100 Songs In 100 Hours: 54 – Great Lakes

Great Lakes formed back in 1996 in Athens, Georgia and has been based in Brooklyn, NY since 2002. The band has released four albums. A fifth record called Wild Vision will come out this month on the band’s own label, Loose Trucks. While their early records traded in a whimsical, light-hearted psychedelia, the band have gradually gravitated toward more personal songs, with a darker tone. … Continue reading 100 Songs In 100 Hours: 54 – Great Lakes

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: November 2011

Despite the end of the year fast approaching, thankfully the quality of new music shows no signs of slowing. Here are the best of our November offerings, together with some tasty new tracks to round off the mix.Over thirty great songs – just right for the roaring fire and the cocoa! Download Siskiyou – Twigs And Stones mp3 (from Keep Away The Dead) Brilliantly judged … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: November 2011

MM Shorts 41: The Great Lakes Unreleased Track

We picked this up via the excellent Piaptk Blog and figured it had to be worth a repost. The Great Lakes are a psych-Country act from Brooklyn who we posted about back in the summer of 2010 when they released their lovely album Ways Of Escape. That was a record of introspective folk and country tunes, and while this is in the same vein, there … Continue reading MM Shorts 41: The Great Lakes Unreleased Track

New from Great Lakes

Great Lakes formed in Athens, Georgia in 1996. Founded around the songwriting partnership of Ben Crum and lyricist Dan Donahue, they released an eponymous debut in 2000. Over time Crum and Donahue relocated to Brooklyn, releasing The Distance Between in 2002, and Diamond Times, which appeared in 2006. In 2009 Donahue moved back to Athens, leaving Crum to carry on in New York. 2010’s Ways … Continue reading New from Great Lakes