Posts Tagged ‘Built to Spill’

Twin Falls

June 21, 2010

I love this Song and I love Built to Spill
Here’s a live version:

(Doug Martsch, the one with the beard, spent part of his childhood in Twin Falls, Idaho. The track is off of There is nothing wrong with love, 1994 Up Records.)

The picture was taken from Analogue.

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My personal soundtrack…

November 18, 2009

Well Iowa city, I have about three Radioloveless shows left before I leave the KRUI airways for good. Two shows will consist of my favorite tracks to hear, thus the title of my post. If you listen to the show, I’m sure you’ve heard most of them. Either way, the next two shows will be filled with my favorites. The last show will be my Christmas show, which is always a fun show to do.

I’ll be moving back east next year, after living and DJing in Iowa city for the past 6. I love it here, and I love KRUI even more. Listen in at 89.7 fm or online here. Here’s the show

1. R.E.M.’s Fables of Reconstruction (1985), Driver 8
2. Sebadoh, Bakesale (1994, oh and the naked baby on the cover is Lou Barlow), Skull
(It’s my favorite track from Sebadoh along with lots of other kids my age, thank you Lou for bringing this into my life.)

3. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Pig Lib (2003), Vanessa from Queens
(Steve defines cool, even if I can’t figure out what he’s singing about)
4. Teenage Fanclub, Bandwagonesque (1991), Star Sign
(This just sounds like the 90s to me, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and little.)
5. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground, Pale Blue Eyes
(Uhm, who doesn’t like this song?)
6. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002), I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
This is my favorite Wilco album, I keep coming back.
7. Wire, Pink Flag (1977), 1 2 X U
8. Yo La Tengo, President Yo La Tengo (1989), Barnaby Hardly Working
9. Catherine Wheel, Ferment (1992), Black Metallic
10. Black Tambourine, Complete Recordings, Pack You Up
This track is so short and cool, it just makes me want to go out and be their groupie if they were still around.
11. The Dandy Warhols, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (1999), Sleep
I can’t help it, I love this album.
12. Big Star, #1 Record (1972), Thirteen
Rolling stone said it was “one of the most beautiful songs about Adolescence.”
13. The Breeders, Pod (1990), When I was a Painter
14. Pavement, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain (1994), Silence Kit (awesome request for Sutcliffe Catering Song but was having issues with my CD.)
15. Built to Spill, Perfect From Now On (1997), I would Hurt a Fly
16. Cat Power, What would the Community Think (1996), Bathysphere
17. The Church, Starfish (1988), Under the Milky Way
18. Cocteau Twins, Head Over Heels (1983), When Mama was a Moth

19. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless (1991), When you Sleep
Pitchfork quoted Loveless as the best album of the 90’s, I might have to agree.
20. The Clash, The Clash (1977), Janie Jones
21. Sleater-Kinney, One Beat (2002), Combat Rock
22. Depeche Mode, Violator (1990), Blue Dress
23. The Cure, Seventeen Seconds (1980), A Forest
24. Archers of Loaf, White Trash Heroes (1998), Dead Red Eyes
25. Guided By Voices, Alien Lanes (1995), My Valuable Hunting Knife
26. Meat Puppets, Meat Puppets II (1984), New Gods

Thank You Yo La Tengo

October 14, 2009

Yo la Tengo has a new album out called Popular Songs. I featured a track on last weeks show. I sat down this last week and listened to the album and there are some truly beautiful unique tracks on it. I’m going to feature a couple of the tracks tonight from the album on Radioloveless. I love their sweet lyrics along with their complex juxtaposition of sound in a handful of the tracks.

Here’s the set for tonight, listen in from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.

1. Sunny Day Real Estate, Rising Tide (2000), Faces in Disguise
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2. Yo La Tengo, Popular Songs (2009), Here to Fall
3. Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam (2007), For Reverend Green
4. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures (1979), I Remember Nothing
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5. Colin Newman (of the band Wire), A-Z (1980), Around You
6. The Names, Swimming + Singles (1982), Discovery
7. The Wake, Here Comes Everybody (1985), O Pamela
8. R.E.M., Dead Letter Office (1987), Wolves Lower
This album contains rarities and B-sides including 3 velvet underground covers. (This was also a great request by this Hottie.)
9. Catherine Wheel, Ferment (1992), Texture
10. Department S, Sub-Stance (2003), Is Vic There? (The track was originally released in 1981)
11. Josef K, Entomology (1981), It’s Kinda Funny
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12. Blonde Redhead, Misery Is A Butterfly (2004), Misery Is A Butterfly
13. Pinback, Some Voices (2000), Some Voices
14. Kinski, Alpine Static (2005 off of Sub Pop), Hot Stenographer
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15. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Strung Out in Heaven (There seventh full length album released in 1998), Let’s Pretend its Summer
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16. Built To Spill, There’s Nothing Wrong With Love (1994), Distopian Dream Girl
17. The Dandy Warhols, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (2000), Cool Scene
18. Frank Black Francis, Frank Black Francis (2004), Velouria
19. Guided by Voices, Bee Thousand (1994), The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
20. The Dream Syndicate, Out of the Grey (1986), Cinnamon Girl
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21. The Velvet Underground, VU (recorded 1969 released 1985), Foggy Notion
22. Talking Heads, Talking Heads: 77 (1977), Happy Day
23. Slowdive, Morningrise-EP (Morningrise is the third single released by Slowdive in 1991), She Calls
24. My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything (1988), No More Sorry
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It just sounds good together…

