Monday, September 22, 2008

A-Z, 4.0

9/22 Fill-In Show
What? Another show today? Indeed. The venerable King of Soul himself (aka Arvin) had a concert to attend in Denver, so I filled in for him tonight from 8:30-10:30. Having already played my weekly load of new music and whatnot a mere 4 hours prior, I went with an old standard: the A-Z show.

No links, 'cause its all old (or I've linked to it many times prior).

Artist / Song
The Avalanches / Since I Left You
The Beatles / Lovely Rita
Cat Power / He War
Dodos / Winter
Everything Absent or Distorted / The Exit Parade
Franz Ferdinand / Come on Home
Ghosthustler / Only Me to Trust
Hercules and Love Affair / Blind
I Love You But I've Choosen Darkness / According to Plan
Jonquil / Whistle Low
Kinks / Autumn Almanac
Low / Breaker
The Mae Shi / Run to Your Grave
The Notwist / One with the Freaks
Of Montreal / A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger
Passion Pit / Better Things
Quiet Village / Circus of Horror
Ratatat / Lex
The Shins / Fighting in a Sack
Tap Tap / Way to Go, Boy
U2 / Sunday Bloody Sunday
Velvet Underground / Pale Blue Eyes
The Walkmen / The Rat
X / Johnny Hit & Run Pauline
Yo La Tengo / Autumn Sweater
Zookeeper / Rosemarie, etc.
Cut Copy / Out There on the Ice
Esau Mwamwaya, etc. / Get it Up

First of Fall

9/22 Show
Its the first day of fall, and my song selections have absolutely nothing to do with that fact. Enjoy the new music.

Mp3s will be up soon?

Artist / Song
Passion Pit / Sleepyhead
MGMT / Weekend Wars
Fujiya and Miyagi / Knickerbocker
Memory Cassette / Surfin
Birdmonster / Born to be Your Man
Broken West / Perfect Games
Pomegranates / Appreciations
Mason Proper / Lock & Key
Frightened Rabbit / Square Nine
Okkervil River / Starry Stairs
Rosewood Thieves / Silver Gun
Benoit Pioulard / Idyll
Benoit Pioulard / Brown Bess
Joose Keskitalo / Saimaan Ramallan
Morning Benders / Mother and Child Reunion
Spiritualized / Soul on Fire
Spiritualized / I Gotta Fire
Dr. Dog / The Rabbit, the Bat, the Reindeer
Dr. Dog / Heart it Races
Band Marino / Every Time I Make a Girl Cry I Know I've Done My Job
Susumu Yokota / Golden Years
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds / Death is Not the End
Pivot / In the Blood
Johnny Foreigner / Hennings Favorite
TV on the Radio / Golden Age
Night Marchers / I Wanna Deadbeat You
Ezra Furman & the Harpoons / We Should Fight
Shaky Hands / World's Gone Mad
Mates of State / The Re-Arranger
Santogold / L.E.S. Artistes

Sleepy Head

From 9/15 show
A sprinkled a few post-Monolith thoughts into this show, but you can expect a fuller, written recap very shortly. Its been a busy week/weekend, so please excuse my tardiness on the matter.

If you haven't checked out Passion Pit's new jam "Sleepyhead," you're missing out on one of the best tracks of the year. Expect to hear to it often in the coming weeks (as was the case in the previous weeks).

Mp3 links should be up later today after my show.

Artist / Song
Ra Ra Riot / Each Year
Matt + Kim / Good Ol' Fashioned Nightmare
Mason Proper / Fog
Birdmonster / Born to be Your Man
Broken West / Auctioneer
Alejandro Escovedo / Always a Friend
Calexico / House of Valparaiso
Okkervil River / Calling and Not Calling My Ex
Kooks / Kids (MGMT cover)
Shaky Hands / We Are Young
Wolf Parade / Modern World
CSS / Rat is Dead (Rage)
Cut Copy / Lights and Music
Fujiya and Miyagi / Sore Thumb
Fandeath / When the Money's Right
Weird Tapes / Home
Blitzen Trapper / Furr
Lackthereof / Last November
Foals / Ballons
Everything Absent or Distorted / The Exit Parade
Ra Ra Riot / Dying is Fine
Arcade Fire / The Well and the Lighthouse
Zookeeper / Snow in Berlin
Vampire Weekend / M79
Ben Folds / You Don't Know Me (ft. Regina Spektor)
The Muslims / On My Time
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists / Sons of Cain
Hearts of Palm / No Water
Passion Pit / Sleepyhead

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Monolith Preview

From 9/8 Show
With Colorado's best music festival looming on my weekend calendar, I did my best to get listeners just as excited about the Monolith Festival. My summer thus far has been relatively void of good concerts, so I figure a weekend of about 60 bands ought to make up for it all. I'll see what I can do about posting some post-Monolith thoughts (hopefully more detailed than last year's reports: Day One, Day Two). Anyhow, all of the bands below are playing at the Monolith Festival (although a couple are only appearing at special VIP events).

Mp3 links are up and awesome.

Artist / Song
CSS / Patins
Pomegranates / Whom/Who
Hearts of Palm / No Water
Vampire Weekend / A-Punk
Blitzen Trapper / Not Your Lover
Morning Benders / Mother & Child Reunion
Handsome Furs / Cannot Get, Started
Band of Horses / General Specific
John Vanderslice / White Dove
The Whigs / Right Hand on my Heart
Avett Brothers / Paranoia in Bb Major
Holy F*ck / Lovely Allen
TV on the Radio / Staring at the Sun
Akron/Family / Ed is a Portal
DeVotchKa / Transliterator
The Muslims / On My Time
Cameron McGill / Not on my Side
KaiserCartel / Oh No
Rock Plaza Central / My Children, Be Joyful
Grampall Jookabox / Take Me from Diamondhead
The Dutchess & the Duke / Back to Me
White Denim / Shake Shake Shake
Port O'Brien / I Woke Up Today
Cloud Cult / Hurricane & Fire Survival Guide
Cut Copy / Feel the Love
Passion Pit / Sleepy Head
Justice / Phantom Pt 1
The Presets / Talk Like That
TV on the Radio / Wolf Like Me
Hood Internet / Superbowl Jesus
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings / My Man is a Mean Man
White Williams / New Violence

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

From 9/1 Show
As you may notice, many of the songs below have a "labor" theme (or at least song title) in honor of today's holiday. You may also notice a completely unrelated stretch of "on fire" songs. iTunes is really great for these things. (I think a long weekend of working has taken its toll on my writing ability).

Mp3s links are up. Check out the new track from Of Montreal's forthcoming release Skeletal Lamping.

Artist / Song
Devo / Working in a Coal Mine
Maureen Tucker / Work
Ezra Furman & the Harpoons / I Wanna be Ignored
Port O'Brien / Close the Lid
The Clash / Working and Waiting
Working for a Nuclear Free City / Asleep at the Wheel
Wolf Parade / This Heart's on Fire
Bruce Springsteen / I'm on Fire
Spiritualized / Soul on Fire
Kings of Leon / Sex on Fire
Talking Heads / Love -> Building on Fire
Oh No! Oh My! / Go to Work
Zookeeper / Rosemarie, etc.
Ra Ra Riot / Ghost Under Rocks
The Walkmen / In the New Year
Ezra Furman & the Harpoons / We Should Fight
Prince / Let's Work
Of Montreal / Nonpareil of Favor
Fandeath / Veronica's Veil
Esau Mwamwaya, Santogold, MIA, etc / Get it Up
Passion Pit / Sleepy Head