INVISIBLE HITS   

SUNDAY 9-10 PM
The Invisible Hits Hour is a weekly specialty program that offers the obscure and re-interprets the common. It is devoted to uncovering tracks, albums, artists and entire families of music left undiscovered by the mass marketplace, the music industry and popular culture. It aims, as well, to cast new light on the over-exposed.

Curt Schieber - who comes to the program with nearly 25 years of experience in the local music community - hosts the program with the help of guest hosts drawn from the local and national industry. Together, they review a selection of new releases and play a track from each.

My Favorite Albums of 2018 (not ranked)

David Byrne – American Utopia (Nonesuch)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Bon Voyage (Fat Possum)
Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Look Now (Concord)
Iron & Wine – Weed Garden (Sub Pop)
Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti/Epitaph)
Macy Gray – Ruby (Artistry Music)
Rolling Blackouts, C.F. – Hope Downs (Sub Pop)
John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Verve)
Blood Orange – Negro Swan (Domino)
Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive (Merge)
Loma – self-titled (Sub Pop)
John Prine – The Tree Of Forgiveness (Oh Boy!)
Death Cab For Cutie – Thank You For Today (Atlantic)
Father John Misty – God’s Fovorite Customer (Sub Pop)
Low – Double Negative (Sub Pop)
Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything (Blue Note)
Ought – Room Inside The World (Merge)
Rolling Stones – On Air (ABKO/Polydor/Ume)
Anjelique Kidjo – Remain In Light (Kravenworks)
I’m With Her – See You Around (Rounder/Umgd)
Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo (Something To Say) (Shanachie)
 


3/17/19
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Claypool Lennon Delirium – South Of Reality (ATO) – “Boriska”
2. Better Oblivion Community Center – self-titled (Dead Oceans) – “Service Road”
3. Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love (Dead Oceans) – “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore”
4. Hand Habits – placeholder (Saddle Creek) – “Pacify”
5. Pond – Tasmania (Interscope) – “Goodnight, P.C.C.”
6. Royal Trux – White Stuff (Fat Possum) – “White Stuff”
7. Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russel & Amythyst Kiah – Songs Of Our Native Daughters (Smithsonian Folkways) – “Slave
Driver”
8. Sunny War – With The Sun (Org Music) – “If It Wasn’t Broken”
9. Chaka Khan – Hello Happiness (Diary/Island) – “Too Hot”
10. Durand Jones & the Indications – American Love Call (Dead Oceans) – “Circles”

3/10/19
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Better Oblivion Community Center – self-titled (Dead Oceans) – “Service Road”
2. Martin Frawley – Undone At 31 (Merge) – “You Can’t Win”
3. Juliana Hatfield – Weird (American Laundromat) – “It’s So Weird”
4. Robert Forster – Inferno (Tapete) – “One Bird In The Sky”
5. Claypool Lennon Delirium – South Of Reality (ATO) – “Blood And Rockets”
6. Gary Clark Jr. – This Land (Warner Bros.) – “Feelin’ Like A Million”
7. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs (Fantasy) – “Walk Through This Life”
8. Steve Earle & the Dukes – Guy (New West) – “Desperados Waiting For A Train”
9. Bangles, Three O’Clock, Dream Syndicate, Rain Parade – 3x4 (Yep Roc) – Bangles – “That’s What You Always Say”
10. Teen – Good Fruit (FACTOR Canada/Carpark) – “Runner”

3/3/19
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Bob Mould – Sunshine Rock (Merge) – “Sunny Love Song”
2. Deer Tick – Mayonnaise (Partisan) – “Too Sensitive For This World”
3. Ladytron – Ladytron (Ladytron Music) – “The Animals”
4. Cherry Glazerr – Stuffed & Ready (Secretly Canadian) – “Wasted Nun”
5. Sneaks – Highway Hypnosis (Merge) – “The Way It Goes”
6. Mountain Man – Magic Ship (Nonesuch) – “Moon”
7. Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love (Dead Oceans) – “What’s Chasing You”
8. Homeshake – Helium (Sinderlyn/Omnian Music) – “Just Like My”
9. Durand Jones & the Indications – American Love Call (Dead Oceans) – “Morning In America”
10. Curtis Mayfield – Keep On Keeping On: Curtis Mayfield, Studio Albums1970-1974 (Rhino) – from Back To The World – “Right On For The Darkness”
11. Anjelique Kidjo – Remain In Light (Kravenworks) – “Crosseyed And Painless”

