Saturday, October 31, 2009

FreshAir Friday

Friday 30/10/2009


1.Buddies - Open One Eye
2.The Perils - The River
3.The Decks - Skeleton
4.Zebra Tracks - Ninja
5.Call The Doctor - Little Bones
6.Wild Beasts - We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues
7.Life In Film - Im Sorry
8.The Mary Onettes - Dare
9.Blind Pilot - Go On,Say It
10.Wild Beasts - The Empty Nest
11.Burn The Negative - Low
12.Hey Marseilles - To Travels & Trunks
13.Broken Records - Travelling Songs
14.Los Campesinos! - The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future
15.Wild Beasts - Through The Iron Gate
16.Hurts - Wonderful Life
17.Uninhabitable Mansions - The Speed Is Deceiving
18.Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
19.Cold War Kids - We Used To Vacation (Live Session Version)
20.The Killers - The Dustland Fairytale
21.Franz Ferdinand - Katherine Kiss Me
22.Wild Beasts - Hooting & Howling

(The Wild Beasts choose their favorite songs for the show)

23.Little Dragon - Looking Glass
24.The Junior Boys - Work
25.Joanna Newsom - Sadie
26.The XX - Islands
27.Burial - Gutted
28.The Smiths - Back To Old House
29.Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me

30. Wild Beasts - Cheerio Chaps Cheerio Goodbye
31. Wild Beasts - Mommy's Boy

FreshAir Friday (30/10/09)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday 16/10/2009


The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
John Miles - Stranger In The City
Violens - Doomed
Girls - Laura
The View - Distant Doubloon
Adorable - Sunshine Smile
Mumford & Sons - Feel The Tide
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - Dance The Way I Feel
Miike Snow - Animal
Tegan & Sara - On Directing
stellastar* - Freak Out
Editors - French Disko (Stereolab cover)
Jay Reatard - It Ain't Gonna Save Me
Director - Play Pretend
Piano Magic - March Of The Atheists
Bill Callahan - Eid Ma Clack Shaw
Mt. St Helens Vietnam Band - On The Collar
Brett Anderson - Frozen Roads
Dream City Film Club - If I Die I Die
Shrag - Hopelessly Wasted
Patrick Wolf - Damaris

The Gay Blades - Bob Dylan's 115th Nightmare
The Gay Blades - O Shot

(The Gay Blades choose and comment their favorite songs for the show)

Beck - Nicotine & Gravity
[Where are The Dust Brothers, right now? Where have they been?!?! Midnight Vultures is certainly my favorite Beck record, and this song was probably the first song that made me mad for Beck. He's such an engima. The man has zero personality outside of his music, its like he's only alive when he's creating, the rest of the time he stumbles through the world a diminutive sedated scientologist]

Brand New - Luca
[The band that will never be forgiven for its earlier sins. "Luca" is brilliant and beautifully eerie. Put your cool aside for one brief moment and listen to this tune and tell me its not near perfect. You can even tell your friends you listened by accident thinking it was some Mars Volta B-Side]

Elvis Costello - No Action
[Elvis Costello is my dad. He doesn't know it, and I'm not sure he cares to, but the fact of the matter is, I call him dad. He's absent most of the time, but he sure gives the kid some good advice and for a better role model, I wouldn't dare to ask. Dope drums on this track]

Bjork - It's So Quiet
[I first heard Bjork when I was ill prepared to deal with her mad genius. This song helped me understand Bjork and contextualize her as an artist so I could appreciate some of the more ambitious sonic stuff of hers. She's amazing huh? Oh! Have you seen the video for this?!!? Go find it]

David Bowie - Five Years
[My brain hurts a lot. Bingo Ziggy. Bingo]

The Beatles - Girl
[John Lennon's voice is pleadingly perfect here, isn't it? The song structure is weird and fun and cool and coupled with the recording - dry and brittle - this song is sexy and sad. An amazing combination by any standard]

The Gay Blades - Prologue For The Pure Of Heart (23/10/09)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday 16/10/2009


Bloc Party - So Here We Are
The Scholars - This Hearts Built To Break
Editors - Eat Raw = Blood Drool
Hallelujah The Hills - Blank Passports
Sam Bisbee - Never Fall In Love
Peter,Bjorn & John - It Don't Move Me
The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
The Gaslight Anthem - The 59' Sound
SeaWolf - The Violet Hour
Yves Klein Blue - Getting Wise
The Postmarks - No One Said This Would Be Easy
The Clientele - I Wonder Who We Are
Anna Ternheim - To Be Gone
Joan As A Policewoman - Overprotected
Clara Luzia - All I Wish For
Dar Williams - Buzzer
Girls - Hellhole Ratrace
Jack Penate - Every Glance
Arctic Monkeys - The Jeweller's Hands
The Lovely Feathers - Lowiza
The Barlights - Sometimes

Northern Portrait - Crazy
Northern Portrait - Sporting A Scar
Northern Portrait - New Favorite Moment (worldwide exclusivity)

(Northern Portrait choose their favorite songs for the show)

Echo & The Bunnymen - Bring On The Dancing Horses
Suede - Moving
The Trashcan Sinatras - Only Tongue Can Tell
The Housemartins - Happy Hour
The Beatles - Please Please Me
The Lightning Seeds - Ready Or Not
Pulp - Bar Italia

(preview song from the upcoming guest band)

The Gay Blades - Prologue For The Pure Of Heart (16/10/09)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Friday 8/10/2009


Ian Brown - In The Year 2525
Ian Brown - Stellify
The Cribs - We Share The Same Skies
The Upallnights - The Morning After
Fanfarlo - We Only Come Out At Night
Absent Elk - Emily
Echo & The Bunnymen - I Think I Need It Too
Echo & The Bunnymen - Life Of 1000 Crimes
frYars - The Ides
The Basics - The No1 Cause of Death Amongst Youth Today
The Pain Of Being Pure At Heart - Falling Over
The Winter Sounds - Trophy Wife
The Raveonettes - Last Dance
Lucky Elefant - Modern Life, Changing People
Daniel Johnston - High Horse
The Beth Edges - Work Things Out
Cats On Fire - Lay Down Your Arms
Taken by Trees - Julia
Lady & Bird - Sailor & Widow
Asaf Avidan & The Mojos - My Favorite Clown
frYars - Visitors
CatPeople - Sister
CatPeople - Coohagen

(CatPeople choose their favorite songs exclusively for the show)

Midlake - Roscoe
The Acorn - Crooked Legs
The Sunday Drivers - My Plan
The Chameleons - Here Today
The Divine Comedy - Our Mutual Friend
Bat For Lashes - Horse & I
Scott Walker - Best Of Both Worlds (8/10/09)

cult me in 15

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man [2006]

dir.Stephen Kijak

Scott Walker, one of the most talented, exciting and exceptional figures in the history of music, has been avoiding the attention of the media for ages. This film does not provide you with the much sought after information about his personal life (which I would have found very interesting, I admit), but instead focuses on his music, which, of course, is much more important. There are a lot of talking heads, mostly famous musicians and people from the music business, listening to Scott Walker's music and describing their impressions and the significance it has for them. Naturally, the most fascinating thing about the movie is Scott Walker himself and the metamorphoses he went through in the course of his musical career, drifting more and more in dark and abstract directions. I would highly recommend the film to anyone who likes Scott Walker (if you do not know who he is, hear some of his music, preferably beginning with the 60s).

cult me in 14

The Devil & Daniel Johnston [2005]

dir.Jeff Feuerzeig

The wealth of self-documentation that Johnston has created over his life, starting from childhood, is one of the things that makes this film truly magnificent. Over the years, we can literally see this person change before our eyes, as though gradually being claimed by a dark force. The "dark force" in this case is manic depression; metaphorically The Devil for Johnston, who is a devout Christian. Johnston's struggle to connect with people he loves through the fog of his illness is devastating. While this can be difficult to watch (at least for me), there is the powerful reward of the music and drawings that Johnston has produced throughout, both in spite of and as a direct result of this struggle. That something heartbreakingly beautiful in it's simplicity and honestly can come from such a terrible struggle, is what makes this story and this film remarkable.