Updated: Sep 19
It could be argued that mid- to late-September is the best time for new music, and that’s evidenced by a few examples -- most notably next week’s 30th anniversary slate that includes classic albums from Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, A Tribe Called Quest, Pixies, and Primal Scream. But before we get to all that, there were plenty of anniversaries -- and a wealth of new music -- to celebrate on this week’s BumbleBee Brunch.
First, the anniversaries: This week saw the 25th anni of LPs from Cake (who kickstarted the show with “The Distance"), Space, and Kula Shaker, as well as the 30th anni of Saint Etienne’s “Foxbase Alpha” and 36th anni of Kate Bush’s timeless “Hounds of Love”. All were repped on the show this week.
In terms of new new new music, the fruits were plentiful, as this week delivered freshness from Beck Black (her cover of Joy Division’s “Transmission” dropped today), Charlotte OC, and Snail Mail, plus Boston’s The Hi-End and The Daylillies. Looking back, that excellent Slothrust tune hit last week, and the new Porij track comes from the Manchester’s band’s new EP, out this Wednesday.
The oldest track in the mix today came from David Bowie, whose “Oh! You Pretty Things” manages to be both 50 years old (1971!) and still sound like the future.
Want the full playlist? Find it below, and join us every Friday on the BumbleBee Brunch, where classic alternative and new indie go hand-in-hand -- or is it ear-in-ear?
10:00 AM HOUR:
Cake - The Distance (1996)
The Academy Curve - Only An Illusion (2020)
PJ Harvey - Sheela-Na-Gig (1992)
Kula Shaker - Tattva (1996)
The Hi-End - Actions Speak Louder Than Words (2021)
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Peek-A-Boo (1988)
The War On Drugs - I Don’t Live Here Anymore (2021)
Beck Black - Transmission (2021)
Space - Female of the Species (1996)
Patti Smith - Dancing Barefoot (1979)
Porij - Can’t Stop (2021)
The Daylillies - The Cat Inside The Window (2021)
J. Dilla - The Diff'rence (2006)
Modest Mouse - Ocean Breathes Salty (2004)
Shriekback - Nemesis (1985)
11:00 AM HOUR:
Slothrust - Cranium (2021)
Ozomatli - Cut Chemist Suite (1998)
Saint Etienne - Fonteyn (2021)
Charlotte OC - Mexico (2021)
David Bowie - Oh! You Pretty Things (1971)
The Shang Hi-Los - Skippin Records (2021)
Snail Mail - Valentine (2021)
Bloc Party - Banquet (2005)
Jennifer Tefft - Fade or Burn (2021)
Metronomy & Biig Piig - 405 (2021)
Nine Inch Nails - Down In It (1989)
Dimitri From Paris - Une Very Stylish Fille (1996)
M83 - Go! (featuring Mai Lan) (2016)
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (1985)
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