TRANSISTOR RADIO ARCHIVE: 2010-2011


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During these years, in Transistor’s original location at 5045 N. Clark Street, Transistor Radio was recorded live from 6:00 to 9:00 almost every Sunday night, with shows like The Roundtable, The Ryan Gatenby Show and The Silent K preceding the music shows that are presented below. It was during the recording of these music shows that Transistor’s ping-pong table came out; you can sometimes hear ping-pong balls bouncing around the table (and floor) when host Andy Miles is doing a voice break.

In 2011 we launched a series of in-store recorded performances called The Sunday Session.


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Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hour 1
The Octopus Project “Ghost Moves” from the album Hello Avalanche
Atlas Sound “After Class” from the album Let The Blind Lead Those Who Cannot See
Sufjan Stevens “Bad Communication” from the 2010 album Age of Adz
Grinderman “When My Baby Comes” from the 2010 album Grinderman 2
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “I Learned The Hard Way” from the 2010 album I Learned The Hard Way
The Specials “Concrete Jungle” from the album The Specials
The Stone Roses “Don’t Stop” from the album The Stone Roses
Yo La Tengo “Saturday” from the album And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
Portishead “We Carry On” from the album Third
R.E.M. “Time After Time” from the album Reckoning
Women “Untogether” from the 2010 album Public Strain
Menomena “Dirty Cartoons” from the 2010 album Mines
Richard Thompson “Big Sun Falling in the River” from the 2010 album Dream Attic
Tricky “Time To Dance: from the 2010 album Mixed Race

Hour 2
Tortoise
“Monica” from the album Standards
The The “Love Is Stronger Than Death” from the album Dusk
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl “Record Collection” from the 2010 album Record Collection
The Cars “Bye Bye Love” from the album The Cars
School of Seven Bells “Bye Bye Bye” from the album Disconnect from Desire
The Roots “Peace of Light” from the 2010 album How I Got Over
Bryan Ferry “You Can Dance” from the 2010 album Olympia (available October 26)
Kate Bush “Running Up That Hill” from the album Hounds of Love
Peter Gabriel “I Don’t Remember” from the album Peter Gabriel
Laetitia Sadier “Natural Child” from the 2010 album The Trip
St. Vincent “Now, Now” from the album Marry Me
Clinic “I’m Aware” from the 2010 album Bubblegum
Black Mountain “The Hair Song” from the 2010 album Wilderness Heart
No Age “Common Heat” from the 2010 album Everything In Between
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger “Lavender Road” from the 2010 album Acoustic Sessions (available October 26)


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, October 17, 2010
(abbreviated one-hour version)

Lazer Crystal “Lipps Service” from the 2010 album MXMLXXX
Bauhaus “In the Night” from the album Sky’s Gone Out
Jane’s Addiction “Summertime Rolls” from the album Nothing’s Shocking
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse “Every Time I’m With You” from the 2010 album Dark Night of the Soul
Deerhunter “He Would Have Laughed” from the 2010 album Halcyon Digest
The Rolling Stones “Loving Cup” from the album Exile On Main Street
Maximum Balloon “Young Love” and “Apartment Wrestling” from the 2010 album Maximum Balloon
Laetitia Sadier “One Million Year Trip” from the 2010 album The Trip
Belle & Sebastian “I Didn’t See It Coming” from the 2010 album Write About Love
Clinic “Milk & Honey” from the 2010 album Bubblegum
Yo La Tengo “Black Flowers” from the album I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Pixies “Ana” from the album Bossanova
Echo & The Bunnymen “Going Up” from the album Crocodiles
Les Savy Fav “Let’s Get Out of Here” from the 2010 album Root For Ruin
Husker Du “I Apologize” from the album New Day Rising
Seafarer “The Archipelago” from the 2010 EP Hiding Places


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hour 1
Morrissey “All You Need Is Me” from the album Years of Refusal
Stornoway “Watching Birds” from the 2010 album Beachcomber’s Windowsill
The Apples In Stereo “No One in the World” from the 2010 album Travellers In Space and Time
Lindstrøm & Christabelle “Looking For What” from the 2010 album Real Life Is No Cool
Matthew Dear “Monkey” from the 2010 album Black City
Atlas Sound “Kid Klimax” from the album Logos
Mahogany “Windmill International A” from the album Connectivity
The Replacements “Seen Your Video” from the album Let It Be
Les Savy Fav “Pills” fromthe album Go Forth
Dead Sheriff “Make It Stop” from the EP One Day I’m Going To Go
Deerhunter “Fountain Stairs” from the 2010 album Halcyon Digest
Deerhunter “Revival” from the 2010 album Halcyon Digest
Dead Sheriff “Sickblues” from the EP One Day I’m Going To Go
MGMT “Pieces of What” from the album Oracular Spectacular
Billy Bragg “Cindy of a Thousand Lives” from the album Don’t Try This At Home
Eels from the album End Times

Hour 2
Sharon Van Etten “Peace Signs” from the 2010 album Epic
Robert Plant “Monkey” from the 2010 album Band of Joy
Girls “Summertime” from the album Album
Crystal Castles “Tell Me What To Swallow” from the album Crystal Castles
Glasser “Plane Temp” from the 2010 album Ring
Ratatat “Mahalo” from the 2010 album LP4
Wire “15th” from the album 154
Patti Smith “Redondo Beach” from the album Horses
Mouse on Mars “Presence” from the album Idiology
Javelin “C Town” from the 2010 album No Mas
Of Montreal from the 2010 album False Priest
Silver Jews “Inside the Golden Days of Missing You” from the album The Natural Bridge
Black Keys “Never Gonna Give Up” from the 2010 album Brothers
Neil Young “Sign of Love” from the 2010 album Le Noise


Transistor Radio for Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hour 1
Sonic Youth “Teenage Riot” from the album Daydream Nation
Japandroids “Heart Sweats” from the album Post-Nothing
Naked Raygun “Knock Me Down” from the album All Rise
Fennesz “Made In Hong Kong” from the album Endless Summer
David Bowie “Always Crashing in the Same Car” from the album Low
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Fight Night (Nevermind)” from the 2010 album Before Today
Neutral Milk Hotel “Ghost” from the album In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
The Feelies “Crazy Rhythms” from the album Crazy Rhythms
The New Pornographers “Silver Jenny Dollar” from the 2010 album Together
Solvent “Formulate” from the 2010 album Subject to Shift
LCD Soundsystem “Someone Great” from the album Sound of Silver
M.I.A. “The Turn” from the album Kala

Hour 2
Arcade Fire
“The Suburbs” from the 2010 album The Suburbs
The Kinks “Wicked Annabelia” from the album The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
Feist “My Moon My Man” from the album The Reminder
Les Savy Fav “Pots & Pans” from the album Let’s Stay Friends
Raveonettes “Breaking Into Cars” from the album In and Out of Control
Buzzcocks “Something’s Gone Wrong Again” from the album Singles Going Steady
Future Islands “Swept Inside” from the 2010 album In Evening Air
High Places “The Tree With the Lights In It” from the album High Places
Blonde Redhead “A Cure” from the album Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons
Grinderman
“Palaces of Montazuma” from the 2010 album Grinderman 2
Magnetic Fields from the album Realism
Avi Buffalo “One Last” from the 2010 album Avi Buffalo
School of Seven Bells “The Wait” from the 2010 album Disconnect From Desire
Department of Eagles “Gravity’s Greatest Victory/Rex Snorted Coke” from the album The Cold Nose
Tindersticks from the 2010 album Falling Down A Mountain
Maximum Balloon from the 2010 album Maximum Balloon


Transistor Radio playlist for September 19, 2010

Hour 1
Walkmen “Angela Surf City” from the 2010 album Lisbon
Male Bonding “Years Not Long” from the 2010 album Nothing Hurts
PJ Harvey “Hook” from the album Rid of Me
Arp “High Life” from the 2010 album The Soft Wave
Caribou “Bowls” from the 2010 album Swim
Blonde Redhead “Love or Prison” from the 2010 album Penny Sparkle
Menomena “Killemall” from the 2010 album Mines
Jenny & Johnny “Slavedriver” from the 2010 album I’m Having Fun Now
Billy Bragg “Must I Paint You A Picture” from the album Workers Playtime
Glasser “Clamour” from the 2010 album Ring (available September 28)
Janelle Monae “Dance or Die” from the 2010 album The ArchAndroid
RJD2 “The Horror” from the album Dead Ringer
Pink Floyd “Lucifer Sam” from the album Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Women “Drag Open” from the 2010 album Public Strain (available September 28)
Battles “Bad Trails” from the album Mirrored

