Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sonic Bliss 7-28-2013

Hour 1
Lonely Soul - UNKLE
Meditation From Thais - Dominguess & Ives
Drew - Goldfrapp
Evangeline - Cocteau Twins
Mission Delores - Robin Guthrie
Lullaby - The Cure
Whenever There Is You - Koop
I Go To Sleep - Sia
Walking On The Moon - Zero Cult
Tribal Drums - Tricky
Soldier Of Love - Sade
Brothers On A Hotel Bed - Death Cab For Cutie

Hour 2
Out Of View - If By Yes
Far Away - All India Radio
Dead To The World - Royksopp
Cavallo - Tosca
*Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead
*Mystrons - Portishead
*Children Of The Sun - Dead Can Dance
*You Wish - Nightmares On Wax
*Satisfied Mind - Jeff Buckley
California - Mazzy Star
Naked As We Came - Iron & Wine

Hour 3
I've Been Thinking - Handsome Boy Modeling School (with Cat Power)
City - Beauty's Confusion
Made In The Dark - Hot Chip
A Case For Shame - Moby
Thank Heaven For You - Moby
The Golden Age - Beck
14 Days - Science For Girls
Que N'ai Je - Keren Ann
Come To Dust - Boards Of Canada
The Child Inside - Depeche Mode
Flower - Moodfood
Falling Into The Next Life - Chakra Bird

*Bliss List of Eric & Jen from Ann Arbor

UTR 7-28-13 (Big Star)

Pick Of The Week
Big Star - Nothing Can Hurt Me Soundtrack

Hour 1
Big Star - In The Street
     Cheap Trick's cover of this was the theme to That 70s Show
Sloan - Penpals
     Sloan's lineup has remained unchanged since they started in 1991
Luna - Smile
     Luna was born out of the demise of Galaxie 500 & The Feelies
Buffalo Tom - Tree House
     Big Red Letter Day (1993)
Replacements - Alex Chilton
     Alex played guitar on Replacements song Can't Hardly Wait
Bob Mould - See A Little Light
     Bob's poppier side was of a direct tip of the hat to Big Star
Bettie Serveert - Tom Boy
     They formed in 1986, broke up after one gig, and reformed in 1990
Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me
     All 3 of their albums are in Rolling Stone magazine's Top 500 of all time
Superdrag - Baby Goes To Eleven
     band is from Knoxville, Tennessee
Brendan Benson - Purely Automatic
     One of several singles Brendan has released this year
Nada Surf - Whose Authority
     Their most popular song, Popular, sounds nothing like most of their catalog
Matthew Sweet - Warning
     From the album Kimi Ga Suki, which was a thank you to his Japanese fans
Posies - Flavor Of The Month
     Frosting On The Beater (1993)
Big Star - A Whole New Thing
     Two members of the Posies hooked up with Alex and Jody of Big Star for a second wave of the band in 2005

Hour 2
Big Star - My Life Is Right
     The documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me is available On Demand and on iTunes
Television - See No Evil
     Richard Lloyd of Television was in Alex Chilton & The Cossacks
The dB's - Bad Reputation
     Chris Stamey of The dB's was also in The Cossacks
Records - Starry Eyes
     The Records were often referred to as The British Big Star
The Knack - Frustrated
     Unlike Big Star, the critics hated The Knack, but their debut album sold a ton
Jayhawks - Big Star
     The song is a love letter to Big Star
R.E.M. - Sitting Still
     R.E.M. makes appearances in the documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me
Big Star - September Gurls
     The Bangles did a really good cover of this song in 1986
Teenage Fanclub - Shock And Awe
     I don't think there is any band that sounds more like Big Star
Mikal Cronin - See It My Way 
     from his terrific new album MCII
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Last Days
     Ted went to Notre Dame, but we won't hold that against him
Raconteurs - Level
     No word on a third album yet
Surfer Blood - Phantom Limb
     from their new album Pythons
Teenage Fanclub - Mellow Doubt
     had to play Teenage Fanclub again
Mary Lou Lord - Speeding Motorcycle
     Daniel Johnston cover, made famous from a Target commercial
Big Star - Thirteen
     Big Star's Chris Bell died in 1978.  Alex Chilton died in 2010

