Yuck

Yuck, the London four-piece is now a trio, and their 2nd album is due in the fall.

“Rebirth” is the lead single.

Yuck - Rebirth Cover

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Our man in Berlin, Jonathan L.

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*HIM “Love Without Tears”
*Big Black Delta “Side Of The Road” (Dinamo Azari remix)
*Wideboy Generation “No Time To Be Shy”
*D.U.N.E. “Heavy Rain”
*The Almost “I’m Down”
*Primal Scream “Culturecide”
*Shirley Levi “Lyon Of JerUSAlem”
*Orphaned Land “Shama’im”
*Blue October “Bleed Out”
*Fler “Mut Zu Hässlichkeit”
*Keema “Something About You”
*Children Of Bodom “All Twisted”
*M.I.A. “Bring The Noize”
*Beatrootband “Me & The Moon” (replay)
*The Stone Foxes “Battles, Blades & Bones”
*Ebony “E-Bone” Moore “Cope”
*Shout Out Louds “14th Of July”
*Krokus “Hardrocking Man”
*King Tuff “Just Strut”
*The Temperance Movement “Ain’t No Telling”
*Said The Whale “I Love You”
*Sayknowledge “The Globe”
*Monks Of Mellonwah”
*Zeale “Hope Dies”
*Sunrise Avevue “Hollywood Hills”
*ME “Your Favourite Colour”
*Scout Killers “Thicker Than Water”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “Destination Unknown” (Missing Persons cover)
*The Legendary Pink Dots “A Star Is Born”

Elvis Costello and The Roots

Elvis Costello is one of the most prolific artists in music, crossing genres and exploring diverse sounds, all featuring his distinctive tenor.

I’ve had some legendary encounters with Elvis ever since his debut My Aim is True and his first tour of the US in 1977.

Multiple albums and collaborations later, he has now recorded a record with The Roots due in September.

“Walk Us Uptown” is from the forthcoming Wise Up Ghost.

Nick Lowe, Suicide, Elvis

[Nick Lowe, Martin Rev (Suicide), Elvis, Oedipus, Alan Vega (Suicide)]

Fuck Buttons

Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power make up the intriguingly named Fuck Buttons.

This Bristol, England electronic experimental duo have just released their 3rd album Slow Focus on ATP Recordings.

Here is the long version of the lead track “The Red Wing”.

fuck buttons

Avicii

Avicii is one of the world’s great DJs.

This Swedish wunderkind has created unique EDM, none more than his new single “Wake Me Up!”

The song will be heard on his album #TRUE in September. The vocals are by American soul singer Aloe Blacc.

Avicii

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, enough said.

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*Ronnie Spector w/ Joey Ramone “Bye Bye Baby” (1999)
*Alison Moyet “Changeling”
*Daybehavoir “Luci Della Citta”
*She & Him “Oh Boy” (cover of Buddy Holly)
*Astrid North “Dither”
*Doris Brendel “No Lonely Girl”
*Epica “Deep Water Horizen”
*Tokyo Denmark Sweden “Lights Off”
*Joan As Police Woman “Magic”
*Ruby (Lesley Rankine) “Fireweed”
*G.L.A.S.S. “Der Erlkönig”
*Hella Donna “Pictures In The Box (Complexo Dance Mix)
*Camillia Sparksss “I’ll Teach You To Hunt”
*Dessa “Warsaw”
*Doro “The Queen” (rare bonus track)
*Stacy Clark F/ Kevin Alves “Anywhere”
*Jane Woodman “Skinwalker”
*Eleanor Friedberger “Stare At The Sun”
*Nina Hagen “Roter Mohn”
*Daughter “Get Lucky” (cover of Daft Punk)
*IAMEVE “Self Sabotage”
*Ummagma “River Town”
*Vivian Kanner “Rosinen Und Mandeln”
*Emika “Wicked Game” (cover of Chris Isaak)
*Blue Flower Project “Foramen Of Panizza”
*Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside “They Told Me”
*Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Cherry Bomb” (Dance Mix)

Man Man

Man Man is an experimental band out of Philly lead by keyboardist, lyricist and singer Honus Honus.

Their 5th album On Oni Pond is due in September and contains songwriting magic in the composition “Head On”.

Man Man

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun is the Australian electronic duo Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore.

They debuted in 2008, toured, then took some time off and only just released their second album, Ice on the Dune, this past June.

These colourful performers now give us the infectious “Alive”, perfect for the summer.

Empire of the Sun

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, our man in Berlin.

