This week’s Brainwaves A to Z is brought to you by the letter “N.” Artists beginning with “N” – like The National, Nada Surf, Northern Portrait, Nick Lowe, New Musik, New Order and the Neon Trees. Plus seven “N” songs that will keep you on Needles and Pins.
e’re going back to the Sea of Galilee for some only-in-Israel indie artists: Judy Antebi, Mika Sade, Dorin Yanni and Nefesh Mountain. Plus some slowcore and dream pop from Slowdive, Lush and Grandaddy, some biting political satire from Juliana Hatfield, and a trip along the silver screen with the Cinematics, TV on the Radio and 2 Door Cinema Show.
Israel Independence Day falls this week. To celebrate the country’s 71st birthday, it’s a special episode of Brainwaves where every song comes from an Israeli band. There’s music in both Hebrew and English. Big hits from Ethnix, Yehuda Poliker, Kaveret, Ehud Banai and Mashina. And indie tracks from Forest, Red Meadow and Botzer. Get to know some of the amazing music out of the Holy Land. This week on Brainwaves.
Brainwaves hits the ground running this week with a set of running songs from the Buzzcocks, Snow Patrol, MissFlag, Sufjan Stevens, Vampire Weekend and the Doves. Plus a couple of brother songs from Orphaned Land and Toad the Wet Sprocket. And three star bands – Starflower, Starcastle and Stars (and don’t forget the Bellyacher’s star cover).
It’s a Brainwaves tradition to play songs in honor of the week-long holiday of Passover which is right now. Music about Egypt, Pharaohs, slaves, princes, snakes, frogs and a Moses or two. It’s a show you definitely don’t want to pass over.