November 8, 2011

From The Vaults: Modcast #57 & #58 from 2008

Once more into the vault my friends, once more into the vault. Step back in time, to a time when the modcast was young and fresh. Take a giant step outside your current listening constraints and journey with me back to a not so distant past, all the way back to 2008. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a couple of classic modcasts that I think you'll enjoy. Again.

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Modcast #57: The Warmth of The Sun Pt 1

Summer will be officially kicking off this week so I've got a bunch of ... what do you think? Wrong! It's not a bunch of songs with summer in the title. Instead, I'm doing songs that remind me of summer, ar least of summer sun and warmth. You're going to hear a bunch of warm, sugary, summery, pop music that might or might not be twee, but certainly has a bit of the sixties and a bit of power pop going for it. So, enjoy this first episode of songs that benfit from the warmth of the sun. There's a second episode coming soon.

  • Ed James -- Welcome to the Show
  • The Hellers -- It's 74 in San Francisco
  • The Love Generation - When the Sun Goes Down
  • The Free Design -- Kites Are Fun
  • The Postmarks -- Goodbye
  • The Bicycles -- Two Girls from Montreal
  • Patience Please -- Unpublished
  • Would-Be-Goods -- The Camera Loves Me
  • The Sails -- Best Day
  • The Loose Salute -- Deathclub
  • Rivers Cuomo -- Tomorrow
The Would Be Goods -- Le Crocodile

Modcast #58: The Warmth of The Sun Pt 2

This is The Warmth of the Sun, the second in a special two-part ode to the start of summer and really just an excuse to enjoy some more infectious pop music. The sounds here within are all reminiscent of Bacharach, the Beach Boys and even the Beatles. For this show I've got a bunch of great pop songs that will put you in mind of girl groups with a nod to the sixties, some power pop strumming and all smartly done with catchy pop hooks, harmonies and melodies. What could be more welcoming to summer than this?
  • Birdie -- Laugh
  • The Pipettes -- The Burning Ambition Of The Early Diuretics
  • The Dynette Set -- Seed of Love
  • The Carrots -- Secret Since '99
  • Couple -- Gotta Be My Girl
  • The Boy Least Likely To -- Be Gentle With Me
  • Acid House Kings -- Tonight is Forever
  • The Jigsaw Seen -- Jim is the Devil
  • Fiery Furnaces -- Here Comes The Summer
  • The Lodger -- My Advice is on Loan
  • Wolfie -- Hey It's Finally Yay
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The Lodger -- I love Death

Couple -- Now That I Can See