Brainwaves goes country pop this week for the first part of the show. Get set for some Kacey Musgraves, B-Star, Avett Brothrs, Gangstagrass and not one but two Cash’s. And are you ready for an over-the-top progressive rock version of Richard Harris’s MacArthur Park? It’s only on this week’s Brainwaves.
On this week’s Brainwaves, every song has to pass the “Jody test.” That means it’s a song that Brian’s wife Jody would like – pretty, melodic, and not too hard rock. You’ll hear music from Teenage Fanclub, the Church, Rosi Golan, the Bangles, Passenger, Adrina Thorpe, Bread, Iron & Wine, R.E.M., Snow Patrol, Keane and more. It’s two hours of eclectic alternative pretty music.
This week’s episode of Brainwaves starts with two songs from now-defunct band “Voice of the Beehive” (but I still love them). Plus music from The Postal Service, Neil Halstead, Two Door Cinema Club, Stereolab, Juliana Hatfield and the most melodic song I could find for Brainwaves by the Residents.
On this week falls Israel Independence Day. In honor of the holiday, it’s the first ever all-Israeli music episode of Brainwaves. You’ll hear music in Hebrew and English, both classic hits from the Holy Land and songs you’ll hear only on Brainwaves. Music from bands like Ethnix, Idan Raichel, Forest, Yehuda Poliker, Avraham Tal, Karolina, Ehud & Evyatar Banai, Mashina, Shlomo Artzi and much more. It’s eclectic indie Israeli this week on Brainwaves!
Did you enjoy last week’s all 70s show in covers? Then you’re going to love this week’s Brainwaves, too – it’s the exact same playlist, song by song, but this time all the music is by the original artists. It’s nothing but 70s this week – with Big Star, the Bee Gees, Bruce Springsteen, Credence Clearwater Revival, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, the Hudson Brothers, Three Dog Night, Chicago and not one but three Pink Floyd songs!