Sunday, May 29, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron: 1949-2011

"I did not become someone different / That I did not want to be
But I'm new here / Will you show me around?
No matter how far wrong you've gone / You can always turn around."

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thought Ballune

As evidenced by the latest podcast, Unknown Mortal Orchestra's been on my mind. Don't know anything about them, but that's what makes their music so good: it's shoegaze-y guitar rock with some funky backbeats blasting out of a mysterious void. Some of the most exciting tunes I've heard in awhile. Their (his? her?) debut drops June 21 on Fat Possum; review forthcoming. In the meantime, dig "Thought Ballune" below.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Thought Ballune

Monday, May 16, 2011

Episode 33: Harlan County to the County Line

[via 50 watts]

Episode 33 of the WS podcast, featuring a decidedly warm mix sure to please in the warm weather. Weary souls abound, both old and new. Pull up a chair and ward that ole man trouble away.

Jim Ford // Harlan County
Otis Redding // Ole Man Trouble
The Budos Band // The River Serpentine
Unknown Mortal Orchestra // Ffunny Ffrends
Dungen // Det Du Tӓnker Idag Ӓr Du I Morgon
Rodriguez // Sugar Man
Bob Dylan // You're A Big Girl Now (New York sessions, 1974)
Wings // Let Me Roll It
Cass McCombs // County Line

Total running time: 35:33


Episode 33