Archive for March, 2009

(3/22/09) Monty’s Catch of the Day – Jean-Benoit Dunckel (Air)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Today I bring you the sounds of Jean-Benoit Dunckel, aka JB Dunckel, aka Darkel, aka half of the band Air. He has recently scored the soundtrack to a French comedy motion picture entitled, Cyprien, which is about a 35 year old virgin who stumbles upon a deodorant that causes women to lust after his body. Sounds pretty dumb and I wouldn’t expect too much from this film (or if it will even hit the U.S.). However, the soundtrack is pretty impressive and sounding pretty much like an Air album. Dunckel is no stranger to scoring a film, since it was the band Air that took on the music from Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides. On the Cyprien soundtrack, he does a nice job of blending electronic instrumental tracks with brand new songs with Dunckel’s ethereal voice. Today’s catch is entitled “Total Love Warrior Song”, and you can listen to a clip of it down below. Enjoy!

Jean-Benoit Dunckel – “Total Warrior Love Song”

Chillville Videos from the 3/29/09 Show

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Here are some videos from a few songs on this morning’s show.

The Shins – Phantom Limb

Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (original mix)

Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out)

David Usher – Black Black Heart

Chillville March 29, 2009

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

Wakey, wakey. It’s time to get the day started. Grab your coffee, a couple of advil, and a heavy dose of Chillville.

  • Electronic – Getting Away With It
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School – I’ve Been Thinking (ft. Cat Power)
  • Kinobe – Slip Into Something More Comfortable
  • The Shins – Phantom Limb
  • The Pharcyde – Passing Me By (Dave Wrangler Remix ft. Ghostland Observatory)
  • David Usher – Black Black Heart
  • (9:30) Portishead – Hunter
  • The Black Ghosts – Full Moon
  • Damien Rice – 9 Crimes
  • Beastie Boys – Electric Worm
  • Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out)
  • Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)
  • (10:00) Cake – Guitar Man
  • Air – Run
  • Josh One – Fables (ft. Lila de la Mora)
  • The Chemical Brothers – Alive Alone
  • The Flaming Lips – Waiting for Superman
  • The Cure – A Letter to Elise
  • (10:30) Animal Collective – My Girls
  • Ray LaMontagne – Be Here Now
  • Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde
  • Fiona Apple – Sally’s Song
  • Groove Armada – El Padrino
  • (11:00) Gnarls Barkley – Who’s Gonna Save My Soul
  • Headstrong – Helpless (Acoustic & Strings Remix)
  • Royksopp – Miss It So Much (ft. Lykke Li)
  • Beck – Lost Cause
  • Daft Punk – Voyager
  • Garbage – Sleep
  • Crystal Castles – Untrust Us
  • (11:30) M83 – You, Appearing
  • Saint Etienne – Like a Motorway
  • Jean-Benoit Dunckel – Total Love Warrior Song (Monty’s Catch of the Day)
  • Band of Horses – Detlef Schrempf
  • Fleet Foxes – Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Kasabian – ID

News Bits

Friday, March 27th, 2009

We’ve been really diggin’ the video (below) for Handsome Furs’ I’m Confused, which – as you’d expect from any video that includes zombie hipsters – basically rocks. It’s creepy, with a second or two of NSFW.

Speaking of zombies, Metric released Help, I’m Alive to lather fans into a drooling frenzy anticipating the release of Fantasies, which drops in less than two weeks. We’re particularly fond of the 1% Free remix, which you can stream via Hype Machine.

You may have heard that Spike Jonze has been working on a movie adaptation of beloved childhood classic book Where the Wild Things Are… did you know that Arcade Fire was tapped to do the soundtrack? The trailer came out a few days ago, and looks and sounds pretty much awesome.

SXSW Interview with Nellie McKay

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Ray sat down with Nellie McKay during SXSW to talk about some live shows that she has played, and about her music in general. Check out the clip below to hear what she had to say.

Nellie McKay

(3/22/09) Monty’s Catch of the Day – Doves

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

In my opinion, Doves are one of the best bands that have come together in the past 10 years (that list also includes Coldplay, and The Killers). Originally, they started out as an electronic/dance act under another name; however, the UK trio then decided to go another direction with their sound. The nice thing is that they still use a lot of that electronic flavor mixed with live guitars and drums. There first album, Lost Souls, was a masterpiece created with their biggest hit being “Catch the Sun”. They are now set to release their 4th studio album on April 7th, and hopefully this will be the fourth major treat from the band. Doves is composed of brothers Jez and Andy Williams, along with Jimi Goodwin, who can all three play every instrument they own. Today’s catch happens to be the title track of the album entitled, Kingdom of Rust. But seeing that this is more of an alternative rock song, I decided to give you the “Kingdom of Rust (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)”. Enjoy!

Chillville Videos from the 3/22/09 Show

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Here are a few videos from this morning’s show.

Calvin Harris – “I’m Not Alone”

Grandaddy – “Where I’m Anymore”

Zero 7 – “Home”

Stone Temple Pilots – “Atlanta”