Friday, July 30, 2010

Pod Fodder (Volume Eighty Three)

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 1. Tada Tata - Susie (Arctic Nutter)
I know absolutely nothing about Tada Tata except for the fact that they come from Sweden and sound pretty sweet. What more do you need?

The Blanche Hudson Weekend SQRL28 Hate Is A Loaded Gun EP 2. The Blanch Hudson Weekend - Song For Kristen (Squirrel)
The Blanch Hudson Weekend have just released their third EP on Squirrel Records of Leeds. Of the three tracks on here this is the one I keep coming back to. The band will be appearing at the Indietracks Festival at the Midland Railway Centre on 25th July.

 3. Heinali & Matt Finney - End Of July (Self Released)
This track is taken from the second collaboration between American poet Matt Finney and Ukrainian composer Heinali. It's called the "Lemonade EP" and as I'm sure you'll detect from this track is full of rather dark stories. You can download the EP in full from their Bandcamp page HERE.

Remora: Mecha
4. Remora - Lilly (Silber)
This track comes from the new Remora album "Mecha" which is available now through the consistently remarkable Silber label. The Silber website describes the album as "Post apocalyptic pop. Blurps & bleeps. Bridges between machine & human brains. Music for androids. Part post rock, part electro, & part folk; love songs, fight songs, & ballads; distorted future music." which just about covers it. According to the website you will also be furnished with a copy of the Mecha mini comic whatever that may be and I should let you know that a limited number of copies are available in tins because let's face it. Any record which comes in a tin needs to be owned.

5. Boyz & Girl - Watch Out! Akily Is Dead (Self Released)
Taken from the Taiwan bands self titled debut album which can be purchased from their Myspace page. If noise is your thing then so is this.

6. Lost Harbours - Pathway Through Sky (Culture As A Dare)
When a CD comes through my door and the cover is made out of wood chip wallpaper it's always going to grab my attention. Even more impressive was the crude paint job on the CD itself and fortunately the noise the thing makes lives up to all the promise of the packaging. It's a three track EP by Lost Harbours which basically consists of the many talents of Richard Thompson with Emma on flute and zither. As far as I can make out this is the first Lost Harbours release (usually when I say that it's the seventh) and if the Culture As A Dare website is to be trusted the first of many and I for one will not sleep until I get more. The good news is that if you order a copy from the labels website then you also will become the proud owner of a lovely piece of wood chip wallpaper and a very well painted CD.

7. Liechtenstein - On The Tram (Fraction Discs)
This is a track from the Swedish bands new three track EP "Passion For Water" which is available now on Fraction Discs.

Pitch Twit - Oink
8. Pitch Twit - Oink (Original Mix) (Sic Outfit)
This is the latest offering from Tom Sidebottom aka Pitch Twit. It's the fourth Pitch Twit release this year and I reckon the best. I love electronic music that has something going on and there is plenty going on in "Oink". It reminds me of Chris Clark in many ways, talking of whom if anyone reading this knows Chris Clark could you please give him a kick up the jacksy and tell him to hurry up with a new record.

9. Redinho - Nuff Prang (Numbers)
This is just superb. It's called the "Bare Blips EP" and consists of eight tracks of just superb sounds and beats.  Exactly what you need first thing in the morning to go with your coffee (although I find a boiled egg with soldiers goes down quite well too). "Bare Blips" is available now through the Numbers label who also seem to have released quite a lot of stuff I've never heard. One to be investigated.

South Ambulance - EP#6
10. South Ambulance - Don't You Shine (Indiecater)
Sometimes all you need is a good tune and South Ambulance have always been able to lay their hands on one of them. This track is taken from the Swedish bands new EP which is imaginatively titled EP#6 and is perhaps unsurprisingly the follow up to EP#5 which followed.... Anyway the EP is available through Indiecater Records as previously and will cost you about three Euro for eight tracks.