Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jump in the Pool

2/23 Show
Post-pledge drive shows always feel easy. Fewer things to read, no phones to answer, no begging for money. In this spirit, Monday's show was a breeze and a pleasure to DJ. I chiefly highlighted the new Pains of Being Pure at Heart album and the Dark Was the Night Compilation. I'm falling into a nice routine of previewing upcoming record releases (this week: Pomegranates (4/14), Papercuts (4/14), Thermals<4/7), Phoenix (5/25)) and concerts (this week: Modest Mouse, Andrew Bird, Loney Dear, Young Coyotes).

Mp3 links are up and running.

Artist / Song
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / The Tenure Itch
The Maccabees / No Kind Words
White Lies / Death
Morrissey / I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / A Teenager in Love
The New Pornographers / Hey, Snow White
Arcade Fire / Lenin
The National / So Far Around the Bend
Spoon / Well-Alright
Sufjan Stevens / You Are the Blood
Modest Mouse / Baby Blue Sedan
Modest Mouse / Other People's Lives
Young Coyotes / When I Was in the Fire
Andrew Bird / Not a Robot, But a Ghost
Loney Dear / Violent
Murder Mystery / The World (Badmammal remix)
Friendly Fires / Jump in the Pool
Woods / The Dark
Thao & the Get Down, Stay Down / Fear and Convenience
Pomegranates / Coriander
Papercuts / Future Primitive
The Thermals / Now We Can See
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Everything With You
TV on the Radio / Heroes
The Spinto Band / Give Me Just a Little More Time
Faunts / Feel.Love.Thinking.Of
Empire of the Sun / We Are the People
Phoenix / 1901
The Rapture / Olio

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Everyone Gets a Star

2/16 Show
KBUT's Winter 2009 Pledge Drive continues to roll on, smashing expectations as we reached $23,565 by the end of my show on Monday. While Music is My Girlfriend was not quite as prolific as the shows before mine on Monday, I am still quite happy with the $250 raised during my show. Thanks to all my friends and family who pledged!

A bevy of worthwhile albums saw their US release today (February 17th): Hold Time by M Ward, The Blue Depths by Odawas, Tight Knit by Vetiver, and the compilation Dark Was the Night. I played tracks from all of the above, as well as tracks from the highly anticipated new albums from The Thermals & The Decemberists. You might also notice a small Strokes/Strokes-side-projects set.

I'm thoroughly enjoying the new self-titled album from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Its terrific.

Mp3 links are up.

Artist / Song
Appleseed Cast / February
The Vox Jaguars / Swagger
The Thermals / Now We Can See
The Decemberists / The Rake's Song
The Helio Sequence / Can't Say No
The Phenomenal Handclap Band / Testimony
Of Montreal / Suffer for Fashion
Little Girls / What We Did
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Come Saturday
Red Cortez / All the Difference
Jamie Lidell / Another Day *by request
The Morning Benders / Mother & Child Reunion
Vetiver / Everyday
M. Ward / Rave On
Nickel Eye / Brandy of the Damned
The Strokes / The Modern Age
Albert Hammond Jr. / Everyone Gets a Star
Little Joy / No One's Better Sake
Blk Jks / Lakeside
Dirty Projectors w/ David Byrne / Knotty Pine
The Felice Brothers / Frankie's Gun
Everything Absent or Distorted / The Exit Parade
Bon Iver / The Park (Feist cover)
Laura Gibson / Spirited

Odawas / Harmless Lover's Discourse
The Thermals / Test Pattern *by request
Hot Chip / Boy From School

Monday, February 16, 2009

People C'mon

2/9 Show
KBUT's Winter 2009 Pledge Drive kicked off at 8am on Monday, Feb 9th, making my show the 4th of many to tackle the challenge of raising money for our great radio station. Thanks to many generous folks out there, I raised $370 during my show and had a blast doing it. Call in today if you would like to support KBUT Community Radio!

Artist / Song
The Black Lips / Short Fuse
The Strange Boys / Heard You Want to Beat Me Up
Ezra Furman & the Harpoons / We Should Fight
Port O'Brien / Is This Really What Its Come To?
Radiohead / 15 Step (ft. USC Marching Band)
Cotton Jones / Blood Red Sentimental Blues
Phosphorescent / I Gotta Get Drunk
M Ward / Never Had Nobody Like You
Mike Bones / What I Have Left
The Delta Spirit / People C'mon
The Heartless Bastards / Sway
Andrew Bird / Fitz & the Dizzyspells
DeVotchKa / Transliterator
Handsome Furs / Evangeline
Faunts / Feel.Love.Thinking.Of
Metric / Help I'm Alive
Matt & Kim / Daylight
NewVillager / Rich Doors
Loney Dear / Airport Surroundings
Thieves Like Us / Drugs in my Body
Woolfy / Oh Missy
Rainbow Arabia / Holiday in Congo
Blk Jks / Lakeside
GIrls / Lust for Life
Dirty Projectors w/ David Byrne / Knotty Pine
The Decemberists / The Rake's Song
Odawas / Harmless Lover's Discourse

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wake Up

2/2 Show
More of the same great new music this week as we at KBUT get ready for the upcoming Winter Pledge Drive. It starts next Monday morning at 8am and continues until we have raised our goal of $36,000. Check out for more information.

The new releases from Andrew Bird, Beirut, and Matt & Kim are all worth checking out.

Mp3 links are up and running. My Old Kentucky Blog was certainly worth reading this week. Enjoy.

Artist / Song
Dirty Projectors w/ David Byrne / Knotty Pine
Princeton / Shout it Out
The Broderick / Gold in the Fire
Andrew Bird / Fitz and the Dizzyspells
Arcade FIre / Wake Up
Odawas / Harmless Lover's Discourse
Great Lakes Swimmers / Pulling on a Line
Dodos / Swimming
The Cave Singers / Seeds of Night
My Morning Jacket / Mahgeetah *by request
J. Tillman / New Imperial Grand Blues
Bon Iver / Blood Bank
Beirut / The Akara
Realpeople / The Concubine
Phosphorescent / Reasons to Quit
Spirit Spine / Crashers (Highs and Lows)
Animal Collective / Summertime Clothes
Blk Jks / Lakeside
Black Lips / Short Fuse
Black Lips / Starting Over
The Howlies / Smoke
Girls / Lust for Life
Those Darlins / Wild One
Matt & Kim / Good Ol' Fashioned Nightmare
Handsome Furs / Radio Kalininbrad
!!! / Yadnus
The Rapture / House of Jealous Lovers
LCD Soundsystem / Us V Them