Toro y Moi – Freelance

Our Best In Show this week is from native South Carolinian, Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bear). The subtle funk of “Freelance” promises great things to come, and can be found on his most recent album, Outer Peace, available now on Carpark Records. For more information visit toroymoi.com.

radio UNLEASHED #1539

(Pictured: Cigarettes After Sex)

The Specials – Vote For Me (Encore/UMC/Island)
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Bass Hotel & Casino (Tranquility Bass Hotel & Casino/Domino)
David Bowie – TVC15 (Station To Station/RCA)
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – GotitBad (Young Sick Camellia single/Lock Records)
Chinese Man – Artichaut (The Groove Sessions/Chinese Man Records)
Nick Waterhouse – Song For Winners (Nick Waterhouse/Innovative Leisure)
Hop Along – Prior Things (Bark Your Head Off, Dog/Saddle Creek)
Catfish and The Bottlemen – Longshot (single/Capitol)
The Growlers – Who Loves The Scum? (single/Beach Goth Records)
Boy Azooga – Breakfast Epiphany (Kung Fu/Heavenly Recordings)
Paul Kelly – With The One I Love (Nature/EMI)
Joe Jackson – Friend Better (Fool/earMUSIC)
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him? (Live 1980/86/UM)
Eerie Wanda – Sleepy Eyes (Pet Town/Joyful Noise)
Maggie Rogers – Give A Little (single/Capitol)
Sunflower Bean – Come For Me (King of The Dudes EP/Mom+Pop)
Wild Nothing – Letting Go (Indigo/Secretly Publishing)
New Order – Age of Consent (Power, Corruption & Lies/Warner)
Matt Berninger & Stephan Altman – All I Want (7-Inches for Planned Parenthood/7-Inches…)
Cigarettes After Sex – Neon Moon (single/Spanish Prayers)
Parekh & Singh – Summer Skin (single/Peacefrog Holdings)
Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie No. 2 (C’est La Vie/Dead Oceans)
MorMor – Pass The Hours (single/Don’t Guess)
Phoenix – No Woman (Like a Version/Triple J)
Toro y Moi – Freelance (Outer Peace/Carpark Records)
Amanda Palmer – Drowning In The Sound (There Will Be No Intermission/Cooking Vinyl)

Bodega – How Did This Happen

Following last week’s Best In Show from the Specials, we’re keeping the pressure on with “How Did This Happen” from Brooklyn’s Bodega. This indie punk-inspired rocker can be found on their debut album, Endless Scroll, available now from What’s Your Rupture? Records. For more information visit bodegabk.bandcamp.com.

radio UNLEASHED #1538 – Best of 2018, Part 2

(Pictured: Tracey Thorn)

Rex Orange County – Loving Is Easy (Loving Is Easy/Alex O’Conner)
King Princess – 1950 (Make My Bed/Columbia)
Boy pablo – Feeling Lonely (Soy Pablo/777 Records)
Tracey Thorn – Queen (Record/Merge Records)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Sister’s Jeans (Hope Downs/Sub Pop)
Low Cut Connie – Beverly (Dirty Pictures, Part 2/Contender Records)
The Orielles – Old Stuff, New Glass (Silver Dollar Moment/PIAS)
The Beths – Happy Unhappy (Future Me Hates Me/Carpark Records)
Bodega – How Did This Happen? (Endless Scroll/What’s Your Rupture?)
Hop Along – How Simple (Bark Your Head Off, Dog/Saddle Creek)
Miya Folick – Stop Talking (Premonitions/Terrible Records)
Janelle Monae – Make Me Feel (Dirty Computer/Bad Boy Records)
The Fearless Flyers – Ace of Aces (The Fearless Flyers/Vulf Records)
Jade Bird – Lottery (single/Glassnote)
Arctic Monkeys – Four Out of Five (Tranquility Bass Hotel & Casino/Domino)
Yo La Tengo – For You Too (There’s A Riot Going On/Matador)
Caroline Rose – Jeannie Becomes A Mom (Loner/New West)
Sunflower Bean – I Was A Fool (Twentytwo In Blue/Mom+Pop)
Mike Edel – 31 (single/Killbeat Music)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Hunnybee (Sex & Food/Jagjaguwar)
U.S. Girls – Rosebud (In A Poem Unlimited/4AD)
Julia Jacklin – Head Alone (Crushing/Liberation Records)
Lucy Dacus – Next of Kin (Historian/Matador)
Courtney Barnett – Need A Little Time (Tell Me How You Really Feel/Mom+Pop)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Unwanted Number (Look Now/Concord)
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Middle America (single/Matador)
Tierra Whack – Flea Market (Whack World/Tierra Whack)
Cigarettes After Sex – Crush (Crush/Partisan Records)
Westerman – Outside (Sublime Ark EP/Blue Flowers Music)
Adriane Lenker – symbol (abysskiss/Saddle Creek)
Soccer Mommy – I’m On Fire (single/Fat Possum Records)

