Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-11

Sonic Bliss #18-11
March 14-18, 2018

              Hour 1              
What If - Tosca
A Traveler's Delight - Plastyc Buddha
Staralfur - Sigur Ros
Let's Stay Together - Low
High - Little Dragon
Chinese Interlude - Tricky
Jezebel - Depeche Mode
6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps
Blue Paper - Moby
Strange And Beautiful - Aqualung
Farewell - UNKLE
The Greatest - Cat Power
Save A Prayer - Duran Duran

              Hour 2              
Travel In Time - Carmen Rizzo w/Kate Havnevik
Water From A Vineleaf - William Orbit f/Beth Orton
Bat Country - Emancipator
Amnesia - Dead Can Dance
Safe From Harm - Massive Attack
The Glass Bead Game - Thievery Corporation
Don't Leave - Faithless
Flower Of The Universe - Sade
One Evening - Feist
Strictly Bongo - Bent
Thorns - Lo Moon
Jo - Goldfrapp
Bossa Per Emilia - Mike Francis

              Hour 3              
Windmills - Beauty's Confusion
Dusk You & Me - Groove Armada
Hazey - Glass Animals
Dive - Beach House
Gush Forth My Tears - Miranda Sex Garden
Your Love Means Everything - Faultline f/Chris Martin
The Hush with Texas - Rae & Christian
Sensual Bossa - Caibedo Island
Catch You Dreaming - Ride
Chilled Goodbyes - Medaka
Possibly Maybe - Bjork
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Three Babies - Sinead O'Connor

UTR 18-11 (Sloan)

Under The Radar Radio #18-11
March 18-24, 2018

              Pick Of The Week              
                   Sloan - 12                     

Sloan - Spin Our Wheels
  12 (2018)  Yes, their 12th album and it has 12 tracks
Adam Daniel - Her Shake
  Blue Pop (1999)  Love the Beach Boys-inspired vocal break
Superchunk - Erasure
  What A Time To Be Alive (2018)  You can't erase 50 years of progress.
Breeders - MetaGoth
  All Nerve (2018)    Josephine Wiggs on lead vocals
Arctic Monkeys - All My Own Stunts
  Suck It And See (2011)   At Masonic Temple in Detroit on August 1st
The Voidz - All Words Are Made Up
  Virtue (2018)   New album coming March 30th

Mac DeMarco - A Wolf Who Wears Sheep's Clothes
  This Old Dog (2017)  Real name is McBriare Lanyon
Belle & Sebastian - Poor Boy 
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018)  
The Radio Dept.  - You True Name
  single (2018)   ON their own label,  Just So Records
Most Serene Republic - I Haven't Seen You Around
  Mediac (2015)   Another wonderful band from Canada
Sloan - Wish Upon A Satellite
  12 (2018)  Band formed in 1991 and have had no lineup changes since

Lauren Ruth Ward - Sideways
  Well, Hell (2018)  Baltimore native
Judybats - Native Son
  Native Son (1991)   Knoxville, Tennessee band lead by Jeff Hiskell
Belly - Shiny One
  Dove (2018)   Back after 22 years away - new album comes May 4th
Death By Unga Bunga - Soldier 
  So Far So Good So Cool (2018)   From Moss, Norway
Nada Surf - Hi Speed Soul
  Let Go (2002)   Nada Surf Tribute album is out called Standing At the Gate
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Mainland
  single (2018)  A band from Melbourne, Australia

Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me
  No. 1 Record (1972)  Sloan's biggest influence
Sloan - Year Zero 
  12 (2018)  They will be at St. Andrews Hall 
eels - Today Is The Day 
  The Deconstruction (2018)
Fountains Of Wayne - Planet Of Weed
  Traffic And Weather (2007)
Calexico - Under The Wheels
  The Thread That Keeps Us (2018)

XTC - Dear God
  Skylarking (1986)  Played this once when I worked in Georgia, but only once......
Now Now - AZ
  Saved (2018)   
Teenage Fanclub - Dumb Dumb Dumb
  Howdy (2000)   Band from Bellshill, Scotland
Sloan - 44 Teenagers
  12 (2018)   The late Gord Downie (friend of the band) is referenced
Born Ruffians - Side Tracked
  Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018)   O Canada, thanks for the music.  

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-10

Sonic Bliss #18-10
March 7-11, 2018

            Hour 1             
Playground Love - Air
Silver Cruiser - Royksopp
It's A Fire - Portishead
Foreverpeople - The Daysleepers
Saturday Come Slow - Massive Attack
World Run Down - Alpha
Red Umbrella - Kostars
Morse - Nightmares On Wax
Lazy Love - Brazilian Girls
La Force de Melodie - Thievery Corporation
On Your Way - The Album Leaf
Half Time - Amy Winehouse
Red Light Green Light - Sounds From The Ground
The Fire You Had - Loner

            Hour 2             
Breathe - Telepopmusik
Bruder Easy - The Bionaut
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight - The Postal Service
Lemon Glow - Beach House
Angels - The xx
Waiting For You To Come - Spain
It's Enough Now - Mandalay
Love Crime - Siouxsie Sioux
Sunrise Sunroot - Honeyroot
Falling Rain And Light - Mobyh
Thank Heaven For You - Esthero
Imagination - Motorcycle
Lonely Soul - UNKLE w/Richard Ashcroft

            Hour 3             
Mon Amour - Hillton FM
Mary L. St. Germain
She May She Might - Yo La Tengo
Anna - Taken By Trees
Lullaby - Leonard Cohen
Swan Lake - William Orbit
Cavity - Hundred Waters
I Promise - Radiohead
Ring-A-Ring O' Roses - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Miss Misery - Elliott Smith
Rollercoast - Everything But The Girl
Spirit - The Belle Game
Melts Into Air - Ulrich Schnauss

UTR 18-10 (Albert Hammond Jr.)

Under The Radar Radio #18-10 
March 11-17, 2018

                    Pick Of The Week                 
  Albert Hammond Jr. - Francis Trouble  

Albert Hammond Jr. - Far Away Truths
  Francis Trouble (2018)    4th solo album for strokes guitarist
Placebo - For What It's Worth
  Battle For The Sun (2009)  The long wait for new music continues  
Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes A Mom
  FLONER (2018)   Shout out to Topeka, Kansas
The Drums - Meet Me In Mexico
  single (2018)   Purchase on Bandcamp - proceeds to Mexican quake relief
The The - Uncertain Smile
  Soul Mining (1983) Epic piano solo from Jools Holland (then with Squeeze)
Blossoms - I Can't Stand It
  Cool Like You (2018)  These Blossoms believe in vaccinations !

Drowners - Pick Up The Pace
  On Desire (2016)   American band who sound British
Laura Veirs w/Sufjan Stevens - Watch Fire
  The Lookout (2018)  From Laura's upcoming solo album. 
Vacationer - Magnetism
  Magnetism (2018)   Totally sounds like Hall & Oates 1984
Kaiser Chiefs - You Want History
  Off With Their Heads (2008)   Great album front to back
Albert Hammond Jr. - Muted Beatings
  Francis Trouble (2018)  April 5th at The Magic Bag in Ferndale

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Middle America
  single (2018)   June 8th at the Magestic in Detroit.  
Imperial Teen - Out From Inside
  Feel The Sound (2012)  
Peace - Power
  Kindness Is The New Rock & Roll (2018)   Frances Bean Cobain's favorite band?
Sloan - Spin Our Wheels
  12 (2018)   Power Pop Bliss from Halifax, new album April 6th
Supergrass - Kick In The Teeth
  Road To Rouen (2005)   Never caught on in the U.S. and that's a shame
The Voidz - Leave It In My Dreams
  Virtue (2018)  Albert's Strokes bandmate Julian Casablancas, new album May 30th

White Rabbits - Are You Free
  Milk Famous (2012)  
Matt & Kim - Like I Used To Be
  Almost Everyday (2018)  Duo out of Brooklyn
Albert Hammond Jr. - Stop And Go
  Francis Trouble (2018)
Boxed In - Forget 
  Melt (2016)
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
  Wide Awake (2018)   The new album hits May 18th

Josh Rouse - Salton Sea
  Love In The Modern Age (2018)   American singer who lives mostly in Spain now
Hard-Fi - Suburban Knights 
  Once Upon A Time In The West (2007)
Albert Hammond Jr. - Tea For Two
  Francis Trouble (2018)
Neko Case - Hell-On
  Hell-On (2018)  new album June 1st.  Real snakes in the video

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-09

Sonic Bliss 18-09
March 1 - 4, 2018

               Hour 1               
Breathe In - Frou Frou
Cantara - Dead Can Dance
Show Love - Everyting Is Recorded
Para Sempre - Thievery Corporation
Made In The Dark - Hot Chip
Darkness Veiling The Night - Tangerine Dream
Stampede - Sounds From The Ground
Stay Safe - Rhye
Rabbit In Your Headlights - UNKLE
Summer Overture - Clint Mansell
Breathe Me - Sia
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - Dream Academy
Um Segundo - Bebel Gilberto 

