A music blog, established 2010. My name is Chris Cappello and I'm a Yale student from New Haven, Connecticut.

"left of the dial"
Friday, August 2, 2013
Left of the Dial Radio Show: 6-8 PM on WNHU

I’m broadcasting live on the radio tonight for the first time in nearly a month. A power outage in early july and then a 3 week trip to Europe prevented me from being on the air, but now I’m back and the studio is in working order. Sadly, this will be one of the last Left of the Dial radio broadcasts before I transition to Yale’s radio station WYBC in the fall. My show at Yale will have a different time slot, different name, and possibly a different theme as well, so if you like things the way they are on my show currently, be sure to tune in tonight. 

This show’s playlist includes new tracks from Hunx and his PunxThee Oh Sees, and a brand new one from Desaparecidos (it’s better than their last 7”). Tune in from 6 to 8 PM to listen, and feel free to leave any requests in my ask box

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 6/28/13

Thanks for tuning in to my radio show last night on WNHU. Below you can find the complete playlist, as well as a link to stream it via Spotify. Tune in again next week for a special broadcast, during which my sister will help me out as a guest DJ. It should be a fun time.

  • 1. Okkervil River - “Unless It’s Kicks”
  • 2. The Front Bottoms - “Funny You Should Ask”
  • 3. Smith Westerns - “Glossed”
  • 4. Liz Phair - “Dance of the Seven Veils”
  • 5. Camera Obscura - “Troublemaker”
  • 6. Dinah Washington - “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
  • 7. jj - “Fågelsången”
  • 8. Autre Ne Veut - “Counting”
  • 9. Wise Blood - “Rat”
  • 10. Daughn Gibson - “You Don’t Fade”
  • 11. Avi Buffalo - “Remember Last Time”
  • 12. The Hold Steady - “Most People Are DJs”
  • 13. 10,000 Blades - “Fireball” (for dustbaby)
  • 14. Cursive - “Dorothy at Forty”
  • 15. Pissed Jeans - “Bathroom Laughter”
  • 16. Poverty Hollow - “Welter”
  • 17. Liz Phair - “Firewalker”
  • 18. Serengeti - “Crush Em”
  • 19. Pure X - “Crawling Up The Stairs”
  • 20. Zomby - “Horrid”
  • 21. How To Dress Well - “When I Was In Trouble”
  • 22. Boards of Canada - “1969”
  • 23. Daft Punk - “Doin’ It Right” (feat. Panda Bear)
  • 24. The Hold Steady - “Stevie Nix”

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Friday, June 28, 2013
Left of the Dial Radio Show: 6-8 PM on WNHU

Tune in to my radio show, starting now and going for the next two hours live on WNHU. I’m kicking it off with Okkervil River's “Unless It's Kicks,” and later I'll get to new material from jjWise Blood, and Daughn Gibson

Place requests here. The playlist will be up tomorrow. 

Friday, June 21, 2013
Left of the Dial Radio Show: 6-8 PM on WNHU

It’s my birthday and I’m on the radio. Tune in live to hear me play new tracks from The Haxan CloakCamera Obscura, and Disclosure, along with a handful of songs that I feel ‘characterized’ my 17th year. Click the link above to listen. 

Feel free to place requests here.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 5/31/13

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Thanks to those of you who tuned in to my radio show on Friday. Here’s the full playlist, along with an embedded link at the bottom to stream the available tracks via Spotify.

  • 1. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - “Shake The Sheets”
  • 2. Troubled Hubble - “14,000 Things To Be Happy About”
  • 3. Mikal Cronin - “Change”
  • 4. The Front Bottoms - “Peach”
  • 5. Weezer - “Waiting On You”
  • 6. Vampire Weekend - “Walcott”
  • 7. The Flaming Lips - “In The Morning Of The Magicians”
  • 8. Desaparecidos - “Survival of the Fittest / It’s A Jungle Out There”
  • 9. Iceage - “You’re Nothing”
  • 10. Wavves - “Lunge Forward”
  • 11. I Kill Giants - “Boys of Bummer”
  • 12. My Bloody Valentine - “Swallow” (Requested by Brian Grochowski)
  • 13. The Replacements - “Talent Show”
  • 14. New Order - “Temptation”
  • 15. Daft Punk - “Fragments of Time” (feat. Todd Edwards)
  • 16. Vår - “Boy”
  • 17. Majical Cloudz - “This Is Magic”
  • 18. The National - “Graceless”
  • 19. R.E.M.- “World Leader Pretend”
  • 20. Told Slant - “I Am Not”
  • 21. Elvis Depressedly - “Thinning Out”
  • 22. 10,000 Blades - “Up North”
  • 23. Pavement - “Here”
  • 24. Josh Ritter - “Joy To You Baby”
  • 25. An Amiable Medley - “At What Speed Must I Travel”
  • 26. Eluvium - “Caroling”

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Friday, May 31, 2013
Left of the Dial on WNHU: 6-8 PM

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Tune in to my radio show tonight starting right now! The playlist includes new tracks from Mikal CroninMajical Cloudz, and Eluvium. Click the link above to listen and place any requests you might have HERE.

