This week Brainwaves goes to the borders, with music from Al Stewart, Elton John and So Called (in Yiddish). Plus two songs from Maya Isacowitz, two songs about Islands (from the XX and Cat Power), Caveman, Cerulean, Alt-J, Thomas Dolby and a Psychedelic Furs cover.
When the new Brian Wilson bio pick Love and Mercy came out a few years ago, it made me want to revisit my Beach Boys collection – in particular the Smile sessions. This week’s Brainwaves features the opening two tracks from the Brian Wilson version of the album. Plus Guster, the Talking Heads, Lords of the New Church, Stereolab, the Slants and much more.
Brainwaves celebrates summer by playing songs for the months of June, July and August. (Plus September, October and November, too.) Music from Pete Yorn, Lucy Schwartz, Sufjan Stevens, Counting Crows, The Shins, Earth Wind & Fire, U2, The National and Azure Ray.
The podcast S-Town re-introduced many people to the music of the 60s British pop group the Zombies. Like Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, the Zombies were influenced heavily by the Sgt. Pepper-era Beatles and wanted to create a more artistic album as well. The result was 1967’s Odyssey and Oracle. This week’s Brainwaves opens with a look back at the Zombies. Plus some music by and about heads (Talking Heads, Lemonheads, Cat Stevens, Suzanne Vega), puppets (Puppets of Castro, King Crimson, They Might be Giants) and wheels (Julian Cope, Dorin Yanni, Heaven 17). Visit the Brainwaves page on andHow.FM for times to listen live or on-demand. Band Song The Zombies Care of Cell 44 The Zombies A Rose for Emily The Zombies Now I Know I’ll Never Get Over You Argent Hold Your Head Up Talking Heads And She Was The Lemonheads If I Could Talk I’d Tell You Belle and Sebastian We are the Sleepyheads Foo Fighters Headwires Cat Stevens Hard Headed Woman Suzanne Vega Headshots Indigo Girls Lay My Head Down Jenny Lewis Head Underwater Shortstraw Until Your Head Hits My Pillow Josh Pyke Good Head Start Juliana Hatfield Butterflies K’s Choice Butterflies Instead The Jimmy Castor Bunch The Bertha Butt Boogie Stevie Wonder Boogie On Reggae Woman Electric Light Orchestra From the Sun to the World (Boogie No. 1) Moshe Ben Yohana New York Puppets of Castro Stay Here in my Car They Might be Giants Put Your Hand Inside the Puppet Head King Crimson The Court of the Crimson King including the Return of the Fire Witch and Dance of the Puppets The Hangabouts Sinking Feeling Dorin Yanni and the Band Wheels, Wheels Paul McCartney and Wings Helen Wheels Heaven 17 Crushed by the Wheels of Industry Julian Cope Wheelbarrow Man Geoff and the Tonewheels Rose...
This week, a favorite episode with only my favorite songs that have been played on Brainwaves before. Bands like Blackfield, Death Cab for Cutie, the Lemonheads, Nada Surf, Pete Yorn, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire, Jason Falkner, Rilo Kiley and Deaf School.