Music For Listeners 2007/05/12
SXSW 2007 Overview

1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) My Two Toms-"Drop Cops" From the double CD release 'Field Recordings' and 'Two'.
3) Ash-"You Can't Have It All" From the brand new UK CD single for "You Can't Have It All".
4) The Loungs-"Googly Moogly" From the UK CD 'We Are the Champ'.
5) The Lea Shores-"Guillotine" From the UK CD single for "Guillotine".
6) Polytechnic-"Caring is Creepy" A cover song found on the b-side from the brand new UK vinyl 7" single CD for "Australia" from The Shins. Out on Transgressive Records in the U.K. The b-side is double grooved, so you may play one of two songs depending where you drop the needle. We played the Jeremy Warmsley song last week.
7) Santa Dog-"Big Bang" From the brand new UK CD single for "Big Bang".
8) Idlewild-"Future Works" From the CD 'Make Another World'.
9) Beck-"Think I'm In Love" From the CD 'The Information'.
10) Electrelane-"Carolina Wren" From the brand new UK vinyl 7" single for "To the East".
11) Ra Ra Riot-"Can You Tell" From the brand new CD E.P. 'Ra Ra Riot'.
12) The LK (Love Kevins)-"Blakboy vs. the Snow" From the CD 'The LK vs. the Snow'.
13) Poster Children-"Chain Reaction" From the CD 'Daisy Chain Reaction'.
14) 1990's-"Super-Legals" From the brand new UK CD single for "See You At the Lights".
15) Klaxons-"Golden Skans" From the CD 'Myths of the Future'.
16) Music For Listeners SXSW 2007 Overview/Teaser - Full interviews and selected recordings played throughout 2007 on M.F.L. Stay tuned.
17) Au Revoir Simone-"The Lucky One (Live at Lamberts - SXSW 2007)" Exclusively recorded for broadcast on Music For Listeners. More of this great set will be featured on a future broadcast.
18) Maximo Park-"Karaoke Plays" From the brand new CD 'Our Earthly Pleasures'.
19) Lucky Soul-"My Darling, Anything" From the CD 'The Great Unwanted'.
20) Marcus Rubio-"When You Wear Socks..." From the forthcoming CD 'The Life of Pillows'.
21) Elliot Smith-"Georgia, Georgia" From the brand new CD compilation 'New Moon'.
22) Cajun Dance Party-"Buttercups" From the brand new UK vinyl 7" single for "The Next Untouchables".
23) The White Stripes-"Icky Thump" From the brand new CD single for "Icky Thump".
24) Still Flyin'-"The Art of Jamming" From the forthcoming CD E.P. 'Za Cloud EJ'.
25) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Kaiser Chiefs-'Employment'
The first time I heard "the Chiefs", I thought, "Wow, this band really likes Blur". That's not a bad thing though, and it's certainly not a bad thing to get Blur producer Stephen Street to record your albums either. This band can't help but be compared to Blur in the way that they both write catchy pop music on their own terms. Syd Barrett and Ray Davies certainly knew how to write a good chorus, but at the same time they always made something sound a little different than what one might expect. Like Blur, The Kaiser Chiefs certainly listened to The Kinks and learned a thing or two about great, but unusual hooks. Some songs sound a little strange and slightly psychedelic, but some are terrifically straight forward rock anthems worth a loud sing along. Whatever the case, this debut album was good enough to make me want to hear what they had to offer in the future. At the time of writing, they are currently touring their sophomore effort, 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob'. It is as strong as this wonderful debut album, and I'm sure their third release will be as good of a listen. Sadly, I still haven't seen this band live, but with their announced appearance at the Austin City Limits festival, hopefully that will change. I've heard that they rock the house down. I know the one and only Chiefette would approve on the choice to play this album, so this one most definitely goes out to her. "And oh my god I can't believe it, I've never been this far away from home!!!"
Michael - MFL

26) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.
27) Blur-"Country House" From the CD 'The Great Escape'.

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