Monday, July 12, 2010

Episode 304

Songs To Learn And Sing - Episode 304

Viarosa - Where The Killers Run (Pronoia Records, 2006)

This episode featured two tracks from Viarosa's 2006 debut album. Where The Killers Run is a brilliant album that was described by Rough Trade Shops as imagine, "the bastard offspring of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen who had been taught to play by Johnny Cash and had spent his summer afternoons receiving singing lessons from Jim Morrison. it makes for a perfect atmospheric accompaniment to a late night bottle of whiskey." Americana UK called Viarosa's sound "Country Noir" and that tag fits perfectly.

The Adult Net - The Honey Tangle (Fontana Records, 1989)

We also played Take Me by The Adult Net. The band were formed by Brix Smith and Simon Rogers while they were both in The Fall and released four brilliant singles for Beggars Banquet Records between 1985 and 1986. The band eventually signed with Fontana and released their debut album The Honey Tangle in 1989. The line up constantly changed over the years, at one point when The Smiths broke up Mike Joyce, Andy Rourke and Craig Gannon all joined. By the time the album was recorded the line up included Craig Gannon on guitar, James Eller (The The) on bass and Clem Burke (Blondie) on drums. The Honey Tangle is a lost classic well worth checking out. The track Sad is a particular highlight with its string arrangement by Van Dyke Parks, played by the Brodsky Quartet.

The Adult Net - Take Me

Episode 304 - 08/07/2010

Teenage Fanclub – Into the City
The Kissaway Trail – Beat Your Heartbeat
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Get Behind Me
John Grant – Chicken Bones (playing Whelans, August 21)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – The Well
Peggy Honeywell – Hug My Heart
Junkboy – Friends Part 2
Wet Illustrated – Born Stoked
The Black Angels – Bad Vibrations
Blitzen Trapper – Destroyer of the Void
The Adult Net – Take Me
Black Mountain – Old Fangs
Autolux – Supertoys
The Black Keys –Everlasting Light
Dirty Projectors – When the World Comes to an End
High Places – I Was Born (HP Remix)
Rich Bennett – Wild Ride
Phosphorescent – The Mermaid Parade
Julian Cope – Hanging Out and Hung Up On the Line
Julian Cope – The Mystery Trend
Husky Rescue – They Are Coming
Wavves – King of the Beach
Viarosa – Wake
Viarosa – Only Child
The Fatima Mansions – Behind the Moon

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