Music lovers from 89.3 The Current comb through mountains of music to choose the best new, independent, and unreleased songs to share with you each weekday.
Music lovers from 89.3 The Current comb through mountains of music to choose the best new, independent, and unreleased songs to share with you each weekday.
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Elizabeth Kolbert: We have locked in centuries of climate change. Elizabeth Kolbert covers climate change for the New Yorker. She's the Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction. And she recently wrote a paragraph I can't stop thinking about. "The problem with global warming—and the reason it continues to resist illustration, even as the streets flood and the forests die and the mussels rot on the shores—is that experience is an inadequate guide to what’s going on. The climate operates on a time delay. When carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere, it takes decades—in a technical sense, millennia—for the earth to equilibrate. This summer’s fish kill was a product of warming that had become inevitable twenty or thirty years ago, and the warming that’s being locked in today won’t be fully felt until today’s toddlers reach middle age. In effect, we are living in the climate of the past, but already we’ve determined the climate’s future."Kolbert lives, to an unusual degree, in the planet's future. She travels to the places around the world where the climate of tomorrow is visible today. She has watched glaciers melting, and seen species dying. And she is able to convey both the science and the cost with a rare lucidity. Talking with Kolbert left me with an unnerving thought. We look back on past eras in human history and judge them morally failed. We think of the Spanish Inquisition or the Mongol hordes and believe ourselves civilized, rational, moral in a way our ancestors weren't. But if the science is right, and we do unto our descendants what the data says we are doing to them, we will be judged monsters. And it will be all the worse because we knew what we were doing and we knew how to stop, but we decided it was easier to disbelieve the science or ignore the consequences. Kolbert and I talk about the consequences, but also about what would be necessary to stabilize the climate and back off the mass extinction event that is currently underway. We discuss geoengineering, political will, the environmental cost of meat, and what individuals can and can't do. We talk about Trump's cabinet, about whether technological innovation will save us, and if pricing carbon is enough. We talk about whether hope remains a realistic emotion when it comes to our environmental future.Books:-Edward Abbe’s “Desert Solitaire”-Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”-David G. Haskell’s “The Forest Unseen”-Bill McKibben’s “The End of Nature”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#877 - Jordan Peterson. Jordan Peterson is a clinical psychologist and tenured professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPetersonVideos http://www.selfauthoring.com/ 100% off the Future Authoring Program code: "ChangeYourself" - The offer is valid until the end of Nov 30th.
#3 I Have Got Some People Waiting For Me. Aziz’s life has been a story of chance – and choice. As Michael pieces together Aziz’s journey from Sudan to Manus, he realises Aziz has been searching for a safe place for about eight years. So what gives him the ability, and the energy, to speak out? How has Aziz fought for so long, and what makes him want to be ‘the messenger’? ‘I’m pretending like I’m really happy, and laugh, and you know, smiling on the phones and doing stuff like that – so they feel like, “Oh, my son is really living in a good environment”. So they think like that, but the opposite is the truth.’ Aziz Aziz tells Michael, ‘I have got some people ...waiting for me. They love me, they want me to be with them.’ Haltingly, and sometimes with great difficulty, Aziz starts to share stories about his home, the family that he longs to see, and why he fled. Looking to find out more, Michael speaks to Sudan expert Anne Bartlett about the current situation there. As Aziz shares snapshots from his past, Anne talks Michael through the conflict in Sudan, which, despite leaving the headlines long ago, continues to unfold. Michael worries that he’s adding to Aziz’s trauma by digging up painful memories – ever aware of how hard it is to have these kinds of conversations in short, overlapping messages, without the benefit of reading someone’s signals face to face. Meanwhile, Aziz weighs up how much to tell his family about Manus, and explains to Michael why he’s sometimes tortured by regret. Warning: This episode of The Messenger includes graphic content and mentions self-harm. If you or someone you know needs help, you can contact one of Australia’s national 24/7 crisis services such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 or at lifeline.org.au, or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. Transcript Download a PDF transcript of this episode here. In this episode Abdul Aziz Muhamat Michael Green Associate