Friday, June 26, 2009

Pod Fodder (Volume Forty Five)

1. The Big Pink - Stop The World (4AD)
New material from the band who gave us the brilliant "Velvet" a few months ago. If you pop over to their website and register for e-mail updates you get a free download of the Gang Gang Dance remix of "Velvet" which is well worth getting.

2. The Vera Violets - Destroyer (Safranin Sound)
It seems like quite a while since we last heard anything from the previously impressive Safranin Sound label but it's good to see they are still releasing quality records. This track comes from their latest release which is a new record by The Vera Violets. I think this is their second album but I could be wrong.

3. Kate Simko - Fear Of The Unknown (Ghostly International)
Taken from the album "Music From The Atom Smashers".

4. The Layaways - Come Back Home (Self Released)
This is a track from the latest lp by the Chicago outfit. It's called "The Space Between" and can be downloaded for free from the bands website HERE

5. The Sleepover Disaster - On A Sunday (Devil In The Woods)
Another track from the excellent lp "Hover" which must be one of my most played records so far this year. I know I probably say this every year but I genuinely believe that 2009 has seen some of the best records in years.

6. The Ruling Class - Flowers (Shelflife)
This is taken from the London band's "Tour De Force" EP which was released ages ago through Shelflife. They have a new record scheduled for release on 20th July. It's a seven inch single which contains the tracks "Sleeping Beauty" & "Marian Shrine" and will be released on Loog Records. Hopefully the band will have some copies secreted to their persons when they play at The Duchess in York next week.

30th June - York, 130a Club @ The Duchess
21st July - London, 100 Club
11th September - Leicester, Sumo

7. Bruce Stallion - Feet Of Clay Davis (Probuscus Records)
Taken from the "Bruce Stallion" EP. Cunning eh...

8. Camera Obscura - You Told A Lie (4AD)
Taken from the current and rather wonderful LP "My Maudlin Career". I fail to see how anybody can fail to take something good from this record. Even Nix likes it!!

9. Unicorn Kid - 80900000 (MP3)

10. Half Man Half Biscuit - A Legend In My Time (V.I.P. Dub)
I've spent quite a lot of time this week sorting through boxes of old cd's which have at some time or another become misplaced and chucked in boxes. Some great stuff was rediscovered, most of which I had completely forgotten about including a set of cdr's I burned a few years ago the source from which I have completely forgotten but the label is credited as VIP Dub? This track comes from one of those and is a rather good version of Don Gibson's "A Legend In My Time".
I've got a rather good recent bootleg by the Biscuits and you'll be able to hear that on this site next week.

11. Grey Machine - We Are All Fucking Liars (Version) (Hydra Head)
I need more records like this. This is the b side of a new single by Grey Machine who come from Carlisle in Pennsylvania. Apparently there is an lp in the pipeline and I can't wait to hear it.

12. We Have Band - You Came Out (Kill Em All)
New single

13. Scul Hazzards - Kerosene (MP3)
Taken from the "Slaughtered Pigs" EP

14. Crystal Antlers - Dust (Touch & Go)
I'm probably the last person on the planet to hear this record but I'm glad I finally did. Taken from the album "Tentacles".

15. Ornaith O' Dowd - Five To Four (mp3)

16. Lee Perry with Dubblestandart & Ari Up - Chase The Devil (G-Corps Remix) (Collision Cause)
Mr Perry returns once again with more dub madness. Lee must be one of the most prolific artists of all time. He seems to have been making records forever yet I've never heard one I didn't like. The new record "Return From Planet Dub" sees the legend (a mere 73 years old) hit the back of the net yet again. This time he is joined by production team Dubblestandart and Ari Up formerly of The Slits. This particular track features Ari quite heavily and is the track I keep coming back to.