Posts Tagged ‘Rae Spoon’

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]

Stranded podcast #128

September 29, 2012

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-128/

* Featuring the classic 1993 ‘Coprolalia’ EP from You Am I, the debut single from Vancouver-based Melbourne ex-pat Ma Petite and an interview with Vancouver (via Korea) indie electro rock band We Need Surgery *

The 1993 EP ‘Coprolalia’ EP from You Am I is a fine time capsule of an emerging rock band powered by the steadfast self-belief and song-writing smarts of Tim Rogers. Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth was taken to the band and offered to master this powerful release and then produce the classic follow-up full-length ‘Hi Fi Way’.

Vancouver-based folk songstress Indiana Avent (Ma Petite) relocated from Melbourne to Canada to record her first solo album, after a decade already in the music industry, primarily as a violinist for acts including Dan Mangan and Gotye. Her debut single ‘Man About Moon’ is launched tonight at the Media Club  and you can hear this fine tune on the show!

This week I had a chance to connect with Brandon and Valentino, drummer and guitarist respectively, of We Need Surgery, a highly-danceble and cutting-edge indie electro rock band that formed in 2007 as a collective of ex-pat English teacher musicians in South Korea. On today’s interview you can hear the fascinating story behind the band’s movements between Korea, Japan and now Vancouver, their new home, where they’ve been the subject of a bidding war between labels to release their self-titled debut.

You Am I – ‘Cool Hand Luke’ [AU]
You Am I – ‘Last Thing You Can Depend On’ [AU]
You Am I – ‘Can’t Get Started’ [AU]
You Am I – ‘In Case You’re Wondering’ [AU]
You Am I – ‘Embarrassed’ [AU]
Ma Petite – ‘Man About Moon’ [AU]
Mammoth, Mammoth – ‘Hell’s Likely’ [AU]
Tame Impala – ‘Elephant’ [AU]
Dirty Three – ‘Rising Below’ [AU]
We Need Surgery – ‘Simon Says’ [CA]
Interview with We Need Surgery Pt 1
We Need Surgery – ‘Cocoon’ [CA]
Interview with We Need Surgery Pt II
We Need Surgery – Go! Go! Go! [CA]
Interview with We Need Surgery Pt III
Good For Grapes – ‘Skipping Stone’ [CA]
Rae Spoon – ‘I Can’t Keep All Our Secrets’ [CA]

Featured video – We Need Surgery -‘Go! Go! Go!’ [2012]

Podcast #100

January 21, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120120-180359-to-20120120-193219.mp3

* Celebrating the 100th ‘Stranded’ podcast, with a feature on Australian Indigenous music artists *

http://www.skinnyfishmusic.com.au/

Tiddas – ‘Real World’ [AU]
Tiddas – ‘Tiddas’ [AU]
Tiddas – ‘Innay’ [AU]
Tiddas – ‘Waiting’ [AU]
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu – ‘Wiyathul’ [AU]
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu – Djarimirri’ [AU]
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu – Bapa’ [AU]
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunipingu – Gurrumul History (I was born blind) [AU]
Yothu Yindi – Yolngu Boy’ [AU]
Yothu Yindi – ‘Dots on the Shells’ [AU]
Yothu Yindi – ‘Our Generation’ [AU]
Saltwater Band – ‘Malk’ [AU]
Saltwater Band – ‘Yolngu Island Dancer’ [AU]
El Ron Maltan – ‘Cruiskeen Lawn’
Steph Yates – ‘The Cold Black River Stream’ [CA]
Andrew Sisk – ‘Is The Life of a Man Any More Than the Leaves?’ [CA]
Rae Spoon – ‘Ocean Blue’ [CA]
Rae Spoon – ‘Crash Landing’ [CA]
The Get Up Mob – ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ [AU]

Featured video: The Getup Mob – ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ (2008)