episode #260 – ventricular, vainglorious valentine’s day

Love or hate the Hallmark holiday named after martyrs, it’s awfully hard to avoid the big V-day if you plan on leaving your cave on the 14th.

In a mean-spirited (or well-intentioned) effort to draw out the pain (or pleasure) of the day, we’re getting to our two-hour collection of love(?) songs a week early this year.

C’mon. You know you love it.

We begin by dedicating a memorable Great Lake Swimmers love song to Hamilton and its rocky spine, and also sample some new tracks from Chairlift & Toronto’s Bahamas, who’s newly released album, Barchords is streaming at the Exclaim! website for your listening pleasure.

Some classic tracks from Spiritualized and Massive Attack close out a couple of six-song sets, we also get to listener request for Adam Cohen (yup, Leonard’s son), and the now-defunct California band, Grandaddy.

Before we close out with a fantastic Mountain Goats tune, we duly report on the well-known Hazards of Love, including a heartbreaking song by Brooklyn’s The Antlers.

Mike and I are taking next week off, but will be back in two with a whack of new releases, old favourites, and (as always), no commercials and loooooots of independent music. Thanks for listening!

  1. Great Lake Swimmers – Your Rocky Spine (Ongiara)
  2. Wilco – 11 – Whole Love (The Whole Love)
  3. Feist – The Bad In Each Other (Metals)
  4. Chairlift – I Belong in your arms (Something )
  5. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle (Brotherhood)
  6. Spiritualized – I Think I’m In Love (Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space)
  7. Mother Mother – O My Heart (O My Heart)
  8. Modern Superstitions – Love That Beats My Heart (All the Things We’ve Been Told)
  9. Jim Ward – Take It Back (The End Begins)
  10. Lou Canon – The Dancing (Lou Canon)
  11. Adam Cohen – What Other Guy (Like A Man)
  12. Massive Attack – Protection (Protection)
  13. Darren Hayman – Short Skirt On (Table For One – Dessert Menu)
  14. jj – my love (jj n° 2)
  15. Girls – Heartbreaker (Broken Dreams Club)
  16. Bahamas – Your Sweet Touch (Barchords)
  17. Grandaddy – Protected From The Rain (Signal to Snow Ratio – EP)
  18. The Shins – Turn On Me (Wincing The Night Away)
  19. The Decemberists – The Hazards Of Love 4 (The Drowned) (The Hazards Of Love)
  20. Kathleen Edwards – Empty Threat (Voyageur)
  21. Hannah Georgas – Lovesick (This Is Good)
  22. Bon Iver – Skinny Love (For Emma, Forever Ago)
  23. The Antlers – Two (Hospice)
  24. The National – Ada (Boxer)
  25. The Vaccines – Family Friend (What Did You Expect From the Vaccines)
  26. The Mountain Goats – Love Love Love (The Sunset Tree)
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