Posts Tagged ‘mirah’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 105, 13 April 2011 Playlist

April 13, 2011

Themes, Sanctuary Road
Meat Puppets, Love Mountain
Rose Melberg, Another Cup of Coffee
Juliana Hatfield, This Lonely Love
M.I.A, Boyz
Mike and Ruthy, End of Time
Webelos, Inside My Head
Mika Miko, Blues Not Speed
Amy Millan, Headsfull
Sister Sin, Outrage
Meridene, Parade of Fools
Metric, Gold Guns Girls
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, Bica
Holly Miranda, Everytime I Go to Sleep
Mirah, Country of the Future
Mother Mother, Chasing It Down
Cheyenne Marie Mize, With (Out)
Mixtapes & Cellmates, All of the Above
Neon Legion, Empire
Juana Molina, Rio Seco
Minipop, Made to Escape
Little Scream, The Heron and the Fox
Monkey, Chemical Nation
Mount Eerie, The Hidden Stone
Black Math, Part of Me
The Mood Swings, Nothing New
Morcheeba, Beat of the Drum
Lia Ices, Daphne
The Muffs, Silly People
Music Go Music, Warm in the Shadows
Ed Hines Band, Cindy Said
Meshell Ndegeocello, Love You Down
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, The Roof
Prints of China, No Shame
Nerdkween, Let Me Go
Nina Nastasia, What’s Out There
William Brittelle, Hey Child
The New Trust, There’s Been a Terrible Accident
The New Pornographers, All for Swinging You Around
Hank & Cupcakes, Hit
Kate Nash, Do-Wah-Doo
Negativland/Chumbawamba, Smelly Water
Ben + Vesper, Honors

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Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 91, 16 January 2011 Playlist, RPM special

January 16, 2011

Badmarsh + Shri, The Air I Breathe
Baxter, I Can’t See Why
Arling & Cameron, Speeding Down the Highway
Fantastic Plastic Machine, Love Is Psychedelic
Information Society, Where Would I Be Without IBM
Lionrock, Fire Up the Shoesaw
Olive, I’m Not in Love
Opus III, I Talk to the Wind
Lisahall, Comatose
Dat Cyde, Kindred
Glomag, Pocket Calculator
Supercar, Lucky
Utah Saints, Massive
303 Terrorists, The Future
Deee-Lite, I Had a Dream I Was Falling Through a Hole in the Ozone Layer
Deep Forest, Sweet Lullaby
Freezepop, Parlez-vous Freezepop
Halou, Stonefruit
Sunscreem, Love U More
Underworld, Born Slippy
Morcheeba, Ten Men
Mirah, La Familia
Bauhaus, Bela Legosi’s Dead
BT, Suddenly
Bix Medard, La Photo en Noir et Blanc
Beck, Fax Machine Anthem
Air, So Light Is Her Footfall
Apollo Four Forty, Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Dub
Art of Noise, Out of This World
Alphaville, Dangerous Places
Amanda Blank, Make-Up
Smart E’s, Sesame’s Treet

Alphabet Soup, Episode 11, 15 October 2010 Playlist

October 15, 2010

Mecca Normal, Waiting for Rudy
The Smiths, There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
Nellie McKay, Lali Est Paresseux
Mekons, The Curse
Mean Red Spiders, Shiny Skin
M.I.A., XXXO
Megapuss, Crop Circle Jerk ’94
Rose Melberg, Take Some Time
Melt Banana, Plot in a Pot
Metric, Gimme Sympathy
Mixtapes & Cellmates, Never
Mika Miko, On the Rise
Amy Millan, Finish Line
Mirah, Location Temporary

Gigi “Maintenant”

February 3, 2010

If you like the girl groups of the early ’60s then you will love this record. It stays fairly true to the era and presents an amazing list of guest singers. It has a slightly British feel to it with its liberal use of horns. Damn liberals.
“No, My Heart Will Go On” leads off and reminds me perhaps of the Dixie Cups. “Impossible Love” does the same thing. “The Hundredth Time” is to die for. Male vocals with female backing, and it reminds me of a stack of pancakes with Smuckers Boysenberry Syrup on top.
“Alone at the Pier” has guest Rose Melberg and is awesome. “Won’t Someone Tell Me?” features special guest Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn, who you are more likely to know, simply, as Mirah. What’s not to like?
“The Marquee” features guest Katie Eastburn and is a bit of a departure. With strings to go with the horns, it has a grownup feel. If you’re a secretly miserable yuppie having the people from accounting over for cheese, this song is the one you play in the background. Just remember not to get into an argument with your wife while you’re entertaining guests. It can wait.
Two things I don’t like about this album: The track listing is completely wrong, and the cover art has egregious errors. They show what we are led to believe is an old-timey intersection with a pre-hoopty-era car parallel parked on the street, while a young couple decked out and looking boss are walking up the street. However, you can see a newer-model vehicle parked further up the street, and it seems the male half of the couple is wearing a messenger bag over his skinny tie. In addition, I think they are talking about American Idol.
Early nomination for album of the year!

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 51, January 3 2010 Playlist

January 3, 2010

Hey Young Believer, Waking Up on the Floor
Juana Molina, Yo No
KT Tunstall, Hazel Black
Monkey, This Life
La Roux, Reflections Are Protection
Mirah, Gone Are the Days
Brilliant Colors, Short Sleeves at Night
Miranda Sex Garden, Freezing
Tulsa, I, Reptilian
Minipop, Fingerprints
The Starfolk, Into the Clouds
Mistress Stephanie & Her Melodic Cat
Dutch, About Today
Amy Millan, I Will Follow You Into the Dark
Easter Monkeys, Underpants
Mika Miko, Sex
Fight Like Apes, Lend Me Your Face
Meridene, Don’t Try
Manic Street Preachers, William’s Last Words
Metric, Help I’m Alive
Piney Gir, Of All the Wonderful Things
M.I.A, 20 Dollar
El Perro del Mar, Heavenly Arms
Rose Melberg, Cast Away the Clouds
N’Dambi, Can’t Hardly Wait
Mean Red Spiders, Trains and Boats and Planes
False Alarm, Horrible Life
Mekons, Love Letter
Boat, Lately… (I’ve Been on My Back)
Mecca Normal, Arsenal
Megapuss, Crop Circle Jerk ’94