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    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative Wednesday 2 April 2014


    Dan Hegarty - The Alternative

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    Youth Mass are back with a new album ‘Morning Run Evening Sun’. They’ve always put together good tunes, but with this they’ve got so much better. Will it gain them global adoration or a huge bank balance? That’s not the point; simply put this is a seriously strong album.


    ‘Saudade’ is the latest chapter in the story of Thievery Corporation. The duo (Eric Hilton and Rob Garza) enlisted a cast of vocalists and musicians to create this dreamy beauty. You don’t often use the word straightforward when talking about Thievery Corporation, but ‘Saudade’ contains some of their most accessible work. A stylish piece of work with a mixture of languages that suits the mood perfectly.


    ‘Range Of Light’ is a striking album. Not in the conventional decibel-grabbing way though; it’s hard not to notice how simple and uncluttered the songs are. Followers of Bon Iver will be well aware of who Carey is from their work together in the past. There aren’t any major surprises here, but that doesn’t matter; it’s easy to listen to rather than easy listening.



    Cast your mind back to Ireland in the 1990s; the name Rollerskate Skinny might sound familiar. The band toured extensively, and gave us two outstanding albums ('Shoulder Voices' and 'Horsedrawn Wishes'). After they split up, vocalist Ken Griffin moved to New York where he recorded an album under the name Kid Silver.

    'Dead City Sunbeams' was heralded as one of the albums of the year in 1999. It received huge support from US College Radio, and remained near the top of the CMJ (College Music Journal) Album Chart for months (ahead of established names like The Roots, and Van Morrison). It never received a full release in Europe, so therefore didn't the impact that it might have.  'Dead City Sunbeams' is this week's Buried Treasure.



    Playlist - The Alternative (with Dan Hegarty) – Wednesday, April 2


    The Raconteurs – ‘Steady As She Goes’
    Jack White - 'High Ball Stepper’
    Low Sea – ‘Berlin’
    Massive Attack – ‘Karmacoma’
    Ben Khan – ‘Youth’
    Alpinestars (Feat: Brian Molko) - 'Carbon Kid'
    Kodakid - 'Outa Sight' (Kantor Tzar Collectif Remix)
    Nirvana – ‘Jesus Don’t Want Me For A Sunbeam’ (Unplugged In New York)
    Nirvana – ‘Pennyroyal Tea’
    Parquet Courts – ‘Sunbathing Animals’
    Damon Albarn (Feat: Brian Eno) – ‘Heavy Seas Of Love’
    Passengers - 'Miss Sarajevo'
    Justice – ‘Audio, Video, Disco’

    Hour 2:

    Justice – ‘Phantom’
    We Cut Corners – ‘Blue’
    Mansun – ‘Take It Easy Chicken’
    Davila 666 – ‘Esa Nena Nunca Regresso’
    Say Lou Lou – ‘Everything We Touch’
    Pepe Deluxe – ‘Go For Blue’ (Lost Idol Remix)
    Animal Collective - 'My Girls'
    S. Carey – ‘Glass/Film’
    Glass Animals - 'Gooey’
    The Beatles – ‘Come Together’
    Reckless Pedestrians – ‘Last Bus Home’
    Marika Hackman – ‘Deep Green’
    The XX – ‘Basic Space’
    Jamie XX – ‘Sleep Sound’

    Hour 3:

    The Cure – ‘Inbetween Days’
    Youth Mass – ‘False Starts’
    Kid Silver – ‘Breadcrumbs’
    The Roots – ‘Bread & Butter’
    Fight Like Apes – ‘Tyson’
    Morrissey – ‘Boxers’

    Electro Sensitive Behaviour’s Five-Track Shuffle:
    The Buggles – ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’
    Joy Division – ‘She's Lost Control’
    Gorillaz – ‘On Melancholy Hill’
    David Bowie – ‘Space Oddity’
    Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’

    Electro Sensitive Behaviour {esb} – ‘Michael Caine’
    Thievery Corporation – ‘Nos Dois’
    R.E.M. – ‘New Test Lepper’
    Somadrone – ‘Visitors’

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