Playlist, WSUM, 2010-02-08, 6-8am

First Hour:

  1. Black History Month by Death From Above 1979 from You’re A Woman, I’m a Machine [Vice]
  2. Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect by The Decemberists from Castaways and Cutouts [Kill Rock Stars]
  3. Maybe You Can Owe Me by Architecture In Helsinki from In Case We Die [Bar/None]
  4. Answer To Yourself by The Soft Pack from The Soft Pack [Kemado]
  5. Ambling Alp by Yeasayer from Odd Blood [Secretly Canadian]
  6. You Never Wash Up After Yourself by Radiohead from My Iron Lung [Capitol]
  7. Arrest Yourself by Hot Chip from The Warning [EMI/Astralwerks/DFA]
  8. Bomb Yourself by TV On The Radio from Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes [Touch And Go]
  9. If You Find Yourself Caught In Love by Belle And Sebastian from Dear Catastrophe Waitress [Rough Trade]
  10. You Can’t Force A Dance Party by Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele from Daytrotter Sessions [Daytrotter Sessions]
  11. Faces by Yeah Yeah Yeahs from It’s Blitz! [Interscope]
  12. Air Aid by Menomena from Friend And Foe [Barsuk]
  13. Sloop John B (A Cappella) by The Beach Boys from Pet Sounds Sessions [Capitol]
  14. John Allyn Smith Sails by Okkervil River from The Stage Names [Jagujaguar]
  15. I Want To Go Home by Johnny Cash from Songs Of Our Soil [Columbia]

Second Hour:

  1. New Theory by Washed Out from Life of Leisure EP [Mexican Summer]
  2. Low Shoulder by Toro Y Moi from Causers of This [Carpark]
  3. Saturday Come Slow by Massive Attack from Heligoland [Virgin/EMI]
  4. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) by Florence And The Machine from Lungs [Universal Republic]
  5. Satellite Mind (Radio Edit) by Metric from Fantasies [Last Gang / Arts and Crafts]
  6. Down Again by The Superjesus from Sumo [Warner Australia]
  7. Our Productive Years Are Fleeting by The Berg Sans Nipple from Along the Quai-Vinyl [Team Love]
  8. Take It In by Hot Chip from One Life Stand [Astralwerks/Parlophone]
  9. Flume by Peter Gabriel from Scratch My Back [Virgin]
  10. Hell by Tegan & Sara from Sainthood [Sire / Wea]
  11. Anchorage by Surfer Blood from Astrocoast [Kanine]
  12. Janine by Soul Coughing from Ruby Vroom [Warner]


  • I was very excited to play Sloop John B (A Cappella) by The Beach Boys, John Allyn Smith Sails by Okkervil River, and I Want To Go Home by Johnny Cash. The song that most of us know as Sloop John B is actually a folk song that is much older. Johnny Cash’s 1959 version isn’t even considered the definitive one. More info at Wikipedia. (or your local library, kids!)
  • Odd Blood by Yeasayer is out 02/09/2010. They are releasing it digitally on Amazon for a special price today, 02/08. — Also, Yeasayer will be on tour with Sleigh Bells this winter/spring. In Madison 04/28/2010 at the Majestic.
  • One Life Stand by Hot Chip is out 02/09/2010. They just performed on Jimmy Fallon, which you can see here.
  • Heligoland by Massive Attack is out 02/09/2010. They had been streaming their album over at NPR.
  • Peter Gabriel just released an album of covers called Scratch My Back, which includes not only the Bon Iver track that I played today, but Heroes by Bowie, My Body Is A Cage by The Arcade Fire, and The Book Of Love by The Magnetic Fields. I haven’t picked up a copy yet, but I plan to.
  • I have a big place in my heart for Soul Coughing. They are a band I wouldn’t have known about except for college radio. I had to play this song after Mike Doughty posted on Twitter, “Soul Coughing fans note: the real-life Janine is texting me exultant texts about that touchdown call.”