I debuted new tracks from Wye Oak and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks on the show this week, while the retro alternative set looked back 20 years to 1998, inspired by Pitchfork’s recent 50 Best Albums of 1998 list.
I dug deeper into recent releases from The Shins, Porches and The Go! Team on the show this week, while the retro alternative set went waaaaay back to the late ’60s (and a bit of the early ’70s) to explore some of the garage rock, folk-rock, early electronic and psychedelic bands that went on to influence generations of punk, post-punk and alternative groups.
I delved deeper into new releases from First Aid Kit, Tune-Yards and Belle and Sebastian on the show this week, while the retro alternative set honored Mark E. Smith of legendary post-punk band The Fall, who died two weeks ago at the age of 60.
I delved deeper into new albums from First Aid Kit, The Go! Team and Tune-Yards on the show this week, while the retro alternative set took us back 10 years to newly eligible “oldies” from the year 2008.
New tunes from Superorganism, The Shins and Sylvan Esso debuted on the show this week, while the retro alternative set marked the loss of Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan with a block of tracks from her band as well as other fallen ’90s rock icons.
Finally, some new tunes have started to flow into the playlist for the show in 2018, with debuts this week from The Breeders and Pale Waves, while the retro alternative set looks back to some college radio classics from the year 1989, inspired by the recent Pitchfork Sunday Review of The Blue Nile’s brilliant “Hats” album.
For the first show of 2018, I dug deeper into recent releases from St. Vincent and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, while the retro alternative set marked this year’s upcoming 20th anniversary of West Of The Fields with a block of tunes I played during 1998 (and into early ’99), many of which I haven’t aired since the ’90s!
On this last show of 2017, I explored a few overlooked releases from this year with songs from The Afghan Whigs, Priests and The Courtneys, looked forward to possible 2018 releases from Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira and Chvrches, and headed back to the year 1990 for a retro alternative set.
Take a look back at another exciting year in alternative, indie rock and electronic music with my countdown of the top 50 tracks of 2017!
New songs from Belle and Sebastian and Morrissey premiered on the show this week, while I dug deeper into big 2017 releases from Lana Del Rey, LCD Soundsystem and St. Vincent.