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)

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Chad VanGaalen – Old Heads Mutual Benefit – Diamond Day (Vashti Bunyan cover) Jen Cloher – Forgot Myself Lo Tom – Covered Wagon The Deslondes – (This Ain’t A) Sad Song NØMADS – Dementophobia Winter – Jaded Offa Rex – The Old Churchyard The Yawpers – Mon Dieu                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Video: The Head & The Heart – Summertime

The Head and the Heart have debuted the striking and extraordinary animated video for Summertime off the band’s sophomore effort, Let’s Be Still released on Sub Pop last October. The video was made by another MM fave, the Canadian-based musical and creative force Chad VanGaalen, whose album Shrink Dust came out just last week on the same Seattle label. . . .   Continue reading Video: The Head & The Heart – Summertime

Round Up Time

A few very choice tunes have come our way recently and which for one reason or another we’ve been slow to post them. So here is a quick and dirty round up of some of them! First up the very welcome return of the wonderful Pink Mountaintops and the first taste from their forthcoming album Get Back. We also have the brilliant Bass Drum Of … Continue reading Round Up Time

Mad Mackerel’s Regular Round Up

The tunes are coming thick and fast again at the moment and keeping up is proving almost impossible. Here are a few of the tracks from the web and our inbox that have caught our ears over the past few days. First up Okkervil River who are riding high on the critical acclaim for the release of their latest full-length album I Am Very Far. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Regular Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2011

Here are the juiciest cuts from our May postings rounded up and presented as one marvellous mix plus a couple of cracking new tracks as well. Be sure to check out all our previous ‘Best Of the Month’ mixes in the sidebar too. Download Country Mice – Morning Son mp3 (from Twister) Country rock and blistering sonic experiments combining to deliver a brilliant apocalyptic ballad. Download Howling … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2011

New Releases Round Up

It’s that time again. A few gems gathered from some of our favourite blogs and a couple of the blogosphere’s favourite big hitters with some new material. Pick ‘n’ mix time! The Black Lips follow the rather splendid Modern Art with another slice of premium garage rock from their new album Arabia Mountain, with New Direction. Thee Oh Sees also mine a rich seam of … Continue reading New Releases Round Up