Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

After a week’s break, we’re back with our regular round up of the best new tunes of the past seven days. It includes the return of a number of MM regulars too: No Age, The Growlers and Pop. 1280 as well a stunning new track from Annie Hardy (ex of Giant Drag) and plenty more besides. So then, ten cracking songs – dive in. Pop. … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here they are, all wrapped and presented in a tidy bow for you. Ten new songs from the past week including Screaming Females, Goat, Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam, of Montreal, a gorgeous new song from Alex Bleeker and an excellent cover of Gun Club’s classic Sex Beat by Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan. Good stuff indeed. Happy weekend. Screaming Females – Skeleton Jeff The Brotherhood – Punishment … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

Image (c) Big Pic A cracking month for new releases. Here is the some of the best of our posts from June, together with a couple of newbies for the perfect June mixtape. Check out some of the other ‘Best ofs’ in the sidebar too. The Hunting Accident – Aubergine Angular, compulsive, propulsive thump. a Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – The Fool mp3 (from Lungs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Magic Trick

Magic Trick is a band, but it wasn’t always that way. In the beginning it was just Tim Cohen alone in his San Francisco bedroom studio, swatting songs out of the ether during the spare hours between tours with his other project, weirdo-pop juggernauts, The Fresh & Onlys. When the tapes filled up, he’d cull a few favorite tunes to press a solo record. To … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Magic Trick

New Releases Round Up

Here are some ‘hot outta the in-box‘ new releases that are well worth exploring. First up is a new track from the Forty Nineteens forthcoming debut No Expiration Date. Truckers Song is another slice of garage inflected pop-punk that sounds as though it were forged in the underground scene of late 80s Los Angeles. Download The Forty Nineteens – Truckers Song mp3 (from No Expiration … Continue reading New Releases Round Up