Snobcast: We Don’t Play Anything You Would Like

Written by  //  November 19, 2007  //  The Conservatory  //  1 Comment

Do you feel like every week there’s some band your “eccentric” co-worker/friend is trying to turn you on to? Are you confused as to which band with the word “wolf” or “horse” you’re supposed to like? Lucky for you, every week DJ Father Guido spends hours in his lab sifting through bits and bytes of hipster blog entries and indie magazines searching for the finest aural pleasures available. Then the Father compiles them here for you to enjoy in the comfort of the Donnybrook Campus.

Pj_harvey So lately I’ve been featuring a lot of mainstream artists. Ever since I featured The Go! Team, I’ve been focused on the hip-hop tip. It started off OK (Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip, Common feat. Lily Allen, The Hood Internet) but then I found myself writing about Fergie. Well that stops here. This week we revert back to the indie hipster scene.

I’ve never been a PJ Harvey fan, but lately I’ve been listening to a lot of kick-ass females (Tegan & Sara, Feist, Bela Karoli) so I thought I’d try out White Chalk, PJ’s newest (released Sept. 24). White Chalk is PJ Harvey’s eighth album. She started recording for this album after finishing and releasing last year’s PJ Harvey: The Peel Sessions. Last year she also released PJ Harvey On Tour: Please Leave Quietly,  her first DVD.

Harvey has gone through many transformations on each album, kinda like an indie Madonna. On White Chalk, she has morphed from rocker girl to Victorian waif. This new album uses  piano in place of guitars. So, naturally, I chose the song "The Piano" to open this week’s Snobcast.

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"The Piano"    PJ Harvey    White Chalk

"1234"    Feist    The Reminder

"Trouble"    Throw Rag    13 Ft. And Rising – Oh, how I wish this band was still together. Best washboard player ever.
"Lost Limbs"    Lion SizedI don’t have any strong feelings about this band, but I know a lot of people love these local Denver punks. I do really dig this song. I think it’s an anti-war ditty, nut let me know what you think.
"XR2"    M.I.A.    Kala

"Humble Mumble"    Outkast    Stankonia – "Too Democratic/Republican fuck it/We chicken nugget/Dip in the sauce like mop and bucket." What more do I need to say?
"Robeson"    Saul Williams    Amethyst Rock Star – Slam Poetry gets a bad rep., but anyone who has ever heard this man knows he is a genius.
"Soul Machine"    The Salsoul Invention – I recently received the first mix-tape from the BFF Music Club. This awesome techno-funk was track #4. Thanks to Nina Berry I and Prof. Honeydew.
"Everybody Knows You Cried Last Night"    The Fratellis    Costello Music

"BB Baise"    BB Brunes   

"Misunderstanding"    The Electric Soft Parade    No Need To Be Downhearted

"Put The Sun Back"    The Coral    Roots & Echoes

"Moribund"    The Bastard Fairies    Memento Mori

"A Pair of Brown Eyes"    The Pogues    Rum, Sodomy & The Lash

"Silver Rocket"    Sonic Youth    Daydream Nation

"Un Autre Introduction"    DJ Shadow    The Private Press – Shadow raids those lost LP’s so I don’t have to.
"No Excuses"     Dynomite D Featuring Kid Koala    By The Way – This is just straight-up, no frills, old-school/new-school hip-hop.
"Getting into the Jam"    Electric 6     Fire – Every song these guys do feels like the an indie-rock riot.
"You’re Supposed To Be My Friend"    1990s    Cookies

"That’s What Ice Cream Is"    Amerie vs New Young Pony Club – Another Hood Internet banger. I couldn’t help myself.
"Aerodynamic"    Daft Punk    Discovery

DISCLAIMER: Songs featured on the Snobcast are FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY. If you like what you hear, go buy the albums – contact us if you don’t know where to find them. And if we feature your music and you want it taken off the Snobcast, email us at Rock!

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One Comment on "Snobcast: We Don’t Play Anything You Would Like"

  1. Anton November 20, 2007 at 12:23 pm · Reply

    Polly Jean? An indie Madonna? Frightful!
    But that reminds me of another occasion of dishonour.
    A student of a colleague once wrote, (so insightful)
    that Mary Wollstonecraft was a “pre-Madonna”

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