Snobcast: We Don’t Play Anything You Would Like

Written by  //  November 26, 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.

This Weeks Feature:

Glasvegaslogo The name alone is awesome. Imagine Las Vegas but with a bunch of Scots. Instead, Glasvegas is something much more accessible, a pop band.

Glasvegas are an unsigned experimental pop band who hail from Glasgow, Scotland.  On the song "Daddy’s Gone" they sound like a mash-up of the Ramones and the Beach Boys. Glasgow isn’t known for its surf music, but that’s the territory these lads are wading through.

The song is about, well, obviously, a father who has left his family. This could easily be mistaken for a ’50s doo-wop B-side, but here it is one of the most heartfelt songs I’ve heard all year. Maybe that is why no big labels have come calling yet. Glasvegas just isn’t modern. Unless if modern is the reemergence of the Jesus & Mary Chain.

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"Daddy’s Gone"    Glasvegas    Daddy’s Gone – Single

"My Chosen One"    Guillemots    from the cliFfs
Fyfe Dangerfield – My Chosen One

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"Kissing the Lipless"    The Shins    Chutes Too Narrow

"Adieu"    Enter Shikari    Take To The Skies

"Hanging In A Tie"    South Ambulance    Labrador summer sampler 2007 – Another great contribution from Prof. Honeydew. I’ve enjoyed many of the artists off of this sampler. This song is a couple years old now so I don’t know why it was on this year’s summer sampler, but it’s a sweet pop song with distorted drums and jangling guitars.

"Tahiti"    Bat For Lashes    Fur And Gold

"Bumps and Bruises"    The Wheel    Desire and Dissolving Men – The Wheel is the alter ego of Nathaniel Rateliff (of Born in the Flood fame). This is a heavy contender for my favorite local release of 2007. Not surprisingly, it has guest musicians from my other two favorite releases this year: Julie Davis of Bela Karoli and Carrie Beeder of Nathan & Stephen and Bela Karoli.

"Sawdust & Diamonds"    Joanna Newsom    Ys

"Mary Jo"    Belle & Sebastian    Tigermilk – This is a perfect companion song to my feature on Glasvegas. "Daddy’s Gone" is a song about being without someone and it is also the Glasgow, Scotland band’s debut. "Mary Jo" was off of the debut album from Belle & Sebastian, from Glasgow, and is about loneliness.

"Michelle"    The Beatles    Rubber Soul

"Dog"    El Perro Del Mar    El Perro Del Mar

"Heart With No Companion"    Leonard Cohen    Various Positions

"Jesse James"    The Pogues    Rum, Sodomy & The Lash – Well, this is the second week in a row that I have the Pogues on here. They rock but I included this one because it’s kind of sad and lonely too. i was going for lonely on this edition.

"Hallelujah"    Jeff Buckley    Grace

"Garrie"    The Life There Is

"Floorplan"    Tegan and Sara    The Con

"Riffs And Variations On A Single Note For Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, And The King of Swing, To Name A Few"    Sufjan Stevens    Come On Feel The Illinoise! – Oh Sufjan and your pretentious song titles. You fit right in here at Donnybrook. Maybe you could open the Church of Donnybrook.

"Sunday Eyes"    Blue Million Miles    Blue Million Miles – These guys are close, close friends of Donnybrook and we have watched them grow just in the past year. How proud we are of you guys. I personally have gone from thinking "meh" to thinking "wow, god damn! you guys aren’t just fun to hang out with but your music freakin’ rocks."

"I’m Cool (Interlude)"    Outkast    Stankonia – It’s fuckin’ cold out.

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

  1. Toastface Killa November 28, 2007 at 7:24 am · Reply

    Glasgow is pretty hard to beat if you’re a sensitive, music loving hipster. Apart form B&S and their shadowpeople Camera Obscura, you’ve got such a rich legacy: Teenage Fanclub, Orange Juice, The Pastels, Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, Soup Dragons, The Trash Can Sinatras, Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Aztec Camera… even David fuckin’ Byrne and Bobby motherfucka Gillespie… I heart Glasgow.

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