Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Gold Sounds: Top Ten Albums of 2007

The following is a list of what are, in my opinion, the top ten albums of the past year.

Disclaimer: While I definitely did my best to rank these on their individual merits, this is more of a personal list than anything else, so the amount I listened to and enjoyed these albums counted for a lot. Also, this is my first foray into the music reviewing world, so do not make too much fun of me.

FINALLY, here's my top ten of 2007:

10) St. Vincent - Marry Me

St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark), member of The Polyphonic Spree, released her solo debut this summer. This one snuck up on me and I ended up liking it way more than I anticipated. Songs like "Now, Now" and "The Apocalypse Song" have very unique instrumentation, and the whole album has a quirky sense of humor, exhibited in "Jesus Saves, I Spend." I especially like how she spends the whole album worrying and names the last song "What Me Worry?"

Stream: Myspace

9) Dirty Projectors - Rise Above

I wasn't going to include this album here at first, but it recently occured to me that "Rise Above" is one of the most beautiful songs of 2007. The album's conceptually innovative (a 'reimaging' of Damaged by Black Flag), and while Dirty Projectors have never been known for making streamlined pop songs, Dave Longstreth succeeds in making his strange music fairly accessible. The syrupy backing vocals certainly help as well, especially noticeable and pleasant in "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie."

Stream: Myspace

8) Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Spoon, who already had a large audience, really came on strong in 2007. "The Underdog," arguably Spoon's catchiest song ever, was all over the radio during the summer, giving these guys some sweet publicity. Those going on to listen to the rest of the album found some more catchy melodies in "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" and "Don't You Evah" as well as the band at their most haunting ("The Ghost of You Lingers," "Eddie's Ragga"). Though the songs vary, each song is distinctly a Spoon song, which is definitely impressive. Not many bands can write such different sounding songs in one album and still create a great, cohesive album.

Stream: Myspace

7) Do Make Say Think - You, You're a History in Rust

Another strong release from these guys. The album features Do Make Say Think's loudest, most explosive song to date ("The Universe!") as well as some of their prettiest guitar work ("A Tender History in Rust"). Yes, a couple songs have vocals, but you know what? Those sound great too, serving as just another instrument rather than being the main focus of those songs. Though post-rock has become pretty saturated in the past few years, Do Make Say Think is one band who should never be overlooked, and they proved it yet again with this album.

Also, as far as post-rock goes, it's much better than the new Explosions in the Sky album.

Stream: Myspace

6) Los Campesinos! - Sticking Fingers into Sockets

Yeah, it's a 16 minute EP, but it's also probably the happiest, catchiest, danciest (I never knew 'danciest' was a word, awesome) 16 minutes of music released this year. They discuss the romantic implications of a mix tape (while clapping), tell you to avoid reading Jane Eyre, and cover Pavement. What's not to love? Look for a full-length from these guys and girls early next year.

Stream: Myspace

5) Okkervil River - The Stage Names

While I'm not too familiar with Okkervil River's back catalog (I just found out about them this past year), the first thing that struck me about this album was how much less of a downer it was compared to its predecessor, "Black Sheep Boy." That album also lulled at times, while this one does not. The first three tracks of the album introduce a less mellow Okkervil River to the masses, and it's no surprise that these songs are some of the best the band's ever made (especially "Unless It's Kicks," which begs the listener to shout along). The middle of the album displays the more mellow Okkervil River, but with songs like "A Girl in Port," this isn't a bad thing either. The album ends with "John Allyn Smith Sails," which reaches a fist-raising conclusion and implores us to "live and love." With songs like these, I will gladly comply (that was corny).

Stream: Myspace

4) Bomb the Music Industry! - Get Warmer

Bomb the Music Industry! has released four albums in a span of two years, each of which deserve your recognition (and if you're a fan of fast punk/ska with crazy time signatures and strong lyrics, there's no reason why you shouldn't download all their albums right now). Get Warmer is the first BTMI! release featuring a full band (the other three mainly feature Jeff Rosenstock providing all instrumentation), and while the album is a little less frantic as a result, Jeff's skill as a songwriter has also become more apparent. Songs like "493 Ruth" offer some of his strongest melodies ever (plus, this is ska, and most of these songs have some sweet horn parts). If anything, listen to "I Don't Love You Anymore," which is the best breakup song of the year.

Stream: Myspace
Download: Official website

3) LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

LCD Soundsystem is another band that came on strong in 2007, and with good reason. Sound of Silver is a large improvement from their overly long, eponymous album. Sound of Silver keeps it simple: these are songs to dance to and savor, and every second of the album (perhaps with the exception of "New York I Love You," which, while not bad, seems misplaced with the other songs) accomplishes this goal. "Someone Great" and "All My Friends" encapsulate this the most, possessing some strong beats as well as some strong lyrics.

Stream: Myspace

2) Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew - Spirit If...

Arguments against the album include it being very dense and very trying, but I definitely disagree, and would go so far as to rank it ahead of anything else Broken Social Scene's ever done. This is definitely an album that needs to be listened to multiple times to achieve full enjoyment, but there are some songs that can be enjoyed immediately, such as "Lucky Ones," which is probably my favorite song of the year. The definition of epic, the song features driving verses and a soaring chorus, with guitar work from Spiral Stairs of Pavement fame. Though the rest of the album isn't quite like this, it's a good jumping off point for someone just starting to listen, and many other great songs can be found in the album upon further listening. I personally love feeling rewarded by listening to albums, and nowhere is this more true than here.

Stream: Myspace

1) Fourth of July - Fourth of July on the Plains

My most played album of 2007 and my favorite of 2007 as well. A simple, straightforward indie pop/rock album about a guy dealing with conflicting feelings in regards to his girlfriend being abroad in France. The album really succeeds thanks to its simplicity: the band writes twelve extremely catchy songs that are hard to ignore, and every song offers relatable lyrics. I was hooked at first listen and hope that you will be too.

Listen: Fourth of July "In Debt" mp3

Thursday, December 13, 2007

pinkie swear

artist - song

architechture in helsinki - heart it races
daedelus - bonjour
calvin harris - the girls
copy - this is promotional
cassius - toop toop
digitalism - zdarlight
daft punk - da funk
justice - dvno
chromeo - fancy footwork
bonde de role - marina gasolina (peaches remix)
justice remix by blake watson of Attractive and Popular
css - alala
attractive and popular - eagle scream
bone de role - solta o frango
M.I.A. - bucky done gun

call me - 518.276.6248

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Ambient Signal 12/12 best of 2004,5,6

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Playlist featuring some of the best songs of 2004, 2005, and 2006..because I burnt out my best of 2007 list last week. I'm doing a sort of inverse buildup of what I usually do..usually I go loud to soft..now im going the opposite way...also im getting lots of calls which never happens, haha

Album Leaf- Brennivin (2005)
Hammock- The Air between us (2005)
Amina- Hemipode (2005)
Bright Eyes- Have yourself a merry little christmas
Camera Obscura- Books written for girls (2004)
Feist- When I was a young girl (2004)
Neva Dinova- On/Off (2005)
Bright Eyes- First day of my life (2004)
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's- Skeleton key (2006)
The Arcade Fire- Neighborhood #2 (Laika) (2004)
---Break for new music----
Cars and trains- Rusty String
Last Days- Two halves of a line
I, Colossus- If I Catch your eye
Chairs in the arno- I never loved you anyways
Why?- Hollows
Emily Jane White- Dark undercoat
--end new music---
Stars- Set yourself on fire (2004)
Annuals- Complete or completing (2006)
Battles- Hi/Lo (2004)
The Velvet Teen- Spin The Wink ( 2006)
Sigur Ros- Untitled 8 (2002)

pinkie swear

arists I saw in 2007

artist - song
the bravery - every word is a knife in my ear
incubus - anna molly
islands - don't call me whitney, bobby
the bravery - unconditional
M.I.A. - bucky done gun
justice - D.A.N.C.E.
bonde de role - marina gasolina (peaches remix)
junior senior - shake your coconuts (dfa remix)
mates of state - parachutes (funeral song)
calvin harris - colours
the prodigy - smack my bitch up (lolz I'm funny)
daft punk - around the world
billie holiday - trav'lin all alone (nicodemus and zeb remix)
gabin - doo uap, doo uap, doo uap
cex - bolton hill
channel one - track 1 ( I can't remember sorry)
i, colossus - you and i
juana molina - micael
david gray - this year's love
jose gonzales - lovestain
cars and trains - the wires from my broken record player
caribou - the snow capes
ernest gonzales - glass pyramids
take - tuesday never comes
xiu xiu - fast car
a silver mt. zion - dead marines

-Emelie [6761]

top ten of the year ( in no order ) this is so hard. and very rough, I might fix this later, so stay tuned for a final version with it's own entry.

1. Justice
2. billie holiday remix - trav'lin all around
3. Bonde De Role - Marina Gasolina (peaches remix is my favorite)
4. Jose Gonzales
5. M.I.A. (ohhh baby do I love her new album)
6. le loup
7. misha
8. air
9. incubus
10. the bravery
others: edIT, VHS or beta

Gold Sounds 12/12/07 - Last Show edition

Hey everyone! This is going to be my last show for a loooong time, as I will be studying in London next semester. As a result, this show was really sweet and I thought it went well.
Playlist (no color coding today!)

Broken Social Scene "Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)"
Miracle of 86 "Every Famous Last Word"
Destroyer "Painter in Your Pocket"

Minus the Bear "Pachuca Sunrise" (Alias Remix)
The Postal Service "Brand New Colony"
Death Cab for Cutie "Transatlanticism"

Okkervil River "Listening to Otis Redding During Christmas"
My Morning Jacket "Gideon" (request!)
Nick Drake "Pink Moon"
Guster "I Spy"

Conceptual Rock Block (Big in 2008)
Tokyo Police Club "Your English Is Good"
Los Campesinos! "You! Me! Dancing!"
So Many Dynamos "Progress"

Ratatat "Tropicana"
The Books "Take Time"
The Album Leaf "On Your Way"

Bauhaus "Ziggy Stardust"
Dirty Projectors "Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie"
Dinosaur Jr. "Little Fury Things"

Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned "The Weight"
Neutral Milk Hotel "Untitled"
Pavement "Range Life"

Georgie James "Look Me Up"
The Decemberists "The Soldiering Life"
The Dismemberment Plan "The Ice of Boston"

That's all she wrote. Thanks for calling in and listening (and providing some recommendations!), it really means a lot to me that people are listening to and enjoying my show. I will be back in September 2008!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ambient Signal 12/5/07- Maybe last show of the year/semester edition?

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Might be last show of semester/year..so im playing songs that will maybe be in my top 10..my top 10 will probably be up this weekend after classes and work end..

DNTEL- The Distance
Mum- Marmalade fires
Bend like Branches- Purling
Radiohead- Reckoner
Battles- Tij
Arcade fire- Black wave/ bad vibrations
Feist- Sea lion woman
Radical face- Welcome home
Le Loup- We are gods! we are wolves!
Animal Collective- Fireworks
Why?- By torpedo or crohns (dntel remix)
Cars and trains- Painting over it did no good/solitary bird
Terrordactyls- Devices
Main Drag- A jagged gorgeous winter
Psapp- Sad Song
Chairs in the Arno- Input delay
Memphis- I dreamed we fell apart
Georgie James- More lights
Art in Manila- Time gets us all
Gregory alan isakov- The Stable song
Bright Eyes- Lime tree
Amina- Sexfaldur

pinkie swear

artist - song
caribou - medium sized working dog (steady steady)
cassius - hi water
casiotone for the painfully alone - a near suburban lifestyle is a near impossibilty once you've fallen in love iwth an international spy
modest mouse - so much beauty in dirt
funckarma - run return - animals are beautiful people
a silver mt. zion memorial orchestra - movie (never made)
moby & oscar the punk - god bless the child
ernest gonzales - marching across grey earth
daedelus - like clockwork springs
ckid - ghost4
harry belafonte - matilda matilda
I, Colossus - it's not funny
cars and trains - the wires from my broken record player
architechture in helsinki - souvenirs
amelie soundtrack - comptine d'un autre ete
georgie james - cake parade
chairs in the arno - i never loved you anyway
denali - everybody knows
ms. john soda - scan the waves
lali puna - small things
psapp - tricycle
the blow - parentheses
explosions in the sky - first breath after coma
jose gonzales - how low
caribou - sunsesame
bitcrush - what would hope be without disappointment


Gold Sounds: 2007 Edition

These songs are all on albums released in 2007 (new songs in orange, requests in green). Look for top ten lists from some of us soon! I will give you (hopefully accurate) hints:

Songs by artists from albums that might be in my top ten in red
Songs by artists from albums that might be in Emelie's top ten in pink
Songs by artists from albums that might be in Blar's top ten in blue

In the background: Dntel "Dumb Luck"

Menomena "Rotten Hell"
Of Montreal "Suffer for Fashion"
The Shins "Australia"

Arcade Fire "Keep the Car Running"
LCD Soundsystem "Someone Great"
Modest Mouse "Missed the Boat"

Fourth of July "In Debt"
St. Vincent "The Apocalypse Song"
Okkervil River "Our Life Is Not a Movie Or Maybe"

Spoon "Don't Make Me a Target"
Bomb the Music Industry! "493 Ruth" (I'll say it again, go to www.bombthemusicindustry.com to download this song, this album (Get Warmer) and all their other albums. For free! Yessss.)
Coheed and Cambria "Feathers"

Los Campesinos! "Frontwards"
Justice "Phantom pt. II"
Para One "Turtle Trouble"

Iron and Wine "The Devil Never Sleeps"
Fourth of July "Be Careful"
Sondre Lerche "To Be Surprised"

We Versus the Shark "I Am a Fantastic Battle"
Beirut "Cherbourg"
Sgt Dunbar and the Hobo Banned "The Weight"
Minus the Bear "This Ain't a Surfin' Movie (IQU 06 Mix)"

Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew "Aging Faces/Losing Places"
Fourth of July "The Faint"
Battles "Atlas"

I immediately regret using all these colors. The show today was lots of fun, thanks for calling in and listening! See you next week for my last show for awhile (sad)!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ambient Signal 11/29/07

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Yep..I'm back with another thrilling playlist

Keep your eyes peeled to this space for mine and the other DJ's top 10 albums of the year..I've got a few bands in mind but haven't gotten it whittled down quite yet

Dosh- Steve the Cat
Japancakes- Sometimes
The Swords Project- Md11
Battles- Tonto (Live at Frf 07)
Denali- You File
Sufjan Stevens- Decatur
Sigur Ros- Salka
Why?- Hollows (clean)
Cars & Trains - The Wires from my broken record player
I, Colossus- It's not funny
Grizzly Bear- He Hit Me
Please Quiet Ourselves- Color Chart
Last Days- Devil's Wood
DRI- Meet me out
Neva Dinova- Get Back
Kate Tucker and sons of sweden- The Hours
Vio/Mire- Wood Splitting
Liz Isenberg- People who die in the desert
Radical Face- Wrapped in piano strings
The Ghost Orchid- Living Daylight
Talk Demonic- Andean Twilight
Mice Parade- Guitars for plants

Only about 2 weeks left of classes..maybe 2 more shows before I go away for the holidayz

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

pinkie swear

I'm baaaack.

artist - song

chairs in the arno - input delay
the killers - shadow play
georgie james - need your needs
beirut - forks and knives {la fete}
moby & oscar the punk remix - god bless the child
near the parenthesis - into the green
take - tuesday never comes
billie holiday - trav'lin all alone - nickodemus & zab remix
keef baker - never
explosions in the sky - the only moment we were alone
*me talking*
bitcrush - what would hope be without disappointment
I, Colossus - it's not funny
Cars and trains - the wires from my broken record player
ernest gonzales - reminisce
jose gonzalez - down the line
near the parenthesis - trailing (further behind by Bitcrush)
flying lotus - spicy sammich
malibu - please don't go
prefuse 73 - the class of 73 bells (featuring school of seven bells)
edIT - track 2
bonde de role - marina gasolina (peaches remix)
para one - turtle trouble
justice - waters of nazareth
M.I.A. - galang
architechture in helsinki - it's 5
casiotone for the painfully alone - cold white christmas
misha - delovedly
bright eyes - easy/lucky/free
appleseed cast - february
architechture in helsinki - souvenirs
elliot smith - twilight
christian kiefer and jefferson pitcher - ship under sand
a silver mt. zion - dead marines
last days - the whole town is against us
jose gonzales - lovestain
jose gonzales - remain
bitcrush - in distance (keef baker rmx)
funckarma - skaind
the blow - hey boy
jose gonzales - heartbeats

-Emelie {6550}
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Gold Sounds 11/28/07 - A Copious Amount of Music!! Edition

Hello! I'm back from stuffing my face with turkey every day, bringing you lots of new music. I'm here until three today so the playlist is much longer than usual. Enjoy! New songs in orange, requests in blue.

Los Campesinos! "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives"
Kristoffer Ragnstam "Man Overboard"
St. Vincent "Jesus Saves, I Spend"

Wisely "Cracked World View"
Sea Wolf "You're a Wolf"
Wire "Drill"

Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
The Good Life "A Little Bit More"
She Is So Beautiful/She Is So Blonde "Days"

Eddie Vedder "Long Nights"
The Smiths "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore"
Bear vs Shark "Catamaran"
Husker Du "I'll Never Forget You"

Cursive "Big Bang"
Aesop Rock "Bring Back Pluto"
Hum "Little Dipper"

Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned "Don't Fall Asleep"
Rock Plaza Central "Our Pasts, Like Lighthouses"
Neutral Milk Hotel "In the Aeroplane over the Sea"
World/Inferno Friendship Society "Brother of the Mayor of Bridgewater"

Firefox AK "Habibi"
Dri "Smoke Rings"
The Most Serene Republic "The Men Who Live Upstairs"

Please Quiet Ourselves "Antibodies"
Hammer No More Than Fingers "Bossman"
The Future Kings of Nowhere "Never"

Beirut "Nantes"
Georgie James "Look Me Up"
Maritime "Guns of Navarone"

CONCEPTUAL ROCK BLOCK (Cities in Crisis!!!-ish)
Piebald "Small Town Outside of Boston"
Pavement "Zurich Is Stained"
St. Vincent "Paris Is Burning"

Jawbreaker "Million"
Archers of Loaf "Vocal Shrapnel"
Streetlight Manifesto "Keasbey Nights"

Rob Crow "I Hate You, Rob Crow"
Pinback "Penelope"
Modest Mouse "Gravity Rides Everything"
Sufjan Stevens "Chicago"

The Postal Service "Brand New Colony"
Mogwai "Hunted by a Freak" (Peel Session)
Beirut "Postcards From Italy"


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Ambient Signal 11/14/07

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Feist- Lonely Lonely (Frisbee'd Mix)

Plastiq Phantom- Squeeble

Denali- Relief

Radiohead- 15 step

DNTEL- (This is) The dream of Evan and Chan

The Velvet Teen- We were bound to bend the rules

Brand New- Degausser

Caspian- Crawlspace

Grizzly Bear- Alligator (Choir version)

Sunset Rubdown- Stallion

Bowerbirds- In our talons

M83- Coloring the void

Kate tucker and the sons of sweden- in the end

Last days- Reasons to go

Sigur Ros- Hafsol

Bright Eyes- Make War

Menomena- Rotten Hell

Doves- The Storm

The Ghost orchid- Horseshoes and handgrenades

Amiina- Kolapot

Won't be back next week..thanksgiving...

pinkie swear

artist - song

REM - the one I love
muscles - one inch badge pin
calvin harris - colours
sally shapiro - anorak christmas
xpress 2 - witchi tai to
para one - turtle trouble
justice - new jack
malibu - the bounce
ceu - malemolencia
flying lotus - spicy sammich
funckarma - multiplex - always within you
hologram - (the name of this song is a symbol that looks like 'coc'.)
last days - reasons to go
zero one - glitch
georgie james - need your needs
clare and the reasons - rodi
moby and oscar the punk - god bless the child remix

Updated throughout the show!
-Emelie [6334]

Gold Sounds 11/14/07: Short Songs edition

Hey everyone! Today's show is the polar opposite of last week's show in that I will only be playing songs that are two minutes or less in length (although a bunch were really just like, two and a half minutes or less. Whatevah!). Here's the playlist (new songs in orange, requests in blue, songs that were too long for this concept but I played anyway because they're on pink vinyl in red):

Archers of Loaf "Web in Front"
The Thermals "It's Trivia"
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb "Jack Johnson"
We Versus the Shark "I Am Destined for Greatness"
The Octopus Project "Truck"
Mates of State "Proofs"

Nada Surf "Concrete Bed"
Ben Kweller "How it Should Be (Sha Sha)"
Georgie James "Hard Feelings"
The Smiths "Girlfriend in a Coma"
Daniel Johnston "Lousy Weekend"
Ben Gibbard "You Remind Me of Home"

The Microphones "I Felt My Shape"
Neutral Milk Hotel "King of Carrot Flowers Part 1"
Modest Mouse "So Much Beauty in Dirt"
Built to Spill "Twin Falls"
Elliott Smith "Between the Bars"

So Many Dynamos "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning"
Bear Vs. Shark "We Were Sad but Now We're Rebuilding"
Pavement "Two States"
Ozma "Korobeiniki"
Deerhoof "Dummy Discards a Heart"
Tilly and the Wall "Fell Down the Stairs"

The Future Kings of Nowhere "Downpour"
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches "1-800-Alarm-Me"
Bomb the Music Industry! "Unlimited Breadsticks, Soup and Salad Days"

The Damned "Love Song"
Bad Brains "Banned in D.C."
Bad Religion "Automatic Man"
Mogwai "Punk Rock"
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb "The Argument"
We Versus the Shark "No Flint No Spark"
Chumbawumba "The Health & Happiness Show" (that's right)
Pavement "Lions (Linden)"

Q and not U "End the Washington Monument (Blinks) Goodnight"
So Many Dynamos "We Vibrate, We Do"
Target Market "The Beat"
Hot Hot Heat "No, Not Now"
Pavement "Black Out"
The White Stripes "Conquest"

Built to Spill "Fling"
The Beatles "Golden Slumbers/Carry that Weight/The End"
Modest Mouse "Wild Packs of Family Dogs"

This show was not as overwhelming as I thought it would be. Thank you to everyone who called in! I won't be here next week but I'll be back in two weeks with a show that's not based on song lengths.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Ambient Signal 11/7 The cool songs playlist

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Yeaah..lots of good new songs this week

The Velvet Teen- The Raining Curtains

Four Tet- As Serious as your life

Radiohead- Nude

Swan lake- All Fire (fav song of the week)

Neva Dinova- Dances fantastic

Khoiba- No Feedback

Gustav mahler- Symphony 1, Movement III

Rachel's - Water from the same source

Octopus project- Exploding Snowhorse

Sunset Rubdown- Magic and Midas

Bowerbirds- In our talons

Emily Jane White- Hole in the middle

DRI- Meet me out

Most Serene Republic- present of future end

DNTEL- The Distance (Metronomy remix)

Last Days- The Whole town is against us

Mum- Dancing behind my eyeballs

Psapp- Needle and thread

The Album Leaf- Malmo

Ghost Orchid- Ana Mir

Damiak- Tenuous Gears

Sigur Ros- Flugufrelsarinn

Efterklang- Cutting Ice To Snow


pinkie swear

extra long show today! 2:40-6pm

artist - song

clare and the reasons - pluto
ernest gonzales - reminise
take - overture + black space&tangerine
san serac - fairlight
joy division - these days
bitcrush - what would hope be without disappointment
near the parenthesis - into the green
lights out asia - psiu! puxa!
REM - everybody hurts
georgie james - need your needs
the honorary title - the city's summer
VHS or BETA - euglama
jose gonzales - down the line
VHS or BETA - can't believe a single word *PLAYING REV HALL 12/15/07*
beirut - nantes
muscles - ice cream
los campesinos - we throw parties, you throw knives
para one - dudun-dun *VERY MUCH LIKE JUSTICE*
zero one - glitch
malibu - please don't go
65daysofstatic - 65 doesn't understand you
elliot smith - let's get lost
swayzak - smile and recieve
billie holiday - trav'lin all alone
air - j'ai dormi sous l'eau
bright eyes - easy.lucky.free
casiotone for the painfully alone -
christian keifer/jeff pitcher - to all dead sailors
ckid - ghost4
the dead science - ossuary
cloud cult - the deaf girls song
appleseed cast - february
death cab for cutie - someday you will be loved
david gray - white ladder
dntel feat. conor oberst - breakfast in bed
explosions in the sky - your hand in mine
denali - everybody knows
idiot pilot - to buy a gun (her space holiday remix)
ladytron - beauty*2
lali puna - small things
mates of state - middle is gold
rufus wainwright - pretty things
psapp - this way
misha - delovedly
ms. john soda - a million times
portishead - glory box

-Emelie (6229)

Gold Sounds 11/7/07: Long Songs edition

So I've decided to only play songs that are longer than 6 minutes today. As a result, there is not as much new stuff (sorry Blar!), but hopefully that will not take away from the listening experience. The new songs I did play are in orange, and all songs are followed by their length.

Los Campesinos! "You! Me! Dancing!" 6:13
The Smiths "How Soon Is Now?" 6:43

The Decemberists "The Bagman's Gambit" 7:02
Red House Painters "Have You Forgotten" 6:13

Sigur Rós "Starálfur" 6:46
Radiohead "Paranoid Android" 6:23

Television "Marquee Moon" 9:58

Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew "Lucky Ones" 6:44
LCD Soundsystem "All My Friends" 7:37

Weezer "Only in Dreams" 8:00
Sonic Youth "Teen Age Riot" 6:59

Hum "Isle of the Cheetah" 6:37
Animal Collective "Fireworks" 6:50

Pavement "Fillmore Jive" 6:38
The Beatles "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" 7:49

Do Make Say Think "Outer Inner & Secret" 10:13
American Football "Honestly?" 6:10

Neutral Milk Hotel "Oh, Comely" 8:10
Bright Eyes "No Lies, Just Love" 5:58 OH NO CONCEPT BREAKER

Now Emelie is here.

Thank you to everyone who called in and just listened in general. This show was a lot of fun! I'm thinking about doing a 'short songs only' show next week (as in songs less than 2 minutes long), so good suggestions are welcome (I know there are more short songs than long songs, but still).

Monday, November 05, 2007

radio #1

  1. cardigans - junk of the hearts
  2. portishead - only you (live)
  3. le loup - (storm)
  4. le loup - look to the west
  5. the cars are the stars - i run, i swim
  6. air - je dormi sous l'eau
  7. the matinee orchestra - i'll never be afraid again
  8. anja garbarek - big mouth
  9. shugo takumaru - typewriter
  10. daedelus - elegy (at last)
  11. daedelus - just briefly
  12. daedelus - greatly exaggerated...
  13. daedelus - going uneasy
  14. cornelius - breezin'
  15. cansei de ser sexy - this month, day 10
  16. fpu - crocket's theme
  17. miss kittin/the hacker - 1982
  18. auntie pus - marmelade freak *pictured below*
  19. art failure - in vogue
  20. cornelius - toner
  21. esquivel - mucha muchacha
  22. xiu xiu - i love the valley oh
  23. le loup - we are gods! we are wolves!
  24. manu chao - luna y sol
  25. bring back the guns - the art of malnutrition
  26. 65 days of static - thrash waltz
  27. shugo takumaru - paparazzi
  28. letters letters - want to
  29. a guy called gerald - survival
  30. a guy called gerald - cybergen

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ambient Signal 10/31 The non spooky edition

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Abbreviated playlist..totally didn't know there was a hockey game scheduled for 7pm..the rest of the playlist comes next week..

  1. Vio/Mire- For the last time
  2. Sufjan Stevens- John wayne gacy jr.
  3. Bright Eyes- We are free men
  4. Amy Millan-Skinny Boy
  5. Maria Taylor- Clean getaway
  6. Radiohead- Bodysnatchers
  7. Menomena- E is stable
  8. Smoosh- Find a way
  9. Stars- Take me to the riot
  10. Octopus project- I saw the bright shinies
  11. Dri- Don't Wait

I think thats all..happy halloweeeen

pinkie swear

special edition pinkie swear! This show features songs that are all have been in commericals either currently or in the past.

artist - song

feist - 1234
the clash - hey ho
the ceasars - jerk it out
royksopp - remind me
franz ferdinand - do you want to
the postal service - such great heights
teddybears - punkrocker
mates of state - ha ha
harry belafonte - jump in the line
css - music is my hot hot sex
brazilian girls - lazy lover
architechture in helsinki - souviners
the knife - heartbeats
harry belafonte - matilda, matilda
the postal service - such great heights (cover by iron and wine)
justice - waters of nazareth
freezepop - less talk more rokk
claire and the reasons - rodi
daft punk - around the world
salt-n-pepa - push it
apples in stereo - go
the smiths - this charming man
hum - stars
modest mouse - gravity rides everything
para one - turtle trouble



Oh hey, it's Halloween today. Hopefully you enjoyed the non-Halloween themed show (sad, I know, maybe next year?). New songs in PUMPKIN ORANGE (are pumpkins scary?).

Talkdemonic "Dusty Fluorescent/Wooden Shelves"
The Dismemberment Plan "Spider in the Snow"
MGMT "Weekend Wars"

Los Campesinos! "Don't Tell Me to Do the Math(s)"
Monster Bobby "The Closest Experience to that of Being with You Is the Experience of Taking Drugs"
The White Stripes "Hotel Yorba"

Menomena "Rotten Hell"
The Forms "Getting it Back"
Jimmy Eat World "Let it Happen"

Band of Horses "Ode to LRC"
Figurines "Hey Girl"
Canadians "Love Story on the Moon"

CONCEPTUAL ROCK BLOCK (Songs featured in Guitar Hero III...I'm lame, it's true)
Smashing Pumpkins "Cherub Rock"
Queens of the Stone Age "3's & 7's"
Weezer "My Name Is Jonas"

The Future Kings of Nowhere "10 Simple Murders"
Jawbreaker "Chesterfield King"
Pavement "Unfair"

The Most Serene Republic "The Men Who Live Upstairs"
Dri "Indria"
Fourth of July "The Faint"

Coheed and Cambria "Feathers" (don't judge me for liking insanely catchy choruses!)
Pavement "Shoot the Singer (1 Sick Verse)"
Maritime "For Science Fiction"

The Decemberists "The Sporting Life"
Tokyo Police Club "Your English Is Good"
Cold War Kids "We Used to Vacation"

Back next week! I encourage you to listen to Emelie's themed show today at 4.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Radio #1 : CMJ Recap Extroardinaire

bands i saw at cmj
bands that were at cmj but i missed
bands that had nothing to do with cmj

  1. Clare and the Reasons - Rodi
  2. Portishead - Only You
  3. Picastro - All Erase
  4. Le Loup - Le Loup (Fear Not)
  5. The Octopus Project - The Adjuster
  6. Band of Horses - The First Song
  7. Mika Miko - Capricornation
  8. Cornelius - Scum
  9. M.I.A. - Pull Up the People
  10. Cool Kids - I Rock
  11. Spank Rock - What It Look Like
  12. Shout Out Out Out Out - Forever Indebted
  13. Thunderheist - Jerkitttt
  14. San Serac - Fairlight
  15. Dan Deacon - Mr. Big Stuff
  16. Clare and the Reasons - Pluto
  17. Le Loup - Outside of This Car, The End of the World!
  18. Afuche - Umm Champ Chemp
  19. Mika Miko - Take Hold
  20. Justice - Waters of Nazareth
  21. Shout Out Out Out Out - Your Shitty Record Won't Mix Itself
  22. Messerchups - Hyperboloid of Engineer Girtakin
  23. Le Loup - To the stars! To the night!
  24. Busy P - It's More Fun To Compete
  25. A Tribe Called Quest - Verses from the Abstract (Q-tip was at CMJ)
  26. Cool Kids - Flossin'
  27. Bring Back the Guns - No More Good Songs
  28. Holy Fuck - Tone Bank Jungle
  29. Messerchups - Das Blocklein In Schokolade
  30. Bring Back the Guns - The Season for Treason
  31. Picastro - In the Weeds
  32. Old Time Relijun - Dagger
  33. The Organ - No One Has Ever Looked So Dead

