Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You Missed Out: Gold Panda

(published by Heave Media)

Isn't it fun when people dance in Schubas? I generally consider Schubas to be Chicago's "quiet venue" where singer songwriters strum on acoustic guitars without much need for any amplification at all. But sometimes they bring in an artist like Gold Panda, and the bass overwhelms us. So we move around.

Gold Panda's Lucky Shiner was one of my favorite albums of 2010. It was an epitome of recorded electronic music, blending glo-fi, glitch and glistening minimalism. The music requires a MIDI controller to be performed live, making the potential for improvisation a highlight of the show. While the crowd anxiously awaits the next beat or chord change that they always look forward to on record, we're forced to bob our heads up and down a little longer as Gold Panda stretches the bridges a few measures more. The songs are all essentially the same, but extended just enough to maintain that element of surprise.

During the show last night, I couldn't help but think of John Cage--specifically his prepared piano. As I'm sure audiences were surprised by the unexpected sounds emitted by his keys, artists like Gold Panda, Dam-Mantle, Baths and Mount Kimbie use a 21st century edition of a pre-programmed percussive device to experiment with new sound combinations.

But John Cage never made people dance. Gold Panda succeeded with his prepared instrument, and at Schubas no less. Without a light show or anything.

The projected visuals were pretty, but too often became distorted. It looked like someone's laptop didn't have enough memory or something. But other than that mishap, it was invigorating to have the UK's freshest beat-maker bring his bliss to a sold-out Schubas crowd on a Tuesday night.

CHIRP Playlist (3/30/11)

After rushing over to the studio from Schubas (Gold Panda), it ended up being one of those shifts where Dylan is DJing while slightly buzzed. Which means I'm very talkative and energetic in the first hour, fumbling confusedly in the second, and just sleeping through the last hour. Looking back over the set-list today though, looks like a pretty decent show:

12:03AM The Mountain Goats Age of Kings from All Eternals Deck (Merge)

12:07AM Bob Dylan Tell Me, Momma from The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live, 1966: The Royal Albert Hall Concert (Columbia)

12:14AM Ween Little Birdy from Pure Guava (Elektra)

12:17AM Architecture in Helsinki Contact High from Moment Bends (Modular)

12:21AM Hunx and his Punx Keep Away From Johnny from Too Young To Be In Love (Hardly Art)

12:26AM Gold Panda Marriage (Baths Remix) from Marriage EP (Ghostly International)

12:30AM Rainbow Arabia Sequenced from Boys and Diamonds (Kompakt)

12:37AM Lou Rawls Tobacco Road from The Legendary Lou Rawls (Capitol)

12:45AM The Fleshtones You Give Me Nothing To Go On from Brooklyn Sound Solution (Yep Roc)

12:49AM The Dodos Hunting Season from No Color (Frenchkiss)

12:53AM Chandeliers Pharoah's Fury from Dirty Moves (Pickled Egg)

12:56AM Devendra Banhart We All Know from Niño Rojo (Young God)

1:00AM Talking Heads With Our Love from More Songs About Buildings and Food (Sire)

1:03AM Pinback Good To Sea from Autumn of the Seraphs (Touch and Go)

1:06AM Califone Trout Silk from Roomsound (Perishable)

1:13AM Explosions In the Sky First Breath After Coma from The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place (Temporary Residence Ltd.)

