Saturday, August 25, 2012

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Seventy Seven)

Survival & Resistance
1. Adrian Sherwood - U.R.Sound (On U Sound)
The master of dub is back with anew album and on the classic On U Sound label as well. It's called "Survival And Resistance" and will dissapoint no-one as it's right up there with anything the supreme dub merchant has done in the past.

Psychic Dissonance From The Unself cover art

2. Candidate - Brutal (Self Released)
Taken from the album "Psychic Dissonance From The Unself" which can be purchased as a digital download (or limited edition vinyl and t-shirt) from the Candidate Bandcamp page.
...ohh piss! I almost  forgot to mention that it won't be available until 15th October. I'll probably remind you a bit closer to the time. 

3. The Fear Ratio - Fedec (Blueprint)
One of four excellent tracks on the UK duo's latest release, the "Skana E.P.". which is available now through the classic Blueprint label. 


4. Youth Pictures Of Florence Henderson - All I Remember Is Punk Rock (Count Your Lucky Stars/Siste Sukk)
Firstly what a great name for a band and secondly what a great E.P. It's called "Small Changes We Hardly Notice" and apart from having a great sleeve is also available on sexy blue vinyl which as you can tell from the above picture is pretty essential for your continued happiness. It's called electric blue and there are 350 of these available. The other 150 are in bog standard black but still make a great noise. Of course if you do not have a soul digital versions are also available.

The Men: Open Your Heart

5. The Men - Animal (Sacred Bones)
What a great record this is and more to the point how did I miss it? It was released on the always reliable Sacred Bones label a couple of months ago and passed me by completely so a massive debt of thanks is due to a certain William Sheridan for finally furnishing me with the music. This is the third album from the New York quartet and in my opinion the best yet although I think I will have to ga and have another listen to their 2010 debut "Immaculada" which was a bit on the good side as well. 


6. Four Tet - Pyramid (Text)
Mr Hebden  (aka Four Tet) certainly has released some great records recently and has now had the decency to compile them all onto one album four those of you who can't play vinyl. 

"I have been releasing a few vinyl only singles over the last year or so and this album called Pink brings together those tracks.  It will be released on the 20th August as a digital release on my Text label and there will also be a CD release in Japan through Hostess Entertainment on the 22nd August.  Two of the tracks, Lion and Peace For Earth, have not been released on vinyl yet but I plan to make that happen one day."

Wolf's Law Video
7. The Joy Formidable - Wolves Law
This is a new track from the former North Wales band who are currently working on their new album which will hopefully be with us before York City have lost too many more games (away against Barnet this afternoon, hopefully might be our first win of the season). Anyway this track starts in a very un Joy Formidable fashion but soon develops into a sound which seems to have moved on somewhat since their last album "The Big Roar".

Time Relentless CDEP
8. The Hermit Crabs - Stop This Now (Matinee)
This is a track from the Scottish bands new E.P. "Time Relentless" which will be released on Matinee Recordings next month.

EP3 / Aftermaths [VINYL]

9. VCMG - Aftermaths [LFO Remix] (Mute)
I really like this mix from the new VCMG E.P. "E.P. 3 Aftermaths" which was released last week on Mute. Also contained herein are remixes by Alva Noto, Christoffer Berg, Gesaffelstein and Vince Clark himself. 

Putrifiers II
10. Thee Oh Sees - Hang A Picture (In The Red)
Taken from the excellent new Oh Sees album "Putrifiers II" which will be released on In The Red Records on 17th September. I'm going to have nightmares about that sleeve. The band are about to tour the States with Ty Segall and later Sick Alps. Full details can be found on the bands website. I would normally type out the tour dates but there are rather a lot and I'm nothing if not a lazy bastard.

Dark Notes cover art
11. SPC ECO - Casa De Los Ojos (Self Released)
Taken from the new album "Dark Notes" which was released last week and can be downloaded from their Bandcamp page for just £4. A great album and if you like your music ambient the last track, cunningly entitled "Dark Notes (outro)" will be twelve minutes of pure heaven for you. It certainly was for me.

