So, here we are on August 28th and I have neeeeearly made it through another Pale Imitation Festival. Nearly. We still have tonight's awesome show with eagleowlIan Humberstone and Smackvan, and then the closing party on Saturday with PAWSHalfrican and Et Tu Brute! and then I will sleep for a week, and lock the doors and the shutters to the house so I don't have to speak to people until I am good and ready.

That sounds like a moan, and it is I suppose, but it doesn't mean that I don't love the festival we've put on. I've loved every gig so far, and I'm incredibly proud of how well it has all gone and how well it has all been received, it's just that it's kind of exhausting and rather gets in the way of all the other things I have to be doing at the moment. Anyone who does this kind of shit knows, I guess, it's amazing but exhausting, and at the moment I am knackered.

Anyhow, I recently received a most excellent package from Norman Records of about five or so new albums, and a lot of them get a spin here. Oddly enough I had to go an buy the Wytches song on iTunes again because for all Heavenly sent me a download card with the album, there was no sign anywhere of where to actually redeem it, and I couldn't find one on their site anywhere either. Weird. And of course the PR folk never sent me the album for review either so I've ended up buying an album I was asked to review, and then having to buy a song again just to play it on the damn podcast.

Still, they're ten times more established and successful than we are, so I suppose in a way it's sort of reassuring to see that they can still be just as hapless. Music would be pretty shit if it was all ruthlessly efficient people in charge.

01. Temple Songs - Sunspot Dandyline (00.20)02. Michael Cera - Gershy's Kiss (07.56)03. Chad VanGaalen - Frozen Paradise (10.44)04. Jonnie Common - Shark (18.31)05. Eaten By Television - To Emma (25.40)06. The Wytches - Wire Frame Mattress (31.29)07. Los Angeles Police Department - Enough is Enough (36.54)08. Old Earth - Some Gates'll Swing Wide, For Us (38.47)09. Beck - Morning (47.39)10. The Eskimo Chain - Riding (57.37)