New From Ten Ton Man

Long established MM faves, NYC-based trio, Ten Ton Man, have shared their first single, Crazy Theory, from their upcoming new EP, Permission To Sin. Ten Ton Man deal in the kind of seedy Americana that wouldn’t be out of place in True Detective or a David Lynch film, and Crazy Theory is another fine example of their noirish, unsettling approach. It brilliantly juxtaposes a jaunty rhythm with lyrics that … Continue reading New From Ten Ton Man

Video Premiere: Ten Ton Man – Lifesaver

We are pleased to bring you the premiere of Ten Ton Man’s new video for latest single Lifesaver. Concentrating as they do on the darker side of life with themes of addiction, alcoholism, loneliness and despair the band are a pretty much hand in glove fit for Mad Mackerel, and have featured in posts a few times in the past. With echoes of the great Johnny … Continue reading Video Premiere: Ten Ton Man – Lifesaver

Ten Ton Man – Mary

Gritty Americana trio Ten Ton Man releases new single Mary, a song about a past drunken lover, which is taken from their as yet untitled upcoming album to release in early 2015. An uptempo rootsy rock song, it carries plenty of grime under its fingernails, and certainly enough to distinguish itself from the more usual fare in this overcrowded genre. . Continue reading Ten Ton Man – Mary

Ten Ton Man – Chunk Of Change EP

  Lust, seduction, addiction, sleaze. All topics that we generally find can help make a mighty fine song. Throw in some deep baritone vocals, rolling rootsy instrumentation and a good helping of despair and frustration and you have something pretty close to New York trio Ten Ton Man’s forthcoming three track EP Chunk Of Change – The Toad Hill Sessions. Watch the appropriately bawdy video for Fine … Continue reading Ten Ton Man – Chunk Of Change EP

Rounding Them Up Again

Time to round up a few more of the releases that have tickled our ears from the inbox and round the web. Ali Koehler has hitherto been best known as the drummer of the pop group Best Coast and the noisy girl punk trio Vivian Girls. After her departure from Best Coast, Koehler decided to step up from behind the kit to front a band … Continue reading Rounding Them Up Again

MM Shorts 416: Ten Ton Man

New York City-based Americana roots rock trio Ten Ton Man releases their dark, emotional track Ditty from their debut self-titled album that originally saw a release at the end of 2012. The dark undertones of the single express the weariness of someone who has decided to leave a relationship that is no longer working in order to pursue a life he imagined. It is well … Continue reading MM Shorts 416: Ten Ton Man