Night Beats Cover Bo Diddley

Seattle R&B/garage-rock trio Night Beats have shared another track from their recent Fuzz Club Session, a brilliant white-knuckle cover of Bo Diddley’s blues classic Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut. The Fuzz Club Sessions are a new series from the London label, the idea is to take the best names in rock and roll, bring them to a studio to lay down some tracks, recorded live … Continue reading Night Beats Cover Bo Diddley

The Great Escape – Day 1

I travelled down to sunny Brighton in the company of Test Match Special for a second visit to The Great Escape – sadly this time without the company of Chris T Popper, or anyone else for that matter. After parking in a dingy basement NCP, which could easily have been the setting for a murder in a gritty crime drama, I arrived at my (admittedly budget) hotel … Continue reading The Great Escape – Day 1

Covers & Tributes Galore

Here are no less than five fabulous, wildly different covers for you to sink your teeth, or ears, into. We have Night Beats taking on the Beach Boys’ classic Sloop John B and giving it the full psych treatment (it comes from the upcoming A Tribute to Pet Sounds compilation). Next up is Julien Baker’s striking cover of Elliott Smith’s Ballad Of Big Nothing which can be found (alongside 15 others), on … Continue reading Covers & Tributes Galore

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our penultimate round up of the year of the best of the week’s new releases. This week eight tracks from indie rock to honky tonk to folk to psych rock. Margo Price – Hurtin’ (On The Bottle) Nada Surf – Believe You’re Mine La Sera – High Notes Matt Kivel – Jamie’s M. Ward – Girl From Conejo Valley Cheatahs – Freak Waves Dan Sartain … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

We’re coming to the end of the year and with Thanksgiving and all that, the new releases slowed ever so slightly this week. Here then is our round-up of wholesome new tracks from the past seven days, gathered from all corners for your listening edification… The Arcs – Young Strand Of Oaks – Wonderful (The Way I Feel) (My Morning Jacket cover) Braves – Dropout The … Continue reading Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Videos of the Day: Night Beds || Night Beats || The Features || The Pack A.D. || Golden Animals

Celebrate the middle of the week with videos from The Night Beds for brilliant track Ramona, some epic, tripped out psych rock from The Night Beats and Golden Animals, gritty, grimy blues from The Pack A.D. and infectious, quirky indie rock from The Features. . . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Night Beds || Night Beats || The Features || The Pack A.D. || Golden Animals

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2013

A brilliant month for new music means a mix of more than 35 tracks compiled for you in our selection of our favourite downloads from July’s posts. And, as always, a few brand new tunes to round the collection off. They’re all yours…and check out all the other Best of the Month mixes using the sidebar links too. SNØFFELTØFFS – Pretty Girl Storming garage punk. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2013

New Night Beats Album

The Reverberation Appreciation Society, the label arm of Austin Psych Fest, will release the new Night Beats record, Sonic Bloom on September 24, as a co-release with Burger Records. A first taste of what to expect comes in the shape of Outta Mind, a reverb laden slab of psych-rock with echoes of blues and soul and a healthy nod to the mind-bending sonics of the … Continue reading New Night Beats Album

New Single From The Night Beats

Any number of bands cite 60’s Texas psych as an influence, but rarely does a group actually capture what made those bands special.  Following their debut EP on Trouble In Mind (which we posted here), The Night Beats have expanded on the bedroom immediacy of their first recordings to create an LP that perfectly captures and modernizes the hallucinogenic and exhilaratingly demonic aura of bands like The … Continue reading New Single From The Night Beats

Even more lo-fi garage psych-goodness

Looks like we’re on a major lo-fi, garage roll this Friday. We’re mighty glad those downloads are fixed! Hopefully, you’ve already picked up the excellent tracks from The Burnt Ones and The Jacuzzi Boys from earlier, and now we have for your aural delight the b-side to the forthcoming Cloud Nothings single Didn’t You. Titled Even If It Worked Out, it is brash, snotty, and … Continue reading Even more lo-fi garage psych-goodness