Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Show Post: In House #1440

It's a week of insurgent country irreverence in the intermountain west as Wayne "The Train" Hancock plays at the Mangy Moose in Jackson Hole tonight and the Piper Down in Salt Lake City tomorrow night. Meanwhile, The Legendary Shack Shakers rattle Boise with three performances throughout the week. Posted by Picasa

The Legendary Shack*Shakers

In House #1440.
Airdate: 8/31/05
Focus: Wayne Hancock in Jackson Hole tonight and Salt Lake City tomorrow night, plus The Legendary Shack*Shakers in Boise all week and new music from Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Waco Brothers, Reckless Kelly and more.

BONUS- from today's show:
Robbie Fulks, the title track from Georgia Hard (MP3)


Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Show Post: In House #1439

Death Cab for Cutie's major label debut, Plans, is out today, and is proving to be one of the more polarizing releases in recent memory as far as fan reaction goes. The jury remains out on whether the jump to a major label and the increasingly slick production values are a positive or a negative for a band that has always gone the indie route. One thing is certain: they're a long way from the band that opened its tour in Pocatello in the fall of 2001.
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In House #1439.
Airdate: 8/30/05
Focus: New release from Death Cab for Cutie, Plans, plus new music from Sparrow, John Vanderslice, the Long Winters and more.


BONUS- from today's show:
Sparrow from The Early Years (2005, Absolutely Kosher)- This Is How It's Done (MP3)

Monday, August 29, 2005

Show Post: In House #1438

Melodic and harmonic, The Magic Numbers' shimmering pop has taken the UK by storm this summer. Their recent debut, The Magic Numbers, is out on Heavenly Records. Posted by Picasa

In House #1438.
Airdate: 8/29/05
Focus: Recent debut from the Magic Numbers, The Magic Numbers, plus new music from the Super Furry Animals, the Coral, I Am Kloot and more.

BONUS from today's show:
Dandy Warhols from the upcoming Odditorium or Warlords of Mars-
All the Money or the Simple Life, Honey(MP3)


Friday, August 26, 2005

Show Post: In House #1437

Declan Patrick McManus to his mum, Elvis Costello to you & I, turned 51 this week. In House celebrates with selections from the Costello back catalogue... Posted by Picasa

...and the debut of the Friday Random Five:

1- Laura Cantrell's live version of Costello's Indoor Fireworks(MP3)
2- Vintage John Vanderslice from Time Travel Is Lonely(2001): My Old Flame(MP3)
3- New Rosie Thomas, from the upcoming If Songs Could Be Held: Pretty Dress(MP3)
4- From Richard Swift's upcoming Secretly Canadian debut: As I Go(MP3)
5- The Decemberists' The Engine Driver(MP3) from Picaresque

In House #1437.
Airdate: 8/26/05
Focus: Recent release from Band of Bees, Free the Bees, plus In House celebrates Elvis Costello's 51st birthday with selections from his back catalogue; and new music from Supergrass, Richard Swift, Super Furry Animals and more.


Thursday, August 25, 2005

Show Post: In House #1436

The Waco Brothers, led by Jon Hartford, are back with their seventh release, Freedom & Weep, a sozzled and sudded diatribe addressing crumbling democracies, election night jitters, fake jet fighter pilots and Amerika circa 2005. Posted by Picasa

In House #1436.
Airdate: 8/25/05
Focus: New release from the Waco Brothers, Freedom & Weep, plus new music from Ox, Drive-By Truckers, Iron & Wine and Calexico and more.

BONUS- MP3s from today's show:
Ox- Carolinah(MP3)
Oakley Hall- Landlord(MP3)


Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Show Post: In House #1435

Given her appearance, one might surmise that Laura Veirs has a background in geological science. Bespectacled and refreshingly matter-of-fact, she just has a geologist's look about her. It's no mistake, then, that her songs are littered with references, figurative and literal, to phenomena like carbon, gravity, fire, water, ice and magnetic forces. Her layered and intellectually-driven lyrics are reinforced by her creative arrangements and the playing of her back-up band, the Tortured Souls. Comparisons to a slightly less coffeehouse Suzanne Vega are apt. Year of Meteors is Veirs' fourth album, out this week. Posted by Picasa

BONUS- from Laura Veirs' Troubled By the Fire
Ohio Clouds(MP3)

In House #1435.
Airdate: 8/24/05
Focus: New release from Laura Veirs, Year of Meteors, plus new music from Richard Hawley, Amy Rigby, Ron Sexsmith & Don Kerr and more.


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Show Post: In House #1434

John Vanderslice's latest, "Pixel Revolt," is out today. Posted by Picasa

BONUS- from the new album...
JV- Exodus Damage(MP3)

In House #1434.
Airdate: 8/23/05
Focus: John Vanderslice's "Pixel Revolt," out today, plus new music from Portastatic, New Pornographers, Chad VanGaalen and more.


Monday, August 22, 2005

Show Post: In House #1433

Jimmie Dale Gilmore's latest release, and first in five years, is "Come On Back." Posted by Picasa

In House #1433.
Airdate: 8/22/05
Focus: New release from Jimmie Dale Gilmore, "Come On Back," plus new music from Rachel Ries, the Knitters, Johnny Hickman and more.

BONUS- MP3 from today's show...
Rachel Ries- You Only(MP3)