February 19, 2013

From The Vaults: Modcasts #92 & #58


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 all the way back to those oh so suave days of 2008 and 2009. I've opened up the vaults and dusted off a couple classic modcasts that I think you'll enjoy. Again.

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Modcast #92: We Must All Be Mad

Got some new stuff to share this week, including the brand new single from Paul Weller, joined by Noel Gallagher, called Echoes Around the Sun. It's a psych rocker, lots of fuzziness, lots of noise, but eventually it evens out. Weller's never shied away from production values, but this one might be a bit overdone for my taste. Still, amongst all the noise and atmosphere there are some good hooks. His full album is due out in June, so you've got that to look forward.

The rest of the show is just as strong with new stuff from the Stabilisers and tracks from the A-Lines, The Ammonites, John Mayall, Ian McClagan and Etta James just to name a few. Enjoy.

  • Paul Weller (Ft. Noel Gallagher) -- Echoes Around The Sun
  • The A-Lines -- One Day
  • The Kooks -- Eddie's Gun
  • The Stabilisers -- Wanna
  • Wood & The Splinters -- I Must Be Mad
  • Ammonites -- Blue Lagoon
  • The Chefs -- I'll Go Too
  • Etta James -- Seven Day Fool
  • John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers -- Looking Back
  • Ian McLagan & The Bump Band -- Little Girl
  • The White Stripes -- The Denial Twist

    Bonus Video
    The Stablisers - Belinda

    Modcast #58: The Warmth of The Sun

    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
    The Lodger -- I love Death

    Couple -- Now That I Can See
  • 2 comments:

    Tracy Ball said...

    Any chance of you posting up something by the "Would Be Greats?" I am not sure how to spell that and am not finding anything in iTunes or online. Thanks, Tracy

    Mr. Suave said...

    I suspect you mean the Would-Be-Goods, a really great band. In fact, this week's blast from the past, #58 was part 2 of modcasts I did that featured a lot of indie/twee pop bands. #57 actually included the Would-Be-Goods, and there's still a video up on the page. http://www.mistersuave.com/2011/11/from-vaults-modcast-57-58-from-2008.html