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#34 – Husband, Gablé, Peaking Lights, Star Slinger

After a month off, the Independent Music Podcast is back with a gargantuan near two-hour, 16-track show of the best new tracks recently released. From hip-hop produced by podcast favourite Tobacco through to a track from the best album of the year so far, there’s too much here to describe, so just dive in with the very best new independent music.

Tracklisting
1.Teenage Portal – Ben Butler & Mousepad (LoAF, UK)
2.Raise it Right – Dimbleby and Capper (TAPE Records, UK)
3.Amazing and Wonderful – Peaking Lights (Not Not Fun Records, USA)
4.Space of the Halls – Rayographs (Desire Records, UK)
5.Glass Coffins – BEANS (Anticon, USA)
6.Marriage (Forest Swords 1am Redraw) – Gold Panda (Notown Recordings, UK)
7.Bunch – Gablé (LoAF, UK)
8.Lightfoot – The Sandwitches (Empty Cellar Records, USA)
9.No Rest For The Wicked – A HAWK AND A HACKSAW (LM Dupli-Cation, USA)
10.Love Song – Husband (Robot Elephant, UK)
11.Money in the Bank Vs. Money in the Pocket – Skinjobs (Parlour Records, UK)
12.Easy Peasy – Ponytail (We Are Free, USA)
13.Fuller – Funkystepz (Hyperdub, UK)
14.Shackled – Drugg (Less Music, UK)
15.Punch Drunk Love – Teams vs Star Slinger (Mexican Summer, USA)
16.Parralax – Martin Galway (Robot Elephant, UK)

#33 – Gruff Rhys, Conquering Animal Sound, Fostercare, Daedelus

This week’s podcast is possibly the first that includes a member of the Hitler Youth singing us a song. The Pope was a member too, so the failure of Nazism despite having God on their side possibly says plenty about the power of God, unless he was working it from the inside? Where were we? Ah yes, new releases this week from Trunk records, two Welsh pop greats in Euros Childs and Gruff Rhys, new label 100% Silk with The Deeep and much more. Tracks from Fostercare, Daedelus and a bizarre cover of People are Strange keep this week’s IMP ticking over superlatively…

Tracklisting
1.Candyfloss – Jonny (Turnstile Music, UK)
2.Tug – The History Of Apple Pie (Marshall Teller Records, UK)
3.Sensations In The Dark – Gruff Rhys (Ovni, UK)
4.2 Step – Bear Mountain (Last Gang Records, Canada)
5.Dance – ESG (Fire Records, UK)
6.Sunfreeze (Blown Out Refix) – Fostercare (self-release, USA)
7.Blind Date (I’m a Lonely Man) – Hardy Krüger (Top Rank International, UK)
8.Tailor-Made feat. Milosh (TOKiMONSTA Remix) – Daedelus (Ninja Tune, UK)
9.People Are Strange – Tom Mansi & The Icebreakers (self-release, UK)
10.The Snake – Maximilian (Trunk Records, UK)
11.Giant – Conquering Animal Sound (Gizeh Records, UK)
12.Muddy Tracks – The Deeep (100% Silk, USA)

#32 – Disrupt & Soom T, Madlib, Broadcast, Esben & the Witch

This week’s podcast has a whole heap of goodies – kicking off with a track from Soom T’s entirely Weed influenced new record ‘Ode 2 a Carrot’, we have new bits from Hyperdub, Thailand, a dancehall record from the 40s getting a 7″ release and a track from the ever-popular Esben and the Witch. Elsewhere, Ant’s new favourite band Halls and a tribute to the late Trish Keenan of Broadcast.

Tracklisting
1.Saved By A Ganja Leaf – Soom T & Disrupt (Jahtari, Germany)
2.Dawn Lobby – Cold Pumas (Volar Records, USA)
3.Travel On – John Bellows (Moniker Records, USA)
4.Chakra Drums – Halls (self-release, UK)
5.Louder – blast your radio theme – Madlib (Madlib Invazion, USA)
6.Ex-Detective – Dark Captain Light Captain (LoAF, UK)
7.The be colony – Broadcast & the focus group (Warp Records, UK)
8.Mirrorage (Lindstrøm remix) – Glasser (Feedelity Recordings, Norway)
9.I Come From Jamaica – Chris Powell (Jukebox Jam Series, UK)
10.Hookid – Morgan Zarate (Hyperdub, UK)
11.Warpath – Esben and the Witch (Matador Records, UK)
12.Dub Fai Kue Gun – Srueng Santi (Subliminal Sounds, Sweden)
13.Paper Trumpets – Neverest Songs (Tea At Yours, UK)

#31 – Gil Scott-Heron, Jamie XX, Woli Wols, Jim Noir

The first podcast of another year of inevitably wonderful independent music starts with a 1927 blues track. Take whatever political meaning out of ‘Pray While You Have the Chance’ as you will, or out of Belle & Sebastian’s ‘I Want the World to Stop’, either way if the likes of Jamie XX and Woli Wols are anything to go by, 2011 will be another phenomenal year in the world in independent music.

