Playlist for 7/20/14 show

July 27th, 2014 by leg

Listening to “Goshen ’97″ by Strand of Oaks is thrilling. It screams without actually screaming. It’s my favorite song of the 7/20/14 show. 


8:00 (+ 8:00pm!)

Friends: I’m His Girl
The Drums: Book of Revelation
Strand Of Oaks: Goshen ’97 (Has an inherent loudness that I can hear even when I have it turned way down low.)
Hospitality: Nightingale
The Firs: A Fight
Jenny Lewis: Just One Of The Guys
Temples: Colours To Life
Fear Of Men: Green Sea
Death Cab for Cutie: Monday Morning
Twin Shadow: Run My Heart
St. Vincent: Digital Witness
Cayucas: Deep Sea
Diane Coffee: Hymn (He’s the drummer for Foxygen. Pretty cool!)
Luna: That’s What You Always Say
Bleached: For The Feel
The Aislers Set: Through The Swells (Even though I chose “Goshen ’97″ as my fave song of the show, anything by The Aislers Set melts me with pure joy any time I hear it.)

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

PHOX: In Due Time
The Duke And The King: Still Remember Love
Lily & Madeleine: Nothing But Time
Michael Kiwanuka: I’m Getting Ready
Cat Power: Werewolf (A cover of the Michael Hurley song, see below!)
Sylvan Esso: Wolf (Inspired by the Michael Hurley song “The Werewolf Song.”)

Damien Jurado: Silver Katherine
The xx: Tides
Elliott Smith: Somebody That I Used To Know
The Low Anthem: To Ohio
Yo La Tengo: Cornelia And Jane
Sibylle Baier: Tonight
Michael Hurley: The Werewolf Song
Kishi Bashi: Q&A
Festival: Fair And True
Múm: Underwater Snow
Woman’s Hour: Reflections

Playlist for 7/13/14 show

July 20th, 2014 by leg

All the really good songs from the 7/13/14 radio show! Ha! Just kidding! They’re all good and my favorite has to be a tie: Marla Hansen and Connie Acher singing Happy Harlem.


8:00 (+ 8:00pm!)

Tame Impala: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Broadcast: Goodbye Girls
Lucius: Wildewoman
The Tallest Man On Earth: King Of Spain
TEEN: Come Back
Spent: Ready OK
Shearwater: Tomorrow
Little Dragon: Ritual Union
Stereolab: Everybody’s Weird Except Me
Matthew E. White: Signature Move
The Cave Singers: When the World
Band Of Horses: On My Way Back Home
Sufjan Stevens: Dear Mr. Supercomputer (Mostly, I’m happy living in this era (with occasional pangs for New York City in the 30s and 40s.) Then there are times when it feels utterly lucky to live in this time and place: like this weekend getting to see the ballet that Sufjan Stevens composed the music for on a hot Saturday at SPAC.)
Peggy Seeger: Gonna Be An Engineer
Marla Hansen: Hollow and Bold

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Boardwalk: I’m To Blame
Joanna Newsom: Cassiopeia
Haim: Go Slow
Songs: Ohia: Just Be Simple
Grizzly Bear: While You Wait For The Others
Marissa Nadler: Holiday In
Sebadoh: Let it Out
Cayucas: Will The Thrill
Warpaint: Hi
Benjamin Verdoes: Under the Layers
Connie Acher & Blind Drunk John: Happy Harlem (New Connie Acher just came out in April! It has some killer cover art. And songs!)
Camera Obscura: I Missed Your Party
Metronomy: Everything Goes My Way
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: With A Girl Like You

Picture note: Map of dreamy Adirondack spots.

Playlist for 7/6/14 show

July 13th, 2014 by leg

8:00 (+ 8:00pm!)

Lykke Li: Little Bit
Lovers: Wander Through The Time Of Hearts
Blondie: One Way Or Another
Dum Dum Girls: Lost Boys and Girls Club
The Poets Of Rhythm: Augusta, GA
The Shivers: Love Is In The Air
Land Of Talk: Some Are Lakes
Shearwater: You As You Were
Lavender Diamond: I Don’t Recall
Benjamin Verdoes: Telling the Truth
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: Holy Roller
The Clientele: Bookshop Casanova
Sea Wolf: Winter Windows
Stornoway: The Bigger Picture
Peggy Sue: Esme
Diego Garcia: Donde Esta

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Diego Garcia: Donde Esta
Y La Bamba: Oh February
Jolie Holland: Adieu False Heart
The Last Town Chorus: Modern Love
Josh Ritter: Nightmares
Shugo Tokumaru: Latern On The Water
Cibo Matto: Hotel Valentine (This video of them performing one of their early awesome songs is wild and raucous. So good!)
Real Estate: Talking Backward
Raphael Saadiq Feat. Jay-Z: Oh Girl
Marissa Nadler: Thinking Of You
Damien Jurado: Silver Joy (So sweet to hear this song today. Not like I haven’t listened to it with the whole album a bajillion times but something about it today took me right back to hearing it when he played it live right in front of me late last year, kinda like this.)   
Night Beds: Borrowed Time
The Amazing: International Hair
Willy Mason: Into Tomorrow
Widowspeak: Dyed in the Wool
Hurray for the Riff Raff: Blue Ridge Mountain
Yo La Tengo: Our Way To Fall

Picture note: The Mohawk River from the Amtrak cafe car.

Playlist for 6/29/14 show

July 6th, 2014 by leg

8:00 (+ 8:00pm!)

The Concretes: Diana Ross
swiim: Soho (After The Weekend)
Metronomy: The Look
Twin Shadow: Run My Heart
Faces on Film: Great Move North
Midlake: This Weight
Cass McCombs: Big Wheel
William Onyeabor: Atomic Bomb
Neutral Milk Hotel: Holland, 1945
Thao & The Get Down, Stay Down: Travel
Local Natives: Airplanes
Peter Bjorn & John: Paris 2004
Wye Oak: Civilian
Lily & Madeleine: Nothing But Time
The Julie Ruin: Just My Kind
Lonnie Johnson: Long Road To Travel

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Yo La Tengo: Autumn Sweater
Carla Bruni: Little French Song
Viking Moses: Sole Command Of The Day
Say Hi: November Was White, December Was Grey
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: I Can’t Help It
Blitzen Trapper: The Tree
Boardwalk: Oh Well
The Blow: Like Girls
Ben Sollee: Bible Belt
Willis Earl Beal: Wavering Lines
James Blake: Retrograde Album_Radio Edit
Django Reinhardt: Nuages
Damien Jurado: Cloudy Shoes
Devendra Banhart: Won’t You Come Over

Playlist for 6/22/14 show

June 29th, 2014 by leg

8:00 (+ 8:00pm!)

Black Moth Super Rainbow: Windshield Smasher
Kishi Bashi: Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!
Shannon And The Clams: Sleep Talk
Sylvan Esso: Play It Right (Luckily, a special listener pointed me to this awesome acoustic version.)
STRFKR: German Love
Haim: Forever
Cayucas: A Summer Thing
No Kids: I Love The WeekEnd
Lord Huron: The Man Who Lives Forever
PHOX: Slow Motion
Animal Collective: My Girls
Mac Demarco: Brother
The Magnetic Fields: The Dada Polka
Fear Of Men: Green Sea
Saintseneca: Blood Path
Sally Seltmann: Sentimental Seeker

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

The Firs: There is Nothing at All and Fear is Just Put to Waste (Playing Friday at Upstate Artists Guild on Lark this Friday night.)
Lily & Madeleine: Devil We Know
Junip: Always
The xx: Chained
Bon Iver: For Emma (The way he sings this song just freaking standing in a doorway blows me away. And it’s in Paris.)
Belle And Sebastian: Stop, Look And Listen
Washed Out: It All Feels Right
Calexico: Slowness
Luke Temple: Those Kids
Donovan Blanc: Minha Menina
Grizzly Bear: Hold Still
Edith Frost:Albany Blues
Alela Diane: Rose & Thorn
Shudder To Think: Dominoes
The Antlers: Hotel
Bonnie “Prince” Billy: For Every Field There’s a Mole

Playlist for 6/15/14 show

June 22nd, 2014 by leg

8:00 (+ 8:00pm!)

