#672 – March 8, 2017 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch of Middle of The Map Fest 2017
+ Sondra Freeman and MidCoast Takeover 2017

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980
[WMM’s theme song]

2. Los Campesinos! – “The Fall of Home”
from: Sick Scenes / Wichita Recordings / February 24, 2017
[Sixth studio album from seven piece indie pop band from Cardiff, Wales, formed in early 2006 at Cardiff University. Though the band formed in Wales, none of the members are Welsh. They released their debut album, Hold on Now, Youngster…, in February 2008 and followed this up by releasing a record titled We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed, in October that year. .]

3. Sylvan Esso – “Radio”
from: What Now / Loma Vista Recordings – Concord Music / April 28, 2017
[First single fro the second studio album from the indie pop duo from Durham, North Carolina formed in 2013, consisting of singer Amelia Meath and producer Nick Sanborn. They made their debut with the single “Hey Mami” and released their eponymous debut album on Partisan Records on May 12, 2014, which reached No. 39 on the Billboard 200. Since then they have toured internationally.]

10:09

4. Jens Lekman – “Evening Prayer”
from: Life Will See You Now / Secretly Canadian / February 17, 2017
[Fourth studio album by Swedish indie pop musician Jens Lekman. Born February 6, 1981, in Angered, Gothenburg. His music is guitar-based pop with heavy use of samples and strings, with lyrics that are often witty, romantic, and melancholic. His work is heavily influenced by Jonathan Richman and Belle & Sebastian, and he has been likened to Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields), David Byrne, and Scott Walker. Lekman had finished a follow-up record to his third studio album I Know What Love Isn’t (2014), but scrapped it after he felt that the finished product “sounded like [he] had given up”. The following year, he launched a project he entitled Postcards, which saw him writing and releasing a new song each week of the year, and his more freeform approach to songwriting on Postcards carried over to the making of Life Will See You Now. In an interview about the making of the album, Lekman said: “I wanted it to be a pop record… I Know What Love Isn’t was almost an extreme narrowing of the palette I was using, but for this one I wanted it to be more colorful. I wanted there to be more instruments. I was learning about drum machines and electronic instruments when I was making this.]

10:13 – Underwriting

10:15 – Middle of The Map Thursday Night Headliners

5. Lewis Del Mar – “14 Faces”
from: Lewis Del Mar / Columbia Records / October 7, 2016
[Debut studio album from Lewis Del Mar is an American Experimental pop duo from Rockaway Beach, New York City with: singer and guitarist Danny Miller, and drummer and producer Max Harwood. The group first received attention in early 2015 when their debut single Loud(y) was featured in the number one spot on Hype Machine.]

[Lewis Del Mar play Middle of The Map Fest, on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 PM, at The Madrid, 3810 Main Street, with Zipper Club, and Anna Wise.]

10:19 – Interview with Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch

This is the seventh year of The Middle of The Map Fest, a production of Ink Magazine and The Record Machine, that will happen Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 12 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads. This year’s fest includes De La Soul, Jason Isbell, Lewis Del Mar, Talib Kweli, Strand of Oaks, William Elliott Whitmore, Run River North, Har Mar Superstar, Zipper Club, Arkells, Cobi and more.

Here to share the details of this year’s Festival are Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest.

Nathan Reusch, is the co founder and director, of the innovative Kansas City based music label, The Record Machine celebrating 14 years, with multiple projects including the monthy series, Sound Machine KC, at recordBar, 1520 Grand, that continues this Friday, March 10 with: Erica Joy, Valley Hush, Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys, and Modern Friend. The 1st 3 of these bands will also play this year’s Middle of The Map Fest.

Chris Haghirian has worked for The KC Star for 17 years and helped launch INK in April of 2008 where he puts together music promotions, and organizes music at, Boulevardia, The Plaza Art Fair, and Wednesday “Winsday” home game concerts at Kauffman Stadium for the Kansas City Royals. With Nathan Reusch of The Record Machine, Chris makes The Middle of The Map Fest happen each year. Chris is also the host, with Sarah Bradshaw, of Eight One Sixty, heard Tuesday nights at 6:00 pm, on 90.9 The Bridge.

Nathan Reusch and Chris Haghirian thanks for being with us again on WMM.

Congratulations on 7 years.

More information at: http://www.motmkc.com

This year the fest will host bands at these venues:

Thursday – The Madrid Theatre, The Riot Room, Californos, Westport Saloon, Mills Record Company and recordBar

Friday – The Uptown Theater, The Riot Room, Californos, Westport Saloon, Mills Record Company and recordBar

Saturday – CrossroadsKC, The Brick, The Tank Room, Josey Records, Mills Record Company and recordBar

Ink Magazine and The Record Machine work to make Middle of The Map Happen.

10:27 – Friday Night Headliners

6. Strand of Oaks – “Hard Love”
from: Hard Love / Dead Oceans / February 17, 2017
[Fifth album from Strand of Oaks, the project by songwriter and producer Timothy Showalter. Originally from Indiana, he currently resides in Philadelphia. His music classifies with the genres rock and folk music, or folk rock. After high school, Showalter moved from Indiana to Pennsylvania. While Showalter was on tour, his wife had an affair. Escaping his detrimental relationship, he moved back to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2003. A couple months later, he came home to find his house burned down. Showalter spent his nights in hotels and on park benches with a borrowed guitar while working at an orthodox Jewish day school. Despite the turmoil, he was able to find inspiration to continue writing music that would later be released. Showalter’s first album Leave Ruin was released in 2009 on the Pennsylvania label La Société Expéditionnaire while touring and collaborating with Lou Rogai (Lewis & Clarke). Pope Killdragon is a self-released album by Showalter. The album was produced by audio engineer, Ben Vehorn. While holding onto Strand of Oak’s folky sound, Vehorn added in synthesizers and effects pedals to create an album with a sound that was unexplored territory for Showalter. In between tours, Showalter wrote music for what would become Dark Shores. He recorded this album with John Vanderslice who produced the songs. “Dark Shores” (2012) is the 2nd album self-released by Showalter. Once Showalter returned from tour, he got to work recording about 30 demos in three weeks. He wrote and recorded songs in his home studio which led to his last album, HEAL (2014). This was the first album Showalter released on Dead Oceans. On Christmas Day in 2013, Showalter and Sue were driving back to Philadelphia from Indiana when they hit a patch of ice and crashed into two semi trucks. Showalter suffered a concussion and broke every rib on his right side. The near-death experience gave Showalter a boldness during mixing sessions while creating HEAL with John Congleton, just days after the crash. Since being released, “HEAL” has received much acclaim being named one of the best albums released in 2014. Showalter has toured extensively in support of the album and opened for Jason Isbell, Iron and Wine, and Ryan Adams. Strand of Oaks made their television debut in 2014 appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers]

[Strand of Oaks plays the 7th annual Middle of the Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at The Uptown Theatre, at 8:00 PM, opening for Grammy Award winner, Jason Isbell.]

7. WHY? – “Proactive Evolution”
from: Moh Lhean / Joyful Noise Recordings / March 3, 2017
[5th studio album from Cincinnati, Ohio based 4-piece band founded in 2004 by Berkeley, California artist Jonathan “Yoni” Wolf, who had been using ‘Why?’ as his stage name since 1997. In 2004, Yoni Wolf enlisted his older brother Josiah, Doug McDiarmid, & Matt Meldon and formed Why?. At this time, he stopped using ‘Why?’ as his personal stage name. Why? released their debut album Elephant Eyelash in 2005. In 2013, the band released an EP entitled Golden Tickets on the Joyful Noise label. The Golden Tickets EP is “a collection of personalized ‘theme songs’ for and about seven specific WHY? fans. Over the course of several months, Yoni & Josiah Wolf internet-stalked these fans for the purpose of crafting musical homages which would end up on this album.. About their new release Pitchfork writes,”Yoni Wolf’s prog-rap project is rejuvenated, and Moh Lhean is a bracing, clear-eyed album that still sounds uniquely like WHY?. It’s the most strangely beautiful thing Wolf’s made in years.”]

[Why? play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at Riot Room, in Westport headlining at 11:00 pm with Big Jesus, Spirit is The Spirit, Various Blonde, and Instant Karma.]

10:35 – Interview with Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch

Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest , join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share information about this year’s festival.

Nathan Reusch and Chris Haghirian thanks for being with us again on WMM.

