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Videos of the Day

Five excellent videos to start the weekend for you.

We have the new video from PINS for Get With Me, shot on Brighton beach and Dension Witmer’s pond-gazing video for Keep Moving Brother, Keep Moving Sister. There is Troubadour Rose’s video for the lovely Tell Me, from Catfish & The Bottlemen comes a new video for Pacifier, and lastly a lo-fi, alt-country murder ballad from Pauline Andrès.





Mad Mackerel's Best of November 2012

Even though Christmas is looming and the deluge of end-of-year best of lists are starting to appear on the horizon, November still gave us plenty of cracking new tunes to enjoy. Here are our pick of the best of the downloads from November’s posts, together with a few newbies to tickle the earbuds too. Dive in.

Download Crushed Out – Push Down & Twist mp3 (from Want To Give)
Primal surf-garage rock’n’roll.

Download Split Screens – Born mp3 (from Split Screens EP)
Subtle psychedelia with an expansive feel, dense layers and dream-like croon.

Download D.B. Rouse – Love Is A Mexican Wrestling Match mp3 (from Vaudeville Routine)
Beautifully judged folk melancholia with lyrics that mix the everyday with the surreal.

Download Harriet – No Way Out mp3
Straddles the line between classic Americana songs and the sonic experimentation of electronic music.

Space Wolves – 6th Street
Mix of garage, surf and pop in a similar vein as The Babies.


Indian Jewelry – Eva Cherie
Taps into the primordial consciousness through dissonance and drone, with fractured melodies, white noise, and tribal energy.


Linfinity – Red Nation Waltz
Uptempo blend of indie folk.


Download Raymond Byron & The White Freighter – Little Death Shaker mp3 (from The Muse November Sampler)
Gauzy harmonies and sparse, buzzing guitar riffs that combine to create something dark, dreamy and imperfectly pretty.

Download Denison Witmer – In Your Hands mp3 (from Insound Digital Mixtape- November ’12)
As authentic a slice of dusty highway Americana as you’re likely to find anywhere.

Download The Winter Sounds – The Sun Also Rises mp3 (from Runner)
Frenetic, anthemic, catchy, and smart 80s inspired indie-pop.

Download Jacob Morris – Wet Cigarette mp3 (from Moths)
Jaunty, folk-inflected, psychedelic pop.

Widowspeak – Ballad Of The Golden Hour
Mazzy Star style jangle and psych-folk, given an uneasy twist that makes this a real gem


Downloads Joshua James – Queen Of The City mp3 (from From The Top Of Williamette Mountain)
First taste of singer-songwriter’s much anticipated new album.

Download The Dead Heads – When I’m Dead mp3 (from Go Ape Shit!)
Eclectc mix of 60s hippie flip to 90s scrungy grunge with a bit of shoegazey pyrotechnics and a dab of drone too.

Download The Merry Go Round – Yayaya mp3 (from Yayaya)
Energetic, no-frills swampy, sleazy blues and psychedelia.

Download Woollen Kits – Be You mp3 (from Four Girls)
Effortlessly channels the proto-punk sounds of Detroit and classic garage rock.

Download Black Market Karma – Jingle mp3 (from Easy Listening)
Hypnotic and pulsating space rock.

Red River Dialect – Dawns Man
Muscular, rolling bass lines and echoes of classic footstomping British sea shanties, twisting sinewy guitars and the fluid, hypnotic rhythms of the African desert, rockabilly twang and shimmering indie-style guitars. Brilliant.


Download Big Harp – You Can’t Save ‘Em All mp3 (from Chain Letters)
A song of pained apathy built on a foundation of crackling fuzz bass, angular electric guitars and keyboards.a

The Deadline Shakes – Don’t You Be Too Cool
New single from Glasgow based indie-rockers that ticks all the right boxes. Fizzy.


Algernon Doll – Son Of A Gun, Brother To None
Another taste from an album of off-kilter, deeply personal folk.


The Grand Prospect – Evelina
As good a slice of alt-country / Americana as you’re likely to come across in many a sunlit filled evening rocking on the back-porch.


Jason Lytle & Ben Bridwell – Don’t You Take It Too Bad
Top notch Townes Van Zandt cover – click through to download for free.


And to finish off we have The Longwalls stalking a line between noisy post-pop and twang with new tune Kowloon, which is the title track from a new 8 track EP. Then there is another taste from Theatre Royal’s forthcoming album At The End Of A River, The Sea… in the shape of prophetic track Will England Rain Itself Dry? The Pinery Boy is brilliant roadhouse honky-tonk inspired Americana from The Emperors Of Wyoming, and lastly Golden Void have offered up this free download of their cover of Jimi Hendrix’s 1983.

