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[Preview / Didn’t-Play-List] NEW MUSIC NIGHT is this Thursday at River Gods

Posted on May 21, 2012 at 10:30 am | No Comments

First off, take note, Boston: The next edition of NEW MUSIC NIGHT, during which Jay Clicky Clicky and myself take to the River Gods DJ booth in Cambridge and play nothing but carefully-chosen new songs, takes place this coming Thursday, May 24th, 2012. Got it? Good.

The last time our every-other-month event went down, I was sadly absent *. Yes, among the casualties of the soul-crushing sickness I came down with in mid-March was my planned appearance at that 5th edition of NMN, but before I succumbed, I was able to pull together a pretty spiffy setlist, if I do say so myself. And I do. I spent a ton of time gathering these all-new tracks, perfectly sequenced for her and his pleasure, but sharing them was, alas, not meant to be. Not going to let that stop me from posting it here, though.

What follows is what you would’ve heard, had I not been at home shivering beneath the covers. Some of these may show up in my playlist on Thursday, but a ton of great new stuff has come out since then, so who knows. Do join us, won’t you?

( * My thanks to WMBR DJ/Pipeline host Jeff Breeze for filling in, by the way… the pinch hit was very much appreciated. For Jay’s playlists from NMN-V, head over to Clicky Clicky.)

The did-not-playlist…

** = Boston-area band

01. AV Linton – “Big Ocean
      [ new recording from ex-Henry’s Dress & Aislers Set member / listen at Soundcloud ]
02. Sharon Van Etten – “Give Out
     [ from the “Tramp” LP / stream at P4K ]
03. Pools – “Bad Enough
     [ from the “Cabin” EP / stream at Bandcamp / MP3 ]
04. Husky – “The Woods
     [ from the upcoming “Forever So” LP on Sub Pop / video ]
05. Frank Lenz – “Chicago
     [ from the “Holy Rollers” soundtrack / stream at Soundcloud ]
06. Guided By Voices – “Keep It In Motion
     [ from “Class Clown Spots a UFO” / stream at Soundcloud ]
07. The Mary Onettes – “Loves Taking Strange Ways
     [ from the “Love Forever” EP / MP3 ]
08. The Minor Leagues – “Ghost Maps
     [ from the “North College Hill” LP / free download at Bandcamp ]
09. ** Slowdim – “Money
     [ new single / stream at Bandcamp / MP3 ]
10. ** The Rationales – “Radio
     [ new single / stream or free download at Bandcamp ]
11. The Wedding Present – “Back A Bit… Stop
     [ from their “Valentina” LP ]
12. Now Now – “Thread
     [ from the “Threads” LP / video ]
13. Eux Autres – “Home Tonight
     [ from the “Sun Is Sunk” EP / MP3 ]
14. Averkiou – “Fuzzy Photograph
     [ from “The New Imperative” EP / stream at Soundcloud ]
15. Beach Fossils – “Shallow
     [ from the 7-inch / download at Spin ]
16. Craft Spells – “Still Left With Me
     [ from the “Gallery” EP / stream at Soundcloud ]
17. DIIV – “Geist
     [ from the 7-inch / stream at Stereogum ]
18. ** Gulls – “Hair
     [ from the “Down The Hatch” LP / stream & free download at Bandcamp / MP3 ]
19. 2:54 – “You’re Early
     [ from their debut album / stream on Soundcloud ]
20. A Little Affair – “December
     [ from their self-titled debut LP / stream at Soundcloud ]
21. Sun Kil Moon – “Sunshine In Chicago
     [ from the “Among The Leaves” LP / stream at Caldo Verde ]
22. Milano Sun – “Already Gone
     [ / stream at Soundcloud / video ]
23. Magnetic Fields – “I’d Go Anywhere With Hugh
     [ from the “Love At The Bottom Of The Sea” LP / stream LP at Merge ]
24. ** The Dirty Dishes – “Blur
     [ from “The Most Tarnished Birds” EP / stream & download on Soundcloud ]
25. Detective Agency – “Daggers
     [ from the “Daggers” EP / stream on Bandcamp ]
26. Belle & Sebastian – “Crash” (Primitives cover)
     [ from the “Late Night Tales” compilation / stream at Soundcloud / video ]
27. Desert Stars – “Boys Like
     [ from their debut 7-inch / stream & name-your-price download on Bandcamp ]
28. Black Tambourine – “What’s Your Game” (Ramones cover)
     [ from the “OneTwoThreeFour” double 7-inch / stream at Soundcloud / MP3 ]
29. Violens – “Der Microarc
     [ from the “True” LP / video / stream at Soundcloud / MP3 ]
30. Beach House – “Myth
     [ from the “Bloom” LP / video / download via Topspin ]
31. Real Estate – “Exactly Nothing
     [ b-side to the “Easy” 7-inch / stream at Soundcloud ]
32. ** Age Rings – “One” (Harry Nilsson cover)
     [ digital single release / download at Midriff Records ]
33. Jeremy Enigk – “Last Rites” (Damien Jurado cover)
     [ / stream at the Seattle Times ]
34. Elliott Smith – “Needle In The Hay” (with Eric Matthews)
     [ unreleased version (with EM on trumpet) from the CASH Music Kickstarter compilation ]
35. Tara Jane O’Neil – “The Rainbow Connection” (Muppets cover)
     [ b-side of the “Sirena” 7-inch ]

Once again: This Thursday, River Gods, Cambridge, MA. 4 hours of new music. 9pm on the nose.


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