Today’s news featuring Love Letter to Japan, The Captain’s Rest’s birthday and more

So, I’ve failed on all accounts recently, behind on reviews, behind on uni work, behind on life but I figured I should bring you some new so here goes:

Duglas T Stewart of BMX Bandits has compiled Love Letter To Japan to raise money for the Japan. The album is exclusively available for one month only. Duglas added “Scottish acts have received a lot of love and support from people in Japan over the years, so it’s about sending some love back.”

The 18-track album features new songs, from composer Craig Armstrong, Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), BMX Bandits, The Pastels, Bill Wells, The Pearlfishers, Snowgoose, Alasdair Roberts, Paul Quinn, The Starlets, Eugenius. It’s £8 BUY.

The Captain’s Rest are going crazy for their third birthday and throwing a whole weekend of cheap food and entertainment on the 23/24th April. Keeping with the three theme, two days of entertainment for £3 each and £3 for selected meals all weekend.

On Saturday 23rd Vic Galloway presents… Wake the President, Ben Butler and Mousepad, Julia and the Doogans, Happy Vandals, Mondegreen, Louise McVey and the Cracks in the Concrete, How Garbo Died and the bar will be open until 1am..

On Sunday 24th… Kid Canaveral, Mitchell Museum, How to Swim, Heart Beats, theapplesofenergy, Deer Mountaineer.

This gig at the Note looks rather impressive, the line up includes Jackie Treehorn, Vasquez, UG!, The Radiation Line, it’s £4 and on April 26 be there!
Here’s some Veronica Falls tour dates:

04/30/11 London at Camden Crawl
05/01/11 Manchester at Sounds From The Other City
05/03/11 London w/ Times New Viking at XOYO
05/04/11 Paris at Fleche D’or w/ Times New Viking
05/19/11 Liverpool at Liverpool Sound City
05/21/11 Glasgow at Stag and Dagger
07/14/11 Spain at Benicassim Festival
07/21/11 London at XOYO w/ Vivian Girls

Bronto Skylift have their 7″ single ‘Italo Calvino’/’Garden of Elks’ available HERE, alternatively you can get at Tut’s on April 23rd when they play with PAWS and St Deluxe. Listen to the A-side here:
For Abel have been added to the Record Store Day 2011 line up at Love Music, this is all on Saturday if you missed previous posts. Here’s the times:
1.00 For Abel
1.30 The Hollows
2.00 Mr Kil
2.30 Aaron Wright
2.45 Stephen Favahan
3.00 Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers
3.30 The Zips
4.00 Admiral Fallow
4.50 Pearl of Pearl and the Puppets

Here’s some upcoming Alasdair Roberts dates too:
April 16 Laugharne, The Chapel
April 19 Cardiff, St Davids Hall
April 20 Clitheroe, The Grand
April 21 Glasgow, CCA
April 29 Salford, Manchester, Sacred Trinity Church
April 30 Hebden Bridge,Trades Club
May 3-4 London, The Slaughtered Lamb
May 5 Brighton, The Hydrant
May 6 London, The Goose Is Out! at DHFC
May 7 Reading, South Street Arts Centre
May 13 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
May 14 Birmingham, Midlands Arts Centre
May 15 Milngavie, Milngavie Folk Club
June 9 Bath, Chapel Arts Centre
June 11 Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival
Apparently Barn Owl are no more, they are now called Silver Caves a touch more flashy this name, but why the change?
Boycotts are supporting Handsome Furs at The Captain’s Rest on May 17.

In festival news, We Are The Physics are playing The Great Escape in Brighton. Rachel Sermanni has been added to the Homegame line-up that festival is looking better and better each day.

Listen, watch and download

Here’s a Dam Mantle remix of My Panda Shall Fly’s track ‘Xerox’:

Listen to Pose Victorious‘ ‘Cold Hands/Warm Heart’:

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