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Turchi Announce Final EP

Via their Bandcamp page, Turchi (who have featured a few times on MM) have announced a final EP We Spoke In Song that marks the the final collaboration between Cameron Weeks, Andrew Hamlet, and Reed Turchi – the lineup that was active from November 2012 to October 2014, and recorded the albums Live in Lafayette, My Time Ain’t Now, and Can’t Bury Your Past together.

We were confirmed admirers of their parched desert rock and off-kilter Americana, and the five songs on this release do nothing other than further our admiration. Take a listen to the apocalyptically themed Endangered Species to hear just why.

There’s this secret I’m willing to share
Though I know most of y’all too busy to care
No two of us are just alike
Six billion endangered species, in our own right

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Round Up

Following our Best of February mix post earlier, we have now rounded up a few tunes for the start of March for you too.

We can offer you ten cracking new tracks to listen to including post-folkies Peggy Sue, the heavy, slow burnin’ garage punk of Twin Berlin, some rootsy soul from Greyhounds, the first single of gritty Americana from Turchi’s forthcoming long-player, and a fabulous cover of Jason Molina’s Alone With The Owl by Sarah Jaffe from the forthcoming Molina tribute album Farewell Transmission.

There is also Fear Of Men’s excellent new single Luna, Dawn Landes’ heart-wrenching new single Try To Make A Fire Burn Again, some shoegazing style sludgy indie from Weed, and catchy pop-punk from BRONCHO. Lastly, we have another cover to finish, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper’s version of Kurt Vile’s Girl Called Alex.

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More From Turchi

Posted: February 11, 2014 in Americana, Blues, Country, Folk, Indie, Music, Psychedelic
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More From Turchi

We recently posted Turchi’s cover of Josh Ritter’s Mind’s Eye, the lead track from their 10″ vinyl release My Time Ain’t Now EP.

They’ve followed it up in pretty rapid succession with a new 7”, cryptically titled When You’re Lost It’s All A Sign, out on the 25th February via Fat Elvis Records.

You can watch the video for the A side below and stream the B side, Lovers From Other Lives, which inherits the melody from an old-time Appalachian banjo lullaby, and then intertwines the electric guitars of the chorus, influenced by early, unforgettable Allman Brothers songs.

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Mad Mackerel's Best Of January 2014 Free Downloads

Our first collection of free downloads from the new year taken from the best of our posts for January. Twenty tracks to tickle your fancy including, as always, a few new ones.

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The Woodgrains – Nobody Too
Lysergic folk-rock anchored by three part harmonies and an instinctive feel for classic songwriting.

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The Rebel Set – Monster
Vintage crash and snarl – a teenage rumble in the late night hours.

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Northern American – Record Forever
Effervescent, sun-dappled indie-pop with a hint of darkness.

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Black Manila – Keep Your Head On
Nigh on perfect mix of proto-garage punk, blues and psych rock.

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Girl Band – Lawman
Awesome six minute tribal stomp and slash that sits somewhere between Pissed Jeans, !!!, Butthole Surfers, Shellac and Liars.

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The Pinecones – That’s The Way I Wanna Do It
Classic psych tinged power pop.

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New Electric Ride – Lovers
Heady mix of catchy, lysergic fuelled psych-pop.


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NØMADS – In The Mend
Sonic intensity par excellence.

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Jitterbug Vipers – Stuff it
Vintage, ‘swingadelic’ heady bliss.

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Rainbow Jackson – Nightcrawler
Excellent prickly, edgy indie rock that has echoes of Deer Tick through to Speedy Ortiz.

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Stone Jack Jones – State I’m In
Unsettling, woozy Americana – reflective, languorous and spooky.


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Tacocat – Crimson Wave
Like riding a surf-pop wave of joyous power chords and fluorescent guitars.

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Jimmy Tait – All My Friends
Pleasingly unconventional, somewhat desolate, goth-tinged post-rock.

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Sun Blood Stories – The Mirage Descends
Primal, hypnotic garage rock and soul.

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Champ – Burnt Alive
Grungey punk that is as moody as it is punchy.

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Download TURCHI – Mind’s Eye mp3 (from My Time Ain’t Now EP)
Gem of a cover of Josh Ritter’s Mind’s Eye, all laid back guitars and gravelly vocals.

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And to finish off we have new tracks including free and loose country rock from D. Charles Speer & The Helix, dreamy indie-pop from The Honey Trees, the sludgy riffs of Abattoir Blues, and lastly, some power pop fused with Americana in a southern rock vein from Hillman Lighthouse.

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Videos of the Day

Videos from the Americana, folk and singer-songwriter stables this morning – kick back and enjoy the lovely sounds and sweet melancholia of Tom Brosseau, Agnes Obel and Kevin Devine, and Turchi’s footage from one of the trippiest, most reviled/beloved cult films of all time, The Terror of Tiny Town – an ideal fit for their fuzzy, gritty, black and white lensed take on Americana.

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Download TURCHI – Mind’s Eye mp3 (from My Time Ain’t Now EP)

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Turchi - Mind's Eye

TURCHI describe their sound as “kudzu boogie” which seems an entirely appropriate description to us – blending as it does an Americana style narrative with some swamp blues, plenty of slide guitar and more than a dash of relentless southern-fried groove.

Their most recent release – a 10″ vinyl EP titled My Time Ain’t Now includes this gem of a cover of Josh Ritter’s Mind’s Eye, all laid back guitars and gravelly vocals – it’s well worth three minutes of your time.

Download TURCHI – Mind’s Eye mp3 (from My Time Ain’t Now EP)