Posts Tagged ‘Doug Martsch’

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.

09-09-09

September 9, 2009

It’s a cool date… and it’s also RADIO LOVELESS. Tonight from 8 to 10 pm on KRUI 89.7 fm or listen online here.

1. Yo La Tengo, Matador Records 10th Anniversary, Sugarcube (live) Originally released on I can hear the heart beating as one.
2. Red Snapper, Image of You (single), Image of You
3. Portishead, Third (2008, 11 years after their self-titled sophmore release), Silence
4. Arab Strap, Philophobia (1998), Here we Go
philophobia
5. Crime, San Francisco’s Still Doomed (it’s a collection of studio recordings and rehersal tapes originally released in 1991), Hot Wire my Heart
A couple of weeks ago I titled my show “Hot Wire my Heart” which was a track Sonic Youth performed on Sister. A reader was kind enough to inform me that it was first done by a band called Crime in the late 70’s so I wanted to feature the original version this week.
6. Cornelius, Matador Records 10th Anniversary Anthology, Count Five or Six (Cornelius’s song “Count Five or Six” was meant to be a way to teach kids how to count (at least up to six).
7. The Amps, Pacer (1995 off of 4AD), First Revival
8. Black Flag, Damaged (1981 off of SST), TV Party
9. Sleater-Kinney, All Hands on the Bad One, You’re no Rock’n Roll Fun
10. The Smiths, Strangeways Here we Come (1987), Girlfriend in a Coma
11. The Flaming Lips, Hear it Is (1986), Jesus Shootin Heroin
Hearitis
12. The Cure, The Head in the Door (1985), Kyoto Song
13. Morphine, B-sides and otherwise (1997), Down Love’s Tributaries
14. Fugazi, 13 Songs (1989), Waiting Room (13 Songs is a compilation of all the songs from Fugazi’s first two EPs including: Fugazi (1988) and Margin Walker (1989)
15. X, Los Angeles (1980), Johny Hit and Run Parade
16. Cat Power, Moon Pix (1998), Metal Heart (One of my all-time favorite songs.)
17. Iron & Wine, Sub Pop: Infecting the Galaxy One Planet at a Time, Southern Anthem
18. Devo, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo! (1978), Gut feeling (This track is featured in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou!!!)
19. Doug Martsch, Now You Know (2002), Window (Doug Martsch of Built to Spill released this splendid solo album a couple of years ago. Its truly lovely.)
nowyouknow
20. Chapterhouse, Freefall-EP (1990), Need (Somebody)
21. R.E.M., Eponymous (1988), Gardening at Night
22. The Field Mice, Where’d You Learn to Kiss That Way? (a compilation album released in 1998), Coach Station Reunion
23. Echo & The Bunnymen, Just a Touch Away
24. The Stone Roses, Second Coming (1994), Daybreak
25. Superchunk, No Pocky for Kitty, Skip Steps 1 & 3

“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.
albums
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.