Playing tracks by
Lost Idol, Dean & Britta, Jeffrey Lewis & the Rain, Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten, Tin Charm and more.
A mixture this week of a few Christmas tunes, a few more Best of 2013 picks plus a few new tunes. (Watch out for dedicated podcasts on my Best of 2013 review as well as a Christmas theme over the next few weeks.)
Seasonal - Dean & Britta, lush dream pop channelling Lee Hazlewood; Cocteau Twins making flippant sound like a headrush; and Lost Idol bringing medieval choral sounds and dubstep into contact.
Best of 2013 - Dott singing classic Brill Building style songs within garage pop; Shearwater w/ Sharon van Etten, ineffably gorgeous; Jeff Lewis making one of the best statements of the year in the form of a question - What Would Pussy Riot Do?
And a couple of new songs. Howe Gelb with Bonnie Prince Billy, sounding like Leonard Cohen doing 1950's country. And Frankie Rose making pillow-soft synth pop from the New Order songbook.
More on the blog - theundergroundofhappiness.blogspot.com.