Playlist 346 - Mar 3 2015

We started this week with a couple of novelty/comic records, of sorts. From the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake & Adam Driver do a fantastic job of evoking the spirit of the 60s, hilariously. (p-p-please...) And from the wonderful Trunk archives, Rod McKuen from 1959 with some coffee house jazz beat poetry - waitresses in bandanas, big men with paper bag lunches, it's brilliant stuff.

New Polar Bear, how prolific are they, more great grooves with saxophones. And Aloa Input sounding like early Beck a little.

Beck himself plays Cork at The Marquee in June, that's him channelling JC Vannier/Serge Gainsbourg. And José Gonzalez channelling handclaps and drones to great effect.

A golden oldie from The Czars, John Grant's former band; Death & Vanilla with a lovely take on brooding psych pop; This is the Kit new single, another wonderful undulating groove.

And Marker Starling who I will never tire of, taking a cold hard look at husbands.

More on these pages as always.

Mar 3 2015 w/ Polar Bear,Aloa Input,Beck,José G,Czars,Death & Vanilla,This is the Kit++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 346
Tues Mar 3 2015
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac & Adam Driver – Please Mr Kennedy (from the soundtrack of the film Inside Llewyn Davis)
Rod McKuen – Haiku poems (Trunk Records)
Polar Bear – Don’t let the feeling go (playing Village Underground, London, Apr 8)
Aloa Input – Far away sun
Beck – Wave (playing The Marquee, Cork, June 16)
José Gonzalez – Leaf off/The Cave (playing Scala, London, Mar 11+12)
The Czars – Get used to it
Gaz Coombes – Detroit (edit) (playing Black Box, Belfast, May 9)
White Noise Sound – All you need (playing Convergence Festival, London, Mar 16)
Mini Mansions – Freak out (playing Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Mar 9+10, w/ Royal Blood)
Laurie Shaw - Haircut
Death and Vanilla – The optic nerve (playing Liverpool Psych Fest, Sept 25+26)
This is the Kit – Bashed out (playing The Workman’s Club, Dublin, Mar 6)
Marker Starling - Husbands (playing Shacklewell Arms, London, Apr 15)
Surf City - Leave your worries

*next week’s show will feature music from The Monochrome Set, O Emperor & Virginia Wing, among others

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Conor O'Toole,
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