Andy. I’m Sorry.

23 / April 2012 / Kristin Kelly

  1. Hang OnDr. Dog
  2. Settle DownKimbra
  3. White Daisy PassingRocky Votolato
  4. Bullfighter JacketMiniature Tigers
  5. Missed the BoatModest Mouse
  6. The General SpecificBand of Horses
  7. Blue JeansLana Del Rey
  8. 40 Day DreamEdward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  9. BloodThe Middle East
  10. Fell Down The StairsTilly & The Wall
  11. 2 Atoms In A MoleculeNoah & The Whale
  12. Beautiful LieIvan & Alyosha
  13. When I Say GoThe 1900s
  14. JungleEmma Louise
  15. Start A WarThe National
  16. Excuse Me While I Break My Own HeartWhiskeytown
  17. ValentineOld 97's
  18. Brand New ShoesShe & Him
  19. Good to SeaPinback
  20. ExcusesThe Morning Benders
  21. Before I KnewBasia Bulat

This is my public apology to Andy Grogan for my silent treatment of his many attempts to woo the fairer sex.  At first, the mix consisted of all apology songs: Nirvana's "All Apology", Feist's "I'm Sorry," something by Elton John.  But it wound up being too much.  Sorry is as sorry does.  So I thought I'd try to just do good by Andy and put together a mix worthy of his ears.  Hope it works, and all is forgiven.

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  1. Dr. Dog / Hang On

    A good survival song with a touch of Randy Newman (anyone else hear that?).

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    Dr. Dog is a indie rock group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which formed in 1999. The current lineup consists of Scott "Taxi" McMicken (vocals, guitar), Toby "Tables" Leaman (vocals, bass), Zach "Text" Miller (keyboards, guitar), Frank "Thanks" McElroy (guitar) and Eric "Teach" Slick (drums). "There's a little folk, blues, indie rock, soul, bluegrass--and a whole lot of down-home harmonizing. It conjures images of old friends sitting on a porch swapping instruments and just letting the tape recorder run." - Doug Wallen Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. Kimbra / Settle Down

    It may be a lot of pop for some, but I LOVE this lady. I tried to find this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HGm_jxOdts but settled for Settle Down.

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    Kimbra Lee Johnson (born 27 March 1990 in Hamilton, New Zealand) known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand singer and actress who mixes pop with classic R&B, jazz and rock musical elements. Her musical influences range from Prince and Minnie Riperton, to Björk and Jeff Buckley. Early public performances by Kimbra included singing at JBC (now the dive bar Nivara Lounge) in Hamilton at age 9, the Waikato Times Gold Cup race meeting in 2000 as a 10-year-old Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. Rocky Votolato / White Daisy Passing

    It's like a happier Elliot Smith. But still a song about death.

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    Rocky Votolato is an American musician. He was born in rural Texas in 1978, though was raised in the Pacific Northwest. When his former band Lying on Loot disbanded in 1996, Rocky Votolato, along with friends Rudy Gajadhar (drums) and Andrew Hartley (bass), started playing under the name Waxwing. Rocky's younger brother Cody (The Blood Brothers) soon joined the band on second guitar, and the band recorded their debut 7" for Henry's Finest Recordings. Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. Miniature Tigers / Bullfighter Jacket

    The nearly grating beginning winds up working for me--and then becomes quite infectious.

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    Miniature Tigers are an indie rock band which formed in Phoenix, Arizona, United States in 2006. The band originally consisted of Charlie Brand (vocals, guitar), Algernon Quashie (guitar, keyboards), Alex Gerber (bass, vocals) and Rick Schaier (drums). The band is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Brandon Lee has taken over for Alex. Miniature Tigers' sound was forged in the bedroom of frontman Charlie Brand, only to quickly outgrow the space Read more on Last.fm more...

  5. Modest Mouse / Missed the Boat

    Got to stay true to my Pacific Northwest roots. One of my favorite songs of the last 6 months.

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    Modest Mouse is an alternative rock band which formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington, United States. The band's original lineup consisted of guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green and bassist Eric Judy. Since being signed to Sony's Epic Records in 2000, Modest Mouse has attained significant popular success with songs such as "Float On" and "Dashboard." The band's current configuration is Isaac Brock (vocals, guitar), Tom Peloso (strings, horns Read more on Last.fm more...

  6. Band of Horses / The General Specific

    Feel good song.

