Spring has sprung (at last)!  ALLSORTS of bloomin' Bay Area sounds from Sour Widows, Nappy Nina, The Cool Ghouls, Fake Fruit + The Fruit Bats, Wurld Series & a big smootch from Lambchop.  Pucker up.


  1. Frenesi by Perez Prado & His Orchestra on The Best Of Perez Prado: The Original Mambo #5 (Rhino)
  2. Spring Is Here by Nina Simone on Anthology: The Colpix Years 1959-64 (Rhino)
  3. Spring by Kristin Hersh on Sky Motel (4AD)
  4. Spring Succeeds by Olivia Tremor Control on Music From the Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle (Flydaddy)
  5. Flowers in the Springtime by Jad Fair & Naotum Ishimaru on Half Monster (Sakura)
  6. Springtime (At Last) by Paul Weller on Illumination (Craft)
  7. Springtime Can Kill You by Jolie Holland on Springtime Can Kill You (Anti)
  8. I Got the Spring Fever Blues by Ella Fitzgerald w/ the Chick Webb on Stomping at the Savoy (Proper Box)
  9. Vacation (f/ Blake Davis) by Drea the Vibe Dealer on Priestess of Vibrations Pt. 1 (Rosebud ALLDAY)
  10. Carry Me Go by Alostmen w/ Eli Muzik on Kologo (Strut) New
  11. Far and Safe f/ Erika Wennerstrom by Boogarins on Manchaca Vol. 2 (Memories Dreams Demos & Outtakes from Austin (OAR) New
  12. Take Me To the Mountain by Mia Doi Todd on Music Life (City Zen) New
  13. Living Grateful by Cool Ghouls on At George's Zoo (Empty Cellar) New Local
  14. A Chef's Kiss by Lambchop on Showtunes (Merge) New
  15. Taking My Time by Petra Haden w/ John Zorn & Jesse Harris on Songs for Petra (Tzadik) New
  16. Pendulum Mania by Danielson on Snap Outtavit EP (Joyful Noise) New
  17. Wanted by Nappa Nina on Double Down (Lucidhaus) New Local
  18. Closing In by Goat Girl on On All Fours (Rough Trade) New
  19. The Pet Parade by Fruit Bats on The Pet Parade (Merge) New
  20. Floatin' by Jonathan Richman on Surrender to Jonathan (Vapor)
  21. Floating by Julee Cruise on Floating Into The Night (WMG)
  22. Swing and a Miss by Fake Fruit on Fake Fruit (Rocks In Your Head) New Local
  23. I See by Wurld Series on What's Growing (Meritorio) New
  24. There Is No Upside by James Yorkston & the Second Hand Orchestra on The Wide, Wide River (Domino) New
  25. Aibalegbe by Sir Victor Uwaifo & his Titibitis on Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1 (Analog Africa) New
  26. Crossing Over by Sour Widows on Crossing Over EP (Exploding in Sound) New Local
  27. Early Morning Rain r/ Buck Meek by Le Ren (Secretly Canadian) New
  28. Shattered Ground by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis on Carnage (Goliath) New
  29. Winter Always Turns to Spring by Bill Frisell on Valentine (Blue Note) New