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20 WATTS RADIO: THURSDAY FEB 18TH ON AUDIOCANDY by Irina Dvalidze

20 WATTS RADIO: THURSDAY Feb 18th ON AUDIOCANDY

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It is Thursday night and 20 Watts Radio is on Audiocandy. Make sure you tune in and don’t miss out on our great selection of awesome tunes.  We have some cool news happening at 20 Watts you simply cant miss. We are gonna give you a run down on some local shows that will be happening this weekend. Also, today most of the 20 Watts staff is sitting in on a massive production meeting, making our lovely blog impeccably ready for the transition to our forthcoming official web page. So to make their night of hard work a little more fun, we will be playing some of staff favorites on top of the best local music here in Cuse. Not to mention if you wanna request a song, all you need to do it tweet at you host here. So make sure to join 20 Watts on Auodiocandy 10 pm sharp. To tune in Click Here.

1. Idioteque – Radiohead
2. You and I – Wilco
3. Development – Tiny Vipers
4. Boy Toy – Starfucker
5. Do You – Portugal. The Man
6. My 1st Song (Clark Gable) – DJ Consequence
7. Daylight – Matt and Kim
8. Knotty Pine (with David Byrne) – Dirty Projectors
9. The Air – The Rural Alberta Advantage
10. The Charles C. Leary – Devendra Banhart
11. Holland, 1945 – Neutral Milk Hotel
12. I Don’t Want to Get Over You – The Magnetic Fields
13. Just Can’t Get Enough – Nouvelle Vague
14. Aerodynamic – Daft Punk
15. Swing Tree – Discovery
16. Falling From The Sun – The Album Leaf
17. Change of Heart – El Perro del Mar
18. In Your Heart – A Place to Bury Strangers
19. Horchata – Vampire Weekend
20. Each Year – Ra Ra Riot
21. Face to Face on High Places – School of Seven Bells
22. Rome – Phoenix
23. Taft Was Sick – Bearplane
24. Lay Lady Lay – Magnet ft Gemma Hayes
25. Fallin – Stephen Babcock
26. Fools – The Temper Trap
27. This Love Is Fucking Right – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
28. The Impulse – The Flaming Lips
29. Breakin’ Up – Rilo Kiley
30. Ephemeral Artery – Neon Indian
–Irina Dvalidze
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Photos and Review of School of Seven Bells, The xx, and DJ Mike Wolf at South Street Seaport 8/14 by Eric Vilas-Boas
School of Seven Bells did not disappoint last night

School of Seven Bells did not disappoint on Friday night

PREVIEW: Download School of Seven Bells’ “Face to Face on High Places” MP3
PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blank Dogs, and Dan Friel at the Seaport; Pains of Being Pure at Heart, ZAZA, and Ribbons at the Seaport

From everything we’ve come to expect from River to River, there were no surprises at their last show at the lovely South Street Seaport. It was a beautiful night for a concert and while the crowd wasn’t nearly as animated as they were the week before at Casiokids or during Black Moth Super Rainbow’s incredible set, both The xx and School of Seven Bells made up for it with dreamier live acts. Opening DJ Mike Wolf? Not so much

Apart from some amusing Cure, Psychocandy, and other ‘80s throwbacks set against the modern rock tracks, overall Mike Wolf’s mixing was pretty uninspiring, with the crowd sitting through most of it. Dan Friel a few weeks ago was a far more impressive opener, but then, we can’t all be awesome enough for crowd members to tambourine for us. Continue reading



Memories 3: M83 and School of Seven Bells by Tuan Le
November 17, 2008, 6:49 am
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M83 and School of Seven Bells played Saturday night in Philadelphia at the Starlight Ballroom, putting on one of the best shows I’ve been to this year.  I snapped some photos for you guys, albeit on my crappy super-zoom compact from about 15 ft away instead of a DSLR from 3 ft away.  That makes for really grainy pictures.

School of Seven Bells played a fairly short set, which was quite unfortunate, but they are amazing.

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M83 literally floored one girl (she fainted) because they were so good.

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– Tuan Le



Leak of the Week 1: School of Seven Bells – Alpinisms by Tuan Le

Last night, the much-awaited School of Seven Bells LP, Alpinisms, from former Secret Machines guitarist Benjamin Curtis and identical twins Alejandra and Claudia Deheza of On! Air! Library! leaked on to the internet!  A hypnotic mix of shoegaze, dream-pop and electronic, SVIIB should satisfy those interested in Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth and M83, with whom SVIIB are touring with this November.  Standout tracks include “Face to Face on High Places,” “Connjur” and “Chain.”   The voices of the Deheza twins are simply magical, and the intricacies of each song create a full, strong sound that is undeniably breathtaking.

This could be my favorite album so far in 2008.

Alpinisms is due legally through Ghostly International on October 28, 2008.

– Tuan Le

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