Thursday, May 31, 2012

TODAY: Amazing Radio (10p BST, 5p ET, 2p PT)




I'm back at it on Amazing Radio in just a few hours from now. It's my way of bringing warm Texas weather and bright sunshine into your day/night, not to mention two hours of fantastic new music.

This week, I'm premiering new tunes from THE HUNDRED IN THE HANDS, ME AND MY DRUMMER, ORCA TEAM, another one from TWO JACKALS, DANIEL LAND & THE MODERN PAINTERS, and BEAT CONNECTION.   I'm also spinning the latest tracks from ELECTRIC GUEST, WEIRD DREAMS, OUTFIT, FEAR OF MEN and THE LOST RIVERS. I hope you'll join me but if you can't, I'll post the archived audio to the blog within a few days.

Amazing Radio is heard worldwide at amazingradio.co.uk, where the stream is also time-shifted to all 4 US Time Zones. Listen to any of my most recent Amazing shows right here.

Also, it's been two weeks since Amazing left the digital airwaves in the UK due to a contractual dispute with the platform provider.  The station continues, as upbeat as ever, online and on apps.  Adding your voice to a this petition - no matter where you reside - will show support for the unique, one of a kind programming Amazing provides. It only takes a few seconds.  Thanks.

Sample a few selections off tonight's menu from BIG WAVE, DITT INRE, AN ECHO and HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF.

LISTEN: The Big Beat 'cast 55


Even though everything's all new again this week, I'm playing a few tunes from bands who have taken longer than normal to release new material: from PASSION PIT (3 years since their last full-length), SIGUR ROS (4 years), THE HIVES & CHROMATICS (5 years), up to SAINT ETIENNE (7 years) and old skoolers PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (20 years). Plus, hear new tunes from ALT-J, TWO WOUNDED BIRDS, and LOWER DENS.




PASSION PIT “Take A Walk” (Columbia), from Gossamer
SIGUR ROS “Varúð” (XL), from Valtari
CHROMATICS “Into The Black” (Italians Do It Better), from Kill For Love (video)
EVANS THE DEATH “Wet Blanket” (Slumberland), from Evans The Death
THE HIVES “Go Right Ahead” (Disque Hives), from Lex Hives (video)
SAINT ETIENNE “DJ” (Universal UK), from Words and Music by Saint Etienne
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING "London Can Take It" (Test Card), from The War Room EP (video)
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. “One Drop” (PiL Official), from This Is PiL (video)
ALT-J “Taro” (Infectious), from An Awesome Wave
TWO WOUNDED BIRDS “To Be Young” (Holiday Friends / Frenchkiss), from Two Wounded Birds

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

TODAY: The Big Beat on DIY Radio (8p BST, 3p ET, 12p PT)

Hear a song from the newly released SIGUR ROS album on this week's show...


The holiday's over.  Are you ready for new music?  Excellent!  I'm on DIY Radio later today with a full hour's worth of the goods.   

Even though everything's all new again this week, I'm playing a few from bands who have taken longer than normal to release new material: from PASSION PIT (3 years since their last full-length), SIGUR ROS (4 years), THE HIVES & CHROMATICS (5 years), up to SAINT ETIENNE (7 years) and old skoolers PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (20 years).  Plus, hear new tunes from ALT-J, TWO WOUNDED BIRDS, and LOWER DENS

Until then, preview a few tunes you'll hear on the show from EVANS THE DEATH, PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING, and PS I LOVE YOU...


LISTEN: Amazing Radio (24 May)


This week's Amazing Radio show is like finding a pot of gold at the end of the musical rainbow. I've got new tunes from POLIḈA, BAD VEINS, NOVELLA, THE LOST RIVERS, and EXITMUSIC on tap. Plus, I'll introduce you to YETI LANE, BIG WAVE, YOUNG DREAMS, RHONDA MERRICK, and a trio of Scottish bands: HIS NAME IS CODEINE, AN ECHO, and THE PICTISH TRAIL. Definitely not crap!

