Posts Tagged ‘Roadkill Ghost Choir’

Roadkill Ghost Choir have put together a four track cover EP of some 80s classics. Chief among them is a brilliantly squally, garage-rockin’ version of Dire Straits’ Walk Of Life.

Stream it below together with EP closer, Don Henley’s Boys Of Summer, an altogether more sedate take on the bittersweet original.

Out on the road today, I saw a DEADHEAD sticker on a Cadillac
A little voice inside my head said, “Don’t look back. You can never look back

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Halloween Tunes

We’ve posted Halloween mixes in the past (see here) and here are a few random Halloween related tunes, streams and videos linked by nothing other than the time of the year and the fact they’re all pretty damn good.

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Emerging from the desolate heart of Central Florida, Roadkill Ghost Choir make unsettling, powerful American rock – Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy.

The band have shared Down & Out, another new song, from the band’s upcoming album In Tongues.

Listen here.

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Videos of the Day

Videos to start the week from Cheatahs and some blurry, blown-out landscapes to accompany the psych-swirl of new single Cut The Grass, and from Indianapolis sisters Lily & Madeleine comes their studio set video for gorgeous single Devil We Know.

From Roadkill Ghost Choir we have some stunning cinematography to match the emotional resonance of standout track Beggars Guild from their Quiet Light EP, and lastly the darkly unsettling Pincers whose macabre yet comical outlook is showcased to good effect on A Sociopath To Flame.

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Videos of the Day

Today’s videos come from Clinic, with an appropriately shattered and psychedelic offering of broken images and  cascading colours accompanying Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC 10pm (rpt), from Steady Hills we have the folky Long Grey Roads and from the excellently monikered Roadkill Ghost Choir some nine months work of animation for Bird In My Window. Finally, watch Garrett Pierce’s spaghetti western themed video for the haunting Why, Oh Why? and grab a  couple of other downloads from his new album City Of Sand.

 

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Download Garrett Pierce – Santa Anita mp3 (from City Of Sand)

Download Garrett Pierce – (On Route To) Antigua mp3 (from City Of Sand)

Mad Mackerel's Best Of The Month: March 2012. Here is our cherry picked selection of our favourite downloads from March for you, together with a few new tracks to create a perfect end-of-month mix. Enjoy.

Download Thee Exciters – Dinosaur Traffic mp3 (from Perpetual Happening)
Psychedelia meets proto-punk

Download The Lonesome Savages – All Outta Love mp3 (from All Outta Love 7″)
50s inflected rock’n’roll revamped and updated with elements of the current garage punk sound – oozes from the speakers in a way that is raw, primal and downright dangerous

Download Lera Lynn – Ring Of Fire mp3 (from Ring Of Fire EP)
Dark interpretation on an upbeat classic

Download Einar Lind – Brother Don’t Steal My Wife mp3 (from Introducing Einar Lind)
Perfect late-at-night soundtrack where you cannot sleep and settle in an armchair with a whiskey to wait out the darkness, while the house creaks and ticks amidst the silence around you

Roomrunner – Super Vague

Pulverising punk rock

Download The Stammer – Follow The Leader mp3 (from The Stammer EP)
A sinewy guitar lead and military percussion over which gloomy tones prevail, provides a two minute rush of monochrome tinged adrenalin

Download Justin Farren – Broken Shit mp3 (from Songs From Spare Rooms)
Comes across like a speed-fuelled Loudon Wainwright III duelling with Arol Guthrie

Download AU – Get Alive mp3 (from Both Lights)
Experimental indie-rock

Download Beast Make Bomb – It Snowed Last Night mp3 (from Skinny Legs)
Combines the distorted punk attitude of the late 1970s with some classic fuzzed out pop melodies to deliver a sweetly addictive tune

Download Violens – Der Microarc mp3 (from True)
Excellent slice of psych-pop

Download Mirel Wagner – The Road mp3 (from Mirel Wagner)
Another cheery tale of death, sparsely plucked and whispered, and coming across like a Strange Fruit for the modern day.

Download The Hussy – Stab Me mp3 (from Weed Seizure)
Like a flick-knife in a crowded flophouse, comes out of the darkness at you with a ferocity and a viciousness that is impossible to avoid and pointless to deflect

Download Dinosaur Feathers – Beatcha mp3 (from Whistle Tips)
Satisfyingly crunchy guitars with infectious groove and jangle

Download Josh & Mer – Mind Control mp3 (from Planet Music)
Unsettling and eerie electro-folk

Download Owsley BrothersHot Mess mp3 (from Cobalt)
Crackerjack of experimental blues and rock

Download Roadkill Ghost ChoirIn The Lion’s Mouth mp3 (from In The Lion’s Mouth)
Spacey, folk rock

Download Ancient Whales – Everyone mp3 (from Birthing EP)
Insistently catchy, full of memorable guitar riffs, splashes of woozy reverb and hits a sweet spot or two with the cool doubled up vocals

Download Nu Sensae – Gumbo mp3 (from Tea Swamp Park EP)
Scrappy, tribal punk

Download Burnt Ones – Meet The Golden One mp3 (from Meet The Golden One 7″)
High octane garage glam

Download Wye Oak – Pocahontas mp3 (from Daytrotter Session, Neil Young Cover)
Top notch cover of classic

Download Guy Capecelatro III – Switch mp3 (from North For The Winter)
Tale of a killer who meets a woman who proves to be his undoing – with added pedal steel and Hammond organ

Download Titus Andronicus – Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With the Flood of Detritus (from split 7″ with Diarrhea Planet)
Typically raucous, literately sharp punk rock

Download Screaming Females – It All Means Nothing mp3 (from Ugly)
Suitably coruscating and pummeling cut from NJ punks

Download Orpheum Bell – Daddy’s Crying mp3 (from The Old Sister’s Home)
Intimate, waltzy vignette is another example of their elegant and organic sound

Download Chelle Rose – Browder Holler Boy mp3 (from Ghost of Browder Holler)
Ripe with mystery and passion, and sounds like it was plucked from the kudzu-scented air of her native Loudon County in East Tennessee

Download Johnny Bertram & The Bicycles – Miracle mp3 (from Neon City)
Steeped in indie-rock and Americana and filtered through a Deep South lens

Download Ty Segall & White Fence – I Am Not A Game mp3 (from Hair)
Twisty, insistent garage-psych with junkyard vocals

Download Tyburn Saints – Broken Bottles mp3 (from You And I In Heaven EP)
Dark and foreboding indie that feels almost cinematic in its purpose and delivery

Pontiak – Highest Echo

Vintage organic stoner rock

And to finish off we have a breezy new track of indie rock from Maps & Atlases new album, we have the frenetic bank robbing fantasy of Baby Baby’s Nothing To Lose and a welcome return from veteran catchy psych-rockers The Dandy Warhols. Finally, two tracks from Field Report’s much acclaimed and anticipated self-titled debut of fragile, heartfelt folk.

Download Maps & AtlasesFever mp3 (from Beware And Be Grateful)

Download The Dandy WarholsSad Vacation mp3 (from This Machine)

Download Field ReportFergus Falls mp3 (from Field Report)

Download Field ReportI Am Not Waiting Anymore mp3 (from Field Report)

Baby Baby – Nothing To Lose

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MM Shorts 119: Roadkill Ghost Choir.

Roadkill Ghost Choir are a (excellently named) 6 piece band from Deland, Florida and play spacey folk rock. Influences range from Radiohead to Gram Parsons.

Their debut album called Quiet Light is in the final stages of completion and should see the light of day in May. In The Lion’s Mouth is the first taste.

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