HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREA WONG!
Today we took a very brief look at Baltimore near the end of the show. I now realize that I could probably fill an entire show with Baltimore bands (maybe a future show theme). I played two songs off of the Video Hippos debut record which we just got into the station. They are a part of the Wham City collective, along with Dan Deacon and some other Baltimore artists. The Video Hippos record is called Unbeast the Leash and is completely different from what I remember of this band. I saw them play a few years ago and remember being pretty turned off by their sound. This record is more polished and has actual distinguishable songs and is really quite enjoyable from what I've heard so far. Think of a cross between Japanther and Dan Deacon. I recommend it.
We also talked a bit about Joy Division. I saw Control earlier in the week and have been in a very Joy Division mood ever since. I pulled out some old BBC Recordings that Joy Division did with John Peel in January of 1979. If you haven't seen Control I would recommend that as well.
Here's the playlist:
Artist - Album - Song
Magic Weapon - Residue Hymns - Pipe Dreams
Xiu Xiu - Fabulous Muscles - Crank Heart
Nifty - A Sparrow! A Sparrow! - Tinto De Verano
Katie Stelmanis - Join Us - In My Favor
Joy Division - The Complete BBC Recordings - Interview
Joy Division - The Complete BBC Recordings - Insight
Radiohead - BBC Session - Everything in it's Right Place
Video Hippos - Unbeast the Leash - Downfall
Video Hippos - Unbeast the Leash - Tooth Sub
Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings - Crystal Cat
Young Lions - EP? - Landsdowne