Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 30, 2011 CHIRP Radio Playlist

The station survived the flood and here are the songs I played. Back next week, Saturday, 9AM to Noon (CDT) at

11:54AM Rockfour President Of Me from One Fantastic Day (Earsay)

11:52AM Radio Birdman Zeno Beach from Zeno Beach (Shock)

11:49AM Ty Segall My Head Explodes from Goodbye Bread (Drag City)

11:44AM Poster Children If You See Kay from Daisy Chain Reaction (Sire)

11:40AM JEFF the Brotherhood Health And Strength from We are the Champions (Infinity Cat)

11:36AM Gasolin' It's All The Same To An American Dane from Gasolin' (Epic)

11:32AM Hollows Shadows In The Dark from Hollows (Addenda)

11:30AM Andy Partridge Candymine from November 1994 (Hello CD of the Month Club)

11:26AM The Book Of Knots Yeager's Approach from Garden of Fainting Stars (Ipecac)

11:20AM Team Rockit Teenage Queen from The Lowest Point In Rock N' Roll History (FireTone)

11:17AM Shabazz Palaces A treatease dedicated to The Avian Airess From North East Nubis (1000 questions, 1 answer) from Black Up (Sub Pop)

11:12AM Time Zone World Destruction from World Destruction 12" (Celluloid)

11:08AM The Swingin' Neckbreakers One Potato Two Potato from The Return Of Rock (Telstar)

11:05AM The Who Little Billy from Odds & Sods (MCA)

11:02AM The Mast Hummingbird from Wild Poppies (Channel A)

10:58AM The Dandy Warhols Horse Pills from Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia (Capitol)

10:54AM Steve Wynn Kerosene Man from Kerosene Man (Rhino)

10:51AM Guided By Voices Everywhere With Helicopter from Universal Truths and Cycles (Matador)

10:47AM Com Truise Ether Drift from Galactic Melt (Ghostly International)

10:42AM Kiki Dee Runnin' Out Of Fools from I'm Kiki Dee The Fontana Years 1963-1968 (RPM)

10:39AM Metronomy She Wants from The English Riviera (Because)

10:35AM Johnny Nash Guava Jelly from I Can See Clearly Now (Epic)

10:31AM Thee Oh Sees AA Warm Breeze from Castlemania (In The Red)

10:27AM Tenpole Tudor Throwing My Baby Out With The Bathwater from Swords Of A Thousand Men (Stiff)

10:24AM sparkle*jets u.k. I Want You Back from Right To Chews: Bubblegum Classics Revisited (Not Lame)

10:21AM Tallulah Big Bang from Step Into The Stars (self-released)

10:16AM Kitchens Of Distinction Railwayed from Strange Free World (A & M)

10:13AM Biosphere Monju-2 from N-Plants (Touch)

10:06AM Sole and the Skyrider Band Immortality from Hello Cruel World (Fake Four Inc.)

10:02AM The Handcuffs Everybody Waves Hello from Waiting For The Robot (OOFL)

10:00AM The Arrows I Love Rock N Roll from Singles Collection Plus (7Ts)

9:55AM The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band The Wreck On The Highway from Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Liberty)

9:52AM Poor Luther's Bones Stubborn Portrait Of Gisele from Zoetrope (Heavy G)

9:48AM Eleanor Friedberger One-Month Marathon from Last Summer (Merge)

9:44AM Springhouse Passion from From Now To OK (Independent Project)

9:40AM Laurel Halo Constant Index from Hour Logic EP (Hippos In Tanks)

9:37AM David Bowie All The Young Dudes from Aladdin Sane (EMI)

9:30AM Plush Having It All from Fed (Broken Horse)

9:27AM Point Juncture, WA When You Wake Up It's Today from PDX Pop Now! 2011 (PDX Pop Now!)

