Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder is a new duo out of London.

Formerly known as Wonder Wonder, they began releasing a song a month for a year in September.

The band has yet to reveal their identities.

“All We Do” is the 4th song in the series and one of the best of the year.

Oh Wonder

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L and the European perspective.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Denotes first time song debuts on show

*Flight Facilities f/Micky Green “Stand Still” (Trinidad)
*Heimataerde “Bruderschaft” (Germany)
*Scout Killers “Cease And Resist” (Bath, England)
*Ali Campbell/UB40 “I Want You” (Birmingham U.K.)
*Spandau Ballet “This Is The Love” (London)
*KAV “Lonely Men” (London)
*Monday Blackbirds “Wiles” (Madrid, Spain)
*The Hush Now “Rosy Disposition” (Boston)
*…And You Will Know…”A Million Random Digits” (Austin)
*Kele (Bloc Party) “Humour Me” (London)
*Megaherz “Fanatisch” (Munich, Germany)
*Sister Sin “Count Me Out” (Gothenburg, Sweden)
*Dj Rob de Blank f/Anushka “She” (Dubai)
*Wilhelm Tell Me “Growing Younger” (Hamburg, DE)
*Desert Ships “Heart Beats” (London)
*Alice Gullick “Edelweiss” (Plymouth, England)
*Mumiy Troll “Flow Away” (Moscow, Russia)
*KMFDM “Blood vs. Money” (Germany)
*Selfish Lovers “Penny Dreadful” (Warrington, U.K.)
*Kate Miller-Heidke/Amanda Palmer “Fairytale..(N.S.Wales)
*Repeater “Lonely” (Long Beach, CA)
*John McCullagh & The Escorts “Box Of Tricks” (U.K.)
*The Barbarellatones “Glam Rock Girl” (Hawaii)
*King Capisce “Shake The Dust” (Sheffield, U.K.)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Love Is All Around”
*Trenda Fox “Wait A Minute” (Jackson, KY)
*Heimataerde “Pfad Ohne Namen” (Germany)

St. Vincent

St. Vincent’s album St. Vincent is one of the best of the year.

“Pieta” recorded during the St. Vincent sessions was released as a 10-inch single on Black Friday for Record Store Day celebrating independent record stores.

St. Vincent

“Pieta”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L gives us another SHE Show.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Denotes first time song debuts on show

*Naomi Pilgrim “It’s All Good” (Sweden)
*Ballet School “Heliconia” (Berlin, Germany)
*Sister Sin f/ Liv “The Jinx” (Gothenburg, Sweden)
*Yelle “Safari Disco Club” (Paris, France)
*Marri Nallos/So-Star “Girl Who Wants It All (London)
*Chloe Day “Eddy” (Los Angeles)
The Sunday Reeds “Jean- Luc” (Melbourne, AU)
*Jennifer Davies “Choke” (Liverpool, England)
Conway “Big Talk” (Los Angeles)
*Trenda Fox “Talkin’ ’bout Me” (Jackson, Kentucky)
*The Delegators f/Janet Kumah “Dance” (London)
*Niia “Body” (New York City)
*Elliphant “Never Been In Love” (Stockholm, SE)
*Controllar “Kicks in” (Amsterdam)
Nostalghia “Sunshiny Milk” (Los Angeles)
*Shirley Levi “Bourgeous Peasant” (L.A.)
*Pr0files “Call Yourself A Lover” (L. A.)
*Genna Marabese “Like A Pigeon I Will Home” (U.K.)
Leanne Kingwell “Sunshine” (Melbourne)
*Kate Tempest “Circles (Stand Alone)” (S.E. London)
*Zella Day “East Of Eden” (Pine Top, AZ)
*Sallie Ford “So Damn Low” (Portland, OR)
*Puma Simone “Thank You X” (New Haven, CT)
Annabel Jones “Magnetic” (Hempshire, U.K.)
*Odessa “I Will Be There” (Santa Rosa, CA)
Robyn Harvey “Keep Holding On” (London)
*Julie E Gordon “Back 4 Love” (Manchester, U.K.)
*Fire Tiger f/Tiff “Watching You” (L.A.)
*Carol Pacey & Honey Shakers “Roll My Way” (PHX, AZ)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Star Star”

*Jonathan speaks over Frankfurt, Germany’s
Dj Blue Flower Project (Tina Schunder) “Rain”
throughout the show

The Dead Weather

The Dead Weather, the supergroup from Nashville, consisting of Jack White, Alison Mosshart, Jack Lawrence and Dean Fertita, occasionally drop a new song.

“Buzzkill(er)” has recently been released as we long for more.

The Dead Weather

She & Him

She & Him, the charming duet of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, have flirted with some of the great songs from the past.

Now they give us a complete album appropriately titled Classics.

This is the song listing:

1. Stars Fell on Alabama (Recorded by: Guy Lombardo, Billie Holiday, Ella FitzGerald & Louis Armstrong)
2. Oh No, Not My Baby (Recorded by: Maxine Brown, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Carole King)
3. It’s Not for Me to Say (Recorded by: Johnny Mathis)
4. Stay Awhile (Recorded by: Dusty Springfield)
5. This Girl’s In Love With You (Recorded by: Herb Alpert)
6. Time After Time (Recorded by: Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker and Shirley Bassey)
7. She (Recorded by: Charles Aznavour, Elvis Costello)
8. Teach Me Tonight (Recorded by: Frank Sinatra, The DeCastro Sisters)
9. It’s Always You (Recorded by: Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Chet Baker)
10. Unchained Melody (Recorded by: The Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley, Lee Ann Rimes)
11. I’ll Never Be Free (Recorded by: Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Jean Shepard)
12. Would You Like to Take a Walk (Recorded by: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong)
13. We’ll Meet Again (Recorded by: Vera Lynn, The Byrds)

She & Him

Listen here to “Oh No, Not My Baby”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L rocks us through December from Berlin.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Denotes first time song debuts on show

*Mechanimal “Sehnsucht” (Athens, Greece)
*Ali Campbell (UB40) “Cyber Bully Boys” (United Kingdom)
Rammstein “Amerika” (live from France) (Berlin)
*Emigrate “Eat You Alive” (Berlin, Germany)
*Stanley Odd “Pastime” (Edinburgh, Scotland)
*Rabbi Darkside “Mind Or Minds” (Brookyn N.Y.)
*The Bad Years “Common Mistake” (Los Angeles)
*Robyn Harvey “Keep Holding On” (London)
*David Bowie *Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime” (London)
*Intergalactix “Tuesday” (Sydney, Australia)
*Amason “Pirate” (Sweden)
*KMFDM “Make Your Stand” (Germany)
*Peur “Explosions” (Manchester, England)
*Johnny Marr “Boys Get Straight” (Manchester, England)
*Monday Blackbirds “Where Is Johnny” (Madrid, Spain)
*The Legal Matters “Stubborn” (Detroit, MI)
*Martin Black “Man Out City” (Donacaster, U.K.)
*Kav “Ghost Town Hat” (London)
*Fire Tiger “Fancy War Dance” (Los Angeles)
pGarage “Rains In Berlin” (Berlin, Germany)
*Tiz McNamara “Steady As You Go” (Cork, Ireland)
Stephen Dewey aka Machine Head “L.A. Gothic” (L.A.)
*Nail “Mississippi Water” (Ontario, Canada)
The Northstand “Hold On” (Manchester)
*Fine Times “Television Tel Aviv* (Vancouver)
*7Mirror “Close Encounters” (Amsterdam)

Lopsided World of L

This week Jonathan L spotlights music from Manchester.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Denotes first time song debuts on show

MANCHESTER SPECIAL
Nathan from Manchester ID (real person)
*Mazes “Salford”
Peur ID
Peur “Greyblood”
Marc Starr ID from Manchester (real person)
The Chemical Brothers f/ F. Fatlip “Salmon Dance”
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “If I Had A Gun”
The Buzzcocks “Innocent”
The Northstand ID
*The Northstand “Hold On”
Badly Drawn Boy “Don’t Stop Beliievin” (live version)
Matt Adcock originally from Manchester ID (real person)
Black Grape “Reverend Black Grape”
The Stone Roses “Made Of Stone”
Kid Mia from Manchester ID (real person)
The Verve “History”
*U.V. “Cuts”
The Chameleons “Don’t Fall”
*Johnny Marr “Candidate”
Tree Dwellers “Midnight: Sixteen”
Julie E Gordon ID
Julie E Gordon “Superstar”
Doves “Black And White Town”
James “Moving On”
James Holt ID
James Holt “Whatever Happened To John”
Sean Crossey from Blue Soap ID
*Horsebeach “Faded Eyes”
The Slow Readers Club “Start Again”
Morrissey “Instanbul”
The Watchmakers ID
The Watchmakers “Illumination”
Shari from Manchester ID (real person)
Elbow “Real Life (Angel)”
The Cornelius Crane ID
The Cornelius Crane “Oklahoma And Me”

Show ends with
**Jonathan talks with Noel Gallagher 1998
and then “Acquiesce” live 1997
at G-Mex Club Manchester
(from Epic Records Promo Only CD) **

Jonathan talks over Dj Victor Ward’s music
in his breaks

The Internet Has Solved Music’s Problem-Steve Albini

Steve Albini, prolific musician and recording engineer (he prefers the latter term over record producer) gave us an insightful perspective on the music business in 1993 with his essay The Problem with Music.

His thoughts continue to be provocative and profound as you will read here from his keynote address at the Melbourne Face the Music Conference.

“The Internet Has Solved Music’s Problem”
By Steve Albini

Emigrate

Emigrate is European alternative metal, led by Richard Z. Kruspe, the lead guitarist of the German band Rammstein.

Their 2nd album, includes the song “Get Down” featuring the wonderfully outrageous performance artist Peaches.

Emigrate

TV on the Radio

TV on the Radio, the wildly eclectic progressive indie band out of Brooklyn, have a new album Seeds, and the first since the untimely death of bassist Gerard Smith.

So hard to choose which song to feature so we will post the first two singles.

TV on the Radio

“Happy Idiot”

“Careful You”

Mourn

Mourn is a very young quartet out of Catalonia, Spain.

Jazz Rodríguez Bueno (frontwoman) and Carla Pérez Vas (guitarist/vocalist), both 18, began writing together and added drummer Antonio Postius and bassist Leia Rodríguez (Jazz’s sister), 18 and 15 respectively, to create music far beyond their years.

“Otitis” is from their self-titled debut album.

Mourn

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L kicks off our week every Monday.

LWOL

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Denotes first time song debuts on show

*KMFDM “Genau” (Germany)
*Amason “Duvan” (Sweden)
*Rob Decoup “Sleeping Slave” (Vienna, Austria)
*Mechanimal “Ode To Europe” (Athens, Greece)
*Tiz McNamara “Hold On” (Cork, Ireland)
*Johnny Marr “Back In The Box” (Manchester)
*The Talks f/ Itch “Ceasefire” (Hull, U.K.)
*Sister Sin “Chaos Royale” (Gothenburg, Sweden)
*Allusondrugs “I Should Have Gone To Uni” (W.Yorkshire)
Rob Dickinson “Handsome” (2005) (Norwich, U.K.)
*The Legal Matters “It’s Not What I Say” (Detroit, MI)
*Elliphant “Save The Grey” (Stockholm, Sweden)
*Bubblegum Screw “Second Class Citizen” (London)
*Go Wolf “Talk To You” (Northern, Ireland)
*Sallie Ford “Workin’ The Job” (Portland, OR)
*Blackstage “Talk To You” (Hannover, Germany)
*Low Roar “Phantoms” (Reykjavik, Iceland)
*Wolf Gang “Lay Your Love Down” (London)
*The Love Me Nots “You Gotta Go” (Scottsdale, AZ)
*The Presets “No Fun” (Sydney, Australia)
*Watchtower “You Don’t Have To Say Goodbye”(Liverpool)
*Leanne Kingwell “Choking On Halos” (Melbourne, AU)
*High Ends “Intoxicated” (Canada)
*The Call f/ Robert Been “Modern Romans” (L.A.)
*Jaws “Think Too Much…” (Birmingham, U.K.)
*Ummagma “Kiev”(Auxilliary…Mix) (Ukraine/Canada)
*Chris P. Cauley “Sometimes” (Long Island)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Cherrybomb”
*Zebras “Try” (Australia)

Chvrches

Chvrches made a strong debut last year with The Bones of What You Believe.

They now have contributed a new song for the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

The soundtrack incidentally was curated by Lorde.

Mockingjay

“Dead Air” by Chvrches

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L from Berlin on 25!

LWOL

Lopsided World of L (Part 1)

Lopsided World of L (Part 2)

*Denotes first time song debuts on show

*Bubblegum Screw “Play Some Stooges” (London)
*Beginners “Let Go Or Get Dragged” (Los Angeles)
*pGarage “Rains In Berlin” (Berlin, Germany)
*Zella Day “Seven Nation Army” (Pinetop, Arizona)
*Scout Killers “The Rains” (Bath, U.K.)
*The Killing Floor “Corruption Capital” (London/N.Y.C.)
*The Talks “All In A Day” (Hull, U.K.)
*Go Satta “Time To Love” (Detroit/ U.K.)
*Roughneck Riot “Parasites” (Warrington, England)
*The Venomous Pinks “Can We Go” (Phoenix, Arizona)
*The Art Of Amputation “Californian English” (London)
*CJ Ramone “Rise Above” (Long Island, N.Y.)
*RX Bandits “Future, Buddy” (Long Beach, CA)
*Ted West “Bittersweet Descent” (Chicago)
*WVM “Empire” (Los Angeles)
*Jamie T “Zombie” (London)
*James “Frozen Britain” (Manchester, England)
*Kasabian “Stevie” (Leicester, England)
*Leanne Kingwell “Slingshot” (Melbourne, AU)
*The Vincents “Song For The Sea” (Cork, Ireland)
*Rancid “Evil’s My Friend” (San Francisco)
*Cindy Marlow “Here I Am” (Hannover, Germany)
*James Holt “To Go Where The Wind Blows” (Liverpool)
*DigitalNativeDance “After Dark” (Totnes, England)
*Kicking Harold “Kill You” (new version) (L.A.)
*Conway “Shut Up” (Los Angeles)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Baby Blue”
*Northern Faces “Back And At It” (Albany, N.Y.)

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