Friday, February 26, 2010

Playlist for 2-25-10

Happy Friday, folks,

And a happier friday to me. In 12 hours, I'm going to be on a plane to NYC for a week of drinking, eating, Akron/Family-ing and the like. It's gonna be boss. Yeah. I say "boss." Wanna fight about it? (Related note: Jessica of "Eloquent Noise" will be subbing my show next week, due to my NYC-ing. Tune in. It'll be fine.)

Things that Are Square 2-25-10

(*) = New release

Akron/Family - Moment - Akron/Family & The Angels of Light

Parts & Labor - Fractured Skies - Mapmaker
Math the Band - Tour de Friends - Don't Worry
The Mae Shi - Lamb and Lion - Hlllyh
Man Man - Harpoon Fever (Queequeg's Playhouse) - Rabbit Habits

(*) Jaguar Love - Polaroids and Red Wine - Hologram Jams
Le Tigre - Eau d'Bredoom Dancing - Le Tigre
The Raincoats - Lola - The Raincoats
(*) Clare & the Reasons - Murder, They Want Murder - Arrow (For Neha in Irvine, CA)
(*) Holly Miranda - Forest Green, Oh Forest Green - The MagiciansPrivate Library

The xx - Intro - XX
Low - Sunflower - Things We Lost in the Fire
Parenthetical Girls - Oh Daughter/Disaster - Safe As Houses
(*) Xiu Xiu - Gray Death - Dear God, I Hate Myself

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Lay Me Low - Let Love In
Okkervil River - Maine Island Lovers - Down the River of Golden Dreams
The Lucksmiths - The Year of Driving Languorously - Spring a Leak
(*) Sambassadeur - Stranded - European

(*) Los Campesinos! - Coda: A Burn Scar in the Shape of the SoonerState - Romance Is Boring
The Decemberists - Everything I Try to Do, Nothing Seems to Turn OutRight - Billy Liar
Frightened Rabbit - Good Arms vs Bad Arms - The Midnight Organ Fight
James Chadwick - The Wooden Floor - Worried Noodles

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Gardenia - Real Emotional Trash
Andrew Bird - Tables and Chairs - Andrew Bird and the MysteriousProduction of Eggs
The Mountain Goats & John Vanderslice - Surrounded - Moon Colony Bloodbath
Destroyer - Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Sea of Tears) - Streethawk: A Seduction

Broken Social Scene - Handjobs for the Holidays - Broken Social Scene

Sunday, February 21, 2010

(Insert Milton Reference)

Friday, February 19, 2010


If this song is representative of the album as a whole, I'm penciling Liars into the top of my year-end-best list.

Playlist for 2-18-10

Happy Friday folks,

Whatcha got planned? Seeing the new Scorcese? Drinking games with friends out in the desert? Making Sunday lunch for your mom? Weird. That's what I'M doing. Are.....are you following me?

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 2-18-10

(*) = New release

Galaxie 500 - Tugboat - Today

Built to Spill - You Were Right - Keep It Like a Secret
Spiritualized - Any Way That You Want Me - Me and You and Everyone We Know
(*) Angelo Spencer - Bo Diddley - Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets
(*) Past Lives - Paralyzer - Tapestry of Webs

(*) Xiu Xiu - Cumberland Gap - Dear God, I Hate Myself
Calvin Johnson - Deliverance - When the Dream Faded...
Lab Waste - Go and Get the Signal Back (Daedelus's Remix Is the Cat's Meow) - Zwarte Achtegrond
(*) Four Tet - She Just Likes to Fight - There Is Love in You

Friday, February 12, 2010

Playlist for 2-11-10

Howdy folks,

I hope that you, like I, are on the cusp of a three-day-weekend. And I hope that you, like I, intend to spend at least part of it having a good amount of fun. But I hope that you, like I, won't be spending part of it cleaning your bathroom. See? And you thought I didn't like you.

Things that Are Square 2-11-10

(*) = New release

Belle and Sebastian - The Boy with the Arab Strap - The Boy with the Arab Strap

(*) Los Campesinos! - There Are Listed Buildings - Romance Is Boring
Another Sunny Day - Anorak City - London Weekend
The Vaselines - Sex Sux (Amen) - The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History
The King Khan & BBQ Show - Animal Party - Invisible Girl

The Sonics - Do You Love Me - Here Are the Sonics!!!
Chain and the Gang - Unpronounceable Name - Down with Liberty...Up with Chains!
(*) Surfer Blood - Fast Jabroni - Astro Coast
(*) Angelo Spencer - Now! - Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets

(*) Citay - Dream Get Together - Dream Get Together
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Graceland - Advance Base Battery Life
(*) The Endless Bummer - Nunavut - Modern American Calypsos for Voice and Computer
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Born on a Day the Sun Didn't Rise - Eating Us

(*) Four Tet - This Unfolds - There Is Love in You
Caribou - Sundialing - Andorra
OOIOO - Mountain Book - Gold & Green

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - East Hastings - F#A# Infinity

Momus - "Nicky" - Circus Maximus
A.A. Bondy - Oh the Vampyre - When the Devil's Loose
Sun Kil Moon - Glenn Tipton - Ghosts of the Great Highway
John Vanderslice - When It Hits My Blood - Cellar Door

(*) Family of the Year - Feel Good Track of Rosemead - Songbook

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I'm working for a song in Solomon's mine

Man. Witty lyrics and wordplay with biblically-based song themes? All with a ridiculous sense of humor? Why aren't there 100 more albums like this?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Finally. A good half-time show

Seriously. 7:49-7:55 may be the best single moment in all of recorded musical history.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Playlist for 2-4-10

Howdy folks,

Hope you're doing well this fine Friday. Personally, I'm a little under the weather, but I got a gut-full of orange juice and western medicine. I'm gonna make it. I hope you come with me.

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 2-4-10

(*) = New release

The Dismemberment Plan - Ellen and Ben - Change

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - When We Swam - Know Better Learn Faster
The Thermals - A Pillar of Salt - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
(*) Nana Grizol - Galaxies - Ruth
(*) Surfer Blood - Take It Easy - Astro Coast
(*) Los Campesinos! - A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; Or, Letters From Me to Charlotte - Romance Is Boring

The Drums - Let's Go Surfing - Summertime!
France Gall - Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son - Poupée de Son
God Help The Girl - God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl
(*) GIGI - I'm Not Coming Out Tonight (w/ Sydney Vermont & MarissaJohnson) - Maintenant

Galaxie 500 - Ceremony - On Fire
Shocking Pinks - Second Hand Girl - Shocking Pinks
Guided by Voices - I Am a Scientist - Bee Thousand (For Mike in Irvine, CA)
Frightened Rabbit - Good Arms vs Bad Arms - The Midnight Organ Fight

Tom Waits - A Good Man Is Hard to Find - Blood Money
Vic Chesnutt - Where Were You - West of Rome
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand - Let Love In

Chavez - Lion - Ride the Fader (For Brendan in Chico, CA)
Mogwai - Stop Coming to My House - Government Commissions
(*) A Silver Mt. Zion - I Fed My Metal Bird the Wings of Other MetalBirds - Kollaps Tradixionales
(*) Citay - Careful with the Hat - Dream Get Together

(*) Four Tet - Circling - There Is Love In You
Manitoba - Bijoux - Up in Flames
White Rainbow - Gilded Golden Ladies - Zome

Heavenly - Lemonhead Boy - Heavenly vs Satan