Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett is a new captivating and beguiling talent from Melbourne.

She has only released 2 EPs thus far to date: I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris and How To Carve a Carrot Into a Rose.

The two have now been combined entitled: The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas.

“Avant Gardener” is our introduction to the world of Courtney Barnett.

Courtney Barnett

Wild Beasts

The English quartet Wild Beasts have a new album , their 4th, Present Tense.

Amazing vocals set this band apart as heard on the song “Wanderlust”.

Wild Beasts

Sisyphus

Sufjan Stevens has teamed up with hip-hop musician Son Lux and rapper Serengeti to form the group Sisyphus.

They released an EP a couple of years ago under the name s/s/s, but the name sounded too much like the Nazi paramilitary organization so the name change.

Their self-titled debut album is due next month with the song “Rhythm of Devotion”.

Sisyphus

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen, is a singer/guitarist from Chicago via St. Louis.

A former player with Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the more obscure The Cairo Gang, her newly released 2nd album has the intriguing title Burn Your Fire For No Witness.

“Hi-Five” from the record is equally intriguing.

Angel Olsen

Lopsided World of L

Another SHE show from Jonathan L in Berlin.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*The Venomous Pinks “Never Say Never” (Phoenix, AZ)
*Lamia Cross “Kaguyahime” (Paris / Tokyo)
*8mm “Scream Where Your Heart Should Be” (Los Angeles)
*Honey Bane “The Bomb” (London, England)
Miss Rabbit “Shake My Ass” (replay) (Switzerland)
*Skinbelly “Amateur Hour” (Sparks cover) (New York)
*Tamara Bubble “Just Say No” (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Inouwee “Mother” (Danzig cover-replay) (Copenhagen)
Morcheeba “Face Of Danger” (replay) (London)
*Shirley Levi “Walk Away” (Live acoustic) (Los Angeles)
*Hella Donna “Perfect” (Plauen, Germany)
*The Crystal Method f/ LeAnn Rimes “Grace” (L.A.)
*Samsaya “Stereotype” (Norway /India)
*Cibo Matto “Emerald Tuesday” (Japan)
Mental Monky Ballet “You’re More…(replay) (Stockholm)
*Sky Ferreira “24 Hours” (New York)
*Speedy Ortiz “American Horror” (Northampton, Mass.)
*Cate Le Bon “Sisters” (Los Angeles / Wales)
*Emika “Sing To Me” (Berlin, Germany)
*Blues Pills “The River” (Sweden)
*Zero Zero “You Know What To Do” (Scottsdale, AZ)
*Genna Marabese “We Are Animal” (U.K.)
*Astrid North “Honda” (live) (Berlin, Germany)
Nostalghia “Cool For Chaos” (replay) (Los Angeles)
*Indica “A Definite Maybe” (Finland)
*Sibille Attar “Come Night” (Stockholm, Sweden)
*Best Coast “I Wanna Know” (Eagle Rock, CA)
*Blondfire “Young Heart” (Los Angeles)
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “Bad As We Can Be”
*Jase Dillan “Sin” (Boston, Mass.)

Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel is a Danish singer/songwriter whose debut album Philharmonics was acclaimed in northern Europe.

Her 2nd, Aventine was released last fall and word is beginning to spread of her talent.

“Dorian” is an example.

Agnes Obel

Temples

Temples, the psychedelic band from England, gave us two brilliant singles last year.

We now have their first album, Sun Structures.

“Mesmerise” is another reason why this is one of the most exciting new bands from abroad.

Temples

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L with music from around the world.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*The Noise Figures “Black Caravan” (Athens, Greece)
*Chris Pope “One Happy Man” (London, England)
*Little Brother Eli “Church” (Acoustic) (Oxford, England)
*Tears For Fears “Ready To Start” (Arcade Fire cover) (UK)
*Clan Of Xymox “Loves On A Diet” (Leipzig/Berlin, Germany)
The War On Drugs “Red Eyes” (replay) (Philadelphia)
*The Whereabouts “In Spite Of All The Danger” (Cavan, Ireland)
*The Last Vinci “Damned” (Italy)
*Human Colonies “Sunshine Jesus” (Italy)
*Neon Trees “Sleeping With A Friend” (Provo, Utah)
*New Model Army “Lean Back And Fall” (Bradford, England)
*Los News “Stupid! It’s All A Lie” (Sevilla, Spain)
*Waldemaar “Joko” (Malmo, Sweden)
*Die Krupps “Essenbeck” (Duesseldorf, Germany/Austin)

-the theme for 2nd half is “Schwarze Und Weiß”-

Black Lab “Dying To Just Hold You”
The Battles Of Winter “Blackout For The Bloodsuckers” (replay) (UK)
Eisbrecher “Schwarze Witwe”
*The Black Delta Movement “Blister” (UK)
The Black Angels “Don’t Play With Guns”
Frank Black “Cactus” (Live on Lopsided World Of L-2006)
Black ‘N Blue “Falling Down”
*The Black And White Years “Embraces” (Austin, Tx)
Black Star Riders “Someday Salvation”
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Black Leather” (Rap/Dance mix)
Black 47 “Brooklyn Girls”
Rammstein “Paint It Black” (rare Mick sample mix cover)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club “River Styx”
Black Light Burns (Wes Borland) “The Girl In Black”
Blackmore’s Night “Toast To Tomorrow”

Real Estate

Real Estate, the Indie band from New Jersey, gave us the album Days in 2011, one of the best of that year.

