Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pod Fodder (Volume Ninety)

1. Black Math - Part Of Me (Permanent)
Taken from the album "Phantom Power" which follows 2009's almost impossible to find "Black Math " album and can be purchased from the Permanent Records website on limited edition white vinyl.

2. The High Violets - Midnight's Child (Self Released)
This is a track from the Portland bands new album "Cinema" which was released last week.

3. Captain Polaroid - Inside A Swill Bucket (Self Released)
The Captain is back with the fourth instalment of his Beat Nostalgia series of five E.P.s. This is a track from E.P. four which listen to in full along with the all of the previous records from Captain Polaroid at his website HERE.

4. Big Troubles - Modern Intimacy (Olde English Spelling Bee)
Another track from what is one of the most played records on my ipod at the moment. The band celebrate under the slightly disappointing moniker of Big Troubles and have recently released their debut album "Worry" through the consistently brilliant Olde English Spelling Bee label.

5. Underground Cities - It's Raining In The Attic (River Jones Music)
Taken from the Arizona band's new record "The Dalliance Album".

FIGHT LIKE APES: The Body of Christ & the Legs of Tina Turner  (CD) 
6. Fight Like Apes - Jenny Kelly (Model Citizen)
Fight Like Apes are back with their second album. The follow up to their 2008 classic "Fight Like Apes & The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion" is similar in that it has an equally good title. The new record is called "The Body Of Christ & The Legs Of Tina Turner". I've read a few slightly negative reviews about it but I'm not going to jump on that bandwagon. The Dublin bands debut was so good they were never going to replicate it and I for one am glad to hear they haven't tried. The new record may just take a few more listens to fall in love with than it's predecessor but as long as My Kay struggles to complete a verse without using expletives everything will be just fine.

7. Worlds End Girlfriend - Teen Age Ziggy? (Virgin Babylon Records)
Worlds End Girlfriend have been making records for years but this is the first one that has really captured my attention. The album is called "Seven Idiots" and is completely impossible to stuff into any particular genre such is the range of activities going on here. I'll post another track in next weeks Fodder but it won't sound anything like this. I can only imagine what kind of experience their live shows must be but as they are based in Japan it's unlikely I'll ever find out.

8. Lianne Hall - Telephone In A Foreign City (Malinki)
Lianne Hall is back with her first album in quite while and quite superb it is. Some people are just incapable of writing crap and Lianne Hall falls into that category. Me on the other hand... Oh by the way you can get this on beautiful white vinyl... just thought I'd mention it.

Skatalites - Jones Town Special  /  Eric Morris - Ungodly People 
9. Eric Morris - Ungodly People (King Edward)
This is the b-side of The Skatalites seven inch I played you last week. Very nice!

10. Synkro - Reservoir (Box Clever)
One side of a new 12" on the Box Clever label (001). What a great way to start.

The Joy Formidable: I Don’t Want To See You Like This: Limited Picture Disc packshot 
11. The Joy Formidable - I Don't Want To See You Like This (Canvasback/Atlantic)
This is the much anticipated new single from The Joy Formidable which will hopefully herald the imminent release of a new album. The band have spent the last year or so travelling just about anywhere it's possible to walk, getting fawned over by the music press and generally being rather good. On top of all that they have been busily putting together their new album which apparently is finished and should be with us soon. You can  expect another bout of serious touring to coincide with the release as well. The new single "I Don't Want To See You Like This" will be released on October 10th on the usual formats with a very nice limited edition 7" picture disc thrown in to get you scrambling.

26th September - Gloucester, Underground Festival
27th September - Birmingham, O2 Academy
28th September - Norwich, Waterfront
30th September - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
1st October - Glasgow, King Tuts
2nd October - Aberdeen, Tunnels
4th October - Manchester, Academy 3
5th October - Newcastle, Academy 2
6th October - Leeds, Cockpit
7th October - Basingstoke, Sugarmill
8th October - Cardiff, Millennium Music Hall
10th October - Oxford, O2 Academy
11th October - Brighton, Concorde 2
13th October - Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
14th October - London, Koko

12. Eluvium - A Life In Tides Less Current (Temporary Residence)
Mr Vincent told me the other day that he thought Burning World was getting a bit commercial. Well stick this one up your funnel!!!!
Taken from the "Leaves Eclipse The Light E.P." on Temporary Residence.