¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? That right there is the LA hardcore band The Bronx. EXCEPT it’s not! It’s all the members of the Bronx, and they’re a band, but it’s a band called Mariachi El Bronx and they’re a mariachi group. Crazy! They got an airing on this week’s Totally Wired.
Christmas being just round the corner, there was a tentative step in the direction of festive tunes with a track from Slow Club’s Christmas EP. Elsewhere in the indie drawer, you’ll find Chapel Club, Vampire Weekend (inspired by their amazing new video), Yeasayer (inspired by their FREAKIN’ amazing new video), a track from the new Kings of Convenience album, Get Back Guinozzi, The Smith Westerns and Do Make Say Think.
Of course, there is a disco drawer in the Totally Wired chest, and this week, the contents included Vega, Klymaxx, Shy Child, Weird Tapes, Donna Summer, Datarock and a ZE remix by Norwegian disco-dude Todd Terje.
Keep your eyes peeled for that Wave Pictures interview and exclusive interview we did a while back – we’re finally going to post it this week. Also look out for the last 2 shows in 2009, where we’ll be playing out fave tunes and albums of the year!
One of the Amazing Crystal Orbs of Revelation that hovered forth from this weeks Totally Wired radio show is that neither Dionne nor Matt have an album predominantly sung in Hebrew in their collections. Can you imagine two more backward radio presenters? Shameful. Well all of that changed this Sunday, with the Album of the Week – Fool’s Gold by Fool’s Gold. We’ve played their first single Surprise Hotel a few times, but now that the album has turned up, we decided it was time to bestow that glowing prize upon the LA troupe.
We also afforded two plays to Beach House, the dream-pop blog darlings, with both Apple Orchard and Norway. Speaking of Norway, Dionne pieced together a spotlight on that bit of Scandinavia after her trip to Bergen, so expect Whitest Boy Alive, Casiokids and The New Wine.
Also in with the waffley mush are new tracks from Yeasayer (wow is that song amazing or what!?), Vampire Weekend, Shy Child, Solange Knowles (THAT Dirty Projectors cover), Brighton’s very own :Kinema: with their Animal Collective cover, plus the amazing Mayer Hawthorne and a couple of classics from Ruby Andrews and Neil Young.
** UPDATE: We lost the second half of Part 3 down the back of the Totally Wired sofa! Dionne’s having a fish around down there right now, but so far has only pulled out a half-sucked sweet covered in fluff… we’ll keep looking. Sorry!**
We Are Free
Black & Blue
(You Got) That Something
The New Wine
The Whitest Boy Alive
Don’t Give Up
En Vill Hest
I Am Sound
You Made a Believer out of Me
Wall Of Sound
Your Easy Lovin’ Ain’t Pleasin’ Nothin’
Stillness Is The Move
Platinum Pied Pipers
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
The World is all there is
I Am Sound
Sample and Hold
Spooks in Space (Luke Howard and Felix Dickinson Edit)
A week off (you’ve probably realised by now that Anna does one show a month) yielded this gem in the crown of radio broadcasting. Excitingly, The Wave Pictures came visiting and we had a little chit-chat and they were kind enough to play a song for us too – Now You Are Pregnant. You can hear the broadcast version of our chat here, but keep your eyes peeled, because later this week, we’ll be posting the full version for you to listen to.
Elsewhere, we hinted at one or two of our albums of the year, with tracks from Little Dragon, the Drums and the Whitest Boy Alive. Since the day had a ‘Y’ in it, we played Phoenix (albeit a remix), and there was also a visit from the future in the shape of a new (AMAZING) Yeasayer track, foreshadowing their album, which is due in February.
Elsewhere, Wavves, Datarock, Do Make Say Think, (Trans-era) Neil Young, OMD, Alice Russell, and The Gap Band all musically lubricate the passing of two hours, along with the never-ending syrup-stream-of-consciousness that is Dionne and Matt’s endless wafflesome chatter. Enjoy!
The Gap Band
The Pretender (Holy Ghost Remix)
We Are Free
Whitest Boy Alive
Do Make Say Think
Remember to Forget
The Wave Pictures
If You Leave It Alone
The Wave Pictures
Now You Are Pregnant
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark
Messages (Greg Wilson ReEdit)
After The Curtain
Ba Da Bing!
Swim Until You Can’t See Land
The Randy Watson Experience
Be Still (Bastardisation)
Fences (The Soft Pack remix)
Under The Sheets
Kid Creole and the Coconuts
Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy (Soul Mekanik ‘Bounty Girls’ Edit)
The week preceding this show saw one event stand head and shoulders above all others (much like Thomas did): seeing Phoenix at London’s Brixton Academy. We’ve been raving about their album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix all year, and the gig inspired us to play one or two of our favorite cuts. Also on the bill that evening were Chairlift, and we thought we’d make amends for their numerous sound problems by playing the highlight of their set in all it’s studio glory – Le Flying Saucer Hat!
In another fun gig recap, we also played some Wave Pictures. Listen out a week on Sunday for some EXCLUSIVE chit chat and a session track from the Moshi Moshi Loughborough lovelies. We’ll also be streaming the full length interview and session track right here on the website after the show is aired. Ain’t we good to you?
Looking forward to upcoming shows, we played some Staff Benda Bilili and Pyramiddd (formerly Starfucker – nice PR move guys). We also played a track from the new ZE Records comp, ZEvolution, a couple of joints from the upcoming Kitsuné Maison 8 compilation, the newly-reprieved Fools Gold, a Chromeo Remix, the frankly mental Foot Village, a couple of classic cuts from Q-Tip and The Prophet, plus a couple of spooky Halloween jams from Outkast and The Flirts.