Playlist 270 - June 11 2013

More from a few of my favourite current albums on the show this week (it's usually the way).

V.O. from Brussels with a beautiful jazzy drift, produced by John McEntire, who of course is one of Tortoise. And from that band's 1998 album TNT, 'Suspension bridge...' is one of the highpoints of the Tortoise canon for me.

O Emperor will win a lot of new friends with their second album Vitreous - I like it more every day. I hear shades of late 60s Beach Boys in there, although submerged under a heap of other great ideas. How better to appreciate it than next to a classic from Sunflower (1970). And Cork band Sans Chateaux draw a little on some of those vocal stylings too, quite brilliantly also.

The Last Sound's (pic) Rainbow Xplode is another fantastic (Irish) album, electronic pop music with grooves to burn and killer melodies. And anyone in need of healing drones, you need some Fuxa.

Nancy Elizabeth, love her of course. Peter Delaney, another complete one-off, and playing the Out on a Limb Records 10th birthday bash in Limerick in August.

And some hippie music to finish as a lament for the recent summer, although far beyond simple tie dyes and flower power. Bruce Haack testing the boundaries of the Moog in 1970, and Eden Ahbez defining the genre "hippie exotica" as far back as 1960.

As always, more on these pages.

June 11 2013 show w/ The Last Sound,O Emperor,Bruce Haack, Scout Niblett,Nancy Elizabeth,Eden Ahbez+ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 270
Tues June 11 2013
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Fuxa - Mary
The Last Sound – Into something
The National – Demons (playing Live at the Marquee, Cork, June 28)
Scout Niblett – My man
V.O. – A safer place
Tortoise – The Suspension Bridge at Iguazu Falls
O Emperor – Whitener (Part 1) (playing Half Moon Theatre, Cork, July 12, and other dates)
The Beach Boys – All I wanna do
Sans Chateaux – Holy Venus
Nancy Elizabeth – Shimmering song (playing Cube Cinema, Bristol, June 21)
Revere – I won’t blame you (Radio edit)
Peter Delaney – Sleep, nausea (playing Bourkes, Limerick, Aug 10)
Sideproject – Answer back (playing Cyprus Avenue, Cork, June 15 w/ Elk & Terriers)
Bruce Haack – Cherubic hymn
Eden Ahbez – Eden’s Island

*next week's show features music from Halves, Pierre Henry & All We Are among others

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