Squawkin’ Good Radio 6/1/16

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 Spring Mixtape

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!

Alabama Shakes: Best of Playlist + Covers & Remixes

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.


Squawkin’ Good Showdown – The Final Round!

We have reached the final round of Squawkin’ Good Showdown! After four weeks of voting, the last two bands left standing are Alabama Shakes and Tame Impala. Alabama Shakes defeated Toro Y Moi 61.5% to 38.5 %, Tame Impala also beat Animal Collective by 61.5% to 38.5%.

Vote below for which artist you want to win Squawkin’ Good Showdown 2016! (If the form doesn’t show up, you can also vote here.)

Squawkin’ Good Showdown: Round 3 Results!

Dr. Dog 46.2% / Toro Y Moi 53.8%

Alabama Shakes 76.9% / Beach House 23.1%

Animal Collective 69.2% / Kurt Vile 30.8%

Death Cab For Cutie 30.8% / Tame Impala 69.2%


Round 4 has begun! The matches this round are:

(3) Toro Y Moi vs. (1) Alabama Shakes

(1) Animal Collective vs. (2) Tame Impala

Vote for which two artists you want to move on to the final championship match below. (You can also vote here if link doesn’t show up)


Squawkin’ Good Showdown: Round 3 Begins!

sqm16Voting has now opened for Round 3 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown! We are down to the Avian Eight and only four of these artists will come back to battle on next Wednesday’s show. The matches this week are:

Match #1: (1) Dr. Dog vs. (3) Toro Y Moi

Match #2: (1) Alabama Shakes vs. (2) Beach House

Match #3: (1) Animal Collective vs. (3) Kurt Vile

Match #4: (1) Death Cab For Cutie vs. (2) Tame Impala

The winner in each match will get TWO of their songs played on next Wednesday’s show. The loser will get NONE. Decide you you want to make the Feathered Four below! (You can vote here if the form below doesn’t show up)

Squawkin’ Good Showdown Round 2 Results!

The votes are in! Round 2 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown has ended and with 13 people voting, you have selected your Avian Eight! Some of these matches were decided by one vote. Here’s how it went down:

Match #1: Dr. Dog 53.8% / Foals 46.2%

Match #2: Unknown Mortal Orchestra 46.2% / Toro Y Moi 53.8%

Match #3: Alabama Shakes 76.9% / 23.1%

Match #4: Beach House 53.8% / Beirut 46.2%

Match #5: Animal Collective 69.2% / Half Moon Run 30.8%

Match #6: Hot Chip 0% / Kurt Vile 100%

Match #7: Death Cab For Cutie 53.8% / Purity Ring 46.2%

Match #8: Tame Impala 76.9% / Neon Indian 23.1%

Now it’s time to vote for which artists you want to move on to Round 4. The four artists who win in each match will get two of their songs played on next Wednesday’s show, the losers will get none. Vote now to decide who moves on! (Vote here if form doesn’t show up below)

Squawkin’ Good Showdown: Round 1 Results!

The votes are in! Round 1 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown has ended. Round 2 has begun and you can get the info for it and how to vote here. A lot of people voted; some of the matches were close, others not so much. Here’s how it all went down in Round 1:

Dr. Dog 81.8% / Waterstrider 18.2 %

Foals 90.9% / Meg Myers 9.1%

Courtney Barnett 45.5% / Unknown Mortal Orchestra 54.5%

Toro Y Moi 72.7% / Youth Lagoon 27.3%

Alabama Shakes 81.8% / Wild Nothing 18.2 %

The Tallest Man on Earth 45.5% / Speedy Ortiz 54.5%

Beach House 63.6% / Glass Animals 36.4%

Beirut 63.6% / Silversun Pickups 36.4%

Animal Collective 90.9% / Sunflower Bean 9.1%

Frank Turner 45.5% / Half Moon Run 54.5%

Hot Chip 72.7% / City and Colour 27.3%

Kurt Vile 72.7% / Deerhunter 27.3%

Death Cab For Cutie 90.9% / Darlingside 9.1%

Purity Ring 63.6% / The Front Bottoms 36.4%

Tame Impala 100% / Mansionair 0%

Modest Mouse 45.5% / Neon Indian 54.5%





Squawkin’ Good Showdown – Round 2 Begins!

Round 2 of Squawkin’ Good Showdown, the musical March Madness tournament on WRUV, has begun! The 16 artists who won their respective matches in Round 1 will battle it out for a spot in the Avian Eight and will be played on next week’s show.

Below, you can vote for which artists you want to make it to the next round. The winners in each match will be played on the March 30th edition of Squawkin’ Good Radio, the losers will not. You have until March 30 at 5 pm to vote. If the survey below doesn’t show up, you can also vote here.