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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 2/1/13


We were having some technical difficulties in the studio at WNHU last night, and the online stream may or may not have been working for the entirety of the broadcast. Anyway, if you did get a chance to tune in, or if you’re just interested in what I played, here is the full playlist from Left of the Dial last night. I won’t be doing my show next Friday because I’ll be seeing Jeff Mangum, but be sure to tune in the Friday after that for another live broadcast.

Stream the available tracks from the playlist below via Spotify.

  • 1. The Antlers - “I Don’t Want Love”
  • 2. The Velvet Underground - “Beginning to See The Light”
  • 3. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - “A Teenager In Love”
  • 4. Los Campesinos! - “Romance Is Boring”
  • 5. Grimes - “Genesis”
  • 6. Wise Blood - “B.I.G. E.G.O.”
  • 7. Dirty Projectors - “Gun Has No Trigger”
  • 8. Animal Collective - “Also Frightened”
  • 9. Primal Scream - “Higher Than The Sun”
  • 10. The Beach Boys - “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)”
  • 11. The Stone Roses - “Waterfall”
  • 12. Elvis Costello - “The Greatest Thing”
  • 13. Cat Power - “Manhattan”
  • 14. The xx - “Islands”
  • 15. David Bowie - “Sound and Vision”
  • 16. The Jam - “Start!”
  • 17. Titus Andronicus - “Ecce Homo”
  • 18. The Modern Lovers - “Roadrunner” 
  • 19. LCD Soundsystem - “Beat Connection”
  • 20. Tame Impala - “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
  • 21. Iceage - “Coalition”
  • 22. Bright Eyes - “Take It Easy (Love Nothing)”
  • 23. Crystal Castles - “Untrust Us”
  • 24. WHY? - “These Few Presidents”


Stream via Spotify:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 5/18/12

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to last night’s show! I got a lot of requests through tumblr, some of which I didn’t get around to playing, so thanks well for that! Check out the full playlist from last night immediately below, and stream all the tracks that were available on Spotify below that. 

  • 1. The Smashing Pumpkins - “Zero”
  • 2. The Hold Steady - “Soft In The Center”
  • 3. Japandroids - “Adrenaline Nightshift”
  • 4. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - “Young Adult Friction” (Requested by anon)
  • 5. Screaming Females - “I Don’t Mind It”
  • 6. The Hiya Dunes - "Black Fur"
  • 7. Fang Island - "Asunder"
  • 8. Iron Chic - “Cutesy Monster Man”
  • 9. Animal Collective - “Honeycomb”
  • 10. St. Vincent - “Cheerleader”
  • 11. The Act of Estimating As Worthless - "Black Fly"
  • 12. Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s - “Dress Me Like A Clown”
  • 13. Sun Kil Moon - “Among The Leaves”
  • 14. The Tallest Man On Earth - "1904"
  • 15. The Smiths - “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”
  • 16. Sean Milo - "Eyes So Small"
  • 17. Sharon Van Etten - “Leonard”
  • 18. Sea Snakes - “Forget-Me-Not Night”
  • 19. Owen Pallett - “Lewis Takes His Shirt Off” (Requested by whileyouweresleeping)
  • 20. The Rural Alberta Advantage - “North Star”
  • 21. Spiritualized - “Too Late”
  • 22. The Men - “Candy”
  • 23. The Replacements - “Swingin Party”
  • 24. Joy Division - “Atmosphere”
  • 25. Built To Spill - “The Weather”
  • 26. My Heart To Joy - "All Of Life Is Coming Home" (Live 05/14/12)
Stream via Spotify:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 3/23/12

Last night’s show went really well. Thanks to everybody who tuned in and enjoyed the programming. Next Friday I will probably not be able to do my show because I’ll be performing in New Haven, but if that ends up not happening for whatever reason, I’ll probably be back in the studio doing another broadcast of Left of the Dial. As always, here’s the playlist from the show last night with links to stream each song. A number of these tracks were culled from the records I listened to while I was in Paris this past week, which I wrote about yesterday HERE. I also devoted the final segment of the show to Mitch Dubey, who was murdered a year ago today here in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 10/21/11

Thanks to everybody who listened to my show last night. Just as a heads up, I’m not going to be doing my show next Friday (October 28th) because I’ll be playing a show at my school. Regular broadcasting will resume as usual the following Friday, November 4th. 

Here’s the full playlist from the show last night, complete with youtube or bandcamp links to each song when I could find them.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 8/5/11

Here’s the playlist from last night’s Left of the Dial radio broadcast, which aired from 6 to 8 PM on WNHU. Remember to tune in next Friday at 6 PM Eastern time!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 6/17/11

Last night’s show was a success, coming on right before I went to The Space to see The Antlers with Little Scream. The playlist is below, complete with youtube links to each song when available. 

