ordain
  5. Palm Honey – Bewitched
  6. Sea Pinks – Depth Of Field
  7. Sune Rose Wagner – Donna (Richie Valens cover)









It’s that time again. Ten more new tracks rounded up and herded into one convenient place for you…

1. Father John Misty – The Suburbs (Arcade Fire cover)
2. La Luz – Don’t Wanna Be Anywhere
3. Blank Realm – River Of Longing
4. Bully – Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying (Belle & Sebastian cover)
5. Diagrams – You Can Talk To Me
6. Jesse Payne – Ravens
7. Air Waves – Milky Way
8. Mainland – Outcast
9. Beach House – Sparks
10. White Reaper – Last 4th Of July












MM's Top Tunes Of 2012: Starbie

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year posts over the past five days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. Fifth to go is Starbie…

20. Shearwater – You As You Were

19. Richard Hawley – Seek It

18. Sigur Ros – Varud


17. Howler – Back Of Your Neck

16. Milo Greene – 1957


15. Foals – Inhaler


14. The Maccabees – Pelican

13. Beach House – Lazuli


12. Alt J – Breezeblocks


11. The XX – Angels


10. Bullet for my valentine – Temper Temper
Going back to my roots here; you can’t do without a good guitar riff or a head banging drum beat, this is one of my essential driving tunes. I feel a certain empathy with the lyrics too, I’m sure they weren’t really written about me.

9. Bat for Lashes – Laura
I love the simple piano music of this song, especially the intro and the way it builds to a crescendo. Her voice is haunting too, a much more sophisticated Lana Del Ray. This is a glass of wine in hand, relaxing song.

8. James Levy & the Blood Red Rose –  Sneak Into My Room
A real mellow chill out tune. Reminds me of laid back version of the Divine Comedy.

7. The Rapture – Children
Just love the sort of electro pop base line running through this and for me a good sing and dance along song.

6. Tom Williams & the Boat – Teenage Blood
A modern twist on a country classic. It is a catchy and memorable song with great harmonies, even if it has a slightly depressing theme.

5. Alabama Shakes – Hold On
I must confess to thinking that this was a male vocalist, but love the gravel voice all the same. Bit of a head banger but in a country style, love the underlying guitar rhythm.

4. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks
I found it difficult to choose a favourite as anything from these always lifts my mood. However this one just edged it for the catchy nature of the chorus, and for the fact that I thought they were saying ‘sh*t will carry on’ which I thought was a good point of view to have.

3. We Are Augustines – Juarez
Love this, love his distinctive voice. Best line for me ‘I got jukebox tears under turquoise skies’ no idea what it means though.

2. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
There is something about this folk style that really appeals. It is a very profound and beautiful song.

1. Black Moth – Blackbirds Fall
Long live the guitar riff! Heavy but with a funky tune and words you can understand. With an album produced by Nick Cave, not surprising they are getting glowing reviews. Raw power describes them well.

You can find downloads, streams, or videos for all the other tracks above by checking out MM’s Top 100 tunes here: 100 – 8180 – 6160 – 4140 – 21 and 20 – 1.

Mrs Mackerel's TFI Friday (13th April). So much can happen in one week, even when you feel that time stands still.

Simone Felice at the Jericho Tavern, for example. There I was, MM photographer for the night, fins flailing, blinding everyone by inadvertently turning on the flash. Fortunately no-one asked me to leave, particularly as it was such a great gig. More like a front room jam.

A couple of days later, a brief trip to Pembrokeshire to see Big Spanner did not bode well as we drove through horizontal rain. I congratulated myself heartily that we hadn’t managed to sort out the camping stuff in time… But the rain abated and the sun came out, so down to the crab bridge we went. Old friends, gold friends; all that fresh air put some colour in my cheeks, as my ma would say.

MM turned another year older. Somewhere another fairy died in agony, crying is it half time already? Plenty of time for Everton to stick another four in.

I squeaked and gasped my way through the criminally violent action of the latest Scandinavian crime flick. At one point my cardigan was tightly over my head, armed robber styley, and I watched nervously through the holes, much to the amusement of Movie Mate. We’re opting for more of a delicacy next week. A fish of such a fragile disposition: why does no-one else get so involved?

I now have my very own playlist side bar on the website. How excited and grandiose do I feel?! But to pick a Friday tune from this week? It’s not easy.

Hold your head up, keep your heart strong.

Mrs Mackerel x

Variation on a theme this week, all dedicated to the incredibly brave two year old Liberty Bradbury and her mum, my very dear friend, the High Priestess of St Urt’s. Made of Teflon, you Bradburys, and filled with love. Mended and home from hospital soon, please.

