This playlist jumps from cheeky British Alt-Pop to Jazz-Hip-Hop fusion, Bluegrass, Industrial, Chill, Lo-Fi and whatever other sub-genres might come across the Beyond Radio desk. The songs are not in this order on the playlist but more random.
2 Brit brothers who bring differing sensibilities into their infectious mix of humor, danceable rhythms and 60’s influenced Alt-Pop.
BAD SOUNDS Hot Head Chippehham
BAD SOUNDS Living Alone
Both of these bands are quintessentially British, yet the boys from Warrington create a wider swath of comedy, literary references, observation and sonic diversity into their style.
MAN & THE ECHO Operation Margarine
MAN & THE ECHO Very Personally Yours (Total late 60’s Stax Soul influence on this one.)
ELISE LEGROW Who Do You Love (Slithering Blues & R&B influenced new single from the Canadian singer.)
Introduced by an Uber rider
THE WANTON BISHOPS Sleep With The Lights On (A Lebanese band that dabbles in garage rock and blues)
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Where Is My Mind? (Bluegrass cover of the Pixies song from 2011. I’ve known of this Minnesota band, formed in 2003, for a while)
Indie roots rocks from Maine introduced by a different Uber rider.
CHRIS ROSS & THE NORTH Gone And On
CHRIS ROSS & THE NORTH Mostly Sober
DAN AUERBACH Livin’ In Sin (Black Keys mastermind goes full old school cowboy hoedown on this little ditty.)
IRON & WINE Call It Dreaming (Perennial indie-folk favorite Sam Beam. From his 8th album released earlier this year “Beast Epic”)
OF MONTREAL Stag To The Stable (shades of Beatlesque Brit Pop)
LOUISE BURNS Strange Weather (She started out in the Pop-Punk Lillix and then went on to the Alt-Rock band the Blue Violets. On this solo song and most of current album “Young Mopes”she is in vintage 50’s Country mode.
SAMANTHA FISH Chills & Fever (More vintage 50’s sound from this Kansas City Blues musician. The album of the same name expands on styles through the 50’s and 60’s.)
ARCADE FIRE Electric Blue (A different side of the band who have recently scored a #1 album and #1 song on the Beyond Radio 250.)
A couple of jazzy tunes from British indie rock band.
CHILDHOOD Californian Light
POOLSIDE Tropical Heartache (This one fits in nicely with the 2 former songs. Meant for a breezy summer day this duo surfaced in 2011, one half who was part of the band Junior Senior which had an international hit in 2003 with “Move Your Feet”.
DOPE LEMON Home Soon Australian Angus Stone is better known as the brother half of sibling indie-folk duo Angus & Julia Stone who have had 3 top 10 albums in their homeland. Here he dabbles in a little Alternative Jazz.)
FOUR TET Two Thousand And Seventeen (Harpsichord driven instrumental from British avant garde artist Kieran Hebden.)
MAC DEMARCO On The Level (Chill electronica from Canadian multi-instrumentalist who usually strays more to the folk lo-fi side.)
RHYE Summer Days (Alternative soul duo from L.A. via Canada and Denmark.)
3 songs from Matt Van Schie who formed the Australian band Van She in 2002. All in the Electro-Pop vein.
TOUCH SENSITIVE Lay Down
DU TONC Keep Moving
VAN SHE Ideas Of Happiness
Industrial, Alt Dance and Goth
GARY NUMAN My Name Is Ruin (Yes the “Cars” guy almost 40 years later)
IAMX Aphrodisiac (Chris Corner was a founding member of the Sneaker Pimps who had a 1996 alternative hit with “6 Underground”.)
TODD TERJE Maskindans (Oh so 1986, akin to “Din Da Da”)
TR/ST Bicep (From Toronto, comparisons to Joy Division have been made.)
GHOSTPOET Immigrant Boogie (Imagine current day Bauhaus)
THE NATIONAL Carin At The Liquor Store (this band just scored their first radio hit after 16 years together. The baritone vocalist Matt Beringer sounds goth but incorporates other styles)
This group of songs offers a fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz and old school soul
JUKES f/ BJ THE CHICAGO KID Angels/Your Love (Solo project of Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman.)
JUKES f/ CHARLES BRADLEY Grant Green
JUKES f/ DE LA SOUL Leap Of Faith