Rave’s Faves: Airplay Tracks, Spring 2010

Berkeley buzz band The Morning Benders have a real grower in their song "Excuses"

Here are favorite artists getting spring cool-station airplay in the US since the April 3 “Rave’s Faves” post:

Muse, Vampire Weekend, Hot Chip, Cage the Elephant, She & Him, LCD Soundsystem, Codeine Velvet Club, Two Door Cinema Club, Yeasayer, Devo, and Stone Temple Pilots were all listed last time.  They continue to sound fresh and get nice spins.  All have deeper songs that are deserving of play.  A few standout tracks for me are Hot Chip’s “Take It In”, LCD’s “I Can Change”, Codeine’s “Little Sister”, Two Door’s “What You Know”, and Yeasayer’s “Rome”.

Check out “Stranger” by Dr. Dog and “Tighten Up” by The Black Keys as well as “Excuses” by The Morning Benders. All three have definite radio hooks that can propel these bands to greater heights. Fave deeper tracks on The Temper Trap album are “Fader” and “Love Lost”.  Mumford & Sons are starting to blow up in the US, and my second song pick for them is “The Cave”.  As Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros move up in the world, I like “40 Day Dream”.  “Setback” would be a perfect second track from the strong Constellations album.  “Heartbeat Song” is a good Futureheads tune and I like title track “Chaos” even more.  Dan Black did very well with “Symphonies”.  I’d love to see title track “You & Me =” get a shot.   “Crash Years” by The New Pornographers is last but not least.

What new rock is getting you excited these days?  Let me know!

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