Playlist 273 - July 2 2013

We started the show with the story of two gigs - O Emperor, who play next week in Cork, on the back of their brilliant, classy second album Vitreous; and The National, who played in Cork last weekend, promoting their brilliant, slowburning 6th Trouble will find me.

The main event of the show was a piece of an interview with Brian from Dublin band Halves, whose 2nd album comes out this month - it's great too (full podcast of that interview on the way).

What else? Some jaunty jazz from Krzysztof Komeda (pictured below) taken from the soundtrack to Roman Polanski's film Knife in the water (see Trunk Records for details on that); beautiful airy ambient electronica from Jumpel; a knock-out falsetto with glitch beats combination from Baths; soaring orch-pop from Screaming Maldini; and shape-shifting math-pop from V.O..

And we finished with some boogie from Brother JT because there's always room for some boogie.

July 2 2013 w/ O Emperor,The National,Halves I'view,Baths,Brother JT,Camera Obscura++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 273
Tues July 2 2013

(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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O Emperor - Whitener (Part 1) (playing Half Moon Theatre, Cork, July 12)
The National – Don’t swallow the cap (playing o2, Dublin, Nov 10)
Baths – Ossuary
Screaming Maldini – The albatross (Radio edit)
Joyce The Librarian – Traps
V.O. – Everything is bathed in light

Halves Interview
Halves – Drip pools
Halves Interview Excerpt
Halves feat Gemma Hayes – Tanager Peak (playing Cyprus Avenue, Cork, July 26; Indiependence Festival, Mitchelstown, Aug 2-4)

Krzysztof Komeda – Typish Jazz (from the soundtrack of the film Knife in the water)
Jumpel – Trinkalle
Nancy Elizabeth – Simon says dance (Science Girl remix edit) (Nancy Elizabeth playing Latitude Festival, July 21)
Camera Obscura – Do it again
Brother JT – Somebody down there

*next week's show features music from Polica, Dutch Uncles & Groom among others

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