Once again we were joined by Boris/Lyndon who brought along some choice tunes. In fact, we had some much to play we ran out of time. We even forgot our promised Bastardised Beatles cover – whoops! If you listened – cheers! Or if you want to hear it, click here.
This is what we played:
1. McClusky – To Hell With Good Intentions
2. Lanterns on the Lake – Elodie
3. Melt Yourself Down – Fix My Life
4. No Means No – Victory
5. School of Language – Moment of Doubt
6. Portico Quartet – Spinner
7. Jambinai – Time of Extinction
8. Wolf Parade – This Heart’s on Fire
9. Liars – Mask Maker
10. American Music Club – Johnny Mathis’ Feet
11. Ceiling Demons – Mendacity
12. Mark Lanegan Band – Harborview Hospital
13. The Julie Ruin – Stop Stop
I didn’t go to my local independent record shop today. I did go last week and the week before that. It was great – full of new releases on a variety of formats and friendly knowledgable staff who were happy to while away an hour chatting to a strange little man about dubstep,death metal,obscure rockabilly records and cover versions of Bob Dylan songs in Bengali.
I looked through the racks of CD’s and LP’s and 7″ singles, my eye occasionally falling across something with an odd looking sleeve or a name I vaguely remember seeing on a blogpost or in the NME. They’d even taken the time to put little handwritten messages on some of the records to help me choose:
“Moody and off-kilter electronics with a synth-pop pulse and bent-out-of-shape vocals.”
“Sweeping drone-ambient with sound sources drawn solely from a self-built analogue synthesizer….”
“rock-solid combination of garage / surf / rockabilly / blues /punk. Check this out if you’re into the Cramps or Tav Falco.”
I spent a leisurely couple of hours in the sparsely populated shop (it’s not a fucking STORE, it’s in fucking LEEDS) and having happily forked over 30 quid for a selection of things most of which I’d never heard off two hours earlier I left the shop replete with that slightly queasy combination of guilt at spending too much money and excitement at the prospect of new tunes that I always get when leaving a record shop and skipped home.
It never occurred to me what colour vinyl the three 7″ singles I’d bought might be or what quantity the CD’s I’d bought had been produced in.
If you’re at a loose end today, why not buy some vinyl from an independent record shop to support Record Store Day?
Talking of which, you could win the vinyl compilation album The Hare and The Bull which is being release by Bradford record label to mark the event. It features tracks by The Sentimentalists, Nick Toczek, Negative Panda and many more.
To enter the competition, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer to this question: What was the 13th track on Sound Shack’s first ever release “13 For 2013″ (released in January 2013)?
The winner will be chosen on Thursday 24 April. You can listen again to our last show by clicking here
I played both of the above in this week’s Eclectic Mainline. You will find the full programme on the BCB Listen Again service.
I only have 2 weeks left of Eclectic Mainline now. Next week’s programme will be a look back (listen back, I suppose) at some of the wonderful live sessions I’ve had during my 10 year tenure.
Here is this week’s track list:
Liars – Mask Maker (LP – Mess) (Mute) YouTube
Dum Dum Girls – Are You Okay? (LP – Too True) (Sub Pop) YouTube
Ben Jacov – Ipsää (Transalp EP) (Doumen) SoundCloud
Machinedrum – aeolia (Various Artists LP – Bleep:10) SoundCloud
I Break Horses – Disclosure (single and LP – Chiaroscura) (Bella Union)
Alice Bowman – What (single) (Happy Death)
Ambassadeurs – Make Me (free download) SoundCloud
Gruff Rhys – American Interior (single and LP – American Interior) (Turnstile) YouTube
Plaid – Hawkmoth (LP – Reachy Prints) (Warp) SoundCloud
Blank Realm – Bulldozer Love (single and LP – Grassed Inn) (Fire) SoundCloud
Lufth – Democracy Is Dead Like Printed Matter (LP – Distanz und Nähe) (Kompakt)
Archie Bronson Outfit – We Are Floating (single and LP – Wild Crush) (Domino) YouTube
Yann Tiersen – A Midsummer Evening (LP – ∞ (Infinity) (Mute) SoundCloud
Francois & the Atlas Mountains – La Fille Aux Cheveaux De Soie (LP – Piano Ombre) (Domino)
Three from “Small Town Heroes” the current LP by exemplary folk-blues ensemble Hurray For The Riff Raff provides the main event on this week’s programme plus the first new Jack White track in ages,a Coasters’ tune gets an agreeable sludge rock makeover from the Ukiah Drag and horse racing commentator Peter O’Sullivan makes his BCB debut. He did very well.
