Blitzen Trapper – Masonic Temple Microdose #1

Blitzen Trapper open their arms and embrace the world of psychedelic, cosmic Americana with new single Masonic Temple Microdose #1, a jaunty, twangy country bop that belies its lyrical message of American apathy and nihilism. Watch the video, and pre-order new album Holy Smokes Future Jokes from Bandcamp here.     Continue reading Blitzen Trapper – Masonic Temple Microdose #1

Blitzen Trapper Announce Holy Smokes Future Jokes & Share Magical Thinking

Turning into quite a day for new music… following tunes from Fontaines D.C., The Murder Capital and Cass McCombs, we’re delighted to discover news of a new album, Holy Smokes Future Jokes, and single, Magical Thinking, from longstanding MM stalwarts Blitzen Trapper. The track is a lovely slice of gentle Americana, a ruminative and lyrical meander around life and death that is deftly, and delicately, … Continue reading Blitzen Trapper Announce Holy Smokes Future Jokes & Share Magical Thinking

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 15)

Mad Mackerel is ten years old. Who would have believed it. So, thanks to everyone who has ever visited the blog, listened, commented, submitted music, sent e-mails, sent CDs, t-shirts and even vinyl, and given us a guest list pass. We really do appreciate it. Thanks too to our regular contributors over the years – too numerous to mention all, but extra special thanks to … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 15)

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 11)

We’re celebrating ten years of MM. Today we’ve reached the top 50 of our favourite songs of the past decade. 50 Discount Guns – I Heard (2012)   Ass kicking blend of blues rock and country and western with big riffs, plenty of fuzz and loads of reverb. Like the Black Keys with balls.   49 Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter/Thumb Buster (2013)   … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 11)

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 8)

Time for tunes 80 thru 71 in our Top 200 of the past ten years. 80 Dr. Dog – It (2010) Criminally tucked away on the expanded edition of Shame Shame, It is perfect Dr. Dog – nostalgic, feel-good, laid back folk inflected Americana that cries out for the back porch.   79 Chaika – The Mirror (2015)   Compulsive, hazy garage-psych to sear the … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 8)

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Screaming Females – Deeply Dan Michaelson – Careless King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland Blitzen Trapper – Joanna Camp Cope – The Opener Palehound – Sea Of Blood Loma – Black Willow Saintseneca – Moon Barks At The Dog S. Carey – Fools Gold Spice Boys – I Don’t Get Around Pansies – Green Apple Eyes               … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ty Segall – Meaning King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Crumbling Castle Destroyer – Cover From The Sun Chris Stapleton – Millionaire Blitzen Trapper – Dance With Me Hans Chew – Give Up The Ghost Trance Farmers – Witches                 SaveSave Continue reading Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten new songs for you collected from the week’s new releases. Lots to discover including two stunning covers by The Tallest Man On Earth and Marie Danielle, snotty punk done to perfection by Amyl & The Sniffers, tracks from Americana heavyweights Deer Tick and Blitzen Trapper and classic country from Margo Price. Plenty more besides… enjoy. The Tallest Man On Earth – Both Sides Now … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Blitzen Trapper Announce Musical & Share Love Live On

Wild & Reckless is the title of a new musical from Americana stalwarts Blitzen Trapper that debuts in their hometown of Portland next month (opens 24th March at The Armory). Frontman Eric Early told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s the story of a kid that comes to the city looking to play music, [but] instead he meets and falls for this girl; she turns out to be … Continue reading Blitzen Trapper Announce Musical & Share Love Live On

New Video: Blitzen Trapper – Mystery And Wonder

US cult Americana-rockers, and very long-standing MM faves, Blitzen Trapper are releasing new three-track EP titled Mystery And Wonder today ahead of their February European tour including UK dates in London and Brighton. They have just unveiled the video for the EP’s title track which we think you’ll agree is neither short of either of those attributes…it’s a perfectly crafted track, breathing with melancholy and folk-soul. … Continue reading New Video: Blitzen Trapper – Mystery And Wonder