Monday, December 14, 2009


1. The Ballet - Bear Life
2. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
3. St. Vincent - Actor
4. A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
5. tUnE-yArDs - BiRd-BrAiNs
6. Lightning Bolt - Earthly Delights
7. Sholi - Sholi
8. WHY? - Eskimo Snow
9. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
10. Micachu - Jewellery
11. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
12. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
13. The Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away
14. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
15. Dan Deacon - Bromst
16. The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead
17. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
18. Röyksopp - Junior
19. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
20. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

Best shows:
Dirty Projectors @ Bonnaroo
St. Vincent @ Bonnaroo
Juana Molina @ Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Yo La Tengo @ Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA
Dan Deacon @ Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA
Final Fantasy @ Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
David Byrne @ Bonnaroo

Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange
Röyksopp - Junior
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
St. Vincent - Actor
Atlas Sound - Logos
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Micachu - Jewellery
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Deerhunter @ Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Cut Copy @ House of Blues, Boston, MA
School of Seven Bells @ Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
Final Fantasy @ Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
Micachu @ Schuba's, Chicago, IL
Beirut @ Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago IL
Sugar & Gold @ Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti @ T.T. the Bear's, Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Married to a C-Watch

Upcoming shows:
go home!

Today's playlist:
St. Vincent - The Strangers
Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup
The Ballet - Rough Trade
tUnE-yArDs - Little Tiger
The Magnetic Fields - The Village in the Morning
Dirty Projectors - Thirsty and Miserable
The Kills - Black Balloon
The Good, the Bad & the Queen (or, apparently, "the unnamed alternative rock band fronted by Damon Albarn") - History Song
The Magic Numbers - Forever Lost
Deerhunter - Dot Gain
These New Puritans - Elvis
The Presets - Yippiyo-ay
Late of the Pier - Focker
Cut Copy - So Haunted
Animal Collective - I Think I Can
Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running
Sufjan Stevens - Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
Metric - Grow Up and Blow Away
Neon Indian - Ephemeral Artery
Psapp - Dad's Breakdown
Panda Bear - Comfy in Nautica
Pencilgrass - Girl on Curb
Sugar & Gold - Sex in the City

More fun with hair:


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Married to a Shrimp / Intern / Westboro Baptist Church member

Upcoming shows:
Spoon, Phoenix, & Passion Pit @ Orpheum, Friday, December 4th
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists @ Middle East Downstairs, Saturday, December 5th

Today's playlist:
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain
Fuck Buttons - Space Mountain
Pretty & Nice - Nuts & Bolts
Akron/Family - Ed is a Portal
Infected Mushroom - Heavyweight
Pendulum - Prelude
Pendulum - Slam
The Presets - This Boy's in Love
At the Drive-In - Metronome Arthritis
The Darkness - Friday Night
Mew - Am I Wry? No
Yo La Tengo - If It's True
Nobukazu Takemura - Wandering
Nine Inch Nails - The Warning (Stefan Goodchild Remix)
Big J & the Unkempt Hair - Natebro Goes to Tokyo
tUnE-yArDs - Jumping Jack
David Axelrod - Holy Thursday
Radiohead - House of Cards
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home
Best Coast - When I'm With You
Coconut Records - West Coast
Donovan - Mellow Yellow
M. Ward - Never Had Nobody Like You
Blood, Sweat & Tears - You've Made Me So Very Happy

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


New releases:
Beak> - Beak>

Upcoming shows:
Melt-Banana @ The Middle East Downstairs, Tuesday, November 24th

Today's playlist:
Yo La Tengo - By Two's
Tegan and Sara - Hell
Themselves - Roman Is As Roman Does
Built to Spill - Planting Seeds
Midnight Juggernauts - Nine Lives
Sonic Youth - Candle
Arcade Fire - Une année sans lumière
Hot Chip - Take It In
Orange Juice - Rip It Up
Talking Heads - I Zimbra (12" version)
The Ballet - Chinatown
tUnE-yArDs - Hatari
The Books - Thank You Branch
Beirut - Forks and Knives (La Fête)
Fugazi - Give Me the Cure
Deerhoof - Family of Others
Dirty Projectors - Useful Chamber
Broadcast - Poem of Dead Song
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Shy
The Ballet - The House on Fire
Lightning Bolt - Nation of Boar
The Ballet - Murder at the Discotheque
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - Body
The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy
The Virgins - Teen Lovers
Islands - Creeper

So I just saw The Ballet and I can't stop listening to them. Deal with it.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Married to a Linguist

New releases:

Upcoming shows:
Dirty Projectors & tUnE-yArDs @ Paradise, Tuesday, November 17th
Metric @ House of Blues, Friday, November 20th
Base Trip Records Showcase @ BU Central, Friday, November 20th
Devendra Banhart @ Berklee Performance Center, Friday, November 20th
Times New Viking @ Great Scott, Saturday, November 21st
Sonic Youth @ Wilbur Theatre, Sunday, November 22nd & Monday, November 23rd
Melt-Banana @ The Middle East Downstairs, Tuesday, November 24th

Pink Floyd - See Emily Play
The Toms - Think About Me
Ambulance LTD - Ophelia
The White Stripes - Acorn
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - The White Witch
Röyksopp - You Don't Have a Clue
Dirty Projectors - Time Birthed Spilled Blood
Final Fantasy - Furniture
Lightning Bolt - Funny Farm
Broadcast - Still Feels Like Tears
Xiu Xiu - Hives Hives
The Ballet - The Face of Everything
The Twilight Sad - The Neighbours Can't Breathe
Cold Cave - Life Magazine
Tegan and Sara - Arrow
The Flaming Lips - See the Leaves
Fuck Buttons - Phantom Limb
Novmenon - Daft Crunk
Devendra Banhart - Long Haired Child
Of Montreal - Bunny Ain't No Kind of Rider
Broken Spindles - Introvert
Empire of The Sun - Swordfish Hotkiss Night
Mew - Apocalypso
David Axelrod - The Human Abstract
TV on the Radio - Mr. Grieves

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Married to a Massage Bearapist

New releases:
DOOM - Unexpected Guests
Lymbyc System - Shutter Release

Upcoming shows:
Dirty Projectors & tUnE-yArDs @ Paradise, Tuesday, November 17th
Metric @ House of Blues, Friday, November 20th
Devendra Banhart @ Berklee Performance Center, Friday, November 20th
Times New Viking @ Great Scott, Saturday, November 21st
Sonic Youth @ Wilbur Theatre, Sunday, November 22nd & Monday, November 23rd
Melt-Banana @ The Middle East Downstairs, Tuesday, November 24th

Today's playlist:
Fennesz - Château Rouge
Emperor X - Use Your Hands
Dirty Projectors - Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie
Portishead - Magic Doors
Low - Two-Step
Atlas Sound - Walkabout (w/ Noah Lennox)
Lightning Bolt - S.O.S.
John Legend - Maxine's Interlude
Final Fantasy - Spell for a Weak Heart
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Warrior
Amy Winehouse - Wake Up Alone
The Strokes - Soma
Air - Mer du Japon
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Zombies - Tell Her No
Enon - Natural Disasters
of Montreal - I Was a Landscape in Your Dream

*BONUS* Advice from Andrew's parents about how best to deal with a collapsed lung, along with information about the Philadelphia airport!

Belle and Sebastian - Funny Little Frog
Animal Collective - Who Could Win a Rabbit
M83 - Farewell / Goodbye
Modest Mouse - Blame It on the Tetons
Nick Drake - Which Will
Stars - The Big Fight
Devendra Banhart - At the Hop

Aaaaand this was Julia's hair today:


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Married to a Plethora of Noodlebears

New releases:
Cold Cave - Love Comes Close
Morrissey - Swords
Themselves - CrownsDown

Upcoming shows:
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down @ The Middle East Downstairs, Tuesday, November 3rd
Islands @ The Middle East Downstairs, Wednesday, November 4th
Dan Deacon @ MassArt, Sunday, November 8th
Dirty Projectors & tUnE-yArDs @ Paradise, Tuesday, November 17th
Metric @ House of Blues, Friday, November 20th
Devendra Banhart @ Berklee Performance Center, Friday, November 20th
Times New Viking @ Great Scott, Saturday, November 21st
Sonic Youth @ Wilbur Theatre, Sunday, November 22nd & Monday, November 23rd
Melt-Banana @ The Middle East Downstairs, Tuesday, November 24th

Today's playlist:
Lightning Bolt - Sound Guardians
Broadcast - Pendulum
Atlas Sound - Washington School
Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton - Reading in Bed
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Our Change into Rain Is No Change at All (Talkin' 'bout Us)
Fugazi - Sweet and Low
Cat Power - Cross Bones Style
Frightened Rabbit - Floating in the Forth
Martha and the Vandellas - Jimmy Mack
Goldfrapp - Caravan Girl
Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimensions
The Smiths - Shoplifters of the World Unite
Björk - Human Behavior
Blur - Beetlebum
The Thrills - Big Sur
The Clientele - Bookshop Casanova
Micachu - Ship
Mr. Oizo - Steroids ft. Uffie
The Field - Everday
Justice - NY Excuse
MSTRKRFT - It Ain't Love
Röyksopp - Happy Up Here
Fanfarlo - Comets
Shakira - She Wolf
Fuck Buttons - Rough Steez

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Married to a... PEE-do-bear or PEH-do-bear?

New releases:
Broadcast and the Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Tegan and Sara - Sainthood

Upcoming shows:
Mount Eerie & Tara Jane O'Neil @ MassArt, Wednesday, October 28th
Liam Finn @ The Middle East Downstairs, Sunday, November 1st
Junior Boys @ The Middle East Downstairs, Monday, November 2nd
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down @ The Middle East Downstairs, Tuesday, November 3rd
Islands @ The Middle East Downstairs, Wednesday, November 4th
Dan Deacon @ MassArt, Sunday, November 8th
Dirty Projectors & tUnE-yArDs @ Paradise, Tuesday, November 17th

Today's playlist:
Lightning Bolt - The Sublime Freak
The Breeders - Bang On
Broadcast - In Here the World Begins
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Passionate Introverts (Dinosaurs)
Atlas Sound - Quick Canal (w/ Laetitia Sadier)
Camera Obscura - Come Back Margaret
My Bloody Valentine - Blown a Wish
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls
Mylo - Sunworshipper
Plastiscines - Loser
Deerhunter - VHS Dream
Midlake - The Jungler
The Black Keys - Psychotic Girl
Radiohead - Everything in Its Right Place
Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)*
Metric - Rock Me Now
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Fiona Apple - Sleep to Dream
Cat Power - Back of Your Head
Dr. Dog - The Way the Lazy Do
Elton John - Rocket Man
Joni Mitchell - Chelsea Morning
Canned Heat - Going Up the Country
Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer
Fugazi - Place Position
Leadbelly - Midnight Special

*I don't know why I let things like this happen.

shameless plug, though not for myself:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sultry Bears...

New releases:
Atlas Sound - Logos
Do Make Say Think - Other Truths
Excepter - Black Beach
Florence and the Machine - Lungs
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
Kings of Convenience - Declaration of Dependence
Lightning Bolt - Earthly Delights
OOIOO - Armonica Hewa
Sufjan Stevens - The BQE

Upcoming shows:
Broadcast & Atlas Sound @ The Paradise, Thursday, October 22nd
We Have Band @ Great Scott, Sunday, October 25th
Mount Eerie & Tara Jane O'Neil @ MassArt, Wednesday, October 28th
Liam Finn @ The Middle East Downstairs, Sunday, November 1st
Junior Boys @ The Middle East Downstairs, Monday, November 2nd
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down @ The Middle East Downstairs, Tuesday, November 3rd
Islands @ The Middle East Downstairs, Wednesday, November 4th

Today's playlist:
Weezer - The Good Life
Evangelicals - Bloodstream
Lykke Li - My Love
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
The Strokes - Hard to Explain
The White Stripes - Black Math
Klaxons - Forgotten Works
The Whitest Boy Alive - Intentions
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Close Chorus
Eluvium - Radio Ballet
Dirty Projectors - No Intention
The Flaming Lips - Silver Trembling Hands
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster
Juana Molina - No seas antipatica
Electrelane - Film Music
School of Seven Bells - Face to Face on High Places
Al Green - I'm Still in Love with You
Feist - How My Heart Behaves
Beach House - Apple Orchard
Bill Withers - Use Me
Hanne Hukkelberg - No One But Yourself
Here We Go Magic - I Just Want to See You Underwater
The Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band
The Raveonettes - Gone Forever
Capybara - Magpies

Monday, October 12, 2009

60% of a Bear

New releases:
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster

Upcoming shows:
Le Loup & Nurses @ T.T. the Bear's, Tuesday, October 13th
Former Ghosts @ The Middle East Upstairs, Wednesday, October 14th
Asobi Seksu @ Great Scott, Wednesday, October 14th
The Dodos & The Ruby Suns @ The Middle East Downstairs, Thursday, October 15th
School of Seven Bells & Magic Wands @ The Paradise, Saturday, October 17th
Broadcast & Atlas Sound @ The Paradise, Thursday, October 22nd
We Have Band @ Great Scott, Sunday, October 25th
Mount Eerie & Tara Jane O'Neil @ MassArt, Wednesday, October 28th

Today's playlist:
Califone - Giving Away the Bride
Broadcast - Unchanging Window
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Nitetime rainbows
Dirty Projectors - Spray Paint (The Walls)
Kate Bush - Houdini
Squarepusher - My Sound
Dark Dark Dark - Junk Bones
WHY? - This Blackest Purse
Boards of Canada - Smokes Quantity
Gang Gang Dance - House Jam
The National - Baby We'll Be Fine
Wild Beasts - The Fun Powder Plot
Deerhunter - Like New
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Falling Over
Mission of Burma - 1, 2, 3, Partyy!
Times New Viking - No Time, No Hope
Nurses - Caterpillar Playground
Asobi Seksu - Sing Tomorrow's Praise
Roxy Music - Pyjamarama
The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
CSS - Alala
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Scattered Pearls
New Order - The Perfect Kiss
Basement Jaxx - All I Know
Kings of Convenience - Toxic Girl (Monte Carlo 1963 Version)
The Clash - I'm Not Down
Vivian Girls - Walking Alone at Night

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Married to a Taiwanese Insomniac... Bear.

New releases:
Air - Love 2
Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy
Osso - Run Rabbit Run (remake of Sufjan Stevens' Enjoy Your Rabbit)
Califone - All My Friends are Funeral Singers
The Clientele - Bonfires on the Heath
DJ Spooky - The Secret Song
Dead Man's Bones - Dead Man's Bones
The Gossip - Music for Men
The Mountain Goats - Life of the World to Come

Upcoming shows:
The Twilight Sad @ Great Scott, Wednesday, October 7th
Grizzly Bear and Beach House @ Orpheum, Thursday, October 8th
Mirah @ Somerville Theatre, Friday, October 9th
Le Loup & Nurses @ T.T. the Bear's, Tuesday, October 13th
Former Ghosts @ The Middle East Upstairs, Wednesday, October 14th
Asobi Seksu @ Great Scott, Wednesday, October 14th
The Dodos & The Ruby Suns @ The Middle East Downstairs, Thursday, October 15th
School of Seven Bells & Magic Wands @ The Paradise, Saturday, October 17th
Broadcast & Atlas Sound @ The Paradise, Thursday, October 22nd

Today's playlist:
Dirty Projectors - Cannibal Resource
Dark Dark Dark - Trouble No More
WHY? - January Twenty Something
Björk - Alarm Call
The Twilight Sad - Interrupted
Built to Spill - Hindsight
Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double or Triple
Low - Belarus
PJ Harvey - A Perfect Day Elise
Vivian Girls - I Have No Fun
Wild Beasts - We Still Got the Taste Dancin' on Our Tongues
Megapuss - To the Love Within
The xx - Basic Space
Röyksopp - This Must Be It
Chairlift - Planet Health
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Immune to Emotion
Architecture in Helsinki - Heart It Races
Clutchy Hopkins - 3:02
Helicopter Goes Kaboom! - Feed Me Your Heart
Air - Mer du Japon
Sonic Youth - My Friend Goo
Dirty Projectors - When the World Comes to an End
Dark Dark Dark - Junk Bones (Odd Nosdam remix)
Karen O and the Kids - Hideaway
Fanfarlo - Comet
Capybara - Happiness / Let Child Roam


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Grumpy bears?

New releases:

Upcoming shows:
WHY?, AU, and Dark Dark Dark @ Middle East Downstairs, Thursday, October 1st
Dinosaur Jr. and Lou Barlow @ Middle East Downstairs, Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd
Os Mutantes @ Somerville Theatre, Sunday, October 4th
BLK JKS @ T.T. the Bear's, Sunday, October 4th
Japandroids @ Great Scott, Monday, October 5th
The Twilight Sad @ Great Scott, Wednesday, October 7th
Grizzly Bear and Beach House @ Orpheum, Thursday, October 8th
Mirah @ Somerville Theatre, Friday, October 9th

Today's playlist:
Dirty Projectors - What I See
Cocteau Twins - Pitch the Baby
Why? - Against Me
Wild Beasts - Hooting & Howling
Stereolab - Vonal Declosion
Deerhoof - Believe E.S.P.
Hymie's Basement - Ghost Dream
Broadcast - Message from Home
The Magnetic Fields - All the Umbrellas in London
Prefuse 73 & The Books - Pagina Cinco
Nina Simone - Ne Me Quitte Pas
Xiu Xiu - Bishop, CA
Yo La Tengo - When It's Dark
Animal Collective - Fireworks
Arcade Fire - Black Waves/Bad Vibrations
Capybara - Magpies
The Dodos - The Season
Radiohead - All I Need
Cut Copy - Zap Zap
We Have Band - You Came Out
Daft Punk - Voyager
Goldfrapp - Human
St. Vincent - The Strangers
Interpol - Not Even Jail

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Married to a Bear: Julia's Sausage Fest Edition

New releases:
Why? - Eskimo Snow
Times New Viking - Born Again Revisited
The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead
Islands - Vapours
To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie - Marlone

Upcoming shows:
HEALTH and Pictureplane @ Harper's Ferry, Tuesday, September 22nd
Why? and AU @ Middle East Downstairs, Thursday, October 1st

Today's playlist:
Yo La Tengo - Here to Fall
Dirty Projectors - No More
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Failure
Why? - Into the Shadows of My Embrace
Autolux - Plantlife
The Dodos - Longform
Wild Beasts - This Is Our Lot
St. Vincent - Save Me from What I Want
Vivian Girls - The End
School of Seven Bells - Silent Grips
Simian Mobile Disco - Pinball
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
Feist - One Evening (VV Mix)
Capybara - San Francisco, 1906
The Dodos - Men
Yeasayer - Tightrope
Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)
The Rakes - Terror!
Talking Heads - Artists Only
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rockers to Swallow
Of Montreal - Old People in the Cemetery
Deerhunter - Circulation
Pixies - Hey

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pomegranate bears.

New releases:
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 1
The Dodos - Time to Die
Butterfly Boucher - Scary Fragile
Simian Mobile Disco - Temporary Pleasure
The Dynamites - Burn It Down

Upcoming shows:
Yo La Tengo @ Wilbur, Wednesday, September 16th
The Walkmen & Here We Go Magic @ Middle East, Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th
Starfucker @ Middle East, Monday, September 21st
HEALTH & Pictureplane @ Harper's Ferry, Tuesday, September 22nd

Today's playlist:
Autolux - Angry Candy
Deerhoof - Scream Team
Yo La Tengo - If It's True
Wild Beasts - All the King's Men
BLK JKS - Molalatladi
HEALTH - Die Slow
Electrelane - After the Call
Marine Research - Parallel Horizontal
Dirty Projectors - Temecula Sunrise
Juana Molina - Sólo su voz
Silver Apples - Program
Capybara - The Wimp (we'd never heard this before... so fucking cute and fun)
Mahjongg - Problems
Dungen - Det du tänker idag är du i morgon
Arcade Fire - I'm Sleeping in a Submarine
Deerhunter - Rainwater Cassette Exchange

Phil Collins, Asperger's, cereal, pomegranates, Manhattan correspondent Dave Fishkind

Plants and Animals - Good Friend
Old Hannah - Lost at Sea
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
Akron/Family - Blessing Force
Animal Collective - We Tigers
Hanne Hukkelberg - The Northwind
Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
Mew - Introducing Palace Players

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


New releases:
Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong
HEALTH - Get Color
Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio
BLK JKS - After Robots
Circulatory System - Signal Morning

Upcoming shows:
Autolux @ Paradise, Thursday, September 10th
Sondre Lerche @ Paradise, Sunday, September 13th
Deerhoof @ Middle East, Monday, September 14th
Yo La Tengo @ Wilbur, Wednesday, September 16th

Today's playlist:
Wild Beasts - The Devil's Crayon
Yo La Tengo - Nothing to Hide
Yeasayer - Forgiveness
St. Vincent - Laughing with a Mouth of Blood
Dirty Projectors - Depression
Heavenly - Trophy Girlfriend
Final Fantasy - This Lamb Sells Condos
The 6ths - Dream Hat
Nina Simone - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Broadcast - Still Feels Like Tears
Stereolab - Pinball
The Fiery Furnaces - Keep Me in the Dark
Black Lips - It Feels Alright
Kickball - Brown
Beirut - Carousels
Here We Go Magic - Tunnelvisions
Bonobo - Days to Come
Hanne Hukkelberg - Blood from a Stone
The Black Keys - So He Won't Break
Joni Mitchell - A Case of You
Liars - It Fit When I Was a Kid
Shakira - She Wolf
Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer
The Bloody Beetroots ft. Steve Aoki - Warp 1.9
Hercules and Love Affair - Athene
Crystal Castles - Vanished
Frida Hyvönen - I Drive My Friend
Kate Bush - King of the Mountain


Thursday, April 16, 2009

April 16th

Fashionably late / Martered to a Bear (happy easter??!?!)

Yonlu - A Boy And A Tiger
Alex Delivery - Rainbows
Oxford Collapse - The Birthday Wars
The Secret Ink - Boomerang
Neko Case - People Got A Lotta Nerve
Say Hi - Elouise
M.I.A. - Bamboo Banga
Justice - Phantom pt. 2
Tobacco - Backwoods Altar
Louis La Rouche - Be Brave
The Hood Internet - Put it on my chk chk chk
Megapuss - Adam and Steve
Why? - Crushed Bones
Stereolab - French Disko
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Soft Shock
The Ballet - In My Head
Micachu - Golden Phone
The Books - There Is No There
Yo La Tengo - From a Motel 6
The Thermals - We Were Sick
Doves - The Greatest Denier
The National - Cherry Tree
Subtle - Requiem for a Dive
Other Girls - The Moth
PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By
Immaculate Machine - Don't Build the Bridge
Black Dice - Nite Creme
Gorillaz - 19-2000 (FROM A RE CORD)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 9th

