Mason Jar’s Benefit Album For Hurricane Sandy Relief Work

The Storm is Passing Over A Benefit Album by Mason Jar Music & Friends In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn-based collective Mason Jar Music has assembled an all-star collection of indie-folk artists to create The Storm is Passing Over, a benefit album of fifteen classic American storm songs. Donations exchanged for these recordings will go directly to support ongoing relief work in New York … Continue reading Mason Jar’s Benefit Album For Hurricane Sandy Relief Work

Town Hall’s Free Covers EP

Must be a day for folky covers of other genres! Hot on the heels of our earlier post of the Smoke Fairies covering The Cult, we have Town Hall Plays The Classics Vol 1, a free EP of five covers by the NY folksters. Each member of the band  picked a favourite song and each was then given the Town Hall treatment. It comes hot on the heels … Continue reading Town Hall’s Free Covers EP

Huge Video Round Up…MM Has Square Eyes!

Videos seem to accumulate in our in-box faster than we have a hope of watching them. However, having sat and watched and watched and watched and then watched some more, this then is our selection of the best we’ve seen. Wet Nuns are a band we like a lot singing songs as they do about women, death and beer. This is the video for Heavens … Continue reading Huge Video Round Up…MM Has Square Eyes!

New Single from Town Hall

Town Hall win us over afresh with each new track we hear. Yesterday we posted their cover of Always On Time and have already heartily recommended their debut EP Sticky Notes And Paper Scraps. Now we are pleased to share Swim Team with you, it is lovely slice of pastoral folk – initially poignant as it meanders and gently ebbs and flows, before finally building … Continue reading New Single from Town Hall

Mega Video Round Up

We’ve been trawling through a whole mass of videos recently and here are some of our favourites assembled for your viewing and listening pleasure. First up is Crybaby’s video for excellent debut I Cherish The Heartbreak More Than The Love That I Lost, shot in the gloomy surrounds of Bristol hospital and is a noirish loveletter to the exquisite pain of a broken heart. a … Continue reading Mega Video Round Up

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2012

Here are the best of our January posts together with a few tasty new tracks. All in all nearly forty great tunes compiled and neatly presented in one lovely mix. As always, don’t forget to check out all our previous monthly mixes listed in the sidebar on the left. Download Night Genes – Soaring Through The Chromosomes mp3 (from Like The Blood) Infectiously catchy, military folk stomp. … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: January 2012

Introducing…Town Hall

Like many bands currently riding the wave of interest in all things traditional, New York’s Town Hall are firm inhabitants of the folk landscape, but unlike many such bands, their first full-band EP Sticky Notes & Paper Scraps has proved to be an unexpected treasure. Deftly moving from sweetly sung harmonies and gentle balladeering to something altogether more adventurous and unusual, the combination of lush, almost orchestral … Continue reading Introducing…Town Hall