The 7th Annual Middle of The Map Fest “line up” was just announced last night on Chris’s radio show, Eight One Sixty, a few clicks up the dial, on 90.9 The Bridge.

On his rio show Chris shared some statistics: Middle of The Map has presented 664 Bands in 7 years. With this year’s fest added to the past 6 years, will present a total of 513 hours of programming.

MOTH is Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 12 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads venues. More info at http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

Wednesday MidDay Medley will again host a Day Party, this year at The Brick with Nicholas St. James, The Good hearts, Julian Davis and The Hay Burners, Use Your Atlas, and Calvin Arsenia.

Big shows Saturday at RecordBar, The Tank Room, The Brick and at Crossroads KC.

De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, Indy Ground Crew Set (Steady P) at Crossroads

De La Soul – Three Feet High and Rising changed the musical landscape forever.

We’ve played this band continually on our show, including from their 2016 Grammy nominated, critically acclaimed 2016 release, and the Anonymous Nobody…

10:42 – Saturday Night Headliners

8. De La Soul – “Magic Number”
from: Three Feet High and Rising / Calliope Studios / March 14, 1989
[Last August 26, 2016 this legendary hip hop trio released their 9th full-length album, and the Anonymous Nobody… . In early 2015, De La Soul created a Kickstarter in order to fund the album. In under ten hours, it surpassed the projected goal of $110,000. Formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The group is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members, Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song “Plug Tunin'”. With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, has been called “a hip hop masterpiece.”]

[De La Soul play Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at CrossroadsKC, headlining at 11:00 pm after Talib Kweli, Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, and Indy Ground Crew (Steady P).]

9. Talib Kweli – “Cold Rain”
from: Gutter Rainbows / Javotti Media / January 25, 2011
[Gutter Rainbows is the fourth studio album by American hip hop artist Talib Kweli. Talib Kweli Greene was born October 3, 1975. He is an American hip hop recording artist, entrepreneur, and social activist. He is the son of professional educators. In 2011, Kweli founded Javotti Media, which is self-defined as “a platform for independent thinkers and doers.” Kweli earned recognition early on through his work with fellow Brooklyn artist, Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, when they formed the group Black Star. Kweli’s career continued with solo success including collaborations with famed producers Kanye West, Just Blaze, and Pharrell Williams. Kweli is known to support artists on the rise, such as J. Cole, Jay Electronica, Kendrick Lamar, and NIKO IS. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kweli grew up in a household in Park Slope. His mother, Brenda Greene, is an English professor at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and his father an administrator at Adelphi University. His younger brother, Jamal Greene, is a professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School, a graduate of Yale Law School, and former clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. As a youth, he was drawn to Afrocentric rappers, such as De La Soul and other members of the Native Tongues Posse whom he had met in high school. Kweli was a student at Cheshire Academy, a boarding school in Connecticut. He was previously a student at Brooklyn Technical High School before being academically dismissed. He later studied experimental theater at New York University.]

[Talib Kweli plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at CrossroadsKC, opening for De La Soul after Ro Ransom, Stik Figa, and Indy Ground Crew (Steady P).]

10:48 – Interview with Chris Haghirian & Nathan Reusch

Chris Haghirian and Nathan Reusch, co-founders and organizers of Middle of the Map Fest , join us live in our 90.1 FM Studios to share information about this year’s festival.

Nathan Reusch and Chris Haghirian thanks for being with us again on WMM.

The 7th Annual Middle of The Map Fest – Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6, featuring over 100 National and MidCoastal bands, at 12 venues in Westport, Midtown, and Crossroads venues. More info at http://www.middleofthemapfest.com

10:55 – Saturday Night Headliners

10. Caamp – “I Keep Going”
from: Caamp / Caamp / March 8, 2016
[Evan plays the banjo, Taylor plays the guitar and together they slam stages as the power duo, Caamp. The childhood friends have been writing songs since 2012 and began performing as Caamp in 2015. In March of 2016, the duo released their self-titled, debut record that has since put them on the map. Their original song “Ohio” charted at #4 on the US Spotify Viral Chart and the album currently has over 2.5 million streams.]

[Caamp plays Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at recordBar, opening for Mothers, and William Elliot Whitmore.]

11. Overcoats – “Nighttime Hunger”
from: Young / Arts & Crafts Productions / April 21, 2017
[Overcoats is the New York-based female duo of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their debut album YOUNG captures a sound rich in minimalism and melody: songs of connection and tension, on the depths of love and challenges of family. Overcoats’ music draws strength from vulnerability, finding light through darkness, and the catharsis of simple, honest songwriting. YOUNG is about a transformation: the passage into womanhood, sung through the shared experience of two best friends. YOUNG was written by Overcoats and co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Daughter, The War On Drugs, Dirty Projectors, Cass McCombs) and experimental R&B artist Autre Ne Veut, with additional production from Myles Avery and mixing by Ben Baptie (Lapsley, Lianne La Havas, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson). All songs written by Hana Rose Elion, Justine Mitchell and Adley Arthur Atkin.]

[Overcoats play Middle of The Map Fest Saturday, May 6, at The Tank Room, opening for Arkells, after Tart, and Pageant Boys.]

11:01 – Station ID

12. Modern Friend – “X (I’m Fine)”
from: X (I’m Fine) – Single / Modern Friend / August 8, 2016
[Modern Friend is an Alt/Pop Kansas City based band formed by Dan Morris and Simon Huntley.]

[Modern Friend play recordBar at 1520 Grand on March 10, for the Sound Machine Series, with Erica Joy, Valley Hush, and Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys.]

13. Valley Hush – “Ice Cream”
from: Valley Hush / The Record Machine / October 28, 2016
[Valley Hush is the Detroit-based indie-pop project of producer Alex Kaye and vocalist Lianna Vanicelli. The two strive to create content that is sincere, original, and significant for humanity.]

[Valley Hush play recordBar at 1520 Grand on March 10, for the Sound Machine Series, with Erica Joy, Modern Friend, and Dylan Guthrie and the Good Time Guys.]

[Valley Hush play Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, May 5, at recordBar, 1520 Grand with Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type, opening for Cobi, and headliner Run River North.]

14. Emmaline Twist – “Vega”
from: Vega / Moon Eyes – Single / Middle Class Records / September 6, 2016
[Recorded and Mixed by Lin Buck at Temple Sound, KCMO. Mastered by Duane Trower at Weights + Measures, KCMO. Meredith McGrade on vocals & guitar, Kristin Conkright on bass, Jonathan Knecht on drums, and Krysztof Nemeth on baritone Guitar. More info at: https://emmalinetwist.bandcamp.com/%5D

[Emmaline Twist plays The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, with Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World.]

[Emmaline Twist play Middle of The Map Fest, on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 PM, at Californos Patio with The Slowdown, Jaenki, and The Architects.]

11:15 – Interview with Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation

Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation returns to share news about the 8th Annual MidCoast Takeover, happening Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, at the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. The Midwest Music Foundation produces this annual endeavor, to shine a light on MidCoastal bands during one of the largest music and cultural arts festivals in the world.

The final MidCoast Takeover 2017 Fundraiser is Saturday, March 11, 8:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO, featuring Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World.

Sondra Freeman thanks for being with us on WMM.

MidCoast Takeover is funded through these fundraiser shows, and sponsors, separate from other support programs & services. For info at: http://www.midwestmusicfoundation.org.

The Fundraiser at The Brick is Saturday, and then the team loads up and travels south to the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, for live performances Wed, March 15 thru Sunday, March 19, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond.

This event began in 2010, as a Kansas City focused showcase of area musicians and music lovers gathering at the nation’s largest music festival in Austin, Texas. The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event.

11:23

15. The Invisible World – “Brick by Brick”
from: Color / Echo / The Invisible World / April 29, 2016
[5-piece alternative rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. With the release of their second EP “Color/Echo” the band has discovered a sound and vibrance that blends genres while cascading passionate lyrics on every piece of life. The roots of the band stretch nearly 15 years, but in it’s current form The Invisible World presents a fast moving alternative rock sound with influences from every corner. In addition to the band’s music discography, in 2014 The Invisible World’s music video/short film “Cars” was an official selection in the Berlin International Short Film Festival.]

[The Invisible World play The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, with Not A Planet, Jake Wells, and Emmaline Twist.]

11:26 – Interview with Sondra Freeman of Midwest Music Foundation

The showcase has grown into a four-day, two-stage event. The Midwest Music Foundation produces this annual endeavor, to shine a light on MidCoastal bands during one of the largest music and cultural arts festivals in the world.

