Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Show 51 - "New" Show Name + Impromptu Show

Before I get to my playlist, I just want everyone to know that I'm changing the name of my show, and thus blog, back to maltstream. For an explanation of this name visit this entry. Yes, my profile picture is a screen-shot of HRO using my word. (The blog/show description is also an [edited] screen shot from HRO.) To clarify, HRO is using my word; I am not using HRO's word. I made it my show name, made a comment on an HRO post logged in with my account, and then a few days later Carles made a post using my word. If you search all of HRO's blogs you can view Carlz, as well as commentators, using my word. I'm famey, y'all!

I was up at the station doing work/ripping CDs and decided to do an impromptu, pre-Spring 2009 show. Twas fun.

Blitzen Trapper, "Wild Mountain Nation"
Band Of Horses, "No One's Gonna Love You"
Annuals, "Sore"
Chromatics, "LADY"
Weird Tapes, "The Heavens"
Rex The Dog, "I Can See You, Can You See Me? (The Touch Remix)"
The Twelves, "I Feel Fine"
Cut Copy, "Hearts On Fire (Joakim Remix)"
Chromeo, "Bonified Lovin' (Yuksek's Remix)"
Chester French, "She Loves Everybody (Steve Aoki Remix)"
Foals, "Olympic Airways (Wudwerd Vox)"
#Mica, Jetsetmusic, "Bigphones"
Digitalism, "Pogo (Shinichi Osawa Remix)"
The Ting Tings, "That's Not My Name (LA Riots Remix)"
FrankMusik, "3 Little Words (The Heaths remix)"
Paige 3, "Prophets (Frankmusik remix)"
Does It Offend You, Yeah?, "With a Heavy Heart (I Regret to Inform You)"
Black Gold, "Detroit (Shark Attack Beach Party Remix)"

Friday, December 5, 2008

Show 50 + Subbing

Small change of plans...

I decided to sub someone's show today, but I shall NOT be doing my last show on Tuesday, December 9th due to the fact that I will be in a review session. Hopefully I'll sub another show or do a Christmas show over break so that I can spin some great Holiday music for y'all!

The Submarines Honeysuckle Weeks, tracks 6&7 "Swimming Pool; Maybe"
Matt and Kim, "Daylight"
Science For Girls, Science For Girls, "Australia"
Stars, Set Yourself On Fire, tracks 1-3 "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead; Set Yourself On Fire; Ageless Beauty"
The Autumns, Fake Noise From A Box Of Toys, "Killer in Drag (Le Petit Mort Mix)"
M83, M83, "Slowly"
Roots Manuva, Let the Spirit, "Let The Spirit (Hot Chip remix Radio Edit)"
Daedelus, Make It So, "Make It So (XXXchange Remix)"
HOLY GHOST!, "Hold On"
Sebastien Tellier, "La Ritournelle (Metronomy Mix)"
Cut Copy, In Ghost Colours, "Lights & Music"
Friendly Fires, Friendly Fires, "Paris"
Jukebox The Ghost, "Hold It In Remix [Andrew Maury Remix]"
#Rex the Dog, “I Can See You, Can You See Me?”
You Say Party! We Say Die!, "Opportunity (Montag's I Love Her Remix)"
Brazilian Girls, New York City, "Nouveau Americain"
These New Puritans, Beat Pyramid, Elvis
#John Maus, Love is Real, “Do Your Best”
So They Say, "Wake Me Up"
Spoken, “Bitter Taste ft. Cory from Norma Jean”
Shadows Fall, Threads Of Life, “Failure of the Devouts”
Thrice, The Artist in the Ambulance , “Cold Cash and Colder Hearts”
Thrice, Identity Crisis, “Phoenix Ignition”
Thrice, “To Awake and Avenge the Dead”
The Sleeping, “Loud And Clear”

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Show 49

Second to last show of the semester, y'all!!

Next time we're going to have Christmas/winter music from the likes of Annuals, Fleet Foxes, Daphne Loves Derby, His Royal Shyness, Jimmy Eat World, The Knife, The Pipettes, Sufjian Stevens, New Found Glory, Austin Crane, Underoath, and more!

*Hot Club of Cowtown, "Hey Beautiful"
*Toro y Moi, My Touch "acoustic CD", tracks 2-5
*Origami Ghosts, Short Momentum, tracks 4&5 "Story?; Thai Frog"
*O'Death, Broken Limbs, Hymns, and Skin, track 1 "Low Tide"
*fire island, AK, Songs in Night, tracks 11&14 "Super Happy Fun-time Land; The National Mint" #Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam, tracks 1&3 “Peacebone; Chores”
*Giraffe Running, s/t, track 7 "Feline in Full Effect"
Sally Shapiro, "Time to Let Go (CFCF Remix)"
Friendly Fires, "Paris (Aeroplane Remix Feat. Au Revoir Simone)"
#Bis, Return to Central, “Silver Spoon”
*Quintron, Too Thirsty 4 Love, tracks 2&3 "Waterfall; Walk to the Harvest"
*Shiny Toy Guns, Season of Poison, tracks 2&9 "Money for That; Blown Away"
Kaiser Chiefs, Off With Their Heads, “Never Miss A Beat (Remix by Yuksek)”
Ladyhawke, Ladyhawke, tracks 3&10 "My Delirium; Dusk til Dawn"
**Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit, The Very Best (Mixtape), tracks 2 "Wena"
*Rainbow Arabia, the Basta EP, track 2 "Let Them Dance"
Forgive Durden, Razia’s Shadow, track 3 “Life is Looking Up”

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Show 48

Have a safe Turkey Day, y'all!

Fort Knox Five, "Funk 4 Peace"
Charles Bradley & The Bullets, "Now that I'm Gone"
*Kara Grainger, Grand and Green River, tracks 5&6 "I'm Going to Live the Life I Sing About in my Song; Sky is Falling"
*Whales & Cops, Great Bouncing Icebergs [EP], tracks 1&2 "Futuro Futuro; Bosuns o' the Yard"
*Anathallo, Canopy Glow, tracks 1&2 "Noni's Field; Italo"
*Dancer vs. Politican, A City Half-Lost, tracks 4&5 "Justin Fairborn; Hochtief"
Owl City, Maybe I'm Dreaming, "The Saltwater Room"
Owl City, Of June, "Designer Skyline"
Chromeo vs. Bag Raiders, "Crome Raiders"
Cut Copy, "Far Away (Hercules and Love Affair Remix)"
#of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?, “We Were Born the Mutants Again with Leafling”
The Tough Alliance, "Neo Violence (Shazam Remix)"
These New Puritans, Beat Pyramid, "Swords of Truth"
#M83, Saturdays = Youth, “Kim and Jessie”
#Islands, Return to the Sea, “Swans (Life After Death)”
#The Unicorns, Unicorns Are People Too, “Thunder & Lightning”
*Toro y Moi, My Touch, tracks 2, 6, 8 & 9

Some good stuff I didn't get to that you'll probably hear next time:

These New Puritans, Beat Pyramid, "Elvis"
You Say Party! We Say Die!, "Opportunity (Montag's I Love Her Remix)"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Show 47

I got a lot of good requests today, as well as some suggestions. Yay!

*Autumn, Velvet Sky, tracks 7&8 "Velvet Sky; Eagles"
*Lucinda Williams, Little Honey, 1&4 "Real Love; Little Rock Star"
Kathleen Edwards, Asking for Flowers, tracks 2&5 "The Cheapest Key; I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory"
*The Deep Dark Woods, Hang Me Oh Hang Me, tracks 2-4 "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me; Redwood Forest; River in the Pines"
#Danielle Howle, Thank You Mark, tracks 7&10 “Walking Through the Black; Woman to Win”
#Copeland, “Pin Your Wings”
#Copeland, Eat, Sleep, Repeat, track 11 “When You Thought You’d Never Stand Out”
#Copeland, You Are My Sunshine, track 4 “Good Morning Fire Eater”
Janice Grace, "Frequency"
The Presets, "This Boy's In Love (LifeLike Remix)"
Woodhands, Heart Attack, "I Wasn't Made For Fighting"
*Walter Meego, Voyager, tracks 2&3 "Wanna Be a Star; Girls"
#Van She, “Kelly (LifeLike Remix)”
# Gregory and the Hawk, “Irreplaceable”
#Gregory and the Hawk, Moenie and Kitchi, tracks 4&6&10 “Grey Weather; Wild West; Ghost; Harmless”

Here's some stuff I planned but didn't play that you may hear in the future. :)

You Say Party! We Say Die!, “Opportunity (Montag's I Love Her Remix)”
bis, Return To Central, tracks 9& 11 "We're Complicated; What You're Afraid Of"
Jonezetta, Popularity, tracks 1&2 "Welcome Home; Get Ready (Hot Machete)"
So They Say, "Wake Me Up"
Spoken, "Bitter Taste ft. Cory from Norma Jean"
*Inhale/Exhale, I Swear, tracks 2&3 "It's Myself vs. Being a Man; The Impatient Will Suffer"
Charles Bradley & The Bullets, "Now that I'm Gone"
Fort Knox Five, "Funk 4 Peace"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


So our fall 08 fundraiser is officially underway. We had some great events to help kick things off. On Thursday, November 6th we had a free dance party at the Whig, which was a HUGE success! On Friday, November 7th we had a rock show at New Brookland Tavern featuring the Carnivores, the Balkans, the Dead Beats, and Chaz doing some of his solo work (which was really awesome of him because we needed him to play at the last minute). And then on Sunday, November 9th we had an Americana show at Art Bar with White Rhino, Roland Jones Orchestra, Devils in Disguise, and Sons of Young.

We'll be taking on-air donations from now until the 13th so if you'd like to donate every little bit is appreciated! The number to call into the studio is 1-803-576-9872

From 12pm-12am we've changed our programming to "Playing Favourites!" Each DJ is playing 2 hours of [one of] their favourite artist! I choose Erich Skelton, a local and amazing artist! You should definitel check out his band's myspace. They're amazing! And all really nice guys. :)

Erich Skelton, The Story E.P., "All I Need is You"
Erich Skelton, The Story E.P., "All the Lights in Georgia"
Erich Skelton, The Story E.P., "Make-Up Eric Skelton
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "If You're In Chicago"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "Past The Stars"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "Goodbye, Goodbye"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "Stay With Me"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "A Thousand Years"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "Good Night"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "Dixie"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "Big City Love"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "Story Of A Boy"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "Noel"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "Bombs Away"
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "Spinning"
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "Awful Things"
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "The Merry Thief"
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "Old Enough"
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "I Would Die"
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "Epileptic"
Marry A Thief, Techno Demos, "Honestly Bored"
Marry A Thief, Techno Demos, "Every Little Star REMIX"
#Hot Lava Monster

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Show 45

Buffalo Killers, s/t, tracks 1&9 "San Martine des Morelle; Fit to Breathe"
*Tokyo Rosentaal, Love Won Out, tracks 5&6 "I Care If You Do; If I Could Draw My Heart"
*Split Lip Rayfield, I'll Be Around, tracks 1&2 "Rig or Cross; All The Same "
*Sometimes Why, s/t, tracks 2&3 "I'm Tryin to Remember What City I Know You From; Hush Child"
*The Trophy Fire, A Lifetime in the Middle of the Ocean, track 3 “Sundown”
Anberlin, Cities, track 5 "The Unwinding Cable Car"
The Spill Canvas, Denial Feels So Good, track 5 "Catch The Wind"
The Spill Canvas, Denial Feels So Good, track 1 "Staplegunned (Remix)"
Oh, The Story!, Good Morning Illumination, track 8 "All Seven Seas"
Oh, The Story!, Good Morning Illumination, track 11 "It's Not An Ending At All..."
Lovedrug, Everything Starts Where It Ends, track 8 "Casino Clouds"
Lovedrug, Everything Starts Where It Ends, track 7 "Ghost By Your Side"
*Jonezetta, Cruel To Be Young, track 2 "Holding On To You"
*Jonezetta, Cruel To Be Young, track 3 "Busy Body"
*Jonezetta, Cruel To Be Young, track 4 "Paint & Picture"
*Lenka, s/t, track 6 Knock Knock"
Stars, Set Yourself On Fire, track 5 "The Big Fight"
Stars, Set Yourself On Fire, track 9 "Window Bird"
M83, s/t, track 12 "Slowly"
*Innerpartysystem, track 4 "Structure"
*Innerpartysystem, track 2 "Last Night In Brooklyn"
Teriyaki Boyz, Beef or Chicken, "Heartbreakers"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Show 44

Crystal Shawanda, "My Roots Are Showing"
Joey & Rory, "Cheater, Cheater"
Stephen Simmons, Something in Between, "We'll See"
Stephen Simmons, Drink Ring Jesus, "Drink Ring Jesus"
*Blitzen Trapper, Furr, "God & Suicide; Saturday Nite; Echo/Always On/EZ Con"
*Try Me Bicycle, Voicings, tracks 1&10&11 "Two Stern Feet; My History Bore a Knife; Come Sunday"
*Her Space Holiday, Sleepy Tigers EP, tracks 1&2 "Sleepy Tigers; Just Another Day"
*The Broken West, Now or Heaven, tracks 5&7 " Perfect Games; The Smartest Man Alive"
The Broken West, I Can't Go On, I'll Go On, tracks 5&7, "Brass Ring; You Can Build an Island"
M83, Digital Shades, "My Own Strange Path"
Bis, Return to Central, “What You’re Afraid Of”
M83, M83, "Sitting"
M83, Saturdays = Youth, "Couleurs"
Bis, Return to Central, “Silver Spoon”
*Innerpartysystem, s/t, tracks 3&6&10 “Don’t Stop; Obsession; Heart of Fire”
Guided By Voices, tracks 3&4&5 “Fly Into Ashes; Tropical Robots; A Crick Uphill”

I planned more than I ended up playing, so here's some good stuff to look forward to next week!

The Spill Canvas, Denial Feels So Good, tracks 1&5 "Staplegunned (Remix); Catch the Wind"
Lovedrug, Everything Stars Where it Ends, tracks 7&8 "Ghost By Your Side; Casino Clouds"
Oh, the Story!, Good Morning Illumination, tracks 1&8&11 "The Overture; All Seven Seas; It's Not An Ending At All..."
*Jonezetta, Cruel to be Young, tracks 2-4 "Holding Onto You; Busy Body; Paint & Picture"

Thursday, October 23, 2008

CD Reviews! / CD Review 14: Throw Me the Statue

I've decided to start putting my CD reviews on here.

I'm going to go back and post ones that I've already done on the date that I last modified them [since I'm not 100% sure when I wrote them and am too lazy to look for them all in the library and find out when I reviewed them (I wrote the dates on the CDs)].

So here's the 1st one I'm posting/14th CD I've reviewed.

Throw Me the Statue
"About to Walk EP"
Yay: 1, 2
Nay: None
RIYL: Pedro the Lion, Black Bear, Jens Lekman, Cake

Last year TMTS, at that point mainly just founder Scott Reitherman, released "Moonbeams" which includes tracks 1&2 of this EP. Afterwards, Reitherman assembled a live band to assist him on-stage. This year TMTS played at SXSW and the Sasquatch Festival, as well as opened for Cake in Seattle.

This EP is super indie-catchy and includes the music makings and engineering of Casey Foubert of Pedro the Lion.

Track 2 – one word: glockenspiel.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Show 43

I had some help during my show from DJ GITDAT$. Thanks! :D

*Blitzen Trapper, Furr, "Sleepytime in the Western World"
*Blitzen Trapper, Furr, "Lady On the Water"
Snowglobe, "Love You in the Morning"
The Watson Twins, "Sky Open Up"
#*Hello Tomorrow, Au Revoir EP, track 2&4 “Fun at Ferran’s; Proper Thinking”
*Rachel Harrington, City of Refugee, tracks 2&3 "A Housewife’s Lament; Old Time Religion/Working on a Building "
*Lenka, Lenka, "We Will Not Grow Old"
Sonya Kitchell, "Every Drop"
The Uglysuit, "Chicago"
Wild Sweet Orange, We Have Cause To Be Uneasy, "Ten Dead Dogs"
Wild Sweet Orange, We Have Cause To Be Uneasy, "Either/Or"
*The Trophy Fire, A Lifetime in the Middle of the Ocean, "Sundown"
*Valencia, We All Need A Reason To Believe, tracks 10&11 "The Good Life, Free"
#The Choir Quit, This is This Choir Quit, tracks 2&5 “To the Pig; Ella Minnow”
Sherwood, A Different Light, "Alive"
Sherwood, A Different Light, "Alley Cat"
*The White Tie Affair, Walk This Way, "Price Of Company"
*The White Tie Affair, Walk This Way, "Watching You"
The Tender Box, "Mister Sister"
The Wanteds, Failure Looks So Good, "Ladysmith"
UNKLE, "Hold My Hand (Innervisions Orchestra Remix)"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Show 42

I got a lot of calls today, which I loved! Keep it up! :D

*The Hollyfelds, Saratoga, tracks 1&2 “The Empress of Wyoming; Indecision”
*Calexico, Carried to Dust, tracks 1&2 “Victor Jara’s Hands; Two Silver Trees”
Stephen Simmons, Something In Between, "Don't Mind Me"
#Mogwai, Government Commissions BBC Sessions, tracks 1&5 “Hunted By a Freak; Cody”
Romantica, America, "Queen Of Hearts"
Born Ruffians, Red, Yellow And Blue, "Barnacle Goose"
Man Man, Rabbit Habits, "Top Drawer"
Man Man, Sods and Odds, "Little Boxes"
Lenka, Lenka, "Skipalong"
Lenka, Lenka, "Bring Me Down"
Lenka, Lenka, "Knock Knock"
Lenka, Lenka, "Trouble Is A Friend"
*Uh Huh Her, Common Reaction, tracks 5&10 “Say So; Dance with Me”
#Bis, Return to Central, Track 7 “Chicago”
#*Kimya Dawson, Alphabutt, “I Like Bears”
Kimya Dawson, Remember That I Love You, “I Like Giants”
Islands, Arm's Way, "Abominable snow"
Islands, Arm’s Way, “Creeper”
Rafter, Sex, Death, Cassette, "Sleazy Sleepy"
Rafter, Sex, Death, Cassette, "Chances"
Rafter, Sex, Death, Cassette, "Slay Me"
Rafter, Sex, Death, Cassette, "Breeze"
Rafter, Sex, Death, Cassette, "Casualty Of Dance Music"
*VHS or Beta, Bring on the Comets, tracks 3&4&5 “She Says; Can’t Believe a Single Word; Burn it all Down”
#The Teriyaki Boyz, “Tokyo Drift”

CD Review 13: Lenka

Yay: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11
Genre: Rock - Champer Pop
RIYL: Regina Spektor (plus pop), Yael Naim (minus the foreign), Charlotte Sometimes (minus the band)

Very catchy singer/songwriter. Kinda 'edgy' pop. Her single "The Show" was an iTunes free download about three weeks ago.

I really enjoyed this album. So spin it!

Monday, October 13, 2008

CD Review 12: The Trophy Fire

The Trophy Fire
"A Lifetime In The Middle Of The Ocean"
Yay: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9
Genre: Indie Rock
RIYL: Pinback, Jimmy Eat World, Death Cab

Mostly mellow and 'melodic' with emo lyrics. Kinda catchy when it's not being boring.

HRO would call this 'meaningfulcore.'

Friday, October 10, 2008

Show 41

Today was a SPECIAL EDITION of Wednesdays 2-4!

Since it's fall break and no one is required to do their show I filled in today from 12-2. :)

*Cold War Kids, Loyalty to Loyalty, tracks 1-3 "Against Privacy; Mexican Dogs; Every Valley is Not a Lake"
*AIDS Wolf, Cities of Glass, tracks 7&9 "A Sacrificial Drone; So Many Plastic Pearls"
*The Submarines, Honeysuckle Weeds, tracks 1&5&6&7 "Submarine Symphonika; The Wake Up Song; Swimming Pool; Maybe"
*Computer Vs. Banjo, Computer Vs. Banjo, "Outer Space"
*Computer Vs. Banjo, Computer Vs. Banjo, "Give Up On Ghosts"
*Computer Vs. Banjo, Computer Vs. Banjo, "Guitars Need A Sinner's Touch"
#John Lee Hooker, Chill Out, tracks 11&12 “If You’ve Never Been in Love; We’ll Meet Again”
#Wynton Marsalis, Reel Time, tracks 10&16 “Sing On, Dark Heart Beat”
*Blitzen Trapper, Furr, "Love U"
*Blitzen Trapper, Furr, "Not Your Lover"
*Blitzen Trapper, Furr, "Black River Killer"
*Blitzen Trapper, Furr, "Fire & Fast Bullets"
*Valencia, We All Need A Reason To Believe, "Better Be Prepared"
*Valencia, We All Need A Reason To Believe, "Where Did You Go?"
*Valencia, We All Need A Reason To Believe, "Safe To Say"
*Valencia, We All Need A Reason To Believe, "Listen Up"
M83, Saturdays = Youth, "Kim & Jessie"
M83, Saturdays = Youth, "Graveyard Girl"
*Uh Huh Her, Common Reaction, "Explode"
*Uh Huh Her, Common Reaction, "Not A Love Song"
Lovedrug, Everything Starts Where It Ends, "Happy Apple Poison"
Lovedrug, Everything Starts Where It Ends, "Pushing The Shine"
Lovedrug, Everything Starts Where It Ends, "Thieving"
Lovedrug, Everything Starts Where It Ends, "Bleed Together"

Ron Huff came in to do his show, Indigo Gold, so I was only on until 2 instead of 3 so I planned an extra hour which you will probably hear next week or beyond!

Islands, Arm's Way, "Abominable snow"
Islands, Arm's Way, "Creeper"
Islands, Arm's Way, "Life in jail"
Rafter, Sex, Death, Cassette, "Sleazy Sleepy"
Rafter, Sex, Death, Cassette, "Chances"
Rafter, Sex, Death, Cassette, "Slay Me"
Rafter, Sex, Death, Cassette, "Breeze"
Rafter, Sex, Death, Cassette, "Casualty Of Dance Music"
The Spill Canvas, Denial Feels So Good, "Catch The Wind"
The Spill Canvas, Denial Feels So Good, "Staplegunned (Remix)"
The Spill Canvas, One Fell Swoop, "This Is For Keeps"
The Spill Canvas, One Fell Swoop, "Teleport: A & B"
Oh, The Story!, Good Morning Illumination, "It's Not An Ending At All..."
Oh, The Story!, Good Morning Illumination, "All Seven Seas"
Oh, The Story!, Good Morning Illumination, "I Am!"
Oh, The Story!, Good Morning Illumination, "The Good Doctor"
1990s, Cookies, tracks 5&6&11&12, "Is There a Switch for That?; Enjoying Myself; Thinking of Not Going; Situation"

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Show 40

We had a bunch of DJ trainees in the studio today who were really awesome and did a lot of announcing. I'm stoked for them to be baby DJs. :)

And here's what I played:

The Bo-Keys, "Deuce and a Quarter"
Chase The Sun, "You Gotta Go"
The Coydogs, "Daggers"
*The Avett Brothers, The Gleam II, tracks 4&6 “The Greatest Sum; Sounds Like the Wheels”
#Loudon Wainwright III, The BBC Sessions, track 9 “Hard Day On the Planet”
Carrie Rodriguez, "Infinite Night"
*The Sways, Happy Days are Coming, tracks 1&4 “Alright; No One’s Gonna Hold You”
*Calexico, Carried to Dust, tracks 5&6 “Writer’s Minor Holiday; Man Man Lake”
*The Hollyfelds, Saratoga, tracks 1&2 “Empress of Wyoming; Indecision”
The Submarines, "Brighter Discontent"
The Submarines, "You, Me and the Bourgeoisie"
Throw Me The Statue, "Lolita"
*TV on the Radio, Dear Science, tracks 9&11 “Shout Me Out; Lovers Day”
*Ponytail, Ice Cream Spiritual, tracks 5&6 “Late for School; Sky Drool”
The Honorary Title, "Bridge & Tunnel"
The Duke Spirit, "Send A Little Love Token"
*VHS or Beta, Bring on the Comets, tracks 4&5 “Can’t Believe a Single Word; Burn it all Down”
*Cineplexx, Picnic, tracks 6&7 “Droga paliativa; Sentada”
The Working Title, "Crash"
British Sea Power, "Atom"
We Shot The Moon, "LTFP"

CD Review 11: The White Tie Affair

The White Tie Affair
"Walk This Way"
Faves: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
RIYL: Metro Station, electronic-y Pop-Rock

If Metro Station and a 90's boy band had a music baby, this would be it.

The lyrics are catchy, cheesy, and sometimes just plain bad. The vocals are also kind of whiney.

But... I kinda like this anyways. :)

This band has potential. If they get a new lyricist they could be a hit. Well, I guess they could be a hit anyways. Warped Tour '09? A Hot Topic CD & T-shirt promo sale for their next album? Idk, we'll see.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Show 39

I had a fair amount of DJ trainees show up at the studio during my show. Yay baby DJs! I let a couple of them announce. It was good times. :)

*The Salt Miners, The Fifth of July, tracks 3&5 "Plastic Jesus; Dollar Down"
*The Duhks, Fast Paced World, tracks 10 "95 South"
*Calexico, Carried to Dust, tracks 8&9 "House of Valparaiso; Slowness"
*The Bittersweets, Goodnight, San Francisco, track 2 "Blue"
Bedouin Soundclash, "St. Andrews"
Rafter, "Love Time Now Please"
Oreskaband, "YEAH! Ska Dance"
Polysics, "Catch On Everywhere"
Wolfgang, "Master of the Music"
*The Faint, Fasciinatiion, track 8 "Forever Growing Centipedes"
Death From Above 1979, "Sexy Results"
The Blood Brothers, "Set Fire To The Face On Fire"
The Rapture, "Get Myself Into It"
Street Drum Corps, "Action"
Andy Caldwell, "Runaway"
The Fashion, "Like Knives"
Men Women & Children, "Dance in My Blood"
Vogue in the Movement, "Get It"
*VHS or BETA, Bring on the Comets, tracks 4&5 “The Comets, Euglama”
*Computer vs Banjo, tracks 2&3&4 “Guitars Need A Sinner’s Touch; Give Up On Ghosts; Outerspace”
*The Curse of Company, Leo Magnets Joins a Gang, tracks 7&8 “Side by Side; I Have a Simple Life”
*CSS, Donkey, tracks 10&11 “Believe Achieve; Air Painter”
*Uh Huh Her, Common Reaction, tracks 1&2 “Not a Love Song; Explode”

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Show 38

Yay calls! Got some good ones today. :)

*Buddy Guy, Skin Deep, tracks 8&9 "That's My Home; Skin Deep"
*The Avett Brothers, The Gleam II, tracks 2&3&4 "Murder in the City; Bella Donna; The Greatest Sum"
The Mountain Goats, Heretic Pride, track 3 “Heretic Pride”
*The Duhks, Fast Paced World, tracks 10&11&12 "95 South; New Rigged Ship; I See You"
*I See Hawks in L.A., Hallowed Ground, tracks 11&12 "Gettin Home Tonight; Open Door"
#Ben Harper, Burn One Down
*Carrie Rodriguez, She Ain't Me, tracks 1&2 "Infinite Night; She Ain't Me"
Death Cab for Cutie, Forbidden Love EP, “Photobooth"
Death Cab For Cutie, Plans, "Crooked Teeth"
Death Cab for Cutie, Transatlanticism, "Expo '86"
Death Cab for Cutie, Transatlanticism, "Title And Registration"
Modest Mouse, The Moon and Antarctica, "3rd planet"
Panic! At The Disco, Pretty. Odd., "Nine In The Afternoon"
Cute is What We Aim For, The Same Old Blood Rush with A New Touch, "The Curse of Curves"
Hawthorne Heights, If Only You Were Lonely, “This Is Who We Are"
Hawthorne Heights, The Silence In Black And White, "Ohio Is For Lovers"
Hawthorne Heights, The Silence In Black And White, "Niki FM"
1990s, "See You At The Lights"
1990s, Cookies, "You're Supposed to be my Friend"
Mates Of State, "Fraud In The 80s"
The Helio Sequence, "Keep Your Eyes Ahead"
#Ween, Quebec
#Fleet Foxes, s/t, "Peasant Mountain Song"

P.S. Hm... another Fleet Foxes request? ;)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

CD Review 10: Polysics

"We Ate the Machine"
Faves: 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13
No-no's: none
Rock: Japanese power pop/rock

This is their second album under MySpace Records. They've gotten poppier since signing but it is MySpace Records. What do you expect?

Just play this. It’s pretty awesome.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Show 37

I've actually been getting calls during my show, which has been great! But I guess that's what happens when you have a time slot where a lot of people are listening. :)

*Daedelus, Love To Make Music To, tracks 5&4 "My Beau (featuring Paperboy & Erika Rose); Get Off Your Hi-Hats"
*Uh Huh Her, Common Reaction, tracks 5&7 "Say So; Everyone"
*Calexico, Carried to Dust, tracks 1&6&5 "Victor Jara’s Hands; Man Made Lake; Writer's Minor Holiday"
*Hal Ketchum, Father Time, track 1 "Invisible"
*Computer vs. Banjo, s/t, tracks 2&3 "Guitars Need a Sinner's Touch; Give Up on Ghosts"
*Charlie King & Karen Brandon, Higher Ground, tracks 10 "I Wonder Why"
*The Duhks, Fast Paced World, track 10 "95 South"
*The Bittersweets, Goodnight, San Francisco, tracks 4&8 "Birmingham; Tidal Waves"
*#Fleet Foxes, s/t, tracks 2&3 “White Winter Hymnal; Ragged Wood”
Liam and Me, "Fast As You Can"
Tapes 'n Tapes, "Hang Them All"
American Bang, "Jeepster"
American Bang, "The Stones"
Alesana, "Seduction"
Far-Less. "It's Not Me, It's You"
Aiden, "Moment"
Dead Poetic, "Narcotic"
Against Me!, "New Wave"
Against Me!, "Thrash Unreal"
The Briggs, "Charge Into The Sun"
Authority Zero, "Carpe Diem"
Black President, "Suspect"

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Show 36

Here's what went doooown:

The Toxic Avenger, "Escape"
MSTRKRFT, "Work On You"
Lights, "Last Thing On Your Mind"
Au Revoir Simone, "Dark Halls"
Jenny Owen Youngs, "Voice On Tape"
Joan As Police Woman, "To Be Loved"
Amy Lavere, "Killing Him"
Tift Merritt, "Broken"
Loretta Lynn, "This Old House"
Blair Combest, "Going Back"
The Tennessee Boltsmokers, "Vintage All American Dream"
*#Fleet Foxes, s/t, tracks 3&4 “Ragged Wood; Tiger Mountain Peasant Song”
*Albert Hammond Jr, Como Te Llama, tracks 11&12 "G Up; Miss Myrtle"
*Earlimart, Hymn and Her, tracks 3&4 "Better it Gets Better; For the Birds"
*The Fratellis, Here We Stand, tracks 9&10 "Acid Jazz Singer "
#Air, Talkie Walkie, tracks 2&6 “Cherry Blossom Girl, Surfing on a Rocket”
#Ratatat, "Mirando"
*Oppenheimer, Take the Whole Midrange and Boost It, tracks 6&7 "Stephen McCauley for President; Support Our Truths"
*Brazilian Girls, NYC, tracks 1&2 "St. Petersburg; Losing Myself"
*The Faint, Fascination, tracks 4&6 "Fulcrum and Lever; Mirror Error"

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Show 35 - First Fall Show!

I tried to kick the semester off with some goodies from over the summer along with some in & up-and-coming bands. :)

Sara Melson, "Turquoise Sky"
*Albert Hammond, Jr., Como Te Llama, track 4 "GfC"
Meiko, "Boys With Girlfriends"
Sandrine, "Where Do We Go"
Sam Sparro, "Black & Gold"
Santogold, "L.E.S Artistes (Album Version)"
CSS, "Rat Is Dead (Rage)"
RATATAT, "Mirando"
Cineplexx, "A Mi Lado"
The Epochs, "Opposite Sides"
The Dandy Warhols, Earth To The Dandy Warhols, "The World The People Together (ComeOn)"
frankmusik, "In Step"
Lucky Twice, "Lucky"
Belanova, "One, Two, Three, GO!"
*The Fratellis, Here We Stand, track 2 "A Heady Tale "
Mates Of State, "My Only Offer"
Au Revoir Simone, "Sad Song (RAC Mix)"
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, "Think I Wanna Die"
*Brazilian Girls, New York City, tracks 5&6 "Good Time; Nouveau Americain"
*Hercules and Love Affair, s/t, tracks 7&8 "Easy; This is My Love"
*The Faint, Fasciinatiion, tracks 1&2 "Get Seduced; The Geeks Were Right"
*Black Kids, Partie Traumatic, tracks 6&7 "I've Underestimated My Charm (Again); I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You"
*Adele, 19, tracks 1&2 "Daydreamer; Best for Last"
*Laura Marling, Alas I Cannot Swim, tracks 4&5 "Failure; You're No Good"

Sunday, August 24, 2008

New show & DJ name - RMX

We had a lot of returning DJs this semester, which was great!, but not everyone got the time slots they wanted.

So, instead of my first or even second choice I got Tuesdays 2-4pm. As a light-hearted, no-hard-feelings, joke we've made my show name Wednesdays Two to Four.

I think I'm going to go with DJ Panda for a DJ name, even if they are mnstrm, but that's subject to change. :)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

New show & DJ name!

Hey there, everyone!

I did some thinking over the summer, and after being inspired by many different things (mainly Hipster Runoff. If you don't read it, go check it out!) I decided to change my show's name as well as my DJ name.

The name basically refers to the fact that I am the Top 40 Queen at the station and listen to a lot of Top 40 music but also things that are still 'underground' and unknown but could easily, in my opinion, go Top 40 and/or be mainstream. I've often, actually, played songs/artists shortly before they've gone Top 40 or become more well known or were played on commercial ratio. So now my show name reflects that.

My DJ name comes from HRO. I was going to have a show and name that revolved around pandas but HRO said that they were too mainstream and that polar bears were the new pandas and that sun bears were going to be big in 2k9, so I ditched the pandas and got a head start on sun bears. :)

So that wraps up the changes that are going on with my show and DJ name. Oh, and I changed the look of the blog. Happy listening in 2k8.fall and beyond!

(P.S. For those who don't know me, I don't really care about being cool or in or hip or what HRO says, I just think the blog is fun and that the DJ name would be fun.)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Show 34

This is going to be my last show of the semester, as I will be home for summer vaca. during the next one. Later days! Have a great summer, everyone. :)

The Iron Horse, The Bluegrass Tribute To The Shins, "New Slang"
*The Iron Horse, The Bluegrass Tribute To Modest Mouse, track 1 "Ocean Breathes Salty"
Stephen Simmons, Something In Between, "Don't Mind Me"
Romantica, America, "Queen Of Hearts"
Limbeck, Let Me Come Home, "Making The Rounds"
Born Ruffians, Red, Yellow And Blue, "Barnacle Goose"
*Man Man, Rabbit Habits, track 11 "Top Drawer"
Cars & Trains, Rusty String, "The Wires From My Broken Record Player"
Madelyn, "Dreamers, Inc."
The Postmarks, "Goodbye (Tahiti 80 Remix)"
Maritime, We, The Vehicles, "Tearing Up The Oxygen"
Chris Walla, Field Manual, "Geometry &c."
*Foals, Antidotes, track 2 "Cassius"
*Science For Girls, Science For Girls, track 5 "Australia"
Chromeo, Fancy Footwork, "Bonafied Lovin' (Tough Guys)"
Yelle, Pop-Up, "Jogging"
The Octopus Project, Hello, Avalanche, "Truck"
Ivoryline, There Came A Lion, "Be Still and Breathe"
Cambridge, How To Walk A Tightrope EP, "Board Up The Windows And Doors"
Oh, The Story!, Good Morning Illumination, "Where There's Smoke There's Fire"
We the Kings, "Check Yes Juliet"
*The Less, Loud Machines, track 2 "A Bigger Something"
*A Cursive Memory, Changes, track 3 "Changes"
*Every Avenue, Shh, Just Go With It, track 5 "A Story To Tell Your Friends."
Every Avenue, Ah!, "Think Of You Later (Empty Room)"
Farewell, Isn't This Supposed To Be Fun!?, "Zelda"
Farewell, Isn't This Supposed To Be Fun!?, "Eighty-Eights
Farewell, Isn't This Supposed To Be Fun!?, "Hey Heather
Wovenhand, Consider the Birds, “Off the Cuff; Into the Piano”
Jon McLaughlin, Indiana, "Human"
The Taj Motel Trio, Part Of The Problem, "Radio Silence"
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "The Merry Thief"
Kate Nash, Foundations, "Foundations"

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Show 33

*Foals, Antidotes, track 1 "The French Open"
Francis Cabrel, "Je T'aimais, Je T'aime, Je T'aimerai"
Melody Gardot, "Worrisome Heart"
Jil Aigrot, "Mon vieux Lucien"
Sabine Paturel, "Les Betises"
Mathieu Chedid, "Qui de Nous Deux"
Danger, "11h30"
The Postmarks, Goodbye (Tahiti 80 Remix)
Ob.Scene.Kidz, "Joyeux Festin"
Tragédie, "Hey Ho!"
Leslie, "Pardonner"
Morningwood, "Jetsetter"
Lorie, "Toute seule"
Lorie, "A 20 ans"
Emma Daumas, "Figurine Humaine"
Tristan Prettyman, "Madly"
KYO, "Je Cours"
KYO, "Derniere Danse"
Star Academy, "L'Orange du Marchard"
Emma Daumas, "Tu Seras"
Jenifer, "Ma Revolution"
Islands, Arm's Way, tracks 2&3 "Pieces of You; J'aime vous voire quitter"
NOFX, "Champs Elysee"
*The Loved Ones, Build & Burn, tracks 3&4 "The Bridge; Sarah's Game"
*American Babies, s/t, tracks 4&10 "American Babies; Flowers Don't Grow in the Moonlight"
*Jeff Johansson, This Delicate Wall, tracks 6&7 "Goin to Kentucky; Lover Don't Go"
*Heist & the Accomplice, Connections Work, tracks 4&5 "Self Sustained; Kinfolk"

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Show 32

Iron Horse, The Bluegrass Tribute to the Shins, "New Slang"
*Man Man, Rabbit Habbits, track 11 "Top Drawer"
Born Ruffians, Red, Yellow and Blue, “Barnacle Goose”
*Tickley Feather, s/t, track 5 "Fancy Walking; Sorry Party"
*Nat Baldwin, Most Valuable Player, tracks 2&3 "Dome Branches, Black Square"
*Every Avenue, Shh, Just Do With It, tracks 4&5 "Think of You Later (Empty Room); A Story to Tell Your Friends"
Patience, Just Wait, "Ms. Contradiction"
Patience, Just Wait, “Specialis”
Hysterics, "Fill That World"
*Islands, Arm's Way, tracks 2&3 "Pieces of You; J'aime Vous Voir Quitter"
Jason Yudoff, "Good Enough"
Attack Formation, "Hours"
Red Leaves, "Kill Your Sister"
*El Perro Del Mar, The Valley to the Stars, tracks 3&5&14 "You Can't Steal a Gift; Inside the Golden Egg; Into the Sunshine"
Cat Scientists, "Brian Cincinatti"
*Yelle, Pop Up, tracks 2&8 "A cause des garcons; Je veux te voir"
We Smoke Fags, We Smoke Fags, "Lust Puppet"
Rachel Goldstar, "Distant Seas"
Yael Naïm, Yael Naïm, "Far Far"
Ane Brun, A Temporary Dive, "Rubber & Soul"
Yunghen Lhamo, "Tara"
Sevara Nazarkhan, "Erkalab"
Toumast, "Tallytidagh"
Adrian Sherwood (Featuring Lee Scratch Perry), "Animal Magic"
Little Axe, "Hard Times"
Big Blue Ball, "Whole Thing (Original Mix)"

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

CD Review 9

Artist: Every Avenue
Title: Shh, Just Go With It
My Picks: 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11

Genre: Emo Power-Pop-Rock

I’m fairly certain that we had their EP, Ah!, in rotation last year. I have no idea if it made it to the library or not. Tracks 3 (Where Were You) and 4 (Think of You Later) were on it. They’re a little different on this album. I like the versions on the EP better.

This band’s “album art” is all blue and pink and gives me a headache if I look at it too long. They’re playing at Warped Tour. The guy’s voice is a bit different from the new, typical sounds of pop-rock. The album goes downhill toward the end and I got bored. It’s a bit of a letdown from the EP.

RIYL: All Time Low and Mayday Parade

CD Review 8

Artist: The Less
Title: Loud Machines
My Picks: 1 2 3 4 7

Genre: Local (Atlanta) / Pop Rock

I first saw these guys at NBT last summer playing with Holiday Parade and Permanent Me. They’re from outside of Atlanta and are pretty nice.

They’re a pop rock band with some keys and acoustic guitar mixed in (along with strings on track 6).

I <3 this CD. All the tracks are good but my faves are in the picks. They’ve got a new song on MySpace that I like. You can also check them out on YouTube, they have dance episodes with their drummer, Casey which they call “Casey dance-isodes.” They’re amusing.

RIYL: Holiday Parade, Permanent Me, Pop Rock!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Show 31

Today was pretty uneventful. Just playing some awesome music. :)

Tokyo Sex Destruction, "One More Sunday"
Tokyo Sex Destruction, "All People Get Ready"
Veracruz, "Horse's Neck"
Veracruz, "Leopoldo!"
The Fall Collection, "Dear John Letter"
Rory, "Kind Of Like Chloraformity"
*A Cursive Memory, Changes, tracks 2&3 “Everything; Changes”
*The Less, Loud Machines, tracks 1&3 “Attention; Say”
Ludo, "Love Me Dead"
*Science for Girls, s/t, tracks 3&4 “You’ll Never Know; Sweet Life”
*Foals, Antidotes, tracks 2&3 “Cassius; Red Socks Pugie”
The Octopus Project, Hello, Avalanche, "Truck"
The Bridal Shop, From Seas, "From Seas"
Cut Copy, In Ghost Colours, "Lights & Music"
The Puppini Sisters, The Rise and Fall of Ruby Woo, “Walk Like an Egyptian"
Madita, Too, "Better Brother"
Mystery Jets, Twenty One, "Young Love (Featuring Laura Marling)"
Japancakes, Loveless, "Soon'
*Man Man, Rabbit Habbits, track 13 “Whale Bones”
*Scary Mansion, Every Joke is Half the Truth, tracks 3&9 “Sorry We Took All Yr Money; Yer Mom”
*The Kennedys, Better Dreams, tracks 6&7 “Give Me Back My Country; American Wish”
The WMDs, "Virginia"
*Iron Horse, The Bluegrass Tribute to Modest Mouse, tracks 1&4, “Ocean Breathes Salty; Float On”

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Show 30 - WUSC 61st Birthday Bash!

It's officially FUNDRAISER WEEK! Hence the name of this entry. :)

Daby Touré, "Setal"
*Meg Hutchinson, Come Up Full, track 10 "Song for Jeffrey Lucey"
*Marry a Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, track 7 "Falling Out of Your Dress"
Born Ruffians, Red, Yellow And Blue, "Barnacle Goose"
*Romantica, America, tracks 1&2 "Queen of Hearts; I Need You Tonight"
Man Man, Sods and Odds, "Little Boxes"
*Man Man, Rabbit Habits, "Top Drawer"
Shawn Mullins, "Homeless Joe"
*Tut Tut, The Heart Goes Nine, track 10 "Umbrella"
Lavender Diamond, Imagine Our Love, "Open Your Heart"
Lights, "February Air"
Ana Serrano van der Laan, "Paradise"
Club 8, The boy who couldn't stop dreaming, "Heaven"
Oppenheimer, "Straight Out Of Comp 'in'"
*Science for Girls, s/t, track 5 "Australia"
The Spill Canvas, Denial Feels So Good, "To Live Without It"
Madelyn, "Dreamers, Inc."
The Summer Set, Love The Love You Have, "Cross Your Fingers"
*The Less, Loud Machines, tracks 3&4 "Say; Loud Machines"
*A Cursive Memory, Changes, tracks 4&5, "Perfect Company; Bank"
*Sons & Daughters, This Gift, tracks 4&5 "Rebel With The Ghost; Chains"
UME, "Moments"
The Tripwires, "I Hear This Music"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Show 29

No requests today but a bunch of calls. Had some technical difficulties... as usual. :)

*Man Man, Rabbit Habits, track 11 "Top Drawer”
*Hello, Blue Roses, The Portrait Is Finished And I Have Failed To Capture Your Beauty, track 10 "Sunny Skies"
*King of Prussia, Save the Scene, track 1 "Spain in the Summertime"
*Polkadot Cadaver, Purgatory Dance Party, track 2 "A Wolf in Jesus Skin"
*The Billionaires, Really Real For Forever, tracks 4&8 "Eighties Movies; Cold Day"
*Cassettes Won't Listen, Small Time Machine, track 2 "Large Radio"
*Chris Walla, Field Manual, tracks 5&6 "Geometry &c; Everyone Needs a Home"
*A Cursive Memory, Changes, tracks 1&3 "South; Changes"
*The Less, Loud Machines, tracks 2&4 "A Bigger Something; Loud Machines"
Sparkydog, "Priests & Thieves"
Sparkydog, "Radiowaves"
Girl in a Coma, "Say"
Universal Fuzz Device, "All She Ever Did"
Monstera Deliciosa, "Hearts & Minds"
More Teeth, "Stop-Pause"
Taigaa!, “Escape Ape”
*v/a, Our Side of Town; A Red House Records 25th Year Collection, tracks 3&4 “Greg Brown – Cold + Wet + Dark; Jimmy LaFave - Hideaway Girl”
*Kevin Danzig, Box Cars, tracks 3&4 “Oklahoma Twilight; We Don’t Live Like This”
*Meg Hutchinson, Come Up Full, tracks 4&5 “Good Day to Die; America (Enough)
Ron Franklin, "The Elocutionist"
Taigaa!, “Shark & Tiger”
Deadend Rainbows, “Walk In The Sunshine”
Deadend Rainbows, “R2d2 Folk Song”

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Show 28

Spring break is over and thus I'm back with another thrilling edition of Marcy's Playground. :) Here's what went down:

*Meg Hutchinson, Come Up Full, tracks 1&2 “Ready; Home”
*Kathleen Edwards, Asking for Flowers, tracks 8&9 “Run; Oh Canada”
Kid Liberty, “The Freak the Mighty”
Kid Liberty, “Hush”
Kid Liberty, Give 'em Hell”
*The Daylight Hours, How to Make a Mess of Things, tracks 3&5 “Truth About Girls; Only One Juliette”
*Liam Finn, I’ll Be Lighting, track 8 “Remember When”
Layson Rail, “Sirens”
*The Taj Motel Trio, Part of the Problem, track 6 “Another Drink”
Handclaps And Harmonies, “Be With You”
*Chris Walla, Field Manual, track 10 “St. Modesto”
Captain Kid, “Headed For a Heatbreak”
Captain Kid, “Small Town Addiction”
Captain Kid, “Miss Pretty”
Polysics, “Catch on Everywhere”
*Science for Girls, s/t, track 4 “Sweet Life”
*No Kids, Come into My House, track 1 “Great Escape”
*Mahjongg, Kontpab, tracks 2&4 “Problems; Those Birds are Bats”
*Sia, Some People Have Real Problems, tracks 6&7 “Academia; I Go to Sleep”
*Solid Gold, Who You Gonna Run To? EP, tracks 1&2 “Bible Thumper; Who You Gonna Run To?”
*The YMD, Excuse Me, This is the Yah Mos Def, tracks 4 & 1 “Stockton To Malone; Charles Maggio’s Real Last Name is Ash”
Black Kids, "Love Me Already"
Basia Bulat, "Before I Knew
Kina Grannis, "Message from your heart"

Saturday, March 8, 2008

CD Review 7

Artist: Marry a Thief
Title: I Am Dying To Outlive You
My Picks: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Genre: Local (Columbia) / Pop Rock

Heard of Erich Skelton? He’s been around Columbia for a while so you probably have. We also have pretty much all of his albums in the local section so if you haven’t heard of him go pull some albums and play them. But anyways, this is his new band.

Basically, Marry a Thief is the magic of Erich Skelton but in the form of an actual band.

Tracks 4 & 7 are a bit more singer-songwriter / lo-fi but are still great.

I love Erich Skelton. I love Marry a Thief. I love this CD. I love all the tracks. I love lamp.

RIYL: Erich Skelton

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Show 27

I won't be doing my show next week since it'll be USC's SPRING BREAK! WOO!

But here's what went down this week:

*Shooting Spires, s/t, track 4 "Alive and Well"
*Burial, Untrue, tracks 2&3 "Archangel; Near Dark"
*Science for Girls, s/t, track 5 "Australia"
*v/a, BIPP: French Synth Wave 1979-8, tracks 2&6 "ACT" Ping Pong; "TGV" Partie 1
*Woelv, Tout seul dans la foret en plein jour, avez-vous peur?, tracks 1&9 "Drapeau blanc; Sous mon manteau"
Wax On Radio, "Time Will Bind Us To The Guilt Of Commitment"
Mute Math, "Chaos"
Days Away, "God and Mars"
Blood Red Sun, "All At Once"
TheBleedingAlarm, "Sorrows The Sea of My Heart"
Malkovich, "039"
*Gary Louris, Vagabonds, tracks 1&9 "True Blue; D.C. Blues"
This Providence, "Card House Dreamer"
The Dirty Secrets, "Five Feet Of Snow"
This Is Hell, "The Polygraph Cheaters"
#Fischerspooner, “All We Are”
The Less, Loud Machines, "Where You Want To Be"
The Less, Loud Machines, "Loud Machines"
The Less, Loud Machines, "Live Again"
The Less, Loud Machines, "A Bigger Something"
#Maritime, We, The Vehicles, “Cutting of the Oxygen”
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "Old Enough"
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "Falling Out Of Your Dress"
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "The Merry Thief"
Marry A Thief, I Am Dying To Outlive You, "I Would Die"
*Lauren Lapointe, Butterfly, tracks 2&3 "North Star; The Last Tree"
*Mae Robertson, Meet the Sun Halfway, tracks 3&10 "Almost Blue; Little Trip to Heaven"
*Chris Walla, Field Manual, “Geometry &c; St. Modesto”
We the Kings, “Check Yes Juliet”
Addison Road, “All that Matters”

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

CD Review 6

Artist: A Cursive Memory
Title: Changes (Vagrant)
They’re all clean and good (if you’re into this): 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 11

Genre: Pop Rock

“ACM,” as the sticker on the CD calls them, is as Kitchens puts it: very Hot Topic.

This CD is typical of the new pop rock shit that’s going around. Upbeat, slightly electronic, pop rock with feminine-ish and slightly whiney male vocals that sings about girls and love and feelings and mushy stuff.

ACM has played with Senses Fail and New Found Glory. They'll be playing with Armor for Sleep as well as at Bamboozle and Warped Tour (yeah, they're one of those bands.) Warped will <3 this band. There will be tee shirts in Hot Topic this summer, I’m sure.

RIYL: Sherwood, Boys Like Girls, Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack

P.S. I personally put this in a CD case because for some reason they sent us all of the components of a CD in a case but no case. So, yeah, enjoy. :)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Show 26

We had a ton of baby DJs in the station today, which was super cute! I had them announce for the first hour.

We had a request for Beirut which was a BIG hit! Maybe I'll download and play some more in the future.

Headlights, "Cherry Tulips"
Rainer Maria, "Atlantic"
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, "Half Awake (Deb)"
Picastro, "Hortur"
Ida, "Lovers Prayers"
matt pond PA, "A Million Middle Fingers"
Volcano, I'm Still Excited, "2nd Gun"
Vashtin Bunyan, "Wishwanderer"
Architecture in Helsinki, "Debbie"
31Knots, "Savage Boutique"
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, "Baltimore"
The New Pornographers, "Myriad Harbour"
Kina Grannis, "I Know Who Took the Milk and Cookies"
Dead Meadow, "What Needs Must Be"
Over The Rhine, "If A Song Could Be President"
Fiskum, "Tom Waits's Bar And Grill"
R. G. Stark, “Mineral Wells”
*Romantica, America, tracks 3&4 “The National Side; Drink the Night Away”
*Paul Thorn, A Long Way from Tupelo, tracks 11 “Starvin for Your Kisses”
#Beirut, Lon Gisland, “Scenic World”
*Elizabeth Nicholson and Stringed Migration, Fly Not Yet, tracks 1&2 “Lebanese Melody; The Unquiet Grave”
*Cheb I Sabbah, Devotion, tracks 4&5 “Qalanderi; Haun Vaari Haun Varaney”
*v/a, BIPPP: French Synth Wave 1979-85, tracks 3&4 “”Les visiteurs du soir” Je t’ecris d’un pays; “Vox dei” Terroriste”
*Two Ton Sloth, …is Brad Hammers and PZ, tracks 3&4 “School Play from a Cloud’s Left Lung; For”

Sunday, February 24, 2008

CD Review 5

Artist: The Raveonettes
Title: Lust Lust Lust
My Picks: 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10
CD’s Picks: 1 2 4 6 9

Genre: Indie Pop

Anyone remember the Kmart commercial for Route 66 jeans with all of the WB stars on it, like the young couple from Reba and Beverley Mitchell from 7th Heaven? Well, the song on there was “That Great Love Sound” by the Raveonettes.

I don’t know all that much about them, so…

Their website describes their music as “noisy, fuzzed-out guitar, sweet boy-girl harmonies, and sleazy surf-punk twang” and “a clash between Mods and Rockers”. Pandora says their music has “punk influences, repetitive melodic phrasing, paired vocal harmony, minor key tonality and electric rhythm guitars.” Sounds about right.

I can’t tell if they’re trying to embrace the claims that they went pop or what. The tracks go back and forth. Most of the CD’s picks are pop-ier while the rest of the tracks are kinda indie.

RIYL: The Manhattan Love Suicides, The Hong Kong, The Kills

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Show 25

A lot of people called in today, which was awesome! There were a lot of requests and I couldn't find everything and I apologize if I didn't play what you requested but feel free to call in next week, or leave a comment, with something else. :)

#Murder by Death, In Bocca Al Lupo, tracks 7&8 “Sometimes the Line Walks You; Raw Deal”
*Sally Barris, Restless Soul, tracks 2&7 "Huntington River; Are You a Real Cowboy"
*Michael Holland, Simple Truths and Pleasures, track 9 "Trouble"
*Romantica, America, tracks 1&2 "Queen of Hearts; I Need You Tonight"
*Stephan Simmons, Something in Between, tracks 1&4 "Don't Mine Me; We'll See"
State Radio, "Gang of Thieves"
Yael Naïm, "Far Far"
#Murder by Death, In Bocca Al Lupo, tracks 3&4 “Dead Men and Sinners; Brother”
ADELE, "Hometown Glory"
Owen, "The Sad Waltzes of Pietro Crespi"
American Football, "Never Meant"
Agent Sparks, "Polly Anne"
The Ponys, "Hara Kiri"
of Montreal, "Gronlandic Edit"
xbxrx, "Minds"
Braid, "I'm Afraid of Everything"
Aloha, “Body Buzz”
Indochine, "Electrastar"
Indochine, "J'ai demande a la lune"
Indochine, "Le Manoir"
*Mussels, Little Voices, track 8 "My Hands Your Heart"
*The Shondes, The Red Sea, tracks 5 "Let's Go"
#An Albatross, Blessphemy (of the Peace-Beast Feastgiver and the Bear Wrap Kumite), tracks 10, 12, 13 "Hairobics; I Will Swim into the Lazier Eye; Feastgiver"
*v/a, Disco Not Disco, tracks 1&2 "Vivien Goldman – Launderette"

Monday, February 18, 2008

CD Review 4

Artist: Chris Walla
Title: Field Manual
They’re all good (and clean): 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Date: 02/18/08

Genre: Pop Rock

FINALLY! Something with "Death Cab for Cutie" in the RIYL that actually sounds like Death Cab! ... mainly because Chris Walla is the guitarist and producer for Death Cab for Cutie (as well as the producer of Tegan & Sara and The Decemberists).

This is his first attempt at recording his own stuff. Not bad for a first try. Chris plays all of the instruments except drums (done by Jason McGerr from Death Cab and Kurt Dahle from The New Pornographers).

It's got a Death Cab feel sans Ben Gibbard's voice (which, let's face it, is part of Death Cab's magic).

Spin this shit before he goes Top 40!