Professor Anne Bartlett, University of New South Wales, President of the Sudan Studies Association Our theme music was composed by Raya Slavin. Music used in this episode includes: 'Blue Milk' by Stereolab, 'Up the Box' by Andy Stott, 'Feld' by To Rococo Rot, 'Firefly' and 'Four-Day Interval' by Tortoise, 'Cutting Branches for a Temporary Shelter' by Penguin Cafe Orchestra, 'Ending' by Kazumasa Hashimoto, 'Remedios the Beauty' by Oren Ambarchi, 'Lazyboat' and 'Vostok' by Triosk, 'Passages' by Bowery Electric, 'Self Seal Mishap' by Tennis and 'Ba Ba' by Sigur Rós. More information The Messenger is a co-production of Behind the Wire and the Wheeler Centre. It’s produced by Michael Green, André Dao, Hannah Reich and Bec Fary, with Jon Tjhia and Sophie Black at the Wheeler Centre.Narration by Michael Green. With reporting by Abdul Aziz Muhamat. Additional fact checking by the Guardian's Ben Doherty; transcription by Claire McGregor, Victoria Grey, Camilla Chapman, Lena Lettau and many more. This episode was edited and mixed by Bec Fary and Jon Tjhia. Thank you Dana Affleck, Angelica Neville and Sienna Merope. Also to Cameron Ford and Heidi Pett, and to Behind the Wire’s many participants and volunteers. Behind the Wire is supported by the Bertha Foundation.
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me. Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...
Rank #1: Leslie Stevens: “Depression, Decent”. Leslie Stevens has been on the alt-country circuit for a while, but she hasn't released many recordings. Now, her third album, produced by hometown bud Jonathan Wilson is just out. Hear a stellar cast of musicians backing Stevens' pristine voice on "Depression, Descent."
Rank #2: Nick Cave: Jesus Alone. Nick Cave is a master at creating menacing yet seductive songs. Author, musician, songwriter, actor and screenwriter, this Renaissance man lures us into his 16th album with "Jesus Alone." Photo: Kerry Brown
Rank #1: David Messier: “No Escape”. Love Austin Music Month is quickly coming to a close and we’d be remiss if we didn’t shine the spotlight at least once on Austin treasure David Messier. The former frontman of Boston outfit Papermoon and founder of Same Sky Productions recording studio moved to Texas in 2009 and through his music, Messier’s made the most of the last decade. Historically a high-ranking member of the Grammy’s Recording Academy, Messier is an invaluable music community figurehead with his mitts on SIMS, HAAM, and way more than we can list. Messier’s philanthropy and creative contributions to the local scene as a songwriter, producer, engineer and overall good guy earned him the declaration of June 8th as “David Messier Day” by Austin Mayor Steve Adler. Late last year Messier released his solo album, Time Bomb, and you have two opportunities to hear some selections from it live this weekend. David Messier joins the 11:59 Songwriting Group this Friday at the Cactus Cafe and has another performance this Saturday at One-2-One Bar. Time Bomb is available for streaming and download everywhere so let’s tick towards the weekend and set it off with “No Escape”! –Jack Anderson
Rank #2: Dehd: “Lucky”. Chicago’s DIY scene has become more and more prevalent thanks in no small part to groups like NE-HI and Lala Lala, not to mention solo projects like Accessory and Vail. So naturally when Jason Balla of NE-HI and Accessory met up with Emily Kempf of Lala Lala and Vail, sparks flew, and with the addition of first-timer Eric McGrady on drums, their project Dehd had emerged. All three personalities ring through reverb-heavy surf-infused alternative rock and on their upcoming debut album, Water, Balla and Kempf had to reckon between breaking up romantically and maintaining Dehd’s musical integrity. Turns out their songwriting chemistry is too good to pass up, and we’ll see the trio perform in Austin well before the May 10th release date for Water. You have eight opportunities to catch Dehd next week during SXSW, where you’ll undoubtedly hear some (if not all) of the baker’s dozen of new tunes appearing on Water. No wristband? No worries! Dehd just put out the music video for Water‘s lead single, available today for free download: “Lucky”! –Jack Anderson Dehd’s SXSW Performances Tue. March 12 – Austin, TX @ The Parish – Get A Grip (SXSW) Wed. March 13 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas – Desert Daze (SXSW Wed. March 13 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – Ground Control Touring (SXSW) Thu. March 14 – Austin, TX @ Pearl Street – Pond Mag (SXSW) Thu. March 14 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas – Levitation (SXSW) Fri. March 15 – Austin, TX @ Container Bar – Dr Martens / Collide (SXSW) Fri. March 15 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas Annex – Romancing the Wax / Fire Talk (SXSW) Sat. March 16 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda – Do512’s The Big One (SXSW)
Rank #1: Santogold - L.E.S Artistes. Santogold on IndieFeed Indie Pop
Rank #2: Modern English - It's Ok. "A polished record with an uplifting rhythm, and memorable hook." - Dirt E. Dutch, IndieFeed (Modern English on IndieFeed Indie Pop.)
