Friday, June 22, 2012

LISTEN: The Big Beat 'cast 57

I've been flattered & humbled by some of the comments in the wake of the Beat'cast going on hiatus. But hey! If the Pixies, Stone Roses, and My Bloody Valentine can eventually shake off the cobwebs, there's nothing to say another show won't appear periodically in the future.

You can still find me holding court on Amazing Radio where, yes, I personally choose everything on my show thankyouverymuch. And I hope to kickstart simply posting about bands and songs and whatever strikes my fancy. My pal Drunk Country deemed his show The Waiting Room as kind of an audio blog. I liked that. So, in the absence of TBB 'cast, I'll just have to kinda/sorta go back to blogging the old fashioned way. I'll try to get something up every few days. If you haven't yet, follow me on Facebook & Twitter where it's easier to post a link or video and share a quick or random thought or piece of news.

Thanks again!  You guys rock.

SAINT ETIENNE "Over The Border" (Universal UK), from Words and Music by Saint Etienne
CAT POWER "Ruin" (Matador), from Sun
DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT "Who" (4AD/Todo Mundo), from Love This Giant
ALT-J "Something Good" (Infectious), from An Awesome Wave
GRIMES "Oblivion" (4AD), from Visions (video)  
CHROMATICS "These Streets Will Never Look The Same" (Italians Do It Better), from Kill For Love (video)  
KATE NASH "Under-Estimate The Girl" (self-released), free download (video)
DIRTY GHOSTS "19 in ‘71" (Last Gang), from Metal Moon  
CALEXICO "Para" (Anti), from Algiers (video)
SCOTT WALKER "Lights Of Cincinnati" (Razor & Tie), from It's Raining Today: The Scott Walker Story (1967-70)
SONIC YOUTH "Chapel Hill" (DGC), from Dirty

Music via:  Listen Before You Buy, Guerolito Music, Another Dying Art Form, Chromewaves, Town Full Of Losers   


  1. You know what's funny - when you started this blog, it was soooooo exciting to listen to your 1 hour big beat casts every few weeks. But now that we've been spoiled with 2 hour weekly big beat casts plus 2 hours on amazing radio, we feel cheated that you're cutting back to just the 2 hour AR show. Regardless, I'm glad you're saying that the beatcasts are going on hiatus. But now that my weekly dose of new tunes has been cut in half - do you have any recommendations for other new music podcasts with a host that are worth our time (that aren't on Amazing Radio)? As always, keep up the good work.

  2. Cheers for the nod, Mike. Good luck with the new position & long live TBB.

  3. thanks for all the great music, mike ...