Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L’s golden ears every Monday.

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Yellow Ostrich “Elephant King”
Pigeon Head “Battle Flag” (Low Fidelity All-Stars remix 1997)
*Shirley Levi “Halah” (live rehearsal studio version of Mazzy Star
song w/additional melody and lyrics by Shirley)
*Battleme “Touch”
*John Foxx “Tides”
*Speech Debelle “Studio Back Pack Rap”
*Tenacious D “Rize Of The Fenix” (full album version)
*Axel Rudi Pell “Lived Our Lives Before”
*Chloe Day “Bombshell” (dance mix)
*Grand Duchy “Where Is John Frum?”
*Gloom Prophet “See Thru U” (interpretation of Grand Duchy song)
*Ministry “Relapse” (Defibrillator mix)
*Trust “Shoom”
R.E.M. “I’ll Take The Rain” (Jamie Candiloro remix 2002)
*The Alchemist “Whole Lotta Thug”
*The Alchemist “Gangsta S**t 2”
*Silverspun Pickups “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)” (full album version)
*Guided By Voices w/ Robert Pollard “Keep It In Motion”
*3 Inches Of Blood “Metal Woman”
*Tom Jones w/ Jack White “Evil” (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
*Nneka “J”
*Animal Kingdom “Strange Attractor” (Black Fethers remix)
Mandasue Heller “Guilty” (replay)
*The Ting Tings “Give It Back”
*Hanno-Bruhn- Gang “Berlin Uff Blues”
*MxPx “Far Away”
*Elan “Bad Days Are Gone”

Fiona Apple

The quirky mysterious Fiona Apple will release her 4th album in June.

We’ve waited 7 years since Extraordinary Machine and new offering is exotically entitled The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.


Most will simple refer to it as The Idler Wheel.

“Every Single Night” is the lead track.

The Dandy Warhols

The Dandy Warhols 8th album is entitled This Machine.

We last heard from them in 2010 with their greatest hits album, The Capitol Years 1995-2007.

(BTW, if you haven’t seen the 2004 documentary Dig!, I highly recommend it. It chronicles the fascinating love/hate relationship between The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.)

Beat the World is the band’s own label and they record in their home studio called the Odditorium in Portland, Oregon.

“Sad Vacation” is the first single.

The Mynabirds

The Mynabirds are singer/songwriter Laura Burhenn and a collective of musicians based in Omaha.

She is also a member of the Bright Eyes’ touring band.

GENERALS is the name of the 2nd Mynabirds album due on Saddle Creek Records in June.

“Generals” is the cool first single. (Free download here.)

First Aid Kit

Last year we featured a preview of First Aid Kit’s album The Lion’s Roar.

This is their first American-recorded album and their second full-length since their 2010 debut The Big Black & Blue.

These two Swedish sisters recorded in Omaha with Bright Eyes’ Mike Mogis producing.

“Blue” is the new single.

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L’s new music vision every Monday.

Lopside World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

Gary Glitter (Dutch remix) “Rock & Roll Part 2” (1998)
Dana International “Cinque Milla” (1998)
*The Real McKenzies “The Message”
*Nightwish “Last Ride Of The Day”
*Gloom Prophet “Dark Sparkles” (interpretation of Grand Duchy)
*Grand Duchy “ROTC”
*Grand Duchy “Annie Bliss”
*Eisbrecher “Tanz mit mir”
*The Beauty Of Gemina “Badlands”
*The Cheek Of Her “Yes. It’s A Love Song”
*Bernard Fowler w/ IMFS “Get Away”
*Lords Of Acid “Sole Sucker” (Angelsplit remix)
DJ Numark f/ Bumpy Knuckles “Dumpin’ ‘Em All”
*Foxy Shazam “Forever Together”
*Gina and the Eastern Block “Identity Thief”
*3 Inches Of Blood “One For The Ditch”
*Wumpscut (Rudy Ratzinger) “Woman And Satin First”
*Epica “Requiem For The Indifferent”
*Epica “Avalanche”
*All Good Funk Alliance “Rhythm & FX” (Funkanomics mix)
Saxon “Motorcycle Man” (1980)
*One Model Nation “Mission To Mars”
*Hanno-Bruhn-Gang “In Mitte Im Hotel”
*Black Carl “Silhoulettes Of Evil”
*The Ting Tings “Hang It Up”
*Aaron David Gleason “Fate”
Black 47 “Brooklyn Girls” (1996)


PIL reemerges!

