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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative - Wednesday, March 20


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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative - Wednesday, March 20


     How to Dress Well is the stage name of Tom Krell, who has won much acclaim for his brand of experimental/ethereal pop. In September 2012, Krell released his sophomore effort, 'Total Loss' which garnered huge critical acclaim, including the "Best New Music" designation from music review site Pitchfork Media. In his review of the record, Pitchfork's Ian Cohen described Total Loss as "a work of poignant and devastating art."

    This week's Five-Track Shuffle comes courtesy of Mr Krell.





    Hailing from the northwest of Ireland has its advantages and disadvantages when you are in a band, yet Constant Supply have allowed their surroundings to help shape their debut album. As the title may suggest, ‘The Coast Ain’t Clear’ captures a sesnse of place, and a maturity that you rarely hear on debut albums.

    Steve Mason is one of the unsung heroes of modern music. From his days in The Beta Band, to the excellent Black Affair, through to his solo career; he consistantly comes up with remarkably good material. His new album ‘Monkey Minds In The Devil’s Time’ follows 2011’s ‘Ghosts Outside’ with Dennis Bovell. This is Steve Mason’s best work to date, and when you consider his back catalogue, that is a huge achievement.




    We have three prize packs consisting of the following to give away:

    The Prize: ‘Sound City – Real To Reel’ DVD, and OST CD.

    The Question: Dave Grohl was a member of Nirvana – true or false?

    Email your name, postal address, & correct answer to dan@rte.ie


    The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, March 20

    Biffy Clyro – ‘Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies’
    The Smiths – ‘Sheila Take A Bow’
    Johnny Marr – ‘European Me’
    The Duke Spirit – ‘The Step And The Walk’
    Nanu Nanu – ‘Pocket Of Gold’
    Primal Scream – ‘Jailbird’ (Dust Brothers Remix)
    Primal Scream – ‘2013’
    The Flaws – ‘Out Tonight’
    Phosphorescent – ‘Song For Zula’
    R.E.M. – ‘New Test Leper’
    PolyDROID – ‘Theme To An Imposter’
    Atoms For Peace – ‘Judge Jury & Executioner’
    Radiohead – ‘No Surprises’
    Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip – ‘Waiting For The Beat To Kick In’

    Hour 2:

    The Strokes – ‘All The Time’
    The Jimi Hendrix Experience – ‘Hey Joe’
    Bombino – Amidinine’
    The Black Keys – ‘I Got Mine’
    Villagers – ‘Down Under The Sea’
    Peaking Lights – ‘Cosmic Tides’
    Sleep Thieves – ‘City Lights’
    Metallica – ‘The Unforgiven’
    Screaming Demons Of Trashville – ‘I’m In Love’
    Marilyn Manson – ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’
    Public Service Broadcasting – ‘Signal 30’
    Yello – ‘Oh Yeah’
    Steve Mason – ‘Operation Mason’
    Blur – ‘Out Of Time’
    Blur – ‘Tender’

    Hour 3:

    Blur – ‘Beetlebum’
    Constant Supply – ‘You Being Social’
    dEUS – ‘Constant Now’
    Analogue Wave – ‘Narco Dub’
    Glen Hansard – ‘Talking With The Wolves’
    O Emperor – Holy Fool’
    How To Dress Well – ‘Cold Nites’

    Tom Krell’s (How To Dress Well) Five-Track Shuffle:
    Antony & The Johnsons - ‘Cut The World’
    Jeremih - ‘773 Love’
    Robyn - ‘Hang With Me’ (Acoustic)
    Tracy Chapman - ‘Fast Car’
    El Perro Del Mar - ‘From The Valley To The Stars’

    Fallen Rule – ‘Understand’
    The Who – ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’


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