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Playlist 10.12.12

Stuart Bailie | 09:31 UK time, Wednesday, 12 December 2012

An educated guess would say that Harry Holler is a disguise for Neil
Hannon of The Divine Comedy. The recording of 'One Ear Up One Ear
Down' is a fun pastiche of Johnny Cash in his chicka-boom period, the
narrative of a lost dog in search of a deserving family. And you would
suppose that his backing band the Hooligans has been gathered together
at the behest of Cathy Davey, songwriter of note, partner of Neil and
driver of a new album called 'Oscar The Hypno-Dog (And Other Tails)'.
It's a benefit for the charity Dogs In Distress and so a fine
community of artists has gathered to serve the cause. Lisa Hannigan
works it with Father Ted writer Graham Linehan. Villagers find
exceeding sadness with 'Casey The Wonder Dog' while David Gray and
Sharon Shannon also feature. There's a gig at the Workman's club in
Dublin on December 14 and some happy hours listening to the ruff

Emmy The Great, Tim Wheeler - Marshmallow World (white)
Harry Holler - One Ear Up One Ear Down (Dogs In Distress)
Frank Ocean - Sweet Life (Mercury)
Soak - Trains (Other Voices session)
The Heartbreaks - Hand On Heart (Nusic Sounds)
Our Krypton Son - Fire (white)
Indians - I Am Haunted (4ad)
Band Of Horses - How To Live (Sony)
Master And Dog - Canada (white)
Irma Thomas - Sweet Touch Of Love (Rounder)
Fimber Bravo - The Way We Live Today (Moshi Moshi)

JD McPherson - Twinkle (Decca)
Long Ryders - Looking For Lewis And Clark (Polygram)
The Sand Band - Reason To Believe (Full Time Hobby)
Birds Of Chicago - Trampoline (white)
She And Him - Baby It's Cold Outside (Domino)
Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (CBS)
The Phoenix Foundation - Don't Make Promises You Can't Keep (Full Time Hobby)
Rufus Wainwright - Perfect Man (Universal)
Jeff Buckley - Corpus Christi Carol (Columbia)
Matt McGinn - You Have your Dreams (white)
Frank Ocean - Bad Religion (Mercury)
Tracey Thorn - Joy (Strange Feeling)
The Horrors - Moving Further Away (Andrew Weatherall mix) (XL)


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