Weekly music show hosted by Esther Werdiger.

1. the courtneys/silver velvet/II/flying nun records

2. DD dumbo/satan/utopia defeated/4AD
3. everything is recorded (with sampha)/close but not quite/xl
4. vince staples/yeah right/big fish theory/def jam
5. frankie rose/trouble/cage tropical/slumberland records
6. the war on drugs/up all night/a deeper understanding/atlantic
7. dirty projectors/up in hudson/dirty projectors/domino 
8. jens lekman/evening prayer/life will see you now/secretly canadian
9. broken social scene/hug of thunder/hug of thunder/arts and crafts
10. hailu mergia & dahlak band/wede harer guzo/1978

Sounds Ace 5 Episode 10: Like A Long Goodbye

New episode! Featuring Subway, Alvvays, Natalie Prass (pictured), Willie Burns, Colleen Green, White Fang, Parquet Courts, and Sleater Kinney.

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_5_Episode_10_Like_A_Long_Goodbye.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Sounds Ace 5 Episode 9 In Movies And Magazines

Hi Guys! Here's today's playlist:

Can't Do Without You / Caribou / Our Love (Merge 2014)

November Skies / Tomas Barfod (feat. Nina Kinert) / 5oFoF (Friends of Friends 2014)

Air Bud / Kurt Vile / Wakin' On A Pretty Daze (Matador 2013)

Coronus, The Terminator / Flying Lotus / You're Dead (Warp 2014)

Black Ballerina / Ariel Pink / Pom Pom (4AD 2014)

New Calm Pt. 2 / Oughts / Once More With Feeling EP (Constellation Records 2014)

Red Eyes / The War On Drugs / Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian 2014)

Johnny & Mary (Robert Palmer cover) / Todd Terje (vocals by Bryan Ferry) / It's Album Time (Olsen Records 2014)

War Paint (pictured - thumbs up from Mary Timony!) / Ex Hex / Rips (Merge 2014)


Direct download: Sounds_Ace_5_Episode_9_In_Movies_And_Magazines.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT

Sounds Ace 5 Episode 8: Rites of Spring of a Lifetime

Hi! I'm back! 

Here's today's playlist:

EMA / Solace / The Future's Void (Matador 2014)

Jamie xx / All Under One Roof Raving (Young Turks 2014)

Ty Segall / The Hand / Manipulator (Drag City 2014)

Perfume Genius / Queen / Too Bright (Matador TBA)

Tobias Jesso Jr. / True Love (Self-Released)


Sharon Van Etten / Your Love Is Killing Me / Are We There (Jagjaguwar 2014)

MC Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf (pictured) / Methods / Big Shots (Stone's Throw 1993 and re-released on the soundtrack of the 2014 documentary Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton)

The New Pornographers / War On The East Coast / Brill Bruisers (Matador 2014)

FKA twigs / Two Weeks / LP1 (Young Turks 2014)

Cam'ron & A-Track / Dipshits / Federal Reserve EP

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_5_Episode_8_Rites_of_Spring_of_a_Lifetime.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT

Sounds Ace 5 Episode 6 Half My Life I've Been An Addict

Hi Everyone! Sorry for the extended hiatus. Here are today's songs!

1. Shut Up / Posse / Soft Opening

2. Horizon / Real Estate / Atlas

3. American Horror / Speedy Ortiz / Real Hair EP

4. Let My Baby Stay / Mac DeMarco / Salad Days

5. Digital Witness / St. Vincent / St. Vincent

6. Parallel Jalebi / Four Tet / Beautiful Rewind

7. Birthday Song / Frankie Cosmos / Zentropy

8. Simon Ferocious / Mogwai / Rave Tapes

9. Eras / Juana Molina / Eras


Direct download: Sounds_Ace_5_Episode_7_Half_My_Life_Ive_Been_An_Addict.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

Sounds Ace 5 Episode 6 In The Fertile Dirt

Hi! Hi!!! Hiiiiiii!


Mutual Benefit / Advanced Falconry

Lorde / Ribs

Crystal Stilts / Star Crawl

Courtney Barnet / History Eraser

Bill Callahan (pictured) / Spring

The Range / Metal Swing

Ben Khan / Eden

Julianna Barwick / One Half

HAIM / Falling

Fuck Buttons / The Red Wing

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_5_Episode_6_In_The_Fertile_Dirt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT

Sounds Ace 5 Episode 5 She Was Married To Some Cyborg

PLEASE NOTE: In the podcast, I keep calling this Episode 6. It's not Episode 6; it's Episode 5. 

The Pastels / Check My Heart

Takako Minekawa & Dustin Wong / New Circle Was Begun

Eleanor Friedberger / Stare At The Sun

Scout Niblett / Nasty (pictured)

Kurt Vile / KV Crimes

Sonny And The Sunsets / Green Blood

Baths / No Eyes

Hunx And His Punx / You Think You're Tuff

Daft Punk / Get Lucky

Deerhunter / Leather Jacket II

Byeee x

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_5_Episode_5_She_Was_Married_To_Some_Cyborg.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:38am EDT

Sounds Ace 5 Episode 4 I Don't Know Much But I Know When Something's Wrong And Something's Wrong

Hi! I'm back! Here are some amazing new song and an episode I really love! 

Veronica Falls / If You Still Want me

Waxahatchee / Peace and Quiet

Low / Holy Ghost

No Joy / Lunar Phobia

My Bloody Valentine / New You

Youth Lagoon / Mute

Matmos / You

Steve Mason / Safe Population

Smith Westerns / Varsity

Rhye / The Fall


Sounds Ace 5 Episode 3 Do You Want To Go Under?

Foxygen - San Francisco (We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic)

Tegan and Sara - Closer (Heartthrob) 

Toro Y Moi - So many details (Anything In Return)

Alexis Taylor - You Want Me (Nayim From The Finish Line)

Grouper (pictured) - Vital (The Man Who Died In His Boat)

Marnie Stern - Year of The Glad (Chronicles of Marnia) 

Ducktails - Under Cover (The Flower Lane)

Ex Cops - James (True Hallucinations)

Darkstar - Armonica (News From Nowhere) 

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_5_Episode_3_Do_You_Want_To_Go_Under_.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:11am EDT

Sounds Ace 5 Episode 2 Best of 2012 Part 2: See You On a Dark Night DANCE MIXXX

As promised! Part 2 of my Best of 2012 Special - THE DANCE MIX. 

This is very fun, and I hope you all really like it! Something to dance to, or for the gym or whatever. 

Here's what I play:

1. Chromatics , Kill for love 

2. Azealia Banks, Jumanji 

3. Death Grips, I've Seen Footage

4. Solange, Losing You

5. Hot Chip, Motion Sickness 

6. King Tuff, Bad thing

7. How To Dress Well, & It Was U

8. Ultraista, Bad Insect 

9. Japandroids, The House That Heaven Built 

10. Chairlift, I Belong In Your Arms

11. Icona Pop, I Love It

12. Royal Headache, Psychotic Episode

13. Grimes, Oblivion (pictured, style icon of 2012)

x esther

Sounds Ace 5 Episode 1 Best of 2012 Part 1: Doesn't Dawn Look Divine

Hi! Welcome back! Happy New Year! It's Season 5! Beginning with a 2-part Best of 2012 Special. Part 1 is just a lot of songs I really loved this year. Part 2 (next episode) will be the Best of 2012 DANCE MIXXX. A Sounds Ace tradition! 

Today's songs:

Fiona Apple / Werewolf (The Idler Wheel...)

Liars / No.1 Against the Rush (WIXIW)

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti / Only In My Dreams (Mature Themes) (pictured)

Cat Power / Silent Machine (Sun)

Tame Impala / Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Lonerism)

Julia Holter / Goddess Eyes II (Ekstasis)

Sharon Van Etten / Give Out (Tramp)

Perfume Genius / Take Me Home (Put Your Back N 2 It)

Dum Dum Girls / Season in Hell (End of Daze EP)

Lotus Plaza / Strangers (Spooky Action At A Distance)

Jens Lekman / The World Moves On (I Know What Love Isn't)

Frankie Rose / Moon In My Mind (Interstellar)

Dirty Projectors / Dance For You (Swing Lo Magellan)

x esther

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_5_Episode_1_Best_of_2012_Part_1__Doesnt_Dawn_Look_Divine.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV FINAL! Episode 23 She Is Almost A Mirror

It's the final episode of Season 4! WHATTA SEASON. 

