Monday, 24 January 2011

Flying Saucer Attack - Outdoor Miner 7"

What can I say? Simply brilliant, this record. Funnily enough I heard this version of Outdoor Miner first, then another cover by the Lightning Seeds, then finally the original. It's such a good song, and I guess because this was the first one I heard it's got a special place in my heart. It's also a really good cover (with a really good cover) - very FSA, but the tune still shines through. If you've not heard it then you're in for a treat.

The b-side is more typical of their stuff, but with a bit of a looped drum (kind of drum, anyway) beat behind it. Also really good.

1. Outdoor Miner
2. Psychic Driving

Here it is. Please let me know if you like it.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Teenage Fanclub and Jad Fair - Near To You

In celebration of the impending Jonny album, this is the second of the Euro Childs / Norman Black double-posting. Before you read on, you should click right here. Understand? Good. Now check out their free EP, and buy the album the very second it comes out...

This is from a while back, off an album by TFC and Jad Fair, and it's a really great track. It's the best off the record, I'd say, but the whole thing is worth a listen. I have a feeling that I heard an interview around the time saying that the band had basically improvised around Jad Fair's singing, and if it's true it shows you how good they are. The b-side is also a good song - "this heart is bound for glory!" Quite.

1. Near To You
2. Always In My Heart

Here it hear, and if you like it then please comment, I'd appreciate it.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Young Girls & Happy Endings 7"

Happy New Year everyone, and I hope that 2011 is everything you hope it will be. As a celebration, here's a song about happy endings. The a-side appears to be a release all to itself, as it's not on an album, but is on the US version of 'Barafundle' as a bonus track. The b-side is off that album.

This song is great! I don't know if you're familiar with the band (you should be - I posted something a while back...) but this is a typically cheerful, poppy bit of Indie goodness. It's really good, one of my favourite re-discoveries of the last few months for sure. The b-side is also excellent, bit less cheerful, but has a great hypnotic ending.

And what a sleeve!

1. Young Girls & Happy Endings
2. Dark Night


And hey - how come some of the uploads I've done have been downloaded off Mediafire before I post them here? Is there a way to get in and see what's there before I post the link? Stop spoiling the surprise...