Playlist for 4/6/14 show

April 13th, 2014 by leg

photo of light bulbs at edison tech center by laura glazer

8:00 (+ 8:00am!)
Veronica Falls: Right Side Of My Brain
Shearwater: Animal Life
Patrick Watson: Strange Crooked Road
Shannon And The Clams: Sleep Talk
Slumber Party: Late Nite
The Magnetic Fields: Underwear
Mechanical Servants: Study Up! (Local 518 band from the early 80s! Wish I could time travel back to one of their shows. Great photos, songs, and more here.)
Pants Yell!: New #4
Vivian Girls: Dance (If You Wanna)
Kurt Vile: Snowflakes Are Dancing
Slow Dazzle: The Extent Of My Remarks
Foxygen: In the Darkness
Yellowbirds: Rainmaker
Shimmering Stars: I’m Gonna Try
The Smittens: Jeans And Mittens (This is one of my favorite songs to play early in winter and I love that it still applies to these early days of spring.)
The Coathangers: My Baby
Rogue Wave: We Will Make A Song Destroy
Smog: I Feel Like The Mother Of The World

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

The Amazing: Dragon
Valerie June: The Hour
Revolver: You Drove Me Home
Neko Case: Night Still Comes (She’ll be at The Egg on May 7. Somedays I think I’ll go and other days I think, I loved seeing her there last time, maybe I’ll let that be the everlasting memory.)
Twin Sister: Luna’s Theme
Shannon Stephens: Catch The Morning Line
Ujang Suryana: Kang Mandor
Ravens & Chimes: January
The Staves: Pay Us No Mind
Peggy Sue: Boxes
The Parting Gifts: Born To Be Blue
Bahamas: Lost In The Light
Living Sisters: Jolene
Taken By Trees: Pacific Blue

Picture note: Warm light at the Edison Tech Center

Playlist for 3/30/14 show

April 6th, 2014 by leg

player piano photo by laura glazer

8:00 (+ 8:00am!)
Yelle: Safari Disco Club
Youth Lagoon: Cannons
Komeda: Frolic
Rogue Wave: Solitary Gun
Billy Bragg & Wilco: California Stars
Here We Go Magic: Make Up Your Mind
Elf Power: Sunlight on the Moon
M. Ward: Epistemology
Y La Bamba: Squawk
Rubblebucket: Came Out of a Lady
Young Prisms: Gone
William Onyeabor: Fantastic Man (Yes! I’m gripped even in the first few moments of this documentary on him. I’ll be watching it this afternoon.)
The Dismemberment Plan: Daddy Was A Real Good Dancer
Chuck Berry: School Day
Gold Motel: The Cruel One
Joy Kills Sorrow: Jason

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Sufjan Stevens: Futile Devices
Yuna: Remember My Name
Ben Kweller: Gypsy Rose
The Concretes: Forces
Glasser: Exposure
Timber Timbre: Black Water
Eleanor Friedberger: Echo Or Encore
Richard Swift: Ballad of Old What’s His Name
Twin Sister: Saturday Sunday
Camera Obscura: Cri Du Coeur
Laura Marling: Sophia
Cayucas: Ayawa’kya
Alela Diane: Lost Land
Dom La Nena: Golondrina
Jim Guthrie: Bring On The Night

Picture note: Loading the player piano

Playlist for 3/23/14 show

March 30th, 2014 by leg


8:00 (+ 8:00am!)
Band Of Horses: On My Way Back Home (So thankful for this video of their February show at The Egg. I wasn’t there but this gets me a little bit closer to feeling like I was.)
Damien Jurado: Return To Maraqopa
The Blow: Make It Up
The Concretes: Sugar
Youth Lagoon: Posters
Angel Olsen: Hi-Five (I just added this to my list of fave 2014 songs. Now I’m ready for this.)
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 (Could the lyrics of this song be any more endearing?! I really thought I was going to make it to see him last Monday at The Low Beat. I really did. So yay for good writers like Sarah who go to shows and review them!)
Evans The Death: A Small Child Punched Me In The Face (One time I was walking down the sidewalk in Kansas City and a random kid playing in a yard with his friends ran up to me and punched me. In the arm. And then went back to playing. Different than this song but nearly the same.)
Lower Dens: Brains
Pandercakes: Andre Breton
Eux Autres: Under Rays

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

The Mountain Goats: Dance Music
Father John Misty: Nancy From Now On (He played back-up when Beck was on Fallon! And he looks way, way cool doing it.)
Cat’s Eyes: Not A Friend
Thievery Corporation: Depth of My Soul
Real Estate: Had To Hear (This is easy listening indie and I love it.)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: Vocal Chords
Hospitality: It’s Not Serious
Beck: Heart Is A Drum
Sylvan Esso: Coffee (I was overjoyed to be singing this song to myself in the sunshine yesterday. I’ve also added to my list of everlastingly favorite songs. It’s right here if you want to hear it again.)
Jenny O.: In Our Hands
Jim James: A New Life
Joanna Newsom: ’81 (I’ll never forget how the liveness of her voice made me weep way back when I saw her play at Bennington College in 2006. Look! There’s even a crappy video of it!)
Cass McCombs: Angel Blood
The Innocence Mission: All The Weather
Simon & Garfunkel: My Little Town (I swear this song is only 3:52 minutes long! But this morning it got a little garbled and played like an extended remix on the air til 10.)

