Posts Tagged ‘pretty hideous’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 92, 19 January 2011 Playlist

January 20, 2011

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Jardin Duluxembourg
Autolux, Headless Sky
Babes in Toyland, Sweet ’69
Mystic Roots Band, $100 Bag
Bambara, Shake
Bangs, Telephone Game
Gregory and the Hawk, Olly Olly Oxen Free
Balbec, How to Achieve God-Like Status
Bang! Bang! Eche!, (You + Me) As Thick as Thieves
Rain Perry, The Compartmentalized Thing
Bagheera, Admission/Concession
Basia Bulat, Heart of My Own
We Landed on the Moon!, Boats
The Bears of Blue River, Me, Me, Me
The Barbarellatones, Gothic City
Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones, Here We Go Again
Bat for Lashes, Glass
Beat Happening, Knick Knack
Johnny Cash, Hurt
Oh Land, White Nights
Be Your Own Pet, Spill
Belle & Sebastian, Ease Your Feet in the Sea
Placebo, Running Up That Hill
Benyaro, Mother/Daughter
Benett, Sailing
Agent Ribbons, I’m Alright
Belly, Gepetto
Bis, Statement of Intent
The Birdcage, Daydream
Bettie Serveert, Love Lee
The Bird and the Bee, I Hate Camera
Soft Cotton County, Now
Bitesize, Tarot Cards
Bikini Kill, Rebel Girl
Highlife, Burying Stones
Blake Babies, Boiled Potato
Black Box Recorder, The English Motorway System
Lower Dens, Holy Water
Blonde Redhead, Chi e E Non e
Blue Skies for Black Hearts, I Still Wish That You Were Around
Sarah Kirkland Snider, The Lotus Eaters
Misty Boyce, Be a Man
The Black Angels, Yellow Elevator #2
Modern Superstitions, Everything That Is Not Mine
Pretty Hideous, Apples in My Hands
M People, Padlock

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 85, 10 November 2010 Playlist

November 10, 2010

Agent Ribbons, I’m Alright
Pretty Girls Make Graves, Speakers Push the Air
Pre, Fudging on Our Folks
Frankie Rose & the Outs, Candy
Quasi, All the Same
Quitzow, Sponsor (It Didn’t Mean a Thing)
The Vaselines, The Devil’s Inside Me
Pretty Hideous, Scattered
Puffy Amiyumi, Atarashii Hibi (Brand New Days)
Allo Darlin’, The Polaroid Song
The Quails, Shine a Light
Gemma Ray, Touch Me I’m Sick
Jenny and Johnny, Scissor Runner
Rainer Maria, Artificial Light
Amy Ray, Black Heart Today
Miriam’s Well, Waiting on a Plane
The Raveonettes, Bang!
The Randies, Boys in Stereo
Azure Ray, Don’t Leave My Mind
Rasputina, Doomsday Averted
The Raincoats, No One’s Little Girl
Glasser, Apply
Red Aunts, Number One Chicken
Lou Reed, Lady Day
Belle and Sebastian, I Didn’t See It Coming
Red Five, Gasoline
The Reaction, The Umpire Has No Cup
Of Montreal, Coquet Coquette
Rilo Kiley, Go Ahead
Lush, Kiss Chase
The Reputation, Let This Rest
The Black Angels, Bad Vibrations
The Rondelles, Mission: Irresistible
Mia Riddle, Texas
Eels, Mystery of Life
Miranda Lee Richards, Early November
The Rentals, Friends of P.
Guerre Froide, Ersatz
The Rocking Horse Winner, Tomorrow
Rollerball, Lon Chaney
Cloud Cult, The Mission: Unexplainable Stories
Saint Etienne, Don’t Back Down
The Salteens, Sunnyside St.
Small Sins, Pot Calls Kettle Black
Beth Hart, L.A. Song (Out of This Town)
Fields, Brittlesticks
Blue Jungle, You Always Have Something to Say

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 73, 1 August 2010 Playlist

August 1, 2010

Tender Trap, Suddenly
The Newloud, Don’t Dance
Picture Me Broken, Skin & Bones
Tracey Thorn, Come on Home to Me
Here We Go Magic, Collector
Gemma Ray, Rosemary’s Baby Vs. Drunken Butterfly
Dean & Britta, Making Me Smile
Annuals, Turncloaking
M.I.A., Story to Be Told
Boyskout, You Act Strange
Pretty Hideous, Mercury
Misty Boyce, Be a Man
Unnatural Helpers, Girl in the Window
Telegraph Canyon, Into the Woods
Tender Forever, But the Shape Is Wide