Hour 2
Bat For Lashes
“What’s a Girl to Do” from the album Fur and Gold
Robyn Hitchcock “Flavour of the Night” from the album I Often Dream of Trains in New York
Califone “Rose Petal Ear” from the album Roots & Crowns
The Clash “Death or Glory” from the album London Calling
The Fall “Totally Wired” from the collection I’ve Never Felt Better In My Life
High Confessions (featuring Steve Shelley and Chris Connelly) “Chlorine & Crystal” from the 2010 album High Confessions Turn Lead Into Gold
Charlotte Gainsbourg “La Collectionneuse” from the 2010 album Irm
Dean & Britta “Richard Rheem Theme” from the 2010 album 13 Most Beautiful
Lazer Crystal “La Rouche” from the 2010 album MCMLXXX
Grinderman “Kitchenette” from the 2010 album Grinderman 2


Transistor Radio playlist for September 12, 2010

Hour 1
The Smiths “Death of a Disco Dancer” from the album Strangeways, Here We Come
Women “Narrow with the Hall” from the 2010 album Public Strain (available September 28)
Bauhaus “The Three Shadows” from the album Sky’s Gone Out
Yeasayer from the 2010 album Odd Blood
Cornershop “Soul School” from the 2010 album Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast
Janelle Monae “Neon Valley Street” from the 2010 album The ArchAndroid
Low “Medicine Magazines” from the album Things We Lost in the Fire
Dean & Britta “Silver Factory Redux (Sonic Boom Remix)” from the 2010 album 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Can’t Hear My Eyes” from the 2010 album Before Today
Here We Go Magic “Herbie I Love You, Now I Know” from the 2010 album Pigeons
Mahogany “Neo-Plastic Boogie-Woogie” from the album Connectivity
Sugarcubes “Mama” from the album Life’s Too Good
Glasser “Apply” from the 2010 album Ring (available September 28)
Richard Thompson “The Money Shuffle” from the 2010 album Dream Attic
Menomena “Oh Pretty Boy, You’re Such a Big Boy” from the 2010 album Mines
Jenny & Johnny “Switchblade” from the 2010 album I’m Having Fun Now

Hour 2
Goldfrapp “Hunt” from the 2010 album Head First
Matthew Dear “I Can Feel” from the 2010 album Black City
Prefuse 73 “Detchibe” from the album One Word Extinguisher
Neon Indian “Local Joke” from the album Psychic Chasms
Echo & The Bunnymen “Rescue” from the album Crocodiles
The Fall “Profile Art” from the collection I Never Felt Better In My Life
Naked Raygun “Slim” from the album All Rise
Magnetic Fields from the album Realism
John Lennon “Hold On” from the album Plastic Ono Band
Avi Buffalo “Can’t I Know” from the 2010 album Avi Buffalo
Modest Mouse “Polar Opposites” from the album The Lonesome Crowded West
Pavement “Trigger Cut/Wounded Kite at :17” from the album Slanted & Enchanted
Dum Dum Girls “It Only Takes One Night” from the 2010 album I Will Be
Interpol “Barricade” from the 2010 album Interpol


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hour 1
The Jesus & Mary Chain “Down On Me” from the album Darklands
Radiohead “Go To Sleep” from the album Hail To The Thief
Kraftwerk “Strom” from the album Kraftwerk 2
Fujiya & Miyagi “In One Ear & Our The Other” from the album Transparent Things
B-52s “Lava” from the album Party Mix
Janelle Monae “Mushrooms & Roses” from the 2010 album The ArchAndroid
Harlem “Poolside” from the 2010 album Hippies
Roxy Music “Bitters End” from the album Roxy Music
Fugazi “Afterthought” from the album Instrument
El Perro del Mar “Change of Heart” from the album Love Is Not Pop
Charlotte Gainsbourg “Night-Time Intervention” from the album 5:55
John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey “That Was My Veil” from the album Dance Hall at Louse Point
The Feelies “Raised Eyebrows” from the album Crazy Rhythms
Maps & Atlases “Living Decorations” from the 2010 album Perch Patchwork
Best Coast “Boyfriend” from the album Crazy For You
Fang Island “Dream of Drams” from the 2010 album Fang Island
Javelin “C Town,” “Dep” and “Goal Wide” from the 2010 album No Mas

Hour 2
High Places from the 2010 album High Places vs. Mankind
Lali Puna "“Out There” from the 2010 album Our Inventions
Raveonettes “Wine” from the album In and Out of Control
U2 “Seconds” from the album War
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Menopause Ma” from the 2010 album Before Today
Interpol “Hands Away” from the album Turn On the Bright Lights
Blockhead from the 2010 album The Music Scene
Tom Waits “In the Neighborhood” from the album Swordfishtrombones
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band “Incident on 57th Street” from the album The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
MGMT “Of Moons, Birds and Monsters” from the album Oracular Spectacular
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin “Stuart Geats ost Dan Le Metro”
JP, Chrissie and the Fairground Boys “Misty Valleys” from the 2010 album Fidelity!
Robyn “We Dance To The Beat” from the 2010 album Body Talk Pt. 2


Transistor Radio playlist for August 29, 2010

LCD Soundsystem “Tribulations” from the album LCD Soundsystem
Out Hud “It’s For You” from the album Let’s Never Speak of it Again
Caribou “Lalibela” from the 2010 album Swim
Broadcast & The Focus Group “Reception/Group Theory” from the album Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
The Slits “Newtown” from the album Cut
The Beatles “Tomorrow Never Knows” from the album Revolver
Cocteau Twins “Heaven or Las Vegas” from the album Heaven or Las Vegas
The XX “Night Time” from the album XX
Crystal Castles “Through the Hosiery” from the album Crystal Castles
School of Seven Bells “Heart Is Strange” from the 2010 album Disconnect From Desire
Phantogram “Bloody Palms” from the 2010 album Eyelid Moves
Bauhaus “Kingdom’s Coming” from the album Burning From the Inside
Thee Oh Sees “Everything Went Black” from the 2010 album Warm Slime
Dean & Britta “Not A Young Man Anymore” from the 2010 album 13 Most Beautiful: Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
Pavement “Two States” from the album Slanted & Enchanted
Arp “Pastoral Symphony” from the 2010 album The Soft Wave (available September 7)
Washed Out “You’ll See It” from the EP Life of Leisure
Blonde Redhead “Not Getting There” from the 2010 album Penny Sparkle (available September 14)
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Bright Lit Blue Skies” from the 2010 album Before Today


Transistor Radio playlist for August 22, 2010

Hour 1
The National “Afraid of Everyone” from the 2010 album High Violet
Port O’Brien “Sour Milk, Salt Water” from the album Threadbare
Galaxie 500 “Decomposing Trees” from the album On Fire
Lindstrøm & Christabelle “Love Sick” from the 2010 album Real Life Is No Cool
Broken Social Scene “Art House Director” from the 2010 album Forgiveness Rock Record
The Books “Thirty Incoming” from the 2010 album No Way Out
Brian Eno and David Byrne “Mea Culpa” from the album My Life In The Bush of Ghosts
Gorillaz featuring Bashy, Kano and the Lebanese National Orchestra for Oriental Arabic Music “White Flag” from the 2010 album Plastic Beach
Love Is All “Felt Tip” from the 2010 album Two Thousand Ten Injuries
Tom Waits “Frank’s Wild Years” from the album Swordfishtrombones
Stevie Wonder “I Wish” from the album Songs In The Key of Life
St. Vincent “Marrow” from the album Actor

Hour 2
Sonic Youth “The Neutral” from the album Rather Ripped
Wire “Ex Lion Tamer” from the album Pink Flag
Lazer Crystal “National Handbag” from the 2010 album MXMLXXX
Charlotte Gainsbourg “Voyage” from the 2010 album Irm
Spoon “Take The Fifth” from the album Girls Can Tell
Arcade Fire “Empty Room” from the 2010 album The Suburbs
Women “Locust Valley” from the 2010 album Public Strain
Blonde Redhead “Oslo” from the 2010 album Penny Sparkle (available September 14)
The Fall “Chino” from the 2010 album Your Future Our Clutter
Guided By Voices “A Big Fan of the Pigpen” from the album Bee Thousand
Of Montreal ““ and ”” from the 2010 album False Priest (available September 14)


