TRANSISTOR RADIO ARCHIVE: 2010-2014

Here are the shows from this period that remain in our archives.


2014

Andy Miles plays his favorite songs of 2014 in six parts (with apologies for the poor microphone quality).

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Part 1

St Vincent "Rattlesnake”

Damon Albarn "Selfish Giant" [heard at the top of the show: "Parakeet"]

Phantogram "Fall In Love" 

Prins Thomas "Labrynt"

My Brightest Diamond "I Am Not the Bad Guy"

Many Places "Invoke"  

Ray Lamontagne "Lavendar" 

Ty Segall "The Singer"

Deerhoof "Big House Waltz"

Iceage "Against the Moon"

Lower "Expanding Horizons (Dar es Salaam)," "Another Life?" 

David Kilgour "Like Rain" 

Jungle "Lemonade Lake" 

Angel Olsen "Stars" 

Part 2

TV on the Radio "Careful You"

Tensnake "First Song"

Royksopp "Inside the Idle Hour Club"

FKA Twigs "Two Weeks" 

The Dø "Miracles (Back in Time)

Hospitality "Inauguration"

Hospitality "Sunship"

Le Butcherettes "Normal You Were"

School of Language "Small Words" 

Perfume Genius "Queen" 

Perfume Genius "Fool"

Avi Buffalo "Think It's Gonna Happen Again"

Avi Buffalo "So What" 

Part 3

Robert Plant "Pocketful of Garden"

Bleachers "Who I Want You To Love"

Dean Wareham "Babes in the Wood"

Metronomy "The Most Immaculate Haircut"

Eno & Hyde "Cells & Bells"

Parquet Courts "Bodies Made Of"

Parkay Quarts "Pretty Machines"

Temples "Sand Dance"

Temples "The Golden Throne"

Mac Demarco "Treat Her Better"

Mac Demarco "Salad Days"

Blonde Redhead "No More Honey"

Blonde Redhead "Lady M"

Peaking Lights "Everyone And Us"

Peaking Lights "Infinite Trips"

Part 4

Caribou "Your Love Will Set You Free"

Clark "Sodium Trimmers"

Clark "Winter Linn"

Royksopp and Robyn "Monument"

Spoon "They Want My Soul"

Spoon "Inside Out"

The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger "Devil You Know"

Protomartyr "Maidenhead"

Protomartyr "Want Remover"

Quilt "Eye of the Pearl"

Quilt "Arctic Shark"

Hundred Waters "Broken Blue"

Hundred Waters "Chambers (Passing Train)" 

Part 5

Shit Robot "Dingbat"

Shit Robot "Do That Dance"

Museum of Love "Down South"

Todd Terje with Bryan Ferry "Johnny and Mary"

Sylvan Esso "Wolf"

Sylvan Esso "Dreamy Bruises"

Teen "Rose 4 U"

Teen "Toi Toi Toi"

Teen "All the Same"

Real Estate "Past Live"

Real Estate "Had to Hear"

Chad VanGaalen "Weird Love" 

Chad VanGaalen "Lila"

Part 6

The Juan Maclean "Get Down (With My Love)"

The Juan Maclean "Running Back to You"

The Juan Maclean "A Simple Design"

Pharrell Williams "Happy" 

Check out all of Andy’s year-end best albums lists.


And just a regular old, random show from 2014


2013

Four shows with unknown dates


2011

Andy Miles plays his 100 favorite songs of 2011 in five parts.

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The Sunday Session

In 2011 Transistor launched a series of in-store recorded performances called The Sunday Session. Here are the six that went out on Transistor Radio. (For a full index of Sunday Sessions go here.)


June 19, 2011
The Sunday Session: Transistor and Transistor Radio presented a special event with Jon Langford reading from his new book, "Skull Orchard Revisited," and playing selections from the "lost" album.


May 8, 2011
The Sunday Session: Transistor and Transistor Radio welcomed British singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and author Julian Dawson for a special event; his new book, "And On Piano ... Nicky Hopkins," is a biography of the legendary session pianist.


April 10, 2011
The Sunday Session: storyteller Kevin Gladish


April 3, 2011
The Sunday Session: free improvisation jazz from Extraordinary Popular Delusions


March 27, 2011
The Sunday Session: alternative rock from Battlestations


March 13, 2011
The Sunday Session: chamber folk from Jane Thatcher



2010

At this time Transistor Radio was recorded live from 6:00 to 9:00 almost every Sunday night, with shows like The Roundtable 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.



Hour 1 of Transistor Radio for Sunday, July 25

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 of Transistor Radio for July 25, 2010

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 playlist for Sunday, May 9, 2010

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


Hour 2 (we hope to locate the audio)

Siouxsie & The Banshees "Turn To Stone" from the album Peep Show

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


Also available from these years: music shows by deejays Liz McCabe and Amanda Walz, and the talk shows Culturetopia and The Extended Pause (“spoken word” might better characterize this special show).


We’d also like to give a shout-out to three Transistor Radio deejays whose shows are unfortunately no longer available. Here they are (left to right), Dan Apodaca, Carly Oishi and Jeff GoodSmith, all pictured in our Lincoln Avenue studio in 2012. And we can’t forget Kevin and Claire — we’ve tried but we can’t. They were our only deejay duo and are pictured here at Transistor’s three-year anniversary party in late 2012. Their band Scuttlebuggs played the store several memorable times.

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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.)