Playlist 350 - Apr 7 2015

We kicked off this week with some classic Luna who are reforming to play some shows this year. Especially beautiful about this song is the driving bassline by Britta Phillips. The new single from Swedish duo Death & Vanilla, another gorgeous wash of dreamy psych pop.

The new Aloa Input album has lovely shades of early Beck and the Beta Band a bit, the latter are in there too from 1997 sounding like Beck jamming with Can.

A couple of great Tropicalia cuts, Os Mutantes from 1968 and Gal Costa putting the cosmic soul back into acid rock.

Lower Dens not neglecting the motorik, Smile Down Upon Us with some wonderfully daft and breezy pop music.

Jean-Claude Vannier marshalling a female choir of chants and footstamps and fingerclicks. And August Wells feat. Ken Griffin ex Rollerskate Skinny channelling Scott Walker beautifully.

More on these pages.

Apr 7 2015 w/ Luna,Death & Vanilla,Beta Band,JC Vannier,Lower Dens,Os Mutantes,August Wells++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 350
Tues Apr 7 2015
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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*listen back to this show here

Luna - Speedbumps (playing The Garage, London, July 31)
Death & Vanilla – Arcana
The Beta Band – I know
Aloa Input – Vampire song
Os Mutantes – Panis et circenses
Gal Costa – Meu nome é Gal
Lower Dens – Company
José Gonzalez – Leaf off/The Cave (playing Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, May 28-30)
Smile Down Upon Us – Magical breath
Dave Cloud & The Gospel of Power – Damn damn damn damn
The Scaramanga Six – Out of my tiny mind
Jean-Claude Vannier – Le ballet des accoucheuses
August Wells – Here in the wild (appearing on Other Voices, May 17)
The Notwist – Object 1
Marker Starling – Husbands (playing Shacklewell Arms, London, Apr 15)

*the next show will feature music from Polar Bear, Jon DeRosa & Thomas Truax, among others

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