Brainwaves A to Z is back with the “I” episode, switching things up this time by playing songs that begin not only with the letter but the word “I.” From artists including Pete Yorn, Eleanor Friedberger, REM, The Waifs, Lissie, Grandaddy, Bob Mould and Split Enz. “I am,” “I believe,” “I got,” I don’t,” “I know” and much more. Are you ready? I am…
A Brainwaves exclusive: an unplugged version of Matisyahu’s hit “One Day” by the artist himself, recorded in Jerusalem. Then a few other “One Day” songs by the likes of Nik Kershaw, Genesis and Asaf Avidan. Plus great music from Love Spit Love, Sharon Van Etten, ELO, the Hermit Crabs, Mates of State and much, much more.
Life in the Holy Land is not always easy. There’s too much fighting and war right in our backyard. This week’s Brainwaves addresses the elephant in the room – with music. Songs about war…and peace. From Edwin Starr, Rilo Kiley, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire, Good Old War, Nada Surf, Matisyahu and more.
It’s a brand new Brainwaves with songs from bands that begin with the letter “H.” And this week’s show leans heavily on the indie pop – not a progressive rocker in the episode’s 34 songs. You’ll hear music from Heavy Sleeper, the Humbugs, the Hangabouts, Ha Ha Tonka, Heaven 17, the Head and the Heart, the Human League, Hozier, Harper Simon, Hole and much more. Hey hey, my my, don’t you go anywhere!
Starting this week’s show with a look back at The Both, the 2014 collaboration between Ted Leo and Aimee Mann. Then it’s on to a golden set, with songs from 10,000 Maniacs, Ed Sheeran, Mates of State, Snow Patrol, the Stranglers, Looking Glass and of course 70s glam rockers Golden Earring.