Faux Real RSD Compilation

One of the more intriguing and interesting RSD releases looks to be the Faux Real compilation from Father/Daughter Records. Faux Real is a collection of fake songs by real bands. The nine track 12” Record Store Day exclusive will only be available from participating stores on April 19th, pressed on yellow vinyl and limited to just 500 copies. It includes Sadie Dupuis (of Speedy Ortiz), Potty … Continue reading Faux Real RSD Compilation

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: June 2013

Here we are again, a round up of twenty five of June’s best downloads on Mad Mackerel (plus a few new tunes) that combine to make another perfect mix for those long summer days. Stick these on the iPod, crack a cold one, relax and enjoy! Honeyslide – Drippin Swathed in reverb, bathed in noise and drowned in dreamy vocals. [Click through for free download] … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: June 2013

Round Up Time Again

It’s been a while since we’ve succumbed to the anxieties of our overwhelming in-box, but succumb we have. So, here is a too short and not sweet enough collection of new tunes of varying shapes and sizes that deserve some attention from you. Consider it the digital equivalent of crate digging… Paperhaus released its alt-country styled self-titled EP in 2011, and will release its second … Continue reading Round Up Time Again

Videos of the Day: Chapel Club || Eliza & The Bear || Reptiles || Speedy Ortiz

Dive into the new video from Barry Sean’s favourites, the Bunnymen inspired Chapel Club, slow things down with the sweet harmonies in the new Eliza & The Bear video for Upon The North and get ready for a Saturday night with the inflammable garage punk and dirty surf rock from Australia’s Reptiles and more lo-fi grunge inspired indie rock from MM faves Speedy Ortiz. a … Continue reading Videos of the Day: Chapel Club || Eliza & The Bear || Reptiles || Speedy Ortiz

Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

Image (c) Big Pic A cracking month for new releases. Here is the some of the best of our posts from June, together with a couple of newbies for the perfect June mixtape. Check out some of the other ‘Best ofs’ in the sidebar too. The Hunting Accident – Aubergine Angular, compulsive, propulsive thump. a Download Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters – The Fool mp3 (from Lungs, … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: June 2012

MM Shorts 169: More From Speedy Ortiz

The excellently named Speedy Ortiz have a new single titled Silver Spring, that’s part of a 10″ EP coming out on Exploding in Sound Records in a few weeks. It is another fine example of their infectious and intelligent songwriting craft, a hook-laden, lyrically sharp slice of twitchy indie rock that is well worth three and a half minutes of your time. Pre-order from their Bandcamp … Continue reading MM Shorts 169: More From Speedy Ortiz

Introducing >>> Speedy Ortiz

Firstly that is a great name. Conjures up an image of a stick-thin, ne’er-do-well in some dusty, forgotten border town drinking, stealing cars and dealing drugs. But then maybe that’s just us… Anyway, one of MM’s rules is the music should fit the band’s name and thankfully here we’re on to a winner. Speedy Ortiz are a western Massachusetts-based, female-fronted, guitar-heavy four piece. For reference points they … Continue reading Introducing >>> Speedy Ortiz