Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-12

Sonic Bliss #18-12 
March 21-25, 2018

            Hour 1           
Spring - Saint Etienne
Love Is Stronger Than Death - The The
Silent Spring - Massive Attack
Spring - Innocence Mission
The Waste Of Suns - Moby
Destiny - Zero 7
Lifted Up - Saru
As The Day Breaks - Carmen Rizzo w/Grant Lee Phillips
Trophy - Bat For Lashes
Pheromone - Flunk
Be Here Now - Ray LaMontagne
Adagio - Robin Youngsmith
Sunbather - Sphere

            Hour 2           
To The End - Woman's Hour
Beautiful Otherness - Bent
White - Slow Down
Heaven Is - Painted On Silent Blue
Opened Once - Jeff Buckley
Undenied - Portishead
Half-Built Houses - Archive
A Walk In The Park - Beach House
Joga - Bjork
Leviathan - Koda
Time - Hans Zimmer
Wiccan Dance - Loreena McKennitt
I Wanna Be Adored - Stone Roses

            Hour 3           
Koop Island Blues - Koop
Dayvan Cowboy - Boards Of Canada
A Violent Noise - The xx
La Force De Melodie - Thievery Corporation
I'll Take The Woods - Mocean Worker f/Ambrosia Parsley
Mercy Street - Peter Gabriel
Hairless Toys - Roisin Murphy
Cherry Blossom Girl - Air
Beggar's Prayer - Emiliana Torrini
Nil - Sohn
Ab Ovo - Joep Beving
So Long - Melody Gardot

UTR 18-12 (Editors)

Under The Radar Radio #18-12
March 25 - 31, 2018

                Pick Of The Week             
                Editors - Violence             

Editors - Magazine
  Violence (2018)
Franz Ferdinand - Lazy Boy
  Always Ascending (2018)  
Iceage - Pain Killer
  Beyondness (2018)  
Preoccupations - Disarray
  New Material (2018)   Band used to be called Viet Cong
Okkervil River - Pulled Up The Ribbon
  In The Rainbow Rain (2018)   
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
  Wide Awake! (2018)  

Lake Street Dive - Good Kisser
  Free Yourself Up (2018)   
Blossoms - I Can't Stand It
  Cool Like You (2018)  
Editors - Hallelujah (So Low)
  Violence (2018)  
Lord Huron - Ancient Names
  Vide Noir (2018)  Both parts of the song
Neko Case - Hell On
  Hell On (2018)   The video has live snakes

*Tracyanne & Danny - Alabma
  Tracyanne & Danny (2018)   Camera Obscura & Crybaby come together May 25th
*Jack White - Ice Station Zebra
  Boarding House Reach (2018)
Albert Hammond Jr. - Stop And Go
  Francis Trouble (2018)   
Vacationer - Magnetism 
  single (2018)
Juliana Hatfield - Xanadu
  Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John (2018)  Stunningly brilliant
The Shacks - Follow Me
  Haze (2018)
Yo La Tengo - Shades Of Blue
  There's A Riot Going On (2018)

Editors - Violence
  Violence (2018)
MGMT - One Thing Left To Try
  Little Dark Age (2018)
DeLux - Cause For Concern
  More Disco Songs About Love (2018)
Ride - Pulsar
  Tomorrow's Shore EP (2018)
Loma - Relay Runner
  Loma (2018)

*Wye Oak - The Instrument
  The Louder I Call The Faster It Runs (2018)
*The Voidz - Pink Ocean
  Virtue (2018)
Snail Mail - Pristine
  Lush (2018)
Peace - Power
  Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll (2018)
Editors - Darkness At The Door
  Violence (2018)
Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
  The Future And The Past (2018)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-11

Sonic Bliss #18-11
March 14-18, 2018

              Hour 1              
What If - Tosca
A Traveler's Delight - Plastyc Buddha
Staralfur - Sigur Ros
Let's Stay Together - Low
High - Little Dragon
Chinese Interlude - Tricky
Jezebel - Depeche Mode
6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps
Blue Paper - Moby
Strange And Beautiful - Aqualung
Farewell - UNKLE
The Greatest - Cat Power
Save A Prayer - Duran Duran

              Hour 2              
Travel In Time - Carmen Rizzo w/Kate Havnevik
Water From A Vineleaf - William Orbit f/Beth Orton
Bat Country - Emancipator
Amnesia - Dead Can Dance
Safe From Harm - Massive Attack
The Glass Bead Game - Thievery Corporation
Don't Leave - Faithless
Flower Of The Universe - Sade
One Evening - Feist
Strictly Bongo - Bent
Thorns - Lo Moon
Jo - Goldfrapp
Bossa Per Emilia - Mike Francis

              Hour 3              
Windmills - Beauty's Confusion
Dusk You & Me - Groove Armada
Hazey - Glass Animals
Dive - Beach House
Gush Forth My Tears - Miranda Sex Garden
Your Love Means Everything - Faultline f/Chris Martin
The Hush with Texas - Rae & Christian
Sensual Bossa - Caibedo Island
Catch You Dreaming - Ride
Chilled Goodbyes - Medaka
Possibly Maybe - Bjork
Cannonball - Damien Rice
Three Babies - Sinead O'Connor

UTR 18-11 (Sloan)

Under The Radar Radio #18-11
March 18-24, 2018

              Pick Of The Week              
                   Sloan - 12                     

Sloan - Spin Our Wheels
  12 (2018)  Yes, their 12th album and it has 12 tracks
Adam Daniel - Her Shake
  Blue Pop (1999)  Love the Beach Boys-inspired vocal break
Superchunk - Erasure
  What A Time To Be Alive (2018)  You can't erase 50 years of progress.
Breeders - MetaGoth
  All Nerve (2018)    Josephine Wiggs on lead vocals
Arctic Monkeys - All My Own Stunts
  Suck It And See (2011)   At Masonic Temple in Detroit on August 1st
The Voidz - All Words Are Made Up
  Virtue (2018)   New album coming March 30th

*Grandaddy - Now It's On
  Sumday (2003)
*Okkervil River - Don't Move Back To L.A.
  In The Rainbow Rain (2018)
Mac DeMarco - A Wolf Who Wears Sheep's Clothes
  This Old Dog (2017)  Real name is McBriare Lanyon
Belle & Sebastian - Poor Boy 
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018)  
The Radio Dept.  - You True Name
  single (2018)   ON their own label,  Just So Records
Most Serene Republic - I Haven't Seen You Around
  Mediac (2015)   Another wonderful band from Canada
Sloan - Wish Upon A Satellite
  12 (2018)  Band formed in 1991 and have had no lineup changes since

*Ty Segall - 5 Ft. Tall
  Freedom's Goblin (2018)
*Odds - Someone Who Is Cool
  Nest (1996)
*Parquet Courts - Almost Had To Start A Fight
  Wide Awake (2018)
Lauren Ruth Ward - Sideways
  Well, Hell (2018)  Baltimore native
Judybats - Native Son
  Native Son (1991)   Knoxville, Tennessee band lead by Jeff Hiskell
Belly - Shiny One
  Dove (2018)   Back after 22 years away - new album comes May 4th
Death By Unga Bunga - Soldier 
  So Far So Good So Cool (2018)   From Moss, Norway
Nada Surf - Hi Speed Soul
  Let Go (2002)   Nada Surf Tribute album is out called Standing At the Gate
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Mainland
  single (2018)  A band from Melbourne, Australia

Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me
  No. 1 Record (1972)  Sloan's biggest influence
Sloan - Year Zero 
  12 (2018)  They will be at St. Andrews Hall 
eels - Today Is The Day 
  The Deconstruction (2018)
Fountains Of Wayne - Planet Of Weed
  Traffic And Weather (2007)
Calexico - Under The Wheels
  The Thread That Keeps Us (2018)

XTC - Dear God
  Skylarking (1986)  Played this once when I worked in Georgia, but only once......
Now Now - AZ
  Saved (2018)   
Teenage Fanclub - Dumb Dumb Dumb
  Howdy (2000)   Band from Bellshill, Scotland
Sloan - 44 Teenagers
  12 (2018)   The late Gord Downie (friend of the band) is referenced
Born Ruffians - Side Tracked
  Uncle, Duke & The Chief (2018)   O Canada, thanks for the music.  

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-10

Sonic Bliss #18-10
March 7-11, 2018

            Hour 1             
Playground Love - Air
Silver Cruiser - Royksopp
It's A Fire - Portishead
Foreverpeople - The Daysleepers
Saturday Come Slow - Massive Attack
World Run Down - Alpha
Red Umbrella - Kostars
Morse - Nightmares On Wax
Lazy Love - Brazilian Girls
La Force de Melodie - Thievery Corporation
On Your Way - The Album Leaf
Half Time - Amy Winehouse
Red Light Green Light - Sounds From The Ground
The Fire You Had - Loner

            Hour 2             
Breathe - Telepopmusik
Bruder Easy - The Bionaut
The District Sleeps Alone Tonight - The Postal Service
Lemon Glow - Beach House
Angels - The xx
Waiting For You To Come - Spain
It's Enough Now - Mandalay
Love Crime - Siouxsie Sioux
Sunrise Sunroot - Honeyroot
Falling Rain And Light - Mobyh
Thank Heaven For You - Esthero
Imagination - Motorcycle
Lonely Soul - UNKLE w/Richard Ashcroft

