News Notes and Spins – December 1, 2012

Goat Jan 2012December 1, 2012 — we are now 28 days away from our Best of 2012 show on the Colorado Sound, which will air the week of  Dec 29-Jan 4 around the state.   Over the next week or so I will put up a poll so that you can pick your favorites of the past year – NOV’11-NOV’12.  I’ll take those results, add it to the list of favs by some “secret” local industry insiders, and then add them to the spins database to come up with the TOP 40 of 2012.  Should be fun.

Last month I addressed the idea that some artists who grew up here and have since moved away are still a part of the “sound” of Colorado – if not in fact, then at least in origin.  To that, I have added a new designation, (CC), to denote a Colorado Connection.  That may be someone like Sera Cahoone who moved to Seattle several years ago, or Tia Fuller who moved to New Jersey.  Some folks have lobbied that I also include in that designation recordings from local studios of artists who are not specifically a part of the scene here.  That’s an interesting one — I’ll mull it over during the next month or so.

Much thanks to new stations that have added or will be adding THE COLORADO SOUND — http://www.post303radio.com and KVNF (Paonia).  KVNF will be airing the show as fill in programming for the next couple of months, before integrating it into to their regular programming in February 2013, according to station program director Ali Lightfoot.  Watch my Facebook page for announcements on when the show will be available in that part of the state. (edit: see schedule for days, times, and stations)

In other station news: KBUT (Crested Butte) writes in the “…public affairs program “The West Elk Word” is back up and running through the winter.  Tune in Saturdays at noon for news & notes, people & places, music & the arts, recreation, and mountain culture talk straight from the heart of the West Elk Mountains.  Dal Dearmin has joined the KBUT staff as General Manager.  Dal brings years of community radio experience from KSFR in Santa Fe.  KBUT is more than thrilled to welcome Dal to the Gunnison Valley.  We’re also kicking the music blog back into gear with regular postings about popular new music on the KBUT shelves.”

I’m trying something new again this month for the monthly YouTube and Spotify feeds … The YouTube feed features 7 cuts coming in at about 30 mins and includes Paper Bird, SHEL, Rob Drabkin, Liza Oxnard, Mega Gem, The Gromet, and Roniit.  The Spotify feed is about the same length (39 mins) and includes debut releases in November from Darryl Purpose, Elephant Revival, The Gromet, The Hollyfelds, Polarity, Sera Cahoone, Ten Pound Elephant, Trout Steak Revival, and Tyler Ward.  Enjoy.

TOP 40 TITLES NOVEMBER 2012

(267 titles tracked / 150 titles reported as played)
(LM) TM Genre/format [added]
(D) = debut, first time on chart
(R) = re-entered chart

