Deer Tick – Grandfather Song

On July 31, Amazon Music will release Amazon Acoustics, a playlist of cover songs and original music from more than 30 artists. The latest song to be shared from it is Deer Tick’s Grandfather Song, which was was originally a demo for 2013 album Negativity. While it didn’t make the final cut for the record, John McCauley revisited it recently and finished the song at home in … Continue reading Deer Tick – Grandfather Song

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

Here is the second instalment of our countdown of our favourite 100 tunes of the year. Enjoy and check back tomorrow for numbers 60 down to 41. 80 Greylag – Yours To Shake . 79 Ty Segall – Feel . 78 The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure . 77 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Party Drugs . 76 Tweak Bird – Greens . 75 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

Deer Tick & The Hold Steady Cover Each Other

To celebrate their undying bromance, as well as their co-headline tour that began last night in Boston, Deer Tick and The Hold Steady have decided to cover each others songs… Deer Tick are covering The Hold Steady’s Constructive Summer (off 2008’s Stay Positive), and The Hold Steady are taking on Deer Tick’s Easy (off 2009’s Born On Flag Day). Have a listen. . . Continue reading Deer Tick & The Hold Steady Cover Each Other

Videos of the Day: Deer Tick || Mutual Benefit || September Girls || Carousels & Limousines

It’s Friday. Time for videos featuring a gently heartfelt confrontation of a friend’s heroin addiction from Deer Tick, gorgeous baroque folk from rising star Jordan Lee aka Mutual Benefit, the reverb drenched sound of the excellent new single from September Girls, and to finish a mournful tear-jerker with spine-chilling lyrics from Carousels & Limousines. . . . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Deer Tick || Mutual Benefit || September Girls || Carousels & Limousines

Videos of the Day: Deer Tick || Waxahatchee || Bird Courage || Hooded Fang

A treat in store today with new videos from Deer Tick and a brilliant tap-dancing film from Waxahatchee, from excellent experimental folksters Bird Courage and to finish Hooded Fang’s video for Wasteland featuring Dim Sum and a donkey. . . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Deer Tick || Waxahatchee || Bird Courage || Hooded Fang

Deer Tick Return

One of our favourite bands, Deer Tick will return with a new album Negativity in September this year. Preceding it by a month will be this single and first taste from the album, the brilliant The Rock. It is another in their ever-growing collection of guitar-heavy, heart-on-sleeve Americana gems, but this time includes blasts of brass and piercing strings that spit dirt all over the song’s underbelly. … Continue reading Deer Tick Return

American Songwriter’s Free SXSW Download

In conjunction with their March/April issue, American Songwriter have offered up The Billy Reid Shindig Sampler for free download. It is a SXSW promo for their event being held March 13-14 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Weather Up, and features many MM faves like Dawes, Jason Isbell, Johnny Fritz and Deer Tick’s John McCauley amongst others (see flyer below for details). Just click here … Continue reading American Songwriter’s Free SXSW Download

Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (14th December)

Christmas is coming and the cat is getting fatter. Once again, copious amounts of music listened to, more Christmas cooking, and more trees knitted. On the tree front, I nearly have the requisite four for the sprats plus goddaughter. They will treasure my hand-made gifts, goddamit. By next Christmas, there will be a forest – but only for the lucky ones. In my rather low … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s TFI Friday (14th December)