New Release Show Playlist 10-29-13

Puzzles – “TMBTY” – LITTLE ORCHARD

Cut Copy – “We Are Explorers” – FREE YOUR MIND

Wilhelm Est – “Black Dawn” – BLACK DAWN – Single

Run River North – “Fight To Keep” – RUN RIVER NORTH

Fiig – “Largely Happy” – LARGELY HAPPY

Veronica Falls – “Nobody There” – NOBODY THERE – Single

Elizabeth & the Catapult – “Like It Never Happened” – LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED

Elizabeth & the Catapult – “You & Me” – THE OTHER SIDE OF ZERO*

The Ramones – “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend” – RAMONES**

St. Paul and the Broken Bones – “Sugar Dyed Honey Pants” – GREETINGS FROM BIRMINGHAM, AL

Lucy Wainwright Roche – “Seek And Hide (feat. Colin Meloy)” – THERE’S A LAST TIME FOR EVERYTHING

Maria Taylor – “Tunnel Vision” – SOMETHING ABOUT KNOWING

DTCV – “I Was Where Were You” – HILARIOUS HEAVEN

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Music You Might Otherwise Miss 10-22-13

It’s a great time of year.  I love the Fall in New England and I like this season of high quality, new music. So let me tell you about what I found this week.

I got the show kicked off with Late Cambrian.  I tell you; I cannot get this song out of my mind.  I have been listening to it, or singing it, since I found it a week ago. BTW, I also tweeted about it with a link back to the song stream, which is why you should follow me on Twitter. Anyway, Late Cambrian is an Indie Alt. Pop, mixed-gendered trio based in Brooklyn. They have just released their second full-length album and this one is titled PEACH. They have a nifty video of their song Ryan Gosling,” which is how I found them originally, however, I glommed on to this deeper cut; track number three…The Year I Cut The Cable.” It’s cleverly off-kilter and it digs its way into your brain.

I finished off that opening set with a track from Honeydrop; a female-fronted, five-piece, Indie Post-Rock Dream Pop band from Cebu, Philippines. Their new album, PRELUDE, drops on the 26th. (At least in the Philippines it does). The track I just featured was called Truth and I’m liking that tune a lot.

Changing musical direction with the band Manicanparty.  They are Pat Morrissey and Jess Corazza.  These long time friends from a Minnesota high school have combined to produce what they call “Tribal Pop;” and upon first listen…that will make sense to you. Their new, self-titled EP is slickly produced and accentuates Jessica’s soaring vocals and the deep rhythms. The album, just out today, is available for free download via their website, which is ManicanParty.com.  The track I had for air was It’s In Her Eyes.”

I followed that up with a tune from Fossil Collective.  Fossil Collective is a duo of multi-instrumentalists from Leeds, in the UK. They are Jonny Hooker and David Fendick. Their newest effort, an EP, is called THE WATER and it comes out next week. The selected single is the title track, however, I was drawn to this deeper cut…Half Light.” They kind of remind me of a Fleet Foxes kind of sound but with just a tad more Pop sensibility to them.

Next up was another change in tempo and also in style. The band is called Glitches and they are a trio, currently based in London, and they describe the music they make as “organic imperial grooves.”  They are readying the release of this single…called RGB.” This will be the third single that they’ve shared this year in the anticipation of their full-length, debut album, which is due out in December. BTW, this track is not out yet and as set for release November 18th.

I then had new music from Best Coast. Bethany Constantine is back with a seven-song album entitled FADE AWAY. (I’ve got one for you…When is it an EP and when is it a full-length album? I mean…what’s the song count demarcation that makes it an EP or an LP?   I’m just asking?)  Anyway, BC puts out a solid product and I’m sure she’ll have a very successful tour.  It’s very likable material. BTW, the tune I played for my audience was the lead-off track, which is “This Lonely Morning.”

My lineage subject was Tristen.  I’ve been following Tristen since January of 2011 and have caught up with her a couple times; once in Austin, for SXSW, and here in Boston. Her newest effort, CAVES, has become a reality because Tristen used Kickstarter to “crowd-source” this production. (And in full-disclosure…I contributed some cash to her cause).  This effort officially dropped last week and what got my attention on this release is that Tristen isn’t as “twangy.” She seems to deliberately chosen to move is a Pop oriented direction with the writing and the recording. We’ll see where this takes her. The pre-release single, No One’s Gonna Know,” which I have played quite frequently, is very strong…however I wanted to give you a deeper cut. The track I picked for this feature was “Easy Out.”

Completing the lineage was Tristen’s  Matchstick Murder,” which is from her 2011 debut, full-length album, CHARLATANS AT THE GARDEN GATE.

Keeping the music going here with a visit to today’s re-issue release of the week.  It’s from Tears For Fears. Their 1983 debut album, THE HURTING, has been re-mastered and also…a “Deluxe” version has been produced with three versions of Pale Shelter and instrumental version of Suffer The Children;” for example. Obviously I had several choices and I ended up going with Change.”

I completed that two-song set with a track from Coasts. They are a four-piece, straightforward rock band out of Bristol, England. Upon first listen to the track, Stay,” I would think this quartet was some up-and-coming rockers based in Brooklyn. Obviously…that is not the case. Their debut disc, PARADISE, a four-song EP that was released earlier this year was a big hit for them in the UK.  The song had for airplay, “Stay,” is the title track to their new EP. However, keep in mind that this new EP is really two songs: “Stay” and Come A Little Closer; along with three different remixes of the title track.  Hopefully, they are working on more material.

Next up was a nice Neo-Folk, yet twangy, track from The Mountains. They are a four-piece, Indie band based in Sydney, Australia.  They produce some nice harmonies and happy guitar strumming that remind me of Buffalo Springfield kind of sound.  The song I played, 1984,” was independently released but has just been compiled, along with some of their other earlier songs, and put into an EP entitled COUNTRY DOORS. Word has it that they are currently in studio and putting together new material for an album to be released next year.

That was followed by a track from No Middle Name. They are a self-described Lo-Fi, DreamPop band but it’s really a solo vehicle from David Bailey. I featured another song from them back in August, which was called Another Season.” Both tracks can be found on the new self-titled album, which just came out last week on their BandCamp page. This song I aired, From The Barrel Of A Loaded Gun,” is only available in the US as a single on i-Tunes.

MLPS is the latest single from Golden Bubbles. Well…it actually came out last year as a self-released effort. So…the band has re-introduced it this year and I like the up-tempo, piano based, orchestral feel to the track. And that’s why we’ve here today. It appears on the album SEVENTY-TWO.

Let me slip in one more from Lucius. Since their new album, WILDEWOMAN, just dropped last week I thought I’d revisit their single; Hey, Doreen.”

Songs in BOLD are links to videos of that song. Songs that are ITALICIZED are links to Soundcloud Audio Files of said song.

Come listen LIVE on wmfo.org from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  (I could use the support) ;^)

If you are interested in having me produce a designed playlist for you; email me your contact details and we discuss how to make that happen.

If you missed the live version…check out the archived one. Here’s the LINK.

I suggest you follow me on Twitter and get an early taste on new music that comes out each week.

Also…follow along on SoundCloud where I post music streams way before I play them on air.

New Release Show Playlist 10-22-13

Late Cambrian – “The Year I Cut The Cable” – PEACH

Honeydrop – “Truth” – PRELUDE

Manicanparty – “It’s In Her Eyes” – MANICANPARTY

Fossil Collective – “Half Light” – THE WATER – Ep

Glitches – “RGB” – RGB – Single

Best Coast – “This Lonely Morning” – FADE AWAY

Tristen – “Easy Out” – CAVES

Tristen – “Matchstick Murder” – CHARLATANS AT THE GARDEN GATE*

Tears For Fears – “Change” – THE HURTING**

Coasts – “Stay” – STAY (REMIXES) – Ep

The Mountains – “1984” – 1984 – Single

No Middle Name – “From The Barrel Of A Loaded Gun” – FROM THE BARREL OF A LOADED GUN – Single

Golden Bubbles – “MPLS” – SEVENTY-TWO

Lucius – “Hey, Doreen” – WILDEWOMAN

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Music You Might Otherwise Miss 10-15-13

I love this time of year. The Fall in New England is awesome, however, that’s not the main reason from my ebullience. This Autumnal period is always full of new releases from quality artists. It’s the big push before the Holiday season. So…let me tell you about what I found this week.

