Saturday, July 30, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. July 30/11

Finding new releases this week was like shooting fish in a barrel. Wait, for all the pro-fish people out there let's say we couldn't swing a stick without hitting a new song for the show.

Thanks to Paul from Strawhouses we had a copy of their new album to giveaway. Congrats to Monica from Windsor for being the first one through. The cd is in the mail as they say.

friendly fires - show me lights
wild beasts - burning
viva brother - david
viva brother - electric daydream
lowline - disco killers
kaiser chiefs - dead or in serious trouble
the understudies - everyone deserves at least one summer of love
red shoe diaries - the love that you read about
kill it kid - heart rested with you
oh minnows - you'll never know us
memoryhouse - modern, normal (cc)
suede - the power
blur - the universal (request)
digits - lost dream (cc)
duffy - to hurt to dance
lp session - honour before glory "this is broken lines"
honour before glory - time
honour before glory - truely
honour before glory - this is shattered light
strawhouses - train wreck
noel gallagher's high flying birds - the death of you and me
slow club - two cousins
laura marling - sophia
peter hook & the light - atmosphere feat. rowetta
graffiti6 - no diggity
blood orange - sutphin boulevard
la decadanse - pretty pretty
wu lyf - brooklyn girls (maida vale session)
fixers - swimmhaus johannesburg
visions of trees - sorrow
hyde & beast - never come back
escapists - post gospel blues
paloma faith - new york
rox - breakfast in bed

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. July 23/11

What an insane week. So much news to cover.
First and sadly, the news of Amy Winehouse's death came out as I prepared for this show. The news came out of left field and was shocking to say the least. Say what you will of Amy and her demons but she was a great talent and will be missed.
We open the show with a couple of Amy's great performances.

Of course, much will be said of the fact that she was 27 with references to The 27 Club. There were 2 other tragic deaths of modern British musicians at 27. Pete de Freitas (Echo & the Bunnymen) and Richey James Edwards (Manic Street Preachers). Ok before you get all riled up (and believe me some already have) Richey is missing and presumed dead. And he does appear on many lists of performers dying to young.
So we play Echo & The Manics as well.

The 2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist was announced Tuesday. Tonight we run down the list and play a track from each nominated album. Some are regulars to the show and some aren't. This might be the first time in 20+ years that a regular jazz track has been featured on the show.
Who are you picking to win? I'd say Adele but with the committees habit of picking albums from the fringes who knows. She may be too popular. My heart is rooting for Everything Everything or James Blake.

amy winehouse - back to black
mark ronson feat. amy winehouse - valerie
echo & the bunnymen - rescue
manic street preachers - die in the summertime
the horrors - moving further away (request)
electric soft parade - lily
drugstore - sweet chili girl
the black sharks - jokers wild
the kooks - is it me?
the noisettes - never forget you
hard-fi - fire in the house
the milk - (all i wanted was) danger
madness - le grand pantalon
2011 Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist
adele - i'll be waiting
james blake - the wilhelm scream
tinie tempah feat. ellie goulding - wonderman
pj harvey - written on the forehead

anna calvi - desire
king creosote & jon hopkins - bubble
elbow - the river
gwilym simcock - northern smiles

everything everything - suffragette suffragette
ghostpoet - survive it
metronomy - corinne
katy b - easy please me
summer camp - better off without you
echo lake - another day
veronica falls - come on over
chad valley - reach lines
the james taylor quartet - pressure gauge

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. July 16/11

My mind is somewhere else right now. To busy thinking about how freaking hot it's going to be for the next week. Work will be hell. Not looking forward to that let me tell you. Sorry, I digress.

So much great new music tonight. The Horrors in the lp session. That album should be huge, and it is that good. The new We Were Promised Jetpacks track is ace as well. I'm loving Those Little Green Cars. Big Deal are getting better with each track I hear. Not to bad for the typical summer lull.

Give it to me 4 times!

the milk - 54 46 was my number
mo solid gold - david's soul
the kooks - junk of the heart (happy)
elbow - with love
big deal - chair
tribes - sappho (demo)
the wild swans - dark times
help stamp out loneliness - biergarten
midnight lion - all greatness stands firm (request)
vv brown - shark in the water
sons & daughters - ink free
honeycomb bones - jackdaw
maria & the mirrors - travel sex
sbtrkt - go bang
lp session - the horrors "skying"
the horrors - endless blue
the horrors - dive in
the horrors - oceans burning
dave i.d. - only me i can save
planningtorock - manifesto
japan - i second that emotion
magazine - thank you (falletinme be mice elf again)
dutch uncles - sting
honour before glory - lions
little green cars - glass case
we were promised jetpacks - act on impulse
chad valley - reach lines
lotte kestner - earlies (trashcan sinatras cover)
mumford & sons - home/untitled (radio session)
frightened rabbit - scottish wind (radio session)
beverley knight - when you gonna learn
jamiroquai - smile

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. July 9/11

Why don't you take a long look at my middle digit! Art Brut are f-in brilliant!
Too bad there isn't an actual video for this track, imagine how amazing that would be.

