Fireball XL5 is the name of an indie-pop show hosted by Frank Seglenieks that for 18 years was on CKMS 100.3 FM Radio Waterloo. However, as a result of a format change in mid-2008, Fireball XL5 is now heard only as a podcast.

Of course I stole the name of the show from the 60s British Supermarionation program, which featured puppets kind of like the movie Team America.

I play alternative music that usually classified as indie-pop with the occasional feature on a particular artist or theme as well as discussions on pop culture topics of the day. I start off each show with the best song that I have heard since the last show.


Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011


I hope everyone has a great Christmas season and you enjoy annual Fireball XL5 Christmas podcast.

First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler - Home For The Holidays (See the very cute video to the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URCNMEbgd_w )


You can download the latest show directly here:

http://76.163.12.179/2011-12-16_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - December 16, 2011
TALK
Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler - Home For The Holidays
Hello Saferide - I pod X-mas
Luckly Lucky pigeons - Red Santa
Irene - Christmas on the beach
The Forest & The Trees - Santa Claus is coming
Poly Styrene - Black Christmas
JJ Barnes - Snowflakes
The Sonics - Don't Believe in Christmas
Amos Milburn - Christmas Comes But Once A Year
Meaghan Smith  - It Snowed
Rosie Thomas - Why Can't It Be Christmastime All Year
Metro Jets - Jingle Jangle Christmas
Eux Autres - Another Christmas At Home
Darryl Reimer - Merry Big Ole Christmas
The Wedding Present - The Wedding Present - Holly Jolly Hollywood
David Carswell and Megan Barnes - I Wanna Kiss You This Christmas
Elisa Gabbai - Winter In Canada
The Futureheads - Christmas Was Better In The 80s
The Wombats - Is This Christmas
The Birthday Girl vs Alexander's Festival Hall - Hey Santa
The Fall - (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
Strawberry Whiplash - Santa Needs a Holiday
Slottet - A Cold Christmas
Frightened Rabbit - It's Christmas So We'll Stop
The Awkward Stage - Christmas Time Is Here
The Raveonettes - Come On Santa
El Perro Del Mar - Oh What A Christmas
Lucky Soul - Lonely This Christmas
Claudine Longet - Snow




Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: http://www.fireballxl5.ca/

Podcast link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19384881/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fireball-XL5-Podcast/225528710795185

Friday, November 4, 2011

November 4, 2011

Interesting story behind my top song of the week, Anika Norlin is a Swedish artist who sings under the band name Säkert! when she sings in Swedish and Hello Saferide when she sings in English.  In a strange but cool twist she decided to translate the Swedish songs almost word for word into English and record the songs again.  The result is an album called "på engelska" which translates to "in English" and although the songs were written in a different language they really work well (of course it doesn't hurt that I have a crush on Norlin as well).  She explains her songwriting process in more detail here: http://cani.saekert.com/about

The rest of the show was a selection of my recent indie pop acquisitions ending with a softer low-key set.  And I know it really looks like a set up, but my random ending song was by Prince who I happen to be seeing perform live in a few weeks for the first time, I swear it just worked out that way.

Websites I mentioned during the show,

Download "Man of God" by Stevie Jackson here:
http://soundcloud.com/john1306/man-of-god

See what song is today's Brassland 10th Anniversary song-a-day giveaway:
http://brassland.org/giveaway/


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Säkert! - Weak Is The Flesh (Listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcVkS2_Fcf4 )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-11-04_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - November 4, 2011
TALK - Theme
Säkert! - Weak Is The Flesh
Razika - Why Have We To Wait
Wild Nothing - Summer Holiday
Kisses - People Do The Most Amazing Things
Stevie Jackson - Man of God
TALK
Veronica Falls - The Fountain
The Front Bottoms - The Boredom Is The Reason
Brilliant Colours - Value Lines
Comet Gain - Clang Of The Concrete Swans
The Slow Club - Giving Up On Love
TALK
The National - High Beams
Steel Train - You And I Under Cover
The Morning Benders - Excuses
The Weeknd - The Morning
Pocketbooks - Sparklers
TALK - Random Ending
Prince And The New Power Generation - Daddy Pop


(C) - Canadian Content

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: http://www.fireballxl5.ca/

Podcast link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19384881/fireballxl5.rss

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fireball-XL5-Podcast/225528710795185

Friday, October 21, 2011

October 21, 2011

My top song this week came from a mix that was made for the New York City Popfest way back in May (yes I finally got to it) by the website Brooklyn Vegan.  I missed the popfest this year partly because I didn't recognize any of the bands, but listening to this collection of songs makes me think it still would have been a great time.  You can download the songs yourself from the link below.

