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Playlist 19.12.11

Stuart Bailie | 13:22 UK time, Thursday, 22 December 2011

I saw the Crystal Fighters roughing up a little bar on Sixth Street, Austin in March 2010. They were having an individual party, inspired by Basque folk music, barmy ancestors and London street culture. It felt like a natural continuation of the Balearic ethos that had been imported by the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Danny Rampling and Paul Oakenfold, a couple of decades before.

Their album, Star Of Love' came out at the end of that year and the fun was sustained across the tracks. Of these, 'Plage' deserved to do better on its 2011 release as it was the most perfect soundtrack to summer loving, having a blast.

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Mondays, ten - midnight

Part One - Christmas Carols, ATL live sessions...

The Lowly Knights - Christmas (Please Come Back Home)
The Lost Brothers - St Christopher
Rams Pocket Radio - Prokofievs Troika Theme
Thrills - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Duke Special - Shining Light
Skibunny - It's A Wonderful Christmas
Pat And Nipsy - I Can't Complain About Christmas
Lisa Hannigan - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
RunawayGO - Fairytale Of New York
Cashier No 9 - Stay
Katharine Philippa - White Christmas
A Plastic Rose Feat. Hugo Duncan - Lonely this Christmas
Robyn G Shiels - Last Christmas

Part 2

Wanda Jackson - Thunder In The Mountain (Nonesuch)
Howler - Told You Once (Rough Trade)
Wilco - Born Alone (dBm)
Crystal Fighters - Plage (Zirkulo)
The Lil' Band O' Gold - Ain't No Child No More (Room 609)
Emmylou Harris - New Orleans (Nonesuch)
St Vincent - Year Of The Tiger (4ad)
Our Krypton Son - Catalonian Love Song (Small Town America)
Jason Isbell - Heart On The String (Lightning Rod)
Gillian Welch - Scarlet Town (Acony)
North Mississippi Allstars - Ain't No Grave (Songs of the South)
Ben Glover - I Am With You (white)
M83 - Midnight City (Naïve)

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