Sondra Freeman who works as Director of Promotions and Artist Relations for Midwest Music Foundation, a nonprofit, founded in 2008 to unite and empower the greater Kansas City music community by providing programs and resources to area musicians through outreach, support, education, and health care opportunities.

Sondra Freeman, you work on so many events with MMF: Apocalypse Meow, MidCoast Takeover and the MidCoast Takeover fundraiser shows, but also Middle of the Map Fest, Folk Alliance, Crossroads Music Fest, and so many others.

The 8th Annual MidCoast Takeover, happening Wednesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 19, at the Shangri La, 1016 E 6th Street, in Austin, Texas, featuring over 85 musical acts from the Kansas City area, and beyond.

The final MidCoast Takeover 2017 Fundraiser is Saturday, March 11, 8:00 pm, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, Kansas City, MO, featuring Not A Planet, Emmaline Twist, Jake Wells, and The Invisible World. More information at http://www.midwetmusicfoundation.org

11:34

16. Not A Planet – “Tell The Truth”
from: Smoke Bombs & Cigarettes: The History of Now / Independent / September 10, 2016
[Kansas City based Rock and Roll trio formed in 2010. Nathan Corsi, on guitar & vocals; Liam Sumnicht on drums & harmony vocals, and William Sturges on bass guitar & harmony vocals; Nathan Showalter on keyboards and backing vocals. Not A Planet played the 12th Annual Crossroads Music Festival, last Saturday night, September 10 at recordBar, on the same stage with Amanda Fish Band, Kelley Hunt, and Radkey.]

[Not a Planet play The MidCoast Takeover Fundraiser #4, Saturday, March 11, at The Brick, 1727 McGee, with The Invisible World, Jake Wells, and Emmaline Twist.]

[Not A Planet play Middle of The Map Fest, on Thursday, May 4, at 8:00 PM, at recordBar with Erica Joy, Chris Meck & The Guity Birds, and Katy Guillen and the Girls.]

11:37 – Underwriting

17. Allah Las – “Autumn Dawn (Alternative Take)”
from: Autumn Dawn (Alternative Take) / Hereafter – Single / Kemado / Feb 17, 2017
[A different version of this song is on the band’s 3rd studio album, Calico Review, released Sept 9, 2016. Allah-Las were formed in 2008 in Los Angeles. The band consists of Matthew Correia on percussion, Spencer Dunham on bass, Miles Michaud on vocals & guitar, and Pedrum Siadatian on lead guitar. When the band got together, three of them – Correia, Dunham and Siadatian – were working at Amoeba Music.]

[Allah-Las play recordbar, 1520 Grand Ave, Monday, March 13 with The Babe Rainbow.]

18. Shy Boys – “Keeps Me On My Toes”
from: Shy Boys / High Dive Records / January 17, 2014
[Debut release. Brothers Collin Rausch, Kyle Rausch, and friend and roommate Konnor Ervin, are members of this Kansas City based trio. Collin and Kyle’s father was a High School band director and music teacher. Konnor Ervin is the lead singer and songwriter of The ACBs, where Kyle also plays drums. The 10 song release had two singles premiered by Stereogum. “Keeps Me On My Toes” was a song Collin wrote in 15 minutes while his girlfriend was in the shower. Wednesday MidDay Medley has been a big fan of all of the ACBs recordings. In 2011 we started playing songs from The I’ms, a duo made of up Collin and Kyle, who posted 6 of their self recorded songs on their facebook page. We included this informal release in our Top Ten of The 111 Best Recordings of 2011. 3 of the songs from The I’ms ended up being rerecorded for Shy Boys. The album was recorded at West End Studio, over two-weekends.]

[Shy Boys play recordbar, 1520 Grand Ave, Saturday, March 11 with Fullbloods, and Loud Sun]

[Shy Boys play Middle of The Map Fest, on Friday, May 5, at 8:00 PM, at Californos in Westport with Westside Royal, Pink Royal, opening for walker Lukens, and headliner Berwanger.]

