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Sonic Highways – March 26, 2019

Welcome back to Sonic Highways and our last show on The Sting! Starting next week, we’ll be on FM radio (see details below). This week, we featured a Death Cab for Cutie homage and a selection of songs from the years we were born (’98 and ’99). The playlist included:

  • All I Want—Toad The Wet Sprocket
  • Champagne From A Paper Cup—Death Cab for Cutie
  • Transatlanticism—Death Cab for Cutie
  • I Will Possess Your Heart—Death Cab for Cutie
  • I Will Follow You Into The Dark—Death Cab for Cutie
  • Teardrop—Massive Attack (’98)
  • Carry the Zero—Built To Spill (’99)
  • An Eagle In Your Mind—Boards of Canada (’98)
  • Jumper—Third Eye Blind (’99)
  • In the Aeroplane Over the Sea—Neutral Milk Hotel (’98)
  • Slide—The Goo Goo Dolls (’99)
  • Red Bar—Pearl Jam (’98)
  • Learn to Fly—Foo Fighters (’99)

Starting next Tuesday, April 2, Sonic Highways will be broadcast on 88.5 FM from 9-10PM. You can listen there or online at

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Sonic Highways – March 19, 2019

Welcome back to Sonic Highways! Hope everyone had a great Spring Break. The playlist for this week included:

  • Masseduction—St. Vincent
  • In the Stream—S. Carey
  • In a City Without Seasons—The One AM Radio
  • T69 collapse—Aphex Twin
  • Days Gone By—Bob Moses
  • On Your Side—Penguin Prison
  • Time On Her Side—Future Islands
  • Beautiful Birds Flying—Valley Maker
  • Televangelist—Julien Baker
  • My Old Man—Mac DeMarco
  • Do You Really?—Wild Ones
  • Are You Serious—Andrew Bird
  • Different Now—Chastity Belt
  • Bonnie (Rhythm & Melody)—Turnover
  • I’m Not—Panda Bear

Music shoutouts went to The Hunts’ 2018 album, Darlin’ Oh Darlin, and the new Jonas Brothers single, Sucker.

Don’t forget to reach out with any comments, questions, or suggestions, and keep tuning in!

Sonic Highways – March 5, 2019

Welcome back to Sonic Highways and the last week before Spring Break! The playlist for the week included:

  • 1994—Beliefs
  • In A Sweater Poorly Knit—mewithoutYou
  • DLZ—TV On The Radio
  • Tinseltown Swimming in Blood—Destroyer
  • The Days Are Long And Filled with Pain—Maximilian Hecker
  • New Friends—Pinegrove
  • VTr—The Twilight Sad
  • Kiss—Pale Waves
  • When I’m Small—Phantogram
  • Honesty—Yves Tumor
  • messy—serpentwithfeet
  • Rennen—SOHN
  • Sick Talk—Wye Oak
  • Glittering Blackness—Explosions In The Sky

Music shoutouts went to one of Weezer’s two albums of 2019, Weezer (Teal Album), and Simon & Garfunkel’s album, Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Don’t forget to reach out with any comments, questions, or suggestions, and keep tuning in! We won’t be on the air next week due to Spring Break, but we’ll see you back here on March 19.

Sonic Highways – Feb 26, 2019

Welcome back to Sonic Highways! This week, we added a new segment where we chose two letters of the alphabet (P and R), and randomly picked albums with artists whose names began with those letters. The playlist for the entire show included:

  • Beacon—RY X
  • Pain—The War On Drugs
  • Reach For The Dead—Boards of Canada
  • Re: Stacks—Bon Iver
  • Get Low—James Vincent McMorrow
  • Blue Ridge Mountains—Fleet Foxes
  • Gettysburg—Ratatat
  • Space Song—Beach House
  • Raising Your Voice…Trying to Stop an Echo—Hammock
  • Daydreaming—Radiohead
  • Travel In Time—Carmen Rizzo*
  • I’m Not—Panda Bear*

* randomly selected tunes

Music shoutouts went to Harry Hudson’s 2018 album, Yesterday’s Tomorrow Night, and The Olympian’s self-titled album.

Don’t forget to reach out with any comments, questions, or suggestions, and keep tuning in!

Sonic Highways – Feb 19, 2019

Happy Super Moon Tuesday (it’s also astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus’ 546th birthday; don’t forget to celebrate that one)! This week’s playlist, featuring some “Moon Tunes,” included:

  • Perfect—Public
  • Northern Lights—Death Cab for Cutie
  • 33 “GOD”—Bon Iver
  • Sinful—Rhye
  • How High the Moon—Ella Fitzgerald*
  • My Moons—Yellow Ostrich*
  • Man On The Moon—R.E.M.*
  • Eclipse—Pink Floyd*
  • Soundtrack 2 My Life—Kid Cudi*
  • Astronaut—Duran Duran*
  • Walking On The Moon—The Police*
  • Southern Point—Grizzly Bear
  • After Party—Air Traffic Controller
  • Killing For Love—Jose Gonzalez
  • Colorado—Grizzly Bear

* Moon Tunes

Music shoutouts went to ODESZA’s 2017 album, A Moment Apart, and Italian Ghosts by Strawberry Girls.

