Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eels – The Deconstruction The Decemberists – Severed No Age – Send Me Haley Heynderickx – Untitled God Song Hot Snakes – Six Wave Hold-Down Bonny Doon – I Am here (I Am Alive) Radkey – Not Smart Micah P. Hinson – Beneath The Rose ((Marc Riley BBC 6 Music Session 06/11/2012) Jack Cooper – Fat Old Sun  (Pink Floyd cover) The Soft Moon – Choke … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Ten (Count ’em) Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

First Aid Kit – Fireworks No Age – Drippy Alela Diane – Émigré’ Calexico – Voices In The Field Olden Yolk – Takes One To Know One Craig Finn – Fault Lines  (Mountain Goats cover) Ty Segall – The Main Pretender The Orwells – Vanilla The Soft Moon – It Kills Graham Coxon – Falling                     Continue reading Ten (Count ’em) Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Videos of the Day: Horse Thief || Iron & Wine || Old Man Canyon || The Soft Moon

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… . . . Continue reading Videos of the Day: Horse Thief || Iron & Wine || Old Man Canyon || The Soft Moon

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. a The Inner Mansions, the new album from Teen Daze has been picking up lots of positive reviews and will be … Continue reading New Release Round Up

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 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: September 2011

New EP 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 … Continue reading New EP From The Soft Moon

New from The Soft Moon

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 … Continue reading New from The Soft Moon

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Soft Moon

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 … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Soft Moon