Rounding Them Up Again

Time to round up a few more of the releases that have tickled our ears from the inbox and round the web. Ali Koehler has hitherto been best known as the drummer of the pop group Best Coast and the noisy girl punk trio Vivian Girls. After her departure from Best Coast, Koehler decided to step up from behind the kit to front a band … Continue reading Rounding Them Up Again

Some Tasty Covers

Here are a few tasty covers that are worth more than a moment or two of your time. We have MM faves Deer Tick taking on ZZ Top’s Cheap Sunglasses, Asobi Seksu’s hazy version of the Walkmen’s Little House of Savages and lastly rising folk troubadour James Vincent McMorrow who has covered Chris Isaak’s classic Wicked Game. Download Deer Tick – Cheap Sunglasses mp3 (ZZ Top … Continue reading Some Tasty Covers

New Video from James Vincent McMorrow

In one of those strange quirks of coincidence, James Vincent McMorrow has been cropping up around here a few times recently. Firstly our mate (and pansy angler) Simon B went with his better half Tracey to his first gig since Goldsmiths in the 60s or something. Of course it was on her recommendation, and so he was dragged kicking and screaming in to the 21st … Continue reading New Video from James Vincent McMorrow

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January

Here is our regular round up of the best of January’s posts plus a couple of new tracks for your listening pleasure – all beautifully designed to make one perfect mixtape. Download Wooden Wand – The DNR Waltz mp3 More classic down-tempo folk from greatly underrated MM fave. Download Phosphorescent – Are You Ready For The Country? mp3 Riff-heavy, mean-assed cover which brilliantly captures the double-edged viciousness … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January

Introducing…James Vincent McMorrow

James Vincent McMorrow’s debut record, Early In The Morning, is an album he originally self recorded, played and released in Ireland last year, and which got its US release just a few days ago. For those unfamiliar with McMorrow, the record is laced with haunting melodies, mythical storytelling, and musical structures that bring a singular and unique vision to the traditional folk style that emerged in the … Continue reading Introducing…James Vincent McMorrow