Posts Tagged ‘the jezabels’

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

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Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 148, 18 April 2012 Playlist

April 18, 2012

Heartless Bastards, Parted Ways
Fanfarlo, The Walls Are Coming Down
Fading Collection, Antlering
Xiu Xiu, Hi
Fabulous Disaster, No Stars Tonight
Fastbacks, Believe Me Never
Sleigh Bells, Born to Lose
Family of the Year, Living on Love
Feist, Anti-Pioneer
The Magnetic Fields, Andrew in Drag
Fereshta, Motherland
Fever Ray, Dry and Dusty
Sea Lions, I Should Be Sleeping
Fitz & the Tantrums, MoneyGrabber
Firehorse, She’s a River
The Jezabels, Long Highway
Sarah Fimm, Crumbs and Broken Shells
Orenda Fink, Bloodline
Frankie Rose, Interstellar
The Fiery Furnaces, Single Again
Florence & the Machine, Girl With One Eye
Big Deal, Distant Neigborhood
Flashing Red Airplane. It’s a Long Way Down When You Know Your Way
Fonda, Imitation of Life
Sharon Van Etten, All I Can
Fol Chen, In Ruin
Frente!, Labour of Love
Tennis, High Road
Edith Frost, Waiting Room
Free Kitten, Noise Doll
Anya Marina, Hot Button
Eleanor Friedberger, My Mistakes
Fur Cups for Teeth, Edie Idol
Grimes, Genesis
Fuzzy, Lemon Rind
Fun., We Are Young
Memoryhouse, The Kids Were Wrong
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Greenwich Mean Time
Victoria George, Lately I
Loquat, Time Bending
Gem Club, I Heard the Party
Lisa Germano, If I Think of Love
Imperial Teen, Last to Know
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Jardin Du Luxembourg
Hannah Georgas, The Deep End

The Jezabels “Prisoner”

March 4, 2012

More of the same, now on a full-length, luckily for us. The Jezabels continue to brood, and have moved from the inner city of Kate Bush to the suburbs of Siouxsie Sioux. That’s enough for that analogy.
The title track leads off. The Jezabels are a little noisier than they used to be, but it works for them. It’s nice to hear the band grow up from record to record. And in what perhaps is their greatest effort to date, “Long Highway” has everything you could want. That said, the songs seem to continue to get longer and longer. It might be time to rein it in a little bit, although the increased noise does grant them more affordance when it comes to track length.
“Rosebud” could have made it into a John Hughes movie 25 years ago. The backing vocals remind me of Gloria Loring, of all people. I also like “Horsehead” and “Deep Wide Ocean,” which reminds me of Alison Moyet and Michelle Shocked.
The last track is “Catch Me.” It’s also pretty in an ’80s way. Very enjoyable stuff, and in some ways I feel proud for watching the band improve year after year.

Alphabet Soup, Episode 12, 25 March 2011 Playlist

March 25, 2011

Ivy, Streets of Your Town
James, It’s Hot
Sarah Jaffe, Summer Begs
Jenny and Johnny, My Pet Snakes
The Jezabels, She’s So Hard
Jews & Catholics, Golden Arrow
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, A.C.D.C.
Kacey Johansing, Photographs and Letters
Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band, Colleen
John & Jehn, Time for the Devil
The Joy Formidable, Cradle
Jolie Holland & Booker T. Jones, What a Wonderful World
Julie Ruin, Breakout A-Town
Julie Plug, We Are Right for Each Other

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 98, 9 March 2011 Playlist

March 10, 2011

Now, Now, Rebuild
Dum Dum Girls, Oh Mein M
The Duhks, Sleepin’ Is All I Wanna Do (Stars on a Sunny Day)
Distant Dice, Goodbye
Dynamite Club, Besame My Love
Dubstar, Anywhere
Black Math, Bottomless Sea
Dutchess/Duke, Let It Die
Elastica, Da Da Da
Tamaryn, Sandstone
El Perro del Mar, You Can’t Steal a Gift
Eisley, Telescope Eyes
Webelos, Inside My Head
Echobelly, Taste of You
18th Dye, Crank
Trashcan Sinatras, Send for Henny
Brand New, Mix Tape
Elizabeth & the Catapult, Just in Time
The Epoxies, You Kill Me
The Jezabels, Dark Storm
Espers, I Can’t See Clear
Erase Errata, Other Animals Are #1
Victoire, Like a Miracle
Esquimaux, In the Night
The Ettes, You Can’t Do That to Me
Salteens, Don’t Break My Heart
Evelyn Evelyn, Love Will Tear Us Apart
Eva & the Heartmaker, Please!
Neon Legion, Twin
Exene Cervenka and the Original Sinners, History Now
Fabulous Disaster, My Static
Kids of 88, Just a Little Bit
Fanfarlo, I’m a Pilot
Fading Collection, The Real Rotator
Malachai, Anne
Family of the Year, Let’s Go Down
Feist, My Moon My Man
White Sea, Ladykiller
Fastbacks, Goodbye, Bird
Orenda Fink, Sister
The Electric, Toot Toot (Freestyle) Radio
Fitz & the Tantrums, L.O.V.
The Fiery Furnaces, Inca Rag/Name Game
William Brittelle, Hey Child
Sarah Fimm, To Be Alive
A Fine Frenzy, Think of You
Eels, This Is Where It Gets Good
Flashing Red Airplane, It’s a Long Way Down When You Know Your Way
Florence + the Machine, Kiss With a Fist

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 97, 2 March 2011 Playlist

March 3, 2011

Tamaryn, Haze Interior
Dance Hall Crashers, DHC
Damone, On My Mind
The Parting Gifts, Keep Walkin’
Kimya Dawson, Fire
Dealership, Model Mortal
The Jezabels, Dark Storm
Dead Can Dance, Persephone
Dear Nora, Springtime Fall
Lady Lazarus, Nazarite Oath
The Delgados, Thirteen Gliding Principles
Deluka, Cascade
La Resistance, Knowing
Deerhoof, A-Town Test Site
Dead Man’s Bones, My Body’s a Zombie for You
Distant Dice, Pick Up Your Phone
Defiance, Ohio, The Reason
Diet Kong, Shoot the Freak
Tumbledown, She’s in Texas (And I’m Insane)
The Decks, February Thaw
Ani DiFranco, When I’m Gone
Ed Hines Band, Song 1400
The Distillers, Seneca Falls
Dirty Projectors, Temecula Sunrise
Sick of Sarah, Kiss Me
Natalie D-Napoleon, Even the Sweet Things Die
Dirty Little Rabbit, You Say
Now, Now, Neighbors
The Dishes, H2O
The Dollyrots, Let’s Be in Love
Tristen, Wicked Heart
The Donnas, Too Bad About Your Girl
Julie Doiron, Last Night
Victoire, I Am Coming for My Things
Sarah Dougher, Little Thing
The Do, Unissasi Laulelet
Trashcan Sinatras, The Best Man’s Fall
Tanya Donelly, Swoon
Drugstore, Get Inside My Head
Salteens, Don’t Break My Heart
Drink Up Buttercup, Why Can’t I Touch It
The Dresden Dolls, Night Reconnaissance
Warpaint, Baby
The Dry Spells, The Crow
Dressy Bessy, She Likes It

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 95, 9 February 2011 Playlist

February 12, 2011

The Jezabels, Sahara Mahala
Sarah Kirkland Snider, The Stranger With the Face of a Man I Loved
Victoire, Like a Miracle
Fort Wilson Riot, All My Friends
Oh Land, Sun of a Gun
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Robot Boy
Highlife, War Fair
Stereolab, Two Finger Symphony
Nerdkween, Drown
27, Tangled in Your Spokes
Lady Lazarus, The Eye in the Eye of the Storm
The Raveonettes, Dr Martens
Talib Kweli featuring Norah Jones, Soon the New Day
Velella Velella, Glower Power
The Salteens, Hallowed Ways
Nightmares on Wax – Horse
RAMP – Deep Velvet
Marvin Gaye – I Want To Be Where You Are
Isaac Hayes – It’s Too Late
Costa Nostra – Squeeze It Tight
Joe Tex – It Ain’t Sanitary
Jimmy Lewis – Go On Live Your Life
Irma Thomas – I’ve Been There
Outkast – Wheelz of Steel
RAMP – Try, Try, Try
Quantic – Time Is The Enemy
Astrud Gilberto & Walter Wanderly – The Sadness of After
Les McCan – Talk To The People
The Sylvers – Wish That I Could Talk To You
Piero Umilani – Papeto Aru + Vele Al Vento
The Temprees – If I Could Say What’s On My Mind
William Bell – Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
Gap Mangione – Free Again
Murs & 9th Wonder – Barbershop
Jay-Z – Heart of the City
Radio Dept. – Never Swallow Fruit Dub

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 94, 2 February 2011 Playlist

