Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 31, 2011 CHIRP Radio Playlist

Today, I played songs off of my Top 20 albums of 2011. I have oh so helpfully numbered them on this playlist. I'll be back next Saturday from 9AM to Noon (CST) at

11:56 AM Eddy Current Suppression Ring I'm Guilty from So Many Things (Goner)

11:51 AM Pete And The Pirates Come To The Bar from One Thousand Pictures (Stolen) [NUMBER 1]

11:45 AM The Darcys 100 Mile House from The Darcys (Arts & Crafts)

11:41 AM Paul Simon So Beautiful Or So What from So Beautiful Or So What (Hear Music) [NUMBER 2]

11:34 AM The Joy Formidable I Don't Want To See You Like This from The Big Roar (Atlantic) [NUMBER 3]

11:31 AM Van Hunt Watching You Go Crazy Is Driving Me Insane from What Were You Hoping For? (Thirty Tigers) [NUMBER 4]

11:28 AM Illuminati Congo Here We Come (featuring Esq & Cosmos Ray) from All Eye See (Nyahbanga)

11:22 AM Tom Waits New Year's Eve from Bad as Me (ANTI-) [NUMBER 5]

11:19 AM Chris Connelly The Paraffin Hearts from Artificial Madness (Relapse)

11:16 AM Anna Calvi I'll Be Your Man from Anna Calvi (Domino) [NUMBER 6]

11:09 AM Justice Ohio from Audio, Video, Disco (Elektra)

11:03 AM Seun Anikulapo-Kuti & Egypt 80 For Dem Eye from From Africa with Fury: Rise (Knitting Factory) [NUMBER 7]

10:59 AM Raphael Saadiq Over You from Stone Rollin' (Columbia) [NUMBER 8]

10:55 AM Wooden Wand & The Briarwood Virgins Scorpian Glow from Briarwood (Fire)

10:52 AM Jonathan Wilson Waters Down from Gentle Spirit (Bella Union) [NUMBER 9]

10:47 AM The Runnies Easy from You Can't Win (Candy Dinner)

10:44 AM The Features Love Is... from Wilderness (Bug) [NUMBER 10]

10:41 AM Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Is An Outlaw from Ride On: The Chess Masters, 1960-1961 (Hip-O Select)

10:35 AM The Black Keys Dead And Gone from El Camino (Nonesuch)

10:31 AM Nicole Atkins You Come to Me from Mondo Amore (Razor & Tie) [NUMBER 11]

10:28 AM Release the Sunbird A New You from Come Back to Us (Brushfire)

10:22 AM tUnE-yArDs You Yes You from whokill (4AD) [NUMBER 12]

10:18 AM Zomby Trapdoor from Nothing (4AD)

10:15 AM Disappears Not Romantic from Guider (kranky) [NUMBER 13]

10:08 AM Rob Crow Scalped from He Thinks He's People (Temporary Residence Ltd.)

10:05 AM The Monkees Magnolia Simms from The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (Rhino)

10:02 AM Roots Manuva Skid Valley from 4EverEvolution (Big Dada) [NUMBER 14]

9:58 AM The La's Doledrum from The La's (Go! Discs)

9:55 AM Luke Roberts Anyway from Big Bells and Dime Songs (Thrill Jockey)

9:51 AM Hollie Cook Body Beat from Hollie Cook (Mr. Bongo) [NUMBER 15]

9:46 AM Mannequin Men Flyin' Blind from Mannequin Men (Addenda) [NUMBER 16]

9:43 AM James Ferraro Palm Trees, Wi-Fi and Dream Sushi from Far Side Virtual (Hippos In Tanks)

9:40 AM Das Racist Girl from Relax (Greedhead) [NUMBER 17]

9:35 AM Beulah Gene Autry from The Coast is Never Clear (Velocette)

9:31 AM Lydia Loveless How Many Women from Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot) [NUMBER 18]

9:28 AM Extentions The Love Of Mine from Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (Numero Group)

9:23 AM Bob Dylan Corrina, Corrina from The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (Columbia)

9:20 AM Jacaszek Seiden Stille from Glimmer (Ghostly International)

9:17 AM Shabazz Palaces Swerve... the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding) from Black Up (Sub Pop) [NUMBER 19]

9:11 AM Halfnelson Roger from Halfnelson (Bearsville)

9:08 AM Blackout Beach Torchlights Banned from Fuck Death (Dead Oceans)

