Playlist for Radio Show 10/03/2010

Here’s the playlist for my most recent show:

1) While You Wait For The Others – Grizzly Bear
Having gone to their gig at Queen’s Hall where they were alongside Beach House, I thought they justified a play as they delivered a terrific set. This is one of my favourite songs off their latest album ‘Veckatimest’.
Grizzly Bear played Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on Tuesday

2) Vaporize – Broken Bells
From the brand new self-titled album from collaboration between producer Danger Mouse and Singer/Guitarist of the Shins James Mercer. This track with its acoustic guitar and excellent vocals leading into electric organ is a highlight off the album.
Broken Bells was released on Monday

3) Petridor – Maelstrom
Thought I would play a track from the French Breakbeat dj as he is playing for AZ-Techs 3rd Birthday at the Caves, Edinburgh. I mentioned details of a competition to win free tickets which can be found here. This track although not breakbeat is some nice downtempo and summery sounding, perfect for the amazing weather we have been having.
Maelstrom is playing the Caves, Edinburgh on Friday

4) To Take You Home – Frank Turner
An Incredibly moreish song from 2008’s ‘Love Ire and Song’ which is a phenomenal album. Following his move from his position as frontman of post-hardcore band Million Dead to his acoustic folk/punk outfit it’s been a change for the good. Although, 2009’s ‘Poetry of the Deed’ was a slight drop in quality as I feel an over emphasis on the band and not just his solo effort detracted from the standard of the music previously.
Frank Turner is playing HMV Picture House, Edinburgh on March 16th

5) Maps (Elite Force Re-fix) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
With the release of ‘Revamped’ on Monday, this track is one of numerous remixes of differing genres into predominately breakbeat tracks although also encompassing techno, electro and dubstep. The album also features a remix of Bar9 who is playing at Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh for the launch of a new dubstep night Innuendub this Friday 12th March.

6) Hear A Train A Comin – Jimi Hendrix
Taken from ‘Valleys of the Neptune’ a collection of 12 previously unreleased studio recordings which include long sought after studio originals, reworked arrangements of Hendrix classics and studio versions of covers Hendrix often played in concert. Listening through the album it’s not bad but there is definitely a reason why these songs have been released posthumously as many of the songs are far from polished and feel more like extended jams. Having said that, this track with its bluesy feel, the title track and ‘Bleeding Heart’ are all excellent.
‘Valleys of the Neptune’ was released on Tuesday

7) Just War Feat Gruff Rhys – Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse
Thought I would play this song in honour of Mark Linkous the singer and guitarist of American rock band Sparklehorse who committed suicide last Saturday thus encroaching a huge loss to the music industry. The track, featuring the Super Furry Animals frontman comes from ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ which is a quintessential album for any Danger Mouse or Sparklehorse fan or any music fan in general.
Following legal issues ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ Will be officially released in June (not just as a CD-R)

8) Flash Delirium – MGMT
The first song released from MGMT’s forthcoming album ‘Congratulations’ as expected it sounds very psychedelic and drug induced.
‘Congratulations’ will be released on April 13th

9) Spanish Sahara (Mount Kimbie Remix) – Foals
The new release from the indie 5-piece from Oxford. This track is very different to their older stuff and I feel this remix really improves the song and although very Four-Tet sounding.
On that note, Four-Tet is playing Bongo Club, Edinburgh on Saturday

10) What Up Y’all – Crookers
I should probably have played something from ‘Tons of Friends’ since it has just been released but to be honest I don’t think it is very good, being far too hip-hoppy for my liking. Having said that tracks such as ‘We Love Animals’ featuring Soulwax and Mixhell, ‘The Remedy’ featuring Miike Snow and ‘Birthday Bash’ featuring The Very Best, Marina and Dargen D’Amico are really good but this track is incredible.
‘Tons of Friends’ was released on Monday

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