With the absolute eruption of new music coming out recently, it was only appropriate to launch the Friday edition of the BumbleBee Brunch with “Volcano Girls” by Veruca Salt. It set the tone for the goodness to come: a sonic blast of new sounds, as well as the classic tracks that (probably, certainly, maybe, oh for sure!) inspired them.
The new music slate was as plentiful as it was loud, as memorable freshness from around the globe by Kate Bollinger, Ty Segall, Claire Cronin, Courtney Barnett, Evaize & Dr. Bowzer, and Greentea Peng (have you heard “Satta” yet?!?!) decorated the playlist.
We also leaned into New England music as well, giving away tickets to next weekend’s Boston Emissions party at ONCE Somerville’s outdoor space at Boynton Yards and hearing all four of the participants playing the September 18th gig: Michael Kane & the Morning Afters, Adi Sun (who just today announced a new single, out later this month), When Particles Collide, and Senseless Optimism. Homegrown singles from Gene Dante & the Future Starlets (today’s “L.I.E. (Do You Wanna)” and Leah Callahan (“Dawn and a Bottle of Wine”, off this Halloween’s Short Stories album) rounded out the New England dedications.
The oldest track we heard came from The New York Dolls, whose iconic 1973 anthem “Personality Crisis” has as much bite now as it did nearly 50 years ago. And speaking of age, we raised a glass to birthdays this week from Chrissie Hynde, Ben Folds, Moby, and Aimee Mann, who are all celebrating accordingly.
We hope you are as well as we embrace the weekend. Check out the full brunch playlist below, and take some time for yourself; you deserve it.
10:00 AM HOUR:
Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls (1997)
Michael Kane & the Morning Afters - Carol Kaye (2021)
Us3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) (1992)
Gustav - The Motions (2021)
Claire Cronin - Bloodless (2021)
New York Dolls - Personality Crisis (1973)
St. Vincent - Digital Witness (2014)
Adi Sun - My Fault (2021)
The Ramones - Surfin’ Bird (1977)
Electric Guest - This Head I Hold (2012)
Courtney Barnett - I’ll Be Your Mirror (2021)
Evaize & Dr. Bowzer - Dusty Raps (2021)
Ben Folds Five - Battle of Who Could Care Less (1997)
The Cure - Boys Don’t Cry (1979)
Senseless Optimism - Half A Home (2020)
11:00 AM HOUR:
When Particles Collide - Bell Jar (2018)
The Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys (1980)
Gene Dante & The Future Starlets - L.I.E. (Do You Wanna) (2021)
Greentea Peng - Satta (2021)
Moby - South Side (1999)
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter (1983)
Kate Bollinger - Shadows (2021)
Ty Segall - Feel Good (2021)
Radiohead - If You Say The Word (2021)
An Emotional Fish - Celebrate (1990)
Leah Callahan - Dawn and a Bottle of Wine (2021)
Fishbone - Sunless Saturday (1991)
Aimee Mann - Calling It Quits (2000)
Lester - I Want It (2000)
Cake - Long Time (2011)
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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