- In The Direction Of The Moon by Wolf Parade from Expo 86 [Sub Pop]
- Save Your Love For Me by Suckers from Wild Smile [Frenchkiss]
- Whirring by The Joy Formidable from A Balloon Called Moaning [Black Bell Records]
- Ready To Start by The Arcade Fire from The Suburbs [Merge]
- Head On by The Jesus And Mary Chain from 21 Singles [Warner]
- Evelyn by Clinic from Bubblegum [Domino]
- All My Nights I’ve Been Waiting by Tina Fey & Christopher Cross from 30 Rock Soundtrack [Relativity Music Group]
- Freak Out by Tapes ‘n Tapes from Outside [iIbid]
- South Carolina by Tennis from South Carolina 7″ [Firetalk]
- The Ballad Of Love & Hate by The Avett Brothers from Live, Volume 3 [American]
- Stoned To Death by Crocodiles from Sleep Forever [Fat Possum]
- Phosphene Dream by The Black Angels from Phosphene Dream [Blue Horizon]
- Naked Girl Falling Down The Stairs by The Cramps from Flamejob [The Medicine Label]
- Catholic School Girls Rule by Red Hot Chili Peppers from What Hits? [EMI]
- Girls FM by Happy Birthday from Happy Birthday [Sub Pop]
- Black Celebration by Depeche Mode from Black Celebration [Mute/Sire]
- Pretty (Ugly Before) by Elliott Smith from From A Basement On A Hill [Anti]
- Patterns On The Wall [f. Andrew WK] by Fang Island from Fang Island [Self-Released]
- Cult Of Personality by Living Colour from Vivid [Epic]
- Damaged by Erase Errata from Damaged [Kill Rock Stars]
- Shake The Shackles by Crystal Stilts from Shake The Shackles 7″ [Slumberland]
- Hawaii by No Joy from Ghost Blonde [Mexican Summer]
- Dragon by Breathe Owl Breathe from Magic Central [Hometapes]
- TROGDOR by Strong Bad from Strong Bad Sings [Harmless Junk, Inc.]
- Dragon Queen by Yeah Yeah Yeahs from It’s Blitz! [Interscope]
- Goodnight Jack by Saint Etienne from Good Humor [Creation/Sub Pop]
- Return To Surrender by Tamaryn from Led Astray Washed Ashore 12″ [Troubleman United]
- All too often, I play the Pixies cover of Head On, but I think the original version by The Jesus And Mary Chain deserves some love, too.
- There is a new Elliott Smith compilation out, from his Kill Rock Stars years. It’s a nice intro if you’re not familiar with his music.
- Fang Island will play with Delicate Steve at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI, on Thursday, 11 Nov 2010. 8:30pm show. Tickets $12 / $10 adv.
- Breathe Owl Breathe will play with Frontier Ruckus at High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI, on Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010. 8:30pm show. Tickets $10 / $8 adv.
- What’s that? You’ve never listened to Saint Etienne? Well, the reissue of their album, Good Humor, is as good an introduction as any.