Cass McCombs – The Wine of Lebanon

Singer-songwriter Cass McCombs has released a new standalone single The Wine of Lebanon, which has been done in partnership with Universal Audio and their new recording system LUNA. According to McCombs, “The Wine of Lebanon is a song that centers around the line: ‘what can I offer you?‘, it is about ritual offerings to the departed and wine as allegory for life.” Stream it below and watch … Continue reading Cass McCombs – The Wine of Lebanon

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Flat Worms – Shouting At The Wall Cass McCombs – The Great Pixley Train Robbery Low Life – The Pitts Weyes Blood – Andromeda The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Cannot Be Saved Grim Streaker – A.D.D. Potty Mouth – 22 The Cowboys – Somethings Never Change Arre! Arre! – Anthem Shana Cleveland – Face Of The Sun                 … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Dr Roddy’s Selections

I have been absent from the house of Mackerel for a couple of years now, and have missed this time of year so it is nice to be welcomed back to the shoal. What a time to re-join, a bountiful year of boss tuneage. 10 Drenge – Bonfire Of The City Boys Always nice to receive a playlist with Drenge on it. I have loved … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Dr Roddy’s Selections

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)

Into the top half of our favourite songs of the year. Here are tracks 50 through to 26. 50 Murder By Death – True Dark   Murder By Death have built a career on gothic country rockers and sun-baked desert folk, yet even after all these years they still manage to surprise and True Dark is them at their twangiest best.   49 Fontaines DC … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Good, The Bad & The Queen – Merrie Land Protomartyr – Forbidden  (Preoccupations cover) The C.I.A. – Pleasure Seeker Deerhunter – Death In Midsummer Cass McCombs – Sleeping Volcanoes Meat Wave – That’s Alright Spielbergs – 4AM Dolly Dream – The Way To Heaven Wand – Here Come The Warm Jets  (Brian Eno cover) Pat Thomas – What Is Coming         … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine More Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Dodos – Center Of Cass McCombs – Noise Suite For The Green Party Deer Tick – Hey! Yeah! Kurt Vile – Learning To Fly  (Tom Petty cover) The Smoking Trees – Who Is The Villain? American Pleasure Club – Oranges Magic Potion – Foamy Lace Girlpool – Lucy’s Strange Ranger – The Wires                     Continue reading Nine More Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

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

MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 75-51

Part 2 of our rundown of our favourite tracks of the year. Today we have tracks 75 through to 51.   75 The Julie Ruin – Mr. So And So   74 Beach – Donuts   73 exmagician – Job Done   72 W.H. Lung – Inspiration   71 Wilco – If I Ever Was A Child   70 Dune Rats – Bullshit   69 Meatbodies – Valley Girl … Continue reading MM’s BEST TRACKS OF 2016: 75-51

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Despite it being the height of the holiday season we’ve still collected together ten new songs for you from the past week. They include the return of Warpaint as well as more new tracks from Cass McCombs, Cheena, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, and JEFF The Brotherhood, and some lovely folk from Lisa / Liza. Explore away… Cass McCombs – Medusa’s Outhouse of Montreal – Let’s Relate … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here is this week’s round up of new tunes. We have nine tracks for you from the kaleidoscopic pop of Ezra Furman to the fuzzy shambling pop of Fireworks by way of the infectious hooks of Dogbreth and the Mercury Rev inspired psych of Avers. Enjoy. Cass McCombs – Run Sister Run Ezra Furman – Teddy I’m Ready Tacocat – I Live For The Sun (Sunrays … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week