Transistor Radio playlist for August 8, 2010

Hour 1
Chemical Brothers “K+D+B” from the album Further
School of Seven Bells “Bye Bye Bye” from the album Disconnect From Desire
Depeche Mode “Shame” from the album Construction Time Again
LCD Soundsystem “Great Release” from the album LCD Soundsystem
Morning Benders “Cold War” from the 2010 album Big Echo
Crowded House “Archer’s Arrows” from the 2010 album Intriguer
Elliott Smith “Oh, Well Okay” from the album XO
The Flaming Lips “Evil Will Prevail” from the album Clouds Taste Metallic
Talking Heads “No Compassion” from the album Talking Heads: 77
Wolf Parade “In The Direction of the Moon” from the 2010 album Expo 86
Here We Go Magic “Moon” from the album 2010 Pigeons
OK Go from the 2010 album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
Dan Deacon “Surprise Stefani” from the album Bromst
Sleigh Bells “Rill Rill” from the 2010 album Treats
The Replacements “Androgynous” from the album Let It Be

Hour 2
The Beatles “I’ve Just Seen A Face” from the album Help! (U.K. version)
The Shins “Gone For Good” from the album Chutes Too Narrow
Wilco “Pick Up The Change” from the album A.M.
Caribou “Eli” from the album Andorra
The Big Pink “Crystal Visions” from the album A Brief History of Love
PJ Harvey “Dry” from the album Rid of Me
The Books “Take Time” from the album The Lemon of Pink
The Police “Voices Inside My Head” from the album Zenyatta Mondatta
M.I.A. “Story to be Told” from the 2010 album MAYA
Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse featuring Jason Lytle “Every Time I’m With You” from the 2010 album Dark Night of the Soul
Seafarer “Archipelago” from the 2010 EP Hiding Places
Arcade Fire “Ready To Start” from the 2010 album The Suburbs
Shout Out Louds “Walls” from the 2010 album Work
Best Coast “Summer Mood” from the 2010 album Crazy For You


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, July 25

Hour 1
‘LCD Soundsystem "All I Want" from the 2010 album This Is Happening
My Bloody Valentine "Sometimes" from the album Loveless
Brian Eno "Here Come the Warm Jets" from the album Here Come The Warm Jets
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse featuring Suzanne Vega "The Man Who Played Gof" from the 2010 album Dark Night of the Soul
John Lennon "Give Me Some Truth" from the album Imagine
Cornershop "The Mighty Quinn" from the 2010 album Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast
Massive Attack from the 2010 album Heligoland
Pit Er Pat "Water" from the 2010 album The Flexible Entertainer
Broadcast and The Focus Group "Let It Begin/Oh Joy" from the album Broadcast And the Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
The Rolling Stones "I Just Want To See His Face" from the 2010 reissue Exile On Main Street
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin "In Pairs" from the 2010 album Let It Sway
The Magnetic Fields "Chicken With Its Head Cut Off" from the album 69 Love Songs
The Cure "Pictures of You" from the 2010 reissue Disintegration
Solvent "Don't Forget To Phone" from the 2010 album Subject To Shift
Crystal Castles "Birds" from the 2010 album Crystal Castles

Hour 2
Allá "Sazanami" from the album Es Tiempo
David Byrne "Body In A River" from the album Lead Us Not Into Temptation
Rayograph from the Transistor Sound album Nested Forms
Foo Fighters "Exhausted" from the album Foo Fighters
Mission of Burma
"Academy Fight Song (1980 7" single)" from the EP Signals, Calls & Marches
The Fall "Funnel of Love" from the 2010 album Your Future Our Clutter
Chemical Brothers "Wonders of the Deep" from the 2010 album Further
School of Seven Bells "Windstorm" from the 2010 album Disconnect From Desire
Robyn "Fembot" from the 2010 EP Body Talk Part 1
The Who "La La Lies" from the album The Who Sings My Generation
R.E.M. "Seven Chinese Brothers" from the album Reckoning
Real Estate "Beach Comber" from the album Real Estate
Eleventh Dream Day "Ice Storm" from the album Stalled Parade


Transistor Radio for Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hour 1
Here We Go Magic "Collector" from the 2010 album Pigeons
Hot Hot Heat "21@12" from the 2010 album Future Breeds
Roxy Music "Casanova" from the album Country Life
Lali Puna "Safe Tomorrow" from the 2010 album Our Inventions
Bat for Lashes "Trophy" from the album Fur and Gold
Taken By Trees "Anna" from the album East of Eden
Avi Buffalo "Jessica" from the 2010 album Avi Buffalo
Beach House from the 2010 album Teen Dream
Portishead "Threads" from the album Third
Devo "Snowball" from the album Freedom of Choice
Wolf Parade "Oh, You Old Thing" from the 2010 album Expo 86
Rafter "Fruit" from the 2010 album Animal Feelings
Dum Dum Girls "Bhang Bhang, I'm A Burnout" from the 2010 album I Will Be
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 "Sickie Boy" from the 2010 album Propeller Time}
XTC "Day In Day Out" from the album Drums & Wires

Hour 2
Stereolab "Avant Garde M.O.R." from the album The Groop Played Space Age Bachelor Pad Music
Mahogany "Springtime, Save Our Country" from the album Connectivity!
Blockhead from the 2010 album The Music Scene
The Roots "The Day" from the 2010 album How I Got Over
M.I.A. "Space" from the 2010 album MAYA
Delorean "Simple Graces" from the 2010 album Subiza
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse (featuring Julian Casablancas) "Little Girl" from the 2010 album Dark Night of the Soul
Crowded House "Isolation" from the 2010 album Intriguer
Broken Social Scene "Romance to the Grave" from the 2010 album Forgiveness Rock Record
Iggy Pop "China Girl" from the album The Idiot


Transistor Radio playlist for July 11, 2010

Hour 1
Sleigh Bells "Run the Heart" from the 2010 album Treats
High Places "Constant Winter" from the 2010 album High Places vs. Mankind
Goldfrapp "Utopia" from the album Felt Mountain
Department of Eagles "Ghost in Summer Clothes" from the album The Cold Nose
Jimi Hendrix "Castles Made of Sand" from the 2010 reissue Axis: Bold As Love
Gorillaz "Slow Country" from the album Gorillaz
Camera Obscura "I Need All the Friends I Can Get" from the album Let's Get Out of This Country
Coctails "Walking Down the Street" from the album The Early Hi-Ball Years
Charlotte Gainsbourg "Dandelion" from the 2010 album Irm
Yo La Tengo "Black Flowers" from the album I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Pixies "Havelina" from the album Bossa Nova
Morning Benders "Excuses" from the 2010 album Big Echo
RJD2 "Chicken-Bone Circuit" from the album Deadringer
Arcade Fire "Neighborhood (Laika)" from the album Funeral
The Apples in Stereo "Nobody But You" from the 2010 album Travellers in Space and Time

Hour 2
Richard & Linda Thompson "Shoot Out the Lights" from the album Shoot Out the Lights
Animal Collective "Unsolved Mysteries" from the album Strawberry Jam
Robyn Hitchcock "Satellite" from the album Eye
Guided by Voices "Alright" from the album Alien Lanes
Wolf Parade "Cloud Shadow of the Mountain" from the 2010 album Expo 86
Maps & Atlases "Living Decorations" from the 2010 album Perch Patchwork
Portishead "Silence" from the album Third
Major Lazer "When You Hear the Bass Line" from the album Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do
Lazer Crystal "National Handbag" from the 2010 album MCMLXXX
Presets "Kicking and Screaming" from the album Apocalypso
Sia "Clap Your Hands" from the 2010 album We Are Born


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hour 1
Wire "On Returning" from the album 154
Pylon "Spider" from the album Chomp More
Octopus Project "Rorol" from the EP Golden Beds
LCD Soundsystem "One Touch" from the 2010 album This Is Happening
Matthew Dear "Death to Feelers" from the album Asa Breed
Chemical Brothers "Another World" and "Dissolve" from the 2010 album Further
Micachu & The Shapes "Calculator" from the album Jewellery
Bikini Kill "I Hate Danger" from the album The Singles
The Fall "OFYC Showcase" from the 2010 album Your Future Our Clutter
Cat Power "Nude As The News" from the album What Would The Community Think?
Blonde Redhead "Rocks Off" from the album La Mia Vita Violenta
Male Bonding "Paradise Vendors" from the 2010 album Nothing Hurts

