Posts Tagged ‘katie johnson’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 151, 16 May 2012 Playlist

May 16, 2012

Foxy Shazam, (It’s) Too Late Baby
Imperial Teen, My Spy
The Icicles, Margie
Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound, Annie Get Your Gun
Innocent Bandits, When Another Sun Shines
Ivy, I Still Want You
Theresa Andersson, Injuns
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, The Flame That Burns
The Innocence Mission, That Was Another Country
Heartless Bastards, Late in the Night
Is/Is, Death Treat
International Waters, 1994
Cate le Bon, Julia
Is/Is, Eating Hourglasses
Marketa Irglova, We Are Good
Internal/External, Inside/Outside
The Very, Humdrum
I Was a King, Unreal
Sarah Jaffe, Clementine
TOPS, Turn Your Love Around
Jared Mees & the Grown Children, Even Little Mountains
Jenny and Johnny, Scissor Runner
The Goblin Market, The Night Is Darkening Around Me
The Jezabels, Catch Me
Jessica Jalbert, Daniels
Grace Woodroofe, Always Want
Jews and Catholics, The Spring
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, I Love Rock ‘N Roll
The Staves, Mexico
John & Tom, Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
Kacey Johansing, Many Seasons
Black Bananas, It’s Cool
Jonka, The Nana Song
John & Jehn, Shades
Perfume Genius, Dirge
Katie Johnson, A Perfect World
John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey, Heela
Ani DiFranco, Life Boat
Talib Kweli Featuring Norah Jones, Soon the New Day
The Josephine Wiggs Experience, Arizona
Ceu, Retrovisor
The Joy Formidable, Whirring
Julie Plug, I Feel
The Decemberists, The Rake’s Song

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 133, 26 November 2011 Playlist

November 26, 2011

Katie Johnson, Pocket Full of Posies
Jared Mees & the Grown Children, Inaudible Song II
Kevin Devine, Between the Concrete & Clouds
Firehorse, Puppet
Fun., We Are Young
Class Actress, Missed
Hess Is More, Burn
Dreamers of the Ghetto, Night Hawks
Mr. Gnome, House of Circles
Louise Burns, Chinook (Sing from the Valley of Doubt)
The Do, Gonna Be Sick!
The Lower 48, Golden Shore
Sarah Jaffe, Clementine
Anomie Belle, Bodies Offering
My Brightest Diamond, We Added It Up

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 132, 16 November 2011 Playlist

November 17, 2011

Gringo Star, Make You Mine
Melt Banana, I Hate It!
Rose Melberg, Another Cup of Coffee
Emblems, Coyotes
Mia Doi Todd, Under the Sun
Metric, Stadium Love
Prince Rama, Incarnation
Metal Mother, Vices
M.I.A, Boyz
The Big Scary, Summer
Amy Millan, Wayward and Parliament
Me Talk Pretty, Brokenhearted
Caitlin Rose, For the Rabbits
Meridene, Everyone’s Waiting
Mike and Ruthy, Rise
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, A Star Over Pureland
Rose Melberg, The Orchard
Mr. & Mrs. Muffins, The Ladybird’s Theme
International Waters, Green Lights Forever
Mirah Yomtov Zeitlyn/Ginger Brooks Takahishi & Friends, While We Have the Sun
Holly Miranda, Forest Green, Oh Forest Green
Ohbijou, Echo Bay
Juana Molina, Micael
The Lower 48, The End
Cheyenne Marie Mize, Not
Minipop, Fingerprints
Terra Lightfoot, Sleep Away the Winter
Mother Mother, Getaway
Morcheeba, Mandala
Hess Is More, Creation Keeps the Devil Away
Gaby Moreno, Intento
Emilie Mover, Dance All Night
Girl in a Coma, Smart
The Mood Swings, No Place to Hide
Monkey, Walking on Coals
The Muffs, Sad Tomorrow
My Brightest Diamond, Inside a Boy
Katie Johnson, How Could She Know Anything
Music Go Music, Thousand Crazy Nights
Mum, Illuminated
The Do, Dust It Off
Mumford & Sons, Awake My Soul

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 131, 2 November 2011 Playlist

November 2, 2011

S.C.U.M, Faith Unfolds
Aimee Mann, Susan
Eleni Mandell, Girls
Class Actress, Need to Know
Barbara Manning, Isn’t Lonely Lovely?
Manda and the Marbles, Boys Will Be Boys
Memoryhouse, Lately
Man of the Year, Hovercraft
Manifold Splendour, Wonder Boys
Prince Rama, Trust
Audra Mae, Snakebite
Magnapop, Nowhere
Release the Sunbird, We’ll Begin Tomorrow
Mates of State, 10 Years Later
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Claws Off
Firehorse, Machete Gang Holiday
Laura Marling, Alpha Shallows
Anya Marina, Lovesick
International Waters, Do I Get So Shy
Mascott, Red Flowers
Maps of Norway, Glass
Aficionado, Everything Was Right
Matt & Kim, Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare
Marine Research, Parallel Horizontal
Pajama Club, Daylight
Marina & the Diamonds, Oh No!
Mary Timony Band, Curious Minds
Lights, Where the Fence Is Low
Rose Melberg, Stitch
Ida Maria, Stella
The Big Scary, Gem in the Granite
Medals, Puzzle
Mecca Normal, Museum of Open Windows
Sleeping in the Aviary, Are You Afraid of Being Poor?
Jessica Lea Mayfield, I’ll Be the One That You Want Someday
Kathy McCarty, Sorry Entertainer
Sarah Jaffe, Louder Than Ever
Kelly McFarling, On Your Terms
Nellie McKay, There You Are in Me
Katie Johnson, Parachute
Mekons, Wild & Blue
Mean Red Spiders, Trains and Boats and Planes
Radiation City, The Things You Tell Us
Megapuss, Theme From Hollywood
Mika Miko, Tighty Liberace

Katie Johnson “When Signs Say Go”

October 16, 2011

When I put this in, I immediately thought of Lenka. Katie Johnson is a woman with her guitar. The songwriting needs a little work, but everything else is fantastic. She just needs to get older, I bet. “A Perfect World” seems to use her skills optimally, with a generally flatter melody that works well with her voice.
I appreciate “Pocket Full of Posies” and am slightly in awe that it goes on for nearly six minutes. That makes it a good makeout song, though, because you can go at it for a long time.
I had a little snicker when I heard “The Promise of Storm” because the guitar was similar to the intro of Jewel’s “You Were Meant for Me,” and “Pieces of You” had some of the worst songwriting ever. Johnson is at least better than that.
“Parachute” is far and away the winner. The mix quality is better, the guitar is sharper, the singing is on key, and even the songwriting works. This might be one of the best individual songs I’ve heard this year.
The other track that stood out to me was “How Could She Know Anything.” I find myself coming back to this one, and I can’t quite put my finger on why. Maybe it’s the harmonica.
This record reminds me of Kacey Johansing, which namewise is a very similar name. That could be it, really. But at any rate, this CD really grows on me, like when you see a rookie show occasional flashes of brilliance. You may wonder how I can tell this is an initial effort. I just know.