Monday, April 27, 2009

Happy Up Here

4/27 Show
Spring in Crested Butte, with all its unstable tendencies, has sprung. Four days of sunshine and 50 degree weather followed by two days of cold, clouds and snow? Yea, that's life, but it makes the nice days that much sweeter. In a rather unrelated correlation, there are a vast amount of worthwhile new releases coming into the studio these days. Art Brut, Akron/Family, Bat for Lashes, The Bicycles, Camera Obscura, Elvis Perkins, Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers, Junior Boys, Rhett Miller, The Whip & more all found their way onto my harddrive (and, for the most part, my playlist) today. Also, there's a bunch of links this week too!

By the way, Portland was great. If I had to live in a city, I could see myself there. As a bonus, I even got to attend "Independent Record Store Day" and pick up a limited edition Thermals/Thao 7" vinyl. Score!

Check out this Atlas Sound link (or below) for the excellent "Springtime Instrumental" which didn't officially make my playlist today. Its the jam. I should also say the new Suckers EP is really exciting (link below). Further more, I can't believe the Spirit Spine song (also below) was crafted by a Freshman in his dorm room at IU (my alma mater).

Mp3 links are up and running.

Artist / Song
The Cave Singers / Seeds of Night
Japanese Motors / Spendin' Days (acoustic)
Jonathan Richman / The Lovers Are Here & They're Full of Sweat
Richard Buckner / Canyon
Papercuts / Future Primitive
Camera Obscura / French Navy
Atlas Sound / Time Warp
Still Flyin' / The Hott Chord is Struck
Bishop Allen / Dimmer
The Acrylics / Molly's Vertigo
Harlem Shakes / Sunlight
Passion Pit / Moth's Wings
Suckers / Beach Queen
Suckers / Afterthoughts & TV

Black Moth Super Rainbow / Born on a Day the Sun Didn't Rise
Pulp / Mile End
Jarvis Cocker / Angela
Art Brut / Summer Job
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Ramona
Woods / Rain On
The Bicycles / Won't She Be Surprised
Thao With the Get Down, Stay Down / DId You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?
Strange Boys / Untitled
Spirit Spine / How Soon?
The Whip / Frustration
Neon Indian / Deadbeat Summer
Empire of the Sun / Walking on a Dream
Royskopp / Happy Up Here
Junior Boys / Bits & Pieces
Dan Deacon / Snookered

Monday, April 13, 2009

Portland Bound

4/13 Show
I'm headed to Portland, OR for a long weekend in a couple of days, so it seemed a good time to highlight that city's blossoming indie scene. The first hour+ of the show I dedicated to Portland bands (starting with 2 classic garage tracks and ending with Glass Candy). After that I previewed many an upcoming concert, of which I'm hoping to attend The Thermals/Shaky Hands show in about 2 weeks.

I'll still be in Portland next Monday, so I won't be on the radio.

Mp3 links are up, but there's only 2 this week.

Artist / Song
The Kingsmen / Louie Louie
Paul Revere & the Raiders / Just Like Me
Blitzen Trapper / Furr
Horse Feathers / Albina
Elliott Smith / Waterloo Sunset (live)
M. Ward / One Hundred Million Years
M. Ward / Never Had Nobody Like You
Viva Voce / Octavio
The Decemberists / Annan Water
The Helio Sequence / Can't Say No
The Dandy Warhols / She Sells Sanctuary
Menomena / E is Stable
Lackthereof / Last November
The Joggers / Era Prison
Wet Confetti / Dazzle of Dynamite
The Thermals / I Let it Go
Blind Pilot / We Are the Tide
Glass Candy / Life After Sundown
Dirty Projectors / Stillness is the Move
Mates of State / My Only Offer
Black Kids / I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You
Franz Ferdinand / Come on Home
Chairlift / Bruises
Heartless Bastards / All This Time
X / Johnny Hit and Run Pauline
Black Lips / Again & Again
Black Lips / Not a Problem
The Shaky Hands / I'm Alive
The Thermals / Power Doesn't Run on Nothing
Junior Boys / In the Morning

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Vacationing People

4/6 Show
Offseason has arrived! With the ski area closing on Sunday, Crested Buttians are free to become vacationing people & not play host to them. Town is slowing to a crawl & I couldn't be looking more forward to summer.

The new Urban Outfitters LSTN #4 compilation is pretty terrific, even if many of its tracks were already available around the internet. Its free, so why complain? Download a .zip of the compilation

Mp3 links are finally up and running (as of 4/17).

Artist / Song
Black Lips / Short Fuse
Birdmonster / Born to Be Your Man
Donora / I Think I Like You
Richard Swift / The First Time
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele / Oh, Paris!
The Shaky Hands / Why and How Come
Ra Ra Riot / Each Year (RAC mix)
Handsome Furs / Evangeline
The Whip / Frustration Urban's LSTN#4
Foreign Born / Vacationing People Urban's LSTN#4
Jay Reatard / See Saw
Cola Freaks / Arbejd
Wavves / No Hope Kids Urban's LSTN#4
Strange Boys / Poem Party Urban's LSTN#4
Fergus & Geronimo / Tell It In My Ear
The Vaselines / Son of a Gun
Akron/Family / River
White Rabbits / While We Go Dancing
White Rabbits / Percussion Gum
Here We Go Magic / Tunnelvision
The Dutchess & the Duke / Reservoir Park
The Boy Least Likely To / A Balloon on a Broken String
Telekinesis / Coast of Carolina Urban's LSTN#4
Lissy Trullie / Boy Boy Urban's LSTN#4
Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Soft Shock
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Young Adult Fiction
Drummer / Diamonds to Shake
Pomegranates / The Southern Ocean
The Thermals / Now We Can See
The Thermals / Here's Your Future
Neon Indian / 6669 (I don't know if you know)
Neon Indian / Should Have Taken Acid With You

Jack Penate / Tonight's Today Urban's LSTN#4
The Apples in Stereo / King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 2

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

You Hear Colours

3/30 Show
Perhaps I'll write more later, but for now there is powder to ski... Now I am writing more: new albums from The Thermals, Boy Least Likely To, Pomegranates and Peter Bjorn and John have me excited with plenty to listen to. Also, KBUT scored the Merge records SCORE! compilations featuring cover versions of classic Merge tracks by newer Merge artists. Ballin'.

If you havn't yet, you must watch this trailer for "Where the Wild Things Are".

Mp3 links are up and running.

Artist / Song
The New Pornographers / All For Swinging You Around
Pomegranates / Beachcomber
Viva Voce / Octavio
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / A Teenager in Love
The Shins / Plenty is Never Enough
Arcade Fire / Wake Up
The Walkmen / Wake Up
The Thermals / When We Were Alive
The Thermals / When I Was Afraid
Harlem Shakes / Sunlight
CFCF / You Hear Colours
Realpeople / My Night With the Prostitute From Marseille
Starf*cker / Medicine
The Apples in Stereo / King of Carrot Flowers Pt 2
Tough Alliance / Hung Up on a Dream
The Boy Least Likely To / Saddle Up
Sam Roberts / Them Kids
Everything Absent or Distorted / Aquariums
Mighty Mighty / Law
Peter Bjorn & John / It Don't Move Me
Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Dull Life
BLK JKS / Summertime
Dirty Projectors / Stillness is the Move
Richard Swift / Lady Luck
The Decemberists / The Rake's Song
The Mary Onettes / Dare
The National / So Far Around the Bend
Spoon / It's Gonna Take an Airplane
White Lies / Death
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / 103