  1. 1. Radiohead - "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box"
  2. 2. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - "Contender"
  3. 3. Cults - "Abducted"
  4. 4. Japandroids - "Wet Hair"
  5. 5. Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Feel the Illinoise! Part I: The World’s Columbian Exposition / Part II: Carl Sandburg Visits Me in a Dream”
  6. 6. Castevet - "Chilsen"
  7. 7. Algernon Cadwallader - "Pitfall"
  8. 8. The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - "Six Seeds"
  9. 9. Into It. Over It. - "Pontiac, MI"
  10. 10. American Football - "Never Meant"
  11. 11. Everyone Asked About You - “Paper Planes, Paper Hearts”
  12. 12. The Antlers - "French Exit"
  13. 13. Free Energy - "Dream City"
  14. 14. The Replacements - "Raised in the City"
  15. 15. Reatards - "Memphis Blues"
  16. 16. Eddie Golden III - “Fish Hook Frank”
  17. 17. Spider Bags - “Bad Complexion”
  18. 18. Bob Dylan - "Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right"
  19. 19. Jonsi - "Go Do"
  20. 20. The Antlers - "Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out"
  21. 21. The Library of Congress - “Doctor Faustus”
  22. 22. Hallelujah The Hills - “The House Is All Lit Up”
  23. 23. The Hold Steady - "Stevie Nix"
  24. 24. The Mountain Goats - "First Few Desperate Hours"
  25. 25. WHY? - "Gemini (Birthday Song)"
  26. 26. Thurston Moore - "Benediction"
  27. 27. Nick Drake - "River Man"
  28. 28. Titus Andronicus - "Waking Up Drunk" (Spider Bags cover)

Remember to tune in next Friday from 6-8 PM on WNHU!

    Sunday, May 8, 2011

    Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 5/6/11

    Below is the playlist from my radio show on Friday. Tune in next week from 6-8 PM on WNHU, or online HERE.

    1. 1. Animal Collective - "What Would I Want? Sky"
    2. 2. The Antlers - "French Exit"
    3. 3. Baths - "Maximalist"
    4. 4. of Montreal - "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse"
    5. 5. The Smashing Pumpkins - "Hummer"
    6. 6. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Heaven’s Gonna Happen Now"
    7. 7. Beastie Boys - "OK"
    8. 8. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - "Me and Mia"
    9. 9. By Surprise - "Realometer"
    10. 10. The Flaming Lips - "Christmas at the Zoo"
    11. 11. Bright Eyes - "The Calendar Hung Itself"
    12. 12. Low - “Nightingale” (C’mon Acoustic version)
    13. 13. Caravan of Thieves - “Freaks”
    14. 14. The Feelies - "Again Today"
    15. 15. Talking Heads - "Pulled Up"
    16. 16. The National - "Think You Can Wait"
    17. 17. The Guru - “Arizona”
    18. 18. The Antlers - "Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out"
    19. 19. Slint - "Nosferatu Man"
    20. 20. Circle Takes the Square - "Interview At the Ruins"
    21. 21. Sirs - "Starting at the Chin"
    22. 22. Snowing - "Methuselah Rookie Card"
    23. 23. Titus Andronicus - "Arms Against Atrophy"
    24. 24. Grandaddy - "Miner at the Dial-A-View"
    25. 25. Sigur Ros - "Hoppipolla"
    26. 26. The Stone Roses - "I Am The Resurrection"
    Monday, May 2, 2011
    "Heaven's Gonna Happen Now" by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

    Song of the Day Number 145

    The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - “Heaven’s Gonna Happen Now”

    Tonight, Brooklyn’s indie pop darlings The Pains of Being Pure At Heart are playing at Milford CT’s Daniel Street Club. The shoegazing four-piece group is here in Connecticut thanks to the booking agency Manic Productions, who is basically responsible for the vast majority of great shows that happen in the state. This show is special in that it’s open to people of all ages, which is very unusual for the venue, which is a bar. Daniel Street is a relatively large venue, so it would be really great to have more all ages shows there. I’m upset that I couldn’t make it to this one, not only because I want to show my support, but also because I like the band a lot. Hopefully the show got a good turnout. 

    Anyway, I just wanted to post this to show my continued support for manic, and because I’ve been really into the new Pains album Belong lately. This track is such a jam! Check it out above.

    Saturday, April 23, 2011

    Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 4/22/11

    Last night’s radio show on WNHU went pretty well. I played tracks from a number of my Record Store Day purchases, as well as new music from By Surprise's new record Mountain Smashers, my current favorite album of 2011, which I reviewed HERE. Below is the playlist, complete with youtube links when available. Next Friday I probably won’t have a show, because I’ll be seeing Ted Leo (solo) with Drew O’Doherty and Omeed Goodarzi (of Midi & The Modern Dance). They’re playing an all-ages show at The Space in Hamden. More information about that show can be found HERE. 

    1. Smashing Pumpkins - "1979"
    2. The Decemberists - "Calamity Song"
    3. R.E.M. - "World Leader Pretend"
    4. Tom Waits - "Step Right Up"
    5. Sufjan Stevens - "I Walked"
    6. Animal Collective - "Did You See The Words"
    7. Built to Spill - "I Would Hurt a Fly"
    8. Guided By Voices - "Watch Me Jumpstart"
    9. By Surprise - "Realometer"
    10. Ted Leo and The Pharmacists - "Bottled In Cork" (click through for an awesome music video featuring a cameo from Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles)
    11. Low - “Majesty/Magic”
    12. Red House Painters - “Make Like Paper”
    13. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - "Even In Dreams"
    14. Algernon Cadwallader - "Horror"
    15. Titus Andronicus - "My Time Outside the Womb"
    16. Pixies - "Gigantic"
    17. Nana Grizol - "For Things That Haven’t Come Yet"
    18. By Surprise - “Daggermouth Is Playing At My House”
    19. Joan of Arc - “The Infinite Blessed Yes”
    20. Maserati - "Cities"
    21. James Blake - “To Care (Like You)”
    22. Bright Eyes - "Poison Oak"
    23. Morrissey - "Now My Heart Is Full"
    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    VIDEO: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - “Heart In Your Heartbreak” (Live on Letterman)


    Is it just me, or is there a hint of Elvis Costello in Kip Berman’s vocals these days? The Pains of Being Pure at Heart brought “Heart In Your New Heartbreak” to Letterman last night, and there was something reminiscent of Imperial Bedroom in the way Berman hit his lines. The whole band looks and sounds very good — more polished than they when they first hit the scene. Their new record, Belong, comes out March 29 — and until they you can stream it at the band’s website. (via Dan)

    Look out for The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, who played on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, when they stop by Milford, Connecticut’s Daniel Street Club in May for an all ages show. They’ll be playing with fellow buzzband Twin Shadow, and it’s sure to be a good time.

    Their new record Belong currently stands as one of my favorites of the year.

    Monday, March 14, 2011
    "Heart in your Heartbreak" by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

    Song of the Day Number 107

    The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - “Heart in Your Heartbreak”

    This is third track from The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's new album Belong, which has been streaming in full on their site for some time now. Although I had mixed feelings about the indie pop band’s noisy debut, I’m really loving this album right now. A proper review might be in store, but until then, listen to this song and see what you think for yourself. It has a dream pop vibe similar to Smashing Pumpkins circa Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

    I’m really excited to see these guys when they come to Daniel Street in May now. They’re playing with Twin Shadow and the show will be all ages, unlike most shows at Daniel Street. Get psyched early!

    Thursday, January 6, 2011

    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / Twin Shadow @ Daniel Street

    (via Manic Productions)

    Oh boy, I’ve been wanting to announce this one for weeks…

    In case you haven’t already heard, Connecticut indie show-booking agency Manic Productions has just announced a very special show at Daniel Street Club in Milford, CT. Starry-eyed noise poppers The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, whose new record comes out later this year, are sharing the bill with Twin Shadow, whose blend of 80s new wave and dream pop made them one of the more blogged-about indie newcomers in 2010. The show takes place on Monday, May 2nd, and begins at 7pm. Unlike many shows at Daniel Street, this show is all ages! I’ll almost definitely be there, so if you show up, say hi or something. I’ll be the despondent looking boy in a sweater without any friends… actually, singling me at a Pains show might be more difficult than I anticipated. Ha! Find more info about the show at the official Manic Productions show page HERE.

    Anyway, this is going to be a pretty great show. The last time the Pains stopped by Daniel Street, it was in June of last year, right in the middle of my finals. That was a serious kick in the pants itself, but the fact that they played with power pop acolytes Surfer Blood (whose record Astro Coast hit number 21 on my year-end countdown) made it even worse. sigh, school.

    oh, and in other concert-related news, the amazing Willimantic, CT emo bros The World is A Blah blah blah blah have been added to the bill for the Joan of Arc show at bar. More info here-

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