Toadcast #193 - The Remcast

Please note that this is called the Remmcast, rather than the Arriyemcast, for little better reason than that it sounds better. 

R.E.M. split up this week, which is sort of like the death of an elderly relative: you know it's sad, and you mourn the loss, but they hadn't been themselves for a while, everyone knew it was probably coming, and maybe it's for the best after all.

Due to not really wanting to pontificate too much, I haven't really produced what could be in any way described as a 'career retrospective' or anything, nor have I really gone into much about their contemporaries or influences nor indeed the enduring influence they themselves have had.  Nope, I have simply recorded a podcast as per usual, but with three R.E.M. songs in it because they were fucking brilliant.

01. Ezra Furman & the Harpoons - Hard Time in a Terrible Land (00.26)
02. Burning Yellows - False Horizons (04.33)
03. R.E.M. - Perfect Circle (11.44)
04. The Twilight Sad - Kill it in the Morning (17.52)
05. Niwel Tsumbu - It's All Vibrations (23.35)
06. R.E.M. - Star Me Kitten (33.03)
07. The Fair Ohs - I'm a Woman, I'm Your Wife (38:15)
08. Zoey Van Goey - You Told the Drunks I Knew Karate (GRNR Remix) (39.10)
09. The Whines - Electric Current (45.02)
10. Youthfall - Secular Child (49.01)
11. R.E.M. - Parakeet (59.47)

Direct download: ToadcastNo193.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:41pm UTC

Toadcast #192 - The Winecast

 Winecast because after soberly recording these on a Saturday afternoon for the last couple of years, I'm recording this after a bottle of wine on a Sunday evening for a change.  So don't expect coherence, but it honestly isn't all that bad.

Mrs. Toad and I were down looking at the Port O' Leith  Motor Boat Club today, wondering if we might buy the place, move in and try and turn it into the kind of recording space and performance space we already try and use our house as.  It's a great building, but I am not entirely certain how popular a place in Newhaven might prove to be to Edinburgh people reluctant to go more than a block or two for their musicfunz.

Anyhewww, here we have another ten songs of unbelievable brilliance, for which you will no doubt be enormously grateful and umm *cough cough* well, you're more than welcome.

01. Prize Pets - It Takes Time (00.09)
02. Ian Humberstone - House on the Hill (07.34)
03. Waiters - Tomorrowland (15.05)
04. Former Bullies - Golden Chains (20.21.)
05. Talvihorros - Beta (26.39)
06. Palms - Wolf (37.23)
07. Burning Yellows - Chopsticks (42.32)
08. Debutant - Yeah! Currahee! (51.00)
09. The Japanese War Effort - Dreaming of a New Labour (54.49)
10. King Creosote & John Hopkins - Bats in the Attic (Unravelled) (62.52)

Direct download: ToadcastNo192.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:52pm UTC

Toadcast #191 - The Fullcast

This is called the Fullcast for no better reason than that I tried to fit far too many songs onto the playlist.  I've have used half the Palmist Records stable if possible, but eventually decided to settle for one single track.  There's always next week.

I didn't even make room for a song from the new Clap Your Hands Say Yeah record, although to be fair I haven't really listened to that enough to really know what I think about it, so maybe that would have been hasty.

If anything this reminded me of the really early podcasts, when I tried to squish two hours of music into a single recording, and the things were just sprawling behemoths of wittering and tuneage.  I can't say I regret the decision to trim it down to either ten songs or an hour.

01. Beaters - Dark Haunter (00.22)
02. Body Wash - Cool Bike (06.34)
03. High Pop - For Jord (08.23)
04. Django Django - Waveforms (11.35)
05. Steven Malkmus & the Jicks - No One Is (As I Are Be) (17.31)
06. Milkshakes - Track 1 (24.57)
07. Kurt Vile - The Creature (27.37)
08. Ezra Furman & the Harpoons - Don't Turn Your Back on Love (34.41)
09. Steel Phantoms - Bedouin (41.50)
10. Eagulls - Possessed (47.24)
11. Sands - Fares & Tolls (53.15)
12. U2 - Lemon (60.17)

Direct download: ToadcastNo191.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50pm UTC

Toadcast #190 - The Snoozecast

Snooze!  Yes, a genuine, proper weekend snooze was had this morning and it was fucking amaaaaazing!  I haven't actually had the chance to lazily sleep in for fucking months and it was an enormous pleasure.  And not even a guilty one, because I genuinely don't have to rush about being efficient today.  Awesome!

This week's podcast contains a fair bit of plugging, I have to confess.  Not all for myself though.  I plug the Kurt Vile tour, Jonnie Common's Deskjob as well as his new album, the new Oates Field album and the new album by The Leg.

Then, just for good measure, I also plug the upcoming Ides of Toad gigs, and two new releases on Song, by Toad Records.  I hope it doesn't get too much for you, but I don't think so, because all the songs are very good and hopefully you know me well enough by now to know full well that I don't plug anything I don't genuinely like.  So there.  Enjoy.  That's an order.

01. Jonnie Common - Infinitea (00.21)
02. The Oates Field - Nae Luck (09.50)
03. Adam Balbo - Just Singing a Song (15.37)
04. The Leg - Twitching Stick (17.22)
05. Kurt Vile - IN/OUT Blues (23.40)
06. Easter - Damp Patch (30.03)
07. Trips and Falls - I Learned Sunday Morning, on a Wednesday (38.41)
08. Rob St. John - Your Phantom Limb (41.39)
09. Sea Pinks - Fountain Tesserae (46.47)
10. Tuesday Glass - Franklin (50.16)
11. John Knox Sex Club - Above Us the Waves (59.23)

Direct download: ToadcastNo190.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:03pm UTC





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