Wednesday, January 25, 2012
LISTEN: The Big Beat 'cast 40
I've made it to 40 Beat'casts with this week's show. That's worthy of a celebratory drink, wouldn't you say? Have to admit, back in the day me and the boys used to play quarters with oh-so-deadly Olde English 800. Charcoal Filtered, yo! But it was either that or Mickey's Big Mouths, Robin Hood Cream Ale or other fine swill we youngins could pick up. Needless to say, I practiced getting good at sinking that quarter. Anyways...cheers.
This week, I’m spinning 10 artists for the first time including MIND SPIDERS, TINY VICTORIES, BLONDES, POOR MOON, & SANTIGOLD (U.S.A.); BUILDINGS, SWISS LIPS, and VIRALS (U.K.); FIRST AID KIT (Sweden), and ALPINE (Australia). I’ll give spins to the latest from GRIMES, HOWLER, ALT-J, NICOLAS JAAR, SIMIAN GHOST, LOWER DENS and AIR. Plus, new music from (putting it politely) veterans THE FALL and MAGAZINE, their first release in 30 years!
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. This time, it's the debut single from one of my very favorite bands, released 35 years ago this March. Think you know it? I hope you'll listen and find out. Bottoms up!
WORK DRUGS "Swimmer Girl" (self-released), from Aurora Lies (video)
SIMIAN GHOST "Wolf Girl" (Heist Or Hit), from Youth (video)
GRIMES "Genesis" (4AD), from Visions
MIND SPIDERS "Wait For Us" (Dirtnap), from Meltdown
-> Mike's Wild Card Pick of the Week <-
HOWLER "Back of Your Neck" (Rough Trade), from America Give Up
FIRST AID KIT "Emmylou" (Wichita), from The Lion's Roar
FANTASY RAINBOW "Cool Ridge" (Tiny Lights), from Teens EP (video)
SANTIGOLD "Big Mouth" (Downtown/Atlantic), from Master Of My Make-Believe
SWISS LIPS "U Got The Power" (self-released), single
POOR MOON "People In Her Mind" (Sub Pop), from Illusions EP
YOUTH LAGOON "Cannons" (Fat Possum), from The Year of Hibernation
BUILDINGS "Eyes On Sunrise" (Tall Story), single
ALT-J "Fitzpleasure" (self-released), download
LOWER DENS "Brains" (Ribbon), from Nootropics
VIRALS "Magic Happens" (Sexbeat), single (free download)
FRIENDS "Friends Crush" (Lucky Number), single (video)
TINY VICTORIES "Lost Weekend" (self-released), from Those of Us Still Alive
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
WE HAVE BAND "Where Are Your People?" (Naive), from Ternion (free album sampler)
MAGAZINE "Do The Meaning" (Wire-Sound), from No Thyself
THE FALL "Taking Off" (Cherry Red), from Ersatz G.B.
SHARON VAN ETTEN "Serpents" (Jagjaguwar), from Tramp
BLONDES "Business" (RVNG), from Blondes
AIR (feat. Victoria Legrande) "Seven Stars" (Astralwerks), from Le Voyage Dans La Luna
ALPINE "Hands" (Ivy League), single (video)
NICOLAS JAAR (feat. Scout Larue) "With Just One Glance You" (self-released), free download
Music via: The Last Python, Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good, mu-sique, Amazing Tunes, We All Want Someone To Shout For, This Is Fake DIY,