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Brainwaves celebrates Israel Independence Day this week with our annual all-Israeli music episode. The top hits, and some obscure ones too, from the Land of Milk and Honey. You’ll hear music from Ethnix, Yehuda Poliker, the Tractor’s Revenge, Forestt, Avraham Tal, Niv Kaikov, two Banais (Ehud and Evyatar), Botzer and two songs from Mashina. Plus much more. Happy 75th birthday!

Modern Jetset #137 jets back in time at takeoff and just freewheels from there. This week we’ve got new releases from Dry Cleaning, Young Fathers, and koleżanka, plus some reggae re-issues to write home about. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and recent releases, plus the vintage […]

Over at Brainwaves, we’ve been obsessed with the R.E.M. covers compilation from 2021, “A Carnival of Sorts.” So, this week on the show, it’s all R.E.M. – a cover followed by the original version by the band. Among the amazing cover artists: GodNo!, Aderyn, Bandicoot, Piney Air, DG Solaris, the Pocket Gods, ST Manville, Quivers, Hadda Be, and many more. If you love R.E.M. or want to compare & contrast, this is the show for you!

Modern Jetset #136 does some serious donuts over the UK, with fresh new releases from all over the genre map — from Scottish art-rockers Logan’s Close, to London R&B songstress Yazmin Lacey, to Bristol funk outfit The Allergies. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and recent releases, […]

Here at Brainwaves, we’d rather take a taxi than pay taxes. So here’s a show with songs about…taxes and taxis, of course. Music from Leisure Process, David Crosby & Graham Nash, the Steve Miller Band, the Buzzcocks, the Stranglers, Porcupine Tree, and – how could we not – Taxi Taxi.  Plus two from Brainwaves favorites Deaf School. Who knew hailing taxis and paying your taxes could be so much fun!

Some sonic salve for your chaotic week. Or weekend. Hear Adrian Quesada, Abraxas, the Poets of Rhythm, and more. About the show: Box of Visions is a one-hour weekly radio show on andHow.FM with your host Mark Duggan. He mixes new releases and retro tracks to create a soundtrack that’s cinematic, stylish, mysterious, and sexy! […]

Modern Jetset #135 goes global … got enough pages in that passport? We’ve got new music from Los Bitchos, throwback reggae vibes from Claude Fontaine, and some vintage French jazz-funk. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and recent releases, plus the vintage vibes that inspire them — […]

This week’s Box of Visions moves through time and space with new music from Lee Fields, Adrian Quesada, and the New Mastersounds. Vintage tracks jostle for space, too: De La Soul, Underworld, and Soulsavers with the great Mark Lanegan. – – – About the show: Box of Visions is a one-hour weekly radio show on […]

Modern Jetset #134 takes off accompanied by some ferocious beasts … who get behind the drinks cart and we all get down. This flight we’ve got new releases from Oracle Sisters and Sweet Baboo, plus some vintage funk from Cameroon and a pair of … offbeat covers. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this […]

Songs about ghosts to start this week’s Brainwaves. With the Rewinds, We Ghosts, Simple Minds, and Aimee Mann. Is it time for spirits? Chicago thinks so. The Guess Who say no, there’s no time. Radiohead, the Delgados, the Shirts and Throbbing Gristle in there, too. It’s all on Brainwaves this week. Tune in! Band Song […]

A whole lot of sonic goodness goin’ on. That’s this week’s episode of Box of Visions. Stare with your ears. We sample new releases from Los Bitchos, John Cale, and Ibibio Sound Machine. Plus rustle around in the archives for Tony Allen, Massive Attack, Television, and Tom Verlaine (RIP). – – – About the show: […]

Modern Jetset #133 dives deep into the time travel and emerges as fabulous as ever … this week we’ve got new music from Freedom Fry, a just-released remix from Braxe + Falcon, and a detour into some serious sixties sounds. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and […]

Brainwaves goes long-form this week. As in: Every song is part of a lengthy suite of music. Only a few bands this week: 10cc, Pink Floyd, Elton John, No-Man, Spock’s Beard, Arcade Fire, Chicago, the Beatles, Genesis and Yes. If you like long songs with a (mostly) progressive bent, this is your show!

We’re sliding between the old and the new on this week’s episode. Hear The Smile recorded live at Montreaux and the wonderful Turkish-folk-meets-psych-rock sounds of Şatellites. Plus, new Todd Rundgren? With Neil Finn? Yes, please! Also, archive dips from Air, the Cure, and a tone poem from Patti Smith. About the show: Box of Visions […]

Modern Jetset #132 takes off with a sonic boom — this time we’ve got new music from Little Simz, Skinny Pelembe, and Inji, plus a little soul detour to get us to our final destination. Buckle up … Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and recent releases, […]

If you enjoyed “Brainwaves A to Z,” the special series of this show playing tunes from Brian’s iTunes collections alphabetically, then you don’t want to miss this retrospective – one song from each letter, in a row. A = A-Ha. B = B-Movie, D = The Dandy Warhols, F = The Feelies, K = Kishi Bashi, P = Paul McCartney, Q = Queen, R = R.E.M., U = U2, W = Willow Mile, X = XTC, Z = Zombies. Plus a surprise bonus at the very end. Get your alphabetical groove on this week with Brainwaves A to Z – the absolutely, very last, never again alphabetical episode.

Everything But the Girl is back after a 2-decade absence and it’s a wonderful thing. We also sample new global psych rock from Derya Yildirim and Grup Şimşek and spectral late-night sounds from the Danish duo Svaneborg Kardyb. Plus, we hit up the archives for Yellow Magic Orchestra, XTC, and Kirsty MacColl. – – – […]

Modern Jetset #131 takes off over Korea and connects the dots around the rest of the globe. This week we’ve got recent releases from Greentea Peng, Flevans, and Fold, plus some lounge energy that’s perfect for your next pajama party. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long flight of eclectic new and […]

Insomnia-fueled sounds drive the show this week. It’s an aural stimulation of the sleep senses! Hear new releases from Run the Jewels and Moor Mother. Plus, vintage tracks from Massive Attack, Roxy Music, Phillip Glass, and King Sunny Adé. About the show: Box of Visions is a one-hour weekly radio show on andHow.FM with your […]

Modern Jetset #130 takes off with some serious Afrobeat vibes and then it’s anyone’s guess from there … this week we’ve got new music from Sault and A Certain Ratio, plus a little bit of connect-the-dots between some eighties legends and some goodies from today. Host Iris Berkeley is your pilot for this weekly hour-long […]