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Shale playlist

Wednesday. 09 May 2012. 10:00 UTC
It’s springtime rainy days in London—as good a time as any for a new playlist heavy on differing versions of St. James Infirmary Blues. Introducing Shale, thirteen songs to brood and sulk by.


01. Knock Knock. The Accidental.
02. Oh My Heart. REM.
03. St. James Infirmary. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.
04. Mostly Waving. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton.
05. St. James Infirmary. Bobby Bland.
06. Western Eyes. Portishead.
07. Life in a Glasshouse. Radiohead.
08. Going to Georgia. The Mountain Goats.
09. So. Central Rain. REM.
10. St. James Infirmary. Snooks Eaglin.
11. What’s a Girl to do. Bat for Lashes.
12. St. James Infirmary Coda. Decembler.
13. Where Did You Sleep Last Night. Nirvana.



Stewdio music on Studio Music

Monday. 19 September 2011. 11:00 UTC
Studio Music is a blog that “provides an insight into the creative process of visual practitioners, through the music that they listen to whilst working.” (Text from their About page.) And today they’ve posted my current top ten countdown complete with little anecdotes per song. (The direct link is http://studiomusic.fm/_smith.html.) Because a lot of these tracks have a nice music video visual component I’ve posted YouTube embeds here along with the original text. —Stewart More after the jump…

Autumnal tunes in residence

Friday. 01 October 2010. 13:00 UTC
01. Wolves. Phosphorescent.

02. Figure 8. Elliott Smith (covering Blossom Dearie).
03. Paranoid Android. Radiohead.
04. Going to Georgia. The Mountain Goats.
05. Everytime I’m with You. Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse, featuring Jason Lytle.
06. Drift. John Larsen.
07. Falling Man. Blonde Redhead.
08. So. Central Rain. R.E.M.
09. Hated Because of Great Qualities. Blonde Redhead.
10. * For the Damaged Coda. Blonde Redhead.
11. World Leader Pretend. R.E.M.
12. Hairshirt. R.E.M.
13. Tonight. Sibylle Baier.
14. Lizzy. Ben Kweller.
15. Soothe. Smashing Pumpkins.
16. Two-Headed Boy Part 2. Neutral Milk Hotel.
17. Famous Blue Raincoat. Leonard Cohen.
18. Mill Town. Bob Martin.
19. Do Re Mi. Nirvana.
20. Figure 8. Blossom Dearie.



The Pendulum Swings Again

Wednesday. 22 September 2010. 00:00 UTC

Today we are very happy to release the video for Tomas Halberstad’s new single The Pendulum Swings Again. Have a listen as you journey to the far reaches of the universe to meet some new (non-human) friends. Inspired by The Last Starfighter, WarGames, the original Tron, various others.



2010 Summer Playlist o' Nostalgia

Monday. 12 July 2010. 12:00 UTC
Because there’s really something to listening to the same songs over, and over, and over.

01. Up the Down Escalator. The Chameleons.
02. Like a Fool. Superchunk.
03. Travel as I Wait. Tomas Halberstad.
04. Lessons Learned. Matt & Kim.
05. Milk It. Nirvana.
06. Oh Messy Life. Cap’n Jazz.
07. Two-Headed Boy. Neutral Milk Hotel.
08. A Chicken with its Head Cut Off. The Magnetic Fields.
09. NYC’s Like a Graveyard. The Moldy Peaches.
10. Tightrope. Yeasayer.
11. Sleepless. The Decemberists.
12. Running up that Hill. Kate Bush.
13. Hounds of Love. Kate Bush.
14. Time. David Bowie.
15. All My Friends. LCD Soundsystem.