Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Saturday Night of Remorse and Beautiful Music

James Blackshaw- All is Falling (Young God)
Most hauntingly beautiful and plaintive instrumental record I've heard in 2010.
Londen-er Blackshaw enters the world of the electric 12 string guitar and
the results are stunning. All done very simply, with backing of piano, violin,
cello, flute, glockenspiel- all parts folk, minimalist, classical, and experimental.

James Blackshaw- Part 7 (Edit)

Forest Swords- Dagger Paths (Olde English Spelling Bee)
Like Burial? Ennio Morricone? Grouper? Droney lo-fi folk and dub that on first listen defies genres and was an instant crush for me. Thanks to the listener who requested this.

Forest Swords: "Miarches"

Kate Bush- The Dreaming (1982)
Ok I've been a bit overly obsessed with this record the last 2 months. But DAMN.

I'll leave you with some Jorge Luis Borges, just a few words I like tonight.

Un hombre que cultiva su jardín, como quería Voltaire.
El que agradece que en la tierra haya música.
El que descubre con placer una etimologia.
Dos empleados que en un café del Sur juegan un silencioso ajedrez.
El ceramista que premedita un color y una forma.
El tipógrafo que compone bien esta página, que tal vez no le agrada.
Una mujer y un hombre que leen los tercetos finales de cierto canto.
El que acaricia a un animal dormido.
El que justifica o quiere justificar un mal que le han hecho.
El que agradece que en la tierra haya Stevenson.
El que prefiere que los otros tengan razón.
Esas personas, que se ignoran, están salvando el mundo.

A man who cultivates his garden, as Voltaire wished.
He who is grateful for the existence of music.
He who takes pleasure in tracing an etymology.
Two workmen playing, in a cafe in the South, a silent game of chess.
The potter, contemplating a color and a form.
The typographer who sets this page well, though it may not please him.
A woman and a man, who read the last tercets of a certain canto.
He who strokes a sleeping animal.
He who justifies, or wishes to, a wrong done him.
He who is grateful for the existence of Stevenson.
He who prefers others to be right.
These people, unaware, are saving the world

