This lot should keep you sizzling over Christmas.
This weeks featured artist is Philadelphia's Ports Of Call. If you've been paying attention you will recall that I played a couple of tracks from their brilliant debut album "Like Thieves..." some time ago. The truth is I don't know if the record is avaliable or indeed where from but I shall make some enquiries and let you know because it really is one of the best things I've heard this year and for it to pass into history largly ignored would be wronger than the wrongest thing in the land of wrongness.
Next weeks playlist will be the end of year list which I have spent the last week agonising over. It doesn't seem to matter what system I use I just can't seem to get it below 52 tracks and with only 30 required for the final list......
On with the tunes.
1. State Of Mind & Chris SU - Hangover (Advanced) 12″ vinyl. Awesome or what! Buy Here
2. Foals - Balloons (Transgressive) New Single. Buy Here
3. Love Is All - Busy Doing Nothing (Optimo Remix) I must confess my world has never been set alight by the work of Love Is All. This track comes from a remix album cunningly titled “Love Is All Mixed Up” and it is pretty excellent. Out 21st January.
4. Blood Red Shoes - Wish I Was Someone Better (V2) Current 7″ Single. Buy Here
5. Ports Of Call - Here We Are (Self-Released) First track from this weeks featured artist. The album is called “Like Thieves…” and is certainly one of the high points of the in my house. I’m not quite sure where you can pick up a copy of this but if you can search one out it’s well worth the effort.
6. Amit & Klute - Kunt Kicker (Commercial Suicide) 12″ Vinyl. Despite what you might think this is the correct speed.
7. Rebekah Higgs - Love Is (Outside) Another track from the delf-titled debut album. Buy Here
8. Prolapse - Deanshanger (Radarscope) Taken from the 1997 album “The Italian Flag”.
9. Verbose - The People Below Unawares (Moamoo) One of the best things I’ve heard this week. The album is called “Wonder” and can be found here.
10. The Shackletons - The Ship (Loveless) Just can’t stop playing this album at the moment. As soon as I discover where you can actually purchase a copy I’ll let you know. I’m led to believe it’s going to be avaliable at the end of January. Watch this space.
11. Appleblim - Vansan (Skull Disco) 12″ Vinyl
12. Ports Of Call - Claire (Self-Released) Second track from this weeks featured artist. This track is one of the finest moments of 2007 and no mistake.
13. The Wombats - Moving To New York (Colin Hobbs Remix) (Kids) I think this is probably my favorite mix of the current Wombats offering.
14. Hot Club De Paris - Will You Still Be In Love With Me Next Year (Moshi Moshi) Brilliant, excellent, love it….I think that just about sums up how I feel about this record. There’s only 500 of the 7″ format so you’d better get your skates on if you want one of those. There is a digital version too though so no-one has an excuse for not buying this record. Buy Here
15. Eric Sneo - Both Sides Of The Story (Patterns) 12″ Vinyl, very nice.
16. These New Puritans - Numerology (aka Numbers) (Angular) Another fine moment from last week’s featured artist. The album is called “Beat Pyramid” and will be avaliable from 28th January. Buy Here.
17. Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine (V2) 7″ single
18. Mudhoney - Let It Slide (Sub Pop) Taken from the 1991 album “Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge”. Buy Here
19. Ports Of Call - Quiet Tide (Self-Released) Final track from this weeks featured artist. The album is called “Like Thieves…” and as soon as I discover where you can get one I’ll let you know.
20. Rocker T - New Revelation ()