Starlight Society - Global Music Discovery

Starlight Society is about discovering new music from all throughout time and all across the world. We want to introduce you to sounds and bands you haven't been exposed to. The goal is break down borders and let the power of music unite us all.
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Touring the world one pair of headphones at a time...

Aug 31, 2015

This week we delve all across the world, mixing styles and nationalities with complete reckless abandon. You'll hear a modern cover of an old English murder ballad, a band named after a Capcom fighting game, jamtronica, souther-fried prog rock, acid jazz and more... Let's ride, folks! It's Episode #6 - "A Roving Blade!"


Episode track list:

  • "In Time" - Robbie Robb
  • "Better Off Without Me" - Home (charity project)
  • "Liquefy" - The Servant
  • "Nabujala Rijeka" - Adastra
  • "Newry Highwayman" - Boiled In Lead
  • "Everything Has Its Point" - Rival Schools
  • "Figure It Out" - Royal Blood
  • "Lost In Space" - Ghost Trucker
  • "Golden Gate (Live - 4/21/12 - Fox Theater, Oakland, CA)" - STS9
  • "Riders (On the Circadian Rhythms)" - Amorphous Androgynous
  • "The Heart's A Lonely Hunter (ft. David Byrne)" - Thievery Corporation
  • "Get Your Snack On" - Amon Tobin
  • "Still Here" - Information Society
  • "Leave Behind Your Ego (ft. Timothy Leary)" - Junkie XL
  • "1,000,000 Monsters Attack" - Soul'd Out
  • "Temptation (ft. Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys)" - Dizzee Rascal
  • "Thé à la Menthe" - La Caution
  • "Refried Funky Chicken" - The Dixie Dregs
  • "Second Hand Jam" - CHAR
  • "Eyeshadow" - No Devotion

Aug 24, 2015

This week's show features glitchstep-meets-post-rock, Russian alternative, Hindu prog folk music, Japanese trance-pop (which was used as an anime theme song), southwestern rock and a whole lot more. We're back to our usual globehopping, exploratory tunes for another installment of the Starlight Society.


Show list:

  • "Retreat! Retreat!" - 65daysofstatic
  • "Bop" - Psiheya (or Psychea) (or ПСИХЕЯ)
  • "Escape Artists Never Die" - Funeral For A Friend
  • "Rudra" - Agam
  • "Mindcircus" - Way Out West
  • "Psi-missing" - Mami Kawada (or 川田まみ)
  • "In A State/God Moving Over The Face Of The Water" - UNKLE (feat. Moby)
  • "Crying In Your Face" - AFX
  • "Mekong" - The Refreshments
  • "New Sensation" - Beck's Record Club
  • "Klassenfahrt" - Wingenfelder
  • "Mountains" - Biffy Clyro
  • "We Bros" - WU LYF
  • "Ill Manors" - Plan B
  • "Asanagi Revival" - Dragon Ash
Aug 17, 2015

This episode is the first of our "Deep Dive" series (every 4th show), where I take an in-depth look into a specific thing in music, be it genre, subgenre, musical movement, record label, etc. We cover the history of the thing, the players, some of the significant tracks/bands, where it came from, where it went, and what legacy it left behind. For our first show, we're looking into Madchester, a scene that mixed acid-house, disco funk and indie rock all into one heady cocktail. Here and gone in half a decade (1988-1993), it's a sound that flamed out before it could fade away. Time to drop some knowledge.


Show list:

  • "Voodoo Ray (12" Version) - A Guy Called Gerald
  • "Pacific 202" - 808 State
  • "24 Party People" - The Happy Mondays
  • "Wrote For Luck (7" Version)" - The Happy Mondays
  • "She Bangs The Drum" - The Stone Roses
  • "Fool's Gold" - The Stone Roses
  • "The Only One I Know" - The Charlatans UK
  • "Sit Down" - James
  • "Loaded" - Primal Scream
  • "Big" - New Fast Automatic Daffodils
  • "Something So Good" - The Railway Children
  • "Can You Dig It?" - The Mock Turtles
  • "Moody Places (12" Version)" - Northside
  • "Groovy Train" - The Farm
  • "Weekender (12" Version)" - Flowered Up
  • "Weirdo" - The Charlatans UK
  • "Two Worlds Collide" - Inspiral Carpets
  • "Divine Thing" - The Soup Dragons
  • "The Only Living Boy In New Cross" - Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine
  • "Love Spreads" - The Stone Roses
  • "Jellybean" - Uncle Dysfunktional
  • "Always Remember Me" - Ian Brown


Aug 10, 2015

In which we delve into loungecore, dabble in glitchhop, talk about my high school girlfriend's favorite album as well as her sister's ignorance of classic rock, play some music by a band that befriended Thomas Pynchon and a whole lot more! Featuring music from the US, Japan, Germany, the UK, France and Russia!


Also, this show features a new microphone, and way better editing than previous shows. I'm getting better at this as I go, I promise!




Show playlist:

  • "Ghost Hands" by The Music
  • "A-500" by Klaus Badelt and Mark Batson
  • "66" by The Afghan Whigs
  • "$160 Million Chinese Man" by David Holmes
  • "Bachelor Pad (F.P.M. Edit)" by Fantastic Plastic Machine
  • "Even The Losers" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • "Gameshow" by Driftland
  • "Losing End Of Distance" by The Samples
  • "Watch The Sky" by Something Corporate
  • "P.S. I'm Dead" by E For Explosion
  • "Little Wing" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • "Sorry About The Weather" by Mark Curry
  • "Hero Of The Past" by 208 Talks Of Angels
  • "Pride And Glory ~Kliff's Theme~" by Koichi Seiyama
  • "I Wanna Be Down" by m-flo
  • "Icarus" by Madeon
  • "Cryogenic Dreams" by Phutureprimitive
  • "Precious Tiny" by Lotion
Aug 3, 2015

This week we delve deep into the stacks and cover music from 1930 to today, bands with just one person and bands with dozens. As always, we're eager to explore the world, and so we've got rap in two different languages, neither of them English, electroswing from Eastern Europe, rock from Germany and more. Join us, won't you, as we travel across the world, looking for new music to inspire and delight.

As always, please let other people know about the show and if you've got suggestions of people I should be listening to, you can email me at the address mentioned in every show. Until then, enjoy Episode #2, "Come And See."

Show list:

  • "Inside Out" - The Mighty Lemondrops
  • "Take Me Anywhere" - School Of Fish
  • "Never Meant" - American Football
  • "Embrace" - Blackmill
  • "Play For Today" - The Cure
  • "Виражи" - Centr
  • "Fuyajo" - Hime
  • "Cruel Summer" - Superchunk
  • "Can You Dig It?" - The Mock Turtles
  • "Make You Smile" - +44
  • "Epic Black Rock (Faith No More vs. Queen vs. AC/DC)" - DJ Lobsterdust
  • "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" - Duke Ellington
  • "The Paris Swing Box" - Parov Stelar
  • "I Want To Live" - Talking Heads
  • "Appletown, America" - Dirk Darmstaedter
  • "Idiots Rule The World" - Ryan Adams
  • "Sundial" - Wanderlust
  • "Daydream" - Robin Trower
  • "Blue" - Yamane Mai w/ The Seatbelts