New Futurebirds EPs

The Futurebirds delivered one of the best albums of last year in Hampton’s Lullaby and their first release of 2011 is a four track EP called Via Flamina which you can get from their Bandcamp page here for $4. Take a listen to their cover of Chris Isaak’s classic Wicked Game. a The new EP will be followed with the re-release of their original self … Continue reading New Futurebirds EPs

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

More from the Futurebirds

You’ll be pleased we’ve fixed our downloading issues when you get to hear this cracker from The Futurebirds. As with the previously posted Johnny Utah, it is from the forthcoming album Hampton’s Lullaby, but this time we get glorious, up-tempo alt-country gem Battle For Rome. It doffs its cap to good ol’ boy Southern Rock, and has a vocal that calls to mind vintage Neil Young … Continue reading More from the Futurebirds

MM’s Best Of The Month: May

Here is our usual end of the month round up of the very best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel, with a couple of new ones too. A perfect mixtape for May. Wilderness of Manitoba – Hermit mp3 Intimate and gorgeous, with haunting guitar lines and beautiful harmonies. Buffalo Moon – Beach Boy mp3 Summery pop, beach references, breezy beats and sweet lounge vocals. Sun Kil … Continue reading MM’s Best Of The Month: May

Mad Mackerel Recommends…The Futurebirds

The Futurebirds play the kind of off-kilter, psychedelic and slightly ramshackle country rock that MM likes. A lot. Having released a freely available self-titled  6 track EP, they are now readying their debut album Hampton’s Lullaby (out July on Autumn Tone Records). We’re looking forward to acquainting ourselves fully with the record and check out advance track Johnny Utah to see why. Until then, go … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…The Futurebirds