Exposure: 9/30 – 10/3
October. And the trees are stripped bare. Of all they wear.
So here we are in October, getting closer to the holidays, getting closer to the WBRU Dunkin’ Donuts 44th Birthday Bash. Exciting times! Let’s get into it!
Mellow Monday – 9/30
Flagship – Break the Sky
The Dodos – Substance
Emiliana Torrini – Speed of Dark
Sigur Ros – Isjaki
Mount Kimbie – You Took Your Time
Au Revoir Simone – More Than
Twice Young – Slow Down
The Joy Formidable – Silent Treatment
Tired Pony – All Things All at Once
Half Moon Run – Full Circle
Arctic Monkeys – No. 1 Party Anthem
Time Travel Tuesday – 10/1
Two amazing bands selected for two very different reasons. Grouplove’s 2nd LP, Spreading Rumours, which for some unknown reason is spelled the British way, dropped mid-September. On top of that, they’re playing Night Two of the WBRU Dunkin’ Donuts 44th Birthday Bash. The Killers, hopefully NOT as a sign that they’re finished, are releasing their first greatest hits album, Direct Hits, next month. Pretty incredible that after only 4 albums they have enough hit songs to be able to do that.
Corresponding albums in parentheses.Grouplove – Ways to Go (Spreading Rumours)
Grouplove – Lovely Cup (Never Trust a Happy Song)
Grouplove – Naked Kids (Never Trust a Happy Song)
Grouplove – Spun (Never Trust a Happy Song)
Grouplove – I’m With You (Spreading Rumours)
Grouplove – Borderlines + Aliens (Spreading Rumours)
The Killers – Shot at the Night (Direct Hits)
The Killers – Jenny Was a Friend of Mine (Hot Fuss)
The Killers – Change Your Mind (Hot Fuss)
The Killers – Why Do I Keep Counting? (Sam’s Town)
The Killers – For Reasons Unknown (Sam’s Town)
The Killers – A Dustland Fairytale (Day & Age)
Wacky Wednesday – 10/2
Jamie Lidell – Big Love
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – One Girl/One Boy
Kitten – Like a Stranger
Bloc Party – Ratchet
FIDLAR – Awkward
Wavves – Demon to Lean On
Mikhael Paskalev – Jive Babe
Kate Nash – Friend
The Vaccines – I Always Knew
of Montreal – She Ain’t Speakin’ Now
Mona – Torches & Pitchforks
Wolf & Cub – Samao
Yuck – Middle Sea
Themed Thursday – 10/3
Our first ever award themed Exposure. Celebrating the finest albums in the UK every year, the Barclaycard Mercury Prize has been awarded every year since 1992. Click on that link, and you’ll see the 12 albums nominated for this year, and boy are there some amazing ones. Here are some picks from half of them.
Foals – Inhaler
Foals – Late Night
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
Savages – She Will
Disclosure – When a Fire Starts to Burn
Disclosure – F for You
Laura Marling – Monster Hunger
Laura Marling – Where Can I Go?
Villagers – Nothing Arrived