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    BURIED TREASURE FEATURING: 'CAN YOU STILL FEEL?' BY JASON FALKNER JURASSIC 5 LIVE AT THE SONAR FESTIVAL The Alternative To Sleep! Alt Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Electro, plus

    JURASSIC 5 LIVE AT THE SONAR FESTIVAL



    Following their reunion performance at Coachella, L.A. collective Jurassic 5 have been back on the road for the first time in more than six years. The veteran crew including Chali 2na, Cut Chemist, DJ Nu-Mark, Mark 7even and others booked a plethora of summer dates, spanning three continents, including this date at the Sonar festival.

    Recorded and offered by Radio National de Espana (RNE) in collaboration with Eurosonic.

    http://jurassic5.com/

    http://www.eurosonic.net/

    ALBUMS OF THE WEEK: BECK, ST. VINCENT, AND WINDINGS & LAND LOVERS

    It seems like it's been decades since the last Beck album.  Many things have changed since 2008's 'Modern Guilt'; bands have come and gone, the global economy has been gripped by recession, and Big Brother has been eclipsed by a new generation of other 'Reality' shows. However Beck remains his usual offbeat self with 'Morning Phase'.

    Allow me to use a retro term; this album is largely a mellow affair, but one which works on each one of the 13 tracks. If you're a fan of 'Mutations' and 'Sea Change', you'll love 'Morning Phase'. It's the heartfelt/melodic side of Beck; something that he excels at.

    They’re not that common, but split albums can go horribly wrong if the parties involved aren’t careful. Whatever plan that Windings and Land Lovers came up with, it’s worked wonderfully well. They’re both solid bands that know what they’re doing, and it’s very evident here. What this serves as is a strong stand-alone album, and an indication that both bands have plenty of ideas for whatever their next step will be.



    The love affair with St. Vincent is going to continue, and flourish with this self-titled album. Some have branded it off-beat pop, funky electro, or uneasy electro pop; it’s all of these, and a lot more. If this album doesn’t give her a much larger audience, it’s hard to know what will. She’s grown as a vocalist and song writer; ‘St Vincent’ is quite an achievement.

    http://www.beck.com/

    http://windingslandlovers.bandcamp.com/

    http://ilovestvincent.com/

    THIS WEEK’S COMPETITION

    This week’s prize includes a pair of tickets to see O Emperor at Cork Opera House on Friday, March 7th, plus albums from Bombay Bicycle Club, Elvis Costello & The Roots, The Strypes, Broken Bells, Placebo, and others!

    The Question: O Emperor’s most recent album is called which of the following?

    1.Vitreous 
    2. Vitalogy
    3. Hither Tither

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

    *You must be over 18 to attend the gig.

     

    BURIED TREASURE FEATURING: ‘CAN YOU STILL FEEL?’ BY JASON FALKNER



    When you’re talking about albums that missed mainstream acclaim, ‘Can You Still Feel?’ by Jason Falkner should never be far from that conversation. Released in 1999; this album saw Falkner work with producer Nigel Godrich (who’s next stop was Beck’s ‘Mutations’ album).  Falkner is now in Beck’s band; ‘Morning Phase’ is Beck’s first album in six years appeared earlier this month.

    ‘Can You Still Feel?’ is one of those lost great guitar pop albums, which has all the elements of what makes an album classic. Falkner’s ability to write catchy hooks is illustrated perfectly on tracks like ‘Honey’, ‘Revelation’, and ‘See You Again’.

    http://www.jasonfalkner.net/

    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Thursday, February 27

     

    The Avalanches - 'Since I Left You'
    The Jezabels – ‘The Look Of Love’
    The Cure – ‘Pictures Of You’
    Speedy Ortiz – ‘Oxygal’
    Bjork – ‘Hyperballad’
    Placebo - 'Running Up That Hill'
    Butterfly Explosion - 'Run'
    Spiritualized – ‘Electricity’
    Teen – ‘Electric’
    St Vincent – ‘Digital Witness’
    Buck 65 – ‘Square Three’

    Hour 2:

    John Grant – ‘Black Belt’
    September Girls – ‘Cursing The Sea’
    Ash – ‘Lose Control’
    Ash – ‘Jesus Says’
    Royal Blood – ‘Little Monster’
    The Specials - 'Ghost Town'
    Imploded View – ‘Slo Mo Disco’ (Daithi Remix)
    Deltron 3030 (Feat: Damon Albarn) – ‘What Is This Loneliness’
    Massive Attack – ‘Eurochild’
    Thievery Corporation (Feat: Shana Halligan) – ‘Depth Of My Soul’
    Elliott Smith – ‘Ballad Of Big Nothing’
    Beck – ‘Say Goodbye’
    Beck – ‘Phase’
    Overhead, The Albatross – ‘Telekinetik Forest Guard’ (Session – 2013)

    Hour 3:

    R.E.M. – ‘What’s The Frequency Kenneth?’
    O Emperor – ‘This Is It’
    The Strokes – ’12.51’
    Gangs – ‘2.15'
    Monophona - 'Boy’
    Snowbird – ‘All Wishes Are Ghosts’
    Land Lovers – ‘Close Embrace’
    Jurassic 5 live at Sonar festival
    The Animators (Feat: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) – ‘Those Were The Days’
    Solar Bears - 'Interzone’
    Mano Le Tough – ‘Primitive People’

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