Saturday, December 28, 2013

December 28, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #189)

Today I played selections from my Top 20 albums of the year. Those albums will be identified with their rank in parentheses.

9:02 AM Laura Mvula • Sing to the Moon • Sing to the Moon • Sony (#20)

9:06 AM Outrageous Cherry • Wonderful • Stereo Action Rent Party • Third Gear

9:08 AM John Grant • Pale Green Ghosts • Pale Green Ghosts • Partisan (#19)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

December 21, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #188)

This week, I played songs from albums 21 through 40 on my Top 40 of 2013 list. Thus, next week I'll do the same with 1 through 20.

9:04 AM Corin Ashley • Badfinger Blues • New Lion Terraces • Murray Hill (#40)

9:07 AM Tracey Thorn • Snow In Sun • Tinsel and Lights • Merge

9:09 AM Franz Ferdinand • Fresh Strawberries • Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action • Domino (#39)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Top 40 LPs of 2013

Well, another year of music in the books. With the sheer volume of stuff coming out in any given year, of course there is plenty of good stuff. This year, I didn't find many definite classic albums, but scads of good ones. Which is why I think I ended up ranking 40 of them. I think I listened to roughly 130 or so albums this year, and maybe 10 or 20 more, to give you an idea of the pool I drew from. As always, the rankings are less fine tuned after 15, and even more so past number 25. It's just fun to list and write about the records I enjoyed the most. So let's go from the bottom to the top, Casey Kasem style.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

December 14, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #187)

9:00 AM Paul Weller • Stanley Road • Stanley Road • London

9:05 AM The Well Wishers • Good Luck • Dunwoody • self-released

9:08 AM Eef Barzelay • So Down We Go • So Down We Go • self-released

9:15 AM Nick Lowe • Christmas At the Airport • Quality Street: A Seasonal Selection for All the Family • Yep Roc

9:18 AM Ronderlin • Wave Another Day Goodbye • Wave Another Day Goodbye • Hidden Agenda

9:20 AM Antony & the Johnsons • Hope There's Someone • I Am a Bird Now • Secretly Canadian

9:27 AM Sparks • When I'm With You • Terminal Jive • Virgin

9:32 AM ShowYouSuck • 80's Boobs • Dude Bro EP • Closed Sessions

9:35 AM Charles Mingus • Roland Kirk's Message • Mingus Plays Piano • Impulse!

9:39 AM Bruce Springsteen • It's Hard To Be A Saint in The City • Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. • Columbia

9:42 AM Shearwater • Tomorrow • Fellow Travelers • Sub Pop

9:45 AM Catarina Dee Jah • Kay Fora • Oi! A Nova Música Brasileira! • Mais Um Discos

9:49 AM Andrew Bird • Hover I • I Want To See Pulaski at Night • Grimsey

9:53 AM The Cowsills • We Can Fly • We Can Fly • MGM

9:55 AM Beach House • Lazuli • Bloom • Sub Pop

10:01 AM The Marmalade • Bad Weather • Songs • Decca

10:04 AM Sonny And The Sunsets • Those Drawings I Told You About • I Need You Bad • Polyvinyl

10:07 AM KLANG • The 4:08 • Other Doors • Allos Documents

10:12 AM Eiren Caffall • Burdensome and Rich • Slipping the Holdfast • self-released

10:15 AM ABC • How To Be A Millionaire • How To Be A... Zillionaire! • Mercury

10:19 AM Vampire Weekend • Campus • Vampire Weekend • XL

10:24 AM Mark Gardener • Snow In Mexico • These Beautiful Ghosts • United for Opportunity

10:28 AM Logos • Swarming (feat. Rabit) • Cold Mission • Keysound Recordings

10:32 AM Future Islands • An Apology • In Evening Air • Thrill Jockey

10:37 AM The Idle Race • I Like My Toys • The Birthday Party • Liberty

10:39 AM John Legend & The Roots • Hard Times (featuring Black Thought) • Wake Up! • Columbia

10:44 AM Daedelus • Flat Faded • Drown Out • anticon.

10:50 AM David Garza • Silent Night • Little Strummer Boy • self-released

10:52 AM The Sneetches • What I Know • Blow Out The Sun • spinART

10:55 AM M83 • Car Chase Terror! • Before the Dawn Heals Us • Mute

11:00 AM Hookworms • In Our Time • Pearly Mystic • Domino

11:04 AM Tim Kinsella • 100 Kinds of Crazy • Tim Kinsella Sings the Songs of Marvin Tate by Leroy Bach Featuring Angel Olsen • Joyful Noise

11:06 AM Paleo • You in Your New Winter Coat • A View of the Sky • Parisan

11:11 AM Los Campesinos! • As Lucerne/The Low • No Blues • Wichita

11:16 AM Rockpile • Oh What A Thrill • Seconds Of Pleasure • Columbia

11:19 AM Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine • Another Brick in the Wall • Ruby Trax • NME

11:24 AM Sylvester • Do You Wanna Funk • A Night To Remember • Unidisc

11:29 AM Melt-Banana • Schemes Of The Tails • fetch • A-Zap

11:33 AM Ravin' Seeds • Turn On Your TV • The Violence Inherent In Our System • NKVD

11:36 AM Creedence Clearwater Revival • Penthouse Pauper • Bayou Country • Fantasy

11:40 AM Bottomless Pit • Null Set • Shade Perennial • Comedy Minus One

11:44 AM Flying Lotus • Arkestry • Cosmogramma • Warp

11:49 AM Bad Religion • Little Drummer Boy • Christmas Songs • Epitaph

11:51 AM Pete Shelley • Telephone Operator • XL1 • Arista

11:54 AM Boo Williams • Snare Tappin' • Home Town Chicago • Anotherday

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December 7, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #186)

9:01 AM Dolly Varden • The Dumbest Magnets • The Dumbest Magnets • Evil Teen

9:06 AM Espectrostatic • Smokeface Appears • Espectrostatic • Trouble In Mind

9:09 AM XTC • Standing In For Joe • Wasp Star • TVT

9:12 AM Fabie Anstee Trio • No Money, No Whiskey • Home • self-released

9:17 AM Rosanne Cash • Heartaches By the Number • The List • Manhattan

9:20 AM The Rural Alberta Advantage • Stamp • Departing • Saddle Creek

9:25 AM The Sweet • Reflections • Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be • RCA

9:27 AM Mike Reed's People, Places & Things • Basil Outside • Second Cities: Volume 1 • 482 Music

9:33 AM Pinback • Charborg • This Is a Pinback CD • Ace Fu

9:38 AM The dB's • She's Not Worried • Stands for Decibels • Albion

9:41 AM bEEdEEgEE • Overlook • SUM/ONE • 4AD

9:44 AM Charlie Deets • Skinny Girl with C's • The Power of Suggestion • Paribus

9:48 AM Helado Negro • Detroit • Island Universe Story Two • Asthmatic Kitty

9:52 AM The Pretty Things • Death Of A Socialite • Get A Buzz • Fontana

9:55 AM Massive Attack • Babel • Heligoland • Virgin

10:01 AM Nat King Cole • Mr. Cole Won't Rock 'n' Roll • Nat King Cole • Capitol

10:08 AM Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks • Lariat • Wig Out at Jagbags • Matador

10:13 AM Conway • Hustler • Big Talk EP • Columbia

10:17 AM The Maccabees • Pelican • Given to the Wild • Fiction

10:20 AM The Christians • Hooverville • The Christians • Island

10:26 AM Wire • I Am The Fly • Chairs Missing • EMI

10:29 AM Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band • Wpic • Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band EP • ZNA

10:33 AM cub • Pillow Queen • Box Of Hairs • Mint

10:37 AM Bobby Womack • Home Is Where The Heart Is • Greatest Hits • Capitol

10:40 AM You Am I • Ain't Exactly Good • Songs for Slim: Rockin' Here Tonight • New West

10:43 AM Judson Claiborne • Any Day Woman • Before Midnight Scholar • self-released

10:47 AM Cut Copy • In Memory Capsule • Free Your Mind • Modular

10:51 AM Edwyn Collins • Dilemna • Understated • AED

10:55 AM Frankie Gee • Date With The Rain • Groove Merchant Turns 20: 14 Selections from Behind the Counter • Luv N Haight

10:57 AM Splitsville • The Misfits • Ultrasound • Big Deal

11:00 AM Public Enemy • Miuzi Weighs a Ton • Yo! Bum Rush the Show • Def Jam

11:06 AM Mount Eerie • Clear Moon • Pre-Human Ideas • P.W. Elverum & Sun

11:09 AM My Dad Is Dead • Let's Be DIY • The Engine of Commerce • Vital Cog

11:14 AM M.I.A. • Bring The Noize • Matangi • N.E.E.T.

11:18 AM The Fall • I've Been Duped • Imperial Wax Solvent • Sanctuary

11:21 AM Willie Dixon • I Ain't Superstitious • I Am the Blues • Columbia/Legacy

11:26 AM The Smugglers • Useless Rocker • Rosie • Lookout!

11:29 AM Big Business • No Vowels • Battlefields Forever • Gold Metal

11:33 AM The Walkmen • On the Water • You & Me • Gigantic

11:37 AM Toots and the Maytals • Broadway Jungle • Time Tough The Anthology • Island

11:40 AM The Limiñanas • My Black Sabbath • Costa Blanca • Trouble In Mind

11:43 AM Swiss Dots • Let's Fade • Glaciers • Vinahyde

11:48 AM Magik Markers • Crebs • Surrender to the Fantasy • Drag City

11:52 AM Big Drill Car • I Don't Mind • Something's Gone Wrong Again • C/Z

11:54 AM John Berberian and the Rock East Ensemble • Flying Hye • Middle Eastern Rock • Rev-Ola

Saturday, November 30, 2013

November 30, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #185)

9:00 AM Donny Hathaway • Jealous Guy • Never My Love: The Anthology • Rhino

9:05 AM Tennis • Cured of Youth • Small Sound EP • Communion

9:08 AM Azita • Just Joker Blues • Life on the Fly • Drag City

9:14 AM Shearwater • A Wake For The Minotaur • Fellow Travelers • Sub Pop

9:18 AM Porter Wagoner • Eat, Drink and Be Merry (For Tomorrow You'll Cry) • The Essential Porter Wagoner • RCA

9:20 AM Renee-Louise Carafice • (I'm Your) Bodhisattva • Tells You to Fight • Monkey

9:25 AM China Crisis • African and White • Difficult Shapes & Passive Rhythms, Some People Think It's Fun to Entertain • Virgin

9:29 AM Black Milk • Interpret Sabotage (featuring Mel) • No Poison, No Paradise • Fat Beats

9:32 AM James Blake • I Mind • James Blake • ATLAS

9:37 AM Jack White • On and On and On • Blunderbuss • Columbia

9:41 AM Marcos Valle • Garra • Garra • Light In The Attic

9:43 AM Ryan Hemsworth • One For Me (Feat. Tinashe) • Guilt Trips • Last Gang

9:49 AM Cate Le Bon • Mug Museum • Mug Museum • Wichita

9:53 AM The Green Pajamas • Laura Silver Bell • In A Glass Darkly • Hidden Agenda

9:58 AM The Green River Boys & Glen Campbell • Lonesome Jailhouse Blues • Big Bluegrass Special • Capitol

10:01 AM Cheap Trick • Say Goodbye • Cheap Trick • Red Ant

10:03 AM La Luz • Big Big Blood • It's Alive • Hardly Art

10:06 AM Franz Ferdinand • Right Action • Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action • Domino

10:12 AM Danny Brown • Break It (Go) • Old • Fool's Gold

10:15 AM The Suburbs • Love Is The Law • Love Is The Law • Mercury

10:20 AM The Strokes • Juicebox • First Impressions of Earth • RCA

10:24 AM The Marshall Tucker Band • I'll Be Loving You • Together Forever • Capricorn

10:30 AM Russian Circles • Memorial • Memorial • Sargent House

10:33 AM Xiu Xiu • Cumberland Gap • Dear God, I Hate Myself • Kill Rock Stars

10:37 AM Annie • Songs Remind Me Of You • Don't Stop • Smalltown Supersound

10:41 AM Wooden Shjips • Ghouls • Back to Land • Thrill Jockey

10:45 AM 13th Floor Elevators • She Lives (In a Time of Her Own) • I've Always Been Here Before • Shout Factory

10:49 AM Uh Bones • Drink To Sleep • Drink To Sleep single • self-released

10:53 AM Sebastien Grainger • Waking Up Dead • Yours to Discover • Last Gang

10:56 AM Shinehead • The Real Rock • The Real Rock • Elektra

11:01 AM Pet Shop Boys • Vocal • Electric • x2

11:07 AM Orchestra of Spheres • Aby • Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music • Fire

11:10 AM The Ettes • I Stayed Too Late • Wicked Will • Krian

11:14 AM Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings • Ain't No Chimneys In The Projects • Stranger to My Happiness • Daptone

11:16 AM Mega City Four • Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely • On Another Planet • Black & Noir

11:19 AM Son Volt • Drown • Trace • Warner Bros.

