03-08-2019 (w/ DJ-AJ)

  1. Pearl Song – Onra
  2. Dark Red – Steve Lacy
  4. Elixir – Wiki
  5. Drunk in LA – Beach House
  6. Dress – Sylvan Esso
  7. True Affection – Father John Misty
  8. Steal My Attention – TOKiMONSTA
  9. Oblivion – Grimes
  10. Hard Feelings/Loveless – Lorde
  11. stay sane – Pink Siifu
  12. Pass the Vibes – Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment

Soundcheck Mar. 8 – Have a good spring break!

Thanks for tuning into this week’s show. Apologies for the lack of track list/write-up last week. Catch up on last week’s songs here, and today’s track list here.

Broods is out with their third studio album Don’t Feed the Pop MonsterTheir first single off of the album, “Peach,” has had airtime on previous shows. Today featured the synth-pop confection “Falling Apart,” which is another gorgeous track. Other standouts include “To Belong” and “Life After.” If you enjoyed their EP, or their albums Evergreen and Conscious, then this new one is definitely worth a full listen.

Swedish singer-songwriter Léon’s self-titled debut album was released at the top of the month. I’ve been following her work since her single “Tired of Talking” from her first EP, Treasure, gained traction back in 2015. This album has been in the works for a while, so it’s great to see it come to fruition. “Better in the Dark” closed today’s show. “Lost Time” and “Hope is a Heartache” are also excellent.

Soundcheck will be off next week for spring break. Wishing everyone has a good one, and safe travels to everyone leaving campus.



International Night and New Releases
-“My Best Habit”, The Maine
-“Poco A Poco”, Luis Fonsi
-“Almost (Sweet Music)”, Hozier
-“La dot”, Aya Nakamura
-“never going back”, Hoodie Allen
-“La La”, ZK
-“Sucker”, Jonas Brothers
-Nathalie Saba’s 2019 single
-“Gib Ihm”, Shirin David
-“Cosi Tanto”, Frederica Camba
-“I Guess I Just Feel Like”, John Mayer
-“Ti ho voluto bene veramente”, Marco Mengoni
-“Beloved-Single Version”, Mumford & Sons
-“tous les memes”, Stromae
-“Without Me (Paquerette)”, With Confidence
-“I’m Just Being Honest”, Weezer
-“3 A.M.”, Jesse & Joy


bean heist (3/7)

today’s theme: i’ve never heard these songs before

quite literally, i’ve never heard these songs before. My first impressions, given to you on this cold cold week before spring break. Here’s the list:

here’s to the fourth time! (los campesinos)

falln’ 4 u (part time)

broccoli man (shonen knife)

strong black coffee (jared mees and the grown children)

my my (menomena)

sweet petite (the bicycles)

planet phrom (ducktails)

bent cop (whales and cops)

new york city (cub)

steady light (gladshot)

there’s no one you won’t walk past (the pacific ocean)

stories we build, stories we tell (josé gonzález)

perfect on the surface (emily haines and the soft skeleton)

UFO lighter (camp cope)

absolutely (ra ra riot)

waste (club motorsport)

Have a good break!

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.

03-01-2019 (w/ DJ Isabop)

  1. Adam & the Evil – Clarence Clarity
  2. Remember My Name – Mitski
  3. Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) – Kate Bush
  4. Silvitni – Eivør
  5. I Made This For You – Chris Thile
  6. Into the Red – James Blake
  7. Nico’s Red Truck – dijon
  8. Ordinary Pleasure – Toro y Moi
  9. Dagenham Dream – Blood Orange
  10. Cyber Stockholm Syndrome – Rina Sawayama
  11. We Appreciate Power – Grimes


Alt & Classic rock and Oscar Reviews
-“F.N.T.”, Semisonic
-“Breakfast At Tiffany’s”, Deep Blue Something
-“One Week”, Barenaked Ladies
-“(Don’t Fear)The Reaper”, Blue Oyster Cult
-“American Girl”, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
-“Lola”, The Kinks
-“Sex & Candy”, Marcy Playground
-“Danny’s song”, Loggins & Messina
-“The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home”, Declan McKenna
-“Basket Case”, Green Day
-“Fire It Up”, Modest Mouse
-“Today”, the Smashing Pumpkins
-“Scenes From An Italian Restaurant”, Billie Joel
-“Elderberry Wine”, Elton John



bean heist 2/28

today’s theme: what’s today’s date?

all the songs you’ll hear today have years in their title. here they are, in consecutive order:

1937 state park – car seat headrest

holland, 1945 – neutral milk hotel

summer of ’69 – bryan adams

1972 – broken social scene

1979 – smashing pumpkins

80’s tune – luna luna

1983 – neon trees

1984 – david bowie

1985 – bowling for soup

96 – crying nut

1999 – prince

20:17 – ólafur arnalds, nils frahm

2048 – michael cera

year 3000 – jonas brothers

stay cool, see u all next week!

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!

Soundcheck Feb. 22

Thanks for tuning into Soundcheck’s last show of the month. Catch up on the songs played on today’s show with the track list here.

Daughter frontwoman Elena Tonra is out with her debut solo album Ex:Re. It’s a proper break-up/heartbreak album filled with haunting production and superb vocals and lyrics. “Crushing” featured on today’s show. “Where the Time Went” and “I Can’t Keep You” are other standouts. If you loved Not to Disappear or If You Leave, then this album will hit the mark.

Richy Ahmed’s remix of London Grammar’s “Non Believer” closed the show. You might recognize him from his mixes of Lana Del Rey. His latest EP is “Can’t You See.”


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