The second set featured someone that I had not heard from in too long of a time, the old timers out there will remember a band from KW called War Wagon which eventually evolved into Finnegan's Tongue.  After releasing an album of songs that were all based on historical events or people from the Waterloo Region the band went their separate ways.  Well Mike Wert from that band is finally writing some new material and with help from his former FT bandmates he sent me the song "Tom Longboat".  Hopefully the is just the first of much new material coming from him.


Websites I mentioned during the show,

Download the NYC popfest mix from Brooklyn Vegan:

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2011/05/a_guide_to_nyc.html

See the video for the Let's Whisper song "All Happy Endings":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWTXPLFxzlI



First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Go Sailor - Windy (Watch the video for a liver version of the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D45gRalwSio )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-10-22_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - October 21, 2011
TALK - Theme
Go Sailor - Windy
Shrag - Rabbit Kids
Chalk And The Numbers - He Knew
The Felt Tips - Boyfriend Devoted
CUFFS - Albert Knox 
TALK
Mike Wert - Tom Longboat (C)
Joe Jack Talcum - Sex Sting
Wan Light - Two Worlds Away
Wakey!Wakey! - Twenty-Two
Jeffery Lewis And The Junkyard - Broken Broken Broken Heart
TALK
The New Division - Starfield
Metromony - The Look
Let's Whisper - All Happy Endings
Hyperbubble - Better Set Your Phasers On Stun
Kidstreet - Penny Candy (C)
TALK - Random Ending
Fatboy Slim featuring Macy Gray - Demons


(C) - Canadian Content

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Podcast link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19384881/fireballxl5.rss

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Friday, September 23, 2011

September 23, 2011

I had a hard time picking my top song this week and either of the first two songs could have made the cut, but in the end I went Cold Mailman, one of the bands that I saw at the Oya festival in Norway this summer.  However, the other song by Craft Spells is also awesome and that album has a good chance of being one of my favourite albums of the year.  I also really liked the rest of the first set making it one of the best ones I've played in a while.

I planed the second set to be more on the rocking side of indie pop, but I'm never sure if it ever works out, and I ended with a funky set, that I'm pretty sure that worked.


Websites I mentioned during the show,

Download the Pocketbooks song Promises Promises here:


http://pocketbooks.bandcamp.com/track/promises-promises

Download the Generationals EP here:

http://www.parkthevan.com/mediumrarities/

The great How Does It Feel To Be Loved Podcast:

http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk/podcast.html

Find out about the Heavyweights Brass Band here:

http://www.heavyweightsbrassband.com/


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Cold Mailman - Pull Yourself Together And Fall In Love With Me (Watch the video for the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2V3jp3e1Fg )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-09-23_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - September 23, 2011
TALK - Theme
Cold Mailman - Pull Yourself Together And Fall In Love With Me
Craft Spells - After The Moment
The Kooks - Junk Of The Heart (Happy)
Pocketbooks - Promises, Promises
P.S. I Love You - Facelove 
TALK
Yuck - Get Away
Electric Trickle Machine - Part Of Me
Tilly And The Wall - Nights Of The Living Dead
Generationals - Greenleaf
Kids On A Crime Spree - I Don't Want To Call You Baby, Baby
TALK
Eddie Hollins - I Couldn't Cry If I Wanted To
Shirley Ellis - Waiting
Michael Dunston - Soul Revolution
Heavyweight Brass Band - Beat It
Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions
TALK - Random Ending
The Style Council - Speak Like A Child

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Podcast link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19384881/fireballxl5.rss

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Friday, September 9, 2011

September 9, 2011

It was a funky start to this show all stemming from the top song, Erik Hassle's Hurtful, which turns out to be a song from a few years ago that was recently made a free download on Amazon that caused its resurgence.  I found out about it from the great popcasting podcast ( http://popcastingpop.com/ ).

The next set consitsted of recent indie-popular songs that I discovered through satellite radio when my rental car was upgraded.  There are a couple of great satellite radio stations that play indie pop and at one point they were both playing The Cults, that was a sign that I had to play them at my DJ night at the Jane Bond (details here: http://thecoolestthingaboutlove.blogspot.com/ ) as well as on the podcast.

The last set were a bunch of songs that I have been listening to forever on my MP3 player and finally had a chance to get them out.  The Random Ending song, randomly chosen from my music collection, was Sloan's Everything You've Done Wrong, still my favourite Sloan song.

Websites I mentioned during the show

Great video for Birthday Boy by Kidstreet:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lwWvxnnCJw/

Find out about Sirius XMU here:

http://www.siriusxm.com/siriusxmu


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Erik Hassle - Hurtful (Watch the video for the song hereDownload the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXAbXYE8iQk )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-09-09_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - September 9, 2011
TALK - Theme
Erik Hassle - Hurtful
Kidstreet - Crazy (C)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffitti - Round And Round
The Chambers Brothers - Uptown
Kool And The Gang - Ladies Night
TALK
Cults - Bumper
Real Estate - It's Real
TV Girl - Baby You WereThere
Smith Westerns - Still New
Here We Go Magic - Collector
TALK
Burning Hearts - Into The Wilderness
Jane Pow - Sophia Green
The Definite Article - Six Foot Two And Real
The Andersen Tapes  - Visual Explanations
The Momeraths - The Boyfriend Song
TALK - Random Ending
Sloan - Everything You've Done Wrong


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Podcast link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19384881/fireballxl5.rss

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Friday, August 19, 2011

August 19, 2011

This show was a special one as it highlighted bands that I saw last week at the Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway: http://www.oyafestivalen.com/pages/eng/1-news

I didn't get to play all of the bands that I saw but I think that this show gives a good flavour of the festival. I also tried to give you a feeling of what it was like to be there and point out some of the things they did well such as their environmental efforts.

I split the sets up into indie pop, Scandinavian bands, funky bands, and electro pop. There were some heavy metal and other harder bands but I didn't really actively watch any of those so they didn't make the show.


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Pulp - Common People (See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqgXzPfAxjo )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-08-19_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - August 19, 2011

TALK - Theme

Pulp - Common People
Sebadoh - Ocean
Guided By Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy
The Avett Brothers - Kick Drum Heart
Noah And The Whale - 2 Atoms In A Molecule
Givers - Up Up Up
TALK (Scandinavian set)
Cold Mailman - Time Is Of The Essence
Sakert - Vi Kommer Att Da Samtidigt
Team Me - Weathervanes and chemicals
Kaizers Orchestra - Knekker Deg Til Sist
Lykke Li - Get Some
TALK
Janelle Monee - Metropolis
Mayer Hawthorne - A Long Time
Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?
The Budos Band - T.I.B.W.F.
TALK
Hercules And Love Affair - Painted Eyes
120 Days - Sleepwalking
Twin Shadow - When We're Dancing
Matthew Dear - Slowdance
TALK
Aphex Twin - Window Licker


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Podcast link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19384881/fireballxl5.rss

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 22, 2011

This was a special all-internet version of the podcast as all the songs came from streaming sites all over the web. As a result you can see that after each song on the setlist is the location where you can listen to the song yourself, maybe listen to other songs by that artist, and hey if you like them you might even want to purchase a song or two.

My top song of the week was by British band Allo Darling who I had the pleasure of seeing a few weeks ago in Toronto and there I picked up their 2010 self-titled debut album. They have a great indie-pop sound that even impressed some of the really drunk guys who randomly walked into the El Macombo during the show. Another bonus of seeing them live was that I recognized the bass player as a member of Moustache of Insanity whom I saw at last year's NYC popfest, this made me feel cool in my own mind and made me realize my twee pop obsession has really gotten out of hand.

All of the second set was from the blog Beat the Indie Drum where they put out a list of 32 albums that were the best of the year so far. Along with the more famous bands like Lykke Li, The Acid House Kings, and Peter, Bjorn, and John there were also a lot of lesser known artists. I'm sure that if you listen to all the songs you will find a few that you really enjoy, I know that I did.

