Alvvays

We finish 2014 with a new band from Toronto who spell their name Alvvays (pronounced Always).

The name of the band is also the name of their debut album.

“Archie, Marry Me” the first single.

Alvvays

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L, the world from Berlin.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

The Real McKenzies “My Bonnie” (Vancouver, BC)
Clan Of Xymox “Alice” (Leipzig/Berlin)
The Pixies “Indie Cindy” (Boston)
Anna Calvi “Eliza” (London)
The Fratellis “Jeannie Nitro” (Glasgow, Scotland)
Ball Park Music ” Polly Screw My Head…(Brisbane, AU)
Postcards From Jeff “Veronica” (Manchester, England)
Hail Mary Mallon “Jonathan” (San Francisco)
Primal Scream “Goodbye Johnny” (Glasgow, Scotland)
Teleman “Cristina” (London)
Cosmo Jarvis “Kate Was ‘Ere” (Devon, England)
Placebo “Julien” (London)
The Anna Thompsons “Phone Richie” (Berlin)
Saint Michel “Katherine” (Versailles, France)
The Whereabouts “Long Tall Sally” (Cavan, Ireland)
Van Wolfen “Jackie” (Hamburg, Germany)
Stumbleine “Caroline” (Bristol, England)
Tennis “Timothy” (Denver, Colorado)
Wideboy Generation “Sylvia” (London)
Carousels & Limousines “Home To Andy’s” (Bath, UK)
Van Christian “Michelle” (Tucson, Arizona)
Satellite Stories “Lorraine” (Oulu, Finland)
The Ting Tings “Hit Me Down Sonny” (Manchester)
B. Buhlan/B. Mira “Pauline Geht Tanzen (Berlin)
Dee Snider “Whatever Lola Wants…” (New York)
Rhett May “Jenny” (Australia/Calcutta)
Theophilus London “Lisa” (Brooklyn)
Land Lovers “Matilda” (Dublin, Ireland)
Jamie T “Mary Lee” (London)
Brownsville Station “My Friend Jack” (Ann Arbor, MI)
Amanda Palmer &…”Melody Dean” (Mass.)
Gerd Boettcher “Fuer Gaby tu ich alles” (Germany)

Winter in Toronto

These two guys are from London but they call themselves Winter in Toronto.
This lovely song “Walking in the Air” is from the It’s Coming On Christmas album with all proceeds benefiting CoppaFeel!, a charity that champions breast cancer awareness, educating young people on the importance of checking their boobs regularly and knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

Daisy Digital

“Walking in the Air”

Hanukkah

Tonight is the last night of Hanukkah.

In celebration of the Festival of Lights, we turn to DJ BC and his mashup “Challaback Girl”.

Chag Sameach!

Hanukkah

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L here Mondays only.

LWOL

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Denotes first time song debuts on show

*Calan Mai “We’ve Got Love” (Queensland, Australia)
The Killing Floor “Corruption Capital” (London/N.Y.)
*Theophilus London “Neu Law” (Brooklyn)
*Theophilus London “Smoke Dancehall” (Brooklyn)
*Harts “Red & Blue” (Melbourne, Australia)
*Kele (Bloc Party) “Year Zero” (London)
*Mutant Vinyl (Edwin Pope) “New York Dub”(Liverpool)
*Megaherz “Lieblingsfeind” (Munich, Germany)
*Cultfever “Gloria” (Brooklyn)
*Arca “Fish” (Venezuela/London)
*Information Society “The Prize” (Minneapolis)
*Information Society “Jonestown” (Minneapolis)
*Electric 6 “(Who The Hell Just) Called…” (Detroit)
*Teenage Wildlife “Come On And Shoot” (London)
*pGarage “P.O.G.A.T.” (Berlin, Germany)
*David Bowie “‘Tis A Pity She Was A Whore”(London)
*Head Of The Herd “By This Time…” (Vancouver)
*Lunar Twin “Metroplex” (Oakland, California)
*The Love Me Nots “Slip Into The Black” (Scottsdale)
*Dikta “To Be Grateful” (Reykjavik, Iceland)
*Dreamers “Wolves” (Brooklyn)
*Selfish Lovers “Crazy Now” (Warrington, U.K.)
*Scout Killers “Shock And Awe” (Bath, U.K.)
*Heimataerde “Schwesterlein” (Germany)
*Oh Land “Head Up High” (Copenhagen, Denmark)
*Able Archer “The Descent” (Dublin, Ireland)
*Sister Sin “Desert Queen” (Gothenburg, Sweden)
*Flight Facilities f/Owl Eyes “Heart Attack” (Trinidad)

Oh Wonder

Oh Wonder is a new duo out of London.

