5/7/2012 Pam Without Boundaries

 

New music from Alex Cuba and Erik Brandt today. Alex Cuba's "Ruido en el Sistema" has some of the Latin rhythms we've heard in his first two records, he also branches out into rock territory, making this new album rather schizophrenic. Erik Brandt doesn't mind me saying his new album has more pop melodies than his other solo records. He still has some great Americana-style darker tunes, but there was a clear plan on his part to include a couple lighter songs with catchy melodies which stand up against the bubbliest Beatles song. The show started out with the Beastie Boys single "Alive," an anthem of equality released in 2000 and still very important to hear today. It represents Adam Yauch to me. RIP MCA.    

Playlist Tracks: 
Shudder to Think - Battle-Soaked (Theme to PWB)
Album: "High Art" soundtrack; Label: Velvel
Beastie Boys - Alive
Album: "Alive" (single); Label: Grand Royal - Capitol
Speedy Consuela - Number One Fan
Album: The New Gold Standard 2; Label: Fort Knox
Brownout - Stormy Weather
Album: Oozy; Label: Nat Geo Music
The Bird and the Bee - I Can't Go For That
Album: Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates; Label: Blue Note
Papas Fritas - Why You Walk
Album: Buildings and Grounds; Label: Minty Fresh
Alex Cuba - Por Donde Vas
Album: Ruido en el Sistema; Label: Caracol
The Roe Family Singers - (#1)
Album: (Live in Studio); Label: (Live in Studio)
The Roe Family Singers - The Cabin on the Hill
Album: (Live in Studio); Label: (Live in Studio)
The Roe Family Singers - Bury Me Beneath the Willow Tree
Album: (Live in Studio); Label: (Live in Studio)
Jonathan Richman - He Gave Us the Wine to Taste
Album: Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love; Label: Vapor
The Ericksons - Breakin' the Rules
Album: Don't Be Scared, Don't Be Alarmed; Label: Self-released
Arturo Sandoval - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Album: A Time For Love; Label: Concord Music Group
Cafe Tacuba - Mediodia
Album: Quatro Caminos; Label: MCA
Duncan Maitland - Heavenly Day
Album: Play At Home; Label: Self-released
Erik Brandt - A Poison Tree
Album: A Long Winter; Label: House of Mercy Recordings
King Crimson - People
Album: Thrak; Label: Virgin
Angelique Kidjo - Mysterious Ways
Album: In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2; Label: Shout! Factory
Tristen - Eager For Your Love
Album: Charlatans at the Garden Gate; Label: Self-released
Painted Saints - The Volvo King of New York
Album: Company Town; Label: Sopping Thursday
Jeff Ray & Hurricane Harold - Bye Bye Baby Blues
Album: Carriage House Sessions; Label: Peace Stream
Fort Wilson Riot - For All the Little Things
Album: Generation Complex; Label: Self-released
L'Assassins - Go!!!
Album: L'Assassins ep; Label: Self-released
Steve Earle - Molly-O
Album: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive; Label: New West
Air Date: 
May 7, 2012

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