First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Allo Darling - Kiss Your Lips (View a live version of the song here: http://vimeo.com/7633429 )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-07-22_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - June 24, 2011

TALK - Theme

Allo Darling - Kiss Your Lips
http://vimeo.com/7633429
Jens Lekman - Cowboy Boots http://soundcloud.com/twentyfourbit/jens-lekman-cowboy-boots
Armand Mirpour - Easy Me Down http://soundcloud.com/gimme-indie/armand-mirpour-easy-me-down
The Drums - Money http://indiemp3couk.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/tracy-tracy-on-the-the-ducking-stool/
The Field Mice - Coach Station Reunion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm3J8yY-3AsTALK (best of the year so far) http://www.beattheindiedrum.com/?p=5200

Asobi Seksu - Trance out
the Do - Bohemian Dances
Fishboy - Adrian Simmons
Code Pie - Muddy Shoes (C)
Craft Spells - You Should Close The Door
TALK

The Give It Ups - Why Won't You Go Out With Me? http://soundcloud.com/oddbox/the-give-it-ups-why-wont-you/
Horowitz - Get Cleansed! http://soundcloud.com/oddbox/horowitz-get-cleansed/
The Joliettes - Girls Like Me (C) http://www.myspace.com/thejoliettes
The Lovely Eggs - Don't Look at me (I don't Like it) http://www.myspace.com/thelovelyeggs
The Primitives - The Witch http://indiemp3couk.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/tracy-tracy-on-the-the-ducking-stool/
TALK (Random Ending)

The Pet Shop Boys - It Always Comes As A Surprise

(c) - Canadian Content

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Friday, June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011

Sorry, it has been a while since the last podcast, I've been relocating and finally have all of the necessary equipment in one place to do a recording. But the result is that this is an indie poptastic show with lots of the great music that I've been collecting over the last many weeks.

I'll say right now that I expect two of the songs in the first set to end up being on my top 10 singles of this year. The second set all came from a sampler from Brassland Records of New York that you can download for free here: http://brassland.bandcamp.com/album/brassland-sampler-for-2011-free , it features such artists as The National and Baby Dayliner.

I never know what to play for the last song of the show as it is usually orphaned away from the other sets, so I'm going to try something new and take a random song from my digital music collection and use that as my last song. We'll see how it goes, but I really liked and forgotten about this week's random ending.


Websites I mentioned during the show

See the interview with The Hobbes Fanclub:

http://indiemp3couk.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/interview-with-the-hobbes-fanclub/

Learn about Amanda Mair and download her song here:

http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/2011/04/labrador-announce-newest-signing-16-year-old-amanda-mair/



First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Generationals - Ten-Twenty-Ten (Download the song here: http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/04/12/song-of-the-day-generationals-ten-twenty-ten/ )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-06-24_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - June 24, 2011
TALK - Theme
Generationals - Ten-Twenty-Ten
Phil Wilson - I Own It
The Hobbes Fanclub - Outside Myself
Help Stamp Out Loneliness - Record Shop
Sloppy Joe - Sometimes
TALK
Baby Dayliner - The Way You Look Tonight
The National - Cold Girl Fever
Pela - Episodes
Buke & Gass - Your Face Before You Left
Clogs f/ Shara Worden - Cocodrillo
TALK
Pocket Satellite - Toy Train
Sweetest Ache - Tell Me How It Feels
Maren Parusel - Days In Universe
Amanda Mair - House
The Shapiros - Gone By Fall
TALK - Random Ending
Loney Dear - Airport Surroundings
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Friday, April 29, 2011

April 29, 2011

A lot of new material this show with the first set consisting entirely of albums released in 2011, many of which will probably end up in my top 10 for the year. These included songs by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Go! Team, Acid House Kings, Those Dancing Days, and Lykke Li. And I now know that I mis-interpreted the lyric in The Pains song, instead of "you look so hard in fishnets and leather" I thought it was "you look so hot ...", I like my version better.

After a set of some more rocking indie music I ended with a funky set, something I haven't done in a while. Sorry about the sound quality on the Archie Bell and the Drells song, but the I just loved the song too much not to play it.


Websites I mentioned during the show

Download the Those Darlins song:

http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/04/07/song-of-the-day-those-darlins-be-your-bro/

Learn about the Shop Assistants:

http://indiemp3couk.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/shop-assistants-safety-net/

See the Archie Bell & the Drells video:

http://didnotchart.blogspot.com/2011/04/soul-investigators-make-it-mellow.html


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Body (Listen to the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IsntCSfn1c )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-04-29_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - April 29, 2011
TALK - ThemeThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Body
The Go! Team - Ready To Go Steady
Acid House Kings - (I'm In) A Chorus Line
Those Dancing Days - Help Me Close My Eyes
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Acoustic Version)
TALK
Orca Team - Vancouver, BC (C)
Casper & The Cookies - Jennifer's House
Those Darlins - Be Your Bro
Dum Dum Girls - He Gets Me High
Shop Assistants - Safety Net
TALK
Fitz And the Tantrums - Rich Girls
Mr President - The Best Is Yet To Come
Breakestra - Need A Little LoveArchie Bell & the Drells - Tighten Up
The Equals - Mary Jane
TALK
Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (C)
(C) - Canadian Content

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Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011

The show started with an album that has been a long time coming, the last Acid House Kings album was way back in 2006 and although the band members have done various other projects, this was the first proper Acid House Kings release since then. The album is called Music Sounds Better With You and is filled with all the happy feel good indie pop that you would expect from them.

The rest of the show was a random selection of great music that I've come across in the last little while as well as an indie pop classic from Guided By Voices.

**podcast bonus - can you find my big mistake in the first talking bit? **


Websites I mentioned during the show

Listen to the entire Red Shoe Diaries here:

http://redshoediaries.bandcamp.com/

Download the Young Galaxy song here:

http://www.listenbeforeyoubuy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Young%20Galaxy/Young%20Galaxy%20-%20Peripheral%20Visionaries.mp3

Get the free Jonny EP here:

http://www.mergerecords.com/audio/jonny/Jonny_FreeEP.zip



First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Acid House Kings - Would You Say Stop? (Download the song here: http://www.labrador.se/stop/ )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2011-04-01_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - April 1, 2011
TALK - ThemeAcid House Kings - Would You Say Stop?
Pencil Tin - Poignant
The Friend - New Berlin Wall
Red Shoe Dairies - Underage Disco
Happy Dead Men - The Age Of ChivalryTALK
Jonny - I Want To Be Around You
The Year's Model - No Miracles
Phil Wilson - I Own It
Don Lennon - Rats!
Guided By Voices - Chasing Heather Crazy
TALK
Young Galaxy - Peripheral Visionaries (C)
New Socks - Trampoine
Chad Valley - Up And Down
Wesafari - Matchbox
de Montevert - High On You
TALK
Stevie Wonder - That Girl

(C) - Canadian Content


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Friday, March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011

The entire first set came from a sampler that was put out before the New England Popfest last November, I finally got around to playing some of the great songs that were on it. In particular my top song was done by the Smittens (who of course do the theme to my DJ night at the Jane Bond) and is one of those songs that I had to listen to everyday for about 2 weeks.

And a note about the last song I played, the song "Love Bath" by Smokey Robinson is just as good as you might image a song like this might be. I was quite surprised to learn that the song comes from a release from last year.


Websites I mentioned during the show

Interview with Blue Summer, also where you can download their song:

http://www.cloudberryrecords.com/blog/?p=918

Interview with The Gits, also where you can download their song:

http://www.cloudberryrecords.com/blog/?p=994

Download the Naivepop or Petitfool song here and learn about the Japanese magazine it came from:

http://eardrumsmusic.com/2009/06/13/new-japanese-magazine-and-cd-about-diy-pop-culture-merci-magazine/

First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
The Smittens - Sapphire (Stock-Aitken-Waterman Mix by Nixon) (Download the song here: http://v.gd/uw3wDL )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2011-03-11_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - March 11, 2011
TALK - Theme
The Smittens - Sapphire (Stock-Aitken-Waterman Mix by Nixon)
Strega - Too Hot Master
The Hush Now - The Other Ones
Bourgeois Heroes - I Wanna Be Nice To You
Onward Chariots - Seven Miles Away
TALK
Blue Summer - Listen To Me
The Gits (UK) - Two Many People
Smith Westerns - Weekend
The Avett Brothers - Kick Drum Heart
The Hotrats - Damaged Goods
TALK
Seapony - Dreaming
Naivepop or petitfool - Sunday Morning
Gold-Bears - Something To Think About
Bordeauxxx - Heartstrings
Burning Hearts - Iris
TALK
Smokey Robinson - Love Bath

(C) - Canadian Content


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Friday, February 18, 2011

February 18, 2011

Some great new indie pop, some free downloads, and a link to porn, all in a day's work at the Fireball XL5 podcast.

My top song of the week was a bonus song on a 7 inch single that came with the most recent Belle and Sebastian album when you bought it directly from Matodor Records (which I did not do). So I was surprised when I heard it and realized that it is as good or better then any song on the proper album. The name of the song is "Suicide Girl" and if you don't know what that refers to then I'll leave it to you to do an internet search or if you are not at work you can click on the second video for the song below and find out.

For the rest of the show I tried to get to the large amount of new music that I've accumulated since my last new show back in December. My highlight was the new song by Those Dancing Days who just seem to be getting better and better with each single, the real test will be their first album which comes out in March.


