Friday, March 30, 2012

LISTEN: The Big Beat 'cast 48

SXSW has come and gone and while great memories linger, it's time to focus on some new releases by bands that weren't here in Austin. I'll play a tune from the new album by THE SHINS in addition to SIMIAN GHOST, FIXERS, HOT CHIP, POND, and BEACH HOUSE. 15 artists debut this week: THE INVISIBLE, SPLASHH, WILD BELLE, PYRAMID, KID A, JULIA HOLTER, LIKE PIONEERS (feat. ex-Bound Stems members), CANUTE, I AM OAK, a few "I didn't expect to hear that" tunes from RODRIGO Y GABRIELA and CHRYSTA BELL, plus and DIY First On band DIVE.

So grab a cocktail and kick back, it's Happy Hour at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Pryce & Beat.  

BRETON "Edward The Confessor" (FatCat), from Other People's Problems (video)
THE INVISIBLE "Protection" (radio edit) (Ninja Tune), from Rispah
SIMIAN GHOST "Curtain Call" (Heist Or Hit), from Youth
WILD BELLE "Keep You" (Sandhill Sound), single 
DIRTY GHOSTS "Ropes That Way" (Last Gang), from Metal Moon (video)
GOTYE "Easy Way Out" (Samples & Seconds / Republic), from Making Mirrors (video)
THE SHINS "No Way Down" (Columbia), from Port of Morrow
KID A "BB Bleu" (tba), from BLCKRSECHLL
CHRYSTA BELL "This Train" (La Rose Noire), from This Train - Produced by David Lynch (video)
FIXERS "Floating Up" (Mercury), from We'll Be The Moon
DIVE "Geist" (Captured Tracks), single
I AM OAK "Gills" (Snowstar), from Gills EP
BEACH HOUSE "Myth" (Sub Pop), from Bloom
CANUTE "Ephemeral" (self-released), free download
SLEIGH BELLS "Crush" (Mon + Pop), from Reign Of Terror
HOT CHIP "Flutes" (Domino), from In Our Heads
LIKE PIONEERS "Boggs" (Abandoned Love), from Oh, Magic
RODRIGO y GABRIELA & C.U.B.A. "Santo Domingo" (ATO), from Area 52
POND "Leisure Pony" (Modular) from Beard, Wives, Denim
ODONIS ODONIS "Handle Bars" (FatCat), from Hollandaze
JULIA HOLTER "Goddess Eyes II" (RVNG), from Ekstasis
PYRAMID "Neutral" (Technofavrik), Life Above The Stars EP


  1. Turning the Big Beat over to its listening audience sound interesting. Can't wait for the details. Great show again Mike.

  2. So in love with Wild Belle. Their music is right up my alley with it's reggae beat, 60's vibe, and sultry vocals. Can’t wait to see them live this year!