episode #264 – Port of Nowhere

We’re back following  a post-fundraising break (you can still DONATE to CFMU 93.3FM, and we encourage you to do so if you haven’t yet!), and begin by flexing our late-night-radio muscles.  Since we can do pretty much whatever we want at 2am on our ad-free, 95% music podcast, Mike and I decided to sample from two newly released albums that piqued our interest.

The first, Sounds From Nowheresville by English do The Ting Tings, has received mixed reviews, but we’d been lured by their bouncy pop sounds in the past, and think it’s worth a casual listen.  And we end the show with the first three tracks of indie stalwarts The Shins’ latest release Port of Morrow. Still mixed reviews, but considerably better than the ones the poor Ting Tings received.

And as always, myboytheriotgirl packs in a mix of independent pop and rock that you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else on the radio dial, including Futureheads spinoff Field Music, and Toronto-based chanteuse Emma-Lee who is touring in support of her 2012 disc Backseat Heroine (and playing this Friday at The Drake in Toronto). We also use the way-back machine to hear some Blondie from 1976 (I think that Pipettes’ “Call Me” summoned her, despite not being a cover of the classic 1980 song).

So press play, sit back, read a book, maybe get some work done, and thanks for supporting community radio in Hamilton!

  1. Emma-Lee – Not Coming By (Backseat Heroine)
  2. The Rural Alberta Advantage – The Deadroads (Hometowns)
  3. The Ruffled Feathers – Our Beautiful Hearts (Oracles )
  4. Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For? (Avi Buffalo)
  5. Field Music – Sorry Again, Mate (Plumb)
  6. The Ting Tings – Silence (Sounds From Nowheresville)
  7. The Ting Tings – Soul Killing (Sounds From Nowheresville)
  8. The Ting Tings – Day To Day (Sounds From Nowheresville)
  9. TV On The Radio – New Cannonball Run (Nine Types Of Light)
  10. Nite Jewel – One Second of Love (One Second of Love)
  11. The Pipettes – Call Me (Young Galaxy Remix) (Young Galaxy Versus)
  12. Blondie – Rip Her To Shreds (Blondie)
  13. The Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral (Port Of Morrow)
  14. The Shins – Simple Song (Port Of Morrow)
  15. The Shins – It’s Only Life (Port Of Morrow)
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