Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here are our selections from the week’s new releases. Tracks from UK indie royalty such as Jamie T, Slaves, and TOY, some brilliant Dylan-esque protest folk from Kyle Craft, three very different covers from Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop, St. Vincent, and Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan, jerky, infectious punk rock from Sex Stains, and more raw country from Lydia Loveless. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Jamie T … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2011

Oh yes, it is that time again. Here is a round up of the very best of what we posted in July, plus a couple of new ones to add to the mix. Enjoy. Download Dennis Hopper Choppers – Good To Me mp3 (from Be Ready) Morricone inspired spaghetti western feel and Tijuana style horns combine to give an authentic dusty desert twang. BTW: Whichever knob alleged … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: July 2011

Big Hitters Round Up

A few of the big hitters and bloggers favourites have released tracks lately. Here’s our round up in case you’ve missed any. Download St Vincent – Surgeon mp3 (from Strange Mercy) Download Girls – Vomit mp3 (from Father, Son, Holy Ghost) Download The War On Drugs – Come To The City mp3 (from Slave Ambient) Download M83 – Midnight City mp3  (from Midnight City) Download Twin Sister … Continue reading Big Hitters Round Up

St. Vincent – Another Cover

Recently we posted St. Vincent’s visceral live version of Black Flag’s classic Kerosene. As part of a Tom Waits Rain Dogs tribute St. Vincent tackled Big Black Mariah at the Barbican. Watch it and then compare the two below – both are brilliant. a Download St. Vincent – Big Black Mariah mp3 (live at Rain Dogs Revisited at The Barbican) Download St. Vincent – Kerosene (live) mp3 (Big Black cover) Continue reading St. Vincent – Another Cover

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: June 2011

Here is our regular Best of the month mix – more than twenty tracks of all shapes and sizes to get your ears into, plus a few new ones that we think you’ll love! So we’re off and running with… Download The Virgin Passages – Horizon mp3 (from Horizon) Euphoric, unhurried, hazy and hypnotic. Download St. Vincent – Kerosene (live) mp3 (Big Black cover) Visceral and stunning live cover … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: June 2011

St. Vincent Covers Big Black

Big Black’s Kerosene is a bonafide classic in our book and not a song to be tackled lightly – not even on a Big Black tribute night – you’ve got to be very brave or very stupid. Thankfully St. Vincent more than does it justice in this live cut from The Bowery. In fact this, as they say, rocks. You need to watch this… a Download … Continue reading St. Vincent Covers Big Black