Anyway here's the playlist!

How to Dress Well - & It Was U

Peaking Lights - Beautiful Son

Divine Fits - Shivers

Grizzly Bear - A Simple Answer

Royal Headache - Psychotic Episode 

Dum Dum Girls - Trees and Flowers (pictured, now blonde!)

Actress - N.E.W.

Dirty Projectors - Dance For You

Port St. Willow - Amawalk

Woods - Is It Honest?

(intro/outro: Q-Tip - Wait Up)

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_FINAL_Episode_23_She_Is_Almost_A_Mirror.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 22 Why Can't He Be You: Country Ladies Special

Hello! I'm back after a little hiatus (SORRY!) with a Country Ladies special, as a sort of tribute to the recently departed Kitty Wells (who I may have referred to as Kitty Webb in the actual episode, thank you 3am). Featuring Dolly Parton (pictured), Jolie Holland, Emmylou Harris, Patsy Cline, The Dixie Chicks, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Loretta Lynn, Gillian Welch, Neko Case and of course, Kitty Wells. 


Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_22_Why_Cant_He_Be_You__Country_Ladies_Special.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 21 I'm A Bad Bad Bad Thing

Hi everyone! This week's episode features brand new music FROM: King Tuff (pictured), Beck, Lower Dens, Fiona Apple (yes, again), Liars, Laetetia Sadier, Hot Chip, Azealia Banks, Perfume Genius and Lotus Plaza. Hooray! Just a regular episode of Sounds Ace. 

x esther

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_21_Im_A_Bad_Bad_Bad_Thing.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22am EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 20 Sounds Ace & Friends: Whatever Happened?

Sounds Ace & Friends! Sounds Ace pal and fellow Jerusalem resident Laura Graber and I decided to make an episode about the music we were listening to when we started caring about music, I guess, or when we were finishing high school and starting university. Heads up; nostalgia for 2002-2004. 

Featuring The Strokes, Wilco, Cat Power, Broadcast, Erlend Oye, Ben Kweller, The Postal Service, Broken Social Scene (pictured, and a word about this picture: I had this picture up on my wall. I thought it was beyond cool), The Flaming Lips and The Fiery Furnaces. 

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_20_Sounds_Ace__Friends__Whatever_Happened_.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 19 A Dagger Floating Straight To Their Hearts

I'm back i'm back i'm baaaaack. Sorry it's been so long. I was away! Anyway back now, with really a great episode with lots of new songs that I really love INCLUDING Spiritualized, Hunx and his Punx, Eleanor Friedberg (ever-photogenic, and pictured), Japandroids, Diiv (f/k/a Dive), Daniel Rossen, Chromatics, Fiona Apple, The Men and The Shins. I hope you like it! 

As ever,

Esther C. W. 

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_19_A_Dagger_Floating_Straight_To_Their_Hearts.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:24pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 18 I've Waited So Long For Your Love

Sorry! I have a cold and that shit's all up in this episode. Hope you think it sounds cute, or something. So! Regular Episode here, featuring Grimes (pictured), Julia Holter, Crystal Stilts, dumbly spelled Miike Snow, Lotus Plaza, Perfume Genius, Disappears and Sleigh Bells. 

<3 esther

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_18_Ive_Waited_So_Long_For_Your_Love.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

RECOVERED EPISODE! The elusive Season 3 Episode 3 Long Song Special.


enjoy <3

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_3_Long_Song_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 17 You Turn My Clock Around: Slumberland Records Special

I'm back! From Paris! Just in time to bring you this Slumberland Records Special. Slumberland are one of my favourite labels ever, active since the late 80s and continuing to release really great music from their Oakland HQ. Featuring old and current bands from the Slumberland roster, including The Softies, The Aisler Set (pictured, with Amy Linton seated on the floor), Henry's dress, Frankie Rose, The Ropers, Boyracer, Lilys, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Veronica Falls. 

