Big Blue Playlist 11/8/07

Keepin' 6

Tonight’s best new song was the wonderful ‘Scapegoat’ by Canadian ska-punks Keepin’ 6. Their debut album was released, as you can see above, on June 12 and I think it’s going to be in my top albums of ’07. It’s a deftly arranged and beautifully played collection of songs that vary from pop punk through old-school hardcore via… well, immense catchiness. Every song has a little twist, a tweak that makes it compelling. If you’ve ever bopped to Capdown, Less Than Jake or Lightyear, check out the album.

Ella & Louis

The best old track was ‘Stone Cold Dead In The Market’ by the sublime Ella Fitzgerald and the rockin’ Louis Jordan. It’s an everyday tale of murder and vegetables delivered in a light, calypso form. Wonderful!

(Eagle-eyed readers may spot a slight Chinese punk theme tonight… 🙂 )

Tonight, you heard:

The Lemonheads – The Outdoor Type
El-P – Tuned Mass Damper
Five Knuckle – Not In My Name
Psapp – Needle And Thread
Youth of Today – Understand
Manchester Orchestra – Sleeper 1972
69 – Pengke Wansui
Example – What We Made
High Tension Wires – Outsider
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan – Stone Cold Dead In The Market (He Had It Coming)
The Twilight Sad – Cold Days From The Birdhouse
JME – Serious
The Angelic Process – Million Year Summer
Cylob – Cut The Midrange Drop The Bass
Southerly – Soldiers
Working For A Nuclear Free City – Fallout
Delta 5 – Colour
Sea Wolf – You’re A Wolf
Ascii.Disko – Black Summer
Spoon – Finer Feelings
Blue Scholars – Back Home
Freygolo – Bored To Hate
The Mary Onettes – Void
Lateef & Z-Trip – Devil’s Detail
Audit – Phernie Funk
Brain Failure – Wo Bu Feihua Ni Ye Bie Feihua
Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Kaneda
Milanese – Dead Man Walking
Noisettes – Don’t Give Up
Reflector – Wo Xiang Shuo De Hua
Urthboy – The Signal
Keepin’ 6 – Scapegoat
Stars – Midnight Coward
Huoratron – Male Bonding
Plus Minus – Steal The Blueprints
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names – Loop Duplicate My Heart
The IRS – The World Is Theirs
Lusine – Make It Easy
Evergreen Terrace – Rip This!
Beirut – Elephant Gun
The Narrator – Surfjew
Boom Bap Project – Dealing With All Of This (Ft. Peegee 13)
Rufus Wainwright – California
Stevie Wonder – I Wish
Jens Lekman – I Saw Her In The Anti War Demonstration
Deerhoof – Milkman
A Hawk And A Hacksaw And The Hun Hangár Ensemble– Serbian Cocek
Copperpot – Demo
iTAL tEK – Tokyo Freeze
The Fiery Furnaces – Duplexes Of The Dead
David Bowie – Golden Years
The Wedding Present – Give My Love To Kevin
Common – The Game
Cats on fire – End Of Straight Street
The Slits – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Circuit Breaker – Still Got The Funk
Samsara – Outcast
The Upstarts – Time’s Right
Why? – Sanddollars
Laakso – Dropout
Tinchy Strider – Underground
Brother Reade – Let’s Go
The Decemberists – July, July!
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers – Roadrunner
Sibiria – Hat Tillbaks
Cable – God Gave Me Gravity
The Darling Buds – Shame On You
Dyme Def – Getdown
Orange Juice – What Presence-!