Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pod Fodder (Volume Sixty Eight)

1. Here We Go Magic - Collector (Secretly Canadian)
Kicking off this weeks Fodder with a track from the new album by Here We Go Magic. It's called "Pigeons" and will be released through Secretly Canadian on 8th June. The New York band will be coming over to the U.K. for a few dates in May. Check out their Myspace for more details.

2. Les Pitits Pelous - Bielle (Original Mix) (BNR)
Taken from the "Bielle E.P."

3. Kid 606 - Lou Reed Gimped (Important)
Taken from the Kid's new and wonderfully titled "Songs About Fucking Steve Albini" album which will be released on the Important label this very week.

4. Karen Cooper Complex - Heads (In The Other Room) (Free Music Archive)
I'm not entirely sure if this is getting a proper release or not. It comes from an album of material recorded back in 1981 (when I was a wee nipper) which was never released. It reminds me at times of early Sonic youth. To be honest I love anything which contains deranged female warbleings. You can listen to or download the whole thing from the Free Music Archive website. Well worth an hour of your time.

5. Audioglider - Shards (Exceptional)
Audioglider will release a new single on 29th March. It's the first single from the London band's debut album which will be released later in the year. I think it's a tremendous record but unfortunately I can't play you any of the track from it so you'll just have to make do with this one for now. If you like this you'll love that!

6. Double Dagger  - Imitation Is The Most Boring Form Of Flattery (Thrill Jockey)
Taken from the new E.P. "Masks" which was released last week through thrill jockey

APTEKA RELEASE 7" VINYL 'TRAITORS' IN TIME FOR SXSW7. Apteka - Aragon Sound (Crash Avenue)
This is the b-side of Apteka's current 7" single "Traitors" the a-side of which appeared on a Fodder a while ago. I'm led to believe that there will be another 7" released in the very near future as well. I wish Apteka would come over to the U.K. and play somewhere in the north of England. The word is they are some live act.

8. Rx - Bumble (Tony Rocky Horror Mix) (Nightshifters)
This is a track from what is the third in the Nighshifters series of free E.P.s which makes me wonder why I can't remember hearing the first two. I think further investigation must be carried out into those recordings. This E.P. contains four mixes of "Bumble" all of which are perfectly good but this one is by some way my favorite. The whole E.P. can be downloaded for free from

9. Sambassadeur - Sandy Dunes (Labrador)
Another great moment from the new Sambassadeur album "European" which is available now through Labrador.

Image: Your Future Our Clutter Packshot10 . The Fall - Weather Report 2 (Domino)
Possibly one of the strangest Fall tracks ever but also one of the best. This is how the new album "Our Future Your Clutter" signs off and indeed how this weeks Fodder will also. The album will be released through Domino on 26th April.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Joy Formidable - Nottingham Bodega, 16th March 2010

A great set recorded on the third night of The Joy Formidable's current jaunt around the U.K. The long awaited new album is probably going to be released in June and I for one am marking off the days on my bedpost. This set contains a couple of new songs to point us in the right direction "Popinjay" I'm sure you'll already be familiar with sounds spectacular but of most interest to me is the final track, a new song called "Spectrum" which is quite frankly superb. The only small disappointment is that the current tour avoids York like the plague (to be fair they played Leeds which is only 20 miles down the road but I just feel like moaning).

1. The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade
2. Cradle
3. The Last Drop
4. Austere
5. Ostrich
6. Anenome
7. Whirring
8. Popinjay
9. While The Flies
10. (break)
11. Greyhounds In The Slips
12. Spectrum

20th March - Birmingham, Academy 2
21st March - Oxford, Academy 2
22nd March - Brighton, Audio
24th March - London, Electric Ballroom
25th March - Southampton, Joiners
26th March - Bristol, Start The Bus
27th March - Cardiff, Barfly
29th March - Northampton, Roadmender
30th March - Sheffield, Academy 2
1st April - Wrexham, Central Station
3rd April - Glasgow, King Tuts
4th April - Inverness, Madhatters
5th April - Aberdeen, Snafu
6th April - Dundee, Fat Sams

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pod Fodder (Volume Sixty Seven)

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Image: fall new logo 11. The Fall - Cowboy George (Domino)
This is another track from the best album of the year thus far. For all the people who thought Mark E Smith was a spent force (and they do exist) this record mus be a real smack in the teeth. "Our Future Your Clutter" will be available from 26th April and the clever money will be spent on the vinyl version which comes as a double album with two extra tracks! This essential item can be pre ordered HERE . This is The Fall at their most mighty and I can't wait for the tour which also kicks off at the end of April.

24th April - Edinburgh, Studio 24
25th April - Aberdeen, The Warehouse
29th April - Dublin, Tripod
2nd May - Keel Uni, Ballroom
4th May - Nottingham, Rock City
7th May - London, Shepherds Bush Empire
8th May - Aldershot, Palace
9th May - Brighton, Concorde 2
11th May - Birmingham, O2 Academy
15th May - Frome, Cheese & Grain
16th May - Minehead, All Tomorrows Party's
21st May - Wakefield, Bain Lane Working Mens Club
22nd May - Barrow In Furness, Old Canteen Media & Arts Center

2. Flying Lotus - Dance Of The Pseudo Nymph (Warp)
Taken from a four track promo which contains tracks for the new Flying Lotus album "Cosmogrammer" which will be released through Warp on 1st May.

