Posts Tagged ‘agent ribbons’

Various Artists “We Are All Awesome”

July 17, 2011

Antenna Farm Records is showing the goods on this comp. Let’s go by band because some have more than one contribution.
Agent Ribbons: Female-fronted with decent melody on “I’m Alright.” Nancy Sinatra inspires on “Wood, Lead, Rubber.”
Social Studies: Sounds like Stereolab with low-grade Casio keyboards on “Time Bandit.” This song is the shit. Ting Tings comparisons could apply, but they are much better than that. “Drag a Rake” has some great accompaniment as well.
Sugar & Gold: Well, first off, I hate them because they wouldn’t get off the stage at the Hemlock, and the sound guy eventually had to cut the power to get them to stop. Of course by then they had gotten the crowd behind them so people were booing when it happened. But you know what? When you’re not the headliner, you do what you’re told to do, especially when the result is that the headliner loses 20 minutes off their set because Hemlock isn’t going to stay open later if they can’t sell liquor past 2. So you’re all assholes. Fuck you. “Bodyaches” and “Slice Me Nice” are actually good songs, the latter a nod to Berlin, but I don’t care. Show some respect when a band visits from Portland.
Still Flyin’: “Dead Memory Man” has a Duran Duran-style beat. It’s pretty enjoyable.
Bart Davenport: I know this name and remember why. At any rate, “Born to Suffer” is an Edwyn Collins-type number.
The Donkeys: They’re better musicians than poker players on “Lower the Heavens.”
The Botticellis: “When I Call” is standard indie fare.
Papercuts: Dreampop with “Well I Don’t.” Not overly sweet, which is a good thing.
Foxtails Brigade: Female-led with strings. Great quality of singing on “The Bread and the Bait.” Also enjoyable is “The Hours.” I wish it could be longer than two minutes, though. That hand-clapping is addictive.
Sandycoates: “Black Sleep” is dreamy. Poor attempt at wordplay? Perhaps, but it is still true, so suck on it. It’s one of my favorites on the disc.
The Dry Spells: They cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon.” They might as well cover Barenaked Ladies’ “It’s All Been Done.” It’s a fine cover, for what it’s worth.

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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 90, 12 January 2011 Playlist

January 13, 2011

Sarah Kirkland Snider, The Stranger With the Face of a Man I Loved
Add N to X, The Black Regent
The Aislers Set, Mission Bells
The New Trust, Taking Tree
Marnie Stern, Risky Biz
Ah Holly Fam’ly, All Unfolding
A Girl Called Eddy, The Soundtrack of Your Life
Highlife, Tuareg Dancehall
Allo Darlin’, Dreaming
All Girl Summer Fun Band, Becky
Rain Perry, Red Green White Blue
Lily Allen, Who’d Have Known
Dot Allison, Morning Sun
Gregory and the Hawk, For the Best
Ani Difranco, Not a Pretty Girl
The Amps, Full on Idle
Ani Difranco, Leave Tomorrow
The Amps, Full on Idle
Soft Cotton County, Leave Tomorrow
Warpaint, Baby
An April March, So Unassuming
Angus and Julia Stone, Private Lawns
Lower Dens, Plastic and Powder
Amy Millan, Headsfull
The Anniversary, The D in Detroit
Miriams Well, More Than I
Maya Angelou, Stone Cold in the Market
¡andale!, Black Is Bad
Cock & Swan, Unrecognized
An Horse, Postcards
The Apples in Stereo, If You Want to Wear a Hat
Agent Ribbons, Grey Gardens
Architecture in Helsinki, Beef in Box
Aroah, Autobiographical Rhyming Song
Cyndi Lauper, How Blue Can You Get?
Asobi Seksu, New Years
ApSci, Crazy Crazy Insane
astroPuppees, Wanna Be Alone
Olof Arnalds, I Nyju Husi
Deluka, Meanstreak
Asleep in the Park, Coming Home
Audrye Sessions, Contagious
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Robot Boy
Azure Ray, Signs in the Leaves
Au Revoir Simone, I Couldn’t Sleep
April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Drop Dead Gorgeous

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 86, 17 November 2010 Playlist

