Nuggets 324 – Covers X – Morning

Covers, lots of covers. On discovering a new artist my first instinct is to seek out the songs that they have covered by other artists.

There is a strong Daniel Johnston vibe to this mix.

M Ward - The story of an artist - Granada 22-05-11
Cat Power - Satisfaction (Live)
Au Revoir Simone - Fade Into You (Live on KEXP)
Adam Green acoustic - What A Waster (The Libertines cover) - live Ampere Munich 2014-02-06
Sophie Madeleine - Zorbing (Stornoway Cover) - Ukulele
Pacific UV - Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want (2012/5/20 Legacy Taipei)
Wilco - True Love Will Find You In The End (Live on KEXP)
Luna - Everybody's Takin' - Live
Yo La Tengo - Friday I'm in Love [The Cure] (Live in London)
Meaghan Smith - "Here Comes Your Man" [live]
Weezer - Africa (starring Weird Al Yankovic)
Chromatics Running Up That Hill Live Pitchfork 2012
Bruce Springsteen - Dream baby dream - Sydney 2014-02-19 multicam, soundboard audio

#13th-floor-elevators-adam-green, #alex-winston, #au-revoir-simone, #ben-gibbard, #bruce-springsteen, #cat-power, #chromatics, #computer-magic, #dusty-springfield, #equatics, #feist, #glass-candy, #jens-lekman, #joensuu-1685, #luna, #m-ward, #mattiel, #meaghan-smith, #pacificuv, #porcelain-raft, #sophie-madeleine, #t-v-on-the-radio, #thao-the-get-down-stay-down, #the-dynamics, #the-field, #the-hood-internet, #the-parvarim, #the-radio-dept, #tracey-thorn, #weezer, #whitney, #whyte-horses, #wilco, #yo-la-tengo

Nuggets 244 – LoFi

 Nuggets 244 - LoFi

Todays words are rough, grungy, unfinished and unsettling.

This mix combines some bands that are new to me with some of the usual suspects.

That’s Naomi Punk on the cover and there’s four tracks in the mix to savour.


Born out of the DIY grunge/punk scene in Seattle/Olympia Washington, Naomi Punk channels the sound of their punk ancestry through warped and strident guitars, beautifully jarring hooks, and heavy tribal drums. It’s hard to wrap your head around it all, but it’s guaranteed to blast your skull apart.

The trio–comprised of Travis Benjamin Coster, Neil Gregorson, and Nicolas Luempert–are childhood friends who grew up just outside Seattle. Coster is currently living in Seattle, making music and art, and Gregorson and Luempert are studying music/art at Evergreen State College in Olympia. After playing in several independent projects (U, Masters and Johnson, Seahouse) they formed Naomi Punk.

Their first record, The Feeling was released in April 2012 on Vancouver’s Couple Skate Records, and re-released by Brooklyn’s Captured Tracks in October 2012. The Feeling is one of the year’s most original in the punk/DIY/best-new-band-on-the-planet category.

We were fortunate to have Naomi Punk lay down a killer session just before they played a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Calvin Love and Mac DeMarco, and then we saw them again at the Savannah Stopover Festival in Savannah and they blew our minds completely apart.

Watch Naomi Punk perform “The Spell” and”Burned Body” off The Feeling as well as a new song, “Television Man,” [below].

The mix starts off with Yo La Tengo from their latest album, Fade. Its good to see them rocking on – 30 years of making music! There’s also tracks from the new Deerhunter album – Monomania – which I am still absorbing.

Is it me or does the P.S. Eliot track sound like the Banana Splits intro? Surely not, Katie Crutchfield and her sister wouldn’t even have been born when the series was playing…

Almost all the tracks are up so those blessed with a web browser that speaks Flash, enjoy.

Yo La Tengo - Ohm (Live on KEXP)

the banana splits adventure hour (original intro)

#broken-water, #deerhunter, #dirty-beaches, #hilly-eye, #la-parca-music, #mind-spiders, #mmoss, #naomi-punk, #night-manager, #p-s-eliot, #pill-wonder, #september-girls, #spectrals, #speedy-ortiz, #terror-bird, #the-babies, #the-brian-jonestown-massacre, #yo-la-tengo