February 3, 2011

Sarah Kirkland Snider, The Lotus Eaters
Nerdkween, Such Grace
One Hundred Flowers, Rat Trap
Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Claws Off
Noisettes, Ever Fallen in Love
27, Sacred Scars
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Dark Matter White Noise
Velella Velella, Rainbow Sox
Deluka, Your Name on My Lips
James, Make for This City
The Monday Mornings, And on a Crippled Day
Mystic Roots Band, Lonely Road
The Jezabels, Mace Spray
Foo Fighters featuring Norah Jones, Virginia Moon
Highlife, F Kenya RIP

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RAMP – Deep Velvet
Eddie Henderson – Inside You
Herbie Mann – Bijou
The Brockinghams – Please Come Back
Zulema – If This World Were Mine
Tina Britt – Bright Lights, Big City
Bunny Sigler – Your Love Is Good
Ashford & Simpson – Flashback
Barbara Acklin – Please Sunrise Please
Paris – Sleepless Nights
Nightmares On Wax – What I’m Feeling (Good)
Kako & His Orchestra – Amor Ajeno
Raekwon – Rainy Dayz (Instrumental)
The Supremes – Yesterday
Lou Bond – Lucky Me
Michael Jackson – Ain’t No Sunshine
Ann Sexton – I Want To Be Loved
Dionne Warwick – Your Gonna Hear From Me
The Impressions – Soulful Love
The Soulful Strings – You’re All I Need
Dorothy Ashbury – Charmaine
Georges Delerue – Quelle Aventure
HIGHLIFE – Warfare
Aaries – Strangers To Lovers

The Jezabels “Dark Storm”

January 30, 2011

I reviewed their “The Man Is Dead” EP, and now I get to review this EP. The sound has definitely matured in 18 months. The lead singer sounds more like Karen O, but the music still has a more Kate Bush feel. The mixing is a lot better as well.
The title track is first, and the five-plus minutes zoom right by. Most of the songs on this EP are about a minute longer, for that matter, than on “The Man Is Dead.”
“Mace Spray” is mixed really well, and the backing vocals are at the perfect level. The Kate Bush style is most prevalent here. It’s a winner. “Sahara Mahala” has nothing to do with Las Vegas, but that’s OK. This one incorporates the piano that was prevalent on some of their other efforts. The louder drums almost make this a rock song, yet still good in its own way.
“A Little Piece” is the weakest song but still good. This band has really turned it around. The drums remind me of Smashing Pumpkins. Really, there is a lot of mid-’90s inspiration on this one. “She’s So Hard” is the last track, and “so” is capitalized because it’s an adverb. The song is fine, even if it’s a little slow. I bet Rihanna could cover this and sell 3 million downloads.

Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 37, September 9 2009 Playlist

September 9, 2009

Madness, Bingo
The Decks, DTC
The Del Toros, Can’t Be Yours
The Nocturnes, Back Curran
Dear Nora, This Is Not a Test
Dealership, All the Kids
Liam Finn & Eliza Jane, On Your Side
Dead Can Dance, Ariadne
Dance Hall Crashers, We Owe
Florence & the Machine, Dog Days Are Over
Damone, Tonight
Tom Waits, Goin’ Out West
Cub, My Flaming Red Bobsled
Amy Millan, Finish Line
Damn Handsome and the Birthday Suits, Tainted Love
Julee Cruise, Until the End of the World
The Jezabels, Unmarked Helicopters
Cranes, Don’t Wake Me Up
The Concretes, Tjyven (The Thief)
The Woodlands, Until the Day Dims
Concrete Blonde, God Is a Bullet
Coralie Clement, Sono Io
Regina Spektor, Two Birds
Cocktail Slippers, Anything You Want
Club 8, Say a Prayer
The New Up, Dear Life
Cocteau Twins, Pearly Dewdrops’ Drops
Cock and Swan, Morning’s Window
The Shortcuts, Nothing New
COCO, Much to Learn
CocoRosie, Bloody Twins
Falcao and Monashee, Teleportation
Cibo Matto, Beef Jerky
Civet, Extra
Lightning Dust, Honest Man
The Muffs, My Awful Dream
Chop Chop, Fed
Jenny Choi, Driving
Polynya, Fields
Book of Love, Getting Faster
Blake Babies, I’m Not Your Mother
Cinnamon, A Northwest Passage
Chicklet, Threshold
Suddenly, Tammy!, Bound Together
Talbot Tagora, Solar Puppets
Neko Case, Margaret vs. Pauline
Royalchord, Too Easy
Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard, Barbarian Horde
The Rocking Horse Winner, Tomorrow