Saturday, July 31, 2010

July 31, 2010 CHIRP Radio Playlist

This was my salute to The Big Takeover magazine, and it was a lot of fun of playing so many artists I associate with Big Takeover. I'm off next week and back on August 13, from 9AM to Noon (CDT) at

11:56AM Endless Boogie Tarmac City from Full House Head (No Quarter)

11:49AM Buzzcocks I Believe from A Different Kind of Tension/Parts 1-3 (IRS)

11:44AM The Swingin' Neckbreakers The Answer Is No from Shake Break! (Norton)

11:41AM Homeboy Sandman Table Cloth (featuring Fresh Daily) from The Good Sun (High Water Music)

11:37AM Mega City Four Grudge from Who Cares Wins (Decoy)

11:33AM Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Bright Blue Lit Skies from Before Today (4AD)

11:29AM Gil-Scott Heron & Brian Jackson Johannesberg from From South Africa to South Carolina (TVT)

11:26AM The Kinks Afternoon Tea from Something Else (Essential)

11:20AM The Newtown Neurotics When The Oil Runs Out from The Punk Singles Collection (Anagram)

11:17AM Catherine Wheel Little Muscle from Happy Days (Fontana/Mercury)

11:14AM Mahjongg DeVry (with the Unauthorized Terrance Duke) from The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger (K)

11:09AM Les Savy Fav Rome from Rome (Written Upside Down) (Frenchkiss)

11:06AM M.I.A. Meds and Feds from /\/\ /\ Y /\ (Interscope)

11:04AM Bad Religion No Control from No Control (Epitaph)

11:00AM Robert Forster It Ain't Easy from The Evangelist (Yep Roc)

10:57AM Y La Bamba Juniper from PDX Pop Now! 2010 (PDX Pop Now!)

10:53AM The Chameleons Mad Jack from Strange Times (Geffen)

10:47AM Wipers No One Wants An Alien from Over The Edge (Zeno)

10:43AM Guided By Voices Downed from The Best of Jill Hives (CD single) (Matador)

10:41AM Steve Mason I Let Her In from Boys Outside (Domino)

10:36AM Paul Collins' Beat Rock N Roll Girl from The Beat (Wounded Bird)

10:33AM Velcro Lewis Group Dog Catchin' Woman from White Magick Summer (Spiral Staircase)

10:29AM The Effigies Scarecrow from Reside (Criminal I.Q.)

10:24AM Sam Spence Ringo from Cloud Cuckooland (B-Music)

10:19AM Broken Social Scene Major Label Debut from Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts)

10:16AM Bee Gees Words from Horizontal (Reprise)

10:10AM The Chills Heavenly Pop Hit from Submarine Bells (Slash/Warner Brothers)

10:07AM The Decemberists We Both Go Down Together from Metro: The Official Bootleg Series, Vol. 1 (Metro Chicago)

10:04AM Leatherface Talking About a Revolution from Compact And Bijou (Roughneck)

10:01AM Emma Tricca Monday Morning Yawning from Minor White (B-Music)

9:58AM Corin Ashley Hill School 1978 from Songs From the Brill Bedroom (Murray Hill)

9:55AM Springhouse Eskimo from Land Falls (Caroline)

9:48AM Big Boi (featuring Janelle Monae) Be Still from Sir Luscious Left Foot...The Son of Chico Dusty (Def Jam)

9:44AM John Vanderslice Continuation from Pixel Revolt (Barsuk)

9:40AM For Against Shadow from Shelf Life (World Domination Enterprises)

9:34AM The Books All You Need Is a Wall from The Way Out (Temporary Residence, Ltd.)

9:32AM Smoking Popes Pure Imagination from Destination Failure (Capitol)

9:29AM The Hollies Charlie & Fred from Dear Eloise/King Midas In Reverse (Sundazed)

9:22AM The Witch Hazel Sound Ballad of Constance Money from The World, Then The Fireworks... (Hidden Agenda)

9:18AM Billy Bragg Greetings To The New Brunette from Talking With The Taxman About Poetry (Yep Roc)

9:14AM Male House of Ride from German For Shark (Other Electricities)

9:09AM Wovenhands The Threshingfloor from The Threshingfloor (Sounds Familyire)

9:06AM Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five Heebie Jeebies from The Essential Louis Armstrong (Columbia/Legacy)

9:03AM Chappaquiddick Skyline Everyone Else Is Evolving from Chappaquiddick Skyline (Sub Pop)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

July 24, 2010 CHIRP Radio playlist

It started out rainy and ended up sunny and muggy -- maybe this was the soundtrack for the weather. Or not. Back on the air next Saturday, 9AM to Noon (CDT) at

