Monday, March 9, 2009

3-10-09 playlist

Hello city of cold naked trees! New to the show this week are recent east-Idaho-to-Boise transplants Spondee. I first saw these guys play at VaC before Christmas and they turned in a set of exuberant, boyish pop capped off with a nice cover of The Very Most's “Sod Off”. It's charming to see a young band pay homage to Mr. Jeremy Jensen and co. with the cover and with their basic sound... kind of reminds me of another young band from years back called The Yukon and You fronted by the same Jeremy and proudly wearing their influences (from Boise and elsewhere) on their sleeves. Spondee front man Clint Vickery sent me a handful of tracks and “Lovelorn Robot” has been a favorite at the Hard Math Cave this week. Fun band and they seem to be playing shows pretty regularly in addition to prepping their debut record... Watch out for them. I can't help adding that a certain local rock veteran remarked that Spondee Clint looked like “Matt Damon’s love child.” Now I can’t shake that association... but it's certainly not a bad thing for a young band to have a frontman who looks like a moviestar. * We also have a track from a mysterious mid-1990's Olympia, WA band called decoy decoy... turns out this band accounts for some of Brian Mayer’s wanderlust between his time in classic Boise band H is for Hector and his current outfit, mayerforceone... good stuff. Birthday wishes go out to Universal guitarist Phil Merrell this week.

Lovey - “Sepentina”
Pete Holly - “Bustin' Out”
Spondee - “Lovelorn Robot”
Built to Spill - “Else”
Morningly - “They Call Me Yo”
eL Dopamine - “Boddering”
Central Boise Library - “That Ain't Bad”
decoy decoy - “december, '94”
Flycatcher - “Weather King”
Size of Alaska - “Dollar Store Duct Tape”
Freak In A Jar - “The 'Dee' Remix”
Ticks - “TV's On”
Kid Corduroy - “Probably”
Kris Doty - “Eggs”
The Hand - “An Excuse”
Graveltruck - “If I Had”
The Invasion - “The Government”
Geyser - “Horace Dropped the Needle”
Lowbelly - “weightlifer”
Pajama Party in a Haunted Hive - “Fly Thru Dark”
Splinter - “Not This Time”
Bock - “Head Full of Stars”
Butterfly Train - “Memory Of”
Discoma - “Tiny Legs”
Septic Death - “Child”
Magnetics - “Wish I Was Cool”
The Halo Benders - “Foggy Bottom”
Crogan - “Put Down”
G. America - “Secret Remix”
Le Fleur - “Silver and Gold”
Hillfolk Noir - “Belly Up to the Sun”
The Very Most - “What I Think I'd Like to Leave Here”

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