News & Bits – June 13th

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Monday! Monday! Gotta get down on Mon… Oh, never mind.

News, stuff, etc. Slow week this week, so don’t brace yourself for too much excitement.
New Releases:
Dananananaykroyd – There Is a Way. Available in a baffling assortment of editions. Extra fancy version from the band’s shop, regular CD from Amazon, and downloadtoo, 2 disc version from HMV, and download from iTunes.
King Post Kitsch – The Party’s Over. Excellent debut album from King Post Kitsch. If anyone would like to get me one for my birthday that would be quite nice. Buy a CD from Song, by Toad, or download from iTunes.
Sons & Daughters – Mirror Mirror. Download from iTunes.
Are You Bored Of This Yet?
Rejoice, this is the last Monday newsround that I’ll be plugging the Birthday Bash during.
Briefly – Friday, The Flying Duck, 8pm, £3. More here. Come along, say hello, tell me how much you hate the blog.

Also This Week:
Once again I didn’t write a gig guide. Facebook was messing about with the events yesterday, so I gave up. Some quick live highlights then?
Lovers Turn To Monsters launch new album Beyond Glasgow Howls with a gig at Slouch on Thursday, with support from Where We Lay Our Heads and an acoustic turn from So Many Animal Calls. You can pre-order the album here.
Olympic Swimmers take a break from album recording to play at The Captain’s Rest on Friday, with support from Rick Redbeard and Tesla Birds. I like Olympic Swimmers, so they can have a plug, even though they are my competition.
Friday also sees the final Barmellodie gig at Bloc, with Cuddly Shark, Galoshins, Something Beginning With L and Lady North. First band is on around 11, so you can come to my gig at The Flying Duck first…
Edinburgh School For the Deaf launch debut album New Youth Bible at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on Friday, with Young Spooks and Hot Rods providing support. More on that album once I get a copy, I suspect.
Stuff:
The Plimptons are selling their ’00s Nostalgia With The Plimptons album really cheap this week. A mere £2.50 will get you a digital copy or CD here. It is so good you’ll forget how to count.
How To Swim have a pair of new free tracks on offer – She Gets Around and Corpsing.
Member of the Wedding have a free download here.
DanDanDan have a new EP available, pay what you want for it here.
Wounded Knee is giving away a download of his cover of The Pogues song A Pair of Brown Eyes here.
Rounding off the free stuff are Napoleon In Rags, who have a couple on Bandcamp.