These two songs weren’t heard on the morning version of the show:
Mountain Man: Sewee Sewee
Little Joy: How To Hang A Warhol

Picture note: Little corner of Arthur’s Public Market and just off to the left is Joni Mitchell playing on a record player. 

Playlist for 3/16/14 show

March 23rd, 2014 by leg


8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
The Mountain Goats: This Year (Pretty dang excited that they’re coming to play at Helsinki Hudson in April.)
Eleanor Friedberger: I Won’t Fall Apart On You Tonight
Hospitality: I Miss Your Bones
The Modern Lovers: Roadrunner
Telekinesis: Lean on Me
Shannon And The Clams: Heads or Tails
Young Dreams: Dream Alone, Wake Together
Andrew Bird: Pulaski at Night
SUPERCUTE!: Love love leave love (The singer’s old band was awesome.)
Cayucas: Cayucos
Camera Obscura: Break It to You Gently
White Denim: Street Joy
Hurray for the Riff Raff: I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright)
Real Estate: Talking Backward
Best Coast: My Life

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Modest Mouse: Sleepwalkin’
Cass McCombs: Brighter! (Featuring Karen Black)
Boardwalk: I’m Not Myself
Dean Wareham: Love is Colder Than Death
Suuns: Edie’s Dream
Alela Diane: About Farewell
Vampire Weekend: Obvious Bicycle
The Blow: I Tell Myself Everything
Devendra Banhart: Never Seen Such Good Things
Widowspeak: Spirit is Willing
Yo La Tengo: Is That Enough
Damien Jurado: Silver Joy (This song is special but his live performance of it on World Cafe is extra special and important to hear on a sunny winter Sunday.)
Sharon Van Etten: Taking Chances (The first few moments of this song worried me. They really did. And then it exploded and I could hear it existing as a totally new song with the same powers as her old songs. I’m still not tired of those ones either.)
The Walkmen: While I Shovel The Snow
Night Beds: Even If We TryPicture note: Using Sharpies and rubbing alcohol to make designs on a tshirt

Playlist for 3/9/14 show

March 16th, 2014 by leg

8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart: Young Adult Friction
Serra: Left This World
Little Scream: Boatman
Coke Weed: Anklet
Shannon And The Clams: Unlearn
Sally Seltmann: Catch Of The Day
Angel Olsen: Forgiven/Forgotten
Midlake: Roscoe
Sabina: Viva L’amour
The Walkmen: Four Provinces (Someday I swear I’ll see them sing in person.)
Dum Dum Girls: It Only Takes One Night
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: The Feeling Kind
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks: Cinnamon And Lesbians
The Mynabirds: Wash It Out
Goldfrapp: Ooh La La
Smith Westerns: All Die Young
Metronomy: Love Letters (Videos for songs like this really make me long for the old days of MTV. I would’ve been obsessed with trying to perfectly capture this one on VHS. It just seems so suited to watching on a television.)

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

The Books Feat. Jose Gonzalez: Cello Song
Matthew E. White: Human Style
Slumber Party: Sometimes
Nobody and the Mystic Chords of Memory: Broaden A New Sound
Josh Ritter: Hopeful
Atlas Sound: Parallax
Damien Jurado: Everything Trying
Sharon Van Etten: Save Yourself (Her new album comes out at the end of May. Until then there’s this.)
Glasser: Forge
Don Peris: Bicycling
Monsters Of Folk: Goodway
Here We Go Magic: Made To Be Old
Califone: We are a Payphone
Spent: Bottled Mouth
Sibylle Baier: Wim
The Amazing: FlashlightPicture note: Photo ID badge from the 1930s

Playlist for 3/2/14 show

March 9th, 2014 by leg

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8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Chromatics: Cherry
No Kids: The Beaches Are Closed
Mercury Rev: In A Funny Way (I was ecstatically stunned when I heard this song in the opening credits to this movie!)
The Walkmen: Heaven (The lead singer of this band has the best name: Hamilton Leithauser. He’s doing a solo album in May. This first single is bigger than a toe-tapper, it’s a full fledged foot-stomping kind of tune.)
Temples: Shelter Song
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks: Lariat
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside: Bumpin’
Bahamas: What’s Worse
Mayer Hawthorne: The Stars Are Ours (I’m not a huge Mayer fan but this song just hit me as sounding just right for a winter Sunday.)
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

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Africa Show: Inspiraçáo De Nito
This Frontier Needs Heroes: George Clooney
Island Intervals: Triangulated Heart
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 (Her songs are treasures. I wish there were more of them.)
Tinariwen: Koud Edhaz Emin
Peggy Seeger: Roving Gambler (She’ll be at Proctors on March 20.)
Shearwater: A Wake For The Minotaur ft. Sharon Van Etten
Lay Low: Farewell Good Night’s Sleep
Revolver: Calm DownPicture note: A piano forte on the EMPAC stage last Sunday and one of my top concerts ever.

Playlist for 2/23/14 show

March 2nd, 2014 by leg

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8:00am (+ 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 (Hello Band of Horses, welcome to Albany. They’re playing at The Egg tonight.)
Sufjan Stevens: Dear Mr. Supercomputer
Peggy Seeger: Gonna Be An Engineer (I must have listened to this song hundreds of times. It’s on the first Folkways album I ever bought, called “American Roots Collection.” I bet when I see her play at Proctors on Thursday, March 20, it’ll be like having that album totally come alive.)
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 (This is the first album of theirs that I’ve been able to get into so easily. Although, there is this song from his solo album that grabbed me instantly. It was the most requested song on Hello Pretty City back in 2005.)
Cayucas: Will The Thrill
Warpaint: Hi
Benjamin Verdoes: Under the Layers
Connie Archer & Blind Drunk John: Happy Harlem
Camera Obscura: I Missed Your Party
Metronomy: Everything Goes My Way
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: With A Girl Like YouPicture note: My favorite rose bush in Albany

Playlist for 2/16/14 show

February 23rd, 2014 by leg

8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Fire (I love her dance moves.)
Haim: Don’t Save Me
Dum Dum Girls: Rimbaud Eyes
Waxahatchee: Peace and Quiet
Lux Perpetua: Creature from the Deep
Warpaint: Keep It Healthy
Shearwater: Natural One (As much as I like Shearwater nothing can replace the power of the original version of this song.)
Brown Bird: Bow For Blade
Thao & The Get Down, Stay Down: Fear And Convenience
San Fermin: Sonsick
Hospitality: Going Out
Delorean: Unhold ft. Caroline Polachek
New Order: Age of Consent
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside: (I’d Go The) Whole Wide World
Bleached: Dead In Your Head

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Ray LaMontagne: Meg White
Olof Arnalds: With Tomorrow/ I’m On Fire (The first part of this song is originally by Gene Clark. The second part is of course by Bruce Springsteen, my first heart throb in life.)
Painted Palms: Carousel
Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band: Normal
Blood Orange: You’re Not Good Enough
Marissa Nadler: The Sun Always Reminds Me Of You
Emery Glen: Blue Blazes Blues
Cibo Matto: Lobby
Matthew E. White: Eyes Like The Rest
Belle And Sebastian: Meat And Potatoes
Luke Temple: Those Kids
Lay Low: By And By
The Tallest Man On Earth: Love Is All
Calexico & Charlotte Gainsbourg: Just Like A Woman (I’ve got Bob Dylan on the brain ever since I saw Inside Llewyn Davis. Like finding out about Len Chandler, another influential folk singer from that time.)
Paradise Island: We Ate Until We Ate It AllPicture note: Winter is wonderful in Vermont

Playlist for 2/9/14 show

February 16th, 2014 by leg

8:00am (+ 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
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: Homemade paper fortune cookies

Playlist for 2/2/14 show

February 9th, 2014 by leg

8:00am (+ 8:00pm!)
Cadallaca: Winter Storm ’98
La Luz: Brainwash
The Concretes: You Can’t Hurry Love
Crystal Stilts: Sticks and Stones
Tennis: Baltimore
The Blow: From the Future (“and the moon screams in my ear: stay up all night, day is faking you know i’m right”)
Beach Fossils: Crashed Out
Sebadoh: I Will
Camera Obscura: This Is Love (Feels Alright)
Veronica Falls: Buried Alive
Gambles: Safe Side
Hand Habits: Wonder What
Edith Frost: Tender Kiss
King Khan & The Shrines: Born To Die
Real Estate: Easy
Julie Doiron: No More
The Julie Ruin: Cookie Road
Komeda: Happyment

9:00 (+ 9:00pm!)

Carla Bruni: Mon Raymond
Iron & Wine: Grace For Saints And Ramblers
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: Beautiful Dream
Last Good Tooth: Problems Leave Out Of Mouths.
The Antlers: Rolled Together
Death Vessel: Mandan Dink
Cat Power: Werewolf
Michael Hurley: The Tea Song
Matthew E. White: Human Style
Tom Brosseau: Gregory Page Of San Diego
Alela Diane: Desire
T. Hardy Morris: OK Corral
Black Hearted Brother: Look Out Here They Come
The Dutchess & The Duke: Living This Life

Picture note: Dining room at Olana