Booker T and everybody awesome →
So, Booker T. Jones has a new album coming out, with The Roots backing him up. On it, Sharon Jones sings a song with Matt Berninger from The National, which you can listen to by clicking on the title of this post. At that link, from Pitchfork, you can also see a vid of Booker T. and Roots covering a Lauryn Hill tune. Ow, the concentrated awesomeness. My head!
New show is posted
Listen whenevs. Music for rainy weather. Highlights include: Aloe Blacc, Nellie McKay (by request), plus: can a track be called rare if it’s “only” available on the innernets? Late last year Sterogum.com unearthed a rare Stalker track & it subsequently enjoyed renewed buzz. Hear it on the current edition of The Playlist at KUSP’s music player (click “listen to the...
Review of John Grant's Album, "Queen of Denmark" →
From the BBC. I found Grant’s album in the currents section—the CDs programmers vote to keep in the library by playing on our shows—and decided to give it a spin. I’ve sampled a few tracks now, and have been impressed by Grant’s wry humor and turns of phrase. I am not alone in thinking so. Click on the title of this post to read what another bloke had to say. (People...
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Sneak Peek at this week's edition of The Playlist
This is a list of what you will hear if you tune in to 88.9fm smack-dab at the beginning of Thursday, or catch the archived show from KUSP’s music player starting Friday. Take care of the station that brings you the show by contributing now! Just $8k left to go as of this writing!
Desperate Snap Judgment Story Call!
mossteph: HEY PEOPLE OF THE TUMBLR WORLD Wanna be on Snap Judgment? Here’s a desperate call for stories. Something fell through and we need a story about LIARS in the next day or two. The worst lie you ever told? The worst lie that was ever told to you? Lies your parents told you? Lies your lover told you? Something you witnessed but never snarked on? Now’s your chance.
The National plus John Slattery plus Kristen... →
The National is one of The Best bands. John Slattery of Mad Men is one of my salt-and-pepper crushes. Kristen Schaal (the superfan from Flight of the Concords) is fun and funny. So, ergo, time to click on the title of this post to watch a video featuring all three.
Recorded for French site le Hiboo: tUnE-yArDs play voice, loop machine and pillar on a new tune, “Doorstep,” which is included on their new release w h o k i l l out in April (So soon!). Some of us at KUSP dream of being able to record artists in-situ like this…
Beck is always up to something interesting →
Keep looking at blogs! You can always work later.
Latest Show is up →
As of Friday 3/4/11. Click on “The Playlist” in the green section. Featuring new stuff from The Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, Gang of Four (what?!), Girls, and Fujiya&Miyagi. Full playlist here: http://www.kusp.org/playlists/theplaylist/2009/2011_03_03.html
two Playlist faves team up on a song. →
You guys, it’s Thao Nguyen of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down— and tUnE-yArDs! Awesome sauce. Now I want to find out about this third person, Mirah, with whom Thao is doing her thing these-a-days. Anyway, follow the link: Pitchfork has provided an .mp3 for us to listen to.
Neko Case would like to get a little →
…I guess the fellas don’t do “groupie”. Really, guys? Some things just ain’t right.