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, April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014

Yes, I know that everyone has heard of Future Islands by this point, but it would have been a great shame if they were not one of my top songs this year.  I had heard them before on Satellite radio but seeing their performance on Letterman (link below) really put them over the top.

This led to a set of electro pop that I quite enjoyed, followed by a more traditional indie pop set.  After the final set that was more on the rockin' side the random ending were The Diskettes a great band that I haven't heard in a long time (I guess that is the point of the random ending).


Best song I heard since the last show - Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You) - See their great performance on Letterman here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ee4bfu_t3c

Websites I mentioned during the show:


Video for In Decay by Phedre (NSFW):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unrn-wf4cDg&feature=kp

Get the debut album by Alpaca Sports:
http://alpacasports.bandcamp.com/album/sealed-with-a-kiss


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://76.163.12.179/2014-04-18_final.mp3


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Fireball XL5 Setlist - April 18, 2014
TALK - Theme
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting On You)
Pendentif - Embrasse Moi
Frankie Rose - Gospel/Grace
PHEDRE - In Decay
Lemaitre - Cut To Black
TALK
The Blanche Hudson Weekend - Let Me Go
Chocolate Barry - Popmusic Crazy
Let's Whisper - It'll Be OK
Math and Physics Club - That's What Love Is
Alpaca Sports - Telephone
TALK
Shrag - Faux Coda
Marnie Stern - Immortals
The Sparkles - No Friend Of Mine
DIANA - Strange Attraction
Weaves - Take A Dip
TALK
The Diskettes - Art

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

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

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