Playlist 298 - Feb 11 2014

I watched the Big Star doc Nothing Can Hurt Me over the w'end (a fascinating social history of the time and place - Memphis - as well as a rockumentary) so it felt only right to open the show with one of their classics from #1 Record. As it happens, The New Mendicants' album is just out too, bearing more than a little of the Big Star influence, which is welcome anytime.

windings are back with their side of the split with Land Lovers, more quality, and Laurie Shaw, who I know very little about except that he makes great garage pop tunes, and loads of them. Check him on Soundcloud for more.

Other tasty new releases from Future Islands (that voice, those basslines), Eyedress, Trans (Bernard Butler's new band) & Milagres. A beautiful EP by Patrick Freeman, a wonderful album by Damien Jurado.

And a couple of archive classics/lost treasures from Stereolab and Bruce Haack (pic). Program me is right.

More on these pages as always.

Feb 11 2014 show w/ Big Star,The New Mendicants,Future Islands,Bruce Haack,Eyedress,Damien Jurado++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

The Underground of Happiness
uplifting pop music of every creed

Playlist 298
Tues Feb 11 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Big Star – When my baby’s beside me
The New Mendicants - Sarasota
windings - Neverwood (playing Dolan’s, Limerick, Mar 7; Workman’s Club, Dublin, Mar 8, both w/ Land Lovers)
Laurie Shaw – Handbag
Future Islands – Seasons (waiting on you)
Milagres – Jeweled cave
TVVINS – You better (playing Whelan’s, Dublin, Feb 27)
Bruce Haack – Program me
Eyedress – Teen spirits
Bill Pritchard - Trentham
Elephant – Elusive youth
Patrick Freeman – Perfect fit (playing De Barra’s, Clonakilty, Feb 26)
Damien Jurado – Metallic cloud (playing Whelan’s, Dublin, Mar 5)
Trans – Thinking about a friend
Stereolab – Ping pong
Pontiak – Innocence
Ezra Furman – Tell em all to go to hell

*next week’s show will feature music from Band of Clouds, Rebecca Collins, Golden Retriever & Brace/Choir, among others

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