Posts Tagged ‘Left Lane Cruiser’

Raw blues duo Left Lane Cruiser are back with a new record, Shake and Bake – meaning another tasty helping of their lowdown, sleaze-ridden garage blues.

The Waltz is the latest track shared from the record and it is a heavy-duty monolith of fuzzy, fried rock’n’roll, just like the devil intended.

Give it a spin here. The album is out on the 31st May via Alive NaturalSound Records.



  1. Offa Rex – The Queen of Hearts
  2. Lydia Loveless – Desire
  3. The Deslondes – Muddy Water
  4. Black Lips – Occidental Front
  5. Hunx & His Punx – Baby Of The Band
  6. Left Lane Cruiser – The Point Is Over Flowing
  7. The Geraldine Fibbers – Thank You For Giving Me Life









Here is the title track from Left Lane Cruiser’s new full-length studio effort, Claw Machine Wizard.

The duo are still putting out some of the gnarliest, primordial, gut-bucket blues-punk imaginable…

Praise be for that! Stream it below.


best of the weekYou know the score – a sweep up of some of the week’s best new releases, new tunes and new artists.

This week we have no less than eleven tracks for you including The Avett Brothers, Left Lane Cruiser, The Devil Makes Three, Deerhoof and plenty more.

Dive in…

  1. The Avett Brothers – Satan Pulls The Strings
  2. Band Of Horses – Barrel House
  3. Holly Miranda – Mary Won’t You Call My Name (live)  (Morphine cover)
  4. Wye Oak – Watching The Waiting
  5. The Parrots – Jane Gumb
  6. Left Lane Cruiser – The Pusher
  7. Freedom Fry – Shaky Ground
  8. Morgan Delt – I Don’t Wanna See What’s Happening Outside
  9. The Devil Makes Three – Drunken Hearted Man
  10. GØGGS – Needle Trade Off
  11. Deerhoof – Acceptance Speech













Left Lane Cruiser - Dirty Spliff Blues

Now there’s a song title!

And the song lives up to its name.

It is the title track from hard rocking’, punk blues veterans Left Lane Cruiser’s new album, and all we can say is that they’re in fine, fine form.

Blast it here.


Another day, another week, another collection of ten excellent tunes from the past seven days collected for your listening pleasure and gratification.

1. Torres – Cowboy Guilt
2. Creepoid – Dried Out
3. Loop – Precession
4. Sweet Spirit & Britt Daniel – Have Mercy
5. Left Lane Cruiser – Tres Borrachos
6. Little Wings – Where
7. Thee Oh Sees – Withered Hand
8. PINS – Young Girls
9. Courtney Barnett – Close Watch (John Cale cover)
10. Father John Misty – Never Been A Woman












Mad Mackerel's Best of August 2013

Here (better late than never) are our favourite download picks from our August posts, together with a few new tunes. Altogether a genre-busting mix of nearly 20 great songs. Dive in!

Spook Houses – Living The Dream
Tempo-shifting, slacker pop.


The Great American Canyon Band – Lost At Sea
Gorgeous, rural folk-pop.


Vikesh Kapoor – I Dreamt Blues
A narrative about endless work and the apathy that can accompany it that has echoes of Dylan’s harmonica and the vocals of a disillusioned Donovan.


WIDOWER – Oh Catherine, My Catherine
Borne from heartbreak, pure and simple.


The Oyster Murders – Disaster Flowers Bloom
Typically disquieting and moody with brooding synths and eerie vocals.


The Obits – Spun Out
Fabulous, scratchy, garage-surf-punk.

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Suntrapp – All The Seas
Softly picked acoustic guitar intro turns into the giddy rush of a warm buoyant rhythm section and exuberant percussion through to a celebratory conclusion.


The Fire Tapes – Scarlet Cliffs
Nine minute reverb ridden epic of rolling distortion.


Jeffertitti’s Nile – Mountain Jam
Ambient drones and narcotic gospel blues are as engaging as they are otherworldly, with each amplified whisper and riff hanging in the ether like freshly toked peyote smoke.

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Blessed Feathers – Ahbinreedis
Beautiful, understated, rural folk.


Left Lane Cruiser – Juice To Get Loose
Swampy, distorted blues and junkyard punk that is raw, visceral and undeniably thrilling.


Download Bad Sports – Let Me In mp3
Mix of Texan garage and New York heyday punk.


Download Collisionville – The Ballad Of Herman P. Willis mp3
Bottleneck slide and pedal steel gives way to dirty, amplified harmonica and fuzzed out bass.


Four cracking new downloads too, from the slacker infused garage punk of Mean Creek’s Cool Town and the furious guitar riffage of the Mourning Birds’ The Last Thing (I Need) to the classic 80’s influenced indie-pop of The Big Sun and their irresistible track Nightbus Topdeck and lastly, Emmett Drueding & the Cowboy Killa’s Iron Fist, a twangy excursion into soulful blues.



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New Album From Left Lane Cruiser

Good news! Left Lane Cruiser’s Freddy J IV and Brenn Beck are back with a new album of voodoo hillbilly punk-blues, Rock Them Back To Hell.

By all accounts they’ve matured a bit too, adding harmonica, organ and even something they term trash percussion (that’ll be battering the bejesus out of cardboard boxes, paint tins, trash cans then). In truth the boys live up to every expectation that the cover art brings – swampy, distorted blues and junkyard punk that is raw, visceral and undeniably thrilling.

