I am becoming more and more confident in talking on the radio. I am slowly developing my voice — my on-air personality. There is still room for improvement; namely in the transition from Stuarto’s show to mine, but I’ll get there eventually. Last Friday’s show was centered around indie-folk again, with plenty of psychedelic folk, orchestral folk, and folk-pop as well.
As started last week, two songs will be featured at bottom.
“Notorious Lightning” by Destroyer off Your Blues
“Shanty for the Arethusa” by The Decemberists off Her Majesty
“Share” by Meg Baird off Seasons on Earth
“Miriam’s Cake” by Robin Grey off The Nearest Door
“Flaming Telepaths” by Espers off The Weed Tree
“Red Light Bulb” by Madeline off Black Velvet
“Run From The Gun” by Dead Confederate off Sugar
“Swim Club” by The Cave Singers off No Witch
“Weight Of The World (Under Construction Mix) by The Explorers Club off The Californian Suite
“Leather Belt” by Bombadil off All That The Rain Promises
“Golden” by The Devil Whale off Teeth
“God Bless Our Dead Marines” by The Silver Mt. Zion & Tra La La Band off Horses In The Sky
“Own Stunts” by Breathe Owl Breathe off Magic Central
“Hungry Like A Tiger” by Jared Mees & The Grown Children off Only Good Thoughts Can Stay
“The End” by The Lower 48 off Where All Maps End
“Big Men In The Sky” by Mandolin Orange off Hard Hearted Stranger [Disc 2]
“The Silver Lining” by Gold Leaves off The Ornament
“Silver Hands” by Alameda off Seasons/Spectres
The first feature song is by Chapel Hill, NC band Mandolin Orange. Duo Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz create folk-country songs featuring acoustic guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, and (no surprise here) mandolin. Their new album, Haste Make/Hard Hearted Stranger, came out last week and is a double-LP filled with 18 songs. Check out “Big Men in the Sky” below.
Listen: “Big Men In The Sky” by Mandolin Orange
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The second song is one I simply cannot get enough of these days. It’s the opening track off the new album by Minneapolis band The Lower 48, and it’s called “The End”. What does it for me is the vocal harmonies. They are intricate and interesting; the clash of male and female dual leads create unique patters, pleasant and endearing. “The End” is off the band’s new LP, Where All Maps End.
Download: “The End” by The Lower 48
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