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

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you.

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: )

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Fireball XL5 Setlist - June 24, 2011

TALK - Theme

Allo Darling - Kiss Your Lips
Jens Lekman - Cowboy Boots
Armand Mirpour - Easy Me Down
The Drums - Money
The Field Mice - Coach Station Reunion (best of the year so far)

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

The Give It Ups - Why Won't You Go Out With Me?
Horowitz - Get Cleansed!
The Joliettes - Girls Like Me (C)
The Lovely Eggs - Don't Look at me (I don't Like it)
The Primitives - The Witch
TALK (Random Ending)

The Pet Shop Boys - It Always Comes As A Surprise

(c) - Canadian Content

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