News & Bits – March 28th

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Time for me to delve through an inbox full of press releases, trawl Bandcamp, and generally recycle information to pad out my blog posts, hooray. I’ve been updating this all night, so if you read it when it was first posted there’s some new stuff in here now.

New Releases:
New music released this week.
Admiral Fallow‘s excellent debut album Boots Met My Face gets a full UK wide reissue today. The album is available from all the usual places including eMusic and iTunes digitally and Amazon, HMV and straight from the band’s store on CD and of course from all good record shops.
Robin Adams isn’t happy releasing just the one album, he has two out today. Be Gone is a stripped back, intimate affair, while Robin Adams’ Train Crash Choir is an altogether noisier album. Both are released today.
Errors have a new single out. Magna Encarta is available as a limited 7″ and as a download from eMusic, iTunes and Amazon.
GoGoBot release their second single, First Class Fool. Buy it from iTunes or HMV and watch the video here.
Let’s Talk About Trees join the Eli and Oz family with the release of their Lumberjack’s Lament single. You can get the single from Bandcamp and iTunes.
Profisee becomes the fourth release on the Phuturelabs label with the Logan’s Run EP. The EP is available here, or from Bandcamp where you can also pick up previous Phuturelabs releases, all for free.
The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse has a new EP available on all the good download sites, but you can pick it up for only £1, cheaper than anywhere else, at Bandcamp. Check this week’s gig guide for details on a special event The Ramisco Maki Maki Rocking Horse is taking part in on Saturday too.
Weather Barn‘s latest single The Boat Ride also gets a release today. It too is available from eMusic, iTunes and Amazon, and there’s a video here.
How Garbo Died have been busy recording, yet again. I swear if you turn your back on that pair for a minute they record another mini album worth of stuff. The latest collection of recordings, Batch 4: Kai Su Teknom, is available from Bandcamp for free now.
The Darien Venture’s new EP, Indications, will be available to pre-order from here on Tuesday morning. Pre-orders will be limited to 30 copies, with a whole host of extras.
Fundraising:
The DF Concerts Charity Cup has been put together to raise money for the Save The Children Japan Emergency Appeal. You can find more details and donate here.
Mentioned this in the gig guide yesterday, but just a wee reminder that at the Endor, Randolph’s Leap, Amber Wilson and Esperi gig at The Captain’s Rest on Thursday, there will be some more fundraising action. I’ll have more details shortly, but I hear rumours of face painting, home baking and a special little one off album. You can get tickets for the gig here.
At Blacklands Bowling Club in Kilwinning this Saturday there’s a fundraising gig for Yorkhill Hospital. It all kicks off at 1pm and carries on till Midnight, costing a fiver. Playing are The Girobabies, The Paraffins, Annie Stevenson and loads more, full details here.
Stuff:
Dave Hughes, fast becoming a regular at getting things plugged round here, has been giving his website a rejig. Have a visit, and pick up some free music while you are there.
The always excellent Miaoux Miaoux is nearing completion of his second album. As a celebration he is very kindly giving away the first Miaoux Miaoux album, Rainbow Bubbles, as a free download this week. You can get that here.
Another giveaway comes from Shambles Miller. Recorded at his recent appearance at Words Per Minute you can download a little medley, Alice’s 99 Problems, here.
Would you like a free sampler of recent and upcoming releases from the Song, By Toad Records label? If you answered no you are an idiot, if you said yes, fill yer boots. That’s 16 tracks from the likes of King Post Kitsch (who incidentally I met at the weekend, ruining his enigma reputation), Jesus H. Foxx, The Savings & Loan, Lil Daggers, Meursault and lots more, all for free.
Laeto have popped up again to offer up their first album, Make Us Mild, for free. Get that, and their third album released at the end of last year, here. More offerings from the archives are promised too, so keep an eye out in future.
Rounding off the free stuff for now is a new single from Pose Victorious. Get Cold Hands/Warm Heart here.
Literary Death Match is coming to Glasgow. Working in conjunction with Cargo Publishing, this will be their first ever visit to Glasgow. Award-winning novelist Helen Fitzgerald, performance poet Tim Turnbull, the multi-talented Alan Bissett and promoter and writer Kirstin Innes will be doing battle for literary supremacy under the watchful eye of Scots Makar Liz Lochhead and two other judges at The Arches on April 14th. Advance tickets are £5, available from The Arches, or £8 on the door on the night. More info here.
United Fruit have announced details of their debut album. Titled Fault Lines, the album will be released on May 30th. The band head off on a UK tour on May 12th, ending with an album launch gig at Bloc in Glasgow on May 28th. Here Go Away, Don’t Leave Me Alone from the album here.
Matthew Healy (We, The Plural/Loch Awe/General Busy Man) has a new “solo” thing, the recording can be heard here.
The Social Services have a new identity! They are now Tall Tales, and they have a new video to go with the new name.