UCLA Internet Radio Station KLA's Top 30
K. Nielsen 10.14.06
Station KLA, on airwaves in LA prior to 1999, is an internet-only college radio station on the campus of UCLA. As explained via Wikipedia, " The station has dwelled in relative obscurity for most of its existence, though it has enjoyed a slight surge in popularity recently due to a focused marketing effort, dedicated staff, and general increase in the popularity of streaming radio."
Below is a Top 30 from 10.09.06 list of bands from the uclaradio.com site; some of which may be slightly obscure or perhaps just new-to-me. The links go to either the band's myspace to listen immediately, or to their web site. My comments are listed below. My favorites of the list are #28 Dr. Dog, #8 Lady Sovereign, and #10 the Capricorns.
# Artist - Recording
1 Islands - Return to Sea
- Bass wonderoso, keys, and nice melodies. See them in LA on Nov. 10th at Henry Ford Theater, and Pomona CA on the 11th.
2 Bar None Records (Hello Radio) - The Songs of They Might Be Giants
3 Editors - Remixes
4 Rinocerose - Rinocerose
5 Bedroom Walls - All Good Dreamers Pass This Way
6 Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
7 Feist - Open Season: Remixes and Collabs
8 Lady Sovereign - Love Me or Hate Me (Fuck You!!!) (Single)
- If you haven't yet, check this UK chick and her ponytail! She cracks me up and then strangly, I keep listening! A female EMINEM with more humor...
9 Walkmen - A Hundred Miles Off
10 Capricorns - Pure Magical Love
- An all-female 2-piece from Chicago. Super fun! Drum-machine, keys...
11 Happies - If We Were Really Here
12 Grandaddy - Just Like the Fambly Cat
13 Boy Least Likely To - The Best Party Ever
14 In a Space, Outta Sound - Nightmares on Wax
15 Damone - Out Here All Night
16 Underoath - Define the Great Line
17 Orbital - Blue Album
18 Cursive - Dorothy at Forty (Single)
- they are playing the House of Blues with the Thermals on Oct. 27th, 2006
19 Arctic Monkeys - Who the Fuck are the Arctic Monkeys EP
20 Covenant - Skyshaper
21 Love is All - Nine Times the Same Song
22 Casey Dienel - Wind Up Canary
23 NOFX - Wolves in Wolves' Clothing
24 Keane - Is it Any Wonder? (Single)
- this single is much more dancy than their other songs. They're from UK, with higher-range, Bono-type voice. You'll hear this track on local SD radio too.
25 Jimmy Edgar - Color Strip
26 Sondre Lerche and the Faces Down Quartet - Duper Sessions
27 Aloha - Some Echoes
28 Dr. Dog - Easy Beat
- band from Philly -- fun harmonies, nice songs, lots of interesting instrumentation along with just simple acoustic guitar songs. (at times, prarie home companion comes to mind!)
29 DJ Icey - Presents: 4YK
30 Morningbell - Forgetting to Wake Up