(LAST SHOW OF SEASON FOUR!)
First up, Wales' answer to Architecture in Helsinki
, Los Campesinos!
did "We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives" from their debut Sticking Fingers Into Sockets
). Then we heard two excellent songs from London's Noah and the Whale
, first their incredible "5 Years Time" then a song for Christmas called "Rocks and Daggers". The former can be bought on a fine 7" from here
, and the latter can be found on their Myspace page
. Definitely watch the video for "5 Years Time"
. Next NYC's Quintus
did their 70's infused "Old Guitar" from their largely mediocre The Shape We're In
). Then Florida's Black Kids
did "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" from their debut Wizard of Ahhhs
EP (free download
). Next Dallas' indie pop makers The Happy Bullets
did the title-track from their album The Vice and Virtue Ministry
). And finally NYC's soon-to-be-huge and one of my new favorite bands Vampire Weekend
did a live version "M 79", a song which will be on their debut album when it comes out next month. In the meantime you can download the studio performance of it as well as 3 other songs for free from the Daytrotter Session website
. This episode contains clips from National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (Amazon, Netflix) and from The Rachell Maddow Show where she mentioned Alan Keys inclusion in the final Iowa Republican debate where she mentioned this interview.