What an amazing 4 days! I saw 33 bands!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


This week, pinkie swear. will be a special edition of songs from commercials. If you would like to suggest a song, leave me a comment or email me at WRPIpink@gmail.com



Thursday, October 25, 2007

monsters get slain oct 25, 2007

as usual, 6-7pm. we'll be doing a special 50th anniversary WRPI program next week so i won't be here.

blonde redhead : in particular

octopus project : truck
islands : if
tilly and the wall : a perfect fit
mates of state : la'hov
herman dune : i'd rather walk than run
the mountain goats : love love love
evan greer : blue virginia day
iron & wine : bird stealing bread
paul baribeau : when you go back to college
benton falls : tell him
murder by death : killbot 2000
pedro the lion : rapture
modest mouse : bankrupt on selling
built to spill : made up dreams
appleseed cast : fight song
minus the bear : drop it like it's hot

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ambient Signal 10/24/07

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Ambulette - If you go away

Swords- Family Photographs

Radiohead- Reckoners

Mum- Blessed Brambles

Ester Drang- I don't want to live (in a world of infinite keys)

Margot & the Nuclear So and So's- Vampires in blue dresses

Midlake- Branches

A Northern Chorus- This open heart

Octopus project- Mmaj

Sunset Rubdown- For the pier (and the dead shimmering)

Animal Collective- Peacebone

Georgie James- Longweek

Stars- Ghosts of genova heights

Morning Recordings- Songs from a hotel bar

Broken Social Scene- Bodhi sappy weekend

Post harbor- Langley

Efterklang- Mirador

Postscripts- The Story never ends

Emily Haines and the soft skeleton- Our Hell

The Velvet Teen- Death

Hammock- Raising your voice...trying to stop an echo...

pinkie swear

yay! I'm back. Tune in next week for a show on songs in commercials. Leave a comment if you know of any good ones!

artist - song
ms. john soda - a million times
lali puna - small things
casiotone for the painfully alone - i love creedence
the appleseed cast - february
65daysofstatic - mean low water
minus the bear - drilling
css - alala
daft punk - da funk
justice - valentine
misha - losing
Edit - battling go go
M.I.A. - Boyz
islands - don't call me whitney, bobby
calvin harris - colours
daedelus - bonjour
carl craig - landcruising
jdh & dave p - The Rapture - The sound
junior senior - shake your coconuts
covox - computer love
project jenny, project jan - low
copy - this is promotional
theivery corporation feat. david byrne - the hearts a lonely hunter
matthew dear - tide
moby and ocar the punk - god bless the child (remix)
the streets - it's too late
take - slouched over rmx
mates of state - parachutes (funeral song)
modest mouse - never ending math equation
portishead - sour times
xiu xiu - fast car

*being updated throughout the show*

Gold Sounds 10/24/07 - The 'Lots of new music and a sore throat' edition

Hello! I'm not feeling my best today but hey, whatever. So Many Dynamos were awesome on Friday night at GZ (though nothing compared to the CMJ experience, I'm sure). Played a lot of new music today (see: title). Playlist below with new songs in orange (I really need to stick to a color scheme).

Los Campesinos! "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives"
Tokyo Police Club "Nature of the Experiment"
Canadians "Summer Teenage Girl"

Sea Wolf "Black Dirt"
Cat Power "Could We"
Benjamin Gibbard "Indian Summer"

Built to Spill "Sidewalk"
Broken Social Scene "Swimmers"
Jimmy Eat World "Big Casino"

Reykjavik! "Flybus"
Maritime "Pearl"
We Versus the Shark "(After)life Things"

Conceptual Rock Block (Everyone is a member of Broken Social Scene)
Stars "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead"
Do Make Say Think "The Universe!"
Broken Social Scene Featuring Kevin Drew "Bodhi Sappy Weekend"

The Forms "Alpha"
Fourth of July "Purple Heart"
Dri "What's Real"

Shipwreck "Black Moon"
Spoon "Eddie's Ragga"
The Future Kings of Nowhere "I'm Still Waiting"

Pavement "Shady Lane"
Ice Palace "Dead End Version"
The Glad Version "Ambulance"

Japanther "Vagabond"
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb "The Argument"
Archers of Loaf "Greatest of All Time"

Sunset Rubdown "For the Pier (and Dead Shimmering)"
Tarkio "Devil's Elbow"
The Decemberists "Song for Myla Goldberg"

Peace, yo. Listen to Wednesday Night Live whilst watching the Red Sox beat the Rockies.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Dan Deacon!

Dan Deacon is now one of the most popular musicians around. He used to play this small underground venue in Troy about once a year but now is playing huge sold out shows. It's unbelievable. This is a well done interview with him by XLR8R magazine.

Check it!


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Gold Sounds 10/17/07 - tickets and hidden gems

Today's show went ok. Someone won Murder by Death tickets and I played songs from albums we almost gave away. Awesome. Recorded 80 minutes of the show as well for my, uh, personal records I guess. Anyway, today's playlist, with new songs in blue.

Tokyo Police Club "Your English Is Good"
Old Time Relijun "Indestructible Life!"
The Octopus Project "Mmaj"

Sunset Rubdown "Winged/Wicked Things"
The Appleseed Cast "An Orange and a Blue"
Sea Wolf "Leaves in the River"

We Versus the Shark "I Am a Fantastic Battle"
Tokyo Police Club "Citizens of Tomorrow"
Murder By Death "Intergalactic Menopause"

At the Drive-In "Quarantine"
Pavement "Killing Moon"
Barcelona "Response"

Conceptual Rock Block (Recovered from a life in the giveaway bins)
Germans "Tiger Vacuum Bottle"
Tie These Hands "We Don't Wear Seatbelts"
Target Market "The Beat"
Target Market "Paper Trail"

So Many Dynamos "How High the Moon"
Animal Collective "For Reverend Green"
Beirut "A Sunday Smile"

Spoon "I Summon You"
Broken Social Scene "7/4 Shoreline"
Band of Horses "Is There a Ghost"

Glassjaw "Trailer Park Jesus"
We Versus the Shark "Ten Uh Clock Heart Uh Tack"
Pavement "Stereo"

Archers of Loaf "Scenic Pastures"

Until next week!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Radio Number One : What is logical? I can't tell Edition

* dirty late 70s/early 80s DIY punk
* independent electronic musics
* other

  1. Magnetophone - ...And May Your Last Words Be A Chance To Make Things Better
  2. Portishead - Only You (theme)
  3. Bonobo - Noctuary
  4. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Rollerdisco
  5. Barbara Morgenstern - Kleiner Ausschnitt
  6. Gerling - Artschool Canyon
  7. Elephant Parade - Goodbye
  8. Juana Molina - [upside down !]Uh!
  9. Ilya - Blatchford
  10. Scissor Fits - A Small One
  11. Tronics - Shark Fucks
  12. Anorexia - Pets
  13. Attic - War We're At War
  14. Reducers - We Are Normal
  15. Seize - Why?
  16. Spherical Objects - Sweet Tooth
  17. Autopilot - Love is a Process
  18. Scabs - Leave Me Alone
  19. Two Lone Swordsmen - Shack 54
  20. Crystal Castles - CBF Mashup
  21. Yppah - I'll Hit The Breaks
  22. Boy in Static - Violet
  23. Black Moth Super Rainbow - Melt Me
  24. Victor Bermon - Photographs Are Not Memories
  25. Matt Baldwin - She Was a Girl, She Was In Love
  26. Talking Heads - Sugar On My Tongue
  27. Magnetophone - Benny's Insobriety
  28. Radiohead - Reckoner
  29. Solvent - Wish
  30. The Cars are the Stars - True
  31. Kuchen - Kids with Sticks
  32. The Microphones - PreAmp
  33. Victor Bermon - Prospect Park
  34. Kraftwerk - Showroom Dummies
  35. Mouse On Mars - Rompatrouille

