Playlist 342 - Feb 3 2015

We started last week's show with 'Los Angeles' by Gene Clark. This week two contemporary LA-based artists, Jessica Pratt & Ariel Pink, the latter someone described recently by the former as one of the leading lights of the LA underground of weirdos. Nice.

New single from Tune-Yards, with a memory from Talking Heads from 1979. Syn-cop-a-tions.

A new band on me called Barringtone, reminding me a bit of classic rushing XTC - so they're paired with some classic rushing XTC from 1978.

Three new instrumental pieces in the middle - The Notwist (cinematic), Troyka (ambient drift), Sam Prekop (euphoric).

The Altered Hours play the Quarter Block Party in Cork this weekend, St Vincent plays three Irish dates in July.

And some new essential folk cuts from Elephant Micah, Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers & Alasdair Roberts.

More on these pages.

Feb 3 2015 w/ Jessica Pratt,Ariel Pink,Altered Hours,Alasdair Roberts,Notwist,Troyka++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 342
Tues Feb 3 2015
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Jessica Pratt – Back, baby (playing Night & Day, Manchester, Apr 7)
Ariel Pink – Dayzed Inn Daydreams
Tune-Yards – Wait for a minute (playing Vicar Street, Dublin, Mar 3)
Talking Heads – I zimbra
Barringtone – Feverhead (playing Shacklewell Arms, London, Mar 4)
XTC – This is pop
The Notwist – Object 1
Troyka – Seahouses (playing Richmix, London, Feb 12)
Sam Prekop – Weather vane
The Altered Hours – I’m on a high (playing Quarter Block Party, Cork, Feb 6-8)
Elephant Micah – Light side
Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers – Don’t let your deal go down
Alasdair Roberts – In dispraise of hunger
St Vincent – Bad believer (playing Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, July 10; Cork Opera House, July 13; Big Top, Galway, July 14)
The Elwins – You have me

*next week’s show will feature music from Grasscut, Cat Palace & Last Harbour, among others

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