            Hour 3             
Mon Amour - Hillton FM
Mary L. St. Germain
She May She Might - Yo La Tengo
Anna - Taken By Trees
Lullaby - Leonard Cohen
Swan Lake - William Orbit
Cavity - Hundred Waters
I Promise - Radiohead
Ring-A-Ring O' Roses - Charlotte Gainsbourg
Miss Misery - Elliott Smith
Rollercoast - Everything But The Girl
Spirit - The Belle Game
Melts Into Air - Ulrich Schnauss

UTR 18-10 (Albert Hammond Jr.)

Under The Radar Radio #18-10 
March 11-17, 2018

                    Pick Of The Week                 
  Albert Hammond Jr. - Francis Trouble  

Albert Hammond Jr. - Far Away Truths
  Francis Trouble (2018)    4th solo album for strokes guitarist
Placebo - For What It's Worth
  Battle For The Sun (2009)  The long wait for new music continues  
Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes A Mom
  FLONER (2018)   Shout out to Topeka, Kansas
The Drums - Meet Me In Mexico
  single (2018)   Purchase on Bandcamp - proceeds to Mexican quake relief
The The - Uncertain Smile
  Soul Mining (1983) Epic piano solo from Jools Holland (then with Squeeze)
Blossoms - I Can't Stand It
  Cool Like You (2018)  These Blossoms believe in vaccinations !

*King Tuff - Psycho Star 
  The Other (2018)
Drowners - Pick Up The Pace
  On Desire (2016)   American band who sound British
Laura Veirs w/Sufjan Stevens - Watch Fire
  The Lookout (2018)  From Laura's upcoming solo album. 
Vacationer - Magnetism
  Magnetism (2018)   Totally sounds like Hall & Oates 1984
Kaiser Chiefs - You Want History
  Off With Their Heads (2008)   Great album front to back
Albert Hammond Jr. - Muted Beatings
  Francis Trouble (2018)  April 5th at The Magic Bag in Ferndale

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Middle America
  single (2018)   June 8th at the Magestic in Detroit.  
Imperial Teen - Out From Inside
  Feel The Sound (2012)  
Peace - Power
  Kindness Is The New Rock & Roll (2018)   Frances Bean Cobain's favorite band?
Sloan - Spin Our Wheels
  12 (2018)   Power Pop Bliss from Halifax, new album April 6th
Supergrass - Kick In The Teeth
  Road To Rouen (2005)   Never caught on in the U.S. and that's a shame
The Voidz - Leave It In My Dreams
  Virtue (2018)  Albert's Strokes bandmate Julian Casablancas, new album May 30th

*Swimming With Bears - French Girls
   single (2018 
White Rabbits - Are You Free
  Milk Famous (2012)  
Matt & Kim - Like I Used To Be
  Almost Everyday (2018)  Duo out of Brooklyn
Albert Hammond Jr. - Stop And Go
  Francis Trouble (2018)
Boxed In - Forget 
  Melt (2016)
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
  Wide Awake (2018)   The new album hits May 18th

*Morrissey - The Bullfighter Dies
  World Peace Is None Of Your Business (2014)
*Lord Huron - Ancient Names (Part I & II)
  Vide Noir (2018) 
Josh Rouse - Salton Sea
  Love In The Modern Age (2018)   American singer who lives mostly in Spain now
Hard-Fi - Suburban Knights 
  Once Upon A Time In The West (2007)
Albert Hammond Jr. - Tea For Two
  Francis Trouble (2018)
Neko Case - Hell-On
  Hell-On (2018)  new album June 1st.  Real snakes in the video

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sonic Bliss 18-09

Sonic Bliss 18-09
March 1 - 4, 2018

               Hour 1               
Breathe In - Frou Frou
Cantara - Dead Can Dance
Show Love - Everyting Is Recorded
Para Sempre - Thievery Corporation
Made In The Dark - Hot Chip
Darkness Veiling The Night - Tangerine Dream
Stampede - Sounds From The Ground
Stay Safe - Rhye
Rabbit In Your Headlights - UNKLE
Summer Overture - Clint Mansell
Breathe Me - Sia
Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want - Dream Academy
Um Segundo - Bebel Gilberto 

               Hour 2               
You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart - Sinead O'Connor
Airplane Shadow - Kiln
All The Glitters - Death In Vegas
Begin - Shallou
Club Montepulciano - Hooverphonic
Porcelain - Moby
Summer-blink - Cocteau Twins
When Mac Was Swimming - Innocence Mission
My Money - Lo Moon
Light Of Gold - Skye & Ross
Dubilicious Groove - Crystal Method
Wonderwall - Ryan Adams
Noyes Dans La Masse - Autour de Lucie

