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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Thursday 5 September 2013


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

    JULIA HOLTER LIVE AT THE ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus the RTE 2fm studio sessions, & live music from across E


    On February 23, Los Angeles-based experimental pop artist Julia Holter, singer-songwriter Laurel Halo and Brooklyn-based electroacoustic composer Daniel Wohl joined new-music ensemble Transit for an evening of premieres and collaboration as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall.

    The evening often unfolded as ambient clouds of sound that blurred the lines between composition and improvisation.

    Recorded and Offered by WQXR – Q2 Music (New York) in collaboration with Eurosonic.




    DOGS are a four-piece from Dublin formed in early 2011 that make music with computers and guitars. The band are Andrew Brennan, Ronan Marr, Conor McGlynn, and Dave Sheehan. The band formed from the ashes of various projects with a common view to making electronic music that delivers the impact of a live band. Their new EP ‘Out In Cover’ certainly captures this.



    God Is An Astronaut are back with their sixth studio album ‘Origins’. In truth, they were far from inactive over the past number of years. The Wicklow-based band have been on what seems like a continous tour for the past number of years. After celebrating their tenth anniversary last year, they’ve delivered their latest and best album.

    After a blistering set at last weekend’s Electric Picnic, it’s only a matter of days until Factory Floor release their debut album (it’s out this Friday in Ireland). After four years of singles, Eps, and remixes, they give us this 10-track monster, which is simply titled ‘Factory Floor’.

    A new Nine Inch Nails albums is always big news, and even more so when there was no guarantee that there would ever be another NIN album! Thankfully ‘Hesitation Marks’ continues Trent Reznor’s musical odyssey. Never one to stick to one formula, Reznor and his NIN cohorts have created an album that should please fans, and many of the unconverted.




    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, September 5


    Django Django – ‘Default’
    Radiohead – ‘The National Anthem’
    The Altered Hours – ‘Sweet Jelly Roll’
    My Bloody Valentine – ‘Sometimes’
    MGMT – ‘Your Life Is A Lie’
    The Kinks – ‘Dedicated Follower Of Fashion’
    V Anna Calvi – ‘Eliza’
    Nobody – ‘Spin The Bright Sun Rose’
    Cypress Hill – ‘When The Shit Goes Down’
    Chvrches – ‘The Mother We Share’
    The Lemonheads – ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’
    Pearse McGloughlin & Justin Grounds – ‘Devils’
    Moby (Feat: Wayne Coyne) – ‘The Perfect Life’
    Mineral – ‘Atoms’

    Hour 2:

    Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Audacity Of Huge’
    Summer Camp – ‘Fresh’
    Pulp – ‘Do You Remember The First Time?’
    Dogs – ‘Out In Cover’ (Session)
    The Tallest Man On Earth – ‘Burden Of Tomorrow’
    Bob Dylan – ‘Tangled Up In Blue'
    Justin Adams - 'Blue Man’
    God Is An Astronaut – ‘Autumn Owls’
    Massive Attack – ‘Angel’
    Liza Flume – ‘Poison In My Veins’
    Placebo – ‘Too Many Friends’
    Dogs – ‘East’ (Session)
    Foals – ‘My Number’ (Hot Chip Remix)

    Hour 3:

    Live – ‘I Alone’
    Ed Kowalczyk – ‘Seven’
    Polica – ‘Chain My Name’
    K-X-P - 'Melody’
    Nine Inch Nails – ‘I Would For You’
    Katie Kim – ‘Heavy Lighting’

    Julia Holter (with Laurel Halo, Daniel Wohl, & TRANSIT Ensemble) live at The Ecstatic Music Festival:
    Set 2

    Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – ‘Bonnie & Clyde’
    Dogs – ‘Underbeats’ (Session)
    Factory Floor – ‘How You Say’
    LCD Soundsystem – ‘Dance Yrself Clean’


    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Eliza
      Composer: Anna Calvi
      Performer(s): Anna Calvi
      Performer(s): Anna Calvi
      Album: One Breath, Domino, Domino Recordings
      Duration: 0:00
    • Title: Spin The Bright Sun Rose
      Performer(s): Nobody
      Performer(s): Nobody
      Album: And Everything Else..., Plug Research, plg64
      Duration: 3:29
    • Title: Fresh
      Composer: Summer Camp
      Performer(s): Summer Camp
      Performer(s): Summer Camp
      Album: Summer Camp, Moshi Moshi Records/PIAS
      Duration: 3:31
    • Title: Blue Man
      Composer: Adams, Justin
      Performer(s): Justin Adams
      Performer(s): Justin Adams
      Album: Desert Road, Manteca, Wayward 701
      Duration: 4:06
    • Title: Seven
      Composer: Ed Kowalczyk
      Performer(s): Ed Kowalczyk
      Performer(s): Ed Kowalczyk
      Album: The Flood and the Mercy, Soul Whisper Records/V2 Records, Pomo
      Duration: 4:27
    • Title: Set 2
      Composer: Holter/Wohl/Halo/Transit
      Performer(s): Julia Holter
      Performer(s): Julia Holter
      Duration: 13:57
    • Title: Underbeats
      Composer: Dogs
      Performer(s): Dogs
      Performer(s): Dogs
      Album: Session, 2fm session
      Duration: 4:44
    • Title: How You Say
      Performer(s): Factory Floor
      Performer(s): Factory Floor
      Album: Factory Floor, Dfa Records
      Duration: 0:00

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