US based band Brøthers released their excellent debut single, ‘We Are Pushing On’ at the tail end of 2012 via Soundcloud as a free download, and are currently amid recording their first full-length album.
We hope you enjoy today’s dose and pay support by visiting any of the following band links below.
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Whitney Ross-Barris – A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing
White Blush – Juice of My Heart
Sinfonia Electronique – Taurus
A New Way to Live Forever – Balloon
Glen Raphael – Quantum Entanglement
The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse – Danger Danger
"the imagination ov dr. martin...." - LoSt cause INduStRY; Geeknotes: Birthdays, Poetry Before Taxes, Second Sunday Top Shelf Poets tax relief Package and Poetry Showcase, Kristin LaTour at Jak's Tap, Meisha Herron @ Buddy Guy's Legends, David Hernandez' Life Celebration, 2013 Dwarf Stars Poems submissions; Open Mic Stage: Idle No More - NUTV Full Frontal Piece, "Chose Your Path "moolite Groove"" - Tech Thai, "The Here·af·ter" - The Destroyer, "How to create a monster" - The AUDIO VENGEFULS, "Cherry Girl" - october, "We're Fine" - Lo Ra, "Horror Boréale" - Mr.Ju, Exxon pipeline spills Canadian oil - BurkayNews, "beautiful trouble" - Kevin Morgan, "For A Windy Day" - Finding Chuck, "One (One)" - Brothers Dube, "Pleasure Addict (ft. Jessica Stuart)" - Aurganic, "À la claire fontaine" - Les Folkloristes, "Live @ Cameron House (feat. Goast)" - SQUID LID, Idle No More, La Loche, "6n2" - Royal Creatures; Map Room: How the Tar Sands Are Crushing Science in Canada, Breathprint could one day be used to help diagnose disease, ‘Anti-rape’ lingerie zaps attacker and automatically texts police for help, Are algorithms better storytellers than human journalists? Venue Verite: #NoKXL. The Keystone XL Canada Tar Sands Climate Threat, Idle No More not dead: organizer - SudburyNorthernLife; Music Bed: "Ololiuqui" - eman8ions, "Never Enough" - The Chrysalide Project, "Try this on for size" - Fire Brat
Today’s feature is very 60s-centric and will hopefully propel you outdoors this fine sunny weekend. Before you head off, please help support the artist by dropping into one of the links below.
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This is essentially a short, mostly-music, show this week, as little baby Alex manages to crash our schedule once more. So, it’s very little chat and 8 incredibly eclecticly-mixed tunes.Songs played
- 00:00:50 – Lena Felica – Вороны (Ravens) – from Moscow, Russia – source
- 00:05:05 – In Isolation – Single Rotations Of Love – from Nottingham, UK – source
- 00:08:56 – Drey – One Million Butterflies – from Metz, France – source
- 00:15:40 – Spark & Echo – Buy Me A Hat – from Bronx, NY – source
- 00:18:51 – St. David – Sola – from New Jersey, United States – source
- 00:29:55 – Fresh Body Shop – Wizard – from Nantes, France – source
- 00:32:40 – The Meaning Under – The Colour And The Shapes – from Padova, Italy – source
- 00:44:14 – Amatorski – Come Home – from Ghent, Belgium – source
times are approximate
Updates on baby Alex
London Podcrawl 2013 – Saturday 22 June 2013 (Facebook Event)
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The next show will be episode 258, which will be broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 19 April 2013 from 21:30 UK time (UTC+0100).Special thanks go to
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Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.
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Is this the greatest music podcast of all time? Yes, yes it is!!
The Cherry Bluestorms ~ Bad Penny Overture, Rayne ~ Hide Away, Ron McElroy ~World at War, Andrew Foster ~ Panic Moon, Deadwax ~ The Rider, Sarah Griffin ~ News of the Weird, Chris Hornsby ~ Star Girl, The Dead Sea Apes ~ Soy Dios II, The Glass Child ~ Play Pretend, The Travis Waltons, Nick Tann ~ Sadder than Sad.
