So many songs have horse in the title. Who knew? Well now you do. Music on this week’s Brainwaves from Sparklehorse, The Radio Dept., R.E.M., American Music Club, Counting Crows, George Harrison, Band of Horses and Ha Ha Tonka. Giddyup, it’s time for Brainwaves.
There’s Peak TV in Israel too. Shtisel, Prisoner’s of War, Srugim are some of the programs that Brainwaves has fallen for. Their title songs open this week’s show. Plus some “time”-ly music from Vance Joy, Owl City, Porcupine Tree, The XX, R.E.M. and Melissa Quaide doing a cover of Pink Floyd.
Cars and Trucks is the name of a band that takes children’s lyrics and sets them to indie pop tunes. Very cool. Then Brainwaves heads to stranger territory with a long stranger set featuring bands you love like Modest Mouse, American Music Club, Loal Marsh, Boy and Bear, David Johansen and even Neil Young.
Spock’s Beard lead singer Neal Morse left the band several years ago. His new band continues the prog rock tradition. Brainwaves looks at Neal Morse (and his former band mates) this week. Plus we go over the moon with Nada Surf, The Ramones, MGMT, The Innocence Mission, David Bowie and Supertramp.
We’re coming up on the anniversary of the death of Lou Reed in a couple of weeks, so this week’s Brainwaves starts with a long set of “perfect” music, kicking off of course with Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day.” Plus “perfect” music from Hoku, Keane, the Gin Blossoms, New Order, the Counting Crows and more. Followed up by a set of songs about… “mistakes.”