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20 WATTS RADIO: THURSDAY JAN 28th ON AUDIOCANDY by Irina Dvalidze

20 WATTS RADIO: THURSDAY Jan 28th ON AUDIOCANDY

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Finally  it is Thursday night and 20 Watts Radio is on Audiocandy. Second week of school could not pass fast enough, but if you are one of the miserable slaves to educations with friday morning classes, 20 Watts has the best music to help you get two hours closer to the weekend. Make sure you tune in and don’t miss out on out great selection of awesome tunes. Not to mention we just may have a special guest making an appearance tonight. Show starts at 10pm sharp: OUR BRAND NEW AND AWESOME TIME SLOT ON AUDIOCANDY. To tune in Click Here.

Show Playlist Below:

1. Henney Buggy Band- Sufjan Stevens
2.  Penn Station- The Felice Brothers
3. Delivery Man- The Cool Kids
4. The Way We Get By- Spoon
5. Red And Purple – The Dodos
6. Silver Trembling Hands- The Flaming Lips
7. Adler Girl Pt. II (I Can Change!)- Super Mash Bros.
8. I’m A Pilot- Fanfarlo
9. Everything with You- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
10. Digital Love- Daft Punk
11. Where Do My Bluebird Fly- The Tallest Man On Earth
12. Exclusive- Popular Damage
13. Glad (Delorean Remix)- Glasser
14. Dancehall- Sean Bones
15. The National Grid- Bachelorette
16.  Crystalized – The XX
17. When I’m Gone- Vivian Girls
18. Walking 10-22- Sarah Aument
19. Glósóli- Sigur Ros
20. Each Year – Ra Ra Riot
21. We Ride Skeletal Lightning- The Blood Brothers
22. You Don’t Know Me- Ben Folds
23. Dandelion- Charlotte Gainsbourg
24. Freeway- Aimee Mann
25. Knotty Pine (with David Byrne)- Dirty Projectors
26. Today Has Been OK- Emiliana Torrini
27. Broken Horse- Freelance Whales
28. Death + -Health
29. Vivienne (demo)- Mouth’s Cradle

–Irina Dvalidze

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20 WATTS RADIO: THURSDAY JAN 21st ON AUDIOCANDY by Irina Dvalidze

20 WATTS RADIO: THURSDAY Jan 28th ON AUDIOCANDY

Preview: Make sure you check out Audiocandyradio.com

So it’s Thursday night once again and 20 Watts Radio is on Audiocandy. So we are finally back on campus and we bringing you all the best of local music scene. So before you dig into those books, sit back and salvage the last few seconds you winter break.  Today is our last light mode show before we swing back into gear and start fresh with the new semester. Make sure you tune in and don’t miss out on two solid hours of awesome music. Show starts at 10pm sharp: OUR BRAND NEW AND AWESOME TIME SLOT ON AUDIOCANDY. To tune in Click Here.

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Editor’s Pick #245: LSTN #7 by 20watts

Urban Outfitters offers up some free tunes

PREVIEW: DOWNLOAD LSTN #7 from Urban Outfitters

During the holidays we all search for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. The search usually takes days, if not weeks, and we always end up spending way too much money. Well, here’s the perfect reward–some free music courtesy of Urban Outfitters.  Their newest mix, LSTN #7, features tracks from Vivian Girls, Free Energy, The Dodos, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and many more. These 25 tracks are perfect for any music lover, and they won’t cost you a dime.

–Eric Hoffman, Features Editor



THE 20.10: Bird Bands (20 Watts Thanksgiving Special) by 20watts

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Thanksgiving. For years it’s brought people together to feast on turkey. In honor of this joyous American holiday, 20 Watts has decided to elucidate you, fine reader, on the many bands named after a variety of fowl. We bring you our very special Thanksgiving 20, based on artists named after a variety of avian creatures.

So what’s the very best of bird-themed music? 20 Watts’ STAFF has the answer in our tenth 20 installment. Watch for new 20s each Thursday, only on 20 Watts, and check out our previous 20s below!


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20 Watts Reviews The Dodos’ Time to Die by Eric Vilas-Boas
Time to Die isn't as impressive as Visiter, but it'll do for now

Time to Die isn't as impressive as Visiter, but it'll do for now

PREVIEW: The Dodos: “Fables”
LISTEN: Time to Die Streaming

Last year, The Dodos released one of the best albums of 2008, Visiter. Pitchfork described the album as “one of the most welcoming (and welcome) records of 2008.” Sadly, the same can’t be said for their follow-up, Time to Die.

After expanding the duo to a trio and hiring veteran indie-rock/-folk producer Phil Ek, The Dodos convinced hipsters everywhere that their third release would be godly. Alas, even Ek’s impressive credentials (Fleet Foxes, Everything All the Time, most of Built to Spill’s discography) can’t save Time to Die from that all-powerful album-breaker: boredom.

Overall, the record employs the same technique we remember from Visiter, and actually has superior production values, but never reaches the same memorable height that the first album did. The same specific issues are present on more than a few of the album’s nine songs. Continue reading