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Music For Listeners 03/01/2014

1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme"  From the CD 'Country Mike's Greatest Hits'.
2) Christine Perfect (McVie)-"No Road is the Right Road"  From the vinyl LP reissue 'The Legendary Christine Perfect Album'.
3) Howling Bells-"Slowburn"  From the forthcoming album 'Heartstrings'.
4) We Were Promised Jetpacks-"Peace Sign"  From the brand new album 'E Rey (Live in Philidelphia)'.
5) Blessin'-"Mono"  From the forthcoming cassette EP 'Do You'. ART IS HARD RECORDS
6) Dead Gaze-"I Found the Ending"  From the album 'Dead Gaze'.
7) Bloody Beach-"Solitude"  From the forthcoming album 'Bloody Beach Pirate Radio Presents'.
8) Young Girls-"Caroline"  From the brand new vinyl EP 'Young Girls'.
9) Younghusband-"Left Of The Rocks"  From the brand new digital single for "Left Of The Rocks".
10) Young Romance-"Pale"  From the forthcoming digital single for "Pale".
11) PAWS-"Tongues"  From the forthcoming album 'Youth Culture Forever'.
12) Bombay Bicycle Club-"Overdone"  From the brand new album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'.
13) The Charlestones-"Off The Beat"  From the album 'Off The Beat'.
14) Beck-"Say Goodbye"  From the brand new album 'Morning Phase'.
15) Sweet Baboo-"Build You A Butterfly"  From the album 'Ships'.
16) Psychic Wheels-"Pyromaniac Lover"  From the brand new album 'Peripheral Drift'.
17) Glitches-"Only Time Will Tell (Mint Royale Remix)"  From the digital EP 'RGB'.
18) Little Dragon-"Klapp Klapp"  From the brand new digital single for "Klapp Klapp".
19) Prides-"The Seeds You Sow"  From the digital EP 'The Seeds You Sow'.
20) Thoughts Detecting Machines-"Going Home"  From the digital EP 'Forget'.
21) Honeyblood-"Choker"  From the forthcoming album 'Honeyblood'.
22) Posse-"Interesting Thing No. 2"  From the forthcoming album 'Soft Opening'.
23) Frente Cumbiero-"Cumbietíope"  From the album 'Frente Cumbiero Meets Mad Professor'.
24) Northern American-"Wander"  From the brand new digital EP 'Happiness Hungover'.
25) Fanfarlo-"The Grey and Gold"  From the brand new album 'Let's Go Extinct'.
26) Simian Ghost-"Curtain Call"  From the album 'Youth'.
27) She Sir-"Winter Skirt"  From the brand new album 'Go Guitars'.
28) Embrace-"Decades"  From the brand new digital EP 'Refugees'.
29) Michael Kiwanuka-"You've Got Nothing To Lose"  From the brand new CD single for "You've Got Nothing To Lose".
30) Laurel Wreath-"With Me"  From the brand new album 'Karaoke'.
31) The Melodic-"Imperfect Time"  From the album 'Imperfect Time'.
32) Slow Club-"Tears Of Joy"  From the brand new digital single for "Tears Of Joy".
33) "The Mid-Morning Recording"               Kirsty MacColl-'Electric Landlady'
An amazing singer and songwriter with the voice of an angel. This is pretty much the breakthrough album from Kirsty, but like a lot of other people, we had heard her before. I first heard The Smiths in the middle of 1988 as they were breaking up. I noticed the soundtrack to the John Hughes film "She's Having A Baby", had a Smiths cover of "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby" sung by their "backup singer" Kirsty MacColl, so I bought it. This soundtrack was the first place I really knew of the band XTC, (even though I had heard them before, but didn't know it). It was the first place I really knew of Kate Bush, (even though I had heard her before, but didn't know it). It was also the first place I heard Kirsty MacColl sing a lead part. I quickly found out that not only I had heard her with The Smiths, but also on the great Tracey Ullman MTV hit "They Don't Know", which MacColl wrote and recorded a few years before. Then at Christmas time 1988, I heard "Fairytale of New York" about a year after it was first released. The song changed my shoesize, and I was a fan. I bought "Kite" on cassette when that came out, and I did listen to it, but it wasn't really something that a seventeen year old understood at the time. (Since, I have grown to love the album and appreciate the songs.) In 1991, when this album came out, it was certainly different than "Kite". It was more modern, it had a lot of different genres, and really showcased her visually. "Walking Down Madison" was a small MTV hit for Kirsty, and it was pretty much the video that made me fall for her charm. Since, I don't think I see redheads with nice smiles, who always seems to be wearing yellow sweatshirts, quite the same. This album is produced by Steve Lillywhite, maybe the luckiest man I know. He produced some of the greatest records ever made, (look it up), but he was lucky enough to be "Mr. Kirsty MacColl" and the father of her children as well. "From an uptown apartment to a knife on the A-train. It's not that far." - Michael - MFL
34) James-"Sayonara"  From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.
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