Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer

One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist #21
Charli XCX: After The Afterparty feat. Lil Yachty

“Charli XCX should by all rights be a bigger act than she is, it’s hard to think of a more consummate popstar in 2016. Perhaps bringing in fellow UK based producers PC Music to the songwriting team may push her into the mainstream further. Having Lil Yachty in tow won’t hurt either, ‘After The After Party’ is a straight ahead pop banger in the Miley Cyrus vein.” Nick Triani

Prospero: Väärät silmät

“If you, like me, feel that the New Finnish New Wave doesn’t really deliver, you should give Prospero a listen. It’d be irrelevant to namedrop who’s playing here, since Prospero aren’t your run off the mill, dime-a-dozen indie band, who value aesthetics over songwriting. Rather we have here something in the vein of early 90’s Bad Vugum releases, where Post-Punk and 90’s Indie is examined through a Northern Ostrobothnian mania. Their debut 7″ is out soon through Bemböle Cassettes”  Joel Kupiainen

Atom Mouth Gimlies: Rust Stiff

“Hyperactive noise punks Atom Mouth Gimlies quite recently put out their first non-live LP, which noise-obsessed garage punks have been waiting for with watering mouths for quite a bit. Rust Stiff delivers. We recommend this if you find the garage scene to pay too much attention to their denim jackets rather than actually playing good music.” Joel Kupiainen

Lazards: Deuce

“I saw Prospero and Lazards play live recently. The latter deals more explicitly in jittery rocking Post Punk (Devo and Pere Ubu spring to mind). With this triptych I hereby proclaim: you can fawn over generic Punk bands and Retro-rock all you want, but it’s over. We’re going towards a new Indie, back to non-genre specific guitar-based music that doesn’t care about trends.”  Joel Kupiainen

Grandaddy: Way We Won’t

“Grandaddy are back, and sounding as slacker and great and laid back and riff hungry and relevant (it’s not as if this sound is new or anything). Me and Granddaddy go back a long way. Sometime in the mid-1990’s I used to hang around Big Cat records with my band (they were kind of interested). But damn! – they had Grandaddy already – so no dice. At least I got invited to a few of the G’s shows and always loved them. The Software Slump is still very special, as is the riff/lead guitar line here. Strangely moving and much better than one could have hoped for.” Nick Triani

Soho Rezanejad:  Shark

“There is tons of great music coming from Denmark nowadays, and Soho Rezanejad is definitely on the front line. This song includes great elements: dramatic synths & amazing vocals. She’ll be performing Thu 17.11.2016 @ Kuudes linja.” Petri Poutiainen

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore: Ganz leise kommt die Nacht

“Bohren & Der Club Of Gore’s slo-motion sadcore is perfect for dark November evenings (and days, if you live in Finland)”  Ville Kilpeläinen

Japandroids: Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

“Japandroids return with a reminder that visceral rock music can still press the right buttons.” Nick Triani

…but it’s over. We’re going towards a new Indie, back to non-genre specific guitar-based music that doesn’t care about trends.

Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer

US Election section

Fleetwood Mac: Don’t Stop

“Used by Bill Clinton on his 1992 campaign for president.” Fiacha Harrington

Aerosmith: Dream On

“Donald Trump has been asked by Aerosmith that he cease and desist using their song for his current election campaign”  Fiacha Harrington

Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A.

“This was a huge hit by the time Ronald Reagan started to use it on his re-election campaign. Again, he was asked to stop playing the track on his campaign trail.” Fiacha Harrington

Woody Guthrie: This Land Is Your Land

“It’s kind of ironic that George H W Bush used this in 1988 on the campaign trail, especially after taking into account Guthrie being the original protest singer with communist affiliations.” Fiacha Harrington

Patsy Cline: Crazy

“The independent candidate Ross Perot used this during his unsuccessful bid for the White House in 1992” Fiacha Harrington

