Friday, April 11, 2014

Playlist for 4/9/14: Sigur Rós wins Squawkatiel Madness 2014

This week's show saw the end of Squawkatiel Madness. After 3 weeks of voting, it came down to Real Estate and Sigur Rós as the final two bands left standing, and Sigur Rós claimed the victory by 1 vote. The second hour of the show was dedicated to their music, including a remix and a couple songs from their lead vocalist Jonsi's solo album Go.

If you missed the show, you can listen to it online at or

Here is the playlist:

Time Title Artist Album Label Genre
08:02 pm Tachycardia Roman Remains Zeal Hot Rock
08:05 pm A Beginner's Guide to Destroying the Moon Foster the People Supermodel Columbia Rock
08:10 pm The Only Thing The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams Razor & Tie Rock
08:16 pm Shriek Wye Oak Shriek Merge Rock
08:20 pm Canary Wharf Chirping Lux s/r Rock
08:24 pm Rome Snowmine Dialects Mystery Buildings Rock
08:28 pm Breaking the Spell Against the Tide Craft Spells Nausea Captured Tracks Rock
08:34 pm Apogee Tycho Awake Ghostly International RPM
08:39 pm Fortune William Fitzsimmons Lions Nettwerk Rock
08:42 pm By the River The Honey Trees Bright Fire s/r Rock
08:49 pm Minha Menina Donovan Blanc Donovan Blanc Captured Tracks Rock
08:51 pm Let Her Go Mac DeMarco Salad Days Captured Tracks Rock
08:54 pm Unbelievable Blitzen Trapper Bob Dylan In The 80's: Volume One ATO Rock
08:57 pm Blackbird Chain Beck Morning Phase Capitol Rock
09:10 pm Við spilum endalaust Sigur Rós Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust XL Rock
09:14 pm Navigator Real Estate Atlas Domino Rock
09:17 pm Isjaki Sigur Rós Kveikur XL Rock
09:22 pm Rembihnútur Sigur Rós Valtari XL Rock
09:29 pm Saeglópur (ENiGMA Dubz Remix) Sigur Rós s/r RPM
09:34 pm Go Do Jónsi Go XL Rock
09:39 pm Around Us Jónsi Go XL Rock
09:45 pm Sätt Att Se Dungen 4 Kemado Rock
09:50 pm Gong Sigur Rós Takk Geffen Rock
09:55 pm Untitled 4 (The Nothing Song) Sigur Rós () MCA Rock

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

And the 2014 Squawkatiel Madness Champion is...

After three weeks of voting and 64 Flight of the Squawkatiel artist competing for the title of the 2nd annual Squawkatiel Madness Champion, one band remains. Who did you vote as your favorite Flight of the Squawkatiel artist of the year?

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Sigur Ros! They are your 2014 Squawkatiel Madness champions, and received the second hour of this Wednesday's show dedicated to their music, side projects, and a remix. Honorable mention to runner-up Real Estate, who fought very hard to make it this far in the competition.

Thanks to everyone who voted! Be sure to listen to Flight of the Squawkatiel every Wednesday night from 8-10 on 90.1 WRUV or online at

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Playlist for 4/2/14

Sorry it took so long to put up this playlist, I forgot about it. This past week's show featured a playlist with music ranging from Fanfarlo to the Pixies.

Be sure to tune in this Wednesday at 8 pm to find out who won Squawkatiel Madness 2014! Either Real Estate or Sigur Ros will get the second hour of the show dedicated to their music, but you will decide who it will be! There's still time to place your vote, just vote in the poll below, or call in during the first hour of Wednesday's show.

Who do you want to be 2014's Squawkatiel Madness champion?

Real Estate0%
Sigur Rós0%
If you missed the show, you can listen online until Wednesday night at or at

Here is the playlist:

Time Title Artist Album Label Genre
08:03 pm Passing Out Pieces Mac DeMarco Salad Days Captured Tracks Rock
08:06 pm PRPL Ava Luna Electric Balloon Western Vinyl Rock
08:10 pm Idle Peggy Sue Choir of Echoes Yep Roc Rock
08:17 pm Sweet Albion Blues Frank Turner Polaroid Picture EP Interscope Rock
08:20 pm Daendors Saintseneca Dark Arc Anti Rock
08:23 pm Excuses Run River North Run River North Nettwerk Rock
08:25 pm Four Works of Art... Owls Two Polyvinyl Rock
08:31 pm Spinners The Hold Steady Teeth Dreams Razor & Tie Rock
08:36 pm Shine Your Little Light Sam Page Shine Your Little Light s/r Rock
08:39 pm Gleam Ume Monuments Dangerbird Rock
08:43 pm Slow Beef Helms Alee Sleepwalking Sailors Sargent House Metal
08:48 pm Spectre Tycho Awake Ghostly International RPM
08:52 pm Automate Your Soul The Derevolutions Automate Your Soul s/r Rock
08:55 pm Winter '98 Cymbals The Age of Fracture Tough Love Rock
08:59 pm Best Friend Foster the People Supermodel Columbia Rock
09:09 pm The Beginning and The End Fanfarlo Let's Go Extinct Blue Horizon Rock
09:13 pm Relief Home by Hovercraft Are We Chameleons? s/r Rock
09:18 pm You As You Were Shearwater Animal Joy Sub Pop Rock
09:23 pm There's a Glow/Interlude NO El Prado Arts & Crafts Rock
09:29 pm Slow Down We Are Scientists TV en Francais Dine Alone Rock
09:32 pm Somewhere Across Forever Stellastarr* Stellastarr* RCA Rock
09:37 pm Dead Pixies Doolittle 4AD Rock
09:39 pm Haxel Princess Cherry Glazerr Haxel Princess Burger Rock
09:42 pm Honey Do Beverly Honey Do Kanine Rock
09:46 pm Six Pack Jeff the Brotherhood Hypnotic Nights Warner Bros. Rock
09:49 pm I Do Screaming Females Singles EP Don Giovanni Rock
09:53 pm Stick Figures in Love Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Mirror Traffic Matador Rock
09:58 pm Indigo Kinematic Time & Place Somersault Rock

