In The Darkness Bind Them

It was inevitable, given the enthusiasm which which their comeback single was celebrated on this show, but this week's record of week is of course Arab Strap's As Days Get Dark. It rather sent me down a playlist rabbit hole of other references to the dark along with other sleazy detours.


  1. Man Alone (Can't Stop The Fadin') by Tindersticks on Distractions (City Slang) New
  2. Break
  3. Let It Be by Matt Berninger on Let It Be (Concord) New
  4. Break
  5. Featured The Turning of Our Bones by Arab Strap on As Days Get Dark (Rock Action)
  6. You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen on You Want It Darker (Columbia)
  7. Dark Comedy Morning Show (feat. Troy Light) by Open Mike Eagle on Dark Comedy (Mello Music)
  8. Break
  9. Featured Fable of the Urban Fox by Arab Strap on As Days Get Dark (Rock Action) New
  10. Darker by Doves on Lost Sides (Heavenly)
  11. Holocene (feat. Weyes Blood) by Zella Day on Holocene (Concord)
  12. Break
  13. Silent to the Dark by The Electric Soft Parade on Holes in the Wall (Helium)
  14. Only If You Run by Julian Plenti on Is...Skyscraper (Matador)

    Paul Banks out of Interpol's first pseudonymous solo effort from 2009. Shows up in the soundtrack for Stargate Universe of all things and makes me think “wait, I know this, who the fuck is Julian Plenti?” every time.

  15. Schatze (feat. Stef Chura) by Ohtis on Schatze b/w Failure (Saddle Creek) New
  16. Break
  17. Featured Sleeper by Arab Strap on As Days Get Dark (Rock Action) New
  18. This is Hardcore by Pulp on This is Hardcore (Island)
  19. The Darkest Day (feat. Emilíana Torrini) by Kid Koala on Music to Draw By: Satellite (Arts & Crafts)
  20. Two Cousins (1999 Version) by Malcolm Middleton & Aiden Moffat on Paradise [Slow Club] (Moshi Moshi)
  21. Break
  22. Dark Waves by Robot Koch on Hypermoment (Monkeytown)
  23. Dark And Long (Dark Train) by Underworld on Underworld 1992-2002 (Junior Boy's Own)