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lizb on 12/22/2014 at 12:15PM

Liz B's Top FMA Picks for 2014

It's been another stellar year for music here at the FMA, and as usual, I found it mighty difficult to narrow down my favorite songs into a digestible list. Every week, I dive in to the FMA's new additions and pull my favorite selections to play on my radio show on WFMU and podcast. Though it's impossible for any human to listen to every single new song added to this online treasure trove, I certainly do my best to take in a hearty sampling.

In keeping with tradition, I present two lists of my top picks for the year: a short list of 15 tracks for those who want a taste, followed by a big-ass mega-mix of 99 songs if you're hungry for more.


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lizb on 09/08/2014 at 03:45PM

Radio Free Culture Podcast Returns

WFMU and the Free Music Archive are proud to present a new season of Radio Free Culture, a weekly podcast exploring issues at the intersection of digital culture and the arts. Our season opener is a two-part interview with FMA pal Elliot Harmon, Communications Manager at Creative Commons. We couldn't have imagined a better way to bring back Radio Free Culture than to take a look at the current state of affairs at our favorite alternative licensing operation.

Check out the first episode here, or subscribe to the podcast here (via iTunes).

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Lately Kind of Yeah - "Wanderung" (08:27)
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Gigaboy - "Xu-Xu" (02:59)
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Kris Keyser - "Nitro" (03:35)

lizb Is a Fan Of...

Bad Bats, New Weird Australia, (none given), City Center, Diamondsnake, Expwy, Mela Zeta, Mil Mascaras, Ecstatic Sunshine, Henry Hynes, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Liechtenstein, Martha and the Muffins, Kraus, Naked on the Vague, Sans Blanc, Mucca Pazza, Monroeville Music Center, Teenage Waistband, Xray Eyeballs, Bruce Hart, Curha, Asian Women on the Telephone, Mazing Vids, People Like Us, Mayyors, DJMC Haram, Chandeliers, The Death Set, Various Artists, Ponytail, The Sediment Club, Okapi, High Places, él-g, Ilya Monosov, Dustin Wong, The Lost Demension, Montañas, Wooden Shjips, 3Puen, Oneida, Viva L'American Death Ray Music, Mi Ami, Buraka Som Sistema, The Polyps, Hazardous Guadalupe, Deerhoof, The Vaselines, Los Fancy Free, Rod Hamilton, TV Girl, Joe Meek, Duchess of Saigon, A Smile for Timbuctu, Kurt Vile, Katrah-Quey, Milisi Kecoa, Dan Melchior und Das Menace, Madame Rrose Sélavy, GB pka Gâteaux Blasters, Lightning Bolt, LE CLUB DES CHATS, Sophie Tucker, Growing, Custodian of Records, Mršavi Pas, Half Japanese, Ganglians, Jeva, The Shining Path, Tha Silent Partner, Talibam!, Bradbury, Personal and the Pizzas, Faust, Filastine, Poland, Äss, Cryptacize, Miss Emma, Dan Deacon, Hogan Grip, The Procedure Club, Pharaoh's Daughter, ZONA MC, Manuel J Grotesque, Jessie Evans, Bacalao, Angels in America, Food For Animals, Dark Meat, F/i, MC Menda, Carlos Reyes, Homosexuals, Gosprom, Death Sentence: Panda!, TerbujurKaku, The Units, Olneyville Sound System, comment on y va, Chenillon, Rebirth of Fool, Weave, DJ Ilya Monosov & the 21st Century Punks, varios artistas, The Dirtbombs, Representing NYC

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TRG Banks
on 09/23/2017 at 05:58PM
Thanks for playing my tracks, Liz.
Pas Vendable Records
on 09/04/2017 at 08:42PM
Hi! Just found out you did your last podcast for a while lately, thank you so much for the great music, I discovered the existence of WFMU only 2 years ago and I've been listenning to your show (and Brian Turner's) a lot. You guys plays amazing music. Looking forward to hear your stuff when you'll be back on air, good luck with your new occupations.
on 04/14/2017 at 03:47PM
Hello Liz ! I am contacting you to inform you about my new album on cassette . It is called "Penser comme le cristal" You can find it here Thanks Bernard
on 02/21/2017 at 03:52AM
Thanks for playing 'Papillon' on your show. :)
on 01/04/2017 at 01:27AM
Happy new year!
on 02/18/2016 at 01:03PM
Hi Liz! New Severed lips Recordings up on FMA Soundtrack for a new horror film Upsidedown cross featuring David Yow! Let me know what you think!!!
Zerg Radio
on 10/24/2015 at 05:34PM
el benja
on 05/04/2015 at 01:45AM
Hi Liz. Thanks for playing tracks from me and my friends during your radio shows. I thought no one will ever play my music on the radio. I will visit New York at the end of May and would be amazing to play a radio show with strange music i am bringing from Chile. how can I contact you ?
on 04/01/2015 at 06:12PM
Nice :)
on 10/29/2014 at 07:18AM
Thank you very much for featuring many of my songs in your mixes! It means a lot! Much love :D
on 06/02/2014 at 02:04PM
Thanks for playing my tracks, it means a lot :)
on 05/10/2014 at 10:41PM
Hey Liz, this is Alex Ramirez thanks for playing my band, Apache Tomcat, on your radio show and including us in your Guns and Gardens podcast. I listen to your show all the time and it just means a lot to me that I joined the ranks of Liz Berg approved artists.
on 07/23/2013 at 08:32AM
on 12/14/2012 at 12:11PM PRESS RELEASE>>PRESS RELEASE>>PREES RELEASE>>PRESS RELEASE>>Sans Blanc Christmas release Dec 2012. EMi contract award winning Pap-rap Europoop group bring you psychedelic breasts, memories in the oven and lets not pretend - this year's been shit. Its in the sack....get on those reindeers and ride! Side A : Xmas without You Side B : Dinner Lady In association with Colchester is Hot and Greens Yard bijou studios. Just Sayin....
on 04/26/2012 at 06:38AM We gav you 'Roses' and 'Going for Bronze'
on 11/27/2011 at 11:35PM
Peace Liz, Thank you for making Origami Repetika's WFMU dream come true!
on 09/16/2011 at 05:11PM + danse du coeur x
on 07/22/2011 at 01:49PM
Bom Dia, Liz. Respect n Love from the Brazil
on 04/14/2011 at 09:32PM
Respect, Liz. Really been enjoying listening to your podcast.
on 01/27/2011 at 10:11PM
Bonjour et merci Liz. Love from France
on 01/26/2011 at 05:35AM
Liz! Doug Hream Blunt... nothing can touch it now. this already the best year of my life. what does the rest of the record sound like? like ice? i gotta go do the 99, bye!
on 01/13/2011 at 03:41PM
Sweet, thanks Lib for adding me, I enjoy listening to your lists.
on 09/22/2010 at 11:39AM
Hey Liz! You put my band's song on your 'Instrumental Throw-Down' mix. Thank you so much! Very flattered to have you listening to us. Aces! Mike
Jaan Patterson
on 08/05/2010 at 03:32PM
d/eaR Liz, thanks for all your support! X
on 06/19/2010 at 06:33AM
Hola Liz!! Gracias por las cartas postales de España! Chao L.
on 05/11/2010 at 08:29AM
hey liz thank for playing awott in you podcast check out some new albums on our page. hope you'll like some. cheers!
on 02/04/2010 at 04:02PM
BIG LOVE from the Gurgles!