Posts Tagged ‘soft cotton county’

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 138, 25 January 2012 Playlist

January 25, 2012

The Do, Gonna Be Sick!
Smoosh, La Pump
Smile Smile, Taking Its Toll
Stephaniesid, I Like It Too
Kendra Smith, Temporarily Lucy
Sneaker Pimps, Post-Modern Sleaze
The Lower 48, Golden Shore
Sarah Kirkland Snider, The Stranger With the Face of a Man I Loved
Sonic Youth, The Diamond Sea
Louise Burns, What Do You Wanna Do
The Soviettes, Paranoia Cha Cha Cha!
The Softies, Pack Your Things and Go
Melanie Devaney, Actress
Solex Vs Cristina Martinez & Jon Spencer, Dog Hit
Some Girls, Never Really Mine
Yael Meyer, The Night
Son Volt, Dust of Daylight
Sonya Kitchell, Mr. Suicidal
Meshell Ndegeocello, Dirty World
The Sounds, Seven Days a Week
Soft Cotton County, Now
Damn Handsome and the Birthday Suits, Incredibles
Sons & Daughters, Silver Spell
The Spinanes, Hawaiian Baby
The Decemberists, Burying Davy
Sports, Emily, Frankly
Regina Spektor, Better
Hess Is More, Burn
Spc Eco, Telling You
Squirrelhouse, Nagasaki Shuffle
Viva Voce, The Future Will Destroy You
Stars, Set Yourself on Fire
The Starfolk, All Fall Down
The Devil Makes Three, Graveyard
Staci Twigg, You Hailed on Me
Stereolab, The Free Design
Hindi Zahra, Imik Si Mik
Stereo Total, Miau Miau
Marnie Stern, For Ash
Axelle Red, La Liberte C’Est Quoi
Shannon Stephens, Deliverance
Stringerbelle, Take This Song
Big Tree, Home (Here)

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Soft Cotton County “Looking for You Know Who”

October 30, 2011

It’s an EP. They’re good at those. The first track is “Look Out Ma, Papa’s Comin’ Home.” Soft Cotton County continue with their dreampop antics here. The title track is second and has pronounced guitar. It’s more of an indie rock approach than what we’ve seen from the band in the past. The synths, relegated to a backup role, do a fine job. The male vocals do surprisingly well. All in all, it reminds me of my favorite Bernard Sumner side project, Electronic, specifically “Getting Away With It.”
Next we are asked “Is This Your Kind of Country?” It also has more of a contemporary feel to it. The last track is “Here Comes the Stone & Steel.” It’s more reflective of the Soft Cotton County sound I’ve grown accustomed to.
This EP is clearly a coming out party for the title track and the sound associated with it, and I’m intrigued to see what happens next.

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 109, 18 May 2011 Playlist

May 18, 2011

Themes, Goodbye Daylight
Sia, Oh Father
Sarah Kirkland Snider, The Lotus Eaters
Liam Finn + Eliza Jane, Long Way to Go
The Skys, Nice Place
Stringerbelle, Pen
Ellie Goulding, Your Song
Spc Eco, For All Time
Sing-Sing, Feels Like Summer
The Dears, Stick W/ Me Kid
Nancy Sinatra, Burnin’ Down the Spark
Sleater-Kinney, You’re No Rock N’ Roll Fun
Bella Rose, Sea Love
Slumber Party, I Don’t Mind
The Slits, Kill Them With Love
Beach Fossils, Out in the Way
Sleeper, Sale of the Century
Sneaker Pimps, Post-Modern Sleaze
Prints of China, No Shame
Kendra Smith, Temporarily Lucy
Patti Smith, Wing
Bardo Pond, Cracker Wrist
Smile Smile, Sad Song
Smoosh, Massive Cure
Sister Sin, Sound of the Underground
Some Girls, He’s on Drugs Again
Soft Cotton County, Ursa Minor DJ
Imaginary Cities, Purple Heart
Solex Vs Christina Martinez & Jon Spencer, Galaxy Man
The Soviettes, 1308
The Curious Mystery, Up in the Morning
The Sounds, Running Out of Turbo
The Softies, My Foolish Way
The Thoughts, The Cage
Regina Spektor, Hotel Song
The Spinanes, Fame and Fortune
Is/Is, Death Treat
Squirrelhouse, The Searchers
The Starfolk, Wake Up Machine
Jessica Lea Mayfield, Blue Skies Again
Staci Twigg, You Be the Girl
Stars, Tru
Rachel Goodrich, Let Me Go

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 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 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

Soft Cotton County “Leave Tomorrow EP”

October 24, 2010

It’s the band with the perfect name, and they’re back with a few more tracks of dreamy, sucralose-laden pop music. It’s so good that it won’t be used in an Apple commercial until the iPhone 6.
The title track is first and is awesome. “Easy Goes It” is second and is also awesome. Do you see where I am going here? The music is very accessible because, although there are synths, they do not dominate the music, which can turn a lot of people away. I really think that if Book of Love could have stuck around another 20 years that this is how their sound would have matured.
The band logo is still the same font, as well, which I also appreciate it, even if it now reminds me of Carly Fiorina’s soon-to-be-failed U.S. Senate campaign. I’m using a lot of keywords because I want people to read this review.
“On That Road Again” ventures off into Fleetwood Mac territory, but I can dig it. There are worse ways to grow up than to head in this direction. “Now” is the last track and has tambourine.
This EP does everything right. The tracks are in the right order, the artwork and music complement each other, and I still want to hear more.

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 61, April 25 2010 Playlist

April 25, 2010

Massive Attack, Girl I Love You
Please Do Not Fight, Up Up Up
The Watson Twins, Modern Man
Basia Bulat, Heart of My Own
Joan of Arc, (Track 5)
Stringer Belle, Take This Song
Akai, Satellite
Twin Tigers, Passive Idol
Mixtapes & Cellmates, All of the Above
Innocent Bandits, When Another Sun Shines
Olof Arnalds, Klara
Balbec, How to Achieve God-Like Status
Soft Cotton County, Cosy Little Life
Sonya Kitchell, Snowing
Hildur Victoria, Four Young Sons