Tracklisting
1.Pray While you Have the Chance – Abraham Brothers (Mississippi Records, USA)
2.Manalyse This – Wagon Christ (Ninja Tune, UK)
3.She Flies Away With My Love – Jim Noir (self-release, UK)
4.Disillusion – Woli Wols (Mind on Fire Records, UK)
5.I Want The World To Stop – Belle & Sebastian (Rough Trade Records, UK)
6.Batman – Lower Dens (Gnomonsong, USA)
7.These Walls will Always Remember – Bvdub (Home Normal, UK)
8.Hhh – Cesspool (self-release, UK)
9.Feather – White Ring
10.Bulldoze Blues – Henry Thomas (Mississippi Records, USA)
11.Winter 1 – Pete & the pirates (Stolen Recordings, UK)
12.NY is killing me (Jamie XX remix) – Gil Scott-Heron (XL Recordings, UK)

#30 – Ty Segall, Melt-Banana, Gold Panda, Pretty Lights

The Independent Music Podcast signs off for 2010 with a selection of tracks from the year, plus the odd alternative Christmas song and a tribute to the late, great Don Van Vliet AKA Captain Beefheart. It’s a best of the year, plus more. A truly splendid way to finish 2010. See you next year…

Tracklisting
1.Wie Ein Blitz – Sam Spence (Finders Keepers Records, UK)
2.It’s Clichéd To Be Cynical At Christmas – Half Man Half Biscuit (Probe Plus Records, UK)
3.Suffering Season – Woods (Woodsist, USA)
4.I’ll Be Getting a Divorce for Christmas – Paul Hawkins (AFUK Records, UK)
5.King Night – SALEM (IAmSound Records, USA)
6.Electricity – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (Buddah Records, USA)
7.Drop Out Boogie – Ty Segall (Goner Records, USA)
8.Trouble Every Day – The Mothers Of Invention (Verve Records, USA)
9.Christmas Eve – Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci (Mantra Recordings, UK)
10.Loop Nebula – Melt-Banana (Init Records, USA)
11.The Whites of Our Eyes – Braindead Collective & Rob St. John (self-release, UK)
12.You – Gold Panda (Notown Recordings, UK)
13.High School Art Class – Pretty Lights (self-release, USA)
14.Merry Christmas (feat. Wesley Willis) – Cassetteboy (Barry’s Bootlegs, UK)

#29 – Tobacco, Ritualzz, Euros Childs, Bardo Pond

Possibly too much 80s influence here, with lots of synths, and a song from Adam & Joe influenced by the 80s. Don’t worry though, there is plenty of goodness included, not least the increasingly popular sound of Gatekeeper, new brutality from Tobacco and Hyperdub’s Terror Danjah, new piano-led pop on Bella Union and a 13-minute epic from Majeure. It’s good to be back.

Tracklisting
1.TV all Greasy (feat. Anti-Pop Consortium) – Tobacco (Anticon, USA)
2.Chains – Gatekeeper (Merok Records, UK)
3.Incredible Song – Adam & Joe (Dreamboat Records, UK)
4.Misery Walk – Ritualzz (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
5.Wasp Moon Bounce – Euros Childs (National Elf Records, UK)
6.Apples & Pears (worriedaboutsatan remix) – Nedry (Monotreme Records, UK)
7.Grand Opening (feat. Dream Mclean) – Terror Danjah (Hyperdub, UK)
8.Other Islands II – Ben Butler & Mousepad (LoAF, UK)
9.Don’t Know About You – Bardo Pond (Fire Records, UK)
10.What Became of You and I – Treefight For Sunlight (Tambourhinoceros, Denmark)
11.The Dresden Codex – Majeure (Temporary Residence Limited, USA)

#28 – Pretty Lights, Y Niwl, The Bug, The Budos Band

A band free zone on this week’s podcast, even with a band called The Budos Band on it. Afro doom soul from Daptone’s finest, some Welsh language instrumental music, the latest from The Bug and a track from the latest Rough Trade Shops compilation. Mixed in with the usual blend of the weird, the wonderful and the wired.

