Bless Playlist 6/12/2004

SHESUS!
Shesus loves you

This week’s top track was ‘In The France’ by Shesus. It’s from their new EP on Narnack Records. There’s a tremendous surge of energy on this EP, shouty and poppy guitar indie with some very catchy choruses. Check it out if you’ve ever liked The Pixies, Sleater-Kinney or other classic muscular rawk.

The best old tune was Neu!‘s ‘Hallogallo.’ In this single track from the 1972 debut album, you can hear the foundations of so much later alt-rock. Whether it’s Stereolab or David Bowie, they’ve all nicked a bit from Neu! But before I add to the glowing Krautrock revisionism, I reckon you should read this. It’s sad, funny and all too familiar.

Vor uns liegt ein weites Tal, Die Sonne scheint mit Glitzerstrahl:

Mouseheart Factor – Elasticity Of Tissue
AFI – File 13
Say Hi To Your Mom – Let’s Talk About Spaceships
Claro Intelecto – Peace Of Mind
Mr. Lif – Home Of The Brave
Fugazi – Exit Only
Camera Obscura – Keep It Clean
The Plastic Constellations – East Cleveland
Eric B. & Rakim – Know The Ledge
Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes
Converge – Death King
Serge Gainsbourg – Soixante Neuf Annee Erotique
Bullitnuts – Toffe Slot
Chin Up Chin Up – Why Is My Sleeping Bag A Ghetto Muppet
Modest Mouse – Satin In A Coffin
The Roots – Don’t Say Nuthin’
Shitmat – B & B
Death Cab For Cutie – I Was A Kaleidoscope
Dresden Dolls – Girl Anachronism
Portishead – Strangers
RTX – Joint Chief
Yellotone – Grenade Hams
NEU! – Hallogallo
Tyde – Twice
The Go! Team – Get It Together
The Sadies – 1000 Cities Falling (Part 1)
Celph Titled – Way Of The Gun Ft Esoteric Apa
Shesus – In The France
Venetian Snares – Twelve
Destroyalldreamers – Orage
Styrofoam – Anything
Block Mccloud – The Answer
The Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
Steely Dan – Any Major Dude Will Tell You
Minus The Bear – Women We Haven’t Met Yet
Takako Minekawa – Milk Rock (Cornelius Remix)
Anthrax – Bring The Noise
The Decemberists – July, July!
Buzzcocks – Sixteen Again
The Shins – New Slang
Rodney P, Farmag, Mystro, Braintax – You Know Who You Are
Roy Budd – Main Theme – Carter Takes A Train
At The Drive-In – Hourglass
Bright Eyes – Take It Easy (Love Nothing)
Radioactive Man – Do The Radioactive
Hopesfall – Dead In Magazines
The CMA – Fuel 2 The Fire
The Locust – Identity Exchange Program Rectum Return Policy
Ohio Players – Fire
Pantera – Fucking Hostile
Li’l Cap’n Travis – Steady As She Goes
Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels