So finally I’m at the end of my lists that have explained my lack of constant posting in the past month. We’re in for a ride.
Tag Archives: The Drums
Today at 4 p.m. on University of Maryland’s WMUC, I’m going to be counting down my Top 25 (Radio Friendly) Songs of 2010 on “In Afternoon Air.” This list will be a little different from my Top 50 Songs of 2010 list, seeing as how there are some songs out there (“Younger Us” by Japandroids, anything by Kanye or Big Boi) that are not suitable for FM radio play. So for now, it’s just those songs that can be played on the radio. I think I have a pretty solid list put together, so definitely take the time to head on over at 4 p.m. to WMUC to check it out.
EDIT: Download the show here!
Afterwards, I’m going to post my Top 25 (Radio Friendly) Songs of 2010 here along with a link to download the show for your later listening pleasure.
Enjoy the show.
UPDATE (2:38 p.m.): Tune in at 3:30 because Denver’s Tennis is going to be in the studio on Victory Sweater, the show before mine. So stoked to see Tennis play in the studio because I’m missing them tonight at 9:30 Club. Listen here!
UPDATE (7:21 p.m.): So Tennis was late and didn’t actually get to play, which was a bit of a disappointment. However, they did sit down with Youth Orientation‘s Reese and seemed like some of the nicest people ever, which was awesome. And also, my Top 25 (Radio Friendly) Songs of 2010:
In the long lines of bizarre things I have heard, this might just be the most bizarre. Anna shot this mashup track over to me earlier this morning to play “Name that sample!” and I was not disappointed. Dream Drunk (aka Joel Straley) combines just about everything imaginable under the sun into “Have You Ever Been Sleeping…?” (streaming after the jump), an amazing clash of sound.
When I first burst onto the music scene, my immediate favorite venue was 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. I saw Sonic Youth there in 2006 from the balcony and then Albert Hammond, Jr. in 2007 from the floor, and both concerts were some of the best experiences I’ve had. I thought it was the start of frequenting the venue, but a very, very long drought ensued.
Because of my positioning in College Park, I couldn’t join Kevin for the Panda Bear lovefest at Ottobar, so I instead hopped on the Green line and broke my 9:30 Club drought for The Drums and Surfer Blood, two bands that broke onto the scene in 2009 and backed up the hype with great albums in 2010.
Our blog buddy Gabrielle over at All Things Inspiring debuted her new mixtape this afternoon to celebrate the first day of September. It’s the perfect segue from the amazing summer jams we’ve been privileged to hear this year, to the fall, when all of these gorgeous folk gems will be more than appropriate. So take a listen to her favorites (and ours too!) while you peruse her charming design blog!
With Fresh Heirs starting halfway through the year, recapping everything that has happened so far in 2010 would be a little unreasonable and a little tedious. So instead, we’re bringing you recaps from the staff that show what caught each writer’s eye so far in 2010, providing a little snapshot as we move into the future. Here’s Daniel’s take on things: