A superb selection this week if I do say so myself. I mean how could it be anything else when we have new tracks from The Fall and The pains Of Being Pure At Heart. You now have the choice of downloading from the link below or stream at your leisure by clicking on fat Scooter the cat on the left hand side of this page.
1. The Isolation - Dancing Away (All Heroes Are Dead)
This is the track I keep coming back to from the Swedish bands self titles debut ep.
2. Abner Jay - Cocaine (Mississippi Records)
This record is superb. If you have never heard Abner Jay then you need to hear this album. The original "Brandie Records" recordings are either impossible to find or would require mortgage to secure if you did. This then is a pretty important collection. As far as I'm aware it's only available on vinyl which to be honest is the only way to listen to this kind of thing anyway. I think you can still get the "One Man Band" cd from Amazon but this is the one you need. It's called "The True Story Of Abner Jay" and you will certainly hear more from this record in future Fodders.
3. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Say No To Love (Live)
A new song from the band who can do no wrong. 2009 has been the year of The Pains and rightly so. They have delivered us one of the best debut albums of recent years and are very impressive live as can be demonstrated elsewhere on this site. This is a live version of a new track which may or may not appear on the next album which hopefully won't be too far away.
4. Elisa Luu - D G (Ipologica)
Taken from an ep which appears to be called "IPO//13" which of course is also its catalogue number.
5. Miss Halliwell - Let's Do Business (Shabby)
Fantastic new single from Miss Halliwell. You can download it from www.shabbyrecords.co.uk along with a single buy Hans Gruber.
6. Brakes - Cease & Desist (Fat Cat)
Another track from the current live album "Rock Is Dodelijk".
7. The Ravonettes - The Chosen One (Vice)
I'm loving this track at the moment. Not entirely sure if it's just some kind of bonus track or a new single but whatever it is it sounds bloody good on my ipod.
14th December - Manchester, Ruby Lounge
15th December - Glasgow, ABC2
16th December - Newcastle, Academy 2
17th December - Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
18th December - London, Islington Academy
8. The Fall - Slippy Floor (Mark Mix) (Action)
And just when you thought 2009 was going to be one of those rare, baron years which have to be survived without any new stuff from The Fall a new single pops it's head up and instantly the world is transformed into a beautiful place. It's a three track affair which also features "Hot Cake 2" which is good and a live version of "Strangetown". If you want one of these messianic items you will need to pop over to the Action Records site where you will be able to find salvation.
Aarktica: In Sea"> 9. Aarktika - Hollow Earth Theory (Silber)
Taken from the excellent new album "In Sea".
10. Red Cortez - Fell On The Floor (Self Released)
This track is taken from the California band's current "Hands To The Wall" ep. The band are currently on tour in the U.S. with The Airborne Toxic Event.
11. Grouper - Pale Through (Roots Strata)
This track is taken from a seven inch single which Grouper share with Xela called "Tsuki No Seika Volume One". It's limited to 300 copies which are available by subscription only and is intended to be the first in a set of four records which will form a boxed set.
12. Gardeners Question Time - I Saw God (mp3)
This mp3 appeared in my inbox a few days ago. It's by the wonderfully named Gardeners Question Time. Unfortunately their myspace page doesn't give up any secrets so all I can tell you is they come from somewhere in the UK and this track is mint!
13. Ola Podrida - Donkey (Western Vinyl)
Taken from the new album "Belly Of The Lion".
14. My Bloody Valentine - Off Your Face (Creation)
Taken from the 1990 "Glider" ep.
15. Daniel Land & The Modern Painters - Off Your Face Again (Saint Cecilia)
This track comes from the debut album by Daniel Land & The Modern Painters "Love Songs For The Chemical Generation" which was released a couple of weeks ago on Saint Cecilia. Superb stuff.
19th December - Edinburgh, The Caves