1. Camera Obscura - French Navy (4AD)
Camera Obscura return with a new single and a new album on a new label. The Edinburgh bands third album "My Maudlin Career" will be released through 4AD on 20th April and is to be preceded by the single "French Navy" on 13th April.
23rd April - London, Shepherds Bush Empire
26th April - Glasgow, Barrowlands
2. Le Corps Mince De Francois - Bitch Of The Bitches (Limping Boy Remix)
This is a remix of the Scandinavian bands new single which was released last week.
3. El Jesus De Magico - Summer Of Luhv (Columbus Discount)
Taken from their "Scalping The Guru" twelve inch which I believe is limited to just three hundred copies and is more or less sold out which is a shame. I think we might have to play another track in the coming weeks.
4. Coltraine Motion - The Year Without Summer (75 Or Less)
This is a track from the new coloured vinyl seven inch out sometime this month. Good stuff this.
8th March - Cleveland, B Side Liquor Lounge
9th March - Arlington, Galaxy Hut
10th March - Philadelphia, The Fire
11th March - Brooklyn, Public Assembly
12th March - Pittsburgh, Club Cafe
13th March - Dayton, The Coffee Shop
14th March - Cincinnati, Northside Tavern
15th March - Champaign, Mike n Molly's
21st March - Minneapolis, Hexagon Bar
11th April - Chicago, Beat Kitchen
5. I Octane - Different Page (mp3)
6. The Wedding Present - Dalliance (RCA)
Taken from the Leeds god's 1991 album "Seamonsters".
7. Hermas Zopoula - Couron Scourez (Asthmatic Kitty) I mean come on.... How good is this!! Hermas Zopoula comes from Burkina Faso in Africa and is the youngest of no less than thirty six siblings. This track comes from the first record I've heard from Hermas. It's called "Espoir" and is a real treat. I don't know if this guy has recorded any previous records and if he had I would imagine they would be virtually impossible to locate but I really think every person alive on the planet should hear this record at least once in their lifetime. Yes it is that good.
8. The Quotes - Lot Lips (Drohnwerks)
Taken from the album "Reinforcements Have Arrived".
9. Bleech - Is It True That Boys Don't Cry (Ban*Jam)
Excellent debut single from the East Londoners which will be available from 14th April.
8th March - London, Worlds End
11th March - London, Bar Vinyl
13th March - Norwich, King Edward VII
15th March - London, Proud Gallery (Free Entry)
15th March - London, Worlds End (Free Entry)
19th March - London, Proud Gallery
21st March - Watford, The Flag
26th March - London, The Enterprise
29th March - London, Worlds End (Free Show)
4th April - London, The Wilmington
9th April - Hemil Hempstead, Function Rooms
10th April - London, Tommy Flynn's
12th April - London, Worlds End (Free Show)
16th April - London, The Enterprise
17th April - Swindon, The Furnace
19th April - London, Dublin Castle
23rd April - London, New Cross Inn
10. Lotus Plaza - Quicksand (Kranky)
Taken from the album "The Floodlight Collective" which will is the debut solo offering from Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt and will be released through Kranky on March 23rd.
11. Tarlton - Overport (Afternoon)
Taken from the "The Papa Thesis" E.P.
12. The Candy Twins - Happy Families (Lost Music)
More great tuneage from the nice people at Lost Music. This is a track from The Candy Twins debut E.P. "Sad Glad Songs" which is available right now.
2nd April - London, Buffalo Bar
23rd May - Hampton, Party On The Pool (Open air pool apparently)
13. The Strange Boys - Woe Is You & Me (In The Red)
This album seems to have been rather a long time in coming still it's here now. It's called "And Girls Club" and can be purchased from the In The Red website.
14. Wake The President - Just Give Me Two Secs (Electric Honey)
Another track from the Glasgow band's excellent debut album "You Can't Change That Boy" which is released this week.
13th March - London, Twee As Fuck @ Buffalo Bar
16th March - London, Rough Trade (instore)
29th March - Aberdeen, The Tunnels
23rd April - Glasgow, Popmorphic
15. Underground Railroad - Pick The Ghost (One Little Indian)
I saw these guys supporting Fight Like Apes the other night and they were brilliant. This is a track from their new E.P. which follows last years "Sticks & Stones" album and was released through One Little Indian Last week.
16. Birdland - Everybody Needs Somebody (Lazy)
Yeah, I know...