Playlist 374 - Oct 20 2015

Progressive pop is a great and neglected genre. What is it exactly? Well The Phoenix Foundation are certainly contributing, all itchy rhythms and instrument washes. As are The Drink, with cascades of guitars and banks of fantastic vocals.

G Rag und Die Landlergschwister paying tribute to Moondog with stirring brass band shapes. And the man himself making small music epic and full of emotion.

JR Green, a pair of gobby Scottish teenage brothers with ace tunes. HeCTA doing great things with beats and brass and Kurt Wagner's hangdog croon.

And beautiful drone folk from Owensie's new album, brilliantly locating the overlap between José Gonzalez and Elliot Smith.

More on the blog.

Oct 20 2015 w/ The Drink,Owensie,Moondog, G Rag, JR Green, Joanna Newsom,HeCTA, De Lux++ by The Underground Of Happiness on Mixcloud

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Playlist 374
Tues Oct 20 2015
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
UCC 98.3FM
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The Phoenix Foundation – Silent orb
The Drink – Roller (playing Shacklewell Arms, London, Jan 20)
Patrick Freeman – Branded and blinded (playing Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Dec 12)
Kodiak Deathbeds – Never change
Moondog – Theme
G Rag & Die Landlergschwister – Poem for the Viking of 42nd St
JR Green – Do the Katie step (playing High & Lonesome Festival, Leeds, Nov 14)
The Clientele – I can’t seem to make you mine
Joanna Newsom - Leaving the city (playing Albert Hall, Manchester, Oct 31)
Close Lobsters – Just too bloody stupid
The Jean Paul Sartre Experience – I like rain
HeCTA – We are glistening
De Lux – Living in an open place
Owensie – Red Line (playing A4 Sounds, Dublin, Nov 13)
Elliot Smith – Ballad of Big Nothing

*next week's show features music from Ezra Furman, Low & Julia Holter, among others

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