Rank #1: Chris Staples - Holy Moly. Chris Staples - Holy Moly - from the 2019 album Holy Moly on Barsuk Records.Support the show.
Rank #2: Mac DeMarco - All of Our Yesterdays. Mac DeMarco - All of Our Yesterdays - from the 2019 album Here Comes The Cowboy on Mac's Record Label.Support the show.
Rank #1: Aitua - Lemon Meringue Pie. The Free Music Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free and legal MP3 downloads. It's directed by WFMU,the most renowned freeform radio station in America.
Rank #2: Lemon Yellow Hayes - Clownhenge. The Free Music Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free and legal MP3 downloads. It's directed by WFMU,the most renowned freeform radio station in America.
Rank #1: Band of Horses - The Great Salt Lake (vault). Rebroadcast of Band of Horses on IndieFeed Alternative and Modern Rock
Rank #2: Matt & Kim - Yeah Yeah (from the vault). Matt & Kim reissued on IndieFeed Alternative and Modern Rock
Rank #1: MS2GO #12 Iron & Wine, Indigo Girls, Todd Snider, John Paul White, Aoife O'Donovan & more. What were Mountain Stages favorite performances of 2016? On this special year-end edition of MS2GO, well listen back to live (and lively) performances from Indigo Girls, Aoife ODonovan, John Paul White, Todd Snider, Todd Burge, Tift Merritt, Iron & Wine, and a star-studded tribute to Bob Dylan, all recorded on NPR Music & West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Mountain Stage in 2016. This episode hosted by assistant producer (and 2016 Mountain Stage guest host) Joni Deutsch.
Rank #2: 755 - Dawes, Jason Isbell, Blitzen Trapper, James McMurtry, Matthew Sweet. Dawes, Jason Isbell, Blitzen Trapper, James McMurtry, and Matthew Sweet. Episode 755, recorded in October 2011.
Rank #1: Music That Matters, Vol. 622 - Runcast, Vol. 11. (286548)The 2018 Runcast series kicks off with a mix featuring runner-motivating tunes from Simian Mobile Disco, Belly, and Casper Skulls. As Dale Carnegie once said, "remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday." So who knows who or what's gaining on you...RUN! 1. Hammock - Everything and Nothing2. Mien - Earth Moon3. Beth Orton - 19734. Simian Mobile Disco - Caught in a Wave5. Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs6. Bambara - José Tries to Leave7. Casper Skulls - Primeval8. Fontaines DC - Chequeless Reckless9. Holy Esque - I Am the Truth10. Big Deal - Say Yes11. Baio - The Names12. Austra - Change the Paradigm13. Young Fathers - In My View 14. Dom - Gud Tymes15. Ride - Charm Assault16. Eleanor Friedberger - In Between Stars 17. Haley Heynderickx - Oom Sha La La18. Belly - Shiny One19. Geowulf - Hideaway
Rank #2: Music That Matters, Vol. 668 - Runcast, Vol. 15. KEXP's John Richards takes you along the full journey of a long run with songs of inspiration and fun including the one song he played 13-straight times while running the NY Marathon. Devon Welsh - I’ll Be Your Ladder Star Slinger - Choose Yourself Stats - Lose It TVAM - Psychic Date IDLES - Colossus The Budos Band - Old Engine Oil Left at London - Revolution Lover OCNotes - Better Days Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head Piroshka - Everlastingly Yours Chromatics - Time Rider Lost Under Heaven - Bunny’s Blues Black Belt Eagle Scout - Soft Stud Quivers - You’re Not Always On My Mind Citizen Cope - The River
Rank #1: IDLES. For this year's International Clash Day celebration, KEXP traveled to London for our first-ever live broadcast from Studio 9294. British Band IDLES stopped by to perform songs during the Afternoon Show. Recorded 2/07/2019. 8 songs - Heel/heal, Queens, Faith in the City, 1040 Gotho, Television, Great, Danny Nedelko, Rottweiler.Support the show.