Also, it's been two weeks since Amazing left the digital airwaves in the UK to a contractual dispute with the platform provider.  The station continues, as upbeat as ever, online and on apps.  Adding your voice to a this petition - no matter where you reside - will show support for the unique, one of a kind programming Amazing provides. It only takes a few seconds.  Thanks.
   



ETERNAL SUMMERS "Millions" (Kanine), from The Dawn of Eternal Summers
YOUNG KATO "Drink, Dance, Play" (LAB), from Young Kato EP (video)  
HERE WE GO MAGIC "How Do I Know" (Secretly Canadian), from A Different Ship (video)
BAD VEINS "Don't Run" (Modern Outsider), from The Mess We've Made
VIOLET "I Come Undone" (Luv Luv Luv), from "Y.O.U." / " I Come Undone" single
YETI LANE "Warning Sensations" (Sonic Cathedral), from The Echo Show
RHONDA MERRICK "27 Club" (self-released), tba (video)
ALT-J "Breezeblocks" (Infectious), from An Awesome Wave (video)
OUTFIT "Drakes" (Double Denim), from Another Night's Dreams Reach Earth Again EP
EVANS THE DEATH "Telling Lies" (Slumberland), from Evans The Death (video)
ZAMBRI "ICBYS" (Kanine), from House Of Baasa
TWO JACKALS "Arrows" (self-released), demo  
THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE "Crack In The Clouds" (Erased Tapes), from Chapter Two: Konstellation Neu 
NOVELLA "He's My Morning" (Italian Beach Babes), from Novella EP (video)
BIG WAVE "The Roots of Love (Come Tumbling Down)" (Soft Power), from The Roots of Love EP
POLIḈA "Dark Star" (Totally Gross National Product), from Give You The Ghost  
YOUNG DREAMS "Young Dreams" (Tellé), from "Flight 376" / "Young Dreams" single (video
GAGGLE "Army Of Birds" (Transgressive), from From The Mouth Of The Cave (video)  
TLEFOU "Carrion" (self-released), from The Divers 
EXITMUSIC "The Night" (Secretly Canadian), from Passage (video) 
CHET FAKER "Terms & Conditions" (Chess Club), from Thinking In Textures EP (video)
ALPINE "Hands" (Ivy League), single (video)
PINS "Shoot You" (self-released), from "Eleventh Hour" / "Shoot You" single (video)
HIS NAME IS CODEINE "Fushi" (self-released), demo (video) 
THE PICTISH TRAIL "Of Course You Exist" (FND Remix)" (Fence), free download
AN ECHO "Six Alive" (self-released), from An Echo EP
THE LOST RIVERS "Death Drive" (Northern Star), from Sin & Lostness (video)


Music via:  Another Dying Artform, EARMILK, Dual Coast Record Club 

LISTEN: The Big Beat 'cast 54




The recent passing of Robin Gibb, Donna Summer, and Adam Yauch weighed on my mind this week, so I dropped in a song from each.  Elsewhere, YEASAYER's back.  So is THE AFGHAN WHIGS and GUIDED BY VOICES.  Yes, again.  And hang out for the final track from grizzled vet RAY WYLIE HUBBARD if'n you want to hear a good story.  It's a good one alright, and true too.

The Big Beat premieres Tuesdays on DIY Radio at 3p Eastern, Noon Pacific (8p BST), and airs at that same time Wednesdays on Moheak Radio.  Moheak also repeats the show on Sunday at Noon Eastern, 9a Pacific (5p BST).  All shows will be posted on the site for streaming and limited-time downloads.


      

YEASAYER “Henrietta” (Secretly Canadian), from Fragrant World
MS MR “Hurricane” (IAMSOUND / Chess Club), free download (video)
TRAILS AND WAYS “Tereza” (self-released), from Trilingual
THE AFGHAN WHIGS “See and Don’t See” (self-released), free download
GUIDED BY VOICES "Class Clown Spots A UFO" (GBV / Fire), from Class Clown Spots A UFO  
OUTFIT “Drakes” (Double Denim), from Another Night’s Dreams Reach Earth Again EP
2:54 “The March” (Fiction), from “Creeping” / “The March” single
DIRTY GHOSTS “Shout It In” (Paper Bag), from Metal Moon
K-HOLES “Rats” (Hardly Art), from Dismania (video)
BEE GEES “You Should Be Dancing” (RSO / Polydor), from Children Of The World (video)
BEASTIE BOYS “Shadrach” (Def Jam), from Paul’s Boutique (Soul Train performance)
RAY WYLIE HUBBARD “Mother Blues” (Bordello), from The Grifter’s Hymnal


Music via: Largehearted Boy, Obscure Sound, Chromewaves, Side One Track OneConsequence Of Sound, Ear Farm, Passion Of The Weiss

Friday, May 18, 2012

LISTEN: Amazing Radio (17 May)



In January, I joined the lineup of Amazing Radio as its first American presenter. What drew me to the station was, of course, the music, but also its fiercely independent ethic which in no small way reminded me of my beloved WOXY (97X).

Yes, it was the music that kept me involved at WOXY for close to two decades but not only that, it was the values with which the Balogh's ran the station that appealed to me in a way that's hard to describe. It was their business, running it their own way and often chose a path that would've soured a bottom-line, profit über alles mindset. I took away countless anecdotes from conversations with Doug that still resonate with me to this day. He would describe the station as being "51% commerce & 49% art" and, as businesspeople, they had "an obligation to be profitable but night a right to be greedy". I also liked that, as a small business - and WOXY was the epitome of a mom-and-pop operation - the head of the entire company was always a few steps from my office, especially after working for one of the world's largest multinationals.

The Balogh's had numerous chances to cash out during their 20+ years of ownership, especially after the Telecom Act of '96 removed ownership limits of American media. It was a gold rush for the Clear Channels of the world, but Doug & Linda held firm. When the decision came to sell the station in 2004, I completely understood. I think we all knew that it'd been increasingly difficult to operate when the big players were crowding out small station owners and - more to the point - were sucking up available ad dollars. The same mom-and-pop businesses that, for years, advertised on the station were themselves, falling by the wayside: the Looney T-Birds and Buzz Coffeeshops of the world, among others. iPods were introduced, personalizing the music experience. 97X as it had existed, a fiercely independent station in a large market, sticking to its ethic (no strip club ads, no screaming DJ's, truly alternative music as we defined it, not by some corporate marketing department), had simply run its course.

In the last few years, Doug used to comment that the 'format had matured' and he was right. By the early 2000's, the musical connection to the earliest days of 'modern rock' had weakened. Record label people who'd championed the station for years were replaced by types with little or no appreciation of the station's heritage. In fact, 'heritage' became a four-letter word in the alternative format. I specifically recall a galling experience where sponsorship for a local Iggy Pop show was awarded to a competing, corporate station, who'd never played him until 6 weeks prior as opposed to a lifetime of WOXY support. It was calculated and disingenuine. The music people were gone. The people in charge now opined that by not fully maximizing profit opportunities - playing ball with corporate - meant the station was no more than 'a hobby' to the owners (yes, someone actually told me that). The bean counters had won.

There was a time that I wondered if my stewardship as Program Director led to their decision to sell. Ultimately, I think it was just time. That the ownership group who purchased the station ultimately failed with a more mainstream format and a stronger signal served to reiterate that it wasn't me. I'm awfully proud that the only time the station was voted 'Best Radio Station' by the readers of Cincinnati Citybeat magazine was during each of the three years after I became PD.

So hooking up with Amazing Radio was, to a degree, like coming home. Which is odd to say when 'home' is 5000 miles away. But after speaking with Paul Campbell, Amazing's founder, it all came back to me. Here was someone who is, yes - very much a businessman obligated to turn a profit, but has instilled his own values and ethic into the company. Someone who marches to his own drummer which, by the way, he is.

