By the time I fell into bed this past Sunday morning, I was feeling my exhaustion so severely it was all that I could do to see straight. In every moment leading up to that time, I was having a blast. I'd been pretty excited all week about starting this show on a particularly dance-y note with Fosca's It's All Going to End in Tears going right into a current over the top pop addiction of the moment Lindstrom & Christabelle (it really is so much fun). There is actually quite a bit of new music out there now to get kind of excited about. New York band Beach Fossils have been a big favorite of mine lately. Sure there are plenty of existing bands that they could be compared to, but what a satisfying sound they have fallen into, every song is like walking through a pretty, hazy dream.
French band The Liminanas came onto my radar a few weeks ago. after a good deal of review in that relatively brief time span, I've pretty much come to the conclusion that they've made the coolest damn single of the year in "Je Ne Suis Pas Tres Drogue." I challenge anyone to listen to that song all the way through and not feel any desire to get down.
And the overpowering need I felt for a last minute addition of Beat Happening to this program was taken care of in the form of "Look Around." Always a favorite of mine, and as right for this particular program as I had hoped.
It's also worth mentioning that our guests at Hungry Beat! this forthcoming Saturday (May 29th) are Cats on Fire. They are from Finland and put on a highly fun live show. Observe...
I fully expect to see all of you at La Cita on Saturday night...
You can listen to this radio show here.
And here's the playlist:
Fosca - It's All Going To End In Tears
Lindstrom & Christabelle - So Much Fun
Stereo Total - Baby Ouh!
The Liminanas - Je Ne Suis Pas Tres Drogue
Cats On Fire - Your Woman
Quadron - Pressure
Club 8 - Shape Up!
Beat Happening - Look Around
Lali Puna - Our Inventions
Codeine Velvet Club - Hollywood
Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday
The School - Is He Really Coming Home?
Razorcuts - Big Pink Cake
Herr Jazz - Hey Merlin Thanks For The Free Coffee
Altafini - Eu Lutarei Pela Paz
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Bright Lit Blue Skies
The Fall - Cowboy George
LCD Soundsystem - Somebody's Calling Me
Poison Control Center - Pacific Sunrise
Orchestre Bella Bella - Sola
The House Of Love - Destroy The Heart
Serena Maneesh - D.I.W.S.W.T.T.D
Math & Physics Club - Jimmy Had A Polaroid
Tracey Thorn - Swimming
The Pastels - Worlds Of Possibilities
Flying Lotus - MMMHMMM Feat. Thundercat
UNKLE - Joy Factory (Feat. Autolux)
Black Tambourine - Drown
The Splinters - Sea Salt Skin
The Beatles - She's Leaving Home
Male Bonding - Worse To Come W/ Vivian Girls
Suzi Quatro - Brain Confusion (For All The Lonely People)
Dangermouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul W/ David Lynch
Toro Y Moi - Leave Everywhere
Beach Fossils - Daydream
Foxes In Fiction - Flashing Lights Have Ended Now
Nada Surf - Janine
Twin Sister - The Other Side Of Your Face
Four Tet - Love Cry