3. Damien - Unaware Unaware (MP3)
Taken from the album "Crippled Cute" which will be released in the UK on 22nd March and followed in early May by a new single "Lesser Thoughts".

4. Ulaan Khol - Untitled 1 (Soft Abuse)
What a wonderful sound. This is taken from what I assume to be Ulaan Khol's third release, based on no fact other than the title of the album is "III". It's made up of eight tracks, none of which have titles and quite frankly don't need them. "III" was released last week through Soft Abuse.

5. Singing Bridges - Edith Keeler (Skipping Stones)
This track is taken from an E.P. called "Three Trains" which was released as long ago as last November. Oh well, better late than never.

6. Thrushes - Crystal (Birdnote)
This is one of several tracks on the new Thrushes album "Night Falls" which are getting a lot of i-pod time at the moment. "Night Falls" is the follow up to the Baltimore bands impressive 1997 debut album "Sun Come Undone" of which praises were sung on these pages. If anything "Night Falls" is even better and if it takes another three years to come up with their next record it will be a wait worth waiting. "Night Falls" was released through Birdnote Records last week.

7. Maryos - African Era (Bad Panda)
This weeks instalment from Bad Panda is a track from an artist who describes himself as a 16 year old Australian guy. Sounds like the first line of a dating agency ad but of course being only 16 he's got all that to come. It has to be said, Bad Panda are putting out some superb stuff at the moment.

8. Fort Fairfield - Too Long A Sacrifice Can Make A Stone Of The Heart (Acustronica)
I can't leave this album alone at the moment. Every single track has a different effect on me. I really believe every home should contain one of these. It's called "The Dead Sea Scrolls" and is quite simply lovely. If you ever hear anyone saying different drag them up to the top floor of a tower block and dangle them until sense is seen (Burning World does not condone the dangling of people from Tower Blocks except in extreme circumstances). The really really good news is that if you head over to the Acustronica website you can download the album for free until 31st March.

9. Annemarie - Blue Sky On Holiday (Promo)
A new song from Annemarie who are in the process of recording their second album as we speak.

10. Egyptian Hip Hop - Wild Human Child (Radiant Dragon Remix) (Promo)

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Pod Fodder (Volume Sixty Six)

Image: archie bronson packshot1. Archie Bronson Outfit - Wild Strawberries (Domino)
This is a track from the new Archie Bronson Outfit album which was released through Domino last week. It's called "Coconut" and is the follow-up to their 2006 album "Derdang Derdang" which got quite a bit of coverage on this site at the time. Good stuff.

25th March - Newcastle, Cluny
26th March - Glasgow, King Tuts
27th March - Dublin, Whelans
28th March - Manchester, Academy 3
30th March - Bristol, Thelka
31st March - London, ULU

2. Shonen Knife - P.Y.O. (Pick Your Own) (P-Vine)
Another track from the new Shonen Knife record "Free Time".

3. Kyte - Like She Said (Kids)
This is the first taster from the new Kyte album "Dead Waves" which will be released through Kids on 19th April and preceded by a single "Ihnfsa" on 12th April. The other day I was trying to find my copy of their 2008 mini album which I could swear I have on 10" vinyl but as with most things in this house, the cat must have nicked it.

11th March - Leicester, Firebug
22nd March - London, The Lexington
2nd May - London, Camden Crawl
5th May - Oxford, Jericho
6th May - Ipswich, Swan
9th May - Southampton, Joiners
10th May - Brighton, Freebut
13th May - Bristol, Start The Bus
20th May - Bath, Moles
22nd May - Sheffield, Plug
25th May - York, Stereo

4. The Jacobins - Hey Batman! (Where's Robin) (Self Released)
This is a track from the new E.P. by The Jacobins who come from somewhere in the Midlands. It's a four track affair and can be purchased from the band via their myspace page.

Popinjay - Single, The Joy Formidable5. The Joy Formidable - Popinjay (Self Released)
Brilliant new single by one of the best bands around. This will be released as a limited edition seven inch single on 5th April. No date has yet being announced for the new album but listening to this, it's gonna be something.

14th March - Manchester, Ruby Lounge
15th March - Liverpool, Korova
16th March - Nottingham, Bodega
17th March - Leeds, Cockpit
19th March - Cambridge, Portland Arms (SOLD OUT)
20th March - Bimingham, Academy 2
21st March - Oxford, Academy 2
22nd March - Brighton, Audio
24th March - London, Electric Ballroom
25th March - Southampton, Joiners
26th March - Bristol, Start The Bus
27th March - Cardiff, Barfly
29th March - Northampton, Roadmender
30th March - Sheffield, Academy 2
31st March - Newcastle, Academy 2
1st April - Wrexham, Central Station
3rd April - Glasgow, King Tuts
4th April - Inverness, Madhatters
5th April - Aberdeen, Snafu
6th April - Dundee, Fat Sams

Babe Rainbow / Shaved EP 6. Babe Rainbow - Celebrate (Warp)
Another track from the brilliant "Shaved E.P."