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 72, 25 July 2010 Playlist

July 25, 2010

The Barbarellatones, Mother, May I Sleep With Danger?
Pretty Hideous, Cracks in the Concrete
Grand Lake, It Takes a Horse to Light a House
Audra Mae, Smoke
Tender Trap, Suddenly
Picture Me Broken, Echoes of an Empire
Dean & Britta, Making Me Smile
Tracey Thron, Come on Home to Me
Gemma Ray, Everyday
M.I.A., XXX0
Here We Go Magic, Collector
Annuals, Turncloaking
Solex vs Christina Martinez and Jon Spencer, How Are You Doing
The Living Sisters, How Are You Doing?
Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, My 45
The Odd Numbers – Think
Cold War Kids – Something Is Not Right With Me
Against Me! – White Crosses
Concerning Eye – Not Enough to Save
The Almost – No I Don’t
The Real McKenzies – Drink the Way I Do
The Jack Saints – Suicide Bride
AFI – Kill Castic
The Start – Like Days
Teen Idols – Let’s Make Noise
Under a Dying Sun – Until It’s Given Back
NOFX – The Moron Brothers
Feardrops Explodes – Passionate Friend
No Use For A Name – Friends of the Enemy
Coffin Lids – Vampire Evil
The Distillers – I Am A Revenant
Bad Reputation – Cherry Bomb
The Lawrence Arms – There’s No Place Like A Stranger’s Floor
Leatherface – Raga
Descendents – Tack
TeenGenerate – Gonna Feel Alright

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 71, 18 July 2010 Playlist

July 18, 2010

Stars, Asleep
The Like, Release Me
Sia, Oh Father
Tender Trap, Do You Want a Boyfriend?
Karen Elson, The Truth Is in the Dirt
Pretty Hideous, Scattered
Grand Lake, Concrete Blonde on Blonde (880 North)
Kacey Johansing, Photographs and Letters
Peacock Dreams, Peacock Dreams
The Newloud, Out of Control
Unnatural Helpers, I Don’t Belong to You
Family Cactus, Coal Town
Audra Mae, Snakebite
Deer Tick, Mange
Tracey Thorn, Kentish Town
Lagwagon – Heart Breaking Music
No Use For a Name – Friends of the Enemy
Randy – If We Unite
Gaslight Anthem – Orphans
White Trash Debutantes – Bad in Bed
The Humpers – No Escape
Vibrators – Killer on the Internet
Veruca Salt – Sound of the Bell
All – Think the World
Lolita Storm – O.K. Sid
Los Dryheavers – Strung Out (On You)
Paint It Black – New Folk Song
The Shocks – HUmanabfall Aus Bonn
Amazombies – At the Bar
Influents – Last Good Bad Idea

Pretty Hideous “Balance”

July 6, 2010

It’s annoying when you get a record, and it says there are explicit lyrics, yet the lyrics are not included, and because the album is self-promoted, it is missing one of those stickers that tells you which tracks have swearing on it. That’s a compound-complex sentence.
I mean, I am going to listen to the whole fucking thing anyway, but why are you making it hard on me? I can’t even laugh at saying “hard on” because I am so paranoid that I am going to miss something and get the station in trouble.
So this is a decidedly late ’90s-sounding piece, referencing an era that music tends to forget about. I hear hints of Butthole Surfers, Nine Inch Nails and Ruby. I bet people think they sound like Portishead. The sound is too sharp to sound like them, but I am sure that that is what people think. “Mercury” comes to mind, specifically.
I also like “Scattered.” If American Idol contestants would sing songs such as this one (and they could — it is not a fundamentally hard song to perform), I would actually watch. It’s not overly ambitious, but it doesn’t leave you with that mealy mouth feeling that a lot of modern pop songs have. Maybe because this ain’t no modern pop song.
“Serio” has those synthy bells I love so much, although the guitar seems misplaced. Yeah, it sounds like the late 1990s, all right. Bettie Serveert thought about this angle for a bit and then thought better. It is definitely an underserved niche, musically speaking, so I am sure a lot of people would receive this with open arms, if they only knew about it.

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