11:24 AM The Who • Out In the Streets • My Generation • MCA

11:27 AM The Martha's Vineyard Ferries • Parachute • Mass. Grave • Kiam

11:30 AM Ghostface Killah • Troublemakers (featuring Raekwon, Method Man & Redman) • Apollo Kids • Def Jam

11:35 AM Best of Seven • Baby Loves You • A Tribute to E'Nuff Z'Nuff • CD Smash

11:39 AM The Jesus and Mary Chain • You Trip Me Up • Psychocandy • Blanco y Negro

11:41 AM Daedelus • Tiptoes • Drown Out • anticon.

11:47 AM The Gories • Thunderbird Esq. • The Shaw Tapes: Live in Detroit 5/27/88 • Third Man

11:50 AM MC5 • Over and Over • High Time • Rhino

11:55 AM Red Red Meat • Oxtail • Bunny Gets Paid • Sub Pop

Saturday, November 23, 2013

November 23, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #184)

9:02 AM Alexander Spence • Little Hands • Oar • Sundazed

9:05 AM Juana Molina • Final Feliz • Wed 21 • Crammed Discs

9:09 AM A Hawk And A Hacksaw • Pastelka on the Train • Darkness at Noon • Leaf

9:15 AM Howe Gelb • The 3 Deaths of Lucky • The Coincidentalist • New West

9:19 AM Queen • Who Needs You • News Of The World • Elektra

9:22 AM The Bees • I Really Need Love • Every Step's A Yes • Fiction

9:29 AM Michael Nesmith • Some of Shelley's Blues • Live at The Britt Festival • Pacific Arts

9:32 AM Aaron Freeman • Nature Man • Gener's Gone: The Final Demo Recordings of Gene Ween (2009-2011) EP • self-released

9:35 AM Sam Cooke • Nobody Knows The Troubles I've Seen • Night Beat • RCA

9:39 AM The Go-Betweens • The Wrong Road • Liberty Belle And The Black Diamond Express • Beggars Banquet

9:43 AM The xx • Our Song • Coexist • Young Turks

9:46 AM Jonwayne • Find Me in the Future • Rap Album One • Stones Throw

9:50 AM Minor Alps • Radio Static • Get There • Barsuk

9:53 AM Allá • Tu Vida! • Es Tiempo • Crammed Discs

9:56 AM Bongwater • Love Life • Rutles Highway Revisted • Shimmy Disc

10:01 AM Garbage • Not My Idea • Garbage • Almo

10:05 AM YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN • Windflower • UZU • Suicide Squeeze

10:08 AM Cornershop • Beacon Radio 303 (featuring Rajwant) • Urban Turban • Ample Play

10:14 AM White Denim • New Blue Feeling • Corsicana Lemonade • Downtown

10:17 AM Rose Elinor Dougall • Future Vanishes • Futures Vanishes EP • You

10:21 AM Art Ensemble Of Chicago • Nonaah • Fanfare For The Warriors • Atlantic

10:28 AM Anna Calvi • One Breath • One Breath • Domino

10:33 AM SEACATS • Wrecked • SEACATS • Fin

10:37 AM Frank Black & the Catholics • Six-Sixty-Six • Frank Black & the Catholics • Spin Art

10:41 AM The Roots • The Day (featuring Blu, Phonte & Patty Crash) • How I Got Over • Def Jam

10:45 AM Ian Dury & The Blockheads • Uncoolohol • Laughter • Stiff

10:48 AM The Lemons • My Candy Girl • Hello, We're The Lemons • Tripp Tapes

10:51 AM Blasted Diplomats • When The Ship Goes Down • Blasted Diplomats • BLVD

10:54 AM The Zombies • Just Out Of Reach • Zombie Heaven • Big Beat

10:55 AM Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 • Freak Star • ...tick...tick...tick • Down There

11:01 AM Urge Overkill • Ticket To LA • Americruiser • Touch and Go

11:03 AM Melt-Banana • Zero • fetch • A-Zap

11:07 AM Armando • Downfall • Can You Jack? Chicago Acid And Experimental House 1985-95 • Soul Jazz

11:13 AM Bardo Pond • Taste • Peace on Venus • Fire

11:18 AM Bee Gees • Idea • Idea • Atco

11:21 AM Them Crooked Vultures • Scumbag Blues • Them Crooked Vultures • DGC

11:27 AM Tal National • Zigda • Kaani • FatCat

11:32 AM The Selecter • On My Radio • Too Much Pressure • Chrysalis

11:35 AM Cloud Nothings • Nothing's Wrong • Cloud Nothings • Carpark

11:38 AM The Sherbs • Back to Zero • The Skill • Festival

11:43 AM Sebastien Tellier • Adieu • Confection • Record Makers

11:45 AM The Lambrettas • Cortinas • Da-a-a-ance • Sanctuary

11:49 AM Fake Limbs • Dr. Detroit • The Power of Patrician Upbringing • BLVD

11:53 AM Leatherface • Winsome, Losesome • The Last • BYO

11:56 AM Amanda Palmer • Astronaut (A Short History Of Nearly Nothing) • Who Killed Amanda Palmer • Roadrunner

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November 16, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #183)


9:02 AM The Beatles • I'll Follow The Sun • On Air -- Live at the BBC Volume 2 • Apple

9:04 AM Midlake • Aurora Gone • Antiphon • ATO

9:09 AM Seu Jorge • Don't • Cru • Wrasswer

9:14 AM Elf Power • Chromosome Blues • Sunlight on the Moon • Orange Twin

9:17 AM Dolly Parton • Mission Chapel Memories • Touch Your Woman • RCA

9:20 AM John Coltrane • Say It (Over And Over Again) • Ballads • Impulse!

9:27 AM Justin Roberts • What the Stork Sent • Lullaby • Carpet Square

9:31 AM Solomon Burke • Today Is Your Birthday • The Definition Of Soul • Pointblank

9:34 AM Harm Wülf • Spectrum Blues • There's Honey In the Soil So We Wait for the Till • Deathwish Inc

9:39 AM Blood Orange • No Right Thing • Cupid Deluxe • Domino

9:43 AM Wailing Souls • Run Dem Down • Firehouse Rock • Greensleeves

9:47 AM Kelly Hogan • Sleeper Awake • I Like to Keep Myself in Pain • ANTI-

9:52 AM Jan & Dean • Batman • Jan & Dean Meet Batman • Liberty

9:54 AM Julie Meckler • Me and the Waves • Queenshead • self-released

9:58 AM Peaking Lights • Synthy • 936 • Not Not Fun

10:02 AM Madness • One Step Beyond • One Step Beyond • Sire

10:04 AM Earl Sweatshirt • Sasquatch (featuring Tyler the Creator) • Doris • Tan Cressida

10:07 AM Bat For Lashes • Glass • Two Suns • Astralwerks

10:13 AM Advance Base • Either You Love Me or I Don't Love You • Tomorrow's Homes Today EP • Orindal

10:16 AM Pete and the Pirates • Cold Black Kitty • One Thousand Pictures • Stolen

10:19 AM Modest Mouse • One Chance • Good News For People Who Love Bad News • Epic

10:23 AM Sing-Sing • I Do • And I • Aerial

10:27 AM RJD2 • It All Came To Me In a Dream (feat. Blueprint) • More Is Than Isn't • RJ's Electrical Connections

10:30 AM Eurythmics • Fame • Touch • RCA

10:35 AM The Hollies • On A Carousel • The 30th Anniversary Collection • EMI

10:38 AM Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. • Hiding • The Speed of Things • Warner Bros

10:41 AM Ari Brown • Two Gun V • Live At The Green Mill • Delmark

10:50 AM Arcade Fire • You Already Know • Reflektor • Merge

10:54 AM Derek And The Dominoes • I Looked Away • Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs • Polydor

10:57 AM The Dismemberment Plan • Girl O' Clock • Emergency & I • DeSoto

11:01 AM The Last • I Don't Know What to Say • Danger • End Sounds

11:03 AM Hank 3 • The Outdoor Plan • Brothers of the 4x4 • Hank 3

11:07 AM Thom Yorke • Harrowdown Hill • The Eraser • XL

11:14 AM M.I.A. • Know It Ain't Right • Matangi • N.E.E.T.

11:18 AM Spirit • Topanga Windows • Spirit • Ode

11:21 AM Echo & the Bunnymen • The Killing Moon • Ocean Rain • Warner Bros.

11:28 AM Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs • Kid • Under The Covers, Vol. 3 • Shout Factory

11:31 AM Of Montreal • Raindrop In My Skull • Lousy with Sylvianbriar • Polyvinyl

11:34 AM Chance the Rapper • NaNa (featuring Action Bronson) • Acid Rap • self-released

11:38 AM Buzzcocks • Promises • Singles Going Steady • I.R.S.

