Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

You know the drill. Our weekly gathering of new songs released this week. 1. Best Coast – Feeling OK 2. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Gloria 3. Rose Windows – Strip Mall Babylon 4. Wolf Alice – Bros 5. Susanna – Who By Fire (Leonard Cohen cover) 6. Spray Paint – Day Of The Rope 7. Iron & Wine / Ben Bridwell – Bulletproof Soul (Sade … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Top Tracks of 2013: 100 – 76

It is that time of year again. The votes have been polled from our MM contributors, the results collated and without further ado, here are Mad Mackerel’s favourite hundred tracks of 2013. Today, we’re counting down the first twenty five, from 100-76. 100 Woody Pines – Hobo And His Bride Classic, ramblin’ country blues, where songs are filled with characters fighting to climb up or … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Top Tracks of 2013: 100 – 76

New Mini-Album From Best Coast

The last Best Coast single was a big hit with Mrs M, and the follow up, a seven track mini album titled Fade Away (out October 21), will be the first release on Bethany Cosentino’s own Jewel City label. The new release is a faster-paced, more energetic set of songs inspired by Mazzy Star, Patsy Cline, My Bloody Valentine and Ambien. I Don’t Know How is … Continue reading New Mini-Album From Best Coast

Free End of the Road Festival Mix

Today Barry-Sean and I head off, pop up tents in tow, to the marvellous End of the Road festival in lovely Dorset. Once again sold out, last year’s inaugural trip turned into the best festival visit we’ve ever had, and we’re looking forward to more of the same over the next few days. Even the weather forecast is good! Once again we have a huge … Continue reading Free End of the Road Festival Mix

Mini Round-Up

Here are a few tunes that have been floating around Mackerel Towers lately. We have tracks from Best Coast, Sleep Over, Comet Gain, Diva, Argyle Johansen, Bare Wires and Release The Sunbird covering folk, chilled electronica, dreamy pop, garage rock and some high octane guitar riffage. Pick through the bones and take what you fancy. Download Best Coast – How They Want Me To Be … Continue reading Mini Round-Up

Best Coast & Wavves Christmas Song

It’s been around a little while, but following on from Crystal Stilts earlier today comes no-wave, lo-fi, chillwave, witch-house, stoner darlings (or something like that) Best Coast and Wavves collaborating on this Christmas tune. A cheery ditty and better late than never – after all, like us, you may have missed it! Download Best Coast & Wavves – Got Something For You mp3 Continue reading Best Coast & Wavves Christmas Song

MM’s Best of the Month: July

Here we are again. A round up of our favourite postings of the month. Twenty one outstanding songs from July plus three new ones to make the perfect mix tape. From folk to garage to stoner rock and summer pop it is all here for you. Download, burn to CD, play – groove! 1) Sharon Van Etten – Love More mp3 A slow burning, mesmerising … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: July

Latest Free Insound Sampler Available

The latest monthly sampler from Insound is now available. It is a collaboration with NYC’s Seaport Music promoting their free summer shows. The mix features Avi Buffalo, Best Coast, Bear In Heaven, Zola Jesus, Woven Bones and plenty more besides. In other words, the usual good stuff. And all for free if you sign up with an e-mail address. As always, only available for a … Continue reading Latest Free Insound Sampler Available