Music For Listeners 2008/05/03
I Was A Cub Scout - SXSW 2008 Interview
1) The Beastie Boys-"Country Mike's Theme" From the
2) Men-an-tol-"Iron Man" From the brand new UK vinyl
7" single for "Iron Man".
3) Cajun Dance Party-"The Race" From the brand new UK
CD single for "The Race".
4) Tokyo Police Club-"Graves" From the brand new CD
5) The Long Blondes-"The Couples" From the CD 'Couples'.
6) The Clay-"What They Told You" From the forthcoming
UK vinyl 7" single for "What They Told You".
7) El Guincho-"Palmitos Park" From the CD 'Alegranza!'.
8) Architecture In Helsinki-"Like it or Not (El Guincho Remix)"
From the brand new Australian CD E.P. 'Like it or Not'.
9) Goldfrapp-"Monster Love (Goldfrapp Vs Spiritualized)" From
the brand new digital only single for "Happiness".
10) Oppenheimer-"Stephen McCauley for President" From
the forthcoming CD 'Take the Whole Midrange and Boost It'.
11) Noah and the Whale-"Sometimes" Digital download
song most likely from their forthcoming CD release.
12) New Motels-"Drama of the Hollywood Scene" From the
CD 'Domestic Life'.
13) Fleet Foxes-"Drops in the River" From the CD 'Sun
14) Clinic-"Memories" From the brand new CD 'Do It!'.
15) Four Tet-"Ringer" From the forthcoming CD E.P. 'Ringer'.
16) David Cronenberg's Wife-"My Best Friend's Going Out with A
Girl I Like" From the brand new UK vinyl 7" single for
"My Best Friend's Going Out with A Girl I Like".
17) Semifinalists-"Odd Situation" From the brand new
UK vinyl 7" single for "Odd Situation".
18) The Wave Pictures-"Strange Fruit for David" From
the brand new UK vinyl 7" single for "Strange Fruit for David".
19) I Was A Cub Scout-"Echoes" From the UK CD 'I Want
You To Know That There Is Always Hope'.
20) I Was A Cub Scout - Segment One - Interview - SXSW 2008
21) I Was A Cub Scout-"The Hunters Daughter" From the
UK CD 'I Want You To Know That There Is Always Hope'.
22) I Was A Cub Scout - Segment Two - Interview - SXSW 2008
23) I Was A Cub Scout-"Pink Squares (Single Version)" From
the UK CD single for "Pink Squares".
24) Coldplay-"Violet Hill" From the brand new digital
single for "Violet Hill".
25) The Static Jacks-"The Waltz" From the CD E.P. 'Sonny
26) The Young Knives-"Light Switch" From the CD 'Superabundance'.
27) The La's-"Way Out (Mike Hedges Version)" From the
brand new special edition re-released CD 'The La's'.
28) The Wedding Present-"Model, Actress, Whatever..." From
the forthcoming CD 'El Rey'.
29) "The Mid-Morning Recording" Kraftwerk-'Autobahn'
I don't think any band in the history of music has influenced more electronic
artists than Kraftwerk. Apparently they were making music with instruments
that, at the time, cost as much as a Volkswagon Beetle. Compared to
newer music of the same genre, tonight's album does sound a little dated;
but what does one expect from an album of electronic music recorded
in 1974? I've had requests in the past to play the first song on the
record, and as much as I like the uncut version of "Autobahn",
it's hard to dedicate twenty-two minutes to the tracks portion of the
show. Of course, it's a perfect choice for a "Mid-Morning Recording",
but before last week, I only owned a cassette version of this groundbreaking
classic. Kraftwerk just finished another short U.S. tour on their way
to the Coachella Festival, but they chose to go through the north instead
of coming through the depths of Texas...pity. Tonight's album makes
me want to visit Germany, badly. "Fun fun fun of the Autobahn."
Michael - MFL
30) James-"Sayonara" From the CD 'Wah-Wah'.
31) The Whigs-"I Got Ideas" From the CD 'Mission Control'.