Friday, November 04, 2011

Episode 373

Songs To Learn And Sing - Episode 373

Back after another hiatus. Last night's show featured some great new music from Burrows and Dark Captain along with some mid-80s Creation highlights from Peter Astor's The Loft and The Weather Prophets - Why Does the Rain still sounds amazing to these ears. We also played Odessa (City on the Black Sea) by the Bee Gees. Released in 1969, Odessa is the opening track from the the album of the same name. Odessa was their sixth album and for those of you only familiar with the band's 70s disco output, check out the video below.

Dark Captain (formerly known as Dark Captain Light Captain) have just released their new album Dead Legs & Alibis on LOAF Recordings and the East London quintet have come up with the goods again. Dead Legs & Alibis is the band's follow-up to their 2008 debut full-length Miracle Kicker, which harvested critical praise across the board, and was one of my favourite albums of the last few years. Submarines, the lead single off the new album has been on repeat play round my place for the last few weeks. Check out its video below.

Burrows is the nom de plume of Kate Glavey and In Winter is her debut album. The album is described as being, "Inspired by shifting weights and the music of Dirty Three". In Winter was arranged and mostly recorded in Granny studios in Waterford by Kate and John Haggis. Hand-printed CDs and a limited run of vinyl are available. Check out the title track below.

Episode 373 - 03/11/11


Patrick Kelleher – Finds You (Thread Pulls Remix)
Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands – Gouge
16 Horsepower – Clogger
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Terrible Angels
Crystal Stilts – Shake the Shackles (playing Grand Social, Fri 04)
Crystal Stilts – Silver Sun
Bee Gees – Odessa (City on the Black Sea)
Burrows – In Winter
Burrows – Wartime
Dark Captain – Submarines
Dark Captain – Fade
Future Islands – On the Water
Casiokids – Olympiske Leker
Jape – Too Many People
Richmond Fontaine – Lost in the Trees (playing Workman's Club, Fri 04)
Rachael Dadd - Balloon
Ladytron – Ace of Hz
Arthur Russell – Let’s Go Swimming (Gulf Stream Dub)
High Places – Dry Lake
Trembling Bells – Man Is As a Garden Born
Josef K – The Missionary
The Loft – Why Does the Rain
The Weather Prophets – Your Heartbeat Breathes the Life Into Me
Canon Blue – Chicago
The Decemberists – E. Watson
Bonnie Prince Billy – Black Captain
The Band – The Weight
Dum Dum Girls – Just A Creep

Thursday, November 03, 2011

The Flaming Lips, Cornelius

The Flaming Lips, Cornelius - Dublin 1999

Transmissions: A Fortnight of New Digital Sound was staged at Dublin's Olympia from August 31 to September 12, 1999. Some amazing gigs were held as you can see from the flyers below. It was also the first time that an Irish audience got to see Wayne Coyne's fake blood, glove puppet and minature camera routine that became a feature of most Flaming Lips' gigs for the following couple of years. Cornelius supported the Flaming Lips and were mind-blowing. The video below is from a show in North Carolina also supporting the Flaming Lips about two weeks prior to the Dublin date.