Music For Listeners 06/01/2013
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Country Mike's Greatest Hits'.
2) Terry Stafford-"Amarillo By Morning" From the CD 'Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose'.
3) Standard Fare-"Rumours" From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "Rumours".
4) Noah and the Whale-"Lifetime" From the brand new CD 'Heart Of Nowhere'.
5) Vampire Weekend-"Step" From the brand new CD 'Modern Vampires of the City'.
6) Without Feathers-"Scared and Worried" From the brand new digital single for "Scared and Worried".
7) Sara Lowes-"I Find You" From the brand new digital EP 'All For The Dream (With The Means Of A Well Planned Getaway)'.
8) Charlie Boyer And The Voyeurs-"Be Glamorous" From the brand new digital single for "Be Glamorous".
9) The Little Ones-"Little Souls" From the CD 'The Dawn Sang Along'.
10) Three Blind Wolves-"Tall Man Riding" From the brand new CD 'Sing Hallelujah for the Old Machine'.
11) Tricky-"Nothing Matters" From the forthcoming CD 'False Idols'.
12) Wild Nothing-"A Dancing Shell" From the brand new digital single for "A Dancing Shell".
13) Neon Neon-"Hoops with Fidel" From the brand new CD 'Praxis Makes Perfect'.
14) Thoughts Detecting Machines-"Down To One" From the brand new CD 'Forget'.
15) Daft Punk feat. Julian Casablancas-"Instant Crush" From the brand new CD 'Random Access Memories'.
16) Splashh-"Lemonade" From the CD 'Comfort'.
17) Swim Deep-"Simmer" From the brand new digital single for "She Changes the Weather".
18) San Cisco-"Fred Astaire" From the brand new digital single for "Fred Astaire".
19) Childhood-"Solemn Skies (Radio Edit)" From the brand new digital single for "Solemn Skies".
20) Still Corners-"Beginning to Blue" From the brand new CD 'Strange Pleasures'.
21) Rouge Wave-"No Magnatone" From the brand new CD 'Nightingale Floors'.
22) The Replacements-"I'm Not Sayin'" From the vinyl 12" EP 'Songs for Silm'.
23) Willie Mitchell-"Night Train" From the CD 'Hold It!'.
24) She and Him-"I Could've Been Your Girl" From the brand new CD 'Volume 3'.
25) Treetop Flyers-"Postcards" From the brand new CD 'The Mountain Moves'.
26) Paul McCartney and Wings-"Maybe I'm Amazed (Live)" From the brand new remastered CD 'Wings Over America'.
27) Dead Can Dance-"Agape (Live)" From the brand new CD 'In Concert'.
28) Laura Marling-"Devil's Resting Place" From the brand new CD 'Once I Was An Eagle'.
29) Junip-"Batton" From the CD 'Junip'.
30) Nadine Shah-"Dreary Town" From the brand new digital single for "Dreary Town".
31) Michael Kiwanuka-"Any Day Will Do Fine" From the CD 'Home Again'.
32) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Poster Children-'New World Record'
Since we've played almost 500 MMR's at this point. It would be fair to say, that I've already played a lot of my all-time favorite albums. There are a few albums out there that I haven't played by my all-time favorite bands though, and tonight I play an album from certainly one of the most influential bands in my lifetime. The Poster Children originally hail from Champaign, Illinois. Long time listeners know how much I love this band, and friends know how many t-shirts I've owned by this band. (They always sold them at an affordable price.) Most importantly, this band which is centered by a core of "family", were pioneers into the amazing tidal wave of using the internet as a source to promote one's own music. The band made amazing and energetic music, and along the way did so many creative and independent things. This MMR was the first album they produced in their own basement studio "Tedium", and it sounds like it was recorded it a big studio for a ton of money. They just invested into the business and did it themselves. If you haven't heard of Poster Children by this point, then you really need to go through their work and discover that they were one of the bands out there breaking DIY tech ground before anyone. They were balancing interactive technology and music together way before anyone I know at least. In fact the first MP3 I ever downloaded was from Poster Children's website way back in 1998; a year before this album was released. They made their own enhanced CD's back when I had to go to a friends house to find a computer to watch it. They also had a weekly podcast before the term "podcast" was invented. Yes, they were highly influential in the business of music. It's awesome that their music is so kick ass as well. Maybe you were there when they opened for Archers of Loaf at Taco Land. I sure was. - Michael - MFL
"Trapped in a web you can't escape. Unless you know the ways of the secret handshake"
33) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.