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Insound Vinyl MixtapeThe latest mixes from Insound and Feel Bad For You are now up for free download.

The Insound mixtape has ten tracks and includes such MM faves as Shearwater, Obits and Golden Suits as well as Sebadoh, King of Spain and The Wrong Words. Check out one of our favourites below or grab the whole thing for free here.

The newest monthly mix from Feel Bad For You is themed on Unsung Heroes and as always includes a brilliantly eclectic selection from a host of music bloggers – our own contribution from the criminally under-rated Cropdusters is below, but other choice cuts include Two Cow Garage, Joe Pug, Mudhoney, Bo Diddley and plenty more. Download the whole thing here.

Download The Cropdusters – Just Poppin’ Out To Fight A War mp3 (from If The Sober Go To Heaven…)

Mad Mackerel's Best of 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.


Download The Growl – With The Sharp End Of A Trowel mp3 (from Cleaver Lever EP)
Soaked in the authentic primal blues of the swamps with a twang of rockabilly, a haze of psychedelia and, at its heart, the pulsating, bloody roar of rock’n’roll.

The Shamefaced Sparrows – Ride That Seastorm
Like the Velvets fronted by Dick Dale, or the Beach Boys cage fighting with the Kinks these are crackling with surf-pop vintage – think cruising rain-slicked neon streets in 50s LA!


Download Angel Snow – Lie Awake mp3 (from Angel Snow)
Haunting, chilling vocals paired with melancholy lyrics create a gorgeous scenery for a listener’s travels.

Matthew Friedberger – Expectant Fathers – In for a Surprise VII. As if in the Car with the Kids (from Matricidal Sons Of Bitches)
Inspired by the films of Poverty Row and his current city of residence, Paris – it makes for a potent combination.


Download Jenee Halstead – Rodeo Of Sadness mp3 (from Raised By Wolves)
Another fine example of her spooky, sparse approach that comes across as sounding like a slightly malevolent hybrid of Dolly Parton and PJ Harvey.

Download Skipping Girl Vinegar – You Can mp3 (from Keep Calm, Carry The Monkey)
More heartwarming hobo-pop, full of lyrical twists and sonic layers.

Download Kings Of Lowertown – Down Tobacco Road mp3 (from Kings of Lowertown EP)
Excellent primal blues chug.

Download King Of Spain – Green Eyes mp3 (from All I Did Was Tell Was Tell Them The Truth And They Thought It Was Hell)
Spacious indie rock with jaunty pop hooks.

Bromheads – Holding The Gun
Fizzes over with the energy of a can of Irn-Bru exploding full in your face. It is sharp and pithy, and fast and furious, and machetes its way into your brain like an earworm with a mouthful of razors.


Wintersleep – Martyr
Another prime example of their shimmering, pulsating indie rock.


MMOSS – Another Dream
Jangly organs, flutes and driving drums, unexpected arrangements, classic recording sounds and psychy harmonies.


Algernon Doll – Spiral Sounds
Lavish, intense and splendid, but underpinned with a creeping sense of anxiety and discontent.


Download Jason Lytle – Somewhere There’s A Someone mp3 (from Dept. Of Disappearance)
A track of wonderfully weary heartbreak and ennui from erstwhile Grandaddy frontman’s new album

Rural Ghosts – Eyes (from Eyes Single)
A little rawer, a little more powerful, but this is still Americana that overflows with haunting beauty.


Woollen Kits – Susannah (from Four Girls)
sweet, fuzzed-up pysch-garage.


Download Ending People – Beat Of My Heart mp3 (from Fill Your Lungs)
Catchy, hypnotic indie rock showcases new wave inspired sinewy guitar lines.

Hailer – Spooky Clams (from Another Way)
Calls to mind The Fall in its relentless rhythm, while the reverb swirls and drifts around the (frankly clearer) vocals.


Download Ty Segall – Femme Fatale mp3 (from The Velvet Underground & Nico by Castle Face and Friends)
Maniacal take on Velvet Underground classic.

Download The Luyas – Your Name’s Mostly Water mp3 (from Animator)
Hypnotically brilliant track from latest album.

Download Fidlar featuring Kate Nash – AWWWKWAARRRDDD mp3 (from Fidlar)
Bizarre combo works a treat. Punk rock!

Download Outer Minds – Those Machines mp3 (from Behind The Mirror)
One hundred and fifty seconds of belligerence escaping with venomous joy from your speakers.

Download Deathbarrel – Merciless Winds mp3 (from Merciless Winds)
The sound of wrenches and motor oil, of Saturday night beers and truckstops, of longing and loss, of late evenings and aching muscles, of endless roads and shore leave, of the dreams of freedom that all and any working man feels deep in his soul.

Download Dr. Dog – Black Or Red mp3 (from Shame, Shame Deluxe Edition)
Scrappy yet hook-packed rock emboldened by a bare-bones aesthetic.