Hour 2
Stereolab "Super Falling Star" from the album Peng!
U2 "A Sort of Homecoming" from the album The Unforgettable Fire
Here We Go Magic "Hibernation" from the 2010 album Pigeons
Broken Bells "Trap Door" from the 2010 album Broken Bells
The Russian Futurists "It's Over, It's Nothing" from the album Our Thickness
Deerhunter "Saved By Old Times" from the album Microcastle
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings "Better Things" from the 2010 album I Learned the Hard Way
Califone "Pink & Sour" from the album Roots & Crowns
Girls "Headache" from the album Album
The Clash "Death is a Star" from the album Combat Rock
Radiohead "A Punch-Up At A Wedding" from the album Hail To The Thief
Echo & The Bunnymen "Going Up" from the album Crocodiles
Billy Bragg "Sexuality" from the album Don't Try This At Home
Split "Peace of Mind" from the 2010 album Unimpressive
Paul Weller "Wake Up the Nation" from the 2010 album Wake Up The Nation
Canasta "Becoming You" from the 2010 album The Fakeout, The Tease and The Breather


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, June 20

Hour 1
Fujiya & Miyagi "Ankle Injuries" from the album Transparent Things
Mahogany "One Plus One Equals Three or More" from the album Connectivity!
Broken Social Scene "Sentimental X's" from the 2010 album Forgiveness Rock Record
Joy Division "These Days" from the album Substance
Liars "No Barrier Fun" from the 2010 album Sisterworld
XX "Basic Space" from the album XX
Fiery Furnaces "Nevers" from the album Bitter Tea
Department of Eagles "Origin of Love" from the album The Cold Nose
Tokyo Police Club "Frankenstein" from the 2010 album Champ
Here We Go Magic "Old World United" from the 2010 album Pigeons
Broken Social Scene "Alive in '85" from the album Feel Good Lost
Brian Eno/John Cale "Lay Your Love" from the album Wrong Way Up
Dum Dum Girls "Oh Mein M" from the 2010 album I Will Be
Barbara Manning "Through With People" from collection Score: 20 Years of Merge Records: The Covers!
Harlem "Poolside" from the 2010 album Hippies

Hour 2
Psychedelic Furs "Flowers" from the album Psychedelic Furs
Sleigh Bells "Riot Rhythm" from the 2010 album Treats
Crystal Castles "Alice Practice" from the album Crystal Castles
Male Bonding "Franklin" from the 2010 album Nothing Hurts
X "The World's A Mess; It's in My Kiss" from the album Los Angeles
Hüsker Dü "Divide and Conquer" from the album Flip Your Wig
Califone "Rattlesnakes Smell Like Split Cucumber" from the album Room Sound
Avi Buffalo "What's In It For" from the 2010 album Avi Buffalo
Nico "These Days" from the album Chelsea Girls
My Bloody Valentine "Come In Alone" from the album Loveless
Telepathe "Trilogy - Breath of Love, Crimes and Killings, Threads and Knives" from the album Dance Mother
Talking Heads "This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)" from the album Speaking in Tongues
Goldfrapp "Lovely Head" from the album Felt Mountain


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hour 1
Yo La Tengo "Avalon or Something Very Similar" from the album Popular Songs
Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Everything With You" from the album Pains of Being Pure At Heart
The Breeders "Invisible Man" from the album Last Splash
Phantogram from the 2010 album Eyelid Movies
Matthew Dear "Deserter" from the album Asa Breed
Blockhead from the 2010 album The Music Scene
Minor Threat "Cashing In" from the album The Complete Discography
Thee Oh Sees "MT Work" from the 2010 album Warm Slime
Gorillaz (featuring Mark E. Smith) "Glitter Freeze" from the 2010 album Plastic Beach
The Russian Futurists "Sentiments vs. Syllables" from the album Our Thickness
Cale Parks "Every Week Ends" from the album Sparklace
Pit Er Pat "Summer Rose" from the 2010 album The Flexible Entertainer
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Detka Detka Detka" from the 2010 album Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?

Hour 2
Bob Dylan "One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)" from the album Blonde on Blonde
Sufjan Stevens "They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!!" from the album Come On Feel The Illinoise
Sam Prekop "Faces and People" from the album Sam Prekop
Eleventh Dream Day "Two Smart Cookies" from the album Eighth
Bettie Serveert "Tomboy" from the album Palomine
Dum Dum Girls "I Will Be" from the 2010 album I Will Be
Black Rebel Motorcyle Club from the 2010 album Beat The Devil's Tattoo
Enon "Diamond Raft" from the album High Society
Flaming Lips "Be My Head" from the album Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
David Bowie "Always Crashing in the Same" from the album Low
LCD Soundsystem "Somebody's Calling Me" from the 2010 album This Is Happening
The National "Bloodbuzz Ohio" from the 2010 album High Violet
Canasta "Reading the Map Upside Down" from the 2010 album The Fakeout, the Tease and the Breather
Caribou "Lalibela" from the 2010 album Swim
Arcade Fire "The Suburbs" from the 2010 album "The Suburbs" (available August 3)


Transistor Radio playlist for May 30, 2010

Hour 1
Thee Oh Sees "I Was Denied" from the 2010 album Warm Slime
Harlem "Someday Soon" from the 2010 album Hippies
Dum Dum Girls "Blank Girl" from the 2010 album I Will Be
Feist "The Sealion" from the album The Reminder
Grizzly Bear "All We Ask" from the 2009 album Veckatimest
Here We Go Magic "Moon" from the 2010 album Pigeons
Wire "Blessed State" from the album 154
Tapes n Tapes "In Houston" from the album The Loon
Japandroids "I Quit Girls" from the 2009 album Post-Nothing
Prefuse 73 "Invigorate (Interlude)" from the album One Word Extinguisher
Broken Social Scene "Chase Scene" from the 2010 album Forgiveness Rock Record
Cocteau Twins "Millimillenary" from the album Pink Opaque
Solvent "Life-size Image" from the 2010 album Subject to Shift
R.E.M. "Sitting Still" from the album Murmur
The Beatles "Every Little Thing" from the album Beatles For Sale
The Smiths "I Know It's Over" from the album The Queen Is Dead

Hour 2
Iggy Pop "Tonight" from the album Lust For Life
Future Islands "Swept Inside" from the 2010 album In Evening Air
Local Natives "Warning Sign" from the 2010 album Gorilla Manor
Here We Go Magic "Surprise" from the 2010 album Pigeons
Yeasayer from the 2010 album Odd Blood
Sleigh Bells "Kids" from the 2010 album Treats
XTC "Making Plans For Nigel" from the album Drums and Wires
The Cure "Closedown" from the album Disintegration
Lusine "Two Dots" from the 2009 album A Certain Distance
Mouse On Mars "Doit" from the album Idiology
CSS "Alala" from the album Cansei der ser Sexy
Kraftwerk "Klingklang" from the album Kraftwerk 2


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, May 16

Hour 1
Raveonettes "Break Up Girls!" from the 2009 album In and Out of Control
The The "Slow Emotion Replay" from the album Dusk
Foo Fighters "For All The Cows" from the album Foo Fighters
The New Pornographers "If You Can't See My Mirrors" from the 2010 album Together
Josiah Wolf "The Opposite of Breathing" from the 2010 album Jet Lag
Beach House "Lover of Mine" from the 2010 album Teen Dream
My Bloody Valentine "Nothing Much to Lose" from the album Isn't Anything
Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Dragon Queen" from the 2009 album It's Blitz
Fuck Buttons "Rough Steez" from the 2009 album Tarot Sport
Javelin "Shadow Heart" from the 2010 album No Mas
The New Pornographers "Daughters of Sorrow" from the 2010 album Together
Seafarer "The Yeti" from the 2010 EP Hiding Places

Hour 2
Solvent "Loss For Words" from the 2010 album Subject to Shift
Devo "Cold War" from the 2009 reissue Freedom of Choice
M.I.A. "Boyz" from the album Kala
Roxy Music "Virginia Plain" from the album Roxy Music
Sleater Kinney "A Quarter To 3" from the album The Hot Rock
Japandroids "Wet Hair" from the 2009 album Post-Nothing
Nick Lowe "So It Goes" from the album Jesus of Cool
Camera Obscura "If Looks Could Kill" from the album Let's Get Out Of This Country
Feist "I Feel It All" from the album The Reminder
The Rolling Stones "Under My Thumb" from the album Aftermath
XX "Intro" from the 2009 album XX
Taken By Trees "Day By Day" from the 2009 album East of Eden
Yacht "Psychic City" from the 2009 album See Mystery Lights
Mos Def "Quiet Dog" from the 2009 album The Ecstatic
Gorillaz "Plastic Beach" from the 2010 album Plastic Beach
Lou Reed "Make Up" from the album Transformer
Caribou "Bowls" from the 2010 album Swim
LCD Soundsystem "I Can Change" from the 2010 album This Is Happening
Elvis Costello "Moods For Moderns" from the album Armed Forces