November 18, 2010

Highlife, Buryingstones
Sahara Hotnights, Keep Up the Speed
Ruby, Beefheart
Azure Ray, Wake Up, Sleepyhead
Run for Cover Lovers, Transmission Standard
Rubies, I Feel Electric
Miriam’s Well, Diamonds
Save Ferris, The World Is New
Polly Scattergood, Please Don’t Touch
Lower Dens, Plastic and Powder
Savath & Savalas, Apnea Obstructiva
Scout Niblett, Big Bad Man
Artefact, Sex Computer
Seksu Roba, Hesitation
Sex Presleys, Teddy Bear
Fitz & the Tantrums, Don’t Gotta Work It Out
7 Year Bitch, Crying Shame
Sea Sick, XX
The Lightfighters, Fade to Grey
She & Him, Thieves
The Selby Tigers, The Prom I Never Had
Sarah Jaffe, Wreaking Havoc
Shonen Knife, Lazybone
Shannon Stephens, Deliverance
Dirty Projectors, No Intention
The Shams, Voices in My Head
She Mob, I Took the $
Nina Nastasia, This Familiar Way
Shellshag, Shut Up
Shelleyan Orphan, Muddied Up
Cheyenne Marie Mize, Kind
Tracy Shedd, People Are Changing
Smoosh, Rad
We Landed on the Moon, On Our Last Legs
Sleater-Kinney, Get Up
Sia, You’ve Changed
Eels, This Is Where It Gets Good
Silversun Pickups, Kissing Families
Sick of Sarah, Daises
Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco, Cucala
The Soviettes, Photograph
The Skys, Bad Guys
Agent Ribbons, Grey Gardens

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 83, 20 October 2010 Playlist

October 27, 2010

Clara Luzia, Queen of the Wolves
Minipop, Generator
Morcheeba, Cut to the Bass
Azure Ray, On and on Again
Mt. Eerie, Julie Doiron & Fred Squire, Lost Wisdom
Juana Molina, Desordenado
Andreya Triana, Daydreamers
The Mood Swings, Crush
Monkey, This Life
Sarah Jaffe, Wreaking Havoc
The Muffs, Really Really Happy
Mum, If I Were a Fish
Cotton Jones, Dream on Columbia Street
Mt. St. Helen’s Vietnam Band, Masquerade
Music Go Music, I Walk Alone
The Hundred in the Hands, Young Aren’t Young
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Bowling Green
Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Slaughter
Dear and the Headlights, Strangers
The Newloud, Secrets
Joanna Newsom, Peach, Plum, Pear
Defiance, Ohio, Hairpool
Negativland/Chumbawamba, Smelly Water
Nous Non Plus, L’Amant
Agent Ribbons, Grey Gardens Dada Girlfriend
Nneka, God of Mercy
The No-No’s, The Damage Done
Jupe Jupe, Invaders
Night Driving in Small Towns, All Together Now
Kate Nash, Later On
Miss TK and the Revenge, Saturday
Of Montreal, Lysergic Bliss
OP8 Featuring Lisa Germano, If I Think of Love
Fitz and the Tantrums, L.O.V.
Tara Jane O’Neil, Your Rats Are
Orenda Fink, Blind Asylum
Rogue Valley, The Warming Moon
Beth Orton, Central Reservation
O+S, We Do What We Want to
Jesca Hoop, The Kingdom
The Operators, Punch You Out
Operation Makeout, Life on Your Windowsill
Carissa’s Wierd, Drunk With the Only Saints I Know
Diana Krall, Peel Me a Grape
The White Stripes, The Union Forever
Thao, Big Kid Table

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 82, 13 October 2010 Playlist

October 13, 2010

Andreya Triana, Daydreamers
L7, Pretend We’re Dead
Luckie Strike, Can’t Afford It
Defiance, Ohio, The Reason
Sara Lov, Timebomb
The Lovemakers, We Already Said Goodbye
Dirty Projectors, No Intention
Kirsty MacColl, You Know It’s You
Lykke Li, Little Bit
Maximum Balloon, Communion
Luna, Anesthesia
Lunachicks, Mr. Lady
Versus, On the Ones and Threes
Luscious Jackson, Under Your Skin
Lush, Ladykillers
The Hundred in the Hands, Young Aren’t Young
Mary Timony Band, Sharpshooter
Eleni Mandell, Artificial Fire
Agent Ribbons, I’m Alright
Manda and the Marbles, Boys Will Be Boys
Barbara Manning, Isn’t Lonely Lovely
Of Montreal, Coquet Coquette
Man of the Year, Thank Your Stars
Aimee Mann, Susan
Colleen and Paul, Please Be Kind
Manifold Splendour, Wonder Boys
Audra Mae, Snakebite
Carissa’s Wierd, Blessed Arms That Hold You Tight, Freezing Cold and Alone
Magnapop, This Family
Mascott, Opposite
Preaching to the Animals, Down and Out
Mates of State, Get Better
Laura Marling, Devil’s Spoke
Margaret Cho, I’m Sorry
Matt & Kim, Cutdown
Ida Maria, Oh My God
The Vaselines, Overweight but Over You
Marina & the Diamonds, Are You Satisfied?
Maps of Norway, Victory Lane
Norma Loy, Romance
Anya Marina, Move You (SSSPII)
Marine Research, Parallel Horizontal
Sarah Jaffe, Wreaking Havoc
Nena, Kino
Cub, Backwoods
Madonna, Nothing Really Matters
The Aislers Set, The Way to Market Station
Screaming Females, Adult Army