Friday, May 24, 2013
I'm streaming my new album on the radio starting right now.

I’ll be talking about the process of writing and recording each song, so listen for that as well. Click the link above to tune in. Here is the bandcamp page for it and here is the link you can use to download it for free. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 5/10/13

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Esteemed guest DJ Ruth Douglas and I had a good time spinning tunes for you last night on WNHU. Thanks for tuning in and placing requests! I hope you enjoyed the show. Check out the playlist below and stream it via Spotify at the bottom. 

  • 1. Sondre Lerche - “Love You”
  • 2. Sondre Lerche - “Track You Down”
  • 3. Deerhunter - “Agoraphobia”
  • 4. Phoenix - “Trying To Be Cool”
  • 5. Vampire Weekend - “Unbelievers”
  • 6. Dum Dum Girls - “He Gets Me High”
  • 7. The So So Glos - “Son Of An American”
  • 8. Pet Symmetry - “Please Don’t Tell My Father That I Used His 1996 Honda Accord to Destroy The Town of Willow Grove, Pennsylvania In 2002”
  • 9. Mikal Cronin - “Weight”
  • 10. Naive Thieves - “Grindin’”
  • 11. Anamanaguchi - “Blackout City”
  • 12. Great Thunder - “Kees”
  • 13. Christopher Owens - “A Broken Heart” (Acoustic)
  • 14. Death Cab For Cutie - “Champagne From A Paper Cup”
  • 15. The New Pornographers - “The Laws Have Changed” (Requested by oceanofantics)
  • 16. Bright Eyes - “Lua” (requested by Maeve Holler)
  • 17. The Front Bottoms - “Skeleton”
  • 18. Deerhunter - “Monomania”
  • 19. Slow Warm Death - “Sunburn”
  • 20. Vampire Weekend - “Finger Back”
  • 21. Paul Simon - “Graceland”
  • 22. Rilo Kiley - “I Never”
  • 23. The National - “Secret Meeting”
  • 24. The National - “Karen”
  • 25. The Postal Service - “Turn Around”
  • 26. Baths - “Phaedra”
  • 27. Youth Lagoon - “Posters”
  • 28. Sigur Rós - “Ísjaki”

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Left of the Dial Radio Show: 6-8 PM on WNHU

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Tune in now to catch a live broadcast of my radio show Left of the Dial on WNHU! Guest DJ Ruth Douglas will be joining me for some lovely commentary and potential song selection, or maybe she won’t say anything during the entire two hour show because everybody who comes on the radio with me gets really nervous. Whatever!

Tonight’s playlist includes new cuts from Vampire Weekend (the new album is great!) Mikal Cronin (wonderful!) and So So Glos (loud and angry!). It should be a terrific show.

Fee free to leave any and all requests in my ask box. The full playlist will be up tomorrow. Thanks for listening!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 4/19/13

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Thanks for tuning in last night, to those of you who did. I gave away a free Low CD and talked about Iceage a lot. I hope you liked it.

  • 1. James Blake - “Overgrown”
  • 2. Devendra Banhart - “Mi Negrita”
  • 3. Local Natives - “Who Knows, Who Cares”
  • 4. Chelsea Light Moving - “Heavenmetal”
  • 5. The Front Bottoms - “Twin Size Mattress”
  • 6. Great Caesar - “Generations”
  • 7. The Thermals - “Faces Stay With Me”
  • 8. Somebody’s Basement - “November, 2000 and 12!”
  • 9. Telekinesis - “Empathetic People”
  • 10. White Lung - “Those Girls”
  • 11. Iceage - “Morals”
  • 12. Daft Punk - “Get Lucky” (Radio Edit) (feat. Pharrell)
  • 13. Silver Jews - “Dallas”
  • 14. I Kill Giants - “Collector”
  • 15. The Stone Roses - “Made Of Stone”
  • 16. Kurt Vile - “Was All Talk”
  • 17. Low - “Amethyst”
  • 18. Hann Cassady - “Evergreen”
  • 19. Bob Dylan - “Sara”
  • 20. Sondre Lerche - “Stupid Memory”
  • 21. Pure X - “Someone Else”
  • 22. The Microphones - “My Roots Are Strong And Deep”
  • 23. Titus Andronicus - “Arms Against Atrophy”
  • 24. Elvis Depressedly - “Weird Honey”
  • 25. Silver Jews - “Death of an Heir of Sorrows”
  • 26. 10,000 Blades - “Airstream, 1972”
  • 27. David Bello and his God-Given Right - “La La La”

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Do you want a copy of the new Low album on CD?

Call in at 203 479 8807 to win a copy! WNHU will mail it to you… Click the link above to tune in to my radio show now!

Left of the Dial Radio Show: 6-8 PM on WNHU

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Tonight is my first normal, no-nonsense, playlist-oriented show in quite some time, and I’m glad to be back in the studio for it. Currently on the playlist are new tracks from Daft PunkKurt Vile, and Iceage, whom I saw last night with White Lung and Fins. I’ll be talking about that show (spoiler: it was kind of life-changing) and more during the 2 hour program. I’ll also be talking about Record Store Day, which is tomorrow. Feel free to leave any requests in my ask box HERE. The playlist will be up tomorrow. 

ALSO: At around 7 PM I’ll be giving away a free copy of Low's new album The Invisible Way, which Sub Pop sent us as a promo. Cooooool! Listen live for the phone number to call in!

Thanks for listening!

Friday, April 12, 2013
Left of the Dial Radio Show: 6-8 PM on WNHU

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On tonight’s live broadcast of Left of the Dial, we’re going to have a guest DJ playlist from the New Haven-based group Monster Eats Pilot, followed by a live-in-studio performance and interview. I’m very excited to have this band on my show tonight and I look forward to hearing their new material. Tune in now to listen and check them out on soundcloud

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Left of the Dial Radio Playlist - 3/29/13

I was happy to get back on the radio this weekend after missing a couple Fridays due to vacation plans. Last night’s playlist comprised a compendium of new stuff from (sort-of) guilty pleasure acts like Vampire Weekend and Justin Timberlake, along with truly terrific new tracks from PhosphorescentOld GrayJosh RitterDonovan Wolfington and more. I truly wish I had enough time to write about all of the new stuff that I’ve been loving lately, but hopefully I’ll be able to compensate for that in the near future. If you didn’t catch my show on Friday, feel free to stream the available tracks  via Spotify at the embedded link at the bottom of this post. Tune in again next Friday, April 5th, for another live broadcast of Left of the Dial on WNHU.

  • 1. The Microphones - “I Want Wind To Blow”
  • 2. Sondre Lerche - “Track You Down”
  • 3. The Strokes - “Tap Out”
  • 4. Vampire Weekend - “Diane Young”
  • 5. The Modern Lovers - “Roadrunner”
  • 6. Parquet Courts - “Master of My Craft”
  • 7. The New Pornographers - “Mystery Hours”
  • 8. Grandaddy - “Now It’s On”
  • 9. The Thermals- “The Sunset” (Requested by total-witch)
  • 10. Wavves - “Cop”
  • 11. David F. Bello - “Better Off”
  • 12. Cursive - “Bad Sects”
  • 13. Donovan Wolfington - “Love Is Natural”
  • 14. Algebrahs - “Salt of the Sea”
  • 15. Foxygen - “No Destruction”
  • 16. fun. - “Benson Hedges”
  • 17. Suede - “Faultlines”
  • 18. Wavves - “Demon to Lean On”
  • 19. Christopher Owens - “Here We Go”
  • 20. Justin  Timberlake - “That Girl”
  • 21. Bilal - “West Side Girl”
  • 22. Blue Hawaii - “In Two”
  • 23. Phosphorescent - “Terror in the Canyons (The Wounded Master)”
  • 24. Josh Ritter - “A Certain Light”
  • 25. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - “Hanging Up My Heart”
  • 26. Lou Reed - “I’m So Free”
  • 27. Milkshakes - “Distant”
  • 28. Old Gray - “Coventry”
  • 29. Sigur Rós - “Brennisteinn”

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Friday, March 29, 2013
Left of the Dial Radio Show: 6-8 PM on WNHU

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Excited to be back on the radio at WNHU after a two week absence! Tonight’s program should be unexpectedly fun; the playlist will feature new cuts from Vampire WeekendBlue HawaiiPhosphorescent, and many more. Feel free to leave any and all requests in my ask box, and be sure to check out the playlist when it’s posted here tomorrow.

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