After 20 years, Public Image Ltd., (Johnny Rotten’s band, post Sex Pistols) will release an album in late May.

In anticipation and in honour of Record Store Day taking place tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, PIL presents a 4-song EP entitled One Drop.

As good as ever, this is the title track. How we’ve missed Mr. Lydon.

Jimmy Destri Tix

Old friend Jimmy Destri, best known as a member of Blondie, has been performing with his own band of late: Jimmy Destri and the Sound Grenade.

He has a show at the Spot in Providence this Sunday, April 22.

We have one pair of tickets. If you want them, just click the contact button (above!) and send us an email!


Beck, the prolific musician, producer, collaborator and contributor, continues to grow his unique American songbook.

Most recently he provided a song for the film Jeff, Who Lives at Home.

“Looking for a Sign” is another beautiful addition to Beck’s oeuvre.

Tupac with Dre and Snoop Live at Coachella

Tupac Shakur, one of the greatest rappers of all time, was murdered died in 1996.

Amazingly, he made an appearance this past weekend at Coachella.

Pretty damn cool!

He materialized during the set with Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as seen here:

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Foxy Shazam “Freedom”
*A$AP Rocky f/ Little Tony “Get Lit”
*Mona “I Seen”
*Trust “Dressed For Space”
*The Mark Lanegan Band “Gray Goes Black”
*Epica “Karma” (intro)
*Epica “Monopoly On Truth”
*!MAYDAY! f/ Pharoahe Monch & Stat Quo “Death March”
*M.Ward “Primitive Girl”
*Lords Of Acid “Pop That Tooshie” (Army Of The Universe mix)
*Vlad In Tears “We’ll Never Die”
*Stadium f/ Blue Pearl “Take My Breath Away”
*Ladyhawke “Black, White & Blue”
*Gloom Prophet “Geode” (interpretation of Grand Duchy song)
*Grand Duchy “Shady”
*Malik Work & The Upstagers “Let Me See Some ID”
(single non edit version)
“Foxy Shazam “(It’s) Too Late Baby”
Peter Fox “Schwartz Zu Blau” (2009)
*Rebelution “Lady In White”
*Sarah Jaffe “Glorified High”
Towers Of London “Air Guitar” (2006)
*Trust “F.T.F.”
Eastern Conference Champions “Where Is My Mind”
(2011 Pixies cover replay)
*Wild Belle “Keep You”
*Redwood “Oh Yeah?”
*John Vaughn w/ Danny Saber “Doin’ My Head In”
Shirley Levi “Daddy Boy” (replay)
*The NowhereNauts “Try To Light My Fuse”
Body Count f/ Ice T “Voodoo” (1992)
*Felix Gortz “Weite Reise”

Julia Holter

Julia Holter is a Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist who creates intriguingly gorgeous experimental music.

Her 2nd album, Ekstasis, is Greek for “outside of oneself”.

Hear the layered beauty of her music here in the song “Marienbad”

As well as in the video for “In the Same Room”.


Garbage, the quartet of Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and producer-extraordinaire Butch Vig, are four of the most wonderful people that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Great people, great music.

For the most part the band has been on hiatus since 2005.

Now their 5th album, Not Your Kind of People, is due in middle May on their own record label STUNVOLUME.

“Blood for Poppies” is the first single.


Spiritualized has had innumerable combinations of personnel since its inception in 1990 but has always been led by Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman).

Sweet Heart Sweet Light is the 7th and latest album.

This is a radio edit of the single “Hey Jane”.

The intensely disturbing video is the full version of the song.

Spiritualized – Hey Jane from Fat Possum Records on Vimeo.

Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors is the brainchild of David Longstreth and various cohorts.

The distinctive voices and unusual musical stylings of this ensemble are both divisive and intriguing. And uniquely their own.

Wildly experimental, Dirty Projectors has collaborated with the likes of Björk and David Byrne.

Swing Lo Magellan will be 8th album from this Brooklyn-based troupe.

“Gun Has No Trigger” is the first offering from the album.

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