The Migrant – Flood

We were big fans of previous releases by The Migrant, a Danish folksinger of “psychedelic travel stories“, and two years after the release of Beads, he is back with a new album The Flood which has just seen the light of day. The album opens with the easy-going strum and yearning vocals of Climbers, which soon turns into a surreal tale of bath-tubs, goats, beer and fireworks. … Continue reading The Migrant – Flood

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

Return Of The Migrant

The album Travels In Lowland by The Migrant was one of those that came out of nowhere last year and ended up being one of our favourites (see our Albums of the Year post for 2010 here). So we were delighted to find out that The Migrant (aka Bjarke Bendtsen) has returned with a new album Amerika, which gets a release on October 25th. Departing somewhat from … Continue reading Return Of The Migrant

Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 9, Favourite New Artists

Now that we’ve had the top tens from all the Mad Mackerel contributors, we will give you a definitive overall top ten in a couple of days. Before that is our penultimate top ten list of the year – the favourite new bands and artists that have come our way in 2010 which was perhaps the hardest list of all to compile. So with honourable … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s 2010 Top Ten Series: No 9, Favourite New Artists

Mad Mackerel’s Albums of the Year

So after much deliberation, head scratching, discussion, and more head scratching, we have MM’s favourite albums of 2010. And we choose our words very carefully here, because we would not presume them to be the best, only those that have given us the most pleasure and enjoyment, records that we have returned to again and again, and for whatever reason have captured a moment or … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Albums of the Year

The Migrant – new video for Nothing But Clues

The Migrant’s album Travels in Lowland has been one of our unexpected treasures of 2010, a record of wonderful, pysch tinged folk that draws you in and envelops you in a warm cocoon of simply constructed and beautifully sung songs. Boston based production company Extraneous Noise do a lot of work producing video content for bands playing in the area, and thought we might be … Continue reading The Migrant – new video for Nothing But Clues

New Releases from The Migrant & The Moaners

Today sees the release of two excellent new albums from Denmark’s The Migrant and from North Carolina’s The Moaners. We have already posted about the former, giving you The Organ Grinder, a quite exquisite slice of catchy psych-folk which has never been far from our playlists ever since. The Migrant’s album Travels In Lowland is an excellent record and to mark the official release we … Continue reading New Releases from The Migrant & The Moaners

MM’s Best of the Month: August

Here is our usual round-up of the best songs we’ve posted in August together with a couple of our favourite covers and three new songs to tempt you. Another perfect mix tape we think. Black Angels – Telephone mp3 Gentler psych-pop approach from new album calling to mind classic era Zombies Dreamend – Magnesium Light mp3 Superb psych-folk from the loosely joined and hellish story … Continue reading MM’s Best of the Month: August

Introducing…The Migrant

In September, Denmark’s Bjarke Bendtsen aka The Migrant will release his first album titled Travels In Lowland. It is an album that beckons you in to a underworld where beautiful pop songs mix happily with psychedelic folk and frankly, if taster track The Organ Grinder is anything to go by, you won’t want to leave! While visiting Denmark last summer, Bendtsen recorded the album with some … Continue reading Introducing…The Migrant