Indoor Voices – rmxd (Self-Release)
12. Indoor Voices - Nevers [Daisyland Remix] (Self Released)
How nice is this. It's taken from the Canadian bands new remix album which can be downloaded in full further down this page.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Indoor Voices - RMXD

rmxd cover art

1. Nevers (Jamie Bunton Remix)
2. They Said (Vyxor Remix)
3. Bastard Fear (Daisyland Remix)
4. 38 Flashes (White Flashes Remix)
5. Concrete (Marco Polo Remix)
6. Like Your Own (Jonathon Seet Remix)
7. Nevers (Daisyland Remix)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Seventy Six)

French Dyppe cover art

1. Thick Shakes - Friends Like These (Aurora 7)
There was a time when cassette singles were all the rage although I never cared much for them myself. They always felt really cheap in your hand and a lot of the time they didn't even come in proper cases, just some kind of wrap around thin card thing which the tape would slide into. I thought we had seen the back of these evil objects but it seems I was wrong. This track comes from a new cassyngle (as they call it) from Boston boys "Thick Shakes" although I'm sure this one has been made with care and love. Anyway it features this track, another called "Jaywalker" and on the reverse you get instrumental versions of both tracks which is something else that really annoyed me about cassette singles but there simply isn't enough space on this page to put that moan into words.
The cassette can be purchased from the Aurora 7 Records website for $4.50

Albion (You've Done Nothing Right) - Mogwai Pre-Mix

2. The Pre-New - Albion (You've Done Nothing Right) [Mogwai Pre-Mix] (Pre-War Black Ghetto)
This track has been knocking around for a while and in fact appears on The Pre-New's debut album "Music For People Who Hate Themselves" which was released in June but I hadn't heard this Mogwai twiddled version before which is pretty brilliant let's face it.

Cover art - Third Side: Unity Remixes

3. Third Side - Unity [Blawan Remix] (Restoration)
This is one of four remixes on a new twelve inch single on Berlin's Restoration label of which I am ashamed to  admit I own few releases. I shall toddle off and punish myself with a hammer and a large chisel immediatley.

4. Wassup Foolie - God Made It Rain Girl Juice-Second Strain (Self Released)
This track is from a new project headed by Andy from Yall. I don't really have any more info at the moment but hopefully more music will appear in the very near future.


5. Local Girls - Jesus Complex Man (Sour Puss)
What a record. Possibly the best album you'll hear this year. I'm atalking about the debut album by London band Local Girls who impressed us a while back with their "Wedding Jitters" E.P. Now they are ready to launch their first long player upon the world and to be honest I'm not sure the world is ready for it. I, for example was busy having breakfast (two boiled eggs and some soldiers) and checking through all the new records I needed to listen to when I came across this new record from Local Girls and decided to give it a listen there and then. The next thing I know I'm covered in egg yolk, have the remains of an egg shell on my nose and two soldiers protruding from my nostrils as I jump up and down shouting "kill me now, I can't take any more!". So it turns out that "Delux Kicks" is a bit on the good side but don't be fooled by that harmless looking butterfly on the sleeve because it's about to be devoured by that Venus Flytrap which describes this record perfectly.
"Delux Kicks" will be released on CD and vinyl through Sour Puss Records on 10th September.

Image of Healing Music CD (Signed)

6. Zebra And Snake - Maid Of Orleans (100%)
Yes it is that "Maid Of Orleans" but this version is actually pretty good. This track isn't on their new album "Healing Music" which has recently been released on 100% Records but is certainly worthy of your attention. The duo will release their new single "Empty Love Song" which is on the album on 20th August.

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7. There's A Light - Unity (Self Released)
One of four tracks on the German bands "Khartoum E.P." which can be downloaded in full from their Bandcamp page.

8. Entertainment - Me & You (Self Released)
This is new track from Entertainment taken from their Soundcloud page where you will also find another new song called "Dive In" which is also worth a listen.

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9. Three Legged Race - Solid, Liquid Or Daughter (Acoustic Division)
Taken from the "Wrong Element E.P." which is available on vinyl from Acoustic Division.

10. Kyte - Aeriels
Taken from the Leicester bands new album "Love To Be Lost".


11. Wishmountain - Fruit Shoot (Accidental)
Lovely stuff. It's rare that anyone feels the urge to create a tribute to a supermarket and of course this is not the case here either. It's more a collection of tracks based upon things which you might find in one. The album is called "Tesco" and features track titles such as "Lucozade, Nescafe and my personal favorite "Kingsmill, Hovis and Warburton but I do particularly like this track. It's available through Accidental records on CD, digital download and a rather fetching double vinyl version.

