New Release Show Playlist

Late Cambrian – “Flowers From Anonymous” – FLOWERS FROM ANONYMOUS – Single

Sun Culture – “Sea Salt” – SUN CULTURE

James Supercave – “A Million Days” – THE AFTERNOON – Ep

Saintseneca – “Happy Alone” – DARK ARC

High-Tails – “Bending Over Backwards” – BENDING OVER BACKWARDS – Single

Males – “So High” – SO HIGH – Single

Young Rival – “Elevator” – ELEVATOR – Single

Young Rival – “Time” – TIME – Single*

Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Gimme Three Steps” – PRONOUNCED LEH-NERD SKIN-NERD**

Velociraptor – “Ramona” – RAMONA – Single

Rae Morris – “Do You Even Know” – DO YOU EVEN KNOW – Single

Architecture In Helsinki – “I Might Survive” – NOW + 4EVA

Axe Girl – “Silence” – SILENCE – Single

Fever Pitch – “Memories” – MEMORIES – Single

The She’s – “Jimmy” – THEN IT STARTS TO FEEL LIKE SUMMER

*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 3-25-14

It’s amazing how quickly things quite down in the music biz right after SXSW. I think everyone is catching their breath before the Summer push.  It took a bit of doing but I was able to put together a pretty awesome show.  Let me tell you about what I played on air.

I got the show kicked off with Hamilton Leithauser. Hamilton is the lead singer for The Walkmen.  Back in November of 2013, the Walkmen formally stated that they were going on a lengthy hiatus, which gave Hamilton the opportunity to do some solo projects. His first solo release, BLACK HOURS, comes out May 6th and the track I have for you this morning is the pre-release single…it’s called “Alexandra.”

Finishing off strongly the opening set with new music from Paper Lions.  The Paper Lions are back! I’ve been a fan since I found them last year with the release of MY FRIENDS, which made my Top Ten for 2013. They were originally known as the Chucky Danger Band but changed their name back in 2008.  They are a seasoned four-piece, indie rock band from Belfast, Prince Edward Island in Canada. They just came off a very successful SXSW where I got to see them play this new song, Do You Wanna,” in a great little bar on Sixth Street in Austin.  The new effort is an EP and it’s called ACQUAINTANCES. (BTW, it’s really just a single with two remixes).  Note: You can download the EP from the song link I provided above.

Changing musical direction with the Ayla. (That’s A-Y-L-A). Ayla is a singer/songwriter from Sunshine Coast, Australia. I found her while I was perusing an Australia website dedicated to unsigned artists that give them a chance to be heard. Well…I heard Ayla and I was impressed.  This seventeen year old is amazingly talented vocally and possesses the ability to write beautiful and compelling songs. She is currently unsigned but I can’t see that situation lasting too much longer. Someone’s going to offer her a record deal. She has just self-released this single, Wish I Was,” and I’m pleased to inform you that the track is available here in the U.S.

That was by a tune from Dana Falconberry.  Miss Falconberry is back after a two-year break; although…this song, Palmless,” has been released as a single and via Public Hi-Fi Records called SESSIONS 02. (The B-Side is “Seven Hills.”)  Even though the artist is Dana Falconberry; she is backed by a mixed-gendered, quintet, which adds dramatically to the flavor of the songs.  I’m hoping more music is in the works for Ms. Falconberry.

Next up is Hurray For The Riff Raff. I came across their music just before I left for this year’s SXSW but I didn’t have time to really delve into the material. Well…as things luck would have it; I had just left a Lydia Loveless show at an art gallery on South Congress Avenue in Austin and I decided to partake in the cuisine of a food truck when I heard a song coming from a venue down the street from the food truck. I followed the sound, which lead me to Hurray For The Riff Raff. They put on a marvelous show and I vowed that I would listen to the CD upon my return to Boston. Hurray For The Riff Raff is a Pop, Alt. Country band fronted by Alynda Lee Segarra. She has a full band with her while she’s on tour and she will be making a stop at The Sinclair on April 5th. The album is SMALL TOWN HEROES and I spun I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright).”

I completed that two-song set with music from John Nemeth. I have been playing John Nemeth, on my other show…(The Uptown Blues Party: Fridays 4 to 7 PM on Simmons College Radio) for years. This guy is amazing.  I saw him at a Jazz club on U Street in DC and he took his Blues and R&B material and made it fit the venue. (Impressive)  That just give you a small understanding of how talented this guy is. With the release of his new album, MEMPHIS GREASE, which is just out today; he takes a more Soul-full approach to what he has written. That point punctuated by John getting some vocal help from the Soul/Jazz band…The Bo-Keys.  They really sound nice together on the track Sooner Or Later.” 

My lineage subject was The Magic Numbers. They are two, brother and sister, duos that make up the Magic Numbers: Romeo and Michele Stodart along with Sean and Angela Gannon.  They formed as a band in 2002 and debuted their first album in 2005. They have released three, full-length albums so far…with the fourth album in the works. I don’t even have the working title yet for the new effort, which is due out this Summer. However, since I’m featuring them…I’m guessing you know I have something new from them…Indeed…I do!   This track is called Roy Orbison and it is musically and lyrically an homage to the great Roy Orbison.

The follow up tune from The Magic Numbers was Love Me Like You,” which was released in 2005 on their debut, self-titled album.

My re-issue release of the week was from Elton John. It’s the 40th anniversary of the release of GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD. Oh…My…God….I’m old.  1974…man I remember my older brother having this double album and I stared at the album art. I loved the pictures next to the song lyrics that simplistically represented the content of each song.  There were so many great songs off that album; Benny and the Jetts, Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) and this one…the title track. (I miss Bernie Taupin)

I closed off that two-song set with the latest effort from The Night VI.  This international, mixed-gendered sextet currently based in London; they released their debut, EP entitled STILL THINKING OF YOU in July of 2013. Well, they are back with a single, Sienna,” which I found via their Facebook page. The single officially released on March 17th. I am hoping more material is on the way.

Next up is a track from a band called The Bamboos. They are a hugely popular funk and soul band based in Australia fronted by Lance Ferguson. Well…fronted my not be the right term. Maybe…Lance is the force behind the Bamboos. He doesn’t sing and he would get female vocalists to sing for him. (He even had Megan Washington sing for him a few years back on King Of The Rodeo)  It seems though Lance has settled in on a lead singer now and her name is Ella Thompson.  Miss Thompson is featured nicely on this new track, Avenger,” which is the lead off single on the upcoming full-length album, FEVER IN THE ROAD, which is due out April 1st.

Then came the latest material from Imelda May.  Imelda May is readying to release her latest album, TRIBAL, this June.  I played the title track a couple of weeks ago. This new single is called It’s Good To Be Alive,” which has a nice video for it.

Let’s keep the music going here with a selection 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 just featured; Brother’s Boat.”  I believe their debut, full-length album set for release on May 1st of this year.

Let me slip in one more from Split Seconds. They are a five-piece from Melbourne, Australia and they get some nice vocal help from Miss Kathryn Rollins on this track, Halfway There.”

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 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 3-18-14

I’m fresh off another wonderful and successful SXSW. Well…I shouldn’t say “fresh.” I’m actually pretty beat.  I did find some fresh new music there though.  Let me share with you want I found in Austin and online.

I got the show started with Pink Nasty.  This is a singer/songwriter by the name of Sara Beck. I just saw her perform at SXSW, purely by happenstance, and I was taken by her performance. So much so…I went up after her gig and talked with her about getting her music for airplay. Sara whipped out two CDs and…voila…I’m featuring her. Sara is originally from Wichita, Kansas; attended school here in Boston at the Berklee College of Music; and now makes her home in Austin, Texas. She gave me two albums; MOLD THE GOLD & a self-titled effort. The self-titled is her last recorded collection, which was released in 2010; however, I’m going to treat it as a new release.  I listened through the album and I narrowed it down to three choices. I ended up going with Towne East Square.” (Free download at this link)

Then came new music from Lime Cordiale.  Lime Cordial is another band I happen to catch at this year’s SXSW. You see…countries; cities or organizations promote a lot of these afternoon showcases, in Austin. (Organizations like Spotify, Filter or Hype Machine) I happened to be at the Australia showcase. I went to see The Creases. (They are a band I play quite frequently on the show.  They are great guys and I ended partying with them late one night) Anyway…Lime Cordiale was the band featured before The Creases took the stage.  I really liked this five-piece band based out of Sydney, Australia.  The song you featured was Sleeping At Your Door.”  I also liked Bullshit Aside,” which I could not say the actual name on air.  I posted the video to that song already.

Changing musical direction with the 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. (Bummer though, I found out from The Creases that the Hungry Kids of Hungary have broken up. That saddens me.)  Anyway, I had to investigate.   Phoncurves are Abbie Roberts and Naomi Hodges and they craft some easy listening Folk Pop with an edge of avant-garde. I just picked up their new single…Lover.”

Next came a tune from Katie Herzig. The song was called Walk Through Walls and it is the title track to her new upcoming album to be released April 8th. Katie has a sizable two-month tour scheduled with it kicking off on April 2nd. Katie has a stop here in the Boston area on May 10th at the Sinclair.  Check her website to see if she will be stopping in a town near you.

Next up is Babaganouj. They are a band recommended to me by my new best friends, The Creases. Joe Agius, from The Creases, edited the video of the new single from Babaganouj.  So…Babaganouj is a mixed-gendered trio out of Brisbane, Australia. They released an EP, SIFE LUCKS, in March of 2013. They went back into the studio and have just released this single, Too Late For Love.”  It’s available for purchase via their BandCamp page.

I then featured new music from Lurch & Chief.  Lurch & Chief is an edgy, Indie Rock slash pop mixed-gendered, sextet out of Melbourne, Australia. They are unsigned by a label but they recently brought on board, Ben Preece from Mucho Bravado, as their manager.  The song I aired was originally self-released in August of last year. However, being under new management…Ben sent this to me and I liked the tone of this track, which is called We Are The Same.”

My lineage subject was Ball Park Music. Ball Park music is one gal and four guys from Brisbane, Australia. They have been together since 2008 and I’ve featured them a couple times on my show over the years. They play some fine Indie Rock and I’ve noticed, since I’ve been following them, that their songwriting is really improving. With the release of their new album, PUDDINGHEAD, they crafted a really fine lead off single. The tune, She Only Loves Me When I’m There;” moves nicely through different tempos and intensity.  The album drops in about two weeks.

I completed the lineage with Rich People Are Stupid,” which was released by Ball Park Music as a single back in 2011.

My re-issue release of the week was from Hall & Oates.  Sony/BMG decided to reissue the 1981 release of PRIVATE EYES.  Hall & Oates were riding high during this time because their previous album, VOICES, just provided a big hit, you remember Kiss On My List.”  They were still in the middle of recording this package when they got this news and it helped make this release a very confident one.  It had the title track, Looking For A Good Sign and this one…I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).”

I closed off that two-song set with the latest effort from Seoul.  Seoul is another band I caught purely by happenstance at SXSW.  The line to get in to a free show featuring Kurt Vile was outrageously long; so my friend, Monica, and I took a pedicab back to Sixth Street and we opted to go into Maggie Mae’s, which was showcasing Pop Montreal. So obviously, Seoul is from Montreal. The song I had for airplay, Stay With Us;” has an ambient pop chill feel to it. This is the only song I could get my hands on from these guys, however, I hoping to get more soon. I’ve been in touch with the band I should be getting the new material after it’s laid down.

Next up is a track from a band called Pigeon. They are a five-piece, unsigned, Electronica/Dance/Pop band based in Brisbane.  They’ve been together since 2011 and have assembled a decent discography with two singles and two EPs with the latest being an EP entitled SETTLE IN.  I played the title track.

Then it was the latest material from Wye Oak.  Wye Oak’s label, Merge Records, has just released another pre-release single for the soon to be released album, SHRIEK. The official street date for the album is April 29th.  Wye Oak just completed a very successful SXSW and they are already on tour. Right now they are in Europe and will be returning to the States at the beginning of May. They have a stop here in Boston on May 9th at the Paradise Rock Club. BTW, the tune I aired was called Glory.”  I’m liking this new Wye Oak a lot.

