Megafaun Drop Third Track From Forthcoming Album

Megafaun, who were one of the (many) highlights from the End of the Road Festival last week have made a third track available from their forthcoming self-titled album. This time it is the epic eight minutes of Get Right. The album is released on September 20th via Hometapes. Download Megafaun – Get Right mp3 (from Megafaun) Download Megafaun – State/Meant mp3 (from Megafaun) Download Megafaun – These Words mp3 (from … Continue reading Megafaun Drop Third Track From Forthcoming Album

The End of The Road Festival: A Review

It is true to say that our first visit to the End of the Road Festival last year was without doubt the best music event (bar SxSW) we had ever attended. A superb line-up, brilliant layout, and festival goers who were there for the music rather than the ‘experience’ ensured three days of superb entertainment. It meant we bought tickets immediately they went on sale … Continue reading The End of The Road Festival: A Review

Free End of the Road Festival Mix

Today Barry-Sean and I head off, pop up tents in tow, to the marvellous End of the Road festival in lovely Dorset. Once again sold out, last year’s inaugural trip turned into the best festival visit we’ve ever had, and we’re looking forward to more of the same over the next few days. Even the weather forecast is good! Once again we have a huge … Continue reading Free End of the Road Festival Mix

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2011

Oh yes, it is that time again. Here is a round up of the very best of what we posted in July, plus a couple of new ones to add to the mix. Enjoy. Download Dennis Hopper Choppers – Good To Me mp3 (from Be Ready) Morricone inspired spaghetti western feel and Tijuana style horns combine to give an authentic dusty desert twang. BTW: Whichever knob alleged … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2011

New Album From Megafaun

Our favourite mega-bearded folkies, Megafaun will release their new, self-titled album on September 20th via Hometapes. They describe it thus: “Process, songcraft, and toss-and-turn emotion collided when Megafaun’s Joe Westerlund looped together field recordings from his travels in Bali and rural North Carolina: a round-robin of gamelan, ambient sounds, frogs, and cicadas underpin a hauntingly indelible piano melody and a hypnotic beat.” The new album’s 14 … Continue reading New Album From Megafaun

Solo Album from Phil Cook of Megafaun

Megafaun produced one of our favourite album’s of 2009 with Gather, Form And Fly and followed it up last year with the excellent Heretofore mini-album. However, when Phil Cook isn’t touring the world with Megafaun, he’s on the porch. Specifically, the sunny porch of his North Carolina home, playing acoustic guitar while Willie, his loyal dog, lays by. New solo album, Hungry Mother Blues was recorded in … Continue reading Solo Album from Phil Cook of Megafaun

New from Megafaun

Carolina Days is from Megafaun’s forthcoming mini-album Heretofore. It is a lovely, sunny slice of folk rock with happy-go-lucky harmonies and a lovely chorus that sounds like it has been hiding in the shadows of Topanga Canyon for the last 40 years waiting to be discovered. So discover it and cling on to the last days of the dwindling summer…. Visit their MySpace here. Download … Continue reading New from Megafaun