September 16, 2009

Usually I try to focus on bringing you tunes from the 80s and 90s, but this week I’m going to do more. I’ve got some great tracks from the early 80s and then some really recent bands and bands from the early 2000s that just go so good with the early new wave and punk sounds. I’m also going to be bringing along some classic late 80s/90s tracks. It will be a fun time.

Listen in tonight on KRUI 89.7 fm or online here. Also my dad is here with me. Here he is eating an ice cream. How cute is this man? And, he’s cool he played Johnny Cash.
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1. Archers of Loaf, Icky Mettle, Hate Paste
2. The American Analog Set, Promise of Love, Come Home Baby Julie Come Home
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3. Crime, San Francisco’s Still Doomed, Frustration
4. Built to Spill & Caustic Resin (1995), EP, One Thing
5. The Stooges, The Stooges (1969), Real Cool Time (Remastered)
6. Northern Picture Library, Paris (1994), Signs
7. Aveo, Battery (2004), Awkward at the Knees
8. Lush, Split (1994), Starlust
9. Frank Black, Teenager of the Year (1994), Space is Gonna Do Me Good (Check this goof ball out!!)
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10. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Strung out in Heaven (1998), Wisdom
11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Let Love In (1994), Ain’t Gonna Rain Anymore
13. Radio Birdman, The Essential Radio Birdman, Murder City Nights
14. T.S.O.L., T.S.O.L. (1981), Word Is
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15. Descendents, Fat (1981), Mr. Bass
16. Pinback, Blue Screen Life (2001), Prog
17. Shipping News, Flies the Fields (2005), Axons and Dendrites
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18. Wild Beasts, Two Dancers (2009), All the King’s Men ( I learned about this band and Autolux which was played later from the podcast One Track Mind, their blog can be found here. It’s pretty cool.)
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19. Orange Juice, The Glasgow School, Falling and Laughing (track came out in 1980)
20. Autolux, Future Perfect (2004), Turnstile Blues
21. The Sleeper, The It Girl (1996), Dress like your Mother
22. Shop Assistants, Shop Assistants Anthology, I Don’t Want to be Friends with You
23. Talking Heads, Speaking in Tongues (1983), Moon Rocks
24. Young Marble Giants, Colossal Youth, Choci Loni
25. The Cure, Pornography (1982), The Hanging Garden
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26. The Verve, A Storm in Heaven (1993), See You in the Next One (Have a Good Time)
27. Guided by Voices, Live at the Wheelchair Races, Over the Neptune/Mesh Gear Fox

The 90’s Show

July 15, 2009

The 90s show is on tomorrow (Wednesday night) from 8 till 10pm on KRUI 89.7fm or online here.

1. The Jesus Lizard, Goat, Lady Shoes (Came off of Touch and Go in 1991)
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2. Built to Spill, There’s Nothing Wrong with Love, Twin Falls (I’ve always loved this short song, the sincerity in it. Came out in 1994)
3. Dinosaur Jr., Green Mind, I Live for that Look, (This is an album that should be listened to in one sitting, and in my mind is considered a modern classic. Came out in 91′.)
4. Fugazi’s Repeater and 3 songs, the track will maybe be Turnover (90′)
5. Swervedriver, Mezcal Head, Duel (93′)
6. Sonic Youth, Goo, Disappearer (This cover is featured in the previous post and is possibly my favorite from Sonic Youth. The tracks behind the cover are great too. It came out in 90′.)
7. Sleater-Kinney, Sleater-Kinney, The Day I went Away (This album needs to be listened to more, its great. Its one of the better debuts that have been put out, its more than just a messy punk album. It rocks as only Sleater-Kinney can rock. 95′.)
8. Luscious Jackson, In Search of Manny, Daughters of the Kaos (This band always makes me want to do naughty things. When I think of the 90s I think hot Luscious Jackson making that sweet track Naked Eye. However, the album In Search of Manny came out around 93′. Naked Eye wasn’t until 96ish and was released on Fever in Fever Out.)
Here’s Naked Eye:

9. Sebadoh, Smash your head on the Punk Rock, Pink Moon (What would the 90’s be without Lou Barlow? And, he went ahead and made a sweet version of Nick Drake’s Pink Moon).
10. The Flaming Lips, Hit to Death in the Future Head, The Sun (This track is so poppy I just love it. 92′ was a good year for the lips, they started to find their sound.)
11. Elliot Smith, Roman Candle, Last Call (This album is raw and beautiful, and it is a staple in my CD collection. Thank you Elliot, 1994).
12. Pixies, Planet of Sound, Planet of Sound
13. Teenage Fanclub, Bandwagonesque, Star Sign (I’d be happy with this 91 release on repeat, its poppy but in a good almost rocking sort of way.)
14. The Amps, Pacer, Breaking the Split Screen Barrier
15. Jesus and Mary Chain, Honey’s Dead, Good For My Soul (In 92′ the Jesus and Mary Chain titled their 4th album Honey’s Dead as a statement that they had a new sound different from their earlier hits, specifically “Just like Honey”. I like this album, but damn do I love “Just Like Honey”.)
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16. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Let Love In (1994), Thirsty Dog (Nick sounds awesome no matter what he sings.)
17. PJ Harvey, Dry, Dress
18. Tom Waits, Bone Machine, Jesus Gonna be Here (1992)
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19. Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted, Trigger Cut
20. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty, Skip Steps 1 & 3
21. Radiohead, The Bends, Planet Telex
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22. The Verve, A Storm in Heaven, Already There
23. Guided by Voices, Propeller, 14 Cheerleader Coldfront

“I can’t get that sound you make out of my head…”

July 11, 2009

That lyrical snippet is from Doug Martsch’s band Built to Spill. It’s from the track “I would Hurt a Fly” off of Perfect from now on. For a long time this was one of my favorite songs and albums out of the 90’s right next to White Trash Heroes from Archers of Loaf.
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I really fell in love with how music could change my mood or make me feel with bands like The Pixies, Built to Spill, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Guided by Voices, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., The Amps, Madder Rose, Jon Spencer, and many more. This all occurred during the 90s for me. I started stumbling across all these artists, spending money left and right on CDs, LPs, and even *gasp* TAPES. I can thank this decade for forming my love/obsession with music. So this week, I’m going to play tribute to that, and ignore my urge to play late 70s, 80s, and recent stuff. I’m going to bring you some of the albums that came out in that decade of music that brought sound to my life.

Listen in this Wednesday from 8pm till 10pm, at KRUI 89.7 fm or online here.

I’ll bring you the playlist soon.

Well it is Radio Loveless…

July 9, 2009

It’s going to be a mix of stuff I like tonight. Listen in to KRUI 89.7 fm tonight (Wednesday) from 8 to 10 pm or online here.

1. Belly, King, Super-Connected
2. Robert Pollard’s Supernatural Car Lover
3. Bob Mould, Body of Song, Circles
4. The Weakerthans, Reconstruction Site, Reconstruction Site (request from Willie!!)
5. Death Cab for Cutie’s Soul Meets Boy (another request from Willie)
6. Richard Hell’s The Kid with the Replaceable Head
7. The Germs, the tunnel
8. Archers of Loaf’s Fashion Bleeds
9. Cat Power’s Mr. Gallo (with Steve Shelley)
10. The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Strung out in Heaven
11. The Smiths, What difference does it make
12. Black Tambourine’s Black Car
13. Nirvana’s Frances Farmer will have her revenge on Seattle
14. Dead Boys, Flame thrower love
15. Modest Mouse’s, Worms vs. Birds (a request)
16. Frank Black & The Catholics, Pistolero, I loved your Brain
17. New Order, Substance, Procession
18. My Bloody Valentine, Isn’t Anything, Lose My Breath
19. Slowdive, Souvlaki, Slouvaki Space Station
20. PJ Harvey, Dry, Highway 61 revisted
21. Morphine, B-sides and otherwise, have a lucky day
22. The Fall, gut of the quantifier
23. Built of Spill, Untrustable Part 2 (Here’s a live performance I got off of YouTube of these guys performing in Portland.)

24. Unwound’s Demons sing love songs
25. Fugazi’s Downed City
26. The Church’s Destination (for Mike), Here’s the Church performing Destination live, I also got it off of YouTube:

27. Spacemen 3, Drive/feel so sad