Friday, March 26, 2010

Beard Radio 25.3.10

This week's show focusses on (relatively) new releases. Sassy hip-hop, dark pop melodrama, hypnagogic desert-blues, dreamy glo-fi, future dubstep and garage, warped AM gold and more.

Dominique Young Unique - Show My Ass (Art Jam)
Envy - Chips In My Dip; Set Yourself On Fire (Stop/Start)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round; 4AD
J Dilla - Safety Dance; Donut Shop (Stones Throw)
Q-Tip - Barely In Love; Kamaal The Abstract (Jive)
James Blake - The Bells Sketch (Hessle Audio)
Zola Jesus - Night; Stridulum EP (Sacred Bones)
Dam Mantle - Rebong; Grey EP (Halleluwah Hits)
Toro Y Moi - Talamak; Causers of This (Carpark)
Bok Bok - Citizen's Dub (feat Bubbz) (Blunted Robots)
James Ferraro - Last American Hero (extract); Last American Hero (Olde English Spelling Bee)
Mosca - Square One (Night Slugs)

Next week, it's our Beatles special with a difference. Fab! Thumbs Aloft! etc

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Beard Radio with special guest John Cavanagh

Tonight's Beard Radio with special guest John Cavanagh. Featuring exclusive new tracks from Family Elan, Nalle, Ben Reynolds and Trembling Bells, plus John's reminiscences about Alex Chilton, Delia Derbyshire and reading the football results on Saturday Sportscene.

Family Elan - Trees of Ishfahar (Alt. Vinyl)
Del Shannon - My Love Has Gone (Bear Family)
Ben Reynolds - Pull Back The Covers (White Label)
Lesley Duncan - Love Song (Sanctuary)
Delia Derbyshire - Liquid Energy (Glo-Spot)
Geoff Goddard - Telstar (demo) (Unreleased)
Geoff Goddard - Girl Bride (HMV)
Phosphene & Friends - See Sign Defined (Pickled Egg)
Trembling Bells - Did We Sing Together (Honest Jons)
K-Space - Kuzungu (Ad Hoc)
Big Star - When My Baby's Beside Me (Big Beat)
Yummy Fur - Department (Vesuvius)
Nalle - Sunne's Return (Alt. Vinyl)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beard Radio with special guest John Cavanagh

Beard Radio is delighted to announce our special guest, the legendary John Cavanagh! Radio presenter, musician, producer, writer and raconteur, John will be playing some of his favourite records, as well as some exclusive new tracks.

In addition to working for BBC Scotland and presenting his own weekly Soundwave show on Radio Six International, John has recently been producer for weird-folk luminaries Trembling Bells and Family Elan, while working on his own Phosphene Project.

Past projects include a one-man show about electronic music goddess and BBC Radiophonic Workshop legend Delia Derbyshire, and a book in the 33 & 1/3 series on Pink Floyd's Piper At The Gates of Dawn. He has also been involved in the release of records by Derbyshire and Ron Geesin.

Read all about his activities on the Phosphene site.

We're really excited for this show. Do tune in and turn on.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Beard Radio 4.3.10

Stew and Reuben bring you an hour of awesomeness. Glorious new releases from Joanna Newsom, Hyperdub and Ghost Box, some freaky Joe Meek classics, some visionary British jazz, German cabaret tango-pop, Glasgwegian prog obscurities and an absolutely incredible Japanese underground classic. We dedicate this show to Guru of Gang Starr. Get well soon sir!

Joanna Newsom - Good Intentions Paving Co; Have One On Me (Drag City)
Slapp Happy - Casablanca Moon; Acnalbasac Moon (Virgin)
Orchestra Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Minsato Le, Mi Dayihome; World Psychedelic Classics Vol 3 (Luaka Bop)
Kan Mikami - Bang!; Bang! (URC)
Geoff Goddard - Sky Men; Joe Meek Alchemist of Pop (Castle)
Advisory Circle - Nuclear Substation; Mind How You Go (Ghost Box)
Joe Harriot & John Mayer Double Quintet - Raga Gauld-Saranga; Indo-Jazz Suite (Columbia/Atlantic)
Gang Starr - Beyond Comprehension; Step In The Arena (Chrysalis)
Captain Marryat - Dance of Thor; S/T (Shadoks)
The Buzz - You're Holding Me Down; Joe Meek Alchemist of Pop (Castle)
Terror Danjah - Acid; 12" (Hyperdub)