Saturday, July 31, 2010

WalCast 16: Yet More Random Stuff

I have been sooooooo slack lately in getting new shows put together, but I pledge to get better about it going forward, scout's honor (and I was a scout). In my defense, I have been a bit busy and am taking on lots of things right now in my life, so I'm working to be better organized at them. Anyway, it is way past due time for a new show, so I have thrown a quick random show together and will probably have another up in a week or so just to keep this train rollin'. Then I will put some thought into another themed show. Maybe. Nonetheless, here is the latest and greatest WalCast, just some good music ranging from early 80's to now. Enjoy.


This Scene is Dead - We Are Scientists - From their breakthrough 2006 album With Love and Squalor.

In the Blood - Better Than Ezra - Early nineties power pop from the album Deluxe.

You Can Build an Island - The Broken West - Great tune from their first album, I Can't Go On, I'll Go On.

Cursed Mirror - Superchunk - The indie rock veterans from Come Pick Me Up.

Tiny Daggers - Inxs - Closing track from their biggest album, Kick.

Strangers - The New Frontiers - One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums, Mending.

California Girls - The Magnetic Fields - A little different take on the classic theme from their album Distortion.

Map of the Problematique - Muse - Great song from the album that introduced me to them, Black Holes and Revelations.

Almost Ready - Dinosaur jr - Opening track from 2007's low-fi recording Beyond.

Rio - Duran Duran - Classic from the band named after the bad guy in Barbarella, from the album also called Rio.

4 Windows - Calculated X - Well known song if you lived in Memphis in the mid-eighties, from a band that got this close to making it big.

Crank - Catherine Wheel - More early-nineties alternative music from the album Chrome. Their singer is the nephew of Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden fame.

Machine of Nature - Daisy - Great Finnish act from 2009's Daydream.

All the Lost Souls Welcome You to San Fransisco - American Music Club - The legendary Mark Eitzal's outfit, from their last release in 2008, The Golden Age.

No One's Gonna Love You - Band of Horses - Their 2nd album, Cease to Begin, was a really good one. This song has earned guest spots in TV shows in commercials, and it's good in spite of that.

Download the show here.


  1. It is amazing how D Jr. can make the same song for like 20 years and it still absolutely rocks. Too bad about the bad production. Speaking of bad production, I'm starting to realize how bad a lot of early 90s production was. Witness BTE and Superchunk. Hmmm. On the other hand, it was nice how well INXS and Duran Duran held up despite their overtly 80s production. I'm a total believer in that New Frontiers album. The bridge in that song is just epic. The Daisy song was good. I just listened to that Muse album this week and it rocked.

  2. Love that Superchunk album.