I got the show started with The Big Sun.  I have absolutely nothing on this band other than they are from the U.K. and they are on Balloon Twister Records. They have an EP, Sticklebacker, which they released last year. I can tell you that they have embraced the “singles” marketing strategy, which I am a big fan. They released Pants back in June; Ice Cream Van Man came out in late August; and now they’ve released The Little Pool @ San Vernanzo.”  It keeps me talking about them, which is cool with me because I think they are marvelous.

Closing off that two-song set with a track from the just released album, STATIC, from Cults.  I am thrilled to hear new material from this talented twosome; Brian Oblivion (I’m sure it’s not his real name) and Madeline Follin.  I first found them back in 2010 when they released a three-song EP on their BandCamp page and I’ve been promoting them ever since.  I just think they are terrifically talented.  The track I aired, High Road,” is the lead off single. The album dropped digitally last week but the hard copies are out today. BTW, Cults are playing at The Sinclair, in Cambridge, next week Tuesday and it’s a must-go show for me.  It’ll be my fourth time…and for me…that’s saying a lot.

Changing musical direction with a band called HOUNDSds. This band, which is essentially multi-instrumentalist, Patrick McIntyre creates rich, jangly guitar pop reminiscent of The Ocean Blue. The song I picked, Building A Better Jesus,” just kind of worked its way into my brain. It’s a pre-release single for the upcoming full-length album, CONDUCT, which comes out on November 11th.

Next was a tune from Stone Cold Fox.  Stone Cold Fox are a formally unsigned band from New York. The single I sampled, Seventeen,” was originally self-released in February of this year. These Indie Rock boys just started working with Paper Garden Records, which is how I found them, and they are also playing at CMJ in New York, which starts today. So…I thought I’d share it with everyone. And speaking of sharing…the band will share this song with you too via their SoundCloud page. Very cool.

I then increased the volume and upped the tempo with my next sample. This Rocking band is The Fireworks. The band themselves describe their music as “Loud Fuzzy Pop.” It’s all that with a frenetic feel to it. So…The Fireworks are a mixed-gendered foursome based in London and they are readying their latest effort, which is being called a Seven Inch but yet has three songs. (I just don’t get the terminology) The track I played is the single and it’s called Runaround.” The official drop date for this three-song Seven Inch is November 26th.

I kept things going with The Proctors.  The Proctors have been around since 1993; founded by Gavin Priest. They’ve had some personnel changes and a big gap in releases. They re-grouped in 2012 and released a single: Fun Sunday.” They pushed on with new life to release a brand new, full-length album, the first album in eighteen years. The tune I selected was “Into The Sun” and it’s from the album: EVERLASTING LIGHT.

My lineage subject was The Devil Makes Three. I found these guys back in early 2009. They are an Americana band, based in Santa Cruz, California; they play a blend of bluegrass, folk, and country.  They also have a sense of humor, which you can easily pick up in the lyrics of their songs. They are readying to release their sixth album in eleven years. (Not bad).  The new album is I’M A STRANGER HERE and the tune I picked for this feature was Stranger.”

Part two of the lineage with The Devil Makes Three was satisfied with All Hail,” which is from their album, DO WRONG RIGHT, which was released in 2009.

My re-issue release of the week was from Basia.  Basia Trzetrzelewska is her given name but “Basia” is easier.  If you are not familiar with this Polish born singer/songwriter, she got her start in 1984 with the band Matt Bianco. Matt Bianco’s style was a Latin-flavored mixed with Jazz and Pop. I glommed onto to that right away and turned so many people on to that music. She and Danny White, another Matt Bianco band member, went their own way in 1986.  Basia released several solo discs. So…that’s what brings us here. The re-issue is a Best Of Collection titled: PLAYLIST: THE VERY BEST OF BASIA. The track I chose was the title track of her first solo release…TIME AND TIDE.

Finishing off that two-song set was a track from Snowmine.  Snowmine is five-piece based in Brooklyn and they sit nicely in the Indie Pop scene. They also are committed to their craft. They released their first album on their own and created a small following. With the second album, the band entertained the notion of going with a label. However, they had to stay true to their art, which I think is exceptional. I wish them well. The album is DIALECTS, which isn’t out yet and I had my listeners sample the lead off single…Rome.”

Next up was an up-tempo, electronic rocker from Lincoln Jesser.  Lincoln Jesser is a guy from Los Angeles that says…and I quote…”Just trynna have some fun.”  That says it all. His latest effort is a single…We’ll Be Fine and it’s available for download via Lincoln’s SoundCloud page.

I completed that Rocking two-song set with a track from Destroyer. If you were listening and had trouble understanding the lyrics…it’s because they were in Spanish. They will be releasing a five-song EP entitled FIVE SPANISH SONGS.  I like the concept and I liked the pre-release single I got my hands on as well, which was El Rito.” (The Right)  BTW, the EP is set for release on November 26th.

Desire is the latest single from Chair Men. Chair Men is Ger Rietveldt and he is music producer from the Netherlands.  He is passionate about all music and he loves collaborating with other artists. On this track he partners with vocalist, Zefora. She’s a singer/songwriter from Portland, Oregon. (That is an interesting transatlantic collaboration) This song has been released as a single and is available for download on either artist’s SoundCloud page.

Songs in BOLD are links to videos of that song. Songs that are ITALICIZED are links to Soundcloud Audio Files of said song.

Come listen LIVE on wmfo.org from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  (I could use the support) ;^)

If you are interested in having me produce a designed playlist for you; email me your contact details and we discuss how to make that happen.

If you missed the live version…check out the archived one. Here’s the LINK.

I suggest you follow me on Twitter and get an early taste on new music that comes out each week.

Also…follow along on SoundCloud where I post music streams way before I play them on air.

Music You Might Otherwise Miss 10-8-13

It’s October and things are firing up…music wise.  SoundCloud seems to be my best friend these days; along with a couple Australian and European sites. So…let me tell about this week’s “finds.”

I go the program kicked off with The Creases. They are an Indie Alt. Pop band out of Brisbane, Australia fronted by Joe Agius and Jarrod Mahon. I discovered these guys because of following another band, The Preatures. An Australian music website had just published a review of The Preatures, Major Leagues and The Creases.  So…I was thinking…I like the two former bands, I should check out this Creases band. I was rewarded with this brand new single, I Won’t Wait.”

I closed off that two-song set with a track from the “just released today” album, WE NEED MEDICINE, from The Fratellis.  Jon Lawler, A.K.A. Jon Fratelli, and the boys are back after a long hiatus.  It’s been almost five years since their last studio album and it’s great to hear from them again. BTW, Jon did have a side project called The Codeine Velvet Club with a self-titled release in 2010. It was a tip of the hat to the old-timey lounge-y, jazz style.  I bought the CD and it’s great cocktail hour music. Anyway…the track I sampled the lead-off single…Seven Nights Seven Days.” (CVC song Reste Avec Moi.)

Changing musical direction with Jordan Klassen.  This young singer/songwriter is from Vancouver, British Columbia; Jordan describes his style as “Fairy-Folk.” He has just released the album, REPENTANCE.  You can stream the whole album via his BandCamp page. You can also purchase it there. The tune that really caught my attention was Balcony.”  It feels haunting especially with the vocal help of Miss Jocelyn Price.

I followed that up with a tune from Tennis. Tennis is fronted by husband and wife team, Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. They are from the Denver area and I really like what they do. Their previous album, YOUNG & OLD, I liked so much that it made my Top 10 of 2012 list. The new release, which comes out in November, is an EP and will be titled SMALL SOUND. I like the subtle change in direction with the tune I featured, which was Mean Streets.”

