Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Show 110

Hello malstreamers! Sorry it's been so long since I posted, or did a show. I had to help out with the SEVT Conference on the 17th and then I was preparing for Turkey Day on the 24th. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I can almost promise you that today was not my last show of the semester, but it was probably my last show at my regularly scheduled time. I'll probably be doing random shows, so hopefully you all will be able to catch me on the air again. :) Here's what I played once I finally got back on the airwaves:

Variety Lab; Team Up With Variety Lab; "Which Way to Go (Reprisa)"
Feist; Open Season: Remixes & Collabs; "Inside + Out (Apostle Of Hustle UnMix)"
Midtown Dickens; Lanterns; "The Fish Song"
Sara Melson; Dirty Mind; "Turquoise Sky"
Cotton Jones; Paranoid Cocoon; "Blood Red Sentimental Blues"
Banjo Or Freakout; "Upside Down"
*Swans; My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky; Young God Records; “You Fucking People Make Me Sick”
Eels; Blinking Lights and Other Revelations; Vagrant; “From Which I Came/A Magic World”
*McMule; Whiskeytalk; track 10 “1940 Ford”
*Caleb Stine; I Wasn’t Built for a Life Like This; track 1 “My Service isn’t Needed Anyone”
*Old 97’s; The Grand Theatre Volume One; New West; track 8 “A State of Texas”
Pixies; Dolittle/Come on Pilgrim; “Debaser”
*Half-Handed Cloud; Stowaways; Asthmatic Kitty; “You Flagged Us Down With a Wave”
*Ferraby Lionheart; The Jack of Hearts; Thirty Tigers Records; “Holdin’ Me Back”
*Two Hours Traffic; Territory; Bumstead Records; track 3 “Territory”
A.C. Newman; Get Guilty; "There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve"
The Artichokes; "B&W"
*Pomegranates; One of Us; Afternoon Records; track 2 “50’s”
*Dead Heart Bloom; Strange Waves; track 4 “Don’t Worry”
Le Loup; Family; "Beach Town"
Chumbawamba; Un; "Buy Nothing Day"
Best Coast; Crazy for You; "Boyfriend"
Teen Daze; Heart Music Group Presents; "June 2010"
YACHT; BBC Radio 6 Session; "Nausea"
Voxhaul Broadcast; Timing Is Everything; "Leaving On The 5th"
Wolfgang; Not In Love EP; "Master of the Music"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Show 109

Here's what I played today, maltstreamers:

Daniel Johnston; Hi, How Are You?; "Get Yourself Together"
*Various Artists; Get Low: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Rounder; “My Blue Heaven by Gene Austin”
*Tim Kasher; The Game of Monogamy; Saddle Creek; track 2 “A Grown Man”
*Rob Baird; Blue Eyed Angels; Carnival; track 2 “Could Have Been My Baby”
*Rain Perry; Internal Combustion; Precipitous Records; track 1 “The Compartmentalized Thing”
M83; Before The Dawn Heals Us; "In The Cold I'm Standing"
The Bittersweets; Goodnight, San Francisco; "Fortunate Wind"
Halloween, Alaska; Champagne Downtown; "Gone With The Wind"
*Kingslyn; Drunken Country Curse; “California Time”
*Half-handed Cloud; Stowaways; Asthmatic Kitty Records; “Source of the Watercourse”
*Dungen; Skit I Allt; Mexican Summer; track 8 “Blandband”
*Mavis Staples; You Are Not Alone; Anti-; track 7 “I Belong to the Band”
Adam Glover; "Tinkerbell"
Annette hanshaw; "Daddy Won't You Please Come Home"
Madame Récamier; Chocolate; "Pam Pam Pam"
*Eric Brace & Peter Cooper; Master Sessions; Red Beet Records; track 1 “Wait a Minute”
*Ferraby Lionheart; The Jack of Hearts; Thirty Tigers Records; track 2 “Pocket Knife”
*Antony and the Johnsons; Thank You for Your Love; Secretly Canadian; track 4 “Pressing On”
Sibylle Baier; Colour Green; "The End"
The Artichokes; Live Acoustic at WUSC 90.5 FM; "Sweater Weather"
Portugal. The Man; Church Mouth; "My Mind"
Russian Red; I Love Your Glasses; "Nice Thick Feathers"
*Fences; Fences; Onto Entertainment Records; track 4 “The Girl My Horse”
*Adam Klein; Wounded Electric Youth; Cowboy Angel Music; track 5 “Of Pirates and Vagabonds”
*The Chapin Sisters; TWO; Lake Bottom Records; track 4 “Digging a Hole”
Mimicking Birds; Mimicking Birds; "Burning Stars"
The New Raemon; La Dimensión Desconocida; "Sucedáneos"
Company of Thieves; Ordinary Riches; "Oscar Wilde"
La Bien Querida; Romancero; "Corpus Christi"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Show 108 + Fundraiser

Today was my FUNDRAISER SHOW! Wooo! Hellraiser fundraiser week! All week we're playing osm programming to entice you, our listeners, to call in and donate! Today was world day and my show was a *special* French edition. Thanks so much to everyone who called in and donated during the show. :) If you still wish to donate, it's not too late! You can call in the studio at 803-576-9872. Payday not for another few weeks? No problem! You can donate all semester/year long. To find out how, visit our Support page on our website.

Here are the French tunes that I played:

Joe Dassin; Les indispensables, vol. 1 (Versions originales); “Les Champs-Élysées”
Jil Aigrot; Words of Love; “Mon vieux Lucien”
Jacques Brel; Infiniment; “Les Flamandes”
Sabine Paturel; “Les Betises”
Chantal Goya; “Becassine is my cousine”
Francis Cabrel; “Je T'aimais, Je T'aime, Je T'aimerai”
Indochine; “J'ai Demande a la Lune”
Indochine; “Electrastar”
KYO; “Derniere Danse”
KYO; “Je Cours”
Mathieu Chedid; “Qui de Nous Deux”
Star Academy; “L'Orange du Marchard”
Jenifer; “Ma Revolution”
Emma Daumas; Le Saute de l'Ange; “Figurine Humaine”
Lorie; Près de toi; “Toute seule”
Lorie; Tendrement; “J'ai besoin d'amour”
Leslie; “Pardonner”
Tragédie; Lust Stript; “Hey Ho!”
Ana Tijoux; “1977”
Ob.Scene.Kidz; “Joyeux Festin”
Make the Girl Dance; “Baby Baby Baby (English Text)”
Yelle; Pop-Up; “Je Veux Te Voir”
Sébastien Tellier; “Divine”
Justice; A Cross the Universe; “D.A.N.C.E. P† II”
Danger; 09/14 2007 – EP; “11h30”
Nous Non Plus; Ménagerie; “Toi Et Moi”
Rupa & The April Fishes; Extraordinary Rendition; “Maintenant”

Friday, October 29, 2010


Spoiler alert: next Wednesday is going to be my fundraiser show! Our fundraiser programming kicks off tomorrow/tonight@mid-night but the fun starts TODAY with a Zombie walk from the Russell House patio at to the Monster Mash @ Bey's in 5 Pts. Festivities and gathering starts at 4, and zombie parading starts at 5:30. Hope to see all you zombies out there!

Some local businesses are getting into the spirit as well. For instance, Pack Rat's in 5 Pts is having a Zombie Sale! Anyone dressed as a Zombie gets 20%! What a deal!

But anyways, back to my show. Our fundraiser programming is going to consist of different themes on different days. My show day, Wednesday, is world day. Thus, my show will be a French show! Oh mon dieu! If you have any suggestions for Francophone music that you'd like to hear leave me a comment and I will do my best. :)

To call in and donate during my show the number is 803-576-9872. For more information on donating, see our website.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Show 107 + Halloween

Greetings, boils and ghouls. It occurred to me on Monday that this was going to be my last show before Halloween! So, accordingly, I planned a Halloween show. Okay, most of the songs aren't actually Halloween related but I tried to throw in some ghosts, graveyards, witches, monsters, and more. Hope you all enjoyed it!