Linton Kwesi Johnson – “Wat About Di Working Class” (LP – “Reality Poems – The Best of Linton Kwesi Johnson”) (Spectrum)
Jack White – “High Ball Stepper” (Download) (Third Man)
Mille and Andrea – “Drop The Vowels” (LP – “Drop The Vowels”) (Modern Love)
Typewriter – “Not Afraid” (LP – “Nobody Clears Out A Room Like…”) (Bandcamp)
Rev. Robert Wilkins – “Prodigal Son” (LP – “Prodigal Son”) (Bear Family)
Cleric – “Patteron One” (EP – “Pattern”) (Figure)
Prince Fatty and Mungo’s Hi Fi feat Horseman – “Horsemove” (LP – “Prince Fatty vs. Mungo’s Hi Fi) (Mr Bongo)
The Ukiah Drag – “Poison Ivy” (7″) (Katorga Works)
Hurray For The Riff Raff – “Crash On The Highway” (LP – “Small Town Heroes”) (ATO)
Hurray For The Riff Raff – “The Body Electric” (LP – “Small Town Heroes”) (ATO)
Hurray For The Riff Raff – “Forever Is Just A Day” (LP – “Small Town Heroes”) (ATO)
Tobacco – “Video Warning Attempts” (LP – “Ultima II Massage”) (Ghostly International)
Carsick Cars – “Wei Cheng” (LP – “3″) (Maybe Mars)
The Hollies – “Carrie-Anne” (LP – “20 Golden Greats”) (Parlophone)
Calibre feat MC DRS – “Eschaton” (LP – “Shelflife 3″) (Signature)
We’ve extended the deadline for our competition to win the fantastic vinyl compilation album The Hare and The Bull.
Nagbea from Sound Shack was our studio guest on Bradford Beat this week talking about the great new release which features the likes of The Sentimentalists, Nick Toczek, Negative Pamda and Jed’s Blues Band.
To enter, just email me at email@example.com with your answer to this question: What was the 13th track on Sound Shack’s first ever release “13 For 2013″ (released in January 2013)?
We’ll now choose the winner on Thursday 24 April. There’s no Bradford Beat that night as BCB will have live coverage of Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos.
Since I announced last week that I’m stopping Eclectic Mainline at the end of April, I’ve been touched by the responses I have had. Thanks ever so much for all the comments and good wishes. I was particularly moved by Phil’s blog post. He’s right when he says new music “exposes [people] to things that are happening now and encourages them to look outside the norms to different possibilities and opportunities”. Well said Phil.
So, speaking of new music, this week’s programme included Lorelle Meets The Obsolete:
Daniel Avery – Drone Logic (single) (Phantasy/Because Music) SoundCloud
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete – Sealed Scene (single and LP – Chambers) (Sonic Cathedral) SoundCloud
The Phantom Band – The Wind That Cried the World (single) (Chemikal Underground) SoundCloud
Tiny Ruins – Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens (single and LP – Brightly Painted One) (Bella Union) SoundCloud
Mungo’s Hi-Fi – Under Arrest (Prince Fatty mix) (LP – Prince Fatty vs Mungo’s Hi-Fi) (Scotch Bonnet) SoundCloud
Slow Club – Complete Surrender (single and LP – Complete Surrender) (Caroline International) YouTube
Ambassadeurs – Rain (free download) SoundCloud
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding – Junk Shop (LP – Any Port In A Storm (Deluxe Version)) (Fire)
Teebs – Mondaze (LP – E s t a r a) (Brainfeeder)
Shonen Knife – Bad Luck Song (LP – Overdrive) (Damnably) YouTube
Ratking feat. King Krule – So Sick Stories (single) (XL / HXC) Vimeo
Liars – Pro Anti Anti (LP – Mess) (Mute) YouTube
tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain (single) (4AD) YouTube
Cate Le Bon – Sisters (single and LP – Mug Museum) (Turnstile)
France Jobin – -1/2 (LP – The Illusion Of Infinitesimal) (Baskaru)
“Electric Ocean” the new LP from Scraps was the focus of our attentions tonight. Scraps is the musical nom de plume of Brisbane’s Laura Hill whose sound is described by aintgotno on Facebook as ” Kimya Dawson/the Moldy Peaches & Fever Ray’s bubbly lovechild” which will do for us.
Added to this harrowingly beautiful sub bass from Killing Sound, a new LP from The Nightingales and the end of the first World War.
As mentioned on the programme there’s some of our tunes from WW1 plus loads of other vintage music at The University of California Wax Cylinder Digitization Project here :cylinders.library.ucsb.edu
This week’s show was an Embrace special devoted entirely to the career of the West Yorkshire band to mark their return in 2014.
With tracks spanning nearly two decades, here’s a full rundown of what we played:
Embrace – Butter Wouldn’t Melt
Embrace – Refugees
Embrace – Higher Sights
Embrace – All You Good Good People (orchestral mix)
Embrace – Save Me
Embrace – Fireworks
Embrace – Free Ride
Talk To Angels – Enemies Closer
Embrace – It’s Gonna Take Time
Embrace – How Come (live)
Embrace – Gravity
Embrace – Come Back To What You Know
Embrace – Follow You Home (instrumental)