Playlist 322 - Sept 2 2014

A special extended 2-hour show this week to usher us back in after the August recess. And there was quite the backlog of stonking new music to get through.

Like Wildbirds & Peacedrums, stripping the punk out of punk funk to leave you with something sounding like Nina Simone jamming with LCD Soundsystem. And Caribou, with more delicious deep soul/house grooves.

There's some gorgeous new folk cuts from Rachael Dadd, Lutine and Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler finishing this first hour.

Some intriguing psych from Brother Earth, and cosmic country from The Asteroid #4.

And kosmische from the debut SlowPlaceLikeHome album, that's a beaut; and the new Laetitia Sadier project, Little Tornados. Like The Fall, she's always the same, always different.

Plus a Japanese memory from 1996 by Takako Minekawa, alongside something from her new album with Dustin Wong, the completely unhinged and wonderful slice of wonky pop that is 'She he see feel'.

Sept 2 2014 Hour 1 w/ Wildbirds & Peacedrums,Caribou,Little Tornados,Astronauts,SPLH++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

And in the second hour more nuggets than the Yukon.

Psych flavoured ones like Allah-Las, The Altered Hours, Ty Segall.

Baroque ones like Paul Smith & Peter Brewis and Paul Guiot & Paul Piot with a library music treasure from the Connectors compilation.

Sublime orchestral shapes from A Winged Victory For The Sullen and like-minded ambient drones from Bell Gardens.

Twerps and The Go Betweens are both Australian (!).

And, for the superior guitar rock fans among you, Parquet Courts and Merchandise, the latter especially is one of the songs of the year for me.

More on these pages as always.

Sept 2 2014 Hour 2 w/ Bell Gardens,AWVFTS,Paul Smith & Peter Brewis,Merchandise,Twerps,Allah-Las++ by Theundergroundofhappiness on Mixcloud

The Underground of Happiness
uplifting pop music of every creed

Playlist 322
Tues Sept 2 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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Hour 1 -
Hour 2 -

*Hour 1
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – The offbeat (playing Village Underground, London, Nov 14)
Caribou – Can’t do without you (playing Vicar Street, Dublin, Nov 5)
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa – She he see feel
Takako Minekawa – Fantastic cat
Little Tornados – Have a balloon
SlowPlaceLikeHome – Luna (playing Whelan’s, Dublin, Sept 12)
The Asteroid #4 – The windmill of the autumn sky
Brother Earth – Out like a lion
Astronauts – Vampires
Lutine – Sallow tree (playing Green Door Store, Brighton, Sept 14, w/ Kemper Norton & The Lowland Hundred)
Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler – The white balloon
Rachael Dadd – Strike the scythes (playing The Glad Café, Glasgow, Sept 20, w/ Rozi Plain)

*Hour 2
Anthony Reynolds – Loneliness is the engine of the world
Bell Gardens – Darker side of sunshine
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos IX (playing Milton Court @ The Barbican, London, Oct 20)
NLF3 – Three dances (edit)
Jennifer Castle – Nature
Parquet Courts – Bodies made of
Merchandise – Enemy
Twerps – Conditional report
The Go Betweens – The sound of rain
Paul Smith & Peter Brewis – Exiting Hyde Park Towers
Paul Guiot & Paul Piot – Amour, vacances et baroque (Connectors compilation)
Allah-Las – Buffalo Nickel (playing Workman’s Club, Dublin, Sept 28, w/ The Altered Hours)
The Altered Hours – Dig early (playing TDC, Triskel Arts Centre, Sept 20, and other dates)
Ty Segall – The faker
Groom – The old songs

*next week’s show features music from Alien Ensemble, Purling Hiss & Death in the Sickroom, among others

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