Enjoy our handselected music sets. We think you'll agree, they beat those lifeless computer generated playlists anyday. Plus, we have these specialty shows and daily features:
Wave Of The Day 11:59a: This week, songs from bands that probably weren't even one hit wonders, but catchy tunes nonetheless (Blanket Of Secrecy, Spongetones, The Monroes, and others.)
Weekend specialty show replay at noon - etown: Recorded in Boulder, Co, and heard every Sunday morning on Indie, with a replay every Weds at noon. Today, its Solas and Terry Allen on stage.
Five O'clock Frank: The skinny kid from Jersey sings.
- After a one off show several years ago, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) teams up with some old bandmates and records as The Shouting Matches - riyl Black Keys, low-fi, good fun.
- Pokey LaFarge opened for Jack White last year, and now (surprise surprise) has a new disc coming out on Jack's Third Man and we already have the old-timey single "Central Time".
- Sub Pop continues to be a solid label, when most are failing, and deliver a new disc from Still Corners that we found 2 tracks we put right on.
- Deep tracks from Atoms For Peace (including a quiet piano only interpretation of "Ingenue" from Thom.)
- The new month dumped a bunch of snow here in our Fort Collins base along with some new artists including Pyramids (being compared to the xx, although I don't hear it), Daughter (a haunting cover of the new Daft Punk tune "Get Lucky"), and Last Good Tooth.
- Where to start with the Flaming Lips The Terror ? We find "You Lust" and "Look, The Sun Is Rising" as good jumping off points, with more to come.
We are a proud etown affiliate and present the show in a special commercial free format at 10am MT every Sunday with a rebroadcast Wednesdays at noon MT. For taping info - hit etown.org for more information.
Hey Indie Nation....
the Raw Power reissue from Iggy and The Stooges is out today. The songs on the reissue disc have been remixed and reset by Iggy as he thought it should have been heard back in '73 (legend has many folks blaming David Bowie, who mixed it originally, doing a crap job with the end result being anything but raw).If you'd like a copy of the new reissue, well, drop me a line personally (with a good joke perhaps - firstname.lastname@example.org) and I may just send you one.
Damn....we lose another. the below is lifted kindly from commercialappeal.com
The singer and guitarist, best known as a member of ’60s pop-soul act the Box Tops and the ’70s power-pop act Big Star, died today at a hospital in New Orleans. Chilton, 59, had been complaining of about his health earlier today. He was taken by paramedics to the emergency room where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is believed to be a heart attack.
Hey...its a grey and chilly Sunday outside - I'm inside doing some work here in the Indie underground bunker and came across this very sad note (from Pitchforks site):
Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse has committed suicide, according to a report from Rolling Stone. His family has released a statement reading, "It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member, Mark Linkous, took his own life today. We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free. There's a heaven and there's a star for you."
Linkous made his debut under the Sparklehorse name with the 1995 album vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot, which yielded the minor hit "Someday I Will Treat You Good". He went on to release three more acclaimed records of fractured, experimental alt-blues: 1999's Good Morning Spider, 2001's It's a Wonderful Life, and 2006's Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain, as well as the Danger Mouse/David Lynch all-star project Dark Night of the Soul and the Fennesz collaboration In the Fishtank. A voracious collaborator, Linkous also worked with PJ Harvey, Daniel Johnston, Tom Waits, and many others.