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Interludes: October - December

  

Welcome to the first installment of Interludes, where we collect the music you hear between news stories and shows. The page is a response to one of the most asked questions we get here at CapRadio. "What was that song I heard during..." and has been long in the making. 

Using the player below, click on individual tracks or hit play and let the list cycle through all 101 pieces. Beneath the player you'll find a detailed list of each piece and the artists behind them.

Artist
"Song"
Album (Year of Release)
Record Label

Embeded within the Record Label field is a purchase link to the album. We did our very best to link directly to the official artist or label so your purchase directly supports the music you love (just like a public radio donation). You'll occasionally find an a link to Amazon in the case of rare or out-of-print releases.

This collection includes the music interludes played by the CapRadio hosts during shows and programming we control. It doesn't have the music used by hosts of NPR, American Public Media, BBC or other progams aired on the CapRadio News and Music stations.

We hope you'll discuss your favorite tracks, ask us questions and interact in the comment section below. Enjoy!

Allah-Las
"Busman's Holiday"
Allah-Las (2012)
Innovative Leisure

Ambulance LTD

"Yoga Means Union"
Ambulance LTD (2004)
TVT

Andrew Bird

"Ethio Invention no. 1"
I Want To See Pulaski At Night (2013)
Mom & Pop Records

Andrew Bird

"Lit From Underneath"
I Want To See Pulaski At Night (2013)
Mom & Pop Records

Angelo Badalamenti
"Dance Of The Dream Man"
Twin Peaks (Soundtrack to the Television Series) (1990)
Warner Bros.

Aphex Twin
"Bbydhyonchord"
Drukqs (2001)
Warp Records

Arthur Russell
"Instrumentals Volume 2"
Keep The Lights On (Soundtrack) (2012)
Audika Records

Beacon
"Late November"
The Ways We Separate (2013)
Ghostly International

Beastie Boys
"B for My Name"
The Mix-Up (2007)
Capital Records

Beastie Boys
"Freaky Hijiki"
The Mix-Up (2007)
Capitol Records

Beastie Boys
"Song For Junior"
Hello Nasty (1998)
Capitol Records / Grand Royal

Ben Folds Five
"Selfless, Cold And Composed"
Whatever And Ever Amen (Remastered edition) (2005)
Epic Records

Bill Callahan
"Universal Applicant"
Apocalypse (2011)
Drag City

Bootcut
"Viraniah"
Hammond vs Drums (2013)
Gadfly

Brendan Canning
"Post Fahey"
You Gots 2 Chill (2013)
Arts & Crafts

Brian Eno
"Mother Whale Eyeless"
Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) (1974)
Virgin Records

C418
"Clark"
Minecraft - Volume Alpha (2011)
[self released]

C418
"Living Mice"
Minecraft - Volume Alpha (2011)
[self released]

C418
"Mice on Venus"
Minecraft - Volume Alpha (2011)
[self released]

C418
"Minecraft"
Minecraft - Volume Alpha (2011)
[self released]

Cal Tjader
"Cal's Bluedo"
Verve Jazz Masters 39 (1967)
Verve Records

Christopher Owens
"Lysandre's Theme"
Lysandre (2013)
Fat Possum

Daedelus
"Get Off Your Hihats"
Love To Make Music To (2008)
Ninja Tune

Daft Punk
"Da Funk"
Homework (1997)
Virgin

De La Soul

"What We Do (for Love)"
AOI: Bionix (Instrumental) (2001)
Tommy Boy

Death
"First Snowfall In Detroit"
III (2014)
Drag City

Desmond Cheese
"Gilbert's Groove"
Fame and Fortune (2010)
[self released]

Devendra Banhart
"The Ballad of Keenan Milton"
Mala (2013)
Nonesuch Records

Eels
"Where I'm At"
The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (2014)
e works

Ernest Gonzales
"Emerald Nova"
Been Meaning To Tell You (2010)
FoF Music

Frank Ocean
"Crack Rock"
channel ORANGE (2012)
Def Jam

Fugazi
"Link Track"
Instrument (1999)
Dischord

Fujiya & Miyagi
"Rayleigh Scattering"
Artificial Sweeteners (2014)
Yep Roc

High Highs
"Dey"
Open Season (2013)
Never Leave Never Sleep

Illa J & J Dilla
"Timeless (Instrumental)"
Yancey Boys - Instrumentals (2009)
Delicious Vinyl

Javelin
"Dep"
No Más (2010)
Luaka Bop Records


Jonathan Rado
"Dance Away Your Ego"
Law & Order (2013)
Woodsist

Jonathan Rado
"Law & Order"
Law & Order (2013)
Woodsist

Kevin Shields
"Are You Awake?"
Lost In Translation (Soundtrack) (2004)
Emperor Norton Records

Kindness
"Gee Wiz"
World, You Need a Change of Mind (2012)
Universal Music

Kindness
"Seod"
World, You Need a Change of Mind (2012)
Universal Music

Latin Playboys
"Crayon Sun"
Latin Playboys (1994)
Slash Records

Lee Ranaldo Band Featuring J. Mascis
"Albatross"
Just Tell Me That You Want Me - A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac (2012)
Hear Music

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Soviet Connection (from Grand Theft Auto IV)
The Greatest Video Game Music (2011)
X5

London Philharmonic Orchestra
The Ocean On His Shoulders (from Bioshock)
The Greatest Video Game Music (2011)
X5

