Posts Tagged ‘grouplove’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 149, 25 April 2012 Playlist

April 25, 2012

Lost in the Trees, Tall Ceilings
Lisa Gerrard, The Rite
Girl in a Coma, Hope
The Chieftains, The Chieftains in Orbit
Girls, Life in San Francisco
The Godshills, Zoewie
You Say France & I Whistle, Our Spiderweb
Givers, Words
The Gits, Slaughter of Bruce
Fanfarlo, Tunguska
Go Betty Go, Unreal
Giant Value, A Good Thing
Ariane Moffatt, Mons Corp
Giant Drag, Blunt Picket Fence
Gigi, Some Second Best
Palomar, Red
Rachel Goodrich, Fire
Go-Go’s, Vacation
Foxy Shazam, Last Chance at Love
Juliana Hatfield, Evan
Gossip, Men in Love
Hot Toddies, Green and Gold
Nina Gordon, Number One Camera
Great Northern, This Is a Problem
Wild Belle, Keep You
Grand Lake, Louise (I Live in a Fantasy)
Grey Anne, Adelaide
Ani DiFranco, Amendment
Gravy Train!!!!, Ghost Boobs
Grass Widow, Tuesday
Now, Now, Lucie, Too
Go Sailor, Last Year
Ellie Goulding, Lights
AneBrun, Worship
Grouplove, Colours
Gringo Star, Jessica
The Men, Turn It Around
Larkin Grimm, They Were Wrong
Halou, Oceanwide
Pyyramids, Perfect Picture
Haight-Ashbury, Molitof
Petra Haden, Armenia City in the Sky
John & Tom, Lonesome Yodel Blues
PJ Harvey, A Perfect Day Elise
Handsome Furs, I’m Confused
Gemma Hayes, Don’t Forget

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Grouplove “Never Trust a Happy Song”

October 9, 2011

So this is what the fuss is about. Grouplove are in fact pretty good. “Itchin’ on a Photograph” gets the album off to a good start, with what perfectly exemplifies today’s college rock sound.
This is music that makes you smile in its innocent goodness. “Lovely Cup” inspires hope that the girl across the hall will not only sleep you with but meet your parents at Thanksgiving. Let them worry about your brother being gay. Finally.
“Slow” has a frenetic percussive beat even if the song itself isn’t overly fast. It sounds like something Rihanna would sample when she had a special guest MC, or whatever it is they call MCs today.
Vocals that yell more than sing dominate “Spun.” This band reminds me of Sunnyvale (the city) because the song names, like Sunnyvale’s street names, are either really long or really short.
“Chloe” has a similar beat as “Rock This Town” by “Stray Cats,” and the melody vaguely hints at Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5.” If it’s a ballad you want, “Cruel and Beautiful World” delivers the goods.
These guys continue their rise to the top. Enjoy the ride.

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 127, 28 September 2011 Playlist

September 28, 2011

Karmacoda, Get Me Through Another Lonely Night
The Godshills, Boats
Gigi, Everyone Can Tell
Aficionado, Falsified Inspiration
Giant Drag, Pretty Little Neighbor
Giant Value, See Fit
Grouper, Alien Observer
Girl in a Coma, Come on, Let’s Go
The Gits, Italian Song
Fereshta, Body Heat
Go Betty Go, You Want It All
Holly Golightly, It’s All Over Now
Xiu Xiu, Hyunhye’s Theme
Go-Go’s, Skidmarks on My Heart
The Gossip, (Take Back) The Revolution
Santah, When I Couldn’t Move
Grey Anne, Riddle
Grand Lake, It Takes a Horse to Light a House
Shenandoah Davis, Proof
Great Northern, Loose Ends
Ellie Goulding, Starry Eyed
Pack A.D., Haunt You
Gravy Train!!!!, Ghost Boobs
Nina Gordon, Badway
Family of the Year, St. Croix
Go Sailor, Blue Sky
Grass Widow, Old Disguise
The Gift, My Sun
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Butterflies
Larkin Grimm, Anger in Your Liver
Feist, How Come You Never Go There
Gringo Star, All Day Long
Grouplove, Don’t Say Oh Well
Dirty Mittens, Light On
Petra Haden, Silas Stingy
Haight-Ashbury, Million Man March
Diva, Twilight in Inquanok
Handsome Furs, Memories
Juliana Hatfield, I Picked You Up
The Violet Lights, Sex & Sound
Halou, I’ll Carry You
PJ Harvey, Cat on the Wall
HTRK, Eat Yr Heart
Hawnay Troof, Feelings
Gemma Hayes, Home
Heavenly, C Is the Heavenly Option
Headless Heroes, Blues Run the Game
Heavens to Betsy, Calculated
Here We Go Magic, Backwards Time
Helium, Silver Strings
Kristin Hersh, The Thin Man

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