So many of the songs on this week's podcast should really have been played at the very least six months ago that, honestly, it's just a little bit embarrassing. Some of these came from emails which got utterly buried in my inbox, some from things that I kept intending to feature, only to realise that I had accidentally allowed months to pass without doing so, and others I simply didn't get the chance to even read until the January lull.

That's fine of course, I know none of you come here to be on the very cutting edge of the cutting edge, but some sort of vague punctuality would be nice wouldn't it. Given that, as we discovered last week, jokes have to automatically stop being funny once more than ten people have posted them to Facebook, I assume you probably have to stop enjoying songs now by the time they are three months old or so.

There also seems to be a weird preponderance of all-caps bands. I know that's quite the thing these days, just as no-one ten years ago would even bring themselves to glance at a capital letter, but still, I find it unnerving. Do they care that much? Can I ignore it? Or do they hate it when people spell it like a normal word? Oh my god the anxiety.

Anyway, fuck it, tunes.

01. BETS - Don't Give a Fuck (00.10)
02. FURS - An Eye on the Vicious (05.07)
03. Strange Lords - Szandora (12.13)
04. Heavy Drag - Tissue (15.29)
05. Body Cheetah & Messed Up Coyote - Shawty (22.32)
06. Grubs - Dec. 15 (26.25)
07. The Muppets - Happiness Hotel (28.53)
08. TRAAMS - Teeth (34.12)
09. Songdog - A Life Eroding (So Much Sorrow) (44.35)
10. Clem Snide - The Ballad of Saint Paull (49.07)
11. ULTRAS - This is Where I Fall (55.52)

Direct download: Toadcast313.mp3
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So, with the first podcast of the year I suppose I should be doing New Year's Resolutions, right? I guess I do have some, sort of, for a change.

Firstly, I didn't exactly keep on top of the label admin well enough last year - particularly the accounts - so that really does need to improve.

We're doing gigs again this year, partly because it seems to help with the general awareness of the label and partly because no-one in Edinburgh seems to be putting on the kind of gigs I want to go to. Actually, that's less of a resolution really, and more of an announcement, isn't it.

And thirdly, we have to suck less at PR. I've got a few plans for this, but mostly we just have to do a better job of getting label artists covered in the bigger online magazines in particular. It's heavy work, PR stuff, but if you can't do PR then you aren't really a label so it has to be done.

Also, we have a playlist on Soundcloud of all the new bands we're working with this year.

01. The Muppets - Movin' Right Along (00.00)
02. Garden of Elks - This Morning We Are Astronauts (02.47)
03. Le Thug - Basketball Land (10.07)
04. Krill - Sick Dogs (For Ian) (18.49)
05. Body Cheetah - I'm There (22.17)
06. Jane Weaver - The Electric Mountain (31.26)
07. Rob Cantor - Shia LeBeouf (37.13)
08. Lush Purr - Horses on Morphine (41.07)
09. Supermoon - Klopfgeist (47.56)
10. Numbers Are Futile - Vice Over Reason (55.55)
11. digitalanalogue - Café Royal (1.01.03)
12. The Golden Toadstools - Silly Savage (1.07.51)

Direct download: ToadcastNo312.mp3
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