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Weekly POPcast #40, New Releases

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 02/03/2011 by Outerbeat

A brand new month means two things: (1) getting one month older and (2) a “new release” edition on Outerbeat. As usual, every first week of the month we play the finest new releases from all over the globe.

From the North American region we’ve got Dum Dum Girls (a band with Vaseline-inspired moniker who just released He Gets Me High on Subpop), Young Prisms (who just released the surf-tinged album Friends for Now on Kanine), the husband-and-wife duo Tennis, and three bands from the Big Apple in particular: Vivian Girls (whose album Share the Joy –named after an obscure 60s movie soundtrack– can be pre-ordered at Polyvinyl’s website), Dream Diary (just released You Are the Beat on Kanine), and Beach Fossils (to release What a Pleasure EP soon this month).

From Europe we’ve got The Raveonettes (to release their fifth album Raven in the Grave), My Little Pony — now known as Mylittlepony, which is way easier to Google ;D — who just released Making Marks on Spoon Train, and finally the world’s beloved Labradorian Acid House Kings with a track off their latest album Music Sounds Better with You.

From Asia, meanwhile, we’ve got Pagi Mentari, a new 90s pop revival band from Bandung, Indonesia and Texas Pandaa, the Japanese shoegaze pop act who will come to Yogyakarta, Indonesia this year (wink, nudge).

Enjoy!

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Weekly POPcast #33, a Labrador Records special

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , on 13/01/2011 by Outerbeat

Both from Sweden

To most of us over here, Sweden means IKEA furniture, Jönköping matches, and quality pop music. We were talking about the last on tonight’s Outerbeat.

We went all woof as the show was dedicated to Labrador Records, “Sweden’s and the world’s finest purveyor of pop music” in their own words. Founded in 1997 by Bengt Rahm and merged with Johan Angergård’s Summersound Records a couple of years later, the label has been tirelessly sniffing out good Swedish music and bring it in to us all over the globe.

In homage to the label, we chose 10 Labrador artists and played a song from each artist (trust me, it was hard to pick just ten). We even had requests sent in hours before the show started. We played both old and new artists, ranging from Tribeca‘s synth-tinged pop to Pelle Carlberg‘s amusing parody of… you know who (or you will, when you listen to the podcast). Oh, and Acid House Kings and Club 8 as well, naturally. 😉

 

Popcast #33 > Labrador Records Special by Outerbeat on Mixcloud

Weekly POPcast #32, New Year’s Giveaway and Heartbreaks Abound

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05/01/2011 by Outerbeat

Allo Darlin'

What better way to start a brand new year than with a number of good pop songs (and two “heartbreak” songs in a row)? In this episode we had Allo Darlin’ pleading to spend New Year with them, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (“Heart In Your Heartbreak”) and Brilliant at Breakfast (“Nobody Ever Died of a Broken Heart [but I Don’t Want To Be the First]”). To celebrate the new year, we also gave away a copy of Brilliant at Breakfast’s debut full album, which is to be launched on the 11th,to a lucky listener!

We also had Frente, Horowitz, Asobi Seksu, Wild Nothing, Oláfachada, and an emerging ukulele duo from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Answer Sheet. Closing the show on a lighter note was This Many Boyfriends with their amusing song “I Don’t Like You (‘Cos You Don’t Like The Pastels)”. Also requests of Club 8, The Drums and Acid House Kings.

Happy New Year.. and enjoy!

Popcast #32 > Brilliant At Breakfast, Horowitz, Answer Sheet by Outerbeat on Mixcloud

Weekly POPcast #20, this love is as good as any other, isn’t it?

Posted in Podcast with tags , , , , , , , , on 18/10/2010 by Outerbeat

Why is it that this love we have upsets them?
Why is it that they find this love upsetting?
This love is as good as any other
Says one woman to another
This love is not wrong
Not wrong

The Field Mice – This Love Is Not Wrong

This time we played pop songs that are bringing the issue of same-sex love, as implied in its lyrics or its music video. The idea of this show started when we heard a story of how our friend was treated unfairly because she’s ‘different’ from the others. Emphasize that we just want to show our solidarity as human being with the right to live, instead of saying what is right and what is wrong. We think there are many ways to defend our beliefs, not necessarily using violence and anarchism, right?

Among those with the theme, we played Acid House Kings‘ Say Yes If You Love Me (see the video), The Field Mice‘s This Love Is Not Wrong (“says one woman to another“), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart‘s This Love is F*cking Right (obvious from the video), Jens Lekman‘s A Postcard to Nina (“Nina, I can be your boyfriend so you can stay with your girlfriend“),  The Hidden Cameras‘ Ban Marriage (“…met my angel in a suit with a smile, and as I looked him in the eye…”), The Magnetic Fields‘ Long-Forgotten Fairytale (“there’s an old enchanted castle and the princess there is me“) till The Stone Roses‘ Sally Cinnamon (“you’re her world”). And we also played two local acts that will play on Outerbeat on Stage next Tuesday, Lazy Room and Angina.

Popcast#20 by Outerbeat on Mixcloud