Thursday, October 11, 2007

monsters get slain. oct 11

today's list. 6-7pm.

mogwai : ratts of the capital
silver mt zion : three galloping dogs
explosions in the sky : catastrophe and cure
godspeed! you black emperor : moya
johnny greenwod : convergence
do make say think : winter hymn winter hymn winter hymn
fly pan am : tres tres 'avant'
the one am radio : i think this is my exit
casiotone for the painfully alone : tonight was a disaster
mock orange : payroll
stars : take me to the riot

hot stuff.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Ambient Signal 10/10 The Rainy day playlist

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Rainy day playlist..be back in 2 weeks..next week im going to the CMJ Music Marathon in NYC ( www.cmj.com/marathon for details )

The Album leaf- Wet the day

The Velvet Teen- Forlorn

Mum- Moon Pulls

Radiohead- Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

Ester drang- Repeating the procedure

The Six parts seven- Stolen Moments

Slow Six- Echolalic Transitions (live at GZ)

Sunset Rubdown- The taming of the hand that came back to life

Animal Collective- #1

Octopus project- Bees bein' strugglin

Stars- My favourite book

Morning Recordings- Sugar Waltz

Iron & Wine- The devil never sleeps

Georgie James- Cake Parade

Band of horses- Is there a ghost

Barcelona- Falling out of trees

Gregor Samsa- Makeshift shelters

Bright Eyes- Cremation

Belong- Never Lose. Never Really.

Ulrich Schnauss- Shine

Efterklang- Polygyne

pinkie swear

special edition radio show of memories of a crashed car

artist - song
jack's mannequin - dark blue
rooney - i'm shakin
the strokes - 12:51
jimmy eat world - pain
the killers - somebody told me
death cab for cutie - title and registration
maroon 5 - she will be loved
rusted root - send me on the way
bright eyes - first day of my life
the bravery - every word is a knife in my ear
hot hot heat - bandages
incubus - make yourself
bonde de role - solta o frango
appleseed cast - mountain halo
modest mouse - so much beauty in dirt
denali - everybody knows
bright eyes - easy/lucky/free
the shins - phantom limb
misha - weatherbees
psapp - tricycle
misha -
air - once upon a time
lali puna - grin and bear it
portishead - roads
odd nosdam - fat hooks
islands - don't call me whitney, bobby
imogen heap - hide and seek
russ columbo - guilty (from the amelie soundtrack)


Gold Sounds 10/10/07

Gold Sounds! Sorry about the beginning of the show, that was sloppy. At least I have the new Radiohead to play, along with a billion other new CDs. Playlist (new songs in orange, requests in blue):

Figurines "Childhood Verse" (the two minute version, hah)
Built to Spill "Reasons"

Sea Wolf "The Rose Captain"
The Good Life "On the Picket Fence"
Death Cab for Cutie "Summer Skin"

Sunset Rubdown "For the Pier (And Dead Shimmering)"
The Dismemberment Plan "Spider in the Snow"

MGMT "Weekend Wars"
Animal Collective "Fireworks"
The Octopus Project "Bees Bein' Strugglin'"

CONCEPTUAL ROCK BLOCK (Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead)
Radiohead "All I Need"
Radiohead "Lucky"
Radiohead "House of Cards"

1990s "You Made Me Like It"
Spoon "Jonathon Fisk"
Matt Sharp "Goodbye West Coast"

We Versus the Shark "The Lament of Sue Richards"
Hum "Green to Me"
Murder By Death "I'm Afraid of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"

Sunny Day Real Estate "Song About an Angel"
Beirut "A Sunday Smile"
New Buffalo "It'll Be Alright"

Sun Kil Moon "Space Travel Is Boring"
Ozma "Continental Drift"

I thought the second half of the show went really well. Hope you enjoyed everything, be back next week!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Radio #1 - Broadcasting Directly To Your Domepiece Edition

  1. Sand - Airlock
  2. Portishead - Only You (theme)
  3. Lali Puna - Bi-Pet
  4. Diplo - Way More
  5. Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
  6. Mr. Oizo - Stunt
  7. Barbara Morgenstern - The Operator
  8. Khoiba - Half In
  9. Dorothy - Softness
  10. Cibo Matto - Sunday Part 1
  11. Stunt Rock - All I want is a girl to hug me and tell me it's going to be okay, so basically, someone to lie to me with a straight face
  12. Twink - Scooter Pie
  13. Portishead - Lot More
  14. The Cars are the Stars - Helikopter
  15. Lali Puna - Micronomic
  16. Diplo - Into the Sun feat. Martina Topley-Bird
  17. Medaphor - Place Your Bet
  18. Madlib Invazion Feat. Oh No and Medaphor - The Ox (Fantastic 4)
  19. Lootpack - On Point
  20. LA Carnival - Color
  21. Captain Funkaho - My 2600
  22. Quasimoto - Microphone Mathematics Remix
  23. Piranhas - Isolation
  24. Crystal Castles - No Skin
  25. Studio - Self Service
  26. Apparat Organ Quartet - The Anguish of Space Time
  27. The Smiths - Cemetry Gates
  28. Sebastien Schuller - Donkey Boy
  29. Stunt Rock - Someone to lay in bed with and watch s**tty beta movies.
  30. Benoit Pioulard - Forming At The Mouth
  31. Boy In Static - Violet
  32. Tujiko Noriko & Ludovic Poulet - Black Spirit

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Gold Sounds 10/7/07 - Special Sunday Edition!

Oh hey! I am on the radio again, covering for Prolefeed. I've never been inside WRPI this late and it is kind of lonely. Music! New songs in orange (there's going to be a lot of good music coming out this week, some of which I played tonight).

DisasterPEACE "Press Start - Prelude to an Unfolding Conflict"

The Dismemberment Plan "The Ice of Boston"
Georgie James "Look Me Up"
Animal Collective "Fireworks"

We Versus the Shark "I Am a Fantastic Battle"
We Versus the Shark "We Versus the Inevitability of Death"
Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution "They Provide The Paint For The Picture Perfect Masterpiece That You Will Paint On The Insides Of Your Eyelids" (request, kinda)

Millencolin "No Cigar"
Weezer "You Won't Get with Me Tonight"
Refused "Liberation Frequency"

Sunset Rubdown "Winged/Wicked Things"
ModestMouse764-HERO "Whenver You See Fit (DJ Dynomite D. Remix)"

Mini Rock Block-ish...Spiral Stairs
Broken Social Scene Featuring Kevin Drew "Lucky Ones"
Pavement "Grounded"

Figurines "The Air We Breathe"
The Octopus Project "I Saw the Bright Shinies"
Le Loup "We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!"

