Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Big Beat 'cast 23: a 2-hour New Music Bonanza

AAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNDDDDDDDD NNNNNNNOOOOOWWWWWWWW!!! The starting lineup for your Big Beat'cast...*

As The Big Beat now airs as part of the fledgling DIY Radio, it took me all of two seconds to realize that mine was the only hosted show that clocked in at one hour, rather than two. So this week, we go long.

The Beat'cast is still in the process of nailing down a permanent time slot in the DIY Radio lineup but for this week, it airs today at 4p Eastern/3p Central (2100 UK Time), and on Wednesday at 9a Eastern/8a Central (1400 UK Time). I love the the idea of you hearing it on the DIY stream as it's first presented.

Either way, I know you'll enjoy two full hours of new music on this week's show. It might be my favorite to date.

WEEKEND “Hazel” (Slumberland), from Red EP
THE DRUMS “Money” (Island), from Portomento
BARE WIRES “Cheap Perfume” (Southpaw), from Bare Wires
STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS “Tune Grief” (Matador), from Mirror Traffic
THE WEEKND “Heaven Or Las Vegas” (self-released), from Thursday
MAYER HAWTHORNE “The Walk” (Universal), from How Do You Do
GOLD LEAVES “The Ornament” (Hardly Art), from The Ornament
GALLERIES “Young Wounds” (self-released), single
AIRBIRD “City vs. Mountain” (Software), single
THE WHIP “Movement” (Southern Fried), from Wired Together
WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS “Medicine” (Fatcat), from In The Pit Of The Stomach
VERONICA FALLS “Bad Feeling” (Bella Union), from Veronica Falls
MALE BONDING “Tame The Sun” (Sub Pop), from Endless Now
WIDOWSPEAK “Puritan” (Captured Tracks), from Widowspeak
SPIRIT SISTERS “He” (self-released), download
AIR FRANCE “It Feels Good To Be Around You” (Sincerely Yours), download
CYMBALS EAT GUITARS “Rifle Eyesight [Proper Name]” (Memphis Industries), Lenses Alien
NIKKI LANE “Gone Gone Gone” (IAMSOUND), from Walk Of Shame
LINDI ORTEGA “All My Friends” (Last Gang), from Little Red Boots
GIRLS “Vomit” (Turnstile), from Father, Son, Holy Ghost
THE LIMINANAS “Down Underground” (Trouble In Mind), from The Liminanas
THE TRAVELLERS “Waiting” (Expat), from For The Waves
THE HORRORS “I Can See Through You” (XL), from Skying
LANA DEL REY “Video Games” (Stranger), single
REPTAR “Stuck In My I.D.” (Make Records Not Bombs), from Oblangle Fizz, Y'all! EP
LITTLE DRAGON “Ritual Union” (Peacefrog), from Ritual Union
LIBRARY VOICES “Generation Handclap” (Dine Alone), from Summer Of Lust

*I lived in Chicago from 93-96, where watching the Bulls was first-rate nightly entertainment.


  1. You've super-sized my favorite podcast! Being able to hear it on a "radio" is awesome!

  2. Sweet, two hours of the Big Beat!!!!!!!!!

  3. that is GREAT news! also, thanks for continuing the show downloads!

  4. First rate nightly entertainment was during the player introductions. Horace Grant looked super dope in his white track suit and white goggles while skipping down the line high/low fiving all the players in a pitch black Chicago Stadium with strobe lights flashing. Serious religious experience. MJ humbled many a NBA superstar in the finals those years.

    Two hours of TBB big beat is the best news I've had since you announced that you were going to start doing beat-casts at a somewhat regular interval. Great job Mike!