Thursday, May 17, 2012

LISTEN: Amazing Radio (10 May)

As the first American presenter on Amazing Radio, I'm in a position to shed a little light on the scene in the US to the folks in dear ol' Blighty. So after a few Brit-heavy programs previewing Camden Crawl and The Great Escape, it was time to hoist the Stars and Stripes by spotlighting some favorite up-and-comers in addition to new tunes from (relative) old hands BEACH HOUSE, THE WALKMEN, SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS and WILD FLAG.

By the way, you might have noticed I've put up video links to some of the songs. You like?

WILD FLAG “Romance” (Merge), from Wild Flag (video)  
BEACH HOUSE "Myth" (Sub Pop), from Bloom  
DIIV "Sometime" (Captured Tracks), from Oshin  
THEESATISFACTION "QueenS" (Sub Pop), from Awe Naturale (video)
JD McPHERSON "North Side Gal" (Rounder), from Signs & Signifiers  
FATHER JOHN MISTY "Nancy From Now On" (Sub Pop), from Fear Fun (video)  
HERE WE GO MAGIC "Make Up Your Mind" (Secretly Canadian), from A Different Ship  
BALLERINA BLACK "NTSB" (self-released), from INJURELESS: Röd EP (video)
POLIḈA "Lay Your Cards Out" (Totally Gross National Product), from Give You The Ghost (video)
OBERHOFER "Away Frm U" (Glassnote), from Time Capsules II
AZEALIA BANKS "212" (self-released), single (video)
NICK WATERHOUSE "I Can Only Give You Everything" (Innovative Leisure), from Time's All Gone (video)
DAUGHN GIBSON "In The Beginning" (White Denim), from All Hell
SHARON VAN ETTEN "Serpents" (Jagjaguwar), from Tramp
ETERNAL SUMMERS "Millions" (Kanine), from The Dawn of Eternal Summers
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD "Stay Up Late" (Infinity Cat), from We Are The Champions
ALL THE SAINTS "Half Red, Half Way" (Soulterrain Transmissions), from Intro To Fractions
BEST COAST "The Only Place" (Mexican Summer), from The Only Place (Letterman performance) A$AP ROCKY "Peso" (RCA), single (video)
FEATHERS "Land Of The Innocent" (self-released), free download
BLONDES "Water" (Bicep remix) (RVNG Intl.), from Blondes
HOSPITALITY "Betty Wang" (Merge), from Hospitality (performance video)
ELECTRIC GUEST "This Head I Hold" (Downtown), from Mondo (video)
THE WALKMEN "Heartbreaker" (Fat Possum), from Heaven
HAIM "Forever" (self-released), from Forever EP
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS "Low Times" (Vagrant), from Ghostory
THE ANTLERS “French Exit” (Frenchkiss), from Burst Apart
BALAM ACAB "Oh, Why" (Tri Angle), from WANDER/WONDER 


  1. Granted Best Coast's sound can be kind of limited, but when it comes to welcoming summer, there's nothing like listening to one of their tracks. They've captured an effective sonic representation of California that works well with their ode-to-California lyrics.

    I featured "The Only Place" in a recent post....

  2. Mike, I certainly do like the video links. Truth be told, I had rarely watched the videos until just last night when I went through this blog watching hours of old favorites. It was so fun I'm sure I'll keep clicking.