Marnie Stern

Marnie Stern, singer/songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire, is known for her distinctive tapping guitar style. (The strings are tapped onto the frets of the guitar with both hands rather than one hand fretting, the other picking.)

“Immortals” is from her latest album entitled The Chronicles of Marnia.

Marnie Stern

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L from Berlin with new Joan Jett this week.

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*Citizen K “Dr. Green” (2005)
*Ghost & Writer “Hurricane”
*New York Dolls ” ‘Cause I Sez So” (2009)
*The Tossers “Bombo Lane”
*ME “Working Life”
*Sister Sin “Fight Song”
*KMFDM “I Heart Not”
*Violet Clark “Free Clothes”
*Adam Schock “Funk That Ass”
*Frazic “Be Closer (Where U R)”
*Madness “On The Town” (2009)
*The Fuse “Runners”
*IAMEVE “When I Was Young”
*Krief “Tell Yourself”
*The Diamond Light “Screaming Through These Halls”
*Ummagma “Lama” (Jane Woodman remix)
*Too Sick To Use Guns “Million Faces”
*Kassoma “Control”, *Bitter Joy “Across The Distance”
*JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “TMI” (Brand New)
*Spiritual Beggars “Hello Sorrow”
*Bogan Via “Copy And Paste”
*Cherries On A Blacklist “Tendre Que Esperar”
*Tony deKaro “Firefly”
*Ed Kowalczyk “I’m The Proof”
*Joe Matera “No Way!”
*Adam Ant “Hard Men Tough Blokes”
*The NowhereNauts “Insomnia”

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg’s debut album came out last fall in England but has only just been released here in the US.

Self-titled, it entered the U.K. charts at No.1.

“Two Fingers” is just one of the many singles from this impressive singer/songwriter.

Jake Bugg

Haim

Haim (rhymes with “rhyme”) is an LA band consisting of the 3 sisters Haim (Este, Danielle, and Alana)-all multi-instrumentalists-and drummer Dash Hutton.

They released the Forever EP in 2012.

“Falling” is a new song from their forthcoming (as yet unnamed) debut album.

Haim

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs return with their just released 4th LP Mosquito and the fabulous single “Sacrilege”. Lead singer Karen O wails with a searing gospel choir.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Charli XCX

Goth-pop artist Charli XCX has finally released her debut album.

True Romance was due last year from this British singer/songwriter and has been in the works since 2010. It includes a number of songs previously heard on her 2 EPs.

“Nuclear Seasons” is from 2011.

“You (Ha Ha Ha) was released earlier this year.

CharliXCX

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L’s weekly broadcast with a European edge.

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*ME “Rock ‘n’ Roll Dandy”
*KMFDM “Pussy Riot”
*Human Human “Home”
*Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside “Addicted”
*Big Bad Shakin’ “True Love”
*Rammstein “Donaukinder” (2009)
*Ruby (Leslie Rankin) “Spin”
*The Tossers “USA”
*Lordi “The Riff”
*Ed Kowalczyk “Rise” (Elder Jepson remix)
*David Bowie “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
*The Diamond Lights “Never Enough”
*Shout Out Louds “Illusions”
*God Module “Perception”
*Garvy J. And The Secret Pockets Of Hope And Resistance “Morning Light”
*Too Sick To Use Guns “Open Letter”
*Disclosure f/Alunageorge “White Noise”
*Tony deKaro “Rattlesnake”
*Long Distance Calling “The Man Within”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “Baby Blue”
*Adam Ant “Bullshit”
*Joe Matera “Slide”
*Kazzoshay “Dig”
*BentCousin “F.O.R.G.E.T.”
*RK Ultras “Generation Of Sound” (replay)
*Mordslaerm “Teufelskreis”

The Thermals

The Thermals 6th album, Desperate Ground, came out this week.

This Portland, Oregon trio is as powerful and pertinent as ever.

“The Sunset” is the single.

The Thermals

Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stones Age, led by the multi-talented Josh Homme, release their 6th album in June.