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Squawkatiel Madness: The Final Round!

The votes for the semifinals are in and we have our two bands who will compete in the final match to win the title of 2014's Squawkatiel Madness champion!

The final two bands are...

Real Estate and Sigur Rós!

One of these bands will get the second hour of Wednesday's show dedicated to their music (and side projects, plus remixes, covers and other cool stuff). But you will decide who it will be!

Click here to vote for who you would like to be this year's Squawkatiel Madness champion!

You have until Wednesday, April 9th at 9 pm to vote. Call-in votes will also be accepted during the first hour of my show that night. Please only vote once.

The winner will be revealed right after the news and weather on that night's show! Tune in at 90.1 WRUV FM or listen online at

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Squawkatiel Madness Round 4 Results: The Feathered Four!

Voting has ended for Round 4 of Squawkatiel Madness 2014! Let's see who you chose as your Feathered Four...

First we have Beach Fossils, who, after beating Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks 5-2, have made it to the Feathered Four for the second time. Last year, they lost to eventual champion Beach House in the semifinals. Can they make it to the championship this year?

This time, they will be facing Real Estate, who beat Washed Out by just one vote in one of the most competitive matches there's been this year. Washed Out had an impressive run, knocking out popular artists like Vampire Weekend and Kurt Vile to get here.

Tennis is the most surprising band in the Final Four. They were in Squawkatiel Madness last year but lost to Japandroids in the second round. You seem to really like them this year, as they easily defeated Dr. Dog, 5-2.

Finally, Sigur Ros is in the Feathered Four after taking on some heavyweights like Arcade Fire, Gogol Bordello and Daft Punk, who they narrowly edged out by one vote in the last round.

This has been a close tournament so far and I could see any one of these four bands winning this thing. But who will it be? The winner will get the second hour of next week's show dedicated to their music.

Click here to vote for who you want to advance to the championship round.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Squawkatiel Madness 2014: Round 4 Begins!

Voting for Round 4 of Squawkatiel Madness 2014 has begun! We are down to 8 bands left out of 64. One of these 8 will get the second hour of the April 9th show dedicated to their music, and you get to decide who that will be!

Click here to vote for who you want to advance to the Feathered Four.

Here are the matches in the Avian Eight:

Beach Fossils, who made the Feathered Four last year, are looking to get there once again this year. But standing in their way is Stephen Malkmus, frontman of the beloved 90's band Pavement, and his current band The Jicks who have been going strong for over 10 years.

In what looks to be possibly the most competitive match this round, we have Washed Out, who appear to be popular with the same crowd who carried Beach House to victory last year, up against Real Estate, who just released their newest album Atlas that has been very popular on WRUV.

In the third match we have two of the more surprising artists in the Avian Eight fighting it out for a spot in the Feathered Four. We have Tennis, who have been quite busy with two albums and an EP in the last three years, versus Dr. Dog who are a really great live band.

Finally, in the last match we have two artists who couldn't be more different. Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros goes up against dance duo Daft Punk whose popularity has soared in the last year with a hit single and Grammy-winning album.

So who will make it to the Feathered Four? It's up to you. You have until Wednesday, April 2nd at 6 pm to vote for who you want to advance, and then the results will be announced on that night's show.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Squawkatiel Madness Round 3: Results!

Round 3 of Squawkatiel Madness 2014 has ended! The votes are in, let's see who you voted through to the Avian Eight! Here are the final scores:

Beach Fossils 3
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2

Dum Dum Girls 2
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks 3

Washed Out 3
Kurt Vile 2

Real Estate 3
Polica 2

Broken Bells 2
Tennis 3

Phantogram 1
Dr. Dog 4

Gogol Bordello 1
Sigur Ros 4

Daft Punk 4
Rubblebucket 1

In the 4th round Beach Fossils, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Washed Out, Real Estate, Tennis, Dr. Dog, Sigur Ros, and Daft Punk will compete for a place in the Feathered Four.