11:58AM Verbena Shaped Like A Gun from Souls For Sale (Merge)

11:55AM The Creepers Liquorice Flavour from Rock 'n' Roll Liquorice Flavour (Red Rhino)

11:52AM Gotham Green & Quickie Mart Me, I'm On That from Haze Diaries, Vol. 3 (Supermart Produce)

11:47AM Collections of Colonies of Bees Fun from Customer (Polyvinyl)

11:42AM Laurie Anderson Only An Expert from Homeland (Nonesuch)

11:35AM Waaves Super Soaker from King Of The Beach (Fat Possum)

11:32AM The Nils When Love Puts On a Sad Face from Green Fields in Daylight (Mag Wheel)

11:28AM Silkworm The Operative from It'll Be Cool (Touch and Go)

11:22AM TV On the Radio The Wrong Way from Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch and Go)

11:19AM Arcwelder Down to the Wire from Xerxes (Touch and Go)

11:13AM Oneohtrix Point Never Preyouandi from Returnal (Editions Mego)

11:09AM Tomorrow My White Bicycle from Tomorrow (See For Miles)

11:05AM Xiu Xiu Over Over from Knife Play (5RC)

11:01AM Mass Shivers Outsider Erotica from Contoured Heat (Licking River)

10:58AM Wings Spin It On from Back To The Egg (Capitol)

10:54AM Robyn Dancing on My Own from Body Talk Pt. 1 (Konichiwa)

10:51AM Ike & Tina Turner Wanna Take You Higher from Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter (EMI)

10:46AM Santigold Unstoppable from Santigold (Downtown)

10:40AM Menomena Bote from Mines (Barsuk)

10:39AM Thee Milkshakes Bo Diddlius from They Came They Saw They Conquered (Pink Dust)

10:32AM Cave Hot Bricks from Pure Moods EP (Drag City)

10:29AM Thurston Moore Patti Smith Math Scratch from Psychic Hearts (Geffen)

10:26AM The High Dials The Holy Ground from War of the Wakening Phantoms (Rainbow Quartz)

10:21AM The Jam Saturday's Kids from Setting Sons (Polydor)

10:17AM French Toast Secrets from Ingleside Terrace (Dischord)

10:14AM The Herbaliser Mr Combee Has the Flaw (from Session Two) from Herbal Tonic (Ninja Tune)

10:09AM Bear In Heaven You Do You from Beast Rest Forth Mouth (Hometapes)

10:05AM Carissa's Wierd Brooke Daniel's Tiny Broken Fingers from They'll Only Miss You When You Leave: Songs 1996-2003 (Hardly Art)

10:01AM Dolly Varden The Dumbest Magnets from The Dumbest Magnets (Evil Teen)

9:57AM The Postmarks Winter Spring Summer Fall from The Postmarks (Unfiltered)

9:55AM Madness Cardiac Arrest from Seven (Sire)

9:52AM Kathryn Calder A Day Long Past It's Prime from Are You My Mother? (File Under: Music)

9:46AM Wolf Parade Yulia from Expo 86 (Sub Pop)

9:43AM Vacations With Cale from I Was Bikini/But Rain Afraid (Record Label)

9:40AM Lorraine Ellison Stay With Me from Beg, Scream and Shout (Rhino)

9:34AM Elliot Smith Roman Candle from Roman Candle (Cavity Search)

9:31AM Saint Etienne Side Streets from Tales From Turnpike House (Sanctuary)

9:28AM La Tromba Calaba Calabao from Palenque Palenque! Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91 (Soundway)

9:22AM Walter Schreifels Arthur Lee's Lullaby from An Open Letter To The Scene (Academy Fight Song)

9:18AM Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody I Want You Right Now from I Could Sleep For A Thousand Years (Second Motion)

9:14AM Pedro The Lion Magazine from Control (Jade Tree)

9:07AM Joy Zipper Baby You Should Know from American Whip (Dangerbird)

9:04AM Telegraph Canyon A Light In The Field from The Tide and the Current (Velvet Blue)

8:59AM John Prine Sam Stone from John Prine (Atlantic)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

July 17, 2010 CHIRP Radio Playlist

In honor of the Pitchfork festival, played a fair amount of bands playing at this year's fest. Back to normal next week, 9AM to Noon (CDT) at

11:59AM Against Me! I Was A Teenage Anarchist from White Crosses (Sire)

11:56AM Battles Race: Out* from Mirrored (Warp)

11:53AM Fellaheen Record Collector from Busking For Karma (EGADS)

