Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sonic Bliss 6-30-13

Hour 1
Myth - Beach House
History - The Verve
Mute The Birds - Pia Fraus
Nothing Is Real - Boards Of Canada
That Girl - Esthero
The Next Step You Take - Club 8
One Evening - Feist
Blood Theme From 'Dexter' - Daniel Licht
Last Day Of June - Finn Brothers
Nothing's Changed - Tricky
Eclipse On 5th - Sounds From The Ground
Havana Moon - DePhazz
So Long - Melody Gardot
Drake - Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man

Hour 2
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
Lebanese Blonde - Thievery Corporation
Morse - Nightmares On Wax
House Of Ladybug - Chakra Bird
*Come On, Let's' Go - Broadcast
*Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me - The Smiths
*Beautiful Otherness - Bent
*Rollercoaster - Everything But The Girl
*Coming Home - Royksopp
Come To Dust - Boards Of Canada
Frou Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires - Cocteau Twins
Orbit Of Me - Delerium with Leigh Nash
Unlit Hallway - Sun Kil Moon

Hour 3
Thinking Like That - Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions
Can't Do A Thing (To Stop Me) - Chris Isaak
What If - Tosca
Cold Earth - Boards Of Canada
Water In Our Hands - Dive Index
Saturday Came Slow - Massive Attack
Everyday - Carly Commando
Drive You Home - Garbage
Miss Misery - Elliott Smith
Default - Atoms For Peace
Surround Me With Your Love - 311 Porter
Enigmatic Encounter - ATB
Jericho - Weekend Players

*Shawn in Scio Township's Bliss List

UTR 6-30-13 (Primal Scream)

Pick Of The Week
Primal Scream - More Light

Hour 1
Primal Scream - 2013
     More Light is their first album in 5 years
!!! - Me & Guiliani Down By The School Yard 
     Louden Up Now (2004)
Pixies - Bagboy
     First new single in 9 years dropped on Friday June 28
Divine Fits - Chained To Love 
     From a two-sided single coming on July 23
Primal Scream - Culturecide
     Culutercide is also the name of a punk band from Houston
Savages - She Will
     Sold out shows throughout their U.S. tour
Franz Ferdinand - Right Action
     Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action coming out August 26
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?
     New single - Band headlined at Glastonbury this weekend
Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
     The California duo Little Hurricane covers this song
Primal Scream - It's Alright, It's O.K. 
     Also at Glastonbury this weekend

Hour 2
Camera Obscura - Do It Again
     Opening for She & Him on July 1 at Hill Auditorium
She & Him - I've Got Your Number Son
     Guess where they are on July 1
Laura Veirs - The Sun Song
     Warp & Weft is her 9th album and its coming out August 20
Neko Case - Man
     What, Neko?  No Detroit date?  Why?  
Travis - Where You Stand
     Title track from their first new album in five years - August 20
Primal Scream - Invisible City
     Documentary about their album Screamadelica CLICK HERE
Kula Shaker - Out On The Highway
     Hayley Mills' son is this band's front man
British Sea Power - Living Is So Easy
     They have a new album out now called Machineries Of Joy
Portugal, The Man - Atomic Man
     from the new album Evil Friends
Mikal Cronin - Weight
     from the album MCII
Dunwells - Follow The Road
     at Top Of The Park on Wednesday
Primal Scream - River Of Pain


Monday, June 24, 2013

Sonic Bliss 6-23-13

Hour 1
Water From A Vineleaf - William Orbit with Beth Orton
Glory Box - Portishead
Nights Interlude - Nightmares On Wax
Iceberg - Sigur Ros
Hide & Seek - Imogen Heap
Curtains - Peter Gabriel
Halo - Depeche Mode
Feel No Pain - Sade
The Hush - Rae & Christian
So Many Times, So Many Ways - Mount Kimbie
Found Pearl - Chakra Bird
Something About Us - Daft Punk
Moments In Love - Art Of Noise