I rubbished music competitions and told you how to submit music. It was all rather special really….
Los Angeles band Cobalt Cranes just released their debut LP, Head In The Clouds, via their own Anticc Records.
“Led by Kate Betuel and Tim Foley, Cobalt Cranes blend elements of garage, psychedelic and shoegaze sounds, taking a modern approach to classic California rock. Following on from their 2010 EP In Media Rez, Head In The Clouds expands on the band’s garage rock beginnings, finding influence on hard rock album narratives of the early 70s and versatile shoegaze albums of the early 90s”
Right. What’s been happening this week?
1) I’ve been doing a daily podcast at junior.edinburghman.com for #30daysofbiking. Initially I thought it would be an interesting daily podcast where I cycle to glamorous locations around in Edinburgh. In fact it’s normally me speaking into my phone somewhere along my commute.
2) Edinburgh Man Junior (the real one) has been waking up early all week. Teeth related I suspect, but that doesn’t make it any better. Anyway, this is the reason why today’s podcast is another early doors one. 7pm. I wonder if anyone listened…
3) My record player is still broken. It needs a new motor. This has got me down a wee bit. On the plus side I now own a Fisher Price wind-up record player from the 1970s. This is good.
1. Hot Dolphin – “Go Team USA” (Played courtesy of Hot Dolphin, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Mark Wynn – “Radio Song” (Played courtesy of Mark Wynn)
3. Junk River – “Blood” (Played courtesy of Junk River, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. The Sulkies – “Art Is Free” (Played courtesy of The Sulkies, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Nallo – “All Summer” (Played courtesy of Nallo)
6. Silent Spring Ensemble – “Cold Comfort” (Played courtesy of silent spring ensemble, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Decent Lovers – “2Star” (Played courtesy of Decent Lovers, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
8. Toby Goodshank – “Minus Días” (Played courtesy of Toby Goodshank)
Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #127
This week, back in London again – it seems so long ago since I’ve seen the flat.
A Number one for Judy Garland because of the death of Margaret Thatcher? Should the beeb play it?
One billion UK downloads, courtesy of Adele? Please!
You cannot even resell your downloads of Adele, after a ruling.
One only consolation is that Blakes 7 to return?, and that Ghost in The Shell is to return.
London Podcrawl is on for June 22nd, be sure to come.
You will hear:
- Triphazard: Roll The Dice, UK, Deuce
- Anacrusis: I Live The World, USA
- The Lost Souls Club: Shoot Me Down, UK, Prescription PR
- Newglads: Little Dreams, Italy, Indiepress
- Rae: Leda, UK
- Sam Page: Take It Easy, USA
- Like Giants: Through The Looking Glass, USA, Infamous Empire
- Ummagma: Human Factor, Canada, Self Submitted
Betsy and Jon Heibler started the Sugar Stems in the fall of 2007 in Wisconsin with bassist Steph Swinney Conard and soon added Drew Fredrichsen on guitar. The band apparently issued a single and LP before releasing Can’t Wait via Screaming Apple Records (Germany) and Dream On Records (Japan). Can’t Wait is now seeing a North American release via Dirtnap Records.
This is great energetic pop whose harmonies at times remind me of an excellent band of yesteryear, the Dance Hall Crashers. The melody and energy are infectious, a perfect jolt to stir up some positive energy and get the creative juices flowing.
If you enjoy today’s feature, please make sure you check out more from the band at one of our provided links below!Download 6 Feet Under
A somewhat eclectic mix this week with fresh tracks from Lancashire, LA, Haifa, NYC, Seattle and Margate. We’ve got news of a really interesting little festival in upstate New York, a correction from Erk and a campaign to get a song to the top of the UK charts this week.
Liberty Girl – Heifervescent (Lancashire, UK)
Heifervescent is essentially the solo project of Andy Doran, writing, performing and producing each track. The music has often been classed as beautiful yet sullen soundscapes, laying strong simple melodies and chiming guitars onto a bed of ambient string and hypnotic electronic arrangements. This has certainly been the case of the latest offering Little Egg and 2005′s Pondlife Fiasco featuring the most downloaded Heifervescent track – Deep Sea Diver.
