Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CHIRP Playlist (8/31/11)

Lots of CHIRP stuff lately. And yes, it is a bit exhausting. Putting one's brain through hours upon hours of new music is not easy. You know this. It's why you always listen to the same old shit. I understand. It's why I do what I do though. Just remember to occasionally check in on my blog and you'll always see the album cover art of something worth googling. I'm making it easier for you.

12:02AM Tiger & Woods Curb My Heart from Through the Green (Running Back)

12:11AM Beastie Boys Remote Control from Hello Nasty (Capitol)

12:16AM M83 Intro (ft. Zola Jesus) from Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Mute)

12:20AM WU LYF Concrete Gold from Go Tell Fire to the Mountain (LYF)

12:27AM Beirut A Candle's Fire from The Rip Tide (Pompeii)

12:30AM Talking Heads This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) from Speaking In Tongues (Sire)

12:36AM Cave Teenager from Pure Moods (Drag City)

12:43AM Hella Self Checkout from Tripper (Sargent House)

12:48AM Luke Temple Weekend Warrior from Don't Act Like You Don't Care (Western Vinyl)

12:53AM Gastr Del Sol Bauchredner from Camoufleur (Drag City)

1:01AM The Cure Plainsong from Disintegration (Elektra)

1:06AM Broken Social Scene Love And Mathematics from Feel Good Lost (Arts & Crafts)

1:14AM The Thermals I Know the Pattern from More Parts per Million (Sub Pop)

1:16AM Glenn Jones Anchor Chain Blues from The Wanting (Thrill Jockey)

1:22AM The Album Leaf In Between Lines from One Day I'll Be on Time (Tiger Style)

1:26AM CSS You Could Have It All from La Liberacion (Co-op)

1:31AM The Rapture How Deep Is Your Love? from In the Grace of Your Love (DFA)

1:38AM Hudson Mohawke All Your Love from Satin Panthers EP (Warp)

1:42AM Blood Orange The Complete Knock from Coastal Grooves (Domino)

1:48AM Houses Sleeping from All Night (Lefse)

1:52AM Casiotone For the Painfully Alone Cold White Christmas from Etiquette (Tomlab)

1:57AM Destroyer Breakin' The Law from We'll Build Them a Golden Bridge (Tinker)

2:00AM Jimmy Smith Blue Room from The Sermon! (Blue Note)

2:06AM The Sea and Cake Left Side Clouded from One Bedroom (Thrill Jockey)

2:09AM Van Morrison Sweet Thing from Astral Weeks (Warner Brothers)

2:14AM Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) from What's Going On (Tamla)

2:20AM FM Belfast We Fall from Don't Want to Sleep (Morr)

2:22AM Aphex Twin Fingerbib from Richard D. James Album (Warp)

2:27AM Barn Owl Devotion II from Lost in the Glare (Thrill Jockey)

2:32AM Herbcraft Get Esoteric from Ashram to the Stars (Hello Sunshine)

2:38AM Boards of Canada Happy Cycling from Music Has The Right To Children (Matador)

2:46AM Do Make Say Think The Universe! from You, You're a History In Rust (Constellation)

2:52AM Sleeper Agent All Wave and No Goodbye from Celebrasion (Mom+Pop)

2:55AM Houttaker Judy, Judy from Chicago Cassette Compilation (twosyllable)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

CHIRP playlist (8/28/11): Sunday Afternoon Special

Filling in for Jenny Lizak today, my 4 to 6pm shift this afternoon featured new music from Active Child, The Field and Magic Milk. Check out their music lest you turn curmudgeonly. Remember, music doesn't get old, you do. Keep up or die. Okay, anyway. Here's what I played today:

4:03PM Active Child Hangin On from You Are All I See (Vagrant)

4:08PM Joanna Newsom Cosmia from Ys (Drag City)

4:17PM Basement Jaxx Oh My Gosh from Basement Jaxx (Edel)

4:20PM Stone Coal White You Know from Stone Coal White (Cali-Tex)

4:24PM Beck Profanity Prayers from Modern Guilt (Interscope)

4:29PM Cymbals Eat Guitars Rifle Eyesight (Proper Name) from Lenses Alien (Barsuk)

4:38PM Metronomy She Wants from The English Riviera (Because)

4:42PM How To Dress Well Decisions (Orchestral Version) from Just Once EP (Love Letters Ink)

4:45PM Andrew Bird Lull from Weather Systems (Grimsey)

4:52PM Boston Spaceships Let It Beard from Let It Beard (Guided By Voices Inc.)

