The votes are in and the Squawky Sixteen have been chosen! Round 2 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown starts now and the matches this round are:
Match #1: (1) Radiohead vs. (4) Glass Animals
Match #2: (7) And the Kids vs. (3) STRFKR
Match #1: (1) Wilco vs. (5) The Shins
Match #2: (2) Dr. Dog vs. (3) Whitney
Match #1: (1) Bon Iver vs. (4) Local Natives
Match #2: (2) Angel Olsen vs. (3) Iron & Wine
Match #1: (1) The Avalanches vs. (4) Tycho
Match #2: (7) Sylvan Esso vs. (3) The xx
Vote below for which artists you want to move on to Round 2 in each match (and be played on next Wednesday’s show. Click here to vote (if you can’t see the form below). You can find the bracket here (complete with voting results for each round) and see the full list of artists competing at the official Squawkin’ Good Showdown page.
Your votes are in and the Top 32 artists competing in Squawkin’ Good Showdown have been selected! Round 1 is open for voting. The 32 artists are split into four divisions: Fire (indie rock/alternative), Earth (folk-rock and guitar bands), Air (folk-pop that leans a little more electronic) and Water (electronic-based artists). Vote below for which artists you want to move on to Round 2 in each match (and be played on next Wednesday’s show. Click here to vote (if you can’t see the form below). You can find the bracket here, and see the full list of artists competing at the official Squawkin’ Good Showdown page.
Squawkin’ Good Radio’s very own musical March Madness style tournament is back for another year! Help choose which 32 artists will be in the running this year! Details below (or click here if form doesn’t load)
Here’s the latest edition of Squawkin’ Good Radio! This week’s show features new adds from Pure Youth, Pity Sex, Programm, Yumi Zouma, Maria Usbeck and Foxtails Brigade, plus selections from some of my other favorite recent releases. Take a listen below:
Last night’s show is now up on Mixcloud! This show featured great new songs from FAWNN, Speedy Ortiz, Operators and a Bob Dylan remix by Animal Collective! If you missed this week’s show, you can listen here:
Click here for this show’s playlist on Radioactivity.
Squawkin’ Good Radio is now on Mixcloud! Starting now, I will be putting each week’s show on Mixcloud where you can listen whenever you want! Here is last Wednesday’s show, featuring the latest music from Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop, Moderat, Magnet School, Marian Hill and more, plus a few throwbacks.
Click here for this show’s playlist on Radioactivity.
Time for another set of my favorite recent Soundcloud discoveries! I’ve been busy enjoying the Waking Windows festival in Winooski this weekend, but I’ve found time to bring you this great set of songs including new music from Moonface, Marissa Nadler, Mercury Girls, Wilder Adkins and more! Take a listen below and let me know which songs you liked best!
Well it’s been a long time since you’ve seen one of these, haven’t you? Here is the first official Weekend Mixtape in over a month. I’ve got two weeks of new musical discoveries to share with you, so we’ve got 20 songs in today’s playlist. There’s quite a variety of music here from several different kinds of rock to more electronic stuff, from a mix of different artists from all over the world. There’s new single from Deerhoof’s forthcoming album The Magic, rockin’ tracks from Palace Winter, The Academic, Mean Jeans and LISBON, chill vibes from Cornelius, Maria Usbeck and Desert Sound Colony, plus the latest singles from Thrice, Why We Run, Aloha and Two Year Vacation.
Take a listen and let me know which songs you like best. You’ll be hearing some of these songs on Squawkin’ Good Radio in the next few weeks.
Apologies for the lack of Weekend Mixtapes the past few weeks. I’ve been really busy and haven’t had time to work on the blog as of late. I have still been discovering lots of great new music over the past few weeks, much of which I haven’t been played on my show yet. So I present the Squawkin’ Good Spring Mixtape featuring my favorite new songs I’ve discovered on Soundcloud plus a few other favorites I’ve been enjoying lately.
Some highlights this time around: my favorite track off of DTCV’s new album Confusion Moderne, you may remember them from the song “Miley Cyrus Wins the Race”, one of my favorite songs of 2016. Also, there’s a fun tune from the Swedish band Two Year Vacation, a perfect song for the warmer weather from The Hazy Seas, a new track from Mt. Wolf who you may remember from “VIII”, another of my favorite songs from 2015, plus great remixes of Saintseneca and Destroyer songs. Take a listen and let me know which songs you like best and I’ll get them on my show in the next few weeks!
In honor of Alabama Shakes’ victory in Squawkin’ Good Showdown 2016, I’ve put together a Spotify playlist of their best songs, as well as a few of the best covers and remixes of their songs I found on Soundcloud:
Harold Green feat. Willow Wells – “Gimme All Your Love”
“Gimme All Your Love” seems to be the favorite Alabama Shakes song to cover by various artists on Soundcloud, but this version stands above the rest. It even includes a spoken word verse, giving this song a unique twist. This is from his compilation Flowers For the Living 2016 which also features a bunch of other great covers.
Riders Against the Storm – “RE:AL” (Alabama Shakes Remix)
Hip hop group Riders Against the Storm uses part of the instrumental from “Don’t Wanna Fight” for this great track. Taken from their remix album RE:Mixtape which you can listen to here.
Morgan Bain – “Don’t Wanna Fight” (Live on 92.9 FM Perth)
Finally, here’s Australian soul singer Morgan Bain with a live version of “Don’t Wanna Fight”, the clear favorite song of most people who voted for Alabama Shakes in Squawkin’ Good Showdown this year.