Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sonic Bliss 8-25-13

Hour 1
Playground Love - Air
What If - Tosca
Laughing With - Regina Spektor
Angels - The xx
Staralfur - Sigur Ros
I Think Of You - Ivy
Dust - Bombay Dub Orchestra
The Keeper - Bonobo
Found Pearl - Chakra Bird
The Scientist - Coldplay
English Beat - Grandadbob
Sanvean - Dead Can Dance
Leggy - Fila Brazillia

Hour 2
That Girl - Esthero
Light Your Light - Delerium
Transatlantiscm - Death Cab For Cutie
Home Recording - Mount Kimbie
*Wandering Star - Portishead
*French Movie - Loner
*Once Upon A Time - Talvin Singh
*Storybook Love - Willy Deville
*My Truth - Cocteau Twins
A Case For Shame - Moby
Everybody Here Wants You - Jeff Buckley
Afterlife - Jon Hopkins
The Darkest Star - Depeche Mode

Hour 3
2Wicky - Hooverphonic
UFO - One Eskim0
Drew - Goldfrapp
California - Mazzy Star
Sweetest Day - Control Freq
Chilled Goodbyes - Medaka
Cade Voce - Bebel Gilberto
Heaven - Bitter:Sweet
Valentine - Tricky
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Nouvelle Vague
Margo's Waltz - Lloyd Cole
Something About Us - Daft Punk

*Bliss List from Sue of Ann Arbor

UTR 8-25-13 (Black Joe Lewis)

Pick Of The Week
Black Joe Lewis - Electric Slave

Hour 1
Black Joe Lewis - Come To My Party
     Sounds like a fun party, doesn't it?
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Get There
     was used by the NBA's New York Knicks
Raphael Saadiq - Heart Attack
     His album Stone Rollin' sounds like it was recorded at Motown in Detroit     
Gooding - Hey Hey
     Straight outta Kansas
Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High
     Second single from the upcoming AM album (Sept 10)
Eels - Open My Present
     From Wonderful, Glorious
Black Joe Lewis - The Hipster
     Great track, but should you buy this album, beware the swears on this track (if you have kids).  I was able to edit them out for the show
Joe Jackson - Sunday Papers
     One of the best debut albums ever - Look Sharp! in 1979
Vaccines - Melody Calling
     From a new EP of the same name.  9/29 at EMU Convocation Center
Johnny Marr - The It Switch
     The B Side to New Town Velocity (I know, I said that last week)
Citizen Cope - Brother Lee
     Citizen Cope is Clarence Greenwood of Washington D.C.
Elvis Costello & The Roots - Walk Us Uptown
     I heard more of the new album Wise Up Ghost (9/17) and it's great
Morphine - Honey White
     It's been more than 14 years since bassist/vocalist Mark Sandman passed away
Ben Harper - Ground On Down
     Favorite Ben Harper track ever
Black Joe Lewis - Skulldiggin'
     He has dropped The Honeybears name, but they are still on this album.  

Hour 2
Of Montreal - Fugitive Air
     New album Lousy With Silvianbriar is coming October 8
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside - Party Kids
     From Portland, Oregon
Replacements - I'm Not Saying
     Played shows in Toronto (2) and Chicago this weekend.  First shows in over 20 years
Black Keys - Stop Stop
     Jack White hates Dan Auerbach.  They used to be friendly
MGMT - Your Life Is A Lie
     New self-titled album coming Sept 17
Black Joe Lewis - Golem
     Love the horns on this new track
Gary Clark Jr. - Ain't Messin' 'Round
     The horns on this one rock too
Spoon - Got Nuffin'
     Spoon are working on their 8th album right now
White Denim - Pretty Green
     Austin, Texas band - new album Corsicana Lemonade coming Oct 29
Mikal Cronin - See It My Way
     From his terrific second album MCII
Little Hurricane - Grounds For Divorce
     Very good cover of the great Elbow song
Fitz & The Tantrums - Get Away
     From their second album More Than Just A Dream
Black Crowes - Go Faster
     Rich and Chris Robinson know as one of the great sibling rivalries in rock history
Black Joe Lewis - Guilty

Sunday, August 18, 2013

UTR 8-18-13 (Kopecky Family Band)

Pick Of The Week
Kopecky Family Band - Kids Raising Kids

Hour 1
Kopecky Family Band - Heartbeat
     Not to be confused with the DeFranco Family's Heartbeat It's a Lovebeat
Surfer Blood - Prom Song
     No Michigan dates on upcoming fall tour
Mikal Cronin - Am I Wrong
     Mikal is in the UK this weekend
Two Door Cinema Club - Changing Of The Seasons
     Irish band's new single, not off of an album (yet)
Brendan Benson - Diamond
     New album coming in November     
Diego Garcia - Sunnier Days
     Detroit-born artist about to release Paradise
Kopecky Family Band - My Way
     Nobody in this band is named Kopecky
Washed Out - It All Feels Right
     Stage name of Ernest Green
The Head & The Heart - Shake
     Coming to Royal Oak Music Theatre on October 29
Polyphonic Spree - Popular By Design
     Yes It's True is first new studio album in 6 years
Elastic Bond - Find A Way
     Band from Miami
Pickwick w/Sharon Van Etten - Lady Luck
     from Can't Talk Medicine (2013)
Kopecky Family Band - Hope
     Playing Bank Of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch on 8/22

Hour 2
Vaccines - Melody Calling
     Opening for Phoenix at EMU Convocation Center on 9/29
Johnny Marr - The It Switch
     The B-Side to the song New Town Velocity
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?
     New album AM is coming September 10
Superchunk - FOH
     New album I Hate Music is out on Tuesday
Mike Doughty - The Idiot Kings
     Mike is reworking several Soul Coughing songs for a new album
Kopecky Family Band - Wandering Eyes
     Nobody in this band is related
Neko Case - Night Still Comes
     Second song from upcoming album on September 3
Beck - I Won't Be Long
     Two new albums coming - but when?
Elvis Costello & The Roots - Walk Us Uptown
     Wise Up Ghost is coming on September 17
Primal Scream - It's Alright, It's O.K.
     More Light is a great album.....check it out
Travis - Moving
     New album Where You Stand is coming on Tuesday
Glasvegas - If
     Later, When The TV Turns To Static is coming September 3
Kopecky Family Band - Are You Listening?
     Another reminder - BANK OF ANN ARBOR'S SONIC LUNCH on 8/22

Sonic Bliss - The Wordless Chill - 8-18-13


Hour 1
Morse - Nightmares On Wax
Wide-Eyed, Wrapped In Love -Digitonal
In Space - Royksopp
The Departure - Michael Nyman
Everyday - Carly Commando
Mike Mills - Air
My Space - The Low Intention
Trainspotting - Primal Scream
Motherboard - Daft Punk
Swan Lake - William Orbit
Abandon Window - Jon Hopkins
Time - Hans Zimmer

Hour 2
Dayvan Cowboy - Boards Of Canada
Gone, Still - Nine Inch Nails
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
Melomaniac - DJ Shah
Autumn In Washington Square - Dave Brubeck 
Inside Your Dream - Melorman
One - DJ Sun
Eclipse On 5th - Sounds From The Ground
Guitarra G - G Club
Cuba Libre - Luis Botella
Aquarium - Nosaj Thing
Knuddlemaus - Ulrich Schnauss

Hour 3
Egde Hill - Groove Armada
Wurlitzer - The Lushlife Project
Roads Must Roll - Boom Bip
Summer Overture - Clint Mansell
Darkness Veiling The Night - Tangerine Dream
Angelica - Lamb (help from Claude Debussy)
Blue In Green - Miles Davis
Moments In Love - Art Of Noise
Farewell - Preisner
Blue Paper - Moby
Avril 14 - Aphex Twin
Nocturne - Frederic Chopin 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sonic Bliss 8-11-13

Hour 1
Black - Danger Mouse & Daniel Luppi (with Norah Jones)
Left Bank - Air
The Lonely Night Moby with Mark Lanegan
Sitting In The Sun - Astral Patterns
Shine - Ulrich Schnauss
Little Fluffy Clouds - The Orb (and Rickie Lee Jones)
A Thousand Stars Burst Open - Pale Saints
Gush Forth My Tears - Miranda Sex Garden
A Night So Still - Tindersticks
Nothing Matters - Tricky
Pleasure Is All Mine - Bjork
Breathe In - Frou Frou
Night Time - The xx
Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space - Spiritualized 