4:56PM Magic Milk So Cool from Luke: Tokyo Drifter (self-released)

5:01PM The Field Arpeggiated Love from Looping State of Mind (Kompakt)

5:13PM The Smiths Asleep from Louder Than Bombs (Sire)

5:17PM Tiny Fireflies We Made a Pact from Change EP (Little Treasure)

5:22PM Soley Blue Leaves from We Sink (Morr)

5:26PM Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader from Follow The Leader (UNI)

5:31PM Robyn Dancing On My Own from Body Talk Pt. 1 (Konichiwa)

5:37PM Cut Off Your Hands Buried from Hollow (Frenchkiss)

5:41PM The Horrors Endless Blue from Skying (XL)

5:46PM Weezer Falling For You from Pinkerton (Geffen)

5:54PM Pepper Rabbit The Annexation of Puerto Rico from Red Velvet Snow Ball (Kanine)

5:56PM Califone 2 Sisters Drunk On Each Other from Heron King Blues (Thrill Jockey)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

You Missed Out: The War On Drugs

When I first heard The War On Drugs' Future Weather EP last year, I immediately shared it with my dad. It's not exactly dad-rock, but it is the stuff you know the guy who names his kid after Bob Dylan will appreciate. The Tom Petty-ish, good old American rock and roll that transcends generational tastes and brings families together. It's like that Marathon gas station commercial where all you really see is cornfields, baseball, and red-white-and-blue. Ok, The War On Drugs isn't that cheesy, but I do feel a sort of pride when those guitar solos blare.

As much as I love Schubas though, something didn't seem quite right about seeing The War On Drugs sold out show last night. Three years ago, sure. Schubas is perfect for the up-and-coming artist on the cusp. But coming off a newly 'Best New Music'd' full-length and considerable buzz from other critics and musicians, it seems like an ideal time for The War On Drugs to headline Lincoln Hall.

It felt like a sauna in Schubas, with more people crammed in there than I can ever recall. If anything, it was a last-chance for music fans to see The War On Drugs in an intimate venue. Slave Ambient is brilliant, and now that they've released this album The War On Drugs will likely never play a venue as small as Schubas ever again. It was an "I was there" show. One that could make in onto Schubas framed-poster hall.

The War On Drugs' sound is already too big for Schubas though. Sure, they got their Dylan and Springsteen on with some harmonica and sax, but the best moments were those long psych-out jams. The band built dense noise structures, which quickly melded with the sticky air and turned Schubas into a murky swamp of feedback and humidity.

They're a great band who deserve a bigger venue. They'll definitely get it from now on, because music fans of all ages will pack in to feel that American rock sound. Maybe my dad and I can go to their next show together.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CHIRP playlist (8/24/11) and Friendly Fires podcast

Click here to stream or download my interview with Friendly Fires. It's a hot enough day. You might as well check out this band. Who knows, maybe after you hear them you'll even want to go see their show at the Metro on October 22nd. Jaclyn and I will both be there for that Saturday night dance party. Thanks again Jenny Lizak! (we made a trade. I'm filling in for her CHIRP shift this coming Sunday, 4 to 6pm. Tune in if ya wanna)

12:00AM Gillian Welch Scarlet Town from The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony)

12:05AM Bob Dylan 4th Time Around from Blonde On Blonde (Columbia)

12:08AM Handsome Furs Handsome Furs Hate This City from Plague Park (Sub Pop)

12:16AM Friendly Fires Lovesick from Friendly Fires (XL)

12:28AM Delorean Infinite Desert from Subiza (True Panther)

12:33AM Pictureplane Sex Mechanism from Thee Physical (Lovepump United)

12:39AM High Places From Stardust to Sentience from High Places (Thrill Jockey)

12:42AM Mister Heavenly Your Girl from Out of Love (Sub Pop)

12:44AM Panoramic & True My Fair Lady from Panoramic & True (Raymond Roussel)

12:49AM Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Fall Away from Mirror Traffic (Matador)

12:51AM Peter Wolf Crier Loud Enough to Know from Garden of Arms (Jagjaguwar)

12:53AM Born Heller Big Sky #4 from Born Heller (Locust)

12:59AM Holy Fuck Silva & Grimes from Latin (XL)

1:05AM Sonic Youth Skip Tracer from Washing Machine (DGC)

1:08AM OFF! Peace in Hermosa from First Four EPs (Vice)

1:12AM David Sylvian Brilliant Trees from Brilliant Trees (Virgin)

1:20AM Euphone Semi-Alert from V (Flameshovel)

1:23AM Male Bonding Bones from Endless Now (Sub Pop)

1:29AM Pinback Offcell from Offcell (Absolutely Kosher)

1:34AM Curren$y Money Machine from Weekend at Burnie's (Warner Bros)

1:37AM Zomby Haunted from Dedication (4AD)

1:40AM Gold Panda Marriage (Star Slinger remix) from Marriage (Ghostly International)

1:46AM Ornery Little Darlings Bobby Sr. from O is for Ornery (self-released)

1:50AM Dent May Wedding Day from Fun/Wedding Day 7" (Paw Tracks)

1:53AM The 1900s Cold & Kind from Cold & Kind (Parasol)

1:59AM Jonsi and Alex Howl from Riceboy Sleeps (XL)

2:08AM Geotic Isolated Speech from Bless the Self (self-released)

2:14AM Dosh The Magic Stick from Wolves & Wishes (Anticon)

2:17AM Nguzunguzu Water Bass Power from Timesup EP (Fade to Mind)

2:23AM The Shins Young Pilgrims from Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop)

2:26AM Tinariwen Ya Messinagh from Tassili (ANTI-)

2:31AM Townes Van Zandt For the Sake of the Song from Texas Troubadour (Snapper)

2:38AM Nurses Trying to Reach You from Dracula (Dead Oceans)

2:42AM Little Dragon Brush the Heat from Ritual Union (Peacefrog)

2:48AM The Cool Kids Gas Station (feat. Bun B) from When Fish Ride Bicycles (Green Label Sound)

2:52AM Serengeti The Whip from Family & Friends (Anticon)

Monday, August 22, 2011

You Missed Out: High Places

Thrill Jockey's High Places played two shows in Chicago yesterday--one in the evening at the Empty Bottle, and an earlier set in the afternoon at the Logan Square Monument. I went to the outdoor show with my wife and dog. It was free, and 77 degrees. I can't help but wonder why more concerts wouldn't be outside like this? Yeah, I know. Because the weather in Chicago is unpredictable and way too often offensively uncomfortable. But it was perfect yesterday.

I hadn't seen a show at the monument since Dan Deacon/Lightning Bolt last year, which was almost too fun. Tons of kids showed up, interpretive dancing in a huge pit at the bottom of the monument steps. But that concert was the first experiment. This summer, a couple free concert series can now be found at the monument on weekend afternoons. In addition to High Places, other acts like Thee Oh Sees, Mucca Pazza, and Califone have played on the Boulevard this summer. It's really turning out to be a preferred venue on dry days, with families bringing their kids and dogs out to the shows, along with blankets and picnics.

High Places are a perfect act for an outdoor show like this though. A few people can sit or stand close enough to watch the duo, but the majority of the crowd reclines on the grass while watching clouds float by. Their music has just enough rhythm to keep the mood upbeat, but is ambient enough to not pressure anyone into crowding around the front of the band. These are marvelously low-pressure shows, and we've actually been lacking that in Chicago for a while now. Sure, we have the Millennium Park Mondays, but sometimes those are obnoxiously crowded. And, dogs aren't allowed.

