Posts Tagged ‘Soft Moon’

  1. Eels – The Deconstruction
  2. The Decemberists – Severed
  3. No Age – Send Me
  4. Haley Heynderickx – Untitled God Song
  5. Hot Snakes – Six Wave Hold-Down
  6. Bonny Doon – I Am here (I Am Alive)
  7. Radkey – Not Smart
  8. Micah P. Hinson – Beneath The Rose ((Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 06/11/2012)
  9. Jack Cooper – Fat Old Sun  (Pink Floyd cover)
  10. The Soft Moon – Choke
  11. The Exbats – I Was In Your Video













  1. First Aid Kit – Fireworks
  2. No Age – Drippy
  3. Alela Diane – Émigré’
  4. Calexico – Voices In The Field
  5. Olden Yolk – Takes One To Know One
  6. Craig Finn – Fault Lines  (Mountain Goats cover)
  7. Ty Segall – The Main Pretender
  8. The Orwells – Vanilla
  9. The Soft Moon – It Kills
  10. Graham Coxon – Falling











Videos of the Day

Watch videos for Horse Thief’s brilliant track I Am The Bear, a stunning intimate acoustic perfomance from SXSW by Iron & Wine, a gorgeous Phantoms & Friends from Old Man Canyon (free EP download from Bandcamp here), and to finish the jittery, unsettling Want by The Soft Moon gets a video to match…




New Release Round Up.

Here are a whole bunch of appetising new releases all ready for you to try a pick and mix approach to soundtracking your weekend.

Kicking us off, hypnotic indie experimentalists, The Soft Moon have another track from new album Zeros available for download. This is Insides.


The Inner Mansions, the new album from Teen Daze has been picking up lots of positive reviews and will be released on 6th November on Lefse Records. This is Union which features guest vocals from Frankie Rose.


Angel Olsen is a folk singer and a frequent collaborator with Will Oldham and if this track of drama and heartache, Tiniest Seed, from her new album Half Way Home is anything to go by it is going to be well worth tracking down.


Mosaic is the new 7″ release of lush dream pop from London’s Fear of Men. It is out on limited edition 7″ blue vinyl next month.


Released on 24th September on Song, By Toad Records, Dull Spark is the second single from melancholy folk experimentalists Meursault’s excellent album Something For The Weakened. This is a touch more upbeat, a touch more distorted, and a touch more gruff.


Wiry garage punks The Coathangers have a new split single with Heavy Cream, and Merry Go Round from it should add substantially to their growing number of fans.

Download The Coathangers – Merry Go Round mp3 (from The Coathangers / Heavy Cream split 7″)
Apparently despite this being freely available and authorised as a download some empty headed halfwit has alleged copyright infringement. Of course they don’t contact us they just make the allegation anonymously and get us a warning from that we can do nothing about. So if you want the song you can download it here from Pitchfork – apparently they can give it away for free, but we can’t. What an ill-informed twat!

Kaki King also has a new release, Glow, due imminently. The taut straining acoustics of Great Round Burn is the first taste.

Download Kaki King – Great Round Burn mp3 (from Glow)

And finally a new one from the marvellous Lord Huron following on from the superb Time To Run comes Brother. It is another reason to look forward to the forthcoming album Lonesome Dreams.

Download Lord Huron – Brother mp3 (from Lonesome Dreams)

Mad Mackerel's Best Of The Month: September 2011. Another bonanza month of top tunes, all rounded up for you in one perfect download mix. Here are the September highlights together, as always, with a couple of top-notch new tracks too.

Download The Migrant – The Hurricane mp3 (from Amerika)

Distinguished by a slow blues refrain, handclaps and a mournful vocal, it is one of those tunes that sounds like it has been around forever.

Download Diarrhea Planet – Warm Ridin’ mp3 (from Loose Jewels)

A magnificent cacophony of guitars, pounding bass, thundering drums and begs for an open road, a booming car stereo and a warm night.

Download Black Pussy – Marijuana mp3 (from On Blonde)

Another track crying out for the open road, beer, and a bag of weed. This one comes barrelling down the road a whoopin’ and a hollerin’, wearing a shit-eatin’ grin and its anthemic heart firmly on its sleeve.

Download Vanish Valley – The Bottom mp3 (from Get Good)

Perfectly blending elements of folk, country and psychedelia into a roll-your-window-down backcountry cruise.

Download Kurt Vile & The Violators – The Creature mp3 (from So Outta Reach EP)

Another cracking slice of woozy, indie rock.

Download Ha Ha Tonka – Made Example Of mp3 (from Death Of A Decade)

Country rock par excellence.

Download Brown Bird – Thunder And Lightning mp3 (from Salt for Salt)

Darkly dramatic folk.

Download Acid Baby Jesus – Oh, Aurelia mp3

Full throttle, scuzzy garage rock.

