Posts Tagged ‘The Bats’

Stranded podcast #201

May 31, 2014

* Lindy Gray LIVE in the CiTR studio *

We’ve invited yet another quality local songwriter into the studio today – Lindy Gray.  Lindy, who has trained in jazz and Indian classical music, is skilled at crafting detailed narratives into song form.  She is also experienced at collaborating with other local musicians and artists as part of the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. You can hear three examples of Lindy’s favourite song form, the murder ballad, as she plays acoustically live in the studio.  Lindy’s debut EP ‘Ripe for Revival‘, is available online, and listeners can expect a vinyl LP is follow in the near future.

Featured video: Lindy Gray – ‘Old Black Crow’ [2013]

Stranded podcast #113

May 25, 2012

[http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120525-180400-to-20120525-194000.mp3

* Featuring bands on the roster of New Zealand’s Flying Nun Records *

Today on the show I feature two of the flag-ship bands on the much-lauded Flying Nun Records label from New Zealand – The Verlaines and The Bats.  Flying Nun has been the incubator for the influential ‘Dunedin Sound’ of indie pop.  During a period in the 80s and 90s, Dunedin, along with Olympia, WA and Glasgow, Scotland, was a key center for the global indie-pop underground.  The tracks from the Verlaines and The Bats will take you back to this era and perhaps wet your appetite to explore this wonderful roster of bands on Flying Nun, that exists as a cultural force to this day.

Sadly, on today’s show I also give regards to Peter ‘Blackie’ Black of Sydney punk legends The Hard-Ons.  Blackie was recently beaten in a senseless attack while driving a taxi on this day job, which resulted in serious injuries and bruising to the brain.  It’s been inspiring to see fans online rally to Blackie’s support by donating funds to help him with living expenses for the next few months while he recovers.

And CiTR’s own Chrisarrific, host of Part’s Unknown, is featured at the tail end of the show.  I play all three tracks on his latest 7″ called ‘Bible Belts.  Enjoy!  MG

The Verlaines – ‘ Doomsday’ [NZ]
The Verlaines –  ‘Jesus, What A Jerk’ [NZ]
The Verlaines – ‘ War In My Head’ [NZ]
The Verlaines – ‘Sighting The Sound’ (live) [NZ]
The Verlaines – ‘Block Of Wood’ (live) [NZ]
The Verlaines – ‘Blanket Over the Sky’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Lawn Vibe’ [NZ]
The Bats- ‘Courage’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Sight The Sound’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Green’ [NZ]
The Bats – Afternoon In Bed’ [NZ]
Hard-Ons – ‘Let’s Pretend Its Vanilla’ [AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘In The End We All Die Alone’ [AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘Lose It’ [AU]
Chrisarrific – ‘Christian Witch’ [CA]
Chrisarrific – ‘I Can’t Carry That’ [CA]
Chrisarrific – ‘For Real’ [CA]

Featured video: The Verlaines – ‘Doomsday’ (1986)

Stranded playlist 24 Jan 2011

January 24, 2011

Flying Nun, ‘Heavenly Pop Hits’ documentary (3 min exert) [NZ]
The Clean – ‘Tally Ho’ [NZ]
Straightjacket Fits – ‘Bad Note For a Heart’ [NZ]
The Bats – ‘Around You Like Snow’ [NZ]
Headless Chickens – ‘Cruise Control’ [NZ]
The Bakelite Age – ‘Crawlin’ Round the Cellar’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Operetta’ [AU]
Three Quarters Hazel – ‘Out of Control’ [AU]
Rootsystem – ‘Revolution’ [CA/AU]
Sheena Marie – ‘Red Light’ [CA]
L.P.H Beast – ‘Worry’ [CA]
Fancey – ‘Carry Me’ [CA]
Certain Breeds – ‘2 A.M’ [CA]
Thomas Morgan – ‘Whites’ [AU/CA]

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20110124-110200-to-20110124-121000.mp3

Featured video:  The Bakelite Age – ‘Crawlin’ Round the Cellar’ (2010)