Under the Radar

(aired 5/13/11)

James Blake

There are many musical artists who create awesome work but haven’t been discovered yet on the larger scale. Today’s show features a list of songs I really like that aren’t necessarily well-known. Hopefully it will be a chance for you to find some new favorites. It’s true that a number of these musicians ARE indeed widely recognized — yet only in specific circuits of interest or in other countries (or perhaps I just think that not enough people know about them!).

Note: I misidentified the first song, but you can check out this video to hear the original version of Obsessions by Marina and the Diamonds.

  1. clip: Obsessions (remix) – Marina and the Diamonds [original suggested by Trevor Thomas]
  2. Unluck – James Blake
  3. 1977 – Ana Tijoux
  4. Enjoy the Silence – Scala & Kolacny Brothers
  5. Not Gonna Love – Sherwood
  6. background: Ocean of Mercy – Jaya Lakshmi & Deva Priyo
  7. Ocean of Mercy (Remix) – Jaya Lakshmi
  8. Seems Fine Shuffle – The Concretes
  9. Black Hole Sun – The Section Quartet
  10. Canzone Piccola – Lorenzo Jovanotti
  11. background: Nothing Dear – Buzzard Song Redux
  12. Close Watch – Agnes Obel [artist suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  13. I *heart* Olivia Munn – the1shanti
  14. Beat It – Pomplamoose
  15. Cello Song – The Books and Jose Gonzalez
  16. Powa – Tune-Yards
  17. Million Miles – Mirah
  18. Amazing (Kanye West Cover) – Vancans
  19. Bestia (Julieta Venegas Remix) – Hello Seahorse!
  20. background: I Heard You Say – Vivian Girls
  21. The Look – Metronomy
  22. Alpha Shallows – Laura Marling
  23. How Bizarre – OMC
  24. 9 Piece Luggage Set – Radio Radio
  25. Burbuja – Si*Sé
  26. Drain You (Nirvana cover) – Horse Feathers
  27. The Magic – Joan As Police Woman
  28. bonus track: Ready Set Go – Killer Mike, feat. T.I.

Originally aired on KSKQ on May 13, 2011. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)


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