Playlist for 5/17/15 show

May 18th, 2015 by leg



8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Chromatics: Cherry
No Kids: The Beaches Are Closed
Mercury Rev: In A Funny Way
The Walkmen: Heaven
Temples: Shelter Song
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks: Lariat
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside: Bumpin’
Bahamas: What’s Worse
Mayer Hawthorne: The Stars Are Ours
Dr. Dog: The Rabbit, The Bat & The Reindeer
Tennis: Marathon
Komeda: More Is More
Neverever: Mexicoco
Taken By Trees: Too Young
Os Mutantes: A Minha Menina

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Africa Show: Inspiraçáo De Nito
This Frontier Needs Heroes: George Clooney
Death Vessel: Triangulated Heart (Playing at The Half Moon in Hudson on Friday, 5/22.)
Lucius: Go Home
Mr. Little Jeans: The Suburbs
Great Lake Swimmers: I am Part of a Large Family
Thao & Mirah: Spaced Out Orbit
Beachwood Sparks: Nature’s Light
Marla Hansen: Hollow and Bold
Tinariwen: Koud Edhaz Emin
Peggy Seeger: Roving Gambler
Shearwater: A Wake For The Minotaur ft. Sharon Van Etten
Lay Low: Farewell Good Night’s Sleep
Revolver: Calm Down

Playlist for 5/10/15 show

May 11th, 2015 by leg

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8:00am (+ 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

9:00am (+ 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 5/3/15 show

May 4th, 2015 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Band Of Horses: On My Way Back Home
Damien Jurado: Return To Maraqopa
The Blow: Make It Up
The Concretes: Sugar
Youth Lagoon: Posters
Angel Olsen: Hi-Five
Little Scream: Cannons
IO Echo: When The Lillies Die
Land Of Talk: The Man Who Breaks Things (Dark Shuffle)
Dr. Dog: Shadow People
Young Dreams: Dream Alone, Wake Together
Jonathan Richman: Everyday Clothes
Evans The Death: A Small Child Punched Me In The Face
Lower Dens: Brains
Pandercakes: André Breton
Eux Autres: Under Rays

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
The Mountain Goats: Dance Music
Father John Misty: Nancy From Now On
Cat’s Eyes: Not A Friend
Thievery Corporation: Depth of My Soul
Real Estate: Had To Hear
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: Vocal Chords
Hospitality: It’s Not Serious
Beck: Heart Is A Drum
Sylvan Esso: Coffee
Jenny O.: In Our Hands (And this song is great, too.)
Jim James: A New Life
Joanna Newsom: ’81
Cass McCombs: Angel Blood
The Innocence Mission: All The Weather
Simon & Garfunkel: My Little Town

Playlist for 4/26/15 show

April 27th, 2015 by leg

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8:00am (+ 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
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

9:00am (+ 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
Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Empty Boxes
Real Estate: Past Lives
Sabina: Cinema
Tom Brosseau: Cradle Your Device
Iron & Wine: Boy With A Coin
High Highs: Open Season
Horse Feathers: A Heart Arcane

Picture note: Unlikely flowers on Lark


Playlist for 4/19/15 show

April 20th, 2015 by leg

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8:00am (+ 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
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

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Crooked Fingers: Our New Favorite
Frankie Cosmos: Owen
Fenster: Blue To White
Jolie Holland: Waiting For The Sun
Small Black: Free At Dawn
Warpaint: Go In
Damien Jurado & Richard Swift: Radioactivity
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
Beck: Unforgiven
Devendra Banhart: Tick Eats The Olives

Picture note: Seen on the wall just next to the door going into the Cathedral of All Saints.



Playlist for the 4/12/15 show

April 13th, 2015 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Withered Hand: King of Hollywood
Wye Oak: Shriek
Mac DeMarco: Passing Out Pieces
Atlas Sound: Mona Lisa
Chromatics: Cherry
Temples: Colours To Life
Tame Impala: Lucidity
Devendra Banhart: Long Haired Child
Strand of Oaks: Goshen ’97
Warpaint: Undertow
Timber Timbre: Creep On Creepin’ On
Mark Mulcahy: In The Afternoon
Brown Bird: Blood Of Angels
St. Vincent: Digital Witness
LCD Soundsystem: Time To Get Away
Dum Dum Girls: Yours Alone
Panda Bear: Comfy in Nautica

9:00am (+ 9:00pm!)
Beck: Morning
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: You Can Have It All
Carla Thomas: You’ll Lose A Good Thing
Palace Brothers: I Had A Good Mother And Father
Quilt: Penobska Oakwalk
Pseudosix: Apathy And Excess
Real Estate: Crime
Cibo Matto: Lobby
Michael Kiwanuka: You’ve Got Nothing to Lose
Nord Express: Tripleplay
Death Vessel feat. Jónsi: Ilsa Drown
Angel Olsen: Iota
Laura Cantrell: When The Roses Bloom Again
Frankie Cosmos: Leonie
Os Mutantes: Fuga No. II
Dan Croll: Home

Playlist for 6-8pm of the Hello Pretty City marathon on 4/5/15

April 11th, 2015 by leg


The Smittens: Stop The Bombs
Fol Chen: Doubles
Cayucas: Deep Sea
St. Vincent: The Strangers
Death Cab for Cutie: Stay Young, Go Dancing
Phosphorescent: A Charm / A Blade
Bleached: Searching Through The Past
Soltero: Hands Up
Bored Nothing: Popcorn
Guards: Ready To Go
Pernice Brothers: Overcome By Happiness
Animal Collective: My Girls
Kacey Johansing: Honey
Orba Squara: Millionaires
Veronica Falls: So Tired
Sufjan Stevens: Adlai Stevenson

Living Sisters: Can You Get To That?
Vetiver: To Baby
Emiliana Torrini: Today Has Been Ok
The xx: Fiction
The Coathangers: My Baby
Tame Impala: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Another song that I was pretty sure I’d hate forever and now I turn it up every time it comes on.)
The Magnetic Fields: Andrew in Drag
The Innocence Mission: That Was Another Country
Girls: My Ma’
Fruit Bats: You’re Too Weird
Junip: Your Life Your Call
Johnny Flynn: The Wrote & the Writ
Daniel Martin Moore: The Old Measure
Bowerbirds: House Of Diamonds
Young Man: Wasted
Hanne Hukkelberg: No Mascara Tears
The Bandana Splits: Baby Talkin (The Shoo Wop Song)

Playlist for 4-6pm of the Hello Pretty City marathon on 4/5/15

April 11th, 2015 by leg


Haim: The Wire
The Blow: Make It Up
Cayucas: East Coast Girl (Total sucker for any song referencing my beloved east coast.)
Jake Bugg: Lightning Bolt
Bleached: Searching Through The Past
Phosphorescent: Ride On / Right On (I listened to this first thing one morning and it made me actually dance in bed.)
Valerie June: Workin’ Woman Blues (This was the song and album I listened to the most in 2013. I really, truly can’t wait for what she does next.)
Okkervil River: Stay Young
Foals: My Number
Eleanor Friedberger: Stare At The Sun (In a perfect world I would’ve played her whole album on today’s show.)
Bombino: Amidinine
MaryLeigh Roohan: Coward (This song is so catchy that I dream of it being on top 40 radio and being loved and sung along to by people all over the country.)
Shannon And The Clams: Hey Willy
Veronica Falls: Tell Me
Califone: Frosted Tips
Hand Habits: Mynt (This little album is a gem. I listen and enjoy it any time of day.)

William Onyeabor: Atomic Bomb
Night Beds: Even If We Try
Foxygen: Shuggie (One of my favorite songs to sings along to.)
Camera Obscura: This Is Love (Feels Alright)
Cass McCombs: Brighter!
Sam Amidon: My Old Friend (His performance at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall was my favorite show of 2013. Even listening to his album gives me the same shudders and goose bumps I had that night.)
Rhye: Open
Devendra Banhart: Never Seen Such Good Things
Willy Mason: Talk Me Down
Magnolia Electric Co.: Don’t Fade On Me
James Blake: Retrograde
Soko: I Just Want To Make It New With You
Denison Witmer: Keep Moving Brother, Keep Moving Sister
Jim Guthrie: The Sound Of Wanting More
Alela Diane: I Thought I Knew
Veronica Falls: Shooting Star

