Insound’s December Mix

We feature Insound’s free monthly mixes a lot – and the December one is one of their best yet. Fifteen tracks that include Deerhoof, Cloud Nothings, The Minks, BRAIDS, Gary War and The Soft Moon amongst others, We’ve given you a couple of our favourites from it by White Fence and Tennis below, but you can get the whole thing here for the price of … Continue reading Insound’s December Mix

New from Tennis & Cloud Nothings

Two of the better (in our opinion) most-hyped-bands-of-2010 have just released new tracks. Husband and wife duo Tennis play a winsome style of indie pop that is very of the moment. Take Me Somewhere comes from their planned debut Cape Dory, due for release in early 2011. Visit their MySpace here. Download Tennis – Take Me Somewhere mp3 (from Cape Dory) Likewise Cloud Nothings self … Continue reading New from Tennis & Cloud Nothings

MM’s Best Of The Month: June

Here is our regular monthly round up of 25 of the best tracks posted on Mad Mackerel in the past month, and three new gems too. That’s a more than decent mixtape sorted even if we were crap in the World Cup! The Futurebirds – Battle For Rome mp3 Glorious, up-tempo alt-country gem that recalls Neil Young at his finest Puro Instinct – California Shakedown … Continue reading MM’s Best Of The Month: June

MM’s Weekend Round Up

It’s hard keeping up with all the new releases and good stuff that is coming our way. Here is a quick and dirty round-up of some of the tracks that have been tickling our ears recently. The Sandwitches have been MM faves ever since we got hold of their excellent How To Make Ambient Sadcake album last year. They now have a new one-sided 12″ … Continue reading MM’s Weekend Round Up