Hour 2
Astronauts - One Eskim0
Little 15 - Depeche Mode
Days Like This Help Me Warm - Polyphonic Spree
Drew - Goldfrapp
*I Wish You'd Stay - Club 8
*Visions Of You - Jah Wobble with Sinead O'Connor
*Daylight - Delerium & Matthew Sweet
*Country Livin' (The World I Know) - Esthero
*Popular Secret - Lushlife Project
Yfrboro (Surface) - Sigur Ros
Sparks - Royksopp
Red Umbrella - Kostars
Quiet Nights - Karen Souza

Hour 3
Teardrop - Massive Attack
House Of Ladybug - Chakra Bird
Heatwave - Tosca
Stars All Seem To Weep - Beth Orton
Atlantic - Keane
Grafton Street - Dido
Half Time - Amy Winehouse
Warm Water - Banks
Until The Morning - Thievery Corporation
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime - Beck
Silicone - Mono
Familiar Ground - Cinematic Orchestra
When Your Mind's Made Up - Swell Season

*Tim from Detroit's Bliss List

UTR 8-11-13 (Polyphonic Spree)

Pick Of The Week
Polyphonic Spree - Yes, It's True

Hour 1
Polyphonic Spree - You Don't Know Me
     Band formed in Dallas, Texas in 2000
St. Vincent - Cruel
     St. Vincent is former Polyphonic Spree guitarist Annie Clark
Arcade Fire - Wake Up
     BREAKING NEWS - New album is coming October 29
Elvis Costello & The Roots - Walk Us Uptown
     Their album Wise Up Ghost comes out September 17
Broken Social Scene - Not At My Best
     Canadian collaborative - from the film It's Kind Of A Funny Story
MGMT - Your Life Is A Lie
     Their self-titled album (their third) is coming September 17
Polyphonic Spree - Raise Your Head
     This band has had between 12 and 20 members at any given time
Phoenix - Everything Is Everything
     At EMU Convocation Center on September 29 with The Vaccines
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Come To My Party
     New album Electric Slave is coming August 27
Pixies - Bag Boy
     More new music coming, but no word on a full length album
Saturday Looks Good To Me - Invisible Friend
     Band that orgininated in the Ann Arbor area in 1999
Tally Hall - Good Day
     Andrew Horowitz (green tie) plays on John Legend's new album
Polyphonic Spree - Hold Yourself Up
     Band has a 6 person choir, a horn section and a string section

Hour 2
The Head & The Heart - Shake
     Their second album Let's Be Still is coming on October 15
A.M. 60 - Summertime Girlfriend
     Song was used in an Old Navy commercial campaign in 2005
Portugal The Man - Atomic Man 
     from their latest album Evil Friends
Tripping Daisy - I Got A Girl
     Polyphonic Spree was born after the death of Wes Berggren
Gooding - Hey Hey
     Band from Kansas, new album is called Buffalo
Polyphonic Spree - Popular By Design
     They funded the new album with Kickstarter
Apples In Stereo - Nobody But You 
     Robert Schneider is pursuing his Mathematics Masters at Emory University
Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize
     The re-worked this in 2012 for their hometown baskeball team, The Oklahoma City Thunder
The Boy Least Likely To - Taking Windmills For Giants
     Duo of Pete Hobbs and Jof Owen from Wendover, England
Vampire Weekend - Everlasting Arms
     from Modern Vampires Of The City
Diego Garcia - Sunnier Days
     from his upcoming Paradise album - on October 8
The Rutles - Cheese And Onions
     Dirk, Barry, Stig and Nasty - the legend that would last a lunch time
Mercury Rev - Goddess On A Hiway
     From the 1998 album Deserters Songs
Polyphonic Spree - Carefully Try

Monday, August 5, 2013

UTR 8-4-13 (Mikal Cronin)

Pick Of The Week
Mikal Cronin - MCII

Hour 1
Mikal Cronin - Weight
     Mikal's second solo album is appropriately titled MCII
Eels - Flyswatter
     Mr. E (Mark Everett) has a dog named Bobby who has his own bedroom
Liz Phair - Support System
     Liz's own production company and record company is called Girlysound
Superchunk - FOH
     The Chapel Hill, NC indie band comes back with I Hate Music on August 20
Portugal The Man - Holy Rollers (Hallelujah)
     From Evil Friends (2013)
The The - Dogs Of Lust
     Matt Johnson has been doing movie scores in recent years. 
Mikal Cronin - See It My Way likes the album, but not this track
Sebadoh - Can't Give Up 
    from their 1996 album Harmacy
Deer Tick - The Dream's In The Ditch
     band from Providence, Rhode Island
Eleanor Friedberger - Stare At The Sun
     Half of Firey Furnace
Pernice Brothers - 7:30
     Joe Pernice is working with Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake
Man Man - Head On
     Experimental pop band from Philadelphia
Guster - G Major
     Just released an Acoustic Live album
Mikal Cronin - I'm Done Running From You
     Mikal has been in several bands including Epsilons, The Moonhearts and Okie Dokie

Hour 2
Elvis Costello &  The Roots - Walk Us Uptown
     Collaborative album Wise Up Ghost is coming on September 17
Fujiya & Miyagi - Cat Got Your Tongue
     Band comes from the brand of a record player and Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid
Elastic Bond - Find A Way
     Band out of Miami, from their new album Real
Beck - Beeercan
     Two new albums are in the works, one acoustic, one pop
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears - Come To My Party
     new album Electric Slave is coming August 27
Mikal Cronin - Am I Wrong
     Michael will often have to hurry home to record and log pieces of new songs that pop into his head
Mumm-Ra - She's Got You High
     Song that plays over the closing credits of 500 Days Of Summer
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?
     from their upcoming 5th album AM, coming on September 10
Surfer Blood - I'm Not Ready
     From an EP called Tarot Classics in 2011
Divine Fits - Chained To Love
     Brit Daniel is now working on Spoon's 8th album
Brendan Benson - Diamond
     first single from You Were Right, coming out in November
Cat Power - 3,6,9 
     from Sun (2012)
The Olms - Wanna Feel It
     new project of Pete Yorn
Laura Viers - Sun Song
     from the upcoming album Warp & Weft, coming on August 20
Waxahatchee - Lips & Limbs
     stage name of Katie Crutchfield from Alabama
Mikal Cronin - Peace Of Mind


Sonic Bliss 8-4-13

Hour 1
August Day Song - Bebel Gilberto
X-Tal - Aphex Twin
Dye The Winter Green - Bibio
California - Mazzy Star
Laura - Bat For Lashes
Beautiful Crazy - Space Raiders
All Flowers In Time - Jeff Buckley & Elizabeth Fraser
Windmills - Beauty's Confusion
Nothing Is Real - Boards Of Canada
A Case For Shame - Moby
Be Here Now - Ray LaMontagne
Near The Black Forest - Vanessa Daou

Hour 2
Fussball - The Orb
Bossa Per Due - Nicola Conte
Pornographer's Dream - Suzanne Vega
Turn To White - She & Him
*Marlene Dietrich's Favorite Poem - Peter Murphy
*Lullaby - Leonard Cohen
*Blue - Cat Power
*Quicksand - Natalie Walker
*Cannonball - Damien Rice
A Long Way To Fall - Ulrich Schnauss
Mute The Birds - Pia Fraus
Strange And Beautiful - Aqualung
Airlock Holmes - Fila Brazillia

Hour 3
Hatfield 1980 - Everything But The Girl
What If - Tosca
Hey Now - London Grammar
Cherry Blossom Girl - Air
Simply Beautiful - Al Green
Bruder Easy - Bionaut
Bluebird Of Happiness - Mojave 3
As You Fall - Bent
Beggar's Prayer - Emiliana Torrini
Stepson - Foals
Eden - Hooverphonic
Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte - William Orbit
Blood Of Eden - Peter Gabrieal & Sinead O'Connor

*Bliss List of Mae from Canton