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

New Mexico: New Album

San Diego post-punkers New Mexico will self-release their new album Malpais on the 23rd April. The album is the result of many things: a bad breakup with a girl, a new recording technique using Otari 16-track one-inch tape, and Robert Kent’s newfound fascination with Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.  For now, grab yourself the excellent Alpha Male below (click through for a free download), which … Continue reading New Mexico: New Album

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