1:22AM The Joy Formidable A Heavy Abacus from The Big Roar (Atlantic)

1:27AM Allá Es Tiempo from Es Tiempo (Crammed)

1:31AM Ponytail AwayWay from Do Whatever You Want All the Time (We Are Free)

1:38AM Beach Fossils Face It from What a Pleasure EP (Captured Tracks)

1:41AM The Lonely Forest Woe Is Me, I Am Ruined from Arrows (Trans/Atlantic)

1:46AM My Bloody Valentine What You Want* from Loveless (Creation)

1:52AM Bibio Pretentious from Mind Bokeh (Warp)

1:59AM Afrika Bambaataa Looking For The Perfect Beat from Looking For The Perfect Beat 1980-1985 (Tommy Boy)

2:06AM Gorillaz 12d3 from G-Sides (Virgin)

2:11AM Mark Hollis A New Jerusalem from Mark Hollis (Polydor)

2:16AM The Arts of Life Band Bells in the Doug from CHIRP + Coach House Sounds Live Sessions (Coach House Sounds)

2:22AM Obits I Want Results from Moody, Standard and Poor (Sub Pop)

2:26AM Led Zeppelin South Bound Saurez from In Through the Out Door (Swan Song)

2:30AM Belong A Walk from Common Era (kranky)

2:37AM Bill Callahan Baby's Breath from Apocalypse (Drag City)

2:42AM Rick Rizzo & Tara Key BWG Stately from Double Star (Thrill Jockey)

2:48AM Yelle Comme un Enfant from Safari Disco Club (Co-op)

2:52AM Daphni (Caribou) Ye Ye from Pinnacles / Ye Ye (Text)

2:58AM Crystal Castles 1991 from Crystal Castles (Lies)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

You Missed Out: The Residents

(published by Heave Media)

After over 40 years and dozens of albums, I decided that it was time to see what all the fuss was about. I saw the Residents at the Museum of Contemporary Art tonight, and it's hard to say if they met expectations or not. Their way-too visible smoke machine was louder than their music. The group's masks looked like first generation Slipknot ripoffs. And the singer twiddled his fingers around like Wizzo the whole time.

The thing is, the Residents are notorious for being enigmatic. Almost like the Bob Dylan of avant-garde experimental artists, they are chameleons. The four (three on this night) members have never revealed their identities. They've kept their act mysterious since the beginning, and there's no telling when or if an end is in sight.

Given their history with subversive satiric content, it's likely that tonight's performance was no different. Their theme was "ghost stories," so they used vocal effects that sounded like the Exorcist and showed videos of masked strangers telling tales of horror. None of it was really scary though. And that was probably the point.

Yes, Slipknot masks are dumb. Yes, smoke machines are cheesy. Wizzo was a clown. So if anyone is fooled by a cheap horror gimmick, the joke's on them. The singer occasionally spoke to the audience about the most horrifying "mirror people," which, in my humble interpretation, refers to "me and you." Humans are capable of actual horror, especially when we delude ourselves into believing that something in our imaginations can present a literal danger. This message came full circle in the closing song, "Ghostbusters."

It was not a rock concert, but a performance art piece. The MCA really was an ideal venue for this show. The Residents' mystique is resilient, and even though they're getting old in age, their ideas are as thought-provoking as ever.

Friday, March 25, 2011

DJ set list, Burlington (3/24/11)

Second time DJing the Burlington, and double the crowd size for Thursday night. Jason Zenz is the best dude, since he was the only CHIRPer who came out. But the whole night was kinda tarnished by my cold. My nose was runny and I felt tired at 10:30. I think it was still a fun time for everyone else, but my favorite part of the set was the last half hour when only 10 people were in the bar and I felt more comfortable slowing everything down (from Bone Thugs to The Weeknd). That fit my mood.

James Blake - Wilhelm Scream

John Mayer - I Don't Trust Myself With Loving You

Notorious BIG - Big Poppa

Paul Young - Every Time You Go Away

Out Hud - 2005 A Face Odyssey

Das Racist - Rainbow in the Dark

Junk Culture - West Coast

J. Cole - Who Dat

Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes

Gold Panda - You

Gravediggaz - Diary of a Madman

Kanye West - Monster

Outkast - 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac

Bonobo - Kong

Curren$y - Elevator Musik

Cypress Hill - When the Shit Goes Down

Niki Minaj - Your Love

CFCF - You Hear Colours

Big Boi - Tangerine

MGMT - Time to Pretend

Bibio - K is for Kelson

Adele - Rolling off the Deep (Jamie xx remix)

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round (Little Loud remix)

HEALTH - Nice Girls (Little Loud remix)

Genesis - I Can't Dance

CFCF - Big Love

Public Enemy - Bring the Noise

BULLS theme

Daft Punk - Da Funk

Kisses - The Heart of the Nightlife

Elijah and the Ebonites - Hot Grits!

