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Music For Listeners 2008/03/01

1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme"  From the CD 'Anthology'.
2) Laura Marling-"Tap At My Window" From the brand new CD 'Alas I Cannot Swim'.
3) The Charlatans-"Oh! Vanity"  The brand new download only single from the forthcoming CD 'You Cross My Path'.
4) Los Campesinos!-"Death to Los Campesinos!"  From the brand new UK CD single for "Death to Los Campesinos".
5) Mezzanine Owls-"Snow Globe"  From the 7" single for "Snow Globe".
6) Foals-"Cassius"  From the brand new UK CD single for "Cassius".
7) I Was A Cub Scout-"The Hunter's Daughter"  From the brand new UK CD 'I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope'.
8) Team Waterpolo-"Letting Go" From the brand new UK 7" single for "Letting Go".
9) The Whigs-"Production City"  From the CD 'Mission Control'.
10) The Spinto Band-"Oh Mandy (Live from Emo's - March 2007)"  Excusively recorded for broadcast on Music For Listeners!
11) The Teeth-"It's Not Funny"  From the CD 'You're My Lover Now'.
12) The Hawks (of Holy Rosary)-"BFF"  Unreleased demo send to us from the band.
13) Cut Off Your Hands-"Oh Girl"  From the brand new UK 7" single for "Oh Girl".
14) The Brute Chorus-"Chateau"  From the brand new UK CD single for "Chateau".
15) The Rushes-"Corners"  From the brand new 7" single for "Corners".
16) Those Dancing Days-"Dischoe"  From the brand new UK CD single for "Hitten".
17) Turncoat-"Wasted On You"  From the brand new Regal Records 7" single of the month for "Wasted On You".
18) The Kissaway Trail-"Tracy (Acoustic)"  From the brand new UK CD E.P. 'Smother + Evil = Hurt'.
19) Let's Wrestle-"Music Is My Girlfriend"  From the CD E.P. 'In Loving Memory Of'.
20) Envelopes-"Heaven"  From the brand new CD 'Here Comes the Wind'.
21) Young Mammals-"Mosquitobot (Demo)"  Unreleased track from the most awesome Houston band!  Playing as The Dimes from Houston at SXSW.
22) Barry Adamson-"Spend A Little Time"  From the brand new CD 'Back to the Cat'.

23) The Mae Shi-"Run to your Grave"  From the brand new UK 7" single for "Run to your Grave".
24) The Magnetic Fields-"Drive On Driver"  From the CD 'Distortion'.
25) Glasvegas-"Be My Baby"  From the brand new UK CD single for "It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry".
26) Kid Harpoon-"Riverside"  From the brand new UK CD 'The Second EP'.
27) Blood Red Shoes-"It's Getting Boring by the Sea"  From the 7" single for "It's Getting Boring by the Sea".
28) Pete & the Pirates-"Come On Feet"  From the brand new CD 'Little Death'.
29) Vincent Oliver-"Cluods in the Haed (Nathan Fake Remix)"  From the forthcoming UK CD 'EP3'.
30) Stickboy-"The Box"  Demo sent to us from the artist himself.
31) Mechanical Bride-"Umbrella"  From the UK 7" single for "Umbrella".
32) Yo La Tengo-"Shadows"  From the CD 'I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One'.
33) "The Mid-Morning Recording"         Electric Light Orchestra-'Time'
I guess one could say that I litterally grew up with the Electric Light Orchestra.  They started as a group just as I was starting as a person. E.L.O. and Pink Floyd were certainly the first bands that forced me to pay attention to atmospheric or "spacey" music.  Now the word "atmospheric" is most likely my favorite adjective describing most of my favorite all-time music. Being a fan of E.L.O. in my young life, I was surprised that I looked over tonight's recording for many years.  Everyone heard the big single "Hold On Tight" overplayed on MTV, but it wasn't until late in high school that I first completely heard what would become my second favorite album by E.L.O..  'Time' is a brilliant conceptual piece telling the story of a person traveling through time from the early 80's to the end of the 21st century.  Not too many bands could pull this concept off as a musical piece, but Jeff Lynne and company surely do with grace.  "Ticket To the Moon" is one of their all-time best pieces and even the big big hit holds up over the test of time.  Overall, this is definately an overlooked album, and it is certainly up there as "atmospheric" recordings go.  It's a shame that they decided to cancel their last U.S. tour.  It's a shame that I may never see this great live act in concert.  This one goes out to friends and family; past, present and future.  "It's either real or it's a dream, there's nothing that is in between."
Michael - MFL

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

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