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sonic Bliss 7-21-13

Hour 1
Ocean City Girl - Ivy
Venus - Air
Love & Halogen - Flunk
Motherboard - Daft Punk
You & I - Delerium
Simplesmente - Bebel Gilberto
Aquarius - Boards Of Canada
Now We Are Free - Lisa Gerrard
Blindsided - Bon Iver
Raincoat - Bibio
The Sweetest Decline - Beth Orton
Know-How - Kings Of Convenience 
Lubricate Your Living Room - Bionaut

Hour 2
Spirtual High (State Of Independence) - Moodswings 
Bluebeard - Cocteau Twins
Face A La Mer - Blank & Jones
The Lonely Night - Moby & Mark Lanegan
*Dear Friends - Elbow
*This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
*Everything's Different Now - Innocence Mission
*Beautiful Girl - William Fitzsimmons
*Form By Firelight - Jon Hopkins
Smother - Daughter
Breathe Me - Sia
Two Tongues - Swell Season
Out There - Gift
Imagination - Motorcycle

Hour 3
Bloodstain - UNKLE
Found Pearl - Chakra Bird
No Ice Age - The Orb
Richest Man In Babylon - Thievery Corporation
Out Of Town - Cantoma
This Life - Mandalay
Drew - Goldfrapp
Held In The Arms Of - Tired Pony
Fresca - Friends Of Dean Martinez
Mistress - Red House Painters
I Don't Like Mondays - Tori Amos
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
You And Your Sister - This Mortal Coil

*Amiee From Ann Arbor's Bliss List

UTR 7-21-13 (Portugal The Man)

Hour 1
Portugal The Man - Purple, Yellow, Red & Blue 
     Pick Of The Week is Evil Friends
MGMT - It's Working
     New self-titled album coming in September
Supergrass - Road To Rouen
     Album: Road To Rouen (2005)
Primal Scream - Culturecide 
     From More Light (2013)
Josh Pyke - Feet Of Clay
     Album: The Beginning & The End Of Everything (2013)
Portugal The Man - Plastic Soldiers
     From Wasila, Alaska (moved on to Portland)
Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
     Album from 2002 of the same name
Mikal Cronin - Weight 
     member of the bands Okie Dokie, Epsilons, Party Fowl and Moonhearts
The Olms - Wanna Feel It
     Pete Yorn & JD King
Kaiser Chiefs - Good Days Bad Days
     working on next album for 2014 release (in the UK)
Rogue Wave - Permalight
     Album: Permalight (2008)
Portugal The Man - Atomic Man
     Check the strange (kind of creepy) video here

Hour 2
Amos Lee - I'm the Man Who Wants You
     from his new album Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Oct 1
Electric Guest - Awake
     album Mondo was produced by Danger Mouse
Pinback - Penelope
     band from San Diego
Sons Of Fathers - Burning Days
     used to be called Beck & Cauthen until Beck Hansen put a stop to that
Portugal The Man - Holy Roller (Hallelujah)
     just played in Detroit on June 19
Deer Tick - The Dream's In The Ditch
     band from Providence, Rhode Island
Deerhunter - Sleepwalking
     from the critically-acclaimed album Monomania
Empire Of The Sun - Alive
     from their second album Ice On The Dune
Man Man - Head On
     new album coming September 10
Devotchka - The Clockwise Witness
     once Dita Von Teese's backing band
Kopecky Family Band - Hope
     at Bank Of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch on August 22nd
Apples In Stereo - Radiation
     band from Denver, Colorado
Portugal The Man - Wave


Monday, July 15, 2013

Sonic Bliss 7-14-13

Hour 1
Midnight In A Perfect World - DJ Shadow
Vibing - Fauxliage
What If - Tosca
Venus As A Boy - Bjork
Songnumber 3 - Mocean Worker
Trapeze Swinger - Iron & Wine
Half On A Baby - Shivaree
City Moon - Love Spirals Downward
High Living - Toro Y Moi
Almost Sleeping - Laika
Exit Music (For A Film) - Radiohead

Hour 2
You Make It Easy - Air
Edge Hill - Groove Armada
Waiting For The Night - Depeche Mode
Someone's Sins - Tricky
*Twilight - pH Balance
*Mon Amour - Hillton FM
*Je Reviens - Autour de Lucie
*La Belle Etoille - Andrea Lindsay
*Darling - Carla Bruni
Nothing Is Real - Boards Of Canada
Look At Where We Are - Hot Chip
Svefn G Anglar - Sigur Ros
Witness - Sarah McLachlan

Hour 3
I Am Stretched On Your Grave - Sinead O'Connor
Budapest Eskimos - Lushlife Project
Get Lucky - Daughter
Dissolved Girl - Massive Attack
Yama - Youssou N'Dour
Life In Mono - Mono
Every Light Has Blown - South
Lillie - Lisa Hannigan
The City Sleeps - MC 900 Ft. Jesus
Sunset - Nitin Sahwney 
Middle Distance Runner - Sea Wolf
Finding Beauty - Craig Armstrong

*The Bliss List, all songs sung in French, in honor of Bastille Day

UTR 7-14-13 (Josh Pyke)

Pick Of The Week
Josh Pyke - The Beginning & The End Of Everything

Hour 1
Josh Pyke - Leeward Side
     Indie artist from Sydney, Australia
Bob Evans - Your Love
     real name is Kevin Mitchell and he is in the band Jebediah
Greg Johnson - Standing Unders Starlight
     from Auckland, New Zealand
Beck - I Won't Be Long
     stand alone single, Beck is working on two new albums that he will self-release
Neko Case - Man
     could she be a headliner for 2014 Ann Arbor Folk Festival?   Maybe?  Hopefully?
Nada Surf - Concrete Bed
     The Weight Is A Gift (2005)
Josh Pyke - Horse's Head
     The Beginning & The End Of Everything is Josh's fourth album
Decemberists - Yankee Bayonet
     Duet with Laura Veirs.  Decemberists are on a long hiatus
Laura Veirs - Sun Song
     from the upcoming Warp & Weft - out on August 20
Atlas Genius - If So
     band from Adelaide, Australia
Crowded House - Instinct
     from the 1996 compilation album Recurring Dream
Lior & Sia - I'll Forget You
     Lior is an Israeli-Australian artist based in Melbourne
Alex Loyd - Everybody's Laughing
     His first new album in 8 years will be called Urban Wilderness
Josh Pyke - The Beginning & The End Of Everything
     Thank you to Megan from somewhere for suggesting Josh for UTR in 2007.

Hour 2
Primal Scream - Invisible City 
     More Light (2013)
Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
     from their self-titled album in 2004
The Unlikely Candidates - Follow My Feet
     Headlining the South U Art Fair Stage Presented by Sesi Mazda and 107one on July 19
Dropkick Murphys & Bruce Springsteen - Rose Tattoo
     From a charity EP to benefit victims of the Patriots Day bombing
Pixies - Bagboy
     Sounds like Kim Deal in the is not, she has left the band for good
Josh Pyke - Feet Of Clay
     Was in a band called An Empty Flight
Jeremy Fisher - Scar That Never Heals
     Artist from Montreal, Quebec
Little Green Cars - Harper Lee
     From Absolute Zero
Eleanor Friedberger - Stare At The Sun
     Half of the group Firey Furnaces
Frank Turner - The Way I Tend To Be
     Playing a sold out show at The Blind Pig on August 5
Angus & Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane
     They have been working on solo careers since 2011, back in the studio recently 
Josh Pyke - All The Best Of Us
     Duet with fellow Aussie Holly Throsby

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sonic Bliss 7-7-13

Hour 1
As The Day Breaks - Carmen Rizzo w/Grant Lee Phillips
Serve Chilled - Groove Armada
Eclipse/Blue - Nosaj Thing
Surface - Sigur Ros
Joga - Bjork
Whatsover - Shine
Milk - Garbage
In The Waiting Line - Zero 7
Chinese Interlude - Tricky
Darkness Veiling The Night - Tangerine Dream
The Carnival Is Over - Dead Can Dance
Broken - Trifonic
Mad World - Gary Jules

