Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Big Beat 'cast 18

The premise behind The Big Beat‘cast is simple: I’ll play you some new tunes that I think you ought to hear.  That buddy who tells you about a new song or band, that excitedly drops by to play you that new record.  So whether it’s discovering a new favorite or latest from an old one, my hope is to always introduce you to something you’ll like and want to know more about.

There’s been far too much good stuff lately to cram into one program.  So, just like Use Your Illusion I & II, here’s the second equally-good-if-not-better selection of tunes for you to stream or download.

Tracklisting - The Big Beat'cast 18 - 30 June 2011

[MP3] THE HORRORS "Still Life" (XL/Beggars), from Skying (via We All Want Someone To Shout For)
[STREAM] BON IVER "Holocene" (Jagjaguwar), from Bon Iver, Bon Iver
[MP3] LITTLE DRAGON "Nightlight" (Peacefrog), from Ritual Union (via
[MP3] HANDSOME FURS "Repatriated" (Sub Pop), from Sound Kapital
[STREAM] THE SOFT PACK "Parasites" (Kemado), from The Soft Pack
[MP3] THE BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR "Bare Hands Bare Feet" (self), from The Bright Light Social Hour (via Perfect Porridge)
[MP3] SUN AIRWAY "Wild Palms" (Dead Oceans), single (via Pitchfork)
THE CHILLS "Heavenly Pop Hit" (Flying Nun), from Submarine Bells
[STREAM] ECHOBELLY "King Of The Kerb" (Favue), from On
[MP3] THE GLOBES "Stay Awake" (Barsuk), from Future Self
[MP3] THE HISTORY OF APPLE PIE "Tug" (Roundtable), free download
[STREAM] BLACK TAMBOURINE "Throw Aggi Off The Bridge" (Slumberland), from Black Tambourine
[MP3] FEAR OF MEN "Phantom Limb" (Sex Is Disgusting), from Hanna Schygulla Demos (via Some Of It Was True!)
[STREAM] RAPIDS! "Little Blood" (Heist Or Hit), from Fragments
[STREAM] LYRES "Help You Ann" (Ace Of Hearts), from On Fyre
LEMURIA "Irregular" (Bridge Nine), from Pebble
[MP3] ICEAGE "White Rune" (What's Your Rupture?), from New Brigade


  1. Regardless of how frequent (or infrequent) they are, these beat-casts are the best. Thanks for still giving us a chance to listen to you play and talk about new (and old) music Mike. I can't believe there used to be a time in my life when I could do it EVERY morning! Good times.