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Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 134, 30 November 2011 Playlist

December 1, 2011

Soley, Smashed Birds
Nous Non Plus, One Night in Paris
Now, Now Every Children, Not One, But Two
The Good Natured, Skeleton
Ohbijou, Obsidian
Oh Land, Sun of a Gun
Primus, Hennepin Crawler
OK Go, Do What You Want
Agnes Obel, On Powdered Ground
Big Harp, Out in the Field
Tara Jane O’Neil, This Morning
O+S, Permanent Scar
Meshell Ndegeocello, Dead End
Beth Orton, Central Reservation
Operation Makeout, Current Events
My Brightest Diamond, There’s a Rat
OP8 Featuring Lisa Germano, If I Think of Love
Anna Oxygen, Primary Colors
Sports, Disappear
Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Say No to Love
Peaches, Trick or Treat
Caitlin Rose, Learning to Ride
Pee Shy, The Greatest Show on Earth
The Peekers, Concrete Feet
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Queens
Jemina Pearl, After Hours
Park Avenue Music, Piet
Pajama Club, Tell Me What You Want
The Pastels, Classic Line-Up
Peggy Sue, Careless Talk Costs Lives
Juliana Hatfield, Bringing You Down Again/Stray Kids
Liz Phair, Turning Japanese
Gretchen Phillips, Peola
Melanie Devaney, Nothin In L.A.
Petracovich, Paper Cup
Rain Perry, The Compartmentalized Thing
Gringo Star, Shadow
Persephone’s Bees, Muzika Dlya Fil’ma
Picture Me Broken, Darwin’s Song
International Waters, I’m in Love With the Oni Gallery
Picnic, I’ll Be There
The Pieces, What You Want
Gem Club, Twins
Pizzicato Five, Love’s Theme

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 131, 2 November 2011 Playlist

November 2, 2011

S.C.U.M, Faith Unfolds
Aimee Mann, Susan
Eleni Mandell, Girls
Class Actress, Need to Know
Barbara Manning, Isn’t Lonely Lovely?
Manda and the Marbles, Boys Will Be Boys
Memoryhouse, Lately
Man of the Year, Hovercraft
Manifold Splendour, Wonder Boys
Prince Rama, Trust
Audra Mae, Snakebite
Magnapop, Nowhere
Release the Sunbird, We’ll Begin Tomorrow
Mates of State, 10 Years Later
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Claws Off
Firehorse, Machete Gang Holiday
Laura Marling, Alpha Shallows
Anya Marina, Lovesick
International Waters, Do I Get So Shy
Mascott, Red Flowers
Maps of Norway, Glass
Aficionado, Everything Was Right
Matt & Kim, Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare
Marine Research, Parallel Horizontal
Pajama Club, Daylight
Marina & the Diamonds, Oh No!
Mary Timony Band, Curious Minds
Lights, Where the Fence Is Low
Rose Melberg, Stitch
Ida Maria, Stella
The Big Scary, Gem in the Granite
Medals, Puzzle
Mecca Normal, Museum of Open Windows
Sleeping in the Aviary, Are You Afraid of Being Poor?
Jessica Lea Mayfield, I’ll Be the One That You Want Someday
Kathy McCarty, Sorry Entertainer
Sarah Jaffe, Louder Than Ever
Kelly McFarling, On Your Terms
Nellie McKay, There You Are in Me
Katie Johnson, Parachute
Mekons, Wild & Blue
Mean Red Spiders, Trains and Boats and Planes
Radiation City, The Things You Tell Us
Megapuss, Theme From Hollywood
Mika Miko, Tighty Liberace

Pajama Club “Pajama Club”

October 16, 2011

Neil Finn is still around. You may remember him from Crowded House. Well, now only his wife can stand him, so they’ve made Pajama Club. If they sound upside-down, it’s because they’re in New Zealand.
Despite what you might think, this is a very modern-sounding act. They’ve got the indie club sound down, incorporating synths without sounding contrived on “Tell Me What You Want.”
“From a Friend to a Friend” has good backing vocals, although they don’t mix well when the guitar is going loudly at the same time. The components are all there, but they don’t add up right.
I enjoy “Daylight,” which despite plodding and deliberate beats has falsettos that would even make the Bee Gees blush. If you want to think of them as cool, you could make the same comparison with Fine Young Cannibals. Yes, that feels a little better.
“Dead Leg” has a little more noise, but it works well. This is what “From a Friend to a Friend” was trying to do. Another slower song that almost seems like a throwaway is “The Game We Love to Play.”
All in all, this may have been better as an EP to test the waters, but musicians sometimes want to share the world with their fans. Hopefully they’ll pick out the strong points and come out with a more balanced effort next time.

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