Playlist 291 - Dec 3 2013

A mixture this week of a few Christmas tunes, a few more Best of 2013 picks plus a few new tunes. (Watch out for dedicated podcasts on the Best of 2013 review as well as a Christmas theme over the next few weeks.)

Seasonal - Dean & Britta, lush dream pop channelling Lee Hazlewood; Cocteau Twins making flippant sound like a headrush; and Lost Idol bringing medieval choral sounds and dubstep brilliantly into contact with each other.

Best of 2013 - Dott singing classic Brill Building style songs within garage pop; Shearwater w/ Sharon van Etten, ineffably gorgeous; Jeffrey Lewis making one of the best statements of the year in the form of a question - What Would Pussy Riot Do?

And a couple of new songs. Howe Gelb with Bonnie Prince Billy, sounding like Leonard Cohen doing 1950's country. And Frankie Rose making pillow-soft synth pop from the New Order songbook.

More on these pages.

Dec 3 2013 show w/ Dott,September Girls,Jeffrey Lewis,Shearwater,Dean & Britta,Frankie Rose++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 291
Tues Dec 3 2013
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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Lost Idol – Molten snow
Dean & Britta – He’s coming home
Jeffrey Lewis & The Rain – WWPRD
Shearwater & Sharon van Etten – A wake for the minotaur
Tin Charm – Live your days in dreams
My Pilot – The last big party
September Girls – Heartbeats
Dott – Cherry blossom
Frankie Rose – Cliffs as high
The Doomed Bird of Providence – Ships they come and go (playing Squeeze Café, Leigh on Sea, Dec 20)
Howe Gelb feat. Bonnie Prince Billy – Vortexas
Garret Baker & The Random Nouns – The desultory streets (playing Whelan’s Upstairs, Dublin, Dec 4)
Bernard Cribbins – Gossip calypso (Trunk Records)
Cocteau Twins – Frosty the snowman

*next week's show is the last of the year and features more favourites from 2013, including The Last Sound, V.O., Amor de Dias and Liam Singer, among others

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