Deer Tick; Born on Flag Day; “The Ghost”
Man Man; Rabbit Habits; “Big Trouble”
Ladyhawke; Ladyhawke; “Dusk Till Dawn”
The Bird & The Bee; Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future; “Witch”
*Wolf People; Steeple; Jagjaguwar; track 2 "Tiny Circle"
*The Intelligence; Males; In the Red; track 11 "Males"
*Y La Bamda; Lupon; Tender Loving Empire; track 7 "Festival of Panic"
M83; Saturdays = Youth; “Graveyard Girl”
Spiral Beach; The Only Really Thing; “Cemetery”
Islands; Arm's Way; “Creeper”
Ghosts of the Great Highway; A Spell & a Fire; “A Spell & a Fire”
*The Growlers; Hot Tropics; Everloving; track 3 "What it Is"
*Mikey Spice; Walk a Mile; V.P. Records; track 13 "Hail Jahove"
*Dot Dot Dot; II; track 4 "Antidote"
*Sahara Smith; Myth of the Heart; Playing in Traffic; track 7 "All I Need"
Kate Nash; Made Of Bricks; “Skeleton Song”
Sons & Daughters; This Gift; “Rebel With The Ghost”
Ghostland Observatory; Robotique Majestique; “Dancing On My Grave”
Grayskul; “Scarecrow”
*Elliott Brood; Mountain Meadows; Six Shooter Records; track 7 "Notes"
*Various Artists; Get Low - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Rounder; track 3 "Jesus Come for Me by The Steeldrivers"
*Elf Power; Elf Power; Orange Twin Records; track 7 "Ghost of John"
*Toubab Krewe; TK2; Nat Geo Music; track 7 "Area Code"
Giant Bear; “Devil on the Wall”
Bosco Delrey; “Evil Lives”
Azure Ray; Drawing Down the Moon; "Dancing Ghosts"
*The Red River; Little Songs About the Big Picture; Brave Records;track 4 "I Will Give Thanks"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Show 106

I remembered to bring my laptop today, so I actually recorded my playlist! Haha. Here's what I played, folks:

Tao Lin; I Want to Start a Band
The Bitters; "Travelin' Girl"
Burial; Untrue; "Archangel"
Eli 'Paperboy' Reed; "Come and Get It"
The Artichokes; Live Acoustic at WUSC 90.5 FM; "Colorado"
*Anna Bullard; Split Heart; Pox World; track 2 "Second Song"
*Loose Shoes; Nothing's as Comfortable as Loose Shoes; track 2 "Mexico"
*Moondoggies; Tidelands; Hardly Art; track 6 "Lead Me On"
Young Galaxy; Invisible Republic; "Queen Drum"
Dragonette; "Pick Up the Phone"
Jenny Owen Youngs; Batten the Hatches; "Voice On Tape"
Miniature Tigers; "Bullfighter Jacket (Aislyn Remix)"
*Death of Paris; Death of Paris; "Models and Bottles"
*Caleb Stine; I Wasn't Built for a Life Like This; track 1 "My Service Isn't Needed Anymore"
*Modern Superstitions; All the Things We've Been Told; Last Gang Labels; track 4 "Beck & Call"
Variety Lab; Team Up With Variety Lab; "We Should Be Dancing (Featuring David Bartholomé)"
Korallreven; The Truest Faith; "The Truest Faith (CFCF Remix)"
Mike Doughty; Rockity Roll; "Down on the River by the Sugar Plant"
*The Goodnight Loving; The Goodnight Loving Supper Club; Dirtnap; "Sunnyside"
*The Dillinger Escape Plan; Option Paralysis; Party Smasher Inc.; track 1 "Farewell, Mona Lisa"
*Bear in Heaven; Beast Rest Forth Mouthed: Remixed; Home Tapes; track 3 "Ultimate Satisfaction (Tha Field Remix)"
Kate York; "Fly Away"
Tiësto; What's Next; "Work Hard Play Hard (feat. Kay)"
Langhorne Slim; Be Set Free; "Cinderella"
Girl in a Coma; Woozyfly; "Say"
*Bitcrush; From Acrs to Embers; n5music; track 1 "Post"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Show 105

Here's what I played today:

*Kingslyn; Drunken Country Curse; "Hanging On A Bottle"
Freelance Whales; Weathervanes; "Hannah"
The Presets; "This Boy's In Love (LifeLike Remix)"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings; 100 Days, 100 Nights; "100 Days, 100 Nights"
*Fur Cups for Teeth; FCFU; Hall Recordings; track 1 "Buffalo"
*Cloud Cult; Light Chasers; Earthology Records; "You'll be Bright (Invocation p.1)
*Azure Ray; Drawing Down the Moon; Saddle Creek; "In the Fog"
Sky Sailing; An Airplane Carried Me to Bed; "A Little Opera Goes a Long Way"
The Civil Wars; "If I Didn't Know Better"
Au Revoir Simone; Reverse Migrations; "Sad Song (Pacific Remix)"
Mantler; "Fresh And Fair"
*Old 97's; The Grande Theatre Volume One; New West; track 7 "Champaign, Illinois"
*Dot Dot Dot; II; Sylvia Zaimoff Music; track 1 "Walking in a Straight Line"
*Death of Paris; Death of Paris; track 2 "Models and Bottles"
Golden Ages; "Everything Will Be Alright"
Maria Taylor; "Time Lapse Lifeline"
Albert Hammond, Jr.; ¿Como Te Llama?; "GFC"
Alphabeat; "Fascination"
*Flying Lotus; Pattern & Grid World; Warp; track 2 "Kill Your Coworkers"
*Fake Problems; Real Ghosts Caught on Tape; Side One Dummy; track 5 "Soulless"
*Fences; Fences; Onto Entertainment Records; track 7 "From Roses"
The Postmarks; By the Numbers; "11:59"
Science For Girls; Science For Girls; "Peace Heart"
Tiga; "What You Need (Chromeo Remix)"
Bobby Vidales; La Extraña Histeria de Amor de Bobby Vidales; "Lagarto"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CD Review 22: Ben Folds

Artist: Ben Folds
Album: Lonely Avenue
Label: Nonesuch
Yays: 4, 5, 9, 11, 7
Nays: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8

Genre: ROCK – Piano Driven Alt Pop
RIYL: Elvis Costello, Ben Kweller, Joni Mitchell

Words by: Nick Hornby, Music by: Ben Folds

In order to accurately accompany Nick Hornby’s lyrics each one of Ben Folds’ songs has its own personality. Some are upbeat and quirky (5), some have a smooth jazz/R&B flavor (8), some are like ballads (11), and some are slow and dreamy (6). Don’t be afraid to stray from the picks! (Just don’t wander too far into the no-plays.)

To find out more about the inspiration behind each song read Hornby’s blurbs in the liner notes. They’re short and interesting.

Also, if you give this a private listen, try track 3 about Levi Johnson. You know, the guy that knocked up Bristol, Sarah Palin’s daughter. LAWL

CD Review 21: Klaxons

Artist: Klaxons
Album: Surfing the Void
Label: Polydor
Yays: 1, 7, 4, 2, 8

Genre: ROCK – Brit/Alt/Pop/Rock
RIYL: Does it Offend You, Yeah?; Arctic Monkeys; Panic! At the Disco

Klaxons are a rock band, influenced by 80’s and 90’s rave music. In fact, their bass player calls it “nu-rave.” Whatever you call it, this album sounds like alt/pop/rock to me.

It’s a little aggressive and experimental for pop-rock, but pop-rock none the less. Perhaps this is just what the future of pop-rock will sound like? Spin Magazine said that “even Klaxons’ most ominously rambunctious tracks grind out plenty of bug-eyed dream pop chants.” I’d say that that’s about right.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Show 104

So, I had a meeting on campus yesterday at noon. I forgot my laptop charger, so I went home to get it and returned with adequate time to plan my show. Unfortunately, I ate a sandwich while I was home, meaning that I had to put down my charger, meaning that I accidentally left it. AGAIN. I was forced to do my show from my iPod, so I wasn't able to type up my playlists. I meant to copy and paste from our digital playlist, but forgot. So, long story short, I don't have a playlist to post for you all today. :( Sorry for being a total space cadet today. heart y'all

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

CD Review 20: Kingslyn

Artist: Kingslyn (like Brooklyn but with Kings)
Album: Drunken Country Curse
Label: self-released
Yays: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 5, 2

Genre: LOCAL – Indie/Americana
RIYL: Erich Skelton, Marry a Thief, American Aquarium

With the help of Philip Strickland, Scooter Fowler, and Matt Bundrick, Erich Skelton has been reborn from the ashes of Marry a Thief in Kingslyn. What makes this band different? As Skelton puts it, Kingslyn is like a glass of pop-rock sweet tea with a country lemon in it. I would also say that this CD/musical project is a little more consistent. The tracks mesh together a lot better since you don’t have the electronic highs and lo-fi lows of Marry a Thief.

