Brighten the Corners

BTC show #302 – airdate 2/26/13

WCNR Brighten the Corners 2-26-13 (Show 302)

{all titles out now unless otherwise noted}




The Replacements – “I’m Not Sayin’”/Songs For Slim benefit EP (digital out 3/5, vinyl 4/16)

The Strokes – “All The Time”/Comedown Machine (out 3/26)

Wavves – “Demon To Lean On”/Afraid of Heights (out 3/26)

David Bowie – “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”/The Next Day (out 3/12)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Sacrilege”/Mosquito (out 4/16)


Johnny Marr – “Upstarts”/The Messenger (out today)

Mad Season (w/ Mark Lanegan) – “Locomotive”/Above (Deluxe Edition out 4/2)


James Blake – “Retrograde”/Overgrown (out 4/9)

Houses – “The Beauty Surrounds”/A Quiet Darkness (out 4/16)


Chelsea Light Moving – “Empires of Time”/s/t (out 3/5, in Cville 3/4!!)

The Postal Service – “A Tattered Line of String”/Give Up reissue (out 4/9)

Atlas Genius – “If So”/When It Was Now (came out last week)


X (w/ Eddie Vedder) – “Devil Doll”/Pearl Jam fan club single 2011


X – “Poor Girl”/1983 (John Doe’s b’day 2/25)


Dead Professional – “Bad Memory (demo)”/Baby Demos (, in Richmond 3/3)

Red Rattles – “I Can’t Find What I Need”/Shake (WarHen Records local showcase 3/2)

Dwight Howard Johnson – “Right To Sleep”/ (WarHen Records local showcase)

Atoms For Peace – “Unless”/AMOK (out today)


Flume – “Sleepless”/s/t

Iron & Wine – “Grace For Saints & Ramblers”/Ghost on Ghost (out 4/16)

Night Beds – “Ramona”/Country Sleep


The Black Angels – “Don’t Play With Guns”/Indigo Meadow (out 4/2)

The Features – “This Disorder”/single out today, new album 5/14

Son Volt – “Hearts & Minds”/Honky Tonk (out 3/5)

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell – “Hanging Up My Heart”/Old Yellow Moon (out today)


Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – “Devoted To You”/What The Brothers Sang (came out last week)


Ivan & Alyosha – “Running For Cover”/All The Times We Had (out today)

BOY – “Little Numbers”/Mutual Friends (out today)

Brooke Waggoner – “Rumble”/Originator (out 3/5)


How To Destroy Angels – “How Long”/Welcome Oblivion (out 3/5)

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – “Lost Songs”/title track

Iceage – “You’re Nothing”/title track (came out last week)


Inc. – “5 Days”/No World (came out last week)

Shout Out Louds – “Illusions”/Optica (out today)

Lady Lamb The Beekeeper – “Rooftop”/Ripely Pine (came out last week)


Low – “Just Make It Stop”/The Invisible Way (out 3/19)

Billy Bragg – “No One Knows Nothing Anymore”/Tooth & Nail (out 3/19)

Johnny Cash – “Rowboat”/would’ve been 81 on 2/26

The Civil Wars & T Bone Burnett – “Long Time Gone”/A Place At The Table sndtrack (out today)

The James Hunter Six – “Minute By Minute”/title track (out today)

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