The Curiocast because there are indeed some odd little bits and pieces on this week's podcast.  Listen to it and you might not notice much different - it's not exactly shocking or all that strange or anything like that, but there are most certainly a few odd little things here and there.

Geographically, we have music from Karachi, Vienna and Novosibirsk.  Genre-wise, we have some of the first R&B(ish) music ever to appear on a Toadcast and then we end with seven minutes of choral folk singing performed in Hamilton Mausoleum, reputed to have the longest echo of any building in the world. 

So none of it will knock you off your feet in a 'what the flying fuck is that?' sort of a way, but there's definitely some odd little bits and pieces on this week's podcast.  Which I like.

01. Toy - Motoring (00.27)
02. Angel Olsen - Tiniest Seed (08.14)
03. Bagel Project - Back and Forth (15.44)
04. OverUnda - She Falls to the Floor (17.35)
05. Sun Stains - Fortify Perfect (24.09)
06. Menomena - Heavy is as Heavy Does (28.59)
07. Basheer & the Pied Pipers - Circling Nowhere (36.19)
08. Heatherwood - Insight (47.35)
09. Mile Me Deaf - Troubles Caught (51.17)
10. Daughter - Smother (56.06)
11. Wounded Knee - Hamilton (1.02.22.)

Direct download: ToadcastNo239.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:56pm UTC

This weekend I was dragged down to the Beacons Festival in Yorkshire because pals of mine had spare tickets and umm... well, I figured why the fuck not.  Also, go to the website and take a look at that lineup. Amazing!

So yes, at five o'clock on Friday morning, five lads all over six feet tall squished  their way into a Ford fucking Focus and pootled on four hours down the motorway into deepest, darkest Yorkshire. We even got the 'Ee, ba gum' treatment in the café we stopped at for a bacon sarnie on the way down.

Anyhow, this podcast features bands we saw over the weekend, and given the hipster-friendly lineup at the festival should prove to be a rather hipster-friendly podcast as well, after the relative (and shameful) lack of interest show in last week's comedy, I reckon this should prove rather more successful.  My inner hipster is certainly excited.

01. Fawn Spots - Spanish Glass (00.05)
02. Juffage - Small Fires (Viola Version) (06.57)
03. Best Friends - Break My Neck (14.22)
04. King Krule - The Noose of Jah City (17.19)
05. Still Corners - Endless Summer (24.55)
06. PINS - Shoot You (35.03)
07. Japandroids - The Nights of Wine and Roses (38.26)
08. The Wave Pictures - I Love You Like a Madman (47.27)
09. Hookworms - Teen Dreams (50.30)
10. Willy Mason - We Can Be Strong (59.22)

Direct download: ToadcastNo238.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:58pm UTC

This podcast, I suppose I am going to have to accept from the start, really isn't going to be for everyone, is it.  There is plenty of music in here, but not all that much which would make it onto a regular Toadcast.

Mixed in with those few more traditional tunes is a little musical comedy, a genre with which I have a very patchy relationship indeed, and also some outright stand-up. It's the Edinburgh Festival and some friends and I were talking about how we generally avoid the whole boiling pot of shit, but that there were some comedians we would make an effort to see nevertheless.

Because, with the exception of Stewart Lee, I don't have any of their stuff this isn't about people I may or may not see here in August just some stuff by comedians I happen to a/ like and b/ happen to have handy (because I am lazy).  So it may not be the usual cutting edge hipster tunefest, but it's still a very good podcast if you're into this sort of shit.  Plus it's a nice change.  So deal with it.

01. Richard Cheese - Rape Me (00.22)
02. Doug Anthony Allstars - If You're Happy/Waco (05.09)
03. David Cross - Certain Leaders In Government Look Or Act Like Certain Pop Culture References! (08.14)
04. Phil Ochs - Talking Cuban Crisis (14.54)
05. Doug Anthony Allstars - Gilbert & Sullivan (17.36)
06. Half Man Half Biscuit - Surging Out of Convalescence (19.03)
07. Animaniacs - International Friendship Song (26.15)
08. Bill Hicks - Dinosaurs in the Bible (29.17)
09. Doug Anthony Allstars - Gilbert & Sullivan 2 (35.06)
10. David Cross - Women, Please Rinse Off Your Vagina and Anus (36.17)
11. Richard Cheese - Milkshake (43.36)
12. Jeff Foxworthy - Redneck Games (46.20)
13. Doug Anthony Allstars - Gilbert & Sullivan 3 (49.57)
14. Me First & the Gimme Gimmes - Stand By Your Man (51.35)
15. Inspector Tapehead - I am Your Pedigree (54.49)
16. Tim Minchin - Pope Song (1.00.26)
17. Stewart Lee - Top Gear (1.02.41)

Direct download: ToadcastNo237.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:02pm UTC

 I have named the Nursecast in honour of the fact that Mrs. Toad has been unthreateningly but rather inconveniently ill for the last few days and I have been nursing her gently back to health.  And by nursing of course I mean taking the opportunity to lounge around in bed next to her and watch stupid videos while she suffers.  I know, I know, I'm a gem.

We have a couple of new and exciting announcements from Tom Waits and Jason Lytle on this podcast, as well as a rather interesting-sounding new band from about as far North in Scotland as it is possible to get before you fall into the sea and have to paddle frantically for Iceland.

And, just to cheer us all up, the sun has finally come out, which is at least some consolation for the fact that the Edinburgh International Festival of Overpriced Shit landed on us last week, and will have to now be studiously avoided for the next month

01. Texas Tea - Heart Says Yes (Head Says No) (00.26)
02. Tom Waits - I Breathe Better Underwater (05.40)
03. Jason Lytle - Dept. of Disappearance (06.01)
04. Sex Hands - Way, No Way (12.27)
05. Onions - Gemsbok (14.57)
06. The Maginot Band - Slow Down Sundial (22.34)
07. OnlyReal - Cadillac Girl (27.52)
08. White Poppy - Mirage Man (35.04)
09. Noun Verb Adjective - Darwinian Lust (39.40)
10. Lost Left - Thank You For the Lung (43.26)
11. Lord Huron - Time to Run (48.34)
12. The Von Bondies - Rock 'n' Roll Nurse (56.27)

Direct download: ToadcastNo236.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:57pm UTC



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