Sunday, September 16, 2012

LISTEN: Amazing Radio (9 August)


Looking back at the tracklisting for August's Amazing America show kinda surprised me in that it's loaded with bands from California. If you were to look at my CD collection, you'll generally find a lack of music coming from the Golden State. Just to doublecheck this notion, I scanned the iTunes on my laptop - home to the past year's worth of listening - and sure enough, aside from scattered tracks by La Sera, Best Coast and FIDLAR (all heard on this show, btw), I haven't a single full-length from a California-based artist on it unless you want to count Jesca Hoop, who now lives in the UK.

So give it up for the rest of Cali contingent on this weeks show: THE FRENCH GIRLS, DEAP VALLY, SWEATER GIRLS, DUM DUM GIRLS, LETTING UP DESPITE GREAT GIRLS FAULTS. Plus there's Canada Corner and lots more. If you haven't heard it yet, it's new to have at it.

RINGO DEATHSTARR "Rip" (Club AC30 / Sonic Unyon), from Mauve
MYPET "Pays To Know" (Luv Luv Luv), single (video)
THE FRENCH GIRLS "Friend Of Mine" (self-released), from Everything, Now EP (performance video)
SWEATER GIRLS "Pretty When You Smile" (HHBTM), from Sweater Girls Were Here (performance video)
CLOUD SEEDING "The Light" (feat. Nadine Carina) (Bleek), single
POLIÇA "Dark Star" (Totally Gross National Product), from Give You The Ghost
IO ECHO "When The Lilies Die" (IAMSOUND), from Ministry Of Love
BEACH HOUSE "Gila" (Carpark), from Devotion (video)
Rx GIBBS "Silver" (Cascine), from Futures EP
ANGEL HAZE "New York" (DatPiff), from Reservation EP (free EP download)
BEST COAST "The Only Place" (Mexican Summer), from The Only Place (video)
RHONDA MERRICK "Thank You For Taking The Time" (self-released), tba (viography)
DIIV "How Long Have You Known?" (Captured Tracks), from Oshin
BAD VEINS "Don't Run" (Modern Outsider), from The Mess We've Made (Austin performance video)
DIVINE FITS "My Love Is Real" (Merge), from A Thing Called Divine Fits
DELICATE STEVE "Afria Talks To You" (Luaka Bop), from Positive Force
WILSEN "Dusk" (self-released), from Sirens
DIANA "Born Again" (self-released), tba
METZ "Headache" (Sub Pop), from Metz
DIRTY GHOSTS "19 in ‘71" (Last Gang), from Metal Moon   
SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS "The Night" (Vagrant / Ghostly), from Ghostory 
TRANDCENTION "Chemical Bond" (self-released), from Serendipity EP
FIDLAR "No Waves" (Mom + Pop), single
LA SERA "Please Be My Third Eye" (Hardly Art), from Sees The Light
BEACH DAY "Beach Day" (Kanine), single
LETTING UP DESPITE GREAT FAULTS "Visions" (New Words), from Untogether
CLOUD NOTHINGS "Wasted Days" (Carpark), from Attack On Memory
DUM DUM GIRLS "I Got Nothing" (Sub Pop), from End Of Daze EP
KING TUFF "Bad Thing" (Sub Pop), from King Tuff
DEAP VALLY "Gonna Make My Own Money" (Infrasonic Sound), single (Best Fit session video)
BEAT CONNECTION "Further Out" (Moshi Moshi), from Palace Garden
ETERNAL SUMMERS "Millions" (Kanine), from The Dawn of Eternal Summers