Image: fall new logo 1 7. The Fall - Mexico Wax Solvent (Domino)
The wait is finally over. It seems like years since the last Fall album, but was it worth the wait I can hear you asking. The simple answer is a massive YES because "Our Future Your Clutter" contains some of Mark E Smith's finest work in years. The album has nine tracks including a version of Wanda Jacksons "Funnel Of Love" and will be released on 26th April on various formats including a rather essential double vinyl edition. What it basically comes down to is the fact that this album is just about perfect and if it isn't on your shopping list you should consider my Dr Martin boot inserted firmly in your rectum.

24th April - Edinburgh, Studio 24
29th April - Dublin, Tripod
2nd May - Keel Uni, Ballroom
4th May - Nottingham, Rock City
7th May - London, Shepherds Bush Empire
8th May - Aldershot, Palace
9th May - Brighton, Concorde 2
16th May - Minehead, All Tomorrows Party's
21st May - Wakefield, Baine Lane Working Mens Club

8. The Wind Up Birds - The Night Soil (Sturdy)
This is a track from new Leeds band The Wind Up Birds who will release their debut single "Tyre Fire" at the end of the month through Sturdy Records.

We Were Promised Jetpacks - The Last Place You'll Look (2010)9. We Were Promised Jetpacks - With The Benefit Of Hindsight (Fat Cat)
Taken from the Glasgow band's new "The Last Place You'll Look" E.P. which will be released through the eternally impressive Fat Cat Records on 12th April.

28th March - Edinburgh, Haddowfest, Bongo Club
15th April - London, Hoxton Bar & Grill

10. The Jakesperiment - Schwarz (Bad Panda)
Some moments of loveliness to end this weeks Fodder. This is the latest release from netlabel Bad Panda who release a new track for you to download every week completely free through the creative commons licence thingemigig. The Jakesperiment is a 19 year old from Indonesia called Dissa Kamajaya and I have to admit this is the

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Pod Fodder (Volume Sixty Five)

1. Air Formation - Low December Sun (
Club AC30)
This is the A side from the new Air Formation 7" recently issued through the consistently impressive Club AC30. The B side contains a track called "Silence Outside" which is just as good.
The new album "Nothing To Wish For (Nothing To Lose)" will be released on 1st March.

18th March - London, Scala
18th April - London, The Half Moon

3. Funckarma - Moor (Eat Concrete)
Taken from the "Dubstoned 3" E.P. which was released this week through Eat Concrete.

Product Details 3. Sambassadeur - I Can Try (Labrador)
If it's a good tune you're after then look no further. Sambassadeur are back with another collection of perfect pop. The new record is called "European" and there are at least three tracks on here which will be good shouts for the end of year lists. In short Sambassadeur have hit the nail on the head with this one.

4. Mojib - Mayday Revisited

16BIT - Chainsaw Calligraphy: The Remixes (Front Cover)5. 16 Bit - Chainsaw Calligraphy (Jakes Remix) (Boka)
You might remember hearing the original version of this track on this site last year. I still stand by what I said then, you just can't whack a chainsaw for a musical instrument and I wish more bands would experiment with one. Especially Coldplay who should try holding it the wrong way round, just a thought.

Aarktica: In Sea Remixes6. Aarktica - Hollow Earth Theory (Summer Cats Remix) (Silber)
This is probably my favorite track on Aarktica's new "In Sea Remixes" album. It's limited to just 500 copies so you'd better get your skates on. It's basically remixes of last years "In Sea" album by people like Yellow 6, Remora, Mason Jones and loads of others. In some ways I think this might be better than the original but then again I did fall downstairs head first yesterday.

7. Standard Fare - Fifteen (Melodic)
Standard Fare come from Sheffield and played in my home town of York just a couple of weeks ago. Through a mixture of forgetfulness and stupidity I managed to miss them, so I was delighted to get a copy of their debut album "The Noyelle Beat" which will be released through Melodic on 29th March

8. Gloria Cycles - Religious (A&G)
Gloria Cycles are a band who have been around for a while yet seem to have passed me by. Until now that is. This track is taken from the Brighton band's new single which will be released through A&G Records on 15th March. There is also an album called "Campfire Discotheque" which is available now and my copy is winging it's way north as we speak.

6th May - Brighton, Concorde 2
18th May - Brighton, Audio
29th May - Glynde, Meadowlands Festival

9. Apteka - Trailtors (mp3)
This track is taken from the forthcoming Apteka 7" single which will apparently be available in time for the Chicago band's appearance at SXSW.

10. Fort Fairfield - Live For The Railroads (Acustronica)
Taken from the Excellent album "The Dead Sea Scrolls".