(1) 1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers (Dualtone) Indie/New Alternative [Mar-12]
(D) 2. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon (Sub Pop) Folk [Nov-12]
(21) 3. Flobots – The Circle In the Square (Shanachie Records) Hip Hop/alternative [Aug-12]
(D) 4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony (Cicero Recordings) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(23) 5. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior (Mack Avenue) Jazz [Sep-12]
(28) 6. Jeff Brinkman – Strange (self) Rock/adult alternative [Aug-12]
(31) 7. SHEL – SHEL (Moraine Records / Mad King Records) Folk [Aug-12]
(4) 8. Chris Daniels – Better Days (self) Americana/country, folk [Jul-12] *
(15) 9. The Swayback – Double Four Time (self) Rock/alternative [Mar-12]
(3) 10. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I (Greater Than Collective) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(9) 11. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade (self) Rock [Sep-12]
(5) 12. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years (self) Americana/jamgrass [Sep-12] *
(8) 12. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle (self) Rock/alt-country-rock (Jun-12)
(22) 13. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away (self) Blues/folk-blues [Aug-12] *
(10) 14. The Epilogues – Cinematics (Greater Than Collective) Rock/indie/alternative [Oct-12]
(18) 15. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk (Sounds Familyre) Indie/New Alternative [Sep-12]
(D) 16. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP (Ruff Shod/Nettwork) Folk [Nov-12]
(2) 17. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical (self) Urban Contemporary/funk [Sep-12]
(17) 18. Tennis – Young & Old (Fat Possum) Indie/New Alternative [Feb-12]
(16) 19. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king} (Youngest Daughter Records) Folk/pop [May-12]
(D) 20. The Gromet – Barren (self) Rock [Nov-12]
(24) 21. Ending People – Fill Your Lungs (Cash Cow Productions) Indie/New Alternative [Aug-12]
(R) 22. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband (Telarc) Blues [Jan-12]
(14) 23. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow (Blank Tape) Folk/folk-rock [Apr-12]
(7) 24. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker (LoS Records) Americana/jamband [Apr-12]
(19) 25. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To (Boss Koala Records) Folk/Americana [Oct-12]
(D) 26. Honkytonk Homeslice – Just Passin’ Thru (SCI Fidelity) Americana/country-rock [Nov-12]
(R) 27. Tin Horn Prayer – Grapple the Rails (self) Rock/alternative [Aug-12]
(D) 28. Polarity – King of Hearts (Tapestry) Jazz [Nov-12]
(D) 29. The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers (self) Americana/country [Nov-12]
(31) 30. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s (self) Americana/alt-country [Jan-12]
(R) 31. Bonnie & The Clydes – Wrong Side Up (self) Americana/classic country [Jul-12]
(29) 31. O’Brien Party of 7 (CC) – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller (Howdy Skies Music) Folk/country-folk [Jun-12]
(R) 32. Patrick Dethlefs – Fall & Rise (self) Folk/modern folk [Jun-12]
(D) 33. Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side (self) Rock [Nov-12]
(12) 33. Churchill – The Change (A&M/Octone) Rock/folk-rock [Mar-12]
(13) 33. Katie Glassman – Snapshot (self) Americana [Jan-12] *
(D) 34. Mega Gem – Colors of the West (self) Indie/New Alternative [Nov-12]
(D) 34. Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP (self) Urban Contemporary/neo-funk/hip hop [Oct-12]
(R) 35. Euforquestra – Let Us In (self) World [Apr-12]

ADDED: NOV 2012
Aakash Mittal Quartet – Thumbs Up EP
Alan & Martin – Only Boys Back Then
Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side
Darryl Purpose – Next Time Around
DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
Honkytonk Homeslice – Just Passin’ Thru
Idlewhile Band – Live at the Walnut Room Vol 1
John William Davis – Dead Simple, Vol. 1: You Talk Funny
Julie Hoest – Never Far
Mega Gem – Colors of the West
Monroe Monroe – Interiors
Nu Mundo – Our Song
Polarity – King of Hearts
Rob Roper – The Other Side of Nowhere
Ron Miles, Bill Frisell & Brian Blade – Quiver
Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
Susan Walton – January Trees
The Gromet – Barren
The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers
Trout Steak Revival – Flight
Tyler Ward – Hello. Love. Heartache.
Willie Houston – Willie Houston Live

FELL OUT OF TOP 40 NOVEMBER 2012
6. The Knew – Man Monster
11. Achille Lauro – Flight or Flight
13. Grant Farm – The Grant Farm
20. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
25. Robert Cline, Jr. – All the Right
26. Longest Day of the Year – Turn Into the Ground
27. The Congress – Whatever You Want
28. Chris Malley and Bob Schlesinger – Split Shot
29. Chimney Choir – (ladder)
29. Raincheck – Raincheck
30. Petals of Spain – Late Night Visitor
31. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader (self) Indie/New Alternative [May-12]
32. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
33. Science Partner – Rocky Mountain News
34. Head for the Hills – Live

STATION BY STATION

christhompsonKAFM (Grand Junction)
1. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
2. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
3. SHEL – SHEL
4. Great American Taxi – Paradise Lost
5. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

Better Days CoverKBUT (Crested Butte)
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
1. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
2. Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

devotchka_live with CO symKDNK (Carbondale) *HOT SPINS*
DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams – Live at Hodi’s
Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
O’Brien Party of 7 – Reincarnation, The Songs of Roger Miller

devotchka_live with CO symKDUR (Durango)
1. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
2. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
3. Flashbulb Fires – Gasconader
4. Air Dubai – Day Escape

lumineersKGNU (Boulder)
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. Chris Daniels – Better Days
3. Calder’s Revolvers – Steady By Your Side
3. Katie Glassman – Snapshot
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker

sera cahoone_deer creekKRCC (Colorado Springs)
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. A Shoreline Dream – “333”
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
4. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow
5. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade

Julie-Hoest-300KRFC (Fort Collins)
1. Julie Hoest – Never Far
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
4. Darryl Purpose – Next Time Around
5. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade

katya chorover big big loveKSJD (Cortez)
1. Katya Chorover – Big Big Love
1. SHEL – SHEL
2. Tennis – Young & Old
2. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down

sera cahoone_deer creekKUNC (Greeley)
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. Zach Heckendorf – The Cool Down
3. Churchill – The Change EP
3. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
4. Catch Bees – Newman’s Open Choir

tia fuller_angelicKUVO (Denver)
1. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
2. Polarity – King of Hearts
3. Eric Gunnison – Trios
4. Fred Hess BIG BAND – Speak
5. Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – Sharks & Manatees

bad wx cali kissedKVNF (Paonia)
1. Bad Weather California – Sunkissed
2. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
4. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

wovenhand_laughing stalkOpen Air 1340 (Denver)
1. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk
2. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
2. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
3. The Gromet – Barren
3. The Lumineers – The Lumineers

jeff brinkman_strangeThe Colorado Sound
1. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
2. Flobots – The Circle in the Square
3. I’m With Her – Songs We Said Goodbye To
4. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
4. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle

BY GENRE/PROGRAM FORMAT

Better Days CoverAmericana/Alt.country/Alt.country-rock
1. Chris Daniels – Better Days
2. Chris Thompson & Coral Creek String Band – Forty Years
3. Leftover Salmon – Aquatic Hitchhiker
4. Honkytonk Homeslice – Just Passin’ Thru
5. The Hollyfelds – Title Stealers

sofie reed simplicityBlues/Rhythm & Blues
1. Sofie Reed – Simplicity Chased Trouble Away
2. Otis Taylor – Otis Taylor’s Contraband
3. Grant Sabin – Anthromusicology
4. Mama Lenny & the Remedy – Punches and Hugs
5. Robert Wilson Blues Band – 45 RPM

Flobots_circleDance/Funk/Hip-Hop/Urban Contemporary
1. Flobots – The Circle In the Square
2. Bop Skizzum – Coloradical
3. Ten Pound Elephant – Ten Pound Elephant EP
4. Beats Noir! – Where the Sun Goes Down
5. Wheelchair Sports Camp – Where We All Live

sera cahoone_deer creekFolk/folk-rock/singer-songwriter
1. Sera Cahoone (CC) – Deer Creek Canyon
2. SHEL – SHEL
3. Elephant Revival – It’s Alive EP
4. Danielle Ate The Sandwich – {like a king}
5. The Haunted Windchimes – Out with the Crow

lumineersIndie/New Alternative
1. The Lumineers – The Lumineers
2. DeVotchKa – Live with the Colorado Symphony
3. Esme Patterson – All Princes, I
4. Wovenhand – The Laughing Stalk
5. Tennis – Young & Old

tia fuller_angelicJazz
1. Tia Fuller (CC) – Angelic Warrior
2. Polarity – King of Hearts
3. Raincheck – Raincheck
4. Shirley – From A Bright Clearing
5. After Midnight – Hit the Jive Jack

coles whalen I wrote this for youPop/Adult Contemporary
1. Coles Whalen – I Wrote this for You
2. Cassie Taylor – Blue
3. Charlotte Sass – Lighter Things
3. The Fray – Scars and Stories
3. OneRepublic – Feel Again [single]

jeff brinkman_strangeRock/AAA/AOR/Modern Rock
1. Jeff Brinkman – Strange
2. The Swayback – Double Four Time
3. The Yawpers – Capon Crusade
4. Strange Americans – A Royal Battle
5. The Epilogues – Cinematics

* = serviced to radio by Rocky Mountain Music Network/Chris Kresge

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