After Marry a Thief broke up, Skelton needed some new material. So, he “took a month and just went off and tried to write, or if not write then get out and create some stories to write about. What came out was a reflection on things that have happened over the last two years: a lot of drinking and running around with ridiculous women, doing everything a Southern boy would do.”

Thursday, September 23, 2010

CD Review 19: Those Lavender Whales

Artist: Those Lavender Whales
Album: Let’s Be Friends! I’m Sorry I’m So Sleepy
Label: Fork and Spoon Recordings
Yays: 1, 2, 4, 5

Genre: Rock – Bedroom Indie Pop
RIYL: Neutral Milk Hotel, Sebadoh

Those Lavender Whales have played during several WUSC events, including a showcase and an event on Greene Street. Aaron Graves gets by with a little help from his friends, recruiting various peoples to play live shows with him. Graves’ lyrics are fun, quirky and whimsical and so is the instrumentation that accompanies them. Musical instruments include, but are not limited to: guitar, bass, drums, banjo, accordion, slide whistle, glockenspiel, and various other percussion. Each track has something different to offer, so give ‘em a whirl.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Show 103

Here's what I played today on the show:

Rebirth Brass Band; Where Y'at?; “When the Saints Go Marching In”
American Hi-Fi; Hearts On Parade; “The Everlasting Fall”
The Duhks; Fast Paced World; “This Fall”
Die Mannequin; “Autumn Cannibalist”
Scaries; Souvenir; “Autumn”
*No Age; Everything in Between; Sub Pop; track 2 “Glitter”
*Superchunk; Majesty Shredding; Merge Records; track 4 “Crossed Wires”
*Cloud Cult; Light Chasers; Earthology; “Forces of the Unseen”
Gramercy Arms; Gramercy Arms; “Looking At The Sun”
Art Museums; “Sculpture Gardens”
The Parlotones; “Push Me to the Floor”
Joanna Newsom; Walnut Whales; “Flying a Kite”
*Azure Ray; Drawing Down The Moon; Saddle Creek; “Make Your Heart”
*Magic Kids; Memphis; True Panther Sounds; “Hey Boy”
*Miniature Tigers; F O R T R E S S; Modern Art; “Mansion Of Misery”
Dawes; North Hills; “When My Time Comes”
Love Star; Happiness – EP; “Felicidad”
Luisa Maita; Lero-Lero; “Lero-Lero”
*Snake! Snake! Snakes!; Snake! Snake! Snakes!; Common Wall; “The Mountain Fire"
*Candy Claws; Hidden Lands; twosyllable records; track 3 “Warm Forest Floor”
*Miss TK & the Revenge; The Ocean Likes to Party Too; Ernest Jenning Recording Co; track 3 “Kids”
*Various Artists; Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows; Oh Boy Records; track 11 Deer Tick featuring Liz Isenberg “Unwed Father”
*The Acorn; No Ghost; Bella Union; track 2 “Restoration”
*The Goodnight Loving; The Goodnight Loving Supper Club; Dirtnap; track 1 “Ain’t it Weird?”
Frankmusik; “3 Little Words (A1 Bassline remix)”
Ana Tijoux; “1977”
Freddie Gibbs; Str8 Killa; “Oil Money”

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CD Review 18: The Hush Now

Artist: The Hush Now
Album: Shiver me Starships
Label: self-released
Y’args: 1, 3, 5,
N’args: CLEAN

Genre: Rock – Pop
RIYL: My Bloody Valentine (circa Tremolo EP and Isn’t Anything)

The Hush Now played at SXSW this year as part of their tour to promote their previous release, Constellations (2010). Shortly after, the band headed back to the studio to record Shiver Me Starships, which they gave away for free online (yes! it’s still available at and if you go to their website you can download almost everything else they’ve every done) This album is upbeat, and at times sounds like a typical pop band. The band plans to do another tour to support this album before going back to the studio again to record another full-length album.

CD Review 17: Interpol

Artist: Interpol
Album: Interpol
Label: Matador
Yays: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9
Nays: 8

Genre: Rock – Alt/Rock
RIYL: The Cinematics, The Walkmen (circa You & Me)

Interpol is slightly less pop-rock than, say, Turn on the Bright Lights. However, some of the tracks remind you of it, especially #5 “Barricade.” Even the name reminds me of “Obstacle 1” (or 2).

This album has a strong emphasis on the rhythm section, which is appropriate given that bassist Carlos Dengler left the band shortly after the making of Interpol. The band is currently being aided live by Dave Pajo (Sting, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).

Track 8 “Try is On” has a dirty word in it, but if you give this album a private listen I recommend it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Show 102

Today I got one of my favorite requests ever: french pop. I took French for 5 years in grade school and love, love, love French music. Whether it be Jacques Brel, Lorie, or Yelle. So, as you can imagine, I played not one but 3 French songs. Hope everyone, especially the requestee, enjoyed it! Keep the requests coming you all, I love 'em!

Outasight; "Catch Me If You Can"
Caribou; Swim; "Lalibela"
Love Is All; Two Thousand and Ten Injuries; "Kungen"
David Vandervelde; "Learn How to Hang"
The Avalanches; Since I Left You; "Little Journey"
*Azure Ray; Drawing Down the Moon; Saddle Creek; "Don't Leave My Mind"
#Make the Girl Dance; "Baby Baby Baby"
#Yelle; Pop-Up; "Je Veux Te Voir"
#Lorie; "Weekend"
*Crocodiles; Sleep Forever; Fat Possum Records; track 5 "Sleep Forever"
*Frankie Rose and the Outs; s/t; Slumberland; track 2 "Candy"
*!!!; Strange Weather, Isn't It?; Warp Records; track 8 "Even Judas Gave Jesus a Kiss"
The Matches; A Band In Hope; "Wake the Sun"
Man/Miracle; "Hot Sprawl"
#Murder by Death; Red of Tooth and Claw; track 1 “I’m Comin’ Home”
The Big Big Bucks; "Summer Bummer"
Suckers; Suckers; "Beach Queen"
*Kyle Andrews; Kangaroo EP; Elephant Lady Records; track 3 "Sushi"
*Cloud Cult; Light Chasers; Earthology Records; "You Were Born"
*Gold Motel; Summer House; Good as Gold Records; track 4 "Stealing the Moonlight"
*Bear in the Heaven; Best Rest Forth Mouth: Remixed; Home Tapes; track 5 "Fake Out (Brahms Remix)
Goldfrapp; Rocket - EP; "Rocket (Penguin Prison Remix)"
What's In It For Avi Buffalo What's In It For / Jessica - Single
Here Are The Problems Good Old War
*Fake Problems; Real Ghosts Caught on Tape; Side One Dummy; track 7 "Done with Fun"
*Margot and the Nuclear So and So's; Buzzard; Mariel; track 7 "Your Lower Back"
*The Posies; Blood/Candy; Rykodisc; track 3 "Licenses to Hide"
*Gabriel Mintz; Volume One; track 5 "Firefly"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

CD Review 16: of Montreal

Artist: of Montreal
Album: False Priest
Label: Polyvinyl Record Co
Yays: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10

Genre: Rock – Alt/Indie/Rock/Pop
RIYL: Takka Takka, Wolf Parade, updated 70’s funk

of Montreal was formed in Athens, GA in 1997. These guys are strangers to neither indie rock nor outrageous shows. In fact, don’t be surprised if you see a little peen (compliments of lead singer Kevin Barnes, circa Pitchfork February 2010) or find glitter on your body/in your sheets/on your clothes for days/weeks/months.

