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gerryloves:

Piano version of “Fuel”, taken from the new Fuel EP. Available in shops 27th Sept on cassette for Cassette Store Day, then digitally 6th Oct from http://ift.tt/1q6Myd0 Original version from the album Peace in the Underworld - http://ift.tt/R50Uv5

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You can’t tell much about these guys from their online presence, but I like the tune, and you can download it here:

http://thecalamineclub.believeband.com/

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Just uploaded Toadcast #305 - The Indycast to Mixcloud. Listen now!

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NEW JONNIE COMMON SINGLE! From ‘Trapped in Amber’, the new Jonnie Common album out on 31st October 2014 on vinyl, CD and download.
www.jonniecommon.com/
songbytoadrecords.com/artists/jonnie-common/

On previous album Master of None:
“I love this record’ - Lauren Laverne (6 Music)
“Skewed-pop amble … a lo-fi electro-folk wonder” - The List
“understated cooing over the minutiae of every day life … transformed into bouncing astral straddling ditties” - Drowned In Sound

Jonnie Common makes some of the strangest noises ever to be combined into such catchy, digestible pop songs.

His first album Master of None came out on the awesome Manchester-based imprint Red Deer Club in 2011, and its combination of pathos, humour and charm made it a firm favourite, particularly amongst the Scottish underground music scene.

I suppose you’d have to call this stuff electronic pop, and while a lot of the music he makes has some very strange elements, the end result tends to be eminently listenable, infectious music.

Trapped in Amber, his new album, out on Song, by Toad Records on Halloween 2014, is perhaps less of a collection of breezy pop tunes than its predecessor, but I think it ends up actually feeling like a better overall album. It holds together more as a single, coherent piece of work, and with the more experimental stuff coming to the fore the sparkling pop moments actually end up standing out more this time around.

For a meticulous crafstman like Jonnie I am always amazed at how loose and relaxed his music sounds, and for someone who peppers his lyrics with wit and fun, it’s amazing how heartbreaking he can be, often when you least expect it. Try contrasting the lightness of Shark and Crumbs with the horrible sadness of So and So and the melancholic regret of Figurehead, for example.

It makes for music which sounds light and fun, but actually has far more depth than that, meaning that even once you get past the simple enjoyment of the hummable stuff, there is still a hell of a lot more here to enjoy.

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Lots of good stuff on this tape label. I recommend a wee look around.

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Really nice, fairly brief documentary on professionalism in the music industry which I was interviewed for a wee while back - thanks Alex!

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ianhumberstone:

Folklore Tapes Reissue Series
We are officially underway with fundraising for the Folklore Tapes vinyl reissue series! We’re looking to raise enough to get the first edition out (DFTI ‘Two Witches’) and roll on from there. If you need reminding, ‘Songs for Mariann Voaden’ was one side of this very first Folklore Tape, which has been out of print for years. There are some great rewards for supporting the project (including the record itself - this is functioning in part as a ‘pre-order’ for the release), so please check it out and pass this on to anyone who might be interested.

ianhumberstone:

Folklore Tapes Reissue Series

We are officially underway with fundraising for the Folklore Tapes vinyl reissue series! We’re looking to raise enough to get the first edition out (DFTI ‘Two Witches’) and roll on from there. If you need reminding, ‘Songs for Mariann Voaden’ was one side of this very first Folklore Tape, which has been out of print for years. There are some great rewards for supporting the project (including the record itself - this is functioning in part as a ‘pre-order’ for the release), so please check it out and pass this on to anyone who might be interested.

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highwaycruisin:

A Sleeper Shaped Like A Brick

Turbobrick.

(via brickblog)

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