Laura Marling

Laura Marling, the woman with the seemingly effortless naturally beautiful voice has a new album Once I Was an Eagle.

This is the 4th album from this gifted British singer/songwriter.

“Master Hunter” is the first single.

Laura Marling

David Byrne & St. Vincent

David Byrne and St. Vincent collaborated and released the album Love This Giant last year and then hit the road with a big brass band.

The tour continues and they are giving us a taste of the show with the free EP Brass Tactics.

Remixes, live recordings from the show and this waltz,”Cissus”.

Brass Tactics

Lopsided World of L

Another Monday musical from Jonathan L.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Big Country w/Mike Peters “The Journey”
*Wire “Love Bends”
*Jon Byrne “Funny Old Town”
*Volbeat “Lola Montez”
*Volbeat “The Sinner Is You”
*Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Under The Earth”
*Elliot Easton’s Tiki Gods “Nocturnia, Moon Goddess”
*Wumpscut “Madman Szpital”
*Ugly Kid Joe “No One Survives”
*Ronny Morris “Built To Last”
*Cora Lee “Live It Up (Get That Feeling)”
*U.D.O. “Metal Machine”
*Lightouts “The Big Picture”
*Carsie Blanton “Backbone”
*Suicidal Tendencies “Slam City”
*ME “Westward Backwards”
*Camilla Sparksss “Precious People”
*The Echo Bombs “Put Off”
*Some Velvet Morning”Stone Cold”
*Krytykal “She Bad”
*Mixtapes “Elevator Days”
*Polica “Tiff”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “Doing Alright With The Boys”
*Aaron David Gleason “Give The Dog A Bone”
*Crush Distance “The Comfort”
*Ali Ingle “Ribcage”
*Blue Flower Project “Coral Heart”

Daft Punk

Daft Punk, the French electronic duo, have released their monumental 4th studio album Random Access Memories.

Using mostly live instruments along with their synthesizers the band puts some soul into electronic dance music along with nods to the past as the title of the album suggests.

The ubiquitous “Get Lucky” is pure disco.

I’ve also included “Instant Crush” featuring Julian Casablancas of The Stokes.

Daft Punk

“Get Lucky” (featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers)

“Instant Crush” (fFeaturing Julian Casablancas)

Mikal Cronin

Indie multi-instrumentalist Mikal Cronin makes his home in San Francisco.

Occasional bass player for his friend Ty Segall, Cronin has just released his 2nd solo album MCII.

“Weight” displays his songwriting talents.

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Big Black Delta

For over 10 years Jonathan Bates was the leader of the rock trio Mellowdrone.

He has now embarked on an electronic solo adventure under the name Big Black Delta.

“Side of the Road” is from his self-titled debut.

Big Black Delta - Cover

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L rocks from Berlin.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Lordi “Schizo Doll”
*Jon Byrne “Cigarette Song”
*Cora Lee “B.E.A.S.T.”
*Massive Wagons “Area 51”
*Villagers “Judgement Call”
*HeadCat f/ Lemmy, Slim Jim Phantom, Danny B. Harvey “Let It Rock” (2011)
*ACIDIC “Copperman”
*Wumpscut “Der Liebe Gott Sieht Alles”
*Stellar Corpses “Dead Stars Drive-in”
*Jane Woodman “Black Forrest”
*Elliot Easton’s Tiki Gods “Sir Surfalot”
*Blondie “Dead Air”
*Queens Of The Stone Age “My God Is The Sun”
*Dead Can Dance “Children Of The Sun”
*Cherries On A Blacklist “Talking To Jesus”
*David Bowie “Dirty Boys”
*Born Ruffians “Permanent Hesitation”
*Brickwall Jackson “Goin’ Down Swingin’ ”
*ME *Under The Sun”
*J Mascis and Sharon Von Etten “Prisoners” (John Denver cover)
*Junip “Your Life Your Call”
*Joe Satriani “A Door Into Summer”
*The NowhereNauts “Hideaway”
*Saxon “Walking The Steel”
*Mudhoney “Sing This Song Of Joy”
*Young Gwapa f/ Young L.A. “Do Sumthing”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “Nag”
*Anoxia “Blame Yourself”
*Dawn Of Ashes “Morphine Addiction”
*Ben Tax “Gluesksmoment”

Lorde

Lorde is the nom de plume of Ella Yelich-O’Connor, a 16 year-old chanteuse from New Zealand.

Her debut The Love Club EP was released late last year in her home country and is now being justly exposed around the world.

“Royals” was a #1 single in the island country.

Lorde - Cover

Iggy & the Stooges

He’s a legend and we watch and listen with wonder as he performs with youthful passion while witnessing the inevitable aging of his body.

Iggy Pop has released a new Iggy & the Stooges album, Ready to Die. Truly the godfather of punk.

Spitting out the words with awkward meter, “Job” is quintessential Iggy.

Iggy Pop

Iron & Wine

Samuel Beam is the artist known as Iron & Wine.