Download Lonesome Moses – Fisting With A Shark mp3 (from Lonesome Moses EP)
Outlaw country that celebrates unassuming heroes and heroines trying to navigate a world of booze, venereal disease, and Octoloans…

Download Dead Stars – Fractured mp3 (from Fractured) Removed at artist’s request.
Races along in a tumble of reverb, gruff vocals and a nagging guitar line that also puts us in mind of Silversun Pickups Lazy Eye.

Juiceboxxx – Expressway To The Darkness
American heart of darkness anthem, like Suicide reinvented for the 21st century.


Download Dolfish – There Must Be Something Wrong With These Shoes mp3 (from I’d Rather Disappear Than Stay The Same)
More warped promise from the skewed and idiosyncratic world of offbeat folk troubadour.

And to finish off we have a taste of Teen Mom’s effervescent fuzzed up pop from forthcoming EP Mean Tom (pre-order here), another stunning cover from Marissa Nadler – this time Daniel Johnston’s Devil Town and a new non-album track from psych-blues rockers The Buffalo Killers, Baptized is a down-and-dirty rocker that somehow melds heavy psych with gospel! Lastly we have the welcome return of Sleeping Bag’s bedroom indie-pop, addictively deadpan if you will, Walk Home comes from new limited edition EP Women Of Your Life (pre-order here).

Download Teen Mom – I Wanna Go Out mp3 (from Mean Tom EP)

Download Sleeping Bag – Walk Home mp3 (from Women Of Your Life)



Mega Roundup

Having abjectly failed to regain control of our In-box since returning from holiday, we are still working our way through a sackful of new bands, new albums, new singles, new tracks, new demos and everything in-between. So with apologies for the delay in posting some of these, here is one awesome round-up of stuff that has caught our ears, our imagination, or, best of all, both.

First up is Terrible Beauty a track of swirling hypnotic texture-pop from the Daymoths upcoming sophomore album,


We have more heartwarming hobo-pop from Skipping Girl Vinegar, full of lyrical twists and sonic layers – You Can comes from forthcoming album Keep Calm, Carry The Monkey.

Download Skipping Girl Vinegar – You Can mp3 (from Keep Calm, Carry The Monkey)

Five years after the breakthrough of their debut album We Came Here to Die, the Arkansas music collective Bear Colony return with their new full-length Soft Eyes. The first taste is the densely melodic Flask Retort.

Download Bear Colony – Flask Retort mp3 (from Soft Eyes)

Royal Canoe is a six piece indie pop-rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Show Me Your Eyes comes from new digital only single Purple and Gold and is as catchy as it is quirky.

Download Royal Canoe – Show Me Your Eyes mp3 (from Purple And Gold)

By contrast Kings of Lowertown play what they describe as “…deep Ottawa Valley dirt blues“. They have an EP released on the 31st October, but you can check out some tracks on their Bandcamp page here. This is the excellent primal blues chug of Down Tobacco Road.

Download Kings of Lowertown – Down Tobacco Road mp3 (from Kings of Lowertown EP)

The Sugargliders have a twenty track retrospective compilation of sweetly chiming indie pop from this much loved and sorely missed Australian band out via Matinee Recordings. This is lead track Ahprahran. You can order from Matinee here.


Dundonian three-piece, the excellently named Fat Goth release their second album Stud via Hefty Dafty Records on 28th January 2013. Grab the fast-paced, dirty basslines and thumping lightning quick beats of album opener (the also excellently named) Debbie’s Dirty Harry.


Fjords are a five piece electro-indie outfit from Cardiff, their Dead Diamonds EP was released on 24th September. Click through to download the glacial synths and dark dance rhythms of Russian Doll.


King Of Spain’s recently released album of spacious indie rock and jaunty pop hooks, All I Did Was Tell Was Tell Them The Truth And They Thought It Was Hell has been growing on us with every spin, and the jaunty Green Eyes might well be our favourite track from the record.

Download King Of Spain – Green Eyes mp3 (from All I Did Was Tell Was Tell Them The Truth And They Thought It Was Hell)

Daytona’s self-released EP Storm So Long has been out for a little while, but free track Undertow is a gem of understated indie swirl – all fatigued vocals and pulsing bass, so just in case you missed it first time round…


We posted the excellent upbeat, ultra catchy Summer In The City by Freedom Fry back in July, and Jesse James showcases another side of the duo entirely, being a beguiling slice of melancholic indie pop.


Gus By Heart is the work of Swedish singer and songwriter Gustav Svedung. Late last month, he released his debut single, the yearning and plaintive Hideous Sounds, and it will be followed by the cassette EP Rather Be Singing Than Thinking, which is out tomorrow.


Meanwhile, Driving Cassady, a quartet with members from both the US and Sweden, have a debut EP release On the Ties out now. It is a mix of warm American with garage rock fingers and some good ole Tex Mex. Think the Black Keys jamming with Jim Morrison and Sly & The Family Stone.

Download Driving Cassady – You Ain’t The One mp3 (from On The Ties EP)

Lastly Calaca Strides is a dark, experimental folk musician based in the North West of England. Having recently completed a second EP called Brittle Breeze, the lead track is called Row by Row and can be downloaded here. You can get the whole EP from Soundcloud here.