Posts Tagged ‘puro instinct’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 135, 7 December 2011 Playlist

December 8, 2011

Meshell Ndegeocello, Rapid Fire
Pixies, Build High
The Pipettes, Judy
Mr. Gnome, Wolf Girls
Plastiscines, You’re No Good
Polynya, Maul
Hess Is More, Go Go Go Go
Please Do Not Fight, I Will Not Forget
Polite Sleeper, So Serious
Devil Makes Three, Black Irish
The Pleasure Kills, I Want You
Primus, Hennepin Crawler
My Brightest Diamond, Everything Is in Line
The Prissteens, I Don’t Cry
Pre, So Jazzed
Zoe Boekbinder, Seven Times
The Prids, Sydney
Prints of China, Power Heavy
Firehorse, Baby Bird
Pretty Girls Make Graves, Speakers Push the Air
Kevin Devine, A Story, a Sneak
Puro Instinct, No Mames
Red Aunts, Hate
The Reaction, Right Now
Lou Reed, Sweet Jane
Quasi, Genetic Science
Soley, Dance
Puffy Amiyumi, Atarashii Hibi
Quitzow, Stay Away From John
The Do, The Wicked & the Blind
The Quails, Shine a Light
Rain Perry, The Compartmentalized Thing
Sports, Started So Tall
Radiation City, Phantom Lady
The Raveonettes, Forget That You’re Young
Juliana Hatfield, Don’t Wanna Dance
Amy Ray, Black Heart Today
Rad Cloud, The Spooky Movie
Melanie Devany, Walk a Mile
The Randies, Boys in Stereo
The Rapture, Confrontation
International Waters, 1994
Gemma Ray, Rosemary’s Baby Vs. Drunken Butterfly
Rainer Maria, I’ll Make You Mine
Gringo Star, Come Alive

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 107, 4 May 2011 Playlist

May 4, 2011

Prints of China, Power Heavy
Pizzicato Five, Love’s Theme
Picnic, Calling Home
Sister Sin, I Stand Alone
Shannon and the Clams, Blood
The Pieces, Gentlemen and Big Mistakes
Picture Me Broken, Skin & Bones
Themes, The Phantom
The Pillowfights, Afternoon
The Pleasure Kills, Bring Me a Match
Little Scream, Black Cloud
Polite Sleeper, From Waiting List to Walk In
Please Do Not Fight, Don’t Wipe That Smile Off Your Face
Dick el Demasiado & Lukas Simonis, Fangio Angel
Polynya, Fan Fiction
Plastiscines, Barcelona
Return to Mono, Song of the Beast
The Prids, I’ll Wait
Pre, I Met Her in the Bin
Puro Instinct, Silky Eyes
Pretty Girls Make Graves, Speakers Push the Air
The Pristeens, Someday
I’m From Barcelona, Come On
The Quails, Shine a Light
Quasi, Laissez les Bon Temps Rouller
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard, O Feche
Puffy Amiyumi, Love so Pure
Quitzow, Peanut
Imaginary Cities, Temporary Resident
The Raveonettes, Gone Forever
Amy Ray, Black Heart Today
Is/Is, Pretty Girl
Rainer Maria, Thought I Was
The Randies, Put Out
The Well Wishers, Goodbye
Rasputina, If Your Kisses Can’t Hold the Man You Love
Gemma Ray, 1952
The Curious Mystery, Up in the Morning
Red Aunts, Freakathon
Lou Reed, Caroline Says, Pt. II
Jessica Lea Mayfield, Our Hearts Are Wrong
The Reaction, Hello at Last
Red Five, Your Creation
The Dears, Galactic Tides
Rilo Kiley, The Execution of All Things
The Reputation, Face It
The Rentals, Naive
Miranda Lee Richards, Mirror at the End
Mia Riddle, Hurricane

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 104, 10 April 2011 Playlist

April 10, 2011

Return to Mono, Dreamer
Perfect Vacuum, Number One Comrade
Black Math, Reckless Thoughts
Kitten, Kitten With a Whip
Tumbledown, A Thousand More Times
Sassaparilla, Bruised by Tears
Sister Sin, Sound of the Underground
Juliana Hatfield, Not Enough
The Dears, Easy Suffering
Neon Legion, Twin
The Golden Dogs, Darkroom
Imaginary Cities, Cherry Blossom Tree
Little Scream, Cannons
Puro Instinct, California Shakedown
Is/Is, Eating Hourglasses
Ida Maria, Forgive Me
Megapuss, Duck Duck People Man
Mean Red Spiders, Trains and Boats and Planes
Mekons, Secrets
Nellie McKay, I Will Be There
Mecca Normal, Frozen Rain
Kathy McCarty, Sorry Entertainer
Mavis, Gangs of Rome

Puro Instinct “Headbangers in Ecstasy”

April 3, 2011

It’s like I’m in college again. Little bits of Stereolab and Cocteau Twins abound, with maybe some Club 8 and Ivy thrown in for good measure. It’s a little more Splenda and a little less sugar, though. I love synthy dreampop, but this might be just a little too over the top. Soft Cotton County could teach them a thing or two on “Everybody’s Sick.” The lead singer sounds like a distorted Siouxsie Sioux, but why they are distorting her voice in the mix is beyond me. Is it still irony if I don’t get it? (Of course it is.)
“Silky Eyes” is more percussive, like Book of Love. Musically, this is pretty good. Those looking for the ’80s sound can look no further than “Stilyagi.” The song definitely has a shoulder pad feel to it. The singing is a little better here as well, and the samples are a nice touch. Not as good as Sing-Sing but close.
Popcorn synth lovers (think “Close to You” by the Cure) will enjoy “No Mames.” The lyrics are more Siouxsie-like again here, although the guitar stands out in a disruptive way. Something about the neck.
I was excited about “California Shakedown” because I was hoping it would be about earthquakes. I can’t tell what the lyrics are about because I suck at that stuff, but the vocal quality is definitely a lot better. It finally comes together for Puro Instinct on Track 13!
“Luv Goon” rounds out a somewhat disappointing record. My expectations are always really high with dreampop stuff, but poor production values, intentional or otherwise, serve only to depress my idealistic desires.