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Mad Mackerel's Best Of September, October & November Mix

Here is the second part of our mammoth round-up of the best of our downloads from the past three months.

The Hunting Party – Bobby
Indie-folk reminiscent of smoky backwoods bars, songs of longing, nostalgia, and the uncertainty of both past and future.

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The Parson Red Heads – To The Sky
Trademark loose, country inflected folk-rock.

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The Reference Desk – Try Not/Try To
Three-piece drums-and-guitar outfit with a songwriting mission statement of simple, loud, and catchy.

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Beached Out – Tiny War
Reverb-drenched guitar, delicious harmonies, and a longing for the ocean.


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Banded Stilts – Out On The Sea
Sparse, folk inflected piano pop.

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Little Racer – Vanessa
Surf-indie-pop by way of Motown.

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Old Cabin – Lighthouse
Has an easygoing, rolling-with-the-punches kind of feel to it that calls to mind the best of Seawolf, or perhaps even the Roadside Graves.

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Running Red Lights – Mulberry Love
Almost six minutes of beautifully contrasting sweet folk, honeyed harmonies, and dark pop – like a musical equivalent of Snow White and that juicy, tempting red apple.


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Scott Barkan – Flightless Bird
Echoes with the restless, free spirit of jazz, but also firmly anchored by its Americana roots.

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Tyburn Saints – You And I In Heaven
Barely 30 seconds into the six minutes, frontman Johnny Gimenez’s orchestral, baritone rumble repeatedly intones “I choose death“, while guitars needle and chime in equal measure.

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Dead Waves – Over Me
Brilliant and brooding – distorted disillusionment never sounded so good or so cool!

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The Parmesans – Riddle Song
String trio specialising in complex, Doc Watsonesque guitar picking, harmonious mandolin lead, good ‘ol honky tonkin’ bass lines and all with an emphasis on tight three part vocal harmonies.

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Kings Of Lowertown – Mississippi Flood
Awesome sleazy, garage blues boogie.

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Pontiak – Innocence
Just over two minutes of anthemic sonic brilliance channeling classic MC5 riffing, stoned Sabbath grooves and thunderous percusssion.


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Malaena Cadiz – Bright Center Of Heaven
Atmospheric, melancholy, back-porch Americana.

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And to finish, why Tacocat’s breezy summer-surf punk and, by way of complete contrast, the unflinching and harrowing personal songs of Gloom Balloon – something for everyone then!

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New EP From Little Racer

Posted: November 5, 2013 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Rock, Soul
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New EP From Little Racer

A couple of years ago we posted the surf-indie-motown-pop of Little Racer’s self-titled EP. They are back on the Young & Lost Club label with their new EP and taken from it we have Vanessa available to download, a heartbreaker of a song.

In all the craziness of Christmas our in-box got overwhelmed with videos from all sorts of interesting folk. So here’s your chance to give them a viewing and pick up one or two nice mp3s.

Those Lavender Whales have come up with a novel way of showcasing their track Growth In Question from their new record, Tomahawk Of Praise, which is due for release on the 17th January on Fork & Spoon.

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The Red Shoes video from the anarchic and unpredictable Yonkersville Marching Society is as frenetic, as irreverent and as charmingly bonkers as you might imagine.

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We’ve posted a few times recently about New York’s Uncles, this is the video to accompany Bayberry Lane.

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Download The Uncles – Bayberry Lane mp3 (from M4W)

Carter Tanton has offered up this kaleidoscopic new video for Fake Pretend from excellent album Freeclouds and featuring another MM fave, Marissa Nadler.

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Download Carter Tanton – Fake Pretend mp3 (from Free Clouds)

Download Carter Tanton – Horrorscope mp3 (from Free Clouds)

Download Carter Tanton – Murderous Joy mp3 (from Free Clouds)

And Ms Nadler herself has this self-produced video for the dreamily melancholic In Your Lair, Bear.

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Download Marissa Nadler – The Sun Always Reminds Me Of You mp3 (from Marissa Nadler)

Download Marissa Nadler – Baby I Will Leave You In The Morning mp3 (from Marissa Nadler)

The second single to be taken from Mike Marlin’s second album Man on the Ground is This Town. It is officially out on January 23rd. Watch the blustery London video.

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Next stop Scotland (the forest outside Dalmally to be precise) and a film of Calum, a 79 year old local hero building a woodshed. It is soundtracked by Washington Irving and their single Abbey Gallop.

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Pop Song is the first video from energetic Toronto indie rockers Broken Bricks. It has a nice stylized 60s retro feel.

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Download Broken Bricks – Pop Song mp3 (from Little Fugitives)

Months of animation went into the video for Overboard by The Ramshackle Union Band – thankfully the song, a woozy bluegrass tinged number, is as good as the film!

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Download The Ramshackle Union Band – Magdalene mp3

By contrast, Little Racer’s video for their song of the same name is as quirky as it is romantic.

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Download Little Racer – Little Racer mp3 (from Little Racer EP)

High On Stress have just released their third record Living Is A Dying Art. This is These Days Are Gone, a typically robust and rootsy rocker.

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Download High On Stress – These Days Are Gone mp3 (from Living Is A Dying Art)

Clubfeet’s Fall From Here is as haunting visually as it is musically. Sonically diverse it manages to be simultaneously melancholy, eerie, depressing and beautiful.

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Download Clubfeet – Fall From Here mp3 (from Fall From Here)

We also have some rather good psychedelic garage from France in the shape of Le Pecheur. This is Holy Mountain from their album Medieval Dreams.

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Black Light White Light describe themselves as a retroactive bohemian psych rock band and this is their first video for One Fast Move Or I’m Gone, which comes from the Danish band’s debut album Infrared Daylight. It has a rather touching story between a sheep dog and his charge. Watch and grab another track from the album.

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Download Black Light White Light – The Militia mp3 (from Infrared Daylight)

And finally, this is is All The Good, the latest video from Lisa Jaeggi’s album Epic Epic. It is facepainted good v evil with a light-hearted twist.

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Download Lisa Jaeggi – All The Good mp3 (from Epic Epic)

Download Lisa Jaeggi – Heartache mp3 (from Epic Epic)

Download Lisa Jaeggi – Whether He Knows mp3 (from Epic Epic)

Introducing…Little Racer

Posted: October 13, 2011 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Pop, Soul
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Introducing...Little Racer. New York’s Little Racer are the Y&L Club label’s newest signing – a three piece producing sonic amalgamations of surf-indie-motown-pop.

As an introduction they are giving away the track Little Racer, soon to be followed by their debut single and a trip to London.

Have a listen to the rest of their self-titled EP too.


Download Little Racer – Little Racer mp3 (from Little Racer EP)