Music You Might Otherwise Miss 1-14-14

Things are starting to open up a little bit in the new music field.  I filtered through a lot more music this week than I had in week’s past. More doesn’t always equal better, which is why “I listen to everything…so you don’t have to!”  (I love that tag line).  So…let me tell you about what I discovered musically this week.

I kicked off The New Release show with Satellite Stories. They are a four-piece, Indie Rock/Pop band out of Finland. They’ve been together since 2008 but did not release their first album until four years later.  However, on the strength of that release they signed a publishing deal with BMG in 2012 and began touring Europe and Japan in 2013. The lads have just released their sophomore effort entitled PINE TRAILS. The track I had for this show was Australia (Don’t Ever Let Her Go).”

Completing that two-song set of the opening hour was a track from Little Odessa. Little Odessa is 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. I first featured them last year with “My Girl,” which was released as a single. They are following the same path with another single called All Night.

Changing musical direction with a band called Thief.  Thief is really just the musical vehicle for PJ Wolf. (Originally…the project was titled Thief Urban, which is a funny name). Anyway…this young talented singer/songwriter/instrumentalist is from Sydney, Australia. His career really got launched after winning a radio station’s Song Competition and he received a Buzz Grant from the Foundation for Young Australians.  The guy has some serious chops.  The single I got my hands on, Broken Boy,” was released in his homeland in September of 2013. (so technically…it’s not that new; however, if YOU haven’t heard it before…it’ll be new to you!)

Next was a tune from Ivory League.  Ivory League is currently an enigmatic trio out of New York. I wasn’t able to find much information on them other than they released a seven-song, mini-album, MONSTER, in September of last year. The track I sampled, The Future Song,” was released last week; as a single.

Then came the band…Misterwives, which is also a funny name to me. This band is part of the Island Deaf Jam Music group, which I usually would not invest too much time reviewing their material; however, this one track, Twisted Tongue,” which appears on a six-song EP entitled REFLECTIONS…caught my attention.  While the other five songs fit nicely into a top-forty radio station format…this tune has more of funky/soul feel to it, which is why I thought I’d share it with you.

Silversun Pickups are back…kind of…with the release of THE SINGLES COLLECTION. This is how their website describes the effort: “The career-spanning vinyl boxed set collection featuring all hit Silversun Pickups singles on 6 pieces of 7” vinyl. Includes the brand new song Cannibal and the exclusive track “Devil’s Cup” from the 2009 SWOON album recording sessions.”  That about covers it.

My lineage subject was The Tontons. The Tontons are a mixed-gendered, Indie Alt. Rock quartet based out of Houston, Texas.  They are hard to classify.  They definitely have a Rock sensibility and sometimes I hear kind of a Soul/R&B feel to it; but the driving guitars set the tone.  I found them originally back in October of last year and I was totally smitten. That prompted me to look further into their catalog and I even liked the EP they released in 2011. These guys are the real thing. Their brand new release is MAKE OUT KING AND OTHER STORIES OF LOVE and the track I had to kick off this feature was Magic Hour.”

Part two from The Tontons was the track Veida,” which was the first track I discovered from them. (I also reached out to the band and they’ve been kind enough to follow me on SoundCloud)  I am really getting behind this band. I just think they have “IT.”  By the way, “Veida,” has been released as a single, as part of their debut, self-titled EP, and the debut, full-length album MAKE OUT KING AND OTHER STORIES OF LOVE.

My re-issue release of the week was from Lucinda Williams.  The album that’s been reissued is her self-titled, debut album. Even though the album didn’t garner immediate commercial success for Miss Williams, it came to her later when Mary Chapin Carpenter covered Passionate Kisses in 1994 and ended getting a Grammy Award for Lucinda. I had been following Lucinda Williams over several albums and years. (She has a reputation for working slowly and deliberately on her material). This album was really underrated and I’m glad to see it get some attention even after 26 years.  It had tracks on it like Changed The Locks,” I Just Wanted To See You So Bad and the one I played…Passionate Kisses.”

Finishing off that two-song set with the latest effort from Bart Davenport.  Bart’s brand new effort, PHYSICAL WORLD, will be officially released on March 4th on Lovemonk and Burger records.  He also is planning appearances at this year’s SXSW, which I am going to. (Yay!) That tune I had for airplay was Wearing The Changes.

Next up is a fuzz band by the name of Solids. They place nicely in the modern, Alternative Rock category.  They will use feedback, scratchy guitars and muffled vocals but also have a slight Pop accessibility to what they do.  The new album, BLAME CONFUSION, officially drops February 18th and the lead off single is Traces,” however, I picked a deeper track to feature for this show and came up with Haze Away.”

Then what came next was the latest material from Hospitality.  Hospitality is back with their sophomore release entitled TROUBLE. I played “I Miss Your Bones” back in November but with the impeding release of the album…I wanted to play something else. The track I selected was Rockets and Jets.”

Keeping the music going here this morning with Lisbon. They are an up-and-coming quartet out of the UK that has an amazing Indie Pop sound and energy. Lisbon has released, in the UK, the single, Blue Love,” and I hope it will be released here in the States soon.

Let me slip in one more from Ed Thomas.  Thomas is a singer/songwriter/producer from the UK. He has just released this single: On My Own.”  The track is only a week old and it is already getting a great deal of attention from the Blog-o-sphere.

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 1-28-14

The Belle Brigade – “Ashes” – JUST BECAUSE

Beck – “Blue Moon” – MORNING PHASE

Death Vessel – “Mercury Dime” – ISLAND INTERVALS

Side Saddle – “Reverie” – THE POSTCARD – Ep

Kinetics – “The Island” – THE ISLAND – Single

Dum Dum Girls – “Are You Okay” – TOO TRUE

Real Estate – “Talking Backwards” – ATLAS

Real Estate – “It’s Real” – DAYS*

Del Amitri – “Opposite View” – WAKING HOURS**

Wild Cub – “Thunder Clatter” – YOUTH

Abram Shook – “In Mind” – SUN MARQUEE

Fanfarlo – “Landlocked” – LET’S GO EXTINCT

Augustines – “Cruel City” – AUGUSTINES

Horse Thief – “Devil” – FEAR IN BLISS

*Lineage

**Re-Issue Song of the Week

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Music You Might Otherwise Miss 1-7-14

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you survived the “polar vortex.”  It’s a new year and record labels and artists will begin the January dump.  By the end of this month and into March there will be a huge amount of new music to be delivered into the pipeline.  We’re not quite there yet so a lot of the material for this show is predominately Indie.  Let’s get started.

I began this show with Thumper.  They are an Alt. Pop twosome that are based in London (and they have themselves a deal with Sub Pop records…very cool). The song I have for you this broadcast was Unkinder (A Tougher Kind Of Love).” The duo self-released this particular tune about nine months ago. With the signing to Sub Pop the boys are getting a larger audience. The new album, GALORE, officially drops February 11th.

I followed that up with a track 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 2014. That album is called FOREVER and the track I had for airplay was Here It Comes.”

Changing musical direction with Brianna Cash.  This terrifically talented singer/songwriter hails from the city of Brotherly Love and spends her musical talent in the Soul, R&B and Blues fields.  Brianna has self-released an EP entitled JOURNEY AFTER JUNE that just came out in December. (I know that sounded confusing). Anyway, the tune I featured was Kisses In The Rain.”

Then came a tune from FLWRS + Maralisa.  FLWRS + Maralisa have been longtime friends and have had totally separate careers. Just recently they decided to collaborate and the result is an EP: MUDDY YOUR FEET. You can listen to the EP via their BandCamp or SoundCloud page. The track that got my attention as Drumdrunk.” (Very clever in concept and musical delivery).

Next up was 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 in 2012.  The interesting thing for me is that this young woman puts out a single a month.  She’s actually reached out to me, to thank me for playing her music. Her quote was “from my bedroom recording studio across the world to your radio station in Boston…amazing.”  It is amazing. The new single is Heart.”

Next came new music from Bombay Bicycle Club.  Bombay Bicycle Club are a young band from North London.  And when I say young, I mean they got started while still in their teens.  They won a Bands Competition to open for the Virgin Festival in 2006 and they’ve had a steady rise in success and popularity ever since.  The guitarist of the band is Jamie MacColl.  If the name sounds familiar, it should.  His late Aunt was Kirsty MacColl. Their new album is SO LONG, SEE YOU TOMORROW and it hits the stores on February the fourth and the song I played was It’s Alright Now.”

My lineage subject was Reverend Horton Heat. I’ve been familiar with The Reverend because I play his music on my other radio show…The Uptown Blues Party. (Friday’s 4 PM to 7 PM on Simmons Radio, which is an internet only radio station) Shameless plug there.  Anywho…Reverend Horton Heat is a pseudonym is Jim Heath.  Now this name, Reverend Horton Heat, can represent Heath as a solo artist or as his three-piece crazy, rockabilly outfit.  Heath has been at this since 1985 and has released over ten studio albums; with the latest being REV, which comes out January 21st. The song I’ve picked for air was Spooky Boots.”