This album is really upbeat (except track 11). It’s hooky, occasionally dancing the line between pop-rock and indie-pop, and a little funky (see: track 7, 9). The whole thing ends up making me want to dance even though at first I don’t want to. There’s just something about the tracks that doesn’t appeal to me at first but then I find myself swaying and toe tapping to the beat. It’s sort of like a member of the opposite sex that you end up liking because of their “personality,” as opposed to their looks.

CD Review 15: James

Artist: James
Album: The Morning After The Night Before
Label: Mercury Records
Yays: Disc 1 - 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
Disc 2 - 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
Nays: Disc 2 - track 3

Genre: Rock – Alt/Brit/Pop/Rock
RIYL: The Smiths, Morrissey

This 2 disc album started as 2 mini-albums; The Night Before was released in the UK in April while The Morning After is set for release this month. This light shines through in that the two discs have rather different feels.

The Morning After (green disc) was recorded in 5 days in a big room with no overdubs, in an effort to “capture something spontaneous.” Some of the tracks start off slow, but they pick up. This album is more subdued than the other.

The Night Before (pink disc) was recorded virtually – the band members uploaded, downloaded and updated each other’s songs and then producer Lee “Muddy” Baker put the album together. This album is more upbeat and less “campfire-y” than the other album.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Show 101 + Genre Director

Y'ello everyone. This semester my class load is pretty darn light (2 classes and 1 lab, to be exact) and so is my work load (1 job and working on the SEVT conference) which means that I've taken on more responsibility at the station (big surprise, it's not like I was on the executive staff for 3 years). This responsibility is coming to me in the form of being a genre director. At the station we have 2 Music Directors but also have Genre Directors. Each Genre Director is, you guessed it, in charge of a genre: rap, indie-rock, electronica, metal, etc. I'm going to be the mainstream Genre Director. "Mainstream" covers music that is underground but popular. Just on the border of alternative and mainstream. This goes pretty well with my show and it's name, maltstream. So, be looking forward to reading my CD reviews, which I'll post here. I'm currently working on of Montreal, James, and 1 more that I can't remember right now.

And now, here's what I played today:

Robert Francis; Before Nightfall; “Junebug”
Jenny Owen Youngs ; “Hot In Herre (Nelly Cover)”
Animal Collective; Merriweather Post Pavilion; “Summertime Clothes”
Sparkydog; One Bird A Day; “Animal Park”
*Venice is Sinking; Sand & Lines; One Percent Press; track 6 “Falls City”
*Les Savy Fay; Root for Ruin; French Kiss; track 6 “Poltergeist”
*Magic Kids; Memphis; True Panther Sounds; track 1 “Phone”
*The Dollyrots; A Little Messed Up; Blackheart; track 3 “California Beach Boy”
Ghosts of the Great Highway; A Spell & a Fire; “A Spell & a Fire”
Vivian Girls; John, I'm Only Dancing; “John, I'm Only Dancing”
Holy Ghost!; Static On the Wire - EP; “I Will Come Back”
Beach House ; Teen Dream; “Take Care”
*Adam Klein; Wounded Electric Youth; Cowboy Angel Music; track 11 “12th & Porter”
*Wolf Parade; Expo 86; Sub Pop; “Cloud Shadow on the Mountain”
*Gitar; Stuffed; Seeland Records; track 27 “Dead U R”
Old Canes; Feral Harmonic; “Little Bird Courage”
The Format; Dog Problems; “Oceans”
YACHT; See Mystery Lights; “Summer Song”
*Tender Trap; Dansette Dansette; Slumberland; track 6 “Danger Overboard”
*Here We Go Magic; Pigeons; Secretly Canadian; “Surprise”
*Cloud Cult; Light Chasers; Earthology Records; “Running with the Wolves”
Dr. Dog; Shadow People – Single; “Shadow People”
Chiddy Bang ; “Opposite of Adults”
Valley Maker; Valley Maker; “Babel”
The Radio Dept.; Heaven's on fire; “Heaven's on fire”
*Cowboy Junkies; Renmin Park; Latent Recordings; track 5 “A Few Bags of Grain”
*Azure Ray; Drawing Down the Moon; Saddle Creek; “Shouldn’t Have Loved”
*Miniature Tigers; Fortress; Modern Art; “Rock n’ Roll Mountain Troll”
*Born Ruffians; Say It; Warp; “Blood, the Sun & Water”

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Show 100 + Fall

Hello Columbia (and the internet)! This was my first show of the Fall semester, at my regularly scheduled Wed 2-4 time. :)

Usually on the show I try to play 1 set of stuff that I brought then 1 set of rotation, alternating sets. However, I forgot my laptop charger at home so I had to cram all of my stuff in earlier in the show. So, here's what I played:

Austin Crane; I Know My Hands; "Blame It On The Weather"
The Bravery; The Bravery; "Swollen Summer"
Mae; The Everglow; "The Ocean"
Open Ocean; "Sink Or Swim"
*Les Savy Fav; Root For Ruin; French Kiss; track 5 "Lips n' Stuff"
*Mountain Man; Made the Harbor; Bella Union Rec.; track 12 "Babylon"
*The Books; The Way Out; Temporary Residence; track 3 "I Didn't Know That"
*Punch Brothers; Antifogmatic; Nonesuch; "Welcome Home"
Test Your Reflex; "Pieces of the Sun"
Old Canes; Feral Harmonic; "I Will Be The Sun"
Nous Non Plus; Ménagerie; "Sunlight Yellow Noise"
Koushik; Out My Window; "Lying In The Sun"
Villagers; Live in Austin 2010; "On A Sunlit Stage"
Local Natives; Sun Hands; "Sun Hands"
Laura Veirs; "July Flame"
Loney, Dear; Dear John; "Summers"
Parkbench Summer; The Bird, the Moon, and the Plane; "Bestfriend"
Sarah Jaffe; Suburban Nature; "Summer Begs"
New Years Day; "Sunrise Sunset"
*Wolf Parade; Expo 86; Sub Pop; "Yulia"
*Here We Go Magic; Pigeons; Secretly Canadian; "Hibernation"
*Menomena; Mines; Barsuk Records; track 2 "Taos"
*Angus & Julia Stone; Down the Way; Nettwerk; track 6 "Yellow Brick Road"
*Griffin House; The Learner; Nettwerk; track 2 "River City Lights"
*The Walkmen; Lisbon; Fat Possum Records; track 5 "Stranded"
*Murdocks; Distortionist; ASCAP; track 5 "Tongues"
*Snake! Snake! Snakes!; "Snake! Snake! Snakes!; track 2 "We Come Out at Night"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Show 99 + Subbing

Today was my 100th show!! WOW! I had wanted to do something special for my 100th show, but I didn't figure it out until during my show when I visited my blog. Oh well. Hooray for me, anyways! :) (*NOTE* upon further inspection, I noticed that I skipped a number somewhere in my show titles so this was actually my 99th show)

I was still subbing for Brent Riley this week. The fall schedule starts TOMORROW (Thursday) at 12am. That means that starting next week I will be on at my regularly scheduled Fall 2010 time.

Until then, here's what I played today:

