BumbleBee Brunch Playlist: 3/4/2022

February is finally over and while March isn't exactly a cake-walk here in New England it's a step forward. The length of daylight is accelerating (it really takes-off in April and May) and LIVE shows are beginning to fill-up the Spring calendar here in the Boston area. We also arrived at yet another Bandcamp Friday and the 3/4 edition of BumbleBee Brunch offered-up a bunch of Bandcamp shopping suggestions for indie-music lovers. Great music knows no boundaries and can come from anywhere. Friday's most distant tunes came from Luxembourg's Francis Of Delirium and Sweden's Little Dragon. Francis Of Delirium is actually a band I discovered while randomly music-surfing on a previous Bandcamp Friday (I LOVE discovering songs and artists that way.) We also heard new music from Scotland's Belle And Sebastian and Kathryn Joesph along with Brooklyn's Bodega and West Coast contributions from Tamar Berk and Bloodletters & Badmen. Coming-out of the opening break we kicked-off the first hour in Ottawa, Canada with Fanclubwallet.

One of the more unique things to arrive in my inbox last week was an album from New York duo Super User Friendly. "Señor Gato" (I have since discovered there is an old children's song called "Señor Don Gato" that I had never heard of) was released last September and is a strange yet fascinating musical excursion that has hints of Zappa and The Flaming Lips, but the vocals on the track I played ("Holes") remind me of They Might Be Giants singer John Flansburgh. Check-out the album for yourself over on their Bandcamp page! As always we make sure to load-up the Brunch buffet with Boston music and Friday was no exception with new tunes from Speedfossil, Salem Wolves, Linnea's Garden, The Gypsy Moths, and Jean Paul Jean Paul along with a slice of Classic Alternative from Mission Of Burma's 1981 LP "Signals, Calls, And Marches."

Boston artist JATK (Matt Jatkola) has been steadily releasing singles since last year and we have played every single one of them here on The Bee. What I have noticed over time is that each new song I receive from him is better than the previous one. When we started playing his Prince-inspired tune "Don't Call" last month I didn't think he could top-it. I was SO incredibly WRONG! "Never Gonna Be Your Girl, Friend" is a perfect hook-laden piece of Indie Pop that finds JATK at the top of his game! "Shut Up And Be The Light" is the debut album from JATK due out on April 15th, 2022. Check-out the singles and pre-order the LP over on his Bandcamp page!

Speaking of artists at the top of their game, a shout-out is in order to one of my favorite Boston bands, The Shang Hi-Los. Longtime Boston players Jen D'Angora (The Dents /Jenny Dee & The Delinquints,) Dan Kopko (Watts/The Peppermint Kicks,) Lee Harrington (The Neighborhoods,) and Chuck Ferreira (Eddie Japan and many others) released their stellar first tune "Sway Little Player" in the Fall of 2020 followed by their debut EP "Kick It Like A Wicked Bad Habit" early in 2021. A terriffic new single, "Plymouth Rock" dropped in the Fall along with news of a future full-length album. We got a taste of what's to come on Friday with their brand new single, "Billy" out now on Rumbar Records. While some bands might have opted to play it safe and stick with the original formula of the first single ("Sway Little Player,") The Shang Hi-Los have boldy reinvented themselves in remarkable fashion in each step-forward. Opening with a blaring trumpet, the new single evokes thoughts of old Western movies while it thunderously rocks with Jen D'Angora's fabulous vocals! Check-out this wonderful new single on their Bandcamp page and catch them LIVE on Saturday March 26th at The Midway Cafe in Jamiaca Plain along with Little Billy Lost, Modern Day Idols, and Lonely Leesa & The Lost Cowboys. I am your special guest hostess for the evening. Hope to see you there!

Here is the FULL playlist for Friday's program...

🥂 = Album Anniversary 🎂 = Birthday

🎸 = Available on Bandcamp.com

10:00 AM HOUR: Muse - Resistance (2009)

Fanclubwallet - Gr8 Timing (2022)🎸98 Fishbone - Sunless Saturday (1991)🎂 (John Bigham 53 on 3/3)

Francis Of Delirium - The Funhouse (2022)🎸 Speedfossil - Livin' The Dream (2022)🎸 Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill (2010)🥂 (12th on 3/3) The Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You (1980)🎂 (Robyn Hitchcock 69 on 3/3) Tamar Berk - Your Permission (2022)🎸 JATK - Never Gonna Be Your Girl, Friend (2022)🎸 Cage The Elephant - Tiny Little Robots (2008) Bloodletters And Badmen - Beyond Every Boulder (2022) Super User Friendly - Holes (2021)🎸 Kathryn Joseph - What Is Keeping You Alive Makes Me Want To Kill For (2022)🎸 11:00 AM HOUR: The Shang Hi Los - Billy (2022)🎸 The B-52's - Dance This Mess Around (1979)🎂 (Cindy Wilson 65 on 2/28) Bodega - Thrown (2022)🎸 Fiona Apple - The Child Is Gone (1996) Salem Wolves - Breaking Grounds (2022)🎸 OMD - If You Leave (1986)🥂 (Pretty In Pink Soundtrack 36th on 2/28) Mission Of Burma - Academy Fight Song (1981) Belle And Sebastian - Unnecessary Drama (2022)🎸 Linnea's Garden - Cut & Paste (2022)🎸 Tears For Fears - Pale Shelter (1983)🎂 (Ian Stanley 65 on 2/28) Jean Paul Jean Paul - Bruiser (2022) The Gypsy Moths - Effortlessly (2022)🎸 Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Passenger (1987)🥂 (35th on 3/2) Little Dragon - Twice (2007)🎸 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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