Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Men – Shimmer n’ Shine Pop 1280 – When No One Cares Half Waif – Back In Brooklyn Wand – Perfume Bent Denim – Idiot Cherry Glazerr – Juicy Socks Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight Neko Case – Bad Luck Juanita Stein – Forgiver                     Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Pop. 1280 – When No One Cares Speedy Ortiz – Lean In When I Suffer Hiss Golden Messenger – Passing Clouds Willie Breeding – Ride On Snail Mail – Pristine Dead Tongues – Won’t Be Long King Tuff – Thru The Cracks (feat. Jenny Lewis) ESCONDIDO – You’re Not Like Anybody Else                     Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

After a week’s break, we’re back with our regular round up of the best new tunes of the past seven days. It includes the return of a number of MM regulars too: No Age, The Growlers and Pop. 1280 as well a stunning new track from Annie Hardy (ex of Giant Drag) and plenty more besides. So then, ten cracking songs – dive in. Pop. … Continue reading Ten Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here we go, a new year and no less than nine new songs including welcome returns for Dr. Dog, Richmond Fontaine, The Dandy Warhols, Wintersleep, Steve Mason, and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy amongst others. Dr.Dog – Bring My Baby Back Richmond Fontaine – Wake Up Ray Savages – Adore Wintersleep – Amerika The Dandy Warhols – You Are Killing Me Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Rich Wife … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

New From Pop. 1280

Pop. 1280 make it their business to trade in unease, disquiet and suspicion – shining a light into the darkest, deepest recesses of our collective behaviour and exposing the flaws and sub-truths we peddle to ourselves and each other – particularly where it relates to the might of the corporate and political machines. Paradise, will be their third full-length album and it is an unforgiving look … Continue reading New From Pop. 1280

New 7″ From Pop. 1280

On their new 7″ single, Penetrate, long standing MM faves Pop. 1280 explore the phenomena of sex and violence in our society. The sexualization of war. The violence of love. Have humans evolved? Can humans evolve? Big questions dealt with in their usual style – brutal, uncompromising and challenging. This is a limited edition single (300 copies) made for their upcoming European tour, with a limited quantity … Continue reading New 7″ From Pop. 1280

Pop. 1280 – Imps Of Perversion

Pop. 1280 memorably delivered a debut album, The Horror, that was so brutal in parts it managed to be almost physically painful to listen to. At the same time it had enough within its hardest of hardcore sensibilities to keep the visceral savagery tautly contained, imprisoned in a way that was mighty tense, but which also rewarded the listener with some mighty fine tunes to, well to … Continue reading Pop. 1280 – Imps Of Perversion

Pop. 1280 – New Album

The rather brilliantly named Imps Of Perversion is the title of Pop. 1280’s follow up long player to The Horror. The first taste is the depraved, bad-trip sonics of Lights Out – all jagged, needling punk guitars and brutal RATM style vocals. Needless to say we’re enormously fond of it already. Consider it the musical equivalent of keeping one mighty pissed monster in the basement – … Continue reading Pop. 1280 – New Album

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2011

Here is our final monthly Best Of mix of songs from 2011 – despite all the Christmas fayre on offer, there were still a whole plethora of cracking new tracks to enjoy, and as always we’ve gathered the best of our December posts into one lovely mix for you with a couple of new tracks to sample too. Don’t forget to check out all our … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: December 2011

MM Shorts 53: Pop. 1280

During the autumn of 2010 we were most taken with Pop. 1280 and their raw, junkyard freak-punk sound. So it is good to know they’re back and as raw and as visceral as ever as Bodies In The Dunes from forthcoming release The Horror (on the ever brilliant Sacred Bones label) testifies. Download Pop. 1280 – Bodies In The Dunes mp3 (from The Horror) And from … Continue reading MM Shorts 53: Pop. 1280