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    Band of Horses, known early in its life simply as Horses, is an Indie band formed in Seattle, Washington, United States. The band's lineup has changed multiple times, and the current lineup consists of Ben Bridwell (vocals, guitar), Ryan Monroe (guitar, keyboards), Tyler Ramsay (keyboards, guitar), Bill Reynolds (bass) and Creighton Barrett (drums). The band is currently based in Charleston, South Carolina and has released five albums to date: "Everything All the Time" (2006) Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. Lana Del Rey / Blue Jeans

    I know, I know...her SNL performance, her rich upbringing, her lips. But I like this song. So there.

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    Elizabeth Woolridge Grant (born 21 June 1985), better known as Lana Del Rey, is a singer-songwriter and producer from Lake Placid, New York, United States. Del Rey is known for embellishing her songs and music videos with an eerily nostalgic vibe heavy on Americana themes, including images of surfing, Coney Island, Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe. She has also listed a large number of her artistic influences, including Allen Ginsberg, Elvis Presley Read more on Last.fm more...

  8. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / 40 Day Dream

    I'm going to say it: better than "Home." And that's saying a lot.

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    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an American indie-folk ensemble band led by Alex Ebert, vocalist of the power-pop group Ima Robot. The band's first full-length recording, Up from Below, was released July 7, 2009 digitally and July 14, 2009 physically on Vagrant Records. Its first show as a full band was played July 18, 2007 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. After breaking up with his girlfriend, moving out of his house, and joining a 12-step program for addiction Read more on Last.fm more...

  9. The Middle East / Blood

    Atmospheric, sad, melodic, with slow building momentum. I love the whistling turned (children's?) chorus.

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    The Middle East were a musical collective from Townsville, Australia, which formed in 2005. Fusing various influences from post-rock to folk to ambient, various members have at different times played in other North Queensland based groups such as Joseph Liddy and the Skeleton Horse, The Forest, and We Are Buildings. After completing several East Coast tours, they released a split EP in 2006 with local Cairns band Sleeping in Trains. Their debut album The Recordings of the Middle East was released on 24th April 2008 Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. Tilly & The Wall / Fell Down The Stairs

    I've almost put this on every mix...decided to commit this one. Tap-shoes for percussion? Yep.

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    Tilly and the Wall is an indie pop group from Omaha, Nebraska. Their name originated from a children's book called Tillie and the Wall, written by Leo Lionni. They are particularly noted for having a tap dancer, Jamie Pressnall, instead of a drummer. Formation and Wild Like Children The group formed in 2001 after the demise of several Omaha groups, including Conor Oberst's Park Ave., of which Neely Jenkins and Jamie Pressnall (then Jamie Williams) were members. Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. Noah & The Whale / 2 Atoms In A Molecule

    It's amazing how likable how so many of their songs are.

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    Noah and the Whale are an English Indie folk band from Twickenham, London, England formed in 2006. The band consists of Charlie Fink (vocals, guitar, ukulele), Tom Hobden (fiddle), Matt "Urby Whale" Owens (bass guitar), Fred Abbott (guitar/ keys 2009- ) and Michael Petulla (drums)The name 'Noah and the Whale' is a combination of the title of one of the band's favourite films, The Squid and the Whale, and the director of the film's name, Noah Baumbach. Read more on Last.fm more...

  12. Ivan & Alyosha / Beautiful Lie

    I heard them at the Iron Horse, opening for Aimee Mann.

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    Ivan & Alyosha (also known as I&A) is a folk-pop indie band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in 2007 with the current members, Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary. They were later joined by Pete Wilson and Tim Kim. There’s a scene in Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov where the main characters Ivan and Alyosha discuss the existence of God. Ivan, in particular, questions the idea of God. Alyosha, on the other hand, is a monk, a believer, some may say, a holy fool. Read more on Last.fm more...

  13. The 1900s / When I Say Go

    I like the different speeds in this song.

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    The 1900s are a 7-piece band from Chicago. They use unique arrangements to make strange and beautiful songs that are both endearing and fun. The 1900s have enough members that their songs can effortlessly slide across styles (coke 'n' rhinestone country, urban pastoral garage, straight-up boy/girl belting), filling a room while remaining breezy 'n' easy, even when dropping lines like "You said you'd never want to take it from behind from boys / but pride starts wasting away before your youth" in the chiming Read more on Last.fm more...

  14. Emma Louise / Jungle

    I always turn this up. What would happen if Celine Dion covered it? Titanic 2?

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    Emma Louise is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter based in Brisbane, Australia. She released her debut EP ' Full Hearts & Empty Rooms' in early 2011. Emma Louise won 'Breakthrough Independent Artist' at the 2011 Independent Music Awards, whilst collecting awards for 'Song of the Year', 'Best Pop Song' and 'Best Singer-Songwriter' at the 2011 Queensland Music Awards. Her haunting debut single 'Jungle' featured on Greys Anatomy and promos for ABC series "The Slap". She has toured with the likes of Josh Pyke, TiGERTOWN and Boy & Bear. Read more on Last.fm more...

  15. The National / Start A War

    Even though there's am almost complete sense of resignation to the song, there's also the feeling of something about to happen: a war, or maybe he's just about to go get a beer. Something...

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    The National is a Brooklyn-based indie rock band formed in 1999, by friends from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The band's lyrics are written and sung by Matt Berninger in a distinctive, deep baritone. The rest of the band is composed of two pairs of brothers: Aaron Dessner (guitar, bass, keyboards), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Scott Devendorf (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). Their self-titled debut album"The National" (Brassland 2001) was recorded and released before they had played even a single show. Read more on Last.fm more...

  16. Whiskeytown / Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart

    Have to throw in Ryan Adams every time. Next time: Mandy Moore.

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    Whiskeytown was an alt-country band from Raleigh, North Carolina founded in 1994 and fronted by Ryan Adams along with violinist Caitlin Cary. The band produced a number of albums before ultimately parting ways in 2000. Other members of the group included guitarists Mike Daly and Phil Wandscher, bassist Steve Grothmann and drummer Skillet Gilmore. Adams and Cary have publicly talked of reuniting Whiskeytown on multiple occasions, as recently as 2005, but as of yet, nothing new has materialized. Read more on Last.fm more...

  17. Old 97's / Valentine

    I would be Rhett's valentine any day. He can sound so different slowed down.

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    Old 97's are an alt-country band originally based in Dallas, Texas, USA. The group formed in 1993 and took their name from a song popularized by Johnny Cash, "Wreck of the Old '97". They describe themselves as a rock band with influences as varied as the Kinks, the Beatles, Pixies, David Bowie, X, and Merle Haggard. The band often performs songs made famous by the latter two musicians, and has interspersed a number of these on their eight releases since 1994. Read more on Last.fm more...

  18. She & Him / Brand New Shoes

    Kind of over Zooey's doe-eyed hipsterdom, but I do love it when these guys get together.

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    She & Him is an American indie folk band consisting of Zooey Deschanel (vocals, keyboards) and M. Ward (guitar, production). The pair first met in 2006 for a movie soundtrack project for the film 'The Go-Getter' in which they recorded a version of Richard and Linda Thompson’s "When I Get To The Border”. Their first studio album, Volume One, was released in March of 2008 on Merge Records. Their second studio album, Volume Two, was released March 23, 2010, just over two years since the release of Volume One. Read more on Last.fm more...

  19. Pinback / Good to Sea

    A sweet reunion ditty...oh wait, he's not saying "It's good to see you"...he's saying "it's good to see you...go." Oh wait. He's saying "It's good to Sea you." Now it makes sense.

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    Pinback are an indie rock band from San Diego, California, currently signed to Temporary Residence Ltd.. The band was formed in 1998 by singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Armistead Burwell Smith IV (also known as Zach Smith, a former member of Three Mile Pilot and the primary member of Systems Officer) and Rob Crow formerly of Thingy, Heavy Vegetable, and Goblin Cock. First acquainted as roommates, they began making recordings in their home, playing along to pre-recorded beats. Read more on Last.fm more...

  20. The Morning Benders / Excuses

    I hear a little Buddy Holly in this somehow. I love when the strings come in--something nostalgic about it.

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    On March 25, 2012, The Morning Benders changed their name to POP ETC. The Morning Benders is a band from Berkeley, California, formed in 2005, consisting of Julian Harmon, Tim Or, Jonathan Chu, and Christopher Chu. In 2008, they released their debut album Talking Through Tin Cans on +1 Records. The band has toured in support of Broken Bells (Spring/Summer 2010), Grizzly Bear (Fall 2009), The Kooks and Death Cab for Cutie (Summer 2008), Ra Ra Riot (Fall 2008) Read more on Last.fm more...

  21. Basia Bulat / Before I Knew

    Short and sweet. An ender.

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    Basia Bulat is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in London, Ontario. She released a self-titled Independent EP in 2005. Her debut album, Oh My Darling, was released in 2007. Her second album, Heart Of My Own, released in January 2010. As reviewed in Pitchfork, Feb 8/10, "...but while Bulat's versatility's a selling point, it's her rare, extraordinary voice that makes her a fresh find in the notoriously musty folk-pop bin. Graceful and incandescent Read more on Last.fm more...

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