MOURN

Once again I am aboard, this time in Europe, so daily postings will be sporadic.

Appropriately, I’m listening to my favorite Catalonian quartet, MOURN, their new sophmore effort entitled Ha, Ha, He.

The title is taken from the poem “Laughing Song” by William Blake.

I’ve reprinted the poem here; hear “Evil Dead” and “Second Sage”, two from the album.

“Laughing Song”

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy,
And the dimpling stream runs laughing by;
When the air does laugh with our merry wit,
And the green hill laughs with the noise of it;

when the meadows laugh with lively green,
And the grasshopper laughs in the merry scene,
When Mary and Susan and Emily
With their sweet round mouths sing “Ha, ha he!”

When the painted birds laugh in the shade,
Where our table with cherries and nuts is spread:
Come live, and be merry, and join with me,
To sing the sweet chorus of “Ha, ha, he!”

MOURN

“Evil Dead”

“Second Sage”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, summer begins.

Lopsided

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*denotes first time song airs on show

*Selephonic “Ghosts Of 1999” (Queensland, Australia)
*Day Of The Dead “44 Deluxe” (Perth, Australia)
*Lola Dutronic “The End Of The World” (Toronto/Germany)
*Haken “Lapse” (London, England)
*Paul Simon “Wristband” (Queens, N.Y.)
*The Strumbellas “Wild Sun” (Toronto, Canada)
*The Souls “Close My Eyes” (Zurich, Switzerland)
*M83 “Atlantique Sud” (Antibes, France)
*Rival Kings “Fever” (Zurich, Switzerland)
*Clairy Browne “LOve Song To The World” (Australia)
*Dj Shadow f/Run The Jewels “Nobody Speak” (SF)
*Womps “Plasticine” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*B-Movie “Feeling Gothic” (Nottingham, England)
*Wendy James “Bad Intentions & A Bit Of…” (London)
*Long Distance Calling “Getaway” (Dortmund, DE)
*Lelou “Jupiter” (Copenhagen, Denmark)
*The Claypool Lennon Delirium “Cricket And The Genie”
*Zublue “Media” (Southend-on-Sea, U.K.)
*Ronnie Spector “You’ve Got Your Troubles” (CT)
*Kinsky “I Am The Mountain” (Sydney, Australia)
*The Broadcasts “Down The Line” (Liantrisant, U.K.)
*Leyya “Butter” (Vienna Austria)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Links 2 3 4”
*The Chikitas “I Wish You Mine” (Switzerland)
*Holy Holy “You Cannot Call For Love” (Australia)
*Pete Macleod “Crestfallen” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*Chàrlee M. “Back In Time” (Germany)
*Desert Bones “Hard Life” (Melbourne, Australia)
*Joe Lynn Turner “Edge Of Tomorrow” (New Jersey)

Merchandise

Merchandise is a post-punk trio originating from Tampa.

Their new song “Flowers of Sex” is lush and dreamy.

Merchandise

“Flowers of Sex”

clipping.

clippling. is an experimental noise/rap trio featuring producers William Huston and Jonathan Snipes and rapper Daveed Diggs.

Diggs just won a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. This musical is the brilliant Hamilton in which he plays Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.

His rapid fire delivery is heard here on “Wriggle”, a new song from clipping.

Wriggle

“Wriggle”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, our expat in Berlin.

Lopsided

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*denotes first time song airs on show

+Grandmasters Furious 5 f/Mele Mel/Scorpio “Some…”(N.Y.)
*The Last Shadow Puppets “Aviation” (Sheffield, England)
*Ronnie Spector “I’d Much Rather Be With The Girls” (CT)
*The Plastic Pals “Wouldn’t Change A Thing” (Stockholm)
*Kristin Kontrol “Show Me” (N.Y.C.)
*Har Mar Superstar “Haircut” (Minneapolis)
*The Wherabouts “Razor Sharp” (Cavan, Ireland)
*Stage Republic “Big Blue River” (Amsterdam)
*The Subways “My Heart Is Pumping…” (Hertfordshire U.K.)
+Strange Collective “Heavy” (Liverpool)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Alter Mann”
*Amber Arcades “Turning Light” (Amsterdam)
*Millie Manders “Obsession Transgression” (So. London)
*Feral Love “Like The Wind” (Liverpool)
*Frightened Rabbit “Get Out” (Falkirk, Scotland)
*Herbert Grönemeyer “Die Härte” (Berlin, Germany)
*The Defiants “Love And Bullets” (New York)
*Bar Creeps “The Hour Between Dog And Wolf” (London)
*Skinner Box “Casmir” (Athens, Greece)
*Liebe “Vienna’s Dreams” (Athens, Greece)
*Ricky Warwick “That’s Where…(County Down, Ireland)
*Drew Worthley “The Underground Man” (E. London)
+On Dead Waves “California” (London)
*Nathan Flint “Wanted” (Wollongon, AU)
*Hurricane #1 “I Wanna Kill You” (Oxford, England)
*Miss Rabbit “What An Illusion” (Switzerland)
*19-Twenty “Sailor Jerry” (Wollongon, AU)
*Tamara Bubble “All Female Rappers” (Brooklyn)
*Elia Fell “Roads” (New South Wales)
*A.R. Kane “Anitina” (London)

Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest is Will Toledo’s band.

What began as a solo project in 2010, Car Seat Headrest evolved into a band self-releasing 11 albums.

Their 2nd album via Matador Records has just come out.

“Vincent” and “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales” are from the latest Teens of Denial.

Car Seat Headrest

“Vincent”

“Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, Mondays from Berlin.

Lopsided

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*denotes first time song airs on show

*Volbeat “The Devils Bleeding Crown” (Copenhagen)
*Ricky Warwick “Yesteryear” (County Down, Ireland)
*On Dead Waves “California” (London)
*Strange Collective “Heavy” (Liverpool)
*Death Valley Dreams “Words Like Fire” (Wilkes Barre, PA)
*M83 “Bibi The Dog” (Antibes, France)
*Chris Jasper “Share With Me” (N.Y.C.)
*Wesley Fuller “Melvista” (Melbourne, Australia)
*Iggy Pop “In The Lobby” (Detroit)
*Grandmasters Furious 5 f/Mele Mel/Scorpio “Some…”(N.Y.)
*Miss Rabbit “Welcome” (Switzerland)
*Charles Bordeaux “Sallie May” (Buffalo, N.Y.)
*SN Dub Station “Feet First” (Swindon, England)
*Making Monsters “Better” (Derry, Ireland)
+Klangschwester “You Came” (Germany)
*Sharn “Born” (Wellington, New Zealand)
*The Brinks “Temporary Love” (Manchester)
*Leibe “Revolution Of Love” (Athens, Greece)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Amerika” (live from France)
*Underworld “Ova Nova” (Essex, England)
*Hayden Buchanan “Lovers In The Moonlight” (Sydney, AU)
*Georgia Reed “Waiting For You To Run” (Perth, AU)
*Andy Clockwise “The Best” (Los Angeles)
*The 69 Eyes “Dolce Vita” (Helsinki, Finland)
*Ricky Warwick “Hearts On Trees” (County Down, Ireland)
*Shiraz Lane “Wake Up” (Finland)
*The Last Year “Rush” (Baltimore, Maryland)
*STJ f/ Clifford “Echo Ballad”(Aaron The Baron mix) (Austria)

Lissie

Lissie is an American singer/songwriter who has just released her 3rd album, the 1st on her own label.

My Wild West features the song “Daughters”, a charity single for Charity Water, an organization dedicated to bringing clean drinking water to every person on the planet.

Lissie

“Daughters”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L returns.

Lopsided

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*denotes first time song airs on show

*Louis Berry “.45” (Liverpool)
*SN Dub Station “Yesterday” (Swindon, U.K.)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Moscow” f/ tA.T.u (live)
*Spookyland “Big Head” (Sydney, Australia)
*The Rainband “One Man Down” (Manchester)
*Sykoya “Shiver” (London)
+Punx Harmonic “Immaterial” (New Jersey)
*Beyond The Wizards Sleeve “Diagram Girl” (London)
*Queen Of Darts “Can You Get Enough” (Adelaide, AU)
*Some Velvet Morning “Damocles” (North London)
*Tamara Bubble “I’m A Republican But” (Brooklyn)
*Tamara Bubble “Homework” (Brooklyn)
*Calling All Astronauts “Time To Fight Back” (London)
*Franco & The Dreadnought “Who Cares” (Manchester)
*Teleman “Düsseldorf” (London)
*Lola Dutronic “Modern Suicide” (Toronto/Germany)
*A.R. Kane “A Love From Outer Space” (London)
*My Cruel Goro “Loverdose” (Iceland /Italy)
*The Last Shadow Puppets “Miracle Alinger” (Sheffield)
*The Heavy “Mean Ol’ Man” (Bath, U.K.)
*Wolfie “New Horizons” (New South Wales, AU)
*Cj Hooper “Life Feels Good” (Sydney, Australia)
*Jean-Michel Jarre f/Peaches “What You Want” (France)
*Klangschwester “You Came” (Germany)
*Mickey 9’s “Icarus” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*Niamh Crowther “I’ll Be” (Ireland)
*Treat “Ghost Of Graceland” (Sweden)
*DJDS “Tell Me Why” (Los Angeles)
*The High Learys “Cabinet” (Perth, Australia)
*NonHuman Era “Continuum” (Montreal, Canada)

Esperanza: Kerouac’s Tristessa

Esperanza is an album by various artists interpreting in song Tristessa, a novella by Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac.

The story explores Kerouac’s love affair with Tristessa, a drug-addicted Mexican prostitute. Tristessa means “sadness” in Spanish.

Her real name was Esperanza, “hope” in Spanish.

A fascinating album concept, listen here to two selections.

Esperanza

“First Page of Kerouac’s Tristessa” William Fitzsimmons with Tim & Adam

“We Are Nothing” Alela Diane

Beverly

Beverly was the Brooklyn duo of Frankie Rose and Drew Citron.

Rose was also an original member of Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls and Vivian Girls. She has since moved to Los Angeles.

Citron carries on with a new partner, Scott Rosenthal, and a new album The Blue Swell.

Beverly

Here are two:

“Bulldozer”

“Contact”

The Stone Roses

The Stones Roses debut in 1989 is considered to be one of the best British albums of all-time.

Due to various record label hassles the band did not release their 2nd until 1994.

Then they broke up.

Now over 20 years later, we have a new song!

The Stone Roses

“All For One”

Pure Bathing Culture

Pure Bathing Culture is duo from Portland, Oregon.

Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman released their 2nd record, Pray for Rain, in late 2015.

“She Shakes” is delicious understated memorable Indie pop.

Pure Bathing Culture

“She Shakes”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L is on Vacation for 2 weeks.

ANOHNI

Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons is now known as ANOHNI.

Now a transgender woman, she continues to sing with of the most mesmerizing voices in music.

Hopelessness is her first album as ANOHNI.

ANOHNI

“Drone Bomb Me”

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