I hope you like it! 

x esther

Sounds Ace IV Episode 16 Girl, Go

Okay! Regular episode this week, featuring music both NEW and OLD! Lower Dens, Sharon Van Etten, The Partridge Family, Japanther, R. Stevie Moore (gloriously pictured), Chairlift, Nicolas Jaar, Neutral Milk Hotel, Zola Jesus and Girls At Our Best. 

I hope you liiiiiiiiiike it and you can email me if you have any questions or suggestions for specials! Or if you want to be on Sounds Ace and Friends. 

x esther 

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_16_Girl_Go.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 15 There Is You And Then There Is Your Body: 6 Degrees of The New Pornographers

It's the 6 Degrees of The New Pornographers Special! Featuring a sizeable amount of 90s Canadian indie rock. The New Pornographers, AC Newman, Neko Case, Destroyer, Zumpano, Katheryn Calder and Maow.

Sounds Ace IV Episode 14 Last Summer: 2011 Last Words

Hi everyone! Here's a bunch of songs I didn't get to play before 2011's end. Featuring Eleanor Friedberger, Drake, Austra, Julia Holter (pictured), Isle Adore, Atlas Sound, Japanther, Quilt and Marissa Nadler. 

Thanks for listening! 


x esther

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_14_Last_Summer__2011_Last_Words.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:47am EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 13 Best of 2011 Part 2: Will You Promise To Be Honest With Me

Part 2 of our Best of 2011 Special. WHAT. A. YEAR. YOU GUYS.  


Okay so! This is the dance ("Dance") special. FEATURING: Holy Ghost, St. Vincent, Beyonce, Tune-Yards, The Black Lips, Air, Azalea Banks, Eric Copeland, M83, Cut Copy and The Smith Westerns. 

Happy New Year xo

Sounds Ace IV Episode 12 Best of 2011 Part 1: You're Still My Favourite

END OF THE YEAR! Best of 2011 PART ONE: It's great. Who is on it is a total surprise. I hope you like it! 

x esther

Sounds Ace IV Episode 11 The Time It Takes To Break A Heart: The Brill Building Special

Brill Building!

"The building has been described as the most important generator of popular songs in the Western world."

Home to some of the must influential composers, lyricists, producers, publishers and labels of the 60s, The Brill Building produced some of the best and most timeless music of it's time. FEATURING: The Ronettes, Bobby Darin, The Shirelles, The Shangri-las, Jay and the Americans, Aretha Franklin, Ellie Greenwich (pictured), The Dixie Cups and writing or production by Greenwich and Jeffy Barry, Carole King, Phil Spector, Neil Diamond, Burt Bacharach and lots more.  

Sounds Ace IV Episode 10 Shut Up & Kiss Me

Episode 10! Yeah! Lots of new music this week including boy wonder King Krule (pictured), something from Belle and Sebastian's Stevie Jackson's new record, more from Melbourne band Twerps, new Oneohtrix Point Never, Crystal Stilts, Foster the People and Delmar & The Dedications. Next week (or in two weeks; depending on whether or not I feel like lying about the frequency of my pocast) will be a Brill Building special so feel free to send in suggestions or requests! 

OKAY! Ur all seriously the best. 

x esther 

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_10_Shut_Up__Kiss_Me.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 9 The Dream of The 90s: 6 Degrees of Sleater-Kinney

Hi Everyone! 

It's me, Esther with a new SPECIAL. The theme of this special is 6 Degrees of Sleater-Kinny/Carrie Brownstein/Wild Flag and it features Sleater-Kinney (pictured) AND Wild Flag but also Helium, The Minders, The Lee Memorial, The Spells, Quasi and The Corin Tucker Band. 

I hope you like it! 

x esther c w 

Sounds Ace IV Episode 8 Shut Up No You Shut Up

Hi! Hiiiiii it's me. 

