Posts Tagged ‘lower dens’

Lower Dens “Nootropics”

June 3, 2012

I played the hell out of “Twin-Hand Movement” so I was excited to see a new record from Lower Dens. “Alphabet Song” is the first track and sounds like a remix of one of the dungeon levels on the original Legend of Zelda for the NES.
Although I’m pretty sure the band isn’t trying for it, the late ’80s video game feel continues on “Propagation.” I think it’s the synths. There are lots of things “Candy” could be about, but it didn’t seem to be about any of them.
“Lion in Winter Pt. 2” has lyrics, unlike Part 1. Maybe it’s like “Another Brick in the Wall” because it is really good. Even musically it is better than the first one. The last track has the cliche title, “In the End Is the Beginning.” It is also 12 minutes long. I think it cycles through the end and the beginning two or three times, if you catch my drift.

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Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 130, 19 October 2011 Playlist

October 19, 2011

Memoryhouse, To the Lighthouse
Leerone, Bring It On
Laura Gibson + Ethan Rose, Introduction
Asobi Seksu, Vicious Bears
Lederhosen Lucil, Best Dishwasher I Ever Had
Cate le Bon, Burn Until the End
Karmacoda, If You Give It to Me (Our Summer of Love)
Cyndi Lauper, Rollin’ and Tumblin’
Jenny Lewis, Black Sand
Jared Mees & the Grown Children, Juicy Fruit
Liam Finn & Eliza Jane, On Your Side
Le Tigre, I’m So Excited
Caitlin Rose, Sinful Wishing Well
The Living Sisters, How Are You Doing
The Like, Wishing He Was Dead
Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps, Calliope
Lissie, Here Before
Lisa Gerrard and Patrick Cassidy, Sailing to Byzantium
Radiation City, Phantom Lady
Lil Pocket Knife, Red Hott
Liesl’s Wet Dress, Intoxicating Brew
Emblems, Morning Breath
Lois, A Summer Long
The Lightfighters, Mirrorball
Maria Taylor, Like It Does
Little Teeth, Sideways
Mary Lou Lord, Aim Low
Shenandoah Davis, Throne
Los Campesinos!, 200-102
Luscious Jackson, Under Your Skin
Big Harp, Out in the Field
The Lovemakers, Whine & Dine
Lush, Hypocrite
Primus, Extinction Burst
Dream Theater, On the Backs of Angels
Luckie Strike, Can’t Afford It
Sara Lov, Why Can’t I Be?
O Bruxo, De Colores
Lower Dens, Rosie
Luna, Tiger Lily
The Big Scary, Summer
Lykke Li, Youth Knows No Pain
Lunachicks, Spork
Kirsty MacColl, Last Day of Summer

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 103, 6 April 2011 Playlist

April 6, 2011

Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, Bica
Loquat, Sit Sideways
Lois, 2 Hearts
Mother Mother, Getaway
Mary Lou Lord, Hard Road
Los Campesinos!, A Heat Rash in the Shape of the Show Me State; or, Letters From Me to Charlotte
Corpus Callosum, Riding Home
Lower Dens, Holy Water
Sara Lov, New York
Neon Legion, Whose Army
Luckie Strike, Carpet
L7, Mr. Integrity
Old 97’s, Let the Whiskey Take the Reins
Spoon, Don’t You Evah
Lush, Single Girl
Tumbledown, A Thousand More Times
Kirsty MacColl, Angel
Lykke Li, I’m Good, I’m Gone
Themes, The Phantom
Luscious Jackson, Under Your Skin
Lunachicks, Mmm Donuts
Lia Ices, Love Is Won
Luna, Smile
Eleni Mandell, He Thinks He’s in Love
Imaginary Cities, Temporary Resident
Barbara Manning, Everything Happens by Itself
Magnapop, Open the Door
Prints of China, False Fronts
Audra Mae, Smoke
Manifold Splendour, Wonder Boys
Juliana Hatfield, I Picked You Up
Aimee Mann, Pavlov’s Bell
Man of the Year, Parade of Stars
Erikka Sylphh, Die Trip Summertime Die
Manda & the Marbles, Boys Will Be Boys
Malachai, Blackbird
The Radio Dept., Why Won’t You Talk About It?
Matt & Kim, Don’t Slow Down
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Claws Off
Webelos, Hansel and Gretal
Marina & the Diamonds, Oh No!
Mates of State, Jigsaw
Black Math, Commando of Love (the Anals)
Marine Research, At the Lost and Found
Anya Marina, Drop Dead Blues
Maps of Norway, Cellophane
Mascott, Dream Another Day
Laura Marling, Rambling Man
Mary Timony Band, Killed by the Telephone