So the Logan Square Monument wins for the outdoor concert venue this summer. Millennium Park has been dethroned. I can't wait to see who we get out to Logan Square next summer. Don't miss out.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CHIRP playlist (8/17/11)

Next week on my CHIRP show I'll air my interview with Friendly Fires. Tune in at 12:15am (Chicago time) to listen live. It will also be available as a downloadable podcast. Here's what you missed last night though:

12:04AM Memory Tapes Offers from Player Piano (Carpark)

12:08AM Mount Kimbie Mayor from Crooks & Lovers (Hotflush)

12:13AM Cocteau Twins Wax And Wane from Garlands (4AD)

12:17AM Soft Metals Pain from Soft Metals (Captured Tracks)

12:23AM Maria Taylor Matador from Overlook (Saddle Creek)

12:28AM Real Estate Beach Comber from Real Estate (Woodsist)

12:32AM Sarge Chicago from Charcoal (Mud)

12:38AM Yellow Ostrich WHALE from The Mistress (Barsuk)

12:42AM Pixies Vamos from Surfer Rosa (4AD)

12:45AM Chaperone Letter to Home from Cripple King (self-released)

12:49AM Her Space Holiday Anything For Progress from Her Space Holiday (No More Good Ideas)

12:53AM Electric Light Orchestra Summer And Lighting from Out Of The Blue (Epic)

12:59AM Kraftwerk Megaherz from Kraftwerk 1 (Philips)

1:08AM Radiohead Myxomatosis. (Judge, Jury & Executioner.) from Hail to the Thief (Capitol)

1:13AM The Flaming Lips The Gash from The Soft Bulletin (Warner Bros.)

1:17AM Little Gold The Burn in Time from Weird Freedom (Loud Baby)

1:20AM High Places Year Off from Original Colours (Thrill Jockey)

1:26AM Japandroids I Quit Girls from Post-Nothing (Polyvinyl)

1:31AM Milk Maid Can't You See from Yucca (FatCat)

1:35AM Braid Universe or Worse from Closer to Closed EP (Polyvinyl)

1:44AM The National Apartment Story from Boxer (Beggars Banquet)

1:45AM The Replacements Sadly Beautiful from All Shook Down (Sire)

1:49AM Hercules & Love Affair Boy Blue from Blue Songs (Moshi Moshi)

1:55AM DJ Spinn 2020 from Bangs & Works Vol. 1: A Chicago Footwork Compilation (Planet Mu)

1:59AM Public Enemy Welcome To The Terrordome from Fear of a Black Planet (Def Jam)

2:05AM Al Green I Wanna Hold You from Everything's OK (Blue Note)

2:08AM Muddy Waters My Eyes (Keep Me In Trouble) from Chess Blues 1954-1960 (Chess)

2:14AM Mice Parade Mary Anne from What It Means To Be Left-Handed (FatCat)

2:17AM Richard Buckner Traitor from Our Blood (Merge)

2:25AM Old 97's Brown Haired Daughter from The Grand Theatre Volume Two (New West)

2:28AM Andrew Hill Black Fire from Black Fire (Blue Note)

2:36AM Jim Ward Waves in Spanish from Quiet in the Valley, On the Shores the End Begins (Tembloroso Creative Lab)

2:43AM Fool's Gold Bark and Bite from Leave No Trace (IAMSOUND)

2:49AM Main Attrakionz Perfect Sounds from 808s & Dark Grapes II (self-released)

2:53AM Tunnels Volt 1979 from The Blackout (Thrill Jockey)

2:56AM Love of Everything Marriage from Best in Tensions (Polyvinyl)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

You Missed Out: Memory Tapes

How do you like to watch a concert? Are you the type that likes to stand completely still, just staring up at the stage. Do you actually dance around? Or perhaps you're somewhere in the middle, nodding your head and tapping your foot while keeping a beer in one hand, and a cell phone in the other. Mobile twitter/facebook how great that show is, right?

I'm usually tapping one back heel at first, bobbing my head a bit if I'm enjoying the music. If it gets really good, I won't even realize my heel is tapping so hard that it's lifting my whole foot up and down against the ground. It takes a band like Cut Copy or Delorean to get both of my feet off, and even some arms up if I'm drunk enough.