11:49AM Shoes Boys Don't Lie from Black Vinyl Shoes (Black Vinyl)

11:44AM Dâm-Funk Flying V Ride from Toeachhizown (Stones Throw)

11:41AM To Roccoco Rot Forwardness from Speculation (Domino)

11:35AM XTC This Is Pop from White Music (Geffen)

11:32AM The Streets On Fire Hey Lou from This Is Fancy (The Currency Exchange)

11:28AM Free Energy Bang Pop from Free Energy (DFA)

11:24AM Cell 63 Bloody 27 from Cell 63 (Buddha)

11:20AM The Soft Machine Hope For Happiness from Volume One and Two (Big Beat)

11:17AM Dirty Projectors + Bjork No Embrance from Mount Wittenberg Orca (self-released)

11:12AM The Supersuckers On The Couch from La Mano Cornuda (Sub Pop)

11:10AM Best Coast Moody from Where The Boys Are EP (Blackest Rainbow)

11:04AM The Joy Formidable Austere from First You Have To Get Mad (Black Bell)

11:01AM Elvis Costello & The Attractions Green Shirt from Armed Forces (Rhino)

10:57AM Greie Gut Fraktion Cutting Trees from Baustelle (Monika)

10:53AM Real Estate Fake Blues from Real Estate (Woodsist)

10:48AM Tricky Christiansands from Pre-Millenium Tension (Island)

10:44AM School of Seven Bells Windstorm from Disconnect From Desire (Ghostly International)

10:40AM Glenn Mercer Whatever Happened from Wheels In Motion (Pravda)

10:34AM Green Maybe You're Right from White Soul & Bittersweet EP (Megadisc)

10:31AM Washed Out New Theory from Life Of Leisure EP (Mexican Summer)

10:28AM Uffie Give It Away from Sex Dreams And Denim Jeans (Ed Banger)

10:22AM Tegan and Sara Arrow from Sainthood (Sire)

10:19AM Francis and the Lights Going Out from It'll Be Better (Cantora)

10:15AM The Heptones Make Up Your Mind from Lee Scratch Perry Arkology (Island Jamaica)

10:10AM Sonny And The Sunsets Death Cream from Tomorrow Is Alright (Soft Abuse)

10:07AM The Maybenauts Blue Line from Big Bang EP (Horse-Drawn)

10:02AM 14 Iced Bears Summer Nights from Alvin Lives (In Leeds) (Midnight Music)

9:58AM Koes Bersaudara Aku Berdjandji from Koes Bersaudara 1967 (Sublime Frequencies)

9:56AM Bob Dylan & The Band Please, Mrs. Henry from The Basement Tapes (Columbia)

9:52AM The Clientele (I Can't Seem To) Make You Mine from Strange Geometry (Merge)

9:47AM Here We Go Magic Hibernation from Pigeons (Secretly Canadian)

9:43AM Cinerama Dance, Girl, Dance from This Is Cinerama (SpinArt)

9:40AM Andrew Bird (What's Your) Angle from Oh! the Grandeur (Rykodisc)

9:36AM Frank Sinatra Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry from Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (Capitol)

9:31AM Kurt Vile Dead Alive from Childish Prodigy (Matador)

9:28AM Tom Schraeder Carry On from Once Lace, Now Cotton (Township)

9:23AM The Roches Want Not Want Not from Losing True (Warner Brothers)

9:20AM Calibro 35 Five Dolls for an August Moon from Ritornano Quelli Di (Nublu)

9:16AM Beach House Better Times from Teen Dream (Sub Pop)

9:11AM Fairfield Parlour The Glorious House of Arthur from From Home To Home (Repetoire)

9:07AM Superchunk Driveway To Driveway from The Clambakes Series Vol. 1 Acoustic In-Stores East & West (self-released)

9:03AM Band Of Horses Dilly from Infinite Arms (Columbia)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July 10, 2010 CHIRP Radio Playlist

Two fuses blew during this show...perhaps from the hot tunes. I'm back on the air next Saturday, 9AM to Noon (CDT) at

