Music You Might Otherwise Miss 11-19-13

It’s a remarkably good search and results for this week.  It’s always a challenge this time of year, however, what is making it a tad easier is now artists are contacting me directly. I’m getting people following me on Twitter, SoundCloud and Facebook.  That is awesome.  So let me fill you in on this week’s discoveries.

I started the show with The John Steel Singers. (BTW, there is no one in the band named John Steel).  The John Steel Singers are a creative Alt. Pop quintet out of Brisbane, Australia. I found them because of a Facebook post by another band I follow; The Hungry Kids of Hungary. Hungry Kids are also from Brisbane and I’m sure they know each other. Anyway…they posted that the John Steel Singers just released a “sick” album. (Sick in a good way, of course!) That prompted me to find it on these internets and give it a listen. What I found was this song, Common Thread.”  It’s off the new album; EVERYTHING’S A THREAD, which is not yet released here in the States.

I completed that two-song set of the opening hour with a track from Tei Shi. Her given name is Valerie Teicher, which is I’m guessing how she pronounces her last name. She’s originally from Argentina; grew up in Bogota, Columbia; and now makes her base of operations in Brooklyn.  I was checking out her Facebook page and she describes her art as “Mermaid Music,” which I think is lovely and appropriate. She has just released her debut EP, SAUDADE, and I sampled track number two, Nevermind The End.”

Changing musical direction with The Growlers. They are a five-piece band based out of Southern California. I read that they are listed as an Indie Rock outfit, which I guess could be a descriptor, however, I think “Electrified Folk” would be more accurate. But keep in mind the quote, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” (I think Frank Zappa said that). I do find creating the descriptives for the music I discover, very difficult to construct.  Anyway, The Growlers have just released their third album, GILDED PLEASURES, and it’s a dandy. The song I had for my show was Humdrum Blues.” If you like the style of that song…you will definitely like the whole album.

Then came a tune from BESTiE.  The interesting thing about Bestie (at least to me) is that I found out about them because they follow me on Twitter.  Ya…I got notified that I had a new follower and I saw it was this band called Bestie, which made me look into who they were. I found out that they are an Indie-Pop band out of Vancouver, British Columbia and they’ve self-released a couple of singles. The tune I aired is their latest, it’s called Asleep On The Bus and it can be downloaded for free via their SoundCloud page.

Next up is Honeydrop.  Now…I’ve played Honeydrop before…about a month ago. They are a female-fronted, five-piece Indie Post-Rock Dream Pop band from Cebu, Philippines. The reason I’m featuring them again is because they are from The Philippines, which is still recovering from Typhoon Haiyan.  Cebu City is not far from the storms initial landfall and I was concerned about my new Filipino friends…so I sent them a note via Facebook and heard back from them right away. They thanked me for my concern and informed me that they were organizing a concert to help raise money for the relief efforts. After reading their story I immediately donated money to the cause, which I told them about. The band in turn, as a thank you, gave me the download code for their new album, PRELUDE. So…I played another cut from the disc and remined my listeners (and you) that the Philippines still need help.  Give what you can.  The deeper track I aired was “G.o.o.d.”

I then played a new one from Neil Finn.  Neil has a new album coming out in February. It will be titled DIZZY HEIGHTS and I have to say…what I’ve heard so far…I like. Two songs from the new album are available now for download via i-Tunes. The one I played was Flying In The Face Of Love,” which sounds familiar, yet fresh.

My lineage subject was Turin Brakes.  Turin Brakes is essentially a duo comprised of Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, however they do have a couple of chaps that consistently tour with them. They’ve been together since 1999 and have released six studio albums and several EPs.  One thing I really like about these guys is that they are constantly trying new things and styles for each of their albums. What they do doesn’t always work for me but I respect the effort and I respect the art. With their latest addition to their discography, WE WERE HERE, they’ve added some horns and put the old style, lead guitar back out front. The track I had for part one of the lineage was Guess You Heard.”

Part two was satisfied by playing Pain Killer (Summer Rain),” which was released on Turnin Brakes ETHER SONG album. That originally came out in 2003.

My re-issue release of the week was from The Association.  The Association was a Pop Rock band that released their first album in 1966. They had several singles that made into the American Top 40, which gave them plenty of material to release a GREATEST HITS album, which I had as a kid. I got it when I joined the Columbia Record Club and I got to pick 12 albums for a penny. (I picked a ton of Best Of albums) Anyway…the Associations Greatest Hits had Pop winners on it like Windy,” Cherish,” Never My Love and the one I picked for air, Along Comes Mary.” 

I finished off that Poppy two-song set with the latest effort from Bubblegum Lemonade. Bubblegum Lemonade is really just Lawrence “Laz” McClusky. He plays a 12-string Rickenbacker and describes his music as “The Velvet Underground meets The Monkees in a massive tunnel.” I don’t know what the “massive tunnel” comment is about unless it’s his reference to his use of reverb.  Anyway…the new album, SOME LIKE IT POP, just dropped last week and I aired She Brings The Sunshine.

Next up was another Pop ditty from Mister Goodnite. This duo from Los Angeles that refers to their music as “Loner Lounge.”  To me, their music sounds like something Burt Bacharach would write. These boys also have a sense of humor. They put together a funny little video to this song, “All My Best,” which is what I played. If you stream it…you’ll have to Pay attention…it’s only a minute; thirty-four.

I followed that tune with a track from Math And Physics Club.  They are a four-piece, indie-pop band based in Seattle. They have just released their third studio album, (I mean it just came out the day of the show), and it’s called OUR HEARTS BEAT OUT LOUD. It’s a nicely crafted tune called I Know It’s Over. (I liked the harmonica in that tune).

Keeping the music going here with something from Batman Park. They are a six-piece, mixed-gendered collective based in Melbourne, which is where they get their name; there is a public park in Melbourne called Batman Park.  The band is a local super-group of kinds; with the members also having obligations to other local bands. They have just released a six-song, self-titled EP and I found this song, Gardenings,” really catchy and so that’s why I played it.

Let me slip in one more from Delorean. This electronica-focused team has released a new album called APAR. The song I have for you is called Unhold.” What go my attention is that Caroline Polachek, from Chairlift, handles the vocals. They also “auto-tuned” her voice, which gives me mixed feelings. I believe she could have handled it on her own but I think these guys used it in an artistic sense rather than as a utility.

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 11-19-13

The John Steel Singers – “Common Thread” – EVERYTHING’S A THREAD

Tei Shi – “Nevermind The End” – SAUDADE

The Growlers – “Humdrum Blues” – GILDED PLEASURES

Bestie – “Asleep On The Bus” – ASLEEP ON THE BUS – Single

Honeydrop – “G.o.o.d.” – PRELUDE

Neil Finn – “Flying In The Face Of Love” – DIZZY HEIGHTS

Turin Brakes – “Guess You Heard” – WE WERE HERE

Turin Brakes – “Pain Killer (Summer Rain)” – ETHER SONG*

The Association – “Along Comes Mary” – THE GREATEST HITS**

Bubblegum Lemonade – “She Brings The Sunshine” – SOME LIKE IT POP

Mister Goodnight – “All My Best” – ALL MY BEST – Single

Math And Physics Club – “I Know It’s Over” – OUR HEARTS BEAT OUT LOUD

Batman Park – “Gardenings” – BATMAN PARK – Ep

Delorean – “Unhold” – APAR

*Lineage

**Re-Issue Song of the Week

Log on every Tuesday; 10 AM to 1 PM, wmfo.org and listen to the whole show.   Follow along on TWITTER to get the new stuff early.

Also check out my SoundCloud page to stream some neat stuff.

Music You Might Otherwise Miss 11-5-13

This week’s show has a lot more Indie and D.I.Y. artists in it. I think I mentioned before that once November hits, the record companies switch focus to top selling artists, re-issues of classic rock stuff, and holiday compilations. However, I found some outstanding samples this week. Come on in and check it out.

The show started with Pipoca.  Pipoca is one of the vehicles used by Samira Winter. Samira is a Brazilian-American that adores breezy, light and dreamy tunes. I found her by poking around SoundCloud over the weekend. (I also found out Samira went to school at Emerson, which is here in Boston). Samira has a couple of pages on SoundCloud and has the Pipoca BandCamp page. The song I have for you is a little ditty that I found on her personal SoundCloud page; it’s in Portuguese and it’s called Eu e Eu.”   (Oh…and if you like it you can download it for free).

I completed that two-song set of the opening hour with a track from Seaside ID. They are a mixed-gendered, Alt. Pop, quintet based in Jakarta, Indonesia. (Man…I find them all over the place). They are readying to release their debut, full-length album: UNDONE. (No word on when or if they will be releasing it here in the States) If you listened to the show live, or via the archive link, you could hear why I put those first two songs together…they both had that light, breezy, jangly guitar thing going there.  That tune was called Giggle And Blush.” (I like that a lot).

Changing musical direction with talented singer/songwriter currently based in Brooklyn. Her name is Dominique Star and her band is Star and the Sea. She just graduated from college and put together some lo-fi, or sparse…if you prefer, sounds to which one she recorded Live and posted on YouTube. The tune I played is called Winter In New York.  I have to tell you…I think this young woman is über talented and she is just starting out.

I followed that song up with a tune from Brown Paper Bag.  Brown Paper Bag is (and I think they’ll have trouble with that name. I found two other bands with that name with a simple search) Anyway…Brown Paper Bag is a Neo-Folk duo out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The twosome are Jasen Colson and Eric St-Cyr.  They’ve been together over a decade and I actually found some footage of these two promoting themselves as Ottawa’s best cover band. Well…they are leaving those days behind them and started recording some of their own material in a total D.I.Y. fashion. The tune I aired, Gentleman Of The Footpath,” is a fine example of their talent and has been released as a single.

Next up is Jenny Broke The Window, which is an awesome name.  Jenny Broke The Window are five kids from the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia that do a wonderful Indie Pop sound. This unsigned band has just released, in there home country, a new EP.  I featured, back in May, their pre-release single from the disc…it was Ravel.” So with the new self-titled EP, I wanted to find another cut to play for you from the five-song release, which was harder than you think. It’s that good. So I ended up with picking Rum ‘n’ Cola.” 

Next was a piece of new music from Painted Palms.  Painted Palms is fronted by two cousins; Reese Donohue and Chris Prudhomme and the great backstory is that their big break came when Kevin Barnes, the frontman from Of Montreal, came across their debut EP online and had them open for them at their shows. After the exposure that came with touring with Of Montreal, Painted Palms self-released that famous EP and that got the attention of Polyvinyl Records. So, in 2012, Painted Palms spent most of their time writing and putting together material for an album release in 2013 and back in May I featured the pre-release single,Carousel;” but I wanted to play another track from it, which was Spinning Signs.”

My lineage subject was Hospitality.  Hospitality, which is an odd name.  (Try to do a search using that name and you get a bunch of Hotels).  Anyway, they are a mixed gendered, four-piece based in Brooklyn with a great Indie Rock sound. They signed with Merge Records in 2012; one of my go to labels…I like their work. Anywho, Hospitality got signed based on the strength of their self-released, self-titled EP. So now they are readying to release their follow up album, which is titled TROUBLE, on January 28th and I had for my listeners the pre-release single and it’s called I Miss Your Bones.”

Part two of the lineage was completed by Hospitality’s Friends With Friends,” which was released on their self-titled, debut album back in 2012.

My re-issue release of the week was from John Mellencamp.  Or John Cougar Mellencamp.  Or John Cougar.  Take your pick. The guy could write some nifty tunes. His style changed over the years, which pissed off some of his core fans but having a heart attack will change your perspective and what you might write about as music. Anyway…I digress. The album that’s been re-issued is 1987’s LONESOME JUBILEE. That album had hits on it like Check It Out,” Cherry Bomb and the one I picked to play, Paper In Fire.”

I followed up Mellencamp with the latest effort from Cymbals. They are four lads from the UK that construct really nice Synth Pop. Their new record drops on January 27th and it’s the tightest sounding piece they’ve made so far. That fine example was called “Erosion and it can be found on the album THE AGE OF FRACTURE.

Next up is a track from Fields And Planes. Fields and Planes are one gal and four guys out of Columbus, Ohio that create wonderful Indie Alt. Pop that borrows from many styles or genres. They have self-released all of their material thus far with the most recent being a pleasant tune called Rip Me To Shreds.”

I finished off that two-song set with a track from Tegan & Sara. The twins are back with a single, which has been released on the soundtrack for the Matthew McConaughey’s latest movie; THE DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. The soundtrack also includes material recorded by My Morning Jacket, Fitz and the Tantrums, Neon Trees, and Cold War Kids. That tune from Tegan & Sara is an original and it’s called Shudder To Think.”

Keeping the music going here with something from The Vinyl Records. The Vinyl Records are an unsigned, all-girl group out of New Delhi, India and I’m liking what they do a lot. They do a wonderful post-punk kind of sound. They are still a little raw but they are wonderful and are playing big venues in their home country. Some label is going to pick them up for sure. The song procured, The Vibe,” is from their self-titled, debut album.

Let me slip in one more from Immigrant Union. They are quasi-supergroup based in Melbourne, Australia.  The band make up is Brent DeBoer (from The Dandy Warhols), Bob Harrow, Peter Lubulwa, Dave Mudie, Bones Sloane and Courtney Barnett. They have just released this single, I Can’t Return.”

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 11-5-13

It funny how quickly things change in the music industry as soon as November comes around.  The flood of new material turns to a trickle as labels put their effort toward the BIG NAMES and Holiday Compilations.  This just means I have to look harder. Let me tell you about what I found this week.

Things got kicked off with Hey Geronimo. They are a conglomeration of several indie Pop bands from the Brisbane area of Australia. This five-piece is unsigned and they have just released a four-song EP called ERRING ON THE SIDE OF AWESOME.  It is a nice collection of Alt. Pop fun.  I was vacillating over which song to feature.  I was torn between the lead off track, Lazer Gun Show and I’ll Be There.”  I went with the latter.

Closing off the two-song set of the opening hour was a track from Jazz Mills. This one really caught my ear. I first came upon a cover of Little Baby,” which was originally done by the Blue Rondos. (Think of a tune done in the classic Roy Orbison style) I almost went with that tune but something made me want to dig a little deeper and I was rewarded by that tune you just sampled, which was Pop Song.” (It really gets into your brain…doesn’t it?)  Both tracks can be found on her self-titled EP, which will be released on November 12th.

Changing musical direction with an Australian singer/songwriter…Eleanor Dunlop. She’s been around music all her life with taking piano lessons as a little girl. She was trained in the classics but had a desire to explore her own musical path. In 2008 Eleanor partnered with Fraser Harvey and formed Cameras. That partnership lasted for four years. Eleanor decided to move out on her own last year and the fruit of that effort will officially drop in early 2014. It will be a self-titled EP and I had for airplay the pre-release single, which is called Disguise.”

Then came a tune from Invisible Twin.  Invisible Twin is an unsigned, dream pop duo out of the Detroit, Michigan area. The two-some are Mario and Rose Suau. They met in high school and became friends; with music really tying them together, which eventually led them to marry. On the track I just aired, Trouble,” Mario and Rose collaborate on the music with Rose constructing the lyrics.

Next up is another change in tempo and also in style. This band is called Go Periscope. This electronica-rock focused duo is comprised of DJ/Producer collaborators Joshua Frazier and Florin Merano and they are from Seattle’s “underground” music scene. Go Periscope self-released their debut album, WASTED YOUTH, last year. For 2013 they have released a series of three singles with the latest being “Awake,” which is what I went with over the airwaves.

Then came a new tune from The Rosebuds.  I’ve been following the Rosebuds since 2005. The Rosebuds are essentially Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp. They are from the Wilmington, North Carolina area but moved to Raleigh. They made a demo that Merge Records got a hold of and signed them in 2003. Howard and Crisp sealed the partnership by getting married. However…that did not last. They ended up divorcing but the interesting thing is that they still were able to work together and have been since the divorce. That track I featured was, Whisper,” has been released as a single.

My lineage subject was Major Leagues.  Major Leagues are an unsigned, mixed-gendered, indie Pop, mixed-gendered quartet out of Brisbane, Australia.  They have released a couple of singles over the past year but now they have put together enough material for an EP, which will be called WEIRD SEASON and this is the lead off single…Silver Tides.”

To complete the lineage feature I played Teen Mums,” which was released as a single earlier this year.

My re-issue release of the week was from The Vapors.  Now the Vapors were mostly known as a “one hit wonder” back in the Seventies with the tune “Turning Japanese;” however the album that that track appeared on, NEW CLEAR DAYS, was really a pretty fine release. The band though was never able to duplicate the success of that up-tempo, infectious Turning Japanese.” And that just so happens that’s what I played. (Hey…I had to…it’s a great song).

I followed that feature with a track from Louis London.  Louis London is a five-piece, indie Rock band formed from the Sydney, Australia music scene. They released their debut EP, HARDLY HEAR YOU, back in 2012.  Their follow up EP, THE BIG DEEP, drops on November the 8th. The track I played was We’re Not Alone.

Next up was a track from The Lazy Calm. These guys are a synth-Pop quartet out of Perth in Western Australia.  The tune, Paper Dreams,” is their second official single released this year in anticipation of their debut, full-length album due out in early 2014.