This week we are playing lots of NEW music, predominately by MALE artists. I had all this new music to play over the past two eps and I don't know why, but I divided it into GIRLS and BOYS. So! New things from Twerps, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Girls (pictured), Cymbals Eat Guitars, Real Estate, Jens Lekman, Atlas Sound and M83. Hooray! Thanks to all the new Facebook page fans! What else. Suggestions for specials are welcome, you can totally email me. 

Okay! That's all. I hope everyone's week is WONDERFUL. 

x esther c

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_8_Shut_Up_No_You_Shut_Up.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:55am EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 7 Ladies Day! (or: I've Got A Bad Feeling & It's Not Going Away)

Hello everybody! Big week here at Sounds Ace. Lots of new music but also LADIES DAY! Featuring Twin Sister, Feist, Bleached (Jennifer and Jessie Clavin from Mika Miko, pictured), Veronica Falls, St. Vincent, Colleen Green, Laura Marling and WILD FLAG, supergroup of the year. 

UGH! Thanks for listening, everyone. Send along suggestions and requests! xoxo Esther

Sounds Ace IV Episode 6 Stay With Me Tonight: Italo Disco Special!!!

IT'S a real special! Italo-Disco, or the music that kept Europe dancing throught the 80s, is the inspiration for this week's episode. Featuring Valerie Dore (YES!), Baltimora, Pino D'angio (pictured, what's not to like?), Den Harrow, Tracie Spencer, Ryan Paris and Italo-Disco revivalists Sally Shapiro and Glass Candy. 

Like the fan page! (This week's new fans are DEVORAH WOLF and DANIEL ZANA. Thanks you two!) 

<3 esther

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_6_Stay_With_Me_Tonight__Italo_Disco_Special.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:38am EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 5 Loving Is What I Do

Hello! This week I just thought I'd play lots of new music that I've had on a lot lately, plus some OLD GEMS as well. New Charlotte Gainsbourg, new Feist, new Ty Segall (pictured), new Eleanor Friedberger, less new Black Lips, Purling Hiss, Yellow Ostrich, Lana Del Rey plus Maureen Tucker and Laurie Anderson. Remember when I wanted to make Sounds Ace t-shirts? :(

That's all! I'll be back with a special at SOME POINT during the next two weeks. Feel free to submit ideas! Or whatever! 

xo Esther C. Werdiger

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_5_Loving_Is_What_I_Do.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:57am EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 4 Sounds Ace & Israeli Friends

It's a Sounds Ace & Friends! Featuring Meir Lagstein, who guided me through the surprisingly wonderful world of Israel Music, which is the theme of this week's episode. I AVOID Israeli music but recently COMMITTED to look until I found some stuff that I really liked. Scouring Israeli music from the 60's until today, Meir and I managed to avoid anything obviously Middle Eastern-sounding (sorry, racist) and found such good stuff! 90's girl band The Witches (in an excellent duet with Nick Cave, of all people), 80's synth darlings Etnics, poster boy of 90's alternative Aviv Geffen, 80's pop songstress Sharon Lifshitz (pictured), 60's pop revivalists Uzi Navon and Aquaintances, 60's love child Ariel Zilber, psychadelic pioneer David Ben Israel AND MORE. 

Don't be discouraged if all of these names mean NOTHING to you; I was super excited to hear this stuff! 

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_4_Sounds_Ace__Israeli_Friends.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 3 I've Got A Cheap Desire

I skipped a week! I'M SORRY OKAY. I'm sorry. So this week! New things AND ALSO old things. Elis Regina, Toro Y Moi (always adorable, and pictured), Comet Gain, Dum Dum Girls, Kate Bush, Washed Out, Kanye West + Jay Z and the Unknown Mortal Orchestra. 

Go like the new Facebook page! Here it is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sounds-Ace-with-Esther-C-Werdiger/166452070093423

Thanks! I hope you like it xo Esther

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_3_Ive_Got_A_Cheap_Desire.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 2: Kathleen Hanna!

Here's a special I've been wanting to make ever since Sounds Ace was born! Kathleen Hanna (b. 1969, Portland) was a seminal member of the Riot Grrl movement, which aimed to create aware communities that fused art, music, punk, feminism, activism and DIY. Her bands include Viva Knievel, Bikini Kill, Julie Ruin and Le Tigre. 

This podcast features Bikini Kill, Julie Ruin, Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna, Yoko Ono, The Go Team and Internal/External. 

I hope you love it! email me at estherwerdiger AT gmail DOT com with questions or suggestions or requests. Like the new Facebook page! And I'll say your name on the internet next week! Hooray! sluuuutttt

Direct download: Kathleen_Hanna.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

Sounds Ace IV Episode 1 I Will Get Exactly What's Coming For Me

Welcome to Season 4 of Sounds Ace! Sorry for the wait but WE'RE BACK and it'll be a great season.

FEATURING: Eric Copeland, Times New Viking, EMA, Bon Iver, James Blake, Gold Panda, Washed out and the Junior Boys.

Use the link or subscriiiibe to the show via iTunes and you'll get an automatic download every time there's a new episode. 


x esther

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_IV_Episode_1_I_Will_Get_Exactly_Whats_Coming_For_Me.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 18 Everyone's Allowed A Past They Don't Care To Mention

Podcast from Melbourne! I'm home for a bit and this week playing some new and excellent fare from: Bill Callahan (formerly Smog), Thao and Mirah, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Fleet Foxes, Natural Child, TV On The Radio and Panda Bear (pictured). 

UGH. Okay! I hope you all like it. 

estherwerdiger@gmail.com, if you want.

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 17 The Worst Thing About Living A Lie

New Episode! Hi, Everyone. This week features Tune Yards, Frankie Rose, Townes Van Zandt (pictured with poultry), Au Revoir Simone, Make Up, Ponytail, Calexico and Crystal Stilts. 



Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_17_The_Worst_Thing_About_Living_A_Lie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 16 He Gets Me River Deep Mountain High

This is a great Sounds Ace! A self-aware, insightful episode where I get the levels really right, I think. SO lots of songs today, including something from the new Dum Dum Girls EP, the new Strokes single, some John Cale, a song by this band called Weed, some Yuck, Yo La Tengo, Ike & Tina Turner, Kurt Vile (pictured) and Free Energy.

Let me know if you're local and want to be on Sounds Ace & Friends. Thanks for listening! x

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_16_He_Gets_Me_River_Deep_Mountain_High.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:52am EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 15 Sadness, I'm Your Girl

FEATURING newborn music from a particularly attractive crowd this week: Nicolas Jaar, PJ Harvey, Smith Westerns, Julianna Barwick (pictured), Cut Copy, Vivian Girls, Destroyer and Lykkie Li.

The levels are a bit weird, I'm sorry! Also I apologize for the times I accidentally insult all of you. 


Thanks for listening! WHO WANTS A T-SHIRT?

x esther

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_15_Sadness_Im_Your_Girl.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44pm EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 14 Special Broadcast Special

On January 14 2011, English band Broadcast lost their lead singer, Trish Keenan, who died of pneumonia at the age of 42. I was so sad! I love Broadcast. So here is my Broadcast special.

"[Psychedelia isn't] a world only reachable by hallucinogens but obtainable by questioning what we think is real and right, by challenging the conventions of form and temper… I discovered psychedelia and it seemed to have self-help properties that allowed me to let go of an immobilizing working class pride that was cementing a false identity into my psyche, stopping me from transforming." -- Trish Keenan, The Wire, 2009

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_14_Special_Broadcast_Special.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:02am EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 13 Hearts Grow Gold

FIRST EPISODE OF 2011! Great! This week is a regular Sounds Ace new/old/whatever situation FEATURING: La Sera (pictured), The Ronettes, The Babies, Juana Molina, Bright Eyes, Kevin Ayers, Jeffrey Lewis and Vacant Lots. 

I hope you like it! 

x esther 

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_13_Hearts_Grow_Gold.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50am EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 12 BEST OF 2010 Part 2: Best Songs 'Till Last

THIS IS IT! Final Sounds Ace of 2010! As promised, it's the second part to my Best Of series in honour of the year's end and features some of my favourite songs from this past year INCLUDING: Titus Andronicus (who's fronter Patrick Stickles is pictured), Joanna Newsom (best song of 2010 for me, I think???), Japanther, Women, Woods, Zola Jesus, The National and Ariel Pink! 

