Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Following our countdown of favourite songs of the year, here is part one of MM’s selection of the forty albums we most enjoyed throughout 2014. 40 The Orwells – Disgraceland . 39 Iceage – Plowing Into The Field Of Love   38 The Cult Of Dom Keller – The Second Bardo .  37 Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio . 36 Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Albums Of 2014 (Part 1)

Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

Here is the second instalment of our countdown of our favourite 100 tunes of the year. Enjoy and check back tomorrow for numbers 60 down to 41. 80 Greylag – Yours To Shake . 79 Ty Segall – Feel . 78 The War On Drugs – Under The Pressure . 77 Jessica Lea Mayfield – Party Drugs . 76 Tweak Bird – Greens . 75 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Favourite Songs Of 2014: 80 – 61

Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The latest instalment of our pick of the excellent tracks you should really have made time to hear this week… 1. Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea 2. Fugazi – Waiting Room (First Demo) 3. Ex-Cult – Cigarette Machine 4. Screaming Females – Ripe 5. King of Cats – Ulcers 6. Velveteens – Loneliness 7. Andy Shauf – I’m Not Falling Asleep . . . . . … Continue reading Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Stream Parkay Quarts Content Nausea

Parkay Quarts (Andrew and Austin from Parquet Courts) are streaming their new release Content Nausea online in full. The “in between albums album” is now due out on November 17th November After the release of this year’s excellent Sunbathing Animal, the addition of this record adds an extra level of heft to an already banner year for Parquet Courts. . Continue reading Stream Parkay Quarts Content Nausea

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

After a too long hiatus, we’ve resurrected our best of the month mix capturing our favourite tunes from October’s posts, plus a couple of new tracks too. So more than 25 songs to discover…dive in! The September Girls – Veneer Dark-hearted pop smothered in drenched feedback . God Damn – Horus A red-hot burning molten pot of pop hooks and grinding, bludgeoning riffs and rhythms. . … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: October 2014

Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea

Frankly we’re still trying to understand the whole Parquet Courts / Parkay Quarts thing, where the overlaps are and what the significance of the two names are… However, that aside, Content Nausea will be a new release from the latter: recorded, mixed and mastered in two weeks on a 4-track tape machine. Apparently the band wanted something that listeners could “live with over the winter.” … Continue reading Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea