Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Twenty Seven)

1. Pacific UV - I'm Here But It's Not Me (Self Released)
A new track from Pacific UV and one which is being considered for the new album no less.

Madrigal EP

2. Boy 8 Bit - Fire Extinguisher (This Is Music)
One of four tracks on Boy 8 Bit's new "Madrigal E.P."

3. Xiu Xiu - Daphny (Polyvinyl)
This is a track from a new Xiu Xiu seven inch single which will be released on Polyvinyl on 6th September. It's limited to just one thousand copies and comes on lovely blue vinyl. The b-side to "Daphny" is a strange cover of Rhianna's "Only Girl (In The World)". 

4. Nicola Ratti - Doom Set (Die Schachtel)
Taken from the album 220 Tones which is available now on Die Schachel.


5. The Joy Formidable - Whirring (Innerpartysystemremix) (WEA)
Very nice indeed. It's about time someone took hold of some of these Joy Formidable tracks and gave them a good kicking before they become classics as I'm fairly sure they will. This is the remains of "Whirring" after Innerpartysystem bumped into it in a dark alley one evening and decided to teach it a lesson. Also on this E.P. is a remix of "Austere" which has been given some treatment at the hands of The Naked And Famous and sounds a bit mental. Additionally the "Roarities EP" also contains "The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade, Llaw = Wall" and "A Heavy Abacus" all recorded live at KOKO in recent times.

6. Bumblebeez - Fat Sheriff (Bang Gang
Taken from the "I'm A Cowboy EP" which has been knocking about for the last couple of months apparently. There is also now a remix EP available which should be pretty damn fine if this is anything to go by. Unsurprisingly the cowboy theme runs through the whole EP as does the rather entertaining voice you will have noticed on this track which sounds a bit like the voice which delivers a text should you send it to a landline.


7. The Haxan Cloak - The Fall (Aurora Borealis)
Taken from The Haxan Cloak's self titled debut album which is available now on Aurora Borealis.

This Nation's Saving Grace

8. The Fall - Barmy (Beggars Banquet)
Yes I know it's any excuse to play a Fall track but while we wait for a new album it's all I can do. This one comes from the classic "This Nations Saving Grace" album released back in nineteen eighty five.

9. Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Repeating Hearts (Heist Or Hit
I feel like I'm missing out on something here. I was fortunate enough to receive this record last week. It's a new EP by Los Angeles band Letting Up Despite Great Faults and it is very nice indeed and in my ignorance I assumed it must be the debut record by the band, but no! It seems there was an album released back in 2009 as well as an EP from 2006 so now I will have to order those as well. This track however is the first track on the new EP which is called "Paper Crush" and contains five splendid works of magic. According to the band's website they are about to announce a string of dates in the UK so watch out for them. They will probably be timed to coincide with the release of the record at the end of September, by which time of course the football season will be well under way and life will feel normal again.

Image of The Chocolate Horse - Beasts

10. The Chocolate Horse - Lasso Lasso (Stable)
Taken from the Cincinnati band's new album "Beasts" which will be released on 16th August on their own Stable label.

11. Miles - Primer (Modern Love)
Very nice indeed. This is one of four pieces of majesty on Miles Whittaker's debut solo release the "Facets EP". As you will no doubt have detected from the monstrous piece above it's a bit good. As far as I'm aware (which isn't very far as a rule) the EP is available now on Manchester's super fine Modern Love label, but be warned there are only seven hundred copies in the whole wide world! I look forward to more vibrations from Mr Whittaker with vibrating bones.

HYPE WILLIAMS - Kelly Price W8 Gain Vol.II EP image

12. Hype Williams - Boss Man (Hyperdub)
Another track from the excellent "Kelly Price W8 Gain Vol II EP"

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Twenty Six)

Deep Pockets b/w Gimme Time Cover Art

1. Thick Shakes - Deep Pockets (Self Released)
The Boston band have returned with two brand new tracks which you can experience via their Bandcamp Page. This, in my humble opinion is the best of the two.

2. Pillars and Tongues - Thank You OK (Empty Cellar)
Taken from the Chicago bands third album "The Pass And Crossing" which was released last month .

Hash-Bar Loops

3. Deepchord - Merlot (Soma)
Taken from the album "Hash Bar Loops"

XCPR Cover Art
4. Hoop Dreams - XCPR (Captured Tracks)
This is one side of an excellent new 7" released by the equally superb Captured tracks who's t-shirt I sport at this very moment.

Missing Primary Picture!

5. Yu Miyashita - Simmetrical Snare (Mille Plateaux)
Electronic madness from the album "Noble Niche"

The Earth is a Man Cover Art

6. The Earth Is A Man - Dymaxion (Self Released)
This is the first track on an album which has actually been around since February. You can get hold of it from The Earth Is A Man Bandcamp site on one of those lovely pay what you want deals.

Enough Is Enough [7" VINYL]

7. The Nature Set - Enough Is Enough (Live Acoustic Version)
This is an acoustic version of a track which appears on The Nature Set's current four track seven inch E.P. which is available now on Elefant Records of Madrid. I'm not normally too keen on acoustic versions and I adamantly believe that J. Mascis started going down the pan as soon as he decided to put acoustic tracks on Dinosaur Jr records. I do like this track though and will trot off and purchase the record immediately... well quite soon anyway, these boiled eggs aren't going to eat themselves.

8. Otherness - Crystalline 
Very nice indeed.

Calypso Cover Art

9. Blackbird Blackbird - Calypso (Self Released)
This is a brand new track from Blackbird Blackbird which is the first new material I've heard since the impressive debut album "Summer Heart" which warmed my heart towards the end of last year.

Tweaker In The Park Cover Art

10. Hypocrite In A Hippy Cript - The Down (Gulcher)
From the album "Tweaker In The Park" which was released on June 7th on Gulcher Records.

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11. Lost Fushi Trees - Take Them Home (Self Released)

Life Hard : I Try Cover Art
12. Pregnant - Natural Feelings (Mush)
This is certainly a record which has grown on me over the last week or so. It's an album by the seductivly named Pregnant called "Life Hard : I Try" and it really is a diverse bag of tunes. It was hard to decide which one would be best for this Fodder but I like the ending of this track so there it is. You will have to wait until September to get your hands on the full album but make a note now because you'll have to punish yourself severely if you miss this one. Yet another blistering goal from outside the area by the Mush boys!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Electroluminescent - Bleeds Light 1998 - 2011

1. Atala and Rene
2. Iris Keeps Her Word
3. Rattle Around The Corner
4. To Make Him Live Again
5. 12
6. Hidden In Books
7. 3am Rutherfords Rock
8. Of The Spirits
9. Caller
10. It's Coming From The Sky
11. Two Means Yes
12. They're On The Wind
13. 21

Friday, July 08, 2011

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Twenty Five)

1. Purling Hiss - Been Teased (Mexican Summer)
Well this definitely gets the sleeve of the week award. It's the new 12" E.P.  from Purling Hiss who seem to be able to no wrong after three superb albums and now "Lounge Lizards" their new six track E.P. on Mexican Summer, the label you may recall which gave us the equally superb No Joy. The 12" is available from the Mexican Summer website for just short of $16.

July 16th - Pittsburgh, Gooski's
20th August - Philadelphia, Johnny Brenda's

2. Northcape - Doorways Facing East (Elpamusic)
This is one of four tracks on a free E.P. called "Alluvial" which can be downloaded in all it's glory HERE.


3. Memory Tapes - Wait In The Dark (Something In Construction)
Taken from the new album "Player Piano" which is released this week on Something In Construction.

Sigha - Politics of Dying

4. Sigha - Politics Of Dying (Our Circular Sound)
New single from Sigha on his own Our Circular Sound Label

5. Keith Hudson & Family Man - Blood Brother (Mamba)
Bit of a classic this one. Taken from the classic 1974 album "Pick A Dub" which for some reason I listened to last week. There is every chance you might hear a lot more from this record.

Emmanuel Top - Cyclic
6. Emmanuel Top - Cyclic (Planete Rouge)
This is one of two tracks on the current Emmanuel Top single available now on Planete Rouge.


7. Still Corners - Cuckoo (Sub Pop)
This is one side of a sparkling new seven inch single on the legendary Sub Pop label. I seem to have missed quite a lot of stuff by Still Corners and intend to put that to rights in the coming week. If that is I can find the time between complaining to anyone in earshot about my broken finger. The thing is until you can't operate your little finger you don't realise quite how much you use it.

It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing

8. Scumbag Philosopher - Sunshine Corporation (Words On Music)
Every so often a record comes around which has a big effect on your life and over the last week or so my life has been enlightened by the debut album from Norwich band Scumbag Philosopher. It seems like a very long time since we first heard the gut shaking "God Is Dead So I Listen To Radiohead", recently issued as a single and I must admit to thinking they would struggle to surpass that. I was however oh so very wrong because although "that" track is one of nine on the album the other eight are stupendously, tremendously brilliant and if you choose not to get yourself a copy of "It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing" because my mates dad is the bloke who decides whether people should be committed in this area and I'm sure he would be happy to send you to a place where you could heal.

9. Iroy - Usual Pop Line (Populous Remix) (Bad Panda)

10. Stereolab - Lo-Fi (Too Pure)
I was listening to this earlier in the week when I was trying to sort out some of my long forgotten ten inches which the cat had removed from the shelf and turned into a bed. This is one of four tracks on a ten inch which was released in 1992 on Too Pure.

HYPE WILLIAMS - Kelly Price W8 Gain Vol.II EP image

11. Hype Williams - Badmind (Hyperdub)
This is the last of four tracks on a four track E.P. with the snappy title "Kelly Price W8 Gain Vol II".

Gypsy Paw Cover Art

12. Eastern Phoebes - Old Toronto (February Records)
This is the first track on the Long Island bands new E.P. "Gypsy Paw" which can be downloaded for free from the February Records website.