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 89, 5 January 2011 Playlist

January 6, 2011

We Landed on the Moon!, On Our Last Legs
Twigs, Trouble Me Too
Ultralash, Kitchen Song
Velella Velella, Rainbow Sox
Undersea Poem, You You You
The Vaselines, Molly’s Lips
Azure Ray, Shouldn’t Have Loved
Utah Phillips and Ani Difranco, Nevada City, California
UUVVWWZ, Neolano
Sarah Kirkland Snider, The Lotus Eaters
Versus, Dead City
Velocity Girl, Sorry Again
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Dark Matter White Noise
Veruca Salt, Volcano Girls
Via Tania, In the Deep
Clara Luzia, Queen of the Wolves
Visqueen, Blue
Velocette, Bitterscene
Deluka, Cascade
Vivian Girls, Can’t Get Over You
The Violettes, In Sh’Allah
Marnie Stern, Transparency Is the New Misery
Von Iva, Where U At?!?
The Watson Twins, Just Like Heaven
Miriams Well, Diamonds
Emily Jane White, Victorian America
Anna Waronker, I Wish You Well
Rain Perry, Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War
Winterbrief, Chick Flick
Jen Wood, Invitation to Plastic
Lower Dens, Rosie
The Willowz, Something
Amy Winehouse, Rehab
April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Terrible Things
X-Ray Spex, Germfree Adolescents
Wow & Flutter, Projection
The Black Angels, Yellow Elevator #2
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Date With the Night
You Say Party! We Say Die!, Laura Palmer’s Prom
Nina Nastasia, This Familiar Way
Adele, That’s It, I Quit, I’m Moving On
A Camp, Here Are Many Wild Animals
Peggy Sue, Yo Mama

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 88, 8 December 2010 Playlist

December 9, 2010

Kelly McFarling, Reach
Maria Taylor, Time Lapse Lifeline
Teenage Moods, Sugar Band
Sarah Kirkland Snider, The Lotus Eaters
Tender Forever, But the Shape Is Wide
Tender Trap, 2 to the N
Lower Dens, Rosie
Tegan and Sara, Walking With a Ghost
10,000 Maniacs, Poison in the Well
Soft Cotton County, Leave Tomorrow
Thao With the Get Down Stay Down, Good Bye Good Luck
That Dog, Never Say Never
Deluka, Cascade
Tracey Thorn, Kentish Town
Throwing Muses, Counting Backwards
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Claws Off
Tilly and the Wall, Rainbows in the Dark
Tilt, Palm Tree (in West Oakland)
Belle and Sebastian, Write About Love
Mary Timony, The Owl’s Escape
Tiger Trap, Puzzle Pieces
Of Montreal, Our Riotous Defects
The Ting Tings, Be the One
Travis Pickle, One More Time
The Naked and Famous, Young Blood
Dune Tran, Love Underwater
Touch My Rash, Single by Choice
Hot Panda, Mindlessnesslessness
Jenny Toomey, Your Inarticulate Boyfriend
Tracy + the Plastics, Quaasars
James, Tell Her I Said So
Andreya Triana, Daydreamers
Tsunami Bomb, Dawn on a Funeral Day
Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones, Soon the New Day
Lissy Trullie, Just a Friend
The Trolleyvox, I Call on You
Margaret Cho, I’m Sorry
Tuscadero, The Sways
Tullycraft, 8 Great Ways
Dirty Projectors, No Intention
tUnE-yArDs, Sunlight
20 Minute Loop, Jubilation
April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Movie Loves a Screen
Alanis Morissette, Surrendering
Astrud Gilberto, Bim Bom
Julia Fischer & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041: I.
Blake Babies, When I See His Face
Lisa Germano, Puppet

