If you remember, we (Type A and Victoria) were on an airplane... and found ourselves in France attending the MIDEM festival. BIG THANKS go out to the folks at the International Radio Festival who are working hard to keep radio awesome and relevant. We had a tremendous and educational time. Oh, and ate a lot too :). Check out some pictures below of our travels in Cannes, France...
The sandcastle we saw in Cannes expresses our gratitude...
more Midem and an awesome car from MINI, one of IRF's partners.
That's Darryl von Daniken of the IRF with Type A below.
He's responsible for all of our fun.
We saw a huge technicolor dog...and the beautiful city of Cannes.
We also got to watch a couple bands. Check out Endah n Rhesa, an eclectic, technically talented and totally lovable husband and wife duo from Indonesia whose cuteness surprisingly doesn't want to make you vomit.
Next up was Balthazar, a driving indie rock band.
While we were there, we decided we would actually do some work, too. Here are Victoria's news stories that we compiled at Midem on the importance of artist rights and radio.
OKAY, so here's the playlist from tonight. Definitely check out The Kingston Springs on your way out. Singer's got a bit of Jack White in his voice, and lord knows that's not a problem.
On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
No Wow – The Kills
She Loves Me So – Anthony Green
That Old Black Hole – Dr. Dog
*Burn You Down – Beach Fossils
Navy Blues – Washington
Three White Horses – Andrew Bird
Black Rain, Black Rain – A.A. Bondy
The Wave – Animal Kingdom
Television, Television – OK Go
Sweet Life – Madison
I Got Mine – The Black Keys
Jungles – Stepdad
*Weight Of This World – The Kingston Springs
The Ghost I Saw When I Was Dreaming – Ball Park Music
I Believe In A Thing Called Love (The Darkness Cover) – Branches
*Inhaler – Foals
*Bad Habit – Foals
Godless Brother In Love – Iron & Wine
Walking Far From Home – Iron & Wine
The Lake Departed – O’Death
Red Balloon – Azure Ray
*Warriors – Drgn King
Ready to Start – Arcade Fire
World Spins Madly On – The Weepies
Thirst – Why?
Boys & Girls – Alabama Shakes
Black River Killer – Blitzen Trapper
Scenic World – Beirut
Periphery – Fiona Apple
Torches Together - mewithoutYou
Death Letter – The White Stripes
Late March, Death March – Frightened Rabbit
Holy – Frightened Rabbit
Underneath the Sycamore – Death Cab for Cutie
The After Party – Bad Books
Dark Am I – The Last Bison
Angel, Won’t You Call Me? – The Decemberists
Sons & Daughters – The Decemberists
Holocene – Bon Iver
Female Robbery – The Neighbourhood
*Denotes New Music