The next tune I spun was a tune from Lion The Weak, which I find a fascinating name choice. Lion The Weak is essentially Jack Shepherd; and he’s supported by Charlie Homer, Tom Lambert and Sam Pitcher. These boys are from Exeter; in the Southwest area of England. They have released a three-song EP, LULLABIES TO SUMMERTIME. All songs were written and recorded by Shepherd. The tune I picked was Falling.” (I actually found them because they found me by following me on Twitter. How cool is that?)

Let me slip in one more from The Daydream Club. The Daydream Club is an Indie Folk duo out of the UK. The twosome that makes up the band is Paula Walker and Adam Pickering. The latest addition to their discography is an EP and it’s titled FOUND. I played the title track.

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 – 10-29-13

Halloween is right around the corner but I stay away from thematic shows.  I get the attraction but it’s just not my kind of thing. Instead…I keep on the steady path of discovering new music and sharing it with as many people as I can. So let me tell you what I found this week.

I started the show with Puzzles. They are an unsigned five-piece, synth oriented pop band out of Sheffield, England. They released their debut EP in 2012 with much success. That popularity inspired them to get back in the studio and put together new material for their brand, spanking new EP; LITTLE ORCHARD, which came out in the UK on October 26th. The five-song disc is available to stream and purchase via the band’s BandCamp page. The track I picked for airplay was number five; TMBTY,” is what it’s called.

That was followed up by a track from Cut Copy. It’s a pre-release single from the new CD, FREE YOUR MIND, which is due out November 5th. They are already out on tour promoting the new album. They have a gig set at the House Of Blues here in Boston on Saturday, November 16th. Check their website to see if they are coming to your town. BTW, the track I played was We Are Explorers.”

Changing musical direction with the band Wilhelm Est. They are an indie Pop, mixed-gendered collective out of Estonia, which is on the Baltic Sea. They have only been together as a band since December of 2012 and all I have from them is a single, Black Dawn.”  I really love the two ladies harmonizing on this piece.  I’ve “liked” them on Facebook so I am hoping to keep up with their musical progress.

Run River North came next and they are a Korean-American, Neo-Folk sextet based in the Los Angeles area. I have to tell you…I love that about this country. Here you have first generation Korean-American writing, playing and singing high-quality Neo-Folk music in the tradition of Woody Guthrie. The tune I had for airplay, Fight To Keep is the pre-release single for their upcoming self-titled album, which is due out February 25th.

Next up is another change in tempo and also in style. This band is called Fiig. They used to go by the name Atluk, which I had featured them under that moniker in October of 2012. Atluk was originally a six-piece, female-fronted indie, neo-folk band originally from Canberra but now make Melbourne their base of operations. They now have trimmed down to five players and they have just released an eight-track EP, or album…I’m not sure what to call it; via their BandCamp page and it’s called LARGELY HAPPY. I played the title track but you need to know that I liked the whole collection.

I closed off that two-song set with new music from Veronica Falls.  Veronica Falls is a mixed-gendered, four-piece, Indie Alt. pop band based in London and originally formed in 2009. They released their debut, self-titled, full-length album in 2011 to some pretty good reviews from the hometown press. They followed that up with the release of their sophomore album, WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN, in February of this year.  (BTW, back in November of 2012 I played the album’s pre-release single…Teenage.”) I really like their sound. The piece I had my listener sample was Nobody There and it’s been released as a single…so I’m thinking another album is in the works.

My lineage subject was Elizabeth & the Catapult. I’ve been following Elizabeth and the crew since 2009 with the release of her debut album, TALLER CHILDREN. What caught my attention at that time is this young artist was just signed by Verve Forecast Record group. The reason that is significant is that this relatively new label offshoot also had signed Jamie Cullum and the Brazilian Girls, which lent to this new band’s credibility…at least to me.  Elizabeth, is Elizabeth Zinman.  She trained as a classical pianist until the age of 16, at which point she shifted focus toward the shaping of her voice. She then joined Patti Austin on tour in 2002, singing background vocals for the soul legend for the next 18 months. Upon her return in 2004, she began piecing together a trio.  The self-produced an EP in 2006 then got signed with Verve Forecast.  That leads us to now…Elizabeth is finishing off the final touches of her third release, LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED, which is due out sometime next year. However, I had for this feature the pre-release single, which is the title track.

Part two of the lineage was completed with the playing of You & Me,” which is from her 2010 sophomore release, THE OTHER SIDE OF ZERO.

My re-issue release of the week was from The Ramones.  The release was The Ramones: The Sire Years 1976-1981. It’s six CD’s deep, which is one a year. Of course I had plenty of choices like Blitzkrieg Bop.” Sheena Is A Punk Rocker,” and the one I chose…Do You Wanna Dance.”

I closed off that two-song set with a track from St. Paul and the Broken Bones, which is a great name for this up and coming Neo-Soul band. They are six members strong with St. Paul on lead vocals and a dynamite horn section doing some heavy lifting. They originally self-released this four-song EP, GREETINGS FROM BIRMINGHAM, AL, back in December of 2012 and they are getting ready to release their debut, full-length album in February of next year. So…I gave everyone a taste of what’s to come with that track, Sugar Dyed Honey Pants.”

Next up was a nice piece from Lucy Wainwright Roche. Miss Lucy comes from a solid music lineage. Her father is Loudon Wainwright and her mother is Suzzy Roche, of the sister’s band The Roches. Lucy has just released her second solo full-length album entitled THERE’S A LAST TIME FOR EVERYTHING.  The piece I played was a lovely tune called Seek And Hide and it features vocal help from Colin Meloy, from the Decemberists, which they just sound fantastic together.

Next came a track from Maria Taylor off her just released today album; SOMETHING ABOUT KNOWING. This is her fifth, full-length album as a solo artist since 2005. Maria has also been recording with Orenda Fink under the band moniker of Azure Ray; with six albums released since 2001. She’s quite prolific. That tune I aired was Tunnel Vision.”

Let me slip in one more from DTCV. (They pronounce it like Detective).  They are a self-described “French-American post-punk outfit that was formed in Los Angeles in 2012 by Guylaine Vivarat (ex-Useless Keys, Tennis System), James Greer (ex-Guided By Voices), and Chris Dunn. They have released two EPs prior to the release of their debut, full-length album, HILARIOUS HEAVEN. The track I sampled was I Was Where Were You and it sounds like Guylaine is channeling Chrissie Hynde on that one.

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 11-12-13

Pipoca – “Eu e Eu” – DEMOS – Ep

Seaside – “Giggle And Blush” – UNDONE

Star and the Sea – “Winter In New York” – WINTER IN NEW YORK – Single

Brown Paper Bag – “Gentleman Of The Footpath” – GENTLEMAN OF THE FOOTPATH

Jenny Broke The Window – “Rum ‘n’ Cola” – JENNY BROKE THE WINDOW – Ep

Painted Palms – “Spinning Signs” – FOREVER

Hospitality – “I Miss Your Bones” – TROUBLE

Hospitality – “Friends Of Friends” – HOSPITALITY*

John Mellencamp – “Paper In Fire” – LONESOME JUBILEE**

Cymbals – “Erosion” – THE AGE OF FRACTURE

Fields And Planes – “Rip Me To Shreds” – RIP ME TO SHREDS – Single

Tegan & Sara – “Shudder To Think” – DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (Movie Soundtrack)

The Vinyl Records – “The Vibe” – THE VINYL RECORDS – Ep

Immigrant Union – “I Can’t Return” – I CAN’T RETURN – Single

*Lineage

**Re-Issue Song of the Week

Log on every Tuesday; 10 AM to 1 PM, wmfo.org and listen to the whole show.   Follow along on TWITTER to get the new stuff early.

Also check out my SoundCloud page to stream some neat stuff.

New Release Show Playlist 11-5-13

Hey Geronimo – “I’ll Be There” – ERRING ON THE SIDE OF AWESOME – Ep

Jazz Mills – “Pop Song” – JAZZ MILLS – Ep

Eleanor Dunlop – “Disguise” – ELEANOR DUNLOP – Ep

Invisible Twin – “Trouble” – THEORY OF TRUST

Go Periscope – “Awake” – AWAKE – Single

The Rosebuds – “Whisper” – WHISPER – Single

Major Leagues – “Silver Tides” – WEIRD SEASON – Ep

Major Leagues – “Teen Mums” – TEEN MUMS – Single*

The Vapors – “Turning Japanese” – NEW CLEAR DAYS**

Louis London – “We’re Not Alone” – THE BIG DEEP – Ep

The Lazy Calm – “Paper Dreams” – PAPER DREAMS – Single

Lion The Weak – “Falling” – LULLABIES TO SUMMERTIME – Ep

The Daydream Club – “Found” – FOUND – Ep

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**Re-Issue Song of the Week

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