We’ve waited 6 years for …Like Clockwork and guest appearances will range from Trent Reznor to Elton John.

“My God is the Sun” is the first single.

Queens of the Stone Age

Zooey and Jared

Many musicians have gone on to have successful careers in film, from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to Will Smith and Justin Timberlake.

But I can think of only two film stars who have crossed-over and prospered in music: Zooey Deschanel and Jared Leto. This is not to say that some actors are not accomplished musicians, but rather their musical pursuits are more of an avocation. Only Zooey and Jared have flourished as full-fledged musical stars.

Zooey performs with M. Ward as the band She & Him and Jared with 30 Seconds to Mars.

They both have new albums due in May and we feature a track from each.

She & Him “Never Wanted Your Love” (Volume 3)

She & Him

30 Seconds to Mars “Up in the Air” (Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams)

30 Seconds to Mars

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L’s weekly broadcast including world premiers.

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*Nina Hagen “Berlin” (2012 reissue-originally 1993)
*Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Sacrilege” (f/ Karen O)
*Shirley Levi “Office In The Sky”
(World Radio Premiere- *Ruby “Rain” (f/ Leslie Rankin)
*IAMEVE “Throw Me A Line” (replay)
*Blue Flower Project “Rain”
*Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside “Party Kids”
*Cold Specks “Holland” (f/ Al Spx)
*Claire Hamill “The Lily Field”
*Ummagma “Kiev” (f/ Shauna McLarnon)
(World Radio Premiere- *Concrete Blonde “Rosalie” (f/ Johnette Napolitano)
*Portishead “Only You” (1998 Classic)
*Cora Lee “Rock ‘n’ Roll Megastar”
*Polly Scattergood “Wanderlust” (replay)
(World Radio Premiere- *Violet Clark “Interesting Parties”
*Tonya Watts “El Cerrito Place”
*Anoxia f/ Crystal Jordan “Justify”
*Brooke Waggoner “Rumble”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: The Runaways “Black Leather” (1979)
*Doro Pesch “Engel” (replay)
*Sofia Talvik f/ Bernard Butler (Suede) “It’s Just Love” (2007)
*Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra “Berlin”
*Stereo3 f/ Paula Jean Brown “Mercy” (replay)
(World Radio Premiere- *Annabelle Lord-Patey “13” (Big Star cover)
(World Radio Premiere- *Becky Cooke w/ Dean Heslop “The House Of The Rising Sun” (live club version)
*BentCousin “I Think I like Your Girlfriend More Than You” (f/ Amelia)
*The Pale Faces “No More Kisses” (f/ Janice)
*Hunter Valentine “Little Curse (Shit Happens)”

The National

We’ve waited almost 3 years since High Violet, the brilliant album from The National.

Fortunately the wait is almost over as Trouble Will Find Me is due in late May.

“Don’t Swallow the Cap” is the first single.

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Coachella

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is set to begin tomorrow for two long weekends in the desert in California.

The lineup is mammoth as always and Spin is offering a mixtape of some of our favorite indie bands.

Download your free Coachella songs here.

1. Shovels & Rope – “Birmingham”
2. Thee Oh Sees – “Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster”
3. Polica – “Dark Star”
4. Cloud Nothings – “Stay Useless”
5. White Arrows – “I Can Go”
6. Youth Lagoon – “Dropla”
7. The Descendents – “Cool to Be You”
8. Kill the Noise – “Mosh It Up”
9. Dog Blood – “Next Order”
10. SpaceGhostPurrp – “Starz”

Coachella

Frightened Rabbit

Our favorite Scottish band, Frightened Rabbit, have a new album.

Pedestrian Verse includes the song “State Hospital” which you heard here last year.

“The Woodpile” is the featured single.

Frightened Rabbit

Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon is Trevor Powers from Boise, Idaho.

His sophomore release Wondrous Bughouse lives up to its name, both wondrous and uniquely exotic.

“Mute” is just one example.

Youth Lagoon

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