Relax Baby Be Cool

KAFM Grand Junction, 9pm - 12am

by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
Stereo Total Stereo Total

Dating back to a time before the whole phrase was unceremoniously truncated to “chillax”, Serge Gainsbourg’s imploration to enhance your mood is given a frantic workout by Stereo Total and in this case, their toy electronic noisemakers are a welcome homage. Elsewhere this show, we have Carl King’s prog-rock-and-glockenspiel interpretation of Rebecca Black’s infamous “Friday” … and it’s quite the improvement.

In this episode: The 1975, Adrian Quesada, Alvvays, Arctic Monkeys, Beachwood Sparks, Belle & Sebastian, Black Lips, Blithe, Bodega, Bruce McCulloch, Carl King, Cass McCombs, Confidence Man, DJ Me DJ You, doubleVee, Eighty Mile Beach, Eszter Balint, Evil Wiener, Ex-Models, The Fastbacks, Fluid Ounces, Gliss, Goat, International Beat, Jascha Ephraim, Johnny Society, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Low, Moby, Osees, Rhett Miller, Rubblebucket, The Rubinoos, Shen, The Starlight Mints, Stereo Total, Suzi Quatro, Tracy Spuehler, The Wailers, we are wood, The Wedding Present, Ween, Witch Fever

  Song Artist Notes
1 Relax Baby Be Cool Stereo Total Originally from Serge Gainsbourg
3 Matador Bell doubleVee With trumpets!
4 Adios Amiga Gliss Sliding mayhem
5 Belinda Says Alvvays An oceanic racket
7 The Concubine Black Lips Quite a jaunty feeling
8 Run On Moby Let the spin drone, drone spinner
9 When We Are Together The 1975 Smoldering in the ashtray
10 This Is What It Feels Like Beachwood Sparks Join the reality
12 Daytona Demon Suzi Quatro Go fast, even faster
13 U Got What I Need (Shake) Ex-Models Do not blink
14 Record Stack Fluid Ounces Bring the groovy hi fi
15 T-Rex Jascha Ephraim For the dinosaur lovers
17 El Muchacho De Los Ojos Tristes (feat. Tita) Adrian Quesada Tune in to some Mexican radio
18 I'm Gonna Put It On The Wailers Very antiquated
19 Skin Deep Tracy Spuehler Come back Tracy
20 Venus Low Feeling spry
22 Talk to Me, Talk to Me Belle & Sebastian Communication is important
24 New Earth Cass McCombs A gentle planet
26 Zeros as Round as the World Rubblebucket Something is right
27 Now You Know Blithe Doorway to Norway
28 No Information The Fastbacks Seattle’s finest
29 The Fits International Beat A Jamaican standard
31 Heart Attack Days Rhett Miller Steady with the beat
32 Mice Johnny Society Unacknowledged greatness
33 Bend Me, Shape Me The Rubinoos Classic moves
34 Valerie Flames The Starlight Mints Grinding to a conclusion
36 Thrown Bodega A manifest of characters
37 Jet Girl The Wedding Present The subdued version
38 Secret Door Arctic Monkeys A yearning sound
39 I Saw You Dancing Witch Fever Unsolved crimes
41 Angry Girl (CHAI Version) Confidence Man You done messed up
42 Salsa & Microchips DJ Me DJ You Muy spicy
43 Soon You Die Goat It’s a heavy world
44 Art Bodega Nation Eszter Balint An outside perspective
46 Mycelium King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Journey with the fungus
47 Sacrifice Osees Over before you know it
48 Poop Ship Destroyer Ween Let’s cruise
49 Friday (Take 73) Carl King Understated
51 linger on we are wood It’s not moving on
52 Eraserhead Bruce McCulloch What a life
53 Syria Shen Throbbing soundscapes
55 Red Helicopters Eighty Mile Beach Piano stumbles