Mad Mackerel’s Tracks of the Year 100 – 76

100 Anna St. Louis – Fire   99 Deep State – No Idea Pt. II   98 Ron Gallo – Really Nice Guys   97 Wooden Wand – Aurora   96 Diet Cig – Sixteen   95 Prism Tats – The Liar   94 Julie & The Wrong Guys – Love And Leaving   93 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Continental Breakfast   92 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Tracks of the Year 100 – 76

New Album From The Cigarette Bums

Purveyors of mighty fine 60s influenced garage punk and jangly power pop, LA’s Cigarette Bums will release their new, self-titled album in March. With influences ranging from The Stooges, Stones, and The Black Lips to name a few, we’re looking forward to getting acquainted with the full record, but for now have a listen to the rather good Death In Texas and order from Bandcamp here.   Continue reading New Album From The Cigarette Bums

Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 22)

Here is the latest instalment in our Nickel In The Jukebox series – simple proposition – ten songs, you decide… hit or miss. Have at it. Rue Snider – Blue Skies And Telephone Poles  [RIYL: Americana, Bright Eyes, Billy Bragg]   The Persian Leaps – See Me Unaware  [RIYL: Power-pop, Bob Mould, The Ramones]   Naked Giants – Ya Ya  [RIYL: Garage Rock, The Sonics, … Continue reading Nickel In The Jukebox (Vol. 22)

The Cigarette Bums – Goofs On The Loose

The Cigarette Bums recently finished recording Goofs On The Loose, their follow up LP to debut Holy Smokes. It sees a release in September. With influences ranging from The Stooges to The Black Lips the band is gearing up to showcase their brand of energised 60s garage punk and power pop via their first national US tour. The album includes unique tracks such as Strange in … Continue reading The Cigarette Bums – Goofs On The Loose

Introducing >>> The Cigarette Bums

The Cigarette Bums are described as “a Dylan-meets-Daniel Johnston–meets-Replacements-meets-Beefheart smash-up”, which, upon a couple of spins of debut single Rude Dude would seem as accurate as anything we might have come up with. Less frenzied or raw than you might expect, there is nothing sloppy about these fellas and real, honest-to-goodness songwriting chops are hard at work here. It channels its undeniable energy into delivering … Continue reading Introducing >>> The Cigarette Bums