Sunday, January 31, 2010

Walcast 6 (or is it the2nd half of 5? Hmmmm...) The Two-fer show

As promised below and in the annoying talking part of WalCast 5: The Search for Spock (what do you mean, you don't know what I'm talking about? Go read it and listen to it! Geez...), here is the fabled 2-fer in honor of Tuesday, Feb. 2. Enough talk, let's get to it. But leave a comment like your life depended on it. It might. (wink, wink). As always, player below for streaming, link way below for downloading.

Plan B - Mutemath - Picking up the remnants of the defunct band Earthsuit, the N'orleans boys from their first EP, Reset.

Noticed - Mutemath - This one is from their first, self-titled full-length album.

Don't You Evah - Spoon - The indie band's indie band, from down in Austin, TX. Consistently good and original stuff. From Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. Yeah, I know.

The Underdog - Spoon - Possibly my favorite song from Spoon, off the same album listed above. I just couldn't type it twice.

Good Advices - REM - The original college rockers from Athens (well, other than the B52's. and maybe others) from Fables of the Reconstruction. You might call it Reconstruction of the Fables. I don't.

Little America - REM - Going back even one album further to Reckoning, this song was always one of my favorites to cover live.

IT=LOVE - Spouse - Northeastern US band from their 2007 release Relocation Tactics.

Tonight - Spouse - Closer to the same album. That's closer as in "clozer", not being close to something. That wouldn't make any sense.

Man Down - The New Frontiers - Love this album (like you didn't know that already). From the only album from the no-longer together TX band, Mending.

The Day You Fell Apart - The New Frontiers - Another phenomenal song from Mending.

Gazelle City - The Pillows - Come on sunshine, pick me up. If you've never heard of this Japanese pop-rock group, here's your opportunity to remedy that situation. Cuz you're missing out. This is from My Foot.

Sad, Sad Kiddie - The Pillows - From Runner's High.

It's a Shame About Ray - The Lemonheads - Title track from an album everyone should have. Such great stuff.

6ix - The Lemonheads - This one comes from the album Car, Button, Cloth, and is a tribute to Gwynneth Paltrow in the movie Seven.

Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead - One of the best songs from one of the greatest albums ever, OK Computer.

Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead - Awesome song from my personal favorite Radiohead album, The Bends.

Get it while it's hot here.


  1. One of the Spoon songs sounded just like 1970s Billy Joel. Never noticed that before. Loved hearing the Pillows. Crazy Sunshine is my fave track. I'm totally with you on Kid A. Way, way overrated on all the best of decade lists. (Way, way underrated: PJ Harvey's Stories...) If you take the best songs off of their four 2000s albums you have a killer album, but I don't get a lot of it. And those are two of the best REM tracks ever. Which means, two of the best songs ever.

  2. Just listened to Kid A again. Still don't get it. But it was killer when they played The National Anthem on SNL. Easily the best song on the album. The live From the Basement performance around In Rainbows is also killer (on YouTube).

  3. How about some Refreshments? They are my new (old) favorite again....

  4. i enjoyed the tribute to the female rockers! We can Jam!