Playlist 254 - Feb 19 2013

We kicked off with some more from The Kinks this week. I saw a documentary about Ray Davies on BBC4 recently and Dead end street stood out. In 1966, Swinging London, that was like a fucking bombshell. I’ve paired it with some lovely contemporary garage rock sounds from Seattle’s The Soft Hills.

More as well from Julia Kent, Olof Arnalds, Apricot Rail and Amor de Dias (pictured), four very fine albums this month. (There’s a full review of the Amor de Dias album coming shortly.)

Then as well, artists playing in Ireland soon – K-X-P, Mark Eitzel, Yo La Tengo, Grizzly Bear, plus Unknown Mortal Orchestra who are playing TV on the Radio’s ATP in May.

And some great archive, 1960’s Shangri-La’s singing a Greenwich/Barry classic, and from the 1990’s The Grays, featuring one of the best male pop voices of recent decades, Jason Falkner. Sweet.

Feb 19 2013 Show w/ Julia Kent, Olof Arnalds, KXP, Amor de Dias, Shangri-Las, YLT, Soft Hills++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 254
Tues Feb 19 2013
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The Kinks - Dead end street
The Soft Hills - Sweet Louise
Julia Kent - Nina and Oscar
Mark Eitzel - All my love (playing Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Feb 22; also The Workman's Club, Dublin, Feb 21)
Olof Arnalds - German fields
Grizzly Bear - Cheerleader (playing Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, July 18)
Apricot Rail - Running with an egg on a spoon
Amor de Dias - Day
The Shangri-La's - The train from Kansas City
Pulp - After you (radio edit)
The Grays - Oh well maybe
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Swin and sleep (Like a shark) (playing TV on the Radio ATP, Camber Sands, May 10-12)
K-X-P - Melody (playing Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, Apr 26; also Whelan’s, Dublin, Apr 25)
Yo La Tengo - Well you better (radio edit) (playing Vicar Street, Dublin, Mar 23)

*next week's show features music from Ty Segall, The Vincent(s) & Brendan Benson, among others

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