12:00PM French Kicks You could Not Decide from The Trial Of The Century (Star Time)
11:56AM Alex B. Talk It Out from Moments (Elm & Oak)
11:52AM Bjork Big Time Sensuality from Debut (Elektra)
11:45AM The Temptations Psychedelic Shack from Psychedelic Soul (Motown)
11:44AM The Breeders Shocker In Gloomtown from Head To Toe 7" (4AD)
11:41AM Coliseum Lost In Groningen from House With a Curse (Temporary Residence, Ltd.)
11:37AM Slow Jets Tangerine Crows from Worm Into Phoenix (Morphius)
11:32AM The Chemical Brothers Snow (with Stepahnie Dosen) from Further (Astralwerks)
11:28AM Dungen Tyst Minut from Ta Det Lugnt (Kemado)
11:24AM Geronimo! Design Yourself A Heart from Fuzzy Dreams (self-released)
11:20AM Thin Lizzy Waiting For An Alibi from Black Rose (Warner Bros.)
11:17AM The Goldstars Babblin' Brook from Gotta Get Out (Pravda)
11:12AM Tokyo Police Club Frankenstein from Champ (Mom+Pop)
11:07AM Hot Chip Playboy from Coming On Strong (Astralwerks)
11:02AM That Petrol Emotion Big Decison from Babble (Polydor)
11:00AM The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down from Original BBC Recordings (Band Of Joy)
10:56AM Martha and the Muffins Mess from Delicate (Muffin Music)
10:53AM Skybox The Caravan Cabaret from Arco Iris (Big Red Balloon)
10:48AM Drive-By Truckers Aftermath USA from A Blessing and a Curse (New West)
10:45AM Cindy & Bert Der Hund von Baskerville from Pop In Germany 1 (Bear Family)
10:43AM Devo Step Up from Something For Everybody (Warner Bros.)
10:36AM The Vores New Personality from Moment Of Uncertainty (Double Duke)
10:32AM Diskjokke En fin tid from En Fid Tid (Smalltown Supersound)
10:28AM Femi Kuti Fight To Win (Feat. Jaguar Wright) from Fight To Win (MCA)
10:24AM The Love Language Horophones from Libraries (Merge)
10:19AM The Besnard Lakes Rides The Rails from The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse (Jagjaguwar)
10:14AM Cheap Trick Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace from Cheap Trick (Epic)
10:08AM The Flaming Lips The Spiderbite Song from The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.)
10:06AM El Guincho Cuerpo sin Alma from Piratas de Sudamerica EP (XL)
10:02AM The Knux Cappucino from Remind Me In 3 Days... (Interscope)
9:58AM Pilot You're My No. 1 from A's B's & Rarities (EMI)
9:55AM Pernice Brothers The End Of Faith from Goodbye, Killer (Ashmont)
9:51AM The Sea and Cake The Kiss from The Biz (Thrill Jockey)
9:45AM Dappled Cities Fire Fire Fire from Granddance (Danger Bird)
9:42AM Hope Tomorrow from Local Customs: Lone Star Lowlands (Numero Group)
9:39AM The Nazz Hello It's Me from Open Our Eyes The Anthology (Sanctuary)
9:36AM Pavement Shady Lane from Brighten The Corners (Domino)
9:31AM Camera Obscura Teenager from Underachievers Please Try Harder (Merge)
9:28AM Ashby West Coast Town from Power Ballads (Marina)
9:25AM Perfume Genius Lookout, Lookout from Learning (Matador)
9:20AM Marah Rain Delay from Let's Cut The Crap And Hook Up Later On Tonight (Black Dog)
9:17AM Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Just War from Dark Night of the Soul (EMI)
9:14AM Lady Flash Street Singin' from Beauties In The Night (RSO)
9:08AM Nina Nastasia Wakes from Outlaster (FatCat)
9:04AM Wilco I'm Always In Love from Summerteeth (Reprise)
9:01AM Lloyd Cole & The Commotions Jennifer She said from Mainstream (Capitol)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 3, 2010 CHIRP Radio Playlist

I celebrated the 4th early, as you can see from a few songs. I'll be celebrating July 10th next week, 9AM to Noon (CDT) at

11:59AM Simian She's In My Mind from We Are Your Friends (Astralwerks)

11:58AM Naked Raygun The Way It's Supposed To Be from Last of the Demohicans (CHK)

11:53AM Foals Miami from Total Life Forever (Sub Pop)

11:52AM Slant 6 Time's Expired from Soda Pop * Rip Off (Dischord)

11:47AM The Pretty Things She's A Lover from Parachute (Snapper)

11:43AM Fever Ray Now's The Only Time I Know from Fever Ray (Rabid)

11:40AM Orgone Sandstorm from Cali Fever (Ubiquity)

11:36AM Seam This Ain't No Picnic from Our Band Could Be Your Life A Tribute to D. Boon and The Minutemen (Little Brother)

11:33AM Fol Chen In Ruins from Part II: The New December (Asthmatic Kitty)

11:27AM George Clinton Last Dance from You Shouldn't Nuf Bit Fish (Capitol)

11:21AM Oneohtrix Point Returnal from Returnal (Editions Mego)

11:19AM Love Is All New Beginnings from A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night (What's Your Rupture)

11:15AM This Perfect Day Young & Stupid from C-60 (550)

11:11AM The Cathy Santonies We Dance The Coldheart from I'm Yr Friend! I'm Your Revolution (self-released)

11:07AM Sweet 4th Of July from Give Us A Wink (RCA)

11:03AM X 4th Of July from See How We Are (Elektra)

10:59AM The Velvet Underground I Can't Stand It from Peel Slowly And See (Polydor)

10:56AM Stars I Died So I Could Haunt You from The Five Ghosts (Soft Revolution)

10:52AM The Go! Team Ladyflash from Thunder, Lighting, Strike (Memphis Industries)

10:47AM The Embrooks Helen from Our New Day (Voxx)

10:45AM Clinic Free Not Free from Do It (Domino)

10:41AM Kathryn Calder Castor and Pollux from Are You My Mother? (File Under Music)

10:36AM Comsat Angels Independence Day from Waiting For A Miracle (RPM)

10:33AM Light Pollution Oh, Ivory! from Apparitions (Carpark)

10:28AM Uncle Tupelo Effigy from No Alternative (Arista)

10:22AM The Juan MacLean One Day from The Future Will Come (DFA)

10:19AM The Natural History Run de Run from Beat Beat Heartbeat (Star Time)

10:15AM Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti Beverly Kills from Before Today (4AD)

10:10AM Ween Buckingham Green from The Mollusk (Elektra)

10:08AM Tender Trap Do You Want A Boyfriend? from Dansette Dansette (Slumberland)

10:06AM The Blasters American Music from The Blasters (Slash)

10:03AM Johnny Horton The Battle Of New Orleans from The World Of Johnny Horton (The Battle Of New Orleans)

10:00AM Jill Sobule Loveless Motel from Pink Pearl (Beyond)

9:57AM Villagers The Meaning Of The Ritual from Becoming a Jackal (Domino)

9:53AM Speck Mountain Some Sweet Relief from Some Sweet Relief (Carrot Top)

9:49AM Zumpano Oh That Atkinson Girl from Look What The Rookie Did (Sub Pop)

9:44AM Tallulah Bacon from Step Into The Stars (self-released)

9:40AM Blitzen Trapper Lover Leave Me Drowning from Destroyer of the Void (Sub Pop)

9:33AM Leonard Cohen Tower Of Song from More Best Of (Columbia)

9:31AM Peggy Sue February Snow from Fossils and Other Phantoms (Yep Roc)

9:28AM Bill Moss Number One from Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label (Numero Group)

9:23AM Wovenhand Sinking Hands from The Threshingfloor (Sounds Familyre)

9:19AM Fred Frith Dancing In The Street from Gravity (Ralph)

9:16AM M. Ward Hi-Fi from Transistor Radio (Merge )

9:10AM Komeda Victory Lane from Kokomemedada (Minty Fresh)

9:07AM Duke Ellington Mood Indigo from Highlights From The Duke Ellington Centennial Edition (RCA Victor)

9:03AM Laurie Anderson Thinking Of You from Homeland (Nonesuch)

Mid-Year Makeshift Top 20

Every year, I keep a list of my favorite records, primarily so I can make a Top 20 of the year mix CD. This year, I've bought a slew of things and heard even more, thanks to my show on CHIRP Radio. But I've found that I've been getting more good stuff than great. Filling out a mid-year Top 20 was tough. After number 15, the rest were albums that I like but likely won't be considered at the end of the year. Or so I believe at this moment. Without further ado, here's my list:

1. Janelle Monae -- The Archarachnoid
2. Jason & The Scorchers -- Halcyon Times
3. Roky Erickson with Okkervil River -- True Love Cast Out All Evil
4. Judson Clairborne -- Time And Temperature
5. The National -- High Violet
6. LCD Soundsystem -- This Is Happening
7. Jason Moran -- Ten
8. Leatherface -- The Stormy Petrel
9. Johnny Cash -- American VI: Ain't No Grave
10. Christian Scott -- Yesterday You Said Tomorrow
11. Mose Allison -- Way Of The World
12. Shearwater -- Golden Archipelago
13. Archie Bronson Outfit -- Coconut
14. Hawksley Workman -- Meat
15. Beach House -- Teen Dream
16. The Besnard Lakes -- The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
17. Gil Scott-Heron -- I'm New Here
18. Ted Leo And The Pharmacists -- The Brutalist Bricks
19. The Soft Pack -- The Soft Pack
20. Horse Feathers -- Thistled Spring