KCMP, Minneapolis – Earbender Playlist of the Week

1 The Avett Brothers                                   I and Love and You
2  The Swell Season                                    Strict Joy
3  Them Crooked Vultures                           Them Crooked Vultures
4  Brandi Carlile                                           Give Up The Ghost
5  The XX                                                     XX

6  Tegan and Sara                                         Sainthood
7  Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic           Up From Below
8  Jack Penate                                              Everything Is New
9  Brother Ali                                                 Us
10  Wilco                                                        Wilco (the Album)
11  Vampire Weekend                                   Contra
12  The Rural Alberta Advantage                  Hometowns
13  Spoon                                                      Transference
14  Harper Simon                                          Harper Simon
15  Girls                                                        Album
16  Florence and the Machine                      Lungs
17  Devendra Banhart                                   What Will We Be
18  Wolfmother                                              Cosmic Egg
19  The Heavy                                               The House That Dirt Built
20  The Cribs                                                 Ignore the Ignorant
21  Thao with The Get Down Stay Down      Know Better Learn Faster
22  Solid Gold
23  Kings of Convenience                            Declaration of Dependence
24  Julian Casablancas                                Phrazes for the Young
25  Blakroc                                                   Blakroc
26  Echo and the Bunnymen                        The Fountain
27  Delphic                                                   Delphic
28  David Bazan                                           Curse Your Branches
29  Cold War Kids                                        Audience
30  Yeasayer                                                Odd Blood
31  White Denim                                           Fits
32  Tanya Morgan                                         Brooklynati
33  Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings          Daptone Gold
34  Los Campesinos!                                   There Are Listed Buildings EP
35  Rodrigo Y Gabriela                                11:11
36  Monsters of Folk                                    Monsters Of Folk
37  Megafaun                                               Gather, Form and Fly
38  Lissie                                                     Why You Runnin’
39  Death Cab For Cutie                              Twilight: New Moon Soundtrack
40  Cornershop                                           Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfa
41  Alec Ounsworth                                    Mo Beauty
42  Yo La Tengo                                          Popular Songs
43  Weezer                                                  Raditude
44  The Drums                                            Summertime! EP
45  Mason Jennings                                   Blood of Man
46  Imogen Heap                                        Ellipse
47  Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons Death Won’t Send A Letter
48  The Flaming Lips                                 Embryonic
49  Pearl Jam                                            Backspacer
50  Har Mar Superstar                               Dark Touches
51  Felt                                                       Felt 3: A Tribute To Rosie Per
52  Wild Beasts                                         Two Dancers
53  Total Babe                                           Heatwave EP
54  The Mountain Goats                            The Life Of The World To Come
55  The Clientele                                       Bonfires on the Heath
56  Lucero                                                1372 Overton Park
57  Lookbook                                           Wild at Heart
58  Fanfarlo                                              Reservoir
59  The Temper Trap                                 Conditions
60  The Pines                                           Tremolo

The Chart Show At 8 p.m. on Thursday’s evening host, Mark Wheat counts down The Current’s listeners Top 20. They pick their top five tracks for next week’s chart show online at http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/features/specials/chart-show/ .  Here is last week’s Top 20 as voted on by The Current’s listeners!

TW LW Wks 11/26/2009 The Current Chart Show
Artist Song
1 1 7 Edward Sharpe Home
2 3 5 Vampire Weekend Horchata
3 8 8 Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Relator
4 4 7 Mason Jennings The Field
5 X 1 Wilco I’ll Fight
6 X 1 Yeasayer Ambling Alp
7 X 1 The Swell Season Low Rising
8 X 1 Thom Yorke Hearing Damage
9 12 10 The Big Pink Dominos
10 6 5 Tegan & Sara Hell
11 7 6 The XX Crystalized
12 11 3 Florence and the Machine Drumming Song
13 15 9 Radiohead These Are MY Twisted Words
14 X 1 The Avett Brothers Head Full of Doubt…
15 17 9 The Rural Alberta Advantage Don’t Haunt This Place
16 X 1 Them Crooked Vultures New Fang
17 r 5 Death Cab For Cutie Meet Me On The Equinox
18 20 2 Har Mar Superstar Tall Boy
19 r 4 Brother Ali Fresh Air
20 X 1 Julian Casablancas 11th Dimension

It’s that time of year for The Current’s Top 89 of 2009!  This is our audiences chance to tell us what their favorite songs were this year. We put together a list of nearly 700 new tracks we played on the air during 2009. Folks vote for 10 of their favorite songs and we’ll tabulate the results. Starting at 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day, we’ll play The Top 89 of 2009 as chosen by our listeners. Plus, one lucky participant will win a 32 gig iPod Touch and 89 downloads!  Click here to vote now http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/features/specials/top89/ .

You can also check out our staffs favorite songs of the year here http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/services/the_current/features/specials/top89/stafftopten.shtml

The Current CD of the Week We feature a CD every week here at The Current.  This week we’re featuring the new album from The XX titled XX. The XX recently were in our studios as well.  Check it out! The XX performs in The Current studios The XX have accomplished something few other groups have: critical raves, a sellout worldwide tour, and unexpectedly stellar album sales. The best part? They’re all 20 years old.  November 30, 2009

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