Playlist 327 - Oct 7 2014

The great new Caribou album loomed large over this week's show - from it we played the gorgeous 'All I ever need'. I find I'm pairing it with the new Wildbirds & Peacedrums material, they have a second thrilling single of drumbeat soul (let's call it) from their upcoming new album.

I've been reading the 4AD biography of late so I thought it'd be nice to pull out some Tarnation from 1997, an old No Disco staple in the Donal Dineen days. You could file that sound next to Calexico, so as luck would have it we also had the writer Sylvie Simmons with her debut album produced by that other Tucson legend Howe Gelb.

Sean Nicholas Savage plays in Ireland this week, Paul Smith & Peter Brewis with beautiful, lyrical chamber pop.

A Lazarus Soul and Women's Christmas, two fine Irish bands with new albums out around now.

Jennifer Castle and A Winged Victory For The Sullen, you'll find more on the blog on those; Circus Devils and GBV, connected by Robert Pollard.

And the brilliantly lugubrious voice of Dan Michaelson, like Lambchop in a lower register. Enjoy.

Oct 7 2014 w/ Caribou,Wildbirds & Peacedrums,Jennifer Castle,AWVFTS,GBV, Circus Devils++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 327
Tues Oct 7 2014
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Tarnation – Your thoughts and mine
Sylvie Simmons – You are in my arms
Caribou – All I ever need (playing Vicar Street, Dublin, Nov 5)
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Keep some hope (playing Village Underground, London, Nov 14)
Sean Nicholas Savage - Heartless (playing Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Oct 11, w/ Myles Manley & Cal Folger Day)
Paul Smith & Peter Brewis – Mount Wellington rises (playing St Giles in the Fields, London, Dec 19)
A Lazarus Soul – We know where you live (playing The Grand Social, Dublin, Nov 9)
Women’s Christmas – Chalklines (playing Crane Lane Theatre, Cork, Oct 18 w/ Laurie Shaw)
Suzi Jane Hokom – Need all the help I can get
Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards – Bones
Jonny Greenwood – Open spaces (from the soundtrack of the film There will be blood – Jonny Greenwood playing Albert Hall, Manchester, Oct 10 w/ London Symphony Orchestra)
A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Atomos II
Circus Devils – Eye mask of leaves
Guided By Voices – The Official Ironmen Rally Song
Jennifer Castle – Working for the man

*next week’s show features music from Ariel Pink, Polar Bear & East River Pipe, among others

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