Bless Playlist 14/2/06

Kelley Stoltz

Top new track tonight was Kelley Stoltz‘ ‘Ever Thought Of Coming Back.’ It’s from his ace new album, ‘Below The Branches,’ which was released last week on Sub Pop. I think this is going to be one of my top albums of 2006: it covers an enormous range, from the Beach Boysy ‘Ever Thought’ to the marvellously Bonzo ‘Birdies Singing.’ Hugely refreshing, it’s just lovely to hear an indie artist expressing themselves so non-generically.

The Minutemen

The best old track was The Minutemen‘s ‘Shit You Hear At Parties.’ Totally thrumming, still awesomely good.

In 1985, before the punk trio The Minutemen went on stage each night while on tour, the three would listen to the John Coltrane recording “Ascension.” “In fact we discovered jazz through punk,” former Minutemen bassist Watt writes in the book “Spiels of a Minuteman,” the second edition of which was just published by L’Oie De Cravan, the Montreal-based publishing house. “[We] loved what John Coltrane said about using music to ‘uplift people’ and that all of music was ‘one big reservoir’ w/all the notes and rhythms being tools to help tell your story. … We saw ourselves as a link somehow in a big chain stretching through time.”

During the first half of the ’80s, The Minutemen, along with Black Flag, The Replacements, Flipper, Hüsker Dü and Sonic Youth, were one of the core third-wave punk bands that helped bring rock back to its essence while bringing something new to the party. (The first wave being the mid-’70s New York bands; the second being the British bands that formed in reaction to the New York scene.)
(Source: Neumu)

Tonight, you heard:

Secret Machines – Faded Lines
Computor Rockers – Galaxy Defenders
Karneige – Dusted
Robag Wruhme – Hugendubel
Art Brut – Formed A Band
Perceptionists – Black Dialogue
VAEG – The Sturgeon
Actarus – Hundekeks
Goldspot – Friday
Marco Passarani – Again
Descendents – Descendents
Main Flow – Breaking Bread (Ft. Hi-Tek, Crunch EX, Holmskil, And Donte)
Ghosty – Big Surrender
Love Is All – Talk Talk Talk Talk
Jackal & Hyde – Dark Star
Bear Vs. Shark – Seven Stop Hold Restart
Herman Dune – Not On Top
Royce Da 5’9 & Mc Jean Gab’1 – Internationaly Known
Minutemen – Shit You Hear At Parties
Broken Social Scene – Major Label Debut (Fast)
Comateens – Get Off My Case
Brakes – Heard About Your Band
The Boss Hog Barbarians – Steady Smobbin (Dirty)
Funkstorung – Eyen
Grandaddy – Elevate Myself
The Red Chord – L Formation
The Get Up Kids – Valentine
Dilated Peoples – Back Again
Kelley Stoltz – Ever Thought Of Coming Back
The Samuel Jackson Five – If You Show Off The Milk, Who’s Gonna Buy The Cow?
The Durutti Column – Nina
Aceyalone And Rjd2 – All For U
The Human Value – Kill Pangs
Mikkel Metal – Align
Norfolk & Western – A Gilded Age
The Spinoffs – 99 Bitches
Miwon – Brother Mole
Various – Capsule – Le Salon
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Oregon Girl
The Lucksmiths – Camera-Shy
Milieu – Inline Track
Asian Dub Foundation – Naxalite
The Ladies – Non-Threatening
Cyne – Automaton
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names – Parakit