9:24AM Nothing Painted Blue Swivelchair from Emotional Discipline (Scat)

9:20AM Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings Renegades from Renegades (Delmark)

9:17AM The Fireman Light From Your Lighthouse from Electric Arguments (ATO)

9:14AM YACHT Utopia from Shangri-La (DFA)

9:09AM Solomon Burke Detroit City from The Definitive Soul Collection (Rhino)

9:04AM Bon Iver Wisconsin from Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)

9:01AM The Go-Betweens Bachelor Kisses from Spring Hill Affair (Beggars Banquet)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

July 23, 2010 CHIRP Radio playlist

Survived the rainiest Saturday ever to spin these tunes. Back next Saturday, 9AM to Noon (CDT) at

11:55AM Love & Rockets No Big Deal from Earth.Sun.Moon. (RCA)

11:52AM Animal Farm Culture Shock (featuring Rob Swift) from Culture Shock (Focused Noise)

11:49AM Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Me and Mia from Shake The Sheets (Lookout!)

11:44AM J Church Last of the Famous International Playboys from Nostalgic For Nothing (Broken Rekids)

11:41AM Mark Kleiner Power Trio Arrows to Flowers from Love To Night (Mint)

11:37AM Pictureplane Breath Work from Thee Physical (Lovepump United)

11:33AM Billie Davis I'm In Love With You from Tell Him The Decca Years (Spectrum)

11:30AM Dogmatics Sister Serena from 1981-86 (Vagrant)

11:28AM The Jesus Lizard Mouth Breather from Goat (Touch and Go)

11:26AM Las Kellies Totsunootoshigo from Las Kellies (Fire)

11:21AM Sons Of Freedom You're No Good from Gump (Chrysalis)

11:18AM Wiley Your Intuition from 100% Publishing (Big Dada)

11:13AM Canasta No Diggity from CHIRP + Coach House Sounds Live Session (Coach House Sounds)

11:08AM Shonen Knife Golden Years of Rock 'n' Roll from Heavy Songs (Confidential)

11:04AM Baby Teeth The Part You Play from Hustle Beach (Lujo)

11:00AM Michi Sarmiento Hong Kong from Aqui Los Bravos! The Best of Michi Sarmiento y Su Comba Bravo 1967-77 (Soundway)

10:56AM The Books Smells Like Content from Lost And Safe (Tomlab)

10:53AM Brilliant Colors Telephone Stories from Again and Again (Slumberland)

10:49AM Nick Lowe (I Want To Build A) Jumbo Ark from Party Of One (Warner Brothers)

10:44AM The Red Thread Long Arm from Ship In The Attic, Birds In The Subway (Badman)

10:40AM Peter Gabriel I Have The Touch from Security (Geffen)

10:37AM When Saints Go Machine Chestnut from Konkylie (!K7)

10:32AM The Quick No No Girl from Mondo Deco (Mercury)

10:27AM The Cool Kids Gas Station from When Fish Ride Bicycles (Green Label Sound)

10:25AM All Girl Summer Fun Band Jason Lee from 2 (K)

10:20AM Bo Diddley Heart-O-Matic Love from I'm A Man The Chess Masters 1955-1958 (Hip-O Select)

10:17AM The Apples In Stereo Signal In The Sky (Let's Go) from The Powerpuff Girls Heroes & Villains (Rhino)

10:13AM John Maus Believer from We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon)

10:07AM Peter Tosh Wanted Dread Or Alive from Wanted Dread And Alive (EMI)

10:05AM The Clean Billy Two from Anthology (Merge)

10:02AM Handsome Furs Cheap Music from Sound Kapital (Sub Pop)

9:59AM Title Tracks Black Bubblegum from It Was Easy (Ernest Jennings)

9:55AM Spoon Chicago At Night from Girls Can Tell (Merge)

9:53AM Al Stewart Clifton In The Rain from Bedsitter Images (CBS)

9:49AM Death Ships We're In Luck from Circumstantial Chemistry (Faithful Anchor)

9:44AM Sam Phillips I Don't Know How To Say Goodbye To You from The Indescribable Wow (Virgin)

9:42AM Don Rich & The Buckaroos I'll Be Swingin' Too from Country Pickin' The Don Rich Anthology (Sundazed)

9:39AM They Might Be Giants Spoiler Alert from Join Us (Rounder)

9:37AM Jason Moran Passion from Modernistic (Blue Note)

9:31AM Paul Smith Strange Friction from Margins (Billingham)

