Audio Antihero’s Unpresidented Jams Compilation for SPLC & NILC

Jamie at the ever wonderful Audio Antihero label has shared details of a new benefit compilation they’ve put together. He says, “Because pretty much everybody in the world of politics right now is a totally evil scumbag, we’ve put together a wee compilation for Southern Poverty Law Center and the National Immigration Law Center.” – one sentence that pretty much sums things up… It includes … Continue reading Audio Antihero’s Unpresidented Jams Compilation for SPLC & NILC

New From Jeffrey Lewis

Anti-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis is back with a new record. Manhattan is his seventh studio album, and his first since 2011’s A Turn In The Dream-Songs. Whilst the album is named after, and inspired by, New York, the city of which Lewis is a lifelong resident, it is done so in a way that links his wryly detached observations of his hometown to his emotionally rich and scalpel sharp … Continue reading New From Jeffrey Lewis

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine new, and excellent, songs from the past seven days neatly packaged for your listening pleasure. 1. Jeffrey Lewis – Train Song 2. The Sandwitches – Our Toast 3. Ultimate Painting – Break The Chain 4. John Vanderslice – Midnight Blue 5. Destroyer – Dream Lover 6. Heather Woods Broderick – Wyoming 7. DRINKS – Hermits On Holiday 8. Spoon – TV Set (Cramps cover) … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Audio Antihero Charity Compilation for Rape Crisis

Regular readers of this blog will know we are big admirers of the wilfully uncommercial Audio Antihero label, home to some MM faves like Benjamin Shaw and Jack Hayter. The label is putting out a charity compilation to benefit the work of charity Rape Crisis in England, Wales and Scotland. Despite the clearly serious and important end purpose, the compilation, titled Regal vs Steamboat, is very much meant … Continue reading Audio Antihero Charity Compilation for Rape Crisis

Mojo Magazine’s Pet Sounds Revisited

This month’s Mojo magazine cover CD is a re-imagining of the Beach Boys classic Pet Sounds. A tribute to their seminal 1966 album, it features The Flaming Lips, Neil Cowley Trio, Saint Etienne, Jodie Marie, Gaz Coombes, Tim Burgess, Jeffrey Lewis with Wooden Wand, Here We Go Magic and more. Two of our favourites below – you can buy Mojo at any decent newsagents or … Continue reading Mojo Magazine’s Pet Sounds Revisited

Win Win Cover Crass

In the 1980s Crass, and their whole anarchist commune collective, was a huge influence on my safe, rural, middle-class upbringing and made me aware of political issues and wider moral injustices that I may otherwise never have been. For that reason alone I will always have a fondness for them and the many bands like Zounds, Conflict, The Mob and others that appeared on their … Continue reading Win Win Cover Crass

Insound’s Monthly Mix Again

Yep, it’s that time of month again. The October free Insound digital mix is up for a short time. This time there is a bonanza 25 tracks to be had including We Were Promised Jetpacks, S.C.U.M, Real Estate, St.Vincent, Girls and Forest Fire. In fact this is one of the very best mixes they’ve put up in our opinion. As usual, check out a couple of … Continue reading Insound’s Monthly Mix Again

Mad Mackerel’s Halloween Mix

We don’t usually do themed mixes, but Halloween is different. So many great songs lend themselves to a night of ghoulish wrongdoing and sorcery. So to get you in the mood, download a marvellous combination of folk, punk, psych-rock, paisley jangle, experimental, indie, and straight up rock ‘n’ roll. Fifteen great songs, all treats and no tricks. Download The Dream Syndicate – Halloween mp3 (from … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Halloween Mix