Thursday, January 12, 2012

LISTEN: The Big Beat 'cast 38

...And Leon's getting LAAAAAAAAAAARGER!

I think you, like me, were ready to put 2011 in the rear view and move forward. This week, I've got two dozen new tunes for you. So much for a starting the year slowly. I’m spinning 13 artists for the first including FOE, TEAM ME, BOY (actually, two girls), U.S. GIRLS (actually, one girl), ARTHUR BEATRICE, FRACTURES, WOOWOOS, FAMILY OF THE YEAR and COUCHERON. I’ll also play you the latest from OF MONTREAL, WE HAVE BAND and THE TWILIGHT SAD. Plus, It girl LANA DEL REY, DAUGHTER, PAPER CROWS and THE BLACK KEYS. And don’t miss my Wild Card Pick of the Week, where I’ll dip into my personal collection to play something a little out of the norm. Press play to start the show.

Sorry for being a day late on posting this.  I hope it's worth the wait.  And speaking of waiting, I've got some pretty cool news to share in the next week or so.  Watch this space.   

HOSPITALITY "Betty Wang" (Merge), from Hospitality
THE TWILIGHT SAD "Another Bed" (Fatcat), from No One Can Ever Know
LANA DEL REY "National Anthem" (Interscope), from Born To Die
FOE "One Man Down" (Mercury), from Bad Dream Hotline
OF MONTREAL "Dour Percentage" (Polyvinyl), from Paralytic Stalks
MAX & GABRIELLE "Lights" (self-released), free download
BOY "This Is The Beginning" (Grönland), from Mutual Friends (free download)
ARTHUR BEATRICE "What We Hoped To Achieve" (self-released), n/a (TBB coverage)
FAMILY OF THE YEAR "St. Croix" (tinyOGRE), from St. Croix EP
PAPER CROWS "Cloudbusting" (self-released), free download
REHEARSED LIVING "Hurdles" (self-released), from Rehearsed Living (free download)
COUCHERON "Outrageous (Original mix)" (Big Beat), from Coucheron EP
CHARLES BRADLEY "Stay Away" (Daptone), from No Time For Dreaming [expanded]
THE BLACK KEYS "Gold On The Ceiling" (Nonesuch), from El Camino
WOOWOOS "Fizzy Lettuce" (Moshi Moshi), single
LA SERA "Please Be My Third Eye" (Hardly Art), from Sees The Light
GUIDED BY VOICES "The Unsinkable Fats Domino" (GBV, Inc.), from Let's Go Eat The Factory
FRACTURES "Nicotine" (self-released), free download
PLAITUM "Late Night TV" (self-released), free download (TBB coverage)
Mike's Wild Card Pick of the Week
DAUGHTER "Youth" (Communion), from The Wild Youth EP
MINT JULEP "Why Don't We" (Village Green), from Save Your Season (video)
U.S. GIRLS "Island Song" (KRAAK), from U.S. Girls on KRAAK
WE HAVE BAND "Watertight" (Naive), from Ternion
GRIMES "Genesis" (Arbutus), from Visions
TEAM ME "With My Hands Covering Both of My Eyes I Am Too Scared To Have a Look At You Now" (Propeller), from To The Treetops

Music via Austin Town Hall, Pitchfork, Sunset In The Rearview, The 405, The Mahogany Blog, Spinner, Something For All of Us, The Steam Engine, The Guardian Music Blog, Faronheit, The Muse In Music         


  1. "Sensacional" listen you Mike! Thanks...

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