Music to wake up to (from the Boo Radleys, the Beatles, Oliver, Los Lobos and Avtipus) and songs to head to sleep (The Cure, Iron & Wine, Richard Ashcroft, R.E.M.) Plus the Jimmy Castor Bunch asks if you’re a troglodyte?
It’s election day in the U.S. in what is gearing up to be one of the most fateful votes between left and right in, maybe, forever. So it’s a Brainwaves rebroadcast: our special “left/right” show. The first half of the show – all music from the left. Second half – songs that are “all right.” Passion Pit, Nick Drake, Calexico, Idan Raichel, Vance Joy, The Left Banke, the Who and much more.
Brainwaves throws a few monkey wrenches in your direction this week, with a “monkey” set featuring Two Loons for Tea, Counting Crows and Balkan Beat Box. Plus two songs with the same name from R.E.M. and Taxi Taxi. (Hint: have you found your way yet?) Pirates, tractors and giants, too. All on this week’s show.
Three songs from 60s pop stars The Zombies – including one from their 2015 album, “Still Got That Hunger.” Plus music from Zombie Rod Argent and lots more: Talking Heads, Lemonheads, Belle & Sebastian, Jenny Lewis, Shortstraw, Juliana Hatfield and Puppets of Castro.
Songs about the army, about dreamers, and about Army Dreamers (thanks Kate Bush!) on this week’s Brainwaves. Music from Ben Folds, Gomez, Guster, Chvches, Mission of Burma and Carl Douglas in the army set. Cheap Trick, New Order, Ra Ra Riot, Fool’s Garden, Echosmith and Local Natives in the dream set. And much more. Don’t fall asleep, this show rocks!