Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Radio Cure 3/31/09


Playlist:
1. Miniature Tigers - Cannibal Queen
2. Bob Dylan - Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
3. St. Vincent - Actor Out Of Work
4. The Decemberists (Feat. My Brightest Diamond) - The Queen's Rebuke / The Crossing
5. Cosmos - Hail Mary
6. Death Cab for Cutie - My Mirror Speaks [Stream]
7. Red House Painters - Byrd Joel
8. Apples in Stereo - King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 3
9. Broken Social Scene - Complications
10. The New Pornographers - Don't Destroy The Night
11. The Shins - Plenty is Never Enough
12. St. Vincent and The National - Sleep All Summer
13. Ted Leo/Rx - The Numbered Head
14. Times New Viking - Neighborhood #1
15. John Vanderslice - Time Travel is Lonely
16. John Vanderslice - Nikki Oh Nikki
17. John Vanderslice - Pale Horse
18. John Vanderslice - Trance Manual
19. The Mountain Goats - The Best Ever Death Metal Band Out of Denton
20. The Mountain Goats - Family Happiness
21. The Mountain Goats - This Year
22. The Mountain Goats - Genesis 19 1-2
23. The Mountain Goats - No Children
24. The Mountain Goats - Then The Letting Go
25. Hot Hot Heat - Bandages [Request]
26. The Mountain Goats & Kaki King - Thank You Mario, But Our Princess is in Another Castle [Request]
27. Jim Guthrie - So Small
28. Mirah - Gone Sugaring
29. Travis - Writing To Reach You
30. Headlights - Lions
31. Rilo Kiley - Love and War (11/11/46)
32. Ryan Adams - This Is It
33. Sleater-Kinney - Sympathy

Friday, March 27, 2009

Wilco Unveil More Album Info


Though there's still no title, release date, or firm tracklist, Wilco spilled some info on their new album that's supposedly coming out in June. They confirmed that the Tweedy-Feist duet "You and I" will in fact be on the album, as well as releasing the below list of songs that may or may not be on the album:
"Deeper Down"
"Conscript (aka I'll Fight)"
"One Wing"
"Solitaire"
"Wilco (the song)"
"Country Disappeared"
"Everlasting"
"Bull Black Nova"
"Sonny Feeling"
"You and I"

I really hope that "Conscript (aka I'll Fight)" is the song "Let's Fight" that the band played at their 2006 Lollapalooza show. I was pretty surprised it didn't make it on Sky Blue Sky, but hopefully we'll see it here. The other tracks I've heard, "Wilco (the song)," "One Wing," and "Sonny Feeling" are all pretty good. Based on those, it's doubtful this is going to be another groundbreaking album a la Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, but it will be a pretty damn good album that's fun to listen to.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Radio Cure 3/24/09


Playlist:
1. Camera Obscura - French Navy
2. The Thermals - When I Died
3. Bon Iver - Skinny Love [Request]
4. Metric - Sick Muse [Stream]
5. Phoenix - Lasso
6. Jason Lytle - Brand New Sun [Stream]
7. Grizzly Bear - Cheerleader [Link]
8. Death Cab For Cutie - Little Bribes [Stream]
9. Doves - Kingdom of Rust [Video]
10. Crystal Stilts - Love is a Wave [Link]
11. Wavves - Gun in the Sun
12. Voxtrot - Trepanation Party [MP3]
13. Apostle of Hustle - Perfect Fit [Link]
14. The Boy Least Likely To - Saddle Up
15. Vampire Weekend - White Sky
16. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Indiana
17. Coconut Records - West Coast
18. Ra Ra Riot - Dying is Fine
19. Charles Spearin - Anna
20. Great Lake Swimmers - Palmistry
21. Okkervil River - Westfall
22. Old 97's - The Fool
23. My Morning Jacket - Steam Engine
24. Neko Case - People Got a Lotta Nerve
25. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
26. Fountains of Wayne - Denise
27. The Jesus and Mary Chain - I Hate Rock n Roll
28. The Raveonettes - Rave On
29. The Magnetic Fields - California Girls

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Some Covers

Here's a good friend of mine who is going to be on the show tonight. He's awesome!

This is Ben Folds Luckiest



Here's MGMT's Kids



Check YouTube for some more. Expect some more good ones in the future. I'm working with him to arrange a complete acoustic version of Daft Punk's Discovery. So stay tuned!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Concert DVD Previews

This year was already shaping up to be a good year for new albums, but the concert DVDs coming out are also looking to be incredible. In addition to the Arcade Fire's Mirror Noir (couldn't find a trailer, sorry), both the Hold Steady and Wilco are releasing live DVDs in the coming months. I have the trailers for both below, and both look terrific. Enjoy!

The Hold Steady - A Positive Rage

[Via Stereogum]

Wilco - Ashes of American Flags

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

BIG NEWS: The Radio Cure is Expanding!