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 87, 1 December 2010 Playlist

December 1, 2010

Modern Guy, Electrique Sylvie
Patti Smith, Beneath the Southern Cross
Kendra Smith, Temporarily Lucy
Dirty Projectors, Two Doves
Sneaker Pimps, Post-Modern Sleaze
Touch My Rash, Single by Choice
The Soviettes, Photograph
Miss TK and the Revenge, Posi Tip
The Softies, Pack Your Things and Go
Solex, Mere Imposters
Belle and Sebastian, Come On Sister
The Sounds, Seven Days a Week
Sonic Youth, The Diamond Sea
James, It’s Hot
Soft Cotton County, On a Roll
Some Girls, Social Control
The Black Angels, Yellow Elevator #2
Soda., Water Pistols
Son Volt, Sultana
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Schroedinger’s Cat
The Spinanes, Sunday
Spiral Beach, We Saw Ghosts
Defiance, Ohio, The Reason
Regina Spektor, Fidelity
Stars, Fixed
Diet Kong, Skin Color Crayon
Staci Twigg, He Said
Typsy Panthre, Hitch-Hiker
Lower Dens, Holy Water
Squirrelhouse, Fours
Talulah Gosh, Talulah Gosh
Azure Ray, Shouldn’t Have Loved
Shannon Stephens, Deliverance
Stereolab, Self Portrait With “Electric Brain”
Sarah Kirkland Snider, The Stranger With the Face of a Man I Loved
Marnie Stern, Grapefruit
Stereo Total, Miau Miau
Oh Land, Sun of a Gun
Sugarcubes, Hit
Sub Debs, 12XU
Kelly McFarling, On Your Terms
Summer Cats, Lonely Planet
Suran Song in Stag, Polybucket Radio
Deluka, OMFG

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 84, 27 October 2010 Playlist

October 27, 2010

Cotton Jones, Somehow to Keep It Going
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, 103
Bitesize, Sugar Car
Azure Ray, Signs in the Leaves
Anna Oxygen, Aviva
Peaches, I Feel Cream
Reporter, Click Shaw
The Peechees, No Heart
Pee Shy, Mr. Whisper
April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Movie Loves a Screen
Jemina Pearl, I Hate People
Julie Peel, Broken
Clara Luzia, Queen of the Wolves
The Peekers, Sweet Singin’ Birds
Liz Phair, Polyester Bride
Lower Dens, Plastic and Powder
Pizzicato Five, Good
Gretchen Phillips, Swimming
Dead Heart Bloom, Don’t Worry for Me
Persephone’s Bees, Nice Day
Petracovich, What If I Came to Get You?
Cloud Cult, The Escape – Running With the Wolves
Peggy Sue, The Conservationist
The Pillowfights, Buzz Buzz
Margaret Cho, I’m Sorry
PJ Harvey & John Parish, Pig Will Not
Picture Me Broken, Echoes of an Empire
Soft Cotton County, Easy Goes It
Pixies, Head On
The Pieces, Soda Machine
Miriam’s Well, More Than I
Picnic, Chalkboard
Please Do Not Fight, Up Up Up
Glasser, Treasure of We
Polysics, Baby Bias
Plastiscines, Bitch
The Hundred in the Hands, Pigeons
The Pipettes, Pull Shapes
Polite Sleepers, Driving Ohio
Tito Puente & Celia Cruz, Pachito Eche
Polynya, Orlando
The Prids, Fragile
Land of Talk, Cloak and Cipher
KT Tunstall, Universe & U
Jemina Pearl, Undesirable
Chaka Khan, Goldfinger
Original Broadway Cast, Rent