So, I’ve been on The Moon, Luna, Earth’s only natural satellite this week attempting to claim the land I have a deed for in Sinus Iridum (‘The Bay of Rainbows’) and while I’ve been gone some of my KROQ joq friends have filled in here on the site with some choices of their own.
Today’s last batch is truly amazing – I like all three of these songs a buttload. They’re all from Rodney (whom you can still hear on The Mother Ship of Roq Sunday nights from midnight to 3am playing whatever he wants to) and I hope they get added to the regular playlist soon enough.
1. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Vaccines[/lastfm] - “If You Wanna”
Rodney told me he LOVES this band from the UK; that they are a perfect blend of punk/pop.
2. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Spector[/lastfm] – “Grey Shirt & Tie”
This is the newest band of these three that Rodney chose with a wall of sound and this song is currently #1 on NME charts. This is my favorite of the three – I listened to it a few times in a row the first time he sent it to me and that’s pretty unusual.
3. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nada Surf[/lastfm] – “Looking Through”
These guys have been doing quite a few shows lately (including at the always cool Amoeba in Hollywood) and had a brilliant (even though some people didn’t get it and hated it) cover of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Depeche Mode[/lastfm]‘s “Enjoy The Silence” recently.
As Rodney says, they’re still filled with “great riffs and hooks.” He’s also still playing “Teenage Dreams” on his show often.