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.
You can head over to wmucradio.com or directly stream WMUC here. Either way, it’s going to be a great show.
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:
Viva Espana! (Photo by Anna)
We’ve never done a mixtape before, so seeing as how I’ve been noticeably absent from the Fresh Heirs family in the past few weeks, I decided I would redeem myself by sharing my autumn playlist with the world. I’ll get philosophical and give you the tracklist after the jump… Continue reading
Fresh Heirs’ favorite female four-piece is back with a new video for the single from their upcoming album The Fool, “Undertow.” The video from Shannyn Sossamon captures the essence of the song and the song perfectly soundtracks the visuals. It’s another great way for this band to capture some exposure it rightly deserves. Plus, I’ve seen them twice this year (at Ottobar and 9:30 Club) and both times they blew me away. All praise is deserved.
Also, another thing I noticed is that the video is listed on the account “WarpaintVEVO,” which to me makes it look like the band is going to make a jump into mainstream consciousness because for right now, it doesn’t seem like your average run of the mill indie band has a VEVO profile, so that will be something to watch as well.
Awesome stuff happens quickly these days. So when I got a message yesterday afternoon inviting me to go to the sold out xx, Warpaint, and Zola Jesus show at 9:30 Club last night, I jumped at the chance. I’d heard some buzz about Zola Jesus and how they were a band to watch as time goes on, I saw Warpaint at Ottobar in August and was incredibly impressed with them, and I saw the xx at Sasquatch in May and thought they put on a solid show, but it didn’t quite resonate with me like I thought it would.
Warpaint at Ottobar. (photo by Anna)
Fresh Heirs had the pleasure of checking out Warpaint last month at Ottobar with Beach Fossils and Javelin, a show that did not disappoint one bit. Warpaint was eerie, awesome, and intense, all qualities that can be applied to “Undertow,” the lead single for The Fool, the debut Warpaint full-length to be released October 25.
“Undertow” strings together harmonies with simple laid-back guitars, but the drums becoming pounding, adding more intensity to the song. Live, this song was simply amazing, and the recording does do it justice. But still, if you want to see get the whole Warpaint experience, go see them live, as they are touring with the xx. However, if you live in the DC area, October 5′s 9:30 Club show is sold out.
“Undertow” via Stereogum
Dustin Payseur of Beach Fossils (photo by Daniel)
With the summer winding down and people going different directions to different schools and countries, it was time for one last Fresh Heirs jaunt into the music world. The setting of the Ottobar, where the first Fresh Heirs trip for Real Estate was, with Beach Fossils, Javelin, and Warpaint seemed to be perfect. Beach Fossils had been a summer soundtrack for all of us, we’re always up for some electric beats with Javelin, and the prospect of a four-piece girl band in Warpaint was always enticing.
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It comes that time again for Fresh Heirs to go to another show in Baltimore. It’s been several months since our last one, so once again we’re heading out to the Ottobar for a show we’re quite excited about: Warpaint, Javelin, Beach Fossils and Polygons.
Polygons are quite unknown to me, so I look forward to seeing what they could bring to the bill, however, we’re quite familiar with Beach Fossils (Anna’s bffs with them) and their lo-fi late summer vibes.
Javelin threw quite a show at Whartscape this year, with their dancey tracks to Remington.
The headliner Warpaint, who have released one EP, perform wonderful psychedelic dream pop to the stage to close out the night. It should be a wonderful night, and if you’re in the Baltimore area, I recommend attending.
No word if any bands will have coozies.
EDIT: Upon research, Polygons is an improv-electro band, which should be intense. It’s only been one month and two days since Fresh Heirs last went to a show together. And Anna is not bffs with Beach Fossils. We’re looking forward to enjoy some more beach aesthetic while taking in electro beats.
If you’re one of our Canadian readers, I’m sure you were thrilled to see Beach Fossils come up and play shows in Toronto and Montreal tonight and tomorrow. Unfortunately, due to some “issues,” that isn’t going to happen. But the next best thing, a live Daytrotter session from Dustin Payseur and the gang, is available for your listening pleasure.
Yesterday, the band, currently on tour with Warpaint and Javelin posted the following note to its Canadian fans on its Facebook page:
We had to cancel our dates in Toronto and Montreal due to passport issues (ie losing them). We are very sorry, but we promise to see you soon!
But the real reason we’re here is the Daytrotter session. While the most notable collection of live Beach Fossils music out there is an NYC Taper set from Glasslands in January and the Pitchfork office party performance, both of which do not show the true depth of the band’s live potential. But this Daytrotter session does. The band is crisp and together, meaning the songs sound exactly like they do on the album. The only difference is that the live aspect of the recordings gives it a more personal feeling, a feeling that you’re actually there in the room with the band as they play these songs. The song selection is great as well, as “Sometimes” is one of my favorites off the album and “The Horse,” “Wide Awake,” and “Youth” are solid as well. This Daytrotter is a must download for anyone, and, of course, free.
Speaking of being in the room with the band as they play these songs, there’s a possibility that Fresh Heirs may or may not be at the final show of the Warpaint/Javelin/Beach Fossils tour at the Ottobar on August 17. It’s a possibility. So stay tuned.