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"