Playlist for 2-4pm of the Hello Pretty City marathon on 4/5/15

April 11th, 2015 by leg


Grimes: Oblivion (Seeing her play in Hudson in September 2012 was cool. But not as fun as thinking about it and getting excited for it all summer.)
Major Lazer: Get Free
Father John Misty: Nancy From Now On (I like watching him perform. And it’s not just because of his awesome dance moves. But I like those, too!)
Lower Dens: Brains
Frankie Rose: Gospel / Grace (2012 will be the year of watching Frankie Rose fall in love with Albany. She played here twice and the second time she so easily declared how much she loved playing here. My heart melted from smiling.)
Sean Rowe: Downwind
Babe City: Wait Weight (So happy to have this as a favorite song. The people in this band are the reason I get excited about music in Albany.)
Thee Oh Sees: Flood’s New Light
Bahamas: Caught Me Thinking
Alabama Shakes: Hold On
Beach House: Myth
The Parlor: Tear Down The Coastline (They’re so great! And they’re from here!)
Tanlines: All Of Me
Shearwater: Animal Life (Their show at Helsinki Hudson will be one of my all-time favorites. I liked watching and listening to the lead singer transform himself on stage. His voice became power and it was as if he didn’t even have a body…just a voice.)
Horse Feathers: Last Waltz

Cat Power: Manhattan (Had to pick this because it goes in my collection of songs about cities and New York.)
Dr. John: Revolution
Damien Jurado: Working Titles (Sometimes I try not to listen to this album because I get worried that it will make me sad. But it never does. And this: “wrote about me on every new record, i’ll show up in a title of your song, i only hope somebody requests it.”)
Kelly Hogan: We Can’t Have Nice Things (I want to love this whole album. But I mostly love this song.)
Lord Huron: The Man Who Lives Forever (This song makes me think everything is going to be okay. Triumphany.)
Justin Townes Earle: Am I That Lonely Tonight?
Sharon Van Etten: Life of His Own (I’m still wrecked from seeing her perform at Rest Fest 2012.)
Sun Kil Moon: Young Love
The Tallest Man On Earth: To Just Grow Away
Taken By Trees: Only You
Twin Shadow: Five Seconds (This version is my 2012 slow jam. It really is.)
Poor Moon: Clouds Below
Michael Kiwanuka: Bones
The Antlers: Drift Dive (They were another favorite show at Helsinki Hudson. I listened to them non-stop for two weeks immediately starting after the concert ended. I can still listen and feel like I’m back hearing the songs live.)

Playlist for 12-2pm of the Hello Pretty City marathon on 4/5/15

April 11th, 2015 by leg


Literature: The Girl, The Gold Watch, And Everything (Their show at The Low Beat was awesome, like being in some indie, jangle-pop heaven I never knew existed.)

Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Fire (I love her dance moves!)
Ex Hex: Don’t Wanna Lose
Ariel Pink: Put Your Number In My Phone
Angel Olsen: Hi-Five
Damien Jurado: Silver Timothy
Sinkane: How We Be (This Song + Video = Shot of Adrenaline to Life)

Sylvan Esso: Coffee (I want this song to automatically come on when I’m in the car driving around any city late at night. I carry this album with me where ever I go.)
Deerhoof: Paradise Girls
Sean Rowe: Desiree
Strand Of Oaks: Goshen ‘97
St. Vincent: Digital Witness
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks: Little Fang
Frankie Cosmos: Owen (This whole album is delightful.)
Fear Of Men: Green Sea
Warpaint: Disco//very (I can’t listen to this song just once, it’s gotta be at least two times in a row. And its perfect girl gang video is what really opened me up to the whole album.)

Jenny Lewis: Just One Of The Guys
Real Estate: Talking Backward
Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Night Noises
PHOX: Slow Motion
Temples: Keep In The Dark
Mac DeMarco: Passing Out Pieces
Mitski: First Love-Late Spring (Her album is already a classic. Kinda in the vein of Exile In Guyville. Yeah, I said that and I mean it! She’s definitely got something special going on, even The New York Times thinks so!)
José González: This Is How We Walk On The Moon (I really do like the original by Arthur Russell but this version adds some magic melancholy that makes it even more irresistible.
T.Rex: Cosmic Dancer (From 1971 but I only just heard it in November 2014. It came on while I was sitting in a sunbeam in Nashville and I had a few moments of crazy until I figured out who sang it so I could listen to it forever.)
Sylvan Esso: Hey Mami
Quilt: Eye of the Pearl
Sharon Van Etten: Every Time the Sun Comes Up
The Firs: Your White Dress (My most beautiful album of 2014. I can listen to it anytime and especially when I’d usually listen to Bon Iver’s “For Emma, Forever Ago”. A gem.)
Jessica Lea Mayfield: Standing in the Sun