Los Straitjackets
"New Siberia"
Jet Set (2012)
Yep Roc

Mac DeMarco
"Jonny's Odyssey"
Salad Days (2014)
Captured Tracks

Madlib
"Pressure (Instrumental)"
In Search Of Stoney Jackson (Instrumentals) (2010)
Stone's Throw


Mark McGuire
"Astray"
Along The Way (2013)
Dead Oceans

Mark McGuire
"Silent Weapons (The Architects Of Mainpulation)"
Along The Way (2013)
Dead Oceans

Mark Mothersbaugh
"Loquasto International Film Festival"
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
Hollywood Records

Mark Mothersbaugh
"Zissou Society Blue Star Cadet/Ned's Theme (Take 1)"
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
Hollywood Records

Mean Lady
"I Will Marry You"
Love Now (2013)
Fat Possum

Menahan Street Band (with Charles Bradley)
"Dusty Blue"
Victim of Love (2013)
Daptone Records

MF Doom
"Licorice"
Metal Fingers Presents: Special Herbs, The Box Set Vol. 0 - 9 (2006)
Nature Sounds

Modest Mouse
"Custom Concern"
This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About (1996)
Up Records

Mount Kimbie
"So Many Times, So Many Ways"
Cold Spring Fault Less Youth (2013)
Warp Records

Nine Inch Nails
"La Mer"
The Fragile (1999)
Nothing / Interscope

Nobody
"After the Summer Hits"
Pacific Drift - Western Water Music, Vol. 1 (2003)
Ubiquity Records

Nobody
"Headspace"
Pacific Drift - Western Water Music, Vol. 1 (2003)
Ubiquity Records

Nobody
"Interlude 2/Sioux's Rain, Pt. 3 (Insect Trust Dub)"
Pacific Drift - Western Water Music, Vol. 1 (2003)
Ubiquity Records

Pixies
"Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)"
Here Comes Your Man - EP (1989)
4AD

Poets Of Rhythm
"50 Yards of Soul"
The Anthology 1992-2003 (2013)
Daptone Records

Poets Of Rhythm
"Ham Gallery"
The Anthology 1992-2003 2013
Daptone Records

Poets Of Rhythm
"The Donkey"
The Anthology 1992-2003 2013
Daptone Records

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
"Emmalena's Lullaby"
That's It! (2013)
Legacy

Quasimoto
"Jazz Cats"
The Unseen Beats (Instrumental) (2000)
Stone's Throw

Quasimoto
"Phoney Game"
The Unseen Beats (Instrumental) (2000)
Stone's Throw

Quilt
"Mary Mountain"
Held In Splendor (2014)
Mexican Summer

Raleigh Moncrief
"Ms. Miller"
Carpal Tunnels Instrumentals (2010)
Obstructive Vibrations

Ray Charles
Undecided
Blues + Jazz (1956)
Atlantic

Rolling Stones
"Dead Flowers"
Sticky Fingers (1971)
Virgin America

Sven Libaek
"Open Sea Theme
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Soundtrack) (2004)
Hollywood Records

The Album Leaf
"The Light"
Into the Blue Again (2006)
Sub Pop Records

The Apples In Stereo
"Innerspace"
Fun Trick Noisemaker (1995)
SpinART Records

The Go! Team
"Everyone's A V.I.P To Someone"
Thunder, Lightning, Strike (2004)
Sub Pop Records

The Mattoid
"Happiness"
Hello (2007)
Cleft Music

The Velvet Underground
"Some Kinda Love"
The Velvet Underground (1969)
Polygram

The War On Drugs
"Suffering"
Lost In The Dream (2014)
Secretly Canadian

Thievery Corporation
"Saudade"
Saudade (2014)
ESL Music

Tom Brosseau
"Green Shampoo"
Grass Punks (2014)
Crossbill Records

Tortoise
"Prepare Your Coffin"
Beacons Of Ancestorship (2009)
Thrill Jockey

TRAAMS
"Head Roll"
Grin (2013)
Fat Cat

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
"The Seconds Drag"
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Soundtrack) 2011
Null Corporation

Tycho
"Awake"
Awake (2014)
Ghostly International

Tycho
"Dye"
Awake 2014
Ghostly International

Tycho
"Spectre"
Awake (2014)
Ghostly International

Tycho
"Elegy"
Dive (2011)
Ghostly International

Tycho
"Epigram"
Dive (2011)
Ghostly International


Wampire
"Trains"
Curiosity (2013)
Polyvinyl

Washed Out
"Paracosm"
Paracosm (2013)
Sub Pop Records

William Onyeabor
"Good Name"
Who Is William Onyeabor? (2013)
Luaka Bop Records


Willie Hutch
"Mack's Stroll/The Getaway (Chase Scene)"
The Mack (1973)
Motown Records

Willie Hutch
"Theme of the Mack"
The Mack (1973)
Motown Records

YACHT
"Ring The Bell (Instrumental)"
See Mystery Lights (Instrumentals) 2009
Free Music Archive (free download)
(See Mystery lights was originally released on DFA records)

Yo La Tengo
"Cornelia And Jane (Instrumental)"
Fade Out (2013)
Matador

Yo La Tengo
"Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo"
Summer Sun (2003)
Matador

Young Fathers
"Low (Instrumental)"
Dead (2013)
anticon.

Youth Lagoon
"Raspberry Cane"
Wondrous Bughouse (2013)
Fat Possum

Yuck
"Sunrise In Maple Shade"
Glow & Behold (2013)
Fat Possum

Zero 7
"Out Of Town"
Simple Things (2001)
Mushroom Records

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Host: Hey Listen!

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