Tracklisting
1.Pedwar – Y Niwl (Aderyn Papur Records, UK)
2.Still Night – Pretty Lights (self-release, USA)
3.Budos Dirge – The Budos Band (Daptone Records, USA)
4.Jetlag – Vondelpark (R & S Records, UK)
5.Two Labors – AU vs Masanka Sankayi (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
6.Hospice Gates – Lower Dens (Gnomonsong, USA)
7.Primitive London 1 – Basil Kirchin (Trunk Records, UK)
8.Catch A Fire feat Hitomi – The Bug (Ninja Tune, UK)
9.Human Bauble Status – Softpriest (Akoustik Anarkhy Recordings, UK)
10.The Cold World Melts – Soft Metals (Captured Tracks, USA)

#27 – Stereolab, Plug, Liz Green, Banjo or Freakout

The names are being brought out this week with new releases from Stereolab and Gruff Rhys. Elsewhere we have a long-awaited Liz Green album, discuss the greatness of the name Banjo or Freakout, mull over re-recorded versions of songs with PLUG and enjoy Fever Ray covering Nick Cave. A traditionally non-genrelising podcast from IMP.

Tracklisting
1.Supah Jaianto – Stereolab (Duophonic Records, UK)
2.105 – Banjo Or Freakout (Memphis Industries, UK)
3.Shark Ridden Waters – Gruff Rhys (Ovni, UK)
4.Stranger Than Kindness – Fever Ray (Rabid Records, Sweden)
5.You Keep the Beats – Plug (Parlour Records, UK)
6.Cut From Stone – The Magic Lantern (Hectic Eclectic Records, UK)
7.Masikulu Dub – Mark Ernestus vs. Konono No. 1 (Crammed Discs, Belgium)
8.Rhyme Or Reason – Tristram (Broken Sound Music, UK)
9.I Do Wrong – Liz Green (Humble Soul Records, UK)
10.Ek Shaneesh – Das Racist (МИШКА, USA)
11.Effigy – Baba Yaga (A Future Without Records, UK)
12.How I Learned to Keep Left (Brick Lane Version) – Encounters (Crash Avenue, USA)

#26 – Bo Ningen, Teeth of the Sea, The Bug, Dent May

Well this week’s podcast took some putting together. Both Gareth and Anthony aren’t in the usually professional mood that makes the Independent Music Podcast such an example of top quality broadcasting, but it doesn’t stop the banter – or the tunes – although that may be entirely down to Dent May, whose ability to polarise opinion comes out again. Elsewhere we make the case for guitar music, have a little more library music and some one-handed flute.

Tracklisting
1.Elephant – Ghost Eyes (self-release, UK)
2.Koroshitai Kimochi – Bo Ningen (Stolen Recordings, UK)
3.Aeolian Flute – Bird Radio (Strike Force Entertainment, UK)
4.Top Dog (The Men from the Ministry) – Ivor Slaney (De Wolfe Music, UK)
5.Theatre – Dam Mantle (Growing Records, UK)
6.Fancy – Cheapskate (self-release, UK)
7.You’re Mercury – Teeth of the Sea (Rocket Recordings, UK)
8.That feeling – Dent May (Forest Family Records, USA)
9.Poison Dart (feat. Warrior Queen) – The Bug (Ninja Tune, UK)
10.Everybody is Running Away – Blackfeet (self-release, UK)

#25 – Master Musicians of Bukkake, Acid Mothers Temple, Hounds of Hate, John Fairhurst

This week we have the phenomenal new Master Musicians of Bukkake record, a TV theme tune, the latest from podcast faves Hounds of Hate, a wonderful live recording of Grubby Mitts and a podcast jingle showcase. Lots of other fabulous tracks to be consumed too…

Tracklisting
1.Theme From The Science Fiction Telivision Show ‘Ban Bè Cua Anh Ay’ – Master Musicians of Bukkake (Conspiracy Records, Belgium)
2.Warp Lag – Acid Mothers Temple & Stearica (Robot Elephant Records, UK)
3.Accroche-Toi, Caroline – Claude Vasari (De Wolfe Music, UK)
4.Head Anthem – Hounds of Hate (Italian Beach Babes, UK)
5.Big Dig – John Fairhurst (Debt Records, UK)
6.Say you will – Ritualz (self-release, Mexico)
7.Needle In The Hay – Elliott Smith (Domino Records, UK)
8.Necro Effigy – Necro Deathmort (Distraction Records, UK)
9.Sugar – Young Prisms (Kanine Records, USA)
10.Tourist – Seams (Full Time Hobby, UK)
11.The Bank Robbery – Zombie Zombie ( Versatile Records, France)
12.Mountain and I (Live at Tate) – Grubby Mitts (self-release, UK)