11:40 AM Beastmilk • Death Reflects Us • Climax • Magic Bullet

11:43 AM The Dambuilders • Smell • Encendedor • Eastwest

11:48 AM Pelican • The Cliff • Forever Becoming • Southern Lord

11:52 AM Samantha 7 • Hanging Onto Jane • Samantha 7 • Portrait

11:54 AM Outer Minds • Footsteps Part II • Outer Minds • Southpaw

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November 9, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #182)

9:00 AM Lily & Madeleine • Come To Me • Lily & Madeleine • Asthmatic Kitty

9:03 AM Johnny Cash • Rosanna's Going Wild • The Legend • Columbia/Legacy

9:05 AM Fabie Anstee Trio (feat. Rob McDougle) • That's Just Fine • Home • self-released

9:12 AM Son Lux • Easy • Lanterns • Joyful Noise

9:15 AM Hollie Cook • Milk And Honey • Hollie Cook • Mr. Bongo

9:19 AM Wilco • Hell Is Chrome • A Ghost Is Born • Nonesuch

9:25 AM The Alan Parsons Project • Time • Turn Of A Friendly Card • Arista

9:30 AM Psapp • Wet Salt • What Makes Us Glow • The state51 Conspiracy

9:33 AM Quantic & Alice Russell with the Combo Bárbaro • Road to Islay • Look Around the Corner • Tru Thoughts

9:38 AM Neil Young • Deep Forbidden Lake • Decade • Reprise

9:42 AM The Trolleyvox • How You Gonna Get There • Leap of Folly • Groove Disques

9:46 AM Kwes. • Rollerblades • ilp • Warp

9:51 AM Moonface • Everyone Is Noah, Everyone Is The Ark • Julia With Blue Jeans On • Jagjaguwar

9:55 AM Eleanor Friedberger • One-Month Marathon • Last Summer • Merge

9:58 AM Andrea Perry • My Lover Said • Four • self-released

10:01 AM Lee Ranaldo and The Dust • Last Night On Earth • Last Night On Earth • Matador

10:06 AM Diane Coffee • WWWoman • My Friend Fish • Western Vinyl

10:09 AM Kill The Vultures • Sick Days Are Upon Us • Kill The Vultures • Jib Door

10:16 AM La Luz • Big Big Blood • It's Alive • Hardly Art

10:19 AM The English Beat • Twist And Crawl • I Just Can't Stop It • Go Feet

10:21 AM Nothing Painted Blue • Sorely Tempted • Emotional Discipline • Scat

10:25 AM Polly Scattergood • Falling • Arrows • Mute

10:30 AM Black Hearted Brother • (I Don't Mean To) Wonder • Stars Are Our Home • Slumberland

10:34 AM Otter Petter • Torch • Nice Night For A Knife Fight • self-released

10:38 AM The James Gang • Midnight Man • Thirds • ABC

10:41 AM Sky Ferreira • You're Not The One • Night Time, My Time • Capitol

10:45 AM Gamelan Son of Lion • D.N.A. • The Complete Gamelan In the New World • Locust

10:50 AM Cults • No Hope • Static • Columbia

10:53 AM Margarita Sierra • Cha Cha Twist • Chicas! Spanish Female Singers 1962/1974 • Vampisoul

10:55 AM The Decemberists • Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect • Castaways and Cutouts • Kill Rock Stars

11:01 AM The Strypes • Blue Collar Jane • Snapshot • Virgin

11:04 AM Neo Boys • Dirty White Lies • Sooner or Later • K

11:06 AM Mike Reed's People, Places & Things • Wilbur's Tune • Proliferation • 482 Music

11:13 AM Darkside • Paper Trails • Psychic • Other People

11:17 AM Beastie Boys • Time To Build • To the 5 Boroughs • Capitol

11:20 AM Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band • Zig Zag Wanderer • Safe As Milk • Buddha

11:24 AM Mudhoney • We Had Love • Set It On Fire! • Dog Meat

11:29 AM Parquet Courts • You've Got Me Wonderin' Now • Tally All The Things That You Broke EP • What's Your Rupture?

11:32 AM The Afro Soul-Tet • Mozamba • Afrodesia • Luv N' Haight

11:35 AM The Dickies • Fan Mail • Dawn Of The Dickies • A & M

11:38 AM DJ Rashad • I'm Too Hi (featuring Earl) • Double Cup • Hyperdub

11:42 AM Cold Cave • Love Comes Close • Love Comes Close • Matador

11:47 AM Robert Pollard • Tonight's The Rodeo • Tonight's The Rodeo single • GBV Inc.

11:49 AM The Long Ryders • 10-5-60 • 10-5-60 • PVC

11:52 AM Mount Eerie • Clear Moon • Clear Moon • P.W. Elverum & Sun

Saturday, November 2, 2013

November 2, 2013 CHIRP Radio Show -- The Sparks-travaganza (Show #181)


On November 6 and 7 of this week, Sparks will be playing Chicago. The last time they played here? In 1983. I was there for that show (opening for Rick Springfield) and they were well on their way to becoming my all-time favorite band. In honor of their long awaited return to Chicago, I decided to turn this week's show into a Sparks-travaganza. So I deviated a bit from CHIRP's format, while still playing plenty of new and local music, to play Sparks tunes, covers of Sparks tunes and other songs that somehow related to Sparks. It was a blast and I can't wait, after traveling to New York City, London and Los Angeles to see them, to only have to take the el to see them this time. I have added annotations to explain how many of these songs were connected to Sparks.

9:01 AM Neko Case • Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth • Middle Cyclone • ANTI- (Sparks cover of tune from Propaganda album)

9:03 AM Sparks • My Other Voice • No. 1 In Heaven • Elektra

9:08 AM Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin • Ms. Dot • Fly By Wire • Polyvinyl

9:12 AM Cameron McGill • Everybody Hold On • Gallows Ettiquette • Post-Important

9:15 AM The Go-Go's • Yes Or No • Talk Show • I.R.S. (Go-Go's guitarist Jane Wiedlin, who dueted with Sparks on their minor hit Cool Places, co-wrote this song with Ron and Russell Mael)

9:20 AM The Equals • The Skies Above • Baby Come Back • RCA (request)

9:24 AM R. Stevie Moore • Fletcher Honorama • The Future Is Worse Than The Past • Megaphon (Cover of song on Sparks' debut album and my favorite song from that album)


9:27 AM The Futureheads • The No. 1 Song In Heaven • Rant • Nul (A capella cover of Sparks' influential electro-disco hit from 1979)

9:31 AM Botany • Simple Creatures With Ryat • Lava Diviner (Truestory) • Western Vinyl

9:37 AM Earle Mankey • Mau Mau • Earle Mankey • Frigidisk (Solo song from original member of Halfnelson/Sparks, who went on to become an engineer and producer of lots of cool records)

9:40 AM The Beach Boys • Roller Skating Child • Love You • Brother (Engineered by that Earle Mankey fellow)

9:43 AM Mickey & The Soul Generation • Football • Iron Leg: The Complete Mickey & The Soul Generation • Cali-Tex

9:48 AM Mark Lanegan • You Only Live Twice • Imitations • Vagrant

9:51 AM Sparks • Suburban Homeboy • Lil' Beethoven • Palm Pictures (Played a b-side version with Ron Mael narrating the lyrics over the music and backing vocals)

9:55 AM Telex • Sigmund Freud's Party • Sex • PVC (Belgian synth-pop band, Ron and Russell Mael wrote the lyrics)


9:57 AM Hollows • Up & Down • Vulture • Trouble In Mind

10:02 AM The Dirtbombs • Sherlock Holmes • We Have You Surrounded • In the Red (Detroit garage band covers track from Sparks' Angst In My Pants, the Sparks album I've played more than any other)

10:05 AM Sparks • Girl From Germany • A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing • Bearsville

10:08 AM Elsinore • Life Inside An Elephant • PUSH/PULL • Parasol

10:14 AM William Steffey • Belfast • Belfast single • Aquariphone

10:18 AM Martin Gordon • Hit Him On The Head (With a Hammer) • The Baboon In The Basement • Radiant Future (Gordon played bass on Sparks' classic Kimono My House album. He went on to form Jet and Radio Stars, play scad of sessions, and eventually make witty power pop solo records)

10:21 AM Ra Ra Riot • Saccharin and the War • Boy • Barsuk (cover of song from eponymous debut of Halfnelson...who soon changed their name to Sparks, and the Halfnelson debut was reissued as Sparks' eponymous debut)

10:27 AM Big Hello • In My Mind • Orange Album • Break-Up! (This Chicago band featured Brad Elvis and Chloe Orwell, now of The Handcuffs. Brad is a major Sparks fan and wrote the lyrics to this track, which name checks Ron and Russell Mael)

10:30 AM William Onyeabor • Fantastic Man • World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who is William Onyeabor? • Luaka Bop

10:34 AM Hilly Michaels • Russian Girls • Lumia • Warner Bros. (Hilly played drums on Sparks' Big Beat album and made two fizzy power pop records in the '80s, though this is more of a synth-pop number)

10:39 AM Sparks • At Home, At Work, At Play • Two Hands One Mouth Live In Europe • Lil' Beethoven

10:43 AM Sara Savery • Sonoe • The Diver • DPC

10:46 AM Christopher Milk • The Tough Kids • Some People Will Drink Anything • Reprise (Surly Ralph and John Mendelssohn from this band were early members of the forerunner of Sparks, Halfnelson, leaving before the sole Halfnelson album. Mendelssohn went on to write for Creem Magazine, among other things)

10:50 AM Poliça • Matty • Shulamith • Mom + Pop

10:55 AM Gemma Ray • How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? • Island Fire • Bronze Riot (Contemporary British singer-songwriter covered two Sparks tunes on a 45 that were appended as bonus tracks to this CD. This song was originally on the 2002 Sparks album Lil' Beethoven, which re-established them a significant artistic force)

11:00 AM Sparks • Tips For Teens • Whomp That Sucker • RCA (This is the first Sparks song I ever heard. I was hooked right away)

11:04 AM 20/20 • Yellow Pills • 20/20 • Portrait (One of my all-time favorite songs, this power pop classic was produced by original Sparks member Earle Mankey)

11:08 AM Boldy James • Bold • My 1st Chemistry Set • Decon

11:13 AM Dean Wareham • Air • Emancipated Hearts EP • Sonic Cathedral

11:16 AM Siouxsie & The Banshees • This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us • Through The Looking Glass • Geffen (The legendary post-punk goth band did a nice job covering Sparks' first big hit single in the UK, and still the song that is their calling card)

11:19 AM NOMO • Nu Tones • New Tones • Ubiquity

11:25 AM Mark Burgess and Yves Altana • Moon Over Kentucky • Sin • Dead Dead Good (Burgess is the lead singer for the great British post-punk band The Chameleons. This is a cover of a song off of Sparks' first masterpiece, their second album, A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing)

11:29 AM The Electric Peanut Butter Company • Mono Man • Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics Vol. 2 • Ubiquity

11:31 AM Gleaming Spires • A Christian Girl's Problems • Walk On Well Lighted Streets • PVC (The four members of Gleaming Spires also played in Sparks from 1981 through 1984)

11:36 AM Cave • Shikaakwa • Threace • Drag City

11:41 AM Jet • It Would Be Good • Jet • CBS (Fans of Sparks' glam rock era material would probably also like Jet. Former Sparks bass player Martin Gordon wrote the tunes for Jet and, of course, played bass)

11:43 AM Cockeyed Ghost • I Wish I Was A Girl • The Scapegoat Factory • Big Deal (Original Sparks member Earle Mankey engineered this track from a swell L.A. power pop band)

11:49 AM Sparks • Amateur Hour • Kimono My House • Island (Second smash hit from Sparks' breakthrough album)

11:52 AM Epicycle • Residential Area • You're Not Gonna Get It: 1978-81 • HoZac

11:55 AM The Quick • My Purgatory Years • Mondo Deco • Mercury (This L.A. band really, really tried hard to sound like Sparks. No wonder they got original Sparks member Earle Mankey to co-produce the record with legendary crackpot and Runaways svengali Kim Fowley)


Saturday, October 26, 2013

October 26, 2013 CHIRP Radio Show Playlist (Show #180)

9:01 AM Hans Rotenberry and Brad Jones • It Would Be Uncool • Mountain Jack • self-released

9:04 AM Cass McCombs • Angel Blood • Big Wheel and Others • Domino

9:08 AM Sly & The Family Stone • Mother Beautiful • Small Talk • Epic

9:09 AM Pinetop Seven • Afterthought • Beneath Confederate Lake • Empyrean

9:15 AM Janelle Monae • It's Code • Electric Lady • Bad Boy

9:19 AM The Balancing Act • Understanding Furniture • curtains • I.R.S.

