Torch and Twang 3/5/13

Tonight on Torch and Twang, Eric plays some old favorites as well as a few artists never to grace the T&T airwaves.

Playlist:

Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
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David Ramirez- Stick Around- Apologies

Israel Nash Gripka- Drown- Barn Doors & Concrete Floors

Langhorne Slim- Cinderella- Be Set Free

The Be Good Tanyas- Lakes of Pontchartain- Blue Horse

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Systems Officer – In This World

Side project of Zach Smith (amazing bassist of Pinback), Systems Officer was never meant to go anywhere. With some time after the 2007 Pinback Autumn of the Seraphs, Smith was able to record Systems Officer’s only album, the aptly-titled Underslept. His signature Pinback sound shines through the entire album, but the music as a whole is much more down-tempo and moody. Original piano lines and creative drum fills give the album a very full sound while still maintaining a very minimalist, separated feeling. Check out their song “In This World” off the album Underslept below.

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Alpine – Hands

Australian six-piece Alpine make pop music the likes of which are unmatched. Taking a more “sophisticated” take on indie-pop, Alpine has opened for The Jezebels, played SXSW, and was named Triple J’s Feature Album, all before experiencing an American release. Due for USA release in May, A Is For Alpine is chock full of hypnotic beats, fuzzy synths, and sweet harmonies. Check out the unsettling music video for “Hands” off their album A Is For Alpine below. Read More…

El Ten Eleven – Central Nervous Piston

Los Angeles duo El Ten Eleven could easily be classified as a wunderkind. Using all sorts of effects, loops, electronic drum kits, and harmonics, you’ll be amazed at the sounds these two rockers can come up with. Formed in 2002, they’ve put out five album, each a little different than the last. The guitarist plays a handmade, double-neck guitar (one of which is a bass, the other being a standard guitar); it’s incredible to watch him tap bass notes and guitar notes at the same time. The instrumental mathy post-rock they put out is nothing like any other music out there. With creative riffs, layering upon layering of loops, and time-centered beats, El Ten Eleven is probably the most creative band you’ve heard in a while. Check out “Central Nervous Piston” off their 2005 self-titled album below. Read More…

Asian Invasion 03/04/2013

The playlist from tonight’s show:

Jevice – “너를 향한 마음 / Cause Of U”
Yoon Si Yoon – “사귀고 싶어 / I Want To Date You”
Fat Cat – “눈물 / Tears Rain”
Verbal Jint – “이게 사랑이 아니면 / If It Ain’t Love (feat. Ailee)”
J.Lyn – “밤이면 밤마다 / Evening After Evening”
A-Treez – “반 / Half (feat. Han Seung Hee of Monday Kiz)”
Girls Day – “White Day”
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The Basement – 2/28/13

Big thanks to Reconnect and Kyle Brown for coming in and hanging out tonight.

Be sure to tune in next week when we have Simien the Whale in the studio

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

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