08.26.12 Playlist, AGBPOL Interview

Really just had a great time last night with all our friends back in the studio and the music being as good as it gets.

In homage to probably one of the more unnecessary and just-plain-stupid reviews against indie music, we’ve decided to suggest one of the scene's "worst hipster bands" for your listening pleasure:

The Decemberists - Burying Davy

Genesis- Grimes
*Poison- Kotki Dwa
*Love Is Greed- Passion Pit
Fitzpleasure- Alt-J
*Ghosts- Communist Daughter
*1997- Saint Motel
San Francisco- The Mowgli’s
*Isn’t This World Enough- Admiral Fallow
Westward Bound- Ha Ha Tonka
Keep You Right- Blind Pilot
Back Against the Wall- Cage the Elephant
*The House that Heaven Built- Japandroids
Howlin’ For You- The Black Keys
The Prowl- Dan Auerbach
You Could Be Mine- Abbe May
Art & Wife- Rah Rah
*Yet Again- Grizzly Bear
Service Bell- Feist & Grizzly Bear
*Heather- Ponderosa
Elephant Gun- Beirut
*You Go Running- Deep Sea Diver
Jejune Stars- Bright Eyes
*Settle Down- Goldrush
Son of A Gun- Motion City Soundtrack
Ambiversion- A Great Big Pile of Leaves
Pet Mouse- A Great Big Pile of Leaves
*Song of Songs- Two Gallants
*Female Robbery- The Neighbourhood
Show Me Your Blood- Stepdad
Hazelton- Justin Vernon
Towers- Bon Iver
Burying Davy- The Decemberists
DNA- The Kills
Get By- Little Hurricane
Can’t Feel My Face- Islands
Valentine- Fiona Apple
Demons- Dry the River
Crest- The Antlers
So Easy- Lightning Love
This Too Shall Pass- OK Go
All the Rowboats- Regina Spektor

*Denotes New Music

Here's Type A's interview with Tyler from A Great Big Pile of Leaves:

 The Campus Buzz- A Great Big Pile of Leaves Interview by CampusBuzzWsou

Their newest project (Making Moves) is great, so have a listen.


8.19.12 Playlist & mewithoutYou/Kevin Devine

Last night was a total sleepover party. The booth was crowded and we all told stories and made s’mores. (only half of that is true). Anyway, so much good music is going around at the moment, we have no idea where to start… So try these on for size:

Admiral Fallow - The Paper Trench
 folk wrock rocks.

The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather

Playlist below:

Young Folks- Peter Bjorn and John
Skinny Love (Remix - Das Kapital)- Bon Iver
*Vexations- I Was Totally Destroying It
*The Void- Metric
Black Balloon- The Kills
Level- Raconteurs
Bodysnatchers- Radiohead
We Will Become Silhouettes- The Postal Service
Don’t Gotta Work It Out- Fitz & The Tantrums
*Sweater Weather- The Neighbourhood
*Navajo- Ponderosa
Sinister Kid- The Black Keys
Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine- The White Stripes
*Golden- White Arrows
To the Desert- Branches
Midnight on the Interstate- Trampled By Turtles
*Guest of the Government- Admiral Fallow
*I Could Tell You I’m Sorry- Rah Rah
King’s Crossing- Elliott Smith
*Constant Conversations- Passion Pit
Simple Song- The Shins
*Resuscitate- Wintersleep
The Popular Thing- Jukebox the Ghost
*Keep It Moving- Deep Sea Diver
Rivers And Roads- The Head and the Heart
Walking Far From Home- Iron & Wine
Will You Return- The Avett Brothers
The Angel of Death Came to David’s Room- mewithoutYou
All Circles- mewithoutYou
*Drift Dive- The Antlers
*Forever- Michael Andrews
Gold Lion- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
*The Prayer of Francois Willon- Regina Spektor

*Denotes new music

Type A recently went to see mewithoutYou and Kevin Devine, so here’s some pictures and videos for you to scroll through and click on:

(^audience participation warning)


8.12.12 Playlist

Our friend Matt came to hang out with us today in the studio! He just got back from some crazy, smart person trip to South Africa where he took a picture of this (among other wild pictures):

IT'S A CHEETAH DUDE. A CHEETAH. yeah, nothing to do with music, but IT'S A CHEETAH.

Playlist below:

Ok Pal - M83
Die Young- The Danks
*Brand New Kind of Blue - Gold Motel
Rum Rumspringa - Alex Winston
Glass House- Animal Kingdom
I Got You Babe- Bahamas
oOoO- Oberhofer
Wolf Mother- The Mynabirds
U.R.A. Fever- The Kills
White Collar Boy- Belle and Sebastian
It's Only Life- The Shins
From Finner- Of Monsters and Men
Scenic World- Beirut
Bugs- O'Death
Yet Again- Grizzly Bear
I See Things That You Don't See...- Sweet Sweet Moon
*Isn't This World Enough?- Admiral Fallow
Mystery of the Brain- A Great Big Pile of Leaves
*Pet Mouse- A Great Big Pile of Leaves
Crest- The Antlers
Radioactive- Imagine Dragons
*Starfriends on Earth- Stepdad
Need Your Love- The Temper Trap
Take, Take, Take- The White Stripes
The Wanting Comes In Waves... - The Decemberists
*NWO- Deep Sea Diver
*Ships- Deep Sea Diver
Dead Deer- Evening Hymns
*Old Friend- Sea Wolf
Midnight on the Interstate- Trampled By Turtles
High Water- Trampled By Turtles
*Shiver, Shiver- Walk the Moon
*I'll Be Alright- Passion Pit
*Carried Away- Passion Pit
Bitter Moon- Zulu Winter
You Only Want It 'Cause You're Lonely- Parlovr
*Don't You Give Up On Me- Milo Greene
After the Storm- Mumford and Sons
*Always Wanted A Daughter- Melpo Mene
The Loneliness and the Scream- Frightened Rabbit
*Staycations- Kotki Dwa
Time Is Running Out- Muse

*Denotes New Music

Couldn't tell you why there is a mysterious white box haunting our playlist, but it is what it is.

ANYYYWAY, our favorite album of late is History Speaks from Deep Sea Diver. Loads of lyrically rich alternative with hints of old timey piano, wailing vocals, and stomp-a-long rhythm. Well-- WE like it. :)


8.5.12 Playlist

Lonely sort of day what with Lady of the Lake sick this evening and a big thunderstorm pounding on the station. Looking forward to living out August and squeezing out the last bits of summer...and summer shows. Word to the wise, listen to EVERYTHING in our new music. Just--- just do it. It's teeming with good finds. 

Till next week folks-- in this air conditioned arctic home from which I write,  a warm bed calls. Playlist follows.

Seven- Arctic Monkeys
*Living This Way- Ryan Darton
Flowers In Your Hair- The Lumineers
God Made Man- Young the Giant
Hey DJ- Go Back to the Zoo
Waves- Electric Guest
Everlasting Light- The Black Keys
*Beetle in the Box- Admiral Fallow
Living In Colour- Frightened Rabbit
*I Believe In Everything- Alberta Cross
Howling Through- O’Death
Every Valley Is Not A Lake- Cold War Kids
*Waste Your Time- Boxed Wine
*Honest Feedback- Saint Motel
There & Back Again- River City Extension
Money Saves- Delta Spirit
*Dark Sea- Husky
*Ambiversion- A Great Big Pile Of Leaves
E. Watson- The Decemberists
Sonnet- The Decemberists
*We Should Be Walking- Melpo Mene
Make Believe- Silversun Pickups
*Synthetica- Metric
Alone- Trampled By Turtles
*For Here I Am Born- Ponderosa
*1957- Milo Greene
*Bright Lanterns- The Tallest Man On Earth
Lusitania- Andrew Bird
*Elephant- Tame Impala
Fireball- Royal Bangs
Together (We Are One)- The Mowgli’s
They Are Filled- Bison
Fell In Love With A Girl- The White Stripes
No Hassle Night- The Dead Weather
*Ballad of a Politician- Regina Spektor
*Gladiator- Big Scary
Violet Hill- Coldplay
*It’s Not My Fault, I’m Happy- Passion Pit
*The Ancestor- Darlingside
You’re So Damn Hot- OK Go
Meantime- Givers
*Every Single Night- Fiona Apple
Where Our Destination Lies- Ben Gibbard
Brand New Colony- The Postal Service
You Are a Runner and I am My Father’s Son- Wolf Parade
Grist for ther Malady Mill- mewithoutYou
Quickest Exist- I Build Collapsible Mountains
Your New Twin Sized Bed- Death Cab For Cutie
Foux Du Fafa- Flight of the Conchords

*Denotes new music