I increased the volume and uppe the tempo with the next sample. They are Slutever, which is a strange name; however, I’m sure no one else has it.  This female-fronted duo is from the Philly area and play a raucous Post-Punk kind of style. I wouldn’t play it during the regular portion of the show, however, it’s good stuff and it’s worth sharing, which is the point of the New Release Show.  The song I aired was White Flag and it’s been released as a single.

I followed that up with a new song from Lissie.  Born Elisabeth Maurus, she just goes by Lissie these days. Her new album, BACK TO FOREVER, has been out digitally since mid-September but the hard copy dropped today. The designated single is Sleepwalking however I went with track number one…The Habit.

My lineage subject was Rubblebucket. I found these guys back in early 2012 because of a blog post talking about a regional artist that won a music video contest. So I followed the link and discovered “Came Out Of A Lady” and I was instantly hooked.  I tweeted about it and posted on Facebook.  I also emailed the MP3 to my friends.  BTW, when I first checked out this video, it had 4,400 hits. As of this morning when I was writing my script it was over to 358,000. Anyway…they are getting ready to release an EP, which is why we are here today. The new disc is called SAVE CHARLIE, and I played the title track.

I finished offed the lineage with Came Out Of A Lady,” which is from Rubblebucket’s debut album, TRIANGULAR DAISIES, which was released in 2012.

Keeping the music going with my re-issue release of the week.  It was from Dr. John.  Mac Rebennack, Jr. is his given name and Dr. John is definitely easier. This septuagenarian has been performing in six decades but his top hit is from the 1973 album, IN THE RIGHT PLACE.  I bet he is still making money off that song, Right Place, Wrong Time.”  It’s a classic.  And that’s the tune I picked for this feature.

I closed off that two-song set with a track from Tangerine.  It’s the second song I’ve featured from this unsigned, mixed-gendered, four-piece Alt. Pop band based in Seattle, Washington. (They are turning into my favorite band) They do a wonderful mix of odd rhythms, breezy vocals and a touch of out front rock type guitar augmentations. They have just released of their second EP of 2013. This one is RADICAL BLOSSUM and the tune I just aired was The Runner.”  They are definitely going to be a “Double Down” featured artist.

Next up was an up-tempo rocker from Little Odessa. They are a four-piece, Rock and Roll band based in Brisbane, Australia. They have a penchant for 60’s style Rock and Roll, which they like performing covers of…but under the band pseudonym – The Rebel Cosmonauts.  They ARE fun. The song I had for air was My Girl and it’s been released as a single.

Finishing that Rocking two-song set was a track from Bonjah.  Bonjah is a classic rock quartet originally from Tauranga, New Zealand but now make their base of operations in Melbourne, Australia.  (That happens a lot. New Zealand bands start to get a following and they move to Australia to reach a larger market. There’s less than 4.5 million people in New Zealand compared to over 22 million in Australia).  All right…that’s the end of your World Cultures lesson for this morning. That track I had for air was Blue Tone Black Heart.”

Ain’t It Time? is the latest single from Rainy Day Women. Yet another band from Down Under from that show. (Can you tell I was on an Australian music web ring site this past weekend?)  So…this Indie Pop quartet are from Perth, in Western Australia. They make Pop music and are quite proud of it.

Let me slip in one more from Gang Of Youths. This is a band from…wait for it…Australia. Wow!!! What a shocker!  These boys are based in Sydney and they have just released this single, Evangelist.”

Songs in BOLD are links to videos of that song. Songs that are ITALICIZED are links to Soundcloud Audio Files of said song.

Come listen LIVE on wmfo.org from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  (I could use the support) ;^)

If you are interested in having me produce a designed playlist for you; email me your contact details and we discuss how to make that happen.

If you missed the live version…check out the archived one. Here’s the LINK.

I suggest you follow me on Twitter and get an early taste on new music that comes out each week.

Also…follow along on SoundCloud where I post music streams way before I play them on air.

New Release Show Playlist 10-15-13

The Big Sun – The Little Pool @ San Vernanzo – THE LITTLE POOL @ SAN VERNANZO – Single

Cults – “High Road” – STATIC

HOUNDSds – “Building A Better Jesus” – CONDUCT

Stone Cold Fox – Seventeen” – SEVENTEEN – Single

The Fireworks – “Runaround” – RUNAROUND – Single

The Proctors – “Into The Sun” – EVERLASTING LIGHT

The Devil Makes Three – “Stranger” – I’M A STRANGER HERE

The Devil Makes Three – “All Hail” – DO WRONG RIGHT*

Basia – “Time And Tide” – TIME AND TIDE**

Snowmine – “Rome” – DIALECTS

Lincoln Jesser – “We’ll Be Fine” – WE’LL BE FINE – Single

Destroyer – “El Rito” – FIVE SPANISH SONGS – Ep

Chair Men – “Desire ft. Zefora” – DESRIE – Single

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New Release Show Playlist 10-8-13

The Creases – “I Won’t Wait” – I WON’T WAIT – Single

The Fratellis – “Seven Nights Seven Days” – WE NEED MEDICINE

Jordan Klassen – “Balcony” – REPENTENCE

Tennis – “Mean Streets” – SMALL SOUND – Ep

Slutever – “White Flag” – WHITE FLAG – Single

Lissie – “The Habit” – BACK TO FOREVER

Rubblebucket – “Save Charlie” – SAVE CHARLIE – Ep

Rubblebucket – “Came Out Of A Lady” – TRIANGULAR DAISIES*

Dr. John – Right Place, Wrong Time” – IN THE RIGHT PLACE**

Tangerine – “The Runner” – RADICAL BLOSSOM – Ep

Little Odessa – “My Girl” – MY GIRL – Single

Bonjah – “Blue Tone Black Heart” – BLUE TONE BLACK HEART – Single

Rainy Day Women – “Ain’t It Time?” – AIN’T IT TIME? – Single

Gang Of Youths – “Evangelists” – EVANGELISTS – Single

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Music You Might Otherwise Miss 8-6-13

Another week of the Summer has gone by.  August is always a tough month to find good new music. The labels focus their new releases for September. However, I’m getting better at discovering new talent, so let me tell you about what I found this week.

I got the program started with reprising the band…Wild Ones. They are mixed-gendered band out of Portland and I found them a couple of weeks ago and I have been listening to their new album KEEP IT SAFE quite a bit, which unusual for me. It’s just really well done with some great content. The track I played first, in July, was Curse Over Me.”^  I also liked It’s Real and Golden Twin.”  I’m thinking about putting it on my Best Of list but in the “My Own Desire” category. This cut was Row.”    ^You can download “Curse Over Me” from that link

I followed that with another reprised band…Ski Lodge.  Ski Lodge is a quartet based in New York City and they play some up-tempo, Alt. or Indie Pop. They also tagged their music as So-Fi, which I don’t know precisely what that means. I originally debuted Just To Be Like You,” back in May. It was the designated single; and it also has a nifty video for it too. However, the full album has been released so I felt compelled to play you a deeper cut from the CD…because it’s a good disc. The tune I aired was Boy and the new album is BIG HEART.

Changing musical direction with a nice little tune from Devon Sproule. She’s a singer/songwriter originally from Kingston, Ontario, Canada but she now makes her home in Charlottesville, Virginia. I ran across this song over the weekend on SoundCloud. (Man…I am loving SoundCloud these days). Anyway…I randomly found this single, You Can’t Help It, with Devon’s name attached to it; and I’ve played Devon’s music before but what struck me was that Devon only contributed the words. Mike O’Neill wrote the music. In fact, Mike really liked the music he created; he just couldn’t quite put the right words to the sound. So he enlisted Devon’s help and they came up with a really nice tune.

Next came a tune from Agua Roja.  Agua Roja is another band I found by quirky happenstance on SoundCloud…but I’m glad I did.  I don’t have a great deal of information on this band other than they are a trio from Paris; November is the lead singer’s name; and you can download that single, Summer Ends, for free via their Facebook Page. Well…it will cost you a “like” on their Facebook Page but that’s a bargain.

