Music For Listeners 03/08/2014
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Country Mike's Greatest Hits'.
2) Fox and the Bird-"Saints" From the brand new album 'Darkest Hours'.
3) The Horrors-"I See You" From the brand new digital single for "I See You".
4) Rich Hands-"Teenager" From the forthcoming album 'Out Of My Head'.
5) Skaters-"One Of Us" From the brand new album 'Manhattan'.
6) Ash-"Jack Names The Planets (2011)" From the digital single for "Jack Names The Planets (2011)".
7) Bloody Beach-"Disco Impaler" From the forthcoming album 'Bloody Beach Pirate Radio Presents'.
8) Cloud Nothings-"I'm Not Part Of Me" From the brand new digital single for "I'm Not Part Of Me".
9) Broken Bells-"No Matter What You're Told" From the brand new album 'After the Disco'.
10) Eagulls-"Soulless Youth" From the brand new album 'Eagulls'.
11) Thumpers-"Dancing's Done" From the brand new album 'Galore'.
12) AM Transistor Ghost (Fun Machine SA)-"SA Funk Da Jungle" From the album 'Why Not Now?".
13) Tele Novella-"Trouble In Paradise"" From the brand new vinyl 7" single for "Trouble In Paradise".
14) Eros and the Eschaton-"Over and Over" From the album 'Home Address for Civil War'.
15) Embrace-"Bullets" From the brand new digital EP 'Refugees'.
16) Stanley Brinks and The Wave Pictures-"One Minute Of Darkness" From the brand new album 'Gin'.
17) Highasakite-"In and Out of Weeks" From the brand new digital EP 'In and Out of Weeks'.
18) Superfood-"Melting" From the AA digital single for "Bubbles"/"Melting".
19) Young Girls-"By My Side" From the brand new vinyl EP 'Young Girls'.
20) Malibu Shark Attack-"Monsters Under Your Bed" From the forthcoming album 'Malibu Shark Attack'.
21) Psychic Wheels-"Superdreamer" From the brand new album 'Peripheral Drift'.
22) Withered Hand-"Black Tambourine" From the digital single for "Black Tambourine".
23) She Sir-"He's Not a Lawyer, It's Not a Company" From the brand new album 'Go Guitars'.
24) Real Estate-"Had to Hear" From the brand new album 'Atlas'.
25) Space-"Fortune Teller" From the brand new digital single for "Fortune Teller".
26) I Am Oak-"Honeycomb" From the brand new album 'Ols Songd'.
27) Like Swimming-"Let Go" From the forthcoming digital single for "Let Go".
28) Big Scary-"Twin Rivers" From the brand new digital EP 'Twin Rivers'.
29) Fanfarlo-"The Beginning and the End" From the brand new album 'Let's Go Extinct'.
30) "The Mid-Morning Recording" The Little Ones-'The Dawn Sang Along'.
I first heard this band when they opened for Ra Ra Riot way back in the day. They really blew me away, and I became an immediate fan of the group. Every time they put out something new, it is something that I usually spin around the house and on the show a lot. With this album I expected another solid recording from the Los Angeles band. However, I didn't expect an album this incredible. I saw it on very few "best of" lists sadly, but it was way up on mine at #2. (Which says a lot for The Spinto Band's 'Cool Cocoon' which was my favorite album of 2013.) I listened to this album a ton; almost every week! This album has many singles, but so far only two have been released to my knowledge. Every song is great and so hooky, it makes MY head spin. It must be frustrating for a band to make an album this magnificent, and barely get it out there for people to hear. As of writing, this album isn't even on Discogs as part of their catalog. There will be a song from this album on a soundtrack sometime in the future and people will say, "Who is that? That is catchy as hell." This album is going to be one of the most overlooked pop albums of 2013, no doubt. "There's no place around us that will ever hold us down." - Michael - MFL
31) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.