Don’t forget to reach out with any comments, questions, or suggestions, and keep tuning in! Happy Super Moon and Copernicus’ birthday!

Sonic Highways – Feb 12, 2019

Welcome back to Sonic Highways, Episode 10! Our 10 week anniversary playlist included:

  • Anna Sun (Acoustic)—The Griswolds
  • Fools—Moss Of Aura
  • O, My Perfection—Chrome Sparks
  • High—Sun Glitters
  • Yellow—Cenji
  • Lucerne—Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners
  • Everybody Else—Emmit Fenn
  • Exit—Alfa Mist, 2nd Exit
  • Stealing Fire—Bob Moses
  • When I’m Small—Phantogram
  • Mercury’s Odyssey—The Olympians
  • Shuffle—Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Bloom (Bonus Track)—The Paper Kites
  • (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano—Sampha
  • Blue Boy—Mac DeMarco

Music shoutouts went to Quinn XCII’s EP, Road to Michigan (1-5), and Emmit Fenn’s EP, Before We Begin.

Don’t forget to reach out with any comments or concerns, and keep tuning in! Happy (almost) Valentine’s!

Sonic Highways – Feb 5, 2019

Welcome back! This week’s playlist included:

  • Day in June—Kid Astray
  • Heaven Falls / Fall on Me—Surfaces
  • Service Road—Better Oblivion Community Center
  • Paper Trails—DARKSIDE
  • Basic Instinct—The Acid
  • Second Skin—Maiah Manser
  • Reconstruct (ft. Seafloor)—Photay
  • In the End We Are All Cosmic—Sabrepulse
  • As Serious As Your Life—Four Tet
  • Awake—Tycho
  • Day After Day—Goldwater
  • Gold Chain—Kaz Moon
  • Waiting—vanta blvck
  • slow down my thoughts—Zachary Knowles

Music shoutouts this week were to Better Oblivion Community Center’s self-titled album and Kaz Moon’s EP, Summerbug.

Have a great week and we hope to see you next week here on The Sting!


Sonic Highways – Jan 29, 2019

Happy New Year! We’re starting the new semester off strong with a combination of songs that inspired us over the break:

  • Hide and Seek—Kodaline
  • Pulse—Michl
  • Houdini (RAC Mix)—Foster The People, RAC
  • Disarm You—Kaskade
  • Fading—Toro y Moi
  • Grip—Seeb, Bastille
  • lovely (with Khalid)—Billie Eilish, Khalid
  • Stupid Deep (Acoustic)—Jon Bellion
  • It’s Time (Acoustic)—Imagine Dragons
  • Northern Downpour—Panic! At The Disco
  • Day 1—HONNE
  • Let It Happen—Tame Impala
  • Landed On Mars—Atlas Bound
  • Boy—Instupendo
  • You—Mk.Gee

Music shoutouts this week went to the artist Instupendo and James Blake’s new album, Assume Form.

Hope the new semester treats everyone well! We’ll see you next week here on The Sting!


Sonic Highways – Dec 12, 2018

As the semester nears to end, we’re going out with a bang! This final playlist is inspired by the holiday season:

  • Frosty the Snowman (1991 Remix)—The Beach Boys
  • Deck the Halls—Mannheim Steamroller
  • Miracle of Light—8th Day
  • O Holy Night (2017 Version)—Josh Groban
  • Let It Snow!—Dean Martin
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town—Frank Sinatra
  • An Angel Came Down—Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Winter Wonderland—Ella Fitzgerald
  • Oh Hanukkah—Maccabeats
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—Burl Ives
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas—Bing Crosby
  • Dominick the Donkey—Lou Monte
  • Christmas Eve/Sarajevo—Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • I Have a Little Dreidel—Maccabeats
  • Jingle Bells—Frank Sinatra
  • The Chanukah Song—Adam Sandler
  • Believe—Josh Groban
  • Wonderful Christmastime—The Shins
  • Christmas Time is Here—Josh Groban
  • All I Want for Christmas Is You—Mariah Carey

Music shoutouts this week are to Alec Benjamin’s new album, Narrated for You, and Bob Moses’ album, Days Gone By.

Good luck to everyone on finals and have a great break! Happy holidays and we’ll see you again next semester here on Sonic Highways.


Sonic Highways – Dec 5, 2018

Welcome back to Sonic Highways for the second to last show of the semester! Tonight’s playlist includes:

  • Demain—Bigflo & Oli, ft. Petit Biscuit
  • Apogee (RJD2 Remix)—Tycho, RJD2
  • Silver Lining—Vancouver Sleep Clinic
  • No Diggity—Chet Faker
  • All Your Love—Flight Facilities
  • Infatuation—VALENTINE
  • No Reason—Bonobo, Nick Murphy
  • Underwater—Gabriel & Dresden
  • Down Side Of Me—CHVRCHES
  • Mr Quiche—Wildcat! Wildcat!
  • Clean Eyes—SYML
  • Stay With Me—ayokay, Jeremy Zucker
  • Dying Alive—Christian French
  • First Fires—Bonobo, Grey Reverend

This week, music shoutouts go to Jon Bellion’s new album, Glory Sound Prep, and Politics of Living by Kodaline.

Happy Chanukah to all those who are celebrating, and have a great week! See you next Wednesday for some classy holiday music 🙂

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