Saturday, December 20, 2008

Top 5: Songs About Loneliness

Its winter break and I am alone. :(
Why has everyone left me? Why isn't my family already here? WAAAH!
In my sadness I have still managed to create a top 5:

#5 - Sufjan Stevens - To Be Alone With You
I would like to be alone with you soof.

#4 - Alice Deejay - Better Off Alone
I really am not better off alone. Everybody come back.

#3 - Feist - Lonely, Lonely
Lonely? Lonely.

#2 - Phantom Planet - Lonely Day
This band was only good when Jason Schwartzman was in it.

Here's a clip from Phantom Planet's last show earlier this month
where Alex Greenwald shows he's still bitter that Jason left.

Fuck you Alex Greenwald.
"With friends like you who needs friends?"

#1 - The Strokes - Alone, Together
I don't have to explain myself.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Giving Thanks, High Fidelity Style

Top five Images of Turkeys when you google image "Turkeys"

It looks like it's holding a cane. That's pretty awesome.

Wild turkeys are pretty badass.

This turkey is wearing a sign. That's pretty funny.

This turkey is in a top hat. That's pretty sweet.

What the fuck?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Top 5: Things I used to like in 2008...

...and will most likely forget about in 2009.

Lovefoxxx, even though I identify with you because
I am also half asian and half hispanic,
I'm over you.

My summer CD, I'm over you.
(Even though you sang into my face Andrew)

You never released your second CD, and now, guess what?
I'm over you!

I think we should see other colors.
I'm over you.

Ben Gibbard
You've changed.
It's not me, it's you.

// What.ever.happened? (Over you + h8 u s000 much) //

Top 5 Albums of 2007: In Retrospect - Garrett's list

Honorable Mentions: Holy Fuck- LP, Arctic Monkeys- Favourite Worst Nightmare, Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before This Ship Even Sank, Against Me! - New Wave

5. LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver
Well, this album was awesome last year and remains awesome this year. Also, one of the coolest shows I've been to. But I digress, the bass and drums kick so well on this album and "All My Friends" is one of the best songs of the last decade.
Top Tracks: All My Friends, New York I Love You, Time To Get Away, did I mention All My Friends?

4. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Totally not on my list last year. I feel like this album and "Sky Blue Sky" belong together. Both are very good albums that are looked down upon because previous efforts by both bands are better. But Icky Thump is still ballin. Jack White proves once again why he is considered one of the best guitarists of our generation
Top Tracks: Prickly Thorn, But Sweetly Worn, Rag and Bone, Conquest

3. Lupe Fiasco- The Cool
This album came out in December so it was a little to late to make last years list. But after a year of listening to Lupe, I am convinced he is the best rapper working today. Yeah, I said it! From the great stories of "Hip-Hop Saved My Life" and "Little Weapon" to simply cool tracks like "Gold Watch" and "Hello/Goodbye (Uncool)," Lupe proves to excel at anything he does. Can't wait for the triple album that will be LUPend
Top Tracks: Gold Watch, Hip-Hop Saved My Life, Put You on Game

2. Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Despite what Zach says, I think this album is pretty much perfect front to back. Well done Spoon, not a bad track on the album.
Top Tracks: Don't Make Me a Target, Rhythm and Soul, Black Like Me

1. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
My favorite album from last years list remains at the top. This album is such a beautiful emotional journey from the energy of "Keep the Car Running" to the solemnness of "Neon Bible." This album is one of those great experiences where you love to listen to the entire thing. And "My Body is a Cage" is still as chilling as the first time I heard it.
Top Tracks: My Body is a Cage, Keep The Car Running, (Antichrist Television Blues)

Also for your viewing pleasure: 

Friday, November 21, 2008

Top 5 Albums of 2007: In Retrospect

One year later, and I feel a little differently.