Let me slip in one more from Friendly Fires. It’s been almost three years since the last Friendly Fires album. I’m hoping that with the release of this new single,Before Your Eyes,” that means a full-length album is on the way. This track is augmented by a band called The Asphodells. The Asphodells are Tim Fairplay and Andy Weatherall. I don’t how the two bands found each other but I like the collaborative sound.

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 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 3-11-14

It’s the week before SXSW and the amount of new material is high. A great deal from this show is from bands that will be appearing in Austin.  Let me tell you about what I uncovered.

I started the show with a band I featured back in early February. They are an unsigned, London based, Alt Pop, quartet that I found through The Guardian’s online newspaper music reviewers section. They are called Flyte. At that time I wrote, “They actually released their only recording, an EP entitled LIVE, about six months ago.  Since that time they’ve been playing to larger and larger audiences, which is now drawing the attention of many record labels and they are seriously being courted and I imagine they will cut a record deal in 2014.” Well they are moving forward with a new single. This is called We Are The Rain.” 

I followed that up with a track from Huskies.  Huskies are an unsigned, four-piece, indie, Alt. Pop band out of Nottingham, England. Other than that…I have nothing on these four young lads. This song, Whatever Together,” has been released as a single. (But it’s not available on I-Tunes) You can pay what you like via their BandCamp Page.

Changing musical direction with the Blind Racketeers. They are an unsigned, female fronted, Indie Rock quintet currently based in London.  They’ve been together, as a band, for less than a year and they have an EP in the works. However, they have released this single, Begging, Pleading,” in anticipation of their debut record. They also have put together a nice video in support of this new song.

Finishing that two-song set was a tune from PHOX. The song was called Evil and it was recorded live for an I-Tunes festival in London.  Phox is six-members strong and they are from a small town, Baraboo, in Wisconsin. They are friends from high school and it definitely feels like they’ve been playing together a long time.  The only “official” release they have is this LIVE recording.  They will be making their SXSW debut this Thursday, March 13th on The Stage on Sixth Street and I have RSVP’d already.

Next up is a quick reprise of RAC. Last week I played a track from his new album, STRANGERS, PT. I, which was Tear You Down.” For those of you that missed last week’s show… RAC used to stand for “Remix Artist Collective”.  As their website says…”That name doesn’t make much sense anymore. Who cares?” So…we will just leave it as RAC. RAC is essentially André Allen Anjos and he’s predominately known for remixes.  Well…STRANGERS, PT. II is set for release on April 1st and since RAC is playing at this year’s SXSW…he’s released the designated single for Part II; it’s called Ready For It,” which features St. Lucia on vocals.

Then had new music from Desert Noises.  Desert Noises are back with their second, full-length album entitled 27 WAYS. The album officially drops March 25th and they are already on the road promoting the new collection, which includes a stop in Austin for this year’s SXSW. At one time they were a trio fronted by brothers Kyle and Trevor Henderson. Trevor has since left the band but Desert Noises continues on with a replacement for Trevor and the addition of another member. The track I sampled was Out Of My Head.”

My linage subject was Future Islands. They are Synthesizer based Alt. Pop band out of Baltimore and, to me, they are reminiscent of the Eighties band ABC.  Their new album, SINGLES, comes out next Tuesday, the 25th, and they are out at this year’s SXSW with their first appearance tomorrow at 12:00 AM…or I guess that would be tonight. (I’ll have to catch their second show on Thursday). The tune I played was A Dream Of You And Me.”

Then finishing with the lineage was Before The Bridge,” which can be found on Future Island’s album ON THE WATER, which was originally released in October of 2011.

My re-issue song of the week was from Cyndi Lauper.  It has been Thirty years since the release of SHE’S SO UNUSUAL. That was a major hit for Miss Lauper with several Top Forty singles. She won a Grammy for Best New Artist that year, which there was a bit of a controversy over that selection. Cyndi was in a band called Blue Angel before she went solo but the Grammys ignored that in favor of the popularity of that release. I had a number of choices to pick for this morning’s feature…like Time After Time,” her cover of Money Changes Everything,” and the one I aired Girls Just Want To Have Fun.”

