Happy

We end 2013 on a happy note.

A little different for this site but the song by Pharrell Williams is irresistible.

“Happy” first appeared in the film Despicable Me 2.

Pharrell, who was featured in one of the songs of the year with Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, now gives us the very first 24 hour video.

Happy New Year.

“Happy”

Official video:

Full 24 Video here!

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Jonathan L and December in Berlin.

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Malek Work & The Upstagers “Let Me See Some ID”
DIO “Electra” (remastered)
Theophilus London “Last Name London”
Alice Cooper “Department Of Youth”
*The Bongos “Roman Circus”
*Brownsville Station “Rock And Roll Is Better Than Music”
Marya Roxx “Time To Run” (Phantom Blue cover)
Queensryche “Drive” (Original band w/ Geoff Tate)
Joey Ramone “Rock ‘N Roll Is The Answer”
*Grant Hart (Husker Du) “Sitting In The Garden”
Dee Snider “The Joint Is Jumpin'”
Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde) “Crazy Tonight”
Ayreon “Back On Planet Earth”
*Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “Fragile”
Vlad In Tears “Fallen Angel”
*New Model Army “Ghosts”
Ronnie Spector (Ronettes) “All I Want”
*The Mission “Swan Song”
Doro “Herzblut”
Rusty Anderson Afternoon (McCartney guitarist) “Little One”
Kingdom Come “Seventeen”
Pixies “Andro Queen”
DJ Shadow “Circular Logic (Front To Back)”
New York Dolls “Talk To Me Baby”
Neon Trees “Animal Dj’s From Mars” (Club mix)
Ed Kowalczyk (ex-Live) “Rise”

Merry Christmas

The Waitresses gave us this Christmas classic in 1981.

We finally have a wonderful new interpretation from:

The Good Natured and Colette Carr.

Vector Illustrator, be able to scale to any size without loss resolution.

“Christmas Wrapping”

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Took a week off preparing for my annual Christmas Eve broadcast but as always Jonathan L on Monday from Berlin.

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*Wyldlife “The Right!”
*Arcade Fire “Normal Person”
*New Model Army “Between Dog And Wolf”
*Erasure “Gaudete”
*Diane Coffee “All The Young Girls”
*Cassie “Paradise” (Alluxe remix)
*Nostalghia “Cool For Chaos”
*Deltron 3030 “Stardate”
*Deltron 3030 “Look Across The Sky”
*The Goldberg Sisters “Artbreaker”
Paul McCartney “Queenie Eye” (replay)
*Alex Lato “Black Magic”
*JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: *Hard To Grow Up”
*Noir “Timephase”
Inouwee “One Hand One Heart” (replay)
*Cut Chemist f/ Chali 2na & Hymnal “Work My Mind”
*The Chain Gang Of 1974 “Sleepwalking”
*RJD2 “Winter Isn’t Coming”
Vintertur “Frost” (replay)
*VV Brown “I Can Give You More”
*The Foreign Resort “Dead End Roads”
*Tango With Lions “Where Heroes Die”
*Ka tet “World’s Edge”
*Echosmith “Cool Kids”
*Foxes “Youth” (Breakage remix)
*The Mission “From The Oyster Comes The Pearl”
*Ballyhoo! “No Good”
*Kismet Ryding “Comin’ Up”

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From Berlin an American’s view of new music: Jonathan L.

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*Diane Coffee “Hymn”
*Paul McCartney “Early Days”
*Kismet Ryding “Last Night’s Stains”
*New Model Army “Did You Make It Safe?”
*Icona Pop “Then We Kiss”
*Seedless “911”
ME “Sleepwalker”
*Tango With Lions “Kite”
*Heavy Metal Anthem “Please Stay”
Aldo Rox “Internet Killed The Video Star” (2010)
*Geoff Tate “The Way I Roll”
*Within Temptation “Silver Moonlight” (Demo version)
*Sound Of The Ocean “Spring”
*Funker Vogt “Kampf den Maschinen”
*Mission “The Girl In The Furskin Rug”
*Alex Lato “Hurt”
*Hamish Anderson “Howl”
*FraZic “I Go Do That (Able While I Dare)”
Nostalghia “You + I” (replay)
*David Bowie “Love Is Lost” (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA)
*Tim Kasher “American Lit”
*Freedom To Glide “Path Of Reason”
*Katalina Kicks “C Bomb”
*Albert Hammond Jr. “Carnal Cruise”
*Morcheeba “Make Believer”
*Sibille Attar “Hotel Room”
*New Model Army “I Need More Time”
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: * “Different”
*Skinner Box “Type O”
*Go!Zilla “No Man’s Land

The Head and the Heart

One of the delights of the past year has been new music from the indie folk band from Seattle, The Head and the Heart.