Thank you to all my listeners, downloaders and subscribers! TOGETHER, WE SOUND ACE. 

See you next year! 


Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_12_BEST_OF_2010_Part_2__Best_Songs_Till_Last.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 11 BEST OF 2010 Part 1: Dance Edition!!!

End of 2010! WHAT. A. YEAR. So I've decided to do TWO best of episodes; one this week and one next week! I thought that this week would be a dance party special edition, where I would play some of my favourite of those kinds of songs so you had something joyous to listen to! So now you do! FEATURING: Happy Birthday, Robyn, James Blake (pictured), Liars, Delorean, The Books, Sleigh Bells and Deerhunter!

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_11_BEST_OF_2010_Part_1__Dance_Edition.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 10 New In The City/Down For The Night

Almost at the end of 2010!!! Still got room for Best Of episodes. BUT FOR NOW here are some excellent new/old tunes that have been wafting through Sounds Ace HQ (Sounds Ace HQ is a MacBook) during these past few weeks, BY ARTISTS SUCH AS: Stewart Brodian (who's he?? GOOD QUESTION), Super Wild Horses (Melbourne), Jonathan Richman (pictured, beautiful), Reading Rainbows (Philly), Junip (who're THEY? ANOTHER good question), KANYE WEST and ugh, how predictable, The Vassar College G-Stringers (I KNOW!). 

I hope you like! xxx Esther "Sounds Ace" Werdiger

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_10_New_In_The_City_Down_For_The_Night.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT


Featuring: The Pixies, The Breeders, The Amps and Sonic Youth. 

Long overdue Kim Deal special will school you on all matters KD. 


Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_9_Kimberly_Ann_Deal_This_Is_Your_Special__3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 8 Gil! Scott! Heron!


Gil Scott-Heron, Caribou Vibrations Ensemble, Apples in Stereo, Botany, Abe Vigoda and Orange Juice. 

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_8_Gil_Scott_Heron.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:38pm EDT

Matador Records turn 21! Featuring new Matador bands: Esben and The Witch, Harlem, Girls, Cold Cave, Kurt Vile, New Pornographers (ok, ONE old Matador band) and Perfume Genius (pictured).



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Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_7_Matador_Is_Legal.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 6 And So I Named You Rainy Day

Feetch'ring: Susan Christie, How To Dress Well (pictured), Galaxie 500, Guided By Voices, Electrelane, Half Japanese, Karen Dalton and The Olivia Tremor Control. 

FREEFORM. Hope you like it! 


Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_6_And_So_I_Named_You_Rainy_Day.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48am EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 5 Ladies: Live

Featuring Judee Sill, Judy Garland, Joanna Newsom, Nina Simone, Neko Case and Odetta. 

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_5_Ladies__Live.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53am EDT

Featuring Lydia Lunch, Jay Reatard, The Fastbacks, The Velvet Underground, The Shop Assistants, Daniel Johnston & Jad Fair (pictured), Dangerdoom and Shirley & Dolly Collins.


NOT FEATURING: Psychic TV, Kate Bush or Susan Christie. These songs either freaked me out or made me sad. Sorry! 



Direct download: Sounds_Ace__3_Episode_4_Spooky__The_Reluctant_Halloween_Special.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT


Matthew Dear

Belle and Sebastian 


La Sera 

Marnie Stern (pictured)


No Age

Candi Staton

Thanks to the listener who sent me that Crocodiles record I asked for last week! Who wants to buy a t-shirt??


Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_2_Whenever_Its_Real.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09pm EDT

Sounds Ace 3 Episode 1 Don't Call It A Comeback

Season 3!!! T-shirts available!