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*The Quill “Sweet Rush”
*The Stranglers “Adios”
+Everlast “The Ocean” (2008)
*HIM “Into The Night”
*Daybehavior “For A Thousand Years”
*Jon Astley “Jane’s Getting Serious” (1987)
*Astrid North “Impossibilities”
*Scout Killers “Between The Line”
*Children Of Bodem “Dean Man’s Hand On You”
*Lightouts “Want”
*Theophilus London f/ Sade “Love Is More Red”
*Orphaned Land “The Simple Man”
*Beatrootband “Me & The Moon”
*Roky Erickson “Burn The Flames” (1979)
*Sayknowledge “I’m Here”
*Red Sails “Looking Out To Sea”
*Tokyo Denmark Sweden “When It Breaks”
*Avantasia “Spectres”
*Juno Reactor “Mona Lisa Overdrive”
*Black Star Riders “Blues Ain’t So Bad”
*Sound Of Contact “I Am Dimensionaut”
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Watersign”
*Kiko Loureiro “”Reflective”
*U.D.O. “Timekeeper”
*Huntress “I Want To F**k You To Death”

Dropkick Murphys

Boston’s Dropkick Murphys have raised over $300,000 for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Through the band’s charitable foundation, the Claddagh Fund, 100% of the proceeds directly benefit those affected by the bombings and their families.

The Dropkicks raised the money by selling a specially designed t-shirt and hosting a benefit concert. They continue to generate funds with a Charity EP of three of their songs including “Rose Tattoo” featuring Bruce Springsteen.

Rose Tattoo

Transplants

Transplants, the punk rock supergroup with core members Tim Armstrong (Rancid), Travis Barker (Blink-182) and Skinhead Rob Aston, have recently released their 3rd album In a Warzone.

They have recorded and toured together on and off since 1999 but clearly their other projects have kept them busy.

“Something’s Different” is the current single.

Transplants

Neko Case

The chanteuse, Neko Case, known both for her solo projects and her work with The New Pornographers, has teamed up with guitarist M. Ward (a la She & Him) for her unorthodox song called “Man”.

“Man” will be included on her forthcoming album, the wonderfully titled The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You.

Neko Case

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A holiday week for us but always Jonathan L on Monday.

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*Cee Lo Green “The Lady Killer Theme (interlude)
*IAMEVE “Temptress” (replay)
*U.D.O. “Devil’s Bite”
*Tricky “Parenthesis”
*Skinny Puppy “Wornin'”
*Alison Moyet “Apple Kisses”
*Kraftwerk “Uran” (interlude)
*G.L.A.S.S. “Black Comedy”
*Afrolicious “Foolin'”
*Meat Puppets “Time And Money”
*Red Sails “She Had It All”
*Doris Brendel “Fat”
*Avantasia “What’s Left Of Me”
*Eric Burdon w/ Jenny Lewis “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
*Sayknowledge “Kingdom”
*Sayknowledge “HEEM!” (replay)
*Sound Of Contact “Only Breathing Out”
*Volbeat “Our Loved Ones”
*The Stranglers “My Fickle Resolve”
*Black Star Riders “Valley Of The Stones”
*RK Ultras “Stickup Kids”
*April Anne “Piano Strings” (replay)
*The Kings “This Beat Goes On / Swtichin’ To Glide” (New digital version of 1982 song)
*The Adventures Of…”Lullabies” (interlude)
*Daft Punk “Giorgio By Moroder”
*Ballerina Black “Birth Of A Felony”
*Deeper Upper “In This Dance”
JOAN JETT SONG Of THE WEEK: “Be My Lover”

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Monday with Jonathan L from Berlin.

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Ringside “Dayglo” (2011)
*InSex “Somebody Else”
*Ballerina Black “Japanese Title”
*Avantasia “Where Clock Hands Freeze”
*Black Star Riders “Before The War”
*Morning Glory “Stevie Dinner” (interlude)
*Doris Brendel w/ Lee Dunham “Ebay”
*Adam Ant “Vince Taylor”
*Alison Moyet “When I Was Your Girl”
*Skid Row “This Is Killing Me”
Tom Jones “Don’t Knock” (2010)
*Say Knowledge “Samurai”
*Daft Punk “Instant Crush”
*Suicide Commando “Attention Whore”
*Six Inch “Whore Of The Medical Science”
*G.L.A.S.S. “Ocean Deep”
*Nightmares On Wax “Time (To Listen)” (interlude)
*Fat Tony f/ Kool A.D. & Despot “Hood Party”
*Meat Puppets “Original One”
*Murder By Death “Kentucky Bourbon” (interlude)
*Robyn Hitchcock “My Rain”
*Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney’s guitarist) “Effortless”
*Rob Dickinson “Black Metallic” (2008 Acoustic version)
*She & Him “Sunday Girl”
*Bryant Dope f/ Anthm “NNY”
*Deeper Upper “As We’re About To Fall”
*Anvil “Badass Rock N Roll”
*Redd Kross “Dracula’s Daughter”
*Fler “Blue Magic”
*Saliva “In It To Win It”
*U.D.O “Death Ride”
(Note: Joan Jett Song of the Week returns next week)