Posts Tagged ‘palomar’

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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Palomar “Sense & Antisense”

March 4, 2012

This is an early Top 10 nominee for 2012. Palomar is more than a medicore Mexican restaurant in Santa Cruz. It’s also a four-piece from New York that makes great melodic female-fronted indie pop.
“Wouldn’t Release You” provides a good introduction to the band, sounding like a mature Tralala. Tilly and the Wall fans as well as repentant Oakland A’s fans will appreciate “Never Grieve.”
Sadly, “Red” is not a tribute to the KSCU DJ. However, it does provide a smooth sendup of a darker, more contemporary version of the band. Perfect for Barbara Manning fans. This one gets better every time you hear it.
A more twee-centric sound can be found on “Park Lights.” I really like this one, too. “Hooray for Tuesday” is a slow one. It makes me want to check my Chucks and make sure they’re tied, or untied, depending on my mood.
The last track is “When You Stopped Talking to Me.” I was worried it would be some awkwardly dramatic song to close the record, but instead it fits right in with the rest. This album raises my hopes for a good music year in 2012.