Vetiver – To Who Knows Where

Vetiver are back with a new album Up On High (out in October) and will be playing live in the UK in December. Have a listen to the acoustically styled, lush folk of To Who Knows Where with its lovely pastoral psych-pop flourishes. Gorgeous stuff. Live Dates 7 Dec 19 – Liverpool @ 81 Renshaw 8 Dec 19 – Manchester @ YES 9 Dec 19 – … Continue reading Vetiver – To Who Knows Where

Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here is our regular weekend feature highlighting the songs that you really should have made time to hear this week. Enjoy offerings from Laura Marling through to Thee Oh Sees by way of Vetiver and Joanna Gruesome amongst others, as well as the very welcome return of Holly Miranda. 1. Laura Marling – I Feel Your Love 2. Mexican Slang – Fever 3. Chastity Belt … Continue reading Nine Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Our weekly round up of those songs you should have definitely caught this week already, including the welcome returns of Vetiver and the Mountain Goats. 1. The Mountain Goats – The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero 2. Rye Pines – Atlantic Ascent 3. MEW – Satellites 4. The Babies – Got Old 5. Yowler – 7 Towers 6. Marissa Nadler – It’s Easier Now (Jason Molina cover) … Continue reading Eight Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

San Francisco Compilation: In A Cloud II

In A Cloud was a excellent compilation of San Francisco bands released by Secret Seven Records. Now they have announced In A Cloud II, a new vinyl-only compilation with 13 previously unreleased recordings by some of San Francisco’s finest, which include many MM faves. Contributors are Vetiver, Ty Segall, Hannah Lew (of Grass Widow), Wymond Miles (of Fresh & Onlys), Chuck Prophet, Lucky Eyes, Will Sprott … Continue reading San Francisco Compilation: In A Cloud II

Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: June 2011

Here is our regular Best of the month mix – more than twenty tracks of all shapes and sizes to get your ears into, plus a few new ones that we think you’ll love! So we’re off and running with… Download The Virgin Passages – Horizon mp3 (from Horizon) Euphoric, unhurried, hazy and hypnotic. Download St. Vincent – Kerosene (live) mp3 (Big Black cover) Visceral and stunning live cover … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best Of The Month: June 2011

New Album from Vetiver

Next week Vetiver release their fifth album, The Errant Charm, on Sub Pop Records. We first became aware of them after hearing a copy of Thing Of The Past, their album of twelve beautifully done cover songs. Since then we’ve gobbled up everything by them that has come our way and 2009’s Tight Knit album was a particular favourite of that year. Straddling gentle sunshine … Continue reading New Album from Vetiver