MGMT, Oracular Spectacular. Yeah sure, so this band got so big so quickly that my dad started listening to them, that doesn't make the album any worse, my summer 08 album, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Top Tracks: Kids, Electric Feel, The Youth

Band of Horses, Cease to Begin. Unfairly labeled as a mediocre followup to their 2006 release, Everything all the Time. This album may not peak the way Everything All the Time did with The Funeral, but it is far more consistent. Additionally, it has a track named Detlef Schrempf. Any true NBA Hangtime fans know what I'm talking about.
Top Tracks: Detlef Schrempf, Detlef Schrempf, Detlef Schrempf

Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. Definitely the most disappointing concerts of my life, doesn't change a very very good release by Spoon. Maybe not as consistent as you would like (The Ghost of You Lingers is a terrible, terrible track), but unlike Cease to Begin, it hits some awesome high points.
Top Tracks: Don't Make me a Target, You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb, The Underdog

Wilco, Sky Blue Sky. Yeah Wilco, you did it again, congratulations, you're awesome.
Top Tracks: Sky Blue Sky, Hate it Here, Impossible Germany

Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago. Justin Vernon managed to do something with this album that nobody else has ever managed to do, help keep my sanity. Written and recorded almost exclusively in a wilderness log cabin, the album is one giant lullaby. If you are ever on the verge of a breakdown (do you hear me Peisin?) put this album on.
Top Tracks: For Emma, Flume, Blindsided

Dear Kanye West, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead
Fuck you
Love, Zach

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gregory and the Hawk on High Fidelity

Listen tomorrow at 4, as the band Gregory and the Hawk will be live in studio on High Fidelity.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Online Top 5: Brian Burton and Thomas Callaway Gnarls Barkley

No. 5: It's a bird... It's a plane... It's SuperGnarlsBarkley!

No. 4: Why do you wear that stupid bunny suit? Why do you wear that
stupid Gnarls Barkley suit?

No. 3: Party on Gnarls, Party on Barkley.

No. 2: Vote for Gnarls Barkley and all your wildest dreams
will come true.

AAAnd finally, for no. 1, viddy well, little brother. Viddy well.

It's a Clockwork Gnarls Barkley!

Bonus: Kubrick does Crazy:

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Last Week's Playlist

  • Life on Mars?- Seu Jorge: The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions
  • Tired of Sex- Weezer: Pinkerton
  • Charity Case- Gnarls Barkley: The Odd Couple
  • Hoppipolla- We Are Scientists: Chris & Keith's Ultimate Playlist
  • Four Winds- Bright Eyes: Cassadaga
  • Good Day- The Films: Don't Dance Rattlesnake
  • The Way We Get By- Spoon: Kill the Moonlight
  • (Antichrist Television Blues)- Arcade Fire: Neon Bible
  • Boy With a Coin- Iron & Wine: Shepherd's Dog
  • Da Art of Storytelling (Part II)- Outkast: Aquemini
  • Parking Lot- The Knux: Remind Me in 3 Days...
  • Forest Whitkier- Brother Ali: Shadows on the Sun
  • Woman Tonight- Felt: Tribute to Lisa Bonet
  • Me- Atmosphere: When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
  • Ragged Wood- Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
  • Touched Something's Hollow- of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping
  • 2 Atoms in a Molecule- Noah and The Whale: Peaceful The World Lays Me Down
  • New New Song- Tokyo Police Club: Unreleased
  • Long Haired Child- Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow
  • On A Neck, On A Spit- Grizzly Bear: Yellow House
  • Wannabe In L.A.- Eagles of Death Metal: Heart On
  • Wanderlust King- Gogol Bordello: Super Taranta!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Boston Globe

The Boston Globe wrote about us in its list of best College Radio Shows in the area, check it out.

Happy (belated) Halloween and Last Week's Show

  • Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?- The North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative: Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?
  • Satan Said Dance- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Some Loud Thunder
  • Work To Do- The Isley Brothers: Brother, Brother Brother
  • When The Lights Go Out- The Black Keys: Rubber Factory
  • Where Boys Fear To Tread- The Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness
  • Bang! Bang!- The Knux: Remind Me In 3 Days
  • See The World- The Kooks: Inside In/Inside Out
  • Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot- The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robot
  • The Perfect Plan- Wale: The Mixtape About Nothing
  • The Horror- RJD2: Deadringer
  • Daydreamin'- Lupe Fiasco: Food & Liquor
  • Sad Sad Song- M. Ward: Transfiguration of Vincent
  • Black Sand- Jenny Lewis: Acid Tongue
  • Everything- Murs: Murs For President
  • OMG THIS SONG IS AWESEOME- Ryan M Taylor: Unreleased
  • Mandala- Thievery Corporation: Radio Retaliation
  • The Fabled City- Tom Morello: The Fabled City
  • For Our Elegant Caste- of Montreal: Skeletal Lamping
  • A Cautionary Song- The Decemberists: Castaways & Cutouts
  • Jane Says- Jane's Addiction: Nothing's Shocking
  • Welcome To The Occupation- R.E.M.: Document
  • We Laugh At Danger (And Break All The Rules)- Against Me!: Reinventing Axl Rose
  • Don't Make Me A Target- Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Today's the Day!

Let's try this again.

Friday, October 24, 2008

...aaaand the link

Because I'm an idiot.


On our newest High Fidelity segment, White Girl From Pittsburgh, That's Pretty Legit, we were talking about Wale...a DC rapper who just produced the greatest Seinfeld-themed mixtape ever, The Mixtape About Nothing.

His debut album is set to release March '09. Apparently it's going to feature production credits from just about everyone who is any good and producing hip-hop...including Kanye, 9th Wonder, Mark Ronson, Just Blaze and JUSTICE!

This remix of Justice's D.A.N.C.E. is from his 2006 mixtape, 100 Miles & Running

Thursday, October 23, 2008

White Girl From Pittsburgh, That's Pretty Legit

Tune in each week for our new feature. Kayleigh Gentille calls in to speak on the latest news in the world of rap and hip-hop.

Today's Show + Historical Fact!!!

(Not Killed By Icicle)
  • Good Arms vs. Bad Arms- Frightened Rabbit: The Midnight Organ Fight
  • On & On & On- Catch 22: Keasbey Nights
  • Last One Out of Liberty City- Less Than Jake: Hello Rockview
  • Against Privacy- Cold War Kids: Loyalty to Loyalty
  • Never Miss a Beat- Kaiser Chiefs: Off With Their Heads
  • I'm Not Over- Carolina Liar: Coming To Terms
  • Talons- Bloc Party: Intimacy
  • The Whole World- Outkast: Big Boi and Dre Present...Outkast
  • Brick- Ben Folds Five: Whatever and Ever Amen
  • Leslie Anne Levine- The Decemberists: Castaways and Cutouts
  • Teenage Dirtbag- Wheatus: Wheatus
  • Kids- MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
  • Graves- Tokyo Police Club: Elephant Shell
  • Sun It Rises- Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
  • Andy- I'm From Barcelona: Who Killed Harry Houdini?
  • See Saw- Jay Reatard: Matador Singles '08
  • Nike Boots (Remix)- Wale: Remix
  • Bad Liver & A Broken Heart- Tom Waits: Small Change
  • She's Leaving Home- The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Mussolini vs. Stalin- Gogol Bordello: Voi-la Intruder
  • Hummingbird- Wilco: A Ghost is Born

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Frightened Rabbit on High Fidelity!

This Thursday!
Frightened Rabbit!
Pissy twins?
Zach Kohn!

The return of Tokyo Police Club!

October 30, 2008 at BU Central
Interview on High Fidelity Nov.6? (will update)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Last Weeks Show and Stuff to be Excited About

So last weeks show was ballin' (per usual). We announced our interview with Frightened Rabbit (airing this Thursday) and that we will be featured in the Boston Globe on Nov. 2. AWESOME!
  • Lucid Dreams- Franz Ferdinand: Tonight
  • Camel- Flying Lotus: Los Angeles
  • Paper Thin Walls- Modest Mouse: The Moon and Antartica
  • The Other Side Of Mt. Heart Attack- Liars: Drum's Not Dead
  • Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)- Marvin Gaye What's Going On
  • White Light/White Heat- The Velvet Underground: White Light/White Heat
  • Can It Be (Half A Million Dollars and 18 Months Later)- MURS: MURS For President
  • (Get Off Your) High Horse Lady- Oasis: Dig Out Your Soul
  • Re-Education (Through Labor)- Rise Against: Re-Education (Through Labor) Single
  • Don't Let Go- Yo Majesty: Futuristically Speaking... Never Be Afraid
  • I Heard Tell- The Ettes: Look At Life Again Soon
  • Sleep When I'm Dead- The Cure: Hypnagogic States EP
  • One Two- The Cool Kids: Bake Sale
  • Seaside- The Kooks: Inside In/ Inside Out
  • California Dreamin'- Mama's and the Papa's: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
  • Heads Roll Off- Frightened Rabbit: Midnight Organ Fight
  • Coffee- Aesop Rock: None Shall Pass
  • Atlantic City- Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska
  • More Adventurous- Rilo Kiley: More Adventurous
  • To the Dogs or Whoever- Josh Ritter: The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter
  • These Streets- Paolo Nutini: These Streets
  • Mardy Bum- Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
  • Shadowboxin'- GZA: Liquid Swords
  • Ready Or Not- The Fugees: The Score
  • Strokin'- Clarence Carter: Dr. C.C.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Today's Awesome Show

What up homies? So today was a great show with a great top 5 list.

Top 5 Political/Protest Songs
  1. A Change is Gonna Come- Sam Cooke
  2. What's Going On?- Marvin Gaye
  3. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall- Bob Dylan
  4. Freedom- Rage Against The Machine
  5. Rebel Without a Pause- Public Enemy
The Playlist:
  • Closer- Kings of Leon: Only By The Night
  • Just A Friend- Biz Markee: The Biz Never Sleeps
  • Rebel Without A Pause- Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
  • Baby's Got Sauce- G Love & Special Sauce: G Love & Special Sauce
  • La Belle Et La Bete- Babyshambles: Down in Albion
  • ALL CAPS- Madvillain: Madvillainy
  • White Winter- Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
  • Freedom: Rage Against The Machine- Rage Against the Machine
  • There's Talk of Mine Shafts- Margot and the Nuclear So and So's: Animal!
  • The Only Living Boy in New York- Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Golden Gate Jumpers- Cold War Kids: Loyalty to Loyalty
  • A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall- Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
  • The Temptation of Adam- Josh Ritter: The Historical Conquest of Josh Ritter
  • Ode to LRC- Band of Horses: Cease to Begin
  • Dear Child (I've Been Dying to Reach You)- Anthony Green: Avalon
  • Bendable Poseable- Hot Chip: Made In the Dark
  • Crimewave- Crystal Castles vs. HEALTH: Crystal Castles
  • We Are Your Friends- Justice vs. Simian: We Are Your Friends EP
  • What's Going On?- Marvin Gaye: What's Going On?
  • Acid Tongue- Jenny Lewis: Acid Tongue
  • Feeling Good- Muse: Origin of Symmetry
  • A Change Is Gonna Come-Sam Cooke: A Change Is Gonna Come
Make sure to listen next week and REGISTER TO VOTE!!!!

PS: If you click the image above and pledge to vote you can download a live version of Wilco and Fleet Foxes playing Dylan's classic "I Shall Be Released"

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

WWGGD? (What would Gregg Gillis do?)

"Enjoy college life"
"Listen to WTBU and the program High Fidelity"

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

EXCLUSIVE Girl Talk Interview

I'm sure you're all aware that Girl Talk will be playing at Metcalf Hall this Saturday. It should be an amazing show and everyone should come out and have a good time.

More importantly, however, everyone should listen to the show next Thursday (9/25) to hear our EXCLUSIVE interview with the man, the myth, the legend...Gregg Gillis. Whether you're a dedicated Girl Talk fan or you just like shaking your ass to some sweet mash-up beats, you're definitely don't want to miss it...not that you'd ever want to miss High Fidelity anyway.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