Never Saw it Coming cover art

12. Iowa - Lights Out (Self Released)
I really should have included a track from this album before now but to be honest I've only just got myself a copy. It's the debut long player from Australian darlings Iowa who's previous singles have been featured in these Fodders. The album continues in much the same vain and thank heavens for that. The album is called "Never Saw It Coming" and can be purchased from Iowa's Bandcamp page where should they have any left you will be able to order the limited yellow vinyl edition. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Seventy Five)


1. Boys Noize - XTC (BNR Trax)
It's certainly been a busy year for BNR Trax who must have released more great records than just about anyone else. This is a new track from the Boys Noize AKA Alex Ridha and hopefully points us in the direction of what we can expect when his third album is released later in the year. "XTC" will be released on vinyl on 27th August and contains a remix by MMM (Errorsmith and Friedel) on the b-side. 

2. Constants - Passenger (The Mylene Sheath)
Taken from the album "Pasiflora".

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3. The Wailin' Smithers - Over And Over (Demo)
This is one of two tracks from The Wailing Smithers which I've been meaning to put into one of these Fodders for weeks. Both tracks are available free from the bands Bandcamp Page.

01 King Neptune / Somewhere, Someplace cover art

4. Torpa - King Neptune (Self Released)
This is a track from the Chester bands new digital single which can be downloaded completely free from the bands Bandcamp page.


5. Daydreamer - Beach Blanket (Self Released)
I keep coming back to this track from the Californian quartet's new six track E.P. "Because" which can be downloaded in full HERE.


6. Percussions - Bird Song (Text)
The first of two tracks on a new twelve inch single by Percussion who despite being a bit mysterious is almost definitely the work of Kieran Hebden. Regardless it's a great twelve inch both this track and "Rabbit Song" on the reverse. It's available now on Hebden's own Text label on which he has delivered a ridiculous amount of quality Four Tet releases over the last few years. The last few of these will be released as an album entiltled "Pink" on 20th August also on Text Records.

7. Overlord - What Do You Want Me For (Storm Tower)
Taken from the album "The Expurgated Version" which will be released on 28th August on Storm Tower Records.

8. Eric Copland - Flushing Meats (Calico Corp)
This is the a-side of Eric Copeland's new seven inch single which has just been released on Calica Corp. There are three hundred vinyl copies available each of which come with a download coupon so you need not go to the bother of actually getting it out of it's sleeve, unless you really want to.

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9. Warmer Corners - The Tigers Lament (Space Ace)
This is Warmer Corners contribution to an E.P. which they share with fellow Bournmouth bands Brave Mariner and PYTKA. The E.P. is to promote the launch of their new label Space Ace. There is also a launch party taking place at a bar called On The Rocks in Bournemouth next Thursday, 16th August.

Shockwave (Gesaffelstein Remix)

10. The Hacker - Shockwave [Gesaffelstein Remix] (Different)

EGYPTR cover art

11. EGYPTR - The Heat Just Above Zero (Self Released)
This is great. It's the first track on a ten track album by the Fayetteville three piece. There is every chance you might hear more from this lot before we are very much older.

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12. Holden Girls - Marseille (Self Released)
The first track (as far as I know) from the Holden Girls who are the first band I can think of to come from the town of Ely, assuming it's the one in Cambridgeshire. If you pop over to their Bandcamp page you can also download a live version of this track.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Daydreamer - Because


1. Why
2. Beach Blanket
3. Anything At All 
4. Because
5. Ninety Three
6. Belong

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Pod Fodder (Volume One Hundred And Seventy Four)

Turning On cover art

1. The Modulated Tones - Turning On (Self Released)
This is the title track from the American duo's new mini album which can be downloaded from their Bandcamp Page for a price of your choosing. 

