Nine Inch Nails

The end of the year is always a slow time for new music releases. This year is no exception save a new Nine Inch Nails EP.

Trent Reznor delivers music on his own unusual timetable.

Not the Actual Events is a 5-song extended play with the heavy “Burning Bright (Field on Fire)”.

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L finishes the year with a flourish.

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*Miracle Flair “Worth The Fight” (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
*Of Kings And Captains “Jack My Boy” (Midlands, U.K.)
+New Model Army “Winter” (Bradford, England)
*Mau “Drain Them” (Wakefield, U.K./ Ithica, Greece)
*Sinplus “Capisci (One Love)” (Losone, Switzerland)
*Jenifer Brening “Remember” (Remix) Lauingen, Germany)
*Metric “Under The Milky Way” (Church cover) (Toronto)
*The Mission “Can’t See The Ocean For The Rain” (Leeds)
*True Moon “Just Like Smoke” (Malmö, Sweden)
*Artbreak “Polaroid In Paris” (Brixton, England)
*Libbi “Want Me” (Victoria, Australia)
*Prince Alla “Rasta Love” (Kingston, Jamaica)
*Brazillian Girls “Whip It” (Devo cover) (N.Y.C.)
*The Use f/Rachel Mason “Journey To The Truth” (N.Y.C.)
*Lovely Days “Moving In” (Melbourne, Australia)
RAMONES SONG OF WEEK: “Pet Sematary”
*The Bottom Line “Pull Me Out” (London, England)
*Hello Casanova “I’ll Be Waiting” (Northern, Ireland)
*Kate Tempest “Grubby” (Southeast London)
+Calling All Astronauts “Life As We Know It” (London)
*The Peppersplum “Toma Todo Mi Amor” (Mexico)
*Casey James Brooks “Belive In Me” (Phoenix, AZ)
*Nina Diaz “Queens Beats King” (San Antonia, TX)
*Tess Of The Circle “I’m Not Ashamed” (Oxford, England)
*Sherrie & Duke Aston “Is She Your Girlfriend?” (Malvern,UK)
*Ping “Something Worth Saving” (Dublin, Ireland)
*The Train Set “Beautiful Monster” (Crewe, Winsford)
*Meri Amber “Zombie Man” (Sydney, Australia)
*Sebastian “Angel Of Light” (Lima, Peru)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Donaukinder”

Christmas Eve

Tonight I present my annual Christmas Eve Broadcast on 89.7, WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR.

Around the world at www.wgbh.org/radio.

6 p.m.-Midnight (EST) Christmas (and this year Hanukkah) music from my private collection heard nowhere else.

Songs like:

“Simple Feeling” by Smoke Fairies

Peace

Best Coast/Christmas

It’s coming on Christmas and we have a new Christmas song from L.A.’s Best Coast.

“Christmas and Everyday” was written for An American Girl Story – Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas, an upcoming Amazon Kids short film based on a character from the American Girl historical doll lineup.

Joyful power pop to put us in the mood.

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L as always on Monday from Berlin.

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*Hail Taxi “Crystal Clear” (Edmonton, Canada)
*Viruuunga “Going North” (Lugano, Switzerland)
*Miracle Flair “Still Remaining Part” (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
*Prince Alla f/Lone Ranger “Ethiopian Vibes” (Kingston, Jamaica)
*Sugar For Sugar “Bizarre Love Triangle” (New Order cover)
*Other Houses “Fabulous Dates” (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
RAMONES SONG OF WEEK:“Somebody Put Something In My…”
*Wax Tailor f/Raashan Ahmed & Mattic “The Chase” (France)
*Lossy “You Who’s Guiding Me” (New So.Wales, Australia)
*Go Satta “Giant Rock (33rd Parallel)” (Plymouth, England)
*The Sunjays “Certain Man” (Hamburg, Germany)
*Jane Jensen “Trust” (Los Angeles)
*The Georgia Flood “Whistle King” (Atlanta, Georgia)
*Kill Your Boyfriend “Man 4” (Treviso, Italy)
+Saphira “5 Minutes” (Switzerland)
*The Crocked Monsieurs “Pictures Of You” (South London)
*Gappy Ranks “Guide Me” (London, England)
*Jennifer Brening “Remember” (Lauingen, Germany)
*Theophilus London “Dance Hall Days” (Wang Chung cover)
*Maxhoseni f/ Dj Joejo “Ixesha” (Cofimvaba, South Africa)
*Dreamers “Sweet Disaster” (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
*Animal Noise “Little Things” (Colchester, Essex, England)
*The Mission “Met-Amor-Phosis” (Leeds, England)
*Eric Walker “Brand New Day” (New York)
*Ragweed “Rust Box” (Bristol, England)
*Beasto Blanco “Feed My Frankenstein” (Los Angeles)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Engel”
*Chickn “Aleppo” (Athens, Greece)

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L with Monday pleasure.