Over the course of his career he has slowly expanded his repertoire from bedroom troubadour to band leader while exploring different musical genres but always featuring his gentle voice.

Ghost on Ghost, his 5th album, has elements of pop and jazz as heard here on “Grace for Saints and Ramblers”.

Iron & Wine

Lopsided World of L

Mondays rock with Jonathan L from Berlin.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Old Man Markley “Blindfold”
*Massive Wagons “Fight The System”
*Frazic “Klick Klack”
*Palma Violets “Step Up For The Cool Cats”
*Juno Reactor “Final Frontier”
*Chyna Nicole “A Thing For You”
*Suicidal Tendencies “Cyco Style”
*RDGLDGRN “Million Fans”
*Personal “Perfect Empty Clone”
*Wumpscut “Tod Essen Leben Auf” (Dwarf edit)
*Ummagma “Balkanfellini”
*Krokus “Dög Song”
*David Bowie “I’d Rather Be High”
*Kraftwerk interlude “Die Stimme Der Energie”
*Lou Reed “Future Farmers Of America” (2000)
*Michael Jeffries “Journey On A Butterfly” (remix)
*Queensryche f/ Todd Le Torre “Redemption”
*Jane Woodman “Sister Europe”
*BETA “Cassiopea” (replay)
*OMD “Metroland”
*Driicky Graham “I Do This”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “TMI” (replay)
*ME “Hoo Ha”
*Anthrax “TNT” (AC/DC cover)
*TXL “Ich Habe Angst”
*Frightened Rabbit “Holy”
*Tony deKaro “Der Novak” (remix-replay)
*IAMEVE “Self Sabotage”
*Adam Schock “Ignition”

Deerhunter

Deerhunter’s 6th album, Monomania, came out yesterday, their first since 2010’s acclaimed Halcyon Digest.

There have been some minor lineup changes but the band remains the vision of eccentric Bradford Cox.

Describing their new record as “Nocturnal Garage”, prepare for a wild ride on this title track.

Deerhunter

“Monomania”

Savages

Savages consists of 4 women from London.

From their website:

SAVAGES MANIFESTO #1
SAVAGES’ INTENTION IS TO CREATE A SOUND, INDESTRUCTIBLE, MUSICALLY SOLID, WRITTEN FOR THE STAGE AND DESIGNED WITH ENOUGH NUANCES TO PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF EMOTIONS. SAVAGES ARE A SELF-AFFIRMING VOICE TO HELP EXPERIENCE OUR GIRLFRIENDS DIFFERENTLY, OUR HUSBANDS, OUR JOBS, OUR EROTIC LIFE, AND THE PLACE MUSIC OCCUPIES INTO OUR LIVES. SAVAGES’ SONGS AIM TO REMIND US THAT HUMAN BEINGS HAVEN’T EVOLVED SO MUCH, THAT MUSIC CAN STILL BE STRAIGHT TO THE POINT, EFFICIENT AND EXCITING.

Their intense debut album, Silence Yourself, comes out today.

Listen to the power of “She Will”.

Savages

Lopsided World of L

Our man in Berlin, Jonathan L.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Helloween “Crack The Riddle”
*Lordi “Candy For The Cannibal”
*ME “Carousel”
*Spiritual Beggars “Dreamer”
*Frazic “Be Closer (Where U R)” (replay)
*Ghost & Writer “(Do I Have) Your Word” (Titanic Moon)”
*Love Cream “Love Train”
*World Premiere-*BETA “Cassiopea ii”
*Human Zoo “Cosmopolitan Scene”
*Krokus “Better Than Sex”
*Biffy Clyro “Trumpet Or Tap”
*Heimataerde “Dein Opfer”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: *Reality Mentality”
*RDGLDGRN (Red Gold Green) “I Love Lamp”
*Stratovarius “Fantasy”
*Jolly “Guidance One”
*Jane Woodman “Vapour”
*Joey Ramone “New York City”
*Jolly “Guidance Two”
*KMFDM “Animal Out”
*Saxon “Made In Belfast”
*DIO “Along Comes A Spider” (remastered 2012 reissue)
*IAMEVE “Another Day” (Angel remix)
*Bitter Joy “Burned”
*Buckcherry “Gluttony”
*Eat Dr. Ape “All I See Is Nothing”
*World Premiere- *St. Madness “Drowning On Air”
*Anthrax “Big Eyes”
*Miss Crazy “Make It Go Away”
*Cherries On A Blacklist “Goat In The Yard”
*GhostCow “Wonder”

Poliça

Last year the indie band from Minneapolis, Poliça, gave us a gorgeous debut with Give You the Ghost.

Poliça loosely means “policy” in Polish although there is no “ç” in the Polish alphabet.

They have now recorded a new song with Justin Vernon, the leader of Bon Iver.

Listen how his voice blends beautifully with lead vocalist Channy Leaneagh in “Tiff”.

Polica