Thursday, August 19, 2010

To Shake A Memory: KEXP Playlist 08/19/2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)
Time Artist Song Album Label
1:00 Peter Gordon and the Love of Life Orchestra That Hat Another Heartbreak/That Hat DFA
DJ Comments: co produced in 1984 with arthur russell. remixed recently by Peter Gordon
1:10 !!! Even Judas Gave Jesus A Kiss Strange Weather, Isn't It? Warp
1:15 Shriekback Clear Trails Care Warner
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1:21 Matthew Dear Slowdance Black City Ghostly International
1:26 Dominant Legs About My Girls Young At Love and Life Lefse
1:29 Sparks Tryouts for the Human Race No. 1 In Heaven EMI
DJ Comments: produced by Giorgie Moroder
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1:36 Underworld Scribble Barking Cooking Vinyl
DJ Comments: out Sep 2
1:39 Cex Hamilton Exotical Privates Automation
1:46 Scissor Sisters Invisible Light Night Work Polydor Ltd. (UK)
1:52 M.I.A. It Iz What It Iz Maya XL Recordings Ltd under exclusive licence to Interscope Records in the USA.
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1:56 Lusine Two Dots (Reverse Engineered) Two Dots Ghostly International
DJ Comments: Wed Sep 22 @ Neumos with Mux Mool and Gold Panda- DECIBEL FESTIVAL
2:02 The Knife We Share Our Mothers' Health Silent Shout Rabid
2:06 Cabaret Voltaire Silent Command Silent Command Single
2:10 Forest Swords Miarches Dagger Paths Olde English Spelling Bee
2:16 Scuba You Got Me Triangulation
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2:21 The Chemical Brothers Snow W/ Stephanie Dosen Further Parlophone
2:26 Pale Sketcher Can I Go Now (Gone Version) Jesu: Pale Sketches Demixed Ghostly International
DJ Comments: Jesu remixes
2:32 Grasscut Old Machines 1 Inch / 1/2 Mile Ninja Tune
2:37 Hood You Show No Emotion At All Cold House Domino Records
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2:44 Tame Impala Alter Ego Innerspeaker Modular
2:48 Victor Shade Autograffiti Victor Shade
2:53 Aphex Twin 4 Richard D. James Album Elektra/Asylum
2:56 Mount Kimbie Before I Move Off Mount Kimbie / Crooks & Lovers
DJ Comments: Fri Sep 24 @ Neumos with Modeselektor, Headhunter & Shlohmo
3:00 Nick Drake Road Pink Moon Island
3:03 Julian Lynch Still Racing Mare
3:05 Max Richter Infra 5 Infra Fat Cat Records
3:10 Arcade Fire Modern Man The Suburbs Merge
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3:15 Bear In Heaven Wholehearted Mess Beast Rest Forth Mouth Hometapes
3:19 Bear In Heaven You Do You Beast Rest Forth Mouth Hometapes
3:22 Women Heat Distraction Public Strain Jagjaguwar
3:26 Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Come Undone Hawk Isobel Campbell
3:32 Nina Simone Wild is the Wind After Hours
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3:39 Interpol Barricade Interpol Matador
DJ Comments: out 9/7
3:43 Autolux Subzero Fun Future Perfect Red Int / Red Ink
3:46 Avalanches Electricity Since I Left You
3:49 Hedzoleh Soundz Mee Bee (When) Hedzoleh
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3:53 Grouper We've All Gone To Sleep Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill Type
DJ Comments: Thurs Sep 23 @ Pravada Rm 40 with Ben Frost, Lawrence English, Sight Below. DECIBEL FESTIVAL
3:56 Liars Here Comes All The People (By Atlas Sound) Sisterworld (Deluxe) Mute Records
4:02 Four Tet As Serious As Your Life Rounds Domino
4:07 Roy Ayers Ubiquity Running Away Lifeline The Verve Music Group, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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4:12 Baths Plea Cerulean Anticon
4:16 Clubfeet Count Your Lovers Gold on Gold plant music
4:20 M83 Don't Save Us From The Flames Before The Dawn Heals Us Labels
4:24 Deru Walk Say Goodbye To Useless Mush
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4:30 Built to Spill Life's A Dream Live @ KEXP Volume Six KEXP
DJ Comments: available at, Amazon, iTunes, Sonic Boom, Everyday Music, Rudy;s, Pagliacci, and more!
4:35 Galaxie 500 Final Day Peel Sessions [Live] 20/20/20
DJ Comments: Young Marble Giants cover
4:37 The Hidden Cameras In The NA Origin:Orphan Arts & Crafts
4:41 Magic Kids Little Red Radio Memphis True Panther Sounds
4:45 Stone Roses Something's Burning One Love Single
4:51 The Budos Band Golden Dunes The Budos Band III Daptone Records
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4:56 Jens Lekman Pocketful of Money Oh You're So Silent, Jens Secretly Canadian
5:00 Bill Callahan Eid Ma Clack Shaw Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
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5:05 Lower Dens Holy Water Twin-Hand Movement Gnomonsong
5:07 Young Marble Giants N.I.T.A. Colossal Youth [Disc 1] Domino Recording Co.
5:11 Mndr I Go Away E.P.E. EP
5:14 School Of Seven Bells Heart Is Strange Disconnect From Desire Vagrant Records (US)/Ghostly International
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5:21 Jurassic 5 Baby Please Feedback Interscope
5:24 El Guincho Hindou Piratas De Sudamérica Young Turks
5:27 Menomena Queen Black Acid Mines Barsuk Records
DJ Comments: Fri Sep 10 @ Showbox at the Market with Suckers
5:32 Beat Happening Indian Summer Jamboree K/Sub Pop
5:35 Villagers Becoming A Jackal Becoming A Jackal Domino
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5:40 The Psychedelic Furs Fall The Psychedelic Furs Columbia
5:43 Wavves King Of The Beach King Of The Beach Fat Possum Records
5:46 Mercury Rev Carwash Hair Lego My Ego
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5:53 A Sunny Day In Glasgow 5:15 Train Scribble Mural Comic Journal Mis Ojos Discos
5:56 The Books Smells Like Content Lost And Safe Tom Lab

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

That Summer Feeling: KEXP Playlist 08/14/2010

This was one of the best summer days in Seattle, only to be beaten by the day after. We are happy.

