Bless Playlist 3/1/2005

Adam Green

Tonight’s top new song was Adam Green’s ‘Crackhouse Blues.’ It’s from his new album ‘Gemstones’ which is due to be released on January 24th by Rough Trade. ‘Crackhouse Blues’ is an immensely catchy pop song, veering from the childlike happiness of prime Jonathan Richman to more Steve Malkmussy surreal territory. The album is just as good and I can confidently say, even this early, it’s going to be one of this year’s top albums. You’ll love it too, unless you hate pop songs.

The best old tune was Comateen’s ‘Get Off My Case.’ I thought it’d sound good in the Bless and I wasn’t wrong: it’s an ecstatic slab of funky fun, sounding so fresh and energetic compared to all the current bands trying to rip this style off.

The more you drive, the less intelligent you are:

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists – Bleeding Powers
Le Tigre – Viz
Crooked Fingers – Call To Love
Leak Bros – Gimmesumdeath
Biffy Clyro – A Day Of……
RATATAT – Seventeen Years
Camera Obscura – Number One Son
Breather Resist – A Social Worker’s Nightmare
OOO – Group Heartbeat
Adam Green – Crackhouse Blues
Jurassic 5 – Jayou
The Wedding Present – Ringway To Seatac
The Dillinger Escape Plan – Panasonic Youth
Death Cab For Cutie – Photobooth
Comateens – Get Off My Case
Help She Can’t Swim – The Dance Party Turned Into A Wake
Vessel – As She Explodes
Diam’s & Kennedy – Parceque Le Monde
Throwdown – Intro (Never Back Down)
Bobby Darin – Can’t Get Used To Losing You
Minus The Bear – Fine + 2 Pts
Royksopp – Remind Me (Mix)
Guided By Voices – Gonna Never Have To Die
Scott 4 – Catastrophe
Louis Logic – Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Shellac – Prayer To God
The Decemberists – Sixteen Military Wives
Numbers – Original Hamster – Human Replace
Say Hi To Your Mom – Pop Music Of The Future
Copywrite – Twist It (Freestyle)
Broken Social Scene – Almost Crimes
Ambulance LTD – Ophelia
Matthew Rozeik – Oh Lord, Please Give Me Another Brain
Belle And Sebastian – Legal Man
Lamb Of God – Purified
Len – Steal My Sunshine
Waterloo – All That You Know
Tyde – Twice
Tigrics – Public Gameover
Xiu Xiu – I Broke Up
The Invisible Cities – Instaglo
Architecture In Helsinki – The Owls Go
Felt – Train Above The City – Bitter End
The The – Uncertain Smile
Gonzales – Gogol