Bloodshot Records Pandemophenia Compilation

New Bloodshot Records compilation album Pandemophenia, is only available for download or stream on Bandcamp. It’s a collection of 17 limited or never-before-released tracks by the likes of Murder By Death, Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers, William Elliott Whitmore, Cory Branan, Ruby Boots, Ramblin’ Deano & Jon Langford, Ha Ha Tonka, Scott H. Biram, and plenty more. Featuring original songs, b-sides, alternate versions, … Continue reading Bloodshot Records Pandemophenia Compilation

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)

Into the top half of our favourite songs of the year. Here are tracks 50 through to 26. 50 Murder By Death – True Dark   Murder By Death have built a career on gothic country rockers and sun-baked desert folk, yet even after all these years they still manage to surprise and True Dark is them at their twangiest best.   49 Fontaines DC … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs of the Year – Part 3 (50-26)

Murder By Death – True Dark

We’ve long been fans of Murder By Death’s gothic country twang, and new track True Dark has it in spades. It comes from upcoming long player The Other Shore (out 24th August) and it has been a long wait – four years since their last album. The signs are good though – stream the ominous and creepily excellent single below.     Continue reading Murder By Death – True Dark

Videos of the Day: Murder By Death || Shakey Graves || Nathan K. || Wolf Alice

Watch videos from longstanding MM faves Murder By Death who have a brilliantly animated film for Lost River and Shakey Graves who has a slightly disturbing one for Unlucky Skin. There is an appropriately sparse film to accompany Nathan K.’s wonderfully plaintive track Bob Seger and we finish with Wolf Alice’s new video for their top notch recent single Bros. Download Murder By Death – Lost River mp3 (from Bitter … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Murder By Death || Shakey Graves || Nathan K. || Wolf Alice

New Album From Murder By Death

We have been longstanding fans of Murder By Death’s parched, dusty, and often desolate outlaw country-folk and so it was the cause of much excitement to hear the first taste from forthcoming album Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon. The brooding and cinematic Lost River is a song they describe as being “about a lover who drowned in the river calling out and beckoning the living to join … Continue reading New Album From Murder By Death

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 3, Dr Roddy

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season. Now is the time to reveal all… Our third contribution this year comes … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 3, Dr Roddy