Saturday, August 14, 2010 12PM-3PM (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)

Time Artist Song Album Label
12:00 Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Mecca And The Soul Brother [Disc 1]
12:04 Jake One The Truth feat Freeway & Brother Ali White Van Music Rhymesayers
12:08 Cut Chemist Addidas to Addis Sound of the Police
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12:12 Islands Rough Gem Return To The Sea
12:16 Wavves Post Acid King Of The Beach Fat Possum Records
DJ Comments: Aug 25 @ Neumos
12:18 Television See No Evil Marquee Moon Elektra
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12:21 Mount Kimbie Before I Move Off Mount Kimbie / Crooks & Lovers
12:26 Prince I Would Die For You The Hits/B-Sides
12:29 The Roots Right On How I Got Over Def Jam Recordings
DJ Comments: w Joanna Newsom
12:32 DJ Shadow Organ Donor Endtroducing..... Mo Wax
12:34 Sunglasses Whiplash V/A: Lefse Records
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12:39 B-52s 53 Miles from Venus Wild Planet
12:44 Panda Bear Tomboy Tomboy 7" Paw Tracks
12:48 Phoenix If I Ever Feel Better United [Bonus Track] Astralwerks
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12:52 Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers That Summer Feeling Jonathan Sings!
12:56 Animal Collective Summertime Clothes Merriweather Post Pavilion Domino
1:03 Clubfeet Edge of Extremes Gold on Gold plant music
1:07 Baby Dayliner You Push I'll Go
1:12 Air 2 A Bird Hip Hop Rules The World Crow HIll
DJ Comments: Gabriel Teodros
1:15 Cassimbas Negras Bumbumbumbumbum V/A: Palenque Palenque
1:19 Moby Honey Play
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1:24 Suckers Roman Candles Wild Smile frenchkiss records
DJ Comments: playing the BBQ today!!!
1:27 The Exploding Hearts I'm A Pretender Guitar Romantic [Live] Dirtnap Records
1:30 Yussuf Jerusalem Greetings from Novi Sad A Heart Full of Sorrow
1:33 Wire Three Girl Rhumba Pink Flag
1:34 Elastica Stutter Elastica
1:36 The Young Evils This Rock & Roll City is Done Enchanted Chapel
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1:40 Best Coast The End (Album) Crazy For You Mexican Summer
1:42 Sonny & The Sunsets Too Young to Burn Tomorrow is Alright
1:46 Broken Social Scene World Sick Forgiveness Rock Record Arts & Crafts
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1:54 Stereo MC's Pressure Connected Polygram
1:57 State of the Artist Peyote Kids (f. Thee Satisfaction) SeattleCaliFragilisticExtraHellaDopeness Members Only
2:01 Kate Bush Hounds Of Love Hounds Of Love EMI
2:04 Magic Kids Summer Memphis True Panther Sounds
2:08 The Hidden Cameras Boys Of Melody The Smell Of Our Own Rough Trade Records
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2:14 The Walkmen Angela Surf City Lisbon
2:18 The Velvet Underground Beginning To See The Light The Velvet Underground Polygram
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2:22 The Charity Stripe Pink Corvette (R. Lewis Mix) Pink Corvette
2:25 Beck Girl Guero
2:29 Orgone Lookout Cali Fever Ubiquity
2:32 Deerhoof Believe E. S. P. Friend Opportunity Kill Rock Stars
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2:36 Ten Kens For Posterity For Posterity
2:40 Sonic Youth Kool Thing Goo
2:44 Crystal Fighters In The Summer Star of Love
2:48 Crystal Castles Not In Love Crystal Castles ( II ) Universal Motown
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2:53 Jens Lekman The Opposite Of Hallelujah Night Falls Over Kortedala Secretly Canadian
2:57 Big Star Thirteen #1 Record

Not So Silly Walking: KEXP Playlist 08/13/2010

Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo Gang was fantastic last week, glad I finally saw the fella. His face and body don't match the music too well, he's so odd, lost, alienlike, and a worse dancer than me (!) but something touchingly genuine does come out of it all. Beautiful show, and glad to hear this song in the set (it was a much better performance than this one below, but I still wanted to include a clip).

