Methyl Ethel

Methyl Ethel, a trio from Perth, will emerge from Down Under in 2016.

Their debut album Oh Inhumane Spectacle made a splash in Australia last year.

The song “Twilight” will move them beyond their home shores.

Methyl Ethel

“Twilight Driving”

ON AND ON

ON AND ON, hail from Minneapolis.

This trio released their 2nd album And The Wave Has Two Sides, last year.

It is only now getting the attention that it deserves.

Listen here to the soft beauty of ”Icon Love”.

ON AND ON

“Icon Love”

School of Seven Bells

Sadly, SVIIB will be the final album from School of Seven Bells, a band I was so fond of.

What began as a trio with twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza and Benjamin Curtis, transformed into a duo when Claudia left in 2010.

Tragically Benjamin died of lymphoma in 2013.

SVIIB
is the abbreviation for School of Seven Bells and Curtis did complete his parts before becoming sick.

“Open Your Eyes” from the album coming next month.

SVIIB

“Open Your Eyes”

Half Moon Run

Half Moon Run is a Montreal quartet who released their 2nd album, Sun Leads Me On, late last year.

Compelling harmonies on the new single “Turn Your Love”.

Half Moon Run

“Turn Your Love”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L from Berlin, only on Monday, here.

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*denotes first time song airs on show

*Basia Bulat “Infamous” (Toronto, Canada)
*Oranj Son “Pyscho Disco Face” (Ellesmere Port, England)
*Monster Jaw f/Justin Sullivan “Why” (Leeds, England)
*Public Service Broadcasting “Sputnik” (London)
*Lukas Graham “7 Years” (Copenhagen, Denmark)
*Smokey Bastard “Baba Yaga” (Reading, England)
*Pound Of Flesh “Believe” (new mix) (Chicago)
*Lydmor & Bon Homme “Dream Of Fire” (Copenhagen)
*Campbell L Sangster “Odds Are Stacked”(London/Liverpool)
*Lizzy Lee “Irresistable” (New York City)
*Junior Boys “Big Black Coat” (Ontario, Canada)
*rekkorder “Under Fire” (Hamburg, Germany)
*The Deadline Shakes “Shelters” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*The Levons “Too Strange” (Liverpool)
*Leanne Kingwell “So Long” (Fischer Z cover) (Melbourne)
*Genoveva (Kachurkova) “Kain’s Theme” (Mascedonia)
*Barney Goodall & The Nighthawks “If We Don’t…(Liverpool)
*Alpha Shallows “Set The Fires” (Leeds/Wakefield, England)
JOAN JETT SONG OF WEEK: “Treadin’ Water”
*Gavin Turek & TokiMonsta “Hemisphere” (Los Angeles)
*Salute “Diamond (Gold Rush)” (Brighton/Vienna)
*Colours “Monster” (Florida)
*Tindersticks f/Jehnny Beth “We Are Dreamers” (Nottingham)
*Doll Skin “Blind” (Phoenix, AZ)
*Keema “Tell Me Where It Hurts” (Copenhagen)
*Autolux “Soft Scene” (Los Angeles)

Daughter

Like yesterday, another wonderful trio led by a female vocalist.

Daughter hail from London. Not To Disappear, due shortly, will be their 2nd.

“Numbers”, the new single, is gorgeous.

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“Numbers”

Sunflower Bean

Sunflower Bean, a young trio based in Brooklyn, debut with their album Human Ceremony next month.

A band to watch.

“Easier Said” is the lead track.

Sunflower Bean

“Easier Said”

Hinds

Hinds is a Spanish female garage quartet based in Madrid.

Once known as Deers, they had to change their name due to a previous trademark.

Hinds (female deer) just released their debut album Leave Me Alone featuring the single “Garden”.

Hinds

“Garden”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L is Monday strong.

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Kosoti “Gone Too Far” (Newcastle, England)
Ruthie Collins “Ramblin’ Man” (Nashville)
Skellums “The Avenue” (Liverpool)
Ballerina Black “Blue-ish Grey” (Los Angeles)
FFS “The Power Couple” (Glasgow/Los Angeles)
Daybehavior “Cambiare” (Stockholm, Sweden)
Space “Strange World” (Liverpool)
Void “Not The One” (Wales)
Jodz “Waiting (Till Then)” (Manchester, England)
Rew Starr “A lot Of Mistakes” (N.Y.C.)
The Winachi Tribe “Time For Love” (Warrington, U.K.)
Ilona “Beautiful Country” (London)
Boris Carloff “Cos You Know” (Czech Republic)
Shooze “Trouble In London” (Redditch, U.K.)
Ali Ingle “Hey Kid” (London/Liverpool)
Little Brother Eli “Dreams” (Oxford, England)
The Plastic Pals “Timing Is Everything” (Stockholm)
The Shy Lips “Bahia Part 2” (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Postcards From Jeff “Suburban Girl” (Manchester)
Filter Distortion “Frequency Modulation” (Liverpool)
Robert Lauri “In The Dark” (Paris, France)
The Small Society “Political Songs…” (Guildford, U.K.)
Milton Star “Things Fall Apart” (Fife, Scotland)
Deeper Upper “Stoneworks” (Lithuania)
Showstar “The Trouble Is” (Belgium)
So-Star f/Que Da Wiz “Koko” (Manchester)
Gang Of Four f/ H.Gronemeyer “The Dying Rays” (London)
The Sunjays “Slow Speed” (Hamburg, Germany)
Juno Reactor “Zombie” (GMS remix) (London)

David Bowie

I first met David Bowie during the Serious Moonlight tour in 1983.

Listen here to your amusement to live reports from the show at Sullivan Stadium, just outside of Boston, provided by one of my DJs, Bradley Jay, and me. Later we smoke Bowie’s cigarette butt on-the-air.

David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie, a personal inspiration, hero and friend.

I was fortunate to travel Japan with him in 1992 while he was in the conglomeration Tin Machine. His insight made the country even more special.

This photo is from my private collection. I snapped it during an intimate conversation in a hotel room in Tokyo.

David will live on forever. He is “Lazarus”.

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“Lazarus” from Blackstar

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L returns for the New Year every Monday on the Oedipus Project from Berlin.

Today a Los Angeles focus.

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*denotes first time song airs on show

Felix Da Housecat “Madam Hollywood” (Chicago)
*Ediblehead “Driving In My Car” (Los Angeles)
Machine Head/Stephen Dewey “L.A. Gothic” (Los Angeles)
-Freddie Snakeskin ID-
*Los Angelics “Live Like Kings (Mexico)” (Los Angeles)
Rancid “L.A. River” (San Francisco)
Sunrise Avenue “Hollywood Hills” (Helsinki, Finland)
Leitbur “Strange In L.A.” (Los Angeles)
Thin Lizzy “Hollywood (Down On Your Luck” (Ireland)
Love Zombies “California Haze” (London, England)
Frank Black “Los Angeles” (Massachusettes)
Ballerina Black “Open Your Eyes” (Los Angeles)
-Kat Corbett ID-
Moby and the Void Pacific Choir “Almost Loved” (N.Y.)
Dancing Heals “Los Angeles” (Melbourne, Australia)
Warren Zevon “Join Me In L.A.” (Los Angeles)
Fire Tiger “Green Light” (Los Angeles)
The Diamond Light “Heathens” (Los Angeles)
Dave Philp “Hollywood Book Of The Dead” (Los Angeles)
Veruca Salt “Eyes On You” (Los Angeles)
LA Guns “Hollywood Forever” (Los Angeles)
WVM “Empire” (Los Angeles)
-Swedish Eagle ID-
JET “Goodbye Hollywood” (Melbourne, Australia)
*Chandler Juliet “California Road Trip” (Los Angeles)
The Singularity “Wetter” (Los Angeles)
Tramps In Stereo “Together” (Los Angeles)
Some Velvet Morning “Hollywood” (N. London)
Crown Jwlz “California King” (Los Angeles)
*Shirley Levi “Hollywood” (1 take Demo) (Los Angeles)
Euthanasia “L.A. Riots” (United Kingdom)
**Excerpts of Randy Newman “I Love L.A.
runs throughout show**