NOFX "Please Play This Song on the Radio" (request, kinda pt. 2)
The Weakerthans "Tournament of Hearts"
Radiohead "Knives Out"

Modest Mouse "Heart Cooks Brain"
Broken Social Scene "7/4 Shoreline"
Steve Fisk & Benjamin Gibbard "Overture"

Death Cab for Cutie "Title Track"
Hum "I Hate it Too"

The Blow "Hey Boy"
Pavement "Heaven Is a Truck"

The Dismemberment Plan "You Are Invited"

See you Wednesday, normal time.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

monsters get slain october 4 2007

hi! here are some songs! if you didn't hear them you should try to! a good place, if you dont know already, to preview songs is last.fm

devendra banhart : so long old bean

tender forever : hot
kiss kiss : killing the son
ted leo & the pharmacists : the high party
beruit : postcards from italy (i play this song every show because it's so wonderful!)
craig salt peters : good morning glory
paul baribeau : like bells...
ghost mice : up the punks
kimya dawson : underground
pretty hot: brotherly blows to the back of the head
defiance ohio : road signs always look better
ghost mice : the lost city
herman dune : i'd rather walk than run
michael jordan touchdown pass : the march of insabordination
gal and lad : cowboy
the one am radio : the landmine
spoonboy : aren't all songs political
operation cliff clavin : the big picture
iron & wine : boy with a coin
rosa : you are my sunshine
ten in the swear jar : when you write

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ambient Signal 10/3 The sort of random and not very good edition

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Helios- Woods and Gives Away

Slow Six- The Pulse of something (excerpt)

Steve Reich- Music for 18 musicians (excerpt)

Mono/World's End Girlfriend- Untitled #3

Doves- The man who told everything

The Arcade Fire- In the Backseat

The Cardigans- Higher

Animal Collective- For Reverend Green

Stars- In our bedroom after the war

Le Loup- Planes like vultures

Georgie James- More Lights

Jose Gonzalez- Killing for love

Iron and wine- White tooth man

Morning recordings- You've been letting up

Gravenhurst- Hollow Men

Dead Science- Last Return

Daylights for the birds- For Now

Grizzly Bear- Don't ask (final fantasy remix)

Mason Proper- A Chance Encounter

Mum- Guilty Rocks

Hammock- Kenotic

pinkie swear

Today's show was a mess of songs and this list is very out of order. I am training people and it was just a zoo in the studio.

artist - song
Fabric 36 - Ricardoro Villalobos
Paul Van Dyk - In Between
Crystal Method - Keep Hope Alive (MSTRKRFT Remix)
Schiller -the smile
Calvin Harris - colours
MGMT - Weekend Wars
The Bravery - unconditional
Le Loup -
the honorary title - the citys summer
channel one - rythm and purpose
san serac - fairlight
realistic - music in the round
MGMT - weekend wars
justice - phantom ptII
misha - weatherbees
misha - delovedly
freezepop - brainpower
ernest gonzales - reminisce
take - monopoly money
the knife - heartbeats

wow frantic stuido right now
people everywhere

I promise a more orderly show next week : 0
Love Emelie

Gold Sounds 10/3/07

Back after an absence last week. Feels good to return! Aesop Rock was awesome though.
Georgie James is playing Rev Hall tomorrow and We Versus the Shark will be at Valentine's on the 15th. Live music wooooo.

Anyway, today's playlist! New songs in orange, requests in blue.

Radiohead "There There"
The Get Up Kids "Alec Eiffel" (Pixies cover)
Ben Kweller "Falling"

Georgie James "Look Me Up"
Stars "Personal"
Mogwai "Travel Is Dangerous"

Johnossi "The Show Tonight"
The White Stripes "Little Cream Soda"
Animal Collective "For Reverend Green"

Hum "Stars" (2008 Cadillac edition)

Conceptual Rock Block (The Anniversary and its splinter bands)
The Anniversary "The D in Detroit"
White Flight "Deathhands"
Fourth of July "Long Gone"

Le Loup "Le Loup (Fear Not)"
Okkervil River "Unless It's Kicks"
Pinback "Devil You Know"

We Versus the Shark "(After)life Things"
Elvis Costello "The Beat"
Georgie James "Need Your Needs"

Hum "If You Are to Bloom"
Neutral Milk Hotel "Holland, 1945"
Mogwai "Helps Both Ways"

Built to Spill "Carry the Zero"

Thanks for listening and calling in! I'll be back next Wednesday, hopefully with the new Radiohead album freshly downloaded!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Radio #1 - Charleston Chew Supermix

  1. Yacht - I Believe in You
  2. Portishead - Over
  3. Two Lone Swordsmen - Hey, Deborah Anne
  4. Buffalo Daughter - Socks, Drugs and Rock'n'roll
  5. Battles - Ipt2
  6. Bjork - Innocence
  7. Two Lone Swordsmen - Blue Flames
  8. Numbers - I'm Shy
  9. Crystal Castles - Drink N' F***! (Good Times)
  10. Portishead - Strangers
  11. Lali Puna - Rapariga De Banheira
  12. Donna Regina - End of September
  13. The Notwist - One With The Freaks
  14. Factums - Take Drugs
  15. Them Shepherds - El Perro Diablo
  16. Audion - Vegetables
  17. Thriftshop XL - Thriftshop's Numb (Portishead Cover)
  18. Slowdive - When the Sun Hits
  19. Herrmann & Kleine - Dagger
  20. Magik Markers - Empty Bottles
  21. Yo La Tengo - Stockholm Syndrome
  22. Satellite Fox - Love in the Snow
  23. The Go Find - City Dreamer
  24. Ms. John Soda - Hiding/Fading
  25. Skeletons - This Building's On Fire
  26. Ilya - Isola
  27. The Cars are the Stars - Silent
  28. Brazilian Girls - Corner Store
  29. Sneaker Pimps - Sick
  30. The Dirty Projectors - Six Pack

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ambient Signal 9/26/07 The Abbreviated edition

WRPI 91.5fm!
http://www.wrpi.org/ for webcast

Abbreviated to 7:30 cuz i need to see a Steina Vasulka performance tonight to review it for a class

Maria Taylor- A Good Start

Royksopp - So Easy (*a request)

Margot and the Nuclear So and So's- Quiet as a mouse

Faunts- Place I've Found

Mum- Marmalade Fires

Helios- Signed I will you well

Animal Collective - Fireworks

Morning Recordings- In Twilight

Le Loup- To the stars to the night

Iron and Wine- Pagan Angel and a borrowed car

The Trolleys- Brooklyn Part I

Gravenhurst- She dances

Ernest Gonzalez- While in Saturn's Rings

Tape- Sand dunes

Four Tet- Unspoken

Sigur Ros- Se lest

pinkie swear

artist - song
supermayer - two of us (geiger mix)
schiller - tired of being alone
the crystal method - keep hope alive (mstrkrft remix)
the bravery - unconditional
calvin harris - colours
justice - phantom
channel one - rhythm & purpose
brazilian girls - lazy lover
le loup - we are gods! we are wolves!
the honorary title - only one week
the bravery - honest mistake *ticket giveaway to rev hall*
ernest gonzales - reminisce
the gaslamp killer - kobwebs
ernest gonzales - while on saturns rings
jose gonzales - track 2

WRPI Studio - 518.276.6248

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ambient Signal 9/19/07 The tomorrow's my birthday edition

WRPI 91.5fm!
http://www.wrpi.org/ for webcast

It is..but I won't tell how old I am

Portishead- Strangers (Live)

Ester Drang- Come Back Alive

Brand New- Limousine

Annuals- Bleary Eyed

Bright Eyes- True Blue (Live)

Tulsa Drone- Chiarschuro

Young Galaxy- Swing Your Heartache

Grizzly Bear- Knife

On! Air! Library!- Faultered Ego

Le Loup- Le Loup (Fear Not)

Clare and the reasons- Nothing/nowhere

Madlib- Movie finale

Minus the bear- Part 2

The Good Life- So Let Go

Gravenhurst- Saints

Jose Gonzalez- Down the line

Caribou- Melody line

Deer tick- Diamond rings 2007

Azure Ray- Fourth of July

Cat Power- Maybe Not

Cortney Tidwell- Our Time

CocoRosie- Candyland

Vashti Bunyan- Here before

Amiina- Hilli

pinkie swear

artist - title
freakbass - minute to forever
channel one - rhythm & purpose
antoine f*ck - alexander kostruba
schiller - tired of being alone
swayzak - so cheap
the crystal method - keep hope alive - MSTRKRFT remix
*giveaway to In the Valley of Elah*
ernest gonzales - reminisce
take - monopoly money
calvin harris - colours
the blow - hey boy
justice - phantom
daft punk - phoenix
lali puna - together in electric dreams
Various Artists: From LA with Love - TAKE - walk away
Misha - weatherbees
honorary title - stay away
the notwist - red room
the dead science - white train
cloud cult - happy hippo
casiotone for the painfully alone - a normal suburban lifestyle is a near impossibility once youve fallen in love with an international spy
audio bullys - shot you down feat. nancy sinatra
the blow - come on petunia (cover song)
misha - scars
lali puna - flowchart - fast forward remix

yay WRPI for being nominated by CMJ!!