More bad news on the live front for the Detroit area. Ladytron, OMD, Elbow and now The Vaccines have left the D off their tour itineraries. I know, right! Remember when Detroit was a musical mecca? The news isn't all bad, Gold Panda will stopping in Ann Arbor in October.

japanese popstars - joshua w/ tom smith
the black ghosts - water will find a way
the joy formidable - a heavy abacus
anika - no one's there (ratman dub edit)
paloma faith - smoke & mirrors
the kills - heart is a beating drum
art brut - axl rose
arctic monkeys - reckless serenade
the vaccines - tuck and roll
young rebel set - gun
the james taylor quartet - light up your soul w/ john turrell
the history of apple pie - science for the young
little green cars - the john wayne
yuck - cousin corona
lp session - dave i.d. "response"
dave i.d. - you me come for
dave i.d. - oil
dave i.d. - there's a kingdom for that
cornershop - what did the hippie have in his bag?
the jam - move on up
the brights - girl in a bric-a-brac shop
eliza doolittle - pack up
gold panda - mpb
white lies - strangers
kaiser chiefs - things change
flash fiktion - me and mr e
hoodlums - landmarks
the chapman family - anxiety
the whip - secret weapon
[strangers] - if i found love
cats eyes - not a friend
adele - tired
fanzine - low
beverley knight - apparently nothin'

To download this show follow these links(or use the podcast link at the top of the page);
Part One - 10pm - midnight

Part Two - midnight - 12:30am

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Show tracks for Sat. July 2/11

Happy Canada day to my fellow Canucks around the globe! Party on eh, you hosers!
(Canadians will get that
To open up the show my fave Canadian track of all time Martha & The Muffin's Echo Beach. You heard it before on the show and you will again for sure.
There is no official video that I can find but I found this great montage video. At the end of the blog a second helping of Echo Beach. This one is the great cover from Toyah Wilcox.

martha & the muffins - echo beach (cc)
hollie cook - body beat
bombay bicycle club - shuffle
fixers - another lost apache
little green cars - my love took me down to the river (to silence me)
red shoe diaries - fireflies at dawn
still corners - cuckoo
summer camp - nobody knows you
fanzine - rocket fuel
the passions - i'm in love with a german film star (request)
the bookhouse boys - guns like drums
wu lyf - split it concrete the golden sun god
the history of apple pie - some kind
towns - heads off
beth rowley - sweet hours
jamie lidell - little bit of feel good
lp session - strawhouses "these are the willing"
strawhouses - not in my name
strawhouses - the way of the world
strawhouses - train wreck
pope joan - the celebration
airship - summertime
the castells - romance
wake the president - elaine
erland & the carnival - i'm not really here
the moons - torn between two
jamie t - chaka demus
kasabian - switchblade smiles
club smith - no friend of mine
t.o.y.s. - uptight
amida - victor spoils
morning parade - a&e
younghusband - carousel
the distractions - lost
golden glow - adore me
amy winehouse - love is a losing game
sbtrkt - wildfire w/ little dragon's yukimi nagano

Friday, July 1, 2011

Monthly Indiessential chart for June 2011

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. NO FRIEND OF MINE / YOUNG DEFEATISTS ... Club Smith (Front Wall Records)
2. HERE COMES 2001 SO LET'S ALL HEAD FOR THE SUN EP ... Fixers (Mercury)
3. SUCK IT AND SEE (LP) ... Arctic Monkeys (Domino)
4. ... Beau & The Arrows (Happy Release Records)
5. THE FUTURE IS MEDIEVAL (LP) ... Kaiser Chiefs (B-Unique/Poludor)
6. THE COLDEST WINTER FOR A HUNDRED YEARS (LP) ... The Wild Swans (Occultation)
7. BRILLIANT! TRAGIC! (LP) ... Art Brut (Cooking Vinyl)
8. ONE THOUSAND PICTURES (LP) ... Pete & The Pirates (Stolen Recordings)
10. BATTERIES ... Strawhouses (Strawhouses)
11. IT WAS A SIN / IF I FOUND LOVE ... [Strangers] (Killing Moon Ltd.)
12. HOLLIE COOK (LP) ... Hollie Cook (Mr Bongo)
13. ALL GREATNESS STANDS FIRM ... Midnight Lion (Locks And Keys)
14. MIRROR MIRROR (LP) ... Sons & Daughters (Domino)
15. HIT THE FLOOR ... Tall Ships (Pink Mist)
16. KIDS ... Airship (Play It Again Sam)
17. CONTROLLING YOUR ALLEGIANCE (LP) ... Japanese Popstars (Virgin)
18. NATIVE TO (LP) ... Is Tropical (V2)
19. TOGETHER WE WERE MADE (LP) ... The Feeling (Universal/Island)
20. FIELDS ... Towns (TOWNSmusic)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for June 2011