Hour 2
This Love - Craig Armstrong & Elizabeth Fraser
Personal - Stars
You - Violet Indiana
Brimstone - Sigur Ros
*Intro - The xx
*Her Morning Elegance - Oren Lavie
*Storms In Africa Part II - Enya
*Sigh - Praful
*More Shine - Si*Sé
Towers - Bonobo
Wild Wood - Paul Weller
Leggy - Fila Brazillia
Lilac Wine - Jeff Buckley

Hour 3
Gush Forth My Tears - Miranda Sex Garden
Techtonic Shift - Delerium
Without A Plan - Lusine
Surface - Sigur Ros
Rabbit In Your Headlights - UNKLE & Thom Yorke
Slow Like Honey - Fiona Apple
Gabriel - Lamb
Sunworshipper - Mylo
Only If I Knew - Tricky
Bright As Yello - Innocence Mission
Why Won't You Stay - American Music Club
Chancamayo - Area Code 51

*Ania in Ann Arbor's Bliss List

UTR 6-23-13 (Surfer Blood)

Pick Of The Week
Surfer Blood - Pythons

Hour 1
Surfer Blood - Pythons
     Band from West Palm Beach, Florida
Buffalo Tom - Summer
     Sleepy-Eyed (1995)
Cake - Mustache Man
     Cake plays at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights on June 29
Neko Case - Man
     The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You  - coming Sept 3.
Vampire Weekend - Everlasting Arms
     from Modern Vampires Of The City
Arctic Monkeys - Florescent Adolescent
     Headlining Glastonbury next week, just released a new single
Surfer Blood - Guilty
     Band started in a college dorm roomin 2009
Eleanor Friedberger - Stare At The Sun
     One half of Firey Furnaces.  From solo album Personal Record
Dale Earnardt Jr. Jr. - We Almost Lost Detroit
     At Bank Of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch this coming Thursday FOR FREE!
Taddy Porter - Emma Lee
     Band from Stillwater, Oklahoma
Electric Guest - This Head I Hold
     From last year's debut album Mondo
Johnny Marr - New Town Velocity
     Lastest single from The Messenger, B-side is a new track called The It Switch
Surfer Blood - Blair Witch
     Album produced by Gil Norton (Pixies, Foo Fighters)

Hour 2
Divine Fits - Ain't That The Way 
     From a new 2-sided single to be released on 12" vinyl July 23
Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
     Celebrating the 13th anniversary of 13 Tales From Urban Bohemia
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
     To Kill A Mockingbird is an American classic, and Ms. Lee's only book
Dunwells - I Could Be A King
     See them at Top Of The Park in Ann Arbor on July 3 FOR FREE !
Unlikely Candidates - Follow My Feet
     At the South U Art Fair Mainstage on Friday July 19 (corner of Church & Willard) FOR FREE !
The Brights - Footsteps
     From A Trivial Pursuit (2011)
Surfer Blood - Prom Song
     Pythons is their second album
Grandaddy - El Caminos In The West
     Broke up in 2006,  Reformed in 2012,  but no new album yet
Kopecky Family Band - Hope
     At Bank Of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch on August 22 FOR FREE !
Morrissey - First Of The Gang To Die
     An autobiography has been written, a publisher is being sought
Josh Pyke - Pressed Against You In A Crowd
     From The Beginning And The End Of Everything - coming July 5 in Australia
Afghan Whigs - Rebirth Of The Cool
     A remix of the song Miles Iz Dead (hidden track on Congregation)
City And Colour - Thirst
     At the Fillmore in Detroit on November 9
Sloan - Beverly Terrace
     How many other bands from Halifax can you name in 10 seconds?
Bell X1 - The End Is Nigh
     Chop Chop coming out next week. Releasing 300 numbered CDs in an actual chopping block
Surfer Blood - Say Yes To Me

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sonic Bliss 6-16-13

Hour 1
Edge Of The Ocean - Ivy
Vapour Trail - Ride
The Glass Bead Game - Thievery Corporation
Someone's Sins - Tricky
Black Milk - Massive Attack
Last Broadcast - Doves
Close - Telepopmuzik
Club Montepulciano - Hooverphonic
Fussball - The Orb
Joy - Iron & Wine
Far Away - Trumpet Thing
Sub Tera - Saru
Sweet Memory - Tindersticks

Hour 2
Trophy - Bat For Lashes
Everybody Here Wants You - Jeff Buckley
Comme Si L'Amour - Shine
What If - Tosca
*Sunbather - Sphere
*Summer - 9 Lazy 9
*Long Hot Summer - Sytle Council
*Warmth Of The Sun - Rumer
*Summer On The Westhill - Kings Of Convenience
Get Lucky - Daughter
Edge Hill - Groove Armada
Will The Cavalry Come - Brae
Que Bom - Mocean Worker

Hour 3
Sanvean - Dead Can Dance
Jezebel - Depeche Mode
Reach For The Dead - Boards Of Canada
I Sang My Name - Chakra Bird
Inscribed In Jade - Moshang
Guitarra G - G Club
Falling - Julee Cruise
Shine - Ulrich Schnauss
Rung By The Tides - Alison Moyet
I Hope Your Heart Runs Empty - Neverending White Lights
Silver Cruiser - Royksopp
Optimistic - Radiohead
Zoo York - Paul Oakenfold

*A Bliss List in honor of Summer, coming this week

UTR 6-16-13 (Empire Of The Sun)

Pick Of The Week
Empire Of The Sun - Ice On The Dune

Hour 1
Empire Of The Sun - Alive
     A Trans Australian duo formed in 2008
Pnau - Embrace
     Nick Littlemore is one half of Empire Of The Sun
Sleepy Jackson - Good Dance
     Luke Steel is the other half of Empire Of The Sun
Polyphonic Spree - You Don't Know Me
     Yes It's True is coming in August, first album in 6 years
Camera Obscura - New Year's Resolution
     Opening for She & Him at Hill Auditorium on July 1
Royksopp - Poor Leno
     From Tromso, Norway
Empire Of The Sun - Surround Sound
     At Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury Michigan on June 28
White Rabbits - Heavy Metal
     From Milk Famous (2012)
Dalre Earnardt Jr. Jr. - Hiding
     at Bank Of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch on June 27th.....FOR FREE
Phoenix - Don't
     coming to EMU's Convocation Center on September 29th
Passion Pit - Carried Away
     Also playing at Electric Forest Festival
MGMT - Time To Pretend
     New album announcement coming later this month
Empire Of The Sun - Ice On The Dune
     First album since 2008 debut Walking On A Dream

Hour 2
Family Of The Year - St. Croix
     at Bank Of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch on Thursday....FOR FREE 
Forest For The Trees - Dream
     from their only album in 1997
Neko Case - Man
     first single from The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
 David Byrne & St. Vincent - Who
     at Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on July 8th
Civil Wars - The One That Got Away
     from their upcoming self-titled album August 6th
Empire Of The Sun - Disarm
     album comes out on Tuesday
New Order - Sugarcane
     Album was recorded in 2004, not released for 9 years
Vampire Weekend - Unbelievers
     One of two back to back #1 "indie" albums (Daft Punk was the other)
Daft Punk - Fragments Of Time 
     Random Access Memories is the biggest album of the year so far
Ra Ra Riot - Shadowcasting
     A lot of summer touring, but no dates in Michigan
Empire Of The Sun - DNA
     Don't forget about their appearance at Electric Forest Festival
Washed Out - It All Feels Right
     Paracosm is coming out on August 12th  


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sonic Bliss 6-9-13

Hour 1
Everything In It's Right Place - Radiohead
Relaxin' With Cherry - Kid Loco
House Of Ladybug - Chakra Bird
Protection - Massive Attack
Pagan Poetry - Bjork
Marlene Dietrich's Favorite Poem - Peter Murphy
Into You - Richard X with Jarvis Cocker
Turn To White - She & Him
Within - Daft Punk
Anna - Taken By Trees
Anyone Can Lose - Euphoria
Once Upon A Time - Talvin Singh

Hour 2
Left Bank - Air
Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday) - Moby
Turquoise Hexagon Sun - Boards Of Canada
Nothing Matters - Tricky
*Inside And Out - Feist
*Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime - Beck
*Let Me Go - Nouvelle Vague
*The Boy With The Thorn In His Side - Scott Matthews
*Take On Me - A.C. Newman
World Or The Windowsill - Abigail Stauffer
Channel 1 Suit - Cinematic Orchestra
As You Fall - Bent
Little One - Beck

Hour 3
It's A Fire - Portishead
Treasure - Sounds From The Ground
Cavallo - Tosca
Anything With You - Hillton FM
Long Gone Blues - Billie Holiday
Fields Of Green - Careless
I Wonder - Spherical
Transatlanticism - Death Cab For Cutie
Abandon Window - Jon Hopkins
Darling - Carla Bruni
Summer Dress - Red House Painters
Don't Leave - Faithless
Wake Up Alone - Amy Winehouse

*Bliss List - all covers
(Yes, I played two Beck songs on the same show,  I consider the Bliss List to be outside the show to a degree).

UTR 6-9-13 (City & Colour)

Pick Of The Week
City & Colour - The Hurry & The Harm

Hour 1
City & Colour - Thirst
     City & Colour is Dallas Green of St. Catherines, Ontario
Bahamas - Caught Me Thinking
     Bahamas is Afie Jurvanen of Barrie, Ontario
Nada Surf - Do It Again
     The Weight Is A Gift (2005)
Travis - Where You Stand
     New album Where You Stand out on August 20
Josh Pyke - Leeward Side
     New album The Beginning And The End Of Everything out in Australia on July 5
The Head & The Heart - Cats & Dogs
     From debut self-titled album (2011)
City & Colour - The Hurry & The Harm
     City & Colour will play at the Fillmore in Detroit on November 8
Jack White - Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy
     Jack donated $142,000 to cover Detroit Masonic Temple's tax bill
Divine Fits - Chained To Love
     From a new two-sided single, 12" vinyl is coming July 23
Bell X1 - The End Is Nigh
     New album Chop Chop is coming at the end of June
Doves - Catch The Sun
     Currently on an extended hiatus, no new album plans yet
Pernice Brothers - Number Two
     Joe Pernice in a new duo called The New Mendicants
City & Colour - Commentators 
     Canadian sports commentator Don Cherry plays a mean desk piano

Hour 2
Portugal The Man - Purple, Yellow, Red & Blue
     from Evil Friends...will be at St. Andrews Hall in Det. on June 19
Postal Service - Such Great Heights
     playing tomorrow (June 10) at The Fillmore in Detroit
Polyphonic Spree - You Don't Know Me
     first new album in 6 years Yes It's True coming out August 6
Prince - Mountains

     Under The Cherry Moon (1986).   Happy 55th birthday to Prince
Vampire Weekend - Everlasting Arms
     From their recent #1 album Modern Vampires Of The City
City & Colour - The Lonely Life
     City & Colour headlined night 1 of the 2013 Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Laura Veirs - Summer Is The Champion
     Laura's new album Warp & Weft is coming out August 20
Long Winters - Cinnamon
     Website says an album is coming soon, it has said that for a very long time.
Little Green Cars - Big Red Dragon
     Five 20 year olds from Dublin, Ireland,  from Absolute Zero
Camera Obscura - Do It Again
     Opening for She & Him at Hill Auditorium on July 1
Great Lakes Swimmers - Pulling On A Line
     from a small rural town near Toronto called Wainfleet
Jason Collett - Hangover Days
     Emily Haines of Metric is his duet partner on this song
City & Colour - Of Space & Time
     Dallas Green is married to former Much Music VJ Leah Miller. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sonic Bliss 6-2-13

Hour 1
Daylight - Delerium with Matthew Sweet
Weather Storm - Massive Attack
Form By Firelight - Jon Hopkins
Only If I Knew - Tricky
Sweetest Day - Control Freq
Easy Way Out - Carmen Rizzo with Jem
Sadeness - Enigma
Nova - Love Spirals Downward
Far Away - All India Radio
Valentine - Tricky
Make It Go Away - Holly Cole
Sweet Chance - Subground
Man Enough - Lloyd Cole

Hour 2
I Think Of  You - Ivy
Chilled Goodbyes - Medaka
Lean On Me - Sounds From The Ground
Chinese Interlude - Tricky
*Missing - The xx
*The Space Between - Zero 7
*Somewhere Between Waking and Sleeping - Air
*Love Songs On The Radio - Mojave 3
*Lonely Soul - UNKLE with Richard Ashcroft
Found Pearl - Chakra Bird
Wide Eyed, Wrapped In Love - Digitonal
Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space - Spiritualized

Hour 3
Carolyn's Fingers - Cocteau Twins
Go Easy - Afterlife
Windmills - Beauty's Confusion
High Living - Toro Y Moi
Somebody's Sins - Tricky
Aquarium - Nosaj Thing
Come To Me - Bjork
To Be Free - Emiliana Torrini
Hijomalind (The Rock Song) - Sigur Ros
Tribal Drums - Tricky
Malmo - Album Leaf
We Found Each Other In The Dark - City & Colour
How To Disappear Completely - Radiohead

*Bliss List for Tina in Saline 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

UTR 6-2-13 (Camera Obscura)

Pick Of The Week
Camera Obscura - Desire Lines

Hour 1
*Camera Obscura - Do It Again
      Formed in 1996 in Glasgow, Scotland
Acid House Kings - Under Water
      Formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1991
*We Were Promised Jetpacks - Act On Impulse
      From In The Pit Of The Stomach (2011)
Bell X1 - The End Is Nigh
      From the upcoming album Chop Chop, out in late June
The Unlikely Candidates - Follow My Feet
      Band from Ft. Worth, Texas
Dunwells - Hand That Feeds
      Dunwells are live at Top Of The Park on July 3
*Camera Obscura - Every Weekday
      Led by Tracyanne Campbell
*Trashcan Sinatras - Obscurity Knocks
      From the 1991 album Cake
Kopecky Family Band - Hope
     Kopecky Family Band - Bank Of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch Aug. 22
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
     Five piece band from Dublin, Ireland
Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On
     Neko is a guest on Camera Obscura's new album
Luna - Slash Your Tires
     From Luna's debut album Lunapark (1992)
*Camera Obscura - New Year's Resolution
     My New Year's Resolution was not to swear as much.  Lasted 7 minutes

Hour 2
San Cisco - Awkward
     From Fremantle, Western Australia
Veronica Falls - Waiting For Something To Happen
     Title track from their second album
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Fine Fine Fine
     Playing at Detroit's Magic Stick on Sunday June 9
*Django Django - Storm
     At The Power Center in Ann Arbor on June 18
*Camera Obscura - Break It To You Gently
     Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian produced first album
*Primal Scream - Movin' On Up
     From 1991's Scremadelica
*Pastels - Check My Heart
     Indie band that formed back in 1981
*Mull Historical Society - The Lights
     real name is Colin MacIntyre
*Frightened Rabbit - Late March, Death March
     have worked extensively with Invisible Children, Inc.
*K.T. Tunstall - Feel It All
     from her upcoming Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon (June 11)
*Texas - Say What You Want
     From White On Blonde from 1997
*Travis - Pipe Dreams
     This song is from 2001, but Travis has a new album in August called Where You Stand
*One Dove - White Love
     From their only album Morning Dove White in 1993
*Camera Obscura - This Is Love (Feels Alright)
     They will open for She & Him at Hill Auditorium on July 1

*artists from Scotland