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Modern Jetset #181 gets into the new year’s new-music vibe and hopes you’ll come along too … it’s shaping up to be a good one. This week we’ve got new releases from Khruangbin, Benny Sings, and Bobby Bazini, plus an offbeat dub rework and a detour through some classic nineties hip-hop. Host Iris Berkeley is […]

Brainwaves presents songs about “time” from timely artists including Vance Joy, Porcupine Tree, Owl City, the Stills, the XX, Alan Parsons, R.E.M., and Melissa Quaid with her awesome cover of Pink Floyd’s “Time.” What else? Two songs about Laura and one each about Jessica, Stan and Vincent. It’s time for Brainwaves!

Modern Jetset celebrates flight #180 with another round off the drinks cart and another flight full of global goodness. This week we’ve got new music from Diners and the Babe Rainbow, plus a deep dig in the soul crates and some unexpected hip-hop. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of […]

A special episode about the longing for “home.” Whether that’s people literally ripped from their homes or more old fashioned sentiments.

Looking for a novel way to position your indie band? Cars and Trucks has recorded an entire album of songs about animals, based on nursery rhymes. Now, that’s memorable. Check out their song “Flying Squirrel and Bat” (we promise it’s really catchy). Plus songs about “strangers” from Modest Mouse, the Rebel Light, American Music Club, Lola Marsh, Boy and Bear, Red Sun Project, David Johansen, Supertramp and the Porcupine Tree. Plus – wait for it – a Britney Spears cover? It’s all on this week’s Brainwaves.

Modern Jetset #178 lets the genre lines get all blurry, because really, it’s a lot more fun that way … this week we’ve got new music from Papooz, Jeff Tweedy, and Helado Negro, plus a totally unexpected — and brilliant — eighties cover. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of […]

No, it’s not Wolfman Jack, the original 60s and 70s screaming DJ. But we do have a few songs where we promise to get you screaming at the moon. From bands like Supertramp, David Bowie, the Innocence Mission, the Ramones, MGMT, Nada Surf and Moonshine. Plus a Neal Morse double play. It’s all coming up on this week’s Brainwaves.

Modern Jetset #177 takes off with some decidedly retro flair, but modern tailoring to keep all those corners tucked in nicely — this week we’ve got new releases from Calbro 35, Pale Jay, and Sababa 5, plus a fab steel drum cover and a jetset theme song of sorts. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot […]

Brainwaves brings the twang this week Country indie pop to start the show with Kacey Musgraves, the Abrams, B-Star, Avett Brothers, and a double Cash – Johnny and Roseanne. What else? Neal Morse tries to redeem the much maligned song MacArthur Park – does he succeed? Vanilla Sky covers Green Day and Bear McCreary gives the Five Stairsteps some extra rock and roll oomph. It’s all coming up on Brainwaves. Tune in!

Modern Jetset #176 connects up the dots between vintage favorites and ne. This week we’ve got new music from Kendra Morris, Aesop Rock, and Roger Fakhr, plus a little trip on some sixties and seventies psych sounds. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and recent releases, plus […]

No theme this week, just great Brainwaves music. Featuring singer-songwriters Maya Isacowitz, Sharon Van Otten, Alt-J, Kodaline, Shalom Hanoch, the XX, The The, Cat Power, Tomihira, Elton John, Thomas Dolby, the Shins, Prince and much more. Tune in and enjoy!

Modern Jetset #175 gets a little freewheeling in the archives this time around … this week we’ve got new releases from Doctor Bionic, Stro Elliot, and Skinshape, plus plenty of crate digging from years – and decades – gone by. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and […]

If someone asked Brian who his favorite band is, there’d be no question: Genesis. In particular, the early 70s prog-rock iteration of the band. When you’re as big a Genesis fan as Brian is, you’re bound to run into a lot of covers. So on this week’s episode of Brainwaves, two hours of Genesis cover […]

Modern Jetset #174 kicks off a new year in as-ever-fancy style … let’s do this, shall we? This week we’ve got new tracks from Bombay Bicycle Club, Davis Caruso, and Vanishing Twin, plus some lounge sounds that are sure to make you smile. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of […]

It’s New Year’s week and Brainwaves is celebrating with two hours of “new” songs and “new” bands. New Soul, New Slang, New Church, Brand New Day, Another Happy New Year, New York New York, the Emperor’s New Clothes – and so much more. Get your “new” on this year and ring in 2024 with your friends at Brainwaves.

Modern Jetset #173 knows the solution to any end-of-year doldrums is simple: more music! This week we’ve got fresh new music from Aesop Rock, Alpacas Collective, and Beirut, plus a throwback from the Queen of Memphis Soul and a little Afrobeat field trip. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of […]

It’s the holiday season and who couldn’t use a bit more light in their lives. So this week’s Brainwaves continues our winter tradition of bringing songs about “light” to their airwaves. You’ll hear music from The Polyphonic Spree, Starflower, Snow Patrol, Owl City, Apples in Stereo, Belle and Sebastian, Azure Ray, .fun, Bloc Party and much more. Debby Boone isn’t here to light up your life, but we’re sure this selection of light and day music will keep you charged up until the spring!

Modern Jetset #172 takes off accompanied by some retro delights, but don’t worry — we zoom into the present day in due course. This week we’ve got new releases from Tensei, The Arcs, and Orgone, plus vintage synths from Sudan and an unexpected dub rework. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long […]

It’s a Brainwaves baby! Well, actually, it’s Brian’s daughter who had the baby. So, in honor of his new granddaughter, Brainwaves presents an episode with songs about…babies! Well, maybe not little babies, but the name is in the title. “Baby Blue,” “Baby in the Rain,” “Baby I Can Do It,” “Baby You’re a Rich Man,” “See My Baby Jive,” “Better Not Wake the Baby,” “Beach Baby” and much more. Plus music from baby bands – The Babys and Babybird. Some light in the darkness on this week’s baby-licious show.

Modern Jetset #171 throws the spotlight on some neo-psych sounds and just takes off from there. This week we’ve got new music from Levitation Room, Woods, and See Jazz, plus a pair of Afrobeat jams and a college-radio classic. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and recent […]