I continued to explore new releases from James Blake, Better Oblivion Community Center and Ladytron on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back at album closers from classic ’90s releases, inspired by the odd story of how a 25-year-old Dinosaur Jr. album track suddenly became a top 20 hit in Japan in recent weeks.
I continued delving into recent releases from Maggie Rogers, Sharon Van Etten, James Blake and Sunflower Bean on this week’s show, while the retro set featured a selection of standout Beatles covers from alternative rock acts.
Along with all the fresh singles, I delved deeper into recent albums from Maggie Rogers, Alice Merton, James Blake and Sharon Van Etten on the show this week, while the retro alternative set traveled back to 1994 for some deep cuts from that year’s biggest albums (along with a couple hit singles as well!).
The new year has really started rolling now in the music world, as I debuted new tracks from Health, James Blake, Wild Nothing and Stephen Malkmus on the show this week, while the retro alternative set traveled back to 1978 for a block of punk, post-punk and New Wave classics.
I continued delving into some leftover 2018 albums that deserved more attention on the show this week, including music from Little Dragon, Parquet Courts and Peter Bjorn and John, while the retro alternative set focused on some stellar B-sides from great ’90s Britpop bands.
I continued dipping into a few less-explored 2018 albums on the show this week with tracks from The Beths, MGMT, Chai and Peter Bjorn & John, while the retro alternative set looked back to 2002 with a block of standout songs from that year.
For the first show of 2019, I explored a few lesser-played releases from last year that I felt were worth catching up on, including Goat Girl, The Beths and Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, while the retro alternative set celebrated the new year with a block of tunes about that specific topic!
Take a look back at another exciting year in alternative, indie rock and electronic music with my countdown of the top 50 tracks of 2018!
I continued to explore recent albums from Smashing Pumpkins, Kurt Vile and The 1975 on the show this week, while the retro alternative set honored the late Pete Shelley with a block of Buzzcocks and solo classics from the brilliant punk-era songwriter, along with tracks by artists who attended the infamous 1976 Manchester Lesser Free Trade Hall Sex Pistols show organized by Shelley and Howard Devoto and who later went on to form bands inspired by the do-it-yourself ethos of the punk scene (The Smiths, Joy Division, The Fall).
I continued exploring recent albums from The 1975, Robyn, Smashing Pumpkins and Miya Folick on the show this week, while the retro alternative set peered into the future of retro with a look back at 2009, which hits the decade-old mark next year and thus becomes eligible for the retro alternative set under my silly, made-up, self-imposed rules 😀