December has arrived bringing with it cold winds, ragged skies, and rapidly evaporating daylight as we spiral down toward the Winter Solstice. During this dark time of year, I especially like seeing what people create with their holiday light displays. BumbleBee Radio also strives to brighten your shortened days as Winter approaches.
Voting for the 2021 Boston Music Awards wrapped-up at 11:59 PM Friday night, so Friday morning we put the spotlight on some more of this year's nominees including Airport, Juniper, The Wolff Sisters, Jake Swamp & The Pine, Honest Mechanik, and Mallcops. Both BumbleBee Brunch and Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood are nominated for Music Podcast / Radio Show of the Year... Thank you! This year's awards show is Wednesday 12/8/2021 at Brighton Music Hall. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!
Boston music was certainly well-represented on Friday's program with the debut single from new Boston six-piece band No Nations and Gretchen Shae & The Middle Eight, but we also hopped across the pond for new British tunes from FKA Twigs, Saint Etienne, and up & coming Isle of Wight sensation Wet Leg!
Friday's show also saw a brand new single from Hudson, NH trio Robotic Hawks and new holiday tunes from Beebe Gallini & Cindy Lawson and The Gypsy Moths. All three songs are available to listen to and purchase on Bandcamp! Speaking of Bandcamp, it was Bandcamp Friday and may have been the very last one. A statement regarding the fee-waiving monthly holiday for artists on Bandcamp's website says nothing about whether there will be any Bandcamp Fridays in 2022. I personally think it should continue indefinitely. Streaming services like Spotify have become so dominant in terms of how people consume music, that anything that encourages folks to actually purchase digital music, CD's, records, or even cassettes from their favorite artists is a good thing! Some artists also have other merchandise like coffee mugs, t-shirts, stickers, and other fun stuff for you to enjoy on their Bandcamp pages. Let's keep-up the incentive for people to find all of these things. Bring back Bandcamp Friday for 2022! Here is the full playlist for Friday's show...
✉️ = Boston Music Awards Nomination
⛄️ = Holiday Song
10:00 AM HOUR:
Fatboy Slim - Weapon Of Choice (2000)
Mallcops - IDLY (2021) ✉️
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Cities In Dust (1986)
Broken Bells - The High Road (2010)
Wet Leg - Chaise Longue (2021)
Tribe - Joyride (I Saw The Film) (1991)
Elvis Costello - Mystery Dance (1977)
Beebe Gallini & Cindy Lawson - What Christmas Means To Me (2021) ⛄️ The Wolff Sisters - I Used To Be The One (2021) ✉️✉️
Pixies - Gigantic (1988) Gretchen Shae & The Middle Eight - Unnatural Love (2021)
No Nations - Seltzer (2021)
The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes (2006)
Buzzcocks - I Don't Mind (1978) Honest Mechanik - Under The Weight (2021)✉️
11:00 AM HOUR: Robotic Hawks - Quitter (2021)
Muse - Supermassive Black Hole (2006) Roxy Music - Love Is The Drug (1975)
Airport - Ponderosa Pines (2020) ✉️
FKA Twigs - Measure Of A Man (Ft. Central Cee) (2021) Dream Wife - Hey Heartbreaker (2018)
The Gypsy Moths - Maybe This Christmas (2021) ⛄️
Juniper - Chaos Engine (2021) ✉️✉️ Garbage - Milk (1995)
Saint Etienne - A Kiss Like This (2021) Jake Swamp & The Pine - Hard To Spot A Fish (2021) ✉️✉️ Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter (1983)
Buffalo Tom - Taillights Fade (1992)
Lisa Hannigan - Swan (Ft. s t a r g a z e) (LIVE in Dublin) (2019) Don't forget that the BumbleBee Radio APP for Android is now available for FREE in the Google Play Store! An iPhone APP will be available in the Apple Store soon. As always thank you for listening! -Kristen
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