It’s already cold and a little bit white outside, and more and more decorative Christmas lights are popping up everywhere. Tonight, the DJ team of Radio-Schweden (and that includes me!) will help you to get into that Christmas spirit by serving a trip through the best of Christmas music; we have everything from the 40s to today, and I can already say that it will be a great mix! The show starts at 9 o’clock CET, and my hour of choice will start at ten. So if you still have some gift-wrapping or cookie-baking to do, we will offer you the perfect soundtrack for that. And of course it’s also perfect for annoying your co-workers if – due to different time-zones – you’re still at work! Click to listen!
Show postponed!!! Our Christmas special will run tomorrow evening, starting at 9pm CET!!! Sorry ’bout that!
Also, I’d like you to point to a new-artists-Christmas-compilation that Tonspion has collected: here‘s the link to the complete playlist, and two of my choices:
Timid Tiger – Ring The Bells (MP3)
Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal (MP3)
Mogwai – Christmas Song (MP3)
Hope you all had a chance to listen to Radio-Schweden last week when my favourite songs of 2009 were on air. For those who missed it, here’s as promised the other half of the Best-Of-List. These were and still are my favourite songs from the almost-past year. I hope I can come up with a similar album list as well, but it looks like work will have me in its firm grip for the next couple of days… we’ll see!
Athlete – Superhuman Touch
Absent Elk – Emily
Dogs Die In Hot Cars – To Get Love Returned
Kent – Krossa Alt
Barcelona – It’s About Time
Glass Pear – Vultures
Metric – Sick Muse
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – This Love Is Fucking Right!
Death Cab For Cutie – Meet Me On The Equinox
Camera Obscura – French Navy (MP3)
David Gray – Fugitive
Johan – Something About You
Mumford & Sons – I Gave You All
Vib Gyor – Take Cover
The Fatales – Evergreen
Scarlet Youth – Gleaming Endless Ocean
I’ll check for any free MP3s later, and will also tell you about the re-runs of the transmission soon. In the meantime, you can let me know your favourites of this year!
Tonight you have to tune in to Radio-Schweden again… or else you will miss my favourite songs from 2009!!! And I know you can’t live with that, right?
No, really… as announced last week, tonight and tomorrow we will air Part 2 of our DJ-Best-Of 2009. Part 2 means that it will even be better as part 1, and we already had a pretty great playlist the last time! Oh, speaking of which: I’ve promised to post the playlists, so here is what you might have missed last week on my show:
Arctic Monkeys – The Jeweller’s Hands
Dappled Cities – The Price (MP3)
Ian Brown – The Crowning Of The Poor
Piano Magic – March Of The Atheists
White Lies – The Price Of Love
Editors – Bricks And Mortars
The Mary Onettes – Puzzles (MP3)
The Raveonettes – Last Dance
A-Ha – The Bandstand
Dredg – Information
Lower Heaven – Fruitless
Archive – Collapse/Collide
The Sunpilots – Animals In My Mind
we will also do some reruns of all the shows, so if you’ve missed it so far, you’ll get some more chances. I’ll announce the schedule in time. For now, you just have to tune in tonight at 9pm CET, and enjoy the best of the best!
…that you should tune in to Radio Schweden tonight or you might miss some of the best sounds 2009 had to offer! Check out 3 hours of our DJ-picks, starting from 9pm CET tonight, and if you want to hear my choice, don’t tune in later than 22pm. Allright? Good… see you tonight!
Thanks to Mr. Schallgrenzen, I’ve found out that Get Well Soon (one of the best recent German acts!) has released a first single from the next album Vexations (read about it here). Cityslang is offering 5 Steps 7 Swords now, and it is what you expected: more of that innovative, interesting and wonderful sound that GWS presented us on their debut album. I predict that 2010 will start with a bang for us indie-music-lovers (Vexations is released on January 8th), and I’m definitely looking forward to this!
Get Well Soon – 5 Steps 7 Swords (MP3)
Don’t forget to listen to Radio-Schweden tonight! My first batch of the Best Songs Of 2009 will be on at 21pm CET, followed by two more hours with the selection of my two German co-DJs. The transmission will be repeated tomorrow at the same time, but with a different running order (my hour is starting at 22pm… look for the MiniMix: Best Of 2009 Vol. 1). Hope you can make it!
I was thinking about the unavoidable year-end-lists today (I’ll give you the reason for that further down below), and I remembered that I wanted to check out what two of my former best-album-winners are up to right now. Well, whilst Youth Group have announced that they will take a year off in 2010 and return in 2011, The Shins have no real news whatsoever on a new album. Sad news from both parties, I think… at least, the Shout Out Louds and Get Well Soon, two other favourites from the past years, will come up soon with new stuff. So it looks like I’m stuck with Youth Group‘s The Night Is Ours and The Shins‘ Wincing The Night Away for another while, but that really isn’t such a bad thing as I still enjoy both albums!
Youth Group – Sorry (MP3)
The Shins – Phantom Limb (MP3)
Morten briefly mentioned Matinée Recordings in his post today, and while I’m also looking forward to some of those releases (especially Northern Portrait), I also found these two beauties on the label’s homepage. Perfectly innocent autumn-pop for this gray day!
Math And Physics Club – Darling Please Come Home (MP3)
The Windmills – Drug Autumn (MP3)
Oh yes, the reason for me thinking about year-end-lists: as you might or might not know, I’m an occasional DJ at virtual radio station Radio Schweden. The station is a community project of people from Sweden, Germany and little Switzerland. And on the following weekends, we will have a special show called – you guessed it – the Best Of 2009. Each of us was appointed two hours to fill with the songs we liked best this year, and we will broadcast these series in two parts. So this coming Friday, November 27th, at 8pm CET, one of my German friends will start with the first hour, and from 9pm, it will be my turn. Look for the MiniMix: Best Of 2009 Vol. 1! On Saturday, November 28th at the same time, my two other co-DJ’s will present their hits. In a weeks time, we will scramble these series (so I’ll probably be on with the same show on Saturday), and the week after that, we will present Volumes 2. You don’t have to keep all these dates in mind (just the first ones this weekend! ), as I’m going to announce the schedule again here in due time. So, mark your calenders and tune in to Radio Schweden!!! (Of course, the playlist will be published here as well… somewhen in December).