Music For Listeners 2007/02/24

1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) My Two Toms-"Gladys" From the double CD release 'Field Recordings' and 'Two'.
3) Klaxons-"It's Not Over Yet" From the brand new UK CD 'Myths of the Near Future'.
4) Au Revoir Simone-"Fallen Snow" From the forthcoming CD 'The Bird of Music'.
5) Beirut-"Elephant Gun" From the CD E.P. 'Lon Gisland'.
6) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-"Satan Said Dance" From the brand new CD 'Some Loud Thunder'.
7) The Good, The Bad, and the Queen-"Kingdom of Doom" From the CD 'The Good, The Bad, and the Queen'.
8) Bloc Party-"I Still Remember" From the UK vinyl 7" single for "I Still Remember".
9) Poster Children-"Western Springs" From the CD 'No More Songs About Sleep and Fire'.
10) The Enemy-"It's Not OK" From the brand new UK CD single for "It's Not OK".
11) Bears-"How To Live" From the CD 'Bears'.
12) Dios-"All Said + Done" From the CD EP 'Los Arboles'.
13) Scissors for Lefty-"Mama Your Boys Will Find A Home" From the CD 'Underhanded Romance'.
14) Druggist-"One of Us" From the CD 'Early Michael Keaton'.
15) One More Grain-"Against King Moron" From the CD E.P. 'Pigeon English/One More Grain'.
16) Peel-"Moxie Blues" From the CD 'Peel'.
17) Field Music-"A House Is Not A Home" From the brand new CD 'Tones of Town'.
18) The Shins-"Red Rabbits" From the CD 'Wincing the Night Away'.
19) LCD Soundsystem-"North American Scum" From the forthcoming CD 'Sound of Silver'.
20) Arcade Fire-"Ocean of Noise" From the forthcoming CD 'Neon Bible'.
21) Hegga-"In A Different Light" From the CD E.P. 'Melee'.
22) Clinic-"If You Could Read Your Mind" From the brand new CD 'Visitations'.
23) Arctic Monkeys-"Leave Before The Lights Come On" From the UK CD single for "Leave Before the Lights Come On".
24) The View-"Comin Down" From the CD 'Hats Off to the Buskers'.
25) Jamie T-"Salvador" From the brand new UK CD 'Panic Prevention'.
26) Dr Dog-"Weekend" From the CD 'We All Belong'.
27) Gulf of Mexico-"How the Stars Did Fall" From the CD 'Rooms You've Never Seen Before'.
28) Explosions in the Sky-"Welcome, Ghosts" From the brand new CD 'All of the Sudden, I Miss Everyone'.
29) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Buttercup-'Hot Love'.
No matter how many times I see San Antonio's Buttercup in concert, something always happens to surprise me. It happens each and every time. I think the band almost tries to make every concert they play a special occasion. For this reason, one show might be completely different than one you saw the week before. Due to their wonderfully delightful and extemporaneous live performances, they are finally starting to make waves outside of our Alamo city; certainly just north in our capitol of Austin. Hopefully they will be bringing their "hot love" to your city soon, because they might be just a little bit better live than they are on record. With this second release from them, that is saying a whole lot. This album is also a testament to how much Erik Sanden has grown as a songwriter since the first Buttercup releases. He has always written good songs, but this album really shows just how much better he is getting at crafting awesome pop tunes. He's also not just getting better as a songwriter, but as a singer as well. He is becoming more comfortable with his book peddling shyness on stage and in the studio. I'm sure he would say that Grammy Award winning guitarist Joe Reyes has a lot to do with it as well. All four group members support each other with great respect, love, and companionship that is rare amongst individuals these days. They are certainly one of the nicest bands you might ever meet, and they have written a strong record full of "sing-a-longs" to win you over. The "Buttercult" is gaining members each and every day, and you too should fall in love with these catchy tunes, as we in San Antonio already have. One of my favorites from the year 2006. Certainly one of the best releases out of San Antonio to see the light of day.
Michael - MFL

30) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.
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