heard on the wire

Four in the morning

This morning brings four more nominees for 2011’s song-from-each-year-of-my-life, as I try to squeeze the remaining 14-or-so tracks into the next couple of weeks. Then maybe I’ll have time to post a few holiday faves for the festive season, before announcing 2011’s winner. Oh, the suspense…

First up a track from Married to the Sea, a free LP from Canadian musician Charlie Berger’ With Hidden Noise project. It’s lovely.

With Hidden Noise :: The Absentee

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Next, Glasgow’s Zoey van Goey and a track from their Propeller Versus Wings LP, a band that certainly knows how to do names.

Zoey van Goey :: You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate

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From one great band name to another. I downloaded this Daytrotter session because of the band’s name — sometimes you can judge a book by the cover. Their self-titled LP is equally good.

The Hundred in the Hands :: Lovesick (Once Again)

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And finally, Wire and a track from their twelfth studio LP, Red Barked Tree, released 34 years after the first. And they never sounded better.

Wire :: Smash

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