episode #261

We spent last week collecting new releases,  so here’s an hour jam-packed with (bakery fresh!) indie-pop of all varieties.

Things begin with an addictive track from husband-and-wife duo Tennis, then the title track from the new Plants and Animals disc that has these Canadian indie-rock fans salivating. Plus, Andrew Bird is set to release Break It Yourself on March 6, so we hear a track, despite his omission of Hamilton or Toronto on the list of his spring tour dates.

Pronouncing Xiu Xiu (sounds something like shoe-shoe) is probably easier than classifying their sound, which is reason enough for us to play a song off Always, due out next week. And Okkervil River side-project Shearwater have the power-pop sound down so pat, we fit them right next to Noel Gallagher, who still knows that game well.

New music from Sleigh Bells takes a razor blade to electro-pop, and we continue with that vibe with Montreal’s Grimes, then soften it a bit with some music new material from Air, and Silver Swans (shout out to Music Between Friends for that excellent recommendation!).

And lastly, after seeing a bootleg video of Sandro Perri & Co. playing the mind-blowing “Wolfman” from their recent visit to Hamilton, we make up for airing an edited version last year by playing the song in its full 10-minute glory. Seriously, it’s the best song you’ll hear all day, so stay tuned!!!

  1. Tennis – Origins (Young And Old)
  2. Plants and Animals – The End of That (The End of That)
  3. OP8 – If I Think of Love (Slush)
  4. Andrew Bird – Eyeoneye (Break It Yourself)
  5. Sleigh Bells – Crush (Reign Of Terror)
  6. Xiu Xiu – Beauty Towne (Always)
  7. Grimes – Circumambient (Visions)
  8. Silver Swans – Let It Happen (Forever)
  9. Frankie Rose – Know Me (Interstellar)
  10. Shearwater – Breaking The Yearlings (Animal Joy)
  11. Noel Gallagher – AKA What a Life (Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)
  12. Suede – Beautiful Ones (Coming Up)
  13. Air – Cosmic Trip (Le Voyage Dans La Lune)
  14. Sandro Perri – Wolfman (Impossible Spaces)
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