RIYL: Death Cab meets OK Go on track 2 meets the Beatles a little bit… sometimes… but maybe that’s just me (it probably is)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Show 24

*Stephan Simmons, Sampler, tracks 1-4 "New Scratches, Go Easy on Me, Don't Mine Me, County Lines"
*Tim Passmore, Chapters, tracks 1&5 "Against the Grain; Brand New Attitude"
*The Last Waltz Ensemble, Live at the Visulite, tracks 4&6 "Like a Rolling Stone; You Ain't Goin Nowhere"
The Panda Band, "Sleepy Little Deathtoll Town"
Grizzly Bear, "Little Brother"
Little Birdy, "Come On, Come On"
Macon Greyson, "Minnesota Weather Map"
Modico, "Hills"
PJ Olsson, "A.D.D."
Ben Jelen, "Where Do We Go"
Biography Of Ferns, "John The Barber"
Castanets, "This Is The Early Game"
Eskimo Joe, "Black Fingernails"
*The Dimes, The Silent Generation, tracks 1&3 "Jersey Kid; New Your 1930"
*Unrecognizable Now, In a Cave or a Coma, track 7 "Between Words"
*Funckaram, Refurbished Two, tracks 9 "Multiplex - Always Within You"
*Sole and the Skyrider Band, s/t, track 13 "Stupid Things Implode on Themselves"

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Show 23

This show had a few technical difficulties, but we got through it. :)

*Stephan Simmons, Something in Between, tracks 1&4 "Don't Mine Me; We'll See"
*Rachel Ries, Without a Bird, track 7 "I Could Leave"
*Caleb Caudle, Red Bank Road, track 10&11 "Love is Irrational; The Owls are Sleeping"
*The Houstons, Still, tracks 4&5 "Promise of Gold; Providence"
Annuals, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"
*Stephan Simmons, Sampler, tracks1&2 "New Scratches; Go Easy on Me"
The Long Winters, "Commander Thinks Aloud (Live)"
Azure Ray, "Sleep"
Mason Proper, "Life's Cornucopia"
Francis Cabrel, "Je T'aimais, Je T'aime, Je T'aimerai"
The Forms, "Red Gun"
Shotgun Honeymoon, "13"
Romantica, America, "Queen Of Hearts"
Eric Skelton, Pretend to Radiate, "Dixie"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "If You're In Chicago"
Erich Skelton, Some Other City, "Past The Stars"
Marry a Thief, "Every Little Star"
Marry a Thief, I'm Dying to Outlive You, "Spinning"
*v/a, Disco not Disco, track 1 "Vivien Goldman - Launderette"
*Coconut Records, Nighttiming, track 2&4 "West Coast; Summer Day"
*Tender Forever, Wider, track 1 "Tiny Heart and Clever Hand"
Devendra Banhart, Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Mountain, track 11 “Lover”
*Xiu Xiu, Women as Lovers, track 12 "Puff and Bunny"
*Hot Chip, Made in the Dark, tracks 1&4 "Out at the Pictures; Bendable Poseable"

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Show 22

*Crime in Stereo, Crime in Stereo is Dead, track 8 “Vicious Teeth”
NoFX, "Pump Up The Valium"
NoFX, "We Threw Gasoline Into The Fire And Now We Have No Eyebrows And Stumps For Arms"
The Chariot, The Fiancee, "Then Came to Kill"
Split Fifty, Swing From Her Fingernails, "Watered Down Six String"
Showbread, "Dead By Dawn"
Showbread, "Mouth Like A Magazine"
SR71, "Tomorrow"
Moraine, In The Long Run..., "You Picked the Perfect Time to be Honest"
Moraine, "Accepting Reality"
Erich Skelton, Pretend to Radiate, “Story of a Boy”
zerochance, Better Days for Broken Hearts, "Burn My Radio"
zerochance, Better Days for Broken Hearts, "The Southern Air"
New Years Day, "Sunrise Sunset"
New Years Day, "Ready Aim Misfire"
KYO, "Je Saigne Encore"
KYO, "Derniere Danse"
KYO, “Je Cours”
Leslie, “Pardonner”
*Videohippos, Unbeast the Leash, track 5 “Kool Shades”
*Wire, Read & Burn 03, track 3 “No Warning Given”
*Vampire Hands, Virgin Dust American Lips, track 4 “Stunning Blonde”
*Rafter, Sex Death Cassette, track 5&7 “Love Time Now Please; Chances”
*Marsmobil, Minx, track 3&7 “Call Me; Reversed Mantra”
*She is So Beautiful/She is So Blonde, s/t, track 3&4 “Played Your Guitar; Tied to the Sound”
*Romantica, America, track 1&2 “Queen of Hearts; I Need You Tonight”
*The Kennedys, Better Dreams, track 7&8 “American Wish; Sago Mine”

Monday, January 28, 2008

CD Review 3

Artist: Make Out Party
Date: 01/28/08
Title: Lengths and Limits
Picks: 2 3 4 5 6
No-No's: Clean!

Genre: Pop Rock

After reading the review of this that Ashley gave me (some random sheet of paper thing) I basically got that these guys don't like scene kids and all of these bands that are popping up online *cough*myspace*cough* so they're taking back the music scene!
YAY!... Sounds like a winner.
Oh, and cute name Mr's We-Don't-Like-Scene-Kids.

I think they've got potential.
An amateur version of Boys Like Girls' "Holiday" sorta comes to mind.
Watered down pop rock. Yup yup yup.

They've played with Over It and Stereo Stero, if that means anything to you.

The RIYL on the CD is all over the place so here's a new one: Relient K, Boys Like Girls, Permanent Me.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Show 21

So, I may have forgotten about my show and been a little late. Oopsies.

*Amanda Shaw, Pretty Runs Out, track 3 "French Jig"
*Ray Bonneville, Goin by Feel, track 5 "I am the Big Easy"
*Peggy Seeger, Bring Me Home, track 9 "Little Birdie"
The New Christy Minstrals, Greatest Hits, "Down Town; Chim Chim Cher-ee"
*The Parson Red Heads, King Giraffe, track 4 "Punctual as Usual"
*Hannah Miller, Into the Black, track 9 "Into the Black"
*Radar Bros., Auditorium, track 3 "Happy Spirits"
*Georgie James, Places, track 8 "Hard Feelings"
*Dallas Orbiter, Motorcycle Diagrams, track 7 "Brow of Zeus"
*The Whitsundays, s/t, track 5 "Antisocial"
*SH! The Octopus, The Carrot Chase, track 4 "My Kicks"
*The Octogon, Nothing But Change, track 5 "Weekends"
*Denue Fever, Venus on Earth, track 2 "Clipped Wings"
*The Bridge, s/t, track 1 "Get Back Up"
*Malibu, Robo Sapiens, track 2 "The Bounce"
*Black Dice, Load Blown, track 1 "Kokomo"
*Velella Velella, Flight Club - EP, track 1 "Alex Boom Selector"
*Unrecognizable Now, In a Cave of a Coma, track 7 "Between Words"
*Prefuse 73, Preparations, disc 2 track 7 "Over Ensembles"
*Chicago Afobeat Project, (A) Move to Silent Unrest, track 2 "Superstar pt. 7"
Ob.Scene.Kidz, "Joyeux Festin"
Mariajosé, ¿Quien Eres Tu?
MGMT, Oracular Spectacular, "Time to Pretend"
Adept, "The Wrestle"
*v/a, Through the Wilderness: A Tribute to Madonna, track 7 "Giant Drag"

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Show 20

Annnnd we're back! WOO! This semester my show is on Tuesdays 4pm-6pm. It's my first non-Saturday show and I'm rather excited.

Here's what went down:

*The Naked Cowboy, What the Naked Cowboy Wants to Hear, tracks 3&5 “I’m Gonna Marry a Hooker; Sad Old Heartbreak Song”
*Various, Down at the Sea Hotel, tracks 5&6 “Midnight in Missoula; Do La Lay”
*Cars & Trains, Rusty String, tracks 2&3 “The Wires from My Broken Record Player; Fake Plastic Guns”
*Sally Shapiro, Disco Romance, tracks 3&7 “Find My Soul; Hold Me So Tight”
*Neon Neon, Raquel, tracks 1&3 “Raquel; Trick for Treat”
*Ghislain Poirier, No Ground Under, tracks 3&4 “Jusqu’en Haut ft. Omnikrom; Hit & Red”
*Flying Lotus, Reset EP, track 1 “Tea Leaf Dancers”
*Food for Animals, Belly, tracks 1&2 “Maryland Slang; Tween My Lips”
*Gangalee, Vintage Roots, tracks 1&8 “Get dat $$$ y’all Featuring Drake; Hot & Fresh”
*Say Hi, The Wishes and the Glitch, tracks 1&6 “Northwestern Girls; Magic Beans and Magic Truths”
*Buck Brothers, Me, tracks 1&2 “Run, Run, Run, Run, Run; Gorgeously Stupid”
Gob, "For The Moment"
Gob, "I Hear You Calling"
The Ataris, "San Dimas High School Football"
Farewell, "Manila"
Time Tells All, "Sweep The Nation"x
My American Heart, "The Shake (Awful Feeling)
The Wedding, "Staring At The Light"
October Fall, "Keep Dreaming Upside Down"
Stroke 9, "Letters"
Ivoryline, "Be Still and Breathe"
Fair Verona, "Sleepless"
Lovedrug, "Dancing"