Tonight at the Empty Bottle, Memory Tapes got my heels up. I think that was the appropriate reaction. To be honest, I had no idea what this one would be like. The man behind Memory Tapes, Dayve Hawk, is lumped in with other chillwavers and bedroom pop artists like Toro y Moi and Washed Out. After seeing the show tonight though, I think that categorization is flat-out wrong.

The chillwavers turn knobs at their live shows. They make electronic music right up there on the fly. But Memory Tapes was a rock band. A trio of bass, drums, and electric guitar, blaring their songs for a small, surprised Empty Bottle crowd. No synths to be found, no keys, and most importantly, no knobs. Hawk jammed out a finger-blistering guitar solo on every song, and it was impressive stuff.

Samples played from an area unseen, likely from the same computer that played the rhythmically synced images that projected on the band. But whereas the electronic sounds are at the forefront on Memory Tapes records, they went straight to the background for the live show. Surprising, but as a critic this is the kind of thing I absolutely love to witness. This simple move showcases Hawk's compositional talent, and proves that he's probably a pretty smart guy. Altering a glo-fi song to make it work in a loud rock show is something I haven't seen done well until tonight.

I am really excited to see where he takes his Memory Tapes project now. After seeing that Hawk is definitely a legitimately talented musician capable of re-imagining his songs in different settings, I'm expecting a lot of depth and diversity from his future releases. Right now, he's something like a mix of New Order, The Unicorns, Real Estate, Of Montreal, and Cults (fine, with a hint of chillwave I guess). He would do well to open for any of those acts. Don't miss out on that if it happens.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CHIRP playlist (8/10/11)

Come to Rodan this Friday night to see what it looks like when I DJ live. I don't do all those fancy tricks or the airhorn sounds, but I'm definitely quite a few steps above any iPod DJ. It's always fun. I'm playing music from 10pm until they close. No cover of course. Great atmosphere and better company. It's like listening to CHIRP, only you're at a cool bar instead of sitting in front of your computer. But hey, nothing wrong with that either:

12:02AM John Maus Believer from We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon)

12:06AM Serena Maneesh Magdalena (Symphony #8) from S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor (4AD)

12:13AM XTC Garden Of Earthly Delights from Oranges & Lemons (Virgin)

12:17AM Fruit Bats Shivering Fawn from Tripper (Sub Pop)

12:21AM Patsy Cline She's Got You from The Ultimate Collection (Mercury Nashville)

12:25AM Blanck Mass Land Disasters from Blanck Mass (Rock Action)

12:33AM Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw Night Gallery III from Night Gallery (Thrill Jockey)

12:39AM Young Man Up So Fast from Boy (Frenchkiss)

12:46AM Eleanor Friedberger Inn of the Seventh Ray from Last Summer (Merge)

12:51AM Morrissey Now My Heart Is Full from Vauxhall and I (Sire)

12:56AM Guided by Voices Hey Hey, Spaceman from Devil Between My Toes (Schwa)

1:00AM Out Hud The L Train Is A Swell Train And I Don't Want To Hear You Indies Complain from S.T.R.E.E.T.D.A.D. (kranky)

1:13AM Atmosphere Freefallin' from To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy: The Atmosphere EP's (Rhymesayers)

1:17AM Little Dragon Crystalfilm from Ritual Union (Peacefrog)

1:23AM Dom Happy Birthday Party from Family of Love EP (Astralwerks)

1:27AM SSION Nothing Weird Happens at Night from BENT (self-released)

1:36AM Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings All Over Again from Naturally (Daptone)

1:40AM Tevo Howard The Promenade from Pandora's Box (Rush Hour)

1:50AM Stephen Paul Smoker No You No Me from Neon Green 7" (Kilo)

1:55AM The Velvet Underground Candy Says from The Velvet Underground (MGM)

2:00AM Matthew Dear Little People (Black City) from Black City (Ghostly International)

2:10AM The Blood Brothers Ambulance Vs. Ambulance from ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn (V2)

2:13AM Lake Of Dracula Violators from Skeletal Remains (Savage Land)

2:17AM The Horrors Moving Further Away from Skying (XL)

