Our latest podcast comes from Gabe Vaughn of Breakaway Records.
Gabe brings us part 2 following on from last weeks podcast, ‘A New Day Begins aka The Detroit Mix’

“Breakaway is an ALL VINYL record store specializing in used and new sounds from the 20s up through the current, with a heavy focus on 50s, 60s and 70s music of all types. We offer thousands of LPs and 45s, spanning the genres of Soul, R&B, Rock, Garage, Psych, Punk, Jazz, Blues and more. We also sell quality vintage record playing equipment, such as turntables and receivers, as well as needles and accessories of all kinds.

Breakaway just celebrated its 5 year anniversary this summer, and we look forward to many more years of digging up the best 45s, LPs, turntables & other audio gear for our customers. Breakaway was started by Austin native Gabe Vaughn (aka Secondliner), and was originally located in east Austin. Gabe hosts / DJs Austin’s amazing R&B nite ‘Second Sunday Sock Hop’ as well as the long-running Funk & Soul party known as ‘Soul Happening!’

The shop has been on North Loop, in north-central Austin, for 3 years now and business has been steadily growing. Denton, Texas native, longtime DC resident, and Mice Parade alumnus Josh LaRue (aka jLa) came on board 2 1/2 years ago and he and Gabe have been slingin’ records and gear, DJ’ing, putting on events, making mixes, and generally helping provide Austin with good music on vinyl ever since! Josh holds down several regular DJ gigs in Austin, including a couple at the fabulous Hotel San Jose, and runs Soul Happening! along with Gabe. When in Austin, come check us out!! Mix CDs available by mail-order.”

Gabe: “‘A New Day Begins’ is an all-Detroit mix highlighting the distinct sound of Soul music from the Motor City. Completely independant of the Motown sound, this equally as unique and noteworthy sound has been historically overshadowed by that which came from Hitsville.”

www.breakawayrecs.com/
www.facebook.com/BreakawayRecords

TRACKLIST:

1) Parliaments - A New Day Begins (Revilot)
2) Fantastic Four - As Long As I Live (Ric Tic)
3) Precisions - You’ll Soon Be Gone (Drew)
4) Aged In Soul - Not Enough Love To Satisfy (Hot Wax)
5) Holidays - All That Is Required (Revilot)
6) Brothers Of Soul - Hurry Don’t Linger (Boo)
7) JJ Barnes - So Called Friends (Revilot)
8) Magictones - I’ll Make It Up To You (Westbound)
9) Parliaments - All Your Goodies Are Gone (Revilot)
10) Pat Lewis - Can’t Shake It Loose (Golden World)
11) Darrell Banks - Baby What’cha Got (Revilot)
12) Steve Mancha - A Love Like Yours (Groove City)
13) Superlatives - I Don’t Know How (Westbound)
14) Holidays - I Keep Holding On (Revilot)
15) Steve Mancha - Don’t Make Me A Story Teller (Groovesville)
16) Precisions - Why Girl (Drew)
17) Brothers Of Soul - Come On Back (Boo)
18) Parliaments - Look At What I Almost Missed (Revilot)
19) Magictones - Together, We Shall Overcome (Mah’s)
20) Louis Curry - I’ll Try Again Tomorrow (M-S)
21) Steve Mancha - Hate Yourself In The Morning (Groove City)

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Rani Dar is an electronic music producer and sound designer from Tel Aviv that takes industrial low-fi samples from the noisiest streets and turns rough digital recordings into synthetic, complex sound textures and beats.

Releasing his first EP “Splatters” earlier this year, he is now working on his full-length debut and planning his first European tour.

He says, “Dry Chords is a jam session between a laundry dryer and a washing machine in a walk-in launderette in the heart of Tel Aviv. If you have ever been in one you probably heard that tune before, just didn’t know it. So the next time you wash and dry, try adding some chord powder to the mix and see what happens…”

Enjoy…

Website: www.ranisbasement.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ranidar

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Randarsound

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Our latest demo comes from Le Thug, a 3-piece ambient noise band from Glasgow and the Outer Hebrides. Tenerife is the opening track on their debut EP, ‘Ripping.’

Enjoy…

Bandcamp: http://lethug.bandcamp.com/album/ripping-ep

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Le-T-h-u-g/308969642040

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lethug

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeThug

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hisclancyness:

Poster for our shows this week in TORINO and MILANO designed by Secret Furry Hole.

hisclancyness:

Poster for our shows this week in TORINO and MILANO designed by Secret Furry Hole.

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Honeyblood - Bud

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N is for…Nina Nastasia. Get to know the story behind our very own Nina Nastasia in this video interview shot for the John Peel Centre.

Hear Nina talk about her beginning in the music industry, her fear of interviews and appreciation for John Peel.

Produced by Eye Film and Television for the John Peel Centre for the Creative Arts

Purchase music from Nina Nastasia here.

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Mazes ‘Better Ghosts’ Pre-Order NOW

Mazes new mini album 'Better Ghosts' is available for Pre-Order NOW. Release date, 11th November 2013.

Following hot on the heels of February’s 'Ores & Minerals', an album which The Quietus called ‘the first great guitar album of the year’ and which The Guardian proclaimed as ‘Marvellous and highly recommended’, Mazes return with 'Better Ghosts', a mini-album that blurs the lines between 'Ores & Minerals', their acclaimed live show, and what the future of Mazes may sound like.

Band singer Jack Cooper says of it: “It’s a record about a year of touring and hanging out… where everything and nothing happened. Things between things. Listening to and being influenced by everything ever and then trying to ignore it.”

Better Ghosts’ is available on limited edition vinyl, that includes a free mp3 code. Pre-Orderhere.

Check out track Hayfever Wristband taken from ’Better Ghosts’ below:

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The Twilight Sad to play debut album at December shows
The Twilight Sad are set to play two special shows at King Tut’s in Glasgow this December (20th & 21st) , playing their debut album ’Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’ in it’s entirety.
Tickets go on sale on Friday morning here

The Twilight Sad to play debut album at December shows

The Twilight Sad are set to play two special shows at King Tut’s in Glasgow this December (20th & 21st) , playing their debut album ’Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’ in it’s entirety.

Tickets go on sale on Friday morning here

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PAWS announce Fall U.S. tour dates
PAWS are making their way back to the US this fall for a short run of dates. The band will be recording their new album upon their visit at a studio in upstate New York and it will be released some time in 2014. Their tour begins in Philadelphia at the Barbary on November 13th and will take them through the midwest and finally down the west coast, hitting Seattle and LA. SPIN named PAWS one of the 50 best live acts at 2013’s SXSW, so you’ll want to get out to a show where you can.
Here are the dates:Nov 13 - The Barbary, Philadelphia PANov 14 - Great Scott, Allston MANov 15 - Glasslands, Brooklyn NYNov 16 - Cafe Bourbon Street, Columbus OHNov 17 - Empty Bottle, Chicago ILNov 18 - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MNNov 22 - Bunk Bar, Portland ORNov 23 - Barboza, Seattle WANov 27 - The Smell, Los Angeles CA

PAWS announce Fall U.S. tour dates

PAWS are making their way back to the US this fall for a short run of dates. The band will be recording their new album upon their visit at a studio in upstate New York and it will be released some time in 2014. Their tour begins in Philadelphia at the Barbary on November 13th and will take them through the midwest and finally down the west coast, hitting Seattle and LA. SPIN named PAWS one of the 50 best live acts at 2013’s SXSW, so you’ll want to get out to a show where you can.

Here are the dates:
Nov 13 - The Barbary, Philadelphia PA
Nov 14 - Great Scott, Allston MA
Nov 15 - Glasslands, Brooklyn NY
Nov 16 - Cafe Bourbon Street, Columbus OH
Nov 17 - Empty Bottle, Chicago IL
Nov 18 - 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis MN
Nov 22 - Bunk Bar, Portland OR
Nov 23 - Barboza, Seattle WA
Nov 27 - The Smell, Los Angeles CA

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A Winged Victory for the Sullen announce UK / US tour
Having recently finished the musical score for Atomos, London Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor’s latest contemporary dance production, A Winged Victory For The Sullen (Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltze) has just announced a new tour surrounding a string of U.K. and U.S. dates, wherein the duo will be adding live-performance accompaniments to the piece in October 2013 and March 2014, respectively. See below for their full schedule, and click here to purchase tickets.
Tour Schedule:201310/01 - London, UK @ Village Underground10/02 - Reading, UK @ South Street Arts Centre10/03 - Leicester, UK @ Bishop Street Church10/04 - Gateshead, UK @ The Sage10/09 - London, UK @ Sadler’s Wells*10/10 - London, UK @ Sadler’s Wells*10/11 - London, UK @ Sadler’s Wells*10/12 - London, UK @ Sadler’s Wells*201403/15 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*03/16 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*03/17 - Philadelphia, PA, USA @ First Unitarian Church03/18 - New York, NY, USA @ Joe’s Pub03/19 - Washington D.C., USA @ Sixth & I Synagogue03/20 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*03/21 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*03/22 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*03/23 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*03/29 - Turnhout, Belgium @ Warande*