The Specials – Vote For Me

Our first Best In Show selection of 2019 features some old favorites who are back in a big way! “Vote For Me” is by The Specials, and its their first new release with lead singer Terry Hall since the 1981 release of their smash hit, “Ghost Town.” “Vote For Me” picks up where they left off, and is a strong commentary on today’s political landscape. The tune will feature on the band’s upcoming album, Encore, to be released in February. For more information visit thespecials.com.

radio UNLEASHED #1537 – Best of 2018, Part 1

(Pictured: Christine and the Queens)

The Nude Party – Chevrolet Van (The Nude Party/New West)
White Denim – It Might Get Dark (Performance/City Slang)
Flasher – Pressure (Constant Image/Domino)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight (Hope Downs/Sub Pop)
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake (Wide Awake/Rough Trade)
J.S. Ondara – American Dream (Tales of America/Verve)
Black Pumas – Black Moon Rising (Black Moon Rising/Karma Chief)
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Apollo (Young Sick Camellia/Single Lock)
Natalie Prass – Short Court Style (The Future and The Past/ATO)
Mitski – Nobody (Be The Cowboy/Dead Oceans)
Lucy Dacus – Addictions (Historian/Matador)
Snail Mail – Pristine (Lush/Matador)
Night Shop – The One I Love (In The Break/Mare Records)
Eels – Today Is The Day (The Deconstruction/E Works)
Skinshape – I Didn’t Know (Filoxiny/Lewis Recordings)
Amen Dunes – Miki Dora (Freedom/Sacred Bones Records)
MGMT – Me & Michael (Little Dark Age/Columbia Records)
Christine and The Queens – Damn, Dis-moi (single/Because Music)
Haley Hendrickx – Oom Sha La La (I Need To Start a Garden/Mama Bird)
Moscow Apartment – Orange (single/HandsomeBoy Recordings)
Soccer Mommy – Your Dog (Clean/Fat Possum Records)
Phosphorescent – New Birth In New England (C’est La Vie/Dead Oceans)
Richard Swift – Broken Finger Blues (The Hex/Secretly Canadian)
Kacey Musgraves – Space Cowboy (Golden Hour/MCA Nashville)
Roseanne Cash feat. Sam Phillips – She Remembers Everything (She Remembers Everything/Blue Note)
The Decemberists – Once In My Life (I’ll Be Your Girl/Capitol)
Neko Case – Last Lion of Albion (Hell-On/Anti)

radio UNLEASHED – 2018 Best In Show Playlist!

All 51 of our 2018 Best In Show selections in one handy playlist! Happy holidays everyone…see you in 2019. xo

Omni – Southbound Station
Big Thief – Mythological Beauty
Catholic Action – New Year
Bahamas – Way With Words
Hiss Golden Messenger – Domino (Time Will Tell)
Lane 8 – No Captain (feat. POLIÇA)
Tracey Thorn – Queen
U.S. Girls – Rosebud
This Is The Kit – Hotter Colder
lovelytheband – Broken
Eels – Today Is the Day
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake
Sunflower Bean – Twentytwo
Ride – Catch You Dreaming
Gwenno – Tir Ha Mor
Neko Case – Hell-On
Vacationer – Magnetism
Brazilian Girls – Let’s Make Love
Whyte Horses – Empty Words
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight
Jono McCleery – Know Who You Are At Every Age
Flasher – Pressure
Eels – Bone Dry
Yukon Blonde – Love The Way You Are
Cut Worms – Don’t Want To Say Goodbye
The Coral – Sweet Release
The Regrettes – Helpless
Archie & The Bunkers – Looking
Christine and The Queens – Damn, dis-moi (feat. Dâm-Funk)
Lump – Curse of the Contemporary
White Denim – It Might Get Dark
Roosevelt – Under the Sun
Jade Bird – Uh Huh
Phosphorescent – New Birth In New England
The Nude Party – Chevrolet Van
Chaka Khan – Like Sugar
BC Camplight – I’m Desperate
Natalie Prass – Lost
Rayland Baxter – Casanova
Night Shop – My Love
Caroline Rose – More of the Same
Whiskey Autumn – Let’s Go Sailing Instead
Miya Folick – Stop Talking
The Goon Sax – Make Time 4 Love
Steve Mason – Stars Around My Heart
Becky Warren – Carmen
Snail Mail – Pristine
Marianne Faithfull – The Gypsy Faerie Queen (feat. Nick Cave)
She Drew the Gun – Something For the Pain
Amen Dunes – Miki Dora
Moscow Apartment – Orange

radio UNLEASHED #1536 – Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas & thanks for listening!

Brenda Lee – Papa Noel
Scar McLollie with His Honey Jumpers – Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
Louis Prima – Shake Hands With Santa Claus
Johnny Preston – (I Want a) Rock and Roll Guitar
Red Foley and the Little Foleys – Frosty The Snowman
Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass – Jingle Bells
Bruce Cockburn – Joy To The World/Mary Had a Baby
Paul Kelly – How to Make Gravy
The Beths – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Houndmouth – Blue Christmas
Jorma Kaukonen – Holiday Guitar Ditty
Sonia Dada – Silver Bells
Gordon Lightfoot – Circle of Steele
Manfred Mann – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Brandi Carlile – O Holy Night
Lisa Hannigan – Silent Night
Rachael Yamagata – The River
The Crash Test Dummies – The First Noel
Pajamazon – Snoopy’s Christmas
Say Sue Me – Christmas, It’s Not a Biggie
The Bodeans – Jingle Bell Rock
Shinyribs – Back Dorr Santa
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – White Christmas
Irma Thomas w/The Preservation Hall Jazz Band – May Ev’ry Day Be Christmas
The Squirrel Nut Zippers – Mardi Gras For Christmas
Jill Sobule – Merry Christmas From The Family
Sallie Ford with Black Prairie – (Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag
The Platters – Deck The Halls
Graham Parker – Soul Christmas
Pee Pee Dynamite – Groovy Christmas & New Year
The Band – Christmas Must Be Tonight
Maxwell, Miranda, Parsley – Going To Get The Tree
She & Him – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Raul Malo – Marshmallow World
Little Isador & The Inquisitors – Christmas of Love
The Crystals – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Joey Ramone – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Moscow Apartment – Orange

Our Best In Show this week goes to new Canadian duo, Moscow Apartment, with “Orange“. Working off a classic indie-pop sound solidified in the past by the likes of Camera Obscura, Belle & Sebastian, and others, this is a gem of a tune! It’s available now as a single from HandsomeBoy Records. For more information visit moscowapartment.ca.

radio UNLEASHED #1535

(Pictured: Sons of Kemet)

Diego Garcia – She’s Amazing (single/Nacional)
Lake Street Dive – Shame, Shame, Shame (Free Yourself Up/Nonesuch)
Doe Paoro – Cage of Habits (Soft Power/Anti)
Maggie Rogers – Light On (Heard It In A Past Life/Debay Sounds)
Wild Nothing – Shallow Water (Indigo/Captured Tracks)
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Middle America (single/Matador)
The Beths – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (single/Carpark)
Mac DeMarco – Honey Moon (single/Light in The Attic)
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop – Every Songbird Says (Love Letter For Fire/Sub Pop)
Far Caspian – Finding My Way Home (Between Days EP/Dance To The Radio)
The Mavericks – I Have Wanted You For Christmas (Hey! Merry Christmas/Mono Mundo)
JD McPherson – Bad Kid (SOCKS/New West)
Old 97s – Love The Holidays (Love The Holidays/ATO)
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – White Christmas (It’s a Holiday Soul Party/Daptone)
The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride (A Christmas Gift For You/Philles Records)
Deer Tick – Hell! Yeah! (Mayonnaise/Partisan Records)
Sunflower Bean – Crisis Fest (Twentytwo in Blue/Mom+Pop)
Sons of Kemet – My Queen Is Harriet Tubman (Your Queen Is A Reptile/Impulse!)
Moscow Apartment – Be You (single/HandsomeBoy)
Lissie – Peace On Earth (single/Cooking Vinyl)
Father John Misty – We’re Only People (God’s Favourite Customer/Sub Pop)
Steve Miller Band – Winter Time (Book of Dreams/Capitol)
Hozier – Movement (single/Universal)
Amos Lee – Little Light (My New Moon/Dualtone)
Sharon Van Etten – Do You Realize (Gortimer Gibbons OST/Amazon Music)
Gabriel Kahane – Little Love (Book of Travelers/Nonesuch)
Bruce Cockburn – Cry of a Tiny Babe (Nothing But a Burning Light/Columbia)