               Hour 3               
Ocean City Girl - Icy
Dye - Tycho
See The Light - Sofa Surfers
Breathe - Club 8
Silence - Delerium & Sarah McLachlan
Mad World - Gary Jules & Michael Andrews
Flower - Moodfood
Stars- Dubstar
Side Streets - Saint Etienne
Let's Go Out - Craig Armstrong
Two Thousand And Seventeen - Four Tet
Burn - Anoushka Shankar
Yesterdays Tomorrows - Tindersticks

UTR 18-09 (Caroline Rose)

Under The Radar Radio #18-09
March 4 - 10, 2018

              Pick Of The Week                
          Caroline Rose - LONER            

Grammy President Neil Portnow recently remarked that women need to "step up".  Obviously Mr. Portnow has not been paying attention the last 2 decades and especially today.  So for you Mr. Portnow, here is a show filled with female artists and female-fronted bands.   A show as strong as any I've done in recent memory.  

Caroline Rose - Soul No. 5
  LONER (2018)  This is Caroline's second album
Alabama Shakes - Hang Loose
  Boys & Girls (2012)   Brittany Howard is also a member of the band Bermuda Triangle
The Kills - List 
  single (2018)   Allison Mosshart on vocal - Saul Williams Cover
Speedy Ortiz - Lucky 88
  Twerp Verse (2018)  Sadie Dupuis is her name and April 27th the album comes out
Garbage - Vow
  Garbage (1995)  Shirley Manson on lead vocal
Belly - Shiny One
  Dove (2018).  Tanya Donnelly (singer) Gail Greenwood (bass)  First album in 22 years

*Sunflower Bean - Crisis Fest
  Twenty-Two In Blue (2018)
*Raveonettes - Endless Sleepers
  Pe'ahi (2014
*U.S. Girls - Velvet For Sale
  In A Poem Unlimited (2018)
*Lauren Ruth Ward - Sideways
  Well, Hell (2018)
Lydia Loveless - Really Wanna See You
  Somewhere Else (2014)   Not all things from Columbus are bad (I am a Michigan fan)
Courtney Barnett - Nameless, Faceless
  Tell Me How You Really Feel (2018).   New album is coming out May 18th
Goat Girl - The Man
  Goat Girl (2018) -  Four young ladies from London - Debut album on April 6th
Jenny Lewis - See Fernando
  Acid Tongue (2008)  - Most of this album was recorded live
Caroline Rose - Bikini 
  LONER (2018)  Singer from Burlington, New Jersey 

Juliana Hatfield - A Little More Love
  Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John (2018).  Didn't see this one coming
Laura Marling - Master Hunter
  Once I Was An Eagle (2018) 
Breeders - MetaGoth 
  All Nerve (2018)  Kim & Kelley Deal and Josephine Wiggs
Now Now - AZ
  Saved (2018).  Minneapolis band with K.C. Dalager on vocal - album hits May 18th
Nicole Atkins - Girl You Look Amazing 
  Slow Phaser (2014)
Lake Street Dive - Good Kisser
  Free Yourself Up (2018) Bridget Kearney on vocals - album May 4th

The Shacks - Follow Me
  Heat (2018)  Shannon Wise is lead singer
Tennis - Viv Without The N
  Ritual In Repeat (2014)  - Band from Denver with Alaina Moore on vocals
Caroline Rose - Jeannie Becomes A Mom
  LONER (2018)  Caroline will be at El Club in Detroit on April 19th
Natalie Prass - Short Court Style
  The Future & The Past (2018) - Singer from Richmond Virginia - Album June 1st
Liz Phair - Whip Smart 
  Whip Smart (1994)  Liz' little boy is now old enough to drink
Soccer Mommy - Your Dog
  Clean (2018)  Stage name of Sophie Allison

St. Vincent - Fear The Future 
  MASSEDUCTION (2017)  - Annie Clark, who will be on stage at the Oscars
Kate Bush - The Big Sky
  Hounds Of Love (1985) Could American concerts be in the works?
Belle & Sebastian - Best Friend
  How To Solve Our Human Problems (2018)  Sarah Martin on lead vocal
Rainer Maria - Blackbird
  S/T (2017)  Caithlin De Marrais lead vocal here
Caroline Rose - Cry!
  LONER (2018)  She should probably cut down on her smoking.  
Laura Veirs - Everybody Needs You
  The Lookout (2018)  Her new album is out April 13th