Let’s keep things moving here with an Emo-Indie, mixed-gendered trio from Houston, Texas. They call themselves Football, Etc.  The band’s name is unusual and they are very serious about the sport.  Their debut EP was called FIRST DOWN; their debut, full-length album was THE DRAFT; and their latest effort will be titled AUDIBLE.  And all the songs titles are sports or game related…like “Safety,” “Away Game” and “Lambeau Leap.”  It’s amusing but I think it can become tiresome and limiting.  But we’ll see. I played the album’s pre-release single. It’s called Fair.”

I followed that with new music from Lucius.  It’s I originally found this band because of a tweet from Katie Costello, whom I love. By happenstance, I read Katie’s note about Lucius and it caused me to investigate further. The band is fronted by two fabulous singers, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig. They are supported by Dan Molad and Peter Lalish. The two ladies harmonizing is sublime. I saw them live at this year’s SXSW and they were outstanding. Well, they are back with a brand new album, WILDEWOMAN, which is due for release on October 15th and I sampled the lead off single; Hey, Doreen.”

My lineage subject was Saint Motel. They are a quartet out of the Los Angeles area and I like what they do. They released an album back in 2009 and since then had been releasing a series of singles. Their follow up album, VOYEUR, finally dropped in 2012.  Well…they are back to the singles strategy again and that’s what I have for you this morning. The new single is My Type and it has a Sixties Retro-Soul feel to it. It’s also a little bit of a departure from their previous material, which I like.

Part two of the lineage was Puzzle Pieces, which was originally released as a single in 2011 and was also included in their 2012 album, VOYEUR.

Keeping the music going here with a visit to today’s re-issue release of the week.  It was from The Kinks.  It’s the latest of the many Best Of compilations that have been put together on the Kinks. The differentiating piece of this collection is the addition of Ray Davies solo material and even a couple of solo tracks from Dave Davies.  This collection is titled WATERLOO SUNSET: THE BEST OF THE KINKS AND RAY DAVIES. There were so many choices I went with the seasonal appropriate tune…Sunny Afternoon.”

I closed off that two-song set with a track from the Arctic Monkeys.  And WOW!  What a great tune from Alex Turner and the boys for Sheffield, England. The tune I played, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High,” is not even the lead off single. (I believe that Do I Wanna Know has that honor).  The new album is simply titled AM and is set to drop on September 10th.

Dandelion Wine is the latest single from The Band In Heaven. They have been described as Nightmare Pop, which I don’t know what that means. I just thought it was worth sharing it as a sub-genre identifier.  I checked out some of their earlier work and I kind of get that descriptive, however, with their latest album, CAUGHT IN A SUMMER SWELL, they’ve softened their artist approach to a more accessible version of DreamPop or Shoegaze. The album is set for release on the 17th of September.

Next was a brand new music from a band called No Middle Name. They are a self-described Lo-Fi, DreamPop band but it’s really a solo vehicle from David Bailey. If you listened live you would have heard that David wasn’t singing alone on the track I played, Another Season.”  Lindsay West, from the Lindsay West Band, helps out.  There is a very clever video to this song that I’ve posted already on my Facebook Page and my Twitter feed.

Let me slip in one more from Panama Wedding. They are a synth Pop band based in New York City.  They have just released this radio ready, summertime tune, as a single, called All Of The People.” If you like this song…it’s available for a free download via the band’s SoundCloud page.  How can you beat that?

Songs in BOLD are links to videos of that song. Songs that are ITALICIZED are links to Soundcloud Audio Files of said song.

Come listen LIVE on wmfo.org from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  (I could use the support) ;^)

If you are interested in having me produce a designed playlist for you; email me your contact details and we discuss how to make that happen.

If you missed the live version…check out the archived one. Here’s the LINK.

I suggest you follow me on Twitter and get an early taste on new music that comes out each week.

Also…follow along on SoundCloud where I post music streams way before I play them on air.