Bloc Party “Kreuzberg” from A Weekend In the City (vice 2007)Buy it!
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “In Like The Rose” from Take Them On, On Your Own (Virgin 2008)Buy it!
The Black Angels “No Satisfaction” from Another Nice Pair (Light In The Attic 2011)Buy it!
PJ Harvey “The Darker Days” from Uh Huh Her (Island 2004) —(note to self: play stories From The City, Stories The Sea on my next show)Buy it!
Doves “Rise” from Lost Souls (Heavenly/Astralwerks 2000)Buy it!
Kelley Deal & Buffalo Tom “Scalding Creek” from Sing For Your Meat: A Tribute To Guided By Voices (No More Fake Lab 2011) N —This tribute is pretty decent, and worth picking up.Buy it!
The Wedding Present “Sopangle” from Watusi (Island 1994)Buy it!
Jane's Addiction “Three Days” from Ritual de lo Habitual (Warner Brothers Records 1990) —My mother in law just gave me a copy of Spin from 1992 and something that struck me as interesting was that fact it referred to an emerging trend in music as alternative (adjective) rather than what is now, Alternative (proper noun, marketing term)Buy it!
Pearl Jam “Spin The Black Circle (live @ Self Pollution Radio)” from Vs./Vitalogy Radio Sampler (Epic / Legacy 2011) N —First time I've seen anything from there January 1995 radio broadcast officially available. I'm sure a simple google will bring up the whole shuhbang.Buy it!
Eric's Trip “Sunlight” from Love Tara (Sub Pop 1993)Buy it!
The Roots “The Seed / Melting Pot / Web (Live on Radio One's Worldwide Show with Gilles Peterson)” from Home Grown! - The Beginner's Guide to Understanding The Roots, Vol. 2 (Geffen/Okayplayer 2005) —Taking a departure to play a great live track from The Roots, playing Lou Fest in a month, and hopefully being interviewed by me before that!! I've played this track before, probably during allergy season when it was difficult to talk a lot.Buy it!
Prince “A Case Of You” from Tribute to Joni Mitchell (Nonesuch 2007) —I just found this and it's awesome. As a bit of trivia for you, Prince and The Revolution performed this at the first tracking sessions for Purple Rain. If you have the means, I recommend acquiring both.Buy it!
Eels “Get Ur Freak On” from Meet The Eels - Essential Eels (1996-2006), Vol. 1 (Geffen 2008) —Yeah, this that Missy Elliot tune. He takes the synth line from the song and turns it into an oddly disturbing and paranoid guitar riff.Buy it!
Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer “Ode to Madonna” from Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer (Le Pamplemousse 2004) —My daughter is starting to like this style of power pop. Speaking of, she turns 5 on Saturday. Happy Birthday Baby Girl!Buy it!
Be Your Own Pet “Steal” from Extra Extra - EP (Infinity Cat Records 2005)Buy it!
Sex Bob-omb “Summertime” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Soundtrack) [Deluxe Version] (ABKCO (US) 2010) —This soundtrack is great, really dug the movie too.Buy it!
Plumtree “Scott Pilgrim” from Predicts the Future (Cinnamon Toast 2004)Buy it!
They Might Be Giants “Protagonist” from Join Us (Rounder 2011) N Buy it!
Stars “Sleep” from Sing Me to Sleep - Indie Lullabies (American Laundromat Records 2010)Buy it!
David Bowie “Heroes” from Stage (Live) (Virgin 2006) —This goes out to my cousin Scott.Buy it!
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