Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard Last Week And Already This Week…

We never quite finished off our regular weekend post and already we have had new songs from the wonderful Felice Brothers, Mountain Goats and Mac DeMarco amongst others this week. So what the heck, why not mash ’em all into one (lazy) post of some great new tunes from the last 10 days. So we have. Cabbage – Torture Felice Brothers – Poor Blind Birds Big … Continue reading Fourteen Songs You Should Have Heard Last Week And Already This Week…

The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 3)

The third part of our epic countdown of our favourite songs of the past ten years. 160 The Pink Mountaintops – North Hollywood Microwaves (2014)   Filthy, snarling, primal rock’n’roll featuring some pornographic rapping from Annie Hardy (ex-Giant Drag). A case of the bite being much worse than the bark.   159 Calexico – Two Silver Trees (2008) Atmospheric and relaxed, Two Silver Trees meanders … Continue reading The Top 200 – Mad Mackerel’s favourite songs of the last ten years (Part 3)

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mountain Man – Love Hurts  (Nazareth cover) Dan Auerbach – Shine On Me Mountain Goats – Etruscans Whitney – Gonna Hurry (As Slow As I Can)  (Dolly Parton cover) Los Angeles Police Department – If I Lied Moon Duo – Sevens Peacers – Jurgen’s Layout Sam Amidon – Juma Mountain Spencer Radcliffe & Everyone Else – Wrong Turn The Wooden Sky – Black Gold     … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: February 2013

Here is our selection of the best of our February downloads together with a few brand new tracks to dig into. So go on. Knock yourself out. Blank Realm – Cleaning Up My Mess Sitting somewhere between the melancholic churn and burn of Mercury Rev and the noisy squall of Sonic Youth, the four-piece gleefully meld psychedelia with punk and pop and even a smattering … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: February 2013

Mountain Man’s New EP

The new EP from Mountain Man is soon to be available on 10″ vinyl from Underwater Peoples. It is called Sun Dog and swiftly follows on from the release of their rather extraordinary and beautiful record Made The Harbor, by offering five alternative versions of tracks from that album. We have one for you below, the exquisite Honeybee. Indulge yourself and be transported to somewhere … Continue reading Mountain Man’s New EP

MM’s Best Of The Month: May

Here is our usual end of the month round up of the very best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel, with a couple of new ones too. A perfect mixtape for May. Wilderness of Manitoba – Hermit mp3 Intimate and gorgeous, with haunting guitar lines and beautiful harmonies. Buffalo Moon – Beach Boy mp3 Summery pop, beach references, breezy beats and sweet lounge vocals. Sun Kil … Continue reading MM’s Best Of The Month: May

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Mountain Man

We first became aware of Mountain Man via Alex Bleeker & The Freaks superb cover of their song Animal Tracks. Once we had finally realised it was a cover, we tracked down the original and were equally impressed. Now the band, of which none are men, are following their limited self-released CD with a ‘proper’ debut long player, Made The Harbor, which will be out on … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Mountain Man