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hour 1
Javelin "Intervales Theme" from the 2010 album No Más
Broken Social Scene "Late '90s Bedroom Rock" from the album You Forgot It In People
Bauhaus "Slice of Life" from the album Burning From the Inside
Love Is All "Dust" from the 2010 album Two Thousand Ten Injuries
Fugazi "Slo Crostic" from the album Instrument
Pixies "Is She Weird" from the album Bossa Nova
Octopus Project "Wet Gold" from the 2009 EP Golden Beds
Charlotte Gainsbourg "IRM" from the 2010 album Irm
Fever Ray "Keep the Streets Empty for Me" from the 2009 album Fever Ray
Peter Gabriel "And Through the Wire" from the album Peter Gabriel (Melt)
Goldfrapp "Voicething" from the 2010 album Head First
Siouxsie & The Banshees "Turn To Stone" from the album Peep Show

Hour 2
Buzzcocks "Why Can't I Touch It?" from the album Singles Going Steady
Blockhead from the 2010 album The Music Scene
Real Estate "Snow Days" from the 2009 album Real Estate
Devo "Shrivel Up" from the album Q: Are We Not Men
Matthew Dear "Elementary Lover" from the album Asa Breed
Future Islands "Inch of Dust" from the 2010 album In Evening Air
New Pornographers "Moves" from the 2010 album Together
The National "Anyone's Ghost" from the 2010 album High Violet
Hot Chip "Keep Quiet" from the 2010 album One Life Stand
RJD2 "A Spaceship For Now" from the 2010 album The Colossus
Sam Prekop "Showrooms" from the album Sam Prekop
Miles Davis "Freddie Freeloader" from the album Kind of Blue
Rayograph "La Vie Sexuelle des artistes aux rayons x" from the 2009 album Nested Forms
School of Seven Bells "Trance Figure"
Solvent "Wish" from the 2009 album Demonstration Tape (1997-2007)
Broken Social Scene "World Sick" from the 2010 album Forgiveness Rock Record


Transistor Radio playlist for May 2, 2010

Hour 1
The Slits “So Tough” from the album Cut
The Beach Boys “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times” from the album Pet Sounds
Arcade Fire “Antichrist Television Blues” from the album Neon Bible
Trans Am “Spacedock” from the 2010 album Thing
David Bowie “A New Career In Town” from the album Low
LCD Soundsystem “Somebody’s Calling Me from the 2010 album This Is Happening (available May 18)
The Clash “Atom Tan” from the album Combat Rock
High Places “The Storm” from the album High Places
Here We Go Magic “Only Pieces” from the 2009 album Here We Go Magic
Coconut Records “Microphone” from the 2009 album Davy
The Go! Team “Feelgood by Numbers” from the album Thunder Lighting Strike
Cornershop “The Constant Springs” from the 2010 album Judy Sucks a Lemon For Breakfast
The New Pornographers “A Bite Out of My Bed” from the 2010 album Together (available May 4)
The National “Conversation 16” from the 2010 album High Violet (available May 11)
Alla “New Hymn” from the EP Digs

Hour 2
A Sunny Day In Glasgow
“Failure” from the 2009 album Ashes Grammar
Björk “Hidden Place (Hearts and Bones mix)” from the album Vespertine
Charlie Slick “Extraterrestrial” from the album Edward Murphy
Quasi “Bye Bye Blackbird” from the album American Gong
The Pixies “Wave of Mutilation (U.K. Surf)” from the album Complete B-Sides
Cat Power “Color and the Kids” from the album Moon Pix
She & Him “In The Sun” from the 2010 album Volume 2
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “I Learned the Hard Way” from the 2010 album I Learned The Hard Way
Sly and the Family Stone “Family Affair” from the album There’s A Riot Going On
Stephen Malkmus “Sin Taxi”
Micachu “Golden Phone” from the 2009 album Jewellery
Talking Heads “Found A Job” from the album More Songs About Buildings and Food
Future Islands “Vireo’s Eye” from the 2010 album In Evening Air (available May 4)
The Sight Below “It All Falls Apart” from the 2010 album It All Falls Apart


Transistor Radio playlist for April 25, 2010

Hour 1
Sugarcubes "Fucking in Rhythm & Sorrow" from the album Life's Too Good
Atlas Sound (w/ Laetitia Sadier) "Quick Canal" from the 2009 album Logos
My Bloody Valentine "I Can See It (But I Can't Feel It)" from the album Isn't Anything
Department of Eagles "The Piano in the Bathtub" from the album Cold Nose
Galaxie 500 "Cold Night" from the album On Fire
Minutemen "Spillage" from the album Double Nickels on the Dime
Mahogany (w/ Robin Guthrie) "Domino Ladder Beta" from the album Connectivity
Beach House "Take Care" from the 2010 album Teen Dream
Camera Obscura "Forests and Sands" from the 2009 album My Maudlin Career
Rafter "Love Makes You Happy (When It's Not Making You Sad)" from the 2010 album Animal Feelings
Liars "Too Much, Too Much" from the 2010 album Sisterworld
Massive Attack "Atlas Air" from the 2010 album Heligoland
The Who "Rael 1" from the album The Who Sell Out
Shout Out Louds "Throwing Stones" from the 2010 album Work  
The Jam "Town Called Malice" from the album Weller: Hit Parade

Hour 2
MGMT "Congratulations" from the 2010 album Congratulations
Local Natives "Who Knows Who Cares" from the 2010 album Gorilla Manor
Laura Viers "July Flame" from the 2010 album July Flame
Stereolab "Tempter" from the album Refried Ectoplasm (Switched On Vol 2)
Cornershop "Free Love" from the 2010 album Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast
Javelin "Susie Cues" from the 2010 album No Más
Javelin "On It On It" from the 2010 album No Más
LCD Soundsystem "Dance Yrself Clean" from the 2010 album This Is Happening (available May 18)
The Apples In Stereo "Next Year About the Same Time" from the 2010 album Travellers in Space and Time
Lazer Crystal "Lame Duck" from the 2010 album MCMLXXX (available May 4)


Transistor Radio playlist for April 18, 2010

Hour 1
Rafter "A Frame" from the 2010 album Animal Feelings
Roxy Music "Out of the Blue" from the album Country Life
Mos Def "History" from the 2009 album The Ecstatic
Blondie "Fade Away and Radiate (108 BPM Remix) from 30th Anniversary deluxe edition of Parallel Lines
Beth Orton "She Cries Your Name" from the album Trailer Park
The Big Pink "A Brief History of Love" from the 2009 album A Brief History of Love
Broken Bells "Citizen" from the 2010 album Broken Bells
Caribou "Jamelia" from the 2010 album Swim
Future Islands "Awake and Dreaming" from the 2010 EP In the Fall
Rafter "Feels Good" from the 2010 album Animal Feelings
OK Go from the 2010 album Of The Blue Colour of the Sky
Washed Out "You'll See It" from the 2009 album Life Of Leisure

Hour 2
Polly Jean Harvey and John Parish "Dance Hall At Louse Point (Bristol)" from the album Dance Hall At Louse Point
Women "Lawncare" from the album Women
Pavement "Goldsoundz" from the album Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Field Music "Let's Write A Book" from the 2010 album Field Music (Measure)
Liars "Drip" from the 2010 album Sisterworld
Brian Eno "Some of Them Are Old" from the album Here Come The Warm Jets
Panda Bear "Bros" from the album Person Pitch
Iggy Pop "The Passenger" from the album The Idiot
Trans Am "Outmoder" from the 2009 album What Day Is It Tonight?
The Specials "Do the Dog" from the album The Specials
Morning Benders "Promises" from the 2010 album Big Echo
MGMT "Brian Eno" from the 2010 album Congratulations
Big Star "You Get What You Deserve" from the album Radio City
LCD Soundsystem "Drunk Girls" from the 2010 album This Is Happening (available May 20)