(Click through to download for free)

Lots Of Free Stuff

We’ve grabbed ourselves a whole host of free stuff recently from Noisetrade, Insound and American Songwriter that is just too good not to share.

Noisetrade have put up free downloads from Said The Whale, Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations, Rachael YamagataThe Kansas Bible Country and Joshua James (with a free download of his brilliant 2009 album Build Me This).

Insound’s latest free mixtape features (amongst others) The Amazing, Ex-Cult, Fuzz, Lust For Youth, Mac DeMarco, Mogwai, Naomi Punk, Of Montreal, People Get Ready and The Soft Moon. As always though it is only up for a limited time…

Finally American Songwriter’s free November Muse sampler includes twelve excellent tracks from the likes of Patterson Hood, Dwight Yoakum, The Raveonettes, Simone Felice, Houndmouth and Aaron Embry.

As if you should need persuading we have a taste from each below, or you can simply go and grab the goodies on offer in their entirety right now – just click on these links for Noisetrade, for Insound and for American Songwriter.

But just in case you need convincing, check out Said The Whale’s wonderful, breezy indie-rock with more than an echo of the Decemberists literary thoughtfulness. Then follow it with the the upbeat folky strum of Josh Rouse’s infectious Diggin’ In The Sand.

The insistent melody and support from lap steel and organ belie the bitterness at the heart of Joshua James’ Wilted Daisies (“Your small apartment is a mess but you don’t seem to care, 
The dirty dishes in the corner go with the broken chairs
, And higher grows the stack of bills that calmly declare
, If you don’t pay within a week then your shit is theirs”). 

Meanwhile The Kansas Bible Company demonstrate their heady mix of brass, indie rock and ska on Jesus, The Horse Thief, and by contrast the pure, simple despair and sorrow of Rachael Yamagata’s Line is a perfect late night soundtrack for the heartbroken. From the Insound Mixtape, Denison Witmer’s In Your Hands is as authentic a slice of dusty highway Americana as you’re likely to find anywhere.

Finally, from American Songwriter we’ve picked Little Death Shaker from Raymond Byron & The White Freighter, a combination of gauzy harmonies and sparse, buzzing guitar riffs that combine to create something dark, dreamy and imperfectly pretty.

Every one worth having and remember you can always make a donation too for the Noisetrade albums!

Download Said The Whale – Strong Swimmers mp3 (from Fall Tour Sampler: Noisetrade)

Download Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations – Diggin’ In The Sand mp3 (from Josh Rouse & The Long Vacations Special Edition: Noisetrade)

Download Rachael Yamagata – Line mp3 (from The NoiseTrade Loft Sessions Mixtape and More)

Download Kansas Bible Company – Jesus, The Horse Thief mp3 (from Illegal Johnny Sampler: Noisetrade)

Download Joshua James – Wilted Daisies mp3 (from Build Me This: Noisetrade)

Download Denison Witmer – In Your Hands mp3 (from Insound Digital Mixtape- November ’12)

Download Raymond Byron & The White Freighter – Little Death Shaker mp3 (from The Muse November Sampler)

Three Freebies From Noisetrade.

The wonderful free music site NoiseTrade have offered up three more cracking freebies in the recent days.

For the price of an e-mail you can grab yourself a sampler from the wonderful Calexico, a free EP of Mexican folk fused with American roots from David Wax Museum and an EP of unique folk from singer-songwriter Denison Witmer. All are more than worthy additions to your iTunes library if you don’t already have them, and you can grab a taste from each below.

Download Calexico – Black Heart mp3 (from Noisetrade Sampler) Download the whole sampler here.

Download David Wax Museum – Will You Be Sleeping? mp3 (from Noisetrade Sampler) Download the whole sampler here.

Download Denison Witmer – Abraham mp3 (from The Ones Who Wait – Part 2 EP) Download the whole EP here.

Free Album Download From Denison Witmer.

In common with many, Denison Witmer is a singer-songwriter who has drawn influences and inspiration from such legends as Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake. His latest release, the deeply personal The Ones Who Wait, is out now and has been receiving much critical praise – you can purchase it direct from Asthmatic Kitty Records.

He also has an excellent back-catalogue to dip into as well and he his now offering a free album download of 2005 release Are You A Dreamer? via Noisetrade that includes a bonus download of Your Friend from the new album as well. Are You A Dreamer? features guest appearances from Sufjan Stevens, My Brightest Diamond and The Innocence Mission and is an acoustic treat with echoes of DonovanElliott Smith, and Damien Jurado amongst the earnest, sensitive songwriting.

Just click here to get the whole thing for the price of an e-mail, or check out the sorrowfully gorgeous Worry All The Time below first.

Download Denison Witmer – Worry All The Time mp3 (from Are You A Dreamer?)