*Mates of State; Crushes; Barsuk Records; track 6 “Love Letter”
*Snake! Snake! Snakes!; s/t; Common Wall; track 1 “City on Fire”
*The Cinnamon Band; Doomed Forever; Olympico; track 2 “Buena Vista”
*Foals; Total Life Forever; Sub Pop; track 5 “Spanish Sahara”
*Katzenjammer; Le Pop; Nettwerk; track 7 “Le Pop”
Pacific!; Reveries; “Hot Lips”
King Of Prussia; Save The Scene; “Spain in the Summertime”
Islands; Return To The Sea; “Jogging Gorgeous Summer”
Club 8; The boy who couldn't stop dreaming; “Where birds don't fly”
*Cowboy Junkies; Remnim Park; Latent Records; track 4 “Stranger Here”
Gregory + The Hawk; Moenie and Kitchi; "Ghost"
*Cindy Bullens; Howling Trains and Barking Dogs; MC Records; track 1 “Love Gone Good”
*Punch Brothers; Antifogmatic; Nonesuch; “This is the Song (Good Luck)”
*The Goodnight Loving; The Goodnight Loving Supper Club; Dirtnap; track 1 “Ain’t it Weird?”
Rediscover; Call Me When You Get This; “Kiss Me”
Earlimart; Hymn And Her; “For The Birds”
The Bird & The Bee; Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future; “My Love”
Real Estate; Live In Austin 2010; “Beach Comber”
*The Joy Formidable; A Balloon Called Moaning; Black Bell Records; track 5 “Whirring”
*These United States; What Lasts; United Interests; track 6 “Life&Death She&I”
*Carissa’s Weird; They’ll Only Miss You When You Leave; Songs 1996-2003; Hardly Art; track 5 “You Should be Hated Here”
*Perfume Genius; Learning; Matador Records; track 7 “No Problem”
#*Cheer Up Charlie Daniels; Live in ’79; Shotgun International Records; track 8 “Yeast Infection Affection”
Death of Paris; "East or West"
La Chansons; King and Queen of the Dance Floor; “Totally Beachin'”
Art Brut; Art Brut vs Satan; “Summer Job”
The Postmarks; The Postmarks; “Summers Never Seem To Last”
We Are Wolves; Total Magique; “Fight & Kiss”
*Tender Trap; Dansette Dansette; Slumberland; track 3 “Do You Want a Boyfriend?”
*Bronze Radio Return; Old Time Speaker; track 6 “Wolves”
*Uffie; Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans; Electra; “Illusion of Love”
Mae; The Everglow; “The Sun And Moon”
#Santogold; Your Voice;
Her Space Holiday; XOXO, Panda And The New Kid Revival; “Four Tapping Shoes And A Kiss”
The Bird & the Bee; Polite Dance
*Health; Disco2; Lovepump United; track 3 “In Heat (Javelin Remix)”
*Neon Indian; Sleep Paralysist; greenlabelsound; track 1 “Sleep Paralysist”
*Pigeons; Here We Go Magic; Secretly Canadian; track 2 “Collector (Radio Edit)
The Fratellis; Here We Stand; “Look Out Sunshine”
Limbeck; Limbeck; “Sunset Limited”
Deadend Rainbows; One Bird A Day; “R2d2 Folk Song”
*Gordon Voidwell; Ivy League Circus; Cantora; track 4 “Cloud 9 Vertigo”
*Funki Porcini; On; Ninja Tune; track 4 “Bright Little Things”

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Show 98 + Subbing

Today I subbed for Brent "The Stud Dog" Riley! He had to go back to his day job in Lexington, molding the young minds of tomorrow. During breaks (including summer break) shows are 3 hours long. So, here's the long list of what I played:

New Things Shine Austin Crane I Know My Hands
Phantogram; Eyelid Movies; “You Are The Ocean”
Fidelis; “The Sailing Sun”
Reeve Oliver; “Summer”
*Punch Brothers; Antifogmatic; Nonesuch; track 10 “This is the Song (Good Luck)”
*Sleepy Sun; Fever; All Tomorrow’s Parties; track 3 “Wild Machines”
*Streets on Fire; This is Fancy; track 4 “Chadwick Shut Up!”
*Gogol Bordello; Trans-continental Hustle; American Recordings; track 12 “Break the Spell”
Forward; Nothing But Teeth; “The Last Summer”
The Pipettes; We Are The Pipettes; “Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me”
Halloween, Alaska; Champagne Downtown; “Hot Pink”
Iron Horse; Pickin' on Modest Mouse; “Ocean Breathes Salty”
*The Love Language; Libraries; Merge Records; track 2 “Brittany’s Back”
*Deertick; The Black Dirt Sessions; Partisan Records; track 4 “Piece by Piece and Frame by Frame”
*anaROBIK; Operator’s Manual; track 5 “Specifications”
*We Like Cats; Proper Eats; Marriage; track 9 “Ruff-a-Lution (Vital Ital Remix)”
Gregory + The Hawk; Moenie And Kitchi; "August Moon"
The Tallest Man On Earth; Shallow Grave; "Where Do My Bluebird Fly"
Kopecky Family Band; Embraces EP; "Trainwreck"
Little Bird Courage Old Canes Feral Harmonic
*Wolf Parade; Expo 86; SubPop; track 6 “Ghost Pressure”
*Uffie; Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans; Electra; track 4 “Give it Away”
*Social Studies; Wind Up Wooden Heart; Antennae Farm; track 3 “We Choose Our Own Adventures”
*Delorean; Subiza; The Panther Sounds; track 2 “Real Love”
The Cinematics; Break (EP); "Sunday Sun (Radio Edit)"
Parkbench Summer; The Bird, the Moon, and the Plane; "Lover to Lover"
Limbeck; Limbeck; "Bird Problems"
Chris Walla; Field Manual; "A Bird Is A Song"
*Red House; s/t; track 12 “Wayfaring Stranger”
*Cowboy Junkies; Renmin Park; track 10 “My Fall”
*PVT; Church with no Magic; track 3 “Up Bright Fires”
*Stereo Total; Baby Ouh!; track 2 “Alaska”
The Winston Jazz Routine; Sospiri; “William and Betsy”
Telekinesis!; Telekinesis!; “Awkward Kisser”
Mates Of State; Team Boo; “The Kissaway”
Best Coast; Sun Was High (So Was I); “Sun Was High (So Was I)”
Mimicking Birds; Mimicking Birds; “Cabin Fever”
*Wavves; King of the Beach; Fat Possum Records; track 1 “King of the Beach”
*Maps and Atlases; Perch Patchwork; Barsuk; track 6 “Israeli Caves”
*Sugar & Gold; Get Wet; Antennae Farm; track 8 “Bodyaches”
*Marina & The Diamonds; The Family Jewels; Fanbase; track 4 “Girls”

Friday, April 23, 2010

Show 97

Today I covered for the Beet for a couple of sets until they were ready to get going. But it was OK because we fire drill earlier which meant that I had a few sets that I hadn't played yet.

This is going to be my last show of the semester. :( I will try to do a show during finals week, but no promises.

I probably won't be doing a show over the summer. I will probably sub, though. So this shan't be the last you hear of me!

Without further adieu, here is what I played:

*Caribou; Swim; Merge Records; “Caribou”
Various Artists; The Village: A Celebration of the Music of *Greenwich Village; 429 Records; track 12 “Rachel Yamagata – Both Sides Now”
*Mimicking Birds; s/t; Glacial Pace; track 4 “New Doomsdays”
*Pray for Triangle Zero; Breakbeat & Rocksteady; track 1 “Flash Dance Euro Funk”
Gentleman Reg; Little Buildings; "It's Not Safe"
Sisters 3; "Giggling Gremlins"
Lykke Li; "Everybody But Me (diskJokke Remix)"
*La Chansons; King and Queen of the Dance Floor; Stickfigure Recordings; “Workout Love”
*Phantogram; Eyelid Movies; Barsuk Records; “Mouthful of Diamonds”
*Toro y Moi; Causers of This; Carpark; “Fax Shadow”
*Seamonster; Two Birds; Gold Robot; “Oh Appalachia”
Mazoni; Best Of Catalan Underground; "Se'm Moren Les Plantes"
Telefon Tel Aviv; Immolate Yourself; "Helen of Troy"
Or, The Whale; Or, The Whale; "Black Rabbit"
Flea Market Poets; Dirty Days; "Black Heart"
*Balkan Beat Box; Blue Eyed Black Boy; Nat Geo; track 2 “Move It”
*Sarah Jaffe; Suburban Nature; Kirtland; track 7 “Summer Begs”
*Parallels; Visionaries; Marigold Productions; track 1 “Find the Fire”
*Ruth Moody; The Garden; Red House Records; track 9 “We Could Pretend”
*Aviv Buffalo; s/t; Sub Pop; track 2 “What’s in it For?”
*Jason Collett; Rat a Tat Tat; Pirate Radio; track 1 “Rave on Sad Days”
*Bodeans; Mr. Sad Clown; 429 Records; track 6 “Cheesecake Pan”
*Nancy K. Dillion; Roses Guide to Time Travel; Rose Rock Records; track 6 “New Train”
Foals; Antidotes; "Big Big Love (Fig. 2)"
Glasser; Apply; "Glad (Delorean Remix)"
The Good, The Bad And The Queen; "Herculean"
Mica; Jetsetmusic; "Bigphones"
Veracruz; Best Of Catalan Underground; "Horse's Neck"
Gavin Castleton; "coffeelocks"

Friday, April 16, 2010

Show 96

Today I covered for The Columbia Beet for 1 hour. Usually I try to play some locals, since The Beet plays live locals, but I wasn't planning on sticking around so I didn't have any local music prepared. Sorry, Columbia!

One thing that I'm NOT sorry for, is that I gave away all access passes to the Indie Grits Film Festival. Okay, I am a little sorry, because I would have loved to have taken them for myself. Oh well! :)

Here's what I played for 3 hours:

Gone Baby Gone; “Always”
The Pack A.D.; “All Damn Day Long”
Okkervil River; Golden Opportunities; “I Came Here to Say I'm Going Away (Serge Gainsbourg cover)”
Wolf People; “October Fires”
*David Olney; Dutchman’s Curve; Deadbeet Records; track 7 “Covington Girl”
*Harlan T Bobo; Suckers; Goner Records; track 2 “Hamster in a Cage”
*Ruth Moody; The Garden; Red House Records; track 1 “The Garden”
Filthy Dukes & Tommy Sparks; Nonsense In the Dark ; “Messages”
Handclaps And Harmonies; “Be With You”
Headlights; “Cherry Tulips”
Name Taken ; “Clear and Concious”
*The Tallest Man on Earth; The Wild Hunt; Team Clermont; track 6 “King of Spain”
*Dear Companion; Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore; Sub Pop; “My Wealth Comes to Me”
*Kopeky Family Band; Embraces EP; “It”
Paper Route; “City Trucks”
Nurses; “Caterpillar Playground”
Hello Seahorse!; Bestia; “Bestia”
fun.; Aim and Ignite; “At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)”
*The Hush Now; Constellations; track 2 “Hoping and Waiting”
*Black Tambourine; s/t; Slumberland; track 9 “By Tomorrow”
*The Apples in Stereo; Travelers in Space and Time; Yep Roc Records; track 5 “Dance Floor”
Pinback; Summer In Abaddon; “Sender”
Does It Offend You, Yeah?; You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into; “With a Heavy Heart (I Regret to Inform You)”
Tycho; Coastal Brake – EP; “Coastal Brake”
*La Chansons; King and Queen of the Dance Floor; Stickfigure Records; “Beauty Queen”
*Woodhands; Remorsecapade; Paper Bag; “Dissembler”
*The Black Seeds; Solid Ground; Easy Star Records; track 2 “Slingshot”
*Christina B.; The Spins; track 1 “Gossip”
Sebastien Tellier; “Sexual Sportswear (Donovan remix)”
Circlesquare; Songs About Dancing and Drugs; “Dancers (Radio Edit)”
U.S.E; Loveworld; “What We Fightin' 4”
*Doc Warner; Hombre Del Rio; River Rat Records; track 1 “Cry River, Cry”
*Storyhill; Shade of the Trees; track 4 “Covered in a Mess”
Empire Of The Sun; Walking On A Dream; “Walking On A Dream”
Si*Sé; Gold – EP; “Buscaré”
Lenka; Lenka; “Anything I'm Not”
*The Kissaway Trail; Sleep Mountain; Bella Union; track 9 “New Lipstick”
*Kill to Kill; Fighter; Guilt Ridden Pop; track 7 “Sugar Sugar”

Friday, April 9, 2010

Show 95

Here's what I played:

Hadouken!; "Crank It Up (Does It Offend You Remix)"
Albert Hammond, Jr.; ¿Como Te Llama?; "GFC"
Bajofondo; Mar Dulce (Bonus Track Version); "Pa' Bailar (Instrumental Album Version)"
Julieta Venegas; "Bien o Mal"
*Makyo Star; s/t; Green Means Go Records; track 4 “No Worries”
*Phantogram; Eyelid Movies; Barsuk Records; track 9 “Futuristic Casket”
*La Chansons; King and Queen of the Dance Floor; Stickfigure Records; track 10 “Candy Bar Man”
Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch; "Take It Easy On Kathy At Least She Can Dance"
of Montreal; Skeletal Lamping; "Gallery Piece (Mintel Rose Remix)"
Jonezetta; Popularity; "Communicate"
*Coma Cinema; Baby Prayers; track 14 “Flower Pills”
*These New Puritans; Hidden; Domino; track 5 “Attack Power”
*The Chapmans; Grown Up; Compass; track 3 “Love’s Gonna Live Here”
Yelle; Pop-Up; "Tristesse / Joie"
The Postmarks; By the Numbers; "OX4"
Yeasayer; Ambling Alp - EP; "Ambling Alp"
*Woodhands; Remorsecapade; Paper Bag; “When the Party is Over”
*Toro y Moi; Causers of This; Carpark; “Imprint After”
*Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore; Dear Companion; “Needn’t Say a Thing”
Zoot Woman; "Memory"
Archie Bronson Outfit; Coconut; "Shark's Tooth"
Cold Cave; Love Comes Close; "Life Magazine"
Crystal Castles; Crystal Castles; "Crimewave (Crystal Castles VS Health)"
*Carolina Chocolate Drops; Genuine Negro Jig; Nonesuch; track 4 “Hit ‘Em Up Style”
*Yeasayer; Odd Blood; Secretly Canadian; track 4 “I Remember”
*Radar Brothers; The Illustrated Garden; Merge; track 1 “Dear Headlights”

Friday, April 2, 2010

Show 94

Got some good requests today! Unfortunately I wasn't able to fill them all. :( But here's what I did play:

Discovery; LP; "Can You Discover?"
Harlem; Hippies; "Gay Human Bones"
Joshua James; "FM Radio"
Oberhofer; o0Oo0Oo; "I Could Go"
*The Bird and the Bee; Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oats; Blue Note; track 2 “I Can’t Go For That”
*Radar Brothers; The Illustrated Garden; Merge; track 3 “For the Birds”
*Rafter; Animal Feelings; Asthmatic Kitty; track 3 “Timeless Form; Formless Time”
ARMS; EP; "Heat & Hot Water"
The Orb; "Katskills"
Wake Up Lucid; "Broke Down House"
*Great American Taxi; Reckless Habits; Thirty Tigers/Great American Taxi; track 1 “One of These Days”
*Woodhands; Remorsecapade; Paper Bag; “CP24”
*La Chansons; King and Queen of the Dance Floor; Stick Figure Recordings; track 2 “Workout Love”
#Passion Pit; Manners; "Little Secrets"
The Postmarks; "Goodbye"
NearMiss; "Now Rectify"
Busy Signal; Loaded; "Tic Toc"
Kate Miller-Heidke; "Politics In Space"
*Butterfly Bones; Pretty Feelings; track 1 “xoxo”
*Beach House; Teen Dream; Sub Pop; “Lover of Mine”
*Toro y Moi; Causers of This; Carpark; “Low Shoulders”
Star Academy; "L'Orange du Marchard"
Indochine; "Mao Boy"
Yelle; Pop-Up; "Mal Poli"
Nous Non Plus; Ménagerie; "Loli"
*Phantogram; Eyelid Movies; Barsuk Records; track 7 “You are the Ocean”
*Local Natives; Gorilla Manor; French Kiss; “Who Knows Who Cares”
*Ben Sollee & Daniel Martine Moore; Dear Companion; Sub Pop; “Try”

*Denotes Rotation
#Denotes Request

Friday, March 26, 2010

Show 93

The Columbia Beet didn't happen today and until the sub got here I played some lovely locals! Here's everything:

