Jason Lytle, Little Wings and Kramies – Split Single

Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Kyle Field of Little Wings, and Kramies have decided to release the first ‘Split- Trio’ or Tri-Single’ as some might put it. The unique concept sees the three musicians each writing and recording an original song using only one instrument, their voice, and one microphone. Intentionally lo-fi, the recordings use no frills or studio tricks, making for an intimate release of home … Continue reading Jason Lytle, Little Wings and Kramies – Split Single

New Giant Sand Album

Giant Sand, the iconic and influential band fronted by luminary Howe Gelb, celebrates 30 years of freewheeling and ever-evolving music making on new album, Heartbreak Pass, out on the 5th May via New West Records. The album spans founder Gelb’s far-reaching career and mixes the rollicking nature of the band’s 1985 debut, Valley of Rain, with the dusty alt-folk, desert-rock and jazzy lounge-piano explorations of his … Continue reading New Giant Sand Album

Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

1. The Dead Weather – Buzzkill(er) 2. Jason Lytle – Bell’s View 3. She & Him – Time After Time (Frank Sinatra cover) 4. Elephant Micah – By The Canal 5. Big Ups – Not Today 6. Songs: Ohia – Blue Chicago Moon (Demo version) 7. Mourn – Silver Gold . . . . . . . . Continue reading Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: November 2012

Even though Christmas is looming and the deluge of end-of-year best of lists are starting to appear on the horizon, November still gave us plenty of cracking new tunes to enjoy. Here are our pick of the best of the downloads from November’s posts, together with a few newbies to tickle the earbuds too. Dive in. Download Crushed Out – Push Down & Twist mp3 (from Want … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: November 2012

Jason Lytle & Ben Bridwell Cover Townes Van Zandt

Jason Lytle is on tour with Band of Horses and prior to setting out, Ben Bridwell sent him a “vocal, drum, guitar” demo that he’d recorded in a hotel in Milan asking if he wanted to “add some whatever“. Jason says he proceeded to “slather sonic goo and build and mix upon it until he suspected the ghost of Townes Van Zandt was starting to get … Continue reading Jason Lytle & Ben Bridwell Cover Townes Van Zandt

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: October 2012

Our monthy round up of the best new tunes we’ve posted and a few brand new ones too. More than 30 tunes to set you up for the weekend. Enjoy. Wooden Wand – Southern Colorado Song Another brilliant example of our favourite, prolific troubadour’s storytelling prowess. a Download The Growl – With The Sharp End Of A Trowel mp3 (from Cleaver Lever EP) Soaked in the authentic … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: October 2012

Jason Lytle on Noisetrade

The erstwhile, though now recently reunited, Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle releases his new solo album Dept. Of Disappearance on Anti- today. It has been picking up some excellent reviews and we are expecting more of his brilliantly forlorn and mournful tales wrapped up in warm landscapes of sound. To mark the event, there is a free sampler available from Noisetrade containing three tracks from the album … Continue reading Jason Lytle on Noisetrade