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train tunes, Marissa Nadler, covers!

Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 16:10 UK time, Tuesday, 18 July 2006

Just got off the train, which had all sorts of probelms because of the heat. The tracks get warm, the buffet cart gets warm, everyone gets warm.
On said train, I was listening to

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House, comingout in September on Warp. Very good. Not electronic, but spooky, spacey....

Big Scary Monsters sampler - the New Blood. Got Get Cape on it, Secondsmile, the Campaign for Real Time, and two great tracks from Jairus and Itch.... Check www.bsmrocks.com

James Dean Bradfield's the Great Western album. Some great songs on there, The Wrong Beginning, An English Gentleman, To See a Friend in Tears being my favourite. Well produced, great lyrics....

Wang Lei - dub and bass from China. Nuff said...

Tonight on the show its Marissa Nadler in session. She is amazing, really haunting and eery, beautiful and otherworldly. She's got a track on a new compilation called Folk Off that da Bank has compiled. It's a great album - Richard Swift, Vashti, Tunng and so many more on there.
So do check Marissa out tonight if you can....

Also, we'll be doing a covers special on the show in August, so any suggestions of good quality covers (no rubbish 'uns please!), do post them here or emal them in to huw.stephens@bbc.co.uk



  1. At 11:01 PM on 18 Jul 2006, AJ wrote:

    From Marissa Nadler to covers, what better could I suggest than her glorious version of Famous Blue Raincoat? One of the finest songs by one of the fienst singers...

  2. At 03:21 PM on 21 Jul 2006, Jonathan wrote:

    There's got to be a Keane song in there somewhere.. Bedshaped perhaps?

  3. At 08:40 PM on 09 Sep 2006, Helene Wennerberg wrote:

    I read on her page that the session she (Marissa Nadler) did on BBC is available to listen to or download somwhere on the BBC radio page. I cant fint it! Where is it?

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