Eureka California at Mad Mackerel

Versus is Athens GA duo Eureka California’s third album in three years – a white-knuckle ride through a tattered psyche and a brain that just won’t shut up. Too smart for self-pity and too drunk to think clearly, it is endlessly self-referential and endlessly self-destructive, stuck on a non-stop treadmill of tension and release, of megalomania and doubt. Versus… Continue reading Eureka California at Mad Mackerel

Witching Waves at Mad Mackerel

We’ve been grooving along to an advance copy of Crystal Cafe, the new album from London trioWitching Waves, due out on 25th February on Soft Power (UK) and Happy Happy Birthday To Me (US). Listen to Twister below, a sonic blast of edgy noise-pop that doesn’t sacrifice the melody at the heart of the song… Continue reading Witching Waves at Mad Mackerel

Animal Daydream at Mad Mackerel

Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, Animal Daydream are a duo offering songs that are reminiscent of later Teenage Fanclub and Fleet Foxes, but also borrow liberally from the sound of ’70s soft rock, particularly Fleetwood Mac and CSNY, with their strong vocal harmonies and overall smooth, almost slick production. New EP, Citrus is released at the end of… Continue reading Animal Daydream at Mad Mackerel

Great Lakes at Mad Mackerel

Great Lakes formed back in 1996 in Athens, Georgia and has been based in Brooklyn, NY since 2002. The band has released four albums. A fifth record called Wild Vision will come out this month on the band’s own label, Loose Trucks. While their early records traded in a whimsical, light-hearted psychedelia, the band have… Continue reading Great Lakes at Mad Mackerel

Antlered Aunt Lord at Mad Mackerel

Antlered Aunt Lord is entirely Jesse Stinnard, a guy who’s spent the past ten years in Athens, Georgia as a cherished eccentric in a town known for its cherished eccentricities. His first official release is Ostensibly Formerly Stunted (and on fire), and is out on the 30th November and features members of Tunabunny. Melodic, lyrically inventive, reticent,… Continue reading Antlered Aunt Lord at Mad Mackerel

Moon Types at Mad Mackerel

Moon Types hail from Sweden and their latest three track EP features a set of easy-going and jangly indie-pop songs in the vein of Ladybug Transistor and Real Estate. Have a listen to lead track, Know The Reason with its instantly catchy melody and bouncy feel. You can order the EP from Jigsaw Records here. [Link]

Frog at Mad Mackerel

New additions to the marvellous Audio Antihero roster, New York duo Frog’s offering Judy Garland (with artwork from regular MM fave Benjamin Shaw no less) is a brilliant lo-fi romp through vocal gymnastics, uptempo, infectious banjo rhythms, and a fabulous falsetto chorus. [Link]