Radio Classic: Broken Bells and Marissa Nadler

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The final radio repost from 2014, which actually means it’s the first Take Two session I did last year (we’re going in reverse chronology here). I might actually dig Shirley’s picks a lil better than my own. She’s got Uncle Tupelo and Band of Horses. Me? Broken Bells’ After the Disco and Marissa Nadler’s July. Dig in:

Radio Classic: Swans and Walter Martin

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In which I bring the glorious din of Swans to KPCC’s listeners. Walt Martin too.

Radio Classic: Parquet Courts and Fucked Up

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In finally posting all of these radio appearances from last year, I’m realizing it must have seemed like I had a obsession with pushing public radio’s bounds. This session: Fucked Up’s Glass Boys, and Parquet Courts’ Sunbathing Animal.

Radio Classic: RiFF RAFF and How to Dress Well

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I’m proud to say I brought RiFF RAFF’s music to public radio. Oh, and How to Dress Well. Check out this 2014 Take Two “Tuesday Reviewsday” classic.

Radio Classic: Bleachers and Madlib

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Cleaning out the radio vaults! Here’s me on Bleachers’ Strange Desire and Madlib’s Rock Konducta. Co-critic Steve Hochman gets jazz-punk. Hear here:

Radio Radio: Run the Jewels and Grouper

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Clearing out the vaults. Here’s an October visit to KPCC’s Take Two, in which I tricked public radio listeners into listening to Run the Jewels and Grouper.

Radio Radio: D’Angelo, Caribou, Doug Paisley, Angel Olsen, and More Best Music of 2014

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Another one from the vault. Shirley Halperin and I talk about some of our favorite albums from 2014. My picks included excellent works by D’Angelo (also reviewed for SPIN), Doug Paisley, Angel Olsen, and Caribou. Listen up here: