Dark Mean – Samuel, The Phoenix

It has been a while since we heard from Canadian folkies Dark Mean, but now after more than two years away, they are back with a new four track EP called Samuel, The Phoenix. The title track is a sweetly melancholic acoustic track that already sounds like a campfire classic. I’m fading that’s all. I’m fading so slow, with the sun in my lungs My … Continue reading Dark Mean – Samuel, The Phoenix

More from Dark Mean

We’ve already given you the wonderful Happy Banjo from Dark Mean’s excellent debut album of folk and alt-country. The self-titled record had its official release a couple of days ago and to mark the occasion the band have made a second track available. It’s another cracker, Smoke Lake. Download Dark Mean – Smoke Lake mp3 (from Dark Mean) Download Dark Mean – Happy Banjo mp3 (from Dark Mean) Continue reading More from Dark Mean

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2011

Another month, another mix. A collection of twenty or so of the best tunes we posted in April plus a couple of tasty new ones. Download, hit play, relax. Download Ha Ha Tonka – Usual Suspects mp3 (from Death Of A Decade) Soulful, catchy, country rock. Download Sweet Lights – The Shortest Man On Earth mp3 (from Digital Single) Beautifully judged excursion into the world of classic sunshine and … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2011

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Dark Mean

Ontario’s Dark Mean have built up quite a buzz and a following since 2007 when they started recording their debut album. During this period band members Mark Dean, Billy Holmes, and Sandy Johnston released two “work in progress” EPs without expectation. However, Frankencottage and Music Box ended up being downloaded in more than 100 countries and expectations certainly were set by their brilliant blend of folk and alt-country. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Dark Mean