Liberty GIrl is taken from the forthcoming album Wake Up Sheepyhead, available from May 1st from iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and many other outlets.
Azmari Man – Tomas Doncker (NYC, NY, USA)
A prime mover on New York’s downtown “No Wave” scene in the early 1980s, Tomas Doncker cut his teeth as a guitarist with such genre-busting groups as James Chance & The Contortions, Defunkt, J. Walter Negro & The Loose Jointz and many more. Eventually he went international, touring and recording in Japan with jazz pianist Masabumi Kikuchi, and producing studio and songwriting sessions with Boosty Collins, Yoko Ono, jazz saxophonist Sadao Watanabe and Grammy-winning producer Prince Charles Alexander, to name just a few.
His latest work as a singer/songwriter and producer embraces a broader musical vision that he likes to call “global soul,” drawing influences from numerous sources, including East and West Africa and the Caribbean. Small World is the flagship release on his own label, True Groove Records (distributed by Sony/RED), and will be followed by Power of the Trinity, a meditation on the legacy of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, featuring legendary bassist/producer Bill Laswell, Ethiopian singer Ejigayehu “Gigi” Shibabaw, Senegalese percussionist Aiyb Dieng, saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum, electro-dub specialist Dr.Israel, and a host of New York’s finest jazz, funk and rock musicians.
Man Near the Surface of the Earth – Détective (Los Angeles)
Named after the Jean-Luc Godard film, Los-Angeles based garage pop outfit Détective was formed in March 2012 by James Greer (ex-Guided By Voices, Roi, Complete Portion Contol, etc.), Guylaine Vivarat, an active member of the LA music scene (Useless Keys, 2 Hearts & Chemicals) and Chris Dunn from Chicago (the city).Détective has thus far released two EPs, Very Fallen World and Basket of Masks. A full length album, However Strange, was released in late August on cassette by Burger Records to coincide with a national tour opening for Guided By Voices in September. The group is currently working on an ambitious double album with Steve Kille of Dead Meadow, which they had hoped to release by March but, you know how these thing go.
Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is Dead - Klaus Nomi (NYC)
In 1982 NYC-based eccentric Nomi recorded this song from The Wizard of Oz which works well as a commentary on Margaret Thatcher’s politics. We’ve been waiting a long time.
The see/hear the whole track on YouTube:
There is also a campaign to get the original version by Judy Garland (from The Wizard of Oz) to the top of the singles charts. As of this afternoon, it is at number 2.
OK, it may seem a bit childish but there has to be something to counter the pathetic sycophancy of most of the UK media and the assumption that in these times when cuts in public spending are disproportionately affecting poorer people, that spending £8m on security for a grand ceremonial funeral is OK. I bet it won’t get into ra=otation on the BBC music channels
BTW, just so you know, I don’t want a ceremonial funeral – I just want to be scattered. Don’t bother with cremation, I’m sure farmer Mark has a suitable muck-spreader.
Squirm – Marla Mase (Manhattan, NY, USA)
A track from the very recent Marla Mase album Speak (de Luxe edition) which I’m delighted to say I brought back from a meet-up with Marla and Tomás Doncker at one of the London shows in her current European tour.
The live show was stunning, perhaps even a bit too stunning for the young Islington set but hell, can these guys rock!
This song, Squirm ended the set with Tomas giving his guitar a very thorough workout and Marla “squirming” on the floor.
April 12: From Dusk to Dawn, (London, UK)
April 14: Farnhammaltings.com (Surrey, UK) — live showcase
Sparks – 3421 (Haifa, Israel)
Working and playing since 2009, 3421 is a live dubstep, bass and glitch duo based in Haifa – the northern capital of Israel. They use an acoustic drum set, 3 synthesizers and vocals to create the sound and flow of a DJ set. Their tunes are played tightly and mixed throughout the show, preserving the energy of a live performance. They use no computers or loops, but rely solely on the fusion of skills and instruments.