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*True Moon “Voodoo” (Malmö, Sweden)
*Anton (Ewald) “Devil” (Stockholm, Sweden)
*Nina Diaz “Trick Candle” (San Antonio, TX)
*DJ Maars f/ Born Ina Barn “Soundclash” (Melbourne, AU)
*Love Zombies “Birthday” (London)
*Dead To Me “I Wanna Die In Los Angeles” (San Francisco)
*Gang Of Four “At Home He’s A Tourist” (Live 2016) (Leeds, U.K.)
*Statickman “Soul Young” (Santiago, Chile)
*Brandish “Airport Song” (Launceston, Tasmania)
*Rafael & Energia “Hasta que salga el sol” (Dominican Republic)
*Kate Tempest “Europe Is Lost” (Southeast London)
*X-ite Project “The Sound Of Goodbye” (Bremen, Germany)
*Hooten Tennis Club “Kat-Anne Bellis” (Liverpool, U.K.)
*Jason Ryan Taylor “Feeling Me” (N.Y.)
*Miracle Flair “Soul Witness” (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
*Lee Fields & The Expressions “How I Like It” (Brooklyn, NY)
*Sky Between Leaves “Out Of Body Experience” (London)
*The Blet Project “A Love Of Sin” (Edinburgh, Scotland)
*Alice Cooper “Is It My Body” (new live 2016 version)
*Wildhart “Heal” (Göteborg, Sweden)
*Betontod “Freunde” (Rheinberg, Germany)
*Pepperhead “See Through You” (Sydney, Australia)
*Waconzy “Ogbono” (Nigeria)
*IAMEVE “Starman” (Los Angeles)
*Allusondrugs “Good People” (Yorkshire, England)
*Fauna Twin “Water On Mars” (Paris, France)
RAMONES SONG OF WEEK: “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up”
*The Undivided “Satellites” (South Wales)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “Du Hast” (live version)
*Screamin Rachel “My Main Man Chump Change…” (Chicago)

Hamilton Mixtape

The Hamilton Mixtape records new versions of the songs from the ground-breaking Broadway play “Hamilton”.

Featuring a diverse range of artists from the Roots to Usher, Wiz Khalifa to Chance the Rapper, here Regina Spektor along with Ben Folds sing “Dear Theodosia”, a song that Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton sing to their newborn children, reflecting on fatherhood, their own lives as orphans, (Hamilton an immigrant), and promising to do everything possible to make it a better country for them.

Prescient today…

“Dear Theodosia” Regina Spektor (featuring Ben Folds)

Honeyblood

Honeyblood is the Scottish female duo with the wonderfully named Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale on vocals and guitar and Cat Myers providing additional vocals and drums.

Babes Never Die is their 2nd album. Listen to “Sea Hearts” and “Cruel”.

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“Sea Hearts”

“Cruel”

Lopsided World of L

Jonathan L discovers so much new music for us every Monday.

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*The Inconsistent Jukebox f/Marie Fontaine “LikeyNike” (Leeds)
*Michael Resin “Vicious Minds Project” (Bex, Switzerland)
*The Interrupters “She Got Arrested” (Los Angeles)
*The Sunjays “Konnichiwa” (Hamburg, Germany)
*Placebo “Jesus’ Son” (London, England)
*Hubert Kah “Niemand Ist Wie Du” (Germany)
*The Mission “Blood On The Road” (Leeds, England)
*Vonny & Clyde f/Terri Bjerre “Higher” (Hamburg, Germany)
*Rachel Mason “Tigers In The Dark” (Los Angeles)
*Wax Tailor “Ecstasy” (France)
*Waconzy “True Story” (Nigeria)
*Louis Berry “Restless” (Liverpool, England)
*Ben Ford-Davies “Vitruvian Man” (Adelaide, So. Australia)
*Tensnake “Desire” (Hamburg, Germany)
*The Souls “Run Baby Run” (Switzerland)
*Darkhause “Feel My Pain” (Livingston, Scotland)
*Moby & The Void Pacific Choir “Hey Hey (New York)
*Miracle Flair “The Unfulfilled” (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
RAMONES SONG OF WEEK: “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down”
*Martin Nocun “80s Kids” (Bournemouth, U.K.)
*Michael Sweet (Stryper) “One Way Up” (Whittier, CA)
*Arash f/ Snoop Dogg “OMG” (Malmö, Sweden)
*Kieran Robertson “Wizard” (Glasgow, Scotland)
*Novelists “5:12 AM” (Paris, France)
*So-Star f/Que Da Wiz “Spell Of Magic” (Manchester, England)
RAMMSTEIN SONG OF WEEK: “P*SSY (Radio edit)
*Hey Bulldog “Divide And Conquer” (Manchester, England)