Part two of the lineage feature was the tune New York City Girls,” which was from their 2004 release; REVIVAL.

My re-issue release of the week was from The Police.  The album that’s been reissued is SYNCHRONICITY, which was their last album together as a band. I have to tell you…I was a huge fan of The Police back in the late Seventies and early Eighties.  I went to see them several times. They were one of the few bands I followed album to album. (I usually loose interest in a band once everyone else has discovered them but the Police [and Steely Dan] were my exceptions). Sorry…I digress. SYNCHRONICITY was a fantastic album with cuts like Synchronicity II,” Every Breath You Take,” and King Of Pain.” I ended up going with the track that was added later to the album. When I bought the LP, Murder By Numbers was not on it. I always resented that.

I closed off that two-song set with the latest effort from Nova & the Experience.  They are a mixed-gendered, four-piece, Indie Pop band based in Sydney, Australia.  They self-released a four-song EP, THERE’S SOMETHING HERE, earlier in 2013. They have been getting a great deal of attention in their home country so I thought I might share them with you. That tune I played was Dragonflies and Waterfalls.”

The next two bands, The Rileys and The Kensingtons, I’m played together because their label, Dufflecoat Records, has thrown these two bands on the same single. The A-side is The Rileys with Barriers Of Mine and the B-side is The Kensingtons with Please Don’t Lie To Me.” I like the marketing concept and I’m thinking they could send them out together on tour as well.

Keeping the music going here was the latest material from The Magic Theater.  The Magic Theatre is Sophia Churney and Dan Popplewell. (They used to front another band called Oberman before forming The Magic Theatre). They describe their music as “Melodic Sunshine and Baroque Pop.” The new EP is I GOT THE ANSWER and you spun the title track.

Let me slip in one more from Sky Ferreira & Ariel Pink.  The song I played was My Molly was originally recorded by Ariel Pink way back in 1998, when he was only 19. He released it on an EP in 2006, was also titled My Molly. Well…Ariel met up with Sky and they decided to re-record that tune and boy…they did a great job.

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 12-10-13

This is the last regular show before I get into the Holiday music themed programs and the 2013 retrospective.  Mining new music in mid-December is always a challenge but I am always up for it.  So…let me tell you about this week’s music finds.

The show started with Von Shakes.  I had to prepare my listening audience because this show kicks off at ten o’clock in the morning but most people are not you ready to get a little rousted by the guitar riff and the energy behind this song. Von Shakes is an Indie Rock band with a tad of punk side to them. They are currently based in Brooklyn but are from Dublin and have an admiration of bands like The Strokes, Kings of Leon and The Pixies. I can easily see an American audience taking to these four lads. Their debut, full-length album is called BOHEMIA. The song I had for airplay was My Side.” Again…be prepared; it starts out edgy and then it hooks you.

The song closing off the song set of the opening hour was a track from Pillar Point. Pillar Point is really just the music vehicle for Scott Reitherman. With the song I just featured, Eyeballs,” Scott focuses on Electronica Indie. His debut, full-length, self-titled record is to be released in February of 2014.

Changing musical direction with a band simply called Leagues.  They are a trio out of Nashville, Tennessee; fronted by Thad Cockrell and Tyler Burkum and supported by the drummer Jeremy Lutito.  I featured them earlier this year, just after a very successful experience at SXSW. They had released an album, YOU BELONG HERE, which back then I featured the tune Spotlight.” The new addition to their discography is an EP entitled SPOTLIGHT, which includes the recycled tune and now the title track. But since I’ve played that track before, I went with Walking On Water.”

Then came a deeper cut 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 came out in November, is an EP and will be titled SMALL SOUND. I originally featured Mean Streets for you before the album was released. Since the EP is now out…I wanted to give you a deeper cut. That tune was 100 Lovers.”

Next up is Ben McKenzie. Ben is a talented singer/songwriter based in Toronto, Canada that has a penchant for writing some really nice Pop hooks. He just released his debut, solo effort, which is a six-song EP, entitled STAND DOWN SON. I originally found Ben because of a music-oriented periodical recommending his song 1994,” which is a nice song. However, I dug a bit deeper and found this catchy number, Home.”

