Archive for February 2010

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 58, February 28 2010 Playlist

February 28, 2010

Buraka som Sistema vs Technotronic, IC19/Pump Up the Jam
Tami Hart, Brian Adams
La Chansons, Beauty Queen
Halou, Oceanwide
Watson Twins, Harpeth River
The Hot Toddies, Wet Dream
Soft Cotton County, Ursa Minor DJ
Petra Haden, Look Both Ways Before You Cross
Basia Bulat, Sparrow
Gringo Star, Eve of Your Expression
Mav!s, What You Looking For
Larkin Grimm, They Were Wrong
Emilyn Brodsky and Anthony da Costa, What We’ve Got
Gossip, (Take Back) The Revolution
Norah Jones, That’s What I Said
Gravy Train!!!!, Ghost Boobs
The Limousines, New Years Resolution
Great Northern, Mountain
Mixtapes & Cellmates, Never
Nina Gordon, Number One Camera
Lothar, Malone
Grey Anne, Adelaide
SPC ECO, For All Time
Tracy and the Plastics, Dawn Feather
Laura Gibson and Ethan Rose, Introduction
Go Sailor, Blue Sky
Pacific Theater, Lions
Holly Golightly, Mellow Down Easy
Bettie Serveert, Change4Me

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Episode 1316 is up

February 26, 2010

Noise Pop Zee Avi review on Spinning Platters

February 26, 2010

Also the Hot Toddies, Tiny Television and Leslie & the Badgers, thanks to the Rickshaw Stop!

The Bears of Blue River “The Killer Bee Scare”

February 25, 2010

It’s an EP. “Crayola” is first and definitely puts me in a periwinkle sort of mood. “Me Me Me” has contemporary guitar and a folksy charm that gets politicians elected in rural communities. “Tickled Pink” sounds like “Crayola.” Rose Melberg would be proud. “Betty HomeMaker” has the best lyrics and percussion. “BubbleGum” is the last track. You’d think it would be a solid pop song, but it sounds like the other ones.
Definitely worth a listen if you want some well-textured folk rock.

Episode 1315 is up

February 25, 2010

Smile Smile “Truth on Tape”

February 24, 2010

The musicianship and harmonies are what make this tick. It’s a great record for me because I can never make out lyrics. On occasion I did, such as on “Somebody Else,” and I was not impressed. I just want to hear pretty things, and the title track does this nicely. The woman half of the duo almost sounds like Tanya Donelly on this one. More, please.
“Move Along Folks…” is another winner. The best tracks, though, are when they sing together. Harmony rules the roost on “Days Go By.” Songs such as those are painfully too short.
“Goodbye Caroline” also has great musical accompaniment and would sound great live. It’s a stripped-down song that still provides a lot of layering. It must be how they make that gum taste so good even when it has no sugar in it.

Episode 1314 is up

February 24, 2010

Episode 1313 is up

February 23, 2010

Episode 1312 is up

February 22, 2010

Episode 1311 is up

February 22, 2010