Websites I mentioned during the show

The video for Those Dancing Days I'll Be Yours:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipuXl9XfUhE

Get the Les Breastfeeders song 400 Miles here:

http://lesbreastfeeders.ca/

Download the entire Between the Waves Volume A album here:

http://www.eardrumspop.com/2010/04/19/b2wvola/

First song of the show (best song I heard since the last show):
Belle and Sebastian - Suicide Girl (Stream the song here with no offensive video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibYWlIid47g )

(Stream a very naughty version of the song here NOTE: DEFINITELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK : http://vimeo.com/17135848 )

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2011-02-18_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - February 18, 2011
TALK - Theme
Belle and Sebastian - Suicide Girl
Phil Wilson - Up To London
Those Dancing Days - I'll Be Yours
When Nalda Became Punk - Summer, You And Me
Allo, Darlin' - If Loneliness Was Art

TALK

Les Breastfeeders - 400 Miles
Wild Nothing - Golden Haze
Beach Fossils - Daydream
Mystery Jets - Flash A Hungry Smile
Tender Trap - Do You Want A Boyfriend?
TALK
Jacob Borshard And Helena Sundin - Summer Will Have Its Way
Apple Orchard - The Great Dividing Range
Lemolo - Whale Song
Francis - I Was Never Bored At All
Ji Nilsson - Lalalovesick
TALK
The Radio Dept. - The New Improved Hypocrisy

(C) - Canadian Content


Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

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Friday, January 21, 2011

January 21, 2011

The second part of my Best of 2010 series with my best albums of the year. Unlike the singles I did this show in order from number 10 to number 1.

You can see the full list of my top albums of 2010, along with where to buy the music and support the bands, at www.fireballxl5.ca


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2011-01-21_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - January 21, 2011
TALK - Theme
Lucky Soul - Woah Billy!
Bocce - Highlighter (Reverse Video) (C)
She & Him - Gonna Get Along Without You Know
Gigi - The Marquee (C)
Math and Physics Club - Jimmy Had A Polaroid
TALK
Library Voices - Insider Trading (On Outsider Art) (C)
Library Voices - Party Like It's 2012 (C)
The School - Is He Really Coming Home?
The School - Let It Slip
TALK
The Drums - Best Friend
The Drums - Me And The Moon
TALK
Antarctica Takes It! - C&F
Antarctica Takes It! - Straight To Your Heart
TALK
Belle And Sebastian - I Want The World To Stop
Belle And Sebastian - Write About Love

(C) - Canadian Content

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

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Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7, 2011

What else to say except that this show simply showcased all of my top singles from the year 2010. Apart from playing my number one single of the year at the beginning, for the rest of the show I put songs together that worked better musically.

You can see the actual order of my singles list at www.fireballxl5.ca


First song of the show (best song I heard since the last best of show):
The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco (Video of Neil Hannon talking about writing the song: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2010/may/20/neil-hannon-how-i-wrote )


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://71.18.55.208/2011-01-07_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - January 7, 2011
TALK - Theme
The Divine Comedy - At The Indie Disco
Murder Mystery - I Am (If You Are)
Groove Armada - Paper Romance
Hot Chip - I Feel Better
TALK
Antarctica Takes It! - Try, Try, Try (Brixton Sessions)
Juni Jarvi f/ Annika Norlin - I Love It When You Call Me Baby
Gorrillaz - On Meloncholy Hill
Starlight Recorder - Girl From Outer Space
TALK
The Radio Dept. - Heaven's On Fire
S'ambassadeur - Days
Math And Physics Club - Love Or Loneliness
TALK
Best Coast - Boyfriend
Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
Young Rival - The Ocean (C)
Avi Buffalo - What's In It For?

(C) - Canadian Content

Fireball XL5 Podcast Homepage: www.fireballxl5.ca

Podcast link: 71.18.55.208/fireballxl5.rss

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fireball XL5 Best of 2010 - Albums








1. Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love Buy it here









2. Antarctica Takes It! - Constellations Listen to and buy the album here









3. The Drums - The Drums Buy it here









4. The School - Loveless Unbeliever Buy it here









5. Library Voices - Denim Denim Buy it here









6. The Math and Physics Club - I Shouldn't Look As Good As I Do Buy it here









7. Gigi - Maintenant Buy it here









8. She and Him - Volume 2 Buy it here









9. Bocce - Disambiguation Download the album here (and support the band with some cash)









10. Lucky Soul - A Coming of Age Buy it here