Elliott BROOD – Dig A Little Hole

Longstanding MM faves, the Hamilton, Ontario-based folk/alt-country trio Elliott BROOD  have shared a new track from their sixth studio album Ghost Gardens, which will see a release on September 15, 2017 via Paper Bag Records. The road to the new album began with the rediscovery of lost demo songs from early in the band’s career, nearly a decade and a half ago. The misplaced hard … Continue reading Elliott BROOD – Dig A Little Hole

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ty Segall – Big Man Jessica Lea Mayfield – Sorry Is Gone Hamilton Leithauser – The Song With No Name  (Shane MacGowan & The Popes cover) Hinds – Holograma (Los Nastys cover) Beaches – When You’re Gone Alvvays – Dreams Tonite The Districts – Violet Elliott Brood – Til The Sun Comes Up Again Shannon Lay – The Moons Detriment Jack Cooper – Gynn Square   … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

After a too long hiatus, we’ve resurrected our best of the month mix capturing our favourite tunes from October’s posts, plus a couple of new tracks too. So more than 25 songs to discover…dive in! The September Girls – Veneer Dark-hearted pop smothered in drenched feedback . God Damn – Horus A red-hot burning molten pot of pop hooks and grinding, bludgeoning riffs and rhythms. . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

New Album From Elliott Brood

Long standing MM faves Elliott Brood are back with a new album in September titled Work And Love. The album mines the bare histories of their own lives: penning verses about the ends of relationships and the tests of adulthood, long drives, childhood retreating in a rear-view mirror. Work and Love also serves as a eulogy for the moments on the doorstep of manhood: first loves, … Continue reading New Album From Elliott Brood

Free Halloween Mix 2012

Following on from our mixes from 2010 and 2011, here is another set of freakishly macabre tunes for you to download and scare off the trick or treaters… Download Little Wings – Halloween 2020 mp3 (from PIAPTK Sampler Fall 2011) Download Deer Tick – The Ghost mp3 (from Daytrotter Session) Download Royal Trux – The Spectre mp3 (from Cats And Dogs) Download The Low Anthem – … Continue reading Free Halloween Mix 2012

Free Download: PBR vs Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

In celebration of Paper Bag Records 10th Anniversary Concert Series, they got a host of favourite Paper Bag artists to cover the classic David Bowie album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. Better yet, the cover album is available for free download via the exchange of a measly e-mail address! We have a taste with the wonderful Elliott Brood covering the … Continue reading Free Download: PBR vs Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust

Free Sampler From Paper Bag Records

Paper Bag Records have given up a free sampler of tracks titled The 2012 Loss Leader. It features Cuff The Duke’s beautiful new single Side By Side (feat. Basia Bulat) off their upcoming release, Union, out in October, and also includes new singles from The Luyas and Slim Twig as well as the debut single from Luke Lalonde of Born Ruffians. One of our own favourites, … Continue reading Free Sampler From Paper Bag Records

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2011

Here are the juiciest cuts from our May postings rounded up and presented as one marvellous mix plus a couple of cracking new tracks as well. Be sure to check out all our previous ‘Best Of the Month’ mixes in the sidebar too. Download Country Mice – Morning Son mp3 (from Twister) Country rock and blistering sonic experiments combining to deliver a brilliant apocalyptic ballad. Download Howling … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: May 2011

The Welcome Return Of Elliott Brood

Our post title sounds like a lost Dickens novel. No matter, Elliott Brood were, if memory serves me right, one of the very first bands we posted back when we were on (shit) Google Blogger. They confirmed all the good things we had thought about them when Barry Sean and I saw them perform a wonderful set at the End of the Road Festival last year. So, … Continue reading The Welcome Return Of Elliott Brood