Transistor Radio playlist for April 11, 2010

Hour 1
Miles Kurosky “Dead Language Blues” from the 2010 album The Desert of Shallow Effects
Bauhaus “King Volcano” from the album Burning From the Inside
Atlas Sound “My Halo” from the 2009 album Logos
Gorillaz featuring Lou Reed “Some Kind of Nature” from the 2010 album Plastic Beach
Future Islands featuring Katrina Ford “In The Fall” from the 2010 EP In The Fall
Miike Snow “Song For No One” from the 2009 album Miike Snow
Dr. Dog “Shadow People” from the 2010 album Shame, Shame
M. Ward “Outta My Head” from the album The Transfiguration of Vincent
Dan Deacon “Build Voice” from the 2009 album Bromst
Caribou “Odessa” from the 2010 album Swim (available April 20)
Battles “Bad Trails” from the album Mirrored
Broken Social Scene “All To All” from the 2010 album Forgiveness Rock Record (available May 4)
The Cure “Another Day” from the album Three Imaginary Boys
Vampire Weekend “Run” from the 2010 album Contra

Hour 2
Luna “This Time Around” from the album Bewitched
Sufjan Stevens “Out of Egypt” from the album Come On Feel The Illinoise
The Shins “Young Pilgrims” from the album Chutes Too Narrow
Phantogram “Turn It Off” from the 2010 album Eyelid Movies
Bowery Electric “Long Way Down” from the album Bowery Electric
Julie Doiron “Borrowed Minivans” from the 2009 album I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “Window Shopping” from the 2010 album I Learned The Hard Way
Deerhoof “Siriustar” from the album The Runners Four
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim “American Troglodyte” from the 2010 album Here Lies Love


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, March 28

Hour 1
Bauhaus "Third Uncle" from the album Sky's Gone Out
Alla "Si Se Puede" from the EP Digs
The Who "Early Morning Cold Taxi" from the album The Who Sell Out
Blockhead "Pity Party" from the 2010 album The Music Scene
Love Is All "Kungen" from the 2010 album Two Thousand Ten Injuries
The Slits "Instant Hit" from the album Cut
Lusine "Cirrus" from the 2009 album A Certain Distance
High Places "The Channon" from the 2010 album High Places vs. Mankind
Bonobo "Kiara" from the 2010 album Black Sands
Bat For Lashes "Sarah" from the album Fur and Gold
Beach House "Zebra" from the 2010 album Teen Dream
Laurie Anderson "From the Air" from the album Big Science
Fang Island "Careful Crossers" from the 2010 album Fang Island
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists "One Polaroid A Day" from the 2010 album Brutalist Bricks
Los Campesinos from the 2010 album Romance is Boring

Hour 2
The Psychedelic Furs "Flowers" from the album The Psychedelic Furs
Blondie "I Know But I Don't Know" from the album Parallel Lines
Santigold "Unstoppable" from the album Santigold
Broken Bells "Vaporize" from the 2010 album Broken Bells
Richard & Linda Thompson "Don't Renege On Our Love" from the album Shoot Out the Lights
She & Him "Home" from the 2010 album Volume 2
Robyn Hitchcock "Queen Elvis II" from the album Eye
The Clash "Inoculated City" from the album Combat Rock
Minutemen "Nature Without Man" from the album Double Nickels on the Dime
Quasi "Rockabilly Party" from the 2010 album American Gong
Broadcast and the Focus Group "Royal Chant" from the 2009 album Broadcast and the Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Sparklehorse & Fennesz "Music Box of Snakes" from the 2009 album In the Fishtank 15
Goldfrapp "Shiny and Warm" from the 2010 album Head First


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, March 21

Hour 1
Devo "Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy)" from the 2009 reissue of Q: Are We Not Men/A: We Are Devo!
Headlights "Hi-Ya" from the album Kill Them With Kindness
Neon Indian "Should Have Taken Acid With You" from the 2010 album Psychic Chasms
Pains of Being Pure At Heart "Falling Over" from the 2009 EP Higher Than Stars
Miles Kurosky "I Can't Swim" from the 2010 album The Desert of Shallow Effects
Field Music "Measure" from the 2010 album Field Music (Measure)
High Places "The Most Beautiful Name" from the 2010 album High Places vs. Mankind
Phantogram "As Far As I Can See" from the album 2010 Eyelid Movies
Broken Bells "October" from the 2010 album Broken Bells
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Evol" from the 2010 album Beat the Devil's Tattoo
The XX "Basic Spaces" from the 2009 album XX
Cat Power "Taking People" from the album What Would the Community Think?
Chemical Brothers "The Boxer" from the album Push the Button
Depeche Mode "Everything Counts" from the album Construction Time Again
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Tempo 116.7" from the 2010 album Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?
Broken Social Scene "KC Accidental" from the album You Forgot It In People
The Replacements "I Will Dare" from the album Let It Be
The Rolling Stones "Happy" from the album Exile On Main Street

Hour 2
Yo La Tengo "Here to Fall" from the album Popular Songs
RJD2 "Silver Fox" from the album Deadringer
Blonde Redhead "Loved Despite of Great Faults" from the album Melody of Certain Damage
Bonobo "Eyesdown" from the 2010 album Black Sands  
Gary Numan "Complex" from the album The Pleasure Principle
Kraftwerk "Wellenlänge" from the album Kraftwerk 2
Vampire Weekend "Taxi Cab" from the 2010 album Contra
Peter Bjorn & John "Nothing to Worry About" from the 2009 album Living Thing
The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" from the album Pet Sounds
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists "The Stick" from the 2010 album Brutalist Bricks
White Stripes "Fell In Love With A Girl" from the 2010 album Under Great White Northern Lights


Transistor Radio playlist for March 14, 2010

Hour 1
Women "Upstairs" from the album Women
Tapes n Tapes "Jakovis Suite" from the album The Loon
Julie Doiron "When Breaks Get Wet" from the 2009 album I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day
Phantogram "Mouthful of Diamonds" and "You Are the Ocean" from the 2010 album Eyelid Movies
Matthew Dear "Fleece on Brain" from the album Asa Breed
Les Savy Fav "Crawling Can Be Beautful" from the album Go Forth
Magnetic Fields "Sweet Lovin' Man" from the album 69 Love Songs, Vol. 1
The Smiths "Vicar in a Tutu" from the album The Queen Is Dead
Real Estate "Suburban Beverage" from the 2009 album Real Estate
Charlotte Gainsbourg "Set Yourself On Fire" from the album 5:55
Radiohead "Optimistic" from the album Kid A
Viva Voce "Wrecking Ball" from the album Lovers, Lead the Way

Hour 2
Wilco "Box Full of Letters" from the album A.M.
Sonic Youth "Chapel Hill" from the album Dirty
Stephen Malkmus "Troubbble" from the album Stephen Malkmus
Vampire Weekend "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance" from the album Vampire Weekend
Tindersticks "Keep You Beautiful" from the 2010 album Falling Down a Mountain
Laura Viers "Sleeper in the Valley" from the 2010 album July Flame
Josiah Wolf "Master Cleanse (California)" from 2010 album Jet Lag
Spoon "Don't Make Me a Target" from the album Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Mos Def "Auditorium" from the 2009 album The Ecstatic
Gorillaz (featuring Mos Def and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) "Sweepstakes" from the 2010 album Plastic Beach
Rayograph "Paradox Lake" from the 2009 album Nested Forms
Frightened Rabbit "Living in Color" from the 2010 album The Winter of Mixed Drinks
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "Bad Blood" from the 2010 album Beat the Devil's Tattoo
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Our Time" from the 2010 album Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?
The Buzzcocks "What Do I Get (recorded for the John Peel Show, Sept '77)" from the album Another Music In A Different Kitchen: Special Edition


Transistor Radio playlist for March 7, 2010

Hour 1
El Perro Del Mar "Let Me In" from the 2009 album Love Is Not Pop
Arcade Fire "Black Mirror" from the album Neon Bible
Eels "Gone Man" from the 2010 album End Times
Pavement "Frontwards" from the 2010 collection Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement
Vivian Girls "Can't Get Over You" from the 2009 album Everything Goes Wrong
Quasi "The Jig Is Up" from the 2010 album American Gong
Peter Gabriel "Modern Love" from the album Peter Gabriel (Car)
High Places "When It Comes" from the 2010 album High Plcaes vs. Mankind
Pylon "Yo-Yo (Pylon Mix)" from the 2009 reissue Chomp More
Joy Division "Day of the Lords" from the album Unknown Pleasures
Of Montreal "A Sentence of Sorts in Kongsvinger" from the album Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
Sufjan Stevens "Chicago" from the album Come On Feel The Illinoise
A Sunny Day In Glasgow "Ashes Maths" from the 2009 album Ashes Grammar