9:28AM Doleful Lions Underground Werewolf Scribe Agape from Let's Break Bobby Beausoleil Out Of Prison! (self-released)

9:25AM Brian Eno with Rick Holland Dow from Drums Between the Bells (Warp)

9:19AM Washed Out Amor Fati from Within and Without (Sub Pop)

9:14AM Funkadelic Groovallegiance from One Nation Under A Groove (Priority)

9:06AM Stew Man In A Dress from Guest Host (The Telegraph Company)

9:04AM Zombi Haunted from Dedication (4AD)

8:59AM Urge Overkill Dropout from Saturation (Geffen)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 16, 2011 CHIRP Radio Playlist

I loved the first set of this show, which set the tone for what followed. I'm back on next Saturday, from 9AM to Noon (CDT) at

11:55AM Dim Stars Downtown At Dawn from Dim Stars (Caroline)

11:51AM Bad Religion Los Angeles Is Burning from The Empire Strikes First (Epitaph)

11:48AM Pure X Heavy Air from Pleasure (Acephale)

11:43AM The Guess Who Shakin' All Over from Shakin' All Over (Sundazed)

11:39AM Ikara Colt At The Lodge from Chat And Business (Fantastic Plastic)

11:36AM Mickey Rock 'n' Roll Dreamer from Rock 'n' Roll Dreamer (HoZac)

11:32AM Brainiac Hot Metal Dobermans from Bonsai Superstar (Grass)

11:27AM Shabazz Palaces Are You...Can You...Were You? (Fell) from Black Up (Sub Pop)

11:25AM Vanity 6 Drive Me Wild from Vanity 6 (Warner Bros.)

11:19AM Deep Purple Mary Long from Who Do We Think We Are? (Warner Bros.)

11:16AM Velocity Girl Audrey's Eyes from Copacetic (Sub Pop)

11:13AM Cassettes Won't Listen Stuck from Evinspacey (Daylight Curfew)

11:08AM John Zorn The James Bond Theme from Naked City (Elektra/Nonesuch)

11:04AM Arctic Monkeys That's Where You're Wrong from Suck It And See (Domino)

11:00AM Cash Money Bad Case Of Bitter Pills from Halos of Smoke and Fire (Touch and Go)

10:56AM Wreckless Eric Semaphore Signals from Big Smash (Stiff)

10:53AM Sparklehorse Hammering The Cramps from Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissions (Capitol)

10:50AM Classified Unusual from Handshakes and Middle Fingers (Decon)

10:44AM Doug Gillard Give Me Something from Salamander (Pink Frost)

10:41AM Father's Children Dirt And Grime from Who's Gonna Save The World (Numero Group)

10:38AM The Hollies King Midas In Reverse from Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years (EMI)

10:32AM Disappears Magics from Lux (kranky)

10:28AM Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Enola Gay from Organisation (Virgin)

10:25AM Teddybears Cho Cha from Devil's Music (Big Beat)

10:20AM Box-o-Car I Wanna Be A Girl from In the Future...On Mars (Modern)

10:14AM Seun Anikulapo-Kuti & Egypt 80 The Good Leaf from From Africa With Fury: Rise (Knitting Factory)

10:11AM Honey Cone My Mind's On Leaving (But My Heart Won't Let Go) from The Best of Honey Cone (Collectables)

10:06AM Doves 10:03 from Kingdom Of Rust (Astralwerks)

10:03AM The Davenports Something's Gonna Get Us from Why The Great Gallop? (Mother West)

9:59AM Curren$y Money Machine from Weekend at Burnie's (Warner Bros.)

9:56AM The High Llamas Theatreland from Hawaii (Alpaca Park)

9:52AM BOBBY Sore Spores from BOBBY (Partisan)

9:49AM The Feelies On The Roof from The Good Earth (Coyote)

9:48AM Death Cab For Cutie Monday Mornings from Codes And Keys (Atlantic)

9:38AM The Red Krayola with Art & Language Wile E. Coyote from Five American Portraits (Drag City)

9:33AM Bee Gees Never Say Never Again from Odessa (Reprise)

9:30AM Joan Armatrading Rosie from How Cruel (A & M)

9:26AM Sons And Daughters Silver Spell from Mirror Mirror (Domino)

9:23AM The Pillbugs Emily Loves from Everybody Wants A Way Out (Rainbow Quartz)

9:18AM My Silence The Secret Dreams of Mothers To Be from It Only Happens At Night (482 Music)

9:14AM Shearwater Palo Santo from Palo Santo (Matador)

9:09AM FM Belfast Mondays from Don't Want to Sleep (Morr)

9:05AM Queen I'm Going Slightly Mad from Innuendo (Hollywood)

9:01AM Lupe Fiasco Paris, Tokyo from The Cool (Atlantic)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 9, 2011 CHIRP Radio Playlist

An extra long show, as I had to come in early to relieve an ailing DJ. I'll be back from 9AM to Noon (CDT) at next Saturday.

11:55AM Pinback Prog from Blue Screen Life (Ace Fu)

11:52AM Ford & Lopatin Channel Pressure from Channel Pressure (Software)

11:49AM The Jimi Hendrix Experience Little Miss Strange from Electric Ladyland (MCA)

11:44AM Plastic Crimewave Sound Following Orders from No Wonderland (Prophase)

11:42AM Richies Sweating in the Summerheat from Winter Wonderland (We Bite)

11:38AM Karma To Burn Never Say Die from V (Napalm)

11:33AM Neon Indian Ephemeral Artery from Psychic Chasms (Lefse)

11:29AM Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Pluto from Bulletproof Brass (ChoiceCuts)

11:25AM Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel Satan Place from Hole (Thirsty Ear)

11:21AM Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Ramp of Death from Pig Lib (Matador)

11:17AM Chris Keighley The Message Is The Music from The Gathering Of The Deep (

11:14AM Thee Oh Sees I Won't Hurt You from Castlemania (In The Red)

11:08AM Tyrees Acid Over from Can You Jack? Chicago Acid And Experimental House 1985-95 (Soul Jazz)

11:04AM Boris Spoon from Attention Please (Sargent House)

10:59AM J. Geils Band It Ain't What You Do (It's How You Do It) from The Morning After (Atlantic/Rhino)

10:53AM Battles Wall Street from Gloss Drop (Warp)

10:51AM Allá Si Se Puede from Digs (Crammed)

10:46AM E.U. Da Butt from School Daze (Manhattan)

10:42AM The Gossip Dangerrr from Movement (Kill Rock Stars)

10:39AM Michi Sarmiento Caprichosa from Aqui Los Bravos! The Best of Michi Sarmiento y Su Comba Bravo 1967-77 (Soundway)

10:35AM Goldfrapp Ride A White Horse from Supernature (Mute)

10:30AM Hank Williams Settin' the Woods on Fire from 40 Greatest Hits (Polygram)

10:27AM White Denim Burnished from D (Downtown)

10:24AM Eric Carmen That's Rock N' Roll from All By Myself (BMG)

10:19AM A Tribe Called Quest Steve Biko (Stir It Up) from Midnight Marauders (Jive)

10:18AM Minutemen Fake Contest from What Makes a Man Start Fires? (SST)

10:14AM The Loneliest Monk Hiding Places from Hiding Places 7" (Kilo)

10:07AM Friendly Fires Show Me Lights from Pala (XL)

10:04AM Idlewild In Remote Part / Scottish Fiction from The Remote Part (Capitol)

10:00AM Bob Dorough Three Is The Magic Number from Blue Breakbeats Volume 4 (Blue Note)

9:57AM The Afternoons Baby, You Know The Deal from Rocket Summer (Saturday)

9:53AM Washed Out Far Away from Within and Without (Sub Pop)

9:50AM Sun Ra Saturn from Jazz In Silhouette (Saturn)

9:45AM Volebeats This Girl from Like Her (Turquoise Mountain)

9:42AM Group Doueh Aziza from Zayna Jumma (Sublime Frequencies)

9:38AM The Proclaimers Then I Met You from Sunshine On Leith (Chrysalis)

9:33AM Tom Waits Dog Door from Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (ANTI-)

