Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

T. Hardy Morris -Scare Easy  (Mudcrutch cover) Damien Jurado – Throw Me Now Into Your Arms Cate le Bon – Daylight Matters Calexico And Iron & Wine – Father Mountain Wand – Walkie Talkie An Horse – This Is A Song Weyes Blood – Movies Honeyblood – Glimmer The Dream Syndicate – Put Some Miles On Mitski – Let’s Get Married  (Bleachers cover) Cherry Pickles … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 3)

The third part of our epic countdown of our favourite songs of the past ten years. 160 The Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves (2014)   Filthy, snarling, primal rock’n’roll featuring some pornographic rapping from Annie Hardy (ex-Giant Drag). A case of the bite being much worse than the bark.   159 Calexico – Two Silver Trees (2008) Atmospheric and relaxed, Two Silver Trees meanders … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 3)

Ten (Count ’em) Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

First Aid Kit – Fireworks No Age – Drippy Alela Diane – Émigré’ Calexico – Voices In The Field Olden Yolk – Takes One To Know One Craig Finn – Fault Lines  (Mountain Goats cover) Ty Segall – The Main Pretender The Orwells – Vanilla The Soft Moon – It Kills Graham Coxon – Falling                     Continue reading Ten (Count ’em) Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Calexico – End Of The World With You No Age – Soft Collar Fad Jim White – Far Beyond The Spoken Word Father John Misty – Pure Country Hater – Blushing Django Django – Tic Tac Toe A. Savage – Ladies From Houston Surfing Magazines – One Of These Days Anna St. Louis – Fire The Deep Dark Woods – Deep Flooding Waters Miss World – … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MRS MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

Our Best of the Year posts are coming to a close and for the penultimate list we hand over to the ever fragrant Mrs Mackerel. Over to you Mrs M… Another year banked. As ever, I look at my list and think yes, there are some that are keepers and others that maybe were just a mirage. A little like life really.   20 The … Continue reading MM’S BEST OF THE YEAR: MRS MACKEREL’S TOP TWENTY SONGS

MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 25-1

Here we go then, our final countdown of our favourite tracks of 2015, with no fewer than three artists managing two entries in the top 25 this year! And don’t forget you can see the other 75 choices here (100-75), here (75-51) and here (50-26). Enjoy. 25 Ghostpoet – Off Peak Dreams   24 Tracy Thorn – Goodbye Joe (2015 re-issue)   23 Calexico – Follow … Continue reading MM’S BEST TRACKS OF 2015: 25-1

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

After last week’s bonanza collection we’re back to an altogether more manageable collection of nine songs gathered up from the past seven days just for you. Calexico – Tapping On The Line Blitzen Trapper – Love Grow Cold Alex Chilltown – Cwtch Lucero – Can’t You Hear Them Howl Sun Kil Moon – The Weeping Song (live) (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds cover) Avers – Calling … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

As per usual, here is our weekly round up of the tunes and tracks you need to have heard by now… 1. Simon Joyner – Nostalgia Blues 2. Ryley Walker – Sweet Satisfaction 3. Weed – Stay In The Summer 4. Pale Honey – Youth 5. Death Cab For Cutie – No Room In Frame 6. Calexico – Falling From The Sky 7. Little Wings … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New Calexico Album – Edge Of The Sun

Calexico have announced a new album, Edge of the Sun, their first studio release since Algiers in 2012. It is a collaborative affair with contributions from Sam Beam aka Iron & Wine, Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses, Nick Urata from DeVotchka, Neko Case and plenty more. The first taste is the jaunty, latin tinged Cumbia de Donde. Have a listen. The album is out in April. . Continue reading New Calexico Album – Edge Of The Sun

2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 1: 100 – 81

So the waiting is over, and here are the first twenty entries in our Top 100 of 2012, part of MM’s much expanded Best of the Year review. Over the next five days we will reveal our favourite songs and those of our contributors: Mrs Mackerel, Christy Popper, Barry-Sean, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Middle Sprat, Starbie, and Toy Steve. These are not the most “popular” … Continue reading 2012 MAD MACKEREL’S 100 FAVOURITE SONGS PART 1: 100 – 81