Amazing's similarities to you-know-who are astounding: no kowtowing to corporate interests, precious few major labels, no commercials, knowledgeable presenters from across Britain and now, the globe. And, perhaps best of all: keeping the focus squarely upon music. Music you won't hear anywhere else. It's the new 'Future of Rock & Roll'.

Alas, operating in today's economic climate is extremely difficult, as anyone who followed WOXY.com's struggle to survive can attest. Even BBC 6Music faced being written out of existence by funding cutbacks not long ago. Earlier this week, Amazing was dropped from its spot on digital radio (DAB) in Britain over a financial dispute with the company who enjoys a monopoly on the spectrum. I can speak with 100% authority that operating a fully staffed, internet-only radio station, which without being on DAB Amazing is, is next to impossible.

So just as there was a campaign to 'Save WOXY', there's now a campaign to 'Keep Amazing on DAB' because in this case, keeping them simply online is just not enough. For the station to flourish, it has to remain on the national DAB network throughout the UK. I invite you to read a message from Paul, sign the petition, and investigate other ways to show your support. I say this not only as a presenter on the station but as someone who, like you, genuinely feels alternatives to corporate (or state-run!) media should be preserved.

Thanks for reading this.  And now, on with the show...




TOY "Motoring" (Heavenly), single (video)
PINS "Shoot You" (self-released), from "Eleventh Hour" / "Shoot You" single (video)
TALL SHIPS "T=0" (Big Scary Monsters), from T=0 EP (video)
POND "Moth's Wings" (Modular) from Beard, Wives, Denim
YOUNG KATO "Drink, Dance, Play" (LAB), from Young Kato EP (video)  
GAGGLE "Army Of Birds" (Transgressive), from From The Mouth Of The Cave (video)  
THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE "Crack In The Clouds" (Erased Tapes), from Chapter Two: Konstellation Neu
VED "Liquid Shadow" (Adrian), from VED 
TWO JACKALS "Arrows" (self-released), demo  
BRETON "Foam" (FatCat), from "Jostle" / "Foam" single
THE FRESH & ONLYS "Yes Or No" (Souterrain Transmissions), single
TAFFY "So Long" (Club AC30), from Caramel Sunset (video)
SISTERLAND "Milk & Honey" (Blessing Force), from Dirty White EP
LIBRARY VOICES "Reluctant Readers Make Reluctant Lovers" (Dine Alone), from Summer Lovers
FRACTURES "Ride" (Distiller), single (video)
JAPANDROIDS "The House That Heaven Built" (Polyvinyl), from Celebration Rock
VIOLET "I Come Undone" (Luv Luv Luv), from "Y.O.U." / " I Come Undone" single
THE SHUTES "She Said" (Cross Keys), from Echo Of Love EP (video)
YOOFS "Love At 140" (self-released), free download
TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES "L.S.D." (self-released ), demo (video)
PAWS "Oh The Places You'll Go" (FatCat), from Misled Youth EP
SPOKES "We Can Make It Out" (Counter), from Everyone I Ever Met (video) 
NOVELLA "Don't Believe Ayn Rand" (Italian Beach Babes), from Novella EP
O. CHILDREN "Chimera" (Deadly People), from Apnea 
THE INVISIBLE "Wings" (Ninja Tune), from Rispah 
BLUE BOATS "Summers Down" (self-released), from Sun Burns EP
THE DUBWOOD ALLSTARS "Under Dubwood" (Rivertones), single
TLEFOU "Carrion" (self-released), from The Divers
CURXES “Creatures” (self-released), from “Creatures”/”Jaws” single

Music via: EARMILK, Fluxblog, Austin Town Hall

Thursday, May 17, 2012

TODAY: Amazing Radio (10p BST, 5p ET, 2p PT)




I'm back at it on Amazing Radio in just a few hours from now. It's my way of bringing warm Texas weather and bright sunshine into your day/night, not to mention two hours of fantastic new music.