               Hour 2               
You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart - Sinead O'Connor
Airplane Shadow - Kiln
All The Glitters - Death In Vegas
Begin - Shallou
Club Montepulciano - Hooverphonic
Porcelain - Moby
Summer-blink - Cocteau Twins
When Mac Was Swimming - Innocence Mission
My Money - Lo Moon
Light Of Gold - Skye & Ross
Dubilicious Groove - Crystal Method
Wonderwall - Ryan Adams
Noyes Dans La Masse - Autour de Lucie

               Hour 3               
Ocean City Girl - Icy
Dye - Tycho
See The Light - Sofa Surfers
Breathe - Club 8
Silence - Delerium & Sarah McLachlan
Mad World - Gary Jules & Michael Andrews
Flower - Moodfood
Stars- Dubstar
Side Streets - Saint Etienne
Let's Go Out - Craig Armstrong
Two Thousand And Seventeen - Four Tet
Burn - Anoushka Shankar
Yesterdays Tomorrows - Tindersticks

UTR 18-09 (Caroline Rose)

Under The Radar Radio #18-09
March 4 - 10, 2018

              Pick Of The Week                
          Caroline Rose - LONER            

Grammy President Neil Portnow recently remarked that women need to "step up".  Obviously Mr. Portnow has not been paying attention the last 2 decades and especially today.  So for you Mr. Portnow, here is a show filled with female artists and female-fronted bands.   A show as strong as any I've done in recent memory.  

Caroline Rose - Soul No. 5
  LONER (2018)  This is Caroline's second album
Alabama Shakes - Hang Loose
  Boys & Girls (2012)   Brittany Howard is also a member of the band Bermuda Triangle
The Kills - List 
  single (2018)   Allison Mosshart on vocal - Saul Williams Cover
Speedy Ortiz - Lucky 88
  Twerp Verse (2018)  Sadie Dupuis is her name and April 27th the album comes out
Garbage - Vow
  Garbage (1995)  Shirley Manson on lead vocal
Belly - Shiny One
  Dove (2018).  Tanya Donnelly (singer) Gail Greenwood (bass)  First album in 22 years

Lydia Loveless - Really Wanna See You
  Somewhere Else (2014)   Not all things from Columbus are bad (I am a Michigan fan)
Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless
  Tell Me How You Really Feel (2018).   New album is coming out May 18th
Goat Girl - The Man
  Goat Girl (2018) -  Four young ladies from London - Debut album on April 6th
Jenny Lewis - See Fernando
  Acid Tongue (2008)  - Most of this album was recorded live
Caroline Rose - Bikini 
  LONER (2018)  Singer from Burlington, New Jersey 

Juliana Hatfield - A Little More Love
  Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John (2018).  Didn't see this one coming
Laura Marling - Master Hunter
  Once I Was An Eagle (2018) 
Breeders - MetaGoth 
  All Nerve (2018)  Kim & Kelley Deal and Josephine Wiggs
Now Now - AZ
  Saved (2018).  Minneapolis band with K.C. Dalager on vocal - album hits May 18th
Nicole Atkins - Girl You Look Amazing 
  Slow Phaser (2014)
Lake Street Dive - Good Kisser
  Free Yourself Up (2018) Bridget Kearney on vocals - album May 4th

The Shacks - Follow Me
  Heat (2018)  Shannon Wise is lead singer
Tennis - Viv Without The N
  Ritual In Repeat (2014)  - Band from Denver with Alaina Moore on vocals
Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes A Mom
  LONER (2018)  Caroline will be at El Club in Detroit on April 19th
Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
  The Future & The Past (2018) - Singer from Richmond Virginia - Album June 1st
Liz Phair - Whip Smart 
  Whip Smart (1994)  Liz' little boy is now old enough to drink
Soccer Mommy - Your Dog
  Clean (2018)  Stage name of Sophie Allison

St. Vincent - Fear The Future 
  MASSEDUCTION (2017)  - Annie Clark, who will be on stage at the Oscars
Kate Bush - The Big Sky
  Hounds Of Love (1985) Could American concerts be in the works?
Belle & Sebastian - Best Friend
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018)  Sarah Martin on lead vocal
Rainer Maria - Blackbird
  S/T (2017)  Caithlin De Marrais lead vocal here
Caroline Rose - Cry!
  LONER (2018)  She should probably cut down on her smoking.  
Laura Veirs - Everybody Needs You
  The Lookout (2018)  Her new album is out April 13th

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-08

Sonic Bliss 18-08
February 21-25, 2018

             Hour 1             
Somebody's Sins - Tricky
Aquarius - Boards Of Canada
History - The Verve
Fool's Pardise - Cold Specks
Almost Sleeping - Laika
Someone Like Me - Royksopp
Little Monsters - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Catch You Dreaming - Ride
Glory Box - Portishead
Mission Delores - Robin Guthrie
The Trapeze Swinger - Iron & Wine
Breather 2000 - Afterlife

             Hour 2             
Dissolved Girl - Massive Attack
Sweet Chance - Subground
Dream - West Indian Girl
Le Force de Melodie - Thievery Corporation 
Need To Feel Loved - Unclubbed f/Zoe Durrant
Bluebird Of Happiness - Mojave 3
As You Fall - Bent
All The World - Fauxliage
Blue Moon - Engine Ear Z Experiment w/Kate Havnevik
Sparks - Coldplay
Setembro - Delicatessen
Simply Beautiful - Al Green
Pavane (Faure) - William Orbit

             Hour 3             
Isobel - Bjork
Farewell Part A - Audiotreats
Shape The Future - Nightmares On Wax
Wait For Me - Moby
The Way You Dream - 1 Giant Leap w/Michael Stipe
Don't Wait - Bonobo
Sanvean - Dead Can Dance
Shattered - Koda
Who Is Speaking - Loma
Waking Light - Beck
Black Mermaid - Esthero
Watching the Storm - U137

UTR 18-08 (U.S. Girls)

Under The Radar Radio #18-08
February 25 - March 3, 2018

                   Pick Of The Week                 
      U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited      

U.S. Girls - Pearly Gates
  In A Poem Unlimited (2018)  Her real name is Meg Remy
St. Vincent - Regret
  St. Vincent (2014)  Her real name is Annie Clark
Loma - Relay Runner
  Loma (2018)  Their real name is Loma
MGMT - One Thing Left To Try
  Little Dark Age (2018)  Okay, no more Real name crap, till later
of Montreal - It's Different For Girl
  Innocence Reaches (2016)   Playing in Pontiac at the Crofoot on March 31
Parquet Courts - Almost Had To Start A Fight
  Wide Awake (2018)  New album coming in May produced by Danger Mouse

Lost In The Trees - Past Life
  Past Life (2014)   Band is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina
DeLux - Cause for Concern
  More Disco Songs About Love (2018)
Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
  The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs (2018)  Duo from Baltimore No. 1 this week
Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
  Conditions (2009)   Featured in the film '500 Days Of Summer'
U.G. Girls - Poem
  In A Poem Unlimited (2018)   Meg is American but now lives in Canada

Albert Hammond Jr. - Far Away Truths 
  Francis Trouble (2018)  His new album is out March 9th
Radiohead - There There
  Hail To The Thief (2003)  COMING TO DETROIT!!!  July 22nd - Little Caesar's Arena
Sloan - The Day Will Be Mine 
  12 (2018)    Their new album is coming April 6th
eels - This Is The Day
  The Deconstruction (2018)   Their new album is also coming April 6th
Best Coast - This Lonely Morning 
  California Nights (2015)   Been quiet for about 3 years now
Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever - Mainland
  single (2018)    From Australia

D.D. Dumbo - Satan
  Utopia Defeated (2016)   Back to the real name thing he's Oliver Perry
U.S. Girls - Rage Of Plastics
  In A Poem Unlimited (2018)  Marble Bar in Detroit on April 18th
Breeders - Nervous Mary 
  All Nerve (2018)   New album is coming next Friday 3/2
Gardens & Villa - Fixations
  Music For Dogs (2015)  My dog Diego likes Prince's Parade album, he really does. 
The Districts - Nighttime Girls 
  single (2018)   Spring tour with Twin Peaks starts march 16th in Iowa

Chromatics - Shadow
  Twin Peaks Season 3 (2017)    From the return episode of Twin Peaks. 
Beach House - Lemon Glow
  single (2018)    New album is coming but details are not
Air - Surfing On A Rocket
  Talkie Walkie (2004)   Duo from Baltimore No. 2
Father John Misty - Mr. Tillman
  single (2018)   Is he getting ready to transition to his real name? 
U.S. Girls - Rosebud
  In A Poem Unlimited (2018)  

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-07

Sonic Bliss #18-07
February 14-18, 2018

              Hour 1               
Black - Danger Mouse, Daniel Luppi f/Norah Jones
Relaxin' With Cherry - Kid Loco
Cavallo - Tosca
Black Willow - Loma
Life In Mono - Mono
Que N'ai Je - Keren Ann
We Found Each Other In The Dark - City And Colour
Tears In Rain - Kate Havnevik
Meditation From Thais - Dominguess & Ives
Million Miles Away - Washed Out
You And Your Sister - This Mortal Coil (Kim Deal)
If I Lost You - Garbage
Everybody Here Wants You - Jeff Buckley

              Hour 2               
Hatfield 1980 - Everything But The Girl
Edge Hill - Groove Armada
Curtains - Peter Gabriel
Stir Me Up - Lane 8
Heaven - Bitter:Sweet
Tears From The Moon - Conjure One w/Sinead O'Connor
Sunworshipper - Mylo
The Spoils - Massive Attack
Summer - 9 Lazy 9
Silence - Tender
Lentil - Sia
You And I - Delerium
Waiting For The Night (Bare Version) - Depeche Mode

              Hour 3               
A Kissed Out Red Floatboat - Cocteau Twins
Moments In Love - Art Of Noise
Second Guessing - Dive Index
Lie - Shallou
The First Taste - Fiona Apple
The Necklace Of Wrens - Gloaming
La Belle Etoile - Andrea Lindsay
Exit Music (For A Film) - Radiohead
Reykjavik - Mocean Worker
Taste - Rhye
A Case For Shame - Moby w/Cold Specks
Werewolf - Cat Power
Petals - Bibio
Out Of Town - Cantoma

UTR 18-07 (Superchunk)

Under The Radar Radio #18-07
February 18-24, 2018

                     Pick Of The Week                    
   Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive   

Superchunk - What A Tim To Be Alive
  What A Time To Be Alive (2018)   They formed in 1989
Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait (Demo)
  Tim sessions (1985)  They changed the lyrics and re-recorded it for Pleased To Meet Me
Ty Segall - She
  Freedom's Goblin (2018)    Just a fun fuzz-guitar rocker
Sebadoh - Rebound
  Bakesale (1994)   One of the all-time great indie albums
Beach House - Lemon Glow
  single  (2018).     new album is coming in the spring, that's all I know

We Were Promised Jetpacks - A Part Of It
  Unravelling (2014)    How cool would it be to zoom around in a jetpack?
Calexico - Under The Wheels
  The Thread That Keeps Us (2018)    It's part mariachi, part folk, part rap, great song
Superchunk - Reagan Youth
  What A Time To Be Alive (2018)   Great albums aren't always long, this one is only 32 minutes
The Clash - Spanish Bombs
  London Calling (1979)   I used to sing the Spanish lyrics without knowing their meaning
Goat Girl - The Man
  Goat Girl (2018)    After a few singles they finally release their debut LP on April 6th
*Ride - Pulsar
  Tomorrow's Shore EP (2018)
*Alvvays - Next Of Kin
  Alvvays (2014)
*Belle and Sebastian - The Girl Doesn't Get It
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018)

Sleater-Kinney - You're No Rock & Roll Fun
  All Hands On The Bad One (2000)   Will Carrie Brownstien rejoin them after Portlandia ends?
Death By Unga Bunga - Soldier
  So Far So Good So Cool (2018)   From Moss, Norway
Lord Huron - Ancient Names
  Vide Noir (2018)   This reminds me of SniffN 'n' The Tears "Driver's Seat"
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
  Goo (1990)   A song directed at LL Cool J for his misogynistic lyrics.  Chuck D helps.  
Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless
  Tell Me How You Really Feel (2018)  Her next solo album is coming in May

  UTR ROAD TRIP: Chapel Hill, North Carolina  
Superchunk - Break The Glass
  What A Time To Be Alive (2018)  The most political album they've ever released
Ben Folds Five - Jackson Cannery
  Ben Folds Five (1995) Members met while in a band called Meet Barry Black, Ben played drums
Mount Moriah - Lament
  Mount Moriah (2011)   A rather harsh way to break up, eh?
Dillon Fence - Collapsis
  Outside In (1993)   Their drummer, Scott  Carle later formed a band called Collapsis
Southern Culture On The Skids - Freak Flag
  The Electric Pinecones (2016)   Raise that freak flag high......and eat some Banana Puddin'

*Gord Downie - A Natural
  Introdruce Yourself (2017)
*Josh Rouse - Salton Sea
  Love In The Modern Age (2018)
Built To Spill - Carry The Zero
  Keep It Like A Secret (1999)    Still waiting on another band from Idaho
Albert Hammond Jr. - Muted Beatings
  Francis Trouble (2018)  Albert & Julian Casablancas with albums coming in March
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Hearts Of Oak
  Hearts Of Oak (2003)  There are some cool people from Notre Dame, after all.  
Superchunk - Erasure
  What A Time To Be Alive (2018)  
The Shacks - Follow Me
  Haze (2018)  A lovely song to segue into Sonic Bliss