1. Titus Andronicus - Fear & Loathing In Mahwah, N.J. (Merok)
You might remember last year Titus Andronicus released a rather good album called "The Airing Of Grievences" well they're releasing it again which gives me a good excuse to include a track on here. The album has been re-issued in all the usual places this week and the band are currently on tour in the states with Los Campesinos after which they come over to dear old blighty for a few gigs before heading off to annoy the rest of Europe.
22nd February - London, Shepherds Bush Empire
23rd February - London, Hoxton Bar & Grill
24th February - Manchester, Night & Day
25th February - Glasgow, King Tuts
26th February - Leeds, Cockpit
28th February - Amsterdam, Paradiso
1st March - Groningen, Vera
2nd March - Nijmegan, Merleyn
4th March - Berlin, Bang Bang Club
5th March - Hamburg, Molotow
6th March - Dresden, Beatpol
8th March - Frankfurt, Elfer
9th March - Koln, Tsunami
10th March - Brussels, Botanique
2. DJ Sonic Bee feat. Chunk n' Attack - New Skool Skank (Badbwoy Bass)
3. The Bishops - If You Leave Today (Promo)
This is the first offering from the new album "For Now" which I am reliably informed will be out on 17th March.
13th February - Darlington, Club Strut @ Inside Out
3rd March - Manchester, Dry Bar
5th March - London, Shout @ Old Blue Last
6th March - Hastings, The Crypt
13th March - Munich, 59:1
14th March - Cologne, Tsunami Club
15th March - Hamburg, Prinzenbar
16th March - Berlin, Magnet Club
17th March - Wiesbaden, Sclachtof
4. Bleach - Friends (Musidisc)
Taken from their classic 1992 debut album "Killing Time".
5. Muddy Suzuki - Childrens Film Foundation (Drift)
Fine cover of the Olivia Honey track (must play the original sometime)Taken from the album "Meetoo" which is scheduled for release through Drift on 26th January.
6. Cyrus & Distance - Violate (Random Trio Productions)
7. I Was A King - Step Aside (Hype City)
I really like the J. Mascis guitar sound on this track. In fact the whole album was a nice surprise lighting up an otherwise pathetic day (I have days like that).
8. Darren Hayman & The Secondary Modern - High Rise Towers In Medium Size Towns (Track & Field)
Taken from the excellent new album "Pram Town" which apparently was a name given to Harlow in Essex in the 1950's. This is Darrens tenth album if you include all the Hefner stuff and there's still no sign of a bad tune anywhere.
30th January - London, The Lexington
12th February - Sheffield, The Red House
13th February - Newcastle, The Star & Shadow Cinema
9. 1990's - The Box (Rough Trade)
This is allegedly the new single from 1990's who some of you will recall include parts of The Yummy Fur. I can't tell you much more about it because the press release was suitably vague but it does seem there is a new album on it's way.
10. Son Of Dave - Ain't Going To Nike Town (Karlel)
I'm really not sure what I like about this. It just kind of.... works.
11. El Haijn - In Control (Dub Bullet)
12. The Wendys - Pulling My Fingers Off (Factory)
13. The Manhattan Love Suicides - Evil Side (Squirrel)
This track is from the bands debut album from ages ago and included in this weeks fodder simply because this band should have been on this site a lot more than they have.
16th February - London, The Lexington
24th February - Leeds, Brudnell Social Club
25th February - Nottingham, The Chameleon
9th April - London, The Gramaphone
14. Mi Ami - Echononecho (Quarterstick)
This is a track from the album "Watersports" which will be released next month. Mi Ami are currently playing about a million dates in the states (see their myspace for details)but will I am unreliably informed be coming over to the UK and the rest of Europe in the spring.
15. Slowdive - Catch The Breeze (Creation)