After last week's all-American showcase (120 Minutes of Red, White, and Blue) and two festival preview shows for Camden Crawl and The Great Escape, I'm jumping headlong into a batch of new releases from TALL SHIPS, BLUE BOATS, YOUNG KATO, THE FRESH & ONLYS, JAPANDRIODS, TWO JACKALS, and a 21-member all-female band (backstage pass, please?) called GAGGLE. I'm also spinning the latest tracks from BRETON, THE INVISIBLE, POND, and PINS. I hope you'll join me but if you can't, I'll post the archived audio to the blog within a few days.

Amazing Radio is heard worldwide at amazingradio.co.uk, where the stream is also time-shifted to all 4 US Time Zones. Listen to any of my most recent Amazing shows right here.

Sample a few selections off tonight's menu from THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, FRACTURES, YOOFS and NOVELLA.


 

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 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

LISTEN: Amazing Radio - The Great Escape Preview (3 May)


Ah, Brighton! The Miami Beach of Britain. Except without much of a beach and a lot less sunshine. Still, as small, north European island nations go, it's as close you'll get. I think you can even spot a few palm trees if you squint closely after a few pints.  But seriously, just as I was fortunate enough to cross the pond for Camden Crawl in 2008, I jetted back over the following year to try out Europe's answer to SXSW, the upstart Great Escape.

While Camden is strung out upon one of London's historically trendy boroughs, TGE is flung across the lovely seaside town of Brighton. While it's always going to be inherently cool to hop from club to club in London Town (and lord knows, I had some late nights there), at the end of the day Brighton wins the prize. There's more bands to see with less hassle moving around, although the venues aren't lined up like 6th Street and Red River in Austin. During those few days I ended up doing a lot of walking, which was no big deal until the rain started coming down sideways.

Also, unless it's changed, Camden is all about seeing the bands (totally fine) but The Great Escape doubles as an industry gathering, holding panel discussions very much like SXSW. Camden used to be held in April, Brighton in May but as of this year, they're being held on back-to-back weekends. One of these days, I'd like to come for one and stick around for the other. However, that'll mean a steep price will be paid to my better half whose idea of a long vacation - shockingly - does not involve standing in clubs watching bands. Isn't that crazy?

Here's my preview of the Festival now ended, as it aired on Amazing Radio. Choice music throughout. Grab a palm tree and dig in.



PEACE "Follow Baby" (Deadly), single (video)
DOLDRUMS "Egypt" (Soulterrain Transmissions), from Egypt
MAMMAL CLUB "Toward You With Lust" (Everybody's Stalking), from "Painting" single (video)
SIMIAN GHOST "Automation" (Heist Or Hit), from Youth (interview)
DEAF CLUB "Sunday" (White On White), single (stream)
BETH JEANS HOUGHTON "Atlas" (Mute), from Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose (video)
EAGULLS "Possessed" (Italian Beach Babes), from Split EP (w/ Mazes)
HUSKY "History's Door" (Sub Pop), from Forever So (video)
BIG WAVE RIDERS "Behind These Walls" (Soliti), from Big Wave Riders EP
GROSS MAGIC "Yesterdays" (Fat Possum), from Teen Jamz EP
DJANGO DJANGO "Storm" (Because), from Django Django (video)
ADMIRAL FALLOW "The Paper Trench" (Nettwerk), from Tree Bursts In Snow (video)
PORCELAIN RAFT "Put Me To Sleep" (Secretly Canadian), from Strange Weekend
RAE MORRIS "Oldest Of New" (Atlantic), tba (performance video)
HOODLUMS "Dark Horses" (Blow The Whistle), single (video)
DISCLOSURE "Tenderly" (Make Mine), from "Tenderly" / "Flow" single (TBB coverage)
SWISS LIPS "U Got The Power" (self-released), single (video)
PINS "Eleventh Hour" (self-released), single (video)
BASTILLE "Flaws" (Young & Lost Club), single (video)
ALT-J "Breezeblocks" (Infectious), from An Awesome Wave (video)
NZCA/LINES "Compass Points" (Loaf), from NZCA/Lines (video)
FEAR OF MEN "Pink Frost" (Comfortable On A Tightrope), from tba compilation
LULU JAMES "Rope Mirage" (self-released), from Rope Mirage EP (video)
FRIENDS “I’m His Girl” (Fat Possum), from Manifest! (video)
ZULU WINTER "Silver Tongue" (Arts & Crafts), from Language (video)
PERFUME GENIUS "Hood" (Matador), from Put Your Back N 2 It
SHABAZZ PALACES "Are You...Can You...Were You (Felt)" (Sup Pop), from Black Up
SEAMS "The Colour Purple" (self-released), from Colours & Maps EP
NEW LOOK "Nap On The Bow" (!K7), from New Look (video)


Music via: mu-sique, Nu Rave Brain Wave, Austin Town Hall, Yours Truly, NME, Largehearted Boy, The Last Python,     

Saturday, May 12, 2012

LISTEN: The Big Beat 'cast 53


Y'know, trying to blog on a tablet is simply more trouble than it's worth. Throw in spotty internet service from a vacation rental and you get a posting delay of, well, just about everything. I'd planned a 2 week break for TBB some time back but admit I said nothing about it on the show. Just because I'm not there doesn't mean you shouldn't be tuning into the stations that air it.

With that said, this show is BIG!  We’re talking JACK WHITE Big.  BEST COAST Big.  WALKMEN Big.  BEACH HOUSEPURITY RINGSCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLSBIG!  BIG  BIG!  And all with big new tunes.

I’m debuting 16 new songs and six new artists including YOUNG MAN, MEMORYHOUSE, MILKMAID, THE LAURELS and THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE. It's a world of new music in just two hour's time. The Big Beat'cast resumes on DIY Radio on May 22. (My show on Amazing Radio continues unabated on Thursdays from 10p BST / 5p EDT)  Thanks for listening!




VIRGINIA WING "Divination" (Sexbeat), from "Divination / A Worn Path" cassette
THE WALKMEN "Heaven" (Fat Possum), from Heaven
YOUNG MAN "Fate" (Frenchkss), from Vol. 1 (video)
JACK WHITE "I’m Shakin’" (Third Man), from Blunderbuss
DIRTY GHOSTS "19 in ‘71" (Last Gang), from Metal Moon
PURITY RING "Obedear" (4AD), from Shrines
PEAKING LIGHTS "Lo Hi" (Weird World / Mexican Summer), from Lucifer
MILK MAID "Do Right" (FatCat), from Mostly No
BRETON "Interference" (FatCat), from Other People's Problems (video)
ISLET "This Fortune" (Shape Records (Turnstile), from Illuminated People (performance video)
HERE WE GO MAGIC "How Do I Know" (Secretly Canadian), from A Different Ship (video)
CHROMATICS "Lady" (Italians Do It Better), from Kill For Love (video)
THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE "Walking Up To Hand Grenades" (a), from Aufheben 
BAD VEINS "Dancing On TV" (Modern Outsider), from The Mess We've Made (video)
BEST COAST "How They Want Me To Be" (Mexican Summer), from The Only Place
THE LAURELS "Tidal Wave" (Rice Is Nice), from Plains (video)
MEMORYHOUSE "The Kids Were Wrong" (Sub Pop), from The Slideshow Effect (video)
BEACH HOUSE "The Hours" (Sub Pop), from Bloom
HOSPITALITY "Friends Of Friends" (Merge), from Hospitality (video)
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS "You Are The One" (Dead Oceans), from Worship
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS "Kiss Them For Me" (Vagrant / Ghostly Intl.), single
ALLO DARLIN’ "Capricornia" (Slumberland), from Europe (video)
SCREAMING FEMALES "Doom 84" (Don Giovanni), from Ugly