Their 3rd, Atlas, is due next month and we now have the first single: “Talking Backwards”.

Real Estate

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L rocks us from around the world.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

Ka tet “Worlds Edge” (replay) (Galway, Ireland)
*N.A.S.A. f/Aynzil Jones “Hide” (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
*Boogie Company “Grillbilly Rock” (Tallinn, Estonia)
*Tears For Fears “My Girls” (Animal Collective cover) (UK)
*Reverend Horton Heat “Let Me Teach You How To Eat” (Dallas)
*Kenna f/ Childish Gambino “Relations” (Virginia Beach, VA)
*The Whereabouts “TwentyThirtyThree” (Cavan, Ireland)
*Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Retreat!” (Brooklyn, NY)
*The Smoggers “Shame On You” (Sevilla, Spain)
*Crush Distance “Radioactivity” (Kraftwerk cover) (Brooklyn)
*Mickey Leigh “Standin’ In The Dark” (Queens, NY)
*Kascarade “Cover Me Over” (Bradford UK)
*The Anna Thompsons “Suspira” (Berlin, Germany)
*The Battles Of Winter ” Blackout For The Bloodsuckers” (London)
*The Last Vinci “Follow Your Order” (Italy)
*Die Krupps “Nazis auf Speed” (Germany/Austin)
*Bentcousin “Nobody Likes A Greedy” (Brighton, UK)
*The Vincents “Song For The Sea” (Cork, Ireland)
*Mental Monky Ballet “Club 27” (Orig.Version) (Stockholm, SE)
*Los News “I’m In Love With The Wrong Girl” (Sevilla, Spain)
*The Crystal Method “110 to 101” (Los Angeles)
*The Black Delta Movement “MacBeth” (Kingston Upon Hull)
*Katalina Kicks “She Goes Where” (London, England)
*Hella Donna “Not The Cure” (Plauen, Germany)
*Ugly Buggs “The Man That Time Forgot” (Los Angeles)
*Tony deKaro “Emotional Patterns” (Frankfurt, Germany)
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “Cherry Bomb”
*Escarlatina Obsessiva “Millions Of Bones” (Brazil)
Tamara Bubble “Living It Up” (replay) (Brooklyn)

The Both

The wonderful Aimee Mann and Ted Leo (of Pharmacists fame) have joined forces as the duo The Both.

Their album is due on April 15th.

“Milwaukee” is the first release from the self-titled record.

The Both

Nick Waterhouse

Nick Waterhouse is a blue-eyed R&B singer/songwriter from the LA
area.

Holly, his 2nd full-length, features the song “This is a Game.”

Nick Waterhouse

Aer

Aer is a Boston hip-hop duo barely out of high school.

David von Mering and Carter Schultz made a splash with their mixtapes and EPs as well as their 1st album The Bright Side.

Now their self-titled 2nd gives us the clever “Says She Loves Me”.

Aer

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L rocks our world from Europe.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*The Black Delta Movement “Is That Blood On Your Hands” (UK)
*The War On Drugs “Red Eyes” (Philadelphia)
*The Whereabouts “Long Tall Sally” (Cavan, Ireland)
*Boogie Company “Vaikne Vend” (Tallinn, Estonia)
*Ducasse “Sweet Bird Of Youth” (Spain)
*Childish Gambino “Earth: The Oldest Computer.. (Georgia)
Mutant Vinyl “Lavender” (replay) (Liverpool, UK)
*The Vickers “I Don’t Know What It Is” (Florence, Italy)
*Miss Rabbit “Shake My Ass” (Switzerland)
*Erasure “Loving Man” (London, UK)
*Mental Monky Ballet “You’re More Trouble Than…(Stockholm)
*Secret Colours “Euphoric Collisions” (Chicago)
*The Fratellis “The Whisky Saga” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*Jointpop “$oul$ Going Cheap” (Trinidad)
*Kascarade “Way Of The World” (Bradford, UK)
*Gletsher “Owl Man” (Zürich, Switzerland)
*Hellogoodbye “Everything Is Debatable” (Long Beach, CA)
*enCAPSULAte “Imaginary Gods” (Israel)
*Escarlatina Obsessiva “Fakir” (San Paulo, Brazil)
*Erik Tyler “Misery” (Phoenix, AZ)
*The Flatliners “Caskets Full” (Toronto, Ontario)
*Richard Osborne “Motive” (London, UK)
*Ka tet “Bob N’ Charlie (Galway, Ireland)
*Ducktails “Honey Tiger Eyes” (New York)
*OMD “The Future Will Be Silent” (UK)
JOAN JETT SONG OF THE WEEK: “Riddles”
*Fist Fight In The Parking Lot “Natural Fool” (Pittsburgh)
*King Charles and Friends “Lov Madiba” (London, UK)
*Victor Ward f/Gemma Bass “First Thing” (Manchester, UK)