THE BIG BEAT Playlist - 12/16/19

Soccer Mommy
Photo credit Soccer Mommy (Photo courtesy of Fat Possum Records)
By 93XRT

Before we begin the "Best of 2019" shows next week, I wanted to shine a little light on a few tracks that I've been keeping close by for a while. Standout tracks, for sure, but due to the fact that I only get two hours each week, they haven't received any Big Beat love...until now. Pay a little extra attention this week to Elbow, The Shivas, Palace, and the title track from slowthai's debut album... And is that Whitney covering another one of Chicago's favorite bands? Why, yes it is! Speaking of Wilco, don't miss our live broadcast of their show from the Chicago Theater this Thursday night... Enjoy all 24 and we'll be back next week with the "Second Best of 2019" show, followed by, you guessed it, the "Best of 2019" show on December 30.


Hot Snakes - "Checkmate" (Sub Pop)

Grimes - "My Name Is Dark (Algorithm Mix)" (4AD)

Sorry - "Right Round the Clock" (Domino)


Golf Alpha Bravo - "Blue Wave" (Mom + Pop)

Moses Sumney - "Virile" (Jagjaguwar)

Jax Anderson - "Heal" (Neon Gold)

The Shivas - "Gloria" (Tender Loving Empire)

Soccer Mommy - "yellow is the color of her eyes" (Concord)

The 1975 - "Frail State of Mind" (Dirty Hit / Interscope)


slowthai - "Nothing Great About Britain" (True Panther / Method)

Greg Dulli - "Pantomima" (BMG)

Hazel English - "Shaking" (Polyvinyl)


Nada Surf - "Something I Should Do" (Barsuk)

DJ Shadow - "Kings & Queens (feat. Run The Jewels)" (Mass Appeal)

Elbow - "White Noise White Heat" (Verve)


Palace - "Running Wild" (Avenue A / Fiction)

Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - "Ninjarous (feat. MF Doom)" (30th Century)

Caveboy - "I Wonder" (Caveboy)

Whitney - "Far, Far Away (Wilco Cover)" (Secretly Canadian)

Hanni El Khatib & Frank Leone - "Solid Gold" (Innovative Leisure)

Poliça - "Driving" (Memphis Industries)


Yumi Zouma - "Right Track / Wrong Man" (Polyvinyl)

of Montreal - "Polyaneurism" (Polyvinyl)

COMA - "Sparkle" (City Slang)