Pusher - Rain
Kicking it off in Barnsley. With a hint of Billy Idol about the vocals, that's an Ep called 10,000 Hours which is out on iTunes now.
Teen Daze - Another Night
Dreamy stuff from Vancouver off an album called A World Away, out today via their bandcamp page.
Panda Bear - Mr Noah
I'm not sure whether I like this or not. Noah Lennox of Animal Collective is Panda Bear and I like Animal Collective and feel I ought to like this. There are many individual elements of this that I like, but as a whole I'm not sure it's doing anything for me. I just don't know. Anyway, Panda Bear Versus The Grim Reaper is out today.
Cover Version Corner
T Rex/Soulwax - Children Of The Revolution
One of the more diverse pair of records I've put in this slot. Of course you know T Rex, from the 1972 album The Slider. Soulwax are from Ghent and that's off a compilation called Glittering, a 2000 showcase of Belgian electronica.
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - Walking On Your Hands
Post punk from Leeds and very Wedding Present. Off 1986's Paint Your Wagon LP. Nothing to do with the musical, though Lee Marvin singing that would be fun.
Sonic Fallout - Unless It Takes Forever
Absolutely glorious. A bit Bryan Ferry, a bit Urge Overkill, all tremendous. These are a bit of a mystery. This must be released in some physical format.
H. Grimace - Imogen
Staying in London for this, off a new album called I Am Material which is due out on the 26th of this month on a limited run of 150 cassettes available at their gigs or as a download from their bandcamp page. Well worth going to a gig for.
Gross Net - Wrong Place, Wrong Time
To Northern Ireland now for something a bit bleaker, a bit xx-y. Off a self-titled EP, again out as a cassette or via bandcamp, which came out last November.
Menace Beach - Tastes Like Medicine
The album is finally here! Ratworld is the title, not a great title, but it's here finally. Well, nearly. 19 January, so six days to wait. It's been a long time coming.
One Degree of Separation
Brain Donor - Get Off Your Pretty Face
Julian Cope - Crazy Farm Animal
I'd play Julian Cope records all day if I thought for a second people wouldn't get bored. Here are two anyway, the first from his collaboration with two members of Spiritualized. Crazy Farm Animal is off the compilation Floored Genius 2, a collection of BBC sessions, and is one of my all-time favourite records.
Xiu Xiu - Stupid In The Dark
Reminding me somehow of Sisters Of Mercy, these are from San Jose in California. This is out next month on the LP Angel Guts: Red Classroom.
Pow! - Switchboard Scientist
Replete with exclamation mark and also Californian - from San Francisco - this is either out now or very soon indeed. Hi-Tech Boom is the album you're looking for.
Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love - Burrow
Available as a pay-what-you-like download from the link above, this is off what will be their final album which is appropriately titled Last.
Jiboia - Treta Yuga
We've played stuff by this chap before. He's multi-instrumentalist Oscar Silva from Portugal. This is off Badlav which came out last September.
And we go again next week.