Episode #3315

Unconventional Songs

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Thursday, July 04, 2013

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. 


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