2:26AM Grace Jones Devil Dub from Hurricane/Hurricane Dub (PIAS)

2:31AM Of Montreal Lysergic Bliss from Satanic Panic In the Attic (Polyvinyl)

2:36AM Release the Sunbird Why Can't You Look At Yourself? from Come Back To Us (Brushfire)

2:40AM John Vanderslice The Parade from Emerald City (Barsuk)

2:45AM The Chapin Sisters Digging A Hole from Two (Lake Bottom)

2:51AM Blue Ribbon Glee Club Dress from The Whistler presents: Year One: The Festival (Whistler)

2:54AM Army Navy The Long Goodbye from The Last Place (Fever Zone)

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Lollapalooza 2011

I'm attending Lollapalooza this weekend for CHIRP. For the first time, our station got approved media coverage. So I'm just doing my thing. Tomorrow I'll start the day with a Friendly Fires interview, and some water in a carton. Whatever. It's free for media. Give me a break.

Had it not been for scheduling a couple artist interviews, I definitely wouldn't have gone to the festival this year. I don't pay for shows anyway, so if I'm not on a list, I'm not there. This goes for an international music festival as well as an Empty Bottle show. It's just the pact I keep with myself these days.

Lollapalooza is a funny one though. It's mostly white suburban high school and college kids who got tickets from their parents. The kids can run around Grant Park and try to find beer or someone to make out with, and hopefully the parents just enjoy a nice glass of wine and dull conversation somewhere with less noise.

It's weird being a solo married dude in the midst of all this. I can tell when the girls are making attempts to flirt, and it's always slightly awkward. They come stand directly in front of me or to my side while i'm watching a band, and they dance. And then between songs they try to either make eye contact, or ask if I have a light for their cigarette. No to both. As always, I appreciate the attention though. I'm a self-conscious dude, so it's nice, yknow?

But speaking of self-conscious dudes, the most fascinating show I saw today was Bright Eyes. At some point during the last 10 years, since he was my very first '18 and up' show (at the Metro of course, 2002) Conor Oberst turned into quite the rock star. I have no idea when this happened, since I stopped caring about Bright Eyes sometime in college. But he's no longer a little emo singer-songwriter. He does that wild tornado move with his guitar, just spinning around and around whenever he's really getting into the music. It's like MxPx or something.

And his backing band is tight. Highest production I saw all day, with two drummers, a keyboardist, horn player, and a whole mess of other musicians that couldn't miss a beat if they wanted to.

The fascinating part though, was Bright Eyes' crowd. Take a look at this picture:

I know the composition is lousy but it wasn't my point here. Looks like a relatively "old" crowd, right? Most notably the dude with his hand up. He was really getting into "Lover I Don't Have To Love," one of Bright Eyes' "hits" off of the 2002 album, "Lifted." Notice the blonde tips AND bowl cut. But most importantly, notice the bald spot. I promise, he was not being ironic. If any one individual can sum up Lollapalooza in a haircut, it's that guy right there.

Lollapalooza is an old idea, which was cooler a long time ago but is still telling itself and everyone else that its still got it. Kids keep coming, so it must, right? The kids never lie...

Sure enough, during a Bright Eyes song that I hadn't heard before (apparently one of his newer "hits"), I saw one of those old Warped Tour moves where a few fists shoot up in rhythm with a particularly shout-able lyric. You know what I'm talking about, like those Jimmy Eat World lyrics "Are you listenin', (put your fists up at this part:) WHOA-OH-OH ohahoh!"

These were young fists. Teenage fists. And the old, blonde-tipped, bowl-cutted balding man had no idea to take part. He was unaware of the new stuff too.

So here's Conor Oberst up on a monstrous main stage, playing as earnestly as a post-emo depressed dude with a shitty attitude can manage, and his crowd doesn't know if it's appropriate to crowdsurf, sing along, or just feel kinda bummed for some reason. And then I heard a kid say, "Is this guy from England?"

And that really is Lollapalooza right there. A confusing mix of old and new "cool", brought comfortably together by money. But you might find some fun nostalgic stuff while you're there. Coldplay played "Yellow," Crystal Castles sounds like Nintendo, Girl Talk is the nostalgia bank, Ratatat is my own personal trip back to college, and Muse, well... actually Muse sucks. I don't know how anyone likes Muse, seriously.

I did get to say hi to Elijah Wood backstage though. I told him he was really good in Eternal Sunshine. He seemed appreciative. Beautiful eyes, too.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

CHIRP playlist (8/3/11)

My Kurt Vile interview aired on my show last night, and it is podcasted in case you want to listen. He's a cool guy. Hell of a songwriter too. I'll be snagging a few more interviews for CHIRP podcasts at Lollapalooza this weekend, so stay tuned for more fun. Cool Kids, Friendly Fires, Glitch Mob and more on the way. Oh and thanks to all the facebook kids liking this blog. You truly are the kings of kings of kings. Here's what else I played on my show:

12:01AM How To Dress Well Suicide Dream 2 (Orchestral Version) from Just Once EP (Love Letters Ink)

12:06AM Lykke Li Youth Knows No Pain from Wounded Rhymes (Atlantic)

12:09AM My Morning Jacket Anytime from Z (ATO)

12:18AM Kurt Vile Overnite Religion from Childish Prodigy (Matador)

12:28AM The War on Drugs Blackwater from Slave Ambient (Secretly Canadian)

12:33AM Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues from At Folsom Prison (Columbia)

12:38AM Pictureplane Breath Work from Thee Physical (Lovepump United)

12:42AM The Books Cello Song from Dark Was the Night (4AD)

12:48AM Death Songs Wounds from PDX Pop Now! 2011 (PDX Pop Now!)

12:52AM Gillian Welch Tennessee from The Harrow & The Harvest (Acony)

12:59AM Tortoise & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Daniel (Elton John) from The Brave and the Bold (Overcoat)

1:06AM Liars Sailing To Byzantium from Liars (Mute)

1:09AM Verma Exu from Verma (Plustapes)

1:15AM Broken Social Scene Sentimental X's from Forgiveness Rock Record (Arts & Crafts)

1:21AM Mathieu Good Return Theme from Massachusetts 2010 (Barsuk)

1:25AM Franz Ferdinand Come On Home from Franz Ferdinand (Domino)

1:28AM Tiger & Woods Gin Nation from Through the Green (Running Back)

1:38AM Lymbyc Systym Birds from Love Your Abuser (Mush)

1:43AM Washed Out Far Away from Within and Without (Sub Pop)

1:48AM Crystal Antlers Fortune Telling from Two-Way Mirror (Recreation Ltd.)

1:50AM Asobi Seksu Vicious Bears from Japan 3.11.11: A Benefit Album (Polyvinyl)

1:54AM Head of Femur Oh You're Blue from Hysterical Stars (Spin Art)

2:00AM Sufjan Stevens Size too Small from Seven Swans (Asthmatic Kitty)

2:03AM Elliott Smith Last Call from Roman Candle (Cavity Search)

2:08AM Bruce Springsteen Reason to Believe from Nebraska (Columbia)

2:13AM The Unicorns Sea Ghost from Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (Alien8)

2:16AM Mew An Envoy to the Open Fields from And the Glass Handed Kites (Sony)

2:20AM Prurient Watch Silently from Bermuda Drain (Hydra Head)

2:25AM Phantogram Mouthful Of Diamonds from Eyelid Movies (Barsuk)

2:29AM Portugal. The Man You Carried Us (Share With Me the Sun) from In the Mountain in the Cloud (Atlantic)

2:35AM Male Bonding Before It's Gone from Endless Now (Sub Pop)

2:38AM Las Kellies Adwenture from Kellies (Fire)

2:42AM Stornoway The End Of The Movie from Beachcomber's Windowsill (4AD)

2:47AM Cross Record Hungry, Thirsty from Ring Bell EP (self-released)

2:49AM On Fillmore Clearing Out from Extended Vacation (Dead Oceans)

2:53AM Magical Beautiful Silverado from Here Come the Wild Waves (I Hear A New World)

2:56AM Thelonious Monk Thelonious from Underground (Columbia)