Beach House: Used to Be
Cut Copy: Need You Now
Panda Bear: Comfy In Nautica
Her Space Holiday: Shonanoka
Megafaun: Second Friend
The Secret Sisters: If I Don’t
Peaking Lights:Subterranean Brainblow
Bikini Kill: False Start
Jessica Lea Mayfield: Standing in the Sun
Cayucas: Deep Sea
The Firs: A Fight
Sylvan Esso: Could I Be
Fear Of Men: Luna
Saintseneca: Happy Alone
Emiliana Torrini: Animal Games

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Delicate Steve: Love
Julie Doiron: The Sweetest Eyes (When You Laugh)
Damien Jurado: Silver Malcolm
Chairlift: Frigid Spring
Sandy’s: Great Highway
Kyle Andrews: Great Big Life (Acoustic)
Yo La Tengo: Fourth Time Around
Sharon Van Etten: Every Time the Sun Comes Up
Mr. Little Jeans Feat. The Silverlake Conservatory Of Music Youth Chorale: Oh Sailor
The Amazing: Dragon
Devon Sproule: Keep Your Silver Shined
The Shivers: Kisses
Okkervil River: Lay of the Last Survivor
Mac DeMarco: Goodbye Weekend
Ponies In The Surf: Ventricle
Wye Oak: The Tower

Playlist for 6/8/14 show

June 15th, 2014 by leg

8:00 (+ 8:00pm!)

Beck: Youthless
Sufjan Stevens: Adlai Stevenson
Panda Bear: Comfy In Nautica
Broadcast: Tears In The Typing Pool
Beirut: Bandenburg
The Cave Singers: Gifts and the Raft
Man Man: Head On
The Parlor: Tear Down The Coastline
Beach House: 10 Mile Stereo
Lord Huron: Brother (Still in shock that he’ll be playing Alive at Five on July 10. With Maryleigh Roohan. WISHES REALLY DO COME TRUE!)
Valerie June: You Can’t Be Told (Gave me the refreshing urge to spend all day listening to her sing.Starting with this.)
Telekinesis: Power Lines
Pants Yell!: We’ve Got History
Papercuts: Take The 227th Exit
DIANA: Foreign Installation
Twin Steps: Son of Sam

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Mia Doi Todd: Autumn
The Moondoggies: Empress of the North
Edith Frost: The Very Earth
Beachwood Sparks: Earl Jean
Willy Mason: Talk Me Down
Peaking Lights: Subterranean Brainblow
Shudder To Think: Mom’s Mercedes
Revolver: Calm Down
Ben Kweller: Gypsy Rose
Lily & Madeleine: In The Middle
The Tallest Man On Earth: Bright Lanterns
Brightblack Morning Light: All We Have Broken Shines
Cotton Jones: Sail Of The Silver Morning
Kurt Vile: Wakin on a Pretty Day
Paradise Island: We Ate Until We Ate It All

Picture note: Schenectady book store

Playlist for 6/1/14 show

June 8th, 2014 by leg

All the songs from the 6/1/14 Hello Pretty City radio show on Exit 977 WEXT: <br />
8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)Mariee Sioux: Buried In TeethChairlift: I Belong In Your ArmsFruit Bats: Heart Like an OrangeSallie Ford &amp; The Sound Outside: Do Me RightDum Dum Girls: Bedroom EyesMother McKenzie: You in the Gutter and MEVeronica Falls: Falling OutScientific Maps: Let Them See The Cables Okkervil River: It Was My SeasonYo La Tengo: Is That EnoughLou Doillon: Questions and Answers (When this album came out I blew it off. Slowly, I rotated it into my life and then POOF! one day I couldn&#8217;t stop listening to it. Now it&#8217;s one of the few albums I always keep with me.)Allo Darlin&#8217;: Silver DollarsBrown Bird: Bow For BladeThe National: Fits Of ReasonGolden Grrrls: Take Your TimeCoke Weed: Back To Soft<br />
9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)Lady Lamb The Beekeeper: RooftopThe Moondoggies: Lead Me OnYellowbirds: What&#8217;s Out ThereSimon &amp; Garfunkel: The BoxerDave Rawlings Machine: Sweet ToothValerie June: Somebody To Love Belle &amp; Sebastian: We Rule The SchoolJim Guthrie: Turn Me OnEleanor Friedberger: I Am The PastBessie Smith: Backwater BluesThe Milk Carton Kids: Hope Of A LifetimeSoko: The Ash &amp; ClayTelekinesis: SymphonyEels: Little Bird

All the songs from the 6/1/14 Hello Pretty City radio show on Exit 977 WEXT:

8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Mariee Sioux: Buried In Teeth
Chairlift: I Belong In Your Arms
Fruit Bats: Heart Like an Orange
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside: Do Me Right
Dum Dum Girls: Bedroom Eyes
Mother McKenzie: You in the Gutter and ME
Veronica Falls: Falling Out
Scientific Maps: Let Them See The Cables
Okkervil River: It Was My Season
Yo La Tengo: Is That Enough
Lou Doillon: Questions and Answers (When this album came out I blew it off. Slowly, I rotated it into my life and then POOF! one day I couldn’t stop listening to it. Now it’s one of the few albums I always keep with me.)
Allo Darlin’: Silver Dollars
Brown Bird: Bow For Blade
The National: Fits Of Reason
Golden Grrrls: Take Your Time
Coke Weed: Back To Soft

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)
Lady Lamb The Beekeeper: Rooftop
The Moondoggies: Lead Me On
Yellowbirds: What’s Out There
Simon & Garfunkel: The Boxer
Dave Rawlings Machine: Sweet Tooth
Valerie June: Somebody To Love
Belle & Sebastian: We Rule The School
Jim Guthrie: Turn Me On
Eleanor Friedberger: I Am The Past
Bessie Smith: Backwater Blues
The Milk Carton Kids: Hope Of A Lifetime
Soko: The Ash & Clay
Telekinesis: Symphony
Eels: Little Bird

Playlist for 5/25/14 show

May 31st, 2014 by leg
8:00 (+ 8:00pm!)
Cults: Go Outside
Delta 5: You
Legs: Two Colours
Eleanor Friedberger: My Mistakes
Mice Parade: Candela
Sonny Knight & The Lakers: Hey Girl
Múm: Prophecies And Reversed Memories
Treefight For Sunlight: What Became of You and I?
Richard Swift: Lady Luck
William Onyeabor: Fantastic Man (David Byrne’s cover of this on Fallon gets incredible right at the end when the atomic ladies serenade him.)
Valerie June: Pushin’ Against A Stone
Songs: Ohia: I’ve Been Riding With The Ghost
Lou Doillon: Defiant
The Blow: A Kiss
Frankie Cosmos: Buses Splash With Rain
Damien Jurado: Suns In Our Mind

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Sharon Van Etten: Taking Chances
Animal Collective: Prospect Hummer
Jim Guthrie: Difference A Day Makes
Neko Case: I’m From Nowhere
Jolie Holland: Route 30
The Firs: Ageless
Mac DeMarco: Treat Her Better
Sylvan Esso: Hey Mami (Absolute favorite song of the show!)
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Empty Boxes
Real Estate: Past Lives
Sabina: Cinema
Tom Brosseau: Cradle Your Device (Second favorite song of the show!)
Iron & Wine: Boy With A Coin
High Highs: Open Season
Horse Feathers: A Heart Arcane

Playlist for 5/18/14 show

May 25th, 2014 by leg

boston early in the morning

8:00 (+ 8:00pm!)
Kurt Vile: Jesus Fever
Those Darlins: Hung Up On Me
Beach Fossils: Taking Off
Girls Names: I Could Die
Lucius: Wildewoman
Withered Hand: Black Tambourine
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks: Little Fang (Favorite song of today’s show.)
Angel Olsen: Forgiven/Forgotten
Legs: Friday Afternoon at the Zoo
Tame Impala: Elephant
Wye Oak: Schools of Eyes
Saintseneca: Daendors
The War On Drugs: Red Eyes
Metronomy: Love Letters
Smog: I Feel Like The Mother Of The World
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: Until The Sun Explodes
Olivia Quillio: Weight Wait (My love for Olivia’s music only deepens every time I hear it. This song is from her new album, “The Bomb.” The whole thing is fantastic and special and I can’ wait until her tour brings her back to play in Albany.)

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Crooked Fingers: Our New Favorite
Frankie Cosmos: Owen (She was part of an Emily Sprague side project, making over 30 awesome songs everyday between May 5 and 12 and posting them. They’re delightful.)
Fenster: Blue To White
Jolie Holland: Waiting For The Sun
Small Black: Free At Dawn
Warpaint: Go In
Damien Jurado & Richard Swift: Radioactivity (I’ve listened this cover a bajillion times but it’s only today that I sat down and listened to the original by Kraftwerk. Both versions have a calming softness to them but in totally different ways. I should probably be listening to more Kraftwerk. But where do I even start?!!)
PHOX: Slow Motion
Lyla Foy: Rumour
Mac DeMarco: Let Her Go
Hurray for the Riff Raff: Forever Is Just a Day
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan: Come Undone
Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Lay and Love
Cass McCombs: There Can Be Only One
Feist: The Circle Married the Line
Devendra Banhart: Tick Eats The Olives

Picture note: I went to Boston and for the first time…I LIKED IT THERE!