Friday, August 13, 2010 10AM-2PM (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)

Time Artist Song Album Label
10:06 Pavement Summer Babe (Winter Version) Slanted & Enchanted Matador
DJ Comments: Coming to the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Sunday, September 5th :)
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10:10 Wavves King Of The Beach King Of The Beach Fat Possum Records
DJ Comments: Playing Neumo's in Seattle on Wednesday, August 25th.
10:12 The Black Lips O Katrina! Good Bad Not Evil Vice/Die Slaughterhaus
DJ Comments: You can catch them on August 28th at the Hellow Festival in Monterrey, Mexico at the Hellow Festival. Other acts include The Sounds, Devendra Banhart, and The Soft Pack,
10:15 Buzzcocks What Do I Get A Different Kind of Tension
DJ Comments: Their next show is on Friday, August 27th in Switzerland.
10:18 El Guincho Bombay Pop Negro
DJ Comments: Off the new album, set for release on September 14th.
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10:24 Crystal Fighters In The Summer Star of Love
DJ Comments: out 9/14
10:28 Matthew Dear Slowdance Black City
DJ Comments: The new album releases on August 17th.
10:32 Baths Maximalist Cerulean Anticon
DJ Comments: Playing the Comet Tavern in Seattle with Jogger on August 27th.
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10:36 Memory Tapes Green Knight Seek Magic
DJ Comments:
10:41 New Villager Rich Doors
DJ Comments: Their new album, 'Rich Doors' is available on iTunes and for download at Pitchfork.
10:45 ESG Moody [Cut Down] Bustin' Out 1982: New Wave To New Beat Volume 2 Year Zero
DJ Comments: Hailing from the Bronx, ESG were formed at the start of Hip-Hop and their sparse, raw, percussion led sound continues to influence new generations.
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10:51 Marnie Stern For Ash Marnie Stern
DJ Comments: out 10/5
10:55 Animal Collective Grass Feels Fat Cat
DJ Comments: They will be performing at the Green Man Festival in the U.K. from August 20th to the 22nd to promote the screening of the movie "Oddsac". Animal Collective provided music for the film.
10:58 Lee Dorsey Get Out of My Life Woman
DJ Comments: In 1980, Dorsey opened for The Clash on their U.S. tour.
11:01 Palace Music More Brother Rides Viva Last Blues Drag City
DJ Comments: Features Will Oldham on vocals and guitar and was rated #60 on Pitchfork Media's "Top 100 Albums of the 1990s".
11:04 Lower Dens Blue & Silver Twin-Hand Movement Gnomonsong
DJ Comments: Playing the Sunset Tavern in Seattle on August 26th.
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11:08 Cassimbas Negras Bumbumbum... Palenque Palenque
DJ Comments: 1975-1991
11:12 Arthur Russell Make 1,2 Calling Out of Context
DJ Comments: Relatively unknown during his lifetime, a series of reissues and compilations have raised his profile in the 2000s.
11:15 Magic Kids Summer Memphis True Panther Sounds
DJ Comments: Playing the Vera Project in Seattle on September 9th with Candy Claws.
11:18 Cass McCombs Dreams-Come-True-Girl Catacombs ADA US
DJ Comments: The fourth full-length album, voted one of the 50 greatest albums of 2009 by Pitchfork.
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11:25 Tame Impala Lucidity Innerspeaker Modular
DJ Comments: Playing the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium on August 19th with acts like Placebo, Queens of the Stone Age, and Eels.
11:29 The Seeds Can't Seem to Make You Mine The Seeds
DJ Comments: This group is considered to be one of the pioneers of punk rock.
11:32 The Drums Skippin' Town The Drums Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.
DJ Comments: They'll be playing the Flow Festival in Helsinki, Finland tonight.
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11:36 The Replacements Can't Hardly Wait All For Nothing
DJ Comments: The Replacements' history began in Minneapolis in 1978 when a nineteen-year-old Bob Stinson gave his eleven-year-old brother Tommy Stinson a bass guitar to keep him off the streets.
11:39 Modest Mouse Dramamine This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
DJ Comments: They'll make their return to the US on September 14th. Check them out at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY.
11:45 Four Tet Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix) Angel Echoes Remixes
DJ Comments: They'll be playing the Flow Festival in Helsinki tonight, as well as The Drums.
11:50 Micachu Turn Me Well Jewellery Beggars Banquet