9:23 AM Avey Tare • 3 Umbrellas • Down There • Paw Tracks

9:27 AM Reparata & the Delrons • Saturday Night Didn't Happen • One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds Lost & Found • Rhino

9:29 AM Sade • Still In Love With You • The Ultimate Collection • Epic

9:34 AM The Oarsmen • Dreamcatcher • Writing House • Tandem Shop

9:38 AM Midnight Oil • Stars of Warburton • Blue Sky Mining • Epic

9:42 AM Frankie Rose • Into Blue • Herein Wild • Fat Possum

9:45 AM The Well Wishers • Nothing Ever Changes Around Here • Dreaming of the West Coast • self-released

9:50 AM Midlake • This Weight • Antiphon • ATO

9:54 AM Sebadoh • Let It Out • Defend Yourself • Joyful Noise

9:58 AM Patricia Barber • The Storyteller • Smash • Concord

10:02 AM The Effigies • Haunted Town • Remains Nonviewable • Touch and Go

10:05 AM The Comsat Angels • Beautiful Monster • My Mind's Eye • Caroline

10:07 AM V V Brown • Samson • Samson & Delilah • YOY

10:14 AM Sidi Touré • Mali • Alafia • Thrill Jockey

10:18 AM 10CC • You've Got a Cold • Deceptive Bends • Mercury

10:22 AM The Bitter Tears • East Texas • The Grinning Corpse Who Went To Town • Roydale

10:27 AM Split Enz • What's The Matter With You • True Colours • Mushroom

10:30 AM Marva Whitney • Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear • Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label • Numero Group

10:33 AM UNKLE • The Runaway (featuring ELLE J) • Where Did The Night Fall • Surrender All

10:38 AM Justin Roberts • Recess • Recess • Carpet Square

10:42 AM The Fresh & Onlys • The Deluge of War • Soothsayer • Mexican Summer

10:44 AM Broken Social Scene • Guilty Cubicles • Feel Good Lost • Arts & Crafts

10:48 AM Pusha T • Nosetalgia (featuring Kendrick Lamar) • My Name Is My Name • GOOD Music

10:52 AM The Equals • Stand Up And Be Counted • Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys...the anthology • Sequel

10:55 AM Yo La Tengo • Autumn Sweater • I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One • Matador

11:01 AM The Hives • Antidote • Tyrannosaurus Hives • Interscope

11:03 AM King Khan & the Shrines • Yes I Can't • Idle No More • Merge

11:05 AM The Coasters • Along Came Jones • The Very Best of The Coasters • Rhino

11:10 AM todayshits • Shivers of Winter • The Boy Can't Help It • Tripp Tapes

11:12 AM LCD Soundsystem • Thrills • LCD Soundsystem • DFA

11:16 AM Gaza Strippers • Transistor • Electric Bible • Twenty Stone Blatt

11:21 AM The Hummingbirds • Get On Down • loveBUZZ • rooArt

11:24 AM Melt-Banana • The Hive • Fetch • A-Zap

11:27 AM White Knight • It Could Be Acid • Kill Yourself Dancing: The Story of Sunset Records Inc. Chicago 1985-88 • Still Music

11:33 AM Funkadelic • Red Hot Mama • Standing on the Verge • Westbound

11:36 AM Troy Gregory • Down 2 The Last Santa Claus • Sybil • Fall of Rome

11:39 AM Eligh & Amplive • Guides • Therapy at 3 • Legendary Music

11:45 AM Body/Head • Aint • Coming Apart • Matador

11:51 AM Vagrants • The Final Hour • I Can't Make a Friend 1965-1968 • Light In The Attic

11:53 AM The Vandermark 5 • Further From The Truth (For Walker Evans) • Beat Reader • Atavistic

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October 19, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #179)

9:03 AM Tom Robinson Band • Glad To Be Gay • Power In The Darkness • Razor & Tie

9:07 AM Lee Fields • Could Have Been • Daptone Gold • Daptone

9:11 AM Four Tet • Gong • Beautiful Rewind • Text

9:15 AM Grizzly Bear • Will Calls • Will Calls single • Warp

9:19 AM The Jungle Brothers • I Get a Kick Out of You • Red Hot + Blue • Chrysalis

9:21 AM Fruit Bats • Tony the Tripper • Tripper • Sub Pop

9:28 AM Jonathan Wilson • Moses Pain • Fanfare • Downtown

9:34 AM Oneohtrix Point Never • Problem Areas • R Plus Seven • Warp

9:39 AM Dr. John • Mama Roux • Gris-Gris • Collectors' Choice

9:41 AM Volcano Choir • Byegone • Repave • Jagjaguwar

9:46 AM Kathy Greenholdt • Moon Song • When You're Dead • self-released

9:49 AM Best Coast • Baby I'm Crying • Fade Away • Jewel City

9:54 AM The Lilac Time • American Eyes • Paradise Circus • Fontana

9:56 AM Charlie Parker • Ornithology • In a Soulful Mood • Music Club

10:00 AM Paul McCartney • Alligator • New • MPL

10:03 AM The Sadies • The Very Beginning • Internal Sounds • Yep Roc

10:07 AM Jimmy Dawkins • Hippies Playground • All for Business • Delmark

10:11 AM Slushy • SF Gals • Five Little Leaves EP • Tripp Tapes

10:14 AM The Bangles • He's Got A Secret • All Over The Place • Columbia

10:16 AM Ellen Allien • Secret • Berlinette • Bpitch Control

10:23 AM Shoes • Hangin' Around With You • Present Tense • Elektra

10:27 AM Crystal Stilts • Star Crawl • Nature Noir • Sacred Bones

10:30 AM Shearwater • Castaways • The Golden Archipelago • Matador

10:36 AM The Supremes • Buttered Popcorn • Finders Keepers: Motown Girls 1961-67 • Ace

10:38 AM Circuit des Yeux • My Name Is Rune • Overdue • Ba Da Bing!

10:43 AM Beth Orton • Carmella • Daybreaker • Astralwerks/EMI

10:48 AM The Dismemberment Plan • Invisible • Uncanney Valley • Partisan

10:52 AM The Resonars • Funny Old World • Lunar Kit • Get Hip

10:55 AM The Lijadu Sisters • Osupa 2 • Mother Africa • Knitting Factory

11:01 AM Jawbox • Savory • For Your Own Special Sweetheart • DeSoto

11:05 AM TV Ghost • A Maze of Death • Disconnect • In the Red

11:09 AM The Mickey Finn • Garden Of My Mind • Nuggets II • Rhino

11:13 AM Sleigh Bells • Young Legends • Bitter Rivals • Mom + Pop

11:16 AM Mos Def • Sex, Love And Money • The New Danger • DGC

11:20 AM Slade • Gudbuy T'Jane • Slayed? • Polydor

11:26 AM Einstein's Riceboys • Soda Jerk • Milk of Amnesia • Pluto

11:28 AM Horisont • Writing on the Wall • Time Warriors • Rise Above

11:32 AM Bob Mould • Missing You • Body of Song • Yep Roc

11:37 AM The Fall • Cyber Insekt • The Unutterable • Eagle

11:40 AM Unwound • I'd Die To Know You • Kid is Gone • Numero Group

11:42 AM The Dogs • See You In The Morning • Free Write • Records of Mass Destruction

11:48 AM Tar • Non-Alignment Pact • 1988-1995 • Chunklet

11:52 AM The Fatima Mansions • The Loyaliser • Lost in the Former West • Kitchenware

11:55 AM Zavala • Run • The Dark Time Sunshine Vessel Instrumentals • Fake Four Inc.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 12, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #178)

9:01 AM Ann Peebles • Until You Came Into My Life • I Can't Stand The Rain • Hi

9:04 AM The Style Council • You're The Best Thing • Café Bleu • Polydor

9:09 AM Neko Case • Calling Cards • The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You • ANTI-

9:14 AM The Blow • I Tell Myself Everything • The Blow • Kanine

9:17 AM Cornershop • Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) • When I Was Born for the 7th Time • Luaka Bop

9:19 AM Liam Hayes and Plush • Take a Chance • Bright Penny • Broken Horse

9:26 AM The Jayhawks • Save It For A Rainy Day • Rainy Day Music • American

9:29 AM Wooden Rings • The Way You Twist My Words • Twisted & Tangled EP • self-released

9:33 AM Darrow Fletcher • What Good Am I Without You • The Pain Gets A Little Deeper • Kent

9:37 AM Bill Evans Trio • Autumn Leaves • Portrait in Jazz • Riverside

9:43 AM Kenny Feinstein • To Here Knows When • Loveless/Hurts To Love • Fluff & Gravy

9:47 AM British Electronic Foundation • God Only Knows • Music Of Quality And Distinction Volume Three • Wall Of Sound

9:52 AM Mazzy Star • Seasons of Your Day • Seasons Of Your Day • Rhymes of an Hour

9:55 AM The Kinks • Plastic Man • Arthur or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire • Essential

9:58 AM Minutemen • Beacon Sighted Through Fog • What Makes A Man Start Fires? • SST

10:01 AM VV Brown • The Apple • Samson & Delilah • YOY

10:04 AM The Dirtbombs • Sugar On Top • Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey • In The Red

10:06 AM La Yegros • Viene de Mi • Future Sounds of Buenos Aires • Waxploitation

10:13 AM Willis Earl Beal • Hole in the Roof • Nobody knows. • XL

10:16 AM The Posies • Holiday Hours • Blood/Candy • Rykodisc

10:20 AM Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros • Coma Girl • Streetcore • HellCat

10:25 AM Brian Eno • Dead Finks Don't Talk • Here Come The Warm Jets • Island

10:29 AM The Poets of Rhythm • Augusta, GA • The Anthology 1992-2003 • Daptone

10:31 AM Mass Shivers • Outsider Erotica • Contoured Heat • Licking River

10:40 AM The Connells • '74-'75 • Ring • TVT

10:41 AM Polvo • Changed • Siberia • Merge

10:44 AM Liquor Giants • Whore • Up With People • Elastic

10:48 AM Kelley Stoltz • Still Feel • Double Exposure • Third Man Records

10:54 AM Blondie • Die Young Stay Pretty • Eat To The Beat • Chrysalis

10:58 AM Pickettywitch • There He Goes • You Can Be Wrong About Boys • Sequel

11:01 AM Anna Calvi • Love Of My Life • One Breath • Domino

11:04 AM Pink Frost • Orange Sky Suicide • Sundowning • BLVD/Notes and Bolts

11:07 AM The Shadows of Knight • You Can't Judge a Book (By The Cover) • Gloria • Sundazed

11:12 AM Quasi • Don't Stop Me Now • Mole City • Kill Rock Stars

11:15 AM Sleater-Kinney • Slow Song • Sleater-Kinney • Chainsaw

11:17 AM Billy Thorpe • Children of the Sun • Children of the Sun • Capricorn

11:25 AM Joan Jett and the Blackhearts • Different • Unvarnished • Blackheart

11:28 AM Dot Wiggin Band • Speed Limit • Ready! Get! Go! • Alternative Tentacles

11:30 AM Battles • Sweetie & Shag (featuring Kazu Makino) • Gloss Drop • Warp

11:35 AM The Dukes of Stratosphear • 25 O'Clock • 25 O'Clock • Ape

11:40 AM INVSN • God Has Left Us Stranded • INVSN • Razor & Tie

11:44 AM Hella • Hello Great Architect Of The Universe • The Devil Isn't Red • Suicide Squeeze

11:48 AM Lizza • Make Way • Bangers • Totally Gross National Product

11:51 AM Mono Puff • The Devil Went Down to Newport (Totally Rocking) • Unsupervised • Rykodisc

11:54 AM Talking Heads • Girlfriend Is Better • Stop Making Sense: Special New Edition • Sire

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sparks in a nutshell

In the comments section of a review of the Sparks album Exotic Creatures Of The Deep, I composed this in answer to a query of where to start with Sparks. For a pithy analysis, well, it's pithy and has enough value to put it on the blog.

1. Demos/Halfnelson/Sparks/Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing: Demented neo-psychedelic rock. Songs about incest, dating Germans and smashing into cars to meet people. Dresden Dolls fans will love some of this stuff.

2. Kimono My House/Propaganda/Indiscreet: Sparks inspires Queen, Morrissey and many others, and become glam stars in the UK. Most fans think this is their best period.