2. Thought Broadcast - Fortune Teller (Olde English Spelling Bee)
A very strange record indeed. It's a new release on the Olde English Spelling Bee lable.
"Brilliant submerged drum machine and low-end executions from the hugely influential Olde English Spelling Bee imprint housed in a heavy card jacket* After a while out of the game, the most influential label of the hypnagogic epoch returns with an unsettling debut album by Thought Broadcast. Named after an early symptom of schizophrenia whereby sufferers "describe their thoughts being broadcast, or available, to others", the mood of 'Thought Broadcast' is suitably paranoid and confounding, with an aesthetic clearly harking back to the late '70s/early '80s Industrial music of Maurizio Bianchi, The New Blockaders or Coum Transmissions/Throbbing Gristle. Blunted drum machines, acid-gargled vocals and disintegrating tape loops are heard through fathoms of ferric noise. Everything is monotone grey and primal as possible, struggling for survival in a noxiously polluted sound world while constantly under pressure of its own psyche and unable to make sense of itself. Tape loops are manhandled, prodded onto the tape head and smudged at oblique angles to disturb the effluent flow of slow drying concrete and sewer juice. If Vinyl On Demand had pulled this out and said it was from '79, we'd probably have believed them, but it's actually new stuff. It's definitely made for acquired tastes and we don't think it's going to convert many to wearing trenchcoats and a scowl, but if you've had faith in Todd Ledford's taste up until now - his label's probably introduced you to James Ferraro, Rangers, Ducktails - then it's definitely worth your time. Recommended to fans of Nate Young, Mr Maxted, Aaron Dilloway, Henry & Hazel Slaughter, Maurizio Bianchi…"
Image of Kingfisher Bluez Single-Sided Singles Series: Vancouver DIY

3. White Poppy - Mirage Man (Kingfisher Bluez)
This is a taster of what you can expect if you subscribe to the Kingfisher Bluez single sided singles club although I'm not sure whether this track will crop up on vinyl. In exchange for eighty dollars you will be presented with thirteen slabs of seven inch vinyl over the course of a year by the likes of  Apollo Ghosts, Needles//Pins, White Poppy, B-Lines, Dirty Beaches, Dead Ghosts, Student Teacher, Capitol 6, Korean Gut, Rose Melberg, Weed and Love Cuts.

Dave's A Mess (Single) cover art

4. Ostiler Okon - Dave's A Mess (Self Released)
This is the debut single from Ostiler Okon which will be released later in the year.

Waveform Transmission Vol. 1 USB

5. Jeff Mills - The Hacker (Axis)
Back in 1992 Jeff Mills released his masterpiece. I know he's done loads of great stuff since but "Waveforms Vol 1" will always be the thing most people (well me anyway as I don't get out much) think of as a defining moment in electronic music. The original was released as a double vinyl LP with a lovely black sleeve on the Tresor label and twenty years on it's back and sounding just as mean. Interestingly apart from the vinyl re-issue you can also purchase it on memory stick (pictured above) which is an interesting development as far as formats are concerned and should you prefer this digital version you will be treated to four exclusive tracks which do not appear on the vinyl versions. This record may be almost a quarter of a century old but in many ways still sounds relevant today and in fact I wish a few more people would try and make a record like this.

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6. The Brenden Hines - Small Mistakes
This is the title track from the New York artist's new six track E.P. of the same name which will be released on 11th September. Very nice indeed.

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7. Butter The Children - Prognosis Negative (Self Released)
Also from New York come Butter The Children who make a very nice noise indeed. This track is from their debut E.P. which can be downloaded in full further down this page. Treat yourself.

HOLY BALM - It's You image

8. Holy Balm - Losing Control (Not Not Fun)
Taken from the Australian trio's new album "It's You" which will be released on Not Not Fun records at some point this month.

9. Milano - I11uninated [Original mix] (Twin Turbo)
One of three excellent tracks on a new E.P. from Milano on the Twin Turbo label.

Skittle Alley - Just A Kiss
10. Skittle Alley - I Did You No Wrong (Dufflecoat)
Taken from the album "Just A Kiss" which is available for just £3.50 from the Dufflecoat Records website.

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11. Candidate - April Again (Self Released)
I've been meaning to include a Candidate track for weeks but seem to keep forgetting (sorry guys). "City Of Hate" comes from the New York Band's new album "Psychic Dissonance From The Unself" which will be released on 13th September.

Death And Vanilla album cover art

12. Death And Vanilla - The Unseeing I (Self Released)
Taken from the album "Death And Vanilla" which is available from the Death And Vanilla bandcamp page on limited edition white vinyl. I'm told there are only two hundred copies so you might want to be a bit lively.