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best of the weekCheck out our selection of the best of the new releases from this week.

New songs from Slaves, Wytches and a rocking’ cover of a Led Zeppelin classic from La Sera should blast the weekend cobwebs away while Hiss Golden Messenger, Jess Williamson and Moses Sumney offer up altogether more gentle and fragile fare.

Enjoy.

  1. Slaves – Consume Or Be Consumed
  2. La Sera – Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin cover)
  3. Las Kellies – Make It Real
  4. Hiss Golden Messenger – Heart Like A Levee
  5. The Wytches – Crest Of Death
  6. Jess Williamson – See You In A Dream
  7. Moses Sumney – Lonely World
  8. The Wharves – The Strike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekThe trip to deposit our eldest at University meant we couldn’t get this ready in time at the weekend. So belatedly as he discovers the joys of student freedom, here are our quick picks from the rest of the best of the new releases last week.

Enjoy (nearly) new tracks from the likes of Kim Gordon, Purling Hiss, La Sera, Damaged Bug and a fine cover from The Dodos….

  1. Kim Gordon – Murdered Out
  2. Marching Church – Lion’s Den
  3. Purling Hiss – 3000 AD
  4. La Sera – Queens
  5. Damaged Bug – Smoggy Terminus
  6. Matt Kivel – The Water
  7. Joyce Manor – Last You Heard Of Me
  8. The Dodos – Never Meant (American Football cover)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekHere is the selection from the Mad Mackerel jury for our choice cuts from the past seven days. Enjoy.

  1. Black Mountain – Mothers Of The Sun
  2. Rogue Wave – What Is Left To Solve
  3. The Castillians – Come What May
  4. Witching Waves – Pitiless
  5. La Sera – I Need An Angel
  6. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Astonished Man
  7. Purling Hiss – My My My
  8. DZ Deathrays – Blood On My Leather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

best of the weekOur penultimate round up of the year of the best of the week’s new releases. This week eight tracks from indie rock to honky tonk to folk to psych rock.

  1. Margo Price – Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)
  2. Nada Surf – Believe You’re Mine
  3. La Sera – High Notes
  4. Matt Kivel – Jamie’s
  5. M. Ward – Girl From Conejo Valley
  6. Cheatahs – Freak Waves
  7. Dan Sartain – First Bloods
  8. Night Beats – No Cops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mad Mackerel's Best of the Months: March to May (Part 1)

Previously we’ve just offered Best of the Month postings with downloads, but that excludes so many quality songs we’ve decided to just post our favourite tracks – irrespective of whether they are free to download or not. If you like them add them to your Spotify playlists or do the old fashioned thing and download them from iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever.

Anyway, with a bit of ground to make up here is the first part of March to May’s selections. Nearly forty tracks – enjoy!

Twin Berlin – Buzzkill
Heavy, slow burnin’ garage punk.

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The Ukiah Drag – Dirt Trip
Wields a heavy creep-beat that cleans your dusty clock and takes you for a bourbon afterwards – self-conceited punk hypnosis.

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La Sera – Losing To The Dark
Sounds like Lesley Gore fronting Black Flag – in a good way.

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Dan Baker – Pistol In My Pocket
Skeletal, tortured alt-country and folk delivered with Baker’s mix of wavering, unforgiving howls and whispered confessionals.

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S. Carey – Crown The Pines
Glorious, delicately cascading folk.

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Secret Colours – Heavy & Steady
Bass-heavy single showcases the quintet’s maturing psych-pop sensibilities.

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Wooden Wand – Dambuilding
Beautifully judged slice of acoustic melancholy unhurriedly delivered with a slightly crestfallen air that imbues the narrative with a gorgeous poignancy.

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Benjamin Shaw – Goodbye, Kagoul World
Ramshackle psychedelic folk with a healthy splash of darkly black humour.

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WATERS – Got To My Head

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Split Screens – Close My Eyes
Over a backdrop of lush vocal harmonies, meditative fingerpicking and expressive brush work, delves into the theme of escapism and the freedom of letting go.

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Tele Novella – Trouble In Paradise
Charming, mellow indie psych-pop and subtle vocal harmonies.

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Donkeys – Scissor Me Cigs
Laid back, easy-going, breezy country tinged rock.

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Paradise – Born And Bound
Vintage-inspired, nuggets style garage-psych.

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The Leaf Library – The Greater Good
Hypnotic, krautrock disco, which is reminiscent of Stereolab at their best.

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Cate Le Bon – Sisters

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Timber Timbre – Curtains?!
Insistent groove of disquieting Americana.

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Creepoid – Wet Bread
Slow burn sonics from noise rockers.

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Heart Beach – Hours
Sad, minimal, skuzz pop drone harmonies.

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Amen Dunes – Lilac In Hand
Sweetly resigned vocals are carried along on a simple acoustic strum, piano and deft percussion.

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Brian Jonestown Massacre – What You Isn’t
Grandfathers of modern-psych deliver again.

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The Peach Kings – Be Around
Smooth and smoky vocals above bluesy guitar riffs

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The Orwells – Southern Comfort
Swaggering, infectious lead off track from the much anticipated debut Disgraceland, out on the 3rd June.

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The Delines – I Won’t Slip Up
Smooth, slow moving and sorrowful Americana.

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Horse Thief – Little Dust
Relaxed, undulating slice of Americana that sets expansive, chiming guitars behind an rolling, easy-going vocal.

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Strand Of Oaks – Goshen ’97
A superb full-on, incendiary, ballsy roots-rocker with screaming guitars and relentless percussion.

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Clouder – Lost In Reverie
Romping rock track about a faceless female presence that’s propelled by antsy guitars that morph in and out of surf and psychedelic jangles.

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Dune Rats – Funny Guy
Two and a half minutes of pumped up, guitar-fuelled stoned, garage rock that is impossible to resist.

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Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – Sealed Scene
Get locked into the space rock groove…

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Free Swim – Meal For One
Brilliant track of catchy indie insouciance, scalpel sharp lyrical minutiae, and overall inventive quirkiness.

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The Felice Brothers – Cherry Licorice
Classic ragged, uptempo rocker – no one does this stuff better than the Felices.

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The Vacant Lots – Mad Mary Jones
A full on head rush of punked-up psychedelia.

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CRUISING – You Made Me Do That
As lo-fi and DIY as it comes – grimy, distorted, brooding and depraved.

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Old Smokey – Dead Man’s Pose
An upbeat scorcher with rolling, brushed drums, chanted group vocals, and a clarinet that brings to mind a New Orleans second line.

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Tijuana Bibles – Toledo
Somewhere in between the nostalgic Americana of Tom Waits and the sludgy riffs of the grunge resurgence.

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Triptides – Moonbeams
Dreamy, meandering slice of psych-rock with hints of surf.

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And a couple of new ones to finish off…the new single Mainline from indie rockers Teleman, and the driving, hook-filled urgency of PUJOL’s Circles.

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La Sera - Losing To The Dark

Following the sad news that the Vivian Girls have decided to call it a day, we have at least received some form of compensation in the shape of La Sera’s fabulous first single, Losing To The Dark, taken from their forthcoming third album Hour of the Dawn.

La Sera is the project of Katy Goodman, founding member of the Vivian Girls and All Saint’s Day, and the record, which she says she wanted to sound like Lesley Gore fronting Black Flag, will be out via Hardly Art on the 13th May.

Download it below.

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Download La Sera – Break My Heart mp3 (from Sees The Light)