First show of the year for me, but nothing really too special going on in the playlist. Well, at least nothing new. The holiday season is a very slow time for new releases, and we have just hired a new music director at the station so we don't have many new records in right now. The show was two hours since Andrea Wong of Gumdrops and Lollipops had an unfortunate bicycle mishap and needed a last minute fill in. I tried to squeeze some indie pop in there to make up for her absence. She'll be back next week though so don't despair!
Ninja High School called it quits in December so I played a song in honor of their death. Over their relatively short life they put on some of the most insane shows I have ever been to. You know, the type of show where you are having lots of fun while simultaneously fearing for your personal safety. They probably took themselves as far as they could with such a ridiculous group, so their end comes as no real surprise. I think most people probably thought they would have ended it earlier than they did, but regardless the idea of no more shows from Ninja High School is somewhat saddening.
Last night was the first of four Covers for Cause shows here in Victoria and I would say it was quite a success. Who knew that Young Lions were actually a secret Strokes cover band and how can you not enjoy Dreamboat covering a Phil Collins epic? A fun night all around.
Artist - Album - Song
The Constantines - S/T (13 Songs) - Seven AM
Baby Eagle - No Blues - Baby Come on Home
Shotgun and Jaybird - Trying to Get Somewhere - Borrowed Mini Vans
Saturday Looks Good to Me - Fill Up The Room - Hands in the Snow
The Diskettes - Weeknights at Island View Beach - Museum
The Beat Happening - You Turn Me On - Noise
Yo La Tengo - A Smattering of Outtakes and Rarities - Tom Courtnay
The Owls - Daughters and Suns - Welcome to Monday ****
Jenni Omnichord - Cities of Gifts and Ghosts - Nintendo City
Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress - I'm a Cuckoo
Dreamboat - S/T - Sunbathin'
Ok Vancouver Ok - I Get So Drunk About Songs About Love - Love's So Great
Brides - Queens - Play Glass
The Rural Alberta Advantage - EP - Death Bridge in Lethbridge
Timber Timbre - Medicinals - There is a Cure
Sandro Perri - Tiny Mirrors - City of Museums
Benoit Pioulard - Fir 7" - Fir
Ninja High School - Young Adults Against Suicide - Shake it Off
dd/mm/yyyy - Are They Masks? - Mr T Cereal
Doseone - Skeleton Repellent - Ebreak
Why? - The Hollows (Single) - The Hollows
Xiu Xiu - The Hollows (Single) - Yo Yo Bye Bye (Why? cover)
The Creeping Nobodies - Split 12" - Sacrosanction
Sonic Youth - The Destroyed Room - Beautiful Plateau
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