Saturday, June 16, 2012

LISTEN: The Big Beat 'cast 56

SAVAGES - Hottest New Band in the World?

Like recent TBB fave PINS, Savages are an all-female British quartet with a heavy post-punk strain to their sound. In fact, vocalist Jehnny Beth (aka Camille Berthomier, also of London-based French duo John & Jehn) sounds more than just a little like Siouxsie Sioux, and I defy you not to think of Patti Smith's "Horses" on their debut single "Husbands". Watch them play the yet-to-be-released "City's Full".

Earlier this week, in typically subdued fashion, I tweeted that the next Big Beat 'cast will be my last, at least on a regular basis.  I'll detail the why's and what for's in an upcoming post. It's nothing sinister, I assure you.  It's simply time.  For severely close observers, I'm also ending my late night shows on KUT although I'll remain on staff at the station.   I will, however, continue hosting my weekly show on Amazing Radio, Thursdays from 10p UK time / 5p Eastern.  I want to thank everyone far and wide for your long term support!

Now, here's the penultimate Beat'cast...

THE WALKMEN "Heartbreaker" (Fat Possum), from Heaven
COLD SPECKS "Winter Solstice" (Mute), from I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
SAVAGES "Flying To Berlin" (Pop Noire), single (performance video)
PINS "Eleventh Hour" (self-released), single (video)
FATHER JOHN MISTY "Nancy From Now On" (Sub Pop), from Fear Fun (video
DIAMOND RUGS "I Took Note" (Partisan), from Diamond Rugs
LIARS "His and Mine Sensations" (Mute), from WIXIW
PURITY RING "Obedear" (4AD), from Shrines
DIRTY GHOSTS "No Video" (Last Gang), from Metal Moon
THE HIVES "Midnight Shifter" (Disque Hives), from Lex Hives
ECHO LAKE "Another Day" (Slumberland), from Wild Peace
FEVER DREAM "This Waste" (Underused), single (video)

1 comment:

  1. Mike,

    I am bummed that the Big Beatcast is coming to an end. But I can understand why.

    Via WOXY and the BigBeat, you have turned me on to an incredible amount of new music. For that, I am forever grateful.

    All the best in whatever you're doing next.

    - Tris