Bless Playlist 14/6/2004 (NO DJING NEXT WEEK!)

Pedro The Lion

This week’s best new track was the beautiful ‘Bands With Managers’ by Pedro The Lion. How can you not warm to lyrics like:

“Bands with managers are going places.
Bands with messy hair and smooth white faces.”

Check out their new album, ‘Achilles Heel.’ It’s got a bit of a slagging critically but I think it’s a great, poppy album that you can both sing along to and think about afterwards. Most bands don’t manage either of those feats, let alone both.

The best old track was ‘Ghost Rattle’ by Hula. I’m sure it’s only a matter of weeks before some hip young things rip off their entire aesthetic and are acclaimed as geniuses by the NME.

Notebooks out, plagiarists! :

New Christs – We Got This!
Jello – Chamchimzee
Ivor Cutler – I Got No Common Sense
X-Ecutioners – The Countdown Part 2
Magnetic Fields – I Don’t Want To Get Over You
Radio Berlin – Eyes Like Lenses
OOO – Group Heartbeat
Yak Ballz – Giddy Up
Slaughter Mob – Dub Weapon
Sweep The Leg Johnny – Insomnia Pays
PJ Harvey – This Mess We’re In
Raymond Scott ? Hostess Twinkies
LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
The Books – The Future, Wouldn’t That Be Nice?
Small Brown Bike – The Cold
John Barry – The Girl With The Sun In Her Hair
They Might Be Giants – Broke In Two
Main Flow – Worldwide Feat. P Killer & Defari
Hula – Ghost Rattle
Cex – Destination: Sexy
The Decemberists – The Legionnaire’s Lament
Jay-Z + Danger Mouse – December 4th
A.F.I. – Hearts Frozen Soil
Baba Brooks & His Band – Independence Ska
Felix Da Housecat – Madame Hollywood
Raising The Fawn – Gwendolyn
Beanie Sigel – Mac Man
Telefon Tel Aviv – 8 Track Project Cut
From Autumn To Ashes – The After Dinner Payback
Pedro The Lion – Bands With Managers
Phoenix – Too Young
The Pharcyde – Runnin’
Shellac – Canaveral
Grandaddy – Now It’s On
Tomato Weirdo – La Salle De Bain
Atreyu – You Eclipsed By Me
Canibus – Cemantics
LB – Superbad
Minus The Bear – Spritz!!! Spritz!!!
Deerhoof – The Eyebright Bugler
Throwdown ? Raise Your Fist
Death Cab For Cutie – I Was A Kaleidoscope
Box Set Authentic – Darlin’
NOFX – It’s My Job To Keep Punk Rock Elite
Li’l Cap’n Travis – Steady As She Goes

P.S. – No DJing next week cos apparently there’s some kind of sports tournament on at the moment?