The Playlist last night felt like it was packed with new stuff by known bands. As much as I love finding out about new bands, it’s awesome to have a ton of stuff to play by bands that I already love; it’s easier to get excited about what I’m playing because it’s something I know. This is definitely something that came out last night for me, I felt really into it. And I feel like this is going to be a recurring theme for the year too with everything that’s going to be coming out, it seems like every single day I see another band I love announce an album for this year.
She & Him have a new album coming out next month–you can hear their new single “Thieves” on Stereogum, it rules. The Hold Steady and Murder By Death both have records coming out on May 4th and Gaslight Anthem, Minus the Bear, and a ton more bands have records coming out as well. Oh, and The Thermals posted a new single called “Canada” on their MySpace page. It’s sweet and catchy with more “woah-oh-oh-ohs” than an entire Less Than Jake album. It’s going to be a crazy year.
In the last week, I found some time to check out the new stuff by Eels, Magnetic Fields, The Watson Twins, and Hey Young Believer. All awesome. The Hey Young Believer album reminds me a lot of a band called Del Cielo that played the ZEN House a few times when I used to do shows in college, and I’m down with that. I just wish the album wasn’t 64 minutes long. It’s a bit too long.
Anyway, I went way out on a tangent, but here’s the playlist for last night’s show. I actually ended up playing the new Alkaline Trio. I wasn’t planning on it, but I had the song stuck in my head so I figured I’d just go for it. If you’re reading on Facebook, you know the drill, head on over to the original or you’ll just see a jumbled mess below.
|Bad Lieutenant||This Is Home||Never Cry Another Tear|
|Home Blitz||Route 18||O.ut O.f P.hase|
|Boy Genius||Ramona Saves The Day||Staggering|
|Eels||I Need A Mother||End Times|
|Alkaline Trio||This Addiction||This Addiction|
|Hey Young Believer||Grand Design||Invisible By Day|
|Lightspeed Champion||Madame Van Damme||Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You.|
|Mumford And Sons||The Cave||Sigh No More|
|Los Campesinos!||Romance Is Boring||Romance Is Boring|
|Hot Chip||Hand Me Down Your Love||One Life Stand|
|Watson Twins, The||Harpeth River||Talking To You, Talking To Me|
|Schooner||Lose Yourself||Duck Kee Sessions|
|Magnetic Fields, The||The Dolls’ Tea Party||Realism|
|Donora||I Think I Like You||Donora|
|Fucked Up||Black Hats||Couple Tracks|
Source: 90.3 The Core