First Show of The Year

Hi everyone! Hope you liked the first show of the year, it's good to be back.
  • In The New Year – The Walkmen: You and Me
  • The '59 Sound - The Gaslight Anthem : The '59 Sound
  • Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event : The Airborne Toxic Event
  • Carolina Drama - The Raconteurs : Consolers of the Lonely
  • Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon : Sex on Fire
  • 2080 - Yeasayer : All Hours Cymbals
  • The Gloaming - Radiohead : Live at Outside Lands Festival 2008
  • Our Bovine Republic - The Cribs : Men's Needs Women's Needs Whatever
  • Head Rolls Off - Frightened Rabbit : Midnight Organ Fight
  • Head To Toe - Kings of Leon : Aha Shake Heartbreak
  • Electric Feel - MGMT : Oracular Spectacular
  • Grounds for Divorce - Elbow : The Seldom Seen Kid
  • Creeper - Islands : Arm's Way
  • My Drive Thru - N.E.R.D., Santogold, Julian Casablancas : Converse Promo
  • You'll Find A Way - Santogold : Santogold
  • Crimewave (Crystal Castles vs. HEALTH) - Crystal Castles : Crystal Castles
  • Mirror Error - The Faint : Fasciinatiion
  • Something is Not Right With me - Cold War Kids : Loyalty to Loyalty
  • Excursions (Ft. The Last Poets) - A Tribe Called Quest : Low End Theory
  • Stack Shot Billy - The Black Keys : Rubber Factory
  • Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre : 2001
  • Modern Guilt- Beck : Modern Guilt
  • Singing Man - The Roots : Rising Down
  • Dancing Choose - TV on the Radio : Dear Science,
Tune in next week for more great music.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

End of Summer Giant Post

Sorry I haven't posted yet this summer but i am going to make it up with one awesome post at the end of the summer.

As you can see in the header High Fidelity has been moved from the brutally early time of 10am on Saturdays to the awesome time slot 4-6PM Thursday. Yeah!

As for music and what not:
  1. Girl Talk is unbelievable. For me, it's the album of the summer. Whether I am driving to the beach in Santa Cruz or just kicking it old school, Girl Talk has been the perfect soundtrack.
  2. Radiohead live is breath taking. Seriously unbelievable show, from the crazy light display to the unbelievable virtuosity and creativity of the musicians. I am seeing them again this Friday and would suggest you see them if you get the chance. (Also, I was twenty feet from Jonny Greenwood in a crowd of seventy thousand. Awesome)
  3. As for other shows, Modest Mouse was once again disappointing live but the National and REM were very good. Death Cab was a fantastic show. How did I not like this band at one point? Seriously. Wolf Parade may have been the second best show I saw this summer. Great energy and the songs really hold up live.
  4. The Glow in the Dark Tour was really weird. First, Lupe was the first opening act. What?!!? Possibly the best hip-hop artists right now (Lil Wayne is great, but is more like listening to awesome gangsta stream of conscious rants) and he is opening? I get it logically with other bands who are on the pop charts, but still I was a little bothered. NERD and Rihana were both good and got the crowd ready for the main event....Kanye West talking to a TV screen! Its kinda like watching a one man play with terrible acting interspersed with bangin tunes. Why would such a dynamic artist ignore a sold-out stadium for an 1h and 30m in a 1h and 40m show?
  5. I bought a ticket to download festival for 10$. I got ripped off. When you fit a bill with indie bands used to playing small venues and put them on a stage that is used for John Mayer and Pearl Jam shows you are going to have a problem. None of the bands could play to such a large crowd. and Brand New was absolutely terrible.
  6. Movies. Pineapple Express: Mediocre. Tropic Thunder: Hilarious, like see it multiple times hilarious. The Dark Knight: Magical ("What a great sly reference Garrett" "Why thank you").
And that's it for now. Can't wait to see all the Boston folk in 10 days. Have a great end of summer and as always, Keep It Real.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Upcoming Shows!

Tilly and The Wall
Thursday July 31, The Paradise

The Wombats
Wednesday September 10, TT the Bears

The Mars Volta
Sunday September 14, Orpheum Theatre

Girl Talk
Saturday September 20, BU Metcalf Hall

The Black Kids
Thursday October 2, The Paradise

The Fratellis
Friday October 3, Orpheum Theatre

Cold War Kids
Tuesday October 14, The Paradise

Ben Kweller
Thursday October 16, The Paradise