Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pod Fodder (Volume Twenty Nine)

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1. The Wolfmen - Cecile (Howl)
Great start to this weeks fodder. I'm a little bit late on this one as it was released about two months ago but what a record.

2. The All New Adventures Of Us - St. Crispins Got Our Backs (One Little Indian) This is a track from the new single which will be available from next month when the band will embark on a short tour with Sam Isaac. Apparently they will soon be working on the follow up to last years excellent "Best Loved Goodnight Tales" album.

6th March - Northampton, Roadmender
7th March - Edingburgh, Caberet Voltaire
9th March - York, The Basement
10th March - London, Old Blue Last
11th March - Bristol, Louisiana
12th March - Cambridge, The Portland Arms
14th March - Leeds, Cockpit

3. Celebrity Chimp - Porn Star (Green Pea)
Taken from the bands new "Celebrity Is The New Royalty" EP which contains five utterly fantastic tracks and needs to live your house. Apparently you can pick it up from CDbaby.com but I'm sure it'll be available elsewhere as well.

23rd February - London, Monday Night At The Proud Galleries
28th February - EP Launch @ The Hobgoblin
6th March - Deptford, Birds Nest
10th March - London, Soundbites @ The Abbey
11th March - London, The Legion

4. Gee Spot - Bringing The Bass Back (Shoot 2 Ill)

5. Small Crew - Kamikaze Girls (Self Released)
This apparently is the Armenia bands "lost" second single which originally appeared about a year ago but what with all the excitement of the arrival of a new addition to band member Richard Adderley's family they forgot to tell anyone so here it is again. There is another track which accompanies this called "It's Not Too Late To Wait" which can be downloaded from the bands Myspace.
6. Exlovers - Phonebooth (Young & Lost)
This is one of the tracks from the new single which will be released as a limited run of five hundred seven inch singles through the mighty Young & Lost on 6th April. If you want to make sure you get one of these future rarities you can pre order it from the Young & Lost online shop.

21st February - Hull, Adelphi (with Emmy The Great)
22nd February - London, Shepherds Bush Empire (NME awards show with Pete Doherty)
24th February - Glasgow, Barrowlands (NME awards show with Pete Doherty)
25th February - Birmingham, Glee (with Emmy The Great)
26th February - Bristol, Fleece (with Emmy The Great)
27th February - London ULU (with Emmy The Great)
2nd March - London, Rough Trade Store (instore show with Emmy The Great)
31st March - London, Twisted Licks @ The Macbeth
3rd April - London, Bar Rhumba (single launch FREE ENTRY)

7. In Motion - Hollow Blow (Indicater)
If you've been paying attention you'll undoubtedly recall that we featured a track from this old album just a few weeks ago. At that point I was blissfully unaware that "The Language Of Everyday Life" was about to be re-issued. The completely re-mastered version which also contains two extra tracks will be available through Indicater Records... well soon.

8. Town Bike - It's My Mic (Super Kawaii Pop)
If I had a record of the week it would probably be this. Town Bike are completely new on me even though it appears they've been around for a while. This is a track from their fantastic debut album "Go! Fight! Win!) which will be released on 9th March and really does need to live at your house.

28th February - London, Popfest
13th March - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
16th March - Sheffield, The Nelson Rock Bar
18th March - London, 229
21st March - Liverpool, ???
7th April - Liverpool, Bar Fresa
8th May - Birmingham, Scruffy Murphy's
9th May - Hull, Adelphi

9. Lost Cowboy - Spinach Boy (Playtime)

10. Swervedriver - Rave Down (Sony)
Originally released in 1991 Swervedriver's debut album "Raise" was a classic of it's time. Following on from two spectacular EP's on Creation Records a lot was expected from the Oxford quartet and of course they delivered. "Raise" was a nine track monster with a nice sleeve.... and now it's back. I've never being a big fan of the re-mastering thing but I am glad this record is available again and I hope a lot more people fall in love with it.

11. Electricity In Our Homes - Gymnastics (4AD)
This is a limited seven inch only release on the legendary 4AD label.

12. State Broadcasters - Let's Make T-Shirts (Electric Honey)
Taken from the album "The Ship & The Iceberg" and features some great song titles such as "Ivor Cutler Suggests We Join The Noise Abatement Society".

19th March - Glasgow, Sloans Ballroom (album launch)
30th May - Glasgow, 13th Note

13. Florene - Chinese Mountain Forest (Unsigned)
Florene are from Denton, Texas and consist of Aaron Mollet and Gavin Guthrie. They sent me a couple of tracks last week which are just great. According to their Myspace they have made a few records which I will try and track down.

20th March - Austin, Moose Lodge (afternoon show)
28th March - Dallas, Good Records (early show with Many Birthdays)
28th March - Dallas, Annex House (late show)
3rd April - Dallas, City Tavern (with Jack With One Eye)

14. Last Step - 61 Disco (Planet Mu)
Last Step is basically Aaron Funk from Venetian Snares taken to celebrating under the "Last Step" moniker. I have to be honest I love this album and I've got a feeling Mr Vincent will shoot a few badgers to get his hands on it too.

15. Underground Railroad - Breakfast (One Little Indian)
Brief piece from the new Underground Railroad EP which contains five new tracks, or at least tracks which aren't on last years "Sticks and Stones" album. Good stuff.

16. 1990's - Tell Me When You're Ready (Rough Trade)
Another track from the new album "Kicks".

17. The Fall - Choc-Stock (Step Forward)
Taken from the 1979 album "Dragnet".

18. Helen Love - Calm Down Dad (Elefant)
Yes, I know this track has been on before but face it.... it's great.

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