Uncut Magazine’s Wilco Covers

Uncut’s free cover disc this month is a reinterpreting of seventeen Wilco songs by the likes of Cate Le Bon, Mountain Man, Whitney, Low, Sharon Van Etten and many others. All but one were specially recorded for the CD and there are some cracking versions amongst them. Here is a taste of the offerings from Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile.       … Continue reading Uncut Magazine’s Wilco Covers

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)

Into the top half of our favourite songs of the year. Here are tracks 50 through to 26. 50 Murder By Death – True Dark   Murder By Death have built a career on gothic country rockers and sun-baked desert folk, yet even after all these years they still manage to surprise and True Dark is them at their twangiest best.   49 Fontaines DC … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)

Nine More Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Dodos – Center Of Cass McCombs – Noise Suite For The Green Party Deer Tick – Hey! Yeah! Kurt Vile – Learning To Fly  (Tom Petty cover) The Smoking Trees – Who Is The Villain? American Pleasure Club – Oranges Magic Potion – Foamy Lace Girlpool – Lucy’s Strange Ranger – The Wires                     Continue reading Nine More Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Titus Andronicus – Only A Hobo BRONCHO – Keep It In Line Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie No. 2 Courtney Barnett – Small Talk Kurt Vile – One Trick Ponies Flat Worms – The Apparition Death Valley Girls – (One Less Thing) Before I Die The Berries – Junkyard Dog Laura Gibson – Domestication SOAK – Everybody Loves You New Rose – Plenty Of Flowers … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

together PANGEA – Hi-Fi Television Kurt Vile – Bassackwards The Distillers – Blood In Gutters FIDLAR – Too Real Human People – Black Flowers Courtney Marie Andrews – Heart and Mind Fucked Up – House Of Keys Marc Ribot featuring Tom Waits – Bella Ciao Hiss Golden Messenger – Rock Holy Moaning Lisa – Comfortable TOY – The Willow Beachtape – Figure It Out William … Continue reading Thirteen Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New From Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile has shared a video for Loading Zones, which collaborations apart, it is the first new music to surface from him since 2015. The video is a paean to his City of Brotherly Love, and a farcical tribute to the song’s lyrics, themselves an account of Vile’s peculiar parking strategy. “I park for free!” he proclaims, as he goes about his day moving his … Continue reading New From Kurt Vile

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 15)

Mad Mackerel is ten years old. Who would have believed it. So, thanks to everyone who has ever visited the blog, listened, commented, submitted music, sent e-mails, sent CDs, t-shirts and even vinyl, and given us a guest list pass. We really do appreciate it. Thanks too to our regular contributors over the years – too numerous to mention all, but extra special thanks to … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 15)

New From Courney Barnett & Kurt Vile, DZ Deathrays, Bully and Ezra Furman…

Four cracking new tracks for you this morning. The latest from Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile’s much anticipated collaboration, another absolute shredder from Aussie duo DZ Deathrays, more potent pop-punk from Bully, and indie-pop God Ezra Furman’s new track Driving Down To L.A., which he describes as “This is a song of paranoia, escape and ecstatic ego-death. We decided to make a video about me and my … Continue reading New From Courney Barnett & Kurt Vile, DZ Deathrays, Bully and Ezra Furman…

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Over Everything

Pretty much figure we’ve all been waiting to hear this… Over Everything is the first fruits of the collaboration between Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile and is taken from the forthcoming album Lotta Sea Lice. Enjoy those dovetailing vocal lines and intricate, shimmering guitar! We are…   Continue reading Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Over Everything

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

And so as we head north to Mackem country here are 8 songs to keep you company over the weekend. All lovingly culled from the week’s new releases for you and including songs from Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions featuring Kurt Vile, Greys, MV & EE, Honeyblood, Luxury Death and the incomparable Leonard Cohen. Enjoy. Greys – Fresh Hell Itasca – No Consequence Black Honey – … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week