Bittersweet Melody (Music)
Wed Jan 2nd 2013 5.00am–7.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Calexico “Splitter” from Algiers (Anti- 2012) N —At #11, Calexico have always been a great live band for me but their studio albums haven't measured up. This one though is a different story. Great songs and can't wait to see them live at the Pageant on January 31.Buy it!
Allo Darlin' “Neil Armstrong” from Europe (Slumberland 2012) N —Starting my top 10 is this London band led by the beautiful voice of Australian Elizabeth Morris. If you like Camera Obscura, you're bound to like Allo Darlin'.Buy it!
Father John Misty “Well, You Can Do It Without Me” from Fear Fun (Sub Pop 2012) N —#6 - J. Tillman, former drummer of Fleet Foxes, left the band and put out the first album under the moniker Father John Misty in 2012. They'll be at the Firebird next Tuesday, January 8.Buy it!
The District Attorneys “California Fire” from Slowburner (This is American Music www.thisisamericanmusic.om 2012) N —#4 - From the debut of this Atlanta-based band. A terrific album of melodic rock songs with a flavor of twang.Buy it!
Gold Motel “Brand New Kind of Blue” from Gold Motel (Good as Gold 2012) N —#3 - With no New Pornographers release in 2012, this is as close as I could get. From this Chicago band's 2nd album, loaded with pop hooks.Buy it!
Field Report “Fergus Falls” from Field Report (Partisan Records 2012) N —#2 - From the debut album of this band. The leader, Christopher Porterfield, had been in a band from Wisconsin called Deyarmond Edison that also had Justin Vernon and members of Megafaun. He left the band and after several years formed Field Report.Buy it!
Nada Surf “Teenage Dreams” from The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy (Deluxe Edition) (City Slang 2012) N —My #1 album of the year. Just a great batch of melodic, hook-filled songs. Here's hoping 2013 provides the same quality of music as 2012.Buy it!
Nada Surf “When I Was Young” from The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy (Deluxe Edition) (City Slang 2012) N —My favorite song of the year ... hope you enjoy it!Buy it!
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