Only the best for this week’s Brainwaves. Favorite songs from the past seven years of the show: Blackfield, The Lemonheads, Spock’s Beard, Nada Surf, Teenage Fanclub, Genesis, Death Cab for Cutie and much more!
If you say yes to Yes, then you’ll enjoy the midpoint of this week’s Brainwaves – the full four-part Close to the Edge suite from the Yes album of the same name. Plus some less progrock-y tunes from Mike Cavenaugh, Modest Mouse, the National, Polyrock, Tori Amos and Israeli gypsy punk band Sum Sum.
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.