Posts Tagged ‘cock and swan’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 152, 23 May 2012 Playlist

May 23, 2012

Santigold, Disparate Youth
Julie Ruin, Breakout A-Town
J. Perdiod and Nneka, Changes
AU, Get Alive
Kenickie, In Your Car
Killola, This Is How the World Ends
Imaginary Cities, Don’t Cry
The Kelley Deal 6000, My Boyfriend Died
Kaia, Where in the World Is Greencastle Indiana?
Go Back to the Zoo, Hey DJ
The Kabbs, Down This Road
Kepi, Hurt & Alone
Nneka, J
Kahimi Karie, Lolitapop Dollhouse
Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Sleepwalking Through My Life
Panic Years, Bad Faith
The Kirby Grips, Liar
Kitten Forever, Slamdunk
Cock and Swan, Happy Thoughts
Kitten, Johnny Johnny Johnny
Komeda, Blossom (Got to Get It Out)
The Goblin Market, The Night Wind
Korea Girl, Reunion
KMFDM, Rebels in Kontrol
Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Catacombs
Laika, Knowing to Little
La Chansons, X Marks the Spot
The New Kinetics, Cha-Cha
Lady Lazarus, The Eye in the Eye of the Storm
Ladyhawke, Paris Burning
Anebrun, Undertow
The Ladybug Transistor, Caught Don’t Walk
Laura Gibson + Ethan Rose, Leaving, Believing
Emily Wells, Darlin’
Kung Fu USA, Stars and Bars
Las Rubias del Norte, Seguedille
Wild Belle, Take Me Away
Cate le Bon, Eyes So Bright
L7, Andres
The Grenadines, Colourblind
Cyndi Lauper, How Blue Can You Get?
Lederhosen Lucil, Doin’ the Ganglion
The Chieftains, When the Ship Comes In
Leerone, To Fill the Void

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Cock and Swan “Stash”

May 20, 2012

For me it’s an honor to review this because someone else did their last album, and I played it a lot. I find it funny that iTunes calls this Electronica, though. Their sound hasn’t changed a bit. The first track, “Sneak Close,” provides more Softies-like experiences, even if a little less playful.
Slightly noisier is “Raging Chisel.” The vocals are mixed a little low, but otherwise this one is pretty good. Stereolab fans will like “Happy Thoughts” even if there’s no dominating synths to speak of. Maybe next time.
“Unrecognized” is a good title. I’ve never heard this before. It’s slightly plodding but still enjoyable. Similarly, “Remember Sweet” has a steady beat that keeps you going longer than you might think.
The last track is “Walking Up Dandelions.” It has a really long intro but otherwise sends the listener off with a thorough understanding of the Cock and Swan sound. Nothing too innovative on this record as a whole, but then no one is really expecting that, either.

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 145, 21 March 2012 Playlist

March 21, 2012

Puppies and Trains, I Know You’re With Me
Cibo Matto, White Pepper Ice Cream
Jenny Choi, Comfort Me
Olivia Broadfield, Happening
Cinnamon, Springtime of My Life
Margaret Cho, Intervention
Old Monk, Skullsplitter
Chop Chop, Escape
CocoRosie, Fairy Paradise
Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound, Old Italian Love Song
Class Actress, Love Me Like You Used to
The Clash, I Fought the Law
ZZ Ward, Last Love Song
Cocteau Twins, Violaine
Coralie Clement, Houlala
Jesse Thomas, Madeline
Club 8, Dancing With the Mentally Ill
The Coathangers, Sonic You
Black Bananas, Rtx Go Go
Cocktail Slippers, Gotta Crush
Cock and Swan, Remember Sweet
Jessica Jalbert, Wild One
Coco, Cutie Pie
Concrete Blonde, Close to Home
Woodpigeon, … And as the Ship Went Down You’d Never Looked Finer
The Concretes, Teen Love
Company of Thieves, Pressure
The Lovely Bad Things, You Done Messed Up
Colleen and Paul, Please Be Kind
Controller.Controller, Sleep Over It
Sharon Van Etten, Kevin’s
Comet Gain, The Fists in the Pocket
Cowboy Junkies, Sir Francis Bacon at the Net
The Kabbs, Down This Road
Christina Courtin, Mulberries
The Corner Laughers, Thunderbird
Grace Woodroofe, Oh My God
Corpus Callosum, The Siblings Greely
Cotton Jones, Somehow to Keep It Going
Cate le Bon, Fold the Cloth
Saskia Crescentia, Swinging Swings
The Cribs, Victims of Mass Production
Big Deal, Distant Neighborhood
The Curious Mystery, Hot Port
Crazy Mary, Orgasmic Annie

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 96, 23 February 2011 Playlist

February 24, 2011

Trashcan Sinatras, Should I Pray?
Cadallaca, Scarface
Carissa’s Wierd, So You Wanna Be a Superhero
Stereolab, Aelita
Cat Power, I Don’t Blame You
Catatonia, Sweet Catatonia
Salteens, Savings and Loans
Neko Case, At Last
Chairlift, Evident Utensil
N.A.S.A., Chase the Devil
Margaret Cho, Intervention
Jenny Choi, Prometheus
Nerdkween, Catalyst
Cinnamon, Springtime of My Life
Cibo Matto, Sci-Fi Wasabi
Deerhoof, Qui Dorm, Nomes Somia
Chop Chop, Serial Killer
Club 8, Sometimes
Victoire, India Whiskey
CocoRosie, Promise
Cocktail Slippers, You Do Run
Lovers, Figure8
Cocteau Twins, Pink Orange Red
C.O.C.O., Good
Grouplove, Don’t Say Oh Well
Coralie Clement, Bye Bye Beaute
The Concretes, Postpone It
Fort Wilson Riot, All My Friends
Colleen and Paul, You’re My Globe
Concrete Blonde, When I Was a Fool
Tennis, Baltimore
Company of Thieves, Around the Block
Cock and Swan, Remember Sweet
27, What Did You Expect
Cowboy Junkies, (You’ve Got to Get) A Good Heart
The Corner Laughers, Stonewords
The Monday Mornings, Shift the Sea
Christina Courtin, Foreign Country
Cotton Jones, By Morning Light
Tamaryn, The Waves
Saskia Crescentia, Summer Fires
Care Bears on Fire, My Problems
Lady Lazarus, Sick Child
Crazy Mary, Orgasmic Annie
Cranes, Can’t Get Free
Cub, Motel 6

Various Artists “Lost Tribe Sound: One”

October 31, 2010

It’s a compilation of Lost Tribe Sound acts. Many of the tracks are instrumental, but the ones with the vocals provide for entertaining entertainment. Pollution Salute has a real gem with “Bright Shine,” which might be about when you take Taco Bell hot sauce and rub it on a penny.
The Birdcage use ethereal synths and great female lyrics on “Daydream.” This is one of my favorite songs of the year, and I want to know what I can do to make this band millionaires. Cock & Swan already are well-known around these parts, and the acoustic version of “Unrecognized” is recognizably awesome.
Benoit Pioulard gives us an acoustic version of “Hirondelle.” Most of the other 20 tracks on the record are instrumentals, making for useful beds or freestyle karaoke sessions.

Alphabet Soup, Episode 5, May 23 2010 Playlist

May 23, 2010

Cocteau Twins, Golden-Vein
CocoRosie, Rainbow Warriors
Cock and Swan, Morning’s Window
Cocktail Slippers, Gotta Crush
Club 8, In the Morning
Coralie Clement, L’Effet Jokari
Concrete Blonde, Walking in London
The Concretes, Chosen One
Company of Thieves, Even in the Dark
Saskia Crescentia, Free Me
The Corner Laughers, The Commonest Manifesto
Cub, Your Bed
Dance Hall Crashers, Whiskey & Gin
Kimya Dawson, Hidden Vagenda
Damone, Frustrated Unnoticed
Death Cab for Cutie, Title and Registration

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 62, May 2 2010 Playlist

May 2, 2010

Dead Man’s Bones, My Body’s a Zombie for You
Willowz, Jimmy James
Donora, Backbeat
Gigi, Everyone Can Tell
The Watson Twins, Tell Me Why
Cock and Swan, Holding On
Haight-Ashbury, Favourite Song
Nneka, Africans
Blue Skies for Black Hearts, I Still Wish That You Were Around
Slow Club, Christmas TV
Laura Gibson and Ethan Rose, Leaving, Believing
Eels, I Need a Mother
The Disco Biscuits, Loose Change
Shannon and the Clams, Blast Me to Bermuda
Akai, Drifted

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 37, September 9 2009 Playlist

September 9, 2009

Madness, Bingo
The Decks, DTC
The Del Toros, Can’t Be Yours
The Nocturnes, Back Curran
Dear Nora, This Is Not a Test
Dealership, All the Kids
Liam Finn & Eliza Jane, On Your Side
Dead Can Dance, Ariadne
Dance Hall Crashers, We Owe
Florence & the Machine, Dog Days Are Over
Damone, Tonight
Tom Waits, Goin’ Out West
Cub, My Flaming Red Bobsled
Amy Millan, Finish Line
Damn Handsome and the Birthday Suits, Tainted Love
Julee Cruise, Until the End of the World
The Jezabels, Unmarked Helicopters
Cranes, Don’t Wake Me Up
The Concretes, Tjyven (The Thief)
The Woodlands, Until the Day Dims
Concrete Blonde, God Is a Bullet
Coralie Clement, Sono Io
Regina Spektor, Two Birds
Cocktail Slippers, Anything You Want
Club 8, Say a Prayer
The New Up, Dear Life
Cocteau Twins, Pearly Dewdrops’ Drops
Cock and Swan, Morning’s Window
The Shortcuts, Nothing New
COCO, Much to Learn
CocoRosie, Bloody Twins
Falcao and Monashee, Teleportation
Cibo Matto, Beef Jerky
Civet, Extra
Lightning Dust, Honest Man
The Muffs, My Awful Dream
Chop Chop, Fed
Jenny Choi, Driving
Polynya, Fields
Book of Love, Getting Faster
Blake Babies, I’m Not Your Mother
Cinnamon, A Northwest Passage
Chicklet, Threshold
Suddenly, Tammy!, Bound Together
Talbot Tagora, Solar Puppets
Neko Case, Margaret vs. Pauline
Royalchord, Too Easy
Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard, Barbarian Horde
The Rocking Horse Winner, Tomorrow