Do you ever feel like listening to The Radio Cure only once a week isn't enough? Well we have some good news for you! Starting on Thursday, March 26, I'll be hosting a new, second show on WDUB! There was a hole in our programming schedule that needed to be filled, so I'll be filling it every week on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 PM. The new show will have a different title and perhaps a different title, but the one thing that I can guarantee is that it'll be two hours of fantastic music! Even better is that it will be the show right before Radio Free Granville, the show hosted by my good friend and occasional co-host Jon, so there will be a solid four hours of quality tunes on WDUB! I'll have more information, including the new title, after I return from Spring Break.

That also reminds me to remind you that next week, there will not be a Radio Cure as Denison will be on Spring Break and WDUB will be shut down. Not to worry though, I'll be back the next week with more music than you can shake a stick at!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Radio Cure 3/10/09


Playlist:
1. Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
2. St. Vincent - The Strangers [MP3]
3. Cryptacize - Blue Tears [Link]
4. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Statues [Link]
5. Foreign Born - Vacationing People [Link]
6. Sebastian Grainger - American Names
7. The Minus 5 - Retrieval of You
8. Now It's Overhead - Wonderful Scar
9. Say Hi To Your Mom - Let's Talk About Spaceships
10. R.E.M. - Undertow
11. The Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray
12. Freedy Johnson - Bad Reputation
13. Sugar - Your Favorite Thing
14. Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind
15. Luna - Rememories
16. Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy [Request]
17. The Pale Pacific - Sucker Punch
18. Grandaddy - Crystal Lake
19. Deerhunter - Vox Celeste
20. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction
21. Peel - Sliding Doors
22. Dr. Dog - Find the River [Link]
23. White Rabbits - Kid On My Shoulders
24. The Walkmen - Thinking of a Dream I Had
25. The Hold Steady - Cattle & The Creeping Things
26. Art Brut - Just Desserts
27. Andrew Bird - The Happy Birthday Song

The National on P4K TV

The National did a live version of their fantastic Dark Was the Night song "So Far Around the Bend" for Pitchfork.tv that's up today. The compilation's co-creators, Bryce and Aaron Dessner, talk a little bit about the awesome album and then the band plays the track.

Friday, March 6, 2009

New St. Vincent - "Strangers"


I've been swooning over the georgous music of Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent since her 2007 debut, "Marry Me." Well Clark is back with a new one, "Actor" out on May 5, and I found today, via her Twitter, that she had a new song, "Strangers" up for download. Over a pretty clicking beat, Clark loops her own voice singing, "Make the black hole blacker." If this song is any indication, "Actor" will be towards to the top of a very crowded best of 2009 end of the year list.
St. Vincent - Stranger [MP3]

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wilco + Feist = Greatest Collaboration Ever


Yep. Better than a PP&J. According to Pitchfork my favorite band and one of my favorite solo artists are joining forces for a song on the new Wilco album called "You and I." It'll be an interesting combination, seeing as Jeff Tweedy has a great folksy voice but Feist has a beautiful, soulful voice. Either way, I think the new Wilco record just pushed past the Grizzly Bear record as my most anticipated of the year.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Radio Cure 3/3/09


LIVE PLAYLIST:
1. Art Brut - Alcoholics Unanimous
2. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
3. Say Hi - Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh
4. Asobi Seksu - Glacially
5. Deerhunter - Little Kids
6. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Come Saturday
7. Vivian Girls - Second Date
8. Swan Lake - Spanish Gold 2044
9. Wilco - One Wing (Live at Lollapalooza)
10. Wilco - Sunny Feeling (Live in Indianapolis)
11. Wilco - Wilco (The Song) (Live on the Colbert Report)
12. Grizzly Bear - Little Brother (Electric)
13. Frank Turner Photosynthesis
14. Billy Bragg - Ingrid Bergman
15. Andrew Bird - Masterwarm
16. Blur - This is a Low
17. Band of Horses - Monsters
18. Apples in Stereo - Skyway
19. David Werner - Imagination Quota
20. Status Quo - Pictures of Matchstick Men
21. Travis - Midsummer Night's Dreamin'
22. The Lemonheads - Mrs. Robinson
23. The Thermals - Here's Your Future
24. Ted Leo/Rx - The Anointed One
25. Sparklehorse - Someday I Will Treat You Good
26. Spoon - My Mathematical Mind
27. Guided By Voices - Blimps Go 90
28. U2 - No Line on the Horizon

Monday, March 2, 2009

Grizzly Bear Galore

Grizzly Bear's performance last night with the Brooklyn Philharmonic has been all the buzz on the interweb today, with videos popping up everywhere. I've been looking for a recording of the show, but even the always reliable nyctaper wasn't allowed to tape it. Maybe the band will release it on their own...and by maybe, I mean I really really hope so. Here's a couple videos in the meantime.
Deep Blue Sea

Grizzly Bear encore Deep Blue Sea at BAM from lofi.tv on Vimeo.

Colorado