Best of the Year: Mad Mackerel’s Top Twenty

And so we bring our round up of favourite songs, albums, covers, and guilty pleasures to a close with the final “best of” post, Mad Mackerel’s own top twenty. 20 Kye Alfred Hillig – My Young Love Was As Blind As Ray Charles And Half As Cold As Heat . 19 Parquet Courts – Black And White . 18 Jamie T – The Prophet . 17 … Continue reading Best of the Year: Mad Mackerel’s Top Twenty

Hearts of Oak – New England

Shoegazer country act Hearts of Oak released their third album New England (via Deer Lodge Records) earlier this year. We meant to post about it then, but for some reason it never happened and it is a shame as it really is an album that deserves to be heard. Fronted by singer-songwriter Nate Wallace, Hearts of Oak has been referred to as “a singer-songwriter with a druggy, … Continue reading Hearts of Oak – New England

Deer Lodge – A Tribute To George Jones

Many assert that George Jones wrote and sang some of the saddest songs ever, and we have been more than willing late disciples to his mournful balladeering and honky-tonk country. A grand introduction can also be had via Deer Lodge Records and their 30 track tribute to the man who died almost exactly a year ago. The album includes heavy Northwest hitters including Sassparilla, Fernando, Water … Continue reading Deer Lodge – A Tribute To George Jones