Download Sic Alps – Breadhead mp3 (from Breadhead 7″)

A lo-fi, garage gem of tambourine, guitar squall and hippy vocals.

Download Icarus Himself – On Your Side mp3 (from Career Culture)

Built on a loop of a drum machine hi-hat and a fuzzed-out Casio synth and recalling artists like Kurt Vile, Deerhunter, and David Bowie.

Download Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Dog Scratched Ear mp3 (from Donkey Jacket)

Raw blues boogie, and song of the month for us!

Download Thee Oh Sees – Carrion Crawler mp3 (from Carrion Crawler / The Dream)

Loose, rattly garage with sneering vocals and a sinewy riff.

Download The Soft Moon – Total Decay mp3 (from Total Decay EP)

Ominous, swirling, bleak and nihilistic.

Download Acid Glasses – My Pale Garden mp3 (from My Pale Garden 7″)

Tripped out psychedelia in an outlandlishly hallucinogenic world.

Download Wooden Wand – Nails And Spikes mp3 (from Archives Vol 3)

Another gem of lo-fi folk genius from the most underrated lyricist around.

Download The Skeleton Dead – Keep Your Eyes To The Ground mp3 (from The Skeleton Dead)

Pure, mesmerising folk melancholia.

Download Woodsman – Specdrum mp3 (from Mystic Places EP)

Another cut of sublime spacey, psychedelia from their forthcoming Mystic Places EP.

Download The Felice Brothers – Behind That Locked Door mp3 (from Mojo Tribute To George Harrison)

The ramshackle Americana of The Felice Brothers take on George Harrison. Win.

Download Real Estate – Green Aisles mp3 (from Days)

Spacious, fluid, psych-tinged pop from the new album.

Download Sick Figures – Whiskey Song mp3 (from Two Ghosts)

Military beat, chaotic sounds and chanted lyrics that calls to mind a nursery rhyme composed by Charles Bukowski at his most pissed (and pissed off).

Download A.A. Bondy – Surfer King mp3 (from Believers)

First cut from folk troubadour’s eagerly awaited new album.

Download Bleached – You Take Time mp3 (from Carter 7″)

Ultra-catchy garage goodness.

And the new ones: we have a taste from Giant Sand’s Chore of Enchantment anniversary reissue in the shape of Music Arcade (which originally appeared on the tour only CD The Rock Opera Years), an epic slice of alternative rock Aussie style from Eddy Current Suppression Ring, a new one from unusual Welsh folkie Cate Le Bon, and punk rock ‘supergroup’ Wild Flag’s single Romance.

Download Giant Sand – Music Arcade mp3 (from Chore Of Enchantment 25th Anniversary Edition)

Download Eddy Current Suppression Ring – Walking In Unison mp3 (from Walking In Unison)

Download Cate Le Bon – Puts Me To Work mp3 (from CYRK)

Download Wild Flag – Romance mp3 (from Romance single)

New From The Soft Moon. We have posted a couple of times previously about the pulsing, krautrock inspired post-punk of The Soft Moon and were big fans of their debut album released towards the end of last year.

So it is good to see they are back with a new EP titled Total Decay, which, appropriately enough gets a release on Halloween via the always excellent Captured Tracks label.

Take a listen to the ominous, swirling title track – as the name suggests, it is perhaps even bleaker and nihilistic than previous efforts…

Download The Soft Moon – Total Decay mp3 (from Total Decay EP)

And in case you missed them previously:

Download The Soft Moon – Tiny Spiders mp3

Download Soft Moon – Parallels mp3 (from Parallels / Bones 7″)

Download Soft Moon – Breathe The Fire mp3 (from Breathe The Fire / Phantoms 7″)

We have previously posted about The Soft Moon, and have just picked up a new track from them called Tiny Spiders.

It is more krautrock inspired, post-punk electronic goodness with a whispered vocal that, if pushed, we’d say reminds us a little of a depressed David Sylvian backed by a demented Gary Numan.

Anyway, we like it….it comes from the debut album out next month on Captured Tracks.

Visit MySpace here.

Download The Soft Moon – Tiny Spiders mp3

Soft Moon is the work of one Luis Vasquez from San Francisco. He produces lush, creepy, sometimes delicate soundscapes with sparse vocals, if indeed there are vocals at all.

Our favourite release so far is the throbbing, synth-led Parallels that sounds like it was born from the dark heart of the 80s musical underworld and escaped into a future somewhat akin to the vision of Orwell’s 1984.

You can buy Soft Moon releases from Captured Tracks here.

Visit their MySpace here.

Download Soft Moon – Parallels mp3 (from Parallels / Bones 7″)

Download Soft Moon – Breathe The Fire mp3 (from Breathe The Fire / Phantoms 7″)