9:29AM Peter Frampton Day's Dawning from Frampton (A & M)

9:25AM Yourself and the Air The Oracle from Who's Who in the Zoo (Lujo)

9:20AM Love Alone Again Or (Alternate Mix) from Forever Changes (Elektra)

9:17AM Liam Finn Neurotic World from FOMO (Yep Roc)

9:14AM Yo La Tengo When It's Dark from Popular Songs (Matador)

9:08AM Sparks We Are The Clash from White Riot Volume Two: A Tribute to the Clash (Uncut)

9:05AM Johann Johannson There Is No Safe Side but the Side of Truth from The Miners' Hymns (130701)

9:02AM Liz Phair Headache from whitechocolatespaceegg (Matador/Capitol)

8:59AM Loudon Wainwright III So Damn Happy from Little Ship (Charisma)

8:55AM Dr. Dog The Ark from Fate (Universal)

8:52AM Face Candy Eleven from Waste Age Teen Land (Rhymesayers)

8:45AM Sorry Bamba Sare Mabo from Volume One 1970-1979 (Thrill Jockey)

8:41AM Maurice Hot Pursuit from Ace of Wands (ears&eyes)

8:39AM The Monkees Listen To The Band from Music Box (Rhino)

8:34AM In One Wind Intersections from How Bright A Shadow! (Primary)

8:32AM Fruit Bats The Hobo Girl from The Ruminant Band (Sub Pop)

8:28AM Dwight Yoakam Fair To Midland from Population: Me (Koch)

8:23AM Trotsky Icepick Bury Manilow from Baby (SST)

8:18AM Marissa Nadler Mr. John Lee Revisited from Marissa Nadler (Box Of Cedar)

8:15AM Colin Meloy Every Day Is Like Sunday from Colin Meloy Sings Morrissey (self-released)

8:11AM Nervous Norvus Dig from The Zorch Sounds of Nervous Norvus (Norton)

8:01AM Oneida Pre-Human from Absolute II (Jagjaguwar)

7:55AM The Melody Unit Prepare The Juggernaut from Choose Your Own Adventure (Hidden Agenda)

7:52AM Jolie Holland Wreckage from Pint Of Blood (ANTI-)

7:50AM Bert Jansch Blues Run The Game from Santa Barbara Honeymoon (Charisma)

7:44AM The Voice of the Beehive Man in the Moon from Let It Bee (London)

7:39AM YACHT Shangri-La from Shangri-La (DFA)

7:36AM Arab Strap Chat In Amsterdam, Winter 2003 from The Last Romance (Chemikal Underground)

7:32AM Bonzo Dog Band Hello Mabel from The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse (EMI)

7:29AM The Buttercream Gang To Be Real from Polite Men (Pitted)

7:27AM Woods Pushing Onlys from Sun and Shade (Woodsist)

7:19AM The Chamber Strings Make It Through The Summer from Month Of Sundays (Bobsled)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mid-year Top 20 of 2011

After six months, I've listened to about 80 albums full through, and that's enough to put together a decent Top 20 of the first six months of the year. So here it goes:

1. The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
2. Paul Simon -- So Beautiful Or So What
3. Tuneyards -- whokill
4. Raphael Saadiq -- Stone Rollin'
5. Disappears -- Guider
6. Anna Calvi -- Anna Calvi
7. Pete and the Pirates -- One Thousand Pictures
8. Edwyn Collins -- Losing Sleep
9. Nicole Atkins -- Mondo Amore
10. k.d. lang and the siss boom bang -- Say It Loud
11. Washed Out -- Within and Without
12. Hollie Cook -- Hollie Cook
13. Fleet Foxes -- Helplessness Blues
14. Thao & Mirah -- Thao & Mirah
15. Malachai -- Return to the Ugly Side
16. TV On The Radio -- Nine Types Of Light
17. Parts & Labor -- Constant Future
18. Ambrose Akinmusire -- When The Heart Emerges Glistening
19. Lykke Li -- Wounded Rhymes
20. Cheer-Accident -- No Ifs Ands Or Dogs

