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Spinitron - KDHX: Bittersweet Melody Wed Jan 5th 2011

Bittersweet Melody (Music)

Wed Jan 5th 2011 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

5:02am

Midlake “Children of the Grounds” from The Courage of Others (Bella Union 2010) —At #14 in my top 40 of 2010 - Midlake is from Denton, TX and this is from their 3rd album, a hypnotic album with British folk influences seeping through the album.Buy it!

5:06am

Midlake “Acts of Man” from The Courage of Others (Bella Union 2010)Buy it!

5:10am

Arcade Fire “Ready to Start” from The Suburbs (Merge www.mergerecords.com 2010N  —#13Buy it!

5:15am

Mumford & Sons “Roll Away Your Stone” from Sigh No More (Glassnote 2009) —At #12 is London based Mumford & Sons who issued their debut in the UK last year but it didn't get released in the States until early 2000. A great album. RIYL: The Avett Brothers.Buy it!

5:19am

Mumford & Sons “The cave” from Sigh No More (Glassnote 2009)Buy it!

5:25am

Nada Surf “Electrocution” from If I Had a Hi-Fi CD ALBUM (Mardev 2010N  —At #11 comes Nada Surf who put out a cover album in 2010 totally revamping the songs and making them Nada Surf songs (can you tell I'm biased?).Buy it!

5:28am

Nada Surf “Enjoy the Silence” from If I Had a Hi-Fi CD ALBUM (Mardev 2010N  —Yes, the Depeche Mode song ...Buy it!

5:34am

Band of Horses “Laredo” from Infinite Arms CD ALBUM (Columbia 2010N  —At #10 is Band of Horses who put out their 3rd album this year. Check out my Top 10 with descriptions on the KDHX.org blog.Buy it!

5:37am

Band of Horses “Older” from Infinite Arms CD ALBUM (Columbia 2010N Buy it!

5:40am

Joe Pug “Speak Plainly, Diana” from Messenger (Lightning Rod Records www.lightningrodrecords.com 2010) —#9 - Joe Pug is a Chicago-based singer songwriter who put out his debut full-length album early in 2010. I can't wait to see if he can top it with his next album.Buy it!

5:44am

Joe Pug “Messenger” (Lightning Rod Records www.lightningrodrecords.com 2010)Buy it!

5:50am

The Black Keys “Unknown Brother” from Brothers CD ALBUM (Nonesuch 2010) —Coming in at #8 is Akron based The Black Keys who put out a great album this year.Buy it!

5:54am

Justin Townes Earle “Christchurch Woman” from Harlem River Blues (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010N  —At #7, Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle, With a little help from his friends (including Jason Isbell), JTE put out a great album this year.Buy it!

5:58am

Justin Townes Earle “Harlem River Blues” (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010N Buy it!

6:04am

Hollerado “Fake Drugs” from Record in a Bag (Royal Mountain 2010N  —#6 - From Ontario, Canada and issuing their debut album this year comes Hollerado. Think Weezer 15 years ago and you have a good idea of how this album sounds. Love it.Buy it!

6:08am

Hollerado “Americanarama” from Record in a Bag (Royal Mountain 2010N Buy it!

6:12am

Free Energy “Young Hearts” from Stuck on Nothing CD ALBUM (Caroline 2010N  —#5 is Free Energy, a band from Philadelphia who put out their debut album earlier this year. They are straight ahead rock that would have fit in on a 70's rock station. I hope you love it as much as I do.Buy it!

6:15am

Free Energy “Free Energy” from Stuck on Nothing CD ALBUM (Caroline 2010N Buy it!

6:21am

Sharon Van Etten “Save Yourself” from Epic (Ba Da Bing 2010N  —At #4 and a totally different sound than the last two bands. Sharon Van Etten is a Brooklyn based singer/songwriter who put out a heartbreakingly beautiful album this year. Hope you love it as much as I do.Buy it!

6:26am

Sharon Van Etten “Don't Do It” from Epic (Ba Da Bing 2010N Buy it!

6:34am

Peter Wolf “Tragedy” from Midnight Souvenirs (Verve 2010N  —At 64 years old former leader of J. Geils Band, Peter Wolf hasn't slowed down and he's put out my #3 album of the year. Enlisting the help of friends like Shelby Lynne on this track, it's a great album from start to finish.Buy it!

6:38am

Peter Wolf “I Don't Wanna Know” from Midnight Souvenirs (Verve 2010N Buy it!

6:44am

The New Pornographers “Crash Years” from Together CD ALBUM (Matador 2010N  —At #2, the New Pornographers put out their 5th album, another mix of great songs from AC Newman and Dan Bejar (with the help of the great vocals of Neko Case and Kathryn Calder).Buy it!

6:48am

The New Pornographers “Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk” from Together CD ALBUM (Matador 2010N Buy it!

6:53am

Dan Mangan “Basket” from Nice, Nice, Very Nice (Arts and Crafts 2010N  —My #1 of the album of the year. Who? Dan Mangan? He's a Canadian (Vancouver) singer/songwriter who writes beautiful, quirky, folk/pop/rock songs and this is from his 2nd album released in the US in 2010. I hope you love these tracks as much as I do.Buy it!

6:56am

Dan Mangan “Tina's Glorious Comeback” from Nice, Nice, Very Nice (Arts and Crafts 2010N Buy it!

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.