Playlist 315 - June 17 2014

Today is the 25th anniversary of the death of Cork post-punk legend Finbarr Donnelly (there's a special tribute event at The Pavilion to mark the date). We had to have some Five Go Down To The Sea to mark it in our own way - 'There's a fish on top of Shandon (swears he's Elvis)' still sounds remarkable today.

Remember Dark Captain? Meet Astronauts, that's Dan Carney's new group, sounding quite in keeping and just as great as before, cellos and beats and drones. Nice to hear it with the folk swing of Arch Garrison and the spooky cultish mood of Paul Giovanni's Wicker Man film music.

Trans Am, The Elwins, Matmos and more, check them all on these pages.

June 17 2014 w/ Death in the Sickroom,FGDTTS,Arch Garrison,Wicker Man s'track,Trans Am,The Elwins++ by Conor O'Toole on Mixcloud

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Playlist 315
Tues June 17 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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The Shaker Hymn – Hunter & the Headman (playing The Pavilion, Cork, June 28, w/ FoxJaw)
Death in the Sickroom – Tonight (playing Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, Aug 6, w/ Buffalo Sunn)
Five Go Down To The Sea – There’s a fish on top of Shandon (swears he’s Elvis) (Finbarr Donnelly 25th anniversary tribute, The Pavilion, Cork, June 18)
Moebius Story Leidecker – Treadmill
The National - Graceless (playing The Marquee, Cork, July 14; Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, July 18 & 19)
Sharon Van Etten – Taking chances
Arch Garrison – Other people
Paul Giovanni & Magnet – Corn rigs (from the soundtrack of the film The Wicker Man)
Astronauts - Skydive
Trans Am – I’ll never (alt version)
This is the Kit – Earthquake (Plaisir de France remix)
Eat Lights Become Lights – Shapes and patterns
Matmos – Mental radio
The Elwins – Sittin pretty

*next week’s show will feature music from Chris Stroffolino, SlowPlaceLikeHome & Sergio Mendes among others

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