I followed that up with Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden.  Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden are and indie folk slash rock, mixed-gendered, five piece out of Seattle…not Sweden. Kate is the frontwoman of the band, which was founded in 2007 and then disbanded in 2009 so as Kate could focus on here solo efforts. Well, she got the Sons of Sweden back together but not necessarily the same Sons. She released a new album, THE SHAPE, THE COLOR, THE FEEL, which came out earlier this year.  That song I sampled for my program, Blue Hotel,” appears on a compilation NASHVILLE INDIE SPOTLIGHT 2014.  The CD just dropped last week and I was notified about it because Kate Tucker sent me an email with an invitation to check it out. (How cool is that? I’m starting to get artists contacting me!)  Other familiar artists on this release include Butterfly Boucher, Peter Bradley Adams and Mindy Smith.

My lineage subject was Simian Ghost. Simian Ghost is a gifted trio from Sweden. I found them back in 2012 with the release of their full-length album, YOUTH, which came out in February of that year.  Since that time, Simian Ghost has been releasing a series of singles and EPs; with the latest being A Million Shining Colours, which is due out on the 13th of this month.

Part two of the lineage feature was made possible with Simian Ghost’s Automation,” which was from their 2012 release; YOUTH. Also…if you search out that disc, also check out the tune Curtain Call.”

Keeping the music going here with a visit to today’s re-issue release of the week.  It’s from Badfinger.  Formed back in the Sixties as the Iveys by Pete Ham, Mike Gibbons, Tom Evans and Joey Molland and later changed the name to Badfinger in 1969 shortly after being signed to the Beatle’s label; APPLE. They had a string of hits like Come And Get It,” which was written and produced by Paul McCartney, Day After Day, Baby Blue and the one I have for you this morning…No Matter What.” All these tracks can be found on this re-issue of TIMELESS: THE MUSICAL LEGACY OF BANDFINGER.

Completing that two-song set was the latest effort from Eliza and the Bear.  Eliza and the Bear, which is a great name, is a five-piece, Alt. Pop band based in London. This band has been releasing a series of singles over this past year: Upon The North,” Southern Wild,” Friends and the one I featured on this show; It Gets Cold,” which, I believe will be the title of their debut, full-length album set for release on May 1st of next year.

Next up is Sirsy.  Sirsy is a male/female, Indie Pop duo based in Albany, New York. The twosome is Melanie Krahmer on vocals, drums and flute; and Rich Lubutti handling guitar and bass guitar. I read that Melanie also bass on a keyboard with her drumstick and Libutti plays bass pedals with his feet. (That is impressive and also very creative) The song I had for airplay, Goner,” is essentially a single and it’s part of a seven-song release entitled GONER AND OTHER SORDID DELIGHTS, which includes six live songs from their album released earlier this year.

Then came the latest material from Cut Ribbons.  Cut Ribbons are a mixed-gendered quintet out of Wales in the UK. They have released a couple of singles and an EP trying to gain some musical traction. The tune I aired, Fight And Fall can be found on that new EP entitled BOUND IN LOVE.

Keeping the music going here with something from Gentlemen Hall. They are an Indie Alt. Pop band out of Boston.  I really like what these guys are doing. They are just getting started and they got a nice boost from Third Eye Blind. They’ve been touring with them. Gentlemen Hall has released a couple of singles this year. I played Sail Into The Sun back in March and the one I had for this show was All Our Love.

Let me slip in one more from Petter Seander. Petter is a talented multi-instrumentalist based in Stockholm, Sweden. He has just released DEAR IMPOSSIBLE DREAM, which is an EP. The track I picked was Shoulders.”

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 – 1-21-14

WJLP – “I Can’t Let You Go” – I CAN’T LET YOU GO – Single

Bad Suns – “Salt” – TRANSPOSE – Ep

Farao – “The Hours” – FARAO – Ep

Lanterns on the Lake – “The Buffalo Days” – UNTIL THE COLOURS RUN

Dappled Cities – “Many Roads” – MANY ROADS

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – “Stranger To My Happiness” – GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT

Emily Wolfe – “One Way Train” – NIGHT & DAY – Ep

Emily Wolfe – “Lion Heart” – MECHANICAL HANDS – Ep*

Bob Mould – “See A Little Light” – WORKBOOK**

Water Liars – “Ray Charles Dream” – WATER LIARS

Calling All Cars – “Standing In The Ocean” – STANDING IN THE OCEAN – Single

Keep Shelly In Athens – “Old Time Glory” – OLD TIME GLORY – Single

The Khanz – “Deerhunter” – DEERHUNTER – Single

Running Red Lights – “By Your Side” – THERE’S A BLUEBIRD IN MY HEART

*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 – 12-3-13

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving break. I did, which is why I did not have a show on the 26th of November. This was not a bad thing for me as it is getting harder to discover good new music…so I had two weeks to farm.  Let me tell you about the pearls I found this week.

