Posts Tagged ‘sarah jaffe’

Sarah Jaffe “The Body Wins”

May 20, 2012

This is my third Sarah Jaffe review. I’ve become a bigger fan over the years. (I checked. It’s been years.) She continues to treat music as a way to make her voice better, rather than something that gets in the way.
The title track is a bit more upbeat than I’m used to, but really, it’s about time. Even Space Ghost would agree that it’s a peppy rhythm. “Mannequin Woman” is outstanding. Again, the instrumentation shows that Jaffe is with it, and it’s so thoughtful. Ellie Goulding better watch out.
If you want something that sounds more like Jaffe’s traditional sound, “The Way Sound Leaves a Room” shows she still remembers. “Hooray for Love” sounds like Portishead with more strings.
The faster pace comes back for “Sucker for Your Marketing,” which sets high expectations with its title but is otherwise mediocre. The last track is “When You Rest” and reminds me of some Sinead O’Connor melodies I can’t quite place. The strings throughout this record help make this Jaffe’s best effort yet.

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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 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

Sarah Jaffe “The Way Sound Leaves a Room”

October 9, 2011

I’ve played her other stuff before. Still can’t pronounce her last name. But that kind of gaffe I can get over in a jiffy.
So it’s a bunch of covers and demos, plus an “alternate” (should be “alternative”) version of “Clementine.” The Cold War Kids’ “Louder Than Ever” is done in a decidedly different way.
The demos are all really short. That’s just the way it is, I guess.

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 128, 5 October 2011 Playlist

October 5, 2011

Jolie Holland, Gold and Yellow
Maria Taylor, Idle Mind
Hildur Victoria, Palisades
Sleeping in the Aviary, You and Me, Ghost
The Hindi Guns, She’s All Right
Hissyfits, Tired
St. Vincent, Cruel
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, On the Low
Feist, How Come You Never Go There
Jesca Hoop, Bed Across the Sea
Horrorpops, Bring It On!
Diva, Glow Worm
The Hot Toddies, Wet Dream
Hot Lava, Mummy Beach
Family of the Year, 6 AM
Frida Hyvonen, Djuna!
Lida Husik, Fly Stereophonic
HTRK, Synthetik
The Icicles, New Haircolor
Ida, So Worn Out
The Big Scary, Spring
Imperial Teen, City Song
Imaginary Cities, Cherry Blossom Tree
Radiation City, Salsaness
Ida Maria, Oh My God
Lia Ices, Love Is Won
Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps, Strong Shoulders
Imogen Heap, First Train Home
Immaculate Machine, Only Love You for Your Car
Exitmusic, The Hours
Is/Is, So Long
Innocent Bandits, Madman’s Cackle
San Cisco, Golden Revolver
I Was a King, Someone Is Waiting
The Innocence Mission, Bright as Yellow
Release the Sunbird, Come Back to Us
Ivy, Digging Your Scene
Internal/External, Various Transmission
Imelda May, Pulling the Rug
Sarah Jaffe, Two Intangibles Cant Be Had/Working for a Nuclear Free City Remix
Jared Mees and the Grown Children, Strong Black Coffee
Shugo Tokumaru, Video Killed the Radio Star
Jenny and Johnny, Big Wave
J. Perdiod and Nneka, Spread Love
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Sinner

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 123, 31 August 2011 Playlist

August 31, 2011

Oh Mercy, By the Collar
Sons & Daughters, Breaking Fun
Lykke Li, Love Out of Lust
Radiohead, Give Up the Ghost
Tomorrows Tulips, Lull
Au Revoir Simone, The Boys of Summer
Karmacoda, Epic
Team Me, Kennedy Street
Jolie Holland, Remember
The Bewitched Hands, Sahara Dream
The Gift, Made for You
Diva, Glow Worm
Sarah Jaffe, Two Intangibles Cant Be Had
She Keeps Bees, Farmer
Shenandoah Davis, Pellet Gun
The Dresden Dolls, Half Jack
Dressy Bessy, Second Place
Dreamdate, Best Friends
Drugstore, Solitary Party Groover
Drink Up Buttercup, Heavy Hand
Dutchess/Duke, Let It Die
Ear Pwr, Babyhouses
Dum Dum Girls, It Only Takes One Night
Dubstar, I Will Be Your Girlfriend
Dynamite Club, Pi
The Duhks, Magalenha
Eels, Spectacular Girl
Love Inks, Wave Goodbye
Femme Fatality, I You We
Male Bonding, Carrying
Dead Trees, Slow Faze Fast
Brothers of Brazil, Punch You
Spits, Bring
Touch My Rash, Single By Choice
Buzzcocks, What Do I Get
Sleater-Kinney, Words & Guitar
Sleeping in the Aviary, Another Girl
Blind Shake, Man Leaves House
Sloe, White Lightning
Runs, She Don’t Want Me
NOFX, Remnants
The Oops, On the Life
The Unseen, Force-Fed
The Turbo A.C., Hypnotized
Cova, Chalk Line
Wiretaps, Call Waiting
BrakesBrakesBrakes, Crush On You
Cerebral Ballzy, This is Yours
The Eyeliners, Sealed With a Kiss
Clay Wheels, This is Yours
Horrorpops, Drama Queen
This Distillers, I Am a Revenant
Killer’s Kiss, Let Down
Broken Bottles, California Sun

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 121, 17 August 2011 Playlist

August 17, 2011

Dark Mean, Smoke Lake
Jolie Holland, Little Birds
The Pussywarmers, I Had a Dream
Abbe May, Disney on Acid
Sarah Jaffe, Adeline
Love Inks, Down and Out
Oh Mercy, Lay Everything on Me
Ursa Minor, Lead & I Will Follow
Black Ryder, The Greatest Fall
Marissa Nadler, Daisy, Where Did You Go?
Agnes Obel, Just So
Emilie Mover, Dance All Night
Victoria George, Lost My Way
Molly Picture Club, Blue Print
Vandaveer, Beat, Beat My Heart
Dirty Projectors, Stillness Is the Move
Distant Dice, I Stand Alone
The Dishes, Got Something to Tell You
Natalie D-Napoleon, You Shook Me All Night Long
Portugal the Man – Got it All
Interpol – Try it On
Little Dragon – Shuffle A Dream
Alkaline Trio – Nose Over Tail
Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg
Clash – Train in Vain
NoFX – Remnants
Touch My Rash – Some Things Never Change
Clutters – Finer Things
William Shatner = Common People
Fucked Up – The Other Shoe
Shinobu – Teachers Get Tired
Papercuts – Do You Really Wanna Know
The Record Winter – Live in Studio

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 120, 13 August 2011 Playlist

August 13, 2011

Imperial Mammoth, Real People
OK Go, I Want You So Bad I Can’t Breathe
The Dry Spells, Rhiannon
Ursa Minor, Guerilla
Sarah Jaffe, Black Hoax Lie
Love Inks, Blackeye
Oh Mercy, Met a Wizard
She Keeps Bees, Saturn Return
Black Ryder, Gone Without Feeling
Carolyn Malachi, Orion
Dark Mean, Happy Banjo
Abbe May, Mammalian Location
Twin Sister, Bad Street
Warpaint, Warpaint
Jolie Holland, Wreckage
The Decks, DTC
Destroyer, Downtown
Dinosaur Jr., There’s No Here
Detroit Cobras, Shout Bama Lama
Die Mannequin, Dead Honey
Ani DiFranco, Hello Birmingham
Diet Kong, Beautiful Blackout
The Distillers, Ask the Angels

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 116, 13 July 2011 Playlist

July 13, 2011

Acid House Kings, Waterfall
The Coathangers, Tabbacco Rd.
Marissa Nadler, Baby I Will Leave You in the Morning
Cults, Abducted
Seapony, Dreaming
Esben and the Witch, Light Streams
Raveonettes, Veronica Fever
Emilie Mover, Born in the Wrong Time
Scumbag Philosopher, Tickbox Exercise
Emilie Mover, Breakup Medley (Pain & Regret)
Amor de Dias, Foxes’ Song
Bodies of Water, One Hand Loves the Other
Radical Dads, Alondra Rainbow Under Attack
Sarah Jaffe, Black Hoax Lie
Sleeper Agent, Scream Out
Agnes Obel, Riverside
Lemuria, Wise People
Bjork Guomundsdottir & Trio Guomundar Ingolfssonar, Kata Rokkar
Bitesize, Cold Turkey
Black Box Recorder, Sex Life
Blake Babies, Waiting for Heaven
Blondie, Mother
Boyskout, Imaginary
Boyracer, A Friend for Life
Misty Boyce, How Long
Bosque Brown, This Town
Basia Bulat, Sugar and Spice
Brooke Waggoner, Go Easy Little Doves, I’ll Be Fine
Kate Bush, Mrs. Bartolozzi
The Butchies, Huh Huh Hear
Camera Obscura, My Maudlin Career
Street Chant – Less Chat
Pussy”cat” Warmers – I Had a Dream
Police Teeth – Send More Cops
Death Set – We Are Going Anywhere Man
Meshuganas – Dropout Girl
Pour Habit – Heads of State
Fung Wah Freakout – Frankie
Touch My Rash – Sexless Existence
Uglies – Goner
Texas Thieves – Abandoned Cars
Simple Jack – Oren
Network – Joe Robot
NoFX – Franco Unamerican
Unseen – Dead Weight Falls
The Oops – On The Lift
The Clutters – I Wanna Be Known
Take Warning – Spiral Staircase
Turbonegro – Do You Do You Dig Dustruction
The Spits – Nuclear Bomb
Amazombies – Riot in Cell Block #9
The Shivering – Blue
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Broken Bottles – Generation USA