DJ Comments: Levi (Micachu) performed as a DJ and MC around the UK garage and grime scene in London, and released a mixtape titled Filthy Friends, which was posted on her Myspace page.
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11:54 Sufjan Stevens All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands Seven Swans Family Rekords
DJ Comments: The album is softer and sparser than other albums by Stevens, relying more heavily on his trademark banjo and melodious voice.
11:58 Leonard Cohen Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye Songs Of Leonard Cohen Columbia/Legacy
DJ Comments:
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12:02 Dinosaur Feathers Know Your Own Strength Live @ KEXP
DJ Comments: Playing tomorrow afternoon at the Mural Amphetheater at Seattle Center for the KEXP BBQ
12:07 Dinosaur Feathers Family Waves Live @ KEXP
DJ Comments:
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12:12 Dinosaur Feathers Young Bucks Live @ KEXP
12:15 Dinosaur Feathers Fantasy Memorial Live @ KEXP
12:20 Panda Bear Slow motion Tomboy 7" Paw Tracks
DJ Comments: Playing the Crystal Ballroom in Portland on Wednesday, September 8th.
12:25 Tennis Marathon Marathon 7"
12:27 The Flirtations Nothing but a Heartache Deram Records
DJ Comments: Written by British songwriters Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington, who went on to greater fame in the UK in the 1970s as writers and producers on The Rubettes.
12:30 Big Boi Shutterbugg Sir Lucious Left Foot...The Son Of Chico Dusty [Edited] Island Def Jam Music Group
DJ Comments: Big Boi to perform a free show in Miami on August 18th and stream it live. More information on the website;
12:33 Mylo In My Arms Destroy Rock & Roll Breastfed
DJ Comments: First album by DJ Mylo, recorded in Scotland.
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12:39 Neon Indian I Dont Know If You Know Lefse Comp Lefse Records
DJ Comments: Playing on Monday, September 27th at Showbox at the Market with an unnamed special guest.
12:42 Joy Division Transmission Still Factory
DJ Comments: A posthumous compilation album consisting of previously unused studio material and a live recording of Joy Division's last concert.
12:45 A Place to Bury Strangers Keep Slipping Away Exploding Head Mute
DJ Comments: Their next show is in Philadelphia on August 18th. They'll be playing Rittenhouse Square Park with the Homophones.
12:50 The Jesus & Mary Chain Never Understand Psychocandy WMG
DJ Comments:
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12:54 The Black Angels Bad Vibrations Phosphene Dream
DJ Comments: out 9/14
12:58 Thomas Function Can't Say No Celebration!
DJ Comments: Playing his next show on September 1st at Tres Hombres in Carbondale, IL.
1:01 Arcade Fire Half Light II (Celebration) The Suburbs Merge
DJ Comments: They'll be in Toronto tomorrow, August 14th, playing Olympic Island.
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1:06 Emeralds Now You See Me Does It Look Like Im Here
DJ Comments: Emeralds are noted for blending ambient music with 80's synthesizer textures, German Kosmische music and the minimalism of Terry Riley.
1:09 Jens Lekman The End of the World is Bigger Than Love
DJ Comments: so true
1:14 Spiritualized Stay With Me Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space Arista
DJ Comments:
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1:20 Various Artists Cabalgando Con Ella Cumbia Beat Vol. 1 Vampisoul
1:24 Orange Juice Falling And Laughing You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
DJ Comments: This is the debut album from the post-punk band. This single has been credited to giving birth to the Indie pop genre.
1:27 Cold Cave Love Comes Close Love Comes Close
DJ Comments: Playing in Seattle at Neumos on September 10th.
1:32 Beat Connection In The Water Surf Noir EP
DJ Comments: Check them out tomorrow at Ballard Mine in Seattle with Big Spider's Back, Sports, and Tom Eddy.
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1:38 Calibro 35 Eurocrime! Ritornano Quelli Di...
DJ Comments: Their next upcoming show is on September 5th in Albino (BG), Italy.
1:41 Jefferson Airplane Somebody to Love The Worst of Jefferson Airplane RCA Records
DJ Comments:
1:44 Black Mountain Old Fangs Wilderness Heart Jagjaguwar
DJ Comments: out 9/14
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1:49 Electrelane To The East No Shouts, No Calls Too Pure
DJ Comments:
1:54 Psychic TV Just Drifting Force the Hand of Chance
1:58 Julian Lynch Just Enough Mare