Posts Tagged ‘Rae Spoon’

Podcast #349

September 16, 2018

Featuring Language Arts, Stella Donnelly, Invasives and more

OK Vancouver OK – ‘The Balcony’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Cat Calisthenics’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Houses’ [CA]
The Chills – ‘Complex’ [NZ]
The Hunter Express – ‘Friend of Mine’ [AU]
Stella Donnelly – ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ [AU]
Language Arts – ‘Luckiness (remix by Kaan Gunesberk)’ [CA]
Rae Spoon – ‘It’s Getting Close’ [CA]
Dilly Dally – ‘Sober Motel’ [CA]
Invasives – ‘Hickapoos’ [CA]
Cloaca – ‘Golden Boy’ [CA]
Necking – ‘Ford Commercial’ [CA]

Our show begins this week with three tracks from the 4-track era of Jeff Johnson’s long-running project OK Vancouver OK, with all tracks recorded in the years 2004-2011. Amazingly, The Chills are back with a new album titled Snowbound and we air the single ‘Complex’ from this legendary Kiwi band fronted by Martin Phillips. And keep listening for Stella Donnelly‘s debut single which is a powerful statement commenting on the corrosive effects of rape culture, as well as new tracks from Vancouver bands Invasives, Cloaca and Necking.

Podcast #343

June 30, 2018

Featuring Electric Fields, The Resignators, Dana Sippos and more

Electric Fields – ‘Don’t You Worry’ [AU]
DOBBY – ‘Peregrine’ [AU]
Jessica Mauby – ‘We Got Love’ [AU]
This Way North – ‘Nothing To Say’ [AU]
The Resignators – ‘Party Date’ [AU]
Tash Sultana – ‘Salvation’ [AU]
Rae Spoon – ‘Do Whatever The Heck You Want’ [CA]
Wax Mannequin – ‘Squirmy Wormy’ [CA]
Dana Sippos – ‘Lean Times’ [CA]
One Below – ‘One Below’ [CA]
The Cole Patenaude Band – ‘Wonderful’ [CA]
Sarah Jane Scouten – ‘Bang Bang’ [CA]

I just discovered a wonderful Spotify playlist called Black Australia which showcases a huge list of Australian Aboriginal artists, both new and old. Last week we featured the new Baker Boy track from the playlist and this week we introduce two-piece Electric Fields from Adelaide, NSW-based rappy DOBBY and Jessica Mauby who is an established pop singer and actor born and raised in Darwin. We also feature four of the acts that are playing this years Arts On The Fly festival in Horsefly, BC, including This Way North from Australia!

Podcast #278

August 3, 2016

Featuring an interview with The Staggers and Jaggs

Frank Yamma -‘Ngura Watjilpa’ [AU]
Frank Yamma – ‘She Cried’ [AU]
Frank Yamma – ‘Everybody’s Talking’ [AU]
Gawurra – ‘Ratja YaliTali’ [AU]
Mapstone – ‘Change’ [CA]
Trent Agecoutay – ‘Runnin’ [CA]
The Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘No More Trouble In The Peace’ [CA]
Rae Spoon – ‘I Hear Them Calling’ [CA]
The Staggers and Jaggs – ‘Scatscratch’ [CA]
The Staggers and Jaggs – ‘What Do The Crows Know?’ [CA]

We introduce listeners this week to the sublime sounds of Australian Indigenous roots musician Frank Yamma. Frank is a Pitjantjatjara man from Central Australia who speaks 5 languages and sings in both Pitjantjatjara and English. He is about to embark on a rare Canadian tour, with a performance at the Wise Hall in Vancouver on 11 August, followed by the Robson Valley Music Festival on 13th and 14th of August. You can hear tracks from Frank’s albums ‘Countryman’ (2010) and ‘Uncle’ (2014) at the top of this week’s show.

Our special guests this week are East-Vancouver band The Staggers and Jaggs! I caught up with four the members of this energetic gypsy-jazz/rock/blues ensemble at a Sunday morning cafe show in Williams Lake, BC. I was most surprised and pleased to discover that one of the band members hails from Tasmania! Tune in to hear a great chat with these interesting folk.

Stranded podcast #227

December 13, 2014

Today our special guest is experimental vocalist and violin player Lara Kroeker.  Lara is a unique presence on the Vancouver music scene.  She builds song structures and sounds by looping phrases using her voice, violin and a looping station.  In the past she has played with indie groups including Attics and Cellars, Sparrow, The Beauticians, The Insomniacs and The Mudlarks and she even once shared a stage with the legendary Odetta at the Regina Folk Festival.  Today you can hear three of her stunning original compositions played live in the CiTR studio!

Featured video:  Lara Kroeker – ‘Stand-Up’ (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #187

February 15, 2014

* Happy Valentines Day! *

Marty Willson-Piper was one half of the superb dual guitar attack of legendary band The Church, from 1980 until just last year, before the shock announcement that he was being replaced by ex-Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug, for the recording of The Church’s next LP. I discovered Marty’s 1988 solo release at a second hand shop in Victoria, BC recently. Today you can hear two lush tracks from this album, as well as a sampling from two of Marty’s other collaborations – Noctorum and MOAT. And don’t forget, you can dig deep at the website of Marty’s impressive In Deep Music Archive.

Our Valentine’s Day pick for today is the sublime and tender power-pop hit ‘Alone With You’ by The Sunnyboys.  The Sunnyboys sprang from nowhere to national prominence in Australian in 1981 with this single and subsequent album.  Tragically though, frontman and songwriter Jeremy Oxley was afflicted by schizophrenia, and the band derailed due to his erratic behaviour and substance use.  Amazingly though, they reformed for last year’s Dig It Up Festival hosted by The Hoodoo Gurus and all reports indicate Jeremy and the band were in blistering form.  Maybe there is time for them to reclaim their rightful place alongside the nation’s other great rock bands.

Featured video: The Sunnyboys – ‘Alone With You’ [1981]