Wednesday Digest 3 (05/02/2014)

Hello everyone and sorry for last week's missing digest article - if you listened live to the show this week, episode 10, or have listened via the Mixcloud, you'll have found out that I was sick all last week and really couldn't sit in front of the computer drafting up a list of the new stuff that had been happening last week. And for that, I apologise. This week however we return to normal service! But before that, here's a few updates on what is happening with the show.
  • Firstly, episode ten is online to listen to again via the Listen Again tab on here. All of the shows are here in one place, so that is neat.
  • Secondly, you might have missed it yesterday but there is a new Spotify Playlist up with just music - all of the End of Day Tracks taken from the first ten shows (which amounts to eleven songs) can be found in the playlist, which you will find right here.
  • Also, did you know about the Monday Graveyard Almanac? Well, this is the depository of all the music played on the show so far (that is available in Spotify, natch). It is always a show behind, so you won't find the most recent show's music there, but it is updated weekly. If you subscribe to the playlist inside Spotify (or Follow It) you can get the music updated directly to your player. Pretty neat. Click here to find out more.
  • Finally, next week's show is a special edition focusing on Scottish ambient and drone just as I promised. I'll be drumming up support for the show over the coming few days, so share around the news. Coming in the future there will be Label Specific shows, a non-Scottish UK based show, a Canadian and a Japanese based show, and many more new versions. And maybe (just maybe) some live guests. Oh, and what about a show that's actually just classical music... (!)
Right, onto the Digest...

MARK McGUIRE - New Album Release
Favourite of the show Mark McGuire release his all new album titled Along the Way this week, and it is a blinder. Hit and miss in some instances, his wealth of output is just something to behold. It is available on Dead Oceans and you can stream it on Spotify and buy it from all the usual places. It's quite something.

You can stream a track below as a Youtube video titled "The Instinct" from the album.

FINALLY (big update) another EP thing has appeared on his Bandcamp page which can be streamed from there. Titled Get Me Out of Here I've yet to listen to it.

LOSCIL AND FIELDHEAD - Tour EP release and Stream
Another Monday Graveyard favourite Loscil is on tour this month and kicks things off with gigs alongside Fieldhead - to celebrate this, they've popped a new tour release titled Fury and Hecla out on Gizeh Records that can only be bought at the dual-headline shows listed below. There are a load of Scottish Loscil dates that I've highlighted below.

Stream the two tracks below.

Tour Dates

07.02.14 - LONDON (UK) | Cafe Oto // SOLD OUT
08.02.14 - LAUSANNE (CH) | Le Bourg
09.02.14 - GENEVA (CH)  | Cave12
10.02.14 - MILAN (IT) | O'
11.02.14 - PERUGIA (IT) | Teatro di Figura
12.02.14 - BOLOGNA (IT) | Freakout
13.02.14 - TURIN (IT) | Blah Blah
14.02.14 - LYON (FR) | Sonic
15.02.14 - PARIS (FR) | L'Espace B
16.02.14 - DEN HAAG (NL) | [F]luister @ Zaal 3


18.02.14 - ABERDEEN (UK) - The Tunnels (Tickets)
19.02.14 - GLASGOW (UK) - Stereo (Tickets)
20.02.14 - EDINBURGH (UK) - Pilrig St. Paul's Church (Tickets)
21.02.14 - BRISTOL (UK) - Cube Cinema
22.02.14 - NEWCASTLE (UK) - The Mining Institute

23.02.14 - LONDON (UK) - Corsica Studios

PETRELS - New Album "Mima" 
Petrels are GREAT. No, seriously. They are. Their album Onkalo was one of my favourites from 2013 and they've announced a new album will be released on Denovali with preorders starting this month, so preorder here.

You can stream a track titled "A Carapace for Carter's Snort" right here:

Wednesday Digest 2 (22/01/2014)

Good Wednesday. I hope you're having a great week so far; I know mine has been great. You can listen again to this past Monday's show on the Mixcloud or by clicking here to listen to the show on this very blog. It is probably the most haphazard start to a show, partly due to the technical difficulties, but also due to the music that I played.

Anyway, welcome to this week's Digest of new, music and other things that I deem worthy of posting. If you have anything that you want to appear in the week's digest, email me and I'll endeavour to included it.

TYCHO - Awake Preorder, Tour dates, and a brand new single
The "fourth" Tycho LP is coming out on the 18th of March on Ghostly International and you can preorder the new album here; it comes in a few seriosuly cool formats, namely the neat "biege" 2x 12'' record. I love the artwork, as most of Tycho's artwork is top drawer, especially the Dive artwork.

In addition to the preorder, tour dates were announced. As I like to think of this as being an international blog, here's the link to them, with a few pulled out:

March 26th - The Oval Space - London - ENG, UK - Tickets
April 12th - The Hoxton - Toronto - ON, CA - Tickets
April 29th - Fitzgerald's - Houston - TX, US - Tickets

Finally, a new "single" was released to stream and it's below. Called Montana it really shows what a live band experience Tycho has became. It is good, but I am unsure what to really make of it - I loved the ambient electronic feeling more than the post-rock feeling of his earlier work, so we will just have to see. I have an open mind.

BIBIO - The Green EP
I mentioned this on the show a few weeks back when we played Bibio, but it serves best to link to it here - a new Bibio EP is released next week following from the stunning 2013 album Silver Wilkinson. The new EP will be released on the 28th January on Warp, and you can get it from Bleep here. Watch the video for the track  Dye the Water Green below.

OTTO A TOTLAND - album stream
Otto Totland's first solo album, Pino, can now be streamed from this site here (in French). It is absolutely brilliant, and I am very excited to hear more of it as the week progresses. So far 2014 already has had some great new albums released, and I am already behind. Oops.

TALVIHORROS - Eaten Alive 
Monday Graveyard favourite Talvihorros will release his new album Eaten Alive physically and it is now up to preorder from the Denovali page. I absolutely love the work of Talvihorroros, and it is fantastic to be able to hear more new work from this great artist. 

Listen to the track The Secrets of the Sky from the album below.

Wednesday Digest 1 (15/01/2014)

Good morning, and welcome to the first of many Wednesday Digests, where I post the things that I have been listening to and reading about in the ambient, drone, electronic and etc music genres in the past few days. This is only possible with the help of my listeners, who suggest and put me onto new music. If you have a tip or something you want to appear in the blog's digest, just email the show or link it to me on Twitter @mondaygraveyard.

MOGWAI - "Rave Tapes" album stream
The new Mogwai album, Rave Tapes, is out this coming week, and as such there is an advance stream available online here. Have a listen; it's not a drastic a shift as Remurdered suggested, but I am really enjoying listening to it, and it's the first new album of 2014 I've enjoyed.

PYE CORNER AUDIO - Black Mill Tapes Vol.4
Pye Corner Audio will appear in an upcoming episode of the Monday Graveyard, but before that you can go and download the fourth volume of the Black Mill Tapes from their Bandcamp page right here. Sounds a lot like the Ghostbox and Architeq stuff that I really enjoy.

RICKY EAT ACID - New album "Three Love Songs" 
A glowing review over on Gold Flake Paint sets the tone, and the streaming track at the bottom is worth checking out. This has jumped to the top of my most-anticipated list of 2014.

Listen to it here:

BODY IN THE THAMES - Soundcloud 
I played Body in the Thames on this weeks show, so here's the link to his stuff on Soundcloud. Have a listen.