Archive for March 2011

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 102, 30 March 2011 Playlist

March 30, 2011

Lady Lazarus, The Eye in the Eye of the Storm
The Juliana Hatfield Three, Ruthless
Ray Charles featuring Norah Jones, Here We Go Again
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, Adhiambo
The Joy Formidable, Cradle
Kahimi Karie, Lolitapop Dollhouse
Themes, Sanctuary Road
Killola, Strung Out on Sunshine
The Kelley Deal 6000, Brillo Hunt
Typhoon, The Honest Truth
Kenickie, In Your Car
Kepi, The Highwayman
Imaginary Cities, Purple Heart
Kaia, You Make Me Cry That Special Way
Komeda, More Is More
Distant Dice, Colors
The Kirby Grips, Restraining Order
Korea Girl, Reunion
I Was a King, Someone Is Waiting
Kitten Forever, Witch
Laika, Bedbugs
Mother Mother, Getaway
Kung Fu USA, Arrivederci
Ladybug Transistor, Like a Summer Rain
The Golden Dogs, Dear Francis
La Chansons, Candy Bar Man
The Like, Release Me
Corpus Callosum, I Hate You
Ladyhawke, My Delerium
Cate le Bon, Digging Song
Ed Hines Band, Bloodstream
Lederhosen Lucil, Doin’ the Ganglion
Laura Gibson and Ethan Rose, Glocken
The Chromium Heart, This Feeling
Leerone, Here on Earth/The Opening
Cyndi Lauper, Romance in the Dark
Lia Ices, Grown Unknown
Le Tigre, TKO
Liam Finn + Eliza Jane, Long Way to Go
Thursday, Love Has Led Us Astray
Jenny Lewis, Godspeed
Lil Pocket Knife, Red Hott
Ben + Vesper, Knee-Hi Wall
Liesl’s Wet Dress, Shedding Skin
The Lightfighters, California

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Episode 1710 is up

March 30, 2011

Typhoon “A New Kind of House”

March 27, 2011

It’s an EP. There’s like 10 people in this band and only five songs. Sounds like an episode of the Waltons to me. “The Honest Truth” is standard indie pop with some horns. “Summer Home” makes me think of Counting Crows, although the song is really freakin’ long. My cat likes “Claws Pt. 1.” “Kitchen Tile” and “Firewood” are shorter songs and also fine, but not as good as the others.
They sound like they are from Seattle, but I don’t know where they actually are from. When they play live, they’d be good to take a new date to.

The Dears “Degeneration Street”

March 27, 2011

Is it a play on the Cure’s “Fascination Street”? Maybe. Nobody picked this up to review, so I figured I might as well. “Omega Dog” is the first track and has a lot of distortion. It’s fine.
“Blood” is OK. “Lamentation” sounds like OMD a little bit. A little bit.
“Galactic Tides” makes me want to gaze at my shoes. When they play it live, I bet it is needlessly loud. I actually hear some Eagles when I listen to this one. “Stick W/ Me Kid” is in the Bauhaus vein. Yeah, I guess the title is a play on “Fascination Street.” So if they’re trying to go this route, then it is not working because they are too happy to pull it off. The music itself is fine, of course. But don’t go into this thinking it is going to be 1989 all over again.
“Easy Suffering” also has a Peter Murphy vibe and a wee bit of power pop mixed in. This one might be the best on the record. “1854” is another one that I enjoyed.
I can see now why everyone likes the Dears. It’s good stuff!

Episode 1709 is up

March 27, 2011

Episode 1708 is up

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Episode 1707 is up

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Episode 1706 is up

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Episode 1705 is up

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Episode 1704 is up

March 27, 2011