Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crocodiles CD Release

Apologies for the lack of show on Saturday; I had come down with some horrible throat gremlin and was rendered pretty much useless.
By way of recompense, check out Crocodiles' LP Summer of Hate that came out today at MBV. They'll be streaming the entire album all week. Tracks of note include "I Wanna Kill" and "Refuse Angels".
And then check out the video for "Neon Jesus", from their first 7", now sold out:

Sunday, April 19, 2009

04-18-09 Depeche Mode Retrospective

Tried to fit in a lot of information in a short amount of time, so apologies if the bio of DM seems a little truncated. However, these are all still great songs. Stream or Download

Depeche Mode - Leave in Silence
Erasure - Ship of Fools
Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
Station Break - Depeche Mode - Oberkorn (It's A Small Town)
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
The Stooges - Dirt
The Velvet Underground - Candy Says
Brian Eno - By This River
Station Break - Depeche Mode - Painkiller
Recoil - Missing Piece
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Loverman
Placebo - I Feel You (Depeche Mode cover)
Depeche Mode - Corrupt


Depeche Mode - Stripped

Depeche Mode - Precious (with mechanical squid and electric angler fish!)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

04-11-09 National Poetry Month episode

April is National Poetry Month so I thought I'd prepare a set of poetic songs about or inspired by poets and their poems.

Stream or Download

Leonard Cohen - Avalanche
Tim Buckley - Song to the Siren
The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror
Patti Smith - spell (footnote to "howl" by allen ginsberg)
Station Break - Max Richter - Vladimir's Blues
Bauhaus - Of Lillies and Remains
Poison Girls - Reality Attack
William S. Burroughs (feat. The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy) - A One God Universe
Ken Nordine - The Conqueror Worm
Marianne Faithful - Annabel Lee
Station Break - Max Richter - Organum
Laurie Anderson (feat. Lou Reed) - Bright Red
Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street (for Anne Sexton)
Cowboy Junkies - Highway Kind (Townes Van Zandt cover)
Nick Cave - Avalanche (Leonard Cohen cover)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

04-04-09 Swirling Waves of Bliss

Look! A very early entry; the show's not even finished airing. Some of the best new shoegazing tracks I've stumbled across this decade (and some Robin Guthrie worshiping). My mother once turned to me and asked, "You really like those Cockatoo Twins, don't you?" I just smiled and said, "Yes, mom. Yes, I do."
Stream or Download

Sunsplit - We Fall Away (I cannot get enough of these guys. Preview the album here and if you like it, buy it. Eight bucks is super-cheap for nine excellent tracks).

Malory - Wake Up
Dead Leaf Echo - Pale Fire
Station Break - Bethany Curve - Airplanes Down
Scarlet Youth - Gleaming Endless Ocean
The Mary Onettes - Explosions
Cocteau Twins - Donimo
Violet Indiana - Purr La Perla
Station Break - Robin Guthrie - Last Exit
Mono - Playboys
Craig Armstrong feat. Elizabeth Fraser - This Love
Pacific UV - Out in the Blue

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Very Late Post

Sorry this one got a little delayed. Unfortunately, life doesn't run on an atomic schedule. So aaaaaanyway, here's the Vernal Equinox episode (that also aired late for similar reasons). Songs about the sun and the moon and night and day.
Ta-Da! (To stream, just left click. To download, right click and choose "Save As")

The Velvet Underground - Ride Into the Sun
Love and Rockets - Earth, Sun, Moon
Peter Murphy - Seven Veils
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions - Clear Day
Station Break - Crippled Black Phoenix - Long Cold Summer
Resplandor - Solar
A Place to Bury Strangers - The Falling Sun
Air Formation - Lunar
Station Break - Hammock - Blankets of Night
Depeche Mode - Waiting for the Night
Julee Cruise - Into the Night
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Moon is in the Gutter
Lush - I Have the Moon (The Magnetic Fields cover)
The Magnetic Fields - You and Me and the Moon