Alec Ounsworth; Mo Beauty; "Holy, Holy, Holy Moses (song for New Orleans)"
*Galactic; Ya-Ka-May; Anti-; track 6 "Bacchus"
The Golden Filter; "Solid Gold"
Japandroids; Post-Nothing; "Young Hearts Spark Fire"
Mamer; Eagle; "Man"
*Surfer Blood; Astro Coast; Kanine; "Catholic Pagans"
*Toro Y Moi; Causers Of This; Carpark Records; "Talamak"
*Beach House; Teen Dream; Sub Pop; "10 Mile Stereo"
Bachelorette; My Electric Family; "The National Grid"
Real Estate; "Younger Than Yesterday"
Warpaint; Exquisite Corpse - EP; "Elephants"
*Kopecky Family Band; Embraces EP; "Game Over"
*Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore; Dear Companion; Sub Pop; "Flyrock Blues"
*R.B.Morris; Spies Lies and Burning Eyes; Rich Mountain Bound; track 4 "Spy in My Brain"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings; "How Long Do I Have To Wait For You (Ticklah Remix)"
SCANNeRS; Music From Our Heart, Volume 1; "Raw"
*Woodhands; Remorsecapade; Paper Bag; "Talk"
*Everybody was in the French Resistance... Now!; Fixin' the Charts; Cooking Vinyl; track 3 "(It's So) Waldo P. Emerson Jones"
*La Chansons; King & Queen of the Dance Floor; Stickfigure Recordings; track 8 "Leotard Stories"
Debashish Bhattacharya; "Sufi Bhakti"
Cymbals Eat Guitars; Why There Are Mountains; "And the Hazy Sea"
*Local Natives; Gorilla Manor; French Kiss; “Camera Talk
*The Album Leaf; A Chorus of Storytellers; SubPop; track 5 "Fall From the Sun"
*The Soft Pack; The Soft Pack; Kemado; track 4 "Love Along"
*Shlohmo; Shlomoshun Deluxe; Friends of Friends; track 1 "Tomato Squeeze"
Junior Astrononers; I Had Plans for Us; Kinnikinnik; "Flavorless Candy"
Austin Crane; Place at the Table; "Place at the Table"
Allison Weiss; Live at Sidewalk NYC; "Yer Goin' Down"

*Denotes Rotation

Friday, March 5, 2010

Show 92

I didn't get around to playing everything I wanted to this week, so we've got some good stuff to look forward to!

Slovak Chamber Orchestra; Adagio CD 1; "Canon in D minor"
Deerhunter; Microcastle; "Nothing Ever Happened"
Bowery Boy Blue; Stalk That Myth; "Come Closer, Sisters"
The Chevelles; "Girl God"
Dar Williams; Dar Williams; "It's Alright
*Cutthroat Shamrock; Blood Rust Whisky; track 1 “Dry Bones”
*Little Country Giants; Fists of Foam and Fury; Cowboy Angel Music; track 10 “Fists of Foam and Fury”
*Joanna Newsome; Have One On Me; Drag City; disc 1 track 6 “Baby Birch”
Buildings Breeding; In the Key of Calloused Fingers; "Beesting"
Camera Obscura; My Maudlin Career; "My Maudlin Career"
The Fold; This Too Shall Pass; "The Title Track"
Black Dice; "Glazin"
*Phantogram; Eyelid Movies; Barsuk Records; track 1 “Mouthful of Diamonds”
*Woodhands; Remorsecapade; Paper Bag; track 1 “Pockets”
*Shout Out Louds; Work; Merge; track 1 “1999”
Circlesquare; Songs About Dancing and Drugs; "Dancers (Radio Edit)"
Crocodiles; Neon Jesus; "Neon Jesus"
Eels; Hombre Lobo; "Fresh Blood"
The Kinks; The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society; "People Take Pictures of Each Other"
*Just off Turner; Words on Waves; Big Electric Management; track 3 “Faces”
*Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt; I Love You! I Love You! I Love You and I’m in Love with You! Have an Awesome Day! Have the Best Day of Your Life!; Luaka Bop; track 10 “[Ride Friendship.]”
*Seabear; We Built a Fire; Morr; track 8 “We Fell off the Roof”
Cymbals Eat Guitars; Why There Are Mountains; "And the Hazy Sea"
Dark Dark Dark; The Snow Magic; "New York Song"
Dr. Dog; Heart it Races; "Heart it Races (AIH cover)"

*Denotes Rotation

Friday, February 26, 2010

Show 91

Here's what I played:

Nite Jewel; Good Evening; "Weak for Me"
*Toro Y Moi; Causers Of This; ""Lissoms"
Yoko Ono & Peaches; Yes, I'm a Witch; ""Kiss Kiss Kiss"
*Woodhands; Remorsecapade;
Hey Champ; "Cold Dust Girl (80Kidz Remix)"
*Boys Noize; Power; "Jeffer"
Air France; A Love Letter In Three Parts - Part II; "GBG Belongs To Us"
Partyshank; "Gary Remix"
FLOSSTRADAMUS; "Big Bills feat.CAROLINE POLACHEK (Flosstradamus Power House Remix)"
*Variety Lab; Team Up! With Variety Lab; Peer Music; track 8 "Hola Mireia"
*Spiral Beach; The Only Really Thing; Sparks Music; track 10 "May Go Round (In a Mania)"
*Dirty Dancing; Mediocrity is the Strongest Inevitability; track 1 "Merger"
The Trophy Fire; A Lifetime in the Middle of the Ocean; "Divide"
Paramount Styles; Failure American Style; Come To New York"
Rock Plaza Central; Are We Not Horses?; "We've Got a Lot to Be Glad For"
*Matt the Electrician; Animal Boy; track 4 “College”
*Brown Bird; The Devil Dancing; Pea Pod Recordings; track 3 “Muck and Mire”
*Have Guns, Will Travel; Postcards from the Friendly City; track 1 “Wolf in Shepherd’s Clothing”
*Kopecky Family Band; Embraces EP; “Trainwreck”
*Old Canes; Feral Harmonic; Saddle Creek; “Little Bird Courage”
*Imaad Wasif; The Voidist; Tee Pee Records; track 4 “Window Wing”
Austin Crane; Place at the Table; "Window"
Carla Morrison; Aprendiendo a Aprender - EP; "Esta Soledad"
V.V. Brown; "Shark In the Water"
Killamu; A Minha Face; "Melodia de Semba"

*Denotes Rotation

Friday, February 19, 2010

Show 90

WUSC is having another show tonight, this one being at the oh-so-good-to-us NBT. Featuring: Jungle Crow, The Choir Quit, Kid Trails, The Get Wets, and Single Serving Friends. 8pm doors, $5 cover, come on out!

Here's what I played today:

Piano Tribute Conservatory; Piano Tribute to Owl City; "Fireflies"
*Joe Pug; Messenger; Lightning Rod Records; track 9 "Bury Me Far (From My Uniform)"
*You Say Party! We Say Die!; xxxx; Paper Bag; track 4 "Cosmic Wanship Avengers"
*Jaga Jazziest; One Armed Bandit; Ninja Tune; track 8 "Music! Dance! Drama!"
#Kid Trails; Kid Trails
*Four Tet; There is Love In You; Domino; track
Limbeck; Limbeck; "Big Drag"
Annuals; Such Fun; "Hot Night Hounds"
Ghosts of the Great Highway; A Spell & a Fire; "Burnished Skin No.12"
*Infusion; All Night Sun Light; Omnis; track 8 "Dogtown"
*The Films; Oh, Scorpio; The Films Empire; track 5 "Amateur Hour"
*Junior Astronomers; I Had Plans for Us; Kinnikinnik; "Cavalcade"
*Austin Crane; Place at the Table; "Teeth in Your Side"
Damien Jurado; Caught In the Trees; "Go First"
The Broken West; I Can't Go On, I'll Go On; "Baby On My Arm"
Carlos Whittaker; "Rain it Down"
*Erin Muir; Poet's Lovely Daughter; track 1 "Supernatural"
*Vic Chestnutt; At the Cut; Constellation; track 2 "When the Bottom Fell Out"
*Alec Ounsworth; Mo Beauty; Anti; track 9 "Obscene Queen Bee #2"
*Spirl Beach; The Only Really Thing; Sparks; track 11 "Which + Whats"
Hanifah Walidah; "Soldier"
AC Newman; Get Guilty; "Submarines of Stockholm"
Land of Talk; "It's Okay"
*Old Canes; Feral Harmonic; Saddle Creek; "I Will Be The Sun"
*Woodpigeon; Die Stadt Muzikanten; track 3 "Empty Hall Sing-Along"
*Variety Lab; Team Up! with Variety Lab; Peer Music; track 6 "This Parade"
*Have Guns, Will Travel; Postcards From the Friendly City; track "Salad Days"

*Denotes Rotation
#Denotes Request

Friday, February 12, 2010

Show 89 + Cement Stars Interview

Tonight WUSC is having a show at Bey's with NITE JEWEL and the amazing Cement Stars.

