Posts Tagged ‘The New Pornographers’

Podcast #296

January 25, 2017

Tracks from Skinny Puppy, Henry Wagons, A.B Original and more

Skinny Puppy – ‘Assimilate’ [CA]
The Lowest Of The Low – ‘Salesmen, Cheats and Liars’ [CA]
Henry Wagons – ‘Santa Fe’ [AU]
Miss Peach and the Travellin’ Bones -‘Two Guns’ [NZ]
A.B Original – ‘January 26’ [AU]
Trozzo & the Electric Few – ‘Raygun’ [CA]
Blessed – ‘Waving Hand’ [CA]
Mi’ens’ – ‘Prussian Ellipses’ [CA]
The Klenners – ‘Hearts Are Beating’ [CA]
Cora Koogan – ‘Cool’ [CA]
Jenny Banai – ‘Alright’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Myriad Harbour’ [CA]

We kick off the show with two more tracks from the Huffington Post list of 100 Best Canadian Songs – this time a track apiece from industrial pioneers Skinny Puppy and Toronto-based indie band The Lowest Of The Low.  Then straight into brand new music from Melbourne based alt-country singer Henry Wagons, who is touring western Canada next month.  We air the politically incisive hip-hop track ‘January 26th’ from A.B Original and introduce listeners to kiwi band Miss Peach and the Travellin’ Bones who have just released their debut on AAA records.  And lots of great new Canadian music, as always, starting with tracks from three acts on the roster of Vancouver’s Kingfisher Bluez label. Enjoy!

Stranded podcast #261

August 28, 2015
  • Featuring a phone interview with alt/country duo The W Lovers *

Today on the show we feature a phone interview with an alt/country duo from Seattle, WA who feature a Kiwi in their ranks! The W Lovers one half Fleur Wood (who we know previously from a previous interview as Fleur Jack), and her partner Wesley Wood. Fluer and Wesley had a chance meeting at a Seattle music store when Fleur was her first solo tour of the US. Sparks flew and Fleur and Wesley began dating and eventually writing songs in the Americana genre. Their musical partnership, The W Lovers, has solidified quickly and this dynamic pairing have already played over 100 shows together in just one year. Tune in to hear Fleur and Wesley speak about their remarkable first meeting and what it’s like to be in a productive songwriting partnership with a significant other.

Featured video: The W Lovers – ‘The Middle Of Nowhere (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #252

June 13, 2015

* Interview with Rose Henry and Kristofer Lee Scott LIVE in the CiTR studio *

This week’s special guest is local singer-songwriter Kristofer Lee Scott! This is Kristofer’s second time on the radio (his first time was with his previous Kelowna-based band that he used to drum for). Kristofer moved to Vancouver less than a year ago to teach Primary School, and he has already enthusiastically embraced the city’s open-mike culture, and he is playing the Stranded Sunday Sessions #9 at The Railway Club!

And in anticipation of next week’s National Aboriginal Day, in the last 1/2 hr of the show we are joined by regular guest First Nations activist Rose Henry! Rose fill us in on what she’s been up to lately in the world of activism and she introduces a brand new track from the legendary Buffy Saint-Marie.

Featured video: Kev Carmody – ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’ [1989]

Stranded podcast #237

February 21, 2015

* Featuring a retrospective on The Church *

Here on Stranded we periodically re-visit the exquisite and arguably peerless musical back catalogue of legendary Australian band The Church.  And it’s fitting this week given the band, who have been recording masterworks of lyrically-evocative guitar-driven psychedelia since 1980, are embarking on a North American tour in support of their 25th album ‘Further/Deeper’, which includes a date in Vancouver on 21 Feb!  A contingent of hard-core fans have expressed dismay with the departure of founding guitarist Marty Willson-Piper but it’s clear from listening closely to the new record, that replacement Ian Hague (formerly of Powderfinger) has very ably stepped in to fill Marty’s formidable shoes.

Featured video:  The Church – ‘Pride Before A Fall’ [2014]

Stranded podcast #233

January 23, 2015

* Featuring tracks by The Go-Betweens *

This week we re-visit the sublime songwriting prowess of Grant McLennan and Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens. Following a string of sophisticated and critically acclaimed (but commercially negligible) albums the band called it quits, only to form for a further three albums, starting with ‘The Friends of Rachel Worth’. Some commentators have compared McLennan and Forster to the timeless Lennon/McCartney combo in the songwriting department. Have a listen to six tracks from the latter-period albums to see if this is an accurate comparison!

Featured video: The Go-Betweens – ‘Here Comes The City’ [2005]