Download Tammy Rochelle – Liberty mp3 (from Liberty Spoke To Me)

Download Joanna Newsom – Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie mp3 (from The Milk-Eyed Mender)

Download Alela Diane – Can You Blame The Sky? mp3 (from The Pirate’s Gospel)

Download Beach House – Norway mp3 (from Teen Dream)

Despite all the ‘best of’ lists, the top tens/twenties/fifties/one hundreds etc. and all the Christmas songs too, there has still been a cracking amount of new releases in December as well. So lest you missed out, here is our monthly round-up of the best tunes we’ve posted in December and, as always, a couple of new ones too.

That’s the New Year’s Eve mixtape sorted at least.

Download The Sweaters – Can’t Stop Winnin’ mp3

A syrupy, garage gem. It’s upbeat and has as much soul as it does jangle and is driven along by solid percussion every bit as muscular as you would hope.

Download Harlan Pepper – Great Lakes mp3

Slyly mischievous lyrics over a vintage country refrain – a song you could imagine still being sung on back porches in fifty years time.

Download Eulogies – You Hide mp3

Belying the tragic inspiration behind the new Eulogies album, this is a surprisingly positive track.

Download Wye Oak – Civilian mp3

Taster from folk duo’s forthcoming album is a gem.

Download Howling Owls – My Kinda Luck mp3

Picks away at the edges of domestic strife and family troubles, gleefully revealing a queasy, black-hearted underbelly.

Download The Babies – Run Me Over mp3

Rather charming, fuzzed up, doo-wop drenched opener that comes from their forthcoming debut album.

Download Yo Soybean – Anticipation mp3

Alternative folk that bounces with slide banjo and djembe delivering an impassioned stream of consciousness concerning the mundane intricacies of twenty-something year old existence in the twenty-first century.

Download Two Wounded Birds – Night Patrol mp3

Twangy menace behind a velveteen croon.

Download The Handsome Family – Drinking Beer On The Roof mp3

Classic black-humoured Americana from new album of covers, demos and outtakes.

Download The Range Rats – Colt 44 mp3

All Johnny Cash rumble and gun toting lyrics.

Download White Fence – Lillian (Won’t You Play Drums) mp3

More top notch lo-fi, retro indie pop.

Download The Mountain Goats – Tyler Lambert’s Grave mp3

Latest from the respected and influential lo-fi, indie do-it-yourselfers. A suitably prophetic tale.

Download Beach House – I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun mp3

Our most popular download of the month. More dreamy, reverb laden pop.

Download Julianna Barwick – The Magic Place mp3

Experimental and ethereal in equal measure.

Download Western States Motel – Country & Western Song mp3

A deceptively simple and straight forward tune that bounces along on a great rhythm and has quickly grown to be a firm favourite here at the Mackerel abode.

Download Jeremy Joyce – 18 Wheels mp3

A dark and groovy rocker with a great Hammond Organ solo.

Download Lisa Will Insult You, Darling – Give A Fuck mp3

A beautifully simple construction of the desolate and the downtrodden.

Download The Skeleton Dead – Gather Up Your Clothes mp3

It’s a lament, a regret. It’s both memorable and hypnotic.

Download Duke Garwood – Jesus Got A Gun mp3

An air of quiet menace, Garwood’s vocals whispering and murmuring over hollow knocks, piano and drones.

We also have a quite wonderful track from Sonny + The Sandwitches, it is from a recently released new four-song self-titled 7″ EP and features appearances by Heidi Alexander and Grace Cooper of the Sandwitches. The songs were inspired by a near-drowning, hence this track Throw My Ashes From This Pier When I Die. Superb.

We also have Religious To Damn who describe themselves as gypsy-psych and have an album Glass Prayer due for release in early 2011. This track Drifter has echoes of some of the classic 80s 4AD bands right through to Zola Jesus and Esben & The Witch.

Download Sonny + The Sandwitches – Throw My Ashes From This Pier When I Die mp3 (from Sonny + The Sandwitches EP)

Download Religious To Damn – Drifter mp3 (from Glass Prayer)

While we’ve somehow not been inclined to leap on the Beach House bandwagon, which is probably our fault and certainly not theirs, this seasonal offering, I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun, had us hooked from the first listen.

Probably the best winter song since Laura Marling’s exquisite Goodbye England (Covered In Snow) last year.

We think so.

Download Beach House – I Do Not Care For The Winter Sun mp3