Their skill as performers mean they have been at the core of the local underground scene for the past 8 years, and they combine a vast mix of electronic genres – dub, dubstep, electro, hip hop, glitch, heavy bass, breaks and jungle.
Day Glow Whore – IMPORT/EXPORT (Seattle, WA, USA)
IMPORT/EXPORT will be announcing a west coast tour in the upcoming weeks in support of their new album Dayglow Whore.
In addition to multi-colored vinyl, Dayglow Whore is also available via a generative art iPhone/iPad app on iTunes. The iPad app generates over 92 million morphing images of fine art by Katrina Yakovich and photos taken by each band member that would take over 43 years to view (no, that’s not a typo). The iPhone version features over 655 years worth of viewing set to the soundtrack of Dayglow Whore. Both were designed by IMPORT/EXPORT keyboardist Vince Tafoya with programming assistance by Kory Twaites.
“The philosophy behind IMPORT/EXPORT is to release and perform multimedia experiences. We played with the idea of converging old recording concepts like using tape and new technologies like digital apps because our fans will want to experience both,” comments bassist and front man Chris Cullman.
Erk puts me straight. So it seems Wagga Wagga sounds funny but the city of Wogga Wogga is just fine? Huh, Aussies eh?
Love Knock on Wood – Elephant 12 (UK & Canada)
Elephant 12 is back in action with their raw brand of Rock n’ Roll at it’s best. Hailing from the United Kingdom and Canada, respectively, the band brings their own brand of heavy hitting Indie Rock laced with a tinge of Hip Hop to the mix; truly a brilliant experience. Making waves with the singles “Holiday,” and “Renegade,” late last year, Elephant 12 have just released Sold Out, their new stunning EP that will stop you dead in your tracks, and have you dancing around the room at the same time. The standout single, “Love Knock on Wood,” is filled with incredibly catchy harmonies, enthusiastic handclaps, and laced with punchy guitars that will draw you in immediately.
Jerome Cooke’s unique vocal styling is one that you will not soon forget. His voice provides the perfect blend of Rap with a tinge of Jazz in the background, and a dash of Indie on the side. Truly a captivating sound.
Elephant 12 is known for making their own brand of unapologetic punk rock with Electro and Indie Hip Hop undertones, which bring a whole new outlook to an often predictable music scene.
Check out their site, that track and more are available for free download.
Move Festival (Albany NY)
Albany ranks as the nation’s 9th largest breeding ground for new music and is the location for this year’s MOVE Festival for the second year running. For those that couldn’t afford the price of a ticket to Austin last month, MOVE Music Festival is the alternative. Move is an indie music festival that premiered last spring and is completely focused on spotlighting diverse and emerging talent, much akin to the early days of SXSW. It takes place on Saturday, April 27.
SXSW grew from 700 attendees in 1987 to over 300,000 in 2012 and even beyond that this year. In the same way that SXSW started out as an organic stage for showcasing and promoting indie music and film, and encouraging progressive dialogue within those industries, MOVE is attempting to do the same.
General admission wristbands cost $15 plus shipping and handling. Check out the Pledge Drive where you can pledge for early access & discounted packages to MOVE 2013!
Battles – Funke and the Two-Tone Baby (Margate, Kent, UK)
The riveting Funke and the Two-Tone Baby has a new single coming out in a few weeks, and we have a preview. There’s also a rather fine video for the same track here.
If plans come together Dan (aka. Funke) will be here at the Barn to record a live session and interview for us in a few weeks.
His next serious tour runs throughout May. Do get to at least one of these dates if you have half a chance:
May 2 – Maidstone Fringe Festival 2013
May 3 – Woodnestock 2013, Wingham
May 4 – Man Of Kent, Sweeps Festival 2013
May 5 – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
May 6 – The Crown, Sweeps Festival 2013
May 7 – Hidden Away Music, Wimbledon, London
May 10 – Session at the Barn, Suffolk (Oh – that’s us)
May 11 – The Emperor, Cambridge
May 12 – The Boathouse, Cambridge
May 16 – Ort Art Café, Birmingham
May 18 – Haffod Hotel, Devils Bridge
May 19 – 10 Feet Tall, Cardiff
May 21 – The Prince Albert, Stroud
May 22 – Café Rene, Gloucester
May 23 – The Beehive, Swindon
May 24 – The Winchester Gate, Salisbury
May 26 – Hobo Fest, Honeystreet
May 28 – Malt Cross, Nottingham
May 29 – The Old Roan, Liverpool
May 30 – The Verve, Leeds
To play click here Spotlight 89
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If you are an acoustic musician from the Greater Merseyside area, or from further afield but play on the Liverpool scene, then feel free to send us your music for future shows. We can’t promise we’ll be able to play everything that’s sent to us, but we will listen to every track.
Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby – Time Has Proved You Right
Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight 89 April 2013 If you get the chance, please support your local artists by emailing them, joining their mailing lists, liking their facebook pages, following them on twitter, leaving them comments, going to their gigs, and buying their music direct from them where possible. The Liverpool Acoustic Spotlight is produced and presented by Graham Holland on behalf of the Liverpool Acoustic website, and is a proud member of the Association of Music Podcasting. The theme music is King of the Faeries by Andrew Ellis from his CD Midnight On The Water.
From their recently released EP Barncat Sees All available as a free download, and on CD, from BandCamp.
Barncat are from West Chester, Pennsylvania, and they say “Some things simply fall into place, without a purpose or a care for their own potential. In our case, we are glad to have the opportunity to express, and share with others, a part of ourselves that is not often seen. We are Barncat. We love making music and sincerely hope that you enjoy it too.”
Producers in the recording process become a crucial and important piece to the music recording puzzle. After a heated website comment about artists “not writing their own songs”, we’ve decided to circle the wagons and have a discussion about producing, songwriting, and ultimately what makes music independent – especially in recent years. Umong Shah and Claire Rozario join me to help sort through the facts and opinions on this hot topic.
Johns produced and engineered many enormous records and worked with the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and our own Titty Bingo. TB’s digital manager contacted me the morning before the live show to inform me of Johns’ death, and also heard from the lead singer and songwriter from the band Dahr Jamail.
Dahr on Andy Johns: ”Andy was funny, smart, well read. He lived for the music and was our dear friend. We will miss him.”
Andy Johns (1952 – 2013)
Here’s a video of Titty Bingo recording “Chimes of Freedom” for Volume II with Andy Johns engineering and producing. You’ll hear Andy say, “Don’t push ‘em… here we go,” at the very beginning of this clip.
Here’s another video with Johns appearing: Titty Bingo recording “Here Comes The Rain” for Volume II with Andy Johns engineering and producing.
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See you next week!
Sweden’s four-piece BEAT THE HEART recorded their new EP Glebe Market in a studio built at a loft of a barn in the Swedish countryside in early 2013, and have released their new endeavor over the course of the past week. They describe their music as a mix between alternative rock, folk and the dreamy sound of the 80′s, which is a nice summation. We enjoyed the laid back feel of the song as it languidly but steadily builds throughout seven minutes of pop perfection.
The band has been talking about recording this week and emerged from the studio about two days ago with around 3 new songs for planned release in late spring to early summer.
Support them at their social sites below.Download Glebe Market
Live Gig: Discovery 2 and The IMC Present The Winter Tradition, Farao, Common Tongues, and Allie Bradley
Discovery 2 teamed up with IMC (International Music Community) to present some of the IMC’s hottest new bands and singers on this ‘Easter Extravaganza’ gig which was just the last Thursday in March. Discovery 2 will be teaming up with the IMC three more times this year to create a similar amazing event. You’ll hear from Scotland, pop and rock quartet The Winter Tradition, Norwegian songstress Farao, Brighton’s Indie folksters Common Tongues & Irish folk pop goddess Allie Bradley.
You will hear both full live sets and interviews with each of the artists, as well as a chat with Paul Knowles of the IMC talked to Umong more about what the IMC is up to and how they are supporting charities as well as providing quality networking tools for the music industry.