Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2012 Part 1: 30-16

To finish off our favourites of the year, here are numbers thirty to sixteen of the albums we have most enjoyed in 2012. Don’t forget to check back for our 100 Favourite Tunes and the MM contributor’s best of lists too. 30 Joe Pug – The Great Despiser a 29 David Cronenberg’s Wife – Don’t Wait To Be Hunted To Hide a 28 Band Of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2012 Part 1: 30-16

Its Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters Again

Here is (yet) another track from Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters from their excellent album Lungs, Dirt, & Dreams, but not to worry as it is another top notch offering. This time it is the slow burning seven minute ache and yearn of We Make Our Own Traditions (Homesick Blues). Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – We Make Our Own Traditions (Homesick … Continue reading Its Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters Again

MM Shorts 218: Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters Again

Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters seem hell bent on gradually releasing every track from their excellent Lungs, Dirt & Dreams album for free. We’ve happily posted them and the latest offering is another standout: the sweetly maudlin, but always gorgeous Gild The Lily. Immerse yourself. Click through to download for free. a Continue reading MM Shorts 218: Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters Again

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

You know the score. Some of our favourite downloads from the past month neatly parcelled up into one tasty mix and decorated with a few new tunes too. Nearly forty in all. Jump in! Download Wye Oak – Spiral mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series) A change of approach and tempo from experimental folkies Download Unnatural Helpers – Hate Your Teachers mp3 (from Land Grab) Raging. Ferocious. Punk Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

We Love Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters

OK, so we’ve already posted a few songs this year from Lungs, Dirt And Dreams by Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters, as well as picked it as one of our albums of the year so far (check the sidebar on the left), but hells bells if they haven’t now given up another song from the album, and is one of our absolute favourites (tho’ … Continue reading We Love Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

Image (c) Big Pic A cracking month for new releases. Here is the some of the best of our posts from June, together with a couple of newbies for the perfect June mixtape. Check out some of the other ‘Best ofs’ in the sidebar too. The Hunting Accident – Aubergine Angular, compulsive, propulsive thump. a Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – The Fool mp3 (from Lungs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

MM Shorts 167: Another From Damon Moon

We have waxed lyrical a few times on MM about the sometimes fractured and ghostly and other times expansive and distorted Americana of Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters. In fact, Lungs, Dirt, & Dreams is proving to be a real favourite of ours this year. Good news then that we can bring you another track from it, this time it is the solitary slow wind … Continue reading MM Shorts 167: Another From Damon Moon

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2012

So we exit April, which true to form turned out to be wetter than a Mackerel’s handshake. No matter, banish the blues with this scorching mix of some of the best downloads we offered in the month, plus a few new ones to get to know and love too. Download Alexander Tucker – Window Sill mp3 (from Third Mouth) Minimalist string arrangements with electronic manipulations … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2012

More From Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters

We have posted a number of times about Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters and their outstanding latest album of sometimes fragile, sometimes eerie, sometimes warped and sometimes wistful Americana. This is the fourth single from Lungs, Dirts & Dreams and is titled Restless Roads End. It is a more muscular track, a song that slowly stretches, flexes and simmers over five minutes while the band keep … Continue reading More From Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2012

Musically, the year is starting to really kick into gear now and February saw lots of top quality tunes hit the web. Here is our pick of the best of last month’s posts along with four brand, spanking new tracks for you to download, sample and treasure. All in all over thirty great songs in one great mix. Download Hoots & Hellmouth – Why Would You … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: February 2012