Sunday, August 26, 2012

LISTEN: Amazing Radio (2 August)

 DC (center, with The Middle Ones) to the rescue! 

It's all down to technology, isn't it?

Each week, my home in Austin in linked to the Amazing Radio HQ in Gateshead (Newcastle), England by way of the information superhighway. And as we all know, sometimes that link can turn to shit. That was the case for this show.

A few days prior to air time each week, I email the tracklisting to my producer Rachael so she can begin show prep. But when it came time for the critical hookup - actually broadcasting the show via the net - my internet provider dialed up a golden sombrero. It was just going to be a no-go from my end. Besides being a major bummer, the bands I scheduled for airplay had already been notified, so simply airing a rerun was a total last resort.

Thankfully, and with very little notice, the amazing Dani Charlton picked up the playlist and filled in. From my end, it was kind of cool to hear the playlist I'd put together delivered by a much more attractive individual. Hear what I'm talking about....

And please give Dani a listen on her own Amazing show Wednesdays from 1p BST (7a ET).

DIRTY GHOSTS “Shout It In” (Paper Bag), from Metal Moon (video)
WHALES IN CUBICLES "Nowhere Flag" (Popular), single (video)
CIRCA WAVES "I Get Along With You" (self-released), tba
FOE "One Man Down" (Mercury), from Bad Dream Hotline
CLOUD SEEDING "The Light" (feat. Nadine Carina) (Bleek), single
GHOSTING SEASON "Time Without Question" (Last Night On Earth), from The Very Last Of The Saints
BEACH DAY "Beach Day" (Kanine), single
BONG IDLE "Beach Zombie" (self-released), from Night Of The Living Blunt EP
NEON INDIAN "Polish Girl" (Transgressive), from Era Extra├▒a
CINNAMON GIRL "Devil In Me" (self-released), free download (video)
SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE "Gazing At The Moon" (Blood & Biscuits), from We Were Drifting On A Sad Song
MARIBEL "Jezebel Jive" (Splendour), from Reveries (video)
RINGO DEATHSTARR "Rip" (Club AC30 / Sonic Unyon), from Mauve
SPRING KING "Let's Ride" (self-released), tba (video)
VERONICA FALLS "My Heart Beats" (Slumberland), single (video)  
SUMMER CAMP "Always"  (Moshi Moshi), from Always EP (video)
LOVE IN AZORES "Sun Collapse" (self-released), tba
PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING "London Can Take It" (Test Card), from The War Room EP (video)
CURXES "Spectre" (self-released), single
THE LOST RIVERS "Cinnamon" (Northern Star), from Sin & Lostness
THE SEA AND CAKE "Harps" (Thrill Jockey), from Runner
YOUAN "Know Your Name" (self-released), tba
HONEYBLOOD "Super Rat" (self-released), tba
THE LOUCHE "Salt" (SWAYS), single (video)
GET PEOPLE "Something Better" (Luv Luv Luv), from Harmonize EP (video)
SEBASTIAN "Love In Motion" (feat. Mayer Hawthorne) (Ed Banger / Because), from Total
IO ECHO "When The Lilies Die" (IAMSOUND), from Ministry Of Love
SISTERLAND "A Certain Taste" (Blessing Force), single
HOLOGRAMS "ABC City" (Captured Tracks), from Holograms (video)
SEAMS "Punch" (Full Time Hobby), from Sleeper EP

Thursday, August 16, 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 with gobs of new music.   Last week, I presented my monthly all-American showcase - Amazing America (blog post / archive still to come) - so tonight, imma gonna be catching up on new stuff from HOORAY FOR EARTH, PALE SEAS, JEWELLERS, MiNI dOG, and QUADRILLES among others. 

I'm also spinning these new artists for the first time: THE HORN THE HUNT, WILDLIFE CONTROL, Philly's BLEEDING RAINBOW, AFFAIRS, Canadians HALF MOON RUN, Scottish buzz band HOLY ESQUE, YOUNG MAN, ARP ATTACK, FROM THE KITES OF SAN QUENTIN and from Ukraine (!!) SINGLETON . Then hear the return of (relative) veterans LALI PUNA, DESSA, and MATMOS.

But the big news is that starting with this show I'll select a Record Of The Week: something that really stands out and rocks my world. This week: "Snake" by THROWING UP.

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, 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 ADDING MACHINE, SINGLETON, YOUAN, and HALF MOON RUN.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

LISTEN: Amazing Radio (26 July)

So, and thankfully, I started a new full-time job about 6 weeks ago (yay!) which, when added with my other duties for Amazing Radio and KUT, has left precious little time to update the blog (boo!). Hopefully, you're listening as the show airs on Amazing Thursdays at 5p Eastern, 4p Central and 2p Pacific. That's 10p in Britain and 3p Mountain! If not (and why not?), I'm archiving them here so you can listen whenever it's convenient. And lord knows we live in an on demand, time shifted give-it-to-me-now-dammit world, don't we? For a more immediate archive of the week's show, my page at Amazing Radio is always updated with the latest and greatest.

Appearing on the show for the first time this week are GIRLS NAMES, KOBI, DIANA, AVEC SANS, S.A.F., CARNIVALS, ENGLISH SINGLES, ERIKA SPRING, and ARCA. You'll also hear new tunes from JETHRO FOX, BEATROOT, and two of my new fave band crushes: TAFFY and PINS.

Oh, and keep checking back.  I'll leave the light on for you. 

SPLASHH "Need It" (Luv Luv Luv), single (video)
GIRLS NAMES "A Troubled See" (Slumberland), from split single (w/ Weird Dreams)
TRANDCENTION "Striations" (self-released), from Serendipity EP
ADDING MACHINE "Square Piece" (demo) (self-released), free download
JETHRO FOX "Blinding Light" (Tough Love), single
DJANGO DJANGO "Storm" (Because), from Django Django (video)
KOBI "Fight" (self-released), single
DIANA "Born Again" (self-released), tba
DIIV "Doused" (Captured Tracks), from Oshin  
JAPANDROIDS "The House That Heaven Built" (Polyvinyl), from Celebration Rock
DIRTY GHOSTS “Shout It In” (Paper Bag), from Metal Moon (video)
AVEC SANS "Heartbreak Hi" (self-released), single
BEATROOT "Lights Camera Action" (self-released), from Beatroot mini-album
S.A.F. "Nailstorm" (RAK), from Nailstorm EP (video)
I CHING "It's Me" (Best Fit), from Amazing Radio session (Best Fit session video)
PINS "You Don't Need To Be" (self-released), tba (video)
CARNIVALS "Departners" (self-released), from Humility EP
ENGLISH SINGLES "Finer Points" (Slumberland), from Backstreet Pages EP
THE MYNABIRDS "Generals" (Saddle Creek), from Generals
TAFFY "Flower Chain" (Club AC30), from Caramel Sunset
THE DUNES "Trace The Sun" (Quiet Pop), from Between Midnight and Dawn EP
THE EARLY MORNING SATELLITES (fka HONEY) "Fantasist" (self-released), from Fantasist EP
CURXES "Spectre" (self-released), single
BEAR DRIVER "Big Love" (Adventure Club), from Bear Driver (video)
YRRS "Mob Life" (Keep It Yours), split single (w/ Honeyslide) (video)
BROKEN ANCHOR "Leave The Light On" (self-released), from Broken Anchor, Vol. 1 EP
ERIKA SPRING "Hidden" (Cascine), from Erika Spring EP (video)
ARCA "Manners" (UNO NYC), from Stretch 2
RHYE "Open" (Innovative Leisure), from Open EP

Music via:  Obscure Sound, Said The Gramophone, EARMILK, Austin Town Hall, Loose Lips