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UKNY for March 29: Night

London at night (photo courtesy of Pixabay)

London at night (photo courtesy of Pixabay)


Nighttime has never been as still as it is now — nor have bustling major cities like London or New York been so profoundly quiet (or uneasy). Tonight's UKNY at 11, which was pre-recorded back in the halcyon days of mid-January, is devoted to songs about the hours from dusk to dawn by Superorganism, Kate Bush, Lucy Rose, The Pastels, Vagabon, Ben Watt, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, and many others.

I hope that all of you are getting through this crisis with love and support. Please stay home unless you're an essential worker (don't forget to clap and cheer from your windows, gardens, or stoops, every evening at 7 p.m., in appreciation of those truly courageous folks who are out there on the frontlines for us). Do what you can to keep connected while social distancing, via Zoom, FaceTime, phone calls, social media, or whatever connects you to your family and friends. Isolation is extremely challenging but essential. We really need each other now — from afar. And I also applaud my FUV family for thoughtful, comforting, and uplifting radio during this impossible time.

That's UKNY tonight from 11 p.m.-midnight, on 90.7, streaming online an also found on demand in the Weekend Archives.

Songs played:

1. Belle and Sebastian, “Another Day, Another Night,” Days of the Bagnold Summer
2. Superorganism, “Night Time,” Superorganism
3. The Cure, “10:15 Saturday Night,” The Cure — Anniversary: 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park
4. Public Service Broadcasting, “Night Mail,” Inform-Educate-Entertain
5. (San Francisco, US) Moon Duo, “Stars are the Light,” Stars are the Light
6. (Brisbane, AU) Hatchie, “Sleep,” Sugar & Spice EP
7. The Pastels, “Night Time Made Us,” Slow Summits
8. Benjamin Francis Leftwich, “4am in London,” I Am With You
9. (Ballypooreen, IE) Gemma Hayes, “4:35am,” 4:35am EP
10. (Cameroon-NYC) Vagabon, “Full Moon in Gemini,” Vagabon
11. Kate Bush, “Nocturn,” Aerial: A Sky of Honey
12. Lucy Rose, “Night Bus,” Like I Used To
13. Ben Watt, “Sunlight Follows the Night,” Storm Damage
14. (Reykjavík, IS) Jóhann Jóhannsson, “Good Morning, Midnight,” Orphée