During the second half of the show Josh Smith of The Columbia Beet, bringing you live locals every week, and I interviewed Cement Stars. The last song of theirs that we played, "Snowing in the City," came at the perfect time as it began SNOWING IN COLUMBIA! Wow! Didn't expect that one!

Before & after the interview this is what I played:

Islands; Arm's Way; "Abominable Snow"
Local Natives; Sun Hands; "Sun Hands"
Pas/Cal; I Was Raised On Matthew, Mark, Luke & Laura; "Glorious Ballad Of The Ignored"
*Tokyo Rosenthal; Ghosts; Rock & Sock; track 3 “There is No Perfect Love”
*Via Audio; Animalore; Undertow; track 3 “Babies”
*Dirty Dancing; Mediocrity is the Strangest Inevitability; track 7 “Magnetic Kisses”
Rupa & The April Fishes; Extraordinary Rendition; "Maintenant"
Vieux Farka; Touré; "Fafa"
Novalima; "Tumbala (Chris Franck Remix)"
The Kills; No Wow; Rough Trade; track “Love is a Deserter”
*Clem Snide; The Meat of Life; 429 Records; track 6 “Forgive Me, Love”
*Yeasayer; Odd Blood; Secretly Canadian; track 6 “Love Me Girl”
*Old Canes; Feral Harmonic; track 9 “Stuck”
Cement Stars Interview! with Marcy & Josh Smith
Hey Champ; "Cold Dust Girl (80Kidz Remix)"
Millionyoung; "Cynthia"
Make the Girl Dance; "Baby Baby Baby"
*Elliot Randall & the Deadmen; Caffeine & Gasoline; track 4 “Good Love”
*McGowan Southworth; American Regular; track 1 “Girl, Girl, Girl, You’re Making Me Nervous” *Collin Herring; Ocho; Collin Herring; track 8 “Little Aches”

Friday, February 5, 2010

Show 88

Here's what I played:

The Teenagers; Reality Check; "Feeling Better"
Seprewa Kasa; Seprewa Kasa; "Nkabom"
The Junior Varsity; Cinematographic; "Wunderdrug"
*Toro y Moi; Causers of This; Carpark; track 1 "Blessa"
*Surfer Blood; Astro Coast; Kanine; track 8 "Slow Jabroni"
*Beach House; Teen Dream; Subpop; "Norway"
Hedley; "Trip"
The A.K.A.s (ARE EVERYWHERE!); "Gotta Get Outta Here"
High Places; High Places; "From Stardust to Sentience"
The Broken West; I Can't Go On, I'll Go On; "Abigail"
*The Protomen; Act II: The Father of Death; Soundmachine; track 8 "Breaking Out"
*Variety Lab; Team Up! with Variety Lab; Peer Music; track 5 "Soda Pop Confusion"
*Etienne Jaumet; Night Music; Domino; track 3 "Mental Vortex"
Aaron Hehl; "In These Shoes"
Laura Veirs; "July Flame"
Vampire Weekend; "Cousins"
Grizzly Bear; Veckatimest; "About Face"
*Willie Murphy; A Shot of Love in a Time of Need; Red House; track 2 "Love Attack"
*Damon Fowler; Sugar Shack; Blind Pig Records; track 3 "I Hope it's Gonna Rain"
*Davis Cohen; Magnolia Land; track 2 "Change in the Weather"
Janka Nabay; "Good Governance"
Camphor; Drawn To Dust; "The Sweetest Tooth"
French Kicks; Swimming; "Abandon"
*Matt the Electrician; Animal Boy; self-released; track 1 "Faithfully"
*Twin Atlantic; Vivarium; Red Bull Records; "Light Speed"
*Gossip; Music for Men; Columbia; "For Keeps"

*Denotes Rotation

Friday, January 29, 2010

Show 87 + Haiti

If you were listening throughout the second half of my show you probably heard a noise that sounded like me taking a picture. Well, I was. And here it is:


The reason why I'm showing you this is because it's my Haiti Relief shirt. I'm not gonna get preachy and political and there are tons of worthy causes in the world, but if you've got some time look it up. Donate. Help. Every little bit counts.

Getting back to my show, here's what I played:

Rokia Traoré; Tchamantché; “Dounia”
JBM; Not Even In July; “Cleo's Song”
Hearts of Palm UK; For Life; “I Flow”
*Annie; Don’t Stop; Totally; “The Breakfast Song”
*Damon Fowler; Sugar Shack; Blind Pig Records; track 1 “Some Fun”
*The Hipstones; Dreamers; track 3 “Let’s Take a Holiday”
The Artichokes ; “Sweater Weather”
The High Decibels; The High Decibels; “That Dude”
Sister Crayon; “Souls of Gold”
Asa; Asa; “Jailer”
*Twin Atlantic; Vivariun; Red Bull Records; track 5 “What is Light? Where is Laughter?”
*Deluka; Deluka EP; VEL Records; “Wake Me Up”
*U-Melt; Perfect World; Harmonized Records; track 8 “Elysian Fields”
The Good Listeners; Eighty Steps Away; “Eighty Steps Away”
A.A. Bondy; American Hearts; “American Hearts”
Zuco 103; After the Carnaval; “Nunca Mais”
*Fanshaw; Dark Eyes; Mint Records; track 5 “Strong Hips”
*The Dave Brubeck Quartet; Time Out; Columbia; track 3 “Take Five”
$Red House Painters; Old Ramon; “Michigan”
*Drive Like Maria; Elmwood; Zoo Studios; track 2 “I’m on a Train”
Get Well Soon; Rest Now, Weary Head; “Plingplong! Goes My Automatic Heart”
Susana Baca; “La Canoa”
Polkastra; “Apolkalypse Now”
Filthy Dukes & Tommy Sparks; Nonsense In the Dark; “Messages”
*The Hidden Cameras; Origin: Orphan; “Walk On”

*Denotes Rotation
$Denotes Request

Friday, January 22, 2010

Show 86

First show of the semester! Huzzah! Here's what I played:

We Are Wolves; Total Magique; “Fight & Kiss”
Carnivores; “Organ Trail”
Mavis Staples; Live: Hope At The Hideout; “Waiting For My Child”
Harmonica Shah; “I Wonder Why?”
*Scissormen; Luck in a Hurry; Vizztone; track 8 "The Devil is Laughing"
*Gossip; Music for Men; Columbia; "Vertical Rhythm"
*Kopecky Family Band; Embraces EP; track 4 "Trainwreck"
*Annie; Don't Stop; Totally; track 6 "Songs Remind Me of You"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings; “My Man Is A Mean Man (DJ Spinna Remix)”
Oreskaband; “YEAH! Ska Dance”
M. Ward; Hold Time; “Never Had Nobody Like You (Featuring Zooey Deschanel)”
Peter Bjorn & John; “It Don't Move Me (Weird Tapes Remix)”
*The Hidden Cameras; Origin: Orphan; Arts and Crafts; track 9 "Underage"
*Nana Grizol; Ruth; Orange Twin; track 2 "Galaxies"
*Weinland; Breaks in the Sun; Badman; track 3 "Hardly Worth Saving"
*Ray Wylie Hubbard; A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is No C); Bordello Records; track 2 "Drunken Poet's Dream"
Charlie Louvin; Sings Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs; “Darling Corey”
Forest Fire; Survival; “Fortune Teller”
Francis Cabrel; “Je T'aimais, Je T'aime, Je T'aimerai”
My Brightest Diamond; From the Top of the World; “Adieu Mon Coeur”
Ian Axel; This Is the New Year; “This Is the New Year (feat. Chad Vaccarino)”
*Islands; Vapours; Anti-; track 3 “Vapours”
*Various; Crazy Heart-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; track 5 “I Don’t Know”
*Deluka; Deluka EP; VEL Records; track 4 “Wake Me Up”
*Lee Barber; Thief and Rescue; track 11 “Let’s Get Lost”
Chase The Sun; Chase the Sun; “You Gotta Go”
Cass McCombs; Catacombs; “Dreams-Come-True-Girl (feat. Karen Black)”
Bibio; Ambivalence Avenue; “Ambivalence Avenue”
Allison Weiss; Live at Sidewalk NYC; “The End pt. 2”

*Denotes Rotation

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Spring 10 Return

Hello maltstreamers!

The show will be returning to the airwaves Friday the 22nd. Tune in!