Bless Playlist 25/10/2004


The Invisible Cities. Neither invisible nor cities…cuh!

Tonight’s top new tune was ‘Instaglo’ by The Invisible Cities, taken from their cracking debut album, ‘Watertown.’ It’s a classic indiepop album, full of thrumming geetars and honeyed boygirl singing. It’s also very varied and full-sounding for a debut, sounds to me more like a third album in terms of the breadth of songwriting. But don’t just take my word for it, follow this link and check it out for yourself.

The best old tune was Randy Newman‘s beautiful theme for the film Ragtime. One of my favourite films, it’s made sublime by Newman’s score.

Where’s Emma Goldman when you need her, eh?

Alex Cortex – Untitled
Beachbuggy – Kickin’ Back
Mates Of State – Halves and Have-Nots
Pantera – Mouth For War
Karate – Tow Truck
Robag Wruhme – Hugendubel
Chubb Rock + Mr. Blue – Me
The Lucksmiths – Camera-Shy
Converge – Death King
Ricky Nelson – Stood Up
Neutral Milk Hotel – The King Of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1
Biffy Clyro – Strung To Your Ribcage
Masta Ace – Conflict Ft. Guru
String Theory – Eugelab
Cosigner – Sorry
Snapcase – She Suffocates
Bernard Herrmann – Taxi Driver (Thank God For The Rain)
Pixies – Dead
Modest Mouse – Paper Thin Walls
Atom – He110
The Invisible Cities – Instaglo
Delinquent Habits – 1 Adam 12
Ben Folds Five – Where’s Summer B.?
Earth Crisis – Provoke
The Divine Comedy – Songs Of Love
Eight Miles High – Latein
The Plastic Constellations – East Cleveland
Operation Ivy – Officer
Puffy AmiYumi – K2g
Porn Theatre Ushers – Blah, Blah, Blah
Emotional Joystick – Eight
STARS – What I’m Trying To Say
Teenage Fanclub & Jad Fair – Behold The Miracle
PJ Harvey – Sheela Na Gig
2mex Ft Awol One – Baby I Aint Joking (Ant Remix)
Limp Wrist – Punk Ass Queers
The Vaselines – Son Of A Gun
Skanfrom – Eleven
Get Up Kids – How Long Is Too Long
Lena Lovich – Lucky Number
Non Phixion – Rock Stars
Boards Of Canada – Roygbiv
Plans And Apologies – Eggbound Mutebone
Death Cab For Cutie – I Was A Kaleidoscope
Poison The Well – Rings From Corona
Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us
Anthony Rother – Freaks
Rilo Kiley – It’s A Hit
The Wedding Present – My Favourite Dress
Randy Newman – Ragtime
Elliott Smith – A Fond Farewell