Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Shuffle #372

I should probably just change this blog's name to Sunday Shuffle at this point...

1. Waiting for Slow Songs/Sloan (12) - last played on 4/26/15
2. Butchers Tale (Western Front 1914)/The Zombies (13) - last played on 4/5/15
3. Picking Up Too Fast/Centro-Matic (5) - last played on 10/30/14
4. Sidewalk/Superchunk (18) - last played on 3/11/15
5. Woods/Bon Iver (4) - last played on 10/30/14
6. You Tell Me Where/The New Pornographers (7) - last played on 5/21/15
7. All The Wine/The National (4) - last played on 4/19/15
8. Long Vows/Band of Horses (13) - last played on 2/13/15
9. Theater/Middle Brother (16) - last played on 12/14/14
10. Murdering Oscar/Patterson Hood (8) - last played on 5/24/15

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday Spoon #2 (Sunday Shuffle #371)

I know I already did one of these about 6 months ago but last night I read that Spoon played an afterparty of their show (which was a Spoon cover band playing 2 whole albums). That's awesome and it makes me want to listen to their equally awesome music. So, I'm going to do that...

1. Nobody Gets Me But You (18) - from Transference
2. My Little Japanese Cigarette Case (15) - from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
3. Wanted to Be Your (6) - from Telephono
4. Sister Jack (11) - from Gimme Fiction
5. The Beast And Dragon, Adored (12) - from Gimme Fiction
6. Rhthm & Soul (12) - from Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
7. Change My Life (8) - from Love Ways
8. My Mathematical Mind (11) - from Gimme Fiction
9. Who Makes Your Money (19) - from Transference
10. Inside Out (16) - from They Want Your Soul

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday Smut (Sunday Shuffle #370)

Today's shuffle focuses on The New Pornographers. I've been a fan ever since I grabbed Electric Version, their second album. All six of their albums are full of melodic power pop/pop music with multiple singers and songwriters (Carl Newman, Dan Bejar, and Neko Case being the most prominent members). If you don't know them, you should definitely check them out (as well as their side projects/solo albums). The play counts for the first three albums will be low as I only recently ripped them to iTunes. Rest assured, those songs have been played dozens of times. In fact, Twin Cinema is one of my favorite albums ever. I also listened to Brill Bruisers a bunch on Spotify before I got my own digital copy. Anyway, enough dissembling about play counts, I'm ready to listen to these songs...

1. From Blown Speakers (2) - from Electric Version
2. Moves (18) - from Together
3. Use It (2) - from Twin Cinema
4. Falling Through You Clothes (2) - from Twin Cinema
5. My Shepherd (17) - from Together
6. Champions Of Red Wine (7) - from Brill Bruisers
7. Hi-Rise (8) - from Brill Bruisers
8. We End Up Together (17) - from Together
9. Ballad Of A Comeback Kid (5) - from Electric Version
10. Failsafe (16) - from Challengers

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday Shuffle #369

It's the first shuffle of summer break! Of course, tomorrow I start getting in the pool for hours every day but I'll still have more time to read and listen to music and catch up on TV and all of that good stuff. For now, let's just get to today's ten...

1. Golden Light/Twin Shadow (5) - last played on 12/20/12
2. Last Word/Archers of Loaf (8) - last played on 2/22/15
3. St. Peter's Day Festival/Ra Ra Riot (4) - last played on 1/18/15
4. Backseat Sweetheart/Two Hours Traffic (7) - last played on 2/22/15
5. Chloe In The Afternoon/St. Vincent (12) - last played on 3/10/15
6. Fables/The Dodos (6) - last played on 11/16/14
7. Milwaukee (Acoustic)/The Both (2) - last played on 4/18/15
8. Worthwhile/The Rosebuds (8) - last played on 4/10/15
9. Girls and Boys/Blur (5) - last played on 4/29/15
10. New York/U2 (4) - last played on 2/22/15

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Shuffle #368

Another Sunday of starting this but not knowing when I'm going to finish. Going for a run in short order and then I have an in-service for swimming lessons at noon plus all the usual Sunday chores. Really, it would be a day not to bother but I feel like doing one. And so, on to today's ten...

1. Ain't That the Way/Divine Fits (24) - last played on 5/3/15
2. Laissez-faire/Telekinesis (13) - last played on 11/3/14
3. Banging Camp/The Hold Steady (12) - last played on 5/9/15
4. (Even If You Die On The) Ocean/Saturday Looks Good To Me (7) - last played on 5/27/13
5. She Tows The Line/Crooked Fingers (11) - last played on 12/10/12
6. Woman/Joseph Arthur (4) - last played on 6/27/10
7. Stay With Me/Ryan Adams (8) - last played on 5/23/15
8. Gotta Get Up/Harry Nilsson (5) - last played on 3/19/15
9. Don't You Believe a Word/Sloan (11) - last played on 11/26/14
10. After All The Roads Have Lead to Nowhere (Live)/Sugar (1) - debut

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Shuffle #367

I'm starting this shuffle just after 9:00 but I'm not sure when I'll finish, as I'm going to see Mad Max: Fury Road in a little bit. I was under the weather on Thursday and Friday but by last night I started feeling like myself again. I ran 3 miles this morning and felt pretty good even though I tired about halfway through. Anyway, none of that has to do with the actual music, so here's today's ten...

1. Bruce Wayne Campbell Interviewed On The Roof Of The Chelsea Hotel, 1979/Okkervil River (6) - last played on 11/16/14
2. Don't Tell Your Eyes/Joseph Arthur (5) - last played on 1/18/15
3. Rock 'n' Roll Toilet (Mark 2)/The Soft Boys (4) - last played on 5/3/15
4. Lord, I'm Discouraged/The Hold Steady (9) - last played on 3/20/15
5. Promises/The Morning Benders (10) - last played on 11/16/14
6. Murdering Oscar/Patterson Hood (7) - last played on 2/3/13
7. Turn It Around/The Smithereens (11) - last played on 4/18/15
8. Play Tough/Apples In Stereo (5) - last played on 4/10/15
9. Dolly Madison Shoes (2008)/Tom Adamson (8) - last played on 4/8/15
10. Where Was My Brain/Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (20) - last played on 5/19/13

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Steady (Sunday Shuffle #366)

The Hold Steady's second album, Separation Sunday, celebrated its 10th anniversary last weekend. It was the album that hooked me on the band...I'd probably heard a song on KEXP and decided to take a shot. I loved the mixture of storytelling and rock music and became a fan. So, today we're going to shuffle through their music. The play counts are lower because I haven't listened to them as much since I reconstructed iTunes 5 years ago, except for Heaven Is Whenever, which came out after that time. I've only recently put their 2014 album, Teeth Dreams, in iTunes but I've listened to it on Spotify many times. Anyway, let's get to the music...

1. Big Cig (2) - from Teeth Dreams
2. Same Kooks (8) - from Boys and Girls in America
3. Massive Nights (9) - from Boys and Girls in America
4. Rock Problems (17) - from Heaven Is Whenever
5. One For The Cutters (10) - from Stay Positive
6. Teenage Liberation (4) - outtake from Boys and Girls in America
7. You Gotta Dance (with Who You Came to the Dance With) (8) - from Crisp Songs Volume 1
8. A Slight Discomfort (14) - from Heaven Is Whenever
9. Stuck Between Stations (11) - from Boys and Girls in America
10. We Can Get Together (18) - from Heaven Is Whenever