Featuring :


Bobb Trimble


Frankie Rose and the Outs 


Los Saicos 

The Mountain Goats 


Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3_Episode_1_Dont_Call_It_A_Comeback.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:13am EDT

Sarah Records Special! Featuring: The Field Mice, Talulah Gosh, The Orchids and The Sea Urchins
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52pm EDT

Featuring: New Music! Yo La Tengo, Islands, Atlas Sound and Whitney Houston
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

Pavement Special!
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

Best Openers Special: Belle and Sebasitian, Radiohead, Iggy Pop, Broken Social Scene, Electrelane and Pavement.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

The Antlers, The xx, Vivian Girls, Washed Out, Discovery.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Featuring Taken by Trees, jj, Japandroids, Volcano Choir and YACHT
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

Featuring White Denim, Crocodiles, Camera Obscura, Bat for Lashes and The Dirty Projectors.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_10_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:40am EDT

Featuring: Bill Callahan, Blank Dogs, Woods, Prefuse 73 and Twinsistermoon.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_9_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:31am EDT

Sounds Ace & Friends #2 Hanna Silver featuring: Steely Dan, Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band, Fela Kuti, Donny Hathaway, Wilco and Tullio De Piscopo.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_8_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42am EDT

Train From Kansas City Special! Featuring The Shangri-las, The Shop Assistants & Neko Case.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_7.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm EDT

Featuring: Vibes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Grouper & Neko Case.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54am EDT

Fever Ray, Coconut Records, Akron/Family, Peter Bjorn & John, Larytta.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27am EDT

Sounds Ace & Friends 1: Love Hangover (guest programmer: Richard Stephen) Featuring: Diana Ross The Sea Urchins The Everly Brothers Man Man The Magnetic Fields
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

Valentines Day Bands Who Are Couples Special: The Cramps, Low, Yo La Tengo, Johnny Cash & June Carter, The Sadistic Mika Band, Mimi & Robert FariƱa.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:21am EDT

Featuring: Cold Cave, Telepathe, Black Dice & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm EDT

Featuring: Alela Diane, Beirut, Animal Collective, Jeremy Jay, Bon Iver.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_II_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54am EDT

Final Sounds Ace of 2008!
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_30.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:11am EDT

Sexy Kids, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson & Dianogah.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_29.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:13am EDT

Friendly Fires, Tobacco & Little Joy.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_28.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40am EDT

The Velvet Underground, The Modern Lovers & The Strokes
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_27.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:10am EDT

King Khan and the Shrines, Marnie Stern & The Muslims.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_26.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele, Deerhoof, Department of Eagles & The General Notices.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_25.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:45am EDT

French Pop Special: Serge Gainsbourg, France Gall, Joe Dassin & Jacques Dutronc.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_24.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

High Places, Of Montreal & Vivian Girls.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_23.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Megapuss, Brightblack Morning Light + Kitty Daisy & Lewis.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:45am EDT

Ladies Day Four Song Special! Jenny Lewis, Gang Gang Dance, All Girl Summer Fun Band & Juana Molina.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25am EDT

Childrens Special! Woody Guthrie, The Barbara Moore Singers & Kimya Dawson.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_20.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:15am EDT

Telepathe, TV On The Radio & Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:57am EDT

Scotland Special! The Beta Band, The Vaselines & Belle and Sebastian.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:52am EDT

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Guy Blackman & Growing.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:07am EDT

Eli 'Paperboy' Reed, Silver Jews & Air France.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:24am EDT

Matador in the 90's Special! Liz Phair, Pavement and Cat Power.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_15.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

Beach House, Deerhunter and Leila. Some nice songs for a cold day. Sorry my nose is so blocked.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_14.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:25am EDT

Noisy Day! Ponytail, No Age, Japanther and Jay Reatard.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

Lykkie Li, Why? and Yeasayer.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_12.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:54pm EDT

90's in New York special! Cibo Matto, Sonic Youth and Gang Starr.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_11.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:50pm EDT

Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Beck and The Black Keys.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT

Jamie Lidell, She & Him, The Dodos.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_9.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37pm EDT

Soundtrack Special! The Kinks, The Greenhornes (w Holly Golightly) and Jon Brion.
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_8.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

The Breeders, Animal Collective and Cut Copy!
Direct download: Sounds_Ace_6.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_5.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:44am EDT

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13am EDT

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT

Direct download: Sounds_Ace_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT