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LIVE: Belle & Sebastian, Roseland Theater, Portland, OR

By Hollister Dixon

On “Nobody’s Empire”, the first song from Belle & Sebastian’s newest record, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, Stuart Murdoch sings a very simple line: “Someone sang a song, and I sang along / ’cause I knew the words from my childhood.” For a lot of people who are interested in the wide world of indie rock, this is a line that works extremely well because it almost applies to the experience of seeing the band play live; not many of us have been listening to the band since childhood, but the band’s best work is comfortable enough – and feels lived-in enough – that is can feel like the sonic equivalent of a baby blanket. If any of this comes off as a back-handed compliment, it shouldn’t: Belle & Sebastian’s success for the last 20 years can be traced back to that feeling of sonic comfort, mixed with Stuart Murdoch’s witty, prep school dork songwriting and demeanor. All of these things have made the band one of the most consistent and thoroughly enjoyable pop bands of the last 20, which is something very few bands can claim. As such, getting to see the band after nearly a decade of fandom was an absolute no-brainer.

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Episode 127: Record Store Day 2015

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Big thanks to Terry Currier for joining us this week! You can listen to this episode above, and download it right here.

Topic:

  • Record Store Day!
  • What are the roots of Record Store Day? How did it begin?
  • What is the history of Music Millennium, as a store?
  • What are some of the great and terrible things about the holiday?
  • As a record store owner, is RSD worth it?

Songs:

  • Ratatat – “Cream on Chrome”
  • The Seeds – “Pushin’ Too Hard”
  • Garth Brooks – “Friends in Low Places”
  • Faith No More – “Epic”

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Episode 126: Soul’d Out!

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Thanks to Haytham and Nick for joining us! You can listen to this episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • Portland’s Soul’d Out Festival
  • How did the festival start?
  • What have been some of the challenges of organizing the festival?
  • What have been some of the best moments so far?
  • Who are some dream acts for the festival?

Songs:

  • Guided By Voices – “A Salty Salute”
  • Robert Glasper Experiment – “Black Radio (Ft. Mos Def)”
  • Belle & Sebastian – “Seeing Other People”
  • The Replacements – “I Will Dare”

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