Posts Tagged ‘julianna barwick’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 114, 22 June 2011 Playlist

June 22, 2011

The Feelies, So Far
Strange Holiday, The Eagle Has Landed
The Shivers, My Mouth Is for My Love
Chop Chop, The Shapeshifter Deception
The Thoughts, Orange Sky
Eastern Conference Champions, Bull in the Wild
The Well Wishers, Goodbye
Ellie Goulding, Starry Eyed
Snowblink, Green to Gone
Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Wondering
Baby Moreno, Mess a Good Thing
Wolf Ram Heart, Viewgirls
About Group, You’re No Good
Nazzcar Raw Delay, Eeyore
Ear Pwr, North Carolina
Julianna Barwick, Flown
The Barbarellatones, The Raven
Bat for Lashes, Pearl’s Dream
The Bears of Blue River, Crayola
Belle and Sebastian, Your Secrets
Benyaro, All My Money on You
Belly, Slow Dog
Best Coast, Our Deal
Ben + Vesper, Knee-Hi Wall
Peter Bjorn & John – Breaker Breaker
BYOP – Girls on TV
Black Lips – Modern Art
Those Darlin – Screws Get Loose
Title Tracks – Clench Your Fists
Touch My Rash – Give Me Everything
No Use for a Name – Let Me Down
Arctic Monkeys – Library Pictures
Distillers – I Am A Revenant
Curbside – Downtown
Donnas – Rock N Roll Machine
Hot Snakes – Plenty For All
Kaito – Should I
Booty Chesterfield Trio – Demo No. 1
Shilpa Ray – Heaven in Stereo
Sweet – Action
Pour Habit – Matter of Opinion
Bronx – Bats
Ssion – I’m Hungry
Shalini – Synthesize
Care Bears on Fire – Met You on Myspace
Wayne Kramer – Bad Seed
Boris the Sprinkler – Train Song
Simplejack – At War…

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Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 106, 27 April 2011 Playlist

April 27, 2011

Rachel Goodrich, Morning Light
Joanna Newsom, Bridges and Balloons
The Newloud, Rubberman
Jessica Lea Mayfield, Sleepless
Now, Now Every Children, Everyone You Know
Nous Non Plus, Catastrophe
Julianna Barwick, The Magic Place
Nneka, Showin’ Love
The No-No’s, Adorable Combustible
The Dears, Omega Dog
Oh Land, White Nights
Of Montreal, The Problem With April
Old 97’s, The Magician
Melt Banana, Pigeons on My Eyes (Go to Bed!!!)
O+S, Haunts
Kitten, Chinatown
Beth Orton, Central Reservation
Tara Jane O’Neil, Your Rats Are
Blondie, Mother
OP8 featuring Lisa Germano, If I Think of Love
Operation Makeout, Lost, Unwanted … But Still Nice
Hank & Cupcakes, Pleasure Town
Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Higher Than the Stars
Anna Oxygen, Baby Blue
Lia Ices, Daphne
Jemina Pearl, Selfish Heart
Julie Peel, OK
Sister Sin, Beat ‘Em Down
The Peekers, Close My Eyes
Peaches, Lose You
Themes, Sanctuary Road
Pee Shy, Bathroom Floor
PJ Harvey & John Parish, April
Ben + Vesper, Cheer Up, Cheers!
Rain Perry, Red Green White Blue
Petracovich, All I Have to Say
Ed Hines Band, Space Man
Persephone’s Bees, On the Earth
Gretchen Phillips, Your Drinking
Juliana Hatfield, I Picked You Up
Liz Phair, What Makes You Happy
Peggy Sue, She Called
Prints of China, Power Heavy
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, I Don’t Know What to Do
The Pipettes, It Hurts to See You Dance So Well
Pixies, The Navajo Know

Julianna Barwick “The Magic Place”

March 27, 2011

If highlights from this record were being shown on Sportscenter, there would be a “Top 10 Nominee” bug in the corner of the screen. This will be one of my favorite records of 2011, no doubt.
Julianna Barwick does the ethereal Cocteau Twins thing on “The Magic Place,” and that’s right up my alley. It doesn’t have the percussion to be ambient, so it’s just smooth, velvety synths and harmonies, which create musical erections for all who are listening. The title track is also really good. I mean, everything is good, and they all sound the same, because there’s not a lot of potential for variance with this genre. There doesn’t need to be. It’s already what it needs to be. It’s a bit of a tough review to write in that sense.
“White Flag” is also recommended. “Bob in Your Gait” is more piano and less synth. The contrast is breathtaking. If you want funk-free makeout music, look no further.
“Flown” is the last track. Very standard Cocteau Twins-style dreampop. Someday computers will be able to make new versions of this stuff every five minutes, and we’ll never have to make music again. Until then, we have Julianna Barwick. My heart goes out to her for brightening my day.