Thursday, January 29, 2009

15000 hits!

Yeaah.. 15000 hits to this blog..definitely an accelerated rate of visits since 10,000 visits a while ago..a scant 7 months took 2 years to get to 10000 hits..thanks for all of your makes the airwaves a little less lonely when we know people are coming to the blog but not always calling our shows

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Happiness Is All The Rage - 01/28/09

Tuesdays 1AM - 3AM (Wednesday morning)

Sorry for the delay, but I finally got a new show up, called Happiness Is All the Rage. It will be playing every Tuesday from 1AM - 3AM (technically Wednesday, but on Tuesdays schedule). What I normally play is emo from the 90s, but I am always open to requests. Requests for this show are labeled in blue.

song - artist

happiness is all the rage - the promise ring
first day back - braid
its been a blast - hey mercedes
change is all the rage - knapsack
song about an angel - sunny day real estate
palisade - Mineral
hope for us - the jealous sound
never meant - american football
chinatown - jets to brazil
little league - cap'n jazz
the sound - further seems forever
losing touching searching - the appleseed cast
golf hill drive - boys life
don't hate me - the get up kids
disciple - slayer
instant romance - christie front drive
another holiday - pop unknown
chesterfield king - jawbreaker
american hearts - piebald
everyone is my friend - owls
ears ring - rainer maria
el scorcho - weezer
ordinary life - samiam
the quiet things that no one ever knows - brand new
the heart is a lonely hunter - the anniversary
from california - the new amsterdams
the pharmacist - hot rod circuit
you were a party - 764-HERO

Gold Sounds 1/28/09: A Split Decision

I didn't know if I should play mellow music that amplifies the effect of snowfall or poppy music to help forget about how annoying snow I did both! New music in red, requests in blue

Disasterpeace "Press Start - Prelude to an Unfolding Conflict"

Matt & Kim "Daylight"
The New Pornographers "Mass Romantic"
Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime"

Loney Dear "Airport Surroundings"
The Smiths "There Is a Light that Never Goes Out"
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart "Young Adult Friction"

Cut off Your Hands "Turn Cold"
Miniature Tigers "Octopus"
Fake Problems "There Are Times"

The Go! Team "Ladyflash (Hot Chip remix)"
Broken Social Scene "Our Faces Split the Coast in Half"/"Ibi Dreams of Pavement (A Better Day)"
The Futureheads "Decent Days and Nights"

Animal Collective "Also Frightened"
The Dismemberment Plan "Spider in the Snow"
The Priddle Concern "Believe What You Want to Believe"

El Goodo "Feel So Fine"
The New Pornographers "Letter from an Occupant"
Oh No Not Stereo "Let's Get it Started"

A.Armada "The Dam Was Split but the City Was Saved"
Charles Spearin "Vittoria"
The Decemberists "The Engine Driver"

Nada Surf "What Is Your Secret?"
Spoon "The Underdog"
Golden Boots "Country Bat High II"

Mates of State "Get Better"
The Anniversary "The D in Detroit"

So maybe I lied about the mellowness... oh well! Maybe next week. Thanks for listening.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ambient Signal - 1/27/09

WRPI 91.5fm! for webcast
Tuesdays 6-8pm

Son Lux - Throw
Falcon - Birds and mice
Menomena - Air Aid
Alias and Ehren - Eman Ruosis Iht
Azeda Booth - Big Fists
High Places - The tree with the lights in it
Foxhole - A series of springs and falls
Gregory Alan Isakov - The stable song
Midlake - Young Bride
Animal Collective - In the flowers
Charles Spearin - Vittoria
Dent may and his magnificent ukelele - Meet me in the garden
A. Armada - The moon shifts the sea...
Pains of being pure at heart - Gentle Son
Son Lux - Speak
Antony and the johnsons - Epilepsy is dancing
Andrew Bird - Oh No
Matt and Kim - Cut down
Ethan Rose - Scenes from when
The Helio Sequence - Can't say no
Art in manila - Time gets us all
Neva Dinova - Dances fantastic
Lymbyc Systym - Astrology Days
Mum - Marmalade fires
Never - On a mountain

pinkie swear

artist - song
david byrne feat dizzie rascal - toe jam <---fucking love this song
misha - weatherbees
modest mouse - blame it on the tetons
mogwai - acid food
yelle - ce jeu - remix
maroon 5 - if i never see your face again feat cross - swiss beatz remix
brazilian girls - all about us
astrud gilberto - bim bom - psapp remix
tobacco - hair candy
lykke li - breaking it up
the chemical brothers - eclectronic battle weapons
kylie minogue - can't get blue monday out of my head
the chemical brothers - galvanize
justice - DVNO
simian mobile disco - fabric live
emmie the great - seattle
minus the bear - drilling
david byrne + dizee rascal - toe jam
teargas and plateglass - plague burial


Monday, January 26, 2009

Gold Sounds new music reviews: Charles Spearin and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Tim of Gold Sounds here, presenting two great new albums that are sure to cure your Merriweather Post Pavillion hangover.

Charles Spearin - The Happiness Project

Charles Spearin is a member of Do Make Say Think and Broken Social Scene, two bands known for their sometimes dreamy, sometimes abrasive, always epic music. Shades of both these bands exist on The Happiness Project (the second half of "Mr. Gowrie," the Kevin Drew-provided keys of "Mrs. Morris (Reprise)"), but the album's concept, music based on interviews Spearin conducted with his neighbors about happiness (with each track named after the subject), is entirely original and innovative. Each song contains music unique to the person being interviewed: Listen to the soulful horns of "Mrs. Morris" match up with the melody of her voice. Listen to the jubilant, fun music of "Vittoria," which perfectly fits the carefree nature of youth. Aside from the music, the album's worth listening to just for some of the interviews, especially the ones in "Vanessa" and "Mr. Gowrie," where the subjects describe happiness while overcoming deafness and poverty. If only all psychology experiments sounded this good.

The album will be released February 14th on Arts & Crafts records.

Read about and listen to some of the album here.

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - s/t LP

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart may be from New York, but they sound like they'd be more at home in the United Kingdom. Their mix of shoegaze and twee, not to mention that album cover, brings to mind greats like The Smiths, Belle and Sebastian and My Bloody Valentine. Songs like "Young Adult Friction" and "A Teenager in Love" recall the first two respectively, with the latter even including an 'I-never-saw-it-coming' religious theme. On the other end of the spectrum, opener "Contender" is a beautiful swirl of guitar sounds and final track "Gentle Sons" is an absolute triumph, combining the best qualities of the previous nine tracks into one huge, stomping anthem. The album may recall music of the past, but The Pains of Being Pure at Heart makes use of some great musical styles and combines them into something totally their own, resulting in an impressive debut.

The album will be released February 3rd on Slumberland records.

Listen to some songs from the album here and download some mp3s from their official website.