Monday, 25 May 2009

Show 24/05/09

Here's this week's show. Sam is the guest.


Guided By Voices - Buzzards & Dreadful Crows
The Drones - Jezebel
My Sad Captains - All Hat and No Plans
Pere Ubu - Nonalignment Pact
The lucksmiths - T-Shirt Weather
Bob Dylan - Just like Tom Thumb's Blues
Fugazi - Two Beats Off
The Weakerthans - Our Retired Explorer (Dines with Michael Foucault in Paris, 1961)
Airport Girl - Power Yr Trip
Neil Young - For The Turnstiles
Red House Painters - New Jersey
Galaxie 500 - Fourth of July
The Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash [Shine a light version]
Eleventh Dream Day - Daedalus
The Gaslight Anthem - Great Expectations
Youthmovies - Magic Diamond

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Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Most People are Tin Trains - Show 17/05/09

This week's show was a collaboration with Rob from Rare FM's own In Transit.

Here's the playlist:
Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
Women - Shaking Hand
St. Vincent - Black Rainbow
Biography of Ferns - John The Barber
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control
Dinosaur Jr. - Just Like Heaven
Sonic Youth - What We Know
Young Marble Giants - Music For Evenings
Beirut - A Sunday Smile
The Replacements - Color Me Impressed
Sparklehorse & Danger Mouse - Pain [ft. Iggy Pop]
Bearsuit - Going Steady
Manic Street Preachers - All Is Vanity
Titus Andronicus - Arms Against Atrophy
Wilco - Bull Black Nova
Enablers - The Achievement
Malcolm Middleton - Fuck It, I Love You
Dananananaykroyd - Infinity Milk


Try and get through the ridiculous first few minutes where it sounds like I'm talking to myself and then Rob seems to be speaking through a fuzz pedal. We got the mics sorted eventually.

Check out Tin Trains, the In Transit blog, here.

See you next time for a post-exams celebration of a show!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

2008 Revisited

Because I tend to get a lot of stuff second hand, and because I just don't spend enough time on blogs, I came quite late to a lot of the best stuff released in 2008. So, since I haven't written anything on here for a while and I'm having a break from revising, is a roundup of my favourite stuff from last year, nearly six months on.

Here's my original end-of-year list:
10 No Age - Nouns
9 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
8 Shearwater - Rook
7 Dodos - Visiter
6 Times New Viking - Rip it Off
5 Crystal Stilts - Alight of Night
4 Deerhunter - Microcastle
3 A Silver Mount Zion - 13 Blues for 13 Moons
2 Los Campesinos - Hold on Now Youngster
1 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Here's the new one:

10 Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
9 No Age - Nouns
8 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
7 Crystal Stilts - Alight of Night
6 Times New Viking - Rip It Off
5 A Silver Mt. Zion - 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons
4 The Manhattan Love Suicides - Burnt Out Landscapes
3 Los Campesinos! - Hold on Now, Youngster...
2 Enablers - Tundra
1 Deerhunter - Microcastle

Deerhunter's was the record that's just kept growing for me this year, and it's pretty clearly my favourite. There's at least three brilliant songs which stand out right from the first listen, and the more atmospheric ambient stuff takes some getting used to, but is pretty great as well. Tundra by Enablers is pretty overlooked, but is really good: Slint-ish math-rock with spoken poetry lyrics. Sounds hard to listen to, but really isn't. That Manhattan Love Suicides record is properly a compilation, but has some new stuff on so I'm going to count it.

Oh, and listen to Rare on Sunday for a very special show. More details to follow.