3. Big Beat/Introducing Sparks: -- poor production hampers two solid collections of tunes.

4. Number One In Heaven/Terminal Jive: Sparks invents electronica/techno/gay disco and synth-pop duos. Heaven is the most influential album no one has ever heard. Jive is a shadow of that.

5. Whomp That Sucker/Angst In My Pants/In Outer Space/Pulling Rabbits: Sparks goes New Wave, becomes KROQ stars. The first two albums are great silly fun. Outer Space goes more synth, and Rabbits is hit-or-miss.

6. Music That You Can Dance To/Interior Design: Ron and Russell build a studio. Music is somewhat experimental, yielded the brilliant "Change", but is spotty. Design has even fewer spots.

7. Gratuitous Sax/Plagiarism/Balls: Sax is a Eurodisco comeback and got them on the charts in the UK again. Very good. Plagiarism is an odd self-tribute album. Balls has its moments.

8. Lil' Beethoven/Hello Young Lovers/Exotic Creatures: Baroque minimalistic orch-pomp-pop? Beethoven was so bracing in 2002 and the Maels showed they still have it. Lovers explores the approach some more. Creatures moves the approach into a more pop direction and is awesomely catchy.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 5, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #177)

9:02 AM The Cardigans • Carnival • Life • Minty Fresh

9:05 AM Eva Taylor & Clarence Williams' Blues Five • Red Hot Flo From Kokomo (Jazz Vampires)(DJ Jazzy Jeff Remix) • Boardwalk Empire Presents: Sounds of the Onyx • HBO

9:09 AM Pinetop Seven • Afterthought • Beneath Confederate Lake • Empyrean

9:14 AM London Grammar • Strong • If You Wait • Columbia

9:18 AM Peggy Lee • For Every Man There's a Woman • Miss Peggy Lee • Capitol

9:21 AM The Beautiful South • Manchester • Superbi • Sony BMG

9:26 AM Johnny Cash • Love's Been Good To Me • American V: A Hundred Highways • American

9:29 AM Prince • Gotta Broken Heart Again • Dirty Mind • Warner Bros.

9:31 AM Mark Lanegan • I'm Not the Loving Kind • Imitations • Vagrant

9:36 AM Rodriguez • Rich Folks Hoax • Cold Fact • Light In The Attic

9:39 AM Richard Buckner • When You Tell Me How It Is • Surrounded • Merge

9:43 AM The Sometimes Family • Love • Soul • self-released

9:49 AM Elvis Costello & The Roots • Tripwire • Wise Up Ghost and Other Songs • Blue Note

9:53 AM Dana Gillespie • Tears In My Eyes • Foolish Seasons • Rev-Ola

9:55 AM Cass McCombs • Eavesdropping On The Competition • Catacombs • Domino

10:00 AM Empirical • The Prophet • Tabula Rasa • Naim Jazz

10:08 AM Mountains for Clouds • Thanks for the Dove • Maybe It's Already Everywhere • Count Your Lucky Stars

10:10 AM Phoenix • Lasso • Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix • Glass Note

10:15 AM Chvrches • Under the Tide • The Bones of What You Believe • Glassnote

10:18 AM Cyndi Lauper • I'll Kiss You • She's So Unusual • Epic

10:22 AM Doo Rag • Rickety • What We Do • Dependability

10:26 AM Harry Nilsson • One • Aerial Ballet • RCA

10:29 AM Eli Mardock • If You're With Me, You're Against Me • Everything Happens for the First Time • Eagle Seagull

10:33 AM Sparks • When Do I Get to Sing "My Way" • Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins • Look

10:39 AM Tony! Toni! Toné! • Don't Fall in Love • House of Music • Mercury

10:43 AM The Suburbs • Dumb Ass Kids • Si Sauvage • self-released

10:46 AM Sloan • Blackout • Never Hear the End of It • Yep Roc

10:50 AM Janelle Monae • Dance Apocalyptic • The Electric Lady • Bad Boy

10:53 AM Pat Travers Band • Snortin' Whiskey • Crash And Burn • Polydor

10:57 AM Pezband • Stop! Wait a Minute • Laughing in the Dark • Passport

11:00 AM The Dismemberment Plan • Go and Get It • Uncanney Valley • Partisan

11:04 AM The Yardbirds • What Do You Want • Roger The Engineer • Warner Bros.

11:07 AM Cheese Borger and the Cleveland Steamers • Never Enough • Terminal • Smog Veil

11:13 AM Nine Inch Nails • While I'm Still Here • Hesitation Marks • Columbia

11:17 AM Mud Hutters • All About • Messthetics Greatest Hits • Hyped 2 Death

11:19 AM Keefe Jackson's Likely So • Overture • A Round Goal • Delmark

11:25 AM Wipers • Doom Town • Over The Edge • Zeno

11:29 AM A Storm of Light • The Fore Sermon • Nations to Flames • Southern Lord

11:33 AM M.O.T.O. • Places We Used To Go • Single File • Criminal IQ

11:37 AM Yaz • Too Pieces • Upstairs at Eric's • Sire

11:40 AM Deltron 3030 • The Agony • Event II • Mute

11:43 AM Micachu & the Shapes • Heaven • Never • Rough Trade

11:48 AM MGMT • Mystery Disease • MGMT • Columbia

11:52 AM Alva Star • Downsides • Escalator • Princess

11:55 AM Magical Beautiful • Platform on the Lake • Not Building a Wall but Making a Brick • I Hear a New World

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September 21, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #176)

9:02 AM Tommy Keene • I Laugh In Your Face • Excitement At Your Feet • Second Motion

9:06 AM Bonzie • Catholic High School • Rift Into the Secret of Things • self-released

9:10 AM The Pogues • I'm a Man You Don't Meet Every Day • Rum Sodomy & The Lash • Rhino

9:15 AM John Cale • All Summer Long • All Summer Long • Domino

9:18 AM Matana Roberts Quartet • Birdhouse 1 • The Chicago Project • Central Control International

9:22 AM Judee Sill • Apocalypse Express • Dreams Come True • Water

9:27 AM Noisettes • Atticus • Wild Young Hearts • Mercury

9:31 AM Bill Callahan • Javelin Unlanding • Dream River • Drag City

9:35 AM Cocteau Twins • Iceblink Luck • Heaven or Las Vegas • 4AD/Capitol

9:39 AM Bobbie Gentry • Penduli Pendulum • An American Quilt 1967-1974 • Raven

9:41 AM Man Man • End Boss • On Oni Pond • ANTI-

9:45 AM Chewy Marble • Peculiar • Chewy Marble • Permanent Press

9:49 AM Goldfrapp • Clay • Tales of Us • Mute

9:54 AM Caribou • Hello Hammerheads • The Milk of Human Kindness • Domino

9:56 AM The Beach Boys • Sail On Sailor • Holland • Capitol

10:01 AM The Dirtbombs • Jump And Shout • Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! • In The Red

10:04 AM Jail Weddings • May Today Be Merciful • Meltdown: A Declaration of Unpopular Emotion • Neurotic Yell

10:07 AM The Concretes • Miss You • Say Something New EP • Licking Fingers

10:13 AM Volcano Choir • Byegone • Repave • Jagjaguwar

10:18 AM John Wesley Harding • If You Have Ghosts • Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye • Warner Bros.

10:22 AM Arthur Conley • Sweet Soul Music • Beg Scream & Shout • Rhino

10:25 AM The Blasters • I Love You So • The Blasters • Slash

10:28 AM Superchunk • Trees of Barcelona • I Hate Music • Merge

10:31 AM Quasar Wut-Wut • Enola Gay • Taro Sound • Glorious Noise

10:35 AM Kylie Auldist • Changes • Still Life • Tru Thoughts

10:38 AM blink. • Social Engineering • The Architects • Whistler

10:43 AM Pixies • Andro Queen • EP1 • self-released

10:48 AM The Stepkids • The Lottery • Troubadour • Stones Throw

10:52 AM Redd Kross • Switchblade Sister • Yellow Pills, Volume 2 • Big Deal

10:55 AM Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band • Owed T'Alex • Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) • Retro

10:59 AM Disappears • Ultra • Era • kranky

11:09 AM MC5 • Tonite • Babes In Arms • ROIR

11:14 AM Arctic Monkeys • Arabella • AM • Domino

11:17 AM Detachment Kit • The Euphio Question • They Raging. Quiet Army • Self-Starter Foundation

11:21 AM Bow Wow Wow • C30, C60, C90, Anda • Girl Bites Dog Your Compact Disc Pet • EMI

11:25 AM Holograms • A Sacred State • Forever • Captured Tracks

11:29 AM Paul Weller • Green • Sonik Kicks • Yep Roc

11:32 AM Prodigy & The Alchemist • Bear Meat • Albert Einstein • Infamous

11:36 AM KISS • Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll • Hotter Than Hell • Casablanca

11:38 AM Joanna Gruesome • Secret Surprise • Weird Sister • Slumberland

11:41 AM Cave • On the Rise • Neverendless • Drag City

11:48 AM Obits • Receptor • Bed & Bugs • Sub Pop

11:51 AM The Bees • Who Care What The Question Is? • Octopus • EMI

11:55 AM Andrew Bird vs Konono N°1 & Sobanza Mimanisa • Ohnono/Kiwembo • Tradi-Mods vs. Rockers: Alternative Takes on Congotronics • Crammed Discs

Sunday, September 15, 2013

September 14, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #175) 4th Annual Self Indulgent Birthday Show

9:01 AM Doleful Lions • Satanic Blood • Shaded Lodge And Mausoleum • Parasol

9:04 AM Frank Rosaly • Yards • Cicada Music • Delmark

9:06 AM Sparks • Here Comes Bob • A Woofer In Tweeter's Clothing • Bearsville

9:08 AM Michael Carpenter • This Will Be Our Year • soop #1 • Big Radio

9:14 AM Neko Case • Madonna of the Wasps • The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You • ANTI-

9:17 AM Hank Williams • Honky Tonk Blues • The Complete Hank Williams • Mercury

9:19 AM Advertising • Ich Liebe Dich • Jingles • EMI

9:26 AM The Features • In Your Arms • The Features • Serpents and Snakes

9:29 AM Grey Reverend • A Hero's Lie • A Hero's Lie • Motion Audio

9:32 AM Marvin Gaye • Pride And Joy • Gold • Motown

9:36 AM Pet Shop Boys • You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk • Nightlife • Parlophone

9:39 AM The Easybeats • Hello, How Are You? • Vigil • Albert

9:43 AM The Suburbs • I Liked It Better When You Loved Me • Si Sauvage • self-released

9:49 AM Ty Segall • Crazy • Sleeper • Drag City

9:52 AM Gary Numan • Tracks • The Pleasure Principle • Beggars Banquet

9:54 AM Fountains Of Wayne • A Fine Day For A Parade • Utopia Parkway • Atlantic

10:01 AM Bo Diddley • Can You Shimmy? • Ride On The Chess Masters 1960-1961 • Hip-O Select

10:03 AM Janelle Monae • We Were Rock & Roll • The Electric Lady • Bad Boy/Wondaland

10:07 AM Post Honeymoon • Olympia • Second Skin • self-released

10:12 AM No Age • I Won't Be Your Generator • An Object • Sub Pop

10:16 AM XTC • Don't Lose Your Temper • Black Sea • Virgin

10:18 AM Dwight Yoakam • Sorry You Asked? • Gone • Reprise

10:21 AM Hal Singer • Cornbread • Rent Party • Savoy Jazz

10:27 AM The Pipettes • One Night Stand • We Are the Pipettes • Memphis Industries

10:28 AM AlunaGeorge • Attracting Flies • Body Music • Vagrant

10:32 AM Frisbie • The Main Complaint • New Debut • Appendix

10:38 AM Buck Owens • Memphis • The Buck Owens Collection (1959-1990) • Rhino

10:40 AM Chelsea Wolfe • Feral Love • Pain Is Beauty • Sargent House

10:43 AM Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians • The Man With The Lightbulb Head • Fegmania! • Yep Roc

10:49 AM Homeboy Sandman • Runts • All That I Hold Dear EP • Stones Throw

10:52 AM Madness • Bed and Breakfast Man • One Step Beyond • Sire

10:55 AM The Shazam • Hooray For Me • The Shazam • Not Lame

10:57 AM The Electric Banana • What's Good for the Goose • Blows Your Mind • Carnabeat

11:00 AM Sugababes • Freak Like Me • Angels With Dirty Faces • Island

11:03 AM Sweet • Breakdown • Desolation Boulevard • RCA

11:06 AM The Orwells • Salvation Is A Parking Lot (A Black Lips Rip-off) • Who Needs You Ep • Canvasback

11:12 AM Goodie Mob • Nexperience • Age Against the Machine • Elektra

11:15 AM Cheap Trick • Hot Love • Cheap Trick • Epic

11:17 AM Burning Airlines • Outside the Aviary • Identikit • DeSoto

11:19 AM The Fall • Strychnine • Backdrop • Cog Sinister

11:25 AM Run-DMC • Radio Station • Tougher Than Leather • Profile

11:27 AM The Monkees • No Time • Headquarters • Colgems

11:29 AM Okkervil River • On a Balcony • The Silver Gymnasium • ATO

11:33 AM Blackfoot • Train, Train • Strikes • Atco

11:38 AM Didjits • Evel Knievel • Hornet Pinata • Touch And Go

11:40 AM The Moondoggies • Red Eye • Adios I'm a Ghost • Hardly Art

11:42 AM Cafe Tacuba • No Controles • Avalancha de Exitos • WEA Latina

11:45 AM Raphael Saadiq • Keep Marchin' • The Way I See It • Columbia

11:51 AM Jacuzzi Boys • Black Gloves • Jacuzzi Boys • Hardly Art

11:53 AM Dirty Looks • Accept Me • Dirty Looks • Stiff

11:55 AM Black Sabbath • Johnny Blade • Never Say Die • Warner Bros.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

August 31, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist (Show #174)

Off next week, but I'll be back on September 14, 9AM-Noon (CDT) with my fourth annual Self Indulgent Birthday Show!

9:04 AM These New Puritans • Organ Eternal • Field of Reeds • Infectious

9:05 AM Frank Ocean • Thinkin Bout You • Channel Orange • Def Jam

9:08 AM Sarah Neufield • They Live On • Hero Brother • Constellation

9:12 AM The Horse's Ha • Hidey Hole • Waterdrawn • Fluff & Gravy

9:15 AM Jim Croce • These Dreams • The Lost Recordings • Sony

9:17 AM Pere Ubu • Rounder • The Art of Walking • Rough Trade

9:25 AM John Coltrane • All Or Nothing At All • Ballads • Impulse!

9:27 AM Julianna Barwick • Pyrrhic • Nepenthe • Dead Oceans

9:31 AM Kirsty MacColl • My Affair • Electric Landlady • Virgin

9:39 AM Robbie Fulks • Sometimes the Grass is Really Greener • Gone Away Backward • Bloodshot

9:42 AM Blur • You're So Great • Blur • Food

9:46 AM Spaces of Disappearance • Strangers on a Train • Unhealthy Snacks EP • self-released

9:51 AM Zola Jesus • Seekir • Versions • Sacred Bones

9:54 AM The Maytals • Peggy • The Sensational Maytals • 17 North Parade

9:57 AM John Davis • Me & My Girl • John Davis • Rambler

10:01 AM Franz Ferdinand • Goodbye Lovers & Friends • Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action • Domino

10:05 AM Judson Claiborne • Palms • We Have Not Doors You Need Not Keys • La Société Expéditionnaire

10:08 AM The Beach Boys • All Summer Long • All Summer Long • Capitol

10:12 AM About Group • Make the World Laugh • Between the Walls • Domino

10:15 AM Photon Band • Don't Feel Bad • Pure Photonic Matter Volume 1 • MVD Audio

10:20 AM Bill Fay • This World • Life is People • Dead Oceans

10:27 AM The Suburbs • Si Sauvage • Si Sauvage • self-released

10:30 AM King Krule • Border Line • 6 Feet Beneath the Moon • True Panther Sounds

10:33 AM Aretha Franklin • Let It Be • This Girl's In Love With You • Atlantic

10:39 AM King Khan & The Shrines • Thorn In My Pride • Idle No More • Merge

10:41 AM Jake Bellows • All Right Now • New Ocean • Saddle Creek

10:44 AM The Saints • Just Like Fire Would • All Fools Day • TVT

10:49 AM Califone • Frosted Tips • Stitches • Dead Oceans

10:53 AM The Beta Band • Liquid Bird • Heroes to Zeroes • Astralwerks

10:56 AM BBU • BB Who? • Fear of a Clear Channel Planet • Rubyhornet

11:00 AM Disappears • Weird House • Era • Kranky

11:04 AM Au Revoir Simone • Somebody Who • Move In Spectrums • Instant

11:08 AM The Weakerthans • Hymn For The Medical Oddity • Reunion Tour • ANTI-

11:13 AM Barrence Whitfield and the Savages • The Corner Man • Dig Thy Savage Soul • Bloodshot

11:15 AM The Effigies • Haunted Town • Remains Nonviewable • Touch and Go

11:18 AM Atari Teenage Riot • Speed • Delete Yourself! • Grand Royal

11:23 AM Bobby Whitlock • Back In My Life Again • Where There's a Will There's A Way • Future Days

11:26 AM Deltron 3030 • City Rising from the Ashes • City Rising from the Ashes EP • Bulk

11:30 AM Bibio • Ambivalence Avenue • Ambivalence Avenue • Warp

11:34 AM Spirit • Dream Within a Dream • The Family That Plays Together • Ode

11:37 AM Jel • Thnk4U • Late Pass • Anticon

11:39 AM Liquid Liquid • Scraper • Slip In And Out Of Phenomenon • Domino

11:45 AM Running • Wanna Weekend • Vaguely Ethic • Castleface

11:48 AM The Paybacks • When I'm Gone • Harder And Harder • Get Hip

11:50 AM Godspeed You Black Emperor! • Strung Like Lights at Thee Printemps Erable • 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! • Constellation

Saturday, August 24, 2013

August 24, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist

8:59 AM The Finn Brothers • Edible Flowers • Everyone Is Here • Nettwerk America

9:04 AM Hiatus Kaiyote • The World It Softly Lulls • Tawk Tomahawk • Flying Buddha

9:06 AM Spires That In The Sunset Rise • Sleeplike • This Is Fire • Secret Eye

9:12 AM Valerie June • Somebody to Love • Pushin' Against a Stone • Concord

9:15 AM Faze Miyake • 5000 • Grime 2.0 • Big Dada

9:20 AM Broken Bells • Your Head Is On Fire • Broken Bells • Columbia

9:24 AM Patsy Cline • I Love You So Much It Hurts • Gold • MCA

9:27 AM The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir • All The Heart You Wear On Your Sleeve • I Bet You Say That To All the Boys • Fashion Brigade

9:29 AM Mayer Hawthorne • Robot Love • Where Does This Door Go • Universal

9:34 AM Ramones • Danny Says • End of the Century • Sire

9:37 AM Papercuts • Charades • Fading Parade • Sub Pop

9:41 AM Bombadil • Have Me • Metrics of Affection • Ramseur

9:46 AM Julia Holter • Horns Surrounding Me • Loud City Song • Domino

9:51 AM Flash and the Pan • Walking in the Rain • Flash and the Pan • Albert

9:54 AM Massive Attack • Teardrop • Mezzanine • Virgin

10:00 AM Tahiti 80 • Don't Look Below • Wallpaper For The Soul • Minty Fresh

10:03 AM Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystal • Fred Anderson • Aquarius • Delmark

10:08 AM The Moles • Bury Me Happy • Untune the Sky • Flydaddy

10:14 AM Myron & E • Cold Game • Broadway • Stones Throw

10:17 AM The Waco Brothers • In the Honky Tonk Shadows • New Deal • Bloodshot

10:20 AM Microdisney • Town to Town • Crooked Mile • Virgin

10:26 AM Manfred Mann's Earth Band • Spirit in the Night • Nightingales & Bombers • Warner Bros.

10:32 AM Oshwa • Tigers • Chamomile Crush • Naked Ally

10:34 AM Iggy Pop • Candy • Brick By Brick • Virgin

10:39 AM The Sugar Stems • If You Want Me To • Sweet Sounds of the...The Sugar Stems • Dream On

10:42 AM Gladys Knight & The Pips • The Nitty Gritty • Gold • Hip-O

10:45 AM Prodigy & The Alchemist • R.I.P. (featuring Havoc & Raekwon) • Albert Einstein • Infamous

10:49 AM The Hudson Branch • Do You Want To (Dance) • You Don't Know Me • self-released

10:52 AM The Flashing Lights • Half the Time • Where the Change Is • SpinART

10:55 AM Pulp • Sorted for E's & Wizz • Different Class • Island

10:59 AM The Nomads • Up Down or Sideways • Solna • Career

11:02 AM Diamond Plate • All of It • Pulse • Earache

11:05 AM Hum • Little Dipper • You'd Prefer an Astronaut • RCA

11:12 AM Gogol Bordello • It Is The Way You Name Your Ship • Pura Vida Conspiracy • ATO

11:16 AM Ronnie Dee • Action Packed • Loud, Fast & Out of Control • Rhino

11:18 AM Slayer • Seasons in the Abyss • Seasons in the Abyss • Def Jam

11:26 AM Kraftwerk • Numbers • Minimum-Maximum • Astralwerks

11:30 AM Ras G. & The Afrikan Space Program • CosMc Lounge Kisses • Back on the Planet • Brainfeeder

11:32 AM All • Pretty Little Girl • Allroy Sez..... • Cruz

11:37 AM Devo • Wiggly World • Duty Now for the Future • Warner Bros.

11:39 AM Dumb Numbers • Breaking the Split-Screen Barrier • Dumb Numbers • Joyful Noise

11:42 AM The Dandy Warhols • Not If You Were The Last Junkie on Earth • ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down • Capitol

11:48 AM Medicine • Pull the Trigger • To the Happy Few • Captured Tracks

11:52 AM The Drowners • Summer Break My Fall • Is There Something on Your Mind? • Wind-Up

11:54 AM The Chemical Brothers • K+D+B • Further • Astralwerks

Saturday, August 17, 2013

August 17, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist


9:01 AM XTC • This World Over • The Big Express • Virgin

9:06 AM JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound • Ordinary • Howl • Bloodshot

9:09 AM Merle Haggard • I'd Trade All of My Tomorrows • Strangers • Capitol

9:14 AM Washed Out • Don't Give Up • Paracosm • Sub Pop

9:17 AM Philip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble • Malcolm X • The Malcolm X Memorial: A Tribute in Music • Zulu

9:22 AM Linus Of Hollywood • Sunday Morning • Your Favorite Record • Pop Squad

9:27 AM The Hives • Find Another Girl • Veni Vidi Vicious • Sire

9:30 AM Rose Royce • Ooh Boy • Rose Royce II: In Full Bloom • Whitfield

9:33 AM The Polyphonic Spree • Let Them Be • Yes, It's True • Kirtland

9:39 AM Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan • Black Mountain • Ballad Of The Broken Seas • V2

9:41 AM Chris Schlarb • Steppin' Out • Psychic Temple II • Asthmatic Kitty

9:46 AM The Pillbugs • Larry In The Sea With Daffodils • The 3-Dimensional In-Popcycle Dream • Proverus

9:51 AM Diana • That Feeling • Perpetual Surrender • Jagjaguwar

9:54 AM Thao with the Get Down Stay Down • Swimming Pools • We Brave Bee Stings And All • Kill Rock Stars

9:56 AM Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse • Daddy's Gone • Dark Night Of The Soul • EMI

10:01 AM Kevin Tihista • Happy People, Shut Your Mouths • Modern Standard • Broken Horse

10:05 AM Factor • Give Up • Woke Up Alone • Fake Four Inc.

10:07 AM Radiohead • Subterranean Homesick Alien • OK Computer • Capitol

10:14 AM John Bellows • LaLaLaLaLa • Fast Hits • Special Needs

10:17 AM The Velvelettes • He Was Really Sayin' Somethin' • Beg, Scream & Shout! • Rhino

10:20 AM The Wedding Present • Don't Be So Hard • George Best Plus • Cooking Vinyl

10:25 AM Sparks • Hospitality On Parade • Two Hands One Mouth • Lil' Beethoven

10:29 AM David Lynch • Star Dream Girl • The Big Dream • Captured Tracks

10:32 AM Bear Hands • Crime Pays • Burning Bush Supper Club • Cantora

10:38 AM J. Geils Band • Cry One More Time • The Morning After • Atlantic

10:41 AM Ikonika • Beach Mode (Keep It Simple) [feat. Jessy Lanza] • Aerotropolis • Hyperdub

10:45 AM The Gun Club • Bill Bailey • Mother Juno • Red Rhino

10:50 AM Express Rising • Leland Sprinkle • Express Rising • Numero Group

10:53 AM Tall Dwarfs • Small Talk • Fork Songs • Cloud Recordings

10:57 AM Wiley • Up There • 100% Publishing • Big Dada

11:01 AM Blue Oyster Cult • Career of Evil • Secret Treaties • Columbia

11:05 AM Kirin J. Callahan • Victoria M. • Embracism • XL

11:08 AM Maurice • This Is Acid • Can You Jack? Chicago Acid And Experimental House 1985-95 • Soul Jazz

11:14 AM Islands • Wave Forms • Ski Mask • Manqué

11:17 AM The Temptations • Message From a Black Man • Puzzle People • Gordy

11:25 AM Catherine Wheel • Bill and Ben • Ferment • Fontana

11:29 AM Dreamers Dose • She is Good • Dreamers Dose • Vector Management

11:32 AM Acquaintances • Say All the Right Things • Acquaintances • Epitonic

11:36 AM Gus Gus • Bambi • (This is Normal) • 4AD

11:40 AM Matias Aguayo • Aonde • The Visitor • Cómeme

11:44 AM These New Puritans • Elvis • Beat Pyramid • Domino

11:48 AM Superchunk • Me & You & Jackie Mitoo • I Hate Music • Merge

11:50 AM The Godfathers • Those Days Are Over • More Songs About Love & Hate • Epic

11:54 AM Volcano! • Sweet Tooth • Paperwork • Leaf

Saturday, August 10, 2013

August 10, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist

9:02 AM Saint Etienne • Avenue • Smash The System: Singles And More • Heavenly

9:05 AM Daniel Wohl • 323 • Corps Exquis • New Amsterdam

9:09 AM The Flaming Lips • Buggin' • The Soft Bulletin • Warner Bros.

9:14 AM Judson Claiborne • Seeing Eye Ponies • We Have Not Doors You Need Not Keys • La Societe Expeditionnaire

9:17 AM Steve Miller Band • The Window • Fly Like An Eagle • Capitol

9:21 AM Cee Lo Green • No One's Gonna Love You • The Lady Killer • Elektra

9:27 AM Bebel Gilberto • Every Day You've Been Away • Bebel Gilberto • Ziriguiboom

9:31 AM The Monkees • I Won't Be The Same Without Her • Instant Replay • Rhino

9:34 AM Scud Mountain Boys • Crown of Thorns • Do You Love the Sun • Ashmont

9:38 AM Lambchop • N.O. • What Another Man Spills • Merge

9:43 AM Head for the Hills • Take Me Back • Blue Ruin • self-released

9:45 AM Let's Active • Make Up With Me • Afoot • I.R.S.

9:50 AM The Love Language • Knots • Ruby Red • Merge

9:53 AM Chicago Underground Duo • Exponent Red • Axis And Alignment • Thrill Jockey

9:57 AM The Mountain Goats • This Year • The Sunset Tree • 4AD

10:01 AM Swamp Dogg • Gotta Get A Message To You • Rat On! • Alive Naturalsound

10:05 AM The-Drum • SimStem A • Contact • Audraglint

10:09 AM The White Stripes • Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn • Icky Thump • Third Man

10:14 AM Austra • Fire • Olympia • Domino

10:19 AM Melanie Fiona • I Been That Girl • The MF Life • SRC

10:22 AM Isotope 217 • Audio Champion • Utonian Automatic • Thrill Jockey

10:27 AM Chuck Berry • Too Pooped To Pop • Gold • Geffen

10:30 AM Gunnelpumpers • Buffalo Jump • Montana Fix • Spiritlake

10:33 AM Violent Femmes • Out The Window • Why Do Birds Sing? • Slash/Reprise

10:37 AM The Comsat Angels • Now I Know • Fiction • Polydor

10:41 AM Surf City • No Place to Go • We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This • Fire

10:45 AM J. Rocc • Don't Sell Your Dream (Tonight) • Some Cold Rock Stuf • Stones Throw

10:50 AM Steve Arrington + Dâm Funk • Tap That • Higher • Stones Throw

10:53 AM Splitsville • Sasha • Incorporated • Houston Party

10:57 AM Sleigh Bells • Run The Heart • Treats • Mom+Pop

11:00 AM Sugar • Needle Hits E • Besides • Rykodisc

11:04 AM Hunx and his Punx • Mud In Your Eyes • Street Punk • Hardly Art

11:06 AM Cheer-Accident • Sun Dies • Fear Draws Misfortune • Cuneiform

11:13 AM The Impressions • Rhythm! • Rhythm! • Daptone

11:15 AM Parquet Courts • N Dakota • Light Up Gold • What's Your Rupture?

11:18 AM Wire • Ambitious • The Ideal Copy • Mute

11:23 AM Iron Virgin • Rebels Rule • Velvet Tinmine • RPM

11:26 AM Bare Mutants • Treason #2 • The Affliction • In the Red

11:30 AM Dance Disaster Movement • Quarkscrews • We Are From Nowhere • Dim Mak

11:35 AM Girls Against Boys • TheKindaMzkYouLike • House of GVSB • Touch and Go

11:38 AM The Octopus Project • Deep Spice • Fever Forms • Peek-a-Boo

11:41 AM Oingo Boingo • You Really Got Me • Only A Lad • A & M

11:48 AM Scott & Charlene's Wedding • Lesbian Wife • Any Port in a Storm • Fire

11:51 AM The Rakes • Open Book • Capture/Release • V2

11:53 AM Art Blakey • No Problem • Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 • Fontana

Saturday, August 3, 2013

August 3, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist

9:02 AM Helen Love • Spin Those Records • Day-Glo Dreams • Elefant

9:05 AM Maya Jane Coles • Burning Bright • Comfort • I/AM/ME

9:09 AM A House • Days Like These • Without Dreams • Setanta

9:15 AM Matt Ulery's Loom • My Favorite Stranger • Wake an Echo • Greenleaf Music

9:21 AM Jerry Lee Lewis • She Still Comes Around (To Love What's Left Of Me) • A Whole Lotta...Jerry Lee Lewis • Salvo

9:24 AM La Sera • Devils Hearts Grow Gold • La Sera • Hardly Art

9:27 AM Office • Dr. Drako • Mecca • self-released

9:32 AM Matias Aguayo • Rrrrr • The Visitor • Comeme

9:36 AM Grandaddy • Skateboarding Saves Me Twice • Just Like the Fambly Cat • IndieBlue Music

9:40 AM For Against • Profile • Shelf Life • World Domination Recordings

9:43 AM Van Halen • Could This Be Magic? • Women and Children First • Warner Bros.

9:46 AM Y La Bamba • Oh February • PDX Pop Now! 2013 • PDX Pop Now!

9:50 AM Grant Hart • So Far From Heaven • The Argument • Domino

9:54 AM Tara Jane O'Neil & Daniel Littleton • Ooh-La-La... • Music for a Meteor Shower • Tigerstyle

9:57 AM T Bone Burnett • Every Little Thing • The Criminal Under My Own Hat • Columbia

10:00 AM Maxïmo Park • Roller Disco Dreams • Quicken The Heart • Warp

10:04 AM Mike Simonetti • The Magician • After Dark 2 • Italians Do It Better

10:08 AM Jim O'Rourke • Something Big • Eureka • Drag City

10:12 AM Jason Moody • The Nanny State • Nowhere Near Here • self-released

10:15 AM The Who • Run Run Run • BBC Sessions • MCA

10:19 AM They Shoot Horses Don't They • That's a Good Question • Pick Up Sticks • Kill Rock Stars

10:25 AM Bootsy Collins • Bootzilla • Bootsy? Player Of The Year • Warner Bros.

10:30 AM Chris Schlarb • Seventh House • Psychic Temple II • Asthmatic Kitty

10:33 AM Pixies • Dig For Fire • Bossanova • 4AD

10:38 AM Judson Claiborne • Neo-Pagan Lovesong • We Have Not Doors You Need Not Keys • La Societe Expeditionnaire

10:44 AM The Lyres • She Pays The Rent • On Fyre • Matador

10:46 AM Cloudeater • Shelter • Purge • Niburu

10:50 AM Daughn Gibson • Kissin on the Blacktop • Me Moan • Sub Pop

10:54 AM Dengue Fever • Laugh Track • Venus On Earth • M80

10:57 AM The Bar-Kays • Sang & Dance • Nicky Siano's Legendary The Gallery: The Original New York Disco 1973-77 • Soul Jazz

11:00 AM Hey! Hello! • Swimwear • Hey! Hello! • The End

11:03 AM Trouble • Glass of Lies • The Distortion Field • FRW

11:07 AM The Cure • Mint Car • Wild Mood Swings • Elektra

11:13 AM Deer Tick • The Dream's In The Ditch • Negativity • Partisan

11:16 AM The Ex • Huriyet • Turn • Touch and Go

11:21 AM M • Join The Party • The Official Secrets Act • Sire

11:26 AM The Jimi Hendrix Experience • Wait Until Tomorrow • Radio One • Rykodisc

11:29 AM Ken Camden • Spectacle • Space Mirror • kranky

11:35 AM Love Is All • Big Bangs, Black Holes, Meteorites • A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night • What's Your Rupture

11:38 AM Generation X • King Rocker • Perfect Hits 1975-1981 • Chrysalis

11:40 AM Run the Jewels • Twin Hype Back (feat. Prince Paul) • Run the Jewels • Fool's Gold

11:43 AM Deerhoof • Scream Team • The Runners Four • Kill Rock Stars & ATP

11:49 AM Speedy Ortiz • Hitch • Major Arcana • Carpark

11:51 AM Nikka Costa • Keep Pushin' • Pebble to a Pearl • Stax

11:55 AM Fugazi • The Kill • The Argument • Dischord

Saturday, July 27, 2013

July 27, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist

8:59 AM Big Star • My Life Is Right • #1 Record • Ardent

9:02 AM Andrea Perry • Another Bad Idea • Four • self released

9:05 AM Marisa Anderson • Furnace Creek • Mercury • Mississippi

9:10 AM Booker T • Your Love Is No Love • Sound the Alarm • Stax

9:15 AM The Suburbs • Eyesight • In Combo • Twin/Tone

9:18 AM Mar Caribe • Django Tango • Songs From Under the Flight Path • self-released

9:22 AM Persephone's Bees • City Of Love • Notes From The Underworld • Columbia

9:26 AM Anna von Hausswolff • Harmonica • Ceremony • City Slang

9:31 AM Sun Ra • Narrative • The Night Of The Purple Moon • Atavistic

9:35 AM The Hollies • I'm Alive • Clarke, Hicks & Nash Years • EMI

9:37 AM Midlake • Acts Of Man • The Courage of Others • Bella Union

9:40 AM T. Hardy Morris • Share The Needle • Audition Tapes • Dangerbird

9:45 AM David Lynch • Quit Diggin' • The Big Dream • Captured Tracks

9:49 AM Lewis Taylor • Say I Love You • The Lost Album • HackTone

9:53 AM Joanna Newsom • Flying A Kite • Walnut Whales • self-released

10:00 AM Justin Roberts • Otis • Recess • Carpet Square

10:04 AM Part Time • I Want To Go • PDA • Mexican Summer

10:07 AM Flying Lotus • Parisian Goldfish • Los Angeles • Warp

10:12 AM Owen • Where Do I Begin? • L'Ami Du Peuple • Polyvinyl

10:15 AM Adem • Tears are in Your Eyes • Takes • Domino

10:19 AM Rockfour • Honey • Nationwide • Rainbow Quartz

10:25 AM Adam & The Ants • Prince Charming • Prince Charming • Columbia

10:28 AM Zomby • Overdose • With Love • 4AD

10:31 AM Tapioca and the Flea • Mellotron • Mellotron single • self-released

10:36 AM Billy Swan • I Can Help • Billy Swan At His Best • Monument

10:40 AM Alela Diane • I Thought I Knew • About Farewell • Rusted Blue

10:42 AM Crystal Stilts • Crystal Stilts • Crystal Stilts • Feathery Tongue

10:46 AM JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound • Not Alone • Howl • Bloodshot

10:50 AM Paul Weller • Trees • Wake Up The Nation • Yep Roc

10:54 AM Cut Copy • Unforgettable Season • In Ghost Colours • Modular

10:57 AM The Music Machine • Come On In • The Very Best of The Music Machine • Collectables

11:01 AM London Posse • Livin' Pancoot • Gangster Chronicle • Tru Thoughts

11:07 AM Palms • Tropics • Palms • Ipecac

11:14 AM Deafheaven • Dream House • Sunbather • Death Wish Inc.

11:23 AM Spectrum • Quiabo's • The Shadoks Music Compilation • Normal

11:26 AM Mission Of Burma • Nancy Reagan's Head • The Obliterati • Matador

11:31 AM Beans On Toast • Microwave Popcorn • Fishing for a Thank You • Xtra Mile

11:34 AM Too Much Joy • Worse • Son Of Sam I Am • Giant

11:37 AM Jimmy Johnson • I Stand Alone • Johnson's Whacks • Delmark

11:40 AM Woods • Be All Be Easy • Be All Be Easy 7" • Woodsist

11:42 AM David Byrne • Tiny Apocalypse • Grown Backwards • Nonesuch

11:48 AM Bare Mutants • The Fire In Your Hands • The Affliction • In the Red

11:51 AM The Fall-Outs • Never Be The Same • The Fall-Outs • Super

11:53 AM New Fast Automatic Daffodils • Partial • Pigeonhole • Play It Again Sam

Saturday, July 20, 2013

July 20, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist

9:02 AM Lou Rawls • A Natural Man • The Very Best Of Lou Rawls: You'll Never Find Another • Capitol

9:06 AM Darcy James Argue's Secret Society • Coney Island • Brooklyn Babylon • New Amsterdam

9:09 AM Carolyn Mark • Rocket Piano Man • Just Married: An Album Of Duets • Mint

9:14 AM Scud Mountain Boys • The Mendicant • Do You Love the Sun • Ashmont

9:18 AM The Zombies • Hung Up On A Dream • Odessey & Oracle • Date

9:21 AM Prince Fatty • Big Man Cry • Survival of the Fattest • raSa

9:26 AM R.E.M. • I Walked With A Zombie • Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye: A Tribute To Roky Erickson • Sire

9:28 AM Matt Ulery's Loom • All the Riven • Wake an Echo • Greenleaf Music

9:32 AM The Dodos • Winter • Visiter • Frenchkiss

9:38 AM Beach House • Used to Be • Teen Dream • Sub Pop

9:41 AM Rose Elinor Dougall • Find Me Out • Without Why • Scarlett

9:45 AM Martha Johnson • Bye Bye Love • Solo One • Muffin Music

9:51 AM Serengeti • Punks • Kenny Dennis LP • Anticon

9:54 AM China Crisis • Hanna Hanna • Working With Fire And Steel • Virgin

9:57 AM The Matthew Herbert Big Band • Pontificate • There's Me and There's You • Accidental

10:01 AM The Duckworth Lewis Method • It's Not Cricket • Sticky Wickets • DCR

10:04 AM The Syn • Grounded • Grounded single • Deram

10:06 AM Wise Blood • Rat • Id • Dovecote

10:12 AM The Blisters • Finally Bored • Finally Bored • self-released

10:16 AM Chris Stamey with Yo La Tengo • The Summer Sun • V.O.T.E. • Yep Roc

10:19 AM Nice Nice • Big Bounce • Extra Wow • Warp

10:25 AM Adam Marsland • When I Lied To Everyone • Go West • Karma Frog

10:29 AM PJ Harvey • Joy • Is This Desire? • Island

10:33 AM Jason & The Scorchers • Broken Whiskey Glass • Lost & Found • EMI

10:39 AM Cheap Trick • Southern Girls • In Color • Epic

10:43 AM Elusive Parallelograms • Helium • Fragments EP • self-released

10:45 AM Netherfriends • New Haven, CT • 50 Songs 50 States • self-released

10:50 AM Robert Pollard • It Disappears in the Least Likely Hands (We May Never Not Know) • Honey Locust Honky Tonk • GBV Inc.

10:53 AM Erasure • Drama! • Wild! • Sire

10:57 AM Roots Manuva • Watch Me Dance • 4everevolution • Big Dada

11:02 AM Pet Shop Boys • The Last To Die • Electric • x2

11:05 AM Nymph • Raag Mon • New Millenium Prayer • Northern Spy

11:14 AM Speedy Ortiz • Tiger Tank • Major Arcana • Carpark

11:16 AM Mega City Four • Toys • Magic Bullets • Big Life

11:20 AM Andre Williams & the New Orleans Hellhouds • Never Had a Problem • Can You Deal With It? • Bloodshot

11:24 AM The Pretty Things • Rosalyn • Get A Buzz • Fontana

11:26 AM M.I.A. • Bring The Noize • Matangi • Interscope

11:29 AM Telenovela • Better Days • The Broken Heart Is New • Vinahyde

11:32 AM Frank Zappa • Dancin' Fool • Strictly Commercial (The Best of Frank Zappa) • Rykodisc

11:37 AM Cannonball Adderley • Jive Samba • The Very Best of Cannonball Adderley • Fantasy

11:43 AM Austra • Forgive Me • Olympia • Domino

11:46 AM The Boo Radleys • Butterfly McQueen • Giant Steps • Columbia

11:51 AM Run the Jewels • Get It • Run the Jewels • Fool's Gold

11:54 AM Killing Joke • Empire Song • The Singles Collection 1979-2012 • Spinefarm

11:57 AM Spiritualized • Lord Let It Rain On Me • Amazing Grace • Sanctuary/BMG

Saturday, July 6, 2013

July 6, 2013 CHIRP Radio Playlist

8:59 AM Kevin Tihista's Red Terror • Taking It To The Streets (Again) • On This Dark Street • Broken Horse

9:03 AM Pandelis Karayorgis Quartet • Evenfall • Circuitous • Driff

9:08 AM Tom Waits • Back in the Crowd • Bad as Me • ANTI-

9:13 AM Mavis Staples • Sow Good Seeds • One True Vine • ANTI-

9:15 AM Charlotte Gainsbourg • Everything I Cannot See • 5:55 • Because/Vice

9:21 AM Billy Nicholls • Portobello Road • Would You Believe • Sequel

9:24 AM Jon Brion • Ruin My Day • Meaningless • Straight to Cut-Out

9:28 AM Jay Farrar • Hanging On To You • Terroir Blues • Act/Resist

9:31 AM Jon Hopkins • Breathe This Air • Immunity • Domino

9:38 AM The Undertones • Conscious • The Sin Of Pride • Rykodisc

9:41 AM Young Souls • Puppet On A String • Quit Waiting For Tomorrow To Come • Numero Group

9:44 AM Pulseprogramming • Snowmaps on Paper • Charade is Gold • Audraglint

9:50 AM Camera Obscura • William's Heart • Desire Lines • 4AD

9:54 AM Elton John • Writing • Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy • Rocket

9:58 AM Red Allen • All The Good Times Are Past And Gone • The Folkways Years 1964 - 1983 • Smithsonian Folkways

10:00 AM The Orange Peels • Aether Tide • Sun Moon • Mystery Lawn

10:04 AM Daughn Gibson • Mad Ocean • Me Moan • Sub Pop

10:08 AM Aesop Rock • The Mayor And The Crook • Float • Mush

10:14 AM Baths • Ironworks • Obsidian • Anticon

10:18 AM Kaleidoscope • Egyptian Gardens • Side Trips • Epic

10:23 AM Justicia • Stone Flower • Cult Cargo: Salsa Boricua De Chicago • Numero Group

10:28 AM Sparks • I Predict • Angst In My Pants • Atlantic

10:31 AM Milano • A Day is Gonna Come • Chicago Mixtape 009: Immortal Kamikaze • chicagomixtape.com

10:34 AM King Tuff • King Of Guy • Was Dead • Burger

10:39 AM ABBA • Watch Out • Waterloo • Polar

10:43 AM David Bowie • Looking For Water • Reality • ISO

10:46 AM Classixx • I'll Get You (Featuring Jeppe) • Hanging Gardens • Innovative Leisure

10:52 AM Portugal. The Man • Modern Jesus • Evil Friends • Atlantic

10:55 AM Beat Happening • Cry for A Shadow • Dreamy • Sub Pop

10:59 AM The 88 • No Use Left For Me • Kind Of Light • EMK

11:02 AM UFO • Out In The Street • Strangers In The Night • Chrysalis

11:07 AM Honeyslide • Sugar Routine • Dripping/Deep Architecture EP • Critical Heights

11:09 AM The Mekons • Dan Dare • Punk Rock • Quarterstick

11:13 AM Zomby • Horrid • With Love • 4AD

11:16 AM Autoclave • Summer • Autoclave • Dischord

11:18 AM Tevo Howard • Spend Some Time (Pop Mix) • Pandora's Box • Rush Hour

11:25 AM The Boomtown Rats • Go Man Go! • Mondo Bongo • Mercury

11:29 AM Magic Bronson • Nor'easter • Nor'easter EP • Woodlake

11:33 AM Donna Summer • Could It Be Magic • A Love Trilogy • Casablanca

11:38 AM Los Fabulosos Cadillacs • Mas Bicho • Rey Azucar • Sony

11:42 AM Wire • Doubles & Trebles • Change Becomes Us • Pink Flag

11:44 AM The Good Life • Waiting on Wild Horses • Novena on a Nocturne • Better Looking

11:50 AM Smith Westerns • Only Natural • Soft Will • Mom + Pop

11:53 AM Pernice Brothers • Clear Spot • Overcome By Happiness • Sub Pop

11:56 AM Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 • Everything's Impossible • Bob Dinners and Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner's Celebrity Avalanche • Communion