Video Round Up / Catch Up

Been clearing down that overfull MM in-box in the post Christmas slump and found a few videos and tunes we missed, or never quite got round to posting. So we’re putting that right now and here they are, better late than never. Let us commence with some pretty fearsome punk blues from Scott H. Biram who released a surprise new album at the tailend of … Continue reading Video Round Up / Catch Up

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Yak – Bellyache Du Blonde – Buddy Speedy Ortiz – DTMFA FIDLAR – Can’t You See Tess Parks & Anton Newcombe – Life After Youth SAVAK – Nature Erased Slaves – Magnolia Cloud Nothings – So Right So Clean Wasted Cathedral – Smoked, Out Somewhere                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Cloud Nothings – Internal World

Cloud Nothings have shared another taste from their forthcoming album Life Without Sound which is out in January. Internal World might be one of our favourite tracks of theirs to date – an instant classic in the Dylan Baldi canon, packing an EPs worth of earworms into less than 4 minutes. It is a lullaby-like howler that dwells on “the fact that being yourself can be uncomfortable and … Continue reading Cloud Nothings – Internal World

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

It’s a big week of new releases in the Mad Mackerel world – new tunes from Foxygen, Cloud Nothings, the wonderful Traams and Blossoms to name but four. Add to that songs from James McMurtry, Weyes Blood, TOY, and long standing MM faves Trance Farmers and Estrons and we’ve had a bonanza seven days. Nine songs for you. Enjoy. Cloud Nothings – Modern Act Foxygen – America Traams – Slipping … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Wednesday Means Eight of the Best

Here is our round-up of the best new tracks and releases we’ve collected from our in-box, our favourite blogs and the internet. This time we have the the sultry and gently hypnotic folk of Cate Le Bon, the raucous, boozy new track from John McCauley’s latest roots supergroup Diamond Rugs, the brilliantly hypnotic and menacing track from experimental folksters Lower Dens, more enchantment and swirling, celestial … Continue reading Wednesday Means Eight of the Best

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2011

Here is our final monthly Best Of mix of songs from 2011 – despite all the Christmas fayre on offer, there were still a whole plethora of cracking new tracks to enjoy, and as always we’ve gathered the best of our December posts into one lovely mix for you with a couple of new tracks to sample too. Don’t forget to check out all our … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2011

Quick & Dirty Round Up

We’re desperately cramming in as much as we can this month – new stuff, our Twelve Days of Christmas feature, festive tunes, and shortly our Best Of The Year lists and guest posts. Consequently, all these tunes are deserving of more time and more space than we’re giving them in this post, but rest assured there is a veritable feast of musical delights to get … Continue reading Quick & Dirty Round Up