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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Altrok Radio FM Showcase Playlist 3/16/2012

This week's show went off into the stratosphere for a bit, which is always a goal.  Also, as of this week, we've added 1900 songs to The Grinder (those are the ones we're trying to grind into your ears - at least we're upfront about it.) The classics we chose shouldn't disappoint, either.

Check it out...

Now, Now - Thread - Threads
Simple Minds - I Travel - Empires And Dance
Bear In Heaven - The Reflection Of You - I Love You, It's Cool
Arthur, Joseph - Travel As Equals - Redemption City (Grinder 1900)
Let's Active - Every Word Means No - Afoot
Bird, Andrew - Near Death Experience Experience - Break It Yourself

DeLong, Robert - Just Movement - Happy EP (Grinder 1899)
R.E.M. - Strange - Document
We Were Pirates - Better Off Without You - Change

Miike Snow - Paddling Out - Paddling Out [Single] (Grinder 1898)
U2 - Wire - The Unforgettable Fire
Gold Fields - Treehouse - Treehouse EP
School Of Seven Bells - Scavenger - Ghostory
XTC - Living Through Another Cuba - Black Sea
Said The Whale - Heavy Ceiling - Little Mountain

Horrors, The - I Can See Through You - Skying (Grinder 1897)
Adverts, The - Gary Gilmore's Eyes - Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts
Brixton Riot, The - Ocean Avenue - Palace Amusements
Secret Music - T.O.Y.S. - T.O.Y.S. [Single]
Breton - Interference - Interference [Single]

Ritter, Josh - Love Is Making Its Way Back Home - Bringing In The Darlings
Anti-Flag - This Is The New Sound - This Is The New Sound [Single]
Pailhead - Don't Stand In Line - Trait
Deer Tick - Let's All Go To The Bar - Let's All Go To The Bar [Single]
Wombats, The - Jump Into The Fog - Jump Into The Fog [Single]
Wild Belle - Keep You - Keep You

Rose, Frankie - Daylight Sky - Interstellar (Grinder 1896)
Saints, The - Big Hits (On The Underground) - All Fools Day
Big History - Wardrum - All At Once
Morning Parade - Youth - The Hated And The Loved EP (Grinder 1895)
Lowe, Nick - Cracking Up - Labour Of Lust
Lucero - Women & Work - Women & Work

Just about everything here made it into the playlist at Altrok 90.5 HD2 last night, so if you missed their premieres on the FM Showcase, you'll hear 'em throughout the day if you tune in. that.


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