Archive for December, 2010

Weekly POPcast #30, a Bubblegum Lemonade special!

Posted in Mixtapes with tags , , , , , , , on 22/12/2010 by Outerbeat

Bubblegum Lemonade

Caroline lives for the radio / Caroline lives for the midnight show
Lying in her bed, a sister to her head / Oh Caroline knows…

This was a very special show because Matinee Recording‘s Glasgow-based one-man act Bubblegum Lemonade has kindly recorded the acoustic version of three of his songs exclusively for Outerbeat! Not only that, but Laz — the fellow behind Bubblegum Lemonade — also picked some of his favourite tracks with female vocals (Astrud Gilberto, Club 8, Po, The Cardigans, The Gentle Waves and Annemarie) and one with male vocals (The Sea Urchins) for tonight’s playlist.

All of which were, in the band’s own Orwellian speech, Doubleplusgood. 😉

Hence, definitely a mixtape-worthy show. Instead of the usual podcast, you can download a mixtape containing the songs played in tonight’s show.

Bubblegum Lemonade’s Outerbeat session track listing:

  1. Caroline’s Radio
  2. Cuts Like A Dream
  3. Maybe Someday
  4. You’re Still Beautiful (When You’re Sad)

DOWNLOAD

Advertisements

Weekly POPcast #28, Postcard Records

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , on 10/12/2010 by Outerbeat

Orange Juice

Avoid eye contact at all costs
What can I do to see your fine teeth smiling at me

It has been said that beautiful things never last and boy, are they right. Postcard Records was everything beautiful in the realm of pop underground. It was a one-man stunt founded in Glasgow, Scotland (about 600 kilometers and a lifetime away from London, then the centre of the music industry), operating from a small apartment, signing young lads barely out of their teens given to wit and lackadaisical abandon, and publishing zines to go with the releases — nearly a decade before Sarah. And it only lasted 2 years and 15 singles.

This week’s Outerbeat was dedicated as a homage to Postcard Records. We played Postcard bands Aztec Camera, Orange Juice, Josef K, The Go-Betweens, as well as a local band with hints of Aztec Camera influence Me and the Dirty Girl, and a fresh indiepop outfit by the name of Pop at Summer.

Popcast #28 > Postcard Records Special by Outerbeat on Mixcloud

Weekly POPcast #27, DJ Japra’s Comeback

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 04/12/2010 by Outerbeat

A piece of apology AND a piece of good news from popland, fellas. The apology: Due to technical problems, we regret to say we lost the recording of last week’s show and thus could not put up the POPcast, which was a bit unfortunate because we’re sure you would have enjoyed songs from such artists as Asobi Seksu, Moving Pictures, the Cat’s Miaow, Baffin Island, and Indonesian indie legend Rumahsakit.

Now the good news: Our original DJ Japra is back from his break, rendering him available to serenade listeners of this week’s episode with his enchanting voice — with another batch of enchanting songs, that is. This week we’ve got the former June Brides’ very own Phil Wilson, Seapony, a sugary act featuring members of the Transmittens, as well as The Cavemen Go and Insect Guide, who have both recently released a single on netlabels February Records and Eardrumspop respectively. We also played Dum Dum Girl, Tiny Fireflies, The Divine Comedy, Tamankota, Prince Prassetyo, The Lucksmiths and Apple Orchard.

Speaking of whom, Apple Orchard along with a number of other Southeast Asian and European bands will each do a cover of Trembling Blue Stars song in Sacred Music, a Trembling Blue Stars tribute album which is to be released on London-based Dufflecoat Records early next year (alright then, we lied — that’s two pieces of good news instead of one!). Keep your eyes peeled for it, and until then, watch out for the next Outerbeat show and/or popcast!

Popcast #27 > Lucksmiths, Phil Wilson, Apple Orchard Etc by Outerbeat on Mixcloud