The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 4)

Day four of our countdown of our favourite 200 songs of the past 10 years. 140 Chelsea Light Moving – Groovy & Linda (2012)   A distorted, bloody jam in tune with the bloody, violent nature of the 1960s shooting it narrates. Any Sonic Youth undertones? What do you think.    139 Dan Auerbach – Heartbroken, In Disrepair (2009) The gritty guitar sound sets up a soulful, dirty … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 4)

New Track From Joe Pug

With his upcoming full-length record Windfall, to be released on the 10th March, Joe Pug has shared the debut single from the album. If Still It Can’t Be Found, which features Pat Sansone from Wilco on mellotron, is a yearning, sweetly strummed ballad that perhaps captures some of the hard times and question marks over his future as he struggled with writers block and, as he says, “fell out … Continue reading New Track From Joe Pug

Joe Pug & Vandaveer Covers

Well, seeing as our last posts were covers by Eagulls and Shearwater, and seeing as they say good things come in threes, here is long standing favourite of our blog, Joe Pug covering another long standing favourite of our blog, Vandaveer and vice versa. It comes courtesy of the excellent I Am Fuel, You Are Friends blog. The two are touring together throughout October and … Continue reading Joe Pug & Vandaveer Covers

Videos of the Day: Joe Pug || The Young Knives || Soledad Velez || Hookworms

An excellent set of videos/tunes today from the outstanding Joe Pug with a lyric video with a slight difference and the song itself, a cover of Harvey “Tex” Thomas Young’s Deep Dark Wells is a stunner. We have the Young Knives continuing their welcome return with their new musical film for Maureen, and Soledad Velez’s video for Black Light In The Forest. Lastly, we have MM … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Joe Pug || The Young Knives || Soledad Velez || Hookworms

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2012 Part 1: 30-16

To finish off our favourites of the year, here are numbers thirty to sixteen of the albums we have most enjoyed in 2012. Don’t forget to check back for our 100 Favourite Tunes and the MM contributor’s best of lists too. 30 Joe Pug – The Great Despiser a 29 David Cronenberg’s Wife – Don’t Wait To Be Hunted To Hide a 28 Band Of … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums of 2012 Part 1: 30-16

Joe Pug & Timber Timbre on Daytrotter

Every so often we highlight the Daytrotter Studio session downloads that can be yours for a mere $2 per month. Often three sessions per day handpicked from the very best of both the up and coming and well established artists across a whole range of musical genres – there are treats and delights galore to be found. Just in the past few days there have … Continue reading Joe Pug & Timber Timbre on Daytrotter

MM Shorts 110: First Taste of Joe Pug’s New Album

A new album from Joe Pug is just cause for celebration round these parts and The Great Despiser will be released on April 24th. The first taste and following on from Hymn numbers 35 and 101, which have already seen daylight on his Nation of Heat EP, is Hymn #76. It features in this preview video for the album and provides plenty of reasons to … Continue reading MM Shorts 110: First Taste of Joe Pug’s New Album

Nice Free Sampler From Noisetrade

  Noisetrade are offering a very nice free sampler featuring the Best of The American Songwriter sessions. It has thirty tracks including such MM faves as Joe Pug, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Vetiver, Justin Townes Earle and The White Buffalo amongst many others. There are a couple of choice tracks from it below, but just visit their Facebook page here and click on the Like button … Continue reading Nice Free Sampler From Noisetrade