Asobi Seksu - Strings
Beach House - D.A.R.L.I.N.G.
The Thermals - Now We Can See
Bat for Lashes - Glass
Doves - Kingdom of Rust
Electrelane - Take the Bit Between Your Teeth
The Blow - The Sky Opened Wide Like the Tide (Lucky Dragons Newage Powermix)
The Rosebuds - My Punishment for Fighting
Liars - It Fit When I Was a Kid
A.R. Rahman - Chaiyya Chaiyya
PJ Harvey & John Parish - Black Hearted Love
The Olivia Tremor Control - Holiday Surprise 1, 2, 3
The Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control (Skins remix)
Miho Hatori - The Spirit of Juliet
Squarepusher - Welcome to Europe
Deep Forest - Deep Forest
Dan Deacon - Of the Mountains
Bosque Brown - Whiskey Flats
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
Gentleman Reg - You Can't Get It Back
Yonlu - I Know What It's Like
Vietnam - Too Tired
Alex Delivery - Milan


Thursday, April 2, 2009

April 2nd

Today we recapped the shows Andrew and I went to last night: Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and Themselves, respectively. If you've never heard Themselves (or anything with which Doseone is involved, like Subtle, cLOUDDEAD, Greenthink, or his solo stuff), and you have any taste for hip-hop, especially of the underground variety, I recommend you check them out.

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Alisa
The Acorn - The Flood Pt. 1
M.I.A. - Paper Planes (DFA remix)
Crystal Castles - Reckless
El Guincho - Antillas
The Rosebuds - Cape Fear
Lykke Li - I'm Good I'm Gone
Bell Orchestre - Bucephalus Bouncing Ball
Blonde Redhead - Elephant Woman
Cocteau Twins - Pitch the Baby
My Bloody Valentine - Blown a Wish
Unwound - Summer Freeze
Themselves - Dark Sky Demo
Ride - Vapour Trail
Hymie's Basement - 21st Century Pop Song
The Smiths - Jeane
MF Doom - Hoe Cakes
Ponytail - 7 Souls
Doves - 10:03
Dan Deacon - Red F
Bat for Lashes - Daniel
Fever Ray - Seven

Upcoming shows of note:
April 3rd (tomorrow) - Dr. Dog at Paradise
April 10th - The Books at ICA
April 22nd - Simian Mobile Disco at Paradise
April 28th - Peter Bjorn And John at Paradise
May 5th - Akron/Family at Middle East
May 7th - The Thermals at Middle East
May 13th - Dan Deacon at Middle East
May 14th - Animal Collective at House of Blues

Thursday, March 26, 2009

March 26th is kinda lonely without Julia

Doves - House of Mirrors (not bad - looking forward to the new album)
The Love Language - Lalita
Mirah - Country of the Future
Battles - Ddiamondd
Arcade Fire - Wake Up
Marissa Nadler - Rosary
Grouper - Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping
Fever Ray - When I Grow Up (somehow I've gotten into Fever Ray but not yet fully "gotten" The Knife... someday soon)
Sholi - Dance for Hours (been listening to this album at least twice every day since I got it)
Dan Deacon - Woof Woof
Röyksopp - Miss It So Much (with Lykke Li!)
The Thermals - St. Rosa and the Swallows
The Books and José González - Cello Song (Nick Drake cover)
Gang Gang Dance - Blue Nile
Kate Bush - Rocket's Tail
Portishead - Magic Doors
Broadcast - Locusts
Joanna Newsom - "En Gallop"
Aphex Twin - Xtal
The Decemberists - The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
Gui Boratto - Colors
The Knife - Silent Shout (working on it)
Juana Molina - Vive Solo
Black Moth Super Rainbow + The Octopus Project - Psychic Swelling
Xiu Xiu - I Do What I Want, When I Want
The Magnetic Fields - Swinging London

Thursday, March 19, 2009

March 19th IS STUPID

Married To The Sea

We were locked out!!!
M A R R I E D T O A B E A R W I T H R A B I E S.

Dan Deacon - Paddling Ghost
Sick of Sara - Bittersweet
Here We Go Magic - I Just Want to See You Underwater
Obits - Pine On
Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
The Bynars - Back from Outer Space
Megapuss - Theme from Hollywood
Estelle - Superstition
Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt - A Meeting by the River

Apologies for upcoming ass-kicking.

The Thermals - A Pillar of Salt
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - I'm a Ghost
Melt-Banana - Spathic!!
Deerhoof - Eaguru Guru
Autolux - Blanket
Fugazi - Arpeggiator
Lightning Bolt - Assassins
Frog Eyes - Idle Songs
Sleater-Kinney - Memorize Your Lines
Brainiac - Nothing Ever Changes
Battles - Snare Hangar
Boredoms - Star
Xiu Xiu - Crank Heart
Yo La Tengo - Today Is the Day

Django Reinhardt - Sweet Georgia Brown
Belle & Sebastian - We Are the Sleepyheads
The Beach Boys - Wouldn't It Be Nice
Sholi - November Through June (GREAT NEW BAND)

Dr. Dog at the Paradise on April 3rd!!!
The Books at the ICA on April 10th!!!

Also, check out the Pitchfork Music Festival. It's only $80 with fees for all three days, and some of the bands already announced include Yo La Tengo, Grizzly Bear, and The National... three reasons you fucking have to go. GOGOGOGOGOGO.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March 5th


The White Stripes - I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
Evangelicals - Stoned Again
Megapuss - Duck People Duck Man
Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - Wishing Contentment
Belle & Sebastian - The Fox in the Snow
Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer
Crystal Castles - 1991
Grizzly Bear - Knife
Devendra Banhart - Tit Smoking in the Temple of Artesan Mimicry
Lata Mangeshkar - Wada Na Tod
Q and Not U - Soft Pyramids
Pattern is Movement - Bird
Pencilgrass - Lonely Nights
Beep Beep - Giggle Giggle
Dr. Octagon - Wild and Crazy
Here We Go Magic - Ahab
Hanne Hukkelberg - Fourteen
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Smog in Cities
Animal Collective - Winters Love
Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
The Microphones - I Am Bored
Yo La Tengo - A Worrying Thing
Värttinä - Linnunmieli
Stereolab - Valley Hi!
Broadcast - Look Outside
Deerhoof - Fresh Born
High Places - Head Spins
Lykke Li - Little Bit
The Magnetic Fields - When My Boy Walks Down the Street
Fugazi - I'm So Tired

Marred by such beautiful moments as Julia making kissy sounds into the microphone and Andrew grinding away to Wada Na Tod. Typical at poopoopeepee married to a cub.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

An overwhelming amount of words about a single event.

Juana Molina: February 26th, 2009, Brattle Theatre
Un día
Vive solo
Lo dejamos
La verdad
Un beso llega
¿Quién? / ¿Quién? (Suite)
Los hongos de Marosa

May I first note that the Brattle Theatre seemed to be tailoring to my tacit desires? First of all, this show was booked, by some struck of luck and divine grace, on my birthday, and I found out about it shortly after an intense bout of Juana Molina obsession at the beginning of the semester. Needless to say, I was already pretty excited about this show – about as much so as I have been about any show I’ve seen in the last year. On top of that, though, playing before and after the actual performances over the PA system was Broadcast, which was almost all I had been listening to up until the show itself for the last two weeks. Obviously, this show was bound by fate to be mind-blowing, and I hope it was as incredible for everyone else as it was for me, even if the circumstances were leaning in my favor.

Faces on Film, a local act, opened, and the singer, Mike Fiore, first played a few acoustic numbers by himself. His voice was reminiscent of that of Dr. Dog frontman Scott McMicken, and his brief solo numbers set a calm tone for the show. His bandmates then came out and sat at an instrument, one at a slide guitar and the other at an organ, which together created a slightly deeper backdrop for songs with more of the same feel as the first few. The highlight of this set was when Fiore was accompanied by a female singer, who unfortunately only harmonized on the wordless bits of the outros of the songs they played – I imagine that the harmonies, if carried through whole songs, would add another layer of depth to the songs and give them more staying power.

The wait between acts was brief. Juana Molina came on stage with her bassist and percussionist and immediately took to her trademark looping. She opened with the title track and opener from her latest album, Un día, first recording herself playing a simple piano loop and chanting, “one day.” Then, she stopped the loop and began the first line of the song, starting the loop again mid-line and continuing from there. Her percussionist and bassist added to the mix, and the song seemed to strain the speakers simply with its volume. Molina herself at first seemed to be pushing the notes out – the melodies in that first song get awfully high, so it’s no surprise that she had to warm up a bit with the opening number. She quickly found her flow and, in between lines from the song and language-less scatting, she added more layers of vocal sound and synthesized percussion to the loop. Rare for Molina was the English singing that characterized this song, which stretched it to an utterly hypnotic seven or eight minutes as it continued to build beyond the scope of the recorded version and of what anyone could expect from this song.

Although the translation of the central lyric from this title track is often mentioned in reviews and press releases, it is so apt that it begs to be discussed here as well: “One day I will sing the songs with no lyrics and everyone can imagine for themselves if it’s about love, disappointment, banalities or about Plato.” This first line sets the stage for the rest of this album in particular and some of Molina’s songs from her older albums, as much of the vocals take the form of percussive vocals and simply scatting, more often eliciting a raw emotional and physical response from the listener than demanding that a Spanish speaker pay attention to the lyrics, which are often buried in instrumentation, or that a non-Spanish speaker translate them. This sort of choose-your-own-adventure approach to her music and lyrics even applied when she sang in English in the first song, since what sounded like, “Should I stay? Or should I go?” could have really been anything under the chorus of Molinas already singing nonsense or “one day,” so even as she broke the language barrier, she built it up again, as is the principle of this album and the direction her music is taking as a whole.

The first song then transitioned seamlessly into the next, “Vive solo,” on a keyboard loop over which she looped a simple guitar line. This song was characterized more by waves of buildup and falling away than by the slow and overpowering build of “Un día,” but by this time Molina’s scatting was in full form, and this song, too, cycled through upward of seven minutes. Particularly impressive about this song was the flexibility of the rhythm section in the usually strange time signature of 7/4, especially during one bridge, which features a bass line that demands considerable skill with the instrument. Next was “Lo dejamos,” a much darker piece compared to the almost sunny first two songs; instead of on vocal or guitar loops, this song is centered on a dark, almost atonal synth loop and features sparser percussion. Molina’s vocals cascaded through the synth and climb up again as a steel drum sound quietly contrasted the keyboard loop, then the loop changed and the song floated through several more minutes of soft guitar playing and harmonizing between Molina and the bassist, whose voice blended so smoothly with hers that it could have been a prerecording of her singing.

“Lo dejamos” allowed Molina to transition to a few songs from her previous album, Son, as they all have more traditional use of lyrics and slightly less use of loops than the first two of the set. Following “Lo dejamos” was “Elena,” which never struck me as a highlight from Son but which was executed perfectly here, once Molina straightened out some technical difficulties with the guitar. She then performed two of the longest, and strongest, songs from Son, “La verdad” and “Un beso llega,” both of which are characterized by bright, upbeat guitar and even more scatting and vocal layering. “La verdad” included a particularly interesting instance of the loops, as she used a very short sample of several layers of her voice repeated through a large section of the song, over which she improvised. She followed this sort of suite of vocal trickery with “Desordenado,” which again featured the bassist’s harmonies, though this time often just an octave below Molina’s melody. This song in particular allowed for a lot of improvisation, especially for the percussionist, who had an incredibly unique style and method to his drumming and percussion. He often played cymbals on the side only, employed innovative rhythms during a buildup section, or alternated brushes and sticks on the same drum, creating an unpredictable sound to underscore the interplay between the stringed instruments.

The rhythm section then left the stage and Molina introduced her next song, written for her daughter when she left home for a week to record her first album. She said that the line that she repeats most toward the end is basically, “mama, please don’t leave again,” so, “the part with ‘mama, mama, mama,’ over and over, that’s me. I’m the mama.” The song she was introducing was “¿Quién?” from her second album, Segundo, and it started out simply enough with the familiar original version, held together by a repeated guitar riff, but she seamlessly transitioned into “¿Quién? (Suite)” from the new album, which features, like the others, a great deal of layering and beatboxing. However, this song was particularly spectacular because she was on the stage alone, making her own percussion with her keyboard and her mouth. Aside from the (now typical) impressive improvisation, this performance was highlighted by a number of breathtaking moments: first, she looped herself vocalizing on both the upbeat and the downbeat, which created an effect which I can best describe as the sound of her voice bubbling up between itself. Second, after looping herself several times, she hit her loop pedals in rhythm to, essentially, switch herself on and off as she continued to play guitar. Last, at one point, she wasn’t adding anything to the mix but simply stepped back from her array of pedals and keyboards simply to dance for a few seconds. It was encouraging to see that she was enjoying this as much as her audience was, even if she wasn’t as awestruck as the rest of us. She finished the song with an outro like the intro, as if to suggest that the whole piece could be repeated and still be just as original each time she performs it, injecting a new melody or inflection in her voice.

She thanked the audience and left the stage, only to return shortly with her rhythm section, as well as a small table and three plastic cups, which they used to create a sort of rhythmic jive, not unlike the kind one learns at summer camp, only much more complicated. They then launched into “Los hongos de Marosa,” another highlight from Un día, although here it was somewhat overshadowed by the showstopper that was “¿Quién?” However, it still featured some of her catchiest beatboxing as well as some more percussive showcasing and bizarre but lush keyboard flourishes. If any one song most exemplifies her idea of the listener taking from the wordless music whatever they choose, this one in particular contains the briefest appearance of actual lyrics and is dominated by endless layers of vocals. It could be considered a microcosm of the whole album, as it both builds and comes in waves over the course of its eight minutes, and, as such, it was a perfect closer for the evening.

To put it quite simply, Juana Molina is one of the best performers I’ve ever seen. Aside from her obvious musical proficiency and songwriting skills, she can easily banter with the audience and is not even afraid to let them in on a little mistake she has made, such as looping something in the wrong place, by telegraphing her mistake with her face. She may have noted that they were playing something from the new album (the last song) because “that’s what they’re supposed to do,” but she clearly has fun doing it, as she engaged the audience in the story about “¿Quién?” and danced to it herself. A Juana Molina show is worth attending whether or not you’re familiar with the music. I’m a huge fan, and I looked forward to my favorite songs and my favorite parts of each songs, but I was pleasantly surprised by the extra effort she puts into originality live and watching her make each sound herself. One person who attended the show with me said that, toward the end, he closed his eyes, since sometimes he could see if she was about to loop something or add something new, and he liked being surprised. Either way, it’s certainly a spectacle, and I recommend to any fan of cutting-edge and original music to check out her records and see her if at all possible.

(photos graciously taken by Sean Danaher)
Also, I met her! I told her she played really well etc. etc., giggled profusely, told her I was reviewing the show for my school's radio station. She said I'd better say something nice, and I said, of course!!! My friend Michael who had come with me mentioned that it was my birthday, and Juana said, "Oh, how old are you, twelve?" I giggled (probably, anyway - I was pretty fucking giggly after that show) and said, "Nah, I'm a little older than that... nineteen." Then she said I'm very young, which I suppose was a compliment. Ah, so much sass and charm.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

February 26th

Today Will played a lot of songs he was listening to around this time in previous years, so there are several high school-age gems.

Brazilian Girls - Sweatshop
Megapuss - Adam & Steve
Megapuss - Theme from Hollywood
Loney Dear - Airport Surroundings
Goldfrapp - Winter Wonderland (for some reason the fact that this song was called "Winter Wonderland" didn't deter me from accidentally playing a Christmas song at the end of February)
Here We Go Magic - Only Pieces
Broadcast - Come On Let's Go
Pinback - Penelope
Low - In the Drugs
Juana Molina - La Verdad
Yo La Tengo - Damage
Arcade Fire - Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
Why? - Gemini (Birthday Song)
Tegan and Sara - Nineteen
Black Moth Super Rainbow - They Live in the Meadow
Värttinä - Kiiriminna
Spoon - Reservations
Deerhoof - Believe E.S.P.
Do Make Say Think - The Universe!
My Brightest Diamond - Golden Star
The Fiery Furnaces - Blueberry Boat
Hanne Hukkelberg - The North Wind
Gospel Claws - God Keeps Me Alive
Other Lives - Paper Cities
YACHT - Hot Dog

Juana Molina was incredible. More later. A real review on the WTBU blog, perhaps!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

February 19th

Just Will and the interns today. Quiet and sleepy. Lots of Broadcast.

Broadcast - Accidentals
realpeople - Venice
Juana Molina - El Vestido
Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (appropriate AND addictive)
Morrissey - Black Cloud
Broadcast - Papercuts
Hood - The Lost You
Kate Bush - Houdini
The National - Baby, We'll Be Fine
The Magnetic Fields - All the Umbrellas in London


Lykke Li - Everybody But Me
Broadcast - Living Room
Blonde Redhead - Top Ranking
Stereolab - The Noise of Carpet
Tobacco - Tape Eater
Why? - These Few Presidents
Little Joy - No One's Better Sake
Hanne Hukkelberg - All Day and All of the Night
Belle & Sebastian - Funny Little Frog
The Bird and the Bee - Diamond Dave
Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything
Lily Allen - Everyone's At It
Delta Spirit - Trashcan
M83 - 0078h
Like a Fox - Better Bring a Bomb
Mandrew - Hotwax

The Toothaches, Pretty & Nice, Math the Band, and The Bynars at Great Scott tonight! It will be a good time, and there will be college kids trying to give you WTBU magnets the whole time. Woo!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

February 12th

In honor of Valentine's Day, Julia played all her favorite love songs, which happened to include a few of mine. Then it got somewhat sad, but we kicked it back up.

Dr. Dog - From
Feist - Lonely Loney (Frisbee'd Remix)
Simon and Garfunkel - Cecilia
Beach House - Auburn and Ivory
Belle and Sebastian - If She Wants Me
The Velvet Underground - Stephanie Says
Beirut - The Canals of Our City
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Hanne Hukkelberg - Break My Body
Broken Social Scene - Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl
The Microphones - I Felt Your Shape
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Radiohead - All I Need
Psapp - Happy Lamb
Al Green - I'm Still in Love With You
Belle and Sebastian - We Are The Sleepyheads
The Shins - New Slang
Arcade Fire - Headlights Looked Like Diamonds
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Smog in Cities
Grizzly Bear - On a Neck, On a Spit
Django Reinhardt - Honeysuckle Rose
Starfucker - Florida
The Magnetic Fields - With Whom to Dance?
The Mountain Goats - Woke Up New
Oh No! Oh My! - The Backseat
Charles Spearin - Vittoria
Delta Spirit - People, Turn Around
Vetiver - Everyday
Animal Collective - Daily Routine
The Notorious B.I.G. - One More Chance / Stay With Me (Remix)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 5th

Will's been having a renaissance of his favorite bands (asterisked) so he commandeered the majority of the show this week. Oops? Julia gets it back next week.

Hanne Hukkelberg - A Cheater's Armoury
*Yo La Tengo - Everday
*Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
*Xiu Xiu - Fast Car
*Fugazi - Sweet and Low
Jason Anderson - Moon Song (impulse play - the CD had a mole in winter clothes on it)
*Low - Lust
*Sleater-Kinney - Leave You Behind
*The National - Looking for Astronauts
*The Magnetic Fields - All the Umbrellas in London
*Deerhoof - C
*Grizzly Bear - Lullabye
*The Fiery Furnaces - Tropical Ice-Land
*Elliott Smith - Bottle Up and Explode!
*Pretty & Nice - Peekaboo
*The Smiths - There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
*Juana Molina - Micael
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
Matt and Kim - Daylight
Pavement - Shady Lane/J vs. S
The Naked Hearts - Call Me
Nous Non Plus - Loli
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Come Saturday (rotation, but I'm a fan)
Modest Mouse - The Good Times Are Killing Me
The Knife - Heartbeats
Arto Lindsay - Personagem
John Mayer - The Heart of Life

Joe's band Kids with Kites is playing this Saturday. Check out ticketmaster for tickets to The Loft at Tommy Doyles for the show on Februrary 7th, Joe's birthday!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January 29th

Boards of Canada - Smokes Quantity
Caribou - Brahminy Kite
The Notwist - Shrink
Animal Collective - Lion In A Coma
Festival - Bind Us All
Juana Molina - Sólo su voz
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
Stereolab - Vonal Declosion
Yo La Tengo - The Whole of the Law
Electrelane - Saturday
Deerhoof - Spiral Golden Town
The Magnetic Fields - The Village in the Morning
Cibo Matto - Sugar Water
Antony and the Johnsons - Kiss My Name
Lata Mangeshkar - Wada Na Tod
Dungen - Fredag
Delta Spirit - Parade
I'm From Barcelona - Andy
Feist - Lonely Lonely (Frisbee'd Mix)
Belle & Sebastian - The Stars of Track and Field (BBC session)
The Beach Boys - You Still Believe in Me
Sigur Rós - Gobbledigook
Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Plants and Animals - Good Friend
Why? - Fall Saddles
The Acorn - Glory Hope Mountain


Thursday, January 22, 2009

January 22nd

Ahoy, blogsville/blogodrome! Let's see what sort of tunes-related propaganda we can spread with this contraption.

Today we played:
Starfucker - Florida
Rusted Root - Send Me on My Way
Hanne Hukkelberg - The Professor
Juana Molina - Yo no
Antony and the Johnsons - Epilepsy Is Dancing
José González - Teardrop
Värttinä - Tupa täynnä tuppasuita
Björk - Jóga
Kate Bush - L'Amour Looks Something Like You
Juana Molina - ¿Quién? (Suite)
Gogol Bordello - Start Wearing Purple [dedicated to Julia's mom]
Animal Collective - Brother Sport
Cut Copy - Lights and Music
Minus the Bear - Pachuca Sunrise (Acoustic)
Parenthetical Girls - The Former
The National - City Middle
Joanna Newsom - "En Gallop"
Four Tet - Glue of the World
A.C. Newman - There Are Maybe Ten Or Twelve
Belle & Sebastian - Judy and the Dream of Horses
Oh No! Oh My! - The Backseat
Amanda Palmer - Oasis
Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
Ratatat - Loud Pipes
Ratatat - Lex
Dr. Dog - The World May Never Know

and if I can find the playlist from the first week, I will put it up as well... someday.

Upcoming shows!
High Places, ICA, February 8
The Toothaches/Pretty & Nice/Math the Band, Great Scott, February 19
Delta Spirit, Middle East Downstairs, February 20
Antony and the Johnsons*, Berklee Performance Center, February 22
Juana Molina, Brattle Theatre, February 26 (Will's birthday!)
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Middle East Downstairs, March 1
A.C. Newman, Paradise, March 14
Cut Copy, House of Blues, March 22
Morrissey, House of Blues, March 29
The Books, ICA, April 10
Simian Mobile Disco, Paradise, April 22
Animal Collective, House of Blues, May 14

* The Crying Light came out on Tuesday, and I've listened to it three times so far. Upon second listen, I was really impressed, thought maybe it was as good as I Am a Bird Now, but upon third listen, I realized that I'm not all that into most of the songs. "Epilepsy Is Dancing" is incredible (which is why I played it today), but it's more or less the lone standout. I should probably absorb it more, but right now I'm really distracted by Juana Molina. Anyway, if you like warbly-voiced dudes and have an opinion on the new Antony album, leave a comment.

Juana Molina. Seriously, she's great.