Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-04

Sonic Bliss #18-04
January 24-28, 2018
"Prophet 6-0091"


[v] - click for video of song not available on Spotify

              Hour 1              
2Wicky - Hooverphonic
Black Mambo - Glass Animals
Cat Groove - Medaka
Fire - Club 8
Myth - Beach House
Sweetness And Light - Lush
Frou Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires - Cocteau Twins
Midnight - Coldplay
Out There - Gift
Begin - Shallou
Falling Short - Lapsley
Marianna - Seu Jorge  [v]
The Moon Song - Karen O & Ezra Koenig

              Hour 2              
Near The Black Forest - Vanessa Daou
You're Not Alone - Olive
Stranger In A Room - Jamie xx
Fool's Paradise - Cold Specks
Nothing Matters - Tricky
French Movie - Loner
A Gentle Dissolve - Thievery Corporation
Make A Wish - Conjure One w/Poe
Shape The Future - Nightmares On Wax
Honey - Tosca
Finding Beauty - Craig Armstrong
Spirit - Belle Game
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
I've Seen It All - Bjork & Thom Yorke

              Hour 3              
Orbit Of Me - Delerium & Leigh Nash
Azul - Bebel Gilberto
No Reason - Bonobo w/Nick Murphy
Petrified - Flunk
Find My Way - Nine Inch Nails
Wind On Water - Brian Eno & Robert Fripp [v]
Teardrop - Massive Attack w/Elizabeth Fraser
Blood - Middle East
Oya - Ibeyi
Just A Memory - Odezsa & Regina Spektor
Inside Your Dream - Melorman
Naked As We Came - Iron & Wine
Barton - Lisa Hannigan




UTR 18-04 (Calexico)

Under The Radar Radio #18-04
January 28 - February 3, 2018


                  Pick Of The Week                    
   Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us    





















Calexico - End Of The World With You
  The Thread That Keeps Us (2018)   First album in 3 years
Beulah - Popular Mechanics For Lovers
  The Coast Is Never Clear (2001) Released on 9/11
Grant Lee Phillips - Walk In Circles
  Widdershins (2018)   
Ty Segall - Every 1's A Winner
  Freedom's Goblin (2018)  Cover of 70's song by Hot Chocolate
Luna - IHOP 
  Pup Tent (1997)   Is there a doctor in the house of pancakes?
The Voids - Leave It In My Dreams
  Virtue (2018)   They dropped Julian Casablancas' name but he's still the singer

American Analog Set - The Kindness Of Strangers
  Know By Heart (2001)    Out of Austin, Texas,  Inactive since 2005 but still together
Lord Huron - Ancient Names Parts I & II
  Vide Noir (2018)   Inspired by driving in L.A. at night
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Mainland
  single (2018)  Group out of Australia
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
  Absolute Zero (2013)   5 school friends from Ireland
Calexico - Bridge To Nowhere
  The Thread That Keeps Is (2008)  Calexico named for a town on the California/Mexico border

*Damwells - Werewolves
  No One Listens To The Band Anymore (2011)
*Laura Veirs - Everybody Needs You 
  The Lookout (2018)  New album coming April 13th
*Born Ruffians - Side Tracked
  Uncle, Duke & the Chief (2018)  From Toronto - the one in Canada. 
Martin Courtney - Airport Bar
  Many Moons (2015)  Singer from Real Estate
Bahamas - Show Me Naomi
  Earthtones (2018)  Real name is Afie Jurvanen - from Toronto
Car Seat Headrest - Nervous Young Inhumans
  Twin Fantasy (2018)  They've re-recorded their 2011 album of the same name
Band Of Horses - NW Apt.
  Infinite Arms (2010)  
Caroline Rose - Soul No. 5
  Loner (2018)   New Jersey singer-songwriter's second album

Grizzly Bear - Gun Shy
  Shields (2012)   Group of of Brooklyn
Yo La Tengo - You Are Here
  There's A Riot Going On (2018)   Instrumental track
Calexico - Under The Wheels 
  The Thread That Keeps Us (2018)   This album recorded in San Francisco
British India - I Thought We Knew Each Other
  single (2017)   Group from a magical place called Australia
Buffalo Tom - All Be gone
  Quiet And Peace (2018)  Bill Janovitz is a super nice guy

Belly - Feed The Tree
  Star (1993)  25th birthday for this former #1 song
Belle and Sebastian - The Girl Doesn't Get It
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018)  The full length is coming 2.16
City & Colour - Natural Disaster
  Little Hell (2011)  Dallas Green was actually named for the Phillies manager
The Eels - The Deconstruction
  The Deconstruction (2018)  Another new confessional on the way in April for Mark Everett
Calexico - Girl In The Forest
  The  Thread That Keeps Us (2018)  

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Sonic Bliss #18-03

Sonic Bliss #18-03
January 17-21, 2018
"London in the low tide of the night and not a taxi cab in sight."



            Hour 1            
Wood Cabin - Saint Etienne
Low Tide Of The Night - Everything But The Girl
Know How - Kings Of Convenience
Stir Me Up - Lane 8
You Feel Right - If By Yes
Every Day A Story - Fragile State
Spectre - Radiohead
Wandering Star - Portishead
Dust In Gravity - Delerium
Silence - Tender
Thinking Like That - Hope Sandoval & The Warm Invention
Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte - William Orbit
Astronauts - One Eskim0

            Hour 2            
Midnight In A Perfect World - DJ Shadow
Halo - Depeche Mode
Four Three - All India Radio
Winter Dub - Emancipator
My Truth - Cocteau Twins
The Golden Age - Beck
Only The Winds - Olafur Arnalds
There Is An End - Greenhornes
Helicopter - Deerhunter
Taste - Rhye
I Go To Sleep - Sia
Guitarra G - G Club
The Carnival Is Over - Dead Can Dance

            Hour 3            
Just A Girl She Said - Dubstar
In The Midlife Zone - Shine
Can't Do A Thing (To Stop Me) - Chris Isaak
Blissing Me - Bjork
Close - Telepopmusik
You Wish - Nightmares On Wax
Sweetest Day - Control Freq
Silent Spring - Massive Attack
How Insensitive - Stereo Dub
Cronulla Breakdown - Pernice Brothers
Blue Moon - Engine Ear Z Experiment 2/Kate Havnevik
Laura - Bat For Lashes
Wide-Eyes, Wrapped In Love - Digitonal
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

UTR 18-03 (Belle and Sebastian)

Under The Radar Radio #18-03
January 21 - 27, 2018

                                  Pick Of The Week                                 
 Belle and Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems 




















Belle and Sebastian - Show Me The Sun
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018)   3 eps will come out as one LP on Feb 16
Camera Obscura - Do It Again
  Desire Lines (2013)   Not a peep since this album
Moby - Like A Motherless Child 
  Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt (2018)   Raquel Rodriguez on the lead vocal
Noel Gallagher - Black & White Sunshine
  Who Built The Moon (2017)  
Peter, Bjork & John - Dig A Little Deeper
  Gimme Some (2011)
Eels - The Deconstruction
  The Deconstruction (2018)   First new album in 4 years coming April 6th

Stars - Death To Death 
  Heart (2003)   
Karen O & Michael Kiwanuka - YO! My Saint
  single (2018)    No new news on the Yeah Yeah Yeah front
Sunflower Bean - Crisis Fest
  Twentytwo In Blue  (2018)  Second album coming March 23rd  
Autour de Lucie - Ou Ca Va
  Ta Lumiere Particuliere (2018)   Ou Ca Va means  "Where is it going?"
Belle and Sebastian - Sweet Dew Lee
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018)   Touring Europe, but not North America

Jamiroquai - Something About You
  Automaton (2017)  .That headgear he's wearing on the cover - I want that!
De Lux - Cause For Concern
  More Disco Songs About Love (2018)  
Franz Ferdinand - Feel The Love Go
  Always Ascending (2018)   New album coming February 9th
Papas Fritas - Way You Walk
  Buildings And Grounds (2000)   "Pop Has Freed Us" - get it????
Editors - Magazine
  Violence (2018)   First new music in 3 years

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - French Press
  The French Press EP (2017)   They are from Australia.  Only $340 round trip from Detroit now
Belle and Sebastian - Cornflakes
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018)   You w/o me is like Cornflakes without the milk.
Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive
  What A Time To Be Alive (2018)  Band from the awesome town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Ghost Of A Sabre Tooth Tiger - Animals
  Midnight Sun (2014)   Sean Lennon is now older than his dad and that's hard to accept.
Dan Croll - Tokyo
  Emerging Adulthood (2017)  Guys with glasses can rock too, you know.  

*A Sunny Day In Glasgow - In Love With Useless
  Sea When Absent (2014)
*Tame Impala - List Of People (To Try And Forget About)
  single (2017)
*Loma - Relay Runner

  Luna (2018)
Death By Unga Bunga - Lady Fondue
  Pineapple Pizza (2016)   "Unga Bunga" reminds me of a Bugs Bunny joke
Breeders - All Nerve
  All Nerve (2018)  Most successful lineup is back together  Deal-Deal-Wiggs-MacPherson
Jens Lekman - Some Dandruff On Your Shoulder
  I Know What Love Isn't (2012)
Yo La Tengo - Shades Of Blue
  There's A Riot Going On (2018)   Same title as a Sly Stone album from 1971
Belle and Sebastian - Same Star
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018).  I've never seen them live and I don't know why. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-02

Sonic Bliss #18-02
January 10-14, 2018
"Some days I'm better than most, most days I'm tied to the post."



            Hour 1            
City Moon - Love Spirals Downward
Walking On The Moon - Zero Cult
The Only Way - Tricky
Depth Of My Soul - Thievery Corporation
Remind Me - Royksopp
Slow Like Honey - Fiona Apple
White Horses - Dean & Britta
Most Days - Mojave 3
Red Light, Green Light - Sounds From The Ground
The Lonely Night - Moby w/Mark Lanegan
Le Dernier Mot - Autour de Lucie
Thousand - Trespassers William
Fishbowl Funk - Saru

            Hour 2            
Beautiful Crazy - Space Raiders
Shyer - London Grammar
That Girl - Esthero
Ring A Ring 'O Roses - Charlotte Gainsbourg
A Thousand Stars Burst Open - Pale Saints
Negative Sunrise - Ulrich Schnauss
Nyquil - Alpha
Edge Of The Ocean - Ivy
Thin Floors & Tall Ceilings - Odesza 
Take Your Time - Al Green & Corinne Bailey Rae
Crumble - Craig Armstrong
Song To The Siren - This Mortal Coil (Cocteau Twins)
Zebra - Beach House

            Hour 3            
Caribbean Blue - Enya
Airglow - Stellardrone
Everything In It's Right Place - Radiohead
Pheromone - Flunk
Now We Are Free - Lisa Gerrard
Passenger Seat - Death Cab For Cutie
Bossa Per Due - Nicole Conte
Blank Pages - The Album Leaf
Leviathan - Koda
Gorecki - Lamb
Magical Child - Alanis Morissette
Held In The Arms Of Your Words - Tired Pony




UTR 18-02 (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)

Under The Radar Radio #18-02
January 14 - 20, 2018


                          Pick Of The Week                           
  Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures  





















Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Echo
  Wrong Creatures (2018)  First album in 5 years
Dum Dum Girls - Rimbaud Eyes
  Too True (2014)   A reference to poel Arthur Rimbaud
MGMT - When You Die
  Little Dark Age (2018)   Such cheerful subject matter
Caroline Rose - Soul No. 5
  Loner (2018)  A slightly different sound from her first album
Title Fight - Chlorine
  Hyperview (2015)   From Kingston, Pennsylvania
Breeders - All Nerve
  All Nerve (2018)  Back to the "Last Splash" era lineup

*Sunflower Bean - Crisis Fest
  Twentytwo In Blue (2018)  Album coming on March 23rd
Andy Hull & Robert McDowell - Montage
  Swiss Army Man Soundtrack (2016)   Great song - strange movie
Belle & Sebastian - Same Star
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018)   From the 2nd of 3 new EPs 
Ty Segal - Every 1's A Winner
  Freedom's Goblin (2018)  A cover of a 1976 hit from Hot Chocolate
Interpol - Same Town, New Story
  El Pintor (2014)   Supposed to release something new this year
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - King Of Bones
  Wrong Creatures (2018)  - At the Majestic in Detroit on February 7th

*Diego Garcia - Don't Go
   single (2018)   Former lead singer of Elefant
*Olivia Tremor Control - Hideaway
  Black Foliage: Animationj Music, Vol 1 (1999)
*Superorganism - Everybody Wants To Be Famous
  Superorganism (2018)   Debut coming March 2nd
Editors - All Sparks
  The Back Room (2005)  A 10 track album should be out in the first half of 2018. 
Car Seat Headrest - Nervous Young Inhumans
  Twin Fantasy (2018)    They have re-recorded their 2011 album
The Fratellis - Stand Up Tragedy
  In Your Own Sweet Time (2018)   Album is coming March 9th
Godfathers - Birth, School, Work, Death
  Birth, School, Work, Death (1988)   They sum up life so perfectly with a title. 
Vaccines - I Can't Quit
  Combat Sports (2018)  Album coming March 30th.  Winter will be over!

Loma - Relay Runner
  Loma (2018)   Featuing Jonathan Meiburg from Shearwater
Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods
  Entertainment (1979)  A great lo-fi post punk record
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Little Thing Gone Wild
  Wrong Creatures (2018)   Named after the Marlon Brando movie The Wild One. 
Moby - Like A Motherless Child
  Everything Was Beautiful & Nothing Hurt (2018)  Title comes from The Slaughterhouse Five
Raveonettes - Killer In The Streets
  Pe'ahi (2014)  They are from Denmark.......are they still allowed in the U.S.? 
U.S. Girls - Pearly Gates
  In A Poem Unlimited (2018)  Her name is Meghan Remy - from Toronto

Love & Rockets - Kundalini Express
  Express (1986)   From the band's second album
Karen O. & Michael Kiwanuka - Yo! My Saint
  single (2018)   Part of a film/music/fashion series
On An On - Icon Love
  And The Wave Has Two Sides (2016)  
Ride - Catch You Dreaming
  Tomorrow's Shore EP (2018)   This was part of the Weather Diaries recording sessions
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Haunt
  Wrong Creatures (2018)  Basically The Brian Jonestown Massacre without Anton

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-01

Sonic Bliss #18-01
January 3-7, 2018
"Dreams are made in solid gold"




            Hour 1            
Elvis - Alpha
King Of The Mountain - Kate Bush
Chocolate Elvis - Tosca
Back To Nature - Nightmares On Wax
Inscribed In Jade - Moshang
Over The Ocean - Low
Protection - Massive Attack
Hoppiolla - Sigur Ros
Sous Le Sable - Camille
Night Time - The xx
Windchime - Pig & Dan
Satellite - BT
Fotografia - Celso Mendes

           Hour 2            
Gatekeeper - Feist
Nightlite - Bonobo
April Shower  - De-Phazz
Breathe - Club 8
Eden - Hooverphonic
Claimed By The Sea - French For Rabbits
Lover, You Should Have Come Over - Jeff Buckley
Until The Morning - Thievery Corporation w/Emiliana Torrini
Enigmatic Encounter - Atb
All Points Back To U - Nosaj Thing
Spiritual High (State of Independence) - Moodswings
Peacock Tail - Boards Of Canada
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime - Beck

           Hour 3            
All Is Full Of Love - Bjork
Passing By - Zero 7
Daylight - Delerium w/Matthew Sweet
Ghost Pong - Emancipator
Ocean & A Rock - Lisa Hannigan
Sonnet - The Verve
Bloodstain - UNKLE 
Alone In Kyoto - Air
Bright Lights - Archive
Begin - Shallou
A Zed & Two Ls - Fila Brazillia
Diving Away - Skilled Mechanics (Tricky)
Wake Up Alone - Amy Winehouse

UTR 18-01 (Crazy 8's)

Under The Radar Radio #18-01
January 7 - 13, 2018

  Songs from 1978, 1988, 1998, 2008 and 2018  



















1978 - Elvis Costello - Lip Service
  This Year's Model  -  My cool uncle gave me this vinyl album when I was 13
1988 - Pogues - Thousands Are Sailing
  If I Should Fall From Grace With God  - Ex-Pogue Cait O'Riordan was married to Elvis Costello
1998 - Placebo - Pure Morning
  Without  You I'm Nothing -  Working on new material for later this year
2008 - Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
  The Seldom-Seen Kid  - Just released a greatest hits album
2018 - Vaccines - I Can't Quit
  Combat Sports -  New album coming March 30th

1978 - Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights
  The Kick Inside -  Took her an hour to write this at the age of 18
1988 - Prefab Sprout - King Of Rock & Roll
  From Langley Park To Memphis - Paddy McAloon has an Elvis fetish 
1998 - Jeff Buckley - Vancouver
  Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk -  He was working on this when he died
2008 - Flight Of The Conchords - Business Time
  Flight Of The Conchords -  "Tripping Sensuously over my pants"
2018 - Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending
  Always Ascending - Album coming February 9th

1978 - The Jam - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
  All Mod Cons - A single from '77 was re-released on the album in 1978
1988 - Sugarcubes - Motorcrash
  Life's Too Good - ......after she got that bicycle
1998 - Sloan - Money City Maniacs
  Navy Blues - Band's lineup hasn't changed in 27 years
2008 - Vampire Weekend - A Punk
  Vampire Weekend - New music ABSOLUTELY in 2018
2018 - MGMT - When You Die
  Little Dark Age - Album should be out in February

1978 - *The Cars - Good Times Roll  
  The Cars - Everyone I knew had this album
1988 - *Jane's Addiction - Moutain Song 
  Nothing's Shocking - A store in Michigan got in trouble for putting the poster in the window
1998 - *Soul Coughing - Circles  
  El Oso -  One of the few Soul Coughing songs Mike Doughty still likes
2008 - *Kaiser Chiefs - Like It Too Much 
  Off With Their Heads   -  Currently on hiatus
2018 - *Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive  
  What A Time To Be Alive - Album is coming on February 16th

1978 - Public Image Ltd. - Public Image
  First Issue - Johnny Rotten's (Lydon) first post-Sex Pistols release
1988 - Morrissey - Suadehead
  Viva Hate - Morrissey's first post-Smiths release
1998 - Elliott Smith - Waltz #2
  XO - His first release after his Oscar nomination
2008 - Jenny Lewis - The Next Messiah
  Acid Tongue - The album was recorded mostly live with few overdubs
2018 - They Might Be Giants - I Left My Body
  I Like Fun - Album coming January 19th,  at St. Andrew's in Detroit on February 10th


1978 - Devo - Uncontrollable Urge
  Q: Are We Not Men?  A: We Are Devo -  So there are some good things from Ohio
1988 - Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
  Surfer Rosa - You met me at a very strange time in my life
1998 - Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
  In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.  No albums since this brilliant release
2008 - Paul Weller - Cold Moments
  22 Dreams - More than 40 years of great music from Mr. Weller
2018 - Belle And Sebastian - Sweet Dew Lee
  How To Solve Our Human Problems -  3 part album gets full release on February 16th