Playlist 454 - July 4 2017

Some classic Pavement on the show this week from their great Wowee Zowee album from 1995. The Stevens from Melbourne sound like fans, taking their serpentine guitarlines and winding them into thrillingly surreal rock shapes. Marika Hackman too has something of the Pavement spirit I think. Her new album has lovely clipped acerbic lyric lines (hot and steamy too) and the backing from English group The Big Moon is good and sturdy and suitably spiky.

Kamasi Washington is in Europe playing shows. Take 13 minutes out of your day to listen to his masterpiece ‘Truth’, an epic and freewheeling work of orchestral cosmic jazz.

Future Islands are in the middle of an Irish tour (when did we think we’d ever be saying those words?). We heard one of their pre-Letterman genius cuts, authentic southern soul meeting a rushing New Order world view.

And Joan Shelley with a delicate feather of a vocal a gorgeous uplifting thing of beauty.

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Playlist 454
Tues July 4 2017
(repeated on Tuesdays 8.30pm)
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Psychic TV – Godstar
The Last Sound – Only the lonely know the glow is failing
Slow Place Like Home – When I see cream!
Future Islands – Tin man (playing Black Box, Galway, July 5; Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, July 6)
Day Wave – Ordinary
The Dears – Of fisticuffs (playing The Grand Social, Dublin, Oct 15)
Marika Hackman – Good intentions aka Fountain head
The Stevens – Family silver
Pavement – Rattled by the rush
The New Honey Shade – 7 accordions (for Pauline Oliveiros)
The Roger Webb Sound – Moon bird
Kamasi Washington – Truth
Joan Shelley – Even though

*next week's show features music from Michael Nau, The Magnetic Fields & Ariel Pink, among others

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