Eighteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

An absolute overload of stonking new tunes this week…including the returns of Black Mountain, The Black Keys and Clinic and a stunning Iggy & The Stooges cover… in Spanish. Enjoy! The Claque – Hush Black Mountain – Future Shade The Black Keys – Lo/Hi Clinic – Rubber Bullets A.A. Bondy – Images Of Love The Coathangers – The Devil You Know The National – You … Continue reading Eighteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM Shorts 279: Vitamin String Quartet Cover The Black Keys

The Black Keys came roaring out of the second wave of garage rock revivalists, bringing blues and psychedelic rock to the forefront of popular music again. Classical music collective The Vitamin String Quartet  latest effort VSQ Performs The Black Keys pays tribute to the duo’s grittiest songs with unique string arrangements of Lonely Boy, Tighten Up and more. Have a listen to Gold On The … Continue reading MM Shorts 279: Vitamin String Quartet Cover The Black Keys

Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 2 (30 – 11)

Carrying on from where we left off yesterday… 30 Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen Download Josh T Pearson – Woman When I’ve Raised Hell…(Alternative Version) mp3 a 29 Real Estate – Days Download Real Estate – Green Aisles mp3 (from Days) Download Real Estate – It’s Real mp3 (from Days) a 28 Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest Download Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums Of The Year: Part 2 (30 – 11)

MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 3 Starbar & JaMS

Our third top ten contributions come from Starbar and JaMS who job share in the office. This is JaMS first entry in to the guest top ten spots, but first up is Starbie… 10. Laura Marling – I Was Just A Card 9. Slow Club – If we’re Still Alive a 8. The Decemberists – This Is Why we Fight 7. Lana Del Ray – … Continue reading MM’s 2011 Top Ten Series: No 3 Starbar & JaMS

Mad Mackerel’s Albums of the Year

So after much deliberation, head scratching, discussion, and more head scratching, we have MM’s favourite albums of 2010. And we choose our words very carefully here, because we would not presume them to be the best, only those that have given us the most pleasure and enjoyment, records that we have returned to again and again, and for whatever reason have captured a moment or … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums of the Year