Brighten the Corners

BTC show #322 – 7/16/13

WCNR Brighten the Corners 7-16-13 (Show 322)

{all titles out now unless otherwise noted}




Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners”/Lightning Bolt (out 10/15)

Superchunk – “FOH”/I Hate Music (out 8/20, in Cville 9/23…yep, same day as Sigur Ros!)

J. Roddy Walston & The Business – “Heavy Bells”/Essential Tremors (out 9/10)


Janelle Monae – “Dance Apocalyptic”/The Electric Lady (out 9/10)

Robert Randolph & The Family Band – “Born Again”/Lickety Split (out today)


Future Bible Heroes – “A New Kind of Town”/Partygoing

Pet Shop Boys – “Vocal”/Electric (out today)

Arthur Beatrice – “Carter (Cut)”/Carter EP (out 7/23)

Jamie Lidell – “Big Love”/s/t

Mayer Hawthorne – “The Stars Are Ours”/Where Does This Door Go (out today)


Beck – “I Won’t Be Long”/new single at

Kurt Vile – “Never Run Away”/Wakin On A Pretty Daze (in Cville 7/19)

Dead Professional – “Don’t Be Cruel”/new EP at (opening for Kurt Vile)


GEMS – “Sinking Stone”/brand-new track at (opening for Indians in DC)




Indians – “Bird”/Somewhere Else (at Black Cat in DC 7/22)


The Love Language – “First Shot”/Ruby Red (out 7/23, in Cville 8/3)

Parquet Courts – “Borrowed Time”/Light Up Gold (in Cville 7/23)

Andrew Cedermark – “At Home”/Home Life (out today, in Cville 7/20)


Thriftstore Masterpiece (w/ Frank Black) – “Long Black Train”/Trouble Is A LonesomeTown

Widowspeak – “True Believer”/The Swamps EP (out 10/29)

Mazzy Star – “California”/Seasons of Your Day (out 9/24)


Sarah Siskind – “Covered”/title track (out today)

Courtyard Hounds – “Sunshine”/Amelita (out today)

Regina Spektor – “You’ve Got Time”/Orange Is The New Black (new Netflix series) theme

Ethan Johns – “Don’t Reach Too Far”/If Not Now Then When? (out 7/30)

Deerhunter – “Back To The Middle”/Monomania




Deer Tick – “The Rock”/Negativity (out 9/24)


Gogol Bordello – “Lost Innocent World”/Pura Via Conspiracy (out 7/23)

Bloc Party – “Ratchet”/The Nextwave Sessions (out 8/13)

David Lynch – “Star Dream Girl”/The Big Dream (out today)


Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Waiting In Vain (Jim James remix)”/Legend Remixed

Classixx – “All You’re Waiting For”/HangingGardens

MountKimbie (feat. King Krule) – “You Took Your Time”/Cold Spring Fault Less Youth


Foy Vance – “Closed Hand, Full of Friends”/Joy Of Nothing (out 8/27)

Brett Dennen – “Wild Child”/Smoke & Mirrors (out 10/22)

Laura Veirs – “Sun Song”/Warp & Weft (out 8/20)

Maps – “I Heard Them Say”/Vicissitude (came out last week)
Sons of Hippies – “Rose”/Griffons At The Gates of Heaven (out today)Speedy Ortiz – “Tiger Tank”/Major Arcana (came out last week)


San Fermin – “Sonsick”/single out now, album 9/17

Ben Harper – “Crazy Love”/Van Morrison cover; Sweet Relief III (came out last week)

Grant Hart – “Glorious”/The Argument (out 7/23)


Hüsker Dü – “Green Eyes”/1985


Latest News

in Music

Adele’s ’25’ continues to smash records


British singer Adele's new album sold a record 3.38 million U.S. copies in its first full week, Nielsen Music said, becoming the biggest-selling album of 2015 in an astonishing feat for an era when artists rarely top 1 million.

in Lifestyle

Lords-a-leaping! The ’12 Days of Christmas’ items top $34K


Talk about a Black Friday to break the bank!

in Entertainment

Ice-T and Coco welcome daughter Chanel Nicole


Rapper and "Law & Order" star Ice-T and wife Nicole 'Coco' Austin welcomed their first child together on Saturday.

in Lifestyle

Cyber Monday is here!


Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online.

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Amazon drone delivery is much closer to reality


Amazon has unveiled what its unmanned drones for package delivery would look like with a video launched on the prototype of technology it announced two years ago.