Robert Wyatt: Red Flag

“Like Mark B mentioned on his excellent US presidential campaign article, Bernie Sanders would have been the optimum choice for many. With his distinct socialist principles he might have seriously radicalized US mainstream politics if he’d got the presidential nomination. Interestingly, Bernie’s UK based brother recently stood for the Green Party in the UK (as the candidate for David Cameron’s recently vacated seat). If the UK has a genuine Sanders type, that falls on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Robert Wyatt has recently come out of retirement to perform at a forthcoming Corbyn benefit, and Red Flag is THE Labour Party anthem for the ages.” Nick Triani

Roberta Flack: Compared To What

“Roberta Flack’s First Take album is seriously underrated and as assured a debut as many more acclaimed efforts. ‘Compared to What’ pulls you straight in with Flack laying it down how she sees it. As opening statements go, it’s powerful. This years electoral candidates could do well to heed Flack’s premise, whilst at the least we should rescue ‘Compared to What’ from the Oceans film franchise ‘tasteful’ curation hell.

I love to lie and lie to love
I’m hangin’ on they push and shove
Possession is the motivation
That is hangin’ up the goddamn nation
Looks like we always end up in a rut
Everybody now
Tryin’ to make it real compared to what” Nick Tiani

It’s kind of ironic that George H W Bush used this in 1988 on the campaign trail, especially after taking into account Guthrie being the original protest singer with communist affiliations.

Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer

Engelbert Humperdinck:  The Way It Used To Be

“We’re well overdue some Enge. First British man of colour to make inroads in the UK charts, huge with the Mums and Dads and especially the growing Indian population of his native east Midlands; and a smash in Vegas too. In many ways the opposite of Grandaddy: a music so constipated it makes my stomach ache” Billy Brentford

Moss Icon:  Memorial

“I had always thought that emo is shit before I heard Moss Icon from the early 1990’s  a couple of years ago” Kaarlo Stauffer

Prince: She’s Always In My Hair

“Great to finally find this track on youtube!” Jaakko Mattila

Laura Nyro & Labelle: The Bells

“Listen to this super loud with your eyes closed. That’s the way to be carried away to amazing heights. Maybe it’s because I had come home from the hospital the day before and this felt like angels were singing” Astrid Swan

Gandalf: Hang on to a Dream

“Great cover of the Tim Harding classic” Ville Kilpeläinen

moondog: High on a rocky ledge

“My fave track this week.” Karstein Volle

Nancy Sinatra:  These Boots Are Made for Walkin’

Selected by Jaakko Mattila

In many ways the opposite of Grandaddy: a music so constipated it makes my stomach ache

Kaarlo stauffer

Kaseva: Syksy

“Because autumn” Ville Kilpeläinen

Alice Donut: Magdalene

“My morning jam” Karstein Volle

Frank Zappa: You Are What You Is

“Zappa always brings me back to my teens. One of my friends was obsessed by him and had probably more than 50 albums. At the time I didn’t appreciate the music so much but it really grows on me all the time. Genius. Just like the purple one.” Jaakko Mattila

Destiny’s Child: Survivor

“For obvious reasons. This song is my current power source. See u on the beach in 2017” Astrid Swan

Elvis Presley: Mystery Train

“Perhaps it’s the use of the word Mystery in the title that alludes to so much, but here is an example of pop music as streamlined efficiency, effortless cool and a channel for our wildest imaginations. The ‘wooh’ at 2.20 epitomizes rock n roll, but it’s the restraint that hints at a danger that makes ‘Mystery Train’ such a thrill. They didn’t call him The King for nothing you know.” Nick Triani

Lard: The Power of Lard

“Maybe the best thing Jello did after Dead Kennedys. Maybe the best thing Al did after ‘Land of Rape and Honey’, minus the mega-dated slap bass. In general, time has not been kind to novelty bass, either of the fretless or slapped kind. (I sneer at any ironic contrarian Paul Young/Level 42 apologists.)” Karstein Volle

I sneer at any ironic contrarian Paul Young/Level 42 apologists

Playlist compiled by:  Nick Triani, Joel Kupiainen, Ville Kilpeläinen, Fiacha Harrington, Billy Brentford, Kaarlo Stauffer, Astrid Swan, Karstein Volle, Petri Poutiainen and Jaakko Mattila.

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