Mad Mackerel’s Top Songs Of 2013

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year that we’ve posted over the past few days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. The fifth and final instalment is our own. 20. Colleen Green – Heavy Shit Totally infectious, stoned punk. . 19. Harmed Brothers – Love Song For The Assumed Mixing folk and bluegrass with a wistful twist … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Top Songs Of 2013

MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 75 – 51

The countdown of our one hundred favourite tracks of 2013 continues…today we reach halfway as we bring you 75 down to 51. 75 GRMLN – Summer Days Thrashy, catchy, singalong rock’n’roll with platform shoes and ridiculous flares. Download GRMLN – Summer Days mp3 . 74 Sisters – Clearhead Here are my shoes. See how I gaze at them. It says 2013 on the label, but I’ve gone … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 75 – 51

MM’s 5:1 Interview No 13: Blitzen Trapper

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Blitzen Trapper are one of the reasons we started the Mad Mackerel blog. Having become enthralled with their 2008 release Furr, it was shortly after that we began posting and tracks from that album were some of the earliest we shared. In fact the sublime Black River Killer from that album is undoubtedly one of our favourite songs of all time. … Continue reading MM’s 5:1 Interview No 13: Blitzen Trapper

Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s (godawful) blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The Last Five Years – Polly Pocket Picks Her Favourites

Mad Mackerel The last Five Years – Chris T Popper Picks His Favourites

Believe it or not, Mad Mackerel has been around for more than five years now. During that time we’ve posted more than 4,000 times, and offered more than 5,000 songs for your listening pleasure. And more than three quarters of a million people have paid MM a visit during our lifetime on Google’s (godawful) blogspot and since April 2010 on WordPress. We asked some of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel The last Five Years – Chris T Popper Picks His Favourites

MM Shorts 144: New Blitzen Trapper Video

The new video for Blitzen Trapper’s Stranger In A Strange Land from their American Goldwing album features landscapes found in Nome, Alaska, where there are no indigenous trees or mountains within plain sight, interspersing footage of the Iditarod finish line, the Bering Sea, and singer Eric Earley with shivery hand-held pans in 20 below zero conditions. a Continue reading MM Shorts 144: New Blitzen Trapper Video

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

More From Some Of The Big Guns

Just like London buses, you wait for one and then get a plethora of arrivals all together. So it is with some of our favourite bands who are releasing tracks into the blogosphere at much the same time. You may have some/all of these already, but if not every one is worth having. First up is Blitzen Trapper and Love The Way You Walk Away … Continue reading More From Some Of The Big Guns

Blitzen Trapper Announce New Album

Sub Pop have announced a new album from MM faves Blitzen Trapper entitled American Goldwing. Set for a September 13th release, American Goldwing is full of the introspective and striking storytelling that countless fans and critics have fallen in love with. With subjects ranging from falling in love to drug running good old boys and the final high school dance, American Goldwing is a freewheeling … Continue reading Blitzen Trapper Announce New Album