Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The National – The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness Monks – I’m Watching You Chastity Belt – 5am This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze Elf Power – Watery Shreds Terror Watts – Time Bomb Milk – Lord, Don’t Take Me To Prison Neils Children – I Am Not Anchor                   Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Videos of the Day: Secret Colours || Cass McCombs || Austin Lucas || Elf Power || The Persian Leaps

Videos to banish the January blues! Watch top notch musical films from Secret Colours, the second in a series of four new videos from Cass McCombs, Austin Lucas’ Elvis impersonation, Elf Power’s recruitment of the infamous Goth Clogger, and the excellent Persian Leaps. . . . . .   . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Secret Colours || Cass McCombs || Austin Lucas || Elf Power || The Persian Leaps

Elf Power – A Grey Cloth Covering My Face

Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 19 years have released twelve albums, two eps, and a handful of singles. They will soon add to this list with the release of their new album Sunlight on the Moon (out October 1st) and having already posted the title track, we now have the wonderfully named A Grey Cloth Covering My Face for your listening … Continue reading Elf Power – A Grey Cloth Covering My Face

Wednesday Means Six Of The Best

Another in our semi-regular round-up of the best tunes to hit our inbox and the web. First up is another track from Scott & Charlene’s Wedding’s imminent new album, Any Port In A Storm. This latest, the album closer Wild Heart has more of a classic American slacker-pop feel to it a la Pavement or Mission Of Burma, it is a laconically heartfelt tale of … Continue reading Wednesday Means Six Of The Best

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 5, Christy-Popper

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Fifth in line is the indomitable lion of Hixet Wood…Mr Christy-Popper. 10. Local Natives … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 5, Christy-Popper

An Audience with Elf Power…a band named by hallucination?

According to the excellent Allmusic website, “The Athens, Georgia based Elf Power emerged as part of the second wave of bands linked to the Elephant 6 Recording Company collective, a coterie of likeminded lo-fi indie groups — including the Apples (In Stereo), Neutral Milk Hotel, and the Olivia Tremor Control — who shared musicians, ideas, and sensibilities. Formed by singers/multi-instrumentalists Andrew Rieger and Laura Carter, … Continue reading An Audience with Elf Power…a band named by hallucination?

MM’s Best Of The Month: June

Here is our regular monthly round up of 25 of the best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel in the past month, and three new gems too. That’s a more than decent mixtape sorted even if we were crap in the World Cup! The Futurebirds – Battle For Rome mp3 Glorious, up-tempo alt-country gem that recalls Neil Young at his finest Puro Instinct – California Shakedown … Continue reading MM’s Best Of The Month: June

New (and brilliant) release from Elf Power

This song is simply stunning! Elf Power formed in 1994 and over the last 16 years have released ten albums, two EPs, a handful of singles, while also touring America, Europe, and Japan. The Athens, Georgia pioneers have readied their tenth studio album for release – a self-titled, dozen-song song collection cementing their place as the flagship band of the celebrated psych-rock scene, which they helped … Continue reading New (and brilliant) release from Elf Power