AM 960: '60s Revival Radio

Artist Song Buy
Apples in Stereo  The Rainbow  buy on itunes
The Postmarks  You Drift Away  buy on itunes
Camera Obscura  Let's Get Out of This Country  buy on itunes
The Shins  Phantom Limb  buy on itunes
Caesars  Jerk it Out  buy on itunes
The Clientele  The Dance of Hours  buy on itunes
Belle & Sebastian   Wrapped Up in Books  buy on itunes
Feist  Mushaboom  buy on itunes
The Actual Tigers  Yardwork in November  buy on itunes
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs  And Your Bird Can Sing  buy on itunes
Kings of Convenience  Homesick  buy on itunes
Sufjan Stevens  Decatur, or Round of Applause for Your Stepmother  buy on itunes
Pelle Carlberg  A Tasteless Offer  buy on itunes
Archer Prewitt  Two Can Play  buy on itunes
Lucky Soul  Add Your Light to Mine, Baby  buy on itunes
A Band of Bees  One Glass of Water  buy on itunes
Yo La Tengo  Beanbag Chair  buy on itunes
The Anderson Council  Sitting on a Cloud  buy on itunes
Pernice Brothers  Amazing Glow  buy on itunes
The Lucksmiths  Young and Dumb  buy on itunes
The Autumn Leaves  Start to Fall  buy on itunes
Aimee Mann & Michael Penn  Two of Us  buy on itunes

Comment:

[AM 960 Jingle]...Good evening, or should I say good morning! Hal Willows here, just a bit after 3 AM here at 960 AM. We just finished off a commercial free, hour-long music set, and it looks like we hit a time warp somewhere around 2 AM. But worry not, friends. We may not be in the '60s anymore, but we're gonna keep playing the same tunes. We started that set off with one of my favorite bands, the Apples in Stereo, and moved on to some cool stuff by the Postmarks, then Camera Obscura, and I played a killer cut by the Shins called "Phantom Limb." Taking us back to the feeling of the Kinks with a pinch of psychadelia, we then heard "Jerk it Out" by Caesars. Then we heard some stuff from the Clientele, a great cut from Belle & Sebastian, Feist, the Actual Tigers, and Matthew Sweet & Susanne Hoffs with a solid Beatles cover. We hit up the Kings of Convenience, then, with the first track off of their album RIOT ON AN EMPTY STREET, and heard Pelle Carlberg, Archer Prewitt, and some serious jangle, "Add Your Light to Mine, Baby" by Lucky Soul off of their newest record. Next, we heard A Band of Bees, Yo La Tengo, The Anderson Council (heh), and the Pernice Brothers. We closed up that wonderful pop set with the Lucksmiths, the Autumn Leaves, and one of my favorite Beatles covers, "Two of Us" by Aimee Mann & Michael Penn. We hope you enjoyed that set, and we plan to continue with another hour of commercial-free music after this quick break. I guess we'll get right back in our time warp, and head back to 1967, where we'll here the Byrds, Tommy James & the Shondells, and the Monkees, coming up next. I'm Hal Willows, stay tuned, you're lovely.

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sammyg123
Date: 7/25/2007
Just brilliant. Love it all, MotW for me. Special props for the opening 8, 15,17,20-22. And hey, there's that wonderful Pernice Bros track again...
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Mike Eternity
Date: 7/25/2007
Holy fuck this is the neatest mix I've ever seen! I like many others no doubt have long thought about trying it myself, but never got around to it and to be honest I couldn't have done as consistently wonderful a job as you have here. And I definitely couldn't have come up with that great radio broadcast introduction. So many bands these days owe not just their styles but many of their exact sounds to the pioneers of '60s pop like The Beach Boys, Beatles, Kinks, Byrds, et al, that a mix like this seems like long overdue homage to that connection. I can easily think of several dozen more bands you add to this foray. The ones you've captured, though, are perhaps among the finest highlights of indie pop influenced by the sounds of the '60s. Opening with Apples in Stereo is a stroke of genius, frankly, and on a personal note that's my very favorite song of theirs. Then tracks 2-7, oh man, they're aces both ways (as part of your theme and as top notch songs). I like to see the Caesars get some recognition - they seem a bit villified for that overplayed two-time single of theirs, but they're a pretty fun and talented group. That Shins song is pure AM pop, Camera Obscura whisk you away to far off times and places, Postmarks are so dreamy...then one of the better cuts from the Sweet/Hoff cover album. That was an unheralded pop masterpiece. Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, Lucksmiths, all very wisely chosen. Pelle Carlberg (those Swedes sure are gaining a stranglehold on pure pop revivalism), and perhaps the most perfect track on the mix, Lucky Soul. I think part of the reason I like this so much is because of its inspiration - I try and try to contrive mix uses for all the terrific music in my life, but I only rarely stumble upon a cohesive, well-fitting idea. Mostly it's just an assembly of new music or unrelated tracks I like, it seems. So I really admire efforts like this, where you find such a precise, inevitable context for music so deserving of any form of accolade or function. I haven't had a chance to browse many other AOTM contributions in the last few days, but I'd say this is absolute Mix of the Week material. Thank you for doing what needed to be done, A.D. and with such aplomb. You can be my time warp DJ anytime ;)
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Mixxer
Date: 7/25/2007
Thank you for inviting us into this time warp! Cool concept and picks.


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hemizen
Date: 7/26/2007
great stuff
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Ginatron
Date: 7/26/2007
You know, it's amazing to see Pelle Carlberg on a mix.


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Sean Lally
Date: 7/26/2007
Great opener, and awesome all around.
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Salman1
Date: 7/26/2007
Indie-tastic!
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gobi
Date: 7/26/2007
very entertaining.
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musicgnome
Date: 7/29/2007
Like JDV, I guess my radio (including the XM) is on the fritz, cause nothing I tune into comes close to this.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 7/30/2007
Phenomenal, the Shins and Pernice tracks are all-time favs. Would love to listen to this through a plastic earpiece and a transister radio.
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Orchid
Date: 7/30/2007
I'm not dyslexic (just intoxicated) but somehow I got the numbers all mixed up and thought this was going to be a 90s revival mix. I was incredibly excited even though overall I prefer the xisties to the tiesnine.

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