Bar Lisi Playlist 13/8/08

Trash80

Woo! Tonight’s best new track was by Trash80, pictured above. It’s the absolutely magnificient stompalong ‘Icarus.’ But why take my word for it when you can download it (and the rest of the EP) from Trash80 himself, for FREE! Yep! Nada. Please make sure you send him some money or a book or something to thank him for his benevolence. Really, how many times have you paid for music not one zillionth as imaginative, passionate and dreamy as this?

If you’re a fan of great electronic music, be sure to check out 8 Bit Peoples for loads more free loveliness!

Hard Corps

The best old song was ‘Je Suis Passée’ by Hard Corps. I saw them supporting Depeche Mode at the NEC just over twenty years ago. Hard Corps were simply an excellent electronic band. More on the dark side, hence the only people who seem to remember them now are old goths and me. They were produced by Martin Rushent and he gave them a fierce, pumping sound that was a lot harder than most of their contemporaries. I really don’t understand why they never broke through, I always found their music romantic and glamorous, dramatic and atmospheric. If you love any electropop / synthpop, you should check out these forgotten pioneers of the genre.

This is what I played:

The Insomniaddicts – Brown Boxes
Ziggy Kinder – Chop Ziggy
The Bird and the Bee – Again & Again
]Mallard The Wonderdog – Tito’s Plan
Jonah The Whale – Best Kept Secret
Trash80 – Icarus
Seabear – Libraries
The Presets – Kicking And Screaming
Sparta – Hiss The Villian
Atmosphere – Spaghetti Straps
Operator Please – Just A Song About Ping Pong
Clark – Herr Bar
Jurassic 5 – Concrete Schoolyard
Del Rey – Redfivestandingby
Rodney P, Farmag, Mystro, Braintax – You Know Who You Are
Chromeo – Call Me Up
Ghosty – Junior Grows Up
Burial – Archangel
These Arms Are Snakes – Big News
David McCallum – The Edge
Pharoahe Monch – Simon Says
Sea Wolf – You’re A Wolf
Austrian Death Machine – You Have Just Been Erased
The Tuss – Rushup I Bank 12
JME – Boogiedown Bass
Pacific! – Hot Lips
The Research – C’mon Chameleon
Russian Circles – Harper Lewis
Lil’ Wayne – Dr. Carter
Matisyahu – King Without A Crown
mclusky – Icarus Smicarus
Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance
The Decemberists – Sixteen Military Wives
Stu – Mymelody
Converge – Concubine
Rodney P – Run That
Sons and Daughters – This Gift
Ladyhawke – Paris Is Burning
Mystery Jets – Young Love (Feat. Laura Marling)
Short Bus Alumni – Go Team Go
Modest Mouse – Out Of Gas
Late of the Pier – Heartbeat
Del Rey – Asimov
Sage Francis – Dance Monkey
The American Analog Set – The Kindness Of Strangers
Firebrand Boy – Famous
Television Personalities – Look Back In Anger
Wintersleep – Jaws Of Life
Scars On Broadway – They Say
Michael Hunter – Soviet Connection (Theme From Grand Theft Auto IV)
Clevz – Blest
Why? – The Vowels Pt. 2
Say Hi to Your Mom – Northwestern Girls
Shapeshifters – No Easy Answers
The Medic Droid – Tease
Gary Numan – Observer
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Glue Girls
Limp Wrist – Punk Ass Queers
Venetian Snares – Sajtban
Reks – Say Goodnight
Firefox AK – All I Hear
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – Baudelaire
Cut Copy – Future
Louis Prima – Jump, Jive An’ Wail
Maxilla Blue – Unbelievable Grams Of Pure
mc chris – On*
Danger Doom – El Chupa Nibre
Schoolly D – Aqua Teen Hunger Force
Hard Corps – Je Suis Passée
Ratatat – Falcon Jab
Errors – Toes
Jens Lekman – Black Cab
Kraftwerk – Neon Lights