Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Time once again for the weekly collection of new releases in one convenient package for you. This week it is lucky eleven… . 1. Ezra Furman – I Can Change (LCD Soundsystem cover) 2. Potty Mouth – Cherry Picking 3. Israel Nash – Strangers 4. Beach Slang – Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas 5. Widowspeak – Dead Love (so Still) 6. The Ukiah Drag – … Continue reading Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

The Ukiah Drag – Final Prayer

The Ukiah Drag probably make perfect bedfellows for our earlier post from The Girl Band. Their debut long player In The Reaper’s Quarters will drop on the 9th September via Wharf Cat Records, an unholy alliance of drone, pummelling riffs, creepy gothica, and sinful piano that takes in everything from Link Wray to The Fall by way of the Stooges. We’ve previously posted Her Royal Grip … Continue reading The Ukiah Drag – Final Prayer

New From The Ukiah Drag

The scorched, warped Americana and post-punk of The Ukiah Drag with its pulsating organs, flattening riffs and creep beats have long found favour here in the Mackerel abode. Their new LP is titled In the Reaper’s Quarters and can be pre-ordered from Wharf Cat Records. This is Her Royal Grip from it, and a more remorseless and unsettling four and half minutes of music you’ll be hard pressed … Continue reading New From The Ukiah Drag

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: March – May (Part 1)

Previously we’ve just offered Best of the Month postings with downloads, but that excludes so many quality songs we’ve decided to just post our favourite tracks – irrespective of whether they are free to download or not. If you like them add them to your Spotify playlists or do the old fashioned thing and download them from iTunes, Bandcamp, or wherever. Anyway, with a bit … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Months: March – May (Part 1)

Videos of the Day: Sharon Van Etten || Archie Bronson Outfit || The Ukiah Drag || Bleech || Sleepy Sun

An absolute plethora of cracking new music videos for you today from the brilliant Sharon Van Etten, the welcome return of the rumbling Archie Bronson Outfit, the desert-burnt junkyard indie of The Ukiah Drag, the super trippy Sleepy Sun, and a satirical sex-education video from Bleech. . . . . . .  Continue reading Videos of the Day: Sharon Van Etten || Archie Bronson Outfit || The Ukiah Drag || Bleech || Sleepy Sun

New From Ukiah Drag

Last September we ran an “Introducing” post on The Ukiah Drag. We described their cassette release Jazz Mama Is Cryin as four tracks of brilliantly bleak, desolate, and warped blues and acid-rock – taut, tense, hypnotic and all consuming – like the evil offspring of Giant Sand and the Birthday Party. Now they have a new 7″ primed for release. The Dirt Trip is the band’s first studio output … Continue reading New From Ukiah Drag

Introducing >>> The Ukiah Drag

The Ukiah Drag hail from the northernmost reaches of California, and are about to reissue a limited cassette release from earlier this year on 7″ vinyl. Jazz Mama Is Cryin consists of four tracks of brilliantly bleak, desolate, and warped blues and acid-rock. It is taut, tense, hypnotic and all consuming. It is like the evil offspring of Giant Sand and the Birthday Party. Take … Continue reading Introducing >>> The Ukiah Drag