Introducing SMCL Radio

 

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SMCL RadioSMCL Radio recently made its debut on Spotify. SMCL Radio is a series of playlists that feature music in the San Mateo County Library music collection. The idea is to highlight titles that have been recently ordered, titles that might need a spotlight or maybe a second chance, or titles based around a certain theme. It's an easy way to learn about some of the great music that is available through the library. If you hear something you like, you can borrow it from your local library or you might be able to download a free MP3 through Freegal.

Keep an eye out for upcoming playlists of recently ordered CDs, staff picks, and other themed lists. Each volume will be posted on our branch Facebook pages, but you can always follow us and be alerted each time a new playlist goes up. Even if you don't use Spotify, we'll always included a printed track list which might tip you off to something you weren't aware of. As always, if you have any suggestions for albums that you’d like to see at your local library, fill out this Suggest a Purchase form and we’ll see if we can get them for you.

Previous playlists

SMCL Radio Vol. 1
Check out a sampling of some CDs recently added to SMCL's music collection. If you like something you hear, you can borrow the full album from your local library.

  1. Haim – “Forever”
  2. Bastille – “Bad Blood”
  3. Janelle Monae – “It’s Code”
  4. Elvis Costello and The Roots – “Walk Us UP TOWN”
  5. Goldfrapp – “Annabel”
  6. MGMT – “Your Life Is A Lie”
  7. Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me…”
  8. Grouplove – “Ways To Go”
  9. Franz Ferdinand – “Bullet”
  10. Lorde – “Royals”
  11. AlunaGeorge – “Outlines”
  12. Kendra Morris – “If You Didn’t Go”
  13. El Michels Affair – “C.R.E.A.M.”
  14. Omar – “The Man”
  15. Vacationer – “Good As New”
  16. Kat Edmonson – “Just Like Heaven”
  17. Wild Belle – “Shine”
  18. Wild Nothing – “Shadow”
  19. Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”

SMCL Radio Vol. 2
Check out a sampling of some CDs recently added to SMCL's music collection. There are some new titles and a few restocks of classics. If you like something you hear, you can borrow the full album from your local library.

  1. King Krule – “Easy Easy”
  2. CHVRCHES – “Gun”
  3. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
  4. Mazzy Star – “California”
  5. Disclosure feat. AlunaGeorge – “White Noise”
  6. Cults – “Always Forever”
  7. Portugal, The Man – “Plastic Soldiers”
  8. Passenger – “Let Her Go”
  9. Camera Obscura – “This Is Love (Feels Alright)”
  10. Paul McCartney – “Save Us”
  11. City and Colour – “The Lonely Life”
  12. N.E.R.D. – “Run To The Sun”
  13. The Specials – “A Message To You Rudy”
  14. The Dead Milkmen – “Punk Rock Girl”
  15. The Smiths – “Please, Please, Please…”

SMCL Radio Vol. 3
A Spotify playlist of some favorites from the San Mateo County Library music collection. This list just happens to be all female singers. If you like something you hear, you can borrow the full album from your local library. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite.

  1. Yelle – “Ce Jeu”
  2. Santigold – “Disparate Youth”
  3. Hospitality – “Eighth Avenue”
  4. Cults – “Never Saw The Point”
  5. Feist – “My Moon My Man”
  6. Little Dragon – “Ritual Union”
  7. Beach House – “Other People”
  8. Fiona Apple – “Every Single Night”
  9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Soft Shock”
  10. Wild Belle – “Take Me Away”
  11. Cat Power – “I Found A Reason”
  12. Hope Sandoval – “On The Low”
  13. Lykke Li – “Dance, Dance, Dance”
  14. Bat For Lashes – “What’s A Girl To Do?”
  15. Portishead – “The Rip”
  16. Carla Morrison – “Eres Tu”
  17. Of Monsters And Men – “Love Love Love”
  18. Sleigh Bells – “Rill Rill”

SMCL Radio Vol. 4
A Spotify playlist of some favorites from the San Mateo County Library music collection. To match the all female list on SMCL Radio Vol. 3, this list is all male singers. If you like something you hear, you can borrow the full album from your local library. Maybe you’ll discover a new favorite.

  1. Miike Snow – “Song For No One”
  2. Fitz and The Tantrums – “MoneyGrabber”
  3. Tame Impala – “Elephant”
  4. James Blake – “Life Round Here”
  5. Jose Gonzalez – “Heartbeats”
  6. Vampire Weekend – “Step”
  7. Wild Nothing – “Shadow”
  8. Fleet Foxes – “Montezuma”
  9. Jesus and Mary Chain – “Come On”
  10. Nick Drake – “Pink Moon”
  11. Cat Stevens – “The Wind”
  12. Toro Y Moi – “Still Sound”
  13. Chad & Jeremy – “Summer Song”
  14. Broken Bells – “The Ghost Inside”
  15. Grizzly Bear – “Two Weeks”

 

Author Bio:

Tommy M. eagerly awaits the arrival of new CDs.

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