I started my show with The Cribs.  The Cribs are an Indie Rock family trio comprised of twin brothers Gary & Ryan Jarman, along with their younger brother, Ross. They officially formed in 2002 and in 2008 their band grew by adding Johnny Marr, the ex-Smiths guitarist. Marr was with the band until 2011. Since Marr’s departure the band has released two albums with the latest being PAYOLA, which was released earlier in the year in the U.K.  It still hasn’t officially dropped here in the States; however, they have released a single, which also appears on the new album. It’s called Leather Jacket Long Song.”

I completed the two-song set of the opening hour with a track from Hey Anna.  The three sisters are back with a new single, which is titled Tangerine Lightning.” This single can only be found on the album DANCE UNTIL THREE, which is a special release edition for the Japanese market.  I’m really happy for these guys. I think they are extremely talented and I am pleased they are expanding their reach.

Changing musical direction with Sleepy Dreamers.  Sleepy Dreamers are a four-piece, neo-folk band out of Melbourne, Australia. They released an EP, CREATURES, in March of 2013, which garnered attention from radio stations in Australia. That taste of success put them back into the studio and they have just self-released this single, Bike Song.” I love that they are doing this all themselves but I can’t imagine these guys staying unsigned for long.

Then I spun a tune from Art Imperial.  Art Imperial is really Arthur Imperial. (I like the double entendre of the band’s name).  Anywho…Art Imperial is a one-man operation based in Toronto, Canada. All his songs he wrote, performed and recorded. I’ve featured him before on this show. His first release, CULT OF LOVE, had a more up-tempo, pop sensibility to it. With the release of his second effort, CRUSH, Art Imperial has slowed things down and moved more into the Dream Pop arena. BTW, that tune I aired was Lying To Myself.”

Next up is Running In The Fog, which is really just the musical vehicle for Amanda Harper. Amanda describes her music as “Soul infused Space Pop.” It’s definitely a blend, which is what got my attention.  Running In The Fog is readying to release her new EP, SILVER, which comes out December 10th. The first single off the disc is Sail,” which is what I played.

I followed that up with music from Jose Gonzalez.  Jose Gonzalez, along with St. Vincent, is featured on the Soundtrack for the movie, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. I am impressed with whoever curated the music for this film.  They have selected some high quality singer/songwriters to write original material for the screen. Along with several songs by Jose Gonzalez; there is Of Monsters and Men, Rogue Wave and Bahamas. (Along with more well known names like Jack Johnson and David Bowie) What I like is that these lesser-known performers should get a exposure boost by being included in this soundtrack, which I am thrilled about. So Jose is well represented on the album with three songs. The one I shared was Step Out.” (That is kind of a double meaning there. If you’re familiar with Gonzalez’s work; he’s usually down-tempo. But on that song…he cranks it up quite a bit, which I like).

My lineage subject was The Postelles. The foursome that make up The Postelles all meet in High School; they all shared a love of music but didn’t officially form the band until 2007. I found them in 2008 with the release of their debut, self-titled EP.  They followed that up with another EP, WHITE NIGHT, in 2010. The materials from both releases were compiled, with the addition of a couple newer tracks, for their debut, self-titled, full-length album in 2011.  Well, the boys then released in April this year…AND IT SHOOK ME.  So I was surprised to see that they have released a single so soon after the new album…but I’m pleased about it. The new song is On My Shoulder.” It’s not out on i-tunes yet, however, you can stream it via their SoundCloud page.

Part two of the lineage was satisfied with Boy’s Best Friend,” which was from their 2008 self-titled, debut, EP release.

My re-issue release of the week was from Lou Reed.  With the passing of any well-known artist, the labels always make a mad dash to posthumously release, or re-release, material from the recently deceased artist.  I always have mixed feelings about this but it’s also just human nature. (I’ll get to the music part now). The compilation that has been re-issued is The Very Best of Lou Reed, which originally released in 2008.  I had a huge amount of material to choose from and I ended up going with Love You Suzanne.”  (I had just played Walk On The Wild Side right after Lou passed away; so I wanted to go with something else).

