From The Archive: Good Old War Live @ WKDU (3/1/2010)

With air-tight harmonies that feel like a strange but beautiful cross between Fleet Foxes and The Grateful Dead, this Philly trio truly is deserving of the national recognition they’ve been getting recently. Just before the release of their self-titled sophomore album, Good Old War stopped by WKDU to play a handful of songs off their first album, Only Way To Be Alone.

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Top Played Artists 5/28/13 – 6/4/13

1 DEERHUNTER Monomania (4AD)

2 WILD NOTHING Empty Estate (Captured Tracks)



5 LAURA STEVENSON Wheel (Don Giovanni)

6 THEE OH SEES Floating Coffin (Castle Face)

7 BORN RUFFIANS Birthmarks (Yep Roc)

8 TERA MELOS X’ed Out (Sargent House)

9 SAVAGES Silence Yourself (Matador)

10 GRANDCHILDREN Golden Age (Earnest Jenning)

11 MOUNT KIMBIE Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (Warp)

12 WAVVES Afraid Of Heights (Warner Brothers)

13 ALPINE A Is For Alpine (Votive)

14 IRON AND WINE Ghost On Ghost (Nonesuch)

15 TELEKINESIS Dormarion (Merge)

16 KURT VILE Wakin On A Pretty Daze (Matador)

17 FLAMING LIPS The Terror (Warner Brothers)

18 IO ECHO Ministry Of Love (Iamsound)

19 BROTHERS IN LAW Hard Time For Dreamers (WWNBB)

20 FRONT BOTTOMS Talon Of The Hawk (Bar/None)

21 MAL BLUM Tempest In A Teacup (Betterweather)

22 SHE AND HIM Volume 3 (Merge)

23 JAMES BLAKE Overgrown (Republic)

24 THERMALS Desperate Ground (Saddle Creek)

25 AKRON/FAMILY Sub Verses (Dead Oceans)

26 STILL CORNERS Strange Pleasures (Sub Pop)

27 GENERATIONALS Heza (Polyvinyl)

28 KATE NASH Girl Talk (Have 10p)

29 SHANNON AND THE CLAMS Dreams In The Rat House (Hardly Art)

30 BOMBINO Nomad (Nonesuch)

Song/Video Review: “Stare At The Sun” by Eleanor Friedberger


By Shannen Gaffney

Eleanor Friedberger is back with a new single, titled ”Stare at the Sun”! It’s an upbeat springtime track that will make you want to ditch your work and go play frisbee with someone’s dog. Friedberger’s unmistakable voice will likely be stuck in your head for awhile after listening, but you probably won’t mind. The funny video seems to be mocking typical hipstery video production of late (in a loving way, of course). As she sings, “If that was goodbye, then I must be high / You know I’ll be seeing you soon,” a cute teenage girl loosely translates in sign language, then plays air guitar in between verses. I’ll definitely be adding this song to my ‘Wake Up’ playlist!

Friedberger has a pretty extensive tour planned for the month of June (though sadly there are no dates in Philly), along with her second solo album, titled Personal Record, coming out on June 4th.

Top Played Artists 5/14/13 – 5/21/13

3    THEE OH SEES    Floating Coffin
4    DEERHUNTER    Monomania 
5    TERA MELOS    X’ed Out 
6    BORN RUFFIANS    Birthmarks  
7    WAVVES    Afraid Of Heights 
8    TELEKINESIS     Dormarion
10    BLEACHED    Ride Your Heart
11    SAVAGES    Silence Yourself
12    IRON AND WINE    Ghost On Ghost 
13    ALPINE    A Is For Alpine 
14    KURT VILE    Wakin On A Pretty Daze
15    SHE AND HIM    Volume 3 
16    FLAMING LIPS    The Terror 
17    GRANDCHILDREN     Golden Age 
18    YOUTH LAGOON    Wondrous Bughouse
19    JAMES BLAKE    Overgrown
20    BROTHERS IN LAW    Hard Time For Dreamers
22    ALLISON WEISS    Say What You Mean
23    KATE NASH    Girl Talk
24    NO JOY    Wait To Pleasure 
25    WAXAHATCHEE    Cerulean Salt
26    THE KNIFE    Shaking The Habitual
27    PISSED JEANS    Honeys
28    BLACK ANGELS    Indigo Meadow
29    MAL BLUM    Tempest In A Teacup   
30    WILD BELLE    Isles

Song Review: “Golden Age” by Grandchildren


By Shannen Gaffney

So obsessed with this song right now. Grandchildren are a Philly-born pop electro band who also incorporate acoustic elements into their music. They’re on the Brooklyn-based independent label Ernest Jenning Records and their latest album Golden Age came out just a few weeks ago. Sheer pop rock perfection. 

Top Played Artists 5/7/13 – 5/14/13

3  WAVVES    Afraid Of Heights
4  TERA MELOS    X’ed Out
5  THEE OH SEES    Floating Coffin
6  BLEACHED    Ride Your Heart
7  TELEKINESIS    Dormarion
8  SAVAGES    Silence Yourself
9  KURT VILE    Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze
10  DEERHUNTER    Monomania
11  !!!    Thr!!!er
12  BORN RUFFIANS    Birthmarks
13  NO JOY    Wait To Pleasure 
14  YOUTH LAGOON    Wondrous Bughouse
15  WAXAHATCHEE    Cerulean Salt
16  ALLISON WEISS     Say What You Mean
17  BLACK ANGELS    Indigo Meadow
18  PISSED JEANS     Honeys
19  FLAMING LIPS     The Terror
20  IO ECHO       Ministry of Love
21  WILD BELLE    Isles
22 THE KNIFE    Shaking The Habitual
23 DEAD CONFEDERATE    In The Marrow
24  DIRTY FENCES    Too High To Kross
25  WIRE    Change Becomes Us
26  KATE NASH Girl Talk
28  DUMP     Superpowerless
29  THE MEN     New Moon
30  MUDHONEY    Vanishing Point