Gold Sounds 9/19/07

Second edition of Gold Sounds! A little hectic at the beginning but otherwise pretty smooth. This radio show thing is pretty sweet. Thanks for calling in if you did. New songs in orange, requests in red, songs about boxing in blue.

Built to Spill - Randy Describes Eternity
The Alarmists - Little Hands
Spoon - Don't Make Me a Target

This Bike a Pipe Bomb - Jack Johnson
Modest Mouse - You're the Good Things
Pinback - Barnes

Wolf Parade - You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son
Fourth of July - Surfer Dude
Dirty Projectors - Room 13

The Decemberists - Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
Okkervil River - For Real
Chuck Ragan - Geraldine

The Rentals - The Love I'm Searching For
Weezer - In the Garage
Matt Sharp - Goodbye West Coast

Pavement - Trigger Cut
Red Collar - Stay
Archers of Loaf - Web in Front

Blockhead - Cherry Picker (Aesop Rock and Blockhead are playing Northampton on the 25th. go to www.iheg.com for details)
Aesop Rock - Bring Back Pluto
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1

The Blood Brothers - Laser Life
Cap'n Jazz - In the Clear

This Bike is a Pipe Bomb - The Ballad of Sonny Liston
Pavement - Fillmore Jive

Won't be here next week, so see you in two weeks! Thanks for listening.

Monday, September 17, 2007


  1. Picastro - Hortur
  2. Opening song : Portishead - Only You (live)
  3. CSS - F**koff Is Not The Only Thing You Have To Show
  4. Flying Lotus - Massage Situation
  5. Battles - Atlas
  6. Stunt Rock - We'll see what's so funny when I'm f**king dead.
  7. The Dirty Projectors - I Will Truck
  8. Sand - Body In The River
  9. Portishead - Numb
  10. Shugo Takumaru - The Mop (Shugo Takumaru Remix)
  11. Crystal Castles - Alice Practice
  12. Sagor & Swing - Rymden pa 50-talet
  13. Piano Overlord - Spring's Arrival
  14. Captain Funkaho - My 2600
  15. Lootpack - On Point
  16. Quasimoto - Microphone Mathematics Remix
  17. The Go Find - Everything Is Low
  18. b. fleischmann - play the big a
  19. Ilya - Blatchford
  20. Portishead - Roads (best request ever)
  21. Scabs - Leave Me Alone
  22. Magik Markers - Body Rot
  23. Numbers - We Like Having These Things
  24. The Organ - Basement Band Song
  25. The Blow - Nothing
  26. Benoit Pioulard - Fir
  27. The Dirty Projectors - Gimme Gimme Gimme
  28. Regina Spektor - Samson
  29. The Microphones - Headless Horseman
  30. Servotron - Tri Star Wheel Groove
  31. Apparat Organ Quartet - The Anguish of Space Time

WRPI gets nominated for CMJ Awards

Every year the College Music Journal (CMJ) awards certain stations of merit. WRPI has been attending the annual CMJ marathon Conference in NYC for the last 2 years (maybe more..only 2 years since I've been here). We've always been jealous of the other stations getting awards, and this year we finally managed to get some nominations! Including Emelie and yours truly, we were nominated for several other things..here is the full run down:

Best Music Director - Blair N.
Best Specialty Music Director - Emelie H.
Best Website - WRPI
Best Community Resource - WRPI
Best Speciality Programming - WRPI

I'd say we've done pretty well..now we just gotta hope we win..unfortunately, dear listeners, I don't think you can help us there because only people who attend the conference can vote..but we'll certainly let you know if we win..wish us luck

The link to the official page: http://prod1.cmj.com/articles/display_article.php?id=49047299


Thursday, September 13, 2007

monsters get slain september 13, 2007

i am welcoming a new semester with some old favorites..
here is my show playlist for this afternoon. my time is now thursday from 6-7.

beirut : postcards from italy
camera obscura : teenager
michael jordan touchdown pass : steel and smoke
up up down down left right left right b a start : i'm growing out
band of horses : our swords
say hi to your mom : forest scares the hell out of me
explosions in the sky : glittering blackness
appleseed cast : innocent vigilant ordinary
radical face : wrapped in piano strings
victoria principle : track 2
et tu brute : demo track 3
majority rule : boeing
craig salt peters : good morning glory
sinaloa : tongue to teeth
spirit of versailles : recite this dialogue
transistor transistor : girls!girls!girls!
beirut : after the curtain

peace to friends in louisiana and texas from evil humberto! make the best of him!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Ambient Signal 9/12/07 New Time!

WRPI 91.5fm!
http://www.wrpi.org/ for webcast

New show time..favorites from 2007 (so far) and 2006

Dosh- Um, Circles and Squares

Radical Face- Welcome Home

Battles- Race: In

Forget Cassettes- Quiero, Quieres

Margot and the Nuclear So and So's- Talking in Code

Gregory Alan Isakov- The Stable Song

Midlake- Young Bride

Bright Eyes- No one would riot for less

Menomena- Air Aid

Feist- My Moon, My Man

Le Loup- Outside this car, the end of the world

Deertick- Dirty Dishes

Art in Manila- Golden Dawn

Clare and the Reasons- Pluto

Architecture in Helsinki- Hold Music

Go! Team- Doing it right

Channel 1- Rhythm and Purpose

Minus the Bear- Burying Luck

Animal Collective- Safer

Memphis- I dreamed we fell apart

DNTEL- Roll On

Neko Case- Star Witness

The Velvet Teen- Noi Boi

The Album Leaf- Always for you

Annuals- Brother

Bright Eyes/The Album Leaf- Hungry for a Holiday


Check out our new fall schedule at www.wrpi.org

pinkie swear

artist - song

some like it hot - MNO remix
freekbass - minute to forever
channel one - rhythm & purpose
supermayer - planet of the sick
justice - D.A.N.C.E
le loup - 6th track
interpol - the heinrich maneuver
kasabian - club foot
take -black space & tangerines
billie holiday remixes - billies blues
yacht - i believe in you
telepath - maka
batidos - tengo sed - ron trent drum remix
amathus sampler - kelita - i like to feel the beat
kraak & smaak - boogie no more feat. dorfmeister
paul van dyk - inbetween
swayzak - so cheap
misha - weatherbees
schiller - tired of being alone 7" edit
channel one - beneath a field of steel
lali puna - nin com pop remix

thats all for todayyy!

Gold Sounds 9/12/07 - FIRST EDITION

So I'm new to this blog, my name is Tim and I'm responsible for Gold Sounds, which airs on Wednesdays from 12-2pm. First edition of the show went pretty well, I thought. Playlist as follows (sorry for the delay if you were looking for it right after the show). Songs in orange are new and songs in blue are requests! More color-coding will take place in the following weeks, and the conceptual rock blocks will start happening next week too.

Interpol - No I in Threesome
The Alarmists - Hired Gun
Ben Kweller - Wasted and Ready

Animal Collective - Peacebone
Enon - Come Into
Pinback - Devil You Know

New Buffalo - Cheer Me Up Thank You
Death Cab for Cutie - Marching Bands of Manhattan
Minus the Bear - This Ain't a Surfin' Movie (IQU 06 Mix)

Porcupine Tree - The Sound of Muzak
The Flaming Lips - The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
Cake - War Pigs (live, Black Sabbath Cover)

The Elected - The Bank and Trust
The Weakerthans - Tournament of Hearts
Neutral Milk Hotel - Ghost

Fourth of July - Like a Tiger
Architecture in Helsinki - Hold Music
Dirty Projectors - Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie

The World/Inferno Friendship Society - Thumb Cinema
Against Me! - Thrash Unreal
Bomb the Music Industry! - Bike Test 1 2 3

Figurines - Angels of the Bayou
The Shins - We Will Become Silhouettes (Postal Service cover)
Death Cab for Cutie - The Employment Pages
Explosions in the Sky - Memorial

If you liked that Bomb the Music Industry! song, you can download their new album, Get Warmer (and all their other albums too) at http://bombthemusicindustry.com/
Free legal downloading is goooooooooood.

See you next week! Thanks for listening.