Active Child

Active Child is Pat Grossi.

This electronic musician created gorgeous sounds on his debut album You Are All I See in 2011.

He continues with the new EP Rapor.

On this song “Silhouette” he gets help from friend Ellie Goulding.

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“Silhouette” featuring Ellie Goulding

Lopsided World of L

We had a bit of a technical glitch and our Monday Man, Jonathan L from Berlin, was unfortunately delayed but all is well.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Superchunk “FOH”
*Volcano Choir “Comrade”
*The Mission “Everything But The Squeal”
*Emiliana Torrini “Animal Games”
*Travis “Where You Stand”
*Redrama f/ Aj McLean “Clouds”
*Little Brother Eli “When She Sings”
*Ebony Bones “W.A.R.R.I.O.R.”
*The So So Glos “Wrecking Ball”
*IAMEVE “Red And Black”
*Pixies “Andro Queen”
*Tarja “500 Letters”
*UK Decay “Killer”
*White Lies “Big TV”
*Inouwee “Devil Noise”
*End Of Green “De(Ad)Generation”
*Ministry “Fairly Unbalanced”
*Ministry “The Horror”
*Rabbi Darkside f/ Dj Rob Swift “You And I And The Moon”
*Zwan “Ride A Black Swan” (2003)
*Placebo “Loud Like Love”
*Glasvegas “Magazine”
*Mandasue Heller “This Love Is Dead”
*Paul McCartney “New”
*Aesthetic Perfection “The Dark Half”
*Yancey Boys f/ Common and Dezi Paige “Quicksand”
*Buchanan “Tempermentally”
*Frontside 5 “Johnny D”
*Johnny D “I Hate JFA”
Note: JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: returns next week with another brand new song from “Unvarnished”

Cass McCombs

Singer/songwriter Cass McCombs just released the 22 song Big Wheel and Others.

Included on the album are two versions of the song “Brighter!”, one sung by Cass and the other by the late actress Karen Black.

Black starred in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces and Nashville. She sang backup on an earlier McCombs’ album and was able to record this song before succumbing to cancer in August.

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“Brighter!” featuring Karen Black

Delorean

Delorean is an alternative dance band based in Barcelona.

Less than two weeks ago, while on tour in Mexico City, the band was kidnapped by the members of the notorious Zetas drug cartel posing as police officers!

From Delorean’s Facebook page: “On Monday morning October 7th we received a phone call at our hotel room in Mexico City from a person posing as a hotel security officer. We were informed that there was a security threat at the hotel.

What followed for the next 30 hours was an experience where the threat of death was real due to the psychological manipulation inflicted on us by our kidnappers. ‘Thanks to the fantastic work of the National Police in Spain, Ertzantza, Interpol and the Federal Police in Mexico, we were successfully rescued yesterday morning.

While it would be convenient to blame Mexico, that would not be sound. This could have occurred anywhere in the world. Our hope is that this situation will bring attention to the abuse that we were subjected to by our kidnappers, so that other travelers do not fall victim in the future.

This has been extremely difficult for us and our families. At this time we have no further comment and we ask that you respect our privacy so that we can return to normality in our lives.”

The band has cancelled their tour for the rest of the year.

“Destitute Time” is from their latest album Apar.

Delorean

Haerts

Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert met in Germany, moved to Boston and ended up in Brooklyn adding members along the way to their band HAERTS.

They have just debuted with the EP Hemiplegia. An album is due in the new year.

“All the Days” is my fave from the EP.

HAERTS

“All the Days”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L rocks us from Berlin.

Jonathan L

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Starship “It’s Not The Same As Love”
*Buchanan “Human Spring”
*Rabbi Darkside “See Something Say Something”
*The Bongos “My Wildest Dreams”
*Travis “Moving”
*Ebony Bones f/Symphony Orchestra Of India “Behold A Pale White Horse”
*Ebony Bones f/ The New London Children’s Choir “What Difference Does It Make” (Smiths cover)
*The MIssion “Sometimes The Brightest Light Comes From The Darkest Place”
*Glasvegas “All I Want Is My Baby”
*Michael Monroe “Ballad Of The Lower East Side”
The Streets “Let’s Push Things Forward” (2002)
*Vintertaur “Into This”
*King Kahn & The Shrines “Born To Die”
*End Of Green “Hurter”
*New Wet Kojak “World Of Shampoo” (2003)
*Sulu Babylon “Save Our Soals”
*White Lies “First Time Caller”
*Man Man “Head On”
Classic -Alice Cooper “Man With The Golden Gun”
*Chelsea Wolfe “The Warden”
*The Fratellis “Seven Nights Seven Days”
*Eminem “Bezerk” (real version), *Everlast “Jump Around”
*Nahko and Medicine For The People “Risk It”
*The Kissaway Trail “Nörrebro”
*Drug Church “Learning To Speak British”
*Kid Karate “Two Times”
*Oh, Harry “Shift Happens”
*The Barbarellatones “I Am Verewolf”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: w/ Dave Grohl “Any Weather” (replay)

Bleu

Bleu, the talented Boston musician now based in Los Angeles, utilized PledgeMusic , the direct-to-fan website to finance his latest album To Hell With You.

His songwriting and production shine on the title track.

 

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“To Hell With You”

Glasser

Glasser’s 2010 debut, Ring, enthralled us with experimental soundscapes.

Her new album, Interiors, is equally intriguing with sounds that reflect her move from Los Angeles to New York in the intervening years.

“Design” is the featured track.

Glasser

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L returns from vcation with a special “DO IT IN DEUTSCHLAND” edition.

Jonathan L

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Tony deKaro “Do It In Deutschland” (voice Jonathan L)
*Fler “Intro/Pheremone”
*Doro “Thunderspell”
*Lingua Mortis Orchestra “Oremus”
*Die Toten Hosen “Alles Hat Seinen Grund”
*Emika “She Beats”
*End Of Green “Don’t Stop Killing Me”
*Peter Heppner “Alleinesein”
*Oomph! “Gott Ist Ein Popstar”
*Grass Green Eyes “Feuerring”
*Riff Raff “We’re Only Here For Beer”
*Peter Fox “Haus am See”
*Joachim Witt “Gloria”
*Heimataerde “Keine Helden”
*Unzucht “Engel der Vernichtung”
*Rammstein “Waidmanns Heil”
*Van Wolfen “Schlafloser Mond”
*Schiller “Feuerwerk”
*Schmidt “Shadowman”
*Megaherz “Abendstern”
*pGarage “Crazy Cat”
*FraZic “On Till Infinity”
*Hot Mama “Alcohol”
*Eisbrecher “Die Engel”
*Adam Schock “Funk That Ass”
*Astrid North “Whenever”

Sleigh Bells

Bitter Rivals, the 3rd album from Sleigh Bells, hit us this week.

This band is so intense as heard in the past on this site.

Here is the title track.

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“Bitter Rivals”

Small Black

Small Black, the indie quartet from Brooklyn, released their 2nd album, Limits of Desire, a few months ago.

We’ve been enjoying the record all summer long as well as the album artwork.

“Breathless” is the current single.

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Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L is on vacation one more week. A rebroadcast: She Show, Volume 4.

Jonathan L

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*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)

Best Coast

Best Coast continues to create some of the best garage pop.

The songs by Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno are always refreshing and memorable.

The 7-song EP Fade Away will be out later this month.

All 7 are wonderful. Listen to two here: the first single “I Don’t Know How” and my current fave “Who Have I Become?”

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“I Don’t Know How”

“Who Have I Become?”

Placebo

Since their inception in 1994, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal have been the core of the glam/alternative band Placebo.

Loud Like Love is their 7th album and the title song is the new single.

Placebo