Closing off that two-song set was the latest effort from Wild Party. They are an Indie Pop band currently based in San Antonio, Texas. It’s just a short hop from San Antonio to Austin for this year’s SXSW. They have two “official” showcases scheduled. They’ve self-released a couple of singles and are readying to release their debut EP, ALL NIGHTER, this May. The track I aired was When I Get Older and it will be included in the new EP.

Next up was a rocking ditty from PINS. They are a recently signed, all-female, Post-Punk, Indie Rock band from Manchester, England. Bella Union, their new record label is flying them across the Atlantic to play at this year’s SXSW. They have four gigs planned for Austin then it’s up to New York for three dates and then a quick stop in Philly before they head back to the UK. The new album is GIRLS LIKE US and I spun Get With Me.”

Then I played the latest material from Lydia Loveless.  I first found Lydia Loveless back in August of 2011 with the release of her album INDESTRUCABLE MACHINE. She has matured since her early brash days into an outstanding Country/Rock & Blues singer/songwriter. On her new album, SOMEWHERE ELSE, she has a wonderful backing band adding to the mix. Miss Loveless is playing at a couple events at SXSW for her record label, Bloodshot Records. That track I featured was Really Wanna See You.”

Let’s keep things moving here with new stuff from Dan Croll. It’s official…Dan Croll’s new album, SWEET DISARRAY, is finally set for release on April 1st. It has been a long time coming.  I’ve been playing other tracks from Dan, which are included in the new collection. So instead of playing either of those cuts, I picked another track for my listeners to sample. I selected Home.” BTW, Dan is also playing at this year’s SXSW.

Let me slip in one more from Notwist. They are an electronica, Indie Pop band out of Germany. They have released eight albums over the years, which is quite impressive. The latest addition to their discography is CLOSE TO THE GLASS and the lead off single is called Kong.” 

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 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 3-25-14

Hamilton Leithauser – “Alexandra” – BLACK HOURS

Paper Lions – “Do You Wanna” – ACQUAINTANCES – Ep

Ayla – “Wish I Was” – WISH I WAS – Single

Dana Falconberry – “Palmless” – PUBLIC HI-FI SESSIONS 02 – Single

Hurray For The Riff Raff – “I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)” – SMALL TOWN HEROES

John Nemeth – “Sooner Or Later (With the Bo-Keys)” – MEMPHIS GREASE

The Magic Numbers – “Roy Orbison” – ROY ORBISON – Single

The Magic Numbers – “Love Me Like You Do” – THE MAGIC NUMBERS*

Elton John – “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD**

The Night VI – “Sienna” – SIENNA – Single

The Bamboos – “Avenger” – FEVER IN THE ROAD

Imelda May – “It’s Good To Be Alive” – TRIBAL

Eliza and the Bear – “Brother’s Boat” – BROTHER’S BOAT – Single

Split Seconds – “Halfway There (Feat. Kathryn Rollins)” – HALFWAY THERE – 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.

Music You Might Otherwise Miss 3-4-14

This is the “high” time for good, new music. Much of the material coming out now in released with the intention of kicking off the artists’ tours beginning with South By Southwest.  Many of the band’s featured on this week’s show will be playing in Austin. So…let me tell you about what I found this week.

I kicked off the show with Ages And Ages. They are an eight-member strong, mixed gendered collective based out of Portland, Oregon. They focus on up-tempo, Alt. Pop and Indie.  They are readying to release their debut, full-length album called DIVISIONARY. The lead off single, and it’s a dandy, is called I See More.” The new disc hits the stores on March 25th and the band is out on tour with a stop here in Boston on April 6th at the Royale. (They are playing with Lake Street Dive) but the show is sold out.  I’m going to see, and talk to them (hopefully) at next week’s SXSW.

I followed that up with new music from the Mary Onettes. here on Free Form radio from Tufts University 91.5 WMFO.  It’s the MYMOM with TK.  I had for airplay…Naïve Dream,” and it’s off the latest album, PORTICO:.  Clever name eh?  The MARY ONETTES, or if said quickly…the marionettes.  This pop quartet is from Sweden and was founded back in 2000.  They’ve released several EPs and this is their third, full-length album.