Download the zombie barn dance of Juice To Get Loose here.

Here we are again. A mix of the best tracks we posted in February and a few new ones too. Twenty seven cracking songs to immerse yourself in!

Download O’Death – Bugs mp3 (from Outside)

Echoes of their ramshackle and punkish best, but this time it is cocooned in something more subtle and thoughtful too.

Download The Whalers – That Rabbit mp3 (from How The Ship Goes Down)

Playing a wonderfully straightforward blend of thudding, bass-heavy rock that makes us think of QotSA melded with the Black Angels and then given some 60s style reverb treatment.

Download Middle Brother – Me Me Me mp3 (from Middle Brother)

Classic rootsy Americana show indie supergroup can live up to the hype.

Download The Barettas – Touche mp3 (from Touche 7″)

An energy filled, rough edged pop number – like bubblegum wrapped around a six inch nail.

Download Creepoid – Grave Blanket mp3 (from Horse Heaven)

Top quality psych-rock and creeping reverb laden malevolence.

Download The Paperhead – Back To Those Days mp3 (from The Paperhead)

Shimmering, orchestrated pop layers, eastern influence and the groovy instrumentals of a classic British Psych record.

Download Hunters – Deadbeat mp3 (from Hunters / Dead Wife split 7″)

The tribal beat and brilliant riff is a perfect combination of the heavy and the accessible. Imagine The Vaselines making music with The Ruts on a chaotic acid binge.

Download Moon Duo – Mazes mp3 (from Mazes)

A must for any fans of psychedelia, drone-rock, stoner riffage or anything similar.

Download Left Lane Cruiser – Giving Tree mp3 (from Junkyard Speed Ball)

An effortless mix of southern-fried blues, garage, and brutal punk riffs into one glorious whiskey and gasoline soaked whole.

Download Trent Fox & The Tenants – Mess Around mp3 (from Mess Around EP)

Garage infused rock n roll with added swagger and a whole bunch of attitude.

Download Wolf Ram Heart – Viewgirls mp3 (from Betrayal of Hearts)

Ominous and brooding – a perfect example of dark hearted, pop psychedelia.

Download Jones Street Station – The Understanding mp3

A wonderful sense of melody and intricate rhythms played with a joyous abandon and sense of fun.

Download The Raveonettes – Forget That You’re Young mp3 (from Raven In The Grave)

Ghostly synths and chillingly beautiful riffs that leave you feeling simultaneously unsettled and enchanted.

Download Slug Guts – Hangin’ In The Pisser mp3 (from Howlin’ Gang)

Seething primal punk-blues holler with a twisted take on everything from goth to garage.

Download Brother Gruesome – Tubes mp3 (from For The Morphine Makes You Comfortable 7″)

Mixing a sound that has evolved from their dark folk roots with a full on Sabbath-esque interlude.

Download J Mascis – Not Enough mp3 (from Several Shades Of Why)

Acoustically tinged pop par excellence.

Download Hunx & His Punx – Lovers Lane mp3 (from Too Young To Be In Love)

Tongue-in-cheek homage to the Shangri-Las, doo-wop, bubblegum pop, beach cruising and prom night teenage angst and finishes with the obligatory spoken word denouement – this time with flamboyantly camp overtones.

Download Bored Man Overboard – Abigail mp3 (from Rogue)

Vibrant, dark and reserved, they tell stories about forgotten people, of resignation and subdued wine buzzes. The music sounds like it has been dragged screaming from being immersed in six months of darkness – a wonderful antidote to the empty pop fluff that abounds.

Download Wavves – Horse Shoes mp3

His finest moment since So Bored…?

Download Fosdyk Well – First Gravity mp3 (from Slumber And Stark Lots)

Off-kilter acoustic strum and a queasy feel combine in this brilliantly disorientating mix of uneasy folk and ambient experiment

Download Silver Shampoo – Streaks Of Satan mp3 (from Higher & Higher)

Top quality fuzzed out, reverbed up, psychotic blast of glamorous garage rock.

Download The Heavenly States – Model Son mp3 (from Oui Camera Oui EP)

A foot-stomper with added rasp, rhythm and groove.

And to finish off we have two excellent covers for you, Loch Lomond’s reverential take on a Fleetwood Mac classic and Bat for Lashes tackling Depeche Mode, as well as the first tastes from new albums by Summer Camp and Julian Lynch, and finally a brand new song from folkies Romany Rye.

Download Loch Lomond – The Chain mp3 (Fleetwood Mac cover)

Download Bat For Lashes – Strangelove mp3 (Depeche Mode cover)

Download Julian Lynch – Terra mp3 (from Terra)

Download Summer Camp – I Want You mp3

Download Romany Rye – I Hate Myself (For Loving You) mp3

Ferocious trash-blues stompers Left Lane Cruiser will release their new album, Junkyard Speed Ball on Alive Records on 1st March. It will be out on CD, limited vinyl, and digital formats.

Formed by Freddy J. Evans IV (guitar/vocals) and Brenn “Sausage Paw” Beck (drummer/percussion/vocals) they effortlessly mix southern-fried blues, garage, and brutal punk riffs into one glorious whiskey and gasoline soaked whole.

The album is three weeks away so for now you can content yourself with the visceral power and hypnotic, deep-blues groove of Giving Tree in all its glory. Great stuff.

Visit their MySpace here.

Download Left Lane Cruiser – Giving Tree mp3 (from Junkyard Speed Ball)