Car Seat Headrest – Hollywood Video

Car Seat Headrest’s latest single from upcoming album Making A Door Less Open is called Hollywood. Check out the video for it here: a fun/riotous/terrifying take on Hollywood culture, with Will Toledo at his megaphone-screaming best, while the animated video sees his alter ego Trait taking a simultaneously exhilarating and terrifying haunted ride through Tinseltown. The album is released on the 1st May via Matador Records … Continue reading Car Seat Headrest – Hollywood Video

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Welcome to numbers 120 through to 101 of our favourite tunes of the past ten years… 120 Black Mountain – Let Spirits Ride (2010) Who cares if the riff is nicked from another song, or if it sounds like 1972. I don’t when it as good as this. Pure riffola magic.   119 Faith Healer – No Car (2015)   Kicking up a meaty riff … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 5)

Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Screaming Females – I’ll Make You Sorry Car Seat Headrest – Fallen Horses  (Smash Mouth cover) Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo Wavves & Culture Abuse – Big Cloud Mount Eerie – Tintin In Tibet Speedy Ortiz – Lucky 88 Wye Oak – It Was Not Natural Rixe – La Cle Melvins – Stop Moving To Florida Table Scraps – Lyin’ Thru Yer Teeth Father John Misty … Continue reading Twelve Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Car Seat Headrest – My Boy (Twin Fantasy)

Car Seat Headrest has unveiled the final single before the release of his new album Twin Fantasy, which is out on the 16th February on Matador. This time it is the album opener My Boy (Twin Fantasy), which kicks off with a sparse, plaintive declaration of “my boy, we don’t see each other much”, and blossoms into a towering sonic climax, with the mantra of … Continue reading Car Seat Headrest – My Boy (Twin Fantasy)

Car Seat Headrest – Cute Thing

The six minute Cute Thing is the latest track to be shared from Car Seat Headrest’s upcoming release of his reworked Twin Fantasy album. It is an ecstatic multi-part epic of unbridled yearning, flirtation, and abandon, pairing masterfully layered production with a combustible house-party reverie – basically the stuff he does so very, very well. Stream it below. The album is out on the 6th … Continue reading Car Seat Headrest – Cute Thing

Car Seat Headrest Re-imagines Twin Fantasy Album & Announces UK Dates

Car Seat Headrest, aka Will Toledo, has re-imagined and re-recorded his excellent 2011 Bandcamp masterpiece, Twin Fantasy, and it will come out on 16th February via Matador Records. It was a record Toldeo always knew he would return to (in fact it was part of his original deal with Matador), so far from a conventional re-recording, the follow up to 2016’s seismically brilliant Teens of Denial is a wholly revelatory, … Continue reading Car Seat Headrest Re-imagines Twin Fantasy Album & Announces UK Dates

New From Car Seat Headrest

War Is Coming (If You Want It) is a new track from Car Seat Headrest. A different version was previously available briefly in demo form for one day on Bandcamp with all proceeds going to the Transgender Law Center. The proceeds from this version via Bandcamp sales will also go the same cause. As Will Toledo says, it is a song about not murdering people… amen … Continue reading New From Car Seat Headrest

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Car Seat Headrest – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore  (Smiths cover) Royal Blood – Lights Out Iggy Pop – Asshole Blues Hurray For The Riff Raff – Be My Baby  (Ronettes cover) YAWN – Hum Land Of Talk – Loving (featuring Sharon Van Etten) Kevin Morby – Aboard My Train Wavves – Million Enemies                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

MM’s BEST OF 2016: MAD MACKEREL

Our final Best of post of 2016 is MM’s own selections. You can also listen via Spotify here. 20 TRAAMS – A House On Fire I always think I don’t really like long songs and yet they always seem to end up in my favourite tracks of the year. This TRAAMS song is nearly nine minutes long yet hurtles along in a blur of krautrock … Continue reading MM’s BEST OF 2016: MAD MACKEREL

MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016

Here are our favourite albums of 2016. We have to go against the flow a bit and say up front there is no place for David Bowie. Great though he was, and tragic that he died two days after the release of a good album, for us that was what it was, a good album, but not a great one. And besides he is topping … Continue reading MM’s BEST ALBUMS OF 2016