2/24/19
GUEST: JIM JOHNSON
(DRUMMER/MUSIC DISTRIBUTOR)

1. Panda Bear – Buoys (Domino) – “Cranked”
2. Nana Adjoa – A Tale So Familiar (Bloomer) – “Simmer Down”
3. Beirut – Gallipoli (4AD) – “We Never Lived Here”
4. Ladytron – Ladytron (Ladytron Music) –“The Animals”
5. Randall Douglas Matson – Misadventure (Lonely Ochre/Old 3C) – “Frayed”
6. Durand Jones & the Indications – American Love Call (Dead Oceans) – “Walk Away”
7. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs (Fantasy) – “Signs, High Times”
8. Steve Earle & the Dukes – Guy (New West) – “The Randall Knife”
9. The Bright Light Social Hour – Jude Vol. 1 (Modern Outsider) – “Give To Me Words”
10. Graham Parker – Cloud Symbols (100%) – “Girl In Need”

2/17/19
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. The Mekons – It Is Twice Blessed (Slow/Bloodshot) – “Still Waiting”
2. Graham Parker – Cloud Symbols (100%) – “Girl In Need”
3. Beak> - >>> (Invada/Temporary Residence) – “Birthday Suit”
4. Martina Topley Bird – Some Place Simple (Ipecac/Fontana) – “Sandpaper Kisses”
5. Guided By Voices – Zeppelin Over China (Guided By Voices) – “Where Have You Been All My Life”
6. Guided By Voices – Zeppelin Over China (Guided By Voices) – “Transpiring Anathema”
7. Dandy Warhols – Why You So Crazy? (Dine Alone) – “Be Alright”
8. Specials – Encore (Island) – “Vote For Me”
9. Mavis Staples – Live In London (Anti) – “Slippery People”
10. Tim Easton – Exposition (Pledge Music) – “New Years Day”
11. Kate Bush – Remastered, Pt. II (Fish People) – “Sunset”
12. Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD) – “What Happens To People?”

2/10/19
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. James Blake – Assume Form (Republic) – “Assume Form”
2. Toro Y Moi – Outer Peace (Carpark) – “Ordinary Pleasure”
3. Swervedriver – Future Ruins (Dangerbird) – “Theeascending”
4. Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow (Matador) – “You Shadow”
5. Pip Blom – Singles (Persona Non Grata) – “Come Home”
6. Specials – Encore (Island) – “Vote For Me”
7. Kate Bush – Remastered, Pt. II (Fish People) – “Cloudbusting” (The Orgonon Mix)
8. Tim Easton – Exposition (Pledge Music) – “Peace Of Mind”
9. Fred Hersch Trio ‘97 - @ The Village Vanguard (self-produced) – “Three Little Words”
10. Tender – Fear Of Falling Asleep (Partisan) – “Handmade Ego”

2/3/19
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Under The Oak – Big Sky (Winding Way) – “Take In The Spring”
2. Boygenius – self-titled (Matador) – “Salt In The Wound”
3. Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow (Matador) – “You Shadow”
4. Swervedriver – Future Ruins (Dangerbird) – “Theeascending”
5. Toro Y Moi – Outer Peace (Carpark) – “Ordinary Pleasure”
6. Anderson Paak – Oxnard (12 Tone Music) – “Headlow”
7. Santana – In Search Of Mona Lisa (Concord EP) – “Do You Remember Me?”
8. Orquesta Akokan – self-titled (Daptone) – “Yo Soy Para Ti”
9. Erik Jekabson – Erik Jekabson Sextet (Wide Hive) – “Gentle Wave”
10. Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? (4AD) – “What Happens To People”

1/27/19 *28th Anniversary!
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Lion – self-titled (Fiction EP) – “Oh No”
2. Gordi – Reservoir (Jagjaguar) – “Heaven I Know”
3. Molly Burch – First Flower (Captured Tracks) – “Wild”
4. Neyla Pekarek – Rattlesnake (S-Curve/BMG) – “Whiskers”
5. Salim Nourallah – Somewhere South Of Sane (Palo Santo) – “Let Go Of The Night”
6. Ray Davies – Our Country: Americana, Act II (Legacy) – “Our Country”
7. Greta Van Fleet – Anthem Of The Peaceful Army (Republic) – “The Cold Wind”
8. The Doors – Waiting For The Sun (Elektra/Rhino reissue) – “Not To Touch The Earth” (rough mix)
9. The Decemberists – Traveling On (Capitol EP) – “Down On The Knuckle”
10. Steve Gunn – The Unseen In Between (Matador) – “New Moon”
11. Joe Lovano – Trio Tapestry (ECM) – “The Smiling Dog”
12. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food (Jagjaguar) – “Major League Chemicals”

1/20/19
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Frances Cone – Late Riser (Thirty Tigers) – “Failure”
2. S. Carey – Hundred Acres (Jagjaguar) – “More I See”
3. Bruce Springsteen – On Broadway (Columbia) – “My Father’s House”
4. Minus The Bear – Fair Enough (Suicide Squeeze) – “Fair Enough”
5.Pedro The Lion – Phoenix (Polyvinyl) – “Yellow Bike”
6. Tokyo Police Club – TPC (Dine Alone) – “New Blues”
7. Flagship – The Electric Man (Bright Antenna/ADA) – “Mexican Jackpot”
8. Keeps – Rift (self-produced) – “Heavy Hangs”
9. Lost Under Heaven – Love Hates What You Become (Mute) – “Bunny’s Blues”
10. Anjelique Kidjo – Remain In Light (Kravenworks) – “Once In A Lifetime”

1/13/19
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Xuan – Have Some Fun (Palo Santo) – “Big Blue Ocean”
2. Castlecomer – self-titled (Concord) – “Make Love Make Music”
3. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food (Jagjaguar) – “Major League Chemicals”
4. The Decemberists – Traveling On (Capitol EP) – “Down On The Knuckle”
5. Salim Nourallah – Somewhere South Of Sane (Palo Santo) – “Let Go Of The Night”
6. Jeff Tweedy – Warm (dBpm) – “Some Birds”
7. John Zorn – Salem 1692 (Tzadik) – “Witness To An Invisible World”
8. Salif Keita – Un Autre Blanc (Naïve Jazz import) – “Were Were”
9. Baba & Djana Sissoko – Fasiya (Blindfaith) – “Aye Donke”
10. Ensign Broderick – Feast Of Panthers (Six Shooter) – “Heaven Smiles With Her Eyes”
11. The Bright Light Social Hour – “Lie To Me” (Modern Outsider single) – “Lie To Me”

1/6/19 - YEAR-END FAVES II – no order
GUEST: NO GUEST

1. Rolling Blackouts, C.F. – Hope Downs (Sub Pop) – “An Air Conditioned Man”
2. Low – Double Negative (Sub Pop) “Rome (Always In The Dark)”
3. Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love (Anti/Epitaph) – “You Without End”
4. Macy Gray – Ruby (Artistry Music) – “Jealousy”
5. Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything (Blue Note) – “8 Gods Of Harlem”
6. I’m With Her – See You Around (Rounder/Umgd) – “Ain’t That Fine”
7. Ought – Room Inside The World (Merge) – “Disaffectation”
8. Rolling Stones – On Air (ABKO/Polydor/Ume) – “The Spider And The Fly”
9. Anjelique Kidjo – Remain In Light (Kravenworks) – “Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)”
10. Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo (Something To Say) (Shanachie) – “Kokoro”
11. Superchunk – What A Time To Be Alive (Merge) – “Dead Photographers”