Friday, July 23, 2010

Pod Fodder (Volume 82)

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1. Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss (Micky Moonlight Remix) (Modular)
This is superb. I've been starting my day with this track for the last week and I can recommend it as a viable alternative to coffee. Tame Impala come from Melbourne, Australia so I suppose the chances of seeing them any time soon is probably as high as York City winning the league this season. However if you live at the other side of the world they are playing a few gigs the details of which can be garnered from their Myspace Page. They also released an album back in May called "Innerspeaker" which I missed but a copy is fighting it's way through the post as we speak.

2. Desmond & The Tutus - High Fives (Bad Panda)
This weeks offering from the Bad Panda crew comes from Desmond & The Tutus who come from Pretoria, South Africa. This is such a good song.

Blackbird Blackbird - Summer Heart (2010) 
3. Blackbird Blackbird - Happy High (Wonder Beard)
This is a track from the debut album by San Francisco's Blackbird Blackbird (formerly Bye Bye Blackbird). They have already released a couple of free E.P.'s the most recent of which being "Let's Move Together", a track from which can be downloaded from last weeks Fodder. "Summer High" will be released as a limited edition cassette through Wonder Beard Tapes in September but in the meantime you can purchase the digital version from the bands bandcamp page HERE.

4. The Prids - When I Look (Velvet Blue Music)
Taken from the Portland bands debut album "Chronosyclastic".

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5. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Lost Saint (Fortuna Pop)
This is the b-side of the new Pains single "Say No To Love"which is available now through Fortuna Pop or Slumberland Records depending where in the world you happen to be. Now where's that new album?

25th July - Indietracks Festival
28th July - Brighton, Concorde 2
29th July - London, Heaven
31st July - Stirling, Under 18s Festival

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6. Best Coast - Crazy For You (Wichita)
Everyone seems to be talking about Best Coast at the moment, and not without good reason. Their debut album is about to be unleashed and I'm quite sure a lot of people are going to think of it as one of the best records of 2010. This is the title track from the album which will be released on Wichita on 2nd August but can be pre-ordered now from the Wichita website. I would advise you all to but the vinyl version simply because the sleeve is brilliant as well and looks superb on a 12" package.

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7. Tears Run Rings - Forgotten (Clairecords)
Tears Run Rings are back with a new record. "Distance" is the follow-up to their 2008 debut which still occasionally finds it's way onto the Burning World ipod. I think Tears Run Rings will make a lot of new friends with their new record because, and I know people throw this word away very carelessly these days but the fact of the matter is that "Distance" is a masterpiece and I've lost count of how many of those we have had this year. Distance will be released on Clairecords on 24th August.

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 8. Ten Kens - Screaming Viking (Fat Cat)
This is a track from the forthcoming second album by Toronto four piece Ten Kens (great name for a band). The album is called "For Posterity" and will be released in the UK on the increasingly esteemed Fat Cat label on 30th August.

 9. Tango In The Attic - Seven Second Stare (Keep Calm)
Tango In The Attic are a five piece from Glenrothes in Scotland and this track is taken from their impressive debut album the wonderfully titled "Bank Place Locomotive Society".

23rd July - Sheffield, Nottingham House
27th July - Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut
7th August - Leslie, Greenside Hotel
20th August - Dunfermline, Molloys

10. Violent Soho - Jesus Stole My Girlfriend (Ecstatic Peace)
Taken from the Australian bands new self titled album which is available now on Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace label.

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