Changing musical direction with a shoegazing focus. They are known as Cathedrals. They are a male/female twosome based in San Francisco. They released their debut single, “Unbound,” about two months ago. The track has already had over three hundred thousand spins. The B-Side of Unbound is Harlem;” and I have to tell you that I am more attracted to this track. It feels more complex and less top-forty focused than “Unbound.”

Then I aired a tune from RAC.  RAC used to stand for “Remix Artist Collective”.  As their website says…”That name doesn’t make much sense anymore. Who cares?” So…we will just leave it as RAC.  RAC is essentially André Allen Anjos and he’s predominately known for remixes. On his upcoming releases; yes…releases; the albums are STRANGERS, PT. I and PART II. Part I came out March 4th and Part II releases April 1st. The track I sampled, Tear You Down,” featuring Alex Ebert on vocals, is on PART I.  I LIKE it!

Next came an Indie, Alt Pop, quintet based out of Ridgewood, New Jersey. I found them because of another band I follow, Side Saddle…A.K.A. Ian McGuinness. (Who’s song “Reverie” I play a lot on the second parts of the program). Anyway…this band is called Prawn and on this song, Why You Always Leave A Note,” has a cleverly, off-kilter rhythmic style to it. It almost feels freeform Jazz-ish. This track has been released and two-sided, two band single (slash) split. The B-side is from Prawn. The A-side is by Joie De Vivre.

That tune was proceeded by some new music from Nick Waterhouse.  Nick Waterhouse is BACK and I am thrilled!  I just saw him a week ago at The Brighton Music Hall and this guy puts on a fantastic show. Just to let you know…I’ve been playing Mr. Waterhouse since February of 2012 and I have been pushing/playing him all that time.  I just think he’s got IT!  His album TIMES ALL GONE is stellar and worth investigating.  His new album, HOLLY, also has some staying power. The song I just featured, This Is A Game,” also has a fabulous video to it as well. Nick has also been featured in a Lexus commercial. Now that’s good marketing.

My lineage subject was Jupe Jupe.  Jupe Jupe are a synthesizer-heavy quartet out of Seattle, Washington. My Young is the frontman for the group providing vocals and the aforementioned synthesizers. Jupe Jupe is an unsigned band that self-released their debut album, INVADERS, in 2010 and got some good local press. They have built up a good following in the Great Northwest and are now trying to expand eastward, which is how I got my hands on their third, full-length effort…CROOKED KISSES. The song I picked for this feature was a techno poppy kind of tune Pieces Of You.”

The follow up song from Jupe Jupe was Olympic Garden,” which can be found on their sophomore effort REDUCTION IN DRAG. That disc was originally released in September of 2011.

My song of the week was from A Flock Of Seagulls. The re-issued album is their BEST OF compilation. Many of you may be too young to remember but the band made heavy rotation on MTV and was referred to as a one-hit wonder band. I had the vinyl LP of their debut, self-titled album. BTW, on that album, I also liked Space Age Love Song and Telecommunication.” I also got a kick out of their haircuts. Of course, I’ve picked their big hit to play for you the show…I Ran (So Far Away).”

I closed off that two-song set with the latest effort from Yellow Ostrich. They are a refreshingly clever Indie Rock band that makes their home in Brooklyn. They are on the Barsuk record label and on February 25th they released COSMOS. The track that I aired, Any Wonder,” is not the lead off single (I believe Shades is) but I just liked it better.

Next up is one of fun new single from Wonder Villains. Wonder Villains are two gals and two guys from Derry City, Northern Ireland. I saw read on their Facebook Page that Wonder Villains will be playing at this year’s SXSW, which I hadn’t seen that yet on the schedule but I’m going to make sure I find them and put it on my “to-do” list.  I leave for Austin in a week. The song I have is Marshall,” which is due out March 24th, and it is the pre-release single from their upcoming album, ROCKY, which comes out this June.

I followed that up with the latest material from Jessica Lea Mayfield.  Jessica Lea Mayfield began performing at eight years of age with her family’s Bluegrass Band. She began writing her own material at eleven. Then at fifteen she used her older brother’s recording equipment to produce a raw and rough folk and alt. country tunes. Only one hundred copies of this effort were produced but one copy found its way into the hands of Dan Auerbach, of the Grammy Award winning Black Keys. Dan took Jessica under his wing. She toured and recorded with him and he helped engineer and produce her first album, TELL ME. Her latest addition to her discography is entitled MAKE MY HEAD SING and I aired I Wanna Love You.”

Let’s keep things moving here with an up-tempo, Alt. Pop, unsigned band from Cebu, in the Philippines. I found out about these guys from another band from Cebu…Honeydrop. I am thrilled to find this outstanding talent, Snubear, from halfway around the world. I spun Crazy Maddy and it’s been released as a single.

Let me slip in one more from Homecomings. They are a four-piece from Kyoto, Japan; comprised of three women and one guy. They’ve been toying around with this song, I Want You Back for a couple of years…and a couple of versions. Well…they have just released it as an A-side for their new single. It’s fun, up-tempo and reminds me of the Twee Pop sound of an English band called Heavenly.

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 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 3-18-14

Pink Nasty – “Towne East Square” – PINK NASTY

Lime Cordiale – “Sleeping At Your Door” – FALLING UP THE STAIRS

The Phonecurves – “Lover” – LOVER -Single

Katie Herzig – “Walk Through Walls” – WALK THROUGH WALLS

Babaganouj – “Too Late For Love” – TOO LATE FOR LOVE – Single

Lurch & Chief – “We Are The Same” – WIPED OUT – Ep

Ball Park Music – “She Only Loves Me When I’m There” – PUDDINGHEAD

Ball Park Music – “Rich People Are Stupid” – RICH PEOPLE ARE STUPID – Single*

Daryl Hall & John Oates – “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” – PRIVATE EYES**

Seoul – “Stay With Us” – STAY WITH US – Single

Pigeon – “Settle In” – SETTLE IN – Ep

Wye Oak – “Glory” – SHRIEK

Friendly Fires & The Asphodells – “Before Your Eyes” – BEFORE YOUR EYES – Singles

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

New Release Show Playlist 3-11-14

Flyte – “We Are The Rain” – WE ARE THE RAIN – Single

Huskies – “Whatever Together” – WHATEVER TOGETHER – Single

Blind Racketeers – “Begging, Pleading” – BLIND RACKETEERS – Ep

PHOX – “Evil (Live)” – I-TUNES FESTIVAL: LONDON

Desert Noises – “Out Of My Head” – 27 WAYS

Future Islands – “A Dream Of You And Me” – SINGLES

Future Islands – “Before The Bridge” – ON THE WATER*

Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” – SHE’S SO UNUSUAL**

Wild Party – “When I Get Older” – WHEN I GET OLDER – Single

PINS – “Get With Me” – GIRLS LIKE US

Lydia Loveless – “Really Wanna See You” – SOMEWHERE ELSE

Dan Croll – “Home” – SWEET DISARRAY

Notwist – “Kong” – CLOSE TO THE GLASS

*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 3-4-14

Ages And Ages – “I See More” – DIVISIONARY

The Mary Onettes – “Naive Dream” – PORTICO:

Cathedrals – “Harlem” – HARLEM – Single

RAC – “Tear You Down (ft. Alex Ebert)” – STRANGERS, PT. I

Prawn – “Why You Always Leave A Note” – JOIE DE VIVRE/PRAWN Split – Ep

Nick Waterhouse – “This Is A Game” – HOLLY

Jupe Jupe – “Pieces Of You” – CROOKED KISSES

Jupe Jupe – “Olympic Garden” – REDUCTION IN DRAG*

A Flock Of Seagulls – “I Ran (So Far Away)” – A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS**

Yellow Ostrich – “Any Wonder” – COSMOS

Wonder Villains – “Marshall” – ROCKY

Jessica Lea Mayfield – ” I Wanna Love You” – MAKE MY HEAD SING…

Snubear – “Crazy Maddy” – CRAZY MADDY – Single

Homecomings – “I Want You Back” – I WANT YOU BACK – 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.