featuring new Patrick Wolf, covers of Joy Division and David Lynch tunes, and of course a tune from Mr. Nomi.
tune in to http://www.bsrlive.com at 3 PM eastern time on 2/14/11 for episode ii!
(if you can’t get the stream to work on the website, try downloading it and playing it through itunes)
1. Love Will Tear Us Apart - Evelyn Evelyn
a Joy Division cover by the conjoined twins Evelyn and Evelyn who comprise the aptly named band Evelyn Evelyn.
2. Afraid - Nico
off her 1970 solo album “Desertshore;” melancholy piano, distant strings and nico’s smokey, blunt voice make for a particularly poignant if not devastating song
3. Truce - the Dresden Dolls
from their self-titled album; post-war negotiations as a metaphor for post-break-up arrangements; plus a shout-out to our own Providence!
4. Mysteries of Love - Antony and the Johnsons
a cover of the Angelo Badalamenti/David Lynch track originally sung by Julee Cruise for the film Blue Velvet. Antony fills each word with so much energy and emotion
5. Buzz Saw - Xiu Xiu
a rhythmically surprising and extremely melancholy song with some of the most cryptic lyrics
6. Housekeeper - Faun Fables
a haunting tune from their new album “Light of a Vaster Dark”
7. When a Man Loves a Woman - Karen Dalton
one of the strangest, most beautiful voices; from her 1971 album “In My Own Time;” her voice, or perhaps the fact that she died so young, makes this song much sadder and darker than the original
8. Babooshka - Kate Bush
from “Never For Ever;” a song-story about a paranoid wife testing her husband’s fidelity; with a chorus that’s a little too fun to sing along with
9. Parades Go By - the Magnetic Fields
one of Stephin Merritt’s “69 Love Songs;” according to him it’s about vampires….
10. 100 Other Lovers - DeVotchKa
from their upcoming album “100 Lovers” due out March 1st
11. I Feel Love - Klaus Nomi
a live cover of Donna Summer’s disco hit, Nomified
12. The City - Patrick Wolf
an infectiously happy, joyous song from the once gloomy, dreary Wolf; off the upcoming album Lupercalia due out in May!