Saturday, April 07, 2012

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Fifty Seven)

1. Young Prisms - Dead Flowers (Kanine)
There isn't a bad track on here. Its's the second album Young Prisms which is a bit disconcerting because I don't seem to have the first but I will try and rectify that situation this week.The record is called "In Between" and was released last week on Kanine. Next month the San Francisco band will head out on tour with Dum Dum Girls.

May 15 – Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
May 16 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA
May 17 – Pappy and Harriets – Pioneertown, CA
May 18 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
May 21 – The Blank Club – San Jose, CA
May 25 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
May 27 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

2. Morphosis - PostAtomicPoetry (Morphine)
This is a great track. Taken from "The Tepco Report" E.P. which was actually released a couple of months ago now but has only just made it's way to my house.

3. Natural Law - Padded Cell (Katorga Works/Deranged)
Taken from the album "Find The Flock which is a joint release between Katorga Works and Deranged Records.

Bloody, Fuzzy, Cozy Cover Art

4. The Sorry Shop - About Kings And Queens I (Self Released)
Sometimes things just come completely out of the blue. This is a case in point. It's a track from the debut album from Brazil band The Sorry Shop who actually apear to consist of but one man who plays
everything which is a bit of a shame really because that must make it slightly tricky to play live, not that there's much chance of him making the treck all the way from South America just to put a smile on my ugly face. The album is called "Bloody, Fuzzy, Cozy" and as far as I'm aware can only be downloaded from The Sorry Shop Bandcamp page although there is every chance I could be wrong about that and he actually has a worldwide distribution deal and is already really famous, rich and collects vintage typewriters.

Quantec - 1000 Vacuum Tubes (2012)

5. Quantec - Brain Machinery (Elux)
This is a track from the album "1000 Vacume Tubes" which is available now on the Elux label.

6. Odonis Odonis - I'd Prefer Walking (Fat Cat)
This is the b-side of the new single from Odonis Odonis to be released on Fat Cat on 21st May. The a-side is Busted Lip which featured on the Toronto band's "Holandaze" album of last year. They have some dates coming up this month.

14th April - Brighton, Green Door Store
15th April - Nottingham, Red Room
16th April - Leeds, Brudnell Social Club
17th April - Glasgow, Captains Rest
18th April - Manchester, Kraak Gallery
19th April - London, Old Blue Last

Spooky Action at a Distance

7. Lotus Plaza - White Galactic One (Kranky)
Another winner from Kranky Records. This time it's the second album by Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt. It's called "Spooky Action At A Distance and is available on CD and vinyl and to be honest it's probably worth getting the vinyl just for that sleeve.

8. The Wedding Present - 524 Fideleo (Scopitones)
Taken from the new album "Valentina" which is available now on Gedges own Scopitones label.

9. A Place To Bury Strangers - You Are The One (Dead Oceans)
This is the first taste of the new album from A Place To Bury Strangers. The album is called "Worship" and will be released on 26th June on Dead Oceans.

10. Shrag - Tears Of A Landlord (Session)
A  track from the recent session Shrag recorded for BBC 6 Music. The full session can be downloaded below.

Remora - Scars Bring Hope

11. Remora - Peanut Butter Cup (Silber)
This peculiar track comes from the new Remora record. It's called "Scars Bring Hope" and is available now on CD or download from the Silber Records website.

Strange Weekend

12. Porcelain Raft - Backwords (Secretly Canadian)
I always like to finish with a bit of beauty. Taken from the album "Strange Weekend" which was featured on this site a few months ago when it first appeared but for some reason I went back to it this week and I had forgotten how good it is.


  1. Thanks for the Kind Words about "The Sorry Shop". Well actually I am the guest (probably actually the lead) singer of the band, and it would be a pleasure to go and put a smile on you "so called" Ugly Face! :). As for the Record Deal, there isn't yet, but even if there was, was it going to be THAT exciting? It's so good to hear good people talking good things about the sound we make. Régis Garcia is the one man band, and he invited me to put a voice in all the noise. We are rehearsing with a Band (yes, a band) to try to recreate all the sounds live, on stage. Maybe we can see each other at a concert, or at some place with a nice cold beverage, and a lot of Music!
    Marcos Alaniz, on behalf of "The Sorry Shop".