Posts Tagged ‘Roomrunner’

Free Music You Should Have!

Here are a few freebies that you need to have!

Firstly, Noisetrade have another offering well worth an e-mail address. We became aware of  The Ludlow Thieves thanks to Debbie in New York who recommended them via their free EP – theirs is a grand American vision told with a rustic, dusty charm. It was described by Debbie as “sounds like U2 accompanied with an orchestra and Rod Stewart on two packs of smokes as the lead singer“. Download her choice from the EP, To Travel below, or grab the whole EP from Noisetrade here.

Download The Ludlow Thieves – To Travel mp3 (from The Ludlow Thieves EP)

Secondly, Insound have their latest July digital mix available too (but only for a week or so) and while it is smaller than usual (six tracks), this sampler features from artists playing this year’s Hudson River Rocks Fest including Grimes, John Maus and Eternal Summers. Click here to get the whole thing.

Download Roomrunner – Undo mp3 (from Insound July Digital Mixtape)

And lastly, American Songwriter also has a free July sampler available on Bandcamp that includes new MM faves Shovels & Rope, the Mystery Jets, Diamond Rugs, Cory Branan and plenty more.



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


New Singles Round Up.

Here are a few of the new singles that have come our way recently that are well worth a listen.

The Diamond Center are purveyors of very fine lush, shimmering neo-psychedelia. A new 7″, California / Bells will be out on the 13th March and you can listen to the woozy, pulsating goodness of the title track here.

Next up, and while a touch more raucous, Bear Driver are in a somewhat similar vein with their brilliant new single Big Love, which is a freewheeling nod to past love and teeters precariously atop a monster wash of Dinosaur Jr guitar fuzz….Self proclaimed sunny slacker pop, it is a perfect description. Out on March 26th.


A short while ago we posted a superb track from London punks Zulu’s forthcoming debut cassette release Way Of The Zulu. This is another: Bloody And Rare. We’ve ordered our copy – get yours here.


Roomrunner would make good roommates for Zulu. This is their pulverising title track from new EP Super Vague, which is out on May 15th. Download it here.


In contrast to our first four offerings, The Family Machine provide a complete contrast with their gently pastoral new single Quiet As A Mouse. They are local to us and another example of Oxford’s brilliant local music scene. Watch it, then download it.


Download The Family Machine – Quiet As A Mouse mp3 (from Quiet As A Mouse Single)

The Lighthouse And The Whaler have their own sweet line in melodic folk-pop and have announced a new track Burst Apart from upcoming EP Pioneers to coincide with their performances at SxSW.


We featured London five piece Good Dangers in our recent video round up, and this is new single DFYF, a perfect example of energetic indie-pop bursting with hooks that recalls The Headlights in their pomp. There’s some sound advice to be had in the lyrics too…


Broken Hands are a new band to us, but if second single Sorrow is anything to go by then that won’t be the case for long. It channels the best of classic rock in a way that is reminiscent of other MM faces Henry’s Funeral Shoe or Tweak Bird and even, dare whisper it, White Denim. Dust the air guitar off and shake those locks…


Lastly we have new Glasgow band Quickbeam who release debut single Seven Hundred Birds on April 9th. It is mournful, majestic and orchestral all at once and tugs at the heartstrings with an insistence and fragile beauty that is impossible to resist.