Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2011

Another month, another mix. A collection of twenty or so of the best tunes we posted in April plus a couple of tasty new ones. Download, hit play, relax. Download Ha Ha Tonka – Usual Suspects mp3 (from Death Of A Decade) Soulful, catchy, country rock. Download Sweet Lights – The Shortest Man On Earth mp3 (from Digital Single) Beautifully judged excursion into the world of classic sunshine and … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: April 2011

More from Races

Having already posted the excellent title track from Races debut single Big Broom, they have now made the second track, Cruel & Rude available too. As we said last week, the seven piece offer a beguiling mix of indie rock and psych-pop – lush, brooding songs with orchestral flourishes and a strong sense of melody. Order the physical singe (out via Jaxart Records) from their … Continue reading More from Races


Races (formerly known as Black Jesus) formed in late 2009 after singer/songwriter Wade Ryff escaped the sweaty grips of multiple bands, the San Fernando Valley and, so the story goes, a real life witch. First formed as an impromptu group assembled for a one-off performance, the band was a haphazard collection of musicians who had befriended one-another over years of playing music. Now however, the … Continue reading Introducing…Races