Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pod Fodder (Volume Thirty Seven)

1. Crocodiles - I Wanna Kill (Fat Possum)
Taken from their storming album "Summer Of Hate" which will be released on 28th April through Fat Possum. This is the first record I've heard by Crocodiles although there are some earlier seven inch singles which I must try and track down.

2. 65daysofstatic - Four Score And (Some Drum N' Bass) (Monotreme)
Taken from the new album "Escape From New York" which isn't so much a new album, they are encased in a studio in Sheffield sweating blood over that as we speak. This is the bands first live album. It was recorded last year while they were on tour with The Cure and as far as I can make out all of the tracks on here were recorded at the last two dates which took place at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall which let's face it are massive venues and I'm sure that must have been quite an experience for the band.
I would have given you a list of dates for their forthcoming tour but they all appear to be sold out apart from this one.

21st April - Leeds, Cockpit

3. The Wendy Darlings - Bowling Shoes (Lost Music)
Burning World loves The Wendy Darlings and if it was physically possible I would happily have their babies.

4. Scarlet Youth - Gleaming Endless Ocean (Homesick) 
Taken from the Finnish bands debut E.P. "Breaking The Patterns" which can be purchased from the bands website HERE.

5. Japandroids - Young Hearts Spark Fire (Unfamiliar)
This track is taken from the debut album "Post Nothing" which is a very impressive noise and will be released through Unfamiliar on 28th April. According to their myspace page they have released two previous EPs both of which have sold out and I don't have. The band are playing a shed load of dates in America and Canada over the next few months. I hope they feel the need to venture across the Atlantic later in the year.

6. Blind Mr Jones - Fading Fast (Cherry Red)
I think Blind Mr Jones were one of the most criminally underrated bands of the early nineties, and there were many of those. Strawberry Story springs to mind! This track comes from their "Crazy Jazz" twelve inch from 1992.

7. Mokira - Lord, Am I Going Down (Type)
This is the second track on Andreas Tilliander's latest album under his Mokira moniker and it's bloomin' great as they say up here. The album is called "Persona" and will be released through Type Records next week. There is a ten minute long track called "Oscillations and Tremolo" which is particularly good. Perhaps I'll stick it up here in a couple of weeks if I remember.

8. Other Girls - The Moth (Audio Eagle)
This album has been one of the treats of the week. Sometimes all you need are good songs. The Ohio bands debut album "Perfect Cities" will be released on 9th June so yes it probably is a little bit early to be playing tracks from it but....

9. Peggy Sue - Lover Gone (Thesaurus)
This is a track from the new Peggy Sue (now minus The Pirates) single which will be released in June. 

24th April - London, Camden Crawl
25th April - London, Camden Crawl
27th April - Brighton, Communion @ The Hanbury Ballroom
30th April - Northampton, Roadmenders
2nd May - York, The Basement
3rd May - Salford, Sacred Trinity Church @ Sounds From The Other City
4th May - Glasgow, Twisted Wheel
5th May - Manchester, Deaf Institute
6th May - Derby, The Royal
8th May - Norwich, Jurnets Bar
9th May - Southampton, Hamptons
10th May - Bristol, Cooler
15th May - London, The Borderline

10. We Were Promised Jetpacks - Quiet Little Voices (Fatcat)
One of the best of the current massive crop of Glaswegian talent doing the rounds. I think it was Mr Vincent who first introduced me to this bands music through his excellent "North Of The Border" fodder last year. He keeps threatening a follow-up but as yet...nip. Get yr ass in gear Vincent. This is a track from the new We Were Promised Jetpacks single which I'm quitesurprised to see being released through the mighty Fatcat Records. 

30th April - Glasgow. Hinterland Festival @ The Admiral Bar
14th May - Brighton, Great Escape Festival
9th June - Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire
15th June - Glasgow, King Tuts
17th June - Nottingham, Bodega
18th June - London, Lexington
19th June - Leeds, Cockpit
20th June - Newcastle, The End

11. Go Faster - Magazine Addiction (Alcopop)
Taken from the Liverpool bands debut release,  a five track EP called "A Modern Education" which is pretty damn fine, available now and begging for your ears. 

25th April - Aberdeen, Slanted & Enchanted @ The Tunnels

12. Tonikom - The Gesture (Hymen)
Taken from the album "The Snipers Veil". 

13. Black Moth Super Rainbow - The Fields Are Breathing (Memphis Industries)
Taken from the new album "Eating Us". Out 8th June in the UK and 26th May in North America. 

14. The Candy Twins - Good Friends (Lost)
I really will miss Lost Music now that they have decided to call it a day. This EP and The Wendy Darlings record are two of the best releases of the year, no question. This track is taken from The Candy Twins "Sad Glad Songs" EP which is indiepop of the highest order.  

15. The Lotus Plaza - Different Mirrors (Kranky)
You can always rely on Kranky Records not to let you down. Taken from the album "The Floodlight Collective" which is available now through the afore mentioned Kranky. 

16. Inspiral Carpets - Butterfly (Cow) 
It's probably years since I heard this track but for some reason it found it's way onto the turntable this week and considering it was released twenty years ago still sound pretty fresh. 

17. Yppah - They Know What Ghost Know (Ninja Tune)
Taken from the "Gumball Weekend" EP.