Formerly known as Wonder Wonder, they began releasing a song a month for a year in September.

The band has yet to reveal their identities.

“All We Do” is the 4th song in the series and one of the best of the year.

Oh Wonder

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L and the European perspective.

LWOL

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Denotes first time song debuts on show

*Flight Facilities f/Micky Green “Stand Still” (Trinidad)
*Heimataerde “Bruderschaft” (Germany)
*Scout Killers “Cease And Resist” (Bath, England)
*Ali Campbell/UB40 “I Want You” (Birmingham U.K.)
*Spandau Ballet “This Is The Love” (London)
*KAV “Lonely Men” (London)
*Monday Blackbirds “Wiles” (Madrid, Spain)
*The Hush Now “Rosy Disposition” (Boston)
*…And You Will Know…”A Million Random Digits” (Austin)
*Kele (Bloc Party) “Humour Me” (London)
*Megaherz “Fanatisch” (Munich, Germany)
*Sister Sin “Count Me Out” (Gothenburg, Sweden)
*Dj Rob de Blank f/Anushka “She” (Dubai)
*Wilhelm Tell Me “Growing Younger” (Hamburg, DE)
*Desert Ships “Heart Beats” (London)
*Alice Gullick “Edelweiss” (Plymouth, England)
*Mumiy Troll “Flow Away” (Moscow, Russia)
*KMFDM “Blood vs. Money” (Germany)
*Selfish Lovers “Penny Dreadful” (Warrington, U.K.)
*Kate Miller-Heidke/Amanda Palmer “Fairytale..(N.S.Wales)
*Repeater “Lonely” (Long Beach, CA)
*John McCullagh & The Escorts “Box Of Tricks” (U.K.)
*The Barbarellatones “Glam Rock Girl” (Hawaii)
*King Capisce “Shake The Dust” (Sheffield, U.K.)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Love Is All Around”
*Trenda Fox “Wait A Minute” (Jackson, KY)
*Heimataerde “Pfad Ohne Namen” (Germany)

St. Vincent

St. Vincent’s album St. Vincent is one of the best of the year.

“Pieta” recorded during the St. Vincent sessions was released as a 10-inch single on Black Friday for Record Store Day celebrating independent record stores.

St. Vincent

“Pieta”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L gives us another SHE Show.

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Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Denotes first time song debuts on show

*Naomi Pilgrim “It’s All Good” (Sweden)
*Ballet School “Heliconia” (Berlin, Germany)
*Sister Sin f/ Liv “The Jinx” (Gothenburg, Sweden)
*Yelle “Safari Disco Club” (Paris, France)
*Marri Nallos/So-Star “Girl Who Wants It All (London)
*Chloe Day “Eddy” (Los Angeles)
The Sunday Reeds “Jean- Luc” (Melbourne, AU)
*Jennifer Davies “Choke” (Liverpool, England)
Conway “Big Talk” (Los Angeles)
*Trenda Fox “Talkin’ ’bout Me” (Jackson, Kentucky)
*The Delegators f/Janet Kumah “Dance” (London)
*Niia “Body” (New York City)
*Elliphant “Never Been In Love” (Stockholm, SE)
*Controllar “Kicks in” (Amsterdam)
Nostalghia “Sunshiny Milk” (Los Angeles)
*Shirley Levi “Bourgeous Peasant” (L.A.)
*Pr0files “Call Yourself A Lover” (L. A.)
*Genna Marabese “Like A Pigeon I Will Home” (U.K.)
Leanne Kingwell “Sunshine” (Melbourne)
*Kate Tempest “Circles (Stand Alone)” (S.E. London)
*Zella Day “East Of Eden” (Pine Top, AZ)
*Sallie Ford “So Damn Low” (Portland, OR)
*Puma Simone “Thank You X” (New Haven, CT)
Annabel Jones “Magnetic” (Hempshire, U.K.)
*Odessa “I Will Be There” (Santa Rosa, CA)
Robyn Harvey “Keep Holding On” (London)
*Julie E Gordon “Back 4 Love” (Manchester, U.K.)
*Fire Tiger f/Tiff “Watching You” (L.A.)
*Carol Pacey & Honey Shakers “Roll My Way” (PHX, AZ)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Star Star”

