Have you ever had a song take over you in such a captivating way, you feel like you just want to drown in the sound, and sink down into the deep of it. If so, you may just be the kind of sonic seafaring sailor or sailorette whose ears will be enchanted by a sumptuously feminine show called “Siren Sounds” broadcasting out of Texas State University in San Marcos.
In greek mythology sirens where depicted as beguiling femme fatale like winged creatures, whose sensual ‘siren song’ would stir up the seas, sink ships and lure spellbound sailors to descend into the depths of their dreamy demise.
Take comfort you are not the only one. Like passion filled pirates in search of treasure troves, there are others who live to uncover the power of songs, come what may. There are master and commanders out there, that find it temptingly thrilling, to be conveyed on top of the next surging wave towards fresh up –and –coming siren-like songstresses. They relish the thought of having their ears submerged in a melodious soup, whose ingredients are comprised of the most alluring feminine vocalists of all times.
If this sounds enthralling to you, there’s a high sailing chance that you are an ether explorer with a sensual musical heart. In that case, consider college radio an unchartered ocean a flow with trendsetting and transcending musical discoveries, and trust your ears to KTSW Program Director and Captain in Command Chris Green, to charge a course through the vast sonic siren filled sea.
In Odysseus like fashion, he is able to successfully navigate through a torrent of countless voluptuous voices, playlist after playlist, sharing the intricacies about these ear entrancing enchantresses, and/or the bands they belong to along the way. His show is not the same old same old, and is meant for those daring and inquisitive enough to sail through the superficial mainstream of a stagnant shoreline, into a mysterious new world of fathomless free flowing adventure and musical bliss.
Host Chris Green has featured feminine songsters of all musical color, shapes and sizes, giving forth everything from soulful serenatas and kitten like croons, to all out bellowing womanly roars and occasional bangers from broads that know what’s up.
Some of the bands and divas played on Siren Sounds cover every spectrum of the jeweled womanly rainbow, from starlettes on the rise and perfectly ruby ripened vintage pipes, to the freshest emerald green blossoms on the block you have not even heard of ….YET that is.
Some of the lovelies featured in past playlists include: Cat Power, Bat for Lashes, Niki and the Dove, Lisa Gerrard, Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins, Chairlift, Grimes, Purity Ring, Daughter, Tennis, Kitten, Stars, Sleigh Bells, Nina Sky, Regina Spektor, Alpine, Alpines, Amanda Mair, Ladyhawke, Erika Spring and Crytstal Castles, and dreamy shoegaze from Tamaryn. Enjoy some Sirens in action in the following videos.
Alpines ‘Empire’ Creep remix
Diva Goddesses are sprinkled into Siren Sounds sea of sets, from the likes of Nina Simone, Kitty Wells, Billie Holiday, and Dinah Washington to name a few.
If you like cover songs, there are plenitude for your ears to swim in; a few that have been played on the show are: The Sundays doing a cover of Rolling Stones’ ‘Wild Horses,’ School of Seven Bells covering Lil’ Wayne, to a Strokes Cover by Chelsea Wolfe.
Siren Sounds is constantly cascading your ears with new albums and new songs to listen to before they are released, like this one from the Dum Dum Girls.
Did I mention exquisite new artists never heard before? Very excited to see new temptress ‘IAMEVE’, debut on Siren Sounds set next week! It’s like this song was composed just for the show. Have a first listen and hear what I mean.
Siren Sounds is a specialty show that brings you the best and most unique music featuring female lead vocals; from the freshest unsigned singing starlettes to the most retro classic chanteuses of yesteryears. He encourages listeners to tell him about their favorite artists. Although he has his favorites, he is open to taken requests from his tuned in listeners on RadioFlag.
Liz Fraser of Cocteau Twins
Each Moonday, Monday (naturally) night 7-9 EST, DJ Captain Green takes his listeners on a voyage of exploration, into chartered and mostly unchartered acoustic archipelagos of splendor, that showcase the power of the female voice. Become a master mate won’t you?
I make fragrant potions out of Radio DJs and Music Artists with essence. I write for the social-radio rebels at RadioFlag. If you are an unsigned or under-appreciated artist who is fragrant to me, my quill will begin to quiver, and I will want to write about you. I also enjoy blending connections between DJs and artists to create sweet waves of aromatic airplay. Its my play. ~ AA