Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: 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. a Download The Growl – With The Sharp End Of A Trowel mp3 (from Cleaver Lever EP) Soaked in the authentic … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: October 2012

A (Belated) Round Up

We missed these recently. You shouldn’t! First up are three tracks from Castle Face’s new re-imagining of the Velvet Underground & Nico album to celebrate 45 years since that seminal release. It features previous MM alumni The Fresh & Onlys, Burnt Ones, and Thee Oh Sees amongst others – and is limited to just 1,000 copies, on banana yellow vinyl with original art by another MM fave David … Continue reading A (Belated) Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

You know the score. Some of our favourite downloads from the past month neatly parcelled up into one tasty mix and decorated with a few new tunes too. Nearly forty in all. Jump in! Download Wye Oak – Spiral mp3 (from Adult Swim Singles Series) A change of approach and tempo from experimental folkies Download Unnatural Helpers – Hate Your Teachers mp3 (from Land Grab) Raging. Ferocious. Punk Download … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2012

New track from The Luyas

February 22nd sees the release of the Luyas album, Too Beautiful To Work. We’re pleased to share another taste from the LP. Title track Too Beautiful To Work is futuristic pop with elastic wordplay dancing atop rhythmic keyboards and a motorik beat. The layers of sound are dense and lush, augmented by the virtuosic violin of sometimes Luya and all the time Arcade Fire member … Continue reading New track from The Luyas

MM’s Best of the Month: November

Here is the best of our November posts, a perfect mix tape to kick off the festive seasons and a nice reminder before we all get immersed in all those end-of-year top tens/twenties/fifties etc. And as always a couple of new ones too. Twenty five great tracks. Enjoy. Download Outer Minds – Until You’re Dead mp3 Pristine nugget of 60s inspired garage rock, twangy rough-cut … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: November

New Releases Round Up

Here again is a short round-up of some of the better new releases we’ve come across recently. Once again, they all deserve more in the way of a narrative, but time can be a hard taskmaster on occasion. First up is the rather strangely named EP’s Trailer Park and their strangely compelling folk song tribute to Mario Vargas Llosa – this year’s Nobel Laureate in … Continue reading New Releases Round Up