*Jonathan speaks over Frankfurt, Germany’s
Dj Blue Flower Project (Tina Schunder) “Rain”
throughout the show

The Dead Weather

The Dead Weather, the supergroup from Nashville, consisting of Jack White, Alison Mosshart, Jack Lawrence and Dean Fertita, occasionally drop a new song.

“Buzzkill(er)” has recently been released as we long for more.

The Dead Weather

She & Him

She & Him, the charming duet of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, have flirted with some of the great songs from the past.

Now they give us a complete album appropriately titled Classics.

This is the song listing:

1. Stars Fell on Alabama (Recorded by: Guy Lombardo, Billie Holiday, Ella FitzGerald & Louis Armstrong)
2. Oh No, Not My Baby (Recorded by: Maxine Brown, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Carole King)
3. It’s Not for Me to Say (Recorded by: Johnny Mathis)
4. Stay Awhile (Recorded by: Dusty Springfield)
5. This Girl’s In Love With You (Recorded by: Herb Alpert)
6. Time After Time (Recorded by: Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker and Shirley Bassey)
7. She (Recorded by: Charles Aznavour, Elvis Costello)
8. Teach Me Tonight (Recorded by: Frank Sinatra, The DeCastro Sisters)
9. It’s Always You (Recorded by: Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Chet Baker)
10. Unchained Melody (Recorded by: The Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley, Lee Ann Rimes)
11. I’ll Never Be Free (Recorded by: Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, Jean Shepard)
12. Would You Like to Take a Walk (Recorded by: Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong)
13. We’ll Meet Again (Recorded by: Vera Lynn, The Byrds)

She & Him

Listen here to “Oh No, Not My Baby”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L rocks us through December from Berlin.

LWOL

Lopsided World of L (Hour 1)

Lopsided World of L (Hour 2)

*Denotes first time song debuts on show

*Mechanimal “Sehnsucht” (Athens, Greece)
*Ali Campbell (UB40) “Cyber Bully Boys” (United Kingdom)
Rammstein “Amerika” (live from France) (Berlin)
*Emigrate “Eat You Alive” (Berlin, Germany)
*Stanley Odd “Pastime” (Edinburgh, Scotland)
*Rabbi Darkside “Mind Or Minds” (Brookyn N.Y.)
*The Bad Years “Common Mistake” (Los Angeles)
*Robyn Harvey “Keep Holding On” (London)
*David Bowie *Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime” (London)
*Intergalactix “Tuesday” (Sydney, Australia)
*Amason “Pirate” (Sweden)
*KMFDM “Make Your Stand” (Germany)
*Peur “Explosions” (Manchester, England)
*Johnny Marr “Boys Get Straight” (Manchester, England)
*Monday Blackbirds “Where Is Johnny” (Madrid, Spain)
*The Legal Matters “Stubborn” (Detroit, MI)
*Martin Black “Man Out City” (Donacaster, U.K.)
*Kav “Ghost Town Hat” (London)
*Fire Tiger “Fancy War Dance” (Los Angeles)
pGarage “Rains In Berlin” (Berlin, Germany)
*Tiz McNamara “Steady As You Go” (Cork, Ireland)
Stephen Dewey aka Machine Head “L.A. Gothic” (L.A.)
*Nail “Mississippi Water” (Ontario, Canada)
The Northstand “Hold On” (Manchester)
*Fine Times “Television Tel Aviv* (Vancouver)
*7Mirror “Close Encounters” (Amsterdam)