Episode #3315

Unconventional Songs

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

We'll hear unusual approaches to songs on this New Sounds program, including something from vocalist/composer/songwriter Julia Holter, whose recent "Ekstasis," both bewitches and confounds with its substantial song-craft and challenging freak-pop.  Listen to songs by Julia Holter, along with recent songs from violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt, and songwriter Lee Feldman.  Plus, music from Elizabeth & the Catapult.

PROGRAM #3315 Unconventional Songs  (First aired on 3/22/2012)                                                       





Julia Holter


Try to make yourself a work of art, excerpt [:45]

Leaving Records LR015

Monks of the Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery, Dharamsala

Sacred Ceremonies : Ritual Music of Tibetan Buddhism

The Offerings For General Protectors (Sarkam), excerpt [:45]

Fortuna Records 17074

Julia Holter


Try to make yourself a work of art [6:55]

See above.

Little Scream

Golden Record

The Lamb [3:40]

Secretly Canadian SC236

Jenny Hval


Golden Locks [6:19]

Rune Grammofon RCD2108, Boomkat

Elizabeth & the Catapult

The Other Side of Zero

Do Not Hang Your Head [4:57]

Verve Forecast B0014836
available on & iTunes.

Ed Pastorini

Private tape

Strange Lures [3:38]

Not commercially available. Pastorini has one CD, under the name 101 Crustaceans. It's currently out of print. Info at 

David Byrne

Grown Backwards

Empire [4:13]

Nonesuch 79826

David Karsten Daniels & Fight the Big Bull

I Mean to Live Here Still

Funeral Bell [2:34]

Or download from

Blues Control & Laraaji


Freeflow, excerpt [1:00]


Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi

Rabbit Rabbit Radio

After the Storm [5:15]

Lee Feldman

Album #4 Trying To Put The Things Together That Never Been Together Before by Lee Feldman


The Magician [3:09]

Due out May 2012.

Elizabeth & the Catapult

The Other Side of Zero

Thank You For Nothing [3:10]

See above. 


Comments [3]

Kitty Skrobela from Brooklyn

Rabbit rabbit: one of those superstitions. On the first day of the month, the minute you wake up you're supposed to say "Rabbit rabbit." and then you'll have good luck all month. If you forget, say "Turtle turtle." as soon as you realize - as long as its still the first day. Otherwise... Well, I never knew what happened.
Love your show. Kitty

Mar. 22 2012 11:55 PM
Julia from NYC

Rabbit Rabbit would come from the superstition that if you say 'rabbit rabbit' at the first of the month before anything else you will have good luck

Mar. 22 2012 11:51 PM
Greg Manuel

That song by Ed Pastorini was absolutely brilliant - I hope it's available somewhere...

Mar. 22 2012 11:44 PM

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