Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Another

The aggressive, militant Future of the Left pull punch after punch on their second full-length, Travels With Myself and Another. The band creates songs that are simultaneously ruthless (let Future of the Left soundtrack your next Shark Week) and melodic. These two elements merge especially well in opener "Arming Eritrea" and first single "The Hope that House Built," the former with its unforgettable bridge and the latter with its slow, stomping rhythm section and surprisingly singalongable (© Tim Gilman 2009) lyrics. Other tracks, like "I Am Civil Service" and "Land Of My Formers," place Kelson Mathias' bass playing at the forefront, which reinforces the band's cutthroat nature and provides relief from contemporary indie rock's plethora of guitar-focused bands. Turn this one up really, really loud and enjoy.

Video: The Hope that House Built

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ambient Signal - 6/30/09 - Extended show again

WRPI 91.5fm! for webcast
Tuesdays 6-8pm

Rainy and 64 degrees

3 hours is a long time to fill..not one of my best rainy day playlists, but it'll do

Anathallo - Noni's field
Annuals - Wake
DNTEL - Last Songs
Bon Iver - Lump Sum
Midlake - It covers the hillsides (alt)
Feist - How my heart behaves
Sigur Ros - Svefn G Englar
Grizzly Bear - Ready Able
Phantogram - When I'm small
Dirty projectors - Temecula Sunrise
Starfucker - boy toy
Sunset Rubdown - Idiot Heart
Most serene republic - Bubble reputation
Moby - Pale horses
Phenomenal Handclap Band - Testimony
Bibio - S'vive
Beniot Pioulard - Idyll
Mars Volta - Since we've been wrong
Portland Cello project - Travel
Regina Spektor -Eet
Bowerbirds - Northern Lights
Tiny Vipers - Outside
Alexa Woodward - Mary
Those darlins - Red light love (didn't mean to play this again)
Deastro - River of life
Animal Collective - Summertime clothes
Cass McCombs - Dreams come true girl
Deer tick - Straight into a storm
Ohbijou - Make it gold
Styrofoam - Couches in alleys
M83 - Addicted to self mutlilation
Mum - Green grass of tunnel
Steve Reich - Section IX of Music for 18 musicians (Rare live performance as Mass Moca July 25th!! Visit for details)
Hammock - Winter Light
Denali - Hold your breath
Margot and the nuclear so and so's - Skeleton Key
Son Lux - Wither (Playing at mass moca on friday September 4th!!..Son lux made my #1 album of 2008)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Last show in June (Walter Goldberg Hours)

Manu Chao - La Vida Tombola
Andres Calamaro - Maradona
Juan Subira - Clasico dia

Sui Generis - Instituciones
Andres Calamaro - Alta Suciedad
Maldita Vecindad - Un Poco de Sangre

Miguel Cantilo - Marcha de la Bronca
Bersuit Vergarabat - La Argentinidad Al Palo

Extincion - 16 Malditas
Panteon Rococo - Tengo Miedo
Fabiana Cantilo - Cancion de Alicia en el Pais
Fito Paez - Habana

Boikot - Hasta siempre
Charly Garcia - Inconciente colectivo
Los Pericos - Sin Cadenas
Manu Chao - Desaparecido

Kapanga - Indultados
La Tona - Tanto que no sabes
Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota - Vencedores Vencidos
Seru Giran - Los Sobrevivientes

Leon Gieco - La Memoria
Gondwana - 11 de Septiembre
Karamelo Santo - La Picadura
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - El Matador

Planeta Panamericana - Los perseguidos
Bohemia Suburbana - Aqui te voy
Alux Nahual - Conquista
Leon Gieco - Cinco siglos igual

Fito Paez - Yo Vengo a ofrecer mi corazon
Fito Paez - Waltz for Marguie