“Shake” is from Let’s Be Still.

The Head and the Heart

St. Vincent

What a holiday treat!

A free download from St. Vincent.

Annie has just finished touring with David Byrne and her new self-titled album is due in February.

“Birth in Reverse” is yours from her website.

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“Birth in Reverse”

I’m Not a Pilot

I’m Not a Pilot is a guitar-less band from Milwaukee featuring the cello.

This clever chamber-pop sound can be heard on their latest EP The Story So Far.

It is currently a free download from NoiseTrade.

“No Order” is the lead track.

I'm Not a Pilot

Jesus Sons

New releases become fewer as we end the year, but we do have the debut of Jesus Sons, a five-piece garage band from Los Angeles.

Jesus Sons - Cover

“Who’s Around”

Lopsided World of L

The world of new music with Jonathan L from Berlin.

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*Albert Hammond Jr. “St. Justice”
*Erik Tyler “Princess”
*Sibille Attar “Some Home”
*Paul McCartney “Everybody Out There”
*Motörhead “Last Woman Blues”
*Morcheeba “Face Of Danger”
*Marja Roxx “Blinded”
*Go!Zilla “I’m Bleeding”
*Of Montreal “Hegira Emigre”
*Dubcon (Twilight Circus meets cEvin Key) “Outerspace”
*Skinner Box “Slow Motion”
Anita Mui “Love Has No Leeway” (1995)
*Seedless “Friends”
Iggy Pop “To Belong” (1996)
*pGarage f/ Jennifer Lindshield “Newtown Roses”
*The Dig “Over You Again”
*Drowners “Luv, Hold Me Down”
*Junior Prom “Sheila Put The Knife Down”
*Mike Nuhn “Schmied”
*Yung Air “All On Me”
*Nostalghia “You +I”
*Ronny Morris “Built To Last” (new Rich Morel mix)
*Moon Taxi “Struck Me Down”
*Sponge “Come In From The Rain”
*Star Anna “Smoke Signals”
*Me “Choral”
*Moby “A Long Time”
*Monks Of Mellonwah “Downfall”
*Rock & Lace “No Exception”
*St. Lucia “Elevate” (Passion Pit mix)

Shearwater

Shearwater, the indie rock band from Austin, was formed by Okkervil River members Jonathan Meiburg and Will Sheff in 1999.

Since then Meiburg left Okkervil River and Sheff split from Shearwater.

Fellow Travelers is the 8th Shearwater album.

It is a cover’s album including songs from St. Vincent, Coldplay, Xiu Xiu, Clinic and their version of Folk Implosion’s “Natural One”.

Shearwater

“Natural One”

Blood Orange

Devonté Hynes is one of those rare talents who composes, writes, sings, produces and plays a variety of instruments.

This Englishman has written songs for artists from Florence and the Machine to The Chemical Brothers.

He records under the name Blood Orange.

“Chamakay“ can be found on his latest album Cupid Deluxe.

Blood Orange

“Chamakay”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L rocks Berlin and the world.

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*Of Montreal “Imbecile Rages”
*Tim Kasher “Truly Freaking Out”
*Mindcage “Our Own Devices”
*Sleeping With Sirens “Feel”
*Within Temptation “Paradise (What About Us)”
*Paul McCartney talks about what Queenie Eye means leading into his new song*”Queenie Eye”
*The Mission” Just Another Pawn In Your Game”
*Gemini Club “Sparklers”
*The Personell “Naive”
*Erik Tyler f/ Lizzy Devine “Simply”
*Ka tet “Awake”
*Dead Leaf Echo “Birth” (remixed by Lost Children)
*Convenant “Thy Kingdom Come”
*Nantes “Lost Children”
*Gun 4 Gun “Dark Crown”
*Caged Animals “U + Yr Rocketship”
*Fink w/ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra “Berlin Sunrise” (Live version)
*Noah And The Whale “Lifetime”
*Chris Jasper “Any Day”
*Junip “Walking Lightly (Tobacco Remix)
*The Veils “Dancing With The Tornado”
*Sibille Attar “Julian! I Want Be A Dancer”
*Battleme “Just Weight”
*Snoop Lion “The Good Good”
*Roxy Music “Soulwax Mega Mix” (2005-rarely heard Soulwax mixes Roxy Music 13:19)