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MEMORY TAPES: 8TH FEBRUARY 2013

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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 10:20 UK time, Friday, 8 February 2013

This week's guest is Ron Petto, who writes...

 

"Last week, while going thru some boxes in my basement looking for a particular old cable for my turntable, I came across a long lost cassette tape I had made for my then 4 year-old son.

 

"When Evan was born, I swore he would not be listening to Barney or anything like that, especially in the car.

 

"In Boston, we had a great, now departed, alternative station named WFNX. Whenever they played " Mother Mother" by Tracy Bonham, I could hear Evan screaming along when Tracy sang "I'm losing my mind! Everything's fine!!!"

 

"So I bought the cd, and made a tape of other songs I felt he (& I ) would like to listen to in the car. My son is now turning 21 next month, and he is an obsessed music fan, like his father. He even has a blog where he writes about music & other pop culture."

 

Lovely stuff. The tracks are...

 

Side A

Step It Up-Stereo MC's

Connection-Elastica

Tonight Tonight-Smashing Pumpkins

Lovefool-Cardigans

Strange Attraction-Cure

Big Bang Baby-Stone Temple Pilots

Sugarcoated-Aimee Mann

Sharks Can't Sleep-Tracy Bonham

Only Happy When It Rains-Garbage

Mint Car-Cure

Hot-Squirrel Nut Zippers

 

Side B

Volcano Girls-Veruca Salt

Living In Sin-Luscious Jackson

Mother Mother-Tracy Bonham

If I Could Talk I'd Tell You-Lemonheads

A Forest-Cure

Blue Skies-BT w/ Tori Amos

Radiation Vibe-Fountains Of Wayne

Voices Carry-Til Tuesday

Naked Eye-Luscious Jackson

De Doo Doo Do, De Da Da Da-The Police

 

Hey, why don't you email Lauren your Memory Tape - we just need a tracklist and the story. Do it.

 

MPFREE: 7TH FEBRURY 2013

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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 11:20 UK time, Thursday, 7 February 2013

Your MPFree today comes from Alice Russell who, along with James Hunter, will be joining Craig Charles for a live session from Maida Vale on Saturday as part of 6 Music's week of live music from the historic BBC building.

 

This track comes from Alice's 5th solo album To Dust which is released on 25th February through Tru Thoughts Records.

 

Alice Russell - Twin Peaks

 

MPFREE: 6TH FEBRUARY 2013

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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 11:20 UK time, Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Your MPFree today is a remix of Tame Impala's Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, the original of which featured on their album Lonerism.

 

The remix comes courtesy of Chrome Canyon who's a producer / DJ based in Brooklyn and signed to Stone Throw Records. The track was pretty woozy to begin with, but now it's even woozier....

 

Tame Impala - "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Chrome Canyon De-Mix)

 

MPFREE: 5TH FEBRUARY 2013

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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 10:30 UK time, Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Your MPFree today comes from Public Service Broadcasting, who are set to release their debut album 'Inform - Educate - Entertain' on Monday 6th May.

 

Ahead of the release of the album and next single 'Signal 30', released the 15th April, the band are offering a reworking of old favourite 'New Dimensions In Sound' as a free download.

 

The free download is also to promote the bands upcoming mammoth UK tour in February and March, see dates below:

 

21st Feb - The Railway, Winchester

23rd Feb - Churchill Arms, Alderholt

27th Feb - Moles, Bath

28th Feb - The Phoenix, Exeter

1st March - Plugh Arts Centre, Great Torrington

2nd March - Mojo Rising Festival, Falmouth

7th March - The Brewery, Kendal

8th March - The Brickyard, Carlisle

 

There are a lot more dates, details of which are on the link below, where you can also get the download...

 

New Dimensions In Sound - Public Service Broadcasting

MPFREE: 4TH FEBRUARY 2013

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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 11:22 UK time, Monday, 4 February 2013

Your MPFree today comes from Dog Bite who is currently making a name for himself as 'Toro Y Moi's favourite band.' There are obvious comparisons between the two, as you can hear for yourself below...

 

This track is the third single to be taken from Dog Bite's debut album 'Velvet Changes" which is released today on Carpark Records.

 

Dog Bite - Native America

 

MPFREE EP:1ST FEBRUARY 2013

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Jon Teamlaverne Jon Teamlaverne | 15:48 UK time, Friday, 1 February 2013

This week it's a special MPFree EP becuse there is no free download for Friday. However the four we did provide for you were still amazing, and make up for the lack of one today...

 

Here is a reminder of the four tracks:

 

One Way Trigger - The Strokes

Million Fans - RDGLDGRN

Hoooooray - Coma

Cirrus - Bonobo

 

Some of these tracks may not be available for download.

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