Hour 2
Dream - West Indian Girl
Sweet Lullaby - Angelique Kidjo
Remind Me - Royksopp
Abandon Window - Jon Hopkins
*There Is An End - Greenhornes
     (from the film Broken Flowers)
*Summer Overture - Clint Mansell
     (from the film Requiem For A Dream)
*Between The Bars - Elliott Smith
     (from the film Good Will Hunting)
*Goodbye My Son - Hans Zimmber
     (from the film Man Of Steel)
*You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart - Sinead O'Connor
     (from the film In The Name Of The Father)
Lost Causes - Flunke
One More Time - Cure
Stampede - Sounds From The Ground
Underground Love - And The Giraffe
The Rip - Portishead

Hour 3
Burn - Anoushka Shankar
Fussball - The Orb
Turn To White - She & Him
Black Mermaid - Esthero
Gone Forever - Ulrich Schnauss & Robin Guthrie
You Feel Right - If By Yes
Wise Enough - Lamb
Dye The Winter Green - Bibio
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Passenger Seat - Death Cab For Cutie
White Telephone - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Weightless - Marconi Union

*Bliss List featuring music from movies

UTR 7-7-13 (Places in America)

Places in America

Hour 1
Johnny Cash - I've Been Everywhere
     It was originally a song that listed Australian places, adapted by Hank Snow for North America
Lyle Lovett - Up In Indiana
     It's Not Big It's Large (2007)
Ryan Adams - New York, New York
     Video was shot in the shadow of the World Trade Center on 9-7-01
R.E.M. - Cuyahoga
     Cuyahoga River is in Ohio
Loretta Lynn - Portland, Oregon
     Duet with Jack White, who produced her Van Lear Rose album 
Michelle Shocked - Anchorage
     Despite her recent remarks, I will not ban her music from the past
Old 97s - Champagne, Illinois
     Home of the Illinois Fighting Illini 
Pernice Brothers - Somerville
     Somerville is a suburb of Boston.  The "Suck City" in the song may refer to Toronto, where Joe Pernice lived at the time
Brett Dennen - San Francisco
     Brett will be at Bank Of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch on July 25
Ben Folds - Effington
     Effington is a town in Minnesota.  From Ben's University A Capella compilation album
Dicks & Janes - Chicago
     University of Michigan A Capella group
Soul Coughing - Is Chicago Is Not Chicago
     Mentions the Chrysler Building, which is in New York City
Phantom Planet - California
     Was used as the theme song to the awful show The O.C. 

Hour 2
Presidents Of The United States Of America - Cleveland Rocks
     This cover of Ian Hunter was the theme song to The Drew Carey Show
Frank Black - Los Angeles
     First single to Frank's first solo album after the Pixies broke up
Everclear - Santa Monica
     I was nearly fired for playing this song when it was new. 
Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up To Boston
     This has sold over 1,000,000 digital copies while never cracking the Hot 100
Public Image Ltd - Seattle
     The word Seattle is never mentioned in this song
Sugar - Hoover Dam
     Bob Mould discusses this song in this clip 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. - We Almost Lost Detroit
     Cover of Gil Scott-Heron song.  The video was shot all around Detroit
Band Of Horses - Laredo
     Laredo lies along the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border
Elvis Presley - Viva Las Vegas
     any excuse to play this !
Theo Katzman - Brooklyn
     Ann Arborite and former member of My Dear Disco
Good Old War - Coney Island
     Joey Chestnut set a record, eating 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes at Nathans on July 4
Iron & Wine - Summer In Savannah
     When General Sherman was marching his troops through the South, he stopped burning at Savannah because of the town's beauty
Calexico - Bisbee Blue
     Bisbee is a small town in Arizona and has a very "Old West" appeal to this day
Lemonheads - Streets Of Baltimore
     Cover of Gram Parsons recorded at a radio station in Annapolis, Maryland