Edinburgh Man #234

June 9th, 2016

A special (ish) audiophile (ish) episode of the podcast! Basically for some anal reason I’ve recently been re-ripping all my CDs at the best quality bitrate I can (while still maintaining an acceptable size). I’ve also been going through backup disks attempting to find the original versions of many many music downloads to go back to the versions before iTunes Match crummyfied them.

As I was doing this I pondered the rubbish bitrate and multiple transcoding steps the music I play on the show goes through, and felt pretty bad. I’m not really showcasing all this great music at its best, so I thought I’d make a special audiophile episode of the show. Presented in 320kbps glory. Nothing has been transcoded here, no audio filtering or compression has been applied. Apologies for the download size!

1. Jonnie Common – “Faster Stronger Washer Dryer” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
2. Alligator Indian – “Telepathic Boys” (Played courtesy of Alligator Indian / Bleeding Gold Records, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. The Give It Ups – “God Only Knows Where The Time Goes” (Played courtesy of The Give It Ups)
4. Lowpines – “Give Me A Horse (Bonus Track)” (Played courtesy of EardrumsPop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Lizard Kisses – “Slow Bones” (Played courtesy of Lizard Kisses / Beko DSL, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. The Second Hand Marching Band & Benni Hemm Hemm – “Grandstanding” (Played courtesy of The Second Hand Marching Band)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #234

Edinburgh Man #233

May 26th, 2016

I must admit I was a bit disingenuous in this week’s podcast – I said I put the playlist together while riding through the rainy streets of Edinburgh on the bus. That’s not quite true. I chose most of the tracks a week ago but it wasn’t until today that I actually downloaded all the tracks thanks to the surprising reliable free bus WiFi!

On today’s show a recent release from Colour Me Wednesday, a great indie-pop track from Fort Worth’s The Crystal Furs and a track from the fantastic new album by Edinburgh’s Book Group.

1. PLASTIC HEAP – “STRUGGLING” (Played courtesy of PLASTIC HEAP, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. high pop – “lawn chair” (Played courtesy of high pop, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Colour Me Wednesday – “Don’t Tell Anyone” (Played courtesy of Colour Me Wednesday, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Lake Michigan – “Harbor” (Played courtesy of Z-Tapes, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. The Crystal Furs – “Capture You” (Played courtesy of The Crystal Furs, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. The Hungry Onions – “Fortune Teller” (Played courtesy of The Hungry Onions, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Book Group – “The Art Of Underachieving” (Played courtesy of Book Group)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #233

Edinburgh Man #232

May 12th, 2016

Well, as experiments go this one didn’t work.

Firstly, let me apologise for the lack of podcasts for two weeks. I managed to sprain my neck, which doesn’t sound too bad except that it resulted in the worst headache I’ve ever had emanating from my neck and extending around my head non-stop for 10 days. Painkillers did nothing. All told it was pretty grim. And I missed lots of really interesting gigs. Dang.

Anyway, this morning Edinburgh Man Junior did his usual of waking up sometime between 5 and 6am singing the Imperial March, so I didn’t fancy recording a podcast late evening. So instead I decided to rope him into it and record it before he went to bed. Hence this week’s show basically consists of him being cheeky and saying how he hated each track. Well, actually he liked one track because it sounded like The Thermals, but all the dream-pop, that got a big thumbs down.

1. typesetter – “Sideways” (Played courtesy of typesetter, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Palm Springs – “Flowers in a Vase” (Played courtesy of Palm Springs, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
3. Buddy Holliday – “Money” (Played courtesy of Z Tapes, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
4. Sandals – “Polished” (Played courtesy of Sandals, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
5. Earthy Babes – “Know The Way To My Heart” (Played courtesy of Earthy Babes, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
6. Stranger Think – “Scarlet Garden” (Played courtesy of Stranger Think, Released under a Creative Commons licence )

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #232

Edinburgh Man #231

April 21st, 2016

Podcast Number 231, or “Edinburgh Man and Edinburgh Man Junior’s Alternative Record Store Day”. For yes – Edinburgh Man Junior makes his proper podcasting debut on this week’s show.

In celebration of Record Store Day here is a special behind the scenes insight into how the two Edinburgh Men spend this annual event. Once upon a time it used to be about queuing in the cold at 7am to buy wacky coloured repressings and crazily priced box sets. But that’s all in the past. I can’t even keep up with vinyl releases throughout the rest of the year let alone the RSD ones too.

Our day involve swimming lessons, coffee and cake, play park visits, children’s birthday parties and yes – some record store related shenanigans. Oh, and hiccups. Lots of hiccups.

1. Soft Deadlines – “Triplicate” (Played courtesy of Soft Deadlines, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
2. Adam Stafford – “Taser Revelations (Hold On Children)” (Played courtesy of Adam Stafford / Song by Toad)
3. Jonnie Common – “More Oven Than Not” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
4. David Thomas Broughton – “Words of Art” (Played courtesy of Song by Toad Records)
5. King Post Kitsch – “Rebecca (demo)” (Played courtesy of King Post Kitsch)
6. OhBree – “Moon” (Played courtesy of OhBree, Released under a Creative Commons licence)
7. Pinact – “Everybody Says” (Played courtesy of Gerry Loves Records)

Direct Download: Edinburgh Man #231