Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2013

Here is our round-up of our favourite downloads from May’s posts together with a few newbies that, together, make a mix of twenty tracks that is as eclectic as it is perfect! Enjoy. High Coast – Talvatis Sweetly picked Americana. . Landmarks – Cuscutta Lovely, unhurried, slice of woozy, psych-pop in the grand traditions of Spiritualized or Mercury Rev. . Black Manila – Père Lachaise Addictive blend of classic … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2013

Duquette Johnston Offers Up Cherry Blossom

Next week sees the release of Rabbit Runs A Destiny, the fourth studio album from Birmingham, Alabama native Duquette Johnston. In advance of the big occasion, he has now released a third track from the record to tickle the earbuds and this time it is the excellent Cherry Blossom. It has a slightly more anxious feel than the previous songs we’ve heard, a fretful, plaintive vocal … Continue reading Duquette Johnston Offers Up Cherry Blossom

Videos of the Day: Duquette Johnston || Manicorn || The Young Evils || The Outfit

Videos and tunes to enjoy from Duquette Johnston and his wonderful animation for his gorgeous song Silver And Gold (get his free EP from Noisetrade here), as well as the frenetic front room antics of Manicorn (get their album on a pay-what-you-want deal here). We have a new single from indie rockers The Young Evil and to finish, an excellent slice of garage rock from … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Duquette Johnston || Manicorn || The Young Evils || The Outfit

Duquette Johnston EP on Noisetrade

The Rebel King (EP) is Duquette Johnston’s first solo release in three years, and it features two re-recorded songs from his last album Rugged & Fancy, and Dancing Song, which is the first preview of his new album Rabbit Runs a Destiny (due out in mid-2013). You can download the EP from Noisetrade for free by clicking here. You can see our previous Duquette Johnston … Continue reading Duquette Johnston EP on Noisetrade

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January

Here is our regular round up of the best of January’s posts plus a couple of new tracks for your listening pleasure – all beautifully designed to make one perfect mixtape. Download Wooden Wand – The DNR Waltz mp3 More classic down-tempo folk from greatly underrated MM fave. Download Phosphorescent – Are You Ready For The Country? mp3 Riff-heavy, mean-assed cover which brilliantly captures the double-edged viciousness … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Duquette Johnston

We were unaware of Duquette Johnston until a few days ago, when he was referenced as a friend and collaborator in an e-mail from MM fave Wooden Wand. His biography on Reverbnation says “In the past Duquette Johnston was a founding member of such influential bands as Verbena and Cutgrass. Along the way sharing the stage with bands such as Pavement, Jesus Lizard, the Strokes, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Duquette Johnston