Wednesday, March 21, 2012

LISTEN: The Big Beat 'cast 47

After 4 days, I managed to see most but not all of the bands I really wanted while meeting up with friends and have a rousing good time less than 10 miles from my own bed. Major win!

I purposely focused the last few shows on bands playing SX,  so it's nice to get to some new tracks I'd been holding off on.  This week I’ll spin a some of my favorites from the festival and reach into my personal stash for a few extra Wild Card picks.  After being pummeled with so much new music, admittedly, some comfort food is in order.  It's great to have you listening...

THE MEN "Open Your Heart" (Sacred Bones), from Open Your Heart
BEACH HOUSE "Myth" (Sub Pop), from Bloom
BRETON "The Commission" (FatCat), from Other People's Problems (video)
GRIMES "Vowels = Space and Time" (4AD), from Visions
-> Mike's Wild Card Pick of the Week <-
THE JAM "Town Called Malice" (Polydor), from The Gift (video)
PAUL WELLER "That Dangerous Age" (Yep Roc), from Sonik Kicks (video)
BLACK MOUNTAIN "Mary Lou" (Jagjaguwar), from Year Zero soundtrack
TAME IMPALA "Solitude Is Bliss" (Modular), from Innerspeaker (video)
POND "Fantastic Explosion of Time" (Modular) from Beard, Wives, Denim
DAUGHTER "Run" (demo) (self-released), demo
THE SHINS "Sea Legs" (Sub Pop), from Wincing The Night Away
ODONIS ODONIS "Ledged Up" (Fatcat), from Hollandaze (video)
THE TWILIGHT SAD "I Became A Prostitute" (Fatcat), from Forget The Night Ahead (NSFW video)
SILVER SWANS "Around You" (Twentyseven), from Forever
SCUBA "Flash Addict" (Hotflash), from Personality
NEW ORDER "Crystal" (London/Reprise), from Get Ready (video, live at Glastonbury 2005)
TANLINES "Brothers" (True Panther Sounds), from Mixed Emotions
DJANGO DJANGO "Life's A Beach" (Because), from Django Django
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS "Low Times" (Vagrant), from Ghostory
TURF WAR "100 Years" (Old Flame), from Years of Living Dangerously (stream)
CAPITAL CITIES "Safe and Sound" (Lazy Hooks), from Capital Cities EP
SWISS LIPS "U Got The Power" (self-released), single
VCMG "Spock" (Mute), from Ssss

Music via: Rollo & Grady, I Guess I'm Floating, Austin Town Hall, Fluxblog, This Bonus Track, mu-sique, Chromewaves, 8106   


  1. The song by The Men sounds like a Grant Hart outtake from the Candy Apple Grey sessions (which is a compliment). Does all their stuff sound like mid-late career Husker Du?

  2. Daughter is so amazing, she has so much passion, reminds me of Dry the River, love their song "Weights and Measures"