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Modern Jetset celebrates its 150th flight with a little bit of everything and then some — this week we’ve got new music from LA Priest, Zion Train, and Kolezanka, plus a few recent waybacks from around the world that deserve another listen. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic […]

We always try to pick the hottest day/week/month of the year to air the Brainwaves annual summer special. Well, it’s supposed to be in the high 90s Fahrenheit (mid 30s Celsius) all this week outside the Brainwaves studios. So, it’s time for that show! Summer songs from Sounds Under Radio, Blitzen Trapper, Alice Cooper, Bowling for Soup, Pink Floyd, Mungo Jerry, Seals & Croft, and not one but two summer songs from Fountains of Wayne. Stay cool, listen to Brainwaves.

Modern Jetset #149 digs into the archives to resurrect some old favorites and stack ‘em up next to some new ones. This week we’ve got new releases from Rahill, Dubmatix, and Atmosphere, plus a couple of re-issues you won’t want to miss. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic […]

Brainwaves presents “mistake” songs on this week’s show. Split Enz: My Mistake; Smashing Pumpkins: My Mistake; Aviv Gefen: A Million Mistakes. But you can’t make a mistake by listening to Brainwaves. Also on the show: Nick Cave, Sean Lennon, Simple Minds, A Flock of Seagulls, Heaven 17, Vampire Weekend, Billy Idol and much more. Don’t change that dial – now, that really would be a mistake!

Modern Jetset #148 just kind of flits from thing to thing, but in the best possible way. This week we’ve got new music from CMAT and A Certain Ratio, a reggae re-release from Max Romeo, and a few other surprises you won’t want to miss. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long […]

Steven Wilson has been described as “the most talented musician most people have never heard of.” But the prolific Wilson has headed up multiple bands – the Porcupine Tree, No-Man, Blackfield, Storm Corrosion – plus he’s released seven stellar solo albums. So this week, it’s all Steven Wilson on Brainwaves. Music from all his bands and collaborations, including with Israeli pop star Ninet Tayeb. The songs on this week’s show are on Wilson’s mellower end, with a side of metal thrown in here and there. Brainwaves is obsessed. Soon you will be, too!

Modern Jetset #147 connects the dots from all over the map — and does a little time travel in the meantime. This week we’ve got new music from Say She She, The Lahaar, and Tuzeint, plus some long-lost deep cuts from a handful of college radio favorites. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this […]

Brainwaves presents a trivia game: Who are the artists Assaf, Lisa, Wim & Jeff leading off this week’s show? Tune in to find out. (Hint: it’s a “puzzle” to “strive” for “pleasure” but when you get there you’ll be singing Hallelujah!) Plus music from Gang of Four, Roxy Music, Tripping Daisy, America, Neon Trees and Daft Punk. It’s all on this week’s show.

Modern Jetset #146 goes straight for outer space at launch and just cruises from there. This week we’ve got tasty new tracks from Harrison, Skinny Pelembe, and Rudy de Anda, plus a little excursion into some deep cuts from the eighties. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new […]

Brian has been working on an article about new propulsion systems for satellites. Brainwaves would be remiss by not playing this special “satellite” episode. With space-y music from the Bats, David Williams, Counting Crows, Doves and David Bowie. Also on the show, a set to remind us of our children – or in Brian’s case grandchildren (one down, one on the way) – with songs from the Cure, Blackfield, Ben Folds, Mates of State, ELO and 10cc. Don’t go to sleep – it’s Brainwaves!

Modern Jetset #145 digs deep into the crates to unearth some recent favorites worth another listen or twelve … this week we’ve got new music from Audiobooks, Scott McMicken and The Ever-Expanding, plus surf sounds from San Fran and Japan. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and […]

Four songs about Emily on this week’s Brainwaves. See Emily Play – starting with a cover of the Pink Floyd song by Martha Wainright. Then Emily music from Fool’s Garden, the Manic Street Preachers and Keane. There’s also a cool Pink Floyd instrumental, a Juliana Hatfield double play, and a song often dubbed the worst pop song ever (but one that we over at Brainwaves still like) – can you guess? Tune in and find out!

Modern Jetset #142 is delicious proof that everything old is new again … This week we’ve got new releases from Benny Sings, Moon Boots, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, plus a healthy dose of eighties covers. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and recent releases, plus the vintage […]

Three Beatles covers for you this week on Brainwaves – from the Polyphonic Spree, Walk off the Earth and the Bellyachers. Plus two from John and Yoko’s son Sean. Also on the show: Music from the Olms, Matt Pond PA, Keane, Ten Story Relapse, the Replacements, Modest Mouse and much more.

Modern Jetset #141 takes off heavy with some high-gloss pop glitter and it just gets fancier from there. This week we’ve got new music from Strongboi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Origin One, plus a reggae take on a Joy Division classic. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new […]

Modern Jetset #140 proves that everything old is new again and that’s pretty great really — this week we’ve got new releases from Ins Kino, Object Heavy, and Wax Tailor, plus some deep cuts from the vaults to connect up the dots. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic […]

This week in Israel is the holiday of L’ag B’Omer, which is marked with bonfires, music and dancing. So, on the latest Brainwaves, we’ve got at least one “fire” song on the show. (It’s ELO’s “Fire on High,” in case you were wondering.) Plus three “toy” songs, a couple of “dog” songs (plus Dr. Dog and Three Dog Night), and the Archies, Barenaked Ladies and Magazine all get “upside down.” Get fired up and tune in this week!

Modern Jetset #139 breaks out the extra passport stamps, because we could all use a little getaway. This week we’ve got new music from Gorillaz, Sparks, and Altin Gün, plus some classic reggae for that feel-good mood. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and recent releases, plus […]

Brainwaves this week spotlights the Israeli indie band “I’ve Got the Hotties” – that’s their translation, kinda strange but the song we’re playing, “All the Reasons” is amazing. Plus six “moon” songs from Beck, Regina Spektor, Blind Pilot, Lush, Shlomo Artzi and Moon Unit Zappa. Also on the show: Radiohead and Norman Greenbaum give us the spirit, while Edward Sharpe goes janglin’ with his Magnetic Fields.

Modern Jetset #138 switches on the warp drive to do a little interstellar cruising … this week we’ve got new sounds from Altin Gün, Wax Tailor, and Hey Hey My My, plus some rather adventurous covers you won’t want to miss. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new […]