Diamond Rugs Are Back

Diamond Rugs have released their second record, Cosmetics into the big wide world. A joyfully rowdy follow-up to their equally rowdy 2012 self-titled debut (which we loved), and which still features the incomparable collaboration of John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pé (ex-Black Lips guitarist), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), T. Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite). So a supergroup … Continue reading Diamond Rugs Are Back

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

More From Diamond Rugs

We are loving the Diamond Rugs album, the rowdy collaboration between John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pe (The Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite). The band has made another track off their raw, sweaty, dirty, rockin’ self-titled debut available for posting. Without further ado, here is Blue Mountains. a You can … Continue reading More From Diamond Rugs

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

New From Diamond Rugs

This time last year we were excited by Middle Brother, the indie ‘supergroup’ of sorts that featured Deer Tick, Delta Spirit, and Dawes. This year it is Diamond Rugs, another indie supergroup of sorts and this time featuring representatives from Deer Tick, the Black Lips, Dead Confederate, Los Lobos and Six Finger Satellite. The common denominator being Deer Tick’s John McCauley. We loved their festive release, … Continue reading New From Diamond Rugs

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

Christmas Post 4: Diamond Rugs

Diamond Rugs are the latest signing to Partisan Records. The band is a collaboration between John McCauley (Deer Tick), Robbie Crowell (Deer Tick), Ian Saint Pé (The Black Lips), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate) and Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite). The debut offering from the new album, Christmas In A Chinese Restaurant is available now for download below. Although not indicative of … Continue reading Christmas Post 4: Diamond Rugs