Playlist 240 - Oct 23 2012

A few new albums in this week and we featured a couple of tracks on the show. Wires Under Tension graced us with a brilliant, frantic, brass-laden instrumental - B. Fleischmann's album is called I'm not ready for the grave yet and he chipped in with Don't follow, a meaty, polyphonic backbeat boasting a wonderfully downbeat vocal. Mumblin' Deaf Ro was back with the heartbreak and absolute class of Little mite, Jon DeRosa's baritone made a welcome return too, Roll the Dice meets Pole, Sone Institute, Rozi Plain's compelling choral dynamics, and the irresistible dream pop of Melody's Echo Chamber. Richard Hawley and Susanna (she of the Magical Orchestra) both play Cork soon (I can't wait), and Dublin duo Thread Pulls show how much drama you can wring out of a drum set and a bass (some electronics too, in fairness). And The River Fane , the most sublime distillation of the best bits of The Beach Boys, which is no disservice to its gorgeousness.

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Playlist 240
Tues Oct 23 2012
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Mumblin' Deaf Ro - Little mite (playing Unitarian Church, Dublin, Dec 1, w/ Sfumato)
Rozi Plain - I know (playing Academy 2, Dublin, Oct 30, w/ Francois & the Atlas Mountains)
Jon DeRosa - Birds of Brooklyn
B. Fleischmann - Don't follow
Melody's Echo Chamber - I follow you
Slow Place Like Home - Blondie Chaplin is our captain
David Byrne & St Vincent - Weekend in the dust
Richard Hawley - The wood collier's grave (playing The Savoy Theatre, Cork, Dec 6, and other dates)
Susanna & the Magical Orchestra - Go (Susanna playing Triskel Christchurch, Cork, Oct 26)
Thread Pulls - 5-8 rhythm here
Sone Institute - Witchcraft and pornography
The River Fane - Kaleidoscope
Wires Under Tension - Crystal beaches
Roll the Dice meets Pole - Calling dub workers

*next week's show features music from Fossil Collective, Dutch Uncles, Myles Manley, Peter Broderick & windings, among others

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