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We have more new cds coming in this week, here are the top 3 picks!
-Demon Claws – “The Defrosting Of…”
Montreal garage rock a la Mark Sultan. This is what the Stones would sound like if they had stayed in the garage instead of crashing at fancy-pants French mansions, and maybe started hanging out with Link Wray and Richard Hell. The guitars are skuzzy and the reverb-drenched vocals are powerful. The songs are about the cliched rock n’ roll topics.
-Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger “Acoustic Sessions”
Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, the products of absurb childhood and abnormal circumstance, have laid their backgrounds on the disc in the form of songwriting genius. In the style of Simon and Garfunkel, in beautiful harmony, they sing songs about oil slick rainbows, sweating snowmen, and Schroedinger’s cat meeting Pavlov’s dog.
-Meridene “Something Like Blood”
How can brooding pop rock be jubilant at the same time? Ask these guys. They pull off great emotional tunes with smiles on their faces. Recommended if you like Spoon, Beulah, or Delta Spirit.
Hey everyone, the Indie department at WBGU is getting some great CDs in this year. Here’s our favorites we’ve gotten so far:
1. Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs”
This album has been getting so many plays from our station. In case you haven’t heard, the Arcade Fire’s album “The Suburbs” has been one of the most anticipated albums of 2010. To quote the back of the album, it “revels in open space, reflections on long drives, and contemplating possibilities.” Check it out!
2. Sleigh Bells – “Treats”
Sleigh Bells have really been the breakout band of the summer. Every bit of the album is catchy, and it’s hard not to get excited about it. If you’re big into hard electronic indie music, this band is perfect for you.
3. Les Savy Fav – “Root For Ruin”
If you loved Les Savy Fav’s older album “Let’s Stay Friends,” you’ll probably love their new album. The only disappointing thing is that we cannot play my favorite song off the album because it has an FCC violation (Sleepless in Silverlake).
4. Of Montreal – “False Priest”
I always get apprehensive when I hear a new cd from a band I really like. But Of Montreal maintains their crazy stylistic sound. It’s hard not to have fun or move while listening to this album.
No Age – “Everything In Between”
Starts out employing a lot of electronics, but in later songs adopting a more post-punk sound. All delivered with an apathetic attitude. “Everything In Between” is pretty much the perfect title for this album.
Well, this post is a couple months too late, but hey, it’s always a good time to talk about good music.
1. Fanfarlo – “Reservoir”
This album is simply amazing. I fell in love with Fanfarlo this past year. The band sounds like a mix of Beirut and Neutral Milk Hotel.
2. Passion Pit – “Manners”
Ever since their “Chunk of Change” EP, I’ve been a big fan of Passion Pit. They played at Lollapalooza in 2009, and had their song “Sleepyhead” on a tv commercial. I’m excited to say that I will be seeing them in Columbus on March 31st.
3. Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix”
This band has been everywhere lately. First an Apple commercial, then a car commercial, there’s no telling where they’ll go next.
4. Cold Cave – “Love Comes Close”
Definitely only for electronic music fans, and those who can stand circuit bending. It’s a great album, and was love at first listen for me.
5. We Were Promised Jetpacks – “These Four Walls”
I only took the time to check out this band because of their name, and it was totally worth it. This Scottish band’s cd has really great singles–I recommend “Quiet Little Voices” and “It’s Thunder and It’s Lightening.”
Why? – “Eskimo Snow”
The Temper Trap – “Conditions”
The Antlers – “Hospice”
Sunset Rubdown – “Dragonslayer”
Royksopp – “Junior”
Headlights – “Wildlife”
Florence & the Machine – “Lungs”
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Leading contemporary folk musician Aaron Jones will be appearing on the “New Celtic Revival” radio program this Monday May 18, 2009 between noon and 3:00 PM with host Earl Britt. Jones is a member of the group Old Blind Dogs as well as working on many other projects.
The Old Blind Dogs take very traditional Celtic music forms and then really crank it up a notch. Actually, many notches.They always feature very active percussion and truly pounding, driving rhythms which make their sound instantly unique.
Originally from Poole in England, Aaron Jones has lived in Scotland for over twenty years. Aaron spends much of his year touring in the USA, Canada, and throughout the UK and Europe. He has recorded on countless CD’s and has made numerous TV and Radio appearances worldwide. He continues to work regularly with some of the biggest names in traditional music, both as a performer and as a producer.
Aaron is lead vocalist and bouzouki/guitarist with Old Blind Dogs who were voted Folk Band of the Year in 2004 and 2007 at the Scots Trad Music Awards. He is also currently working with multi-instrumentalist Claire Mann in the group ‘Secret Orders’ and with German duo Jürgen Treyz and Gudrun Walther as ‘The Two Duos’. They have just released their first CD “Until the Cows Come Home.” He was voted instrumentalist of the Year at the 2005 Scots Trad Music Awards.
Concerts planned for 2009 include tours with Old Blind Dogs, Secret Orders (with Claire Mann, Leo McCann and Nathon Jones), Damien O’Kane, The Two Duos and with Battlefield Band fiddler Alasdair White. Other albums set for release in 2009 include a new release from Secret Orders, the Songs of Robert Tannahill Volume II, and recording sessions for multi-instrumentalist Damien O’Kane and fiddler Alistair McCulloch.
The New Celtic Revival radio program features the best in music from Ireland, Scotland and America as well as interviews with top musicians from around the globe. Locally, it can be heard over FM at 88.1. Online, it can be heard on iTunes at “radio” and then “college/university radio” and then “WBGU 88.1 FM.” it can also be heard over the web at http://wbgufm.com