A Winged Victory for the Sullen announce UK / US tour

Having recently finished the musical score for Atomos, London Royal Ballet choreographer Wayne McGregor’s latest contemporary dance production, A Winged Victory For The Sullen (Dustin O’Halloran and Adam Wiltze) has just announced a new tour surrounding a string of U.K. and U.S. dates, wherein the duo will be adding live-performance accompaniments to the piece in October 2013 and March 2014, respectively. See below for their full schedule, and click here to purchase tickets.

Tour Schedule:
2013
10/01 - London, UK @ Village Underground
10/02 - Reading, UK @ South Street Arts Centre
10/03 - Leicester, UK @ Bishop Street Church
10/04 - Gateshead, UK @ The Sage
10/09 - London, UK @ Sadler’s Wells*
10/10 - London, UK @ Sadler’s Wells*
10/11 - London, UK @ Sadler’s Wells*
10/12 - London, UK @ Sadler’s Wells*

2014
03/15 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*
03/16 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*
03/17 - Philadelphia, PA, USA @ First Unitarian Church
03/18 - New York, NY, USA @ Joe’s Pub
03/19 - Washington D.C., USA @ Sixth & I Synagogue
03/20 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*
03/21 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*
03/22 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*
03/23 - Montclair, NJ, USA @ Montclair State University*
03/29 - Turnhout, Belgium @ Warande*

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The 405: ‘Listen to His Clancyness’ Barking Mixtape’
Take a look into the mind of His Clancyness and have a listen to the 16 - track mixtape he created for The 405. Including tracks from Iggy Pop, Skeeter Davis, The Verlaines and Swell maps, it is well worth a listen.
"Signing to FatCat earlier this year has proved to be a stellar decision for him, as he gears up to release his new record Vicious, next week.”
Check out what else The 405 have to say, along with the mixtape over at their website thefourohfive.
Pre - Order His Clancyness’ upcoming album, Vicious from the FatCat webstore HERE.

The 405: ‘Listen to His Clancyness’ Barking Mixtape’

Take a look into the mind of His Clancyness and have a listen to the 16 - track mixtape he created for The 405. Including tracks from Iggy Pop, Skeeter Davis, The Verlaines and Swell maps, it is well worth a listen.

"Signing to FatCat earlier this year has proved to be a stellar decision for him, as he gears up to release his new record Vicious, next week.”

Check out what else The 405 have to say, along with the mixtape over at their website thefourohfive.

Pre - Order His Clancyness’ upcoming album, Vicious from the FatCat webstore HERE.

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Here we have a live recording of The Growlers - One Million Lovers a garage recording. Taken from the album Hung At Heart which you can buy from the FatCat Store.

This performance was recorded live at The Growlers garage studio, Costa Mesa CA, by Leaf.

One Million Lovers is one of the strongest tracks from The Growlers album Hung At Heart, with the keyboard rhythm of a Lee Perry dub track and the bass line of a beating heart, this song will undoubtedly make you jive and wiggle.” - Leaf for Vimeo.

Also check out the Leaf vimeo page for plenty more great videos of The Growlers.

For more of The Growlers pre-order the new eight track limited editon vinyl release'Not.Psych!' from the FatCat store now.

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The Durian Brothers live in London

The Durian Brothers play their first ever UK show this weekend (Saturday 28 Sept), with Forest Swords at Corsica Studios in London.  Get tickets here.

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Watch a live acoustic performance of Zenith Diamond, filmed by dlso.it.

Zenith Diamond is taken from His Clancyness’ FatCat debut album Vicious, out October 7th 2013 UK and October 8th 2013 US. Pre-order Vicious from the FatCat store now.

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Above is the His Clancyness album teaser -  51 seconds of  track clips from the forthcoming debut Fatcat album 'Vicious'

Vicious is out October 7th 2013 UK and October 8th 2013 US. Pre-order now.

Also check out Cassette Store Day limited edition release 'Covering Up' before it’s gone! 

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