Friday, July 30, 2010

Wild About You

While there are a great deal of overlaps in the record collections of all of us Hungry Beat! DJs, the chances that we will all find ourselves equally enamored with not one but two very new bands are slim. Therefore, it seems pretty cool that we all fell equally head over heels in love with Veronica Falls and Wild Nothing. The sonic similarities are few and far between except for the fact that both projects produce giddy pop songs with the highest possibility of leaving you feeling giddy all over. Let's start with Veronica Falls, a noisy, peppy band from Scotland with former ties to the Royal We. If you're not familiar with the Royal We, they are responsible for one the niftiest little ditties of the past few years:

Back to the present day, Veronica Falls pick up the torch of that band which burned out much too quickly, and provide us with gorgeous gems like this:

Shifting gears now to Wild Nothing, cursory listens might give the impression that it shares nothing with Veronica Falls other that a record label (both have releases available on Captured Tracks). Where Veronica Falls make songs that are punchy and jarring in all the right ways, Wild Nothing creates a stunning dreamscape that invites you to wander in, dance for awhile, and then maybe take a nap. However, there's a sophistication, and assertiveness present in both projects that sets them both in a different playing field than many of their peers.

I leave you with Wild Nothing's vibrant "Chinatown:"

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hungry Beat Playlist 7/24!

Swell Maps - Read About Seymour

Sad Lovers and Giants - Lost in a Moment

Princeton - Marth & Clive Krantz

Maria - Love is Something I Know Nothing About

The Bangles - I'm in Line

Magic Bullets - A Name Sits Heaviest on My Heart

Lloyd Cole & the Commotions - Rattlesnakes

Jan & Dean - Like a Summer Rain

The Zombies - Walking in the Sun

Love - I'll be Following

Shades of Blue - Oh How Happy

Marvin Gaye - Can I Get a Witness?

The O'Jays - I Dig Your Act

Melba Moore - The Magic Touch

Little Ben & the Cheers - I'm Gonna Get Even With You

Dolly Mixture - Baby, It's You

Martha & the Vandellas - One Way Out

Jay & the Techniques - Apples, Peaches, & Pumpkin Pie

The Kinks - You Still Want Me

The Clientele - I Wonder Who We Are

The June Brides - On the Rocks

Cats on Fire - Lay Down Your Arms

The Wake - Testament

Wild Nothing - Our Composition Book

Henry's Dress - Over 21

X Ray Spex - I Can't Do Anything

The Pastels - Heavens Above

Mousefolk - Grannie's Cake Crisis

Veronica Falls - Beachy Head

Househunters - Dorsal Fin

Beat Happening - Our Secret

The Creation - How Does it Feel to Feel?

The Primitives - Really Stupid

My Bloody Valentine - Sylvie's Head

Henry's Dress - You Killed a Boy

The Shop Assistants - I Don't Wanna be Friends With You

Teenage Fanclub - So Far Gone

Oasis - Some Might Say

Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday

The Field Mice - If You Need Someone

The Field Mice - Fabulous Friend

Primal Scream - Imperial

House of Love - Christine

Moose - Jack

The Stone Roses - She Bangs the Drums

The Byrds - You Movin'

The Hit Parade - I Get So Sentimental

Sandie Shaw - Hand in Glove

The Smiths - Barbarism Begins at Home

The Associates - Love Hangover

The Chi-Lites - Runaway

The Ikettes - Peaches & Cream

The Monkees - Valleri

Echo & the Bunnymen - Do It Clean

Pigbag - Pappa's Got a Brand New Pigbag

Shirley Ellis - Soul Time

Eddie Holman - I Surrender

Darrell Banks - Our Love

Sylvie Vartan - Comin' Home

Belle & Sebastian - Legal Man

ESG - Dance

The Talking Heads - Cities

James White & the Blacks - Contort Yourself (August Darnell Mix)

Sexual Harassment - If I Gave You a Party

Weave - Mouthpiece Hysteria

The B-52s - Strobe Light

Gang of Four - Damaged Goods

The Long Blondes - Giddy Stratospheres

Delta Five - Mind Your Own Business

Orange Juice - Love Sick

Christina - Drive My Car

Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi

The Beatles - She Loves You

R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe

Too Much - Silex Pistols

Morris & the Minors - Emily

The Beach Boys - Surfin' U.S.A.

The Doors - Light My Fire

Buzzcocks - Everybody's Happy Nowadays

The Shop Assistants - What a Way to Die

The Jellybeans - You Don't Mean Me No Good

Thelma Houston - Jumpin'Jack Flash

Barbara Lynn - I'm a Good Woman

Towanda Barnes - You Don't Mean It

Dexy's Midnight Runners - There There My Dear

Saint Etienne - Nothing Can Stop Us

The Go-Betweens - Spring Rain

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tomorrow Night!

Hungry Beat Playlist 7/10!

Black Tambourine - Drown
Beach Nuts - Cycle Annie
Sea Lions - Let's Groove
The Searchers - When You Walk in the Room
Velocette - Get Yourself Together (French Version)
Article 58 - Echoes
Wreckless Eric - Let's Go to the Movies
Soft Healer - Movie Light
Dum Dum Girls - Pay For Me
Barbara Lynn - Nice & Easy
Carolyn Crawford - My Smile is Just a Frown
Juanita Williams - Baby Boy
Ronettes - Do I Love You?
Sylvia Vartan - Garde Moi Dans Ta Poche
The Bodysnatchers - Ruder Than You
The Flatmates - Everyday
Vivian Girls - Moped Girl
Shop Assistants - What a Way to Die
Heavenly - Cool Guitar Boy
Rocketship - I Love You Like The Way That I Used To
Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday
Jesus & Mary Chain - The Hardest Walk
Monochrome Set - Eine Symphonie Des Grauens
Cats on Fire - Lay Down Your Arms
Adult Net - Searching For the Now
Morrissey - The Loop
The Haywains - I Wouldn't Want That
Altered Images - Jump Jump
Comet Gain - Love Without Lies
Au Pairs - Inconvenience
Cause Co-Motion - Take a Look
ESG - The Beat
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Magic Bullets - Sigh The Day Away
The Wolfhounds - Anti Midas Touch
Comet Gain - If You Ever Walk Out of My Life
Heavenly - Hearts & Crosses
Sandie Shaw - Hand in Glove
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill
The Supremes - Baby Love
Les Tres Bien Ensemble - Je Veux Un Symbol Sexuel
Petula Clark - Un Mal Pour Un Bien
The School - Let it Slip
The Drums - I Wanna Go Surfing
Suburban Lawns - Janitor
Stereolab - French Disko
Velvelettes - Lonely Lonely Girl Am I
Ray Charles - I Don't Need No Doctor
Nina Simone - Save Me
Betty Everett - Too Hot to Hold
Gloria Jones - Tainted Love
Gene Chandler & Barbara Acklin - Love Won't Start
Marvin Gaye - Wonderful One
Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything
Los Shakers - Rampan Todo
Belle & Sebastian - Legal Man
Delta 5 - Business
The Smiths - I Want the One I Can't Have
Orange Juice - Felicity
Brilliant Colors - Never Mine
Josef K - sorry For Laughing
Pulp - Babies
Saint Etienne - You're in a Bad Way
Shirley Ellis - Clapping Song
The Sapphires - Gonna Be a Big Thing
Freda Payne - Band of Gold
Jelly Beans - You Don't Mean Me No Good
Jay J Jones - I Don't Know About You
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Let's Make This Precious
The Smiths - This Charming Man
June Brides - Disneyland
The Pastels - Automatically Yours
The Chesterfields - Best of Friends
Belle & Sebastian - I Could Be Dreaming
The Showstoppers - What Can a Man Do?
Jacques Dutronc - On Nous Cache On Ne Neus Dit Rien
Too Much - Silex Pistols
The Vaselines - Son of A Gun
Dolly Mixture - How Come You're Such a Hit with the Boys, Jane?
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi
The Buzzcocks - Everybody's Happy Nowadays
Brigitte Bardot - Ca Pourrait Changer
Jens Lekman - Sweet Summer Night on Hammer Hill
Althea & Donna - Uptown Top Ranking
Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators - If This Ain't Love
Martha & the Vandellas - I'm Ready for Love

Hungry Beat Playlist 6/19!

Maria - I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts
Eux Autres - You're Alight
The Zombies - Sometimes
Los Tammys - Cantar Con El Corazon
Claude Francois - Reste
Gil Scott Heron - When You Are Who You Are
The Dells - There Is
Little Ben & The Cheers - I'm Gonna Get Even With You
The Emotions - Stealing Love
Betty Everett - I Can't Hear You
The Lilys - A Nanny in Manhattan
Felt - I Will Die With My Head in Flames
Sea Lions - Let's Groove
Beat Happening - Look Around
The Breeders - Shocker in Gloomtown
The Charlottes - Are You Happy Now?
Bright Coloured Lights - Leave You BEhind
Primal Scream - Velocity Girl
Aztec Camera - Oblivious
The Replacements - I Will Dare
The Replacements - I Can't Hardly Wait
The Pastels - Million Tears
Biff Bang Pow - There Must Be A Better Life
Style Council - My Ever Changing Moods
The Showstoppers - Heartbreaker
Gino Washington - Geno Is a Coward
Arlette Zola - Deux Garcons Pour Une Fille
The Esquires - How Could it Be?
The Marvelettes - I'll Keep Holding On
JJ Jackson - Sho Nuff
Mamie Galore - It Ain't Necessary
The Jam - Strange Town
The Zombies - She Does Everything For Me
Antoine -Qu'est Ce Qui Ne Tourne Pas Rond Chez Moi
The Liminanas - Je Ne Suis Pas Tres Drogue
Camera Obscura - If Looks Could Kill
The Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen in Love?
Otis Redding - Satisfaction
The Monochrome Set - He's Frank
Love Is All - I Ran
Comet Gain - Love Vigilantes
REM - It's The End of the World...
Air Miami - World Cup Fever
Joy Division - Heart & Soul
ESG - Dance
Weave - Mouthpiece Hysteria
Serge Gainsbourg - Marilu
Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi
Pooh Sticks - On Tape
The Clean - Tally Ho
Love is All - Wishing Well
The Wake - Pale Spectre
Felt - The Day the Ran Came Down
Rocketship - I'm Lost Without You Here
Black Tambourine - Throw Aggi Off the Bridge
X - Los Angeles
The Undertones - Here Comes the Summer
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Pastels - Automatically Yours
The Seeds - No Escape
Los Canarios - Get On Your Knees
Shangri-Las - Give Him a Great Big Kiss
Jimmy Holiday - I've Been Done Wrong
The Beatles - Set Fire to The Lot (BBC)
Los Bravos - Bring a Little Wine
Dee Edwards - Why Can't There Be Love
The Chiffons - Keep the Boy Happy
The Beatles - I'm a Loser (BBC)
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset