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.
Listeners in the U.S. know what this week means – tax time! So here’s some taxing music as well as a few songs about taxis. Leisure Process, the Buzzcocks, the Stranglers, Taxi Taxi, the Porcupine Tree, Church of Reason, Romeo Void and much more.
This week’s Brainwaves features a cool compare and contrast segment where we look at a classic New Wave band and then the lead singer’s solo work. With music from Generation X, Billy Idol, the Buzzcocks and Pete Shelley. Plus music from: Simple Minds, A Flock of Seagulls, Magnetic Fields, Vampire Weekend, Juliana Hatfield and Nash the Slash.