BEAK> – Life Goes On

BEAK> are back with some brand new music in the form of Life Goes On – the first track to be lifted from a forthcoming EP. The track is inspired directly from a recent trip to Mexico City for a festival when the band awoke to the sound of a distorted young girls’ voice bellowing across the city. Further investigation revealed the source as a recording used by scrap-collecting … Continue reading BEAK> – Life Goes On

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Lots of tasty covers this week… The Devil Makes Three – Bad Idea Jacuzzi Boys – Song For The Man  (Beastie Boys cover) D.A. Stern – I Don’t Know  (Beastie Boys cover) The Dirty Nil – Pain Of Infinity Beak> – Brean Down William Elliott Whitmore – Fear Of Trains  (Magnetic Fields cover) Phoebe Bridgers – The Gold  (Manchester Orchestra cover) David Bazan – Thread … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mountain Goats – Song For Sasha Banks Saintseneca – Frostbiter Purling Hiss – Out Tonight Marissa Nadler – Where Do I Go  (Happy Rhodes cover) Beak> – Alle Sauvage Tuung – Crow Henrik Appel – Struggle Dirty Nil – Bathed In Light                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

It’s Christmas… Festive Tune No 1: BEAK>

What better way to kick off December and the countdown to Christmas with the news that BEAK> have released a charity Christmas single (Merry Xmas) Face The Future and have also shared a video for the track. All money raised by the sale of the single goes to The National Elf Service & The Mental Elf, an online resource for mental health information – https://www.nationalelfservice.net/. Purchase the … Continue reading It’s Christmas… Festive Tune No 1: BEAK>

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Another bumper round-up of new releases for you this morning. From the return of The Kills to Sturgill Simpson to the always brilliant Black Mountain by way of BEAK>. Ten new tracks – enjoy! Sturgill Simpson – Brace For Impact (Live A Little) Black Mountain – Florian Saucer Attack BEAK> – Timeshare Mitski – Your Best American Girl The Kills – Doing It To Death Fear Of Men – … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Audioscope’s Compilation to Benefit Shelter

Audioscope is an organisation committed to raising money through music for the national homelessness charity Shelter. Since 2001, they have raised more than £23,000 for the charity, presenting the best in local, national and international independent music in the process. Chicago experimental folk legends Califone will headline this year’s Audioscope charity festival in Oxford on Saturday 23rd November. The day-long festival at The Jericho in Oxford … Continue reading Audioscope’s Compilation to Benefit Shelter

New Releases Round Up

So many new releases, so little time. Here are a few guaranteed to brighten up a Friday. Loving this new track, Yatton from Beak> in all its hypnotic, krautrock inspired glory. From a new album due in the summer. a In a similar vein, Arc In Round’s self-titled debut LP, being released June 26, by La Société Expéditionnaire, reflects a sensibility garnered from endless hours of … Continue reading New Releases Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2011

Our usual round up of the very best of our August posts and some new tracks too. Dip in – every one a winner as they say. Download The Cabin Dogs – High Falls mp3 (from Midnight Trail) Invites you to kick off your boots, pour a stiff one and sit on the porch to watch the sun go down – a song for when you’re busy … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: August 2011

Beak> Cover Pink Floyd For Mojo

Mojo magazine has a free cover disc this month revisiting and re-imagining some classic Pink Floyd in the shape of Return To Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here Again. They asked a range of contemporary artists to celebrate the forthcoming Pink Floyd album reissues by re-recording the tracks for the CD and also an exclusive version of the record that comes in a limited … Continue reading Beak> Cover Pink Floyd For Mojo