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#95 – Thee Oh Sees, Factory Floor, ZuZed, Qujaku

Back on usual business this week with a wide mix of cracking new independent releases. We have two submissions, one cut of ambient disco from ZuZed, and another slice of psychedelia from Melody Fields. Elsewhere we kick off with a blistering track off the forthcoming Thee Oh Sees record, we also have a long-awaited new track from Factory Floor, Japanese rock from Qujaku, reissued Ethiopian goodness from Hailu Mergia, the latest single from Flamingods, and more old reissued music from Sofrito and remixes from Nice Up! Records.

Tracklisting
Thee Oh Sees – Gelatinous Cube (Castle Face Records, USA)
Factory Floor – Dial Me In (DFA Records, USA)
ZuZed – 6:12pm, The Divine Jaw-dropping Incident (self-release, USA)
Qujaku – Keiren (So I Buried Records, UK)
Miss Red – Fever (self-release, Israel)
Flamingods – Jungle Birds (Soundway Records, UK)
Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band – Sintayehu (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
Swinging Stars of Dominica – Las Mal Parle (Sofrito, UK)
Tenor Fly – Rude Boy Talk (Toddla T & Melé Remix) (Nice Up!, UK)
Melody Fields – Morning Sun (self-release, UK)

#79 – Thee Oh Sees, Gnod, Tomppabeats, Golden Rules

After an electronics heavy podcast last week, you don’t get many more fantastic guitar acts than those that feature on this week’s Independent Music Podcast. From new tracks from San Francisco friends Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, to Manchester’s ever magnificent Gnod and the immense sounds of Sheffield’s Blood Sport. We also have odd electronics from Basic Rhythm, techno from Route 8, Kora-gorgeousness from Stranded Horse, light-touch Finnish hip hop from Tomppabeats, heavier-touch hip hop from Golden Rules and the latest from the Sofrito Super Singles club.

Tracklisting
Thee Oh Sees – Fortress (Castle Face Records, USA)
Route 8 – The Sunrise in her Eyes (Lobster Theremin, UK)
Stranded Horse – Monde (Talitres, France)
Blood Sport – Reflective Orange (Blast First Petite, UK)
Tomppabeats – I Want to Tell You I Love You but I Can’t
Tomppabeats – You’re Cute (self-release, Finland)
Gnod – The Mirror (Rocket Recordings, UK)
Basic Rhythm – Raw Trax (Weekend Rush) (Type Records, UK)
Alma Negra – Mageko (Sofrito, UK)
Ty Segall – Squealer (Drag City, USA)
Golden Rules – The Let Down (Lex Records, UK/USA)

#44 – Gazelle Twin, Nochexxx, Aby Ngana Diop, Bruce Lacey

Kicking off the show this week we’ve got Soviet-era vinyl breakbeat mashups, heartbreaking ballads and unidentifiable electronic music. Elsewhere in the hour we’ve got the latest from two regularly featured labels – Awesome Tapes From Africa and Rocket recordings – we’ve also got avant-garde oddness from Trunk records in the shape of Bruce Lacey, Blaxploitation Bollywood, a rare track from Crystal Mansion and a dub rework of the magnificent Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band.

Tracklisting
1.Imperialist Monsters – Fulgeance & DJ Scientist (First Word Records, UK)
2.Love and Mercy – Gazelle Twin (self-release, UK)
3.Stinson Fish – Nochexxx (Type Records, UK)
4.Electric Pony – Shit and Shine (Rocket Recordings, UK)
5.Dieuleul-Dieuleul – Aby Ngana Diop (Awesome Tapes from Africa, USA)
6.Boogie Man – Crystal Mansion (BBE Records, UK)
7.Music from Everybody’s Nobody (1960) (excerpt) – Bruce Lacey (Trunk Records, UK)
8.Roop Lor Pu Tai (Rootikal dub) – Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band (Paradise Bangkok, Thailand)
9.Chand Mera Dil – R.D. Burman (His Master’s Voice, India)
10.Jungle Magic – Benis Cletin (Sofrito, UK)