I’ve been obsessed with two movies/TV shows recently: the latest John Carney musical “Sing Street” and David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks The Return.” Both have amazing music which I’m featuring on this week’s Brainwaves. Plus a set of Twin Peaks tribute bands (yes there is such a thing) and a set of “twin” music (Twinsmith, Cocteau Twins, Thompson Twins).
This week’s Brainwaves has a “Lucky” set (with Carte Blanche, The National and Lana Del Rey), an “LA” one (Eliot Smith, The Polyphonic Spree and Old Man River) and another about “money” (Frank Black, Indigo Girls, Minus the Bear and Meja). Lucky, LA and money – is there a connection? Or is it just great indie pop music? Tune in to find out!
Did someone call for rain? Brainwaves takes to the clouds with Cloud Cult, Cloud Room, the Bangles, Teenage Fanclub and even the Rolling Stones. Plus some peppy new wave from OMD, New Models and Bow Wow Wow. Dogs, crows and bunnies too. Tune in. Woof!
This week’s Brainwaves features a cornucopia of great indie and classic pop tunes, including Blackfield, Pearl Harbor and the Explosions, R.E.M., Madness, 20/20, Of Monsters and Men, and Death Cab for Cutie.
A year ago, the world seemed like it was fracturing into left and right camps. Have we come together? Not so much. Which makes this episode of Brainwaves that much more timely. The first hour of the show features music with “left” in the title. In the second half, we give equal time to the right. But don’t worry – it’s not political. Just great Brainwaves music.