Video: The Head & The Heart – Summertime

The Head and the Heart have debuted the striking and extraordinary animated video for Summertime off the band’s sophomore effort, Let’s Be Still released on Sub Pop last October. The video was made by another MM fave, the Canadian-based musical and creative force Chad VanGaalen, whose album Shrink Dust came out just last week on the same Seattle label. . . .   Continue reading Video: The Head & The Heart – Summertime

Mrs Mackerel’s Top Songs of 2013

As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year that we’ve posted over the past few days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. Today it is the turn of Mrs Mackerel. 20. Steve Mason – A Lot of Love Love the piano on this song and the catchy, sing-a-long chorus – a guaranteed earworm if I had any (ears … Continue reading Mrs Mackerel’s Top Songs of 2013

MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 75 – 51

The countdown of our one hundred favourite tracks of 2013 continues…today we reach halfway as we bring you 75 down to 51. 75 GRMLN – Summer Days Thrashy, catchy, singalong rock’n’roll with platform shoes and ridiculous flares. Download GRMLN – Summer Days mp3 . 74 Sisters – Clearhead Here are my shoes. See how I gaze at them. It says 2013 on the label, but I’ve gone … Continue reading MAD MACKEREL’S TOP TRACKS OF 2013: 75 – 51

Videos of the Day: Beach Fossils || Such Hounds || Dark Bells || The Head And The Heart

Top notch videos to round off, and round up, the working week from Beach Fossils (trippy lo-fi), Such Hounds (ramshackle, punky Americana), Dark Bells (ethereal psychedelia), and The Head And The Heart (indie folk). . . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Beach Fossils || Such Hounds || Dark Bells || The Head And The Heart

New From The Head And The Heart

Seattle six-piece The Head And The Heart will return with Let’s Be Still, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2011 debut album on Sub Pop. They are streaming first single Shake, and they have marked their return with a effervescent, joyful track where those renowned three-part harmonies remain very much to the fore. Have a listen below. Pre-order the new album here. Continue reading New From The Head And The Heart