Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Codist - Vantage E.P.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Housewives - Medicine Bottle

Taken from Housewives' self titled debut release, released December 9th on limited edition tape cassette and digital download via Faux Discx.
Stream the whole EP, or pre-order now and get an immediate download of the whole thing here: fauxdiscx.bandcamp.com/album/housewives

The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car (Live At Paisley Abbey)

"This past October as part of the Spree Festival we performed with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra in Paisley Abbey. As it’s the season of good will and all that shite we thought we’d give everybody a wee present. From us to you here is our performance of The Wrong Car with The RSNO arranged by John Logan..." – James Graham, December 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Festive Torpa release!

It wouldn't be Christmas without a couple of suitably festive tracks from Torpa. 

We'd like to dedicate this release to the memory and musical legacy of Lou Reed. 
Without question The Velvet Underground changed our lives. 

RIP Lou.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Neon Dream

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pod Fodder (Volume Two Hundred And Thirty Nine)

Clandestines - Saturday As Usual

1. Clandestines - Lungs (Philophobia)
Taken from the album "Saturday As Usual" which will be released on Philophobia Records on 16th December.

Dynamite! cover art

2. Quiz Kids - I Want You To Know (February)
The first track on a new EP which you can download free here.

"Quiz Kids is comprised of members of Bourgeois Heroes and Boy Genius. Brooklyn, New York, based musicians Jason Korenkiewicz and Lisa Klimkiewicz (both of Boy Genius) are joined by Northampton, Massachusetts’ Jason Bourgeois (Bourgeois Heroes) to form the three-piece pop outfit."

Spring EP cover art

3. Pimmon - Ytterbium (Feral Media)
This is one of four tracks on a new EP from Feral Media entitled The Spring EP. You can download the whole thing here.
The Spring EP is the second instalment in Feral Media's Seasons EP series.

This instalment features exclusive tracks from Tim Shiel, Pimmon, Nakagin and Nimble Animal who each use Spring as the theme for their individual pieces.
The EP opens with 'General Practice', a shimmering piece of pastoral folktronica from Tim Shiel. Pimmon follows with skittering percussion and warm brass pads on his track 'Ytterbium'.
Nakagin offers up a breezy slice of down-beat electronica with 'Bloom', which leads into 'Time Scraper' by Nimble Animal, who rounds out the EP on a darker note with gurgling digital fuzz, stop-start rhythms and searing prose.

When The Nightmare Ends cover art

4. Soft As Snow But Warm Inside - When The Nightmare Ends (Self Released)
Taken from a two track digital single which can be downloaded from their Bandcamp page.


5. Shinies - Vitamins (Dirty Bingo Records)
Taken from the Manchester bands debut EP "Tangle" which is available on lovely 12" vinyl from the Dirty Bingo Records website. Originally I was intending to use the first track on the EP, a track called "Taste" which would have brought me on very nicely to...

6. Ride - Taste (Creation)
Yes I know that was a bit predictable but would you really expect anything less. This track is the sound of a brilliant young group at the peak of their powers as Ride were when they hit us with this single back in 1991. And still it sounds great.

SHIT & SHINE - Find Out What Happens When People Start Being Polite For A Fucking Change

7. Shit And Shine - Corvette Museum (Gangsigns)
This is one of five top tunes on the new Shit And Shine mini album/EP whatever you want to call it. It all celebrates under the wonderful title "Find Out What happens When People Start Being Polite For A Fucking Change" which tells you that a huge amount of radio play is something that it probably won't get. But with song titles like "Panther Piss" and this track they obviously couldn't give a shit which is exactly the attitude I'm looking for when I listen to a record. I'm not sure how easy this will be to find but it was released last month on Gangsigns Records catalogue number gs004 if that helps.

8. The Fall - The Remainderer (Cherry Red)
This is the lead track from the new Fall EP which is of course wonderful. The Remainderer EP contains six new tracks most of which have been heard in some form at recent shows. Mark E Smith seems to enjoy making a guttural growling noise these days which I must admit to finding a bit annoying but hopefully it will be just a phase and won't last as long as the next album which hopefully won't be too far away. In the meantime there will be a live album released in the not too distant future comprising of recording taken from relatively recent shows. I've seen a couple of different versions of the track listing so perhaps it's  not finalised yet although it was originally supposed to be released this month it now looks like it won't see the light of day until next year. The Remainderer EP will be released through Cherry Red next week.

9. Public Service Broadcasting - Elfstedentocht Part 2 (Live Recording)
New track from Public Service Broadcasting recorded at their recent gig in Edinburgh.

Strawberry EP cover art

10. A Million Billion Dying Suns - Hey Man (Self Released)
Taken from the San Francisco bands new "Strawberry EP" which is available from their Bandcamp page amongst other places.

Flowers image

11. Flowers - Never See This Place Again (Demo)
A new track from the wonderful Flowers who just might bloom into one of the best bands in the world. They are already one of the best bands in mine!

12. Kris Wadsworth - 222A (Uranus)
This is one side of the latest 12" from Kris Wadsworth On his own Uranus label. It has been around a couple of months now and has pretty much sold out everywhere I've looked.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Swervedriver - Deep Wound

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Northern Portrait - Ta!

This is a sampler of tracks from the new Northern Portrait album "Ta!". To be honest it's not really a new album at all but a collection of fifteen tracks taken from the Danish band's singles, EP's and compilations. There's a good chance you might have forgotten how good Northern Portrait are so have a listen to the tracks below and give yourself a refresher. Ta! will be released next week on Matinee Recordings and can be purchased here. Northern Portrait suggest they will attack us sometime next year with a new album. I look forward to that.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Strain Of Origin III

Feral Media and LoFly Recordings are proud to present the third edition in the annual Strain of Origin compilation series. The labels once again act as curators, enlisting some of the most exciting artists from around the country to take part. 

The concept remains the same with each artist submitting a track to be remixed and in turn receiving a track from which to create their contribution for the release. Once again the results are nothing short of amazing and are a true testament to the wealth of talent currently active in the Australian underground music scene. 

Strain of Origin III is another uncompromising entry in the series, providing a comprehensive snapshot of both new and established Australian artists. 
With the undeniable musical talent showcased on this years effort, we can't wait to continue the series in 2014.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Quiz Kids - Dynamite