Toro y Moi - Still Sound

Four Tet - Love Cry

Robyn - Dancing On My Own

Cut Copy - Blink and You'll Miss A Revolution

Graham Gouldman - Go For It

Friendly Fires - Skeleton Boy

CSS - Knife

Crystal Castles - 1991

Kisses - Midnight Lover

MFSB - Family Affair

Yeasayer - ONE

The Dream Academy - Life In A Northern Town

Daft Punk - Harder Faster

Ratatat - Shempi

LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends

Burial and Four Tet and Thom Yorke - Ego

Prince - Erotic City

Julio Bashmore - Battle for Middle You

Tag Team - Whoomp There It Is

Nikita Warren - I Need You

Caribou - Ye Ye

Waka Flocka Flame - O Let's Do It

SALEM - King Night

Mount Kimbie - Carbonated

Odd Future/Tyler the Creator - Yonkers

Light Asylum - Dark Allies

Furniture - Brilliant Mind

Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Heart in Your Heartbreak

Wire - Another the Letter

Sleigh Bells - Run the Heart

Bone Thugs and Harmony - 1st of tha Month

Kid Cudi - Pursuit of Happiness

Gold Panda - Marriage (Baths remix)

The Cool Kids - Bundle Up

Memoryhouse - Lately

Jens Lekman - Maple Leaves

The Weeknd - The Morning

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CHIRP Playlist (3/23/11)

**Listen to the Baths interview HERE.

At 12:15am I aired my interview with Will Wiesenfeld of Baths. If you missed it, the podcast is available to download on Otherwise, another good CHIRP shift last night. Here's what happened:

12:05AM Jonny Greenwood Mata Aini Kuru Kara Ne from Norwegian Wood (Nonesuch)

12:10AM Baths Nordic Laurel from Pop Music / False B-sides (self-released)

12:27AM Kate Bush Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) from Hounds Of Love (EMI)

12:31AM Mi Ami Echo from Dolphins EP (Thrill Jockey)

12:40AM Detholz! Death to the Traitor from Death to the Traitor (self-released)

12:44AM The Acorn Flood Pt. 1 from Glory Hope Mountain (Paper Bag)

12:50AM The Cool Kids Bundle Up from Bundle Up single (Green Label Sound)

12:53AM Tahiti 80 Solitary Bizness from The Past, The Present & The Possible (Human Sounds)

1:00AM Laura Veirs Don't Lose Yourself from Saltbreakers (Nonesuch)

1:03AM Lee Hazlewood Toocie And The River from 13 (LHI)

1:08AM Damien Jurado and Richard Swift Radioactivity from Other People's Songs (self-released)

1:25AM Mount Kimbie Carbonated from Crooks & Lovers (Hotflush)

1:25AM Colin Stetson Judges from New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges (Constellation)

1:27AM Dosh Wolves from Wolves & Wishes (Anticon)

1:28AM Ducktails Killin' the Vibe from Arcade Dynamics (Woodsist)

1:32AM The Books Motherless Bastard from Thought For Food (Tomlab)

1:38AM Jad Fair This Could Be The Night from Beautiful Songs: The Best of Jad Fair (Fire)

1:43AM No Kids Great Escape from Come Into My House (Tomlab)

1:48AM The Curious Mystery Not Port from We Creeling (K)

1:53AM Smith Westerns My Heart from Smith Westerns (HoZac)

1:56AM Dum Dum Girls He Gets Me High from He Gets Me High EP (Sub Pop)

2:00AM Parts & Labor Skin and Bones from Constant Future (Jagjaguwar)

2:06AM Pelican Drought from Australasia (Hydrahead)

2:14AM Erykah Badu Window Seat from New Amerykah, Pt. 2: Return of the Ankh (Universal)

2:19AM Memphis m+e=me from Here Comes A City (Arts & Crafts)

2:21AM Kanye West Blame Game from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Def Jam)

2:28AM Loch Lomond Water Bells from Little Me Will Start A Storm (Tender Loving Empire)

2:31AM Brave Irene River To Sea from Brave Irene (Slumberland)

2:32AM Decibully Notes To Our Leaders from Sing Out America (Polyvinyl)

2:39AM Burial & Four Tet & Thom Yorke Ego from Ego / Mirror (Text)

2:44AM Fuck Buttons Bright Tomorrow from Street Horrrsing (ATP)

2:54AM Silver Abuse Bomb Shelter from Busted at Oz (Permanent)

2:55AM Peaking Lights Summertime from 936 (Not Not Fun)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Don't Miss Out: 3/24/11 @ The Burlington

We're celebrating Spring Break this Thursday at the Burlington. I'm DJing all night, from 10pm until close. If you can't read the flyer above (designed by Matt Mackowiak), The Burlington is located in Logan Square at 3425 W. Fullerton Ave.. Wear sunglasses if you think you're cool, or a nerd. This is going to be fun for all of us. I'll do that mash-up of Biggie, John Mayer and Paul Young for anybody who shows up early.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CHIRP Playlist (3/16/11)

Just another CHIRP show. It felt a little bit lonelier than usual, maybe because everyone's in Austin. But anyway. I feel compelled to mention my "premiere" artist of the week. Secretly Canadian recently signed Little Scream, and they're the sort of band I expect to be opening for Yeasayer sometime before the end of the year. Their album is out on April 12th.

12:04AM Tim Hecker In the Fog II from Ravedeath, 1972 (kranky)

12:08AM Broadcast Papercuts from Noise Made By People (Warp)

12:14AM Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid The Sun Never Sets from Tongues (Domino)

12:20AM Esben & the Witch Hexagons IV from Violet Cries (Matador)

12:27AM Smoking Popes I've Got Mono from This Is Not A Test (Asian Man)

12:30AM Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant from Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (Warner Bros.)

12:33AM Disappears Pearly Gates from Lux (kranky)

12:39AM Wye Oak Hot as Day from Civilian (Merge)

12:42AM The National Cherry Tree from Cherry Tree (Brassland)

12:47AM Papercuts Winter Daze from Fading Parade (Sub Pop)

12:51AM Dungen Ta Det Lugnt from Ta Det Lugnt (Kemado)

1:00AM Black Math Storefronts from Phantom Power (Permanent)

1:05AM Blondie Live It Up from Autoamerican (Chrysalis)

1:09AM The Whitest Boy Alive Promise Less Or Do More from Rules (Bubbles)

1:15AM The Zombies Indication from The Zombies Collection (Castle Music Ltd.)

1:18AM Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears She's So Scandalous from Scandalous (Lost Highway)

1:22AM Apostle of Hustle A Rent Boy Goes Down from The National Anthem of Nowhere (Arts & Crafts)

1:28AM Jacaszek Elegia from SMM: Context (Ghostly International)

1:33AM Blonde Redhead Distilled from In an Expression of the Inexpressible (Touch and Go)

1:37AM The Rural Alberta Advantage Stamp from Departing (Saddle Creek)

1:41AM Eleventh Dream Day That's What's Coming from Riot Now! (Thrill Jockey)

1:47AM Pixies Vamos from Surfer Rosa (4AD)

1:53AM Ensemble Envies d'Avalanches from Excerpts (FatCat)

1:57AM Unwound Devoid from Repetition (Kill Rock Stars)