19. Karma Vision – “Epic Times”
from: Somewhere New / Whatever Forever / March 1, 2015
[Last week we played from the new Debut solo release from Bobby Sauder of the Lawrence Kansas based band Karma Vision and cofounder of Whatever Forever Records. Karma Vision: is Bobby Sauder on lead vocals, guitar, words and music; Ben Sauder on electric organs and vocals; Danny Barkofske on bass guitar and vocals; and Mark Rockwell on drums. Recorded at Seedco Studios in Lawrence, Kansas. Mixed by Brian Miller and Karma Vision. Mastered by Brian Miller.]

[Karma Vision plays Replay in Lawrence, Kansas on Sun, Mar 12 with Toughies, and Mountain Song.]

20. Desaparecidos – “City on the Hill”
from: Payola / Epitaph / June 19, 2015
[Desaparecidos is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska. It is a project headed by singer/guitarist Conor Oberst, the frontman of the indie folk band Bright Eyes. Formed in 2001, “desaparecidos” figuratively means “disappeared ones” in Spanish and Portuguese and is a reference to the people who were arrested by various South American military dictatorships and then vanished without a trace. Desaparecidos take their name from the word given to political dissidents who mysteriously disappeared under Augusto Pinochet’s right-wing dictatorship in Chile from 1973-1990 for questioning his and his government’s mode of rule. Desaparecidos broke up in 2002 while the band was attracting an increasingly large following after their debut album Read Music/Speak Spanish, especially touring with Jimmy Eat World and The Promise Ring. However, Oberst did not have the time to dedicate to the band with the continually increasing success of Bright Eyes. Oberst continued to record with Bright Eyes, while the other members of Desaparecidos went on to form other projects. On January 27, 2015 the band announced via their Twitter page that they had signed to Epitaph Records. On April 7th, Epitaph posted a new Desaparecidos single on YouTube, “City on the Hill.” Desaparecidos released their second album, Payola, in June 2015, thirteen years after Read Music/Speak Spanish. Payola was co-produced with Mike Mogis and was recorded in several batches over the past few years. The album contains the six tracks released since reforming as well as eight additional tracks. Conor Mullen Oberst was born February 15, 1980. He is an American singer-songwriter best known for his work in Bright Eyes. He has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, Norman Bailer later renamed (The Faint), Commander Venus, Park Ave., Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Arab Strap and Monsters of Folk. Conor is on the verge of releasing his 8th solo album, Salutations, to be released by Nonesuch Records on March 17.]

[Conor Oberst plays The Madrid on Friday, March 10, with The Felice Brothers who he recorded his new album salutations with.]

21. The Shins – “Name For You”
from: Heartworms / Columbia / March 10, 2017
[5th studio album from The Shins and their first studio album in 5 years. Produced by James Mercer.The Shins were formed in 1996 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band’s current lineup consists of James Mercer on vocals, guitar, songwriter; Jon Sortland on drums; Mark Watrous on guitar; Casey Foubert on guitar; Yuuki Matthews on bass; and Patti King onkeyboards. The band is based in Portland, Oregon.The band was formed by Mercer as a side project to Flake Music, who were active from 1992 to 1999. The band released two 7″ singles and a full-length album When You Land Here It’s Time to Return on Omnibus Records and were touring with Modest Mouse when they were signed to Sub Pop Records. The band’s first two records, Oh, Inverted World (2001) and Chutes Too Narrow (2003) performed well commercially and received critical acclaim. The single “New Slang” brought the band mainstream attention when it was featured in the 2004 film Garden State. Consequently, the band’s third album, Wincing the Night Away (2007), was a major success for the group, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 and earning a Grammy Award nomination..

22. A La Mode – “C’est Si Bon”
from: C’est Si Bon / A La Mode / September 27, 2016
[A La Mode is, classically trained guitarist Clayton DeLong and vocalist Jesica Poell, “A La Mode takes the authentic smooth, bluesy and improvisational Kansas City jazz style and blends it with Latin-Brazilian, French and gypsy jazz.” -The Record KC Magazine.]

[A La Mode play The Phoenix, TONIGHT, March 8.]

23. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”
from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003 [orig. 1957]
[WMM Closing Theme]

Next week on March 15 Barry Lee joins us on the show. We’ll also play more New and MidCoastal Releases, we’ll also play more New and MidCoastal Releases.

Our Script/Playlist is a cut and paste of information.
Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org

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