Music For Listeners 10/05/2013
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Country Mike's Greatest Hits'.
2) Bobby Vinton-"Blue Velvet" From the CD soundtrack to the motion picture "Blue Velvet"
3) Exclamation Pony-"Pseudo-Individual" From the brand new AA vinyl 7" single for "Pseudo-Individual"/"Mazes".
4) Arctic Monkeys-"I Want It All" From the brand new album 'AM'.
5) Big Wave Riders-"It's Funny Things Aren't Gonna Change" From the EP 'Big Wave Riders'.
6) Lemonwood-"Who Am I" From the digital EP 'Planet Horse'.
7) Pixies-"What Goes Boom" From the digital EP 'EP1'.
8) Dr Dog-"Distant Light" From the brand new album 'B-Room'.
9) Zebra Hunt-"Get Along" From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "Only Way Out"
10) Glitches-"Only Time Will Tell" From the brand new digital single for "Only Time Will Tell".
11) Wynonie Harris-"Night Train" From the compilation album 'Lovin' Machine'.
12) Noah and the Whale-"Introduction-Heart of Nowhere" From the album 'Heart of Nowhere'.
13) His Clancyness-"Progress" From the forthcoming album 'Vicious'.
14) Deaf Club-"Toulouse" From the brand new vinyl 10" EP 'Take In Colour'.
15) Art Brut-"Moving to L.A. (Live at Emo's 9-25-06)" Exclusively recorded for broadcast on Music For Listeners
16) Inspiral Carpets-"The Beast Inside (Live at G-Mex)" From the DVD '210790 Live at GMEX'.
17) Johnny Flynn-"Been Listening (Rockfeedback Session)" From the brand new digital EP 'A Recapitulation of Johnny Flynn'.
18) Gulp-"Hot Water" From the brand new digital single for "Play".
19) Eros and the Eschaton-"Over and Over" From the album 'Home Address for Civil War'.
20) Moscow Olympics-"Keep The Avenues Open (Magnus Wahlstrom Mix)" From the vinyl 7" single for "Reprise".
21) Au Revoir Simone-"Gravitron" From the brand new album 'Move in Spectrums'.
22) Keep Shelly In Athens-"Time Exists Only To Betray Us" From the forthcoming album 'At Home'.
23) Summer Camp-"I Got You" From the brand new album 'Summer Camp'.
24) Elizabeth Morris-"Young Republic" From the brand new digital EP 'Optimism'.
25) Marcus Rubio-"Shift Your Weight" From the brand new Pack Projects 12" vinyl compilation album 'Fault Lines'.
26) Bill Callahan-"Ride My Arrow" From the brand new album 'Dream River'.
27) Mazzy Star-"In the Kingdom" From the brand new album 'Seasons of Your Day'.
28) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Alt-J Δ-'An Awesome Wave'
This band certainly has achieved cult status at this point. Quickly selling out Stubbs in Austin is a good sign of that status I around these parts I would say. It helps to have good music, and this band's debut album is certainly that. It's different, but it also sounds familiar. When I talked with the band a year ago this month, they told me the list of bands people hear in their music is far and wide, and most of them they've never listened to before. They are obviously influenced by Radiohead, and they do all love them, but I personally hear a lot of XTC; in the lyrical phrasings especially. The way Andy Partridge flies through the words over the rhythms on English Settlement in particular, is something I hear on this album a lot. They said apart from "Making Plans for Nigel", they hadn't heard anything else from XTC, but they have heard them mentioned a couple of times. I've seen Alt-J Δ twice in concert and after seeing this album performed live twice over, I can truly say that I'm really looking forward to their next recorded venture. I think they realize that with this debut album being as good as it is, (Mercury Prize aside), the second album will be a big test. I think this band is going to be around a while. Thanks to their manager Tav for sending us a few tracks from this album in early 2012! We've been playing this one for many months and it needs to be played for the listeners as a whole. "This is a nod to the canon". - Michael - MFL
29) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.