Wednesday, July 20, 2005

HBE 7-18-05

This is the playlist from the 7-18-05 edition of Hectic But Eclectic (Mondays, 6:00-8:00 PM Central, :

The Go! Team-Bottle Rocket
Amerie-1 Thing
Nouvelle Vague-Marian
Sex Pistols-God Save The Queen
Death From Above 1979-Turn It Out
Gwen Stefani-Bubble Pop Electric
The Russian Futurists-Our Pen's Out Of Ink
Fannypack-On My Lap
Esthero-Bad Boy Clyde
Tilly & The Wall-Reckless
Fiona Apple-Red, Red, Red
Arcade Fire-Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Marmalade-I See The Rain
Joi-I Believe
Bebel Gilberto-Ceu Distante (DJ Spinna Remix)
Michael Jackson-Who Is It?
David Garza-Crown Of Thorns
Dressy Bessy-She Likes It
Motley Crue-Girls, Girls, Girls
Lina F/ Anthony Hamilton-Around The World
Giant Panda-With It
The Boys-Dial My Heart
Johnny Cash-Ring Of Fire
The Beatles-Sun King, Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window

The artist from this week's show that I'm going to highlight, is the lovely lady pictured above, Toronto's very own Esthero. Fans of her underground 1998 gem, Breath From Another, all collectively rejoiced once it was announced that her follow-up, Wikked Lil Grrrls, would finally be released this summer after a long 7 year absence. Esthero was lucky enough to survive the folding of The Work Group label and find a home with Reprise to deliver one of the best surprises of the year. Wikked Lil Grrrls is more varied in its scope than Breath and expands on the eclecticism that was hinted at in songs like "That Girl" and "Heavensent." There is no way you could get a clear idea of the album with only a few songs, so the ones I'm posting will focus purely on the lounge pop side of the album. "Bad Boy Clyde" is the kind of sad tale that gets told over and over again: nice girl falls for bad boy. Esthero's voice makes all the difference, adding a deep forlorn resonance to the mood that makes you feel sorry for the nice girl in the tale for once. Those horn arrangements get ya blue too. "Everyday Is A Holiday (With You)" features Sean Lennon on guitar and keys along with some of his textbook indie pop flair and some 70's AOR for extra smiles. It will brighten your day instantly.

Esthero-Bady Boy Clyde
Esthero W/ Sean Lennon-Everyday Is A Holiday (With You)

here to buy the album from Amazon

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