Hour 2
Atlas Sound "River Card" from the album Let The Blind Lead Those Who See But Cannot Feel
Raveonettes "Dead Song" from the album Lust Lust Lust
The Big Pink "Count Backwards From Ten" from the 2009 album A Brief History of Love
Yeasayer "O.N.E." from the 2010 album Odd Blood
Allá "Un Dia Otre Noche" from the album Es Tiempo
Pavement "Two States" from the 2010 collection Quarantine The Past: The Best of Pavement
Modest Mouse "Life Like Weeds" from the album The Moon and Antartica
Shout Out Louds "Four by Four" from the 2010 album Work
Mouse on Mars "Spaceship" from the album Radical Connector
Micachu "Turn Me Well" from the 2009 album Jewellery
Lazer Crystal "Love Rhombus Instrumental"
Yo La Tengo "When It's Dark" from the 2009 album Popular Songs
Shout Out Louds "Paper Moon" from the 2010 album Work


Transistor Radio playlist for February 28, 2010

Hour 1
Department of Eagles "Family Romance" from the album Cold Nose
Grizzly Bear "Two Weeks" from the 2009 album Veckatimest
Peter Bjorn & John "I'm Losing My Mind" from the 2009 album Living Thing
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down "Trouble Was For" from the 2009 ablum Know Better Learn Faster
St. Vincent "The Apocalypse Song" from the album Marry Me
Cold Cave "Life Magazine" from the album Demon Days
Gorillaz "Intro" from the album Demon Days
Quixotic "Mortal Mirror" from the album Mortal Mirror
Sonic Youth "Silver Mirror" from the album The Silver Session
Brian Eno "The Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch" from the album Here Come The Warm Jets
Interpol "Evil" from the album Antics
Enon "Disposable Parts" from the album High Society
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "This Love Is Fucking Right" from the album The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
The Cure "The Love Cats" from the album Japanese Whispers
Broken Social Scene "Pacific Theme" from the album You Forgot It In People

Hour 2
Laurie Anderson "O Superman" from the album Big Science
RJD2 "Ghostwriter" from the album Deadringer
Minutemen "Take 5, D." from the album Double Nickels on the Dime
Mazzy Star "Halah" from the album She Hangs Brightly
Tinderstocks "Falling Down a Mountain" from the 2010 album Falling Down a Mountain
The Clash "Lovers Rock" from the album London Calling
Quasi "Death Is Not the End" from the 2010 album American Gong
Phantogram "When I'm Small" from the 2010 album Eyelid Movies
Black Moth Super Rainbow "Twin of Myself" from the 2009 album Eating Us


Transistor Radio playlist for February 21, 2010

Hour 1
B-52's "6060-842" from the album The B-52's
Annie "Marie Cherie" from the 2009 album Don't Stop
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Skeletons" from the 2009 album It's Blitz
Atlas Sound "Small Horror" from the album Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel
Mahogany "My Bed is My Castle" from the album Connectivity!
OK Go "End Love" from the 2010 album Of The Blue Colour of the Sky
New Order "The Him" from the album Movement
RJD2 "A Spaceship for Now" from the 2010 album The Colossus
David Byrne with Santigold "Please Don't" from the 2010 album Here Lies Love
Luna "Sideshow at the Seashore" from the album Penthouse
Massive Attack "Paradise Circus" from the 2010 album Heligoland
Chairlift "Dixie Gypsy" from the album Does You Inspire You
Laura Viers from the 2010 album July Flame
Patrick Wolf "The Bachelor" from the 2009 album The Bachelor

Hour 2
Brian Eno "Spirits Drifting" from the album Another Green World
Prefuse 73 "Awakening to a …" from the album Security Screenings
The Octopus Project and Black Moth Super Rainbow "Runite Castles" from the album The House of Apples and Eyeballs
LCD Soundsystem "Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up" from the album LCD Soundsystem
Elvis Costello "Two Little Hitlers" from the album Armed Forces
Sunset Rubdown "Apollo and the Buffalo and Anna Anna Anna Oh!" from the album Dragonslayer
Los Campesinos! from the 2010 album Romance Is Boring
Yeasayer "Madder Red" from the 2010 album Odd Blood
Blockhead "The Prettiest Sea Slug" from the 2010 album The Music Scene
Feist "When I Was A Young Girl" from the album Let It Die
Stereolab "Les Yper-Sound" from the album Emperor Tomato Ketchup
The Clean "Tensile" from the album Mr. Pop


Transistor Radio playlist for February 7, 2010

Hour 1
Beach House "Silver Soul" from the 2010 album Teen Dream
Lou Reed "Satellite of Love" from the album Transformer
Santigold "Light Out" from the album Santigold
Gorillaz "Don't Get Lost In Heaven" from the album Demon Days
Radiohead "Morning Bell" from the album Kid A
No Age "Genie" from the 2009 EP Losing Feeling
The Russian Futurists "Our Pen's Out Of Ink" from the album Our Thickness
The XX "Crystalised" from the 2009 album XX
Yo La Tengo "Saturday" from the album …And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
The Sea and Cake "Sewing Machine" from the EP Two Gentlemen
Public Image Limited "Socialist" from the album Second Edition
Tapes n Tapes "Cowbell" from the album The Loon
Micachu & The Shapes "Lips" from the 2009 album Jewellery
Vampire Weekend "Holiday" from the 2010 album Contra
The Shins "Mine's Not A High Horse" from the album Chutes Too Narrow
Real Estate "Pool Swimmers" from the 2009 album Real Estate

Hour 2
Ramsen Isaac "Burn Out" from a forthcoming release on the Transistor Sound label
Enon "Natural Disasters" from the album High Society
Love Is All "Kungen" from the 2010 album Two Thousand Ten Injuries
Retribution Gospel Choir "Hide It Away" from the 2010 album 2
Spoon "Written In Reverse" from the 2010 album Transference
Midlake "The Horn" from the 2010 album The Courage of Others
Magnetic Fields "You Must Be Out of Your Mind" from the 2010 album Realism
The Rolling Stones "I Am Waiting" from the album Aftermath
School of Seven Bells "Prince of Peace" from the album Alpinisms
Telepathe "Drugged" from the 2009 album Dance Mother
Fennesz "Shisheido" from the album Endless Summer
Röyksopp "Happy Up Here" from the 2009 album Junior
Pit er Pat "Nightroom" from the 2010 album The Flexible Entertainer
RJD2 "A Spaceship for Now" from the 2010 album The Colossus
OK Go "All Is Not Lost" from the 2010 album Of the Blue Colour of the Sky
Of Montreal "Gronlandic Edit" from the album Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destoyer?
Hot Chip "One Life Stand" from the 2010 album One Life Stand
M.I.A. "Sunshowers" from the album Arular


Transistor Radio playlist for January 31, 2010

Hour 1
Billy Bragg "She's Got A New Spell" from the album Workers Playtime
The Feelies "Crazy Rhythms" from the album Crazy Rhythms
Caribou "Sundialing" from the album Andorra
Headlights "Get Going" from the 2009 album Wildlife
Bob Dylan "Queen Jane Approximately" from the album Highway 61 Revisited
Gang of Four "Armalite Rifle" from the album Entertainment (bonus track)
St. Vincent "The Neighbors" from the 2009 album Actor
The Smiths "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" from the album Strangeways Here We Come
Sly and the Family Stone "Running Away" from the album There's A Riot Going On
Yo La Tengo "If It's True" from the 2009 album Popular Songs
Washed Out "You'll See It" from the 2009 album Life Of Leisure
Viva Voce "One In Every Crowd" from the album Lovers Lead the Way

Hour 2
Here We Go Magic "Fangala" from the 2009 album Here We Go Magic
The Kinks "Johnny Thunder" from the album The Village Green Preservation Society
REM "Seven Chinese Bros" from the album Reckoning
The Jam "That's Entertainment" from the album Hit Parade (a Paul Weller greatest hits collection)
The Drums "Submarine" from the 2009 EP Summertime!
Deerhunter "Never Stops" from the album Microcastle
The Velvet Underground "Lady Godiva's Operation" from the album White Light/White Heat
Chairlift "Earwig Town" from the album Does You Inspire You
Battles "Ddiamondd" from the album Mirrored
The Big Pink "A Brief History of Love" from the 2009 album A Brief History of Love
Matthew Dear "Neighborhoods" from the album Asa Breed
Lawrence "Anna" from the album Divided
Annie "I Don't Like Your Band" from the album 2009 Don't Stop
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart "A Teenager in Love" from the 2009 album The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Low "Immune" from the album Secret Name
A Sunny Day In Glasgow "Passionate Introverts" from the 2009 album Ashes Grammar
Eels "Unhinged" from the album End Times
Laura Viers "I Can See Your Tracks" from the album July Flame


Transistor Radio playlist for Sunday, January 24, 2010

Brian Eno
"King's Lead Hat" from the album Before and After Science
Vampire Weekend "Cousins" from the 2010 album Contra
Charlotte Gainsbourg "IRM" from the 2010 album Irm
Pylon "Altitude" from the album Chomp More
Broadcast "Black Cat" from the album Tender Buttons
Fugazi "Trio's" from the album Instrument
Animal Collective "Daily Routine" from the 2009 album Merriweather Post Pavillion
Prefuse 73 "Matrimonoids" from the album Security Screenings
Blockhead "The Music Scene" from the 2010 album The Music Scene
Women "Sag Harbor" from the album Women
Wire "Three Girl Rhumba" from the album Women
Peter Gabriel "I Don't Remember" from the album Peter Gabriel (Melt)
Fever Ray "Seven" from the album 2009 Fever Ray
The Octopus Project and Black Moth Super Rainbow "Tony Face" from the album House of Apples & Eyeballs
Mission of Burma "Red" from the EP Signals, Calls and Marches
The Breeders "Saints" from the album Last Splash
Love Is All "Movie Romance" from the album A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night
Suckers "It Gets Your Body Movin'" from the album Suckers
High Places "Head Spins" from the album High Places
Mahogany "The View from the People Wall" from the album Connectivity!
Hot Chip "My Piano" from the album Hot Chip/DJ Kicks
RJD2 "Giant Squid" from the 2010 album The Colossus
Solvent "Wish" from the album Demonstration Tape (1997-2002)
Beach House "Norway" from the album 2010 Teen Dream
Spoon "Who Makes Your Money" from the 2010 album Transference



Transistor Radio playlist for January 10, 2010: 2009 in Review, Part 3
(The audio for this installment of Transistor Radio seems to no longer be with us.)

Washed Out “Feel It All Around” from the album Life of Leisure
Flaming Lips “Sagittarius Silver” from the album Embryonic
Lou Barlow “Gravitate” from the album Goodnight Unknown
Monsters of Folk “Say Please” from the album Monsters of Folk
Big Pink “Too Young” from the album A Brief History of Love
Basement Jaxx “Saga” (with Santigold) from the album Scars
LCD Soundsystem “Runaway Remix” from the album 45:33 Remixes
Brother Ali “Crown Jewel” from the album Us
No Age “Losing Feeling” from the album Losing Feeling
Kurt Vile “Hunchback” from the album Childish Prodigy
Port O’Brien “My Will Is Good” from the album Threadbare
The XX “VCR” from the album XX
Air “So Light Is Her Footfall” from the album Love 2
Raveonettes “Suicide” from the album In And Out Of Control
Mission of Burma “SSL 83” from the album The Speed The Sound The Light
Headlights “Secrets” from the album Wildlife
Echo & The Bunnymen “Proxy” from the album The Fountain
Editors “You Don’t Know What Love Is” from the album In This Light and On This Evening
Neon Indian “Psychic Chasms” from the album Psychic Chasms
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down “When We Swam” from the album Know Better Learn Faster
Julian Casablancas “Out of the Blue” from the album Phazes for the Young
Fuck Buttons “Flight of the Feathered” from the album Tarot Sport
Atlas Sound “Walkabout” from the album Logos
Pylon “M Train” from the album Chomp More (reissue)
Broadast “The Be Colony” from the album Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Best Coast “This Is Real”
Cold Cave “Life Magazine” from the album Love Comes Close
Syntaks “Mistal Moon” from the album Ylajali
Rayograph “Die Strassen der Zukunft” from the album Nested Forms
Real Estate “Beach Comber” from the album Real Estate
Animal Collective “On A Highway” from the EP Fall Be Kind
Lazer Crystal “Hot Pink BMX” and “Le Rouche” from the EPs Hot Pink BMX and EP1


Transistor Radio playlist for January 3, 2010: 2009 in Review, Part 2
(Sorry to say, there does not seem to be an existing recording of Part 1)

Hour 1
St. Vincent "Actor out of work" from the album Actor
Jarvis Cocker "Further Complications" from the album Further Complications
Au Revoir Simone "Another Likely Story" from the album Still Night, Still Light
Grizzly Bear "About Face" from the album Veckatimest
Glasser "Apply" from the EP Apply
Black Moth Super Rainbow "Twin of Myself" from the album Eating Us
School of Seven Bells "My Cabal" from the EP My Cabal
Phoenix "Lasso" from the album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Dirty Projectors "Stillness is the Move" from the album Bitte Orca
Sonic Youth "Leaky Lifeboat" from the album The Eternal
Mos Def "Auditorium" from the album The Ecstatic
Sunset Rubdown "Paper Lace" from the album Dragonslayer
Tortoise "Northern Something" from the album Beacons of Ancestorship
Wilco "Wilco (The Song)" from the album Wilco (The Album)
Cass McCombs "Dreams Come True Girl" from the album Catacombs

Hour 2
Octopus Project
"Moon Boil" from the EP Golden Beds
Yacht "The Afterlife" from the album See Mystery Lights
Smith Westerns "Imagine Part 3"
Japandroids "Young Hearts Spark Fire" from the album Post-Nothing
Cocknbullkid
"I'm Not Sorry" from the EP Querelle
Cale Parks "One at a time" from the album To Swift Mars
Patrick Wolf "Hard Times" from the album The Bachelor
Antlers "Sylvia" from the album Hospice
Robin Guthrie "Sparkle" from the album Carousel
Yo La Tengo "Nothing to Hide" from the album Popular Songs
The Clean "Tensile" from the album Mr. Pop
Vivian Girls "The End" from the album Everything Goes Wrong
Lusine "Two Dots" from the album A Certain Distance
A Sunny Day in Glasgow "The White Witch" from the album Ashes Grammar
The Drums "Let's Go Surfing" from the EP Summertime!


Transistor Radio playlist for December 27, 2009: Year In Review, Part 1
(The audio for this first-ever installment of Transistor Radio seems to no longer be with us.)

Animal Collective “I Think I Can” from the album Merriweather Post Pavilion
Coconut Records “Microphone” from the album Davy
Bon Iver “Blood Bank” from the EP Blood Bank
Pains of Being Pure At Heart “Contender” from the album Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Asobi Seksu “Transparence” from the album Hush
M. Ward “Rave On” from the album Hold Time
Morrissey “All You Need Is Me” from the album Years of Refusal
Here We Go Magic “Ahab” from the album Here We Go Magic
Julie Doiron
“Consolation Prize” from the album I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day
Röyksopp “Happy Up Here” from the album Junior
Dan Deacon “Red F” from the album Bromst
Fever Ray “When I Grow Up” from the album Fever Ray
Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Soft Shock” from the album It’s Blitz
Peter Bjorn & John “The Feeling” from the album Living Thing
El Perro Del Mar “Gotta Get Smart” from the album Love Is Not Pop
Bat For Lashes “Good Love” from the album Two Suns
Micachu “Golden Phone” from the album Jewellery
Junior Boys “Parallel Lines” from the album Begone Dull Care
Telepathe “Can’t Stand It” from the album Dance Mother
Camera Obscura “My Maudlin Career” from the album My Maudlin Career


Also available from this period: talk shows The Roundtable with Rani Woolpert, The Silent K with Brian Hischier and Jeremy Pautz, The Ryan Gatenby Show, and The Extended Pause hosted by Sayward Schoonmaker (“spoken word” might better characterize this special show). No longer available: shows recorded by “Planet Claire” Eijk, Sarah Luczko & Jeremy Alvarez, and Curtis Swank; thanks to you all.


And thanks as well to Mollie Merkel, who hosted the short-lived series “The Mollie Merkel Interview Show”; episodes were recorded on Sunday nights in 2010 and have sadly been lost. Among her guests were comedian Health Cordts and actor-dancer Patrick Andrews.

Mollie is pictured here with Andy Miles in Transistor Radio’s original Clark Street studio at the back of Transistor. The window looked out into the shop, and Transistor’s orange stage was just beyond the window. Sometimes Mollie would record interviews on that stage, leaving Andy behind the glass at the control board. (The reel to reel machine in the corner was merely decor.)