Rank #2: IDLES. It's difficult to think of a band that's had a bigger breakthrough in 2018 than IDLES, but then again, it's different to think about anything else when their furious and vulnerable songs pulverize speakers, venues, and ears in the way that they have all year. Performing four songs from their sophomore album Joy As An Act of Resistance, the Bristol quintet walk into the KEXP Live Room with John Richards and exit 30 minutes later with an instant classic KEXP session under their belts. Recorded 10/04/2018. 4 songs - Colossus, Never Fight A Man With A Perm, Television, Danny NedelkoSupport the show.
Rank #1: Craig Finn Is Interested In The High And The Hangover. Craig Finn is one of the most eloquent storytellers in music. The people at the heart of his songs are filled with emotions and often flaws. As he says, he's interested in the high and the hangover. On his third solo album, 'I Need a New War', the people at the heart of these songs have seen a lot, and unlike some of the characters in his band, The Hold Steady, who embrace the bad decisions, they're trying to do the right thing. How that works out for them? Debatable. But that's the thing about Craig. These songs are nuanced. You'll find yourself laughing with a character in the first verse and on the verge of tears by the last chorus. Craig's got a knack for geography as well, and he'll tell some great stories about touring the country, including one about the most unfriendly bar in Montana.
Rank #2: Mumford And Sons' Ben Lovett Stays Devoted To Shining A Light On Independent Talent. It started with notes scribbled on napkins. Ben Lovett was touring the 2015 album 'Wilder Mind' with his band, Mumford and Sons, and sketching out his dream venue on whatever paper scraps he could. Having previously built his reputation for curation on a club-night-turned-independent-record-label called Communion, Ben wanted to give that spirit a home in the form of a music venue. Ben turned his dream into a reality called Omeara, a 320-capacity venue near London Bridge. On our recent World Cafe trip to London, Ben invited us to come check out Omeara. He showed us around and explained his philosophy on what makes a good venue, which includes dignified accommodations for artists unlike the "toilet touring" he describes experiencing early on in Mumford and Sons' career. Ben also explained how he turned a former railway arch into a completely soundproof space, and why no matter how big things get for Mumford and Sons, he'll always stay devoted to shining a light on independent talent.
Rank #1: The Eels Tear Things Apart To Find the Beauty Inside . Through his band the Eels, singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett has drawn on the tragedy and turmoil in his life and counters it with humor and hope. He is the son of a quantum physicist who developed the Many Worlds Theory, who now has a son himself. Eels’ latest, The Deconstruction, brings the feelings with a bit of wry optimism, and plenty of reflecting. It brings Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, to the studio to play some stripped-down versions of his songs and perhaps tell tales of the world around him and how he balances all that with tour and family and being kind. -Caryn Havlik "There are times you have to tear something apart to find something beautiful inside." -E, EELS guy Watch the session here:
Rank #2: Baroque-Pop and Folk-Leaning Songs From Henry Jamison . It would be easy to label the Vermont-based singer/songwriter Henry Jamison as a folk musician. After all, his voice sounds a little like Nick Drake, and he’s covered a song by Canadian folkie Gordon Lightfoot. His songs are full of vivid and arresting imagery, and on this record, Gloria Duplex, he addresses toxic masculinity, drops in some feminine wisdom, draws on an Irish folk ballad, and distills psychological writings. The record was produced by Thomas Bartlett, aka “Doveman”, and contains bits and bytes of unexpected electronica that give way to sweet, anthemic, and richly textured baroque pop that hearkens to the 1960’s. Henry Jamison and his band play some of these songs, in-studio. Set list: GloriaTrue NorthReading Days
Rank #1: Best Songs of 2016. The entire episode is dedicated to our favorite songs released in 2016, featuring picks from our production team (Adrian, Ashleyanne, and Dawson), and guest picks by Jay Som's Melina Duterte, Day Wave's Jackson Phillips, Bells Atlas' Sandra Lawson-Ndu, and journalist Alyssa Pereira.
Rank #2: 4th of July BBQ playlist. The perfect summer BBQ is a sum of all its parts: sunshine, grill, good company, and the perfect playlist. Lucky for you, we’ve taken care of one of those elements for you. The Noise Pop Podcast has put in the work and assembled the ultimate Fourth of July BBQ playlist for you. This hour long playlist follows the ebb and flow of a summer gathering, from the initial excitement, to the gradual climax and then chilled out afterglow. Enjoy! Track Listing: "Losing You” — Solange, True “San Francisco” - Foxygen, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic “Jump In The Line (Shake Senora)” — Harry Belafonte, Jump Up Calypso “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” — Tame Impala, Lonerism “CIA” — Christian Bland and The Revelators, Pig Boat Blues “New Theory” — Washed Out, Life of Leisure “In The Summertime” — Mungo Jerry, In The Summertime “Let’s Go Surfing” — The Drums, The Drums “Me Gustas Tu” — Manu Chao, Próxima Estación: Esperanza “Next Time Around” — Little Joy, Little Joy “Seed 2.0” — The Roots, Phrenology “Cheap Beer” — FIDLAR. FIDLAR “Higher Ground” — TNGHT, EP “Vivrant Thing” — Q-Tip, Amplified “P*ssy” — Brazilian Girls, Brazilian Girls “QueenS” — THEESatisfaction, awE naturalE "Every Day Should Be A Holiday” — Dandy Warhols, The Dandy Warhols Come Down “Something About You” — Terry Malts, Killing Time “Weight” — Mikal Cronin, MCII “If She Wants Me” — Belle and Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress “Orange Blossoms” — Gardens & Villa, Gardens & Villa “Blue Hawaii” — ASTR, Varsity EP
Rank #1: Bon Iver Live From the 9:30 Club. The love for Justin Vernon and Bon Iver at Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club was so overwhelming for this performance, it seemed fans might storm the stage and eat the humble frontman alive. The stage was set with just the essentials, bathed in thin columns of warmly colored lights. It was just enough to reveal the faces of a thousand or so glassy-eyed fans who mouthed the words to every song and swayed in a state of pure bliss. 8/4/11 Perth Minnesota, WI Towers Holocene Creature Fear Flume Hinnom, TX Wash. Brackett, WI Blood Bank Re: Stacks Calgary Wolves (Act I and II) ENCORE: Skinny Love Beth/Rest For Emma
Rank #2: The Avett Brothers: Newport Folk Festival 2009. The Avett Brothers stomped and hollered high-energy songs from its new album at Newport Folk.
Rank #1: Yucky Duster – Gofer. https://kpsusongoftheday.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/yucky-duster-gofer.mp3
Rank #2: Pat Moon – Feel You. https://kpsusongoftheday.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/pat-moon-dont-hide-from-the-light-01-feel-you.mp3
Rank #1: Show 333 | Buffalo NY. From Buffalo, New York this week's episode features some of the best young musicians in the country performing concerto repertoire with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of JoAnn Falletta. A 15-year-old pianist performs a frothy piano concerto movement by Beethoven, a teenage cellist, who's parents are actually players in the orchestra, performs Shostakovich ... and the Buffalo Phil plays a new work by an 18-year-old composer.
Rank #2: Show 370 from Atlanta Feat. Lara Downes. From The Breman Museum in Atlanta, this week's From the Top is a special program celebrating Jewish contributions to classical music featuring concert pianist Lara Downes as our guest host. We'll hear a 14-year-old share what it's like to grow up in a Korean and Jewish household, a new piece by a Jewish-American teenage composer gets its broadcast debut, and a spectacular 18-year-old clarinetist performs a movement from Leonard Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.