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Joel’s Hit Show, Episode 136, 11 January 2012 Playlist

January 12, 2012

The Do, Dust It Off
Mia Riddle, Echo
Return to Mono, Song of the Beast
The Anthemeers, Landslide
Miranda Lee Richards, Lifeboat
Rilo Kiley, Always
Big Deal, Mai Joy
The Rentals, Friends of P
The Reputation, Face It
Sigur Ros, Svefn-G-Englar
Caitlin Rose, Learning to Ride
The Rondelles, Mission: Irresistible
The She’s, Picture of Houses
The Rocking Horse Winner, Orange Blossom
San Cisco, Solitude Is Bliss
Yael Meyer, Home to Me
Sahara Hotnights, The Difference Between Love and Hell
Saint Etienne, We’re in the City
Axelle Red, Entre Nous
The Salteens, Hallowed Ways
Santah, White Noise Bed
Hindi Zahra, Beautiful Tango
Sara Lov, Why Can’t I Be
Run for Cover Lovers, Kubota Tractor
Melanie Devaney, Last Glass of Love
Rubies, Room Without a Key
The Sadies, Tell Her What I Said
Anne, Virginal Plight
Scout Niblett, Kidnapped by Neptune
Sassparilla, Sawdust
Zoe Boekbinder, Gravity
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Butterflies
Save Ferris, Goodbye
Meshell Ndegeocello, Feeling for the Wall
The Scaramanga Six, Spent Force
Polly Scatterblood, Other Too Endless
Niki & the Dove, The Drummer
Savath & Savalas, El Solitario
Seksu Roba, Erotico
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Reverse Crystal // Murder of a Spider
Sex Presleys, Teddy Bear
Selby Tigers, Motorway
Stephaniesid, Life in a Northern Town

The Scaramanga Six “Cursed”

September 11, 2011

I can’t remember why I’ve heard of this band. At any rate, they’re from Leeds, and they sound like they’re from Leeds. This indie rock band has a few stray prog elements but otherwise does its thing just as you would expect. When they play live, you take a second date there. You don’t need to get to know her anymore, but you don’t want music to make out to, either. Even if this is when you discover she has bad gas, it doesn’t matter because the band is worth seeing, regardless of the company you’re keeping.
“Last Roll of the Dice” gets the record off to a good start. Some of the tracks are a little rushed, but not this one. “Rest in Peace” is fine but a little forgettable.
A more rockabilly sound can be found at the beginning of “Trouble,” but then the chorus leaves me thinking of Queen. This band is a rock spectacle.
“I Can See a Murder” has a long instrumental at the beginning, but the lyrics still tell a nice story. The guitar is a little more power pop on this one. I could picture P.I.L. doing something like this.
Another one with the vocals mixed higher is “Quite the Man About Town.” It’s a straight-ahead indie rock track if you’ve ever heard one. Blue Skies for Black Hearts have done this style on their most recent record.
The last track is “Spent Force,” and it’s more the same British sound one would expect after hearing the rest of the album. I challenge anyone to give a reason why they don’t like this record.