When times are down, you gotta get up. Brainwaves has some tunes to get you back on your feet. It’s the annual “happy” show – 2 hours of happy songs from bands like Snow Patrol, R.E.M., Hoodoo Gurus, the Beat, Walk off the Earth, AC Newman, Nada Surf, Talking Heads and more.
Let’s fly away with the Kopters for some great power pop to start this week’s Brainwaves. We’ll also take to the skies with the Bats, the Doves and the Counting Crows. But don’t get lulled into a lullaby – the Cure, Blackfield, Ben Folds, ELO, 10cc and Mates of State have got that covered.
Pink Floyd and Juliana Hatfield are the stars of this week’s Brainwaves. Not together (they’ve never teamed up as far as we know); just songs from each of these talented artists. (And not the Pink Floyd you’re expecting either.) Plus some “Emily” songs, fun with .fun and a Depeche Mode cover from Nada Surf.
Do you remember who was landing in your hangar in 1981? If you said Human Switchboard, then you’re going to love the start of this week’s episode of Brainwaves – two songs from this obscure Ohio band. Then we trip the daisies, ride some chrome waves and take a breather with Chapterhouse all the way to…the Suburbs? Confused? Tune in and you’ll know what we mean!
This week, “smile” music and a look back at the Polyphonic Spree’s 2013 album “Yes it’s true.” Smile songs from The Flying Machine, Chicago, Barenaked Ladies and Michael Lord. Also: rocket songs from Snowpatrol and the band Rocketship, and a couple of tunes from John Lennon’s song Sean.