Music For Listeners 03/18/2017
SXSW bands 2017 (all bands except the MMR are playing SXSW)
1) Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology: The Sounds of Science'.
2) Darling West-"The Sweetest Tune" From the album 'Vinyl and a Heartache'.
3) Middle Kids-"Edge of Town" From the digital single for "Edge of Town".
4) Hippo Campus-"Little Grace" From the digital single for "Little Grace".
5) Still Corners-"Crooked Fingers" From the album 'Dead Blue'.
6) Grandaddy-"Brush with the Wild" From the brand new album 'Last Place'.
7) Catholic Action-"Doing Well" From the brand new digital single for "Doing Well".
8) Be Charlotte-"Too Late" From the digital single for "Too Late".
9) Blueprint Blue-"Good Dreams" From the digital single for "When There's Sun".
10) Juanita Stein-"Stargazer" From the brand new digital single for "Stargazer".
11) The Britanys-"Dime A Dozen" From the brand new EP 'Five a Side'.
12) Las Kellies-"I'm On Fire" From the album 'Friends And Lovers'.
13) The Sandinistas-"Ready To Blow" From the vinyl 7" single for "Ready To Blow".
14) Birthh-"Queen of Failureland" From the album 'Born in the Woods'.
15) The Big Moon-"Sucker" From the digital single for "Sucker".
16) Birds of Olympus-"Vine of the Soul" From the brand new digital single for "Vine of the Soul".
17) Hoops-"Rules" From the brand new digital single for "Rules".
18) BNQT-"Restart" From the digital single for "Restart".
19) Dream Wife-"Hey Heartbreaker" From the EP '01'.
20) The Parrots-"Dee Dee Dangerous" From the vinyl 7" single for "Dee Dee Dangerous".
21) Someone Who Isn't Me-"Stop and Remember (Feat. Stella)" From the vinyl 7" single for "Stop and Remember".
22) Chain of Flowers-"Glimmers Of Joy" From the album 'Chain of Flowers'.
23) Happy Meals-"Suivez Moin" From the EP 'Fruit Juice'.
24) Kid Wave-"Everything Changes" From the brand new digital single for "Everything Changes".
25) Jealous of the Birds-"Trouble in Bohemia" From the album 'Parma Violets'.
26) Her's-"Dorothy" From the digital single for "Dorothy"/"What Once Was".
27) Chad Valley-"True" From the digital single for "True".
28) Molly Burch-"Try" From the brand new album 'Please Be Mine'.
29) Holly Macve-"No One Has the Answers" From the brand new album 'Golden Eagle'.
30) Cloud Castle Lake-"Sync" From the EP 'Dandelion'.
31) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Pink Floyd-"'The Wall'
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd, MFL is playing a Pink Floyd MMR all month, and we end the celebration with what is their second most popular album. I played the live version of the album, (which I happen to enjoy more), for their 40th anniversary, so I thought it would be good to play the studio version since we haven't played it before. Since November, I've been listening to "The Wall" a little bit more than I'd like really. Going on forty years old, the album's subject matter may be more current now than it was when it was released. In the late 70's, it was looking back to the time of Nazi Germany and dealing with the isolation of building a wall around oneself, and around one's country. A false sense of security, and the madness of falling into an egotistical nightmare. Isolationist and populist governments seem to be back on the rise sadly, so listening to this album now is more poignant than ever. Roger Waters will use his art to combat against this isolation as he sets out on a grand tour in May, including a stop in San Antonio. I'm sure he'll have plenty to say about the current leaders in the U.S. and in his home country of Britain. I don't know if humans will ever learn, but any walls that are built, in the end, are always torn down. "Would you like to send our colored cousins home again my friend? All you need to do is follow the worms" - Michael - MFL
32) James-"Sayonara" From the album 'Wah-Wah'.