episode #244 – welcome

It’s the first show of the new season/ school-year and it’s huge!  Like, two hours huge.

First off, to new listeners/students at McMaster (home to CFMU), welcome to Hamilton, we’re happy to have you!  Hopefully you had a chance to experience the amazingness of Supercrawl last weekend, and are now totally inoculated and will make many trips downtown over the course of your degree–remember, Westdale is nice, but there’s way more to Hamilton, and most of it is across the 403.

We’re Megan and Mike, and this is myboytheriotgirl, a weekly music digest that mixes tracks by new and independent artists with indie/alt favourites (see the tag cloud in the sidebar to get an idea of the artists we play—->). Our show is podcasted most Wednesdays, and we do our best to focus on Canadian and female artists. We also love requests, so don’t be shy!

This week we start off by firmly closing the door on summer by re-listening to a few of our favourite tracks from artists who released new albums this year, including a track from PJ Harvey‘s Mercury Award-winning Let England Shake. Since she’s the first artist to win two of the prestigious awards, we’ll hear some other material from her long and glittering recording history.

We also get to new music from Canadians Dan Mangan, Ohbijou, and Hamilton’s own husband-and-wife duo Whitehorse (who we managed to catch live as they prepared to tour across Canada).

Things wrap up with another recent fave from Vancouver’s The Pack A.D., who just released their latest, Unpersons, yesterday.  It rocks, and because it does, we’ll be doing an album feature on it for next week’s show.

In the meantime, hit that little play button at the top of the post, and join us for a couple of hours as we gleefully consume some indie-rock.  I think by mid-terms we’ll be good friends!

  1. Cults – Abducted (Cults)
  2. Grouplove – Colours (Grouplove)
  3. Sloan – Unkind (The Double Cross)
  4. Beirut – Santa Fe (The Rip Tide)
  5. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Belong (Belong)
  6. Bon Iver – Towers (Bon Iver)
  7. PJ Harvey – England (Let England Shake)
  8. The National – Abel (Alligator)
  9. Handsome Furs – Cheap Music (Sound Kapital)
  10. You Say Party! We Say Die! – Stockholm syndrome part one (Hit the floor!)
  11. You Say Party! We Say Die! – Stockholm syndrome part two (Hit the floor!)
  12. Sarah MacDougall – sometimes you lose, sometimes you win (The Greatest Ones Alive)
  13. The Naked And Famous – Young Blood (Passive Me, Aggressive You)
  14. M83 – New Map (Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming)
  15. Pat Jordache – Phantom Limb (Future Songs)
  16. Colin Stetson – Red Horse (Judges II) (New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges)
  17. Ohbijou – Anser (Metal Meets)
  18. Pj Harvey & John Parish – Cracks In The Canvas (A Woman A Man Walked By)
  19. Whitehorse – Killing Time Is Murder (Whitehorse)
  20. Dan Mangan – Post-War Blues (Oh Fortune)
  21. Graham Wright – Medicine Hat (The Lakes Of Alberta)
  22. Squaresville – Girl (Not if you were the last square on earth)
  23. Eleanor Friedberger – Early Earthquake (Last Summer)
  24. St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (Strange Mercy)
  25. Billy Bragg – Accident Waiting To Happen (Don’t Try This At Home)
  26. The Smiths – The Headmaster Ritual (Meat Is Murder)
  27. PJ Harvey – Joe (Dry)
  28. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Black Tongue (Fever To Tell)
  29. Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock (Siamese Dream)
  30. The Pack A.D. – Sirens (Unpersons)
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