Here’s part 2 of the listening party. Part 1 is here.
Artist: Fyfe Dangerfield
Song: When You Walk in the Room
Album: Fly Yellow Moon
Christine gave us Fyfe Dangerfield. I think we all liked it but don’t remember any specific comments.
My wife’s friend’s wife’s brother (I think) is one of the dudes in this Pittsburgh band. Great poppy vibe.
Artist: Twin Shadow
Song: Five Seconds
Nathan brings us Twin Shadow, whom we saw at Maxwell’s. There’s a bit of the Cars, Gary Newman, David Bowie and General Public mixed in.
Artist: Pacfic Air
Album: Long Live Koko
Eric gives us Pacific Air’s Float – a song that “makes you want to snap.”
Album: In a Perfect World
Kathleen presented Kodaline – an Irish quartet.
Artist: Youth Lagoon
Album: Wondrous Bughouse
Kevin gives us Youth Lagoon – one of those bands that has just one guy. Trippy stuff.
Artist: Toro Y Moi
Song: New Beat
Album: Underneath the Pine
Brian whips out Toro Y Moi – more crazy stuff, but in a good way.
Artist: Kid Koala
Song: 5 Bit Blues
Album: 12 Bit Blues
Drew breaks out DJ Kid Koala.
Artist: Wilson Pickett
Song: I Found a Love
Album: Wilson Pickett
Michael takes us way back with some soul.
Artist: Sho Baraka
Song: Jim Crow
Album: Talented 10th
Christine brings us rapper Sho Baraka. (not safe for work)
Song: Born of Frustration
Nathan takes us back to a James song that’s not Laid.
Artist: A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Song: Passionate Introverts (Dinosaurs)
Album: Ashes Grammar
I dragged a bunch my friends to see this band for free at the Whitney Museum about five years ago and everyone hated it. Very Cocteau Twins.
Artist: Trails and Ways
Song: Midnight City
Album: Sure Thing
We are now at the covers portion of our program! Eric gives us Trails and Ways doing an M83 song
Song: Skinny Love
Kevin has LA band Branches covering Bon Iver.
Artist: The Soft Boys
Song: Insanely Jealous
Album: Underwater Moonlight
So maybe it was covers or oldies. Kathleen brings us the Soft Boys, the British early 80s band.
Song: 50 Million Years Trip
Album: Blues for the Red Sun
Brian presents Kyuss – a band with the guitarist from Queens of the Stone Age.
Artist: James McNew
Album: Pop Life
Finally, Drew closes the set with some Yo La Tengo’s bassist doing some crazy guitar work.