A lot of good records, and after number 12, it's pretty much picking out of a hat. I'm in the process of evaluating the latest from Shabazz Palaces, The Handcuffs, Poor Luther's Bones and others, and have also really dug Cloud Nothings, Papercuts, Iron & Wine, The Dirtbombs, Mickey, Memphis, Title Tracks and others.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 2, 2011 CHIRP Radio Playlist

A hot day and hot show. Back next Saturday, 9AM to Noon (CDT) at

11:56AM The Evens No Money from Get Evens (Dischord)

11:52AM Rob Dickinson My Name Is Love from Fresh Wine For The Horses (Sanctuary)

11:48AM SebastiAn Arabest from Total (Go! Beat)

11:44AM Sham 69 Borstal Breakout from Tell Us The Truth (Sire)

11:41AM Tombs Passageways from Path Of Totality (Relapse)

11:36AM The Cure The Hanging Garden from Pornography (Elektra)

11:33AM JEFF The Brotherhood Diamond Way from We are the Champions (Infinity Cat)

11:27AM Kids These Days Hard Times from Hard Times (Sir & Madame)

11:21AM My Dad Is Dead The Harvesting from Everyone Wants The Honey But Not The Sting (Emperor Jones)

11:17AM Sarge Smoke from Charcoal (Mud)

11:14AM Cassettes Won't Listen Stuck from Evinspacey (Daylight Curfew)

11:06AM Nicole Atkins The Tower from Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie)

11:03AM The Mast Hummingbird from Wild Poppies (Channel A)

10:59AM Grinderman Electric Alice from Grinderman (ANTI-)

10:56AM Mickey She's So Crazy from Rock 'n Roll Dreamer (HoZac)

10:50AM Lou Reed Little Sister from Get Crazy (Morocco)

10:44AM Squires Of The Subterranean Yellow Summer Sun from Burnt Marshmallows & Teeny Bikinis (Optional Art)

10:42AM Art Brut I Am The Psychic from Brilliant! Tragic! (Cooking Vinyl)

10:38AM Blondie Live It Up from Autoamerican (Chrysalis)

10:33AM Field Music She Can Do What She Wants from Tones of Town (Memphis Industries)

10:30AM When Saints Go Machine Kelly from Konkylie (!K7)

10:25AM Tavares Too Late from Hard Core Poetry (Capitol)

10:20AM Eleventh Dream Day The Lure from Zeroes And Ones (Thrill Jockey)

10:17AM Carol Bui Before We're Vaporized from Red Ship (Ex Oh)

10:13AM Voxtrot The Start Of Something from Voxtrot (Cult Hero)

10:06AM Lindstrøm Music (In My Mind) from It's a Feedelity Affair (Feedelity)

10:03AM Shabazz Palaces Yeah You from Black Up (Sub Pop)

10:00AM The Barbarians Moulty from Nuggets (Rhino)

9:57AM The dB's She's Not Worried from Stands for Decibels/Repercussion (Collector's Choice)

9:54AM The Auteurs Chinese Bakery from Now I'm A Cowboy (Hut USA/Veron Yard Recordings)

9:50AM PJ Harvey One Line from Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island)

9:46AM Vetiver Wonder Why from The Errant Charm (Sub Pop)

9:43AM Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Touch the Sky from Bulletproof Brass (ChoiceCuts)

9:39AM The Congos Bring The Mackaback from Heart of the Congos (Blood And Fire)

9:34AM Franklin Bruno Ghost Postage from A Bedroom Community (Simple Machines)

9:30AM Chocolate Snow A Day in the Life from Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace (Numero Group)

9:27AM Cat's Eyes Over You from Cat's Eyes (Co-op)

9:21AM Slowdive Catch The Breeze from Just For A Day (SBK)

9:16AM Brute Heart Eclipse from Lonely Hunter (Soft Abuse)

9:13AM Zapruder Point Good as Gold from It's Always the Quiet Ones (Collectible Escalators)

9:08AM Lucious Jackson Mood Swing from Fever In Fever Out (Grand Royal)

9:05AM Les Paul & Mary Ford Tennessee Waltz from The Best of the Capitol Masters: 90th Birthday Edition (Capitol)

9:01AM Bon Iver Michicant from Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)