I completed that two-song set with the latest effort from Architecture In Helsinki, which is a band not from Finland. They are an Australian musical collective; a mixed-gendered quintet that focuses on electronica-based, Indie Pop. Their last full-length release MOMENT BENDS, came out about two years even though it wasn’t released in the States until this year.  They’ve been busy. The song I sampled, Dream A Little Crazy,” is the second single released this year. I’m thinking an album is in the works.

Next up is another Aussie artist. This young artist, Jesse Davidson; and I mean young…he’s just seventeen, is getting a good deal of attention already. Jesse is from Adelaide, South Australia and that’s about I could really find on this fresh, new performer. I like what he’s doing though. Check out his latest single, Big Bois Gotta Eat, which can be downloaded for free via the Triple J Unearthed website.

Then came the latest material from The Almighty Rhombus.  That is a funny name…The Almighty Rhombus. For those of you who are geometry illiterate: a Rhombus is – a parallelogram with opposite equal acute angles, opposite equal obtuse angles, and four equal sides. This band is from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada released a self-titled EP earlier this year and is readying the release of their new disc, LUCID LIVING, shortly. The neat thing about this band, at least for me, is that they’ve been following me on Twitter and my website; and they emailed me a zip file of their new album even before it was officially released. BTW, you can download it for free via their BandCamp page. BTW…the song was Blank.” 

Keeping the music going here with something from Gentlemen Hall. They are an Indie Alt. Pop band out of Boston.  I really like what these guys are doing. They are just getting started and they got a nice boost from Third Eye Blind. They’ve been touring with them. Gentlemen Hall have released a couple of singles this year. I played Sail Into The Sun back in March and the one I had for this show was All Our Love.

Then came a new tune from Phoncurves.  Phoncurves is a band I found out about because of Ben Preece. Ben is the manager for Hungry Kids of Hungary and he posted on Facebook about this marvelous duo from Brisbane, Australia.  Of course, I had to investigate. Phoncurves are Abbie Roberts and Naomi Hodges and they craft some easy listening Folk Pop. Their recently released single; Heartstrings.”  (“Heartstrings” is the first single from the girls’ second EP, which will be released early 2014).

Let me slip in one more from Stacey. Stacey is a singer/songwriter based in Toronto. She has just released this single, Worst Part.”

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 1-14-14

Satellite Stories – “Australia (Don’t Ever Let Her Go)” – PINE TRAILS

Little Odessa – “All Night” – ALL NIGHT – Single

Thief – “Broken Boy” – BROKEN BOY – Single

Ivory League – “The Future Song” – THE FUTURE SONG – Single

Misterwives – “Twisted Tongue” – REFLECTIONS – Ep

Silversun Pickups – “Cannibal” – THE SINGLES COLLECTION

The Tontons – “Magic Hour” – MAKE OUT KING AND OTHER STORIES OF LOVE

The Tontons – “Veida” – VEIDA – Single*

Lucinda Williams – “Passionate Kisses” – LUCINDA WILLIAMS**

Bart Davenport – “Wearing The Changes” – PHYSICAL WORLD

Solids – “Haze Away” – BLAME CONFUSION

Hospitality – “Rockets and Jets” – TROUBLE

Lisbon – “Blue Love” – BLUE LOVE – Single

Ed Thomas – “On My Own” – ON MY OWN – Single

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New Release Show Playlist 1-7-14

Thumper – “Unkinder (A Tougher Love)” – GALORE

Painted Palms – “Here It Comes” – FOREVER

Brianna Cash – “Kisses In The Rain” – JOURNEY AFTER JUNE – Ep

FLWRS + Maralisa – “Drumdrunk” – MUDDY YOUR FEET – Ep

The Big Sun – “Heart” – HEART – Single

Bombay Bicycle Club – “It’s Alright Now” – SO LONG, SEE YOU TOMORROW

Reverend Horton Heat – “Spooky Boots” – REV

Reverend Horton Heat – “New York City Girls” – REVIVAL*

The Police – “Murder By Numbers” – SYNCHRONICITY**

Nova & the Experience – “Dragonflies and Waterfalls” – THERE’S SOMETHING HERE – Ep

The Rileys – “Barriers Of Mine” – EVERYTHING NICER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE – Ep

The Kensingtons – “Please Don’t Lie” – EVERYTHING NICER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE – Ep (this may look like a repeat…it’s not)

The Magic Theatre – “I Got The Answer” – I GOT THE ANSWER – Ep

Sky Ferreira & Ariel Pink – “My Molly” – MY MOLLY – Single

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**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.