Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Listening Too Long to One Song: This Many Boyfriends - "I Don't Like You (Cos You Don't Like The Pastels)"

I have a radio show in the archives from this past weekend. I'm not going to post the playlist or the link to list cause I was losing my voice steadily during the course of the program. I figured I would spare you the experience of listening to me choke my way through each break. On the bright side, what the show lacked in vocal performance I feel it made up for in musical discoveries. My favorite such discovery was this gem from Leeds band This Many Boyfriends. Of course anyone who knows me would be right to assume that I'd naturally be inclined to like a song called, "I Don't like You (Cos You Don't Like the Pastels)," but the song itself is such silly good fun I'd love it regardless of the subject matter. Good joke songs are a tricky thing to pull off, and this one is a big winner in that category. Really simple melody, band checking lyrics, and a chorus that is sure to be shouted at indiepop dances for years to come are all present here. I might even be so bold as to say that it's the best musical taste factoring into a relationship song since "Pop Songs Your New Boyfriend's Too Stupid to Know About." Oh if only there were a video...

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Monday, June 7, 2010

KCRW Playlist from 6/6!

Time really does fly. As I type this brief post alerting you to the fact that my latest KCRW show is in the archive, I'm already thinking about what I want to play tonight when I fill in for Chuck P (midnite to three if you feel like tuning in.) The past few weeks have been a real blur. I wish I had some brilliant observation about a few of the songs that I pulled out for the show this past weekend, I certainly found some things that I was pretty excited about. However, extra work (in various forms), the planning of my new club night, and an overall erratic sleep schedule that is promising to be even more so this week ensures that when I am home I just don't want to think that much. With all of that said though, I would have so many enthusiastic words for almost every song on this show if only I could summon them, hopefully you'll feel the same. I will leave you with this lovely performance from Quadron on yesterday's Morning Becomes Eclectic. That's one that's definitely worth getting excited over...

Listen my most recent radio show here.

... And here is the playlist:

Souljazz Orchestra - Lotus Flower

Crystal Castles - Celestica (Thurston Moore Remix)

Quadron - Average Fruit

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Lost Saint

Wild Nothing - Chinatown

Underworld - Scribble

Fischerspooner - Emerge

Allen Kwela Octet - Question Mark

The Hepburns - Writer Friend

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - Dub Y Guaguanco

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - L'Estat

Yeah Yeah Noh - The Time Beings

The School - Shoulder

Jonathan Richman - Parties In The U.S.A

The Small Faces - Sha La La La La Lee

LCD Soundsystem - Home

Air Miami - World Cup Fever

BLK JKS - Zol!

Standard Fare - Vaya Vaya Mexico

Half Man Half Biscuit - The Referee's Alphabet

Eux Autres - World Cup Fever

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Love Burns

The Californian - Sea Of Love

Stereo Total - Illegal

Tracey Thorn - Why Does The Wind? (Michel Cleis Remix)

The Fall - Mexico Wax Solvent

David Bowie - Golden Years

Nada Surf - Bye Bye Beaute

Teenage Fanclub - The Fall

The Pastels - Yoga

The Bomb Pops - Won't Find It

The Ipanemas - Traz Um Presente Pra Mim

The Bamboos - Keep Me In Mind (Randomer Remix)

The Clientele - Harvest Time

Lois - Sugar Rush