9:03 AM k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang Sing It Loud from Sing It Loud (Nonesuch) [NUMBER 20]

Saturday, December 24, 2011

December 24, 2011 CHIRP Radio Playlist

Another fun holiday show. Next week, I'm on Saturday from 9AM to Noon (CST) playing stuff from my favorite records of 2011. Tune in at

11:58 AM Aztec Camera Walk Out To Winter from High Land, Hard Rain (Sire)

11:55 AM Tony Christie Happy Xmas Everybody from MOJO's Festive Fifteen (MOJO)

11:52 AM Run-DMC Christmas In Hollis from Tougher Than Leather (Arista/Legacy)

11:49 AM Canyons Tonight from Keep Your Dreams (Modular)

11:44 AM Devo Snowball from Freedom Of Choice (Warner Bros.)

11:41 AM The dB's Home for the Holidays from Christmas Time Again (Collector's Choice)

11:39 AM Little Ben & The Cheers I'm Gonna Get Even With You from Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (Numero Group)

11:37 AM The Sonics Don't Believe In Christmas from Here Are The Sonics!!! (Norton)

11:34 AM Andrea Perry Fat Aunt Bette from Fat Aunt Bette single (self-released)

11:30 AM Solomon Burke Presents For Christmas from Soul Christmas (Atlantic)

11:27 AM Illuminati Congo Unto the Pure (featuring Digital Ancient) from All Eye See (Nyahbanga)

11:22 AM Darlene Love Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) from A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector (Phil Spector)

11:19 AM Orchestra Of Spheres There Is No No from Nonagonic Now (Fire)

11:16 AM The Features Father Christmas from Father Christmas single (self-released)

11:09 AM Joker The Vision (Let Me Breathe from The Vision (4AD)

11:06 AM Fishbone It's A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time) from It's A Wonderful Life (Gonna Have A Good Time) EP (Columbia)

11:01 AM Wizzard I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday from I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday 7" (EMI)

10:57 AM The Pipettes A Winter's Sky from We Are The Pipettes (Memphis Industries)

10:55 AM Grubstake Telephone Message from Cadillac Franky Z. from What's the Point in a New CD Anyhow (Paddy Wax)

10:52 AM Dorian Taj Hardrock, Coco and Joe from Santa Is Real (All Wrote)

10:48 AM Fiona Apple Frosty The Snowman from Christmas Calling (Sony)

10:42 AM The Beatles The Beatles 1967 Christmas Record from The Beatles 1967 Christmas Record 7" (The Beatles Fan Club)

10:39 AM Mayer Hawthorne You Called Me from How Do You Do (Universal)

10:33 AM The Sugarplastic Jesus Is His Name from Will (Tallboy)

10:30 AM The Black Keys Money Maker from El Camino (Nonesuch)

10:26 AM Michael Carpenter Wake Me Up When It's Christmas Time from Wake Me Up When It's Christmas Time single (Big Radio)

10:21 AM Owen O, Evelyn... from Ghost Town (Polyvinyl)

10:17 AM Tim Finn Winter Light from Imaginary Kingdom (Parlophone)

10:14 AM Nicole Atkins Little Drummer Boy from Little Drummer Boy single (self-released)

10:07 AM The Roots The OtherSide from undun (Def Jam)

10:05 AM Clarence Carter Back Door Santa from Soul Christmas (Atlantic)

10:01 AM Damien Jurado The Falling Snow from Saint Bartlett (Secretly Canadian)

9:59 AM The Monkees Riu Chiu from Missing Links Volume Two (Rhino)

9:55 AM Cass McCombs Love Thine Enemy from Humor Risk (Domino)

9:53 AM Chris Isaak Santa Claus Is Coming To Town from Chris Isaak Christmas (Wicked)

9:50 AM Lou Rawls The Christmas Song from Yule Struttin' (Blue Note)

9:45 AM Bert Jansch In The Bleak Mid Winter (Bonus Track) from L.A. Turnaround (Charisma)

9:39 AM Tycho Hours from Dive (Ghostly International)

9:35 AM Ben Folds Bizarre Christmas Incident from Bizarre Christmas Incident 7" (Epic)

9:32 AM Sigur Ros Vio Spilum Endalust from Inni (XL)

9:28 AM Ann Margret, Oliver Reed and Alison Dowling Christmas from Tommy (Polydor)

9:23 AM She & Him Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree from A Very She & Him Christmas (Merge)

9:19 AM Matt Weber & Nora O'Connor Times Square Christmas from Santa Is Real (All Wrote)

9:16 AM Aretha Franklin First Snow in Kokomo from Young, Gifted and Black (Atlantic)

9:09 AM David Lynch Pinky's Dream from Crazy Clown Time (PIAS)

9:05 AM Sloan 12 Days Of Christmas from 12 Days Of Christmas single (self-released)

9:02 AM Richard Hawley Silent Night from Mojo's Festive Fifteen (MOJO)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

December 17, 2011 CHIRP Radio Playlist

I will hit some holiday tunes next Saturday on Christmas Eve, 9AM to Noon (CST) at

11:56 AM Ga'an I of Infinite Forms from Ga'an (self-released)

11:53 AM Smart Went Crazy Immutable Beauty from Con Art (Dischord)

11:50 AM Boston Spaceships Christmas Girl from The Kids Eat It Up: The Best Of Robert Pollard (2010-2011) (Guided By Voices, Inc.)

11:46 AM Overwhelming Colorfast Forest from Overwhelming Colorfast (Relativity)

11:40 AM Boo Williams Snare Tappin' from Home Town Chicago (Anotherday)

11:37 AM Tell-Tale Hearts Just A Matter Of Time from Destanation Bomp (Bomp!)

11:31 AM Hot Chocolate Give Peace A Chance from A's, B's & Rarities (EMI)

11:28 AM Metric Succexy from Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? (Everloving)

11:25 AM Adanowsky Basta del Oscuro from Amador (Everloving)

11:20 AM David Johansen She Loves Strangers from Here Comes The Night (Blue Sky)

11:16 AM Escort Why Oh Why from Escort (Silent Voice)

11:12 AM Guru Take A Look (At Yourself) from Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1 (Chrysalis)

11:08 AM The Wailers Dirty Robber from The Boys From Tacoma (Etiquette)

11:04 AM The Mutts Real Bright from Pray For Rain (8eat8)

11:01 AM Wipers Back To Basics from Silver Sail (T/K)

10:56 AM Atlas Sound Lightworks from Parallax (4AD)

10:53 AM M83 America from Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (Mute)

10:48 AM Squeeze Squabs On Forty Fab from Big Squeeze: The Very Best Of Squeeze (A & M)

10:45 AM MC5 Tutti-Frutti from Back In the U.S.A. (Atlantic)

10:42 AM DJ Spinn Crazy 'n' Deranged from Bangs & Works Vol. 2: The Best of Chicago Footwork (Planet Mu)

10:37 AM Doves Here It Comes from Lost Souls (Heavenly)

10:33 AM The Action Never Ever from Action Packed (Edsel)

10:30 AM Wild Flag Electric Band from Wild Flag (Merge)

10:26 AM Kurt Vile (so outta reach) from So Outta Reach EP (Matador)

10:21 AM Paul Chastain Halo from Halo EP (Pet Sounds)

10:19 AM The Do Slippery Slope from Both Ways Open Jaws (Six Degrees)

10:15 AM The Ponys 10 Fingers 11 Toes from Laced With Romance (In the Red)

10:10 AM Rich Creamy Paint A.D.D. from Rich Creamy Paint (Hollywood)

10:06 AM The Darcys Glasnost from The Darcys (Arts & Crafts)

10:02 AM R.E.M. So Fast, So Numb from New Adventures In Hi-Fi (Warner Bros.)

9:58 AM Syl Johnson Love Condition from Complete Mythology (Numero Group)

9:52 AM Pet Shop Boys Being Boring from Behaviour. (Parlaphone)

9:49 AM Steve Hauschildt Polyhymnia from Tragedy & Geometry (kranky)

9:44 AM Vivian Girls Where Do You Run To from Vivian Girls (Mauled By Tigers)

9:42 AM Kathleen Edwards Sidecar from Voyageur (MapleMusic)

9:39 AM Love No Matter What You Do from Love (Elektra)

9:34 AM Mike Reed's Loose Assembly Ground Swell from The Speed of Change (482 Music)

9:26 AM Kate Bush 50 Words For Snow from 50 Words For Snow (ANTI-)

9:21 AM Frankie and the Heartstrings Tender from Hunger (Wichita)

9:18 AM Pullman To Hold Down A Shadow from Turnstyles & Junkpiles (Thrill Jockey)

9:14 AM Split Enz Message To My Girl from Conflicting Emotions (Mushroom)

9:08 AM The Roches The Train from The Roches (Warner Bros.)

9:05 AM The National Fake Empire from Boxer (Beggars Banquet)

9:03 AM James Ferraro Palm Trees, Wi-Fi and Dream Sushi from Far Side Virtual (Hippos In Tanks)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December 10, 2011 CHIRP Radio Playlist

Back next Saturday, 9AM to Noon at

11:56 AM Brief Candles Permafrost from Fractured Days (Guilt Ridden Pop)

11:53 AM The Thermals A Pillar of Salt from The Body the Blood the Machine (Sub Pop)

11:50 AM Toothpaste 2000 Bubblegum from Instant Action (Parasol)

11:46 AM Richard X. Heyman Civil War Buff from Hey Man! (Sire)

11:43 AM The Budos Band Up from the South from The World of Daptone Records (Daptone)

11:40 AM Talking Heads Artists Only from More Songs About Buildings and Food (Sire)

11:36 AM Thee Oh Sees Crushed Grass from Carrion Crawler/The Dream (In the Red)

11:28 AM Kim Sun The Man Who Must Leave from Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974 (Light In The Attic)

11:23 AM Driftless Pony Club Inertia Is A Bitch from Cholera (Sector Five)

11:18 AM Fishbone Everyday Sunshine from The Reality Of My Surroundings (Columbia)

11:15 AM DRC Music Respect of the Rules (featuring Loi x Liberal) from Kinshasa One Two (Warp)

11:09 AM Four Tet No More Mosquitoes from Pause (Domino)

11:05 AM Owen The Armoire from Ghost Town (Polyvinyl)

11:01 AM Magazine Hello Mister Curtis (with apologies) from No Thyself (Wire-Sound)

10:56 AM The Wannadies Idiot Boy from Yeah (RCA)

10:54 AM Sharon Van Etten Have You Seen from Because I Was In Love (Language of Stone)

10:49 AM Oneohtrix Point Never Replica from Replica (Software)

10:44 AM Black Mountain Angels* from In the Future (Jagjaguwar)

10:42 AM Eligh & Amplive Guides from Therapy at 3 (Legendary)

10:39 AM Shoes I Wanna Give It To You from Silhouette (New Rose)

10:34 AM Yo La Tengo Sugarcube from I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One (Matador)

10:31 AM The Don'ts and Be Carefuls Defector from Sun Hits EP (Hot Congress)

10:28 AM The Bamboos Can't You Hear Me Knocking from Sticky Soul Fingers (MOJO)

10:23 AM The Glowfriends The Healer from Are You Ready, Steve? (Bullseye)

10:20 AM The Weakerthans Hymn For The Medical Oddity from Reunion Tour (ANTI-)

10:17 AM Nick Lowe Big Kick, Plain Scrap from Labour Of Lust (Yep Roc)

10:14 AM Summer Camp Summer Camp from Welcome to Condale (Moshi Moshi)

10:09 AM Xyzr_Kx Alternator from Secession in Astropolis (Actually, Records)

10:03 AM Jonathan Wilson Magic Everywhere from Gentle Spirit (Bella Union)

9:59 AM Tindersticks El Diablo en El Ojo from Tindersticks II (Polygram)

9:55 AM Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby Living Next Door To Alice from Two-Way Family Favourites (Southern Domestic)

9:50 AM Gruff Rhys Whale Trail from Whale Trail (Wichita)

9:45 AM The Sometimes Family Love from Soul (self-released)

9:42 AM Mayer Hawthorne You're Not Ready from How Do You Do (Universal)

9:40 AM John Anderson Swingin' from Greatest Hits (Warner Brothers)

9:35 AM Billy Bragg Heart Like A Wheel from Reaching to the Converted (Rhino)

9:33 AM Pete Dello and Friends On A Time Said Sylvie from Into Your Ears (Hanky Panky)

9:27 AM Tycho Coastal Brake from Dive (Ghostly International)

9:23 AM Kelley Stoltz Morning Sun from Circular Sounds (Sub Pop)

9:21 AM Thomas Comerford Sunday Morning from Archive + Spiral (Spacesuit)

9:15 AM Archie Shepp Funeral from The New York Contemporary Five (Delmark)

9:09 AM Seekae Reset Head from +DOME (Rice is Nice)

9:07 AM Vic Conrad & The First Third Pulse from Vic Conrad & The First Third (Hidden Agenda)

9:03 AM Lou Rawls Your Good Thing (Is About To End) from The Very Best of Lou Rawls: You'll Never Find Another (Capitol)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 3, 2011 CHIRP Radio Playlist

Great show -- back next week, Saturday, 9AM to Noon (CST) at

11:57 AM Sunny Day Real Estate In Circles from Diary (Sub Pop)

11:54 AM Steppenwolf Ride With Me from Ride With Me 7" (ABC)

11:51 AM Mutts Blind Truth from Pray For Rain (8eat8)

11:46 AM Rocket From The Tombs Life Stinks from Rocket Redux (Smog Veil)

11:42 AM Justice Canon from Audio, Video, Disco (Elektra)

11:38 AM Caribou Dundas, Ontario from Start Breaking My Heart (Leaf)

11:34 AM Dexys Midnight Runners Thankfully Not Living In Yorkshire It Doesn't Apply from Searching For Young Soul Rebels (EMI)

11:31 AM Eddy Current Suppression Ring We Got The Beat from So Many Things (Goner)

11:25 AM The Fall Nate Will Not Return from Ersatz G.B. (Cherry Red)

11:20 AM Office Of Future Plans Lorelei from Office Of Future Plans (Dischord)

11:17 AM Cold Cave Heaven Was Full from Love Comes Close (Matador)

11:14 AM Disco Inferno A Little Something from The 5 EPs (One Little Indian)

11:08 AM Los Campesinos! Songs About Your Girlfriend from Hello Sadness (Arts & Crafts)

11:05 AM Didjits Jerry Lee from Fizzjob (Bam Bam)

11:02 AM Jerry Lee Lewis Breathless from 18 Original Sun Greatest Hits (Rhino)

10:59 AM The Revelers Silver Ship from Hard Times, Sunday Spirits (SpinArt)

10:56 AM The Dead Milkmen Can't Relax from The King In Yellow (self-released)

10:50 AM Grandaddy O.K. With My Decay from Sumday (V2)

10:45 AM Pilot Just A Smile from Pilot (EMI)

10:42 AM Atlas Sound The Shakes from Parallax (4AD)

10:38 AM The Beta Band Dr. Baker from The Three EP's (Astralwerks)

10:33 AM The Chinese Stars Dressed To Get Blessed from A Rare Sensation (Three One G)

10:29 AM Big Dipper Hey! Mr. Lincoln from Craps (Homestead)

10:26 AM Illuminati Congo Unto the Pure (featuring Digital Ancient) from All Eye See (Nyahbanga)

10:20 AM The New Pornographers Sing Me Spanish Techno from Twin Cinema (Matador)

10:18 AM Chris Connelly The Subjects from Artificial Madness (Relapse)

10:15 AM Jacques Dutronc Les Cactus from Et Moi Et Moi Et Moi (RPM)

10:10 AM Ween Powder Blue from 12 Golden Country Greats (Elektra)

10:06 AM Zun Zun Egui Dance of the Crickets from Katang (Bella Union)

10:02 AM Roots Manuva Here We Go Again from 4Everevolution (Big Dada)

9:59 AM The Coctails Cottonbelt from Peel (Carrot Top)

9:55 AM Cass McCombs Robin Egg Blue from Humor Risk (Domino)

9:51 AM P. Hux Showdown from Homemade Spaceship (Lakeshore)

9:46 AM Caetano Veloso Onde O Rio É Mais Baiano from Livro (Nonesuch)

9:43 AM Snakefinger The Model from Chewing Hides The Sound (Ralph)

9:41 AM Tom Waits Kiss Me from Bad As Me (ANTI-)

9:35 AM Gigolo Aunts Only You from Pacific Ocean Blues (Q Division)

9:32 AM Kathleen Edwards Sidecar from Voyageur (MapleMusic)

9:28 AM Blur Death Of A Party from Blur (Food)

9:23 AM Norvells Without You from Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels (Numero Group)

9:20 AM Male Dark Advances from All Are Welcome (Other Electricities)

9:15 AM Lydia Loveless Steve Earle from Indestructible Machine (Bloodshot)

9:11 AM Case Studies You Folded Up My Blanket Like We Were Already Lovers from The World is Just a Shape to Fill the Night (Sacred Bones)

9:09 AM Wire Outdoor Miner from Chairs Missing (EMI)

9:01 AM Lenny Williams 'Cause I Love You from Ultimate Collection (Hip-O)