Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pod Fodder (Volume Fifty One)

1. Pens - I Sing Just For You (Destjil)
Taken from the album "Hi Friend What You Doing". Out 28th September.

2. Asobi Seksu - Transparence (Aa Remix) (Polyvinyl) This is taken from the new 10" EP which was released through Polyvinyl last week.

3. 9dw - Stingray (Catune) This comes from an excellent split 12" which 9dw share with the brilliant Boris (see further down). The EP goes under the catchy name of "Golden Dance Classics" which might be slightly misleading but hey... Out 21st September.

4. Plaaydoh - Bas Rok (Winning Sperm Party) A while ago someone told me that plaaydoh had called it a day, obviously a complete bloody lie as they have just released their debut album and seem very much alive. The album, should you care can be downloaded for free from the Winning Sperm Party website where you can also purchase CD copies.

5. Soundpool - Makes No Sense (Promo) Taken from the forthcoming album "Mirrors In Your Eyes".

6. Proppy & Heady - Summer Of Hardstyle (Scantraxx) 12" Vinyl

7. Boris - Tokyo Wonder Land (Catune) This is one of the Boris contributions to the "Golden Dance Classics" 12" EP.

8. The Sound Of Typewriters - Naomi Watts (Sleep City) This track comes from a pink vinyl 7" single which The Sound Of Typewriters share with Lobster. Out 10th September.

9. Sic Alps - N. Mansion (Slumberland) The a-side of the current single. Yet more scrummy pink 7" vinyl!

10. The Honorable Worm - I Haven't Gambled At All (Self-Released) Strange stuff indeed. The Honorable Worm appears to have been making records since about 2001 yet this is the first thing I've heard. Taken from the "Not Someone But Some One"EP which is actually more of an album and is at times very strange indeed. Recommended!!!

11. Polvo - Beggars Bowl (Merge) Taken from the new album "In Prism".

12. Epic 45 - We Were Never Here (Make Mine Music) This is the first track on the new Epic 45 EP "In All The Empty Houses" which I think is pretty much superb.

13. Meth Teeth - I Was Wrong (Woodsist) Taken from the happiest album of the week. With song titles like "Unemployment Forever", The World Is Going To End Soon" and "A Thousand Regrets" you know this is not going to be a happy experience but it is a fulfilling one. The bundle of joy is called "Everything Went Wrong" and will be available from 15th September.

14. No Age - Genie (Sub Pop) Another track from the brilliant new No Age record "Losing Feeling". The band will be playing at the Scala in London on 19th October which appears to be their only upcoming date in the UK. I don't think it would be inappropriate for someone to record the gig and send me a copy, not that I could possibly encourage such behaviour... but I do.

15. Disconnect 4 - Disco Never Changes (Self-Released) Taken from the "Modern Love" EP.

16. Soft Circle - Don't Just Stand There (Post Present Medium) This is one of two tracks Soft Circle contribute to a new 12" which they share with High Places. You will be able to hear the High Places Track in next weeks Fodder.

17. Ducktails - Landrunner (Olde English Spelling Bee) Taken from the New Jersey band's second album "Landscapes". Out now.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Birdland - Manchester Boardwalk, 18th November 1988

Probably the earliest Birdland bootleg I've heard. Not the best sound in the world but perfectly listenable, which just about sums up the band as well. For all their faults there was always something about Birdland which made them appealing. Perhaps it was their superb "Hollow Heart" single or the fact that they were on Lazy Records or maybe because their debut (and only) album was on lovely white vinyl, regardless they certainly caught my attention.

Download Here

1. See No Evil
2. Crystal Injection
3. Hollow Heart
4. Letter You Know
5. Unknown
6. Sugar Blood
7. Rock n' Roll Nigger

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Pod Fodder (Volume 50)

1. Skeletonbreath - Dick Tracy (Safety Meeting) 2009
2. Exlovers - You Forget So Easily (Chess Club) 2009
3. Health - Die Slow (Lovepump United) 2009
4. Yesman - Bittersweet Bells (Klangwelt) 2009
5. The Big Pink - Golden Pendulum (4AD) 2009
6. A Place To Bury Strangers - In ItalicYour Heart (Mute) 2009
7. Captain Poloroid - Union City Blue (Dirty Little Angels) 2009
8. Jackie O Motherfucker - The Corner (Fire) 2009
9. Vivian Girls - Can't Get Over You (In The Red) 2009
10. Cola Jet Set - Tonto Corazon (Elefant) 2009
11. No Age - You're A Target (Sub Pop) 2009
12. TV Ghost - The Network (In The Red) 2009
13. The Hare & The Moon - Semewater (Reverb Worship) 2009
14. Johnny Cola & The A Grades - Summer Of Hate (Self Released) 2009
15. Science Bastard - The Lizard Will Eat You (Dirty Little Angels) 2009
16. Arab Strap - The Clearing (Chemikal Underground) 1997
17. High Rankin - New Messiah (Cheaper Thrills) 2009

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Pod Fodder (Volume Forty Nine)

1. Lovvers - Four Count (Wichita)
Taken from their debut album "OCD Go Go Girls" which will be released through Wichita on 10th October.

12th August - London, Pure Groove Instore
12th August - London, Bardon's Boudoir
16th August - Nottingham, Bodega
19th August - Leeds, Nation Of Shopkeepers (FREE GIG)
20th August - Glasgow, Captains Rest
21st August - Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
18th September - Belfast, Auntie Annie's
19th September - Dublin, Whelan's
21st September - Leeds, Brudnell Social Club
22nd September - Manchester, The Corner
23rd September - Nottingham, Chameleon
24th September - Cardiff, Buffalo Bar
25th September - London, Old Blue Last

2. Fight Like Apes - Something Global (Model Citizen)
Current single from the Apes who have recently re-issued their debut album "And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion" as a 2CD pack which includes loads of extra tracks, b sides and the like.

3. Fuck Buttons - Surf Solar (ATP)
The wait is over. Fuck Buttons are back and their new Andrew Wetherall produced album "Tarot Sport" will be released in the UK on 12th October. It will be preceded by the single "Surf Solar" on 14th September after which the Bristol duo will be back on the road. I must confess I haven't seen them live yet and plan to put that to rights on 17th September when the tour kicks off in Leeds. Now all we need is that new Fall record!

17th September - Leeds, Brudnell Social Club
18th September - Sheffield, Octagon
19th September - Oxford, The Cellar
20th September - Manchester, Deaf Institute
21st September - Nottingham, Bodega
22nd September - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
23rd September - Newcastle, The Other Room
24th September - Glasgow, Stereo
25th September - Lancaster, The Story
26th September - Bristol, Coulston Hall
27th September - Brighton, Audio

4. Weird Science - Haus Of Cards (Dan Sena Remix) (Downtown/Dim Mak)

5. The Field Mice - Sensitive (Sarah)
Classic 7" single from 1989. I had forgotten how good this sounds

6. The Big Pink - Dominos (4AD)
This is a track from possibly the most eagerly awaited debut album of the year. The Big Pink stormed onto the scene earlier in the year with the brilliant "Velvet" single which I'm sure will feature heavily in the end of year lists. They followed that up with another great tune in the shape of "Stop The World", both of which appear on the bands debut album "A Brief History Of Love" which will be released through 4AD on 14th September. I think it's fair to say it lives up to the hype and no-one will be disappointed. Watch this lot fly...

8th October - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
9th October - Brighton, Digital
10th October - Oxford, Academy
11th October - Coventry, Kasbah
12th October - Wrexham, Central Station
14th October - Glasgow, King Tuts
17th October - York, The Duchess (looking forward to this one!)
18th October - Leeds, Cockpit
20th October - Liverpool, Academy 2
21st October - Manchester, Academy
22nd October - London, Electric Ballroom

7. Ten City Nation - Flashing Lights (Skint?)
Taken from the album "At The Still Point" which can be downloaded for free HERE

15th August - Ipswich, PJ McGinty's
22nd August - Cambridge, Cornerhouse
2nd September - London, Camden Head
11th September - Bury St Edmonds, Corn Exchange
12th September - London, Lewisham Fox

8. Sloth Scamper - (((Bonju))) (MP3)
Sloth Scamper come from Taiwan and beyond that I know nothing.

9. Silk Flowers - Cheap Shot(PPM)
This track was meant to be in last weeks Fodder but had to be pulled to keep the zip under 100 mb. It's far too good to ignore though. Taken from the New York bands self titled debut album.
10. The Jasmine Minks - Think (Creation)
The fourth week in our Creation Records series and this week it's the turn of The Jasmine Minks. As far as back catalogues go I think Creation have possibly the best first fifty releases of any label ever... well maybe Sarah as well but if you've never heard them they really should be investigated.

11. Obfusk - Oceanic Glow (Night Mix) (Static Caravan)
This is the b-side of Obfusks latest 7" which was released last week.

12. The School - And Suddenly (Slumberland)
New single from the Cardiff band who gave us the wonderful "Let It Slip"EP last year which will be released on 9th August. I managed to catch up with them at York's cutest venue, The Basement in York last month which was great in terms of music but poor in terms of turnout. I really wish more people would check out this venue because as well as having a fine roster of bands coming up it is probably the cutest venue I have ever been in.

13. Zoe Van Goey - Sweethearts In Disguise (Left In The Dark)
Another track from the album "The Cage Was Unlocked All Along"
From the album "The Cage Was Unlocked"

14. The Depreciation Guild - Dream About Me (Kanine)
I've been meaning to include this track for the last three Fodders but in time honoured fashion forgot every time. You can get this on lovely white vinyl and I suggest yo do.