2:01AM James Blackshaw All Is Falling Pt 7 from All Is Falling (Young God)

2:14AM Mos Def Black Jack from The New Danger (DGC)

2:20AM Beans Glass Coffins (produced by Tobacco) from End It All (Anticon)

2:23AM Sims Bad Time Zoo from Bad Time Zoo (Doomtree)

2:26AM John Coltrane Spiral from Giant Steps (Atlantic)

2:32AM Jessica Lea Mayfield Tell Me from Tell Me (Nonesuch)

2:37AM Little Scream Cannons from The Golden Record (Secretly Canadian)

2:40AM Roommate Snow Globe from Guilty Rainbow (Antephonic)

2:47AM Nicolas Jaar Space is Only Noise if You Can See from Space Is Only Noise (Circus Company)

2:53AM Bible Of The Devil Womanize from Freedom Metal (Cruz de la Sur)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

TD vs. BL Blog Update

I started this blog back in college. The whole point of it was to post giveaway alerts for Moody Campus Radio listeners. If you check 2006 on the archive sidebar, you'll see I was giving away tickets to Eisley and Anathallo. I was a proud station manager back then, but I don't know if the station even exists anymore in 2011...

My point being, I started this blog because of music. But for a few years, it was dormant. After I graduated and got jobs here and there at radio stations and magazines, I forgot that this blog even existed.

Two years ago I lost my job as an editor, and this really shook me up pretty bad. I had no idea what to do, I felt like my whole career in music journalism was over. So I emailed Greg Kot to ask his advice. Why Greg Kot, of all people? Greg was very encouraging to me when I was an intern at Sound Opinions. I'll never forget one day he told me, "a lot of people think they have what it takes, but they have no idea. But you do have what it takes. So just keep working at it." But after I got fired, I just wasn't sure anymore. All I knew was that I loved music, and I wanted to keep writing. So Greg gave the obvious suggestion: "write." He told me to write every day, in a blog. So I resurrected TDvsBL, and went to work.

I probably wrote every single day for one year straight, but about topics ranging anywhere from music to film, theology, humor, fiction and sports. TD vs. BL was one of those "bad blogs" that was just too much everything at once. I don't regret it though, because I had to explore my range, and this blog allowed it. Creatively, I wasn't ready to focus on just one topic. I was all over the place, and there was no stopping me. But after a while the blog naturally found its way.

For a few months now, there hasn't really been anything on TDvsBL other than music related articles. I post all of my CHIRP playlists here, my DJ playlists, my HEAVE concert reviews, my Jettison interviews, etc..

So now I'm just going to declare what has been in place for a while now--Total Darkness vs. Blinding Light is officially a music blog.

This doesn't mean that I'll stop writing about movies or religion, I just don't want it here anymore. I have a wordpress that collects some of my other writing, and I'll continue to post my publications with Curator, Burnside, Killing the Buddha (and whoever else publishes me) at that site. Thank you for reading, I hope this didn't come as bad news to anyone.

But now that I have your attention, check out the new Kurt Vile album, Smoke Ring For My Halo. One of the best releases of the year so far. The dude is great in War on Drugs, but this latest might be his best work to date.

(don't you just love music?)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

CHIRP Playlist (3/9/11)

CHIRP is my favorite thing. I met up with a couple CHIRPers last night before my shift. Karin was DJing at the Bottom Lounge, and Jason Zenz happened to be there for the Datarock show. The Bottom Lounge is perhaps the most hospitable venue when working with CHIRP, at least in my experience. I'm DJing there next month for the Appleseed Cast show, but I'll remind everyone of that once we get a little closer to the date. Oh, how did my shift go last night? Here:

12:05AM Lykke Li Youth Knows No Pain from Wounded Rhymes (Atlantic)

12:10AM Lil Wayne 6 Foot 7 Foot from Tha Carter IV (Universal)

12:12AM ESG Dance from Come Away With ESG (Soul Jazz)

12:19AM Maps & Atlases You And Me And The Mountain from You and Me and the Mountain (Sargent House)

12:23AM A Hawk and a Hacksaw At The Vulturul Negru from Cervantine (L.M. Duplication)

12:29AM Kurt Vile Peeping Tomboy from Smoke Ring For My Halo (Matador)

12:34AM Arthur Russell This Is How We Walk On the Moon from Another Thought (Orange Mountain Music)

12:40AM Telefon Tel Aviv My Week Beats Your Year from Map of What Is Effortless (Hefty!)

12:44AM Isolee Going Nowhere from Well Spent Youth (Pampa)

12:49AM Ennio Morricone Barbablù...Romantico from Barbablù (Dagored)

12:54AM J Mascis Can I from Several Shades of Why (Sub Pop)

12:59AM Johnny Cash Rusty Cage from Unchained (American Recordings II) (American)

1:03AM Ted Leo & the Pharmacists Parallel or Together? from The Tyranny of Distance (Lookout!)

1:08AM Built to Spill Carry The Zero from Keep It Like a Secret (Warner Bros.)

1:14AM Talk Talk I Don't Believe In You from The Colour Of Spring (EMI)

1:19AM Banjo Or Freakout Dear Me from Banjo Or Freakout (Rare Book Room)

1:26AM R.E.M. It Happened Today from Collapse Into Now (Warner Bros.)

1:30AM Wire Red Barked Trees from Red Barked Tree (Pink Flag)

1:35AM Weezer Falling For You from Pinkerton (Geffen)

1:41AM Arboretum The White Bird from The Gathering (Thrill Jockey)

1:48AM Braid American Typewriter from The Age of Octeen (Mud)

1:52AM Radar Eyes South Side from Radar Eyes (Plustapes)

1:56AM James Blake I Never Learnt To Share from James Blake (ATLAS)

2:02AM Kidz in the Hall Jukebox from Land of Make Believe (Duck Down)

2:06AM Basement Jaxx Do Your Thing from Rooty (XL)

2:10AM BBU (feat. Das Racist) Please, No Pictures from (

2:16AM Wilco I Am Trying To Break Your Heart from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch)

2:23AM ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Pure Radio Cosplay from Tao of the Dead (Richter Scale)

2:30AM The Pretenders Message of Love from Pretenders II (Sire)

2:33AM Cut Copy Blink and You'll Miss A Revolution from Zonoscope (Modular)

2:38AM The Mountain Goats Estate Sale Sign from All Eternals Deck (Merge)

2:41AM Anna Calvi The Devil from Anna Calvi (Domino)

2:46AM Memoryhouse Lately (Deuxieme) from Lately (Inflated)

2:51AM Aurelio Wamada from Laru Beya (Next Ambiance)

2:55AM Amadou & Mariam Batoman from Welcome To Mali (Nonesuch)

Saturday, March 05, 2011

You Missed Out: Girl Talk

(published by Heave Media)

If you're planning on seeing Girl Talk at the Congress tonight (show number two of a couple sold out weekend nights in Chicago), wear shorts and some sweat bands. Even though it's cold outside, you'll feel like you're in a humid jungle once that crowd starts moving. Even the air up in the balcony gets sticky.

The kids are still going crazy for Girl Talk apparently. And why not? He's throwing more confetti and inflatable toys into crowd than ever before, and he still does that one ridiculous mashup. (You know, that one where he puts the rap chorus over the 80s' synth, with the guitar riff from that 90s' alternative band? Right, that one.)

The music is pretty much the same, but the biggest improvement Greg Gillis made for this latest tour is his light show. For past tours, there wasn't much to look at on-stage. But now, there's a flat, geometric sculpture of brilliant LED lights, flashing enormous images throughout his set. Ranging from dinosaur gifs to frantic color explosions and even occasional live feeds of Greg bouncing behind his laptop, the visuals were a much welcomed addition to his already high-intensity house party.

It's possible that he took a cue from label-mate and tour opener, Junk Culture. Their set is underwhelming in comparison, but sometimes the best way to make fresh beats seem fresher is to toss up some projections of old-school skateboarders. By the way, Junk Culture is playing a DJ set at Beauty Bar this Sunday, and I'll let you know how that party goes as well.

But again, don't wear a sweater to a Girl Talk show. It doesn't matter that it's March. This show is always about the sweat. The balloon drop almost didn't work because the air was so hot and thick. The ceiling nets opened and they all just stayed up there.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

CHIRP Playlist (3/2/11)

I spent all day yesterday uploading the past two years of Top 40 hits onto my computer, and it was exhausting. So being able to play good music on CHIRP from midnight to 3AM was more refreshing than usual. Stay tuned either next week or the following for a podcast interview I did with Will from Baths.

12:05AM Akron/Family Island from S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT (Dead Oceans)

12:09AM Daniel Johnston Keep Punching Joe from Continued Story/Hi, How Are You (The Unfinished Album) (Eternal Yip Eye)

12:13AM Prince If I Was Your Girlfriend from Sign 'O' the Times (Warner Bros.)

12:18AM Willie Wright I'm So Happy Now from Telling the Truth (Numero Group)

12:22AM Adele Someone Like You from 21 (XL)

12:27AM Architecture in Helsinki The Owls Go from Fingers Crossed (Bar/None)

12:31AM Asobi Seksu In My Head from Fluorescence (Polyvinyl)

12:35AM PJ Harvey Bitter Branches from Let England Shake (Vagrant)

12:37AM Ministry Burning Inside from The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (Sire)

12:42AM Light Pollution Bad Vibes from Apparitions (Carpark)

12:49AM Marnie Stern This American Life from In Advance Of The Broken Arm (Kill Rock Stars)

12:53AM Foals Cassius from Antidotes (Sub Pop)

12:57AM Minor Threat Seeing Red from Complete Discography (Dischord)

1:00AM Geotic Unwind from Mend (self-released)

1:03AM Kraftwerk Pocket Calculator from The Mix (Kling Klang)

1:07AM Chromeo The Right Type from Business Casual (Atlantic)

1:13AM The King Khan and BBQ Show Tryin' from Invisible Girl (In the Red)

1:17AM La Sera Devils Hearts Grow Gold from La Sera (Hardly Art)

1:19AM Cool Memories Canada from Debt (self-released)

1:26AM Chain & The Gang (I've Got) Privilege from Music's Not For Everyone (K)

1:29AM Philip Glass Islands from Glassworks (CBS/Sony Classical)

1:38AM Radiohead Lotus Flower from The King of Limbs (self-released)

1:43AM Junk Culture West Coast from West Coast (Illegal Art)

1:48AM Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble Shades Of The Prairie Prophet from The Prairie Prophet (Delmark)

1:58AM Steven Drozd After the Mutiny from The Heart Is A Drum Machine (Twinkle Cash)

2:06AM Massive Attack Risingson from Mezzanine (Virgin)

2:12AM Aloe Blacc Life So Hard from Good Things (Stones Throw)

2:16AM Malachai Distance from Return To The Ugly Side (Domino)

2:18AM Sister Crayon Souls of Gold from Bellow (Manimal)

2:23AM Andrew Bird Action Adventure from Fingerlings (Grimsey)

2:29AM Snowblink The Fish of Little Thoughts from Long Live (Fire)

2:31AM Do Make Say Think White Light Of from & Yet & Yet (Constellation)

2:39AM Bibio Anything New from Mind Bokeh (Warp)

2:43AM Kisses Midnight